On-Call Teacher, Renaissance Children's Center

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in Lakewood, CO USA


$12 to $14 Hourly

Employment Type


The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks an On-Call Teacher to work with school-age children at the Renaissance Children’s Center. This position is expected to work as part of a team in the center to provide for the educational, physical, social and emotional needs of the children within a specific classroom.

Résumés without a cover letter may not be considered. In addition to information about qualifications, applicants must describe their interest in helping homeless people and should include language describing their understanding of the causes of homelessness. Please indicate where you first saw this job posting in your cover letter.

Essential Job Functions

With Children:

  1. Create and contribute to an environment that is both age and developmentally appropriate for the children in the classroom using the BrainWise curriculum.
  2. Complete lesson planning for assigned classroom a minimum of weekly, that is consistent with BrainWise and incorporates children’s questions and interests.
  3. Work to build children’s social and emotional skills using Second Step and the Bucket Fillers curriculum.
  4. Interact frequently with children showing age-appropriate affection/attention, interest, and respect, while remaining available and responsive to them. This includes time in the classroom, on the playground, outings, and any activities involving the children.
  5. Plan and implement activities that stimulate the children’s higher-level thinking skills.
  6. Take initiative to bring new learning and innovative ideas into the classroom to further enrich the children’s experience
  7. Utilize guidance techniques to provide for a safe and orderly classroom that also allows children to develop problem-solving skills and take responsibility for their own behavior.
  8. Make timely referrals to the on-site Clinical Case Manager when appropriate.
  9. Comply with agency policy and procedure regarding the identification and reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect.
  10. When applicable, implement individualized behavioral intervention plans to appropriately meet an individual child’s developmental and social-emotional needs and aid him/her in reaching his/her goals.
  11. Thoughtfully and consistently interact with children in a manner that fosters the development of attachment, positive self-esteem, self-confidence, positive self-image, and communication skills.
  12. Demonstrate ability to set age-appropriate limits, redirect inappropriate behaviors, build positive reinforcements, build on positive choices and encourage the child’s development of conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.

With Parents/Caregivers/Colleagues:

  1. Interact with parents/caregivers in a positive, supportive manner.
  2. Model appropriate child development techniques for parents/caregivers.
  3. Maintain positive and respectful interactions with others by greeting parents/caregivers and sharing positive information about his/her child, by refraining from making negative comments about parents, children or other staff members and by providing support for fellow team members and other Renaissance Children’s Center (RCC) staff.
  4. Engage with parents/caregivers through documentation of activities, and encourage parents to participate in curriculum development, classroom activities, and parent-teacher conferences.
  5. Participate in parent-teacher conferences at least two to four times per year.

Administration & Environment:

  1. Maintain documentation of children’s progress through regular observation, anecdotal records and collection of children’s work into a portfolio.
  2. Work with administration to provide a safe and sanitary environment for the children in the room as per Licensing standards. This includes hand washing and using Universal Precautions when dealing with bodily fluids.
  3. Monitor the number of children present in each classroom and remain aware of every child’s whereabouts at all times.Monitor the condition and supply of materials within each classroom; replace supplies as necessary.
  4. Monitor the condition and supply of materials within each classroom; replace supplies as necessary.
  5. Rotate materials with other classrooms to provide a challenging and exciting environment.
  6. Provide a print-rich environment to foster children’s growth in reading and writing.
  7. Take and use pictures in the classroom to provide documentation of children’s activities for them as well as their parents.
  8. Share control of the direction of curriculum and activities with the children as appropriate.
  9. Participate in at least 15 hours of staff development each year.
  10. Maintain knowledge of, and meet criteria for high-quality programs as presented in either the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale or the School-Age Care Environmental Rating Scale, depending on the assigned classroom. Classroom must receive and maintain at least a 5.0 rating on the appropriate scale.
  11. Maintain knowledge of, and meet criteria for high-quality programs as presented by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation criteria.
  12. Participate in ongoing training, in-service presentations, professional development, program development, and regular team meetings.
  13. May be required to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.
  14. May be required to receive training on administering medication to children.
  15. Maintain a work environment that is marked by respect for others; that values inclusiveness and builds workforce diversity; and that fosters cooperation, teamwork, and compassion to those we serve and each other.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Employee must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications Summary

  1. Must be qualified as an Early Childhood Teacher by the Colorado Department of Human Services and have experience working with the age-group applied for.
  2. Must currently hold or be willing to apply for at least a Level II Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential.
  3. Must have college coursework or the equivalent to meet these qualifications.
  4. Additional professional experience and/or education in social work, behavioral health, early childhood development, or human services preferred.
  5. Level III Colorado Early Childhood Professional Credential preferred.

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is committed to delivering services, making employment-related decisions, selecting volunteers, and selecting vendors without regard to age over 40, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, military status, or any other applicable status protected by law.

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

About Colorado Coalition for the Homeless:

Our Mission
The mission of The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of those it serves.

Our History
CCH was established in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It was founded by a group of individuals with a will to take action on behalf of Colorado's homeless. They recognized the struggles of working people living in poverty. And they refused to tolerate the dangers faced by those people sleeping in their cars, in tents, or on the streets.

More than 30 years later, many of the underlying social causes of homelessness persist, like poverty, shortages of affordable housing, and unattainable healthcare. The Coalition's integrated housing, healthcare, and supportive service programs have been highly effective at responding to these conditions over time.

Our Philosophy of Service
We believe all people have the right to adequate housing and healthcare. We work to remove the barriers that restrict access to these rights. Society benefits when adequate housing and healthcare are available to everyone.

We create lasting solutions to homelessness by:

1. Honoring the inherent dignity of those we serve, affirming their capabilities, and fostering their hope that a better life is possible;
2. Building strong, caring communities through the integration of housing, healthcare, and supportive services;
3. Advocating for social equity and challenging the status quo on behalf of the individuals and families we serve;
4. Achieving excellence through continuous quality assurance, innovation, and professional development; and
5. Using resources judiciously and effectively.

Company address: 1797 Kendall Street Lakewood, CO 80214

Other applicants: 20+

20+ other people applied to this job.

Posted date: 11 days ago

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