Head Start Teacher in Artesia, NM

  • Eddy
  • Full-time

Southeast NM Community Action Corporation has been serving individuals and families since 1965; we are committed to supporting individuals and families so they can achieve educational advancement as well as community health and economic advancement. We need talented people who want to make a difference in their community to join our team of professionals. Does this sound like you? Make a difference in the lives of others and enrich your own life in the process, apply to join our team.

The Head Start Teacher is responsible for overseeing the planning, organizing and implementation of educational activities in the classroom, consistent with Head Start Performance Standards; providing a learning environment which is interesting, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate thus encouraging each child to reach their maximum potential, and grow into responsible adults. The Head Start Teacher also works with and supports Head Start families in developing the growth and cognitive abilities of their children, assuring that the educational, health and social services needs of individual children and their families are met. The Teacher also works with content area coordinators to assure planning, organization, implementation and follow-through with comprehensive services. Instructional lead responsibilities include individual responsibilities and leading team members by organizing work and providing mentoring and technical advice to team members. Will train, instruct, and assist in the evaluation of Teacher Assistant and other instructional staff. Will be responsible for all oversight of parent volunteers in the classroom.

Minimum Education and Experience Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate or associate degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education.
  • Baccalaureate or associate degree in a related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education, with experience teaching preschool-age children.
  • An associate degree in early childhood education or an associate degree in a related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children
  • Baccalaureate degree and has been admitted into the Teach for America program, passed a rigorous Early Childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, participated in a Teach for America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children, and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach for America’s professional staff.

Salary – This is an Non-Exempt position $19.46-$24.32/hourly depending on qualifications (related experience/yrs, education, training, etc.)

We offer a 4-day work week (Monday – Thursday)

Thirteen (13) Paid Holidays per year

Annual Leave

Sick Leave

Retirement Plans

Medical, Dental, Vision, and

Life Insurance

An application and letter of interest is required. You may go to our website at www.snmcac.com and complete and application and upload your resume and letter of interest or you may go to our Community Action/Head Start sites in Artesia, Carlsbad, and Roswell to complete an application.