Preschool Teacher at Mesa View

Tri-County Head Start   Cortez, CO   Full-time     Education
Posted on February 9, 2024
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Preschool Teacher at Mesa View

Looking to join a team of enthusiastic professionals? Are you passionate about the education of young children? We’re Hiring Difference Makers. We’re eager to invest in your career so you can grow, thrive, and feel good about your work. No nights or weekends and paid time off!  Apply Today!

Tri-County Head Start employees have endless opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. With ample opportunities for growth in both education and social services, working at Tri-County Head Start means you can develop your career alongside your community. You will earn the tools and resources needed for career success and make a difference in the lives of your community’s children and families.

A career at Tri-County Head Start offers training and advancement, community impact, and work-life balance. Eligible employee benefits include:

  • Paid professional development
  • Generous leave package including paid sick leave and personal leave
  • Over three weeks of paid breaks and holidays: Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks, Martin Luther King Day, and Labor Day
  • Employee contribution to a 403(b) retirement savings account
  • Employee Assistance Program with free counseling, wellness and legal sessions
  • Up to a $25 monthly fitness membership reimbursement

Schedule: Full Time; Part Year, from August to May, 35 - 37 hours per week

Responsibilities of this position encompass comprehensive facets of early childhood education, including building environments, trusting relationships, and classroom functions to promote children’s social-emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. This role follows Head Start Performance Standards and State regulations, ensures healthy, safe, and developmentally appropriate practices, leads engagement with families,  supports to supervise and mentor classroom aides, and ensures the classroom is maintained and secure.  

Salary: The hourly wage range is $15.31 - $21.98 depending on education and experience.

Preferred Experience: 

Previous experience working in early childhood with children ages birth through five years and holding:

  • A higher education degree with 18 credit hours of foundational Early Childhood courses completed, or
  • A current Preschool CDA
    • TCHS offers financial support toward a BA or AA degree in Early Childhood Education.

Minimum Experience:

  • Must be 18 years of age and have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent certificate
  • Willing to obtain CDA within six - nine months of hire. Tri-County Head Start will provide opportunities for training support to obtain a teacher’s qualification, including CDA support and coaching.
  • Previous experience working in early childhood with children ages birth through five years

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Durango 4C Council/Tri-County Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.