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Head Start Associate Teacher

Company: Keystone Human Services
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Capital Area Head Start is seeking full time Associate Teachers to join our mission in providing a comprehensive child development program designed to give children a head start in life, empowering parents and strengthening families. If you have the passion and heart to make a difference and uplift communities, Head Start is the place for you.

The Associate Teacher works with inclusive education and support teams to create and implement lesson plans and daily routines that promote growth and learning for every child. This position ensures child safety, provides education and resources to families and maintains the high quality educational services provided by Capital Area Head Start.

Position Details:

  • $15.00 per hour, may increase based on education and/or experience
  • Salaried, Non Exempt position; Standard biweekly salary paid throughout the entire year, including summer months
  • Hours between 7:30AM and 4:30PM based on assigned center; Schedule is based on the school year and does not require work during the summer months
  • Positions available in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties

    Benefits:
    • Knowing you make a difference everyday
    • Competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K and more
    • Generous paid time off program
    • Mileage reimbursement
    • Extensive training and learning opportunities
    • Career development and advancement opportunities
    • Tuition reimbursement available per eligibility requirements
    • $500 sign on bonus per eligibility guidelines


      Minimum Educational Requirements: (One of the following)
      • High school diploma or equivalent and Child Development Associate (CDA) credential
      • Ability to complete a CDA credential program and obtain credential within two years of hire
      • Actively enrolled (minimum of 9 credits per year) in a program leading to a related degree

        Minimum Requirements:
        • Basic computer skills, ability to use Microsoft Word, Outlook and learn web based systems
        • Successful completion of pre-employment process, including Criminal History, Child Abuse and FBI clearances

          Preferred Qualifications:
          • Associates degree or coursework in early childhood education
          • Experience working with young children
          • Bi/multi-lingual
          • Participation in Head Start or Early Head Start

            National Head Start Performance Standards require that all Head Start employees be fully Covid-19 vaccinated. Any employee accepting a position with Capital Area Head Start will be required to provide proof of vaccination or submit and have approved a Medical or Religious Accommodation prior to hire. Employees with an approved accommodation will be required to test weekly for COVID-19. Testing is provided at no cost to the employee.

            Keystone Human Services is committed to an inclusive workplace that does not discriminate against race, nationality, religion, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law. We believe in diversity and encourage any qualified individual to apply.

            Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Keywords: Keystone Human Services, Harrisburg , Head Start Associate Teacher, Education / Teaching , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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