Hope 4 Kids has expanded! We recently opened a second location in Santa Barbara and are looking to hire several teachers and aides for all age groups (infant, toddler and preschool) for both locations.
We are looking for leaders who will bring an amazing heart and devotion to working with young children and be dedicated to partnering with families and staff. The right candidates LOVE children and are energetic, motivated, understand and desire the team-teaching approach, are flexible, creative, and know the value of children learning outdoors. Since our staff is a "family," the right person for any position will also possess the ability to interact and work well with adults and on a team, take direction, be proactive, be a creative, outside-the-box thinker, joyful, energetic, and have a "can-do" attitude. We offer extensive mentoring at Hope 4 Kids as we believe in investing our resources into creating fully-qualified and highly trained individuals in the field of Early Childhood Education. Candidates who have experience and enjoy working with children outside are especially qualified for our program.
We are looking for candidates who are organized and appreciate a clean work environment. We believe in quality care and education for young children. We have a very sweet staff who give above and beyond because we love our program and families. Hope 4 Kids is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), has been rated 5 stars for quality through the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), and is a certified Outdoor Classroom Demonstration Site through the Outdoor Classroom Project (OCP).
Part-time and full-time shifts may be offered
Opportunities for advancement
Full-time lead employees enjoy medical, dental, and vision insurance and sick days
Access to additional insurance and 403-B retirement plans
Professional development opportunities
Early childhood education development
Training typically starts immediately
Qualified candidates for the Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher position possess a minimum of six months of experience working with children under the age of 5 years in a quality, licensed childcare facility, plus a minimum of 12 completed ECE units (including 3 infant/toddler units) from an accredited institution (some Child Development or Education Units accepted).
The right candidate understands and is ready to implement play-based activities, is excited about children learning outdoors, and is an excellent team player full of joy! We have a Zero Tolerance Drug/Alcohol Policy and may require a pre-employment drug/alcohol test. We also require a fingerprint, Child Abuse Index, TB, immunizations, and health clearance prior to employment.
Teacher's Aide positions minimum wage and up (0 to 3 ECE units)
Enrichment or Rover Teacher positions depends on units and experience (minimum of 6 ECE units and enrolled in 3 semester or 2 quarter ECE units)
Teacher and Substitute Teacher positions $13 to $16 hourly
Lead Teacher positions $15 to $19 hourly
Master Lead Teacher positions $17 hourly and up (contact us for qualifications)
If a position at Hope 4 Kids sounds like a good match for you and you'd like to use your unique gifts to shape the scope and future of Hope 4 Kids, we invite you to complete an employment application (http://1226-2529.bloqsites.com/_forms/view/28446). Please feel free to also fax any supporting documents such as your cover letter, transcripts, certificates, etc., to (805) 456-1685.
We hope you enjoy browsing our website (www.h4kelc.org) and look forward to meeting you!
About Hope 4 Kids Early Learning Center
Vision Statement: To be a place where teachers want to work, families seek us out, and children never want to leave.
Hope 4 Kids Early Learning Centers are faith-based, nature-centered quality programs for children ages birth through kindergarten. We have two locations in Santa Barbara to serve families: 560 N. La Cumbre Road and 5070 Cathedral Oaks Road. We have received 5 stars in the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), full accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and we are a certified Outdoor Classroom Demonstration Site (OCP) working to promote quality outdoor experiences for children throughout Santa Barbara County. We are open year-round, Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm and close at 5:00pm on Fridays for staff training and development.
Our amazing staff focuses on the importance and value of play, choices, and social and emotional growth and development. We spend most of our day in our outdoor classrooms discovering, exploring, respecting, and loving nature. At Hope 4 Kids we believe that all children need and deserve quality, loving childcare regardless of ethnic background, religious preference, or income level.
Please visit our website at www.h4kelc.org to learn more!