Lead Early Childhood/Center Director – Ballston Spa (school year) This position serves as a primary caregiver in a classroom of Early Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom routines and activities. Will be responsible for daily center-based program functioning while assisting the Region Manager in providing leadership and implementing assigned functions of the site. 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 plus one year of supervision and one year in a classroom. Must have a valid driver’s license. Offering $16.42/hr + an additional .25 when Center Director approved. 40 hrs/wk, 44 wks/yr.
Lead Early Childhood/UPK – Saratoga Springs or Ballston Spa site (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 a preschool category. One year of supervision and one year in a preschool classroom is also required. Must have a valid driver’s license. Offering $17.96/hr. 40 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.
Assistant Teacher – Ballston Spa (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, $12.06/hr.
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, $12.83/hr.
Health Advocate – Saratoga (full year) Ensuring that families have health insurance coverage and an ongoing source of continuous, accessible health and dental care. HS Diploma/GED and two years’ experience in a related field working in public health or nutrition required. Valid driver’s license required. Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain basic first aid and CPR certification. Required to be MAT trained and certified to pass medications as needed. $11.80/hr, 40 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.
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. $11.80/hr, 40hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.
Teacher Aide/Floater – Clifton Park (school year) – Will assist the Lead and Assistant Teachers with daily Head Start classroom needs. Experience working with preschool children is helpful. Must have High School Diploma/GED. 30 hrs/wk, 44 wks/yr, $11.39/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. $11.80/hr, 51 weeks/yr. Hours are 8:00am – 1:00pm.
Teacher Aides/Floaters for Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa sites – Candidate must be willing to work where needed to assist the Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers with daily Head Start classroom needs. Must be flexible with schedule to fill in for vacancies and absences when and where needed. Experience working with preschool children is helpful. Must have High School Diploma/GED and a valid driver’s license. 30 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr, $11.39/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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.