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:
Early Childhood Liaison

The Early Childhood Liaison acts as a connection between the regional Professional Development Organization Hub and the individual providers and programs.

This is a remote position with travel required throughout Franklin, Adams, York, and Lancaster counties.

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

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop a firm understanding of the process goals and timeline of the PDO grant.
  • Liaisons will conduct site visits to establish and maintain relationships and connections with the early childhood field in each region.
  • Liaisons will develop positive relationships with assigned area partners and instructors, reflecting an understanding and identification with the values, skills, and knowledge base of the profession.
  • Liaisons will help recruit early childhood students into the professional development programs
  • Be able to travel and attend project-wide and regional meetings (state and regional meetings).
  • Attend Field Liaison staff meetings.
  • Meet individually with students either by telephone or face-to-face or Zoom at least once per semester. Feedback between Liaison and students is expected regularly.
  • Maintain ongoing communication, as needed, with Instructors regarding student experience and any related progress in the program. Inform Statewide Field Director of any concerns related to student progress in the program that may impact and/or be related to the experience/program
  • Be available to program and student throughout the academic year, including making additional site visits, as warranted.
  • Become familiar with the PAS SHE PDO Database and Intake Form; use the Database for all notes and documentation on PDO student communication
  • Complete all required forms and documentation for the PDO.
  • Become aware and communicate to the Regional Manager the strengths, resources, and limitations of agencies, programs, to meet the individual educational needs of the students.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, Master’s Degree preferred
  • 5 years of relevant experience
  • Supervisory experience preferred
Early Head Start Classroom Support Staff

This position acts as a member of the classroom teaching team in the implementation and creation of lesson plans. Supports home visits, parent-teacher conferences, and parent meetings as needed. Participate in observing children and assist in the 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 a 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
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 preschoolers and their families.

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

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

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

Pay: $11.70 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
Assistant Teacher

This position 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.

Qualifications for this position are:

  • High School Diploma with a CDA(Childhood Development Associate certification); AA degree in Early Childhood Education preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus

Pay: $13.31 – $15.00 per hour

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.