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Head Start Teacher

Southwestern Community Services

A community action agency serving Cheshire and Sullivan Counties since 1965

The teacher is responsible for creating a supportive and enriching learning environment for preschool children and for planning, designing, and implementing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum that provides hands-on learning opportunities for all children. Under the supervision of the Education and Disabilities Services Manager, the teacher will train and supervise teachers' assistants and classroom volunteers to model appropriate interventions and interactions with children, share the responsibilities of completing required paperwork, and work collaboratively with all other SCS staff.


1. Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with at least 30 credits in ECE with experience teaching preschool children and passing of the ECE Praxis II exam

2. Classroom experience with preschool children (Head Start experience preferred)

3. Certification in child first aid and CPR (program will provide upon hire)

4. Ability to manage time and work flexible hours

5. Creativity, flexibility, and a positive attitude working with children and families

6. An understanding of how to work with low income families

7. Willingness to pursue professional development opportunities

8. Ability to work collaboratively with local service providers

9. Ability to lift 35 pounds


The teacher will implement an individualized approach when supervising and guiding behaviors of children using CSEFEL Framework and Strategies.

This position requires conducting at least two home visits and three parent-teacher conferences for each child to foster effective home/school communications and build partnerships with parents and the community. The teacher works with local service providers to identify children who may need further intervention, participates in related meetings, and assists in the delivery of needed services to meet individual goals.

The teacher collects and enters data on each child three times a year in the five established domain areas, updating NAEYC requirements, and updating classroom portfolio. The teacher is responsible for the overall care of the classroom and its contents and conducts and maintains inventories of supplies and equipment in the classroom. The teacher will involve the teachers' assistant in all above activities for the teachers' assistant to function successfully in the absence of the teacher.

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to 

Shelly Kernozicky, Education Manager

63 Community Way

Keene, NH 03431

or email

SCS is an EOE and a proud partner of the Monadnock United Way.

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Date Added: November 22, 2017

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