The Salvation Army

  • Teacher (Certified)

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

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



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

    • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time
    • 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
    • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Remitted Tuition program
    • 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 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.
    • Demonstrate cultural competence, as well as integrate understanding into daily responsibilities and participate in meeting the objectives of The Salvation Army, Syracuse Area Services Strategic Plan.



    • 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 New York State or federally protected characteristic.


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