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Quick Links to Individual Positions
MICA - Marshalltown - Head Start Lead Teacher
Bidwell Riverside Center's Child Development Center - Des Moines - Lead Teacher for 2-year-old room
MICA - Hardin County - Infant Toddler Development Specialist
IAAEYC - Des Moines - Mental Health Consultant
MICA - Marshalltown - Family Development Specialist
 
 
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. – Marshalltown
Head Start Lead Teacher
As a Head Start Lead Teacher, you will sing, dance, create, explore, get messy, experiment, laugh, and learn with children ages 3 to 5. Help children gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed at home, school, and the community. Lead the classroom team and promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children ages 3 to 5. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program. Responsible for oversight and leadership of the classroom team, including supervision of staff and responsibility for achieving and maintaining established educational thresholds of participants.
 
We provide ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package. Full-time (40 hours per week) 9-month position. $15.14 to $19.85 per hour, commensurate with education and experience.
 
Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (classified as Head Start Lead Teacher 3).  Preference given to candidates with experience teaching preschool-age children.
OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education with an Early Childhood Education Endorsement (classified as Head Start Lead Teacher 3).  Preference given to candidates with experience teaching preschool-age children.
OR
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education (such as the Child, Adult and Family Services Degree with Child Option at Iowa State University), with experience teaching preschool-age children (classified as Head Start Lead Teacher 2).
 
Will consider:
Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (classified as Head Start Lead Teacher 1) with infant, toddler, or pre-school teaching experience.
 
Preferred: Supervisory experience
 
NOTE: Full-time employees may be eligible for a Federal Perkins Loan forgiveness program. For more information, you will need to contact the school where you received the Federal Perkins Loan.
Visit http://www.micaonline.org/jobs for a full job description and to submit an online application, cover letter and resume. Or send, fax or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA 50158; 641-753-1048; jobapp@micaonline.org or complete application at above address. Position open until filled. EOE
posted 2019.08.14
 
 
Bidwell Riverside Center’s Child Development Center – Des Moines
Lead Teacher - two-year-old room
Reports to: Child Development Center Director
Category: Full Time
 
Job Summary: Bidwell Riverside Center is a non-profit that serves children between the ages of two and five. The Lead Teacher is responsible for implementation of the curriculum, assessing children’s development, and providing a healthy, safe, and developmentally appropriate environment for children. The Lead Teacher will work cooperatively with an Associate Teacher.
The work hours for this position will be Monday – Friday from 8:30am- 5:00pm. 
 
Education and Experience:
Required: At least 18 years old, a high school diploma or GED, a CDA (Child Development Associate credential), completion of all state-required early childhood classes, and one year experience in group care. Successful applicants are expected to continue formal training to meet program requirements.
Preferred: An AA (Associate degree) in Early Childhood Education or higher and two years’ experience in group care.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • Advance the physical and intellectual competence of the children.
  • Support social and emotional development and provide positive guidance. 
  • Establish positive and productive relationships with families.
  • Ensure a well-run purposeful program responsive to participant needs.
  • Maintain a commitment to professionalism.
 
Pay rate will be $13.50-$15.00 per hour dependent upon experience and education.
Excellent benefit package provided including Paid Time Off, health insurance, and a 401(K) with match.
 
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to: kstrahorn@bidwellriverside.org or mail to Bidwell Riverside Child Development Center, 1203 Hartford Drive, Des Moines, IA 50315.
posted 2019.08.13
 
 
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. - Hardin County
Infant Toddler Development Specialist
We’re looking for people with a passion for early childhood education to partner with parents of children from birth to age three enrolled in our home-based Early Head Start Program in Hardin County. Work with parents in their homes and help them write goals for their child based on his/her individual needs, interests, and learning styles. Plan and facilitate socializations – opportunities for children and parents to interact with one another in-group settings. Ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package. Part-time position, 32 hours per week. $15.14 - $19.85 based on education and experience. 
 
Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (classified as Infant Toddler Development Specialist 3)
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field (classified as Infant Toddler Development Specialist 2)
Will Consider:
  • Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or related field (or equivalent coursework) with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience (classified as Infant Toddler Development Specialist 1)
Preferred:
  • Home visiting and/or experience working with children 0-5 years old 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
Closing Date: Open until filled
 
NOTE: Full-time employees may be eligible for a Federal Perkins Loan Forgiveness Program or Public Service Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program. 
Visit http://www.micaonline.org/jobs for a full job description and to submit an online application, cover letter and resume. Or send, fax or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA  50158;
641-753-1048; jobapp@micaonline.org or complete application at above address. Position open until filled. EOE
posted 2019.08.01
 
 
Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children - Des Moines
Mental Health Consultant
The Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children is seeking a strong candidate to serve as a Mental Health Consultant on the Early Childhood Quality Improvement Project (ECQuIP).
 
A full-time professional-level position is currently available. Occasional evenings and Saturdays and travel are required. The Iowa AEYC office is located in NW Des Moines. Position will provide on-site consultation support to an identified coalition of child care centers serving low-income families.
 
Required: Master’s degree in Social Work (LSW) or closely related field required, and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in children’s mental health work.  We seek to find a strong early childhood professional with a commitment to professional development, above average attention to detail, a passion for the field of early childhood education, and the ability to be a team player.
 
Essential Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
An awareness and understanding of mental health disorders in young children
An understanding of appropriate child development and social/emotional development
An understanding of the functions of behaviors and appropriate interventions to address challenging behaviors
Knowledge of brain development and trauma and the ability to effectively communicate the related information
Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution, verbal communication, and public speaking skills
Ability to proficiently utilize a computer, including MS Office applications and database management
Ability to interact professionally with a variety of people and provide leadership
 
A background check will be completed upon employment.
 
For more information about ECQuIP and Iowa AEYC go to www.iowaaeyc.org.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm August 23, 2019. Interviews will tentatively be held during the first two weeks of September with the position to ideally start by October 14, 2018. Email professional letter of interest and resume to Jillian Herink, Executive Director, at info@iowaaeyc.org. Letter of interest should address the following: (1) What skills from your current professional position would help you to be successful in this role? (2) What piece of this role seems most attractive to you and why? (3) How do you see this position and Iowa AEYC aligning with your strengths, passion, and long-term career goals?
 
*Applications that do not include both a resume and a letter of interest will not be reviewed.
posted 2019.07.30
 
 
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. - Marshalltown
Family Development Specialist
We’re looking for an upbeat, compassionate and adaptive person who wants to make a difference in the lives of children and families. In this position you will partner with families of children participating in our Early Head Start/Head Start programs in Marshall County. You will work collaboratively with families, education staff and community partners to ensure the program meets the developmental needs of children. Through home visits you will support parents/guardians in addressing family needs and setting and achieving family goals. We provide ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package. Full-time position, $17.04 per hour.
 
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Family/Human Services or closely related field
 
Closing Date: Open until filled
 
NOTE: Full-time employees may be eligible for a Federal Perkins Loan Forgiveness Program or Public Service Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program.
 
Visit http://www.micaonline.org/jobs for a full job description and to submit an online application, cover letter and resume. Or send, fax or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA  50158; 641-753-1048; jobapp@micaonline.org or complete application at above address. Position is open until filled. EOE
posted 2019.07.30