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Seeking Qualified Employees: Careers – Jobs in Head Start and Early Head Start

Some of the best opportunities in early childhood careers and jobs is working with children from birth to five and their families at one of Vermont’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs. There are more than 500 individuals working as teachers, teacher assistants, substitute teachers, home visitors and family services, health/nutrition aids, nurses, education services managers, cooks, supervisors and many more professions.

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Head Start Collaboration Office Director Position Opening: Job Id: 623103, Application Deadline: 4/25/2018, http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers

The Child Development Division in the VT Department for Children and Families seeks a skilled and knowledgeable leader as the Vermont Head Start Collaboration Office Director who reports to the Director of Statewide Systems and Community Collaboration. The Director facilitates collaboration among Vermont’s 7 Head Start and Early Head Start grantees, the Vermont Head Start Association, and Vermont’s early childhood systems, services, programs and organizations (including Building Bright Futures, Vermont’s early childhood advisory council).

The goal of collaboration among these systems, services and programs is to benefit low income children from birth to school entry and their families. Significant efforts and responsibilities include: development and implementation of the VT Head Start Collaboration Office’s 5 year strategic plan, connecting federal Office of Head Start policy and initiatives with state and local efforts such as Vermont’s Quality Recognition Improvement System (STARS), Professional Development System (Northern Lights Career Development Center) and Universal Pre-K (Act 166).

The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent leadership skills, a commitment to equal opportunities for low income children and their families, and a proven record of developing and sustaining collaborative partnerships.

A master’s degree is required and experience with Head Start or Early Head Start Programs and state government administration is preferred. Full Job Specifications. For more information, contact Melissa Riegel-Garrett, Melissa.Riegel-Garrett@vermont.gov. Applications, resumes and a cover letter can be submitted on line at http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers.

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Head Start Children’s Services Manager: NEKCA Head Start has an exciting job opening for a Children’s Services Manager to oversee comprehensive services for Head Start children and families in a center-based model located throughout Orleans, Essex and Caledonia counties.  The ideal candidate will have experience in curriculum development and assessment, data analysis, group facilitation and knowledge of VT Special Education regulations for preschoolers. Qualifications include demonstrated leadership and program development skills; supervisory experience; strong interpersonal skills with an ability to relate well to staff and agency partners, and strong organizational skills.  Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education required; experience working with children ages 3-5 preferred.  The closing date for applications is April 30, 2018.  To apply send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to jobs@nekcavt.org; Fax to 802-334-5249; or mail to NEKCA Human Resources, PO Box 346, Newport, VT  05855.  E.O.E.

Substitute Teachers: Positions available at the NEKCA St. Johnsbury Head Start for Substitute Teachers to work as a member of the Center team, providing a safe, nurturing environment for children’s development and growth – physical, emotional, social and cognitive. Will participate in carrying out classroom routines and activities in compliance with HS Performance Standards, Content Area Plans, Vermont Early Childhood Licensing Regulations and the NAEYC Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct. Positions open until filled. To apply send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to jobs@nekcavt.org; Fax to 802-334-5249; or mail to NEKCA Human Resources, PO Box 346, Newport, VT  05855.  E.O.E.

Teacher Associate / Teacher Assistant, Full-time: Rutland County Head Start is actively recruiting for the position of a Teacher Associate and/or a Teacher Assistant. This is a 35-38 hour per week position for a 47-52 week year. The candidate will provide a safe, nurturing environment for children 3-5 years old in a preschool classroom, implementing developmentally appropriate lessons and activities in conjunction with other teaching staff in the classroom and the program overall. The candidate should have previous experience working with young children and their families, and promote family interaction and communication. Practical qualifications include: At least twenty (20) years of age, is a high school graduate or has completed a GED; Child Development Associate credential or Child Care Certificate, with at least twelve (12) months experience working with groups of children from grade three (3) or younger. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, or a professional development plan to achieve the same. For more information, or to apply, please contact Ellen Coyle, Recruiter, (802) 770-5421 or apply online at rmhsccn.org.

Substitute Teacher, Part-time: Rutland County Head Start is actively recruiting for the position of a Substitute Teacher. This is flexible position to support our year-round preschool and child care program in Rutland City. Substitutes work at program sites on an as needed basis. The candidate will provide a safe, nurturing environment for children 3-5 years old in a classroom setting, implementing developmentally appropriate lessons and activities in conjunction with other professional staff. The candidate should have previous experience working with young children and their families, and promote family interaction and communication. Practical qualifications include: At least eighteen (18) years of age, is a high school graduate or has completed a GED; Enrolled in, or completed coursework in Early Childhood is preferred, or a professional development plan to achieve the same. For more information, or to apply, please contact Ellen Coyle, Recruiter, (802) 770-5421 or apply online at rmhsccn.org.

Lead Teacher, Full Time/12 Months: Bennington County Head Start is seeking an innovative lead teacher who will be responsible for providing a high quality pre-school education program.  Our Head Start gives preschool children and their families the right building blocks for learning, parenting, and life.  To apply complete an application and submit with resume to: Careers@ucsvt.org or 100 Ledge Hill Drive Bennington, VT 05201 or FAX 802-375-2381

Other Careers – Jobs:

Visit each program’s website to learn more about a career in Head Start. Job opportunities are posted on a program’s website, employment websites, in local print and on-line papers or a combination of both.   Current positions are listed at the following program links:

Champlain Valley Head Start
Capstone Community Action
Early Education Services
NEKCA
Rutland County Head Start
SEVCA
Bennington County Head Start

 

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