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  • Our staff is what makes us unique. The professional, caring staff includes a teaching team in each classroom, physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists, social workers, and a registered nurse.

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    Kitchen Assistant - Part-Time / School Year

    4 hours per day (9:30am-1:30pm) Monday – Thursday

    Looking for something to do while the kids are in school? Do you love providing healthy lunches for preschoolers? The Childhood League Center is seeking a part-time, school year (Monday – Thursday) 4 hours per day (9:30am-1:30pm) kitchen assistant.


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Be able to work quickly and concisely under pressure
    • Ensure storage of food in a proper and sanitary manner
    • Organize and assist in major cleaning of refrigerator, freezer, and cooking and serving equipment at the regularly scheduled intervals
    • Ensure food items and supplies are checked in as they arrive
    • Ensure daily cleaning and sterilization of all dishes, silverware, and cooking utensils
    • Proper utilization of leftovers as required
    • Adhere to all State Health Department regulations for sanitation, food handling, and storage
    • Communicate with the School Chef daily to understand and properly assist with menu for the day
    • Serve food at proper portions as requested
    • Adjust thermostat controls to regulate temperature of oven and all other cooking and serving equipment
    • Measure and mix ingredients according to standardized recipes using blenders, mixers, grinders, slicers, and other preparation equipment to prepare entrees, soups, salads, sandwiches, gravies, desserts, sauces, casseroles, and other food items
    • Bake, roast, broil, boil, and steam meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods
    • Observe and test food being cooked by tasting, smelling, and taking temperature to assure it is cooked
    • Wash, peel, cut, and shred vegetables and fruits to prepare them for use
    • May bake bread, rolls, cakes, and pastries
    • Collect and count daily attendance to ensure food preparation is adequate for breakfast, lunch & afternoon snacks
    • Set-up dining room — clean, sanitize, dishes, napkins, cups, etc. for students eating lunch
    • Other related duties as assigned


    MUST BE ABLE TO:
    • Skillfully use hand tools or machines needed for your work
    • Read instructions for items to be made
    • Use math to calculate change
    • Work with students and staff with tact and diplomacy
    • Perform work that is routine and organized


    Requirements:
    • High School Diploma or G.E.D. required
    • Level 1/PIC certification or Service Safe Certified by Ohio Department of Health preferred
    • Lifting twenty to thirty (20-30) pounds unassisted and more with assistance; frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds required
    • Reaching, stooping, bending, standing for long periods of time required
    • Food service experience — 1 year


    Hourly Rate:
    $12.75 – $13.00


    Please submit your resume and a cover letter to PaulaL@childhoodleague.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Teacher/Teacher Assistant - Floater

    Position Summary:

    The Childhood League Center, a licensed early childhood education program, has an exciting opportunity for a Teacher/Teacher Assistant Floater. The Teacher/Teacher Assistant Floater provides support and assists with daily routines within class & school environment. Also, supports the child’s environment and self-esteem. We seek a high-energy, collaborative, flexible and creative professional with excellent communication skills. Reports to Preschool Supervisor and Chief Program Officer.


    Job Responsibilities:
    • Float as needed, will be assigned to various classrooms (Preschool or Toddler)
    • Assist children in daily routine and classroom activities
    • Assist in adapting environment to support child’s participation, as directed by teacher and teacher assistants (lifting the child, assisting the child in their adaptive equipment, playing on the floor, changing diapers, etc.)
    • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with classroom teachers, teacher assistants, therapists, students and families; attend team meetings
    • Responsible for completing training as required by licensure standards and any intervention procedures
    • Assistance during parent drop-off and pick-up of children at front desk; work in collaboration with receptionist, as needed
    • Monitor and report art studio supplies and materials
    • Review classroom newsletters, team agendas, remind app, etc. on, at least, a weekly basis
    • Lock / unlock playground gate, as needed
    • Assist in kitchen as needed
    • Assist with lunch duties
    • Maintain classroom supplies & materials per teacher’s lesson plans
    • Other duties as needed and as assigned


    Requirements:
    • Bachelor degree in early childhood development or related field required
    • Minimum years of experience: 3 – 5 years’ experience working with children with special needs 12 months to age 6
    • Must be able to lift, carry, push/pull fifty (50) pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of up to fifty (50) pounds; stooping, bending, twisting, sitting on floor for periods of time, must be able to lift physically handicapped and non-ambulatory students; must be flexible as assignments may be a short-term or long-term basis.


    The Childhood League Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Childhood League Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


    Pay:
    From $16.50 per hour


    Please submit your resume and a cover letter to PaulaL@childhoodleague.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Preschool Special Education Teacher | FT - 2022-23 School Year

    If you are interested in joining our team, you will need to have a current license to teach preschool special education in Ohio. We are looking for a good communicator with a collaborative spirit and positive attitude who will take a proactive approach to problem-solving and working with team members and families.

    Required:
    Candidates must be licensed through the Ohio Department of Education to teach preschoolers with special needs aged 3-5 years old.
    Required license or certification: Ohio Department of Education license or endorsement to teach Preschool Special Education.
    Preferred: Dual licensure in early childhood general and special education (Ohio license or endorsement to teach typical and special needs preschoolers).

