Childcare Substitute Teacher

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-505441
    • Job Location: Hopkins, MN
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: PRN
    • Date Updated: January 02, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: January 10, 2017
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Job Description:

The Blake School is seeking qualified candidates who are available for on-call substitute teaching in our on-site Employee Child Care Center. Work hours are variable.


Our program emphasizes meeting the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of the children in a cozy, nurturing, responsive setting. Respect for children, manifested in keen observation and attentive listening, is the cornerstone of the program. The curriculum emerges from the needs and interests of the children. The center serves up to 10 children (aged three months to four years) of Blake employees.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:




  • Assist Director and Assistant Directors in implementing a progressive Reggio-inspired emergent curriculum designed for children ages three months to four years old

  • Monitor and support the physical, cognitive, social and emotional well-being of the children

  • Support each child's individual needs, interests, and growth as well as the collaborative, creative process of the group experience

  • Help maintain an organized, aesthetically pleasing environment

  • Maintain vigilant attention to and resolve any safety concerns that arise from the facility or the children

  • Communicate effectively with families


Background Check, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUIDS) training, Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) training, CPR with pediatric focus and First Aid. Background check and training completion required prior to substitute teaching. Training expenses are covered by child care center.

Experience and Skills:


  • Respect for children and their potential

  • Knowledge of children's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical developmental stages

  • Associate's degree or bachelor's degree with experience with young children

  • Experience working with children aged three months to four years

  • Ability to work with children, parents and colleagues from diverse backgrounds, interests, and experiences along with a commitment to equity and pluralism

  • Passion for learning and professional growth

  • Collaborative working style

  • Flexibility, confidence, and a sense of humor

  • Creative, joyful approach to learning and teaching


Working Conditions: Work environment will frequently be busy and occasionally noisy, with a number of activities and situations happening at once, requiring the attention and supervision of the children at all times. A portion of each day may be spent outside.


Essential Physical Requirements Position involves much lifting, bending, squatting, reaching and pushing. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds. Must be able to get up from and down to the floor numerous times throughout the day. Will need to be able to react quickly to certain situations