- Garden City, KS, USA
- Full Time
health insurance, paid time off (PTO), tuition reimbursement and sick leave.
Kansas Children's Service League (KCSL) in Garden City, KS is actively seeking a diligent full-time Head Start Teacher to provide enriching learning experiences for the children in our program. Are you looking for meaningful work in child development? Do you have experience in early childhood education? Would you like to join a team with an important mission? If so, please keep reading about this teaching position!
This Head Start teaching position earns $18.81 per hour. We also provide great benefits and perks, including health insurance, paid time off (PTO), tuition reimbursement and sick leave. If this sounds like the right teaching opportunity for you in child development, apply today!
ABOUT KANSAS CHILDREN'S SERVICE LEAGUE (KCSL)
Our mission is to protect and promote the well-being of children. We work with children and their families to help them succeed and break neglect, abuse, and trauma cycles. We do this through health, safety, and educational outreach. Our programs help children and parents develop successful skills in their families, schools, and workplaces. We work to create and restore healthy parent-child relationships and pledge to serve through advocacy and community engagement. Stronger families start here!
We treat customers, partners, and each other with respect as well as work to always build positive working relationships. Quality, competence, and courageous service are important in all we do. Our employees live up to these values and are key to our mission. For our amazing team, we offer a full benefits package, rewarding work, and opportunities for growth and advancement!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A HEAD START TEACHER
As a Head Start Teacher, you ensure an age-appropriate environment that allows each child to learn at their own level. While ensuring compliance with state licensing and performance standards, you implement the curriculum, prepare lessons, and provide supporting activities or field trips. Every student is unique, so you collaborate with other specialists to ensure individualization according to each student's academic, social, and emotional needs. As an involved teacher, you hold parent-teacher conferences, participate in-home visits, and attend monthly parent meetings. You recruit income- and age-eligible children as needed.
You perform developmental screenings and provide referrals for additional services when needed. You also keep up to date on required paperwork. Regularly, you communicate with specialists, coordinators, and parents. You provide in-kind opportunities and accurately collect and document these services. As a hands-on leader, you support all assigned staff with their daily responsibilities and participate in trainings or conferences. You hold one supervision with each staff member once a month as well team meetings once a week. When needed, you assist with the training and hiring of new staff. You feel accomplished knowing your efforts have a positive impact on many children and their families!
HEAD START TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Associates degree in early childhood education or equivalent OR a preschool child development associate (CDA) credential OR 3 - 5 years experience in an education setting
- Ability to obtain a CDA credential within 180 days (if needed) and an associate's degree in early childhood education within 3 years, if not already acquired
- Valid driver's license
- Reliable transportation and current auto insurance
- Ability to pass required background checks
A bachelor's degree in early childhood is a plus! Are you fun and friendly? Do you manage your time well and prioritize tasks accordingly? Can you communicate effectively? Are you detail-oriented and organized? Do you work well in a fast-paced environment? Are you patient and understanding? If this describes you and you feel that you have the understanding of child development needed to excel in this position as a Head Start Teacher, apply now!
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEACHING TEAM?
If you feel that you would be perfect as our Head Start Teacher, apply now using our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We can't wait to hear from you!