The Salvation Army

  • Pre-School Teacher UPK - Full-time with Excellent Benefits Package

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

    The Salvation Army is hiring!


    We have an immediate opening for a full-time Pre-school teacher in our UPK Program. The ideal candidate will be energetic and enthusiastic about working with children, with a desire to positively impact the Syracuse Community. 


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

    • Paid Holidays
    • Sick Days
    • Personal Days
    • Vacation Days
    • Employer funded Pension Plan
    • Comprehensive and Low Cost Health Care Coverage 
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program



     Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Plan and implement with room staff team a curriculum that will address both individual children’s and group needs appropriately utilizing the Partnership program 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.
    • Monitor and maintain the classroom environment including attendance, cleanliness, minor repairs, health and safety issues, inventory and request supplies and equipment.
    • Assess and monitor developmental level of each child, conduct Partnership program 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.
    • 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 with Syracuse City School District and Partnership programs.
    • Engage in ongoing teacher/parent communication to facilitate parent participation and involvement.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Required.
    • Must have an active NYS Teacher Certification
    • Minimum of one year experience working with children aged 3 to 5 years old.
    • Experience working in a child care setting preferred.
    • 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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