Employment

For over 40 years, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning has been a leader in educating, enriching, and empowering children and families. We are always looking for quality individuals with experience and skills in the child development and social services fields. The Center offers a variety of employee benefits.

These include:

  • Quality Programs

    • NAEYC accredited
    • low child-to-teacher ratios
    • program coordinators at each site
    • parental involvement

  • Educational Advancement

    • tuition assistance
    • book stipends
    • milestone and retention awards for certified teachers
    • linkages to degree and scholarship programs
    • support from entry-level aide to child development professional
  • Competitive Benefits

    • health, dental, life, short-term disability, and supplemental insurance
    • 401(K) plan
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • credit union

Open Positions

  • FAMILY SUPPORT SPECIALIST

    The Family Support Specialist (FSS) works with an assigned case load of families to provide a full range of services, including parent support and education, enrollment/eligibility, health and social services, and other case management functions.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY TASKS

    1. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with children and families in programs.
    2. Implement a designated parent education/involvement curriculum model, and work with parents to support and enhance their role of first Teacher with the children.
    3. Reach out to parents to share activities from the curriculum for the parents to do with their child.
    4. Support and partner with parents in positive role modeling. Help parents build their skills as parents in order to support growth, development and education of their child(ren).
    5. Provide in-house supportive services to parents and families on a short-term basis, as appropriate, and under the supervision of the position’s supervisor.
    6. Make referrals to outside agencies and follow up on referrals, as appropriate.
    7. Ensure agency compliance with all contractual and audit requirements for specific program coordinator.
    8. Plan field trips appropriate for program needs.
    9. Participate in staffing associated with individualized planning for children.
    10. Responsible for leveraging resources and services for children, youth and families in the program.
    11. Act as liaison between agency staff and external organizations that provide social services.
    12. Advocate on behalf of children, youth, and families.
    13. Implement informational seminars and support service sessions for parents which promote positive family relationships, address parental concerns, disseminate information, and provide a comfortable forum for parents to share and receive support and feedback.
    14. Complete intake and complete paperwork and documentation of eligibility for Head start, Subsidized Child Care, Child and Adult Care Food program, and all other contractual funding sources.
    15. Perform other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Applicants for the position of Family Support Specialist shall possess a B.A. degree in Social Work, Human Services, or a related field. Must have at least 1 year experience working with children and their families.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    • Must have at least 1 year experience working with children and their families.
    • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
    • Must possess clerical and record keeping competence.
    • Demonstrated computer skills – proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Bilingual (Spanish) proficiency preferred.

    Carole Robertson Center for Learning is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. Carole Robertson Center for Learning evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally protected characteristics.

    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should
    call (312) 243-7300 ext. 226 with their request.

  • Out-of-School Time (OST) School-Age Mentor and Pre-K Assistant Teacher

    The OST School-Age Mentor/Pre-K Assistant teacher ensures high quality programming for preschool students in the morning and for school age students (K-6 th grade) in the afterschool and then works full time with school age students in the summer. Staff maintains a physically and emotionally enriching environment with clear and consistent limits and expectations. Staff plans and facilitates project-based activities, helps build social-emotional skills and communicates with families.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY TASKS

    OST Mentor position (Afternoons and Summers)

    • Plan and Facilitate engaging activities based on Active learning principles following the SAFE framework (Sequenced, Active, Focused and Explicit) and tailored to the individual needs of youth
    • Assist with homework, identifying any strengths and challenging areas and communicating those with parents and teachers
    • Collaborate with fellow mentors to plan and execute events and outings
    • Maintain program records for your class, including, but not limited to, classroom attendance, meal counts, child assessments, accident reports, referrals for social services, and anecdotal notes related to health, peer relationships, individualized goals etc.
    • Maintain safety and create a welcoming environment for all youth and families using group established norms and expectations.
    • Communicate successes and incidents with parents and set goals around academic and behaviors
    • Maintain systems to recognize positive behaviors and build social emotional skills in all youth
    • Create and follow up with action plans with parents and youth to correct any negative, unsafe, or disruptive behaviors
    • Conduct reflective supervision with assistant mentors
    • Ensure high-quality programming based on the Youth Program Quality Assessment measures
    • Ensure all behavior and goal setting discussions between staff/volunteers and youth/families is strengths based, youth centric and solution focused
    • Ensure all supplies, classroom, common use areas and playground are maintained and left better than the way they were found
    • Maintain overall professional personal appearance adhering to the guidelines of CRCL
    • Participate in staff meetings, training sessions, conferences, workshops, and other professional
    development activities
    • Demonstrate respect, understanding, and patience to all youth and adults from all cultural backgrounds, with an appreciation for their interests, creativity, capabilities, beauty, and means of expression.
    • Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure.
    • Ability to formulate lesson plans, prepare written materials, and articulate lesson plans.
    • Comply and adhere to all compliance and licensure standards, including local, state and national regulatory entities
    • Ability to frequently sit, stand, or bend, for prolonged periods.
    • Physical agility to attend to the activity levels of youth.
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Assistant teacher Pre-K role (Mornings)

    • In collaboration with the Managing Associate Teacher, guide and facilitate activities of the children, including: daily activities and field trips
    • Perform the functions of this position with a strong understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards and the component plans; and thorough knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices;
    • Assist in maintaining a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including weekly observations in each area, examples of the child's work, and a developmental assessment.
    • Collaborate with family support staff to exchange information pertinent to the identification and services of children with disabilities.
    • Guide children's acquisition of social skills and the ability to meet widely held expectations across all developmental domains.
    • Assist in implementing children's I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) or I.F.S.P. (Individual Family Service Plan) seeking clarification for any aspects that are not well understood.

