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Wesley House Community Services is a nonprofit human services organization. Our programs include early child development, out of school time services for school-age youth, and economic empowerment services for adults. Our mission is to help people help themselves. WesKids Child Development is strategically focused on early education and self-directed learning for young children from birth to five years. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and flourish with a growing team and organization, please apply.

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

Essential Duties

Ensure classroom arrangement, materials and displays are organized and conducive to children's learning.
Maintain positive teacher-child interactions that provide emotional support and behavior management
Implement provided curriculum with fidelity, being aware of the big ideas while also following all guidance and resources.
Prepare or modify weekly lesson plans and implement individual plans, and small-group activities
Provide children with a consistent classroom routine and facilitate all parts of the routine to support child learning.
Interact with children intentionally throughout the day to provide differentiated support.
Collect documentation of children through ongoing observation, embedded and direct assessment activities.
Complete quarterly assessment checkpoints, reliably, for each child.
Establish positive and productive relationships with families through building rapport and trust.
Participate in ongoing reflective coaching and self-assessment.
Collaborate with the assistant teacher and other staff in the center.
Know and understand school readiness goals and strive to help all children achieve them.
Provide classroom experiences that are developmentally, linguistically, culturally and age appropriate for the children served.
Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment, including full supervision of children at all times, and monitoring of daily health/safety practices in accordance with childcare licensing requirements.
Other duties as assigned.


Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
Must be honest, dependable and able to meet deadlines.
Self-motivated and able to work independently
Demonstrated computer literacy skills, using MS Office applications and other basic data systems including internet navigations
Bilingual skills are a plus.


Full-time and/or Part-time

Work Schedule

Set Hours — Monday through Friday, day shift


up to $17 per hour


Professional Development Assistance
Employee Assistance Program
Sign on Bonus

Required Education

High School Diploma — High School Diploma or equivalent required
Associate Degree preferred

Work Location


Application Process

Email resume to Courtney at cpearce@wesleyhouseky.com

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