Preschool Teacher (Full/Part-Time)

Pay Range $17 – $20/hour

Department: Family Care KIDS Early Childhood Learning Center

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Looking for purpose in your work? Want a career path that will bring you work-life balance?  We are a ministry of Christian Family Care and are accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA) and certified as a Best Christian Workplace organization. We offer competitive salaries and a flexible benefits package which can include Preschool tuition discount or paid time off, retirement plan and holiday pay. Join the Family Care KIDS team and help us nurture kids to grow and strengthen families to thrive! 

SUMMARY

Our philosophy for Christian Early Childhood Education allows the teacher the opportunity to teach in an atmosphere of fun, discovery, experimentation, and expression. Through researched and proven ECE developmentally appropriate practices, the teacher creates a classroom atmosphere that is Christ-centered, exciting, engaging, age-appropriate, enriched, and stimulating. These activities foster growth for a child’s social, emotional, cognitive, language, creative, physical, and spiritual development. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Relational – Create and maintain a welcoming environment for all guests, preschoolers, and their families. Share the love of Christ with others on the school campus, show a heart of compassion, patience, joy, and kindness, and a willingness to serve others. Pray for Christ’s work in the hearts of those we minister to. Maintain confidentiality and contribute to the preschool processes. Equip and involve parents and families of preschoolers. Develop an “I get to go to work today,” mindset for the incredible impact you can have on those in our care.

Professional Development – Attend a minimum of 18 clock hours of training annually either onsite or outside the organization as required by the AzDHS, Child Care Licensing. Training to include new methods, philosophy, or research in early childhood development and CPR/First Aid certification.  

Curriculum – Develop, schedule, and implement activities and lesson plans that are appropriate to the developmental stages of the children in the group are culturally responsive and provide a predictable routine that is responsive to the children’s interests and needs. Be aware and inspired to think creatively to plan for Science, Engineering, and Math Creative Expression, Physical and Cognitive growth, and Social and Emotional integration of activities in the classroom. Provide opportunities for playful, hands-on exploration by using a diversity of standard and nonstandard materials, resources, and literature. Integrate God’s truth into the entire day as a natural extension of who we are and what we believe as followers of Jesus Christ.

Safety Measures – Oversee security, cleanliness, and maintenance of classroom and equipment. Document incidents, accidents, injuries, and concerns immediately. Monitor children’s general health, lunches, and attendance. Directly responsible for child’s whereabouts at all times and in all places.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

  • Current AZ State Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Negative TB test within last 12 months
  • Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

  • Working Knowledge: ECE best practices
  • Experience: A minimum of 6 months in a child development/preschool setting
  • AA in Early Childhood, CFA Certification, or a Bachelor’s Degree in a closely related field

HOW WE WORK

Our organization thrives by:

  • Acting with Empathy and Compassion: Seeks to understand and validate others’ perspectives and emotions.
  • Embracing Diversity: Promotes diversity and inclusion in the community.
  • Exemplifying Integrity: Acts in a fair and ethical manner towards others.

If you believe you are a candidate for this position, please apply now. Note, this position post is a summary of expected job functions and qualifications. A full job description will be provided during the recruiting process. Positions for full-time and part-time are available.

Family Care KIDS is a ministry of Christian Family Care.