Head Start Teacher

Posted 5 months ago

Job Summary:

The Head Start Teacher is responsible for a Head Start classroom of 3- to 5-year-old children. S/he works collaboratively with an assistant teacher, family members and other staff to achieve positive outcomes for children of all abilities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Teacher-child interactions:

  • Provide emotional support through establishing a positive climate, being aware of and responsive to children, and encouraging child expression and autonomy.
  • Use strategies for behavior management, such as clear behavior expectations, being proactive and redirecting misbehavior.
  • Foster classroom productivity and maximize learning time, while engaging children with a variety of modalities and materials.
  • Provide instructional support through concept development, fostering children’s analysis and reasoning, engaging in feedback loops, and modeling and supporting high-quality language.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit most of the time with some bending and reaching.
  • Ability to stand, walk, and bend periodically.
  • Ability to engage in repetitive movement of wrists, hands, and fingers – typing and/or writing.
  • Ability to work frequently at close visual range (i.e. preparing and analyzing data and figures,
  • accounting, transcription, computer terminal, extensive reading).
  • Ability to receive and respond to oral communication.
  • Ability to exert up to 10 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.


Work Environment:

  • Work is generally performed in an office environment.
  • Noise level in the work environment is moderate to occasionally loud (examples: business office
  • with computers and printers, light to moderate traffic, human voices).
  • Standard office equipment generally used includes:
  • Telephone
  • Personal Computer (monitor, keyboard, and mouse) or Tablet
  • Printer/Photocopy Machine
  • Calculator
  • Fax Machine
  • May be required to operate a motor vehicle during the course of duties.



  • AA/AS in Early Childhood Education OR BA/BS in Early Childhood Education –OR- state awarded preschool teacher certification with experience teaching preschool aged children–OR- BA/BS in related field with at least six college courses in Early Childhood Education plus experience teaching preschool aged children. BA Highly preferred.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
  • Physical exam and background checks are required for this position.
  • Travel required locally or long-distance up to 10% of the time for work-related meetings and
  • functions.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.


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