Salary will vary with qualifications and experience; however, starting salary is $25,000 for an 11 month teaching year (Aug to June). Benefits include paid holidays, paid sick time and two personal days after completion of a 90 day probationary period with additional vacation after the first year of employment. A cafeteria plan of benefits is included after completion of the probationary period: $200 per month for employee’s choice from a wide variety of individual policies including health, life, vision, accident, hospitalization and other policies. Please note: We do have dental insurance but do not offer a group major medical plan but our healthcare plan does meet the Obamacare requirements. Funds are available for training and travel. Employees receive half price childcare for all children enrolled at any Step By Step location.
This teaching position is 5 to 6 hours per day for one group of 20 children aged 3 to 5 years old (with a full time assistant teacher). We have had an established ISBE Pre-K program embedded within a licensed childcare center for over 15 years. The position begins August 1st and our Pre-K calendar year usually runs through mid-June. The Teacher is responsible for assessment (Early Learning Scale) and instruction (Creative Curriculum format). Hours for the position will be approx. 7:30 to 1:30 with a one hour lunch break.
Current IL Teacher Certification with Early Childhood Endorsement
We are looking for a Full time Teacher at our Brighton Program. This position is 40 hours per week with benefits. Hours are set to be M-F 8:30am-5:30pm. A set schedule is determined upon hire and may be adjusted based on the needs of the program. Our hours of operation are 6:30am-6:00pm, and hours will adjust within this time frame accordingly.
Salary Range: Based on position, education, and credential level. Starting salary ranges between $9.50 - $11.75 + benefits (including medical, vacation, sick, etc) and bonuses available. In addition scholarships are available to continue your education to grow within our company.
At least 19 years old.
60 Credit hours of college credit with 6 credit hours related to Early Childhood
or 30 Credit hours of college and 6 hours related to Early Childhood with one year experience in a classroom.
Completed physical upon hire with TB Test and Appropriate Shot Record
Receive and maintain a clear background check through DCFS
Location: Brighton Step By Step; 402 N Maple; Brighton, IL 62012
Duties:Some, but not all duties include:
Lead a quality classroom that ensures the safety of children and staff at all times
Assure the classroom is in compliance with regulatory agencies at all times
Communicate and maintain positive working relationships with parents and staff daily
Interact with children within the program at their level
Follow and complete Cleaning Checklists
Assure children are pottied and changed regularly
Complete and follow through with lesson plans and child assessments daily
Assure classroom responsibilities are completed daily
At this time we are accepting substitute Teacher and Teacher aide applications. If you are interested in working for us in the future, you are welcome to submit an application now. We do keep applications on file for one year and review those on file when a position becomes available. Preferred minimum qualifications for any position include experience in a childcare program and/or college level Early Childhood classes. All applicants must be at least 19 years old and can maintain a clear background check through DCFS.
Please email your application to email@example.com , fax it to (618)372-0233 or mail/bring it to one of the Step By Step locations. If you have questions about our application process, please call 618-372-0083 to speak to the Executive Director.
Thank you for your interest!
All employees who are not part of a high school work/collaboration program must be at least 19 years of age. All employees and regular volunteers are required to pass a complete background check (with fingerprinting) and physical per DCFS regulations. High School Diploma/GED, College transcripts and three letters of reference will be requested and are required for hire..
Applications are available on this webpage (see below) and at each center location.