Do you love to roll down hills, look for bugs under logs, and splash in puddles? Come make adventures possible with Cooperation Station. We are hiring an assistant provider for our nature play based multi-age program.  Spark the curiosity of our young ones as you discover the wee things around us. Long-term providers preferred; 10-25 hours a week. Training provided.

Position: Assistant Teacher/Care Provider or Substitute Provider
Status: Part-Time, 10-25 hours/week, Year-round
Start date: July 15, 2019
Benefits: Based on experience and education; training provided
Deadline: Open until filled
Contact:; 218-387-1324

Programming and Supervision Duties:
-Help develop and implement nature-based developmentally appropriate programming in conjunction with other members of the teaching team
-Provide mentorship and guidance to children, supporting their social-emotional, physical, and intellectual development, healthy risk assessment, and community building.
-Interact with children outdoors for extended periods of time.
-Respect and observe children’s interests. Intervene when needed to maintain safety. Enhance children’s play with language, materials and activities.
-Interact with children frequently, affectionately, and respectfully.
-Attentive to children’s needs, questions and requests.
-Assists the lead caregivers in providing direct care for the children and participate in activities.
-Responsible fo the health, safety and welfare of all children in the group.
-Promotes literacy, social-emotional competence, and outdoor play.
-Tracks the development of individual children, assess needs, and plans based on those needs in cooperation with the Lead Teacher
-Assist the teaching team in assessing policies and procedures based on current research and best practices in environmental education and early childhood education and suggest and implement recommendations for improvement.
-Has a passion for engaging with small children.

Professional Expectations
-Understands and follows the mission statement and values statement.
-Creates a welcoming family environment and effectively communicates with parents and families individually and in groups including drop-off and pick-up times and social events.
-Understands and adheres to all policies of Cooperation Station, including cleaning standards, discipline, safety, and feeding.
-Take part in professional development to maintain appropriate certifications.

Additional Duties
-Helps assure compliance with the regulations and statues of the MN Department of Human Services and best practices of early childhood education.
-Assist with special events
-Passes a criminal background check
-Maintain certificates needed to be a licensed childcare provider (CPR and First Aid, SUIDS, AHT and other required trainings for licensure)
-Take turns preparing, serving, and cleaning up breakfast/lunch/snack
-Complete general cleaning tasks (laundry, vacuuming, dishes, sanitizing, bathroom,etc.)
-Participate in staff meetings and other meetings as requested
-Must be able to lift up to 50lbs
-Refrains from smoking on the premises
-Other duties as assigned

For more information, contact Ellen Seltz at or by calling 218-387-1324

To Apply, please send a Cover Letter, Resume, and a list of 3 Professional References to or by mailing to: Cooperation Station, 404 5th Ave. W., Grand Marais, MN, 55604

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