Lead Early Childhood/UPK – Saratoga Springs (full year) This position serves as a primary caregiver in a classroom of Early Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom staff, routines and activities. Shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program and linking parents with their family and health advocates. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Position requires a BS in Early Childhood as well as a NYS Teacher Certification N-6 in apreschool category. One year of supervision and one year in a preschool classroom is also required. Must have a valid driver’s license. Offering $17.78/hr. 40 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.
Assistant Teacher – Galway (school year) This position works with the Teacher in developing activities for preschool children to provide them with varied experiences and an appropriate learning environment. Works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. Assistance is given to the teacher in carrying out the goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards. This position works with families to promote parent involvement in the program. Minimum requirement is CDA (Preschool) credential or higher (Associates or Bachelors in Early Childhood Education) plus experience working with young children. Valid driver’s license required. 40 hrs/wk, 44 wks/yr, $11.94/hr.
Health Services Coordinator – Mechanicville, NY This position oversees the facilitation of Health Services (Medical, Dental, and Child Safety) as per Head Start Performance Standards, NYS Daycare Regulations, local program policy and, if relevant, other governing authority within Saratoga County. Will involve provision of direct services in the health area in the absence of a health advocate. Assists Health and Nutrition Manager in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of services for medical, nutrition, dental, and child safety. Requires regular travel to make contact with staff, families, and other agencies. Some evening and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits, parent teacher conferences, Family Committee meetings, social or community events, etc. Degree in a Health Related field is required. Experience working with young children and supervision experience is necessary. Must be willing and able to obtain Basic First Aid, CPR, MAT and ServSafe within the initial probationary period and maintain each certification. Must have a valid driver’s license. Full-time, full year position offering $16.26/hr.
Family Advocate – Mechanicville (full year) Supports the role of parents in family well-being and positive parent-child relationships by encouraging parent involvement in Head Start while providing advocacy and social service guidance based on family goals. Responsible for recruiting eligible children and introducing families to all Head Start options and other SCEOC programs. Completes initial application and eligibility assessment for all children. Identifies child and family needs for center-based families. Provides referrals, advocacy and follow-up to all EOC programs and community agencies. Provides case management for center-based families and facilitates case management meetings and conferences. Associates Degree in Human Services and at least 2 years’ experience in a human services field. Position requires strong advocacy skills relating to health and social services in support of families. Must have knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families to the appropriate agencies and services. Working knowledge of governmental and social services programs and resources required. Valid driver’s license is necessary. $11.68/hr, 40hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.
Home Visitors – positions in Malta, Saratoga and Corinth (full year) This position is responsible for supporting families who are not in a class setting to move toward school readiness. The Home Visitor works with families to assesses and identify barriers that impede school readiness and strengths that encourage school readiness. The position is mobile and requires staff to complete home visits as described. Requirements are a minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework (12 Early Childhood Education credits) as part of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Knowledge and experience in Child Development and Early Childhood Education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics. Experience working with young and preschool age children is a must. Must have knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families to the appropriate agencies and services. Must have a reliable vehicle and valid license required. Mileage reimbursement is offered along with 40 hrs/wk, $12.70/hr.
Project Assistant– Mechanicville (part-time/25 hours/week) Clerical office support needed for Head Start home based program. Experience in an office clerical role is required along with working knowledge of Word/Excel/Outlook, basic filing and data entry. May be asked to assist in classroom when necessary. Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain Basic First Aid and CPR. High School Diploma/GED and valid driver’s license required. $11.68/hr, 51 weeks/yr. Hours are 8:00am – 1:00pm.
Teacher Aide – Saratoga (full year) – Will assist the Lead and Assistant Teachers with daily Head Start classroom needs. May fill in for vacancies and absences when and where needed. Must have High School Diploma/GED and experience in a Preschool classroom is helpful. 30 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr, $11.28/hr.
Teacher Aide – Temporary/Short Term – Will assist the Lead and Assistant Teachers with daily Head Start classroom needs. May fill in for vacancies and absences when and where needed. Must have High School Diploma/GED and experience in a Preschool classroom is helpful. 30 hrs/wk, $11.28/hr.
Substitute Teachers and Substitute Teacher Aides – We have positions available that require varying degrees of experience from Lead Teachers to Assistant Teachers to Teacher Aides. All positions serve in a preschool classrooms and assist in facilitating team planning, implementation, and supervision of classroom activities. Will work with developing children and children with disabilities. Requirements based on teaching level below:
Lead Teachers: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood with a minimum of 1 year experience, NYS Teacher Certification in a preschool category is helpful but not required, Supervisory experience a plus
Assistant Teachers: Associates in Early Childhood or enrollment in a CDA program is acceptable
Teacher Aides: High School Diploma/GED and experience working with preschool children
We offer excellent benefits and the Head Start program offers school breaks off with pay!
A reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license required for all positions.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com or fax to (518) 288-3234 or mail to the Human Resources Manager at Saratoga County EOC, PO Box 169 Ballston Spa NY 12020.
Applications are available on this website.