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Early Learning Center Teacher

Community Support Services
Webb City, MO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Early Learning Center Teacher


Starting rate of pay is $12.00 per hour


We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced lead teacher for our growing Early Learning Center! This position is Monday thru Friday with various hours between 6:30am to 5:30pm. Early childhood development coursework or degree is required, as is at least one (1) year of experience teaching in a licensed preschool or daycare program.  $500 SIGN ON BONUS


About Us: 

 At Community Support Services, we believe that everyone is capable of reaching new heights and thriving in the community. Our services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities focus on personal choice while recognizing the specialized and often complex needs of the individuals that we serve. We offer an array of supportive programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities, those with special health and medical needs as well as in home assistive services. We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce and invest in training and development in a big way, so come build your future right along with ours.


What you will be doing: 

The ELC Teacher plans, organizes, and implements the operational and educational environment of the Early Learning Center, including setting up the classroom and encouraging a learning environment by assisting in the implementation of the educational program. The program serves children of varying abilities, including children whom may have developmental delays, challenging behaviors, as well as typically developing children through sound learning opportunities. The teacher also ensures compliance with Missouri Child Care Licensing requirements. This individual must be dependable and self-motivated with a warm and friendly personality, sensitive to the feelings and needs of others, be able to relate well to children and families, and be willing to further their education and learning to enhance the educational program and the philosophy of the Early Learning Center. If you are looking for a fun and upbeat environment where every day is an adventure of learning and growing, then join our team today! 


If you would like to learn more about this position before applying, contact our Talent & Recruitment Coordinator, Tabitha Ralston at 417-624-4515 extension 117. 


In addition to an attractive wage, we offer the following featured Benefits: 

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Growth and development opportunities  
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • On the job training and company paid training programs
  • Retirement planning 
  • Generous Paid Time Off 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Voluntary Life


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Build positive trusting relationships with children, families, colleagues, and community representative to support children and families.
  • Planning and managing a developmentally appropriate program that is warm, welcoming and supporting of health, safety, and growth of children in the program that fosters independence. 
  • Guide or redirects behavior in positive and productive ways
  • Promote children’s development and learning by encouraging routines, and activities that facilitate children’s growth and development
  • Observing children regularly and individualize the program based on these observations. 
  • Continue to learn about children, families, and the field of early childhood education including participating in training, expanding skills and knowledge, learning new techniques and approaches
  • Maintaining professional standards and being ethical, for examples, including maintaining confidentiality of children and families, follow operational policies and procedures, and supporting a positive team interaction with all.


Additional Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Supervision of volunteers, visitors, assistants, and children in your classroom.
  • Understanding and being flexible in all areas to meet program needs.
  • Maintaining professional attitude at all times.
  • Attend all staff meetings and recommended training programs including CPR/First Aid, Medication Administration, Safe Sleep, Health and Safety.
  • Submit all required documentation by required deadlines.
  • Perform personal hygiene activities, if required.
  • Resourceful in accomplishing tasks and directives, and use common sense.
  • Be a model or guide for children in everything that you do.
  • Helping with general housekeeping tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned to accomplish Agency goals. This could be under unusual or emergency circumstances.


  • Minimum of nine (9) college credit hours in either Early Childhood, Child Development, Youth Development, Child/Family related courses preferred; or a current Child Development Associate credential or willing to obtain within a year
  • One (1) year experience in working with children required

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • A valid driver’s license 
  • Current proof of vehicle insurance
  • Reliable transportation 
  • Able to pass extensive background, fingerprinting, physical and required drug screenings
  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds on a repeated base required for care of individuals for performing functions such as transferring. Also required to bend, twist, stoop and kneel to perform the essential functions of the Early Learning Center Teacher position.


CSS is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. CSS is an equal opportunity employer and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


Essential Functions:

The essential functions of this role must be met by an employee in order to perform their job requirements.





Community Support Services


Webb City, MO
64870 USA



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