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Joliet, Bolingbrook


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’ Head Start program is NAEYC Accredited as well as a Gold Circle Quality and a 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.


1. Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Teacher is responsible for adhering to the guidelines of Health and Human Services Head Start Performance Standards related to Early Childhood Services in conjunction with State Licensing Standards.
2. In the absence of the Site Supervisor, the Teacher will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the center as the delegate, when requested.
3. Programmatic recruitment will takes place throughout the community as specified and designated.
4. Other duties as assigned within the guidelines of this position.


1. Ensures that the children are actively supervised at all times. Following the Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards and Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Licensing Standards.
2. Daily completion of Health and Safety checklist.
3. Ensures that a variety of materials are kept safe and rotated frequently; with children’s materials separate from teacher supplies. In addition, maintain inventory of supplies and equipment, and submit requisition needs to site supervisor for approval.
4. Cooperate with other staff and classroom groups to maintain the smooth functioning of the center, which at times may require changes to meet the needs of the children.
5. Participates in the Case Management Staffing with prepared notes from observations and assessments of children.
6. Develop individualized goals for children in collaboration with Associate Teacher(s) and parents that are updated monthly.
7. Maintain a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including daily/weekly observations in each developmental area, examples of the child's work, and a developmental assessment that is completed on an ongoing basis throughout the program year.
8. Facilitate weekly intentional planning meetings with teaching team. Include individual child goals, goals from child’s Individual Education Plan/Individual Family Service Plan (IEP/IFSP) for children with disabilities, program standards and goals from children’s learning as described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, child data, intentional interactions, parental insights, and meaningful teaching practices.
9. Other duties as assigned within the guidelines of this position.

Job Requirements:

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is required for this position. Thirty-six hours or more of college credits in Child Development or related field is required if the degree is in another field. All degrees must come from a regionally accredited educational institution which has U.S. Department of Education approval.
2. A minimum of one (1) year experience working with young children and families in a childcare setting is required; with two (2) or more years preferred.
3. At least 19 years of age.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to English language acquisition.
5. Demonstrate the skill and competence to meet personnel qualifications as required in Part 407: Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers.
6. Obtain and maintain the minimum of the Illinois Gateway ECE Credential Level 3 within two (2) years of employment.
7. Strong verbal and written communications skills.
8. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, and Teams.
9. Passage of complete background clearance, physical and Tuberculosis (TB) Test.
10. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, has adopted and follows the Codes of Ethics established by Catholic Charities USA, the National Association of Social Workers and the American Psychological Association. As an employee of the Agency you are expected to support these codes to the extent doing so is consistent with and allowed by applicable law.
11. A valid driver’s license, reliable means of transportation and proof of liability insurance is required.



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

Catholic Charities is a faith based organization providing service to people in need and calling others of good will to do the same.

We assist people in DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Kendall, Will, Ford and Iroquois Counties by providing community services, counseling, senior programs, and early childhood services (including Head Start).

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, translates God's reconciling love into professional human services, advocates for a just and compassionate society and brings together members of the community, church, business, health care and government to develop effective responses to human needs.

We commit to define these needs, seek solutions, and call forth other resources so that those we serve are empowered to achieve for themselves satisfying and productive lives.

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