High-quality preschool located in Dowagiac is currently looking for an Associate Teacher serving classrooms with children ages 3-5.
Must love working with children and communicate effectively. Opportunities for career advancement are available if qualifications are met.
*Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved exemption on file. Pre-employment requirements include a drug screen, physical, TB test and fingerprinting.
Tri-County Head Start was selected as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation in 2020, and one of the 2021 Moody Market Best Places to Work in Southwest Michigan for their commitment to employee engagement, feedback, and wellness.
Our Mission: To be a vibrant and progressive educational agency supporting the development of children 0-5 years of age while promoting healthy family functioning for Head Start children and families in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties.
Benefits: We offer a chance to enroll in Medical, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance, 401(k) with employer contribution, and tuition assistance for furthering your education.
Other benefits include paid time off, flexible schedules, paid holidays and breaks that include 1-week paid Spring Break and 2-week paid Winter Break, paid weather days, and an Employee Assistance Program.
Our wellness committee is dedicated to providing resources that enhance your life outside of work.
Position Summary: Assists teacher in instructing preschool children and organizing the classroom based on developmentally appropriate practices. Assists with implementing curriculum, on-going assessment, observation, and child outcomes systems consistent with program policies and the Head Start Performance Standards. Works as a partner with families in the health and education of their children. Responsible for classroom daily required cleaning and daily food preparation.
TCHS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Job Type: Full-Time, Program Year (August - May)
Starting Pay: $13.04 CDA: $13.32 AA: $14.91
Education Requirement: Minimum HS Diploma/GED, must be able to obtain CDA within two years of hire.
Related Experience: Minimum one year related experience preferred.