    Reports to the Preschool Supervisor

    If you are interested in joining our team, you will need to have a current license to teach preschool special education in Ohio. We are looking for a good communicator with a collaborative spirit and positive attitude who will take a proactive approach to problem-solving and working with team members and families.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Provide leadership for your team in planning/implementation of activities and interventions, classroom management & organization, communication with families, communication with administration, and compliance requirements.
    • Provide inviting, developmentally appropriate environments indoors and out that support implementation of consistent routines, engaging learning experiences, and individualized interventions.
    • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans that align with Ohio Early Learning & Development Standards and meet the individual needs of children and the group.
    • Contribute to the development of students’ IEPs in collaboration with our team members, team members from each child’s school district, and children’s family members.
    • Plan and implement interventions and behavior plans to support achievement of IEP goals for children with special needs in collaboration with specialists on your classroom team and with students’ families.
    • Administer developmental screenings and assessments for the purpose of identifying strengths and needs of individual children, developing lesson plans and interventions that are appropriate for each child, monitoring child progress, reporting progress to families and school districts, and to comply with state-mandated requirements.
    • Plan and conduct teacher/family conferences at least twice a year (following Center schedule and individually as needed). Teaching teams also conduct home visits for each student at the start of each school year (pending pandemic for 2021-2022 school year)
    • Collaborate effectively with Teacher Assistants, Childhood League volunteers and community volunteers, and students completing field placement hours in our Center for the purpose of providing enriching child and family experiences and strengthening community partnerships.
    • Maintain Ohio Professional Licensure by meeting Ohio Department of Education requirements.
    • Meet annual and biennial state requirements for training and professional development related to preschool licensing and inter-agency agreements.

    Physical Requirements: Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; ability to quickly stoop, squat, run, kneel, crouch, bend, crawl, push, pull or twist, floor play work (physically able to sit for long periods of time on hard floor surfaces and/or limited carpet area). Will be required to move/lift/relocate pieces of adaptive equipment.

    Salary range for this position: $41,500 – $48,500 annually


    Please submit your resume and a cover letter to PaulaL@childhoodleague.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Teacher Assistant – Preschool Program | Mon– Fri 8:00am-4:00pm

    Position Summary:

    The Childhood League Center is a fully inclusive, non-profit early childhood center with a long history in the Columbus, Ohio community and a 5-star Step Up to Quality rating. Our preschool program serves children aged 2-6 with and without special needs, and our team-focused, transdisciplinary approach supports optimal growth for children, their families, and our team members. We value strong relationships as the foundation for all our work with children, families, community members, and staff.

    If you are interested in joining our team, you will need to be a good communicator with a collaborative spirit and positive attitude who will take a proactive approach to problem-solving and working with team members and families.


    Job Responsibilities:
    • Assists teaching team in an inclusive classroom with children with and without special needs
    • Lead small group experiences
    • Provide educational support for all children in classroom: provide guidance, engagement, taking initiative with the children while always anticipating the needs of the classroom – safety, balance of entire group, lead small groups, attend to children’s needs
    • Actively participate with teaching team in educational planning
    • Collaborate and communicate with team members to integrate educational and therapeutic strategies into classroom experience; able to take direction and accept feedback, asking questions and discussing struggles & concerns
    • Prepare and adapt materials for use in the classroom
    • Help establish and maintain a positive learning environment
    • Maintain classroom routines and organization
    • Implement and maintain program policies
    • Collect data and portfolio development related to assessment, Individual Educational Plan (IEP) progress reports and all goals
    • Participate in professional development, including but not limited to: Teaching PLAY, STAR literacy program
    • Attend staff meetings, team meetings, parent conferences and other meetings as needed
    • Must have flexibility to cover in other classrooms as assigned
    • Miscellaneous duties as needed including, but not limited to, duty for lunch/recess/cleaning


    Requirements:
    • CPL 2 required, with CPL 3 preferred
    • CDA or bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred, with preference of the latter; per ODJFS licensing requirements we require copies of transcripts, licenses, etc.
    • One to two years recent experience working in a classroom setting with children with special needs required
    • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain
    • Successful completion of a background check (BCII & FBI)


    Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to lift, carry, push/pull fifty (50) pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of up to fifty (50) pounds, including lifting children for diaper changes, etc.
    • Ability to quickly stoop, squat, run, kneel, crouch, bend, crawl, push, pull or twist, floor play work (physically able to sit for long periods of time on hard floor surfaces and/or limited carpet area)
    • Will be required to move/lift/relocate pieces of adaptive equipment
    • Must be able to lift physically handicapped and non-ambulatory children

    Hourly pay range for this position: $15.25 – $17.11


    Please submit your resume and a cover letter to PaulaL@childhoodleague.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • The Childhood League Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

    The Childhood League Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Email a cover letter and resume to paulal@childhoodleague.org

    Put the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

    You may also mail your letter and resume to:
    The Childhood League Center, c/o Paula Litton, 674 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

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