Jobs, Bids, & Volunteer Opportunities

Jobs

We are an equal opportunity employer


 Head Start Assistant Teacher

Under the direction of the Head Start Lead Teacher, the Assistant Teacher will implement the Creative Curriculum, the Project Approach, and other appropriate content with emphasis on development of the whole child, to include partnership with parents and working with the entire family..
Education and experience: Must have either a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA); or be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education; associate degree in Early Childhood Education highly preferred; proficiency with Microsoft Office; and experience working with preschool age children. Previous Head Start experience preferred.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Participate in pre-service training and ongoing professional development opportunities.
• Become familiar with and work with the Teacher in providing a comprehensive program including implementation of Creative Curriculum, Project Approach and other appropriate content in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
• Work as a team member to: Assist with the planning of daily and weekly lesson plans; daily activities for the children; assist in individual planning for each child, as well as the class as a whole; assist in the daily classroom routine; and participate in the daily review of classroom activities and children's behavior.
• Greet parents and children; maintain ongoing professional and appropriate communication with parents and guardians; and provide activities parents can do at home with their children to support the curriculum and the child's learning.
• Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills
• Help organize and encourage parent involvement in a variety of areas
• Continue professional growth by participating in ongoing training and education
• Participate in various meetings
• Assume the Teacher's responsibilities when the Teacher is absent, if accreditation allows.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisors
• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality
• Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
• Ability to work flexible hours and travel when necessary.
• Knowledge of and sensitivity to the unique challenges faced by families living in poverty.
• Reliable source of transportation with 100/300 liability insurance coverage.
• Physical strength/endurance/mobility to perform in a standard daily required work routine (i.e. walking, sitting, lifting, and driving to various sites as required).
Certificates and licenses: Valid driver's license and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. A current (bi-annual) physical examination record, including a TB test must be kept on file, and driving record check. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send a cover letter and resume to by August 4, 2014


Head Start Mental Health Consultant
Provide on-going, responsive mental health services to enrolled pregnant women, children and their families. Provide support for program staff. All services to be provided with support from and in collaboration with the Mental Health and Disabilities Services Supervisor.
Anticipated hours per year for Mental Health Consultant is approximately 210 hours with the majority of hours worked during October 1 to May 31.
Education and experience: Licensed mental health professional (must have current NH license); experience working with prenatal women and children from birth to age 5; working knowledge of Early Childhood Education and/or maternal-infant mental health and dynamics of child abuse and neglect preferred
Duties and responsibilities:
• Provide center-based classroom group observations as requested.
• Provide observations of home-based socialization groups as requested.
• Provide group observation feedback meetings to occur with classroom/home-based socialization staff on the same day as the group observation
• Provide written follow-up reports within a 3 week period for observations conducted
• Provide individual child observations, as requested, and follow with a written report reviewed with the family and appropriate staff during a home visit
• Provide short-term, mental health consultation to individuals or families enrolled in Home Visiting New Hampshire and Comprehensive Family Supports programs that require immediate intervention
• Provide appropriate referral information as requested
• Provide support to staff members as requested; assist in supporting staff concerning issues of relationships with children, working with families who are not receiving mental health support and who have been referred, and provide support and education to staff who may be affected by the child/family trauma
• Provide training for staff and families as requested; participate in meetings as requested
• Knowledge of and ability to use community resources
• Ability to train and provide presentations to large and small groups
• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality
• Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
• Ability to work flexible hours and travel when necessary.
• Knowledge of and sensitivity to the unique challenges faced by families living in poverty.
• Reliable source of transportation with 100/300 liability insurance coverage.
• Physical strength/endurance/mobility to perform in a standard daily required work routine (i.e. walking, sitting, lifting, and driving to various sites as required).
Certificates and licenses: Valid driver's license and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. A current (bi-annual) physical examination record, including a TB test must be kept on file, and driving record check. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send a cover letter and resume to by August 4, 2014


 

Head Start Teacher Aide (part time)
Assists Teachers in providing a daily schedule of activities for play, meals, and toileting. Responsible for the health and safety of children in a childcare setting.
Education and experience:
High school diploma; prefer at least 9 credits in Early Childhood Education (ECE), (including child growth & development); interest and desire to interact and work with young children; prior experience working with children and the commitment to continue training. Must be computer literate; have current or ability to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.
Duties and responsibilities:
Assists the Teacher in carrying out the curriculum. Implements daily activities, assisting children with daily routines, including meals and clean up.
• Communicates with classroom staff, requests assistance when unsure of a procedure or a particular situation.
• Actively engages with children. Assists and redirects them as needed.
• Greets parents at arrival and/or pick up. Refers any concerns they have to the Lead Teacher.
• Follows the schedule set by Lead Teacher.
• Assists with monthly emergency practice drills.
• Attends monthly staff meetings and in-service trainings.
• Creates and maintains an exciting classroom learning environment for children.
• Encourages parents to attend parent meetings and special events.
• Reports any problems to the Lead Teacher or Site Manager.
• Performs other duties as required.
• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality
• Knowledge of and sensitivity to the unique challenges faced by families living in poverty.
• Reliable source of transportation with 100/300 liability insurance coverage.
• Physical strength/endurance/mobility to perform in a standard daily required work routine (i.e. walking, sitting, lifting, and driving to various sites as required). Just be able to lift 25 to 40 pounds.
• Be able to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, and families on a regular basis.
• Good communication skills and ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
• Ability to read, write and communicate instructions.
• Maintains a positive and productive attitude regarding the Center and the CAP Agency when interacting both within the program and with the greater community.
Certificates and licenses:
Valid driver's license and insured vehicle for use on the job or acceptable alternative. Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. An initial driving record check will be conducted. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send a resume and cover letter to by August 8, 2014.


Bids & Proposals

Volunteer Opportunities

Currently Under Development