Head Start Lead Teachers and Teacher Floaters, Full Time, The Lourie Center

Greenbelt, MD
Apr 23, 2022
Sep 17, 2022
Full Time
The Lourie Center, Adventist HealthCare, is hiring full-time Head Start Teacher Assistants and Teacher Floaters. We are currently offering a $3,000 sign-on incentive to qualified candidates!

We're seeking experienced Teacher Assistants and teacher Floaters who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As a Head Start Teacher Assistant, you will:
•Implement the Tools of the Mind curriculum with the guidance from the Reggio Emilia philosophy to promote children's development and learning
•Use assessment data analyzed by teacher teams in Teaching Strategies GOLD to guide curriculum and individual/group plan decisions
•Prioritize the health/safety and social/emotional well-being for children in the program and to promote a culture of excellence and family
•In collaboration with each child's parent and with parental consent complete the ASQ-3 and ASQ - SE to identify concerns regarding a child's developmental, behavioral, motor, language, social, cognitive, and emotional skills during a home visit

Qualifications include:
•High School Diploma
•1 year of experience
• Active American Heart Association Basic Life
Support (BLS) certification required
•90 hour education course preferred
•Floater Must obtain a preschool CDA within 6 months of hire

As a Head Start Teacher Floater, you will:
•Create a safe and nurturing learning environment for children ages 2 to 5 years old
•Assist Lead Teachers in conducting group activities that support the physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive development of our EHS and HS children.
•Assist volunteers and parents to ensure compliance with health and safety practices.
•Cover teaching staff for breaks, meetings, and trainings to maintain required teacher-child ratio.
•Serve meals, organize supplies and equipment, and provide general classroom support.

Qualifications Include:
•High School Diploma
•One year of experience working with children
•Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) required
•Must obtain a preschool CDA within 6 months of hire

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
• Work life balance through non rotating shifts
• Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
• Free Employee parking
• Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered
(including health, disability, PTO and 403B
retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
• 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist
HealthCare facilities
• 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:

We have 4 locations and are looking to hire candidates that are willing to work at any of our locations (even after hired) as our needs change throughout the year. Our locations include Hyattsville/Landover, Adelphi and Riverdale.

This is a 12 month position and the hours are 8am-4:30pm

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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