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Head Start Associate Teacher

Company: Keystone Human Services
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Keystone Human Services is the parent organization of six nonprofit subsidiary companies. We work to create an environment where all people, regardless of ability, can grow, make choices and be valued and contributing members of the community. In this vision, we see the welfare of all people being vested in the welfare of each individual. Our services include the areas of intellectual disabilities, autism, mental health, Head Start, and an internationally accredited service dog program.

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:

  • Starting Pay Range: $11.74 - $13.21 per hour based on education and/or experience
  • Salaried, Non Exempt position: Standard biweekly salary paid throughout the entire year, including summer months
  • Start Date: Positions available August 2021
  • Schedule: 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
  • Location: Positions available in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties


  • 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

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

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, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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