Southgate, MI
Full-Time Regular
Associate's Degree

As a recognized leader in our field, The Guidance Center provides a broad range of services that have helped children, adults and families unlock potential and build better lives for more than 60 years. With 25 programs we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 23,000 people annually. Together we: Nurture development. Foster resilience. Cultivate well-being.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Early Head Start/Head Start Teacher Sub for all Head Start Sites to join our team of talented professionals.

As a Teacher Sub you will be responsible for planning and implementing a program of educational activities for preschool children that encourages age appropriate growth and development in a variety of areas. Regular working hours will vary based on the need of the program but do not typically exceed 37.5 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends may be required for special events.

To qualify for this position, you will need:

Must have a minimum of an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a degree in a related field with a minimum of 12 credit hours in Early Childhood Education; BA or BS degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a degree in a related field with a minimum of 12 credit hours in Early Childhood Education is preferred.

Must also have good physical mobility including ability to find, direct and move children in case of an emergency. Additionally you must be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted in order to assist children during emergencies. Employee must be able to stand consecutively for 3-1/2 hours per part-day class session and 5 hours per full-day class session. Employee must be able to ambulate between sitting on the floor and standing and chair sitting to standing a minimum of 20 times per session. Employee must be able to bend and stoop to child level and lift for urgent and emergency situations. Employee must be able to bend and stoop to address child concerns a minimum of 12 times per hour on average (ex: tying shoes for child safety). Employee must be able to sit on the floor or on a child size chair for up to 60-minute duration multiple times during class session. Employee must be able to push or pull 50 lbs. occasionally.

Knowledge of or ability to learn to conduct developmental assessments of children. Good understanding of child development, age appropriate behaviors, common childhood behavior problems and appropriate interventions. Ability and willingness to continue personal and professional growth and skill development. Additional requirements include a nonjudgmental approach that reflects cultural competency and sensitivity to the unique needs and diverse experiences of our students, families, business partners and of the people in the programs represented by The Guidance Center. Must have the ability to appropriately handle crisis situations.

The Guidance Center believes that our team members are our most valuable resources, and we invest in them accordingly. We offer our employees a competitive salary, health and dental benefits, 401(k), Life Insurance, a generous paid time off package, team-oriented work environment and much more!

If you are interested in becoming part of our world-class team, please submit your resume on-line by clicking the “apply” button on the bottom of the screen.

The Guidance Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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