Associate Teacher

Child Development Center  
Full Time
Day Shift 
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year.





Job Summary

A nurturing, caring person to provide smooth coordination of staff/child interactions and curriculum activities in a classroom. Demonstrates the ability to consider each child’s individual needs and the appropriate interest levels of the group in order to provide for developmentally appropriate curriculum. Assures that quality DSS and LMC standards are reached on a continuous basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: None
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: None.
Required Training: None.

Essential Functions

  • Incumbents in this role without 6 months experience must be supervised by senior staff.
  • Provides a safe and nurturing learning environment while on duty.
  • Ensures an age appropriate and structured learning environment in the classroom at all times.
  • Facilitates positive interactions between children, parents, and team members.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prioritize multiple tasks and respond according to LMC and DSS policies.
  • Create a warm and inviting learning environment.
  • Train and use the CDC communication application with minimal supervision and editing.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management.

*Incumbents with less than 6 months of experience in a DSS licensed facility must be supervised by senior staff until they reach 6 months of experience working in a DSS licensed facility.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina