For over forty years, the Chinese American Service League has been the largest, most comprehensive nonprofit social service agency in the Midwest dedicated to the physical, economic, and emotional health of Asian Americans—as well as people of all races, ethnicities, religions, lifestyles, and needs in the greater Chicago area.
Our comprehensive programs provide an educational and cultural foundation for children, ensure seniors live full and independent lives with dignity, enhance education and training for tomorrow’s workforce, strengthen families while honoring cultural heritage, secure our community's housing and financial well- being, and achieve positive social systemic change through advocacy.
Our multilingual, multicultural employees know the challenges of the immigrant experience and strive to have a positive impact for over 10,000 people we serve annually. Supported by CASL, our immigrant community members live prosperous and empowered lives integrating the best of all cultures.
The Co-Teacher reports to the Children Development Center (CDC) Coordinator and plans, implements and evaluates developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive activities, especially in the language of Chinese, in a team-teaching setting for two to five year old pre-school children in accordance with different funding requirements.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Based on the Educational Plan, plans, implements and evaluates developmentally and culturally appropriate classroom activities, especially in the language of Chinese, which meet the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, language, nutrition, health and safety needs of pre-school children.This includes lesson plans, daily schedules, room arrangement, and use of materials/methods. S(he) performs tasks required by all the funding sources, including doing ESI-R screening, and doing on-going authentic observation and assessment of each child’s developmental needs, especially their native language development, and assisting Lead Teacher in maintaining individualized child educational files by collecting data, writing notes, for report completions. S(he) also participates in planning and implementing IEP’s for all children in a team-setting.
Advanced Certificate or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Minimum of two years’ teaching experience in a setting with pre-school/primary grades. Chinese/English bilingual is preferred. Requires basic computer skills, e.g. word processing, Excel, internet, etc.
Internal Number: 1143
About Chinese American Service League
CASL is the largest, most comprehensive social service agency in the Midwest dedicated to serving the needs of Chinese Americans. For 40 years, we have welcomed all who walk through our doors regardless of backgrounds, lifestyles, and needs:
• Providing an educational and cultural foundation for our children
• Ensuring our seniors live full and independent lives with dignity
• Enhancing education and training for tomorrow’s workforce
• Strengthening families while honoring cultural heritage
• Securing our community’s housing and financial well-being
With more than 500 multilingual and multicultural professional and support staff — complemented by a team of over 250 dedicated volunteers — we offer our clients vital physical, economic, mental, and social support. Our $13+ million budget — which includes generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporate donors — supports programming that primarily serves immigrants who often lack formal education, possess few transferable job skills, and know little of the new world around them. Since many of these individuals do not speak English and sometimes have no family or friends in the area, CASL becomes their insta...nt family, friend, and teacher. With our support, CASL clients become thriving residents of the greater Chicago community, making valuable contributions as independent, productive members of society. In the words of one of those clients, “We had nothing but our dreams. The Chinese American Service League helped us realize them.”