Job Title:       Early Childhood Teacher
Program:      Residential Education
Hours:            Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Supervisor:   Director of Education

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support provides safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence and their children. All of the services at Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support are confidential and no cost. Through every effort we put forth we work to end the epidemic of domestic violence by raising awareness against its cause, prevalence and impact.

Your responsibilities are:

The Early Childhood Teacher at Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support works with the director and lead teacher to develop and implement a trauma-informed early childhood program for children in preschool and primary grades who come from homes affected by domestic violence. The early childhood teacher develops courses of study, implements curriculum, manages student behavior, maintains student and school records, communicates with parents and staff and supports the daily operation of the school and GWSS as a whole.

Develop courses of study

  • Assist with the development curriculum guides within the standard
  • Use accepted standards and curriculum guides when developing lessons
  • Acquire and prepare materials needed to implement lessons

Implement the school’s curriculum

  • Plan and deliver classroom instruction that is developmentally and academically appropriate
  • Incorporate activities that promote the social, emotional, physical, and academic growth of students
  • Integrate music and movement into students’ daily activities
  • Assess student performance to guide future instruction

Manage student behavior

  • Implement the school’s behavior management plan
  • Explicitly instruct students on classroom rules and procedures
  • Communicate regularly with students, parents, and staff regarding student behavior

Maintain student and school records

  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of client services in compliance with agency guidelines
  • Prepare exit paperwork including withdrawal letters, coursework outlines, and portfolios for students
  • Maintain classroom records for all purchases

Communicate with parents and staff

  • Conduct parent conferences
  • Provide mothers with education and training that supports their child’s learning and development
  • Maintain communication with mothers and agency staff regarding students’ performance and behavior

Support the operation of the school and GWSS

  • Support clients and staff in other School and Children’s Department programs including, but not limited to, Granny Ruth Early Childhood Center and Camp G
  • Ensure the safety and supervision of students at all times
  • Maintain a visually engaging classroom that is organized and clean
  • Transport students using agency vehicles
  • Assist in other ways with the daily operation of the school and GWSS

Skills / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with preference given to those with majors in child development or education, active teacher certifications, and experience working with children in a school setting
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
  • Texas driver’s license and a driving record without major infractions
  • Ability to bend, stoop, crouch, and sit on the floor to engage with students
  • Current CPR/First Aid training required within first 30 days of hire
  • Maintain 30 hours of professional development annually
  • Abide by the Texas Educators’ Code of Ethics
  • Ability to routinely lift children (up to 35 pounds), move furniture in an early childhood classroom, and sustain long hours of work, mostly on your feet
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, crouch, and sit on the floor to engage with students
  • Will have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written

Qualified candidates can apply online by clicking here or submit cover letter and resume to