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ChildServe Childcare Teacher -Johnston- FT in Johnston, Iowa

Childcare Teacher -Johnston- FT

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. 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

  • One - two years of college education in Early Childhood, Child Development, Child Development Associate (CDA) or related Associate Degree is required. Bachelor’s degree or associates degree in Early Childhood or development preferred

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

  • Minimum one - two years experience serving children required. A supervised practicum may substitute for one year of experience

  • 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.

ScheduleMonday - Friday, daytime hours


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

At ChildServe, no position is ever “just a job.” When you join our team, you’ll leave work every day knowing that you’ve made a positive difference for children with special healthcare needs and their families.

We serve nearly 4,500 children each year through our wide range of specialty pediatric healthcare programs and services in 3 locations throughout Iowa. We hire many positions, from expert caregivers, medical professionals, administrative staff (and everything in between). Each team member plays an important role in fulfilling our mission: We partner with families help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

ChildServe has been a Top Workplace in Iowa for Six years running, thanks to our passionate team and our commitment to outstanding care. If you’re ready to help families move Forward Together with support from ChildServe, apply today.