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    The applicant for the position of Afterschool Lead Mentor must possess one of the following:

    • Associate’s degree in early childhood education, recreation, or child development and a Level 2-3 ECE and IT credential; OR
    • Child Development Associate credential (CDA) and a level 1 ECE credential; and
    • Minimum one year of experience plus thirty semester hours from an accredited college or university with six semesters related to school-age child care, child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation, camping or other related fields; OR
    • Minimum two years of experience in a recreational program or licensed day care center serving school-age children and six semester hours from an accredited college or university related to school-age child care, child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation, camping or other related fields

    Carole Robertson Center for Learning is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. Carole Robertson Center for Learning evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally protected characteristics.

    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should
    call (312) 243-7300 ext. 226 with their request.

  • Human Resources Generalist

    The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing HR related duties on a professional level and works closely with HR management in supporting employees at all three sites. The position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: Strategic Planning, Talent Management, Training, and Employee Development, Compensation, Performance Management, Benefits Administration and Compliance with applicable employment rules

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY TASKS

    1. Assist in implementing, maintaining, and updating automated human resource database system (PAYCOM and COPA and Cityspan, etc.) for current and former employee.
    2. Responsible for creating and maintaining electronic employee personnel files/record job history, including education credentials, first aid, and CPR certification, physical exams. Follow up on renewal dates of medical certifications background checks, and all other license compliance components.
    3. Interpret benefit and retirement plans and policies in order to facilitate administration, respond to questions, and interface with carriers to solve complex benefits problems.
    4. Responsible for processing background checks for all employees, temporary employees, volunteers, interns, and consultants in accordance with licensing standards and requirements.
    5. Serves as an expert for recruiting candidates, meeting fill-rate requirements. Uses traditional and non-traditional resources to identify and attract quality candidates. Ensures high visibility on job boards and other resources to attract candidates.
    6. Screens resumes, interviews candidates, administers appropriate assessments, reference/background checking, make recommendations for hire, and delivers employment offers for both exempt and non-exempt positions. Manages current candidate activity within the HRIS system and maintains all recruitment files
    7. Develops and maintains excellent relationships with internal and external clients to ensure the achievement of staffing goals. Collaborate and follow-up consistently with hiring managers and employees.
    8. Manages internal transfer process including selection and offer.
    9. Conducts exit interviews, analyze data, and make recommendations to management team as it relates to corrective action and/or improvement.
    10. Facilitates HR related training and New Hire Orientation to employees.
    11. Maintains memberships and affiliations with trade/professional organizations related to HR
    12. Maintain liaisons with agency brokers, benefit providers, and all other professional colleagues as necessary.
    13. Files EEO-1 report annually and maintain other records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
    14. Responsible for maintaining the employee handbook and policies and procedures manual.
    15. Administers the compensation program and assists with the performance evaluation program.
    16. Counsels and provides guidance to management with regard to corrective action procedures. Responds to and facilitates resolution of employee relations issues including but not EEOC charges for VP HR review.
    17. Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION

    B.A. in Human Resources or related field.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    • 3 - 5 years of HR experience, preferably in community-based, nonprofit social service setting.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Proficiency with HRIS and Microsoft Office Suite
    • Ability to analyze the causes of interpersonal conflict and resolve communication issues
    • Most have in-depth knowledge of HR core competencies
    • SHRM certification preferred
    • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills. Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
    • The ability to understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of HR within the agency
    • Strong work ethic, and desire to achieve excellence
    • Must be able to interface at all levels of the organization
    • Possess a true hands-on approach as well as the ability to successfully monitor the "pulse" of the employees to ensure high level of employee engagement

    Carole Robertson Center for Learning is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. Carole Robertson Center for Learning evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally protected characteristics.

    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should
    call (312) 243-7300 ext. 226 with their request.

  • Education Tutors/Coaches

    Carole Robertson Center for Learning is hiring education Tutors/Coaches between the ages 18-24 years old for a grant-based position serving the westside community. The Education Tutor/Coach will be eligible to participate in this Youth Employment and Education Initiative at either 2929 West 19th Street or 3701 Ogden Avenue beginning now and ending December 31, 2020.

    This Position will be Part-Time $15/Hour, with 20-30 hours per week scheduled.

    During this Program the Education Tutor/Coach will receive training to effectively work with School Age Children, Behavioral and Classroom Management training, CPR/First Aid, and Abuse and Neglect, and Trauma informed training. The Education Tutor/Coach will also receive training to develop their LinkedIn and other professional Job readiness skills.

    Key tasks will include:

    Maintain a high-quality youth development space where youth feel physically and emotionally safe. This includes keeping each students space clean, clutter free and sanitized. Creating learning areas where the students may engage in play, online learning and other education related activities in a socially distanced manner.

    • Help support students with their remote learning. Assist youth with navigating the online tools.
    • Assist with homework, identifying any strengths and challenging areas and communicating those with parents and teachers
    • Maintain systems to recognize positive behaviors and build social emotional skills in all youth
    • Ensure all supplies, classroom, common use areas and playground are maintained
    • Participate in staff meetings, training sessions, conferences, workshops, and other professional development activities
    • Comply and adhere to all compliance and licensure standards, including local, state and national regulatory entities
    • Ability to frequently sit, stand, or bend, for child’s physical needs.
    • Physical agility to attend to the activity levels of youth.

    Carole Robertson Center for Learning is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. Carole Robertson Center for Learning evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally protected characteristics.

    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should
    call (312) 243-7300 ext. 226 with their request.