TEACHER - Luzerne County Head Start



  • BS/BA degree or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education
  • PA Certification in PK-4 Instructional I Preferred


To plan and implement educational activities to includes managing the classroom and planning activities according to the curriculum that are developmentally appropriate. Evaluate and record children’s progress and communicate with parents on a regular basis. Provide and maintain an atmosphere in the classroom that promotes school readiness and developmentally appropriate practices.


Terms of Employment

Requirements that must be satisfied prior to hire:
Proof of Degree/Certification and Experience Required to meet the Qualifications for position
FBI Fingerprints; PA DHS Registration; Service Code 1KG756
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
Successful completion of Pre-Employment Physical Examination which includes a Tuberculosis screening

Locations, Hours & Salary
HIP CENTER – Hazleton Integration Project, 225 East Fourth Street, Hazleton – 2 positions available
Full Time, 37.5-40 hrs/wk (depending on center/classroom and/or funding source)
Salary/Hourly: $20.79 to $21.81 (higher salary with PK-4 Instr I Certification)
*PKC Classrooms and HSSAP funded classrooms require PK-4 Instr 1Certification
5% Bilingual Adjustment (additional pay) for fluency in dual language abilities – English/Spanish

Fringe Benefits
Enrollment into agency Health Insurance plan after 90 days with Geisinger Solutions HMO, with voluntary Guardian Dental, VSP Vision; Health Reimbursement Account established to help offset costs toward deductible; Cash Out Option available
LCHS 401(k) Retirement Plan with 7% agency contribution; Employee Roth option
PAID Holidays immediately – All Federal Holidays including extended time between Christmas-New Year
PAID Sick Time, max accrual 65 working days
PAID Personal time – up to 3 days/year (max 6)
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.

Reports To

Center Manager – Direct Supervisor
Early Childhood Specialist – Training and Technical Support
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