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Job Title:

Associate Teacher

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1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Do you want to use your skills and talents to make a lasting difference in the world? At Catholic Charities Diocese, of Joliet we are mission-driven, focused on positive results for people and believe that people should be treated with dignity and respect. If you feel the same way we encourage you to join us in making a difference!

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Teacher. As an Associate Teacher you would be responsible for contributing to the development of the overall agency and classroom educational plans and for the implementation of the program’s plan that is geared to meet the needs of each individual child enrolled in the program in accordance with the Head Start program. Catholic Charities’ Head Start program is NAYCE Accredited as well as a Gold Circle Quality and US Model Head Start Program.

If you desire a better work/life balance and can work in a fast paced environment with excellent growth potential, we would like to hear from you.


Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor and the assigned Teacher, the Associate Teacher is responsible for adhering to the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Performance Standards related to Early Childhood Services in conjunction with State Licensing Standards. The Associate Teacher is responsible for day to day operations of the classroom in the absence of a Bachelor degreed teacher. It is the expectation that programmatic recruitment takes place throughout the community as specified and designated.

Job Requirements:

1. Associates of Arts Degree in Child Development with 36 or more hours of college credits in Child Development or related field. All degrees must come from a regionally accredited educational institution which has U.S. Department of Education approval.
2. One to three years of experience working with young children and families in a Child Care setting is required.
3. Good written and verbal communication skills; Proficiency in the use of computer software programs and data bases.
4. Demonstrate the skill and competence to meet personal qualifications as required in Part 407: Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers.
5. At least 18 years of age.


Work/Life Balance Time-off: 12 Holidays - 15 Days Vacation -3 Personal Days-9 Sick Days
Medical/Dental/Vision Health Insurances
Flexible Spending Account
Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance
403B Retirement Plan with employer contributions
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Short-term Disability Insurance

Company Information

For 50 years we have locally provided services to help those in need in seven Illinois counties.
Will – DuPage – Kankakee – Grundy – Iroquois – Kendall – Ford

As a member of Catholic Charities-USA – we are part of one of the largest social welfare associations in the nation. We hold the rank of #21 on the 2019 Forbes list of largest 100 charities in the USA.

Application Instructions:

Apply via URL. ONLY online applications are considered and accepted, please no phone calls.

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