Do you have what it takes to reshape the future for children?

Do you believe in empowering children and families to realize their full potential?

Are you ready for a meaningful career that impact lives for generations?

 

WHY JOIN FIRST START PARTNERSHIPS?

  • Uplifting mission-driven work culture
  • Growth and professional development opportunities
  • Great benefits package: health, dental, and vision insurance, company paid life insurance and short term disability, retirement benefits, Personal Time Off (PTO) and up to 19 paid holidays per year.
  • Opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families within your own community!

 

 

Current Openings Include:
Communications Specialist

The Communications Specialist will be responsible for greeting visitors and delivering exceptional customer service assistance. This entails answering calls and emails and fielding them accordingly, addressing visitor questions and needs, and providing an overall welcoming environment. This position will also be responsible for assisting the Communications Director with information output, social media/website content and advertising efforts.

Resume and cover letter are required to apply.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Excellent telephone customer service skills with the ability to maintain positive, professional communications with diverse populations
  • Detail-oriented with strong Internet usage skills and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database systems
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the use of popular social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, lnstagram, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Web content management systems such as WordPress
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a collaborative team
  • High School Diploma
  • 3 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Communications, Business Administration or related field
  • Working knowledge of Constant Contact or similar email marketing platform
  • Experience in Early Childhood Education a plus
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately
  • Maintains telecommunications and communications database Manages multiple email accounts; directing emails from families or community members appropriately
  • Serves as the office assistant for the Administrative office with duties to include ordering supplies, record-keeping, filing and other tasks as needed
  • Edit and proofread publications, including website, advertisements, articles, brochures, etc. Complete assigned activities related to the implementation of marketing and/or communications strategy
  • Assist the Communications Director with coordination of the production of marketing and/or promotional communications that may include print, electronic, social media and new/emerging media that is in accordance with First Start Partnerships approved strategic marketing plan and objectives.
  • Assist the Communications Director in maintaining social media accounts and website.
  • Enforce branding standards across all digital platforms
Early Head Start Classroom Support Staff

The Classroom Support Staff acts as a member of the classroom teaching team in implementation and creation of lesson plans. Supports home visits, parent teacher conferences and parent meetings as needed. Participate in observing children and assist in completion of screenings and assessments. Provide a safe and healthy environment for toddlers and their families.

This is a part time non-exempt, full year position with competitive salary.

Hours per day: 6

Hours per week: 30

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • 1 year experience with children and families

Pay: $10.42 – $13.91 per hour

Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher

We are looking for a Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher who has a passion for growing hearts and minds of children and families in Franklin County.

When you join our team as a Lead Teacher you will:

  • Create a safe, nurturing environment where children can play and learn.
  • Implement a high quality early childhood curriculum in a way that is consistent with the unique needs of each child.
  • Lead, coach and mentor new teachers in your classroom; model behaviors and provide feedback.
  • Partner with early childhood professionals and leadership to achieve goals around accreditation and engagement.

This is a full time exempt, 10 month position with competitive salary.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • A Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field (ECE credits completed) and a current PA Teaching Certification in PK-4
  • 1 year experience working with preschool age children.

 

Health Coordinator

The Health Coordinator is responsible for applying professional expertise related to comprehensive health services. This position will carry out all health care and screening related services for children enrolled in the Head Start and Early Head Start program in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensures health referrals are being addressed.
  • Creates and maintain collaborations with community agencies and healthcare providers.
  • Trains all staff on how to monitor, consult, and provide daily oversight of health needs and services.

This is a full time exempt, 10 month position.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • A Bachelors degree in Health Related field or equivalent
  • 1 year experience in a supervisory role
  • 2 years of relevant experience
  • Pennsylvania Nursing License required
Itinerant Teacher

The Itinerant Teacher works collaboratively with the classroom staff in an Early Childhood environment. Responsible for assisting the lead teacher with the classroom child interactions to implement a program of activities that promotes the social, emotional, and physical development of each child enrolled in the group in accordance with early childhood program standards.

This is a full time non-exempt, part year position with competitive salary.

Daily location may vary.

Qualifications for this position are:

  • CDA(Childhood Development Associate certification) or AA degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or related field preferred.
  • 1 year experience
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:
  • By email: kholtry@firststartpartnerships.org  Please reference job title in the subject line.
  • By mail: First Start Partnerships for Children & Families
    Human Resources
    254 E. King St. Suite 103
    Chambersburg, PA 17201

 

First Start Partnerships for Children and Families 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.