Early Childhood/Out of School Time Teacher (Benefits Eligible)

Location US-KS-Merriam
ID 2023-1900
Children's Services
Benefits Category
Part Time - Partial Plus Benefits (30-39 hours)
Salary Min
USD $16.99/Hr.
Salary Max
USD $22.99/Hr.
Organizational Unit
Park & Recreation


Make a positive impact on the community by joining the Johnson County Park and Recreation District team and help us enhance the lives of thousands through excellence in parks, recreation, culture, education, and public service. As a JCPRD employee, you'll be part of a locally, regionally, and nationally acclaimed organization that annually hosts nearly 7 million park visitors and engages nearly 3 million participants in 4,000+ programs. With excellent benefits, retirement plans, employee incentives, and a great organizational culture, JCPRD is building a thriving park and recreation system that inspires play, culture, and education, supporting healthy and fulfilling lives for all. Come work where you play!


Job Description

Leads the development of a High Performing Organization through active demonstration of the county’s Pillars of Performance, encouraging leadership and empowerment at all levels of the organization; dedicates QII activities for self and staff; actively mentors, coaches and collaborates with employees to enhance the county mission and vision keeping in mind the common goal of leaving our community better than we found it.


Travel to various early childhood and out of school time programs throughout Johnson County to provide quality childcare and educational opportunities.  Act as Lead Teacher or Program Director as needed to meet required staffing needs.  Ensure the general health, welfare, and well-being of each child.  Carry out daily lessons and maintain Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) requirements for both staff and children.   Responsible for being a good communicator to all children, parents, administration, supervisors, and co-workers, providing excellent customer service.  Enroll and attend 15 hours of off-site in-service annually.  Learn and observe all JCPRD guidelines, policies, and procedures.


Make purchases within prescribed program budget.  Develops and maintains expertise in child and youth program trends and issues by attending professional conferences and serving on professional committees to provide leadership in the early childhood and/or school age program community.



Employment Incentives:

  • Excellent medical, dental & vision benefit package, KPERS benefit pension plan, Employer-paid parental/caregiver leave, Tuition reimbursement, Family discounts for childcare, camps, rentals, and classes, Free fitness access at Mill Creek Activity Center and Roeland Park Activity Center, Golf privileges at either of the JCPRD owned courses, Referral bonus program, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Personal Holidays.


Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday 6 - 8 hour shifts between 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, 30 - 35 hours per week (additional hours may be necessary). This is a permanent year-round position with Benefits. 


Location:  6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS  66202 (daily location will vary)

Job Requirements


Required – High school diploma or equivalent, minimum of fifteen credit hours in Education Recreation, or Early Childhood Education


Preferred - Bachelor’s degree in the following field(s) of study:  Education, Human Development, Administration of Parks and Recreation, Early Childhood, Child Psychology, or relevant field.


Relevant experience may be substituted for education.


Professional Experience:

Required – 1 year experience in school age and/or early childhood setting.

Microsoft Office experience, Business writing and report writing skills, excellent oral communication, human relations/Interpersonal skills.

Minimum age is 21 years of age.


Additional Skills and Requirements:

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices. Self-motivation and ability to prioritize personal responsibilities and accomplish job tasks with autonomy from close supervision. Leadership and supervisory skills.
Must successfully pass a driving, education, and criminal background check.


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