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CTECH Secretary

Ottawa USD 290 is accepting applications for the CTECH Secretary at the High School. The position will also serve as a Preschool aide. This is an 10 month position and will start with the 2022-2023 school year.  High School diploma/GED required.

KPERS eligible position. District offers health, dental, vision insurances, an Employee Assistance Program, optional 403(b) and 457 plans, and other optional insurances.

Please apply at www.USD290.org under the employment opportunities tab.

School Age program teacher

St. Matthew Early Learning Center is seeking 2 team members to build a brighter future in our School Age Program. Team members will have the opportunity to foster curiosity, creativity, and compassion in children. School-age team members will implement a fun and flexible curriculum with projects that focus on character development and design thinking. Team members will spend their time building relationships with each child, help children explore areas that interest them, maintain a well-kept classroom that encourages children to create and explore. During the summer team members will have the opportunity to connect with campers with a fun and interactive camp activities including field trips to parks, museums, and pools.
All team members will be able to:
• Pass a background check
• Must be 18 years old
• Love the outdoors
• Enjoy being active
• Like to talk, sing and have FUN!
• Gain experience working with children
• Build relationships with families and team members
• Must be enthusiastic and have a positive attitude for success

Benefits include:
• Monday-Friday schedule
• Paid training
• Day shift
• Employee discount
• Competitive salary
• Medical and dental insurance
• 401(k) and 401(k) matching
• Paid time off

Compensation is $10-$13/hour+ with experience. Apply online at https://saintmatthews.org/elc/about-us/elc-job.

Behavioral Therapist/Direct Service Providers

Job description:

Integrated Behavioral Technologies, Inc. (IBT) is a group of caring individuals whose goal is to provide children and their families with the behavioral therapy services they need to succeed. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that serves children across the state of Kansas with a focus on rural and low-income areas.

IBT is hiring several Behavioral Therapists/Direct Service Providers (DSPs) in our Topeka, KS region. DSPs work as part of a treatment team to develop and implement behavioral interventions using an applied behavioral analytic framework. Candidates must be enthusiastic, flexible, and have a strong interest in working with children with special needs, particularly those on the autism spectrum. Individuals who work directly with clients may fill the following provider roles depending on the client/care plan and the applicant’s qualification:

Intensive Individualized Support (IIS): IIS providers work one-on-one with the child or adolescent to implement various interventions as outlined in the treatment plan, collect data, implement behavioral interventions as outlined on their behavioral intervention plan, and communicate with the treatment team. IIS providers must possess a high school diploma, have 1,000 hours working with a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and be KMAP certified

Tutor (RBT credentialed): Tutors work one-on-one with the child or adolescent to implement various interventions as outlined in the treatment plan, collect data, implement behavioral interventions as outlined on their behavioral intervention plan, and communicate with the treatment team, and must have 40 hours of training in the use of applied behavior analysis and be working towards a degree upon hire. Tutors must have a current RBT credential.

Supportive Homecare Provider: Providers work one-on-one with the child or adolescent, helping them engage in various daily tasks and activities and implementing behavioral interventions as outlined on their behavioral intervention plan. Providers must have a high school diploma and live separately from the individual for whom they are providing care.

Respite Care Provider. Providers work one-on-one with the child or adolescent, helping them engage in various daily tasks and activities and implementing behavioral interventions as outlined on their behavioral intervention plan. Providers must have a high school diploma, live separately from the individual for whom they provide care, and complete the state mandated training.

Minimum Qualifications:
In addition to the requirements for each role listed above, applicants must…
-Possess a valid ID, have reliable transportation and maintain appropriate auto insurance.
-Pass criminal background checks as required by each funding source.
-Obtain the Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) credential within 3 months of their hire date. (**This may not be required depending on the caseload you are assigned)
-Possess interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with clients, caregivers, and team members.
-Be willing to work on a flexible schedule, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, between 8am-7pm, and possibly some weekends.

Preferred Qualifications
-College educated and degree-seeking candidates.
-Experience working with individuals with autism.
-RBT credential at the time of hiring.
-Responsibilities and Requirements:

As part of their employment, employees must…
-Act professionally and treat clients with respect and dignity at all times.
-Engage in professional development activities as outlined by IBT, including attending training sessions, reading journal articles about behavior analysis, and conducting research as part of a client’s treatment team.
-Conduct intervention and data collection as prescribed by the client’s treatment plan, including monitoring and accommodating frequent program modifications, as well as accurately collecting and reporting data.
-Strictly follow designated protocols to foster skills and behavior generalization.
-Submit to occasional fidelity and competency checks conducted by consultants or lead teachers during therapy sessions.
-Stay apprised of the client’s IBP and/or PCSP Program and demonstrate competency in all skills listed under the supervision of the Autism Specialist, Consultant, or Case Manager.
-Complete weekly communication reports summarizing successes or concerns with both administrative (e.g. schedule, pay) and therapy tasks (programs, behavior).

