Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

We give educators the opportunity to grow their careers while helping children develop and learn.

The Goddard School of Westchase is an early childhood education center which opened in January 2010. We offer programs beginning with infants through pre-kindergarten and have more than 20 great staff which include teachers, support staff and administrators.

Our goal is to be a unique school and do things differently. Our school culture is firmly rooted in the idea that play is the work of children. We are a renowned program with a Piaget (Learning through Play) based foundation. Our faculty is made up of loving and dedicated teachers who understand each child's needs. We have extremely high expectations for the children in our program, and even higher expectations for our staff. We expect every teacher to be uncompromising in their commitment to our students.

Regardless of the position you are seeking, you will need to be willing to go above and beyond at all times, be flexible, creative, open-minded, a team player, and willing to be held to an exceptional standard of performance. If you are a creative, dynamic, committed, and motivational teacher, we want your resume.

We expect our staff to:

- go above and beyond for our kids without fail

- support your colleagues

- communicate with parents continuously

- be creative

- enjoy our work environment and implement ways to make it better each day

- have fun with your students and colleagues


If you believe you would be a good fit for our team, please send your resume with a thoughtful cover letter to Katie Cruickshank, our Director of Education at dtampa2FL2@goddardschools.com. Teachers with project-based learning experience and credentials are strongly encouraged to apply.

OPEN POSITIONS

Infant Teacher - Full Time

Posted: August 15, 2019

Our school is looking for loving teachers who can inspire kids and make learning fun for them. We are currently seeking a great Infant Teacher to join our team. Our infant teachers are tasked with the below-listed responsibilities.

- maintain a safe, clean environment.

- foster an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family.

- provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore and manipulate during age-appropriate learning activities and in imaginative play.

- organize each day’s activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem solving skills, and creativity.

- organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling.

- arrange indoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety.

- attend staff meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.

- come to work on time, enthusiastic, committed, and professionally prepared every day.

- ability to lift a 15-30 pound child frequently throughout the day.

Teacher Qualifications:

- (DCFS) Department of Child and Family Services 45 hours of ECE mandatory training completed.

- high School Diploma, Bachelors, Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, or CDA.

- first Aid/ CPR certified.

- ability to assist in all classrooms infant-prekindergarten.

- minimum 6 months experience in a licensed center and/or school.

- demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices.

- strong written and communication skills.

- maintain current credentials.

- must pass State of Florida and FBI background checks.

- must be able to kneel, stoop, squat, and stand for a long time and demonstrate and engage in activities like jumping, dancing, walking, and running.

Additional Information:

We are competitive in FT compensation and benefits, including Medical Insurance - PTO - $100 towards training every year - Paid Holidays - Annual Bonus - Closed for one week at Christmas (in addition to PTO) - Tuition reimbursement - Mentoring and professional development - Opportunity to work among top professionals in our field. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you believe you would be a good fit for our team, please send your resume with a thoughtful cover letter to dtampa2FL2@goddardschools.com. Teachers with project-based learning experience and credentials are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Multi Classroom, Resource Teacher - Full Time

Posted: February 15, 2019

Job Description:

Our school is looking for loving teachers who can inspire kids and make learning fun for. We are looking for a Resource Teacher to assist multiple classrooms. Some of the roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- maintain a safe, clean environment.

- foster an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family.

- provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore and manipulate during age-appropriate learning activities and in imaginative play.

- establish and enforce high expectations for behavior, and procedures for maintaining order.

- organize each day’s activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem solving skills, and creativity.

- organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and learning centers.

- arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety.

- attend staff meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.

- come to work on time, enthusiastic, committed, and professionally prepared every day.

- ability to lift a 15-30 pound child frequently throughout the day.

Teacher Qualifications:
- Bachelors, Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, or CDA.

- first Aid/ CPR certified.

- ability to assist in all classrooms from Infants-Prekindergarten.

- minimum 6 months experience in a licensed center and/or school.

- demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices.

- strong written and communication skills.

- maintain current credentials.

- must pass State of Florida and FBI background checks.

- must be able to kneel, stoop, squat, and stand for a long time and demonstrate and engage in activities like jumping, dancing, walking, and running.

Additional Information:

We are competitive in FT compensation and benefits, including Medical Insurance - PTO - $100 towards training every year - Paid Holidays - Annual Bonus - Closed for one week at Christmas (in addition to PTO) - Tuition reimbursement - Mentoring and professional development - Opportunity to work among top professionals in our field. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you believe you would be a good fit for our team, please send your resume with a thoughtful cover letter to dtampa2FL2@goddardschools.com. Teachers with project-based learning experience and credentials are strongly encouraged to apply.

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