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ChildServe Childcare Teacher - Full Time - Johnston in Johnston, Iowa

Childcare Teacher - Full Time - Johnston

Direct Care (Respite/SCL, Childcare, Day Health, Homes) Johnston, Iowa



In the role of Teacher you will provide care and instruction for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years. This individual will also be responsible for maintaining an environment and supporting activities designed to promote safety, nurturing support, and appropriate development in all curriculum areas. Classroom assignment is determined based on the needs of the center and may change accordingly. Schedule Monday - Friday, daytime hours What You'll Do

  • Build a positive, trust-based relationship with each child and their family by providing positive communication and body language at all times

  • Supervise children carefully and consistently indoors and outdoors. Ensure classroom ratio is maintained at all times

  • Maintain and support a structured environment and routine that provides children with consistency as well as the ability to freely explore and engage in constructive, purposeful play

  • Assist with implementation of lesson plans that detail the classroom study and related activities including GOLD objectives being addressed by each activity. Contribute to curriculum planning

  • Promote social and emotional competency, self-confidence, and resiliency by using an approved curriculum and effective role modeling

  • Demonstrate effective conflict resolution, team building, and positive communication skills with interacting with others

    What You'll Need

  • Preferred: One year of college education in Early Childhood, Child Development, Child Development Associate (CDA)

  • One year of experience serving children required. A supervised practicum may substitute for one year of experience

  • Preferred: Current certification in CPR, First Aid, Mandatory Reporting, Universal Precautions and Medication Administrator

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to voice concerns in a positive manner

  • Ability to accurately document all observations, significant events, and services rendered.

  • Ability to accurately receive and implement parent instructions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language.


This role is full-time and eligible for health benefits, retirement and a generous paid time off program that starts accumulating immediately. Our staff are also eligible to participate in the WAGE$ ( program which provides an additional stipend to individuals working in eligible early care and educational programs.

Who We Are

ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great

  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve 4,600 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • Our team members rock. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

Ready to leave work every day knowing you’ve made a difference for kids and families? Let’s move Forward Together - apply today! Child Serve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.