Center Teacher Substitute (Discovery Station Child Development Center)



Family Services, Inc.

High School/GED

Contact: Tricia Forchetti
Email: TForchetti@waystationinc.org

Work Schedule: Ability to work 7:00am to 3:30pm.


  • Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child's family, encourage their involvement in the program, and promote parent-child bonding and nurturing parent-child relationships.
  • Promote feelings of security and trust in infants and toddlers by being warm, supportive and comforting, and by establishing strong and caring relationships with them.
  • Provide infants and toddlers with experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving skills, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group.
  • Work cooperatively with staff and parents. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of family records and information.
  • Assist with planning and preparation of special events and field trips.
  • Keep center supplies and equipment clean, organized, and well maintained.
  • Observe children and document daily feeding, diapering and napping for each child.
  • Communicate observations and evaluations to appropriate center staff and Center Team Leader. 
  • Attend staff meetings, professional training, workshops and seminars as needed; maintain First Aid and Infant/ Child CPR certification.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 90-hour early childhood certificate.
  • Experience working with children from infant to age 3 years old; experience providing direct services to multi-ethnic, at risk, low-income families.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred.
  • Working knowledge of developmental curriculum and a problem-solving approach. 
  • Must display a nurturing, patient, mature, organized, calm manner. 
  • Ability to work as a team player and communicate well with parents; sensitivity to parent issues and ability to build a partnership for their child's care. 
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.