ASSOCIATE TEACHER - Luzerne County Head Start

ASSOCIATE TEACHER

Qualifications

  • AAS, Early Childhood Education, CDA credential; or HS Diploma with obtaining a CDA or AA degree within 2 years of hire or placement
  • Bilingual Language abilities, English/Spanish, a plus

Responsbilities/Duties

Implement educational activities by providing and maintaining an atmosphere in the classroom that promotes school readiness and developmentally appropriate practices for 3 and 4-year old children. Assist the Head Start Teacher in planning and carrying out educational activities to meet the National Head Start Program Performance Standards and local plan.  

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A $750 monetary incentive will be paid to newly employed Luzerne County Head Start staff members who start work after July 1, 2021: $375 payout will be paid upon successful completion of the first 90 days; $375 payout after 1 year of service

Terms of Employment

Requirements that must be satisfied prior to hire
Proof of Degree/Certification and Experience Required to meet the qualifications for position
Background Clearances:
(1) FBI Fingerprints; PA DHS Registration; Service Code 1KG756
(2) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
(3) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
Successful completion of Pre-Employment Physical Examination which includes a Tuberculosis screening (arrangements made upon conditional offer of employment)

Location, Hours & Salary
FAIRVIEW Elementary/Crestwood, Pre-K Counts Classroom; FT 37.5hrs/wk
NANTICOKE Center – 1010 S. Hanover Street, Nanticoke; FT 37.5 hrs/wk
BEEKMAN STREET – 23 Beekman Street, PT 30hrs/wk

  • Rate of Pay: Based on Education/Eligible for overtime pay:
  • AA Degree – $12.43/hr
  • CDA – $11.77/hr
  • HS Diploma/GED – $11.21/hr
  • Bilingual Adjustment in pay of additional 5% for English/Spanish language abilities

Fringe Benefits
Full Time positions: HEALTH INSURANCE – Enrollment into agency Health Insurance plan (1st of month after 30 days) Geisinger HMO, with voluntary Guardian Dental, Vision through VSP; HRA plan included/Cash Out Option Available – Low Employee co-payment toward premium
PAID Life Insurance (at 1x annual salary); Long Term Disability Insurance

All Positions:
RETIREMENT PLANS – LCHS 401(k) with 7% agency contribution and Employee Roth option 
PAID Holidays immediately, including extended break between Christmas-New Year
PAID Sick Time – Accrues up to 65 working days
PAID Personal Time – Up to 3 days/school year
PAID Tuition Assistance
PAID Training Opportunities
Flexible Benefits – Medical/ Dependent Care Spending
…and much more!

Our employees…
…receive attractive salaries and unique career opportunities;
…do meaningful work that is constantly changing and evolving;
…enjoy successful careers without sacrificing their personal lives;
…enjoy limitless opportunities for professional growth;
…work in an environment of professional respect.

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