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"It takes a big heart to teach little minds."

WE

CARE

ABOUT YOU

At OpenStaff, we genuinely care about you and your priorities. We understand that there are many different reasons why you can’t or don’t want to commit to a full time position or to a fixed permanent working schedule. This is one of the great advantages of OpenStaff! You can work when and where you want for a salary that is convenient to you. With OpenStaff, you can create your own flexible schedule, gain experience in the child care industry, make extra money on your days off, or explore different institutions before accepting a permanent position – the benefits are endless, the opportunities fit everyone, and the freedom is completely yours! So come join our community of educators and explore how we’ve made finding job placement quick, easy and convenient. After all, our goal is to help you concentrate on doing what you love.

HOW IT WORKS

Complete

APPLICATION

On the OpenStaff app, complete your application by providing general information, uploading all required documents and training certificates, and completing your background check.

Set

PREFERENCES

Once your application is approved, set your preferences, such as work radius, hourly salary and daily availability, in the app.

Find

JOBS

When a request is submitted that matches your criteria, you will receive a notification. You can also check and apply to all posted jobs in the app.

Process

PAYMENT

The app will keep track of time worked and money earned. Once the job is completed, you will be requested to leave a review for the institution. All payments will be credited on the following week to your account.

BENEFITS

“100% free! no fees or commissions ever!”

CONVENIENCE

Have the freedom of creating your own schedule by choosing when and where you want to work.

OPPORTUNITIES

With endless job opportunities, we help you transform down time into productivity by earning extra money, discover the right job and institution fit, and explore a new career.

EXPERIENCE

Gain experience in the child care field, explore a new career option or try different institutions before accepting a permanent position.

COMPENSATION

Set your own hourly rate and only accept jobs that match your interest!

REQUIREMENTS

In order to join the OpenStaff network, you must be authorized to work in the U.S. and meet ALL of the following requirements. These requirements are mandatory under the Child Care Licensing Department.

  • 18 years old+
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Pass Background Check
  • Early Childhood certified or complete pre-service training
  • Pediatric CPR and First Aid certified

EXPECTATIONS

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Be punctual

Maintain a clean and professional appearance

Withhold cellphone use

Maintain an organized, fun and interactive classroom

Be friendly and helpful

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Comply with the standards for licensed child care centers

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much will I earn?

The hourly wage is determined by the hiring institution. However you do have the opportunity to set your own rate on yor profile as well. You will also be able to see the rate before accepting any request.

Can I set my own schedule?

Absolutely! This is one of the many benefits of being a part of the OpenStaff network ? you can create the schedule you want and need.

Do I have to pay you anything?

No! OpenStaff is 100% FREE with no fees or commissions.

Can I try it for a while and then close my account if I decide not to continue?

Of course! ?We are here whenever you need us.

Will you withhold taxes from my earnings?

When you join the OpenStaff network, you are regarded as an Independent Contractor, not an employee. This means that you will receive a 1099 Tax Form each year, which the government will require you to pay your own income tax (i.e. self-employment tax).

Can you assure me a number of hours I will work?

OpenStaff can not guarantee a certain number of hours as the workflow is given by the number of substitute requests submitted by the institutions on the network.

Can I get my Pediatric CPR & First Aid certificate online?

Unfortunately, no. The Child Care Licensing Department requires that all employees working at a licensed facility must complete a hands-on?Pediatric CPR & First Aid certification every two years.

Where can I get my Pediatric CPR & First Aid certificate and complete my 8 hours of Pre-Service Training?

There are plenty of resources online, however if you google CPR certification near me?or Child Care Training Courses,?you will find a great variety of options. We have no restrictions or preferences, just as long as the provider is duly accredited, and that the Pediatric CPR also includes First Aid.

We will be continuously adding helpful information to our Resources for Teachers section on our website.

In addition to the 8 hours of Pre-Service Training, is there any additional training I need to complete?

No, not to get started! With that said, the Child Care Licensing Department requires that every employee completes 24 clocked hours of training within every 12 months of employment.

We're always here to answer any of your questions or concerns.

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