Co-Teacher, Weekdays, The Lourie Center Therapeutic Nursery Program

Seat Pleasant, MD
Mar 28, 2023
Aug 26, 2023
Full Time
The Lourie Center Therapeutic Nursery Program, Adventist HealthCare, is hiring a full-time Co-Teacher in Rockville, Maryland who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. We are currently offering a $1,000 sign-on incentive to qualified candidates!

The Lourie Center for Children's Social & Emotional Wellness is a private, non-profit agency with a mission to improve the social and emotional health of young children and their families through prevention, early intervention, education, research and training.

As the Co-Teacher, you will:
•Work closely with the TNP Director, Lead TNP Teacher, and TNP classroom team in developing, implementing, and evaluating the curriculum and therapeutic aspects of the TNP.
•Show the ability to creatively design lessons and curriculum that address individual, and group needs. Oversees lesson plans created by the Teaching Team and Social Worker to ensure that the lessons are age-appropriate and meeting students' developmental goals.
•Meet with Lead Teachers weekly to collaborate and plan upcoming events.
•Coach and guide classroom team in observing, reflecting, and responding to the therapeutic and academic needs of the children.
•Measure student progress through assessments, data collection, and anecdotal note taking. Uses Teaching Strategies Gold (TS to track students' growth and progress.
•Responsible for daily set-up of classroom and maintaining food and classroom supplies.
•Organize and lead parent-teacher conferences twice a year.
•Demonstrate strong skills in oral and written presentation of educational and therapeutic progress reports, as well as monthly newsletters and calendars.
•Along with the TNP treatment team, develop relationships with families and be responsive to the needs and concerns of the families.
•Support children in the classroom who may be in crisis. If child is a danger to self or others, must be able to physically manage all students in CPI Children's Control Position or Team Control Position.
•Plan and direct special events throughout the year (including end of year graduation).
•Plan and implement home visits with the TNP families on a yearly basis.
•Maintain professionalism with all staff and children during challenging situations.
•Participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings.
•Work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team and participate in reflective supervision.
•Consult with other professionals working with the students, including school systems, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and other similar professionals.
•Maintain the highest level of the Maryland Excels Program for the TNP programs.
•Maintain certification in the NAEYC accreditation. Maintain the responsibilities needed to be compliant with the Maryland Child Care license of Montgomery County.
•Facilitate and help develop the application for staff to achieve their yearly Maryland Child Care Credential.

Qualifications Include:
•Bachelor's in Education, Masters preferred
•Professional teaching license from the State of Maryland or be enrolled in a program to earn a teaching license as part of Maryland's Approved Alternative Preparation Program (MAAPP).
•Driver's license with no points on record
•Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) required
•Knowledge of early childhood development and special-needs
•Solid understanding of high quality, child-directed, play-based curriculum
•Ability to implement accommodations and modifications within a curriculum to support the diverse needs of all learners in the classroom
•Knowledge of early childhood literature and other instructional tools
•Knowledge of and experience with implementing sensory and behavioral supports into the classroom
•Familiarity with Creative Curriculum, TS Gold, and Maryland State Early Learning Standards
•Able to create and utilize assessments as measures of student knowledge and skills
•Familiarity with data tracking (academic and behavior)
•Exceptional conflict resolution, crisis management, and time management skills
•Ability to use PC (Windows, E-Mail, Internet), telephone, Copy Machine.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

For more information on The Lourie Center Therapeutic Nursery Program, visit:

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At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you.

We do this by offering:
  • Work life balance through nonrotating shifts
  • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Free Employee parking
  • Benefits Eligible Positions:
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans [including health, employer-paid disability and life insurance, PTO]
    • Employer retirement contribution and match after 1-year of eligible employment with 3 year vesting
    • Ancillary benefits such as flexible spending, legal and pet insurance to meet the needs of employees and their eligible family members
    • Subsidized childcare at participating childcare centers

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!

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 needed, may elect to be vaccinated at any community pharmacy or location offering COVID-19 vaccinations.

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. ("Nicotine products" include, but are not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaping products, hookah, and nicotine replacement products (e.g., nicotine gum, nicotine patches, nicotine lozenges, etc.).

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. AHC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and related medical conditions, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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