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  • The Childhood League Center is a dynamic work environment committed to collaboration and innovative programming. The Center values a team-based approach and encourages the sharing of expertise and diverse perspectives to ensure state-of-the-art programming.

    The Center’s mission, children, and families contribute significantly to making The Center one of the Best Places to Work in central Ohio, as previously recognized by Columbus’ Business First.

  • Our staff is what makes us unique. The professional, caring staff includes a teaching team in each classroom, physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists, social workers, a registered nurse, a child and family therapist, and transportation specialists who serve our children and families.

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  • School Year ‘21-22 – Teacher Assistant – Preschool Program

    Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

    The Childhood League Center, a licensed early childhood education program, has an exciting opportunity for a Teacher Assistant to assist the preschool teaching team in the daily function of classroom management. We seek a high-energy, collaborative, flexible and creative professional with excellent communication skills.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Assists teaching team in an inclusive classroom with children with and without special needs
    • Lead small group experiences
    • Provide educational support for all children in classroom: provide guidance, lead small groups, attend to children’s needs
    • Actively participate with teaching team in educational planning
    • Collaborate and communicate with team members to integrate educational and therapeutic strategies into classroom experience
    • Prepare and adapt materials for use in the classroom
    • Help establish a positive learning environment
    • Maintain classroom routines and organization
    • Implement and maintain program policies
    • Collect data and portfolio development related to assessment, Individual Educational Plan (IEP) progress reports and all goals
    • Participate in professional development
    • Attend staff meetings, team meetings, parent conferences and other meetings as needed
    • Miscellaneous duties as needed including, but not limited to, duty for lunch/recess/cleaning

    Requirements:
    • CPL 2 required, with CPL 3 preferred
    • CDA or Bachelor Degree in a related field preferred, with preference of the latter
    • One to two years recent experience working in a classroom setting with children with special needs required
    • Must be able to lift, carry, push/pull fifty (50) pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of up to fifty (50) pounds; stooping, bending, twisting, sitting on floor for long periods of time. Will be required to move/lift/relocate pieces of adaptive equipment, also must be able to lift physically handicapped and non-ambulatory students – required
    • Successful completion of a background check (BCII & FBI) and drug screen required

    *3 positions available

    Please submit your resume to Paula Litton at PaulaL@childhoodleague.org or send to The Childhood League Center, Attn: Paula, 674 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

    24-hours per week (part-time) year-round Social Worker

    The Social Worker provides support services for families of infants and young children under the age of three who are enrolled in Center programs. The Social Worker is responsible for intake, case management, family assessment, family training and ongoing family support services, including transition into preschool and other community settings. Social workers function as part of an interdisciplinary team, both representing family needs/issues and advocating for families.

    Reporting Structure:
    Social Worker reports to the Early Intervention (EI) and Family Services Supervisor.
    • Facilitate the intake process: phone referrals, tours, drop-in inquiries, tracking required enrollment paperwork, interact with student database, and attending home visits.
    • Works with Early Intervention (EI) team to assess families’ needs, and establish next steps, as needed.
    • Maintain community relationships (schools, outside resources, Help Me Grow (HMG) etc.) and collaborating on behalf and for the benefit of students and families.•
    • Assist EI team in linking families to resources in the community—providing information, making direct referrals, accompanying parents to community meetings/tours, assisting with completion of paperwork. This may include facilitating follow-up communication between EI team, family and outside service providers.
    • Promote healthy relationships that are respectful and supportive of all families, which include the awareness of cultural diversity. Maintain detailed confidential documentation of work with and regarding EI families.
    • Support parent education, family events and encourage family involvement at The Center. Actively participates in the ongoing development of parent programming. Acts as a liaison w/Families Connecting.
    • Coordination of benevolent services, such as holiday help, the furniture program, ongoing emergency funds, and pantry donations.
    • Support The Center’s programming, as needed, which includes, but is not limited to: lunch duty, escorting children to and from classrooms, providing back-up support at the front desk during drop off and pickup as needed, and attending PD sessions.
    • Attend required meetings including: EI team meetings, Family Services team meetings, all-staff meetings, reflective supervision meetings with EI and Family Service Supervisor.
    • Participate collaboratively with TECIP team and participate/complete in TECIP training within first year from hire date.
    • Supervise social work intern student, establishing a learning contract, ongoing coordinate learning opportunities in The Center and community, provide consultation and monitor the student’s progress throughout the school year when such placements occur at The Center.
    • Maintain professional license requirements through continuing education
    • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

    Requirements:
    • BSW or MSW w/current LSW license REQUIRED
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to interact with professionals, parents/families and staff
    • General computer skills, including Microsoft Word, email, and the internet
    • Ability to relate to variety of audiences
    • Ability to create presentations for staff and parent/family education

    Physical/Mental Demands and Work Environment:
    • Tools/Equipment Use: Desktop PC with keyboard and mouse, laptop, scanner, calculator, software, desk, and adjustable chair.
    • Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping, bending, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing, pulling and twisting.
    • Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of a mouse; occasional reaching
    • Lifting: Occasional lifting and carrying (less than 20 pounds)
    • Environment: Works in office setting; may require occasional irregular hours and/or prolonged hours.
    • Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
    • Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions.

    Please submit your resume to Paula Litton at PaulaL@childhoodleague.org or send to The Childhood League Center, Attn: Paula, 674 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

    Email a cover letter and resume to paulal@childhoodleague.org

    Put the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

    You may also mail your letter and resume to The Childhood League Center, c/o Paula Litton, 674 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

    The Childhood League Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

    The Childhood League Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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