Explore a Career with Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska

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Head Start Teacher

Holdrege, NE

Position: Teacher

Program and Location: Head Start, Holdrege

Position Summary: The Teacher is responsible for direct contact with children in the classroom, providing developmentally appropriate activities on a daily basis, challenging them at their level, and encouraging success for all students. The Teacher also provides a safe, pleasant, active learning and problem-solving environment.


  • Ensure implementation of the Head Start curriculum, which includes active learning and practices that are developmentally appropriate.
  • Ensure classroom management and lesson planning/implementation are occurring.
  • Recruit, maintain, and train classroom volunteers throughout the program year.
  • Ensure implementation of oral health practices.
  • Be actively engaged in all Head Start activities and model appropriate behavior.

Tasks and Duties:

  • Train and mentor classroom staff.
  • Assist staff in updating the parent bulletin board by posting: lesson plans, volunteer sign-up sheet, center wish list, etc.
  • Provide experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children, establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment, and support the social and emotional development of children. 
  • Ensure completion of the developmental and social emotional screenings covering communication, gross and fine motor, problem solving and personal-social for each child by due date
  • Ensure that child growth assessments (height and weight) are completed by required deadlines, and follow up if there are concerns.
  • Ensure the playground is a safe environment by checking for sharp objects, head entrapment etc., and facilitate repairs as necessary.

Education Requirements:  

  • AA or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field.  Equivalent coursework will be considered
  • Obtain and maintain current required Teacher certifications.

Required Skills: 

  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with Head Start families, other agency employees and the general public.
  • Ability to provide leadership to classroom staff, parents/guardians and classroom volunteers.
  • Model appropriate and professional behavior.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Schedule/Hours: 40 Hours per week, Monday-Friday approximately 7:30 to 3:30 (August-May).  This position has summer months off.  Head Start employees who have summer months off are eligible to apply for unemployment during this layoff period. 

Pay Rate: $13.38 - $14.69 per hour, depending on education and experience.

Benefits:  Due to this position beginning in the middle of a school year, the minimum hour requirement to be benefit eligible will not be met for the rest of the 20-21 school year.  This position will be benefit eligible for the 21-22 school year, which begins August 1, 2021.  Agency benefits include: paid Holidays, PTO, short term disability insurance, and Employee Assistance Program.  Other benefits available include: health, dental, vision, cancer/critical illness, accident, and voluntary life insurance, as well as retirement and flexible spending account. 

For more information contact Sarah at 308.865.5690 or at sarahb@mnca.net.   

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