Careers

Employee Portal

Join Our Team!

Click the job title below to view the description and requirements.

Early Head-start Teacher

Our Infant/Toddler Early-Head Start Teacher manages a room with infants and toddlers by planning, implementing, and supervising all center-based activities. This position may work with infants and toddlers with developmental delays. The position of Infant/Toddler Head Start Teacher works to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations. The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Child Development Associates (CDA) credential specific to ages birth to 3)
  • Training in age-appropriate Early Childhood and child development with a focus on infant/toddler

RELATED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Good professional work habits and attitude
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to lift to 45 pounds
  • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
  • Job may require lifting, sitting, standing, walking, squatting, kneeling, climbing, and bending for periods of time.
  • Able to work independently and provide guidance and direction to team members.
  • Documented experience working with low-income families.
  • Must be culturally sensitive able to work in a diverse community.
  • Able to read, write and communicate in standard English.
  • Must be resourceful, patient, and sensitive to the needs of staff, children and families.
  • Documented experience working with persons of various racial, ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to write clear and accurate reports.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of all discussions and records.
  • Must be physically and mentally capable of performing the duties of the classification.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Participate in self-assessment process.
  • Work to recruit children for the program and assist to maintain enrollment.
  • Plans and provides developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that advance all areas of children’s development (social, emotional, cognitive, physical) in a manner appropriate to age and stage of development.
  • Assists in development and implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum that focuses on routines and individual child interests and development.
  • Provides a safe, healthy and well-managed environment so that children will have comfortable learning and growing experiences. Sets up the physical environment to meet the changing needs of infants and toddlers.
  • Displays and develops material and provides activities related to cultures of the community to increase the children’s respect and understanding of their own and other local cultures.
  • Models and promotes communication and problem-solving skills that assist in developing positive interactions, creating an atmosphere of acceptance, support and encouragement, which fosters the development of positive self-concept and self-esteem in children as well as attachment, bonding and trusting relationships.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of infant-toddler development applying this knowledge in practice.
  • Participates in on-going training and development specific to working with infants and toddlers and their families, including infant/toddler development, communication and safety issues such as reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
  • Works closely and cooperatively with family services staff (case managers) to promote partnerships with families.
  • Responsible for knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, content areas and functions of the infant/toddler curriculum including familiarity with the Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practices and state child care licensing regulations.
  • Ensure an appropriate written Transition Plan for all children, six months before their third birthday; provide parents with training and information. Establish communication to facilitate and coordinate the transition.
  • Assist with potty training and changing diapers as needed.
  • Commit to ongoing professional development.
  • Assist custodial team in keeping classroom and other educational areas clean; clean toys daily to prevent spread of germs, bacteria and other communicable diseases
  • Assist with continuous recruitment in the program
  • Assist with parent engagement
  • Perform other related tasks as required by the program.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 Hr

Education:

  • Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Must obtain CDA credential
  • Must be enrolled in CDA Class
  • Infant/toddler: 1year experience (Required)
Preschool Teacher

The Preschool Teacher is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the classroom including planning, carrying out activities, and maintaining a classroom environment that is nurturing consistent, supportive and developmentally appropriate. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Effective Teaching Practices; Content Area Domain; Theories of Child Development and Early Learning; Learning Environments; Observations; Analysis; Planning, and Documentation; Professionalism/Leadership; and Computer Proficiency.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Arrange classroom environment to accommodate a variety of children’s needs and strengths, and to stimulate learning across all domains of development; social, emotional, cognitive, and physical;
  • Provide an environment of acceptance that supports and respects gender; culture, language, ethnicity, and family composition;
  • Develop and implement lesson plans that are consistent with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and school readiness goals;
  • Regularly and continually observe and record children’s behavior and progress in order to help in the design of activities that support individual developmental levels;
  • Provide a balanced daily program of child-initiated and adult-directed activities including individual and small group activities; both indoors and outdoors
  • Embrace the role of the parent as the primary educator of the child and promote attachment between parent and child; Involve parents in transition activities;
  • Maintain confidentiality of information;
  • Assist with recruitment and enrollment of children.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 Hr 

  • Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Must obtain CDA credential
  • Must be enrolled in CDA Class
  • Infant/toddler: 1year experience (Required)
Assistant Teacher/Floater

Assistant teacher/floater you are the primary caregiver for your area of the center (infant, toddler or preschool/school age). The Teacher is responsible for creating a nurturing environment for the child to gain new skills. Your responsibilities include caring for children, cleaning duties, opening duties, closing duties, etc. 

  • Duties

 Assistant teacher/Floaters must be able to meet the needs of young infants to preschoolers. This includes attending to a child’s physical needs like hunger or pain and attending to a child’s emotional needs like sadness or fear. This also includes providing close supervision during activities, lots of appropriate physical contact and assistance with activities such as eating and toileting or diapering.

  • Daily Routine

Assistant teacher/Floater along with the Lead teacher/Floater Aid will teach the child basic skills to succeed in school and in life. For the infants, consistently meeting their needs for touch, comfort, nourishment, diapering and neurological stimulation will create the foundation for their daily routine.

  • Parent Communication

The Assistant teacher/Floater will keep parents informed of feedings, diaper changes and significant events. At this age, physical milestones like walking or talking might occur at daycare and require documentation.

  • Plan Activities

Assistant teacher/Floaters will plan developmentally appropriate activities for the children in their area of the center. Because small children have short attention spans and often learn through play, Lead Assistant teacher/Floaters must be well versed in music, games and outdoor activities to encourage the development of motor, verbal and social skills.

  • Maintain a Safe Environment

No matter what task Assistant teacher/Floater is performing, however, her most important duty is to protect the well-being of each child. 

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $11.00 Hr

Program Cook

Responsible for preparation and distribution of nutritious meals for the Head Start Programs.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • SERV Safe certification required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Obtains necessary components of meal to meet CACFP regulations to ensure all daily food requirements are met.
  • Prepares and serves all food according to established guidelines.
  • Sanitize bowls, pans, utensils, work surfaces and other areas within the kitchen.
  • Portions food servings in accordance with CACFP guidelines.
  • Actively participates in menu planning.
  • Maintains records in accordance with specified guidelines.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Adheres to Head Start regulations and federal and state standards regarding food preparation and distribution.
  • Ensures children with food restrictions have appropriate food substitutions.
  • Responsible for following CACFP documentation as it relates to the kitchen, menu, menu substitution log, menu as served, temperature logs for refrigerator, hot and cold food, attendance-meal attendance sheets and meal counts.
  • Maintains CACFP documentation at local site and submits required documentation for CACFP as assigned.
  • Ensures that all food substitutions are met and monitored.
  • Maintains CACFP documentation for current year plus previous 3 years
  • Attends all agency and departmental meetings and training as required.
  • Performs other reasonable related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or other management.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $10.00 Hr

IMPORTANT: All individuals applying for teaching positions must upload the following documentation along with their application:

• CPR Certification 

• Bloodbourne Pathogens 

• CDA Certification

• Transcript of Degree (if applicable)

• Copy of Degree (if applicable)

•TB test

There is a link for attachments at the end of the application.  All teacher applications missing the above information will be discarded.