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Shalom Austin Early Childhood Floating Educator in Austin, Texas

About Us

  • We are Shalom Austin, the hub of Jewish life in Central Texas.

  • We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised of the Jewish Community Center (JCC), Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Service (JFS), and the Jewish Foundation.

  • The majority of our programming operates on 40+ beautiful acres on the Dell Jewish Community Campus in the live music capital of the world ? ?weird? Austin, Texas.

  • We are a passionate group of more than 100 staff working on our mission of enhancing the quality of Jewish life in the greater Austin area and around the world through philanthropy, education, social service, culture, spirituality and total wellness.

About You

  • You don?t have to be Jewish to work with us; we promise to love you just as much as we love our Jewish staff.

  • You care about UNITY. You recognize the importance of one team that leverages resources, talents and expertise to achieve a common purpose.

  • You care about EXCELLENCE. You are committed to continual improvement and you consistently set new standards for success.

  • You care about RESPECT. You nurture your workplace through honesty, sincerity and responsibility.

  • You care about CREATIVITY. You approach both opportunities and obstacles with a spirit of flexibility, thinking critically to achieve innovative solutions.

  • You care about INITIATIVE. You are a self-starter, driven to exceed expectations and claim a sense of ownership as you pursue your goals.

  • You care about KNOWLEDGE. You engage in continuous learning and actively seek opportunities that provide professional enrichment and personal fulfillment.

About the Job

We need you to fill the role of a Floating Educator. This is a FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT position. It?s an exciting opportunity for a creative educator eager to collaborate with like-minded professionals in a progressive, mission-driven, non-profit organization. You?ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other education professionals in a variety of early childhood age level classrooms as needed;

  • Demonstrate flexibility, organizational strategies, and critical thinking skills;

  • Value each child as capable, resilient, and rich with both wonder and knowledge and instinctively discover with the children in their curiosity and investigations about the world;

  • Implement time-management and behavior management strategies to adhere to daily classroom schedules including individual and group activities, classroom and playground times, enrichment projects, toileting/diapering, snacks/lunch, and rest/nap periods;

  • Use open-ended questioning strategies and positive redirection, as well as provide facilitative classroom skills;

  • Implement daily lesson plans and creative, hands-on activities using sensory and natural materials and based upon the interests of the children rather than simply based on designated themes;

  • Document individual and group activities and social, emotional learning based upon observations of children's interactions and moods;

  • Partner daily with parents, infusing values in all classroom interactions and activities.

Job Requirements

  • Possess a Child Development Associate credential, degree in Education, or college coursework in child development;

  • 1+ Years of experience in Early Childhood Education;

  • Experience and/or degrees in a related field considered;

  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (which may, depending on the position you are hired for, include an FBI fingerprint check);

  • Adhere to our Mission, Core Values, and all HR policies and procedures.

Compensation and Benefits

  • We?ll pay you an hourly salary of $12.00-$14.00.

  • We offer outstanding medical insurance coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield, and we?ll pay 80% of the premium cost on your behalf.

  • We provide life and long-term disability insurance, and we pay 100% of the cost for you.

  • We will give you lots of paid time off. First-year employees receive: 18 days of paid time off, and more than 15 Jewish and Federal holidays.

  • We?ll offer you up to a 50% discount for your kiddos in our amazing early childhood program, as enrollment allows.

  • We understand that you need a work/life balance and that you have commitments outside of the workplace, so we?ll do our very best to offer you some flexibility in your work schedule.

  • We?ll provide you with the opportunity to make a difference in the Central Texas Jewish community every day.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we cannot respond to individual telephone inquiries about whether or not a position has been filled. Only applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted by phone; all other applicants will be notified by email.

Shalom Austin provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion*, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

*Due to the nature of our organization and the needs of certain positions, there are times when preference is given to applicants who identify as Jewish.