Infant/Toddler Teacher- Asian Human Services (AHS)

Posted on: July 21, 2023 | |

Are you passionate about working with Toddlers? Apply here.

We offer FREE HSA Employee Only medical coverage, which is effective date of hire, 401K match, up to 24 PTO days, 2 Floating Holidays, 3 Personal days, and 11 paid holidays .

This position also qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).

Do you seek to make a difference in the lives of immigrants, refugees, and the under served?

At Asian Human Services (AHS) our holistic approach to human services improves lives now and for generations ahead. Today, AHS serves everyone who seeks our help, regardless of race or ethnicity. While we continue to deepen our mission with immigrant and refugee communities, all are welcome here.

AHS focuses on culturally comprehensive human services that help people become:

Healthy – with Community Health programs and Behavioral Health counseling.
Educated – through skilled learning programs and a charter school for grades Pre-K to 8 that specializes in preparing children to lead in a global world.
Employed – using comprehensive job-related services that place hundreds of job-seekers into full-time and part-time employment every year.
We are seeking an Early Childhood Teacher for our Early Learning Center:

Department Function:

The early childhood department provides services for children and families prenatal-5 years. We provide a research-based, play focused curriculum that supports children’s development in language and literacy, math, social-emotional skills, the arts, physical development and fosters a love of learning where curiosity is encouraged.

Job Function:

The Early Childhood Teacher will ensure that all children are actively supervised and engaged while in the classroom and on site. The childcare lead is responsible for planning developmentally appropriate and responsive activities, partnering with families, and following all funder and accreditation guidelines including Early Head Start Learning Outcomes, NAEYC Program Standards, DCFS Licensing Rules, and DFSS Chicago Early Learning Standards.


Ensure that the classroom environment is safe, clean, and that all activities are age-appropriate and engaging.
Provide active supervision, supervision which requires focused attention and intentional observation of children at all times. Staff position themselves so that they can observe all the children: watching, counting, and listening at all times.
Support children’s cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development by actively playing with them, speaking with them, and modeling.
Create weekly activity plans using the model of emergent curriculum and the Creative Curriculum lesson planning tool.
Keep records on attendance, development, meals, health, and other as defined by funders.
Facilitate family-style meals and model healthy eating habits.
Follow proper health and hygiene protocols including emergency drills, diapering, toilet training, toothbrushing, and other daily care and health routines.
Document children’s development using Teaching Strategies Gold and documentation panels.
Maintain consistent, daily, and reciprocal communication with families.
Complete developmental questionnaires and facilitate completion of these questionnaires with families.
Schedule and facilitate 2 home visits and two parent-staff conferences per year.
Complete a minimum of 15 professional development hours a year and record them in the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry.
Complete training in first aid/CPR, food handling, and mandated reporting.
Participate in recruitment events.
Maintain a high level of professionalism.
Other duties as defined that support the overall goals of the early childhood program.
Qualifications (Skills/Knowledge/Abilities):

Current Infant/Toddler CDA Credential
Master Degree in ECE/CD
Bachelor Degree in ECE/CD
Associate Degree in ECE/CD
Bachelor Degree in a non ECE/CD field with coursework equivalent to a major in ECE/CD (30 semester hours for a Bachelor Degree)
Associate Degree in a non ECE/CD field with coursework equivalent to a major in ECE/CD (15 semester hours for an Associate Degree)
Infant/Toddler Certificate from a college or university that meets or exceeds the CDA requirement of 120 clock hours of infant/toddler specific coursework
Current IL Gateway to Opportunity Early Childhood Educator Credential Level 3 or higher and a current Infant/Toddler Credential Level 3 or higher

Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.