The Salvation Army

Early Head Start Classroom Specialist (full-time)

Job ID
Child Care
Regular Full-Time


The Salvation Army is Hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others and a desire to do good in their own community.


The Child Daycare program has an immediate opening for a full-time Early Head Start Classroom Specialist.  This position will be responsible for updating and maintaining all child assessment and files, as well as supporting teachers in the classroom through provision of development and training sessions.


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


  • Collect and monitor child and staff data
  • Ensure each child assessments are complete, classroom needs for supply orders to meet health and safety requirement, staff monthly paperwork, staff training needs and child development (EI) needs
  • Will review all monthly submitted paperwork for developing support with the Early Head Start Staff & Child Development Coordinator (SCDC) to ensure all staff and partner entities remain in compliance with EHS requirements for child development and assessments
  • Generate data reports for monthly summaries
  • Provide daily push in supports for teacher concerns/needs
  • Conduct weekly classroom checklist for compliance
  • Ensure staff development training needs are communicated to SCDC to ensure that all staff are trained on child development and assessment tools, child tracking information is complete, parent teacher conferences are occurring, and that files are in alignment with paperwork completion deadlines
  • Model teacher instruction with staff as needed to model appropriate teacher child relations in small group activities
  • Will occasionally individualize instruction with teachers for the purpose of providing classroom activities that support individual/group needs in compliance with program performance standards
  • Assist with maintenance of physical site to ensure safety, cleanliness, adequate supplies and equipment in compliance with program performance standards and agency expectations
  • Attend all required trainings/conferences for implementation and monitoring of EHS curriculum, program practices, standards, guidelines and required processes
  • Maintain quality assurance in areas of QRS with Quality Stars, teacher coursework and ASPIRES accounts
  • Will ensure all staff are enrolled in Aspire database for tracking of all required trainings according to all program performance standards
  • Represent The Salvation Army within the Day Care Community and the community at large to educate, advocate, and lobby regarding child care issues, policies and needs


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Early Childhood Education OR in related field with at least 9 credits of early childhood education coursework; or
  • Advance degree equivalent with coursework in early childhood education AND early education teaching experience
  • Valid driver’s license that meets The Salvation Army’s Insurance requirements
  • Access to vehicle during working hours
  • Must be able to lift up to 40lbs., negotiate stairs, meet health requirements per licensing
  • Clearance through NYS/DSS Central Registry necessary

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



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