Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 7:33 PM
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks a Teacher to work as part of a team in the Renaissance Children's Center to provide for the educational, physical, social, and emotional needs of the children within a specific classroom at its offices located at 1797 Kendall Street, Lakewood CO 80214. The position reports to the Renaissance Children's Center Director. Employees of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless currently enjoy a rich benefits package, including affordable medical coverage, that starts on the first day of employment, generous time-off benefits, as well as a significant 403(b) retirement plan employer matching program. Coalition Benefits In addition to the unique challenges and extraordinary rewards of our work, eligible Coalition employees enjoy a rich benefits package, including:Health insurance coverage on the first day of employment: full-time employees contribute only 1% of their earnings for their own health coverage, and no more than 4% of their earnings for coverage of eligible dependents. We're proud to offer same- and opposite-sex domestic partner coverage;Dental, vision, and flexible spending/dependent care/public transit accounts;Free basic life insurance and long-term disability coverage;Dollar-for-dollar retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of earnings;A variety of voluntary, employee-funded, supplemental insurance plans to choose from;Extensive paid time-off, including 10 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and three weeks of vacation for new full-time employees in their first full year. Essential Job FunctionsMaintains positive and respectful interactions with others by greeting parents 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.Plans and provides an environment which is both age and developmentally appropriate for the children in the classroom using the Creative Curriculum.Works to build children's social and emotional skills using Second Step and the Bucket Fillers curriculum.Interacts frequently with children showing affection, interest, and respect, as well as remains available and responsive to them. This includes the playground as well as the classroom.Plans and implements activities that stimulate the children's higher-level thinking skills.Serves as a facilitator and co-researcher to the children's acquisition of skills and knowledge.Utilizes guidance techniques which will not only provide for a safe and orderly classroom but allow the children to develop problem-solving skills and responsibility for their own behavior. Involves parents through documentation of activities as well as encourages parents to participate in curriculum development and other classroom activities.Participates in parent-teacher conferences at least twice per year.Maintains and oversees documentation of children's progress through regular observation, anecdotal records, and collection of children's work into a portfolio. Makes entries into Teaching Strategies GOLD throughout the year and completes check-points quarterly.Works with administration to provide a safe and sanitary environment for the children in the room. This includes hand washing and using Universal Precautions when dealing with bodily fluids.Monitors the number of children present in each classroom and remains aware of every child's whereabouts at all times.Monitors the condition and supply of materials within each classroom; replaces supplies as necessary.Rotates materials with other classrooms to provide a challenging and exciting environment.Provides weekly lesson plans which reflect flexibility and sensitivity to the formulation of activities based on the children's questions and interests.Provides a print-rich environment which fosters children's growth in reading and writing.Takes and uses pictures in the classroom to provide documentation of children's activities for them as well as their parents.Shares control of the direction of curriculum and activities with the children as appropriate.Participates in at least 15 hours of staff development each year.Maintains knowledge of and can meet criteria for high quality programs as presented in either the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale or the School-Age Care Environmental Rating Score, depending on the assigned classroom. Classroom must receive and maintain at least a 5.0 rating on the appropriate scale.Maintains knowledge of and can meet criteria for high quality programs as presented by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation criteria.Participates in ongoing in-services, training and professional development, program development and regular team meetings.May be required to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.May be required to receive training on administering medication to children.Maintains a work environment that is marked by respect for others; that values inclusiveness and builds workforce diversity; and that fosters cooperation and teamwork.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 SummaryMust meet NAEYC Teacher Qualifications and have experience working with the age-group applied for. Resumes 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. 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. Company Description: 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.
• Location: Denver
• Post ID: 36212133 denver