Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. Excel Center Gary - Childcare Assistant (Full Time) in Gary, Indiana

Excel Center Gary - Childcare Assistant (Full Time) - Gary, IN

Excel Center Gary - Childcare Assistant (Full Time)

  • 17-May-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (EST)

  • Gary, IN, USA

  • $8.50

  • Hourly

  • Full Time

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Position Advertisement Early Childhood Assistant (Full-time, 35 hrs a week)

The Excel Center Northern Indiana is a high-quality, free, public high school for adult learners 18 and older. We provide coursework toward completing the required credits for students to earn an Indiana Core 40 diploma (not a TASC/GED/HSE program). Our students benefit from a structured learning environment with direct/ face-to-face instruction, an accelerated format, small classes and individualized attention that meets the unique needs of adult learners. All students are assigned a life coach providing academic and personal counseling to support students pursuing their goals. Our staff have a significant impact on the lives of students seeking a second chance to change their lives. The Excel Center also requires students to earn industry-recognized certificates and/or dual credit college courses. We are seeking a dynamic and innovative team to assist in this endeavor.


The Kids Excel child development program is designed to provide free, temporary, short-term childcare for the students of the Excel Center until regular childcare is located. The child development center is available when students are studying on site or are in class and will serve children ages 7 weeks up to 12 years of age.

The early childhood assistant ensures the safe and caring management and instruction of all the children entrusted to Kids Excel. This includes monitoring children in the center, serving snacks, and facilitating learning opportunities utilizing HighScope curriculum for the children while in their care. Additionally, the assistant will help keep parents informed of policies and procedures at the center.


  • Continuing Education in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or related field preferred.

  • High school diploma and/or G.E.D required


  • 1 year experience in a childcare setting preferred

  • Course work/training in early childhood development preferred

  • Child/infant CPR and first aid certified or willing to obtain required/ annual TB screen

  • Has working knowledge of computer programs to perform clerical tasks:Microsoft Outlook, Google Applications, Excel, Word and web browsers.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must possess excellent customer service skills

  • Flexible, energetic, and detail oriented

  • Ability to juggle multiple duties

  • Ability to resolve conflicts

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test


  • Facilitates hands-on interactive learning experiences working with children directly

  • Assists in the registration process of children

  • Updates and ensures accuracy of student files

  • Maintains regular communication with parents regarding services, enrollment, scheduling or routine changes, special events for the child(ren)

  • Assists in achieving of short- and long-term goals for Kids Excel

  • Contributes ideas for the development and facilitates the execution of the curriculum and program activities

  • Participates in regular team meetings

  • Other duties as assigned by the Early Childhood Services Director and Early Childhood Lead

  • Assists in weekly lesson plans for children

  • Completes Child Observations Records on children in care

Additional information

Hours of Operation: Hours range from 8:30 am 8:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 10:00 am -noon on Friday. Hours will vary depending on need.

Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc

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