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Pay: $12 to $16/hour
Posted: 12/3/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 5C64A618359EDDE58AFA4485B54350CD

Job Description

Neighborhood House Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans). To read more about this, view the EEO is the Law poster and this EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

The Neighborhood House Association is a non-profit organization. Head Start positions are funded in whole or in part by money provided through the State and Federal Government. Additionally, some Social Service Program positions may be funded in whole or in part through grant funds. Because positions and salaries may be funded through grants, and State and Federal funds ongoing employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these funds.

Eligible employees receive the following benefits:
Vacation 401K Retirement Plan Account (FSA)
Sick Leave Medical Life & Disability Insurance
Two (2) personal days Dental Supplemental Life & Voluntary Products
Four (4) days annual bereavement Flexible Spending Account Social Security
**Medical and dental benefits are provided to regular employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week**

All regular appointees serve a six (6) month introductory period.

In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Neighborhood House Association hires only U.S. citizens and others lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

This Job Announcement is not an offer of employment. The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any of the provisions contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Any person who is hired may voluntarily leave their employment upon giving proper notice, and may be terminated by the Agency at any time and for any reason. Any oral or written statements to the contrary are hereby expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any prospective or existing employee.

Please note that offers of employment are only valid if they are made by the Human Resources Department

All qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteranstatus.

Req. No.:RFP-00009
Starting Pay Range:$12.00-$16.00
Status/Hours:FT Non-Exempt
Location:41st EHS/HS (BYF)
Dept./Program:Head Start Program

Basic Job Assignment:

Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, or Teacher, assists in the instruction of the pre-school aged children.

Employment Requirements:
  • Knowledge of appropriate child development theories and practices;

  • Ability to create and maintain a safe learning environment for children and others;

  • Ability to work effectively with children, parents, family, and community;

  • Effective oral and written communication skills;

  • Must be sensitive to the needs of culturally and ethnically diverse groups.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to read, write and speak English. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Area Directors/Site Supervisors, staff, and parents.

Reasoning Ability:

While performing the duties of this job, a substitute is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; observe; and interact with staff, clients, children and parents.


Certification in Pediatric First Aid and CPR must be met within 90 days of assignment. Must meet and maintain state law, and county licensing requirements regarding employment in a childcare center (fingerprints, TB, physical, immunizations).


Education and/or Experience:

1) Substitute Teacher, completion of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university; plus possession of a valid Teacher (or higher level) permit. Only Substitute Teachers may be left alone supervising children.

2) Substitute Associate Teacher: possession of a valid Associate Teacher permit;

3) Substitute Teacher Aide, a typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is completion of six (6) units of early childhood education or child development (with a grade of “C” or better) from an accredited college/university; or four (4) months of ROP Training in a Child Development Program;

4) Substitute TAT, High School Diploma, G.E.D. equivalency, or High School Proficiency Certificate required. Child Development or Early Childhood Education units from an accredited college/university or ROP Training in a Child Development Program preferred.

Example of Major Functions:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.

  • Assists in developing weekly lesson plans, which integrate activities that are developmentally appropriate for preschool children, reflect an integrated Head Start curriculum and philosophy, and comply with the Performance Standards;

  • Assists in developing and maintaining a safe and pleasing environment for the children which facilitates their ability to grow physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually;

  • Provides breaks and planning time for Teachers, and other classroom staff;

  • Assists in screening each child using appropriate assessment tools;

  • Assists in developing IEP’s for children with special needs;

  • Prepares monthly reports on attendance, excused absences, daily sign in/out sheets, in-kind, CACFP meal count;

  • Assists in ensuring that daily hygiene needs are met by modeling such routines as tooth brushing, hand washing, use of the bathroom, and meal times;

  • Conducts home visits and parent/teacher conferences;

  • Participates in cross-component tasks; works with community resources to identify child/family needs and refers to proper resources for assistance;

  • Supervises outdoor play environment and field trips;

  • Assists in ensuring the safety of the classroom as well as the outdoor playground;

  • Provides emotional support and encourages high self-esteem in the children;

  • Must be available on an on-call basis, expecting an email/phone call as early as 6:30 a.m.;

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by current supervisor.


  • Provide substitute teaching for pre-school age children;

  • Provide environment and experiences that maximize learning of each child at his or her development level;

  • Involve parents in child's activities in and out of the classroom;

  • Assist in planning and supervising daily classroom activities;

  • Assist in maintaining student data;

  • Assist in providing educational enrichment activities for children;

  • Assist in supporting parents through meetings and in-service training.

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