Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: 17.79
Organization's Mission: Utah Community Action’s mission is to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities through self-reliance and education programs
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Utah Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the agency prohibits discrimination and harassment because of a person's protected status such as race, color, national origin, religion, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran, military service, gender, sex (including conditions of pregnancy), marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected- group status.
Position Summary: Utah Community Action in Salt Lake City, UT is seeking to hire Year-Round Lead Teachers for our Head Start preschool program. This position is a full-time, year-round position!

Our Lead Teacher earns a competitive wage of $17.79/hour. We also offer generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, a flexible spending account (FSA), a healthcare spending account (HSA) with up to a $2,500 match, a 401k plan with 5% match, short and long-term disability, tuition reimbursement (conditions apply), accident insurance, life insurance, 11 paid holidays, paid time off between Christmas and New Year's, accrue sick & vacation time, and an hour of paid time on Fridays for self-care.

Are you looking for a rewarding teaching career where you can make a difference in the lives of preschool children? Have you been looking for a teaching job where you will enjoy coming to work every day? If so, apply today!


Founded in 1965, Utah Community Action is a nationally recognized nonprofit provider of comprehensive services for income-eligible families. Our six core programs, Head Start, Adult Education, Case Management & Housing, Nutrition, HEAT, and Weatherization, address barriers to self-sufficiency in order to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities. We are committed to ending poverty and improving the lives of those living in our community.
Primary Responsibilities: A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A LEAD TEACHER

As the Lead Teacher, you come to work each day excited and ready to make a difference in children's lives. Working cooperatively with another teacher, you teach a class of approx. 17 children. You develop weekly lesson plans to ignite the curiosity and growth of the children in our preschool. Additionally, you provide preventative health screenings to children including vision, hearing, and growth assessments. You track each child's growth through observations, portfolio documentation, developmental checklist, and assessment data.

As a Head Start teacher, you not only provide an educational opportunity to children, but you work with the whole family to help them become more self-sufficient. Each year you conduct two home visits and two parent-teacher conferences.

The children are in the classroom Monday-Thursday for 6 hours, and the rest of your day is spent on case notes, meeting with families, and lesson planning. On Fridays, you participate in training or completing work for the classroom. While you have challenging moments, most of your time is spent having a lot of fun. Since you love interacting with children, you can definitely say that you get paid to do what you love.
Desired Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, family and consumer studies, or a related field
One-year experience working with Preschoolers
Computer skills

Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred, but not required. Previous Head Start teaching experience is a plus! Are you able to work well independently and as part of a team? Do you have strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills? Are you detail-oriented? Can you guide and mentor your assistant teacher? If so, you may be perfect for this teaching position!

The typical schedule is Monday-Friday from 7:45am to 4:15pm.


We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this Lead Teacher position at our Head Start preschool, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Verification of degree/transcripts required.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Health, Dental, Vision, Telehealth, EAP, 401k Retirement Match, Long-Term, Short-Term Disability, Accident, Life Insurance, Flex Spending, Sick Leave, and PTO
How to Apply: For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below.
Closing Date: 12/14/2022
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA 84109


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Contact: Human Resources
Phone: 555-555-5555