Type: Full-Time
Department: Education & Child Development Team

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster County is seeking a dedicated and energetic Lead Teacher who will implement creative curriculum for Lancaster Head Start’s Daily Structures and instructional strategies in accordance with program guidelines to fidelity.  The successful candidate will follow preventive mental health practices and teaches social emotional skills; implements interventions with support from intra/inter agency teams.   LCHS is a high quality program that has been providing Head Start services in Lancaster County since 1967.  Lancaster County Head Start offers a multi-site program (including 10 locations spanning Lancaster County) lead by an experienced, professional management team and a well-trained, highly educated staff.


Formal Education, Work Experience & Required Certification (if applicable):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Certificate or
  • An Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development and 2 years of experience teaching preschool age children.
  • Ability to speak, read and write fluently in English; effective communication skills, both orally and written.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, such as, performance standards, information memoranda and program guidance; ability to write reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of clients, employees and community partners.
  • Ability to use data base software to enter program data and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Positive recommendation from previous employer/supervisor regarding work performance and relevant knowledge and skills.
  • PA Act 33 and 34 clearances; FBI clearances
  • Current driver’s license and vehicle available to travel to Head Start sites, home visits and professional development.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and attend evening and out-of-town trainings.

Skills and Experience

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Implements Head Start initiatives including; nutrition and healthy choices, school readiness, Pyramid model/program wide positive behavior supports, dual language learners, etc.
  • Sets and maintains classroom environments (indoor and outdoor), cares for furniture and other materials and recommends materials for purchase.
  • Insures safe and healthy procedures are consistently implemented.
  • Observes (data collection) and documents children’s development in the classroom to be used for assessment in the program database (GOLD).
  • Uses various tools to collect data; photos, running records, checklists, artifacts etc.
  • Analyzes collected data on children to make informed developmental level decisions.
  • Uses collected data to drive planning and to meet individualized goals.
  • Collaborates with teaching team to plan, assess and implement instructional strategies to meet individual goals.

Additional Information

CAP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Community Action Program of Lancaster County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, veteran status or genetic information.

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