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ChildServe Childcare Teacher- Ames- FT in Ames, Iowa

Childcare Teacher- Ames- FT

Direct Care (Respite/SCL, Childcare, Day Health, Homes)
Ames, Iowa



As a ChildServe Teacher, you'll provide care and instruction for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years at our childcare center in Ames. You will also maintain an environment and support 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.


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 T.E.A.C.H. scholarship program which provides an additional stipend to individuals working in eligible early care and educational programs.

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 indoors and outdoors

  • Ensure classroom ratio is maintained at all times

  • Maintain and support an environment 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 when interacting with others

  • Accurately document all observations, significant events, and services rendered

What You'll Need

  • A High School diploma is required

  • A minimum one year experience serving children required, a supervised practicum may substitute for one year of experience

  • One year of college education in Early Childhood, Child Development or Child Development Associate (CDA) is required

  • A Bachelor’s degree or associates degree in Early Childhood or development preferred

  • A current certification in CPR, First Aid, Mandatory Reporting, Universal Precautions and Medication Administrator is preferred

  • Ability to pass a ChildServe physical examination at commencement of employment and thereafter as regulations require

  • Ability to lift up to 35lbs, be mobile within the classroom and playground areas, and frequently bend, lift, reach, and stand

  • A post-offer/pre-employment 2 step TB test or chest x-ray

  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language

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 4,600 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 to 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.