• Part Time
  • Denver
  • This position has been filled

Website Mount Saint Vincent

Preschool - Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare - Foster Care

Lead Preschool Teacher PRN (R105248)

Job Description:

Works with the Early Learning Center Director to develop a high-quality and exemplary educational program responsible to child, parent, and staff needs. Is responsible for providing leadership to the teaching staff and helping to manage the daily programs within the Early Learning Center.

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Intermountain Health Mount Saint Vincent is one of the Rocky Mountain region’s premier providers of preschool, pediatric behavioral healthcare, and foster care — all focused-on children and their families. For 141 years, our innovative programs have helped children reach their full potential within their homes, schools, and communities.

Our Early Learning Center (ELC) provides a warm, homelike environment that is rich in meaningful and unique opportunities. Staff encourages exploration, creativity, and growth in all aspects of child development. We offer small class sizes, a developmentally appropriate curriculum, nutritious food, well-equipped classrooms, and outdoor playgrounds. We are proud to share that our program has earned five out of five stars with Colorado Shines, the rating for high-quality programs and practices.


Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll say hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.


A Lead Preschool Teacher:

  • Ensures classroom adheres to the Colorado Department of Early Childhood, Colorado Shines, and State Licensing requirements and guidelines.
  • Is well-versed in early childhood education curriculum content. Guides children in all areas of the educational program—cognitive, communication socio-emotional development, and fine and gross motor skills.
  • Incorporates principles of child development and education into age-appropriate classrooms to meet physical, cognitive, and social-emotional needs of children and their families.
  • Adapts teaching methods and materials to meet the interests and learning styles of children.
  • Role-models the use of trauma-informed care to establish and maintain strong relationships with patients, effectively interpret behavior, and appropriately respond to meets the patient’s needs.
  • Is sensitive to the cultural differences among the children, families, and caregivers and responds in a sensitive and professional manner.
  • Models a calm demeanor while engaging with children actively exhibiting negative or maladaptive behaviors.
  • Models the facilitation of play and engagement with children and provides appropriate supervision for children at all times.
  • Provides family members with appropriate educational information, resources, and recommendations.
  • Tracks children’s progress and reports to families.
  • Exceeds high standards of professionalism and sets example for children and other caregivers by modeling appropriate and positive behaviors.
  • Adheres to health/safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Completes all mandatory and required training/education assignments in a timely manner.
  • Initiates opportunities to regularly recognize caregivers and peers.
  • May be required to float to other classrooms (within scope and qualifications) based on business need or adjust schedule/shift based on program need.
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory and professional standards and recommendations that guide agency best practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Family and Child Development or Child Psychology, preferred
  • If degree is not in a related field, completed or working towards completing at least two (2) three-semester hour Early Childhood Education (ECE) courses with one being ECE 101: Introduction to ECE, required- Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with children, required-
  • Current Driver’s License and must obtain Colorado Driver’s License within 30 days of moving to Colorado, required- Motor vehicle record and proof of automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually, required.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Climbing, Crawling, Hearing/Listening, Lifting, Manual Dexterity, Pulling/Pushing, Seeing, Speaking, Squatting/Kneeling, Standing, Walking

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The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$18.29 – $29.09

We care about your well-being – mind, body, and spirit – which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.

Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers, and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.