The Salvation Army


Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Job ID
Regular Full-Time



Teacher, Early Head Start Program

Full-time & Part-time openings, $16-$24/hour depending on experience, credentials & education

The Salvation Army, Syracuse Area Services



The Salvation Army, Syracuse Area Services Day Care Unit supports families by providing on-site Day Care Services.

We are committed to serving all families and children, including those with disabilities, by offering enrichment services that help children develop, learn and achieve success.

Our services provide:

  • A healthy, safe and supportive learning environment for children from all backgrounds
  • An opportunity to understand a child’s individual needs and design a learning experience that help them to grow
  • Parent education and parenting support on site at the centers
  • Opportunities throughout the year for parents to participate in center activities
  • Extended hours to support working families
  • Assistance with access to child care subsidies and funding

Our Early Childhood Education Services Department has a recent opening for a Teacher.  Teacher's are responsible for the development, implementation, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation of our Early Head Start program within the classrooms.  This is a fantastic opportunity to Teach children at an early age and assist them with their development.


As a Teacher, Full-time and Part-time Employees will have access to our Benefit offerings upon completion of the probationary period.  

Our unique benefits include:

  • Employee Discounted Day Care
  • Health Insurance-Medical, Vision & Dental(Orthodontics included)
  • Paid Holiday's & Holiday Pay-We recognize 13 holiday's in 2020
  • Benefit Time:  Vacation, Sick, Personal Days
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • 403B & Pension Plan, after one year of service
  • Tuition Remittance Program & Paid Training
  • Loan Forgiveness Program
  • On-Site Paid Parking


Overview of job responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement with room staff team a curriculum that will address both individual children’s and group needs appropriately utilizing EHS curriculum.
  • Provide supervision, role modeling, and support and encourage professional development of all child care staff and volunteers through team meetings, shared program planning, and day to day interactions.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in all classroom environments with children 6 weeks up to 5 years of age as needed to meet the required classroom ratio.
  • Monitor and maintain the classroom environment including cleanliness, minor repairs, health and safety issues, inventory and request supplies and equipment.


Qualifications require the following for the role of Teacher:

  • Clearance through NYS Central Registry is required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and minimum three years related experience required, with one year experience working with children ages 6 weeks to 3 years.
  • Child Development Associates (CDA) Credential required within the first year of employment.
  • Associates’ Degree preferred.
  • Prior experience working with children or in a day care and classroom setting.
  • Must meet NYS/Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) regulations requirements.
  • Must meet health standards for OCFS licensing, be able to lift up to 40 pounds and be able to participate in all developmentally appropriate activities.

Our Day Care Environment:  

  • Individual must be willing to work additional hours as required.
  • Classroom ratios must be met at all times.  When another classroom is in need of assistance, then one of the two teachers will be asked to support the program needs.
  • Position has both internal contacts within the organization and external contacts within the community, which require considerable tact, courtesy, and diplomacy. 
  • The utmost of integrity is required to safeguard confidential proprietary information. 
  • Weather permitting daily walks and outdoor activities with the children.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing a respectful environment for all applicants and employees that is free from unlawful discrimination or harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by law


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