Students at Second Home Child Development Center in class

Working at Second Home Child Development Center

We are looking for educators and staff that is passionate and dedicated to the education and development of children. We value our people, and recognize that to give our very best ensures that kids can grow up to become their very best. We see it as our job to empower teachers to be their very best! We pride ourselves on creating a positive work environment.

Second Home is a part of the Choice Schools Associates network of schools. Choice employs more than 600 educators and was named a Detroit Free Press “Top Place to Work” from 2017 to 2022 based on employee surveys. Choice partners with school communities, empowering and equipping them to fulfill their unique mission and prioritizes the recruitment and retention of top talent as a critical component of success.

Success at Second Home asks you to have or build upon the following skills and characteristics:

  • Teaching at Second home is more than just a job, it is a love for our students and our community
  • Creates a positive environment and expects greatness from every student
  • Has the ability to be flexible, adapt, and modify to each unique student and their learning needs
  • Will be responsible and accountable to the success of the classroom and the school as a whole
  • Develop independent thinkers who have the critical skills to flourish and thrive
  • Can take initiative to go above and beyond the basic expectations
  • Willing to ask questions, collaborate, and seek out additional resources/professional development to continuously grow as an educator
Second Home Students playing together in class

Benefits and Opportunities at Second Home Child Development Center:

  • Teachers and staff support each other. Each building has instructional coaches, trained student advocates, a dean of students, social workers, and a team of support staff to assist teachers.
  • Planning time during lunch and encore classes.
  • Robust professional development.
  • A collaborative and professional environment.
  • Work-life fulfillment.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance as well as teladoc and flex-spending accounts.
  • 401(K) retirement plan options with up to a 5% match.
  • 529 educational savings plan.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off in addition to regularly scheduled holidays.
  • Employer-paid life insurance and short-term disability.
  • Maternity and paternity pay.
  • Teacher in Residency Program.
  • Educational Assistance Program.
  • Career pathways for professional growth.
  • Fun employee perks and discounts.