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Substitute Receptionist

Seeking an individual(s) to provide staffing/coverage for the Receptionist position at Child’s Voice. This will be on an as needed basis to cover vacations, sick days, leave, etc. The receptionist position is a high-profile position and is the first person to represent the face of Child’s Voice whether on the phone, or when individuals visit Child’s Voice. Hours when called to cover the position are 7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and located in Wood Dale, Ill.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Wage is minimum wage or higher based on experience.

The Substitute Receptionist’s primary accountability is answering the phone, maintaining the access at the main entry to the building and providing basic clerical support services as assigned. The individual in this position is expected to be able to multi-task, while ensuring accuracy and efficiency in all areas. Further, this individual should expect to work under pressure with many interruptions continuously from the phones, staff, vendor deliveries, and visitors.

The Substitute Receptionist is expected to promote goodwill along with conveying a positive and professional image of Child’s Voice and maintain the highest level of confidentiality of all School, student, parent, staff and vendor information.

Required experience and training:

  • Critical attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • High school diploma
  • Enjoy being around/with children

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Music Teacher

Child’s Voice is seeking a Music Teacher for 8-12 hours/month. This position will work with students from 18 months – 8 years old.

The music teacher is expected to provide educational leadership in helping students to actualize their academic, emotional, and social growth to its fullest potential. He/she must demonstrate a sound theoretical knowledge of music education curriculum and teaching strategies. The music teacher must be able to relate well to students, parents and appropriate representatives of participating school systems and to the entire staff of the school

  • Provide direct musical instruction services to the students in the location and time designated.
  • Serve as a consultant to the other staff members, including regular school staff, pertaining to the special needs of the students in their classroom, sharing specialized expertise that they may possess.
  • Prepare for classes assigned and provide weekly lesson plans to the School Principal.
  • Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning within limits of the resources provided by the program.
  • Encourage students to develop independence and responsibility.
  • Plan for the use of an assigned Teacher Aide.
  • Expand vocabulary and language skills.
  • Providing student opportunities to perform.
  • Incorporate parents in Early Intervention sessions.
  • Prepare a written progress statement for each School Program student for their annual review meeting.
  • Develop, create, and direct the annual Winter Festival performance (December) for all students (ages 3 – 8 years old) to perform.
  • Create a Recognition Ceremony performance (May), in which all students participate.

Experience & Training

  • Music Education
  • Preferred knowledge of Musikgarten curriculum
  • Previous experience teaching young children/students music is preferable.
  • Genuine interest in serving the needs of students.
  • Support and interest in the philosophy of Child’s Voice and its programs

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Bilingual Aide – Wood Dale

This Teacher’s Aide will assist the teacher(s) and or speech language pathologist(s) to whom he/she is assigned. General duties include, but are not limited to, helping to ensure the classroom runs smoothly, supporting children during recess and snack times, preparing teaching materials, documenting and recording student progress and data and providing other assistance as needed.
Interested candidates MUST be fluent in Spanish, both written and spoken. Please include information on your Spanish experience/skills in your resume or email.
The position is full-time (estimated 30-32 hours per week), without benefits. The position is based on the academic year, August – May with an option to continue for the five-week extended year program in June – July. The position will be located in Wood Dale exclusively. Hourly compensation is based on prior experience and skill set.
Desired experience and training:

  • High School diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Hold a paraprofessional certificate or be willing to obtain one.
  • Should have previous experience working with children in a daycare or early childhood setting.
  • Experience using office machines for duplication, lamination, collation, etc.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software.
  • Genuine interest in serving the needs of students.
  • Interest and support of Child’s Voice and its mission.

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VOLUNTEER – Child’s Voice Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Child’s Voice serves as the governing body and custodian of Child’s Voice investments.  Each member of the Board assumes the responsibility to initiate and establish policies governing Child’s Voice and to maintain a fiduciary responsibility over the financial affairs of the organization. Here is a listing of the roles & responsibilities of a Child’s Voice Board member.  Individuals interested in joining the Board, should complete the application through the link below. Thank you!

  • Support the mission, goals and objectives of Child’s Voice,
  • Attend all Board and committee meetings. (75% minimum for Board meetings required),
  • Serve on a committee of the Board and provide leadership to that committee,
  • Financially contribute to Child’s Voice per the following methods,
    • Each Board member is asked to contribute $1,000 annually,
    • An additional $2,000 is requested in a “GET” of donations solicited and coordinated by the Board member. This encourages Board members to share their excitement and knowledge of Child’s Voice with others and to engage those in attendance at annual events.
  • Attend both the annual Autumn Gala and Golf Tournament in support of Child’s Voice,
  • Attend at least one (1) school function in an academic year (Winter Festival, Recognition Ceremony, Special Friends Day),
  • Adhere to Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality policies at all times,
  • Propose perspective Board members to aid in growth and diversity of the Board,
  • Participate in governance of the Board including annual self-evaluation,
  • Review Board meeting materials prior to the meeting to be informed in matters in need of discussion and/or voting,
  • Express opinions and share expertise during discussions and debates, and speak with one voice regarding final resolutions and determinations of the Board,
  • Promote Child’s Voice and its mission to increase public awareness, understanding and support of the organization in your professional and personal life.

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VOLUNTEER – Snack/Recess Help

Volunteers are needed to staff snack & recess from September – May, Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

These volunteers will assist and support Teaching Assistants and Teachers through the snack and recess periods. This will include:

  • Provide supervision to children,
  • Assist in maintaining a calm and safe environment,
  • Helping children open food items,
  • Engaging students in play during recess,
  • Speak and converse with students to stimulate conversation and language,
  • And more.

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