Employees must also achieve at least 80% accuracy on the initial IBT training within three (3) months of employment. Employees failing to achieve 80% accuracy will be placed on unpaid administrative leave until this outcome can be achieved.

Additional Benefits and Bonuses Available!

-Initial Training Bonus: Employees who complete required training in its entirety by their assigned completion date will receive an initial bonus of $50.
-Three-Month Performance Bonus: An additional bonus of $300 will be given to those employees who bill an average of 10 or more hours per week for the three consecutive months following completion of their training.
-Professional Development Assistance: Employees have the opportunity to receive in-house CPR and MANDT training and certification at significantly reduced or zero cost.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $9.00 – $15.00 per hour

Apply here: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=behavioral+therapist&jk=684ddfcad3eade35&_ga=2.53257192.1942913556.1638459541-174090390.1638459541. 

Childcare Board Candidates

TDC Learning Centers, Inc. is seeking volunteers who want to make a difference in their community through service to children and families in Greater Topeka.

TDC Learning Centers, Inc. has been providing high quality, affordable child care and early learning programs in the Topeka community for over 55 years. We operate 4 Centers in Topeka that serve children ages two weeks to six years old. We invite you to visit our website, www.learnplaygrow.org to learn more about us!

The board seeks individuals with the relevant skills, knowledge and passion to help our agency advance its mission: providing early educational services and child care to facilitate the development of children and families to their fullest potential. In other words, we want people like you! We are welcome to anyone who is interested. TDC is looking to bring on a volunteer social worker, has a background in law, and those in the childcare field.

As a board member we will ask you to:
• Engage in the business of the board of directors, including attending scheduled meetings
• Assist TDC in carrying out its mission
• Perform due diligence in all matters pertaining to TDC Learning Centers
• Support TDC as a community ambassador and advocate for child care and early education issues
• Support TDC with a personal financial contribution and through fundraising activities
• Use your skills and network with other community volunteers to identify skills needed to assist TDC

As a board member you can expect:
• Timely and accurate information in preparation for board meetings so you can make enlightened business decisions
• Engaged communication regarding TDC business concerns
• Dedicated staff and volunteer board committed to advancing TDC’s mission
• To be part of an organization that makes a difference in the lives of Topeka children every day

This is a volunteer position.

We encourage you to step forward as a leader and inquire further by emailing Karin Juarez, our Executive Director, at karin@learnplaygrow.org or by calling our office at (785) 272-5051.

TDC Assistant Teacher

The assistant teacher reports to the center director and works under the guidance of the lead teacher in performing the daily classroom activities. Position hours 8:00am-4:30pm or 4:00pm-6:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Compensation is $10-$12/hour. Interested candidates should complete the application at www.learnplaygrow.org/employment . Application forms may be sent to karin@learnplaygrow.org or can be dropped off at 3601 SW 29th St., Ste. 209, Topeka. 

Listing expires on Friday September 17th, 2021

TDC Center Float

Center float should be lead qualified through KDHE child care licensing to assist classrooms in performing the daily classroom activities or assisting teachers with daily breaks. Position hours 10:00am-6:00pm or 7:30am-5:30pm with a two-hour break, Monday- Friday.

Compensation is $10-$12/hour. Interested candidates should complete the application at www.learnplaygrow.org/employment . Application forms may be sent to karin@learnplaygrow.org or can be dropped off at 3601 SW 29th St., Ste 209, Topeka.

Listing expires on Friday September 17th, 2021

Preschool Teacher

Job description

The Lead Preschool Teacher is responsible for the early education of children between 4 and 5 years old. They will prepare and implement engaging and developmentally appropriate lesson plans for the children in their classroom. The goal is to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic individual who enjoys teaching young children. They will have a GED or H.S. diploma and, preferably, have completed coursework in Early Childhood Education, or similar. They will have the flexibility to work a shift between 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM and have reliable transportation to the center to ensure consistency for the children.

Job Duties

Guide children in their care through education/development programs.

Think on their feet and respond to each child’s needs efficiently.

Work closely with the classroom Lead and the Center Director to ensure that guidelines are adhered to.

Prepare and implement engaging and developmentally appropriate lesson plans

Modelling appropriate behaviors, even when not on duty.

Monitor children’s development, observing and evaluating children to keep track of their progress.

Ensure that the classroom remains safe and conductive to learning at all times.

Ensure close communication with parents throughout the day should the need arise.

Keep a log of the day’s events for parents.

Collaborate with other teachers and parents to recognize issues students are facing and recommend solutions.

Comply with state, school, and class rules and regulations.

Attend all trainings and faculty meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

Have at least one year of experience working in a licensed childcare center, preferably with toddlers or preschoolers.

