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Early Learning Teacher (ELT)

Hope House Colorado
Posted: 01/28/2022
Salary/Range: $27,000 - $29,000
Arvada, CO

Mission Statement: Hope House Colorado (HHC) empowers parenting teenage moms to achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and for their children.

Position Title:  Early Learning Teacher (ELT) Exemption Status: Salaried, Non-Exempt
Reports To:  Early Learning Manager (ELM) Salary Range: $27,000 – $29,000
Department: Program Benefits Eligibility: Eligible
Work Environment: This role is part-time, 25 hours/week to be worked on the HHC campus, except when offsite for HHC work-related purposes.  Shifts will be scheduled between 8am-8pm Monday – Friday.

Position Summary: The Early Learning Teacher (“ELT”) is responsible for maintaining a warm, welcoming, loving, educational and orderly environment while providing responsive care to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and occasional support for school-aged children implementing activities that provide children opportunities to practice developmental milestones.


  • Must have a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance
  • Must pass a criminal background check, driving record check, and drug screen
  • Excellent communication skills, collaboration and teamwork skills and the ability to work well with others
  • Flexibility and ability to stay calm in stressful situations
  • Committed to continually working towards the mission of Hope House Colorado

Desired Skills and Attributes:

  • Experience working with children of at-risk populations
  • Experience in early childhood education, preferably with infants and toddlers
  • Knowledge of early childhood education and child development principles and practices
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

Education or Training:

  • Child Development Associate or Associates degree in Early Childhood Education required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build a positive, trusting and working relationship with each child and mom through daily communication in a warm, approachable and supportive manner
  • Provide individualized care for children to ensure children’s health and safety
  • Work within the Early Learning (“EL”) team to create an environment that supports and encourages exploration
  • Provide consistent, caring, sensitive and responsive interactions with children using positive techniques
  • Model appropriate teacher/child interactions
  • Positively interact with EL classroom volunteers
  • Provide daily activities based on children’s needs and interests that stimulate learning in all areas of child development
  • Utilize the comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum, Little InvestiGators, in order to help children to meet objective targets
  • Implement FirstLook Orange Bible curriculum into daily activities to enhance spiritual growth and development 0f the children in Early Learning.
  • Work within the EL team to provide care for up to 10 children of various ages, ranging from 3 mos-8 years
  • Provide classroom support to EL team during ASQ-3 screenings of children in EL
  • Attend monthly Early Learning meetings, monthly All Staff meetings and Bi- weekly Program Team meetings, and 1×1’s with ELM
  • Attend Mommy and Me events and field trips as assigned
  • Work within the EL team to ensure the order and cleanliness of the EL center daily

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote the values of HHC throughout the organization and external relationships
  • Attend team and organizational meetings, activities, and events.
  • Collaborate with HHC staff and perform job duties to advance the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Supervise, support, and appreciate volunteers assisting in Early Learning and throughout the organization.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and within a team, seeking guidance as appropriate.
  • Comply with all organizational policies and procedures.
  • Potentially assist with knowledge transfer to support HHC expansion goals.

Physical Requirements:

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:

  • Ability to conduct activities involving kneeling, bending, crouching, crawling, twisting, reaching
  • Supervise children by sight and sound
  • Sit on the floor or crouch at child’s level
  • Lift children weighing up to 45 pounds
  • Ability to push or pull 50 pounds
  • Grasp and manipulate equipment and materials
  • Respond to unanticipated situations involving activities of young children

Supervisory Duties: None


  1. Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables
  2. Relationship building: Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect
  3. Stress Tolerance: Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations
  4. Planning and organizing: Coordinates ideas and resources to achieve goals
  5. Approachability: Easy to approach and talk to
  6. Career Ambition: Knows what she wants from a career and actively works on it
  7. Compassion: Genuinely cares about people
  8. Ethics and values: Adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times
  9. Humor: Has a positive and constructive sense of humor
  10. Personal Learning: Picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal and managerial behaviors quickly
  11. Priority Setting: Spends time and the time of others on what’s important
  12. Problem solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  13. Time Management: Uses time effectively and efficiently

Note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. We are a team and support each other in all ways necessary to continue working toward the Hope House mission.

Benefits: HHC benefits are available to employees who consistently work a minimum of 24 hours a week. Benefits offered are subject to change at HHC’s sole discretion.

  • Health Benefits: Employees may elect medical, dental, vision & life insurance plans.
  • Simple IRA: Employees may choose to make salary reduction contributions through HHC’s Simple IRA plan and HHC will match the employee’s contribution up to a maximum of 3% of the employee’s annual salary.

Paid Time Off (PTO):

  • Vacation: Upon hire, employees earn 6 hours of vacation per paycheck up to 120 hours (3 weeks) in a year. Part-time employees are currently eligible for vacation pay that is prorated based on the number of hours normally scheduled to work. Accruals are adjusted to increase vacation earned based on length of employment with HHC.
  • Holidays: HHC observes eleven (11) holidays throughout the year. Salaried employees are paid for these holidays according to the nationally recognized observation day for each holiday.
  • Sick Leave: HHC provides eligible employees with Paid Sick and Safe Leave (PSSL) and Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) in accordance with the requirements of Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA). 
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