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Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
Chicago, IL 60614
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JOB TITLE: Summer and Full Time School Age Worker/Teacher STATUS: Full Time



DIVISION: Marillac St. Vincent Family Services





As stewards of the Vincentian spirit, employees of Marillac St. Vincent Family Services are committed to strengthening and empowering those most in need to reach their greatest potential. We fulfill our mission through quality programs for children, teens, families, seniors and homeless.

Core Values

Our employees commit themselves as individuals to live out the core values of integrity, excellence, creativity, advocacy, respect and empowerment in our daily work, as we serve the needs of others.

Integrity - Acting with transparency, humility and honesty

Excellence - Providing quality care with compassion

Creativity - Being continuously resourceful and inventive

Advocacy - Supporting the cause of those who lack resources for a reasonable quality of life

Respect - Recognizing our own value and upholding the dignity and value of all people

Empowerment - Providing skills and resources to achieve full human development

Team Behaviors

  1. Versatility Understanding and appreciating different and opposing perspectives on an issue; adapting ones approach as the requirements of the situation change; an eagerness for positive action; self-control; active listening.
  2. A collaborative work model Cooperatively working and sharing responsibility; contributing to the group effort; realizing a sense of commitment and ownership in the success of the organizations goals.
  3. Mutual accountability Holds others accountable with their roles; provides and receives feedback and takes constructive action.
  4. Client/customer advocate Identifies opportunities to improve quality of services; presents ones self professionally.
  5. Protects confidentiality & privacy Respects and protects information about all staff and clients.

General Summary

Plan and implement a recreational program designed for emotional, social, and physical development of children within the framework of the agency philosophy and objectives, under the direction of the Childcare Supervisor and the Child Development Director.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Create a secure environment that invites learning through exploration and discovery.
  2. Plan, prepare weekly academic-assistance plans and conduct an appropriate daily program.
  3. Guide, supervise and provide for the safety of all children within the classroom, on the playground, in the gym times and during field trips. Assure children have proper outer attire for all outside activities. Escort children to parks, on walking trips in the neighborhood and on field trips. Actively chaperone children, including full alert attention and provide for childrens safety at all times.
  4. Respectfully guide and implement family-style mealtimes, eating with the children to model healthy nutrition habits and table manners.
  5. Plan & implement creative activities which help children develop large muscle development during gym, or large motor, or outdoor times in both individual play and group experiences. Set up gym equipment for individual and organized games. Make full use of bicycles and active play equipment for organized games when outdoors. Return equipment to its proper place before leaving area. Stand by play equipment and gives full attention to children.
  6. Spend individual time with each child each day.
  7. Talk with children in ways that show respect and caring. Talk with children to build optimum self-esteem.
  8. Establish consistent rules and behavioral expectations and convey them clearly and consistently. Help children to resolve conflicts by using a problem-solving approach. Ask children open-ended questions and make suggestions to promote problem solving.
  9. Attend to children's physical needs. Staff practices regular and proper hand washing techniques. Practices proper use of rubber gloves. These procedures should be handled in a relaxed manner.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of the stages of children's development in all areas.
  11. Keep inventory of materials and equipment and recommends to supervisor when replacements are needed. Notify supervisor in writing of any needed repairs or maintenance in the playroom or playground to insure the safety of the children. Maintain and care for equipment in an orderly physical environment. Washing and cleaning of tables, shelves and equipment, sweeping floor etc.
  12. Regularly keep parents informed of their child's growth and development in a respectful, professional manner and encourages parents to participate in the program. Respect cultural diversity. Support parents helping them feel confident as parents. Provide opportunities for parents to learn about the curriculum and how they can extend learning at home. Conduct parent-teacher conferences twice a year.
  13. At least annually, conduct an assessment with the Supervisor & Director to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the program and set program goals for the next year.
  14. Act with integrity and aspire to model our Core Values in the delivery of all services.

    Job Requirements


Requires two years of credits from an accredited college or university toward a Bachelors in Early Childhood/ Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation or other related fields or an Associate Degree in Early Childhood or related fields, Plus minimum 2 years experience in group child care.


Preferred Bachelors Degree in early childhood/Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation or other related fields from an accredited college or university.


  • Prior experience in group childcare is also preferred.
  • Requires emotional maturity, respect, and patience for children to: model appropriate behavior; and to contribute to each child's physical, intellectual, social, emotional and developmental needs.
  • Able to accompany children on Child Development Program related outings and attend to physical needs of the children.
  • Able to lead/participate in recreational and educational activities with the children as a role model. Capable of providing for the physical safety of active school-age children in her/his immediate care.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Basic computer skills to be able to check email navigate websites and use Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must maintain CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Sign on Bonus of $500


Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  2. The employee must occasionally lift and/move up to 30 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Student Classroom.
  2. Outside on playground and in the community.
  3. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud

MSV IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education.


Posted: 2022-06-15 Expires: 2022-07-17

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