The Salvation Army

Early Head Start Teacher 1 - Full-time with Excellent Benefits Package

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


The Salvation Army is hiring!


As a faith based organization, our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do good in their own community, to help us achieve our mission to the fullest extent possible.


We have an immediate opening for a full-time Early Head Start Teacher. The ideal candidate will be energetic and enthusiastic about working with children.


The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:

  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation & sick time, and personal days.
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with Low Cost Employee Premiums, Co-Pays, and Deductibles
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Free Parking for Employees
  • Sprint and Verizon Wireless Discounts
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program


  • 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 for children 6 weeks to 3 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.
  • Assess and monitor developmental level of each child, conduct EHS assessments and facilitate referral for evaluations as necessary.
  • Ensure completion of all paperwork on a timely basis including but not limited to attendance, meal counts, lesson plans, daily health checks, fire drill records, narratives and daily notes.
  • Meet required deadlines for TSG (Teaching Strategies Gold) Database by entering necessary data including child observations, into system.
  • Assist in the orientation and training of staff members regarding room, center and agency policies, procedures and expectations.
  • Actively participate in all required meetings including initial orientations, supervision, team meetings, staff meetings, in-services and training sessions.
  • Engage in ongoing teacher/parent communication to facilitate parent participation and involvement.



  • Associates Degree with minimum 9 credits in Early Childhood Education (ECE) required.
  • Bachelors’ Degree preferred.
  • Minimum three years related experience required, with one year experience specifically working with children ages 6 weeks to 3 years.
  • Child Development Associates (CDA) Credential required.
  • Prior experience working in a day care 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.
  • Clearance through NYS Central Registry required

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of disability status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.


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