Are you looking for an opportunity to make a daily difference in the lives of children and families?
Join our dedicated team and help support an agency that changes lives and improves our community!
What do we offer you?
Consideration for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs
Health, dental, vision benefits
$17-$20/hr (based on experience/qualifications)
35 hour/Monday -Friday work week (full time)
Free access to Telemedicine providers
$1,000 sign on bonus *after 90 days*
Cash payments if health benefit waived
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Paid Time Off
Casual dress cod
As a Head Start Teacher you'll benefit from:
Fewer classroom hours
Dedicated planning time during work hours
Paid professional development during work hours
Paid vacations, holidays and school breaks in February, April and December
Classroom support provided by CEO's Interventionists and Family Advocates
On staff Floating Teacher Assistants for lunch and breaks
Our Preschool Teachers:
Promote children’s development and learning through the implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum
Use age-appropriate and positive guidance strategies to teach, encourage, and redirect inappropriate classroom behavior
Build positive relationships with staff and families through positive and professional communication, creating a welcoming environment, respecting diversity, and encouraging parent participation in the center
AAS or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
Previous experience working with children
Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards and Office of Children and Family Services Day Care Regulations preferred
Please note: applicants for this position will be required to complete standard background clearances, which include fingerprints, New York State Child Abuse clearances, a physical, TB Test, and a pre-employment drug screen. Full vaccination required.
We are one of over 1100 Community Action Agencies throughout the country. We are dedicated to bringing hope and support to all residents of Rensselaer County, with the goal of eliminating poverty and creating a strong, healthy, and happy community.