PreSchool Teacher - 3-5 year-oldsPreSchool Teacher - 3-5 year-olds
TradeWinds Services, located in Merrillville, has a full-time position in our Children Services. Must be available Monday-Friday; 6:30 am- 6:00 pm (hours will vary).
Description of Position: Classroom management of normal developing and special needs children, supervise field trips, lesson planning and actively participate in daily learning and enrichment activities. Feeding diapering and potty as well as following through on therapy recommendations necessary within the classroom setting. The individual must possess creativity, enthusiasm, and strong leadership qualities best suited to craft an optimal learning environment. Must be able to complete documentation as required by state regulations. Attend meetings with parents and/or department staff. Review the work of aides and function independently in order to accomplish assignments, able to maintain confidentiality.
Education Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. May require First Steps credentials.
Experience Required: Must have 3 months to one year experience in working with children in a childcare setting. Must have good organizational skills. Must have the ability to work with infants and young children as well as respond properly to emergencies. Key to this position well is a positive attitude, team player spirit, and lots of energy with the ability and willingness to participate in outdoor/physical activities.
Position Reports to: Children Services Coordinator
Additional Information: Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check.
Benefits: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training, 24/7 Gym access.If interested, please apply online at
https://www.tradewindsnwi.org/careers/TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer. TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.