JobID 4394 : Child Care Teacher (#2018485)

Posted a month ago
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About Spring Lake Park Schools
Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 5,800 students from the suburbs of Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Our district purpose -- “High expectations, high achievement for all. No excuses” – provides our focus to meet the unique and varied needs of each student. 
Spring Lake Park Schools is recognized for our commitment to personalized learning, creating a culture of innovation and creativity through human-centered design thinking. We are working to create a system – a culture with a methodology and set of processes – where teachers and staff have the freedom, flexibility and invitation to design new ways of learning centered around deepening student engagement to continuously improve student success.
Position Overview

Bilingual candidates welcome, not required
The successful candidate will be an individual who …
… firmly believes:

  • all students can and will learn, and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control;
  • in the need to work interdependently with teachers, school, and district leaders throughout the system, aligning the work of adults around improving student learning by meeting the needs, interests, and aspirations of students;
  • in the need to work in partnership with staff to continuously improve practices to enhance student and family engagement, creating the conditions for equity, excellence and student success; and
  • in personalizing learning for students, meeting academic, social, and emotional needs and aspirations so that each student feels valued and has a sense of belonging, leading to academic success

Primary Responsibilities
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
Under the direction of the OST Youth Programs Coordinator and daily guidance of the OST Manager, the Child Care Teacher supervises daily activities, events, and stations; interacts with children in activities and learning stations; provides leadership with the preparation of the child care location and environment for daily program events, activities, and functions; and enforces program behavioral rules and guidelines.  The Child Care Teacher creates daily lessons and activity plans within the themes and curriculum of the program.  The Child Care Teacher plans, implements and monitors activities and routines to assure the safety of participants and staff, the adherence to program rules and guidelines, and the quality of service.  The Child Care Teacher provides supervision over the program activities in the absence of the OST Manager.

We strongly prefer candidates who have exhibited excellence in collaboration with colleagues and an enthusiasm to work with students.  Preferred candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to growth as evidenced by ongoing professional learning, as well as participation in professional organization conferences or seminars related to the content area.
1. Education Required:     High School Diploma or GED. Eighteen credits post-secondary education in youth development, elementary education or related field.
2. Experience Required:     Twelve months previous experience required.  A minimum of six months previous experience working with school aged youth in a lead role or directly related work experience preferred.
3. Certification/Licensure Required:     First Aid and CPR certifications required within three months of hire.  Must meet eligibility requirements for a “Teacher” under Minnesota DHS licensing requirements for child care centers.
Highly competitive salary and benefit package for the region
How to Apply
Application deadline is OPEN. Position will remain open until filled.
Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at
Only qualified and appropriately licensed individuals will be considered for an interview.
For any inquiries or questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact Neil Brown, OST Youth Programs Coordinator, at or (763) 600-5056.