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Floater Teacher-eligible for signing bonus

Clayton Early Learning
Denver, CO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Clayton Early Learning is a hub for Colorado’s innovative work in early childhood development. Committed fiercely to the belief that healthy early childhood development offers one of the most powerful levers for ending inequality, Clayton plays a leadership role in demonstrating what’s possible in the early years, and the positive impact that has for children and families over time. Clayton’s 20-acre campus in the heart of Denver is the home of Colorado’s only Educare school, a nationally recognized model supporting children from birth to age five and their families. We also impact systems change in Colorado and beyond through our research and evaluation services, professional development for teachers and leaders throughout Colorado, and policy and advocacy work at the state and federal level. Our direct service and systems change work impacts 20,000 children throughout Colorado every year.

Central to the values of the organization is a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as Clayton aspires to become one of the best places to work in Colorado where each of our employees is thriving while advancing our mission.

POSITION SUMMARY:

In alignment with Clayton Early Learning’s mission, the floater is responsible for assisting in the delivery of effective teaching elements and practices within the established program. As directed by the classroom teaching staff, the floater assists in managing the classroom environment and supports in providing quality educational services to students using a basic understanding of teaching practices.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Classroom Management

  • Substitutes in infant/toddler or preschool classrooms as needed in a professional manner by actively participating as a teacher in classrooms as assigned. Relieves teachers for breaks, lunches, trainings, meetings, planning/coaching, and other absences and to maintain ratios.
    • Provides support to classroom teachers in execution of classroom duties and student engagement.
    • Assists in the supervision of 8-16 students with the classroom which may include some students with disabilities and or behavioral difficulties.
    • Follows the Conscious Discipline model for effective teaching and learning.
    • Communicate with the Program Coordinator/Mentor Coaches when issues arrive in the classroom or with the daily schedule.

Compliance

  • Effectively implements Educare’s core features within the classroom.
  • Strongly adheres to the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
  • Maintains proper teaching credentials.

Supportive Classroom Responsibilities

  • Provides routine care for students such as changing diapers or assisting with toileting.
  • Participates in the serving and clean-up of meals and snacks.
  • Eats meals and snacks together “family style” with the students.
  • Administers first aid/CPR when needed.
  • Prepares accident reports and submits them to the Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Specialist as needed
  • Maintains updated professional skills in child development.

Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the quality of Clayton Educare education programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma required.
  • Must possess ECT or CDA credential.
  • CPR and first aid certification.
  • Universal Precautions certification.
  • Must pass a Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks.
  • Must not be registered in the National Sex Offender registry.
  • Must have ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Must have ability to provide own transportation to home visits.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILIITIES:

  • Strong compassion for children and ability to interact in a positive manner at all times.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to use written and verbal communication skills with students, parents, and other employees.
  • Flexibility to move around the school at a moment’s notice to support classrooms.
  • Read and understand written materials and instructions.
  • Apply problem-solving skills to develop effective solutions for issues and challenges.
  • Ability to promptly and diplomatically resolve conflict within the classroom.
  • Must be a team player; willing to ask questions and take direction in the classroom.
  • Remember schedules, programs, policies, and other details, and apply good time management and organization skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Conduct activities involving stooping, kneeling, bending, crawling, twisting, and reaching on a frequent basis and substantial standing and walking, and moderate sitting multiple times daily.
  • Use of hand eye coordination and fine motor skills such as using thumb and fingers together or writing multiple times daily.
  • Keep or regain the body’s balance or stay upright when in an unstable position multiple times daily.
  • Supervise students indoors and outdoors by sight and sound daily.
  • Sit on the floor or crouch at a student’s level multiple times daily.
  • Lift a child weighing up to 30 pounds multiple times daily.
  • Lift, carry, push, and/or pull a burden, such as a stroller, weighing up to 25 pounds daily.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • This position involves daily potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues, or potential exposure to spills or splashes of blood. There may be exposure to medical/health conditions of known and unknown origin.
  • Employees may be exposed to loud noises.
  • May be exposed to the threat of direct or indirect violence/conflict by other individuals, and other unanticipated circumstances associated with the profession.

Position Details

  • $15-$18 per hour

  • Benefits package

  • Located in Denver, Colorado

Clayton’s Core Values

We seek candidates who embody our core values and are motivated to lead in a values-driven environment.

At Clayton we aim to create the beloved community. We work to foster a community characterized by trust, dignity, love, and justice, with our children and families, our team members, and other partners on our campus and beyond.

These values are foundational to Clayton’s beloved community. At Clayton we:

  1. Value diversity, equity, and inclusion as our foundation. At the core of the beloved community, we leverage collective genius by nurturing and embracing differing perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures. We seek to understand our differences, rather than pretending they don’t affect us. We challenge our own biases, and we actively work to ensure each of us can bring all of ourselves to our work. We intervene if someone is being marginalized. We look for ways to eliminate inequities inside and outside of Clayton.

  2. Operate with integrity. We adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, personal responsibility, and accountability, worthy of the trust our community places in us.

  3. Demonstrate bold humility. We courageously drive toward our vision, while embracing humility that favors substance over sizzle, that accepts feedback in the spirit of growth, views vulnerability as a path to truth, and seeks impact for our families, not for recognition.

  4. Strive for excellence. Each day we bring our best selves and our best work to our community, creating a positive impact for our families and each other. We value continuous learning and improvement for ourselves and our work.

  5. Innovate through collaboration. We energize the organization, enhancing the lives of those we serve, through the ideas and unique talents of each Clayton community member and those of our partners. We lead with “How might we?” and bring curiosity to discover solutions to hard problems. We discover new approaches through collective creativity and collaborative action. We welcome a steady flow of ideas, people, and partnerships that foster a thriving learning environment on our campus for changemakers.

Clayton Early Learning is an equal opportunity employer that values workplace diversity. We strive to create an inclusive work place that embraces diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. We prohibit discrimination of employees or applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.

CORE VALUES

At Clayton we aim to create the beloved community. We work to foster a community characterized by trust, dignity, love, and justice, with our children and families, our team members, and other partners on our campus and beyond.

These values are foundational to Clayton’s beloved community. At Clayton we:

  • Value diversity, equity, and inclusion as our foundation. At the core of the beloved community, we leverage collective genius by nurturing and embracing differing perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures. We seek to understand our differences, rather than pretending they don’t affect us. We challenge our own biases, and we actively work to ensure each of us can bring all of ourselves to our work. We intervene if someone is being marginalized. We look for ways to eliminate inequities inside and outside of Clayton.
  • Operate with integrity. We adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, personal responsibility, and accountability, worthy of the trust our community places in us.
  • Demonstrate bold humility. We courageously drive toward our vision, while embracing humility that favors substance over sizzle, that accepts feedback in the spirit of growth, views vulnerability as a path to truth, and seeks impact for our families, not for recognition.
  • Strive for excellence. Each day we bring our best selves and our best work to our community, creating a positive impact for our families and each other. We value continuous learning and improvement for ourselves and our work.
  • Innovate through collaboration. We energize the organization, enhancing the lives of those we serve, through the ideas and unique talents of each Clayton community member and those of our partners. We lead with “How might we?” and bring curiosity to discover solutions to hard problems. We discover new approaches through collective creativity and collaborative action. We welcome a steady flow of ideas, people, and partnerships that foster a thriving learning environment on our campus for changemakers.

Clayton Early Learning is an equal opportunity employer that values workplace diversity. We strive to create an inclusive work place that embraces diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. We prohibit discrimination of employees or applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.

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