About the Job
We need you to fill the role of an Infant/Toddler Educator. This is a full-time, hourly position. It’s an exciting opportunity for a creative educator eager to collaborate with like-minded professionals in a progressive, mission-driven, non-profit organization. You’ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:
Lead a classroom in a cooperative, team situation using organizational strategies and critical thinking skills;
Value each child as capable, resilient, and rich with both wonder and knowledge and instinctively discover with the children in their curiosity and investigations about the world;
Implement time-management and behavior management strategies to adhere to daily classroom schedules including individual and group activities, classroom and playground times, enrichment projects, toileting/diapering, snacks/lunch, and rest/nap periods;
Use open-ended questioning strategies and positive redirection, as well as provide facilitative classroom skills;
Implement creative, hands-on activities using sensory and natural materials and based upon the interests of the children rather than simply based on designated themes;
Cooperate to complete electronic weekly lesson plans, daily activity reports for children, child assessments, and individual/group documentation strategies;
Partner daily with parents, infusing values in all classroom interactions and activities;
Conduct parent/educator conferences twice a year
High School or equivalent
Demonstrated ability to learn and incorporate new philosophies and teaching strategies.
Ability to physically play with the children in the classroom and on the playground – including standing, walking, lifting (up to 35 lbs), bending, and sitting on the floor.
Works well collaboratively in a team environment.
Proficient in the use of iPads/computers for use in daily reports, parent communication updates, etc. and/or quick to learn.
Positive Attitude and Self Motivated.
Passion for creativity, a values-based learning environment, and an educational philosophy centered around children as Constructivist Learners.
Pass all required criminal history background checks (which may, depending on the position you are hired for, include an FBI fingerprint check).
Adhere to our Mission, Core Values, and all HR policies and procedures.
Possess a Child Development Associate credential, degree in Education, or college coursework in child development;
1+ Years of experience in Early Childhood Education;
Experience and/or degrees in a related field considered
Compensation and Benefits
We’ll pay you an hourly salary of $12.00-$16.00.
We offer outstanding medical insurance coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield, and we’ll pay 80% of the premium cost on your behalf.
We provide life and long-term disability insurance, and we pay 100% of the cost for you.
We will give you lots of paid time off. First-year employees receive: 18 days of paid time off, and more than 15 Jewish and Federal holidays.
We’ll offer you up to a 50% discount for your kiddos in our amazing early childhood program, as enrollment allows.
We understand that you need a work/life balance and that you have commitments outside of the workplace, so we’ll do our very best to offer you some flexibility in your work schedule.
We’ll provide you with the opportunity to make a difference in the Central Texas Jewish community every day.
We are Shalom Austin, the hub of Jewish life in Central Texas.
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised of the Jewish Community Center (JCC), Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Service (JFS), and the Jewish Foundation.
The majority of our programming operates on 40+ beautiful acres on the Dell Jewish Community Campus in the live music capital of the world – “weird” Austin, Texas.
We are a passionate group of more than 100 staff working on our mission of enhancing the quality of Jewish life in the greater Austin area and around the world through philanthropy, education, social service, culture, spirituality and total wellness.
You care about UNITY. You recognize the importance of one team that leverages resources, talents and expertise to achieve a common purpose.
You care about EXCELLENCE. You are committed to continual improvement and you consistently set new standards for success.
You care about RESPECT. You nurture your workplace through honesty, sincerity and responsibility.
You care about CREATIVITY. You approach both opportunities and obstacles with a spirit of flexibility, thinking critically to achieve innovative solutions.
You care about INITIATIVE. You are a self-starter, driven to exceed expectations and claim a sense of ownership as you pursue your goals.
You care about KNOWLEDGE. You engage in continuous learning and actively seek opportunities that provide professional enrichment and personal fulfillment.
Screening of all children/employees upon arrival each day, monitoring temperatures and signs of respiratory illness, masks required at pick up and drop off, etc.
Personal protective equipment provided or required
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place