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UCCAC, Inc. Teacher - Head Start - 10 Month Program in Kingston, New York

Teacher - Head Start - 10 Month Program

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  • Kingston, NY, USA

  • 15.25-17.75 per hour Depending on Experience

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  • Full Time

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    UCCAC, Inc. in Kingston, NY is looking to hire a full-time Head Start Teacher. Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills? Would you like to use your skills to contribute to an organization that makes a difference in your community? If so, please read on!

    This teaching position earns a competitive wage of $15.25 - $17.75/hour, depending on the degree. We provide excellent perks, including benefits, leave accruals, an SEP-IRA retirement plan, and tuition reimbursement. Additionally, our 10-month employees receive 7 weeks of paid time off (PTO) during summer break. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, apply today!


    Incorporated in 1965, we strive to implement the philosophy of self-help. We believe in giving a hand up, not a handout. We do this through practical, timely, and innovative programs and services. Our organization promotes self-sufficiency and dignity for those we serve. We are on a mission to change people's lives, improve communities, and make Ulster and Sullivan Counties a better place to live.

    We strive to hire exceptional staff members to serve our community. We couldn't do this important work without them. In return for their hard work and dedication, we offer our team fantastic benefits and a supportive work culture!


    As a Head Start Teacher, you provide a safe and healthy preschool learning environment that is welcoming to children and their parents. Every shift, you come to class energized and ready to take on the day. You conduct classroom planning sessions to develop both individual and weekly lesson plans. You submit those lesson plans for review in accordance with the established procedures. In cooperation with the child's guardian and the center team, you identify the strengths, needs, and interests of each child to develop individual educational plans.

    You provide an educational environment and implement a curriculum that encourages the development of self-awareness, autonomy, and self-expression. At mealtimes, you participate with the children and use it as a teaching opportunity to model appropriate social manners. You plan for transitions so that they occur in a predictable and unrushed manner that helps the children feel safe. As needed, you attend parent meetings to familiarize parents with Head Start and its operations. You feel great about providing children with quality education and fostering their development!


  • Associate degree in early childhood education OR 6+ early childhood education courses equivalent to a related major

  • Active enrollment in a bachelor's degree program in early childhood

  • 1 year or more of experience working with young children in a preschool setting

  • Valid NY driver's license and reliable personal transportation

  • Current CPR and first aid certification or the willingness to complete training at the first opportunity

  • Ability to lift and carry a 50-pound child

    A bachelor's degree in early childhood education or equivalent coursework is preferred. Two or more years of experience teaching preschool-aged children would be a plus. Can you work well with staff and parents as part of a team? Are you patient and friendly? Do you have excellent classroom management skills? If yes, you might just be perfect for this preschool position!


    This full-time educational position typically works Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.


    If you feel that you would be right for this preschool teaching job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!