Have a happy demeanor and love children.

Genuinely care about children and their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.

Be knowledgeable about state licensing requirements and understand that we will be in compliance at all times.

Be clean, neat, and a good role model for impressionable children.

Have demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice.

Be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Be able to pass a background check.

Compensation is $13-$16/hour depending on qualifications. Email a resume and a brief personal introduction to apply@countryidsdaycare.com.

Listing expires on Thursday August 19th, 2021

Daycare Lead Teacher Position

Must be at least 18 years of age.
High School diploma or equivalent AND one (1) of the three (3) options below;
1. Five (5) sessions of observation for not less than two and one half (2 ½) consecutive hours per observation in licensed preschools or child care centers. Child care center staff shall plan their observations so that daily activities during morning, lunch, naptime and late afternoon can be observed AND One (1) year of teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools.
2. Seven to nine (7 – 9) semester hours academic credit in child development or early childhood education and three (3) months prior experience in a licensed center or preschool.
3. Child Development Associate credential (CDA)
Must have knowledge of the licensing regulations governing school-age programs.
Valid driver’s license (prefer Kansas).
Ability to pass a criminal background check.

Payment Rate: $10.56 – $11.35 hourly rate based on experience & education Working Hours: 40 hrs. – Full time – Year Round Benefits Eligible: Yes

To apply, call Lisa Whitehair-Carver at 785-597-5156 or email lcarver@usd343.org.

Listing expires on Sunday June 6th, 2021

Jr. Pre-K Lead teacher

Basic Function
The Lead Teacher is responsible for a classroom or unit of children and at times other center children as assigned. The Lead Teacher reports to the center director, and works in collaboration with other teachers in the center.

Minimum Qualifications
• Child Development Associate credential, Associates Degree or a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, or a related field of study with minimum 12 semester hours in the area of Early Childhood Education or Child Development is preferred.
• Relevant teaching experience will be considered in lieu of education.
• Demonstrates emotional maturity and stability, and the ability to handle crisis situations.
• Demonstrates leadership ability and organizational skills.

Principle Responsibilities
• Plans and follows a consistent daily schedule which includes a balance of quiet and active activities: self selected activities, outdoor play, lunch, snacks, and occasional field trips.
• Arranges effective, appropriate and safe learning centers which foster children’s learning through play and exploration.
• Creates environments that facilitate learning in all developmental areas: cognitive, language, physical, social and emotional.
• Knowledgeable of and implements TDC Curriculums.
• Uses positive guidance for behaviors. Anticipates and defuses disruptive behaviors.
(Physical punishment, hitting, slapping, spanking, shouting or threatening children will not be tolerated, and will result in immediate termination of employment.)
• Uses on-going assessment and evaluation to meet the specific developmental needs of each child.
• Develops and implements an individual learning plan for each child. Involves the parents in developing the child’s individual learning plan, via twice yearly parent-teacher conferences and provides 2 written progress reports. (The center director will assist the lead teacher with the parent-teacher conferences.)
• Maintains a friendly cooperative, professional working relationships with all center staff, other TDC staff, volunteers, parents, children and others involved with the child care program.
• Works cooperatively, or in a supervisory role, with assistant teachers in the classroom and in the center.
• Knows the TDC policies and procedures and KDHE licensing regulations and complies with them.
• Attends center staff meetings, and the periodic TDC agency staff meetings, parent activities, etc.
• Completes a minimum of 15 hours of in-service training each year. Provides verification of attendance.
• Performs other tasks as requested by the Center Director.

Physical Demands
• Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.
• Must be able to visually observe children in the classroom and on the playground.
• Job requires ability to lift and carry small children.
• Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull up to 40 lbs.
• Frequent bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, or by bending legs at knees and extending hands and arms in any direction are movements required to carry out job duties.
• Must be able to move body fast enough to keep small children from harm.

Work Environment
Majority of work time is spent in a pleasant interior, with good lighting and temperature control.
Daily outside play time is a licensing requirement. The parameters are described by KDHE.

Compensation is $11/hour with a variety of benefits such as supplemental insurance, IRA account, PTO and holiday pay. If interested, complete the application at www.learnplaygrow.org/employment. Completed applications can be emailed to karin@learnplaygrow.org or dropped off at 3601 SW 29th St., Suite 209.

Listing expires on Saturday May 22nd, 2021

Lead Teacher: 2 year olds

Jars of Clay Children’s Center is looking for a full time two year old lead teacher. Applicants must have the required KDHE trainings and be lead teacher qualified. Hours are Monday – Friday 9:30 – 6:00.

Compensation is based on experience and education. Resumes can be emailed to jarsofclay@kansas.usa.com. Call the center to set up a time to fill out an application or with questions, 785-379-9098.

Listing expires on Saturday May 22nd, 2021