Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for disrupting the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time. Two-generation–or 2Gen—programs uniquely focus on the whole family and achieve long-term, sustainable results. The approach has been proven to achieve significant educational, health and economic benefits for parents, children and communities.
Jeremiah Program is expanding throughout the country to meet the growing demand for its model. The organization has campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, Austin, TX, Fargo, ND, and Rochester, MN and its national office is in Minneapolis, MN. In Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY, Jeremiah has introduced an innovative nonresidential model, working with leading organizations to serve mothers and children. Learn more at JeremiahProgram.org.
The CDC Teacher is responsible for teaching children within the Child Development Center (CDC), maintaining the overall health, safety, and growth in the center while reflecting the Jeremiah mission, encompassing the values, vision, and purpose of the program. Responsibilities include: developing the intellectual, emotional and physical growth of children; ensuring the physical and emotional safety of the center; maintaining records as required by DHS and collaborating with parents and cross-team members to ensure the growth of children.
The CDC Teacher will report to the CDC Manager.
- Create and maintain a classroom environment that stimulates and is conducive to learning.
- Maintain accurate and complete files for children as required by DHS (emergency cards, field trip and conference forms, attendance, CACFP, accident/incident reports, etc.).
- Implement, and post cross-cultural, developmentally approved curriculum for children.
- Maintain order within the classroom, storage areas, changing room, indoor and outdoor play areas, so they are attractive, sanitary, orderly, and in compliance with governing bodies.
- Manage classroom supplies and materials and report needs to CDC Manager/Director.
- Understand State Licensing requirements to operate and maintain a childcare program.
- Serve meals according to USDA/CACFP meal portion guidelines.
- Develop lesson plans through approved curriculum to ensure the progress of the entire class. For curriculum requiring notes be kept, assure up to date notes are taken.
- Develop and maintain positive, respectful relationships with parents, working with them to enhance their child’s education and development and providing resource referral for parental questions and concerns.
- Ensure children are supervised at all times in the classroom, hallways and offsite activities.
- Demonstrate positive interactions with parents through Family Goal Planning meetings and Parent-Teacher conferences.
- Encourage and participate in center wise parent involvement initiatives. (e.g. Preschool graduation).
- Communicate classroom activities daily with parents regarding changes in their child’s development, behavior, and well-being by completing daily written reports.
- Develop growth plans regarding child’s development and other support resources in collaboration with parents, co-teacher and the Family Coach when necessary.
- Administer child assessments using the ASQ tool as prescribed and conduct parent-teacher conferences bi-annually.
- Maintain compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements (e.g. CACFP and state licensing requirements).
- Provide and promote healthy boundaries and confidentiality at all times.
- Leverage volunteers and interns to increase organizational capacity within Child Development Center.
Other Duties as assigned
- All Jeremiah Program employees are mandated reporters and are legally required to ensure a report is made when abuse is observed or suspected.
What You Will Need
- Meet and maintain lead teacher qualifications and state quality system rating requirements (Required hours vary by state).
- CPR and First Aid certified (preferred).
- Ability to problem solve, multi-task, complete work on time and work independently.
- Comprehensive knowledge of current child development practices.
- Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
- Proficiency in computer skills, i.e. Microsoft, Sharepoint).
- Passion for the Jeremiah Program mission and values.
How to Apply
Jeremiah Program is committed to the recruitment, selection, development and promotion of employees based on individual merit. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.
We offer competitive compensation, including employer-paid health and dental, life and disability insurance and generous time off.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online. Please upload a current resume and thoughtful cover letter articulating your interest and fit for the role, including compensation requirements.