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Lead Teacher/Site Facilitator

Southwestern Community Services

~~Southwestern Community Services, Inc. (SCS) is one of five community action agencies throughout New Hampshire, and part of the larger network of 70 agencies in New England and nearly 900 agencies nationwide. We have been serving the needs of our citizens since 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson waged his “War on Poverty.” Over the years our programs have evolved and expanded to keep pace with the constantly changing needs of our citizens. We strive to stay in touch with the real needs of the people and find or develop programs that will best serve those needs. We have a diverse funding base ranging from federal to state and local governments, as well as private foundations and corporations.


SCS offers competitive salaries, ongoing professional development, and a variety of benefits, including:  paid holidays; paid time off; health, dental, life, and short-term/long-term insurance.

The Teacher is responsible for creating a supportive and enriching learning environment for preschool children in accordance with NH State Child Care Licensing Rules, Head Start Performance Standards and NAEYC Accreditation Standards. SCS Head Start Teachers will use and implement the Creative Curriculum to fidelity and the Pyramid Model to develop meaningful relationships with children and their families.


Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Early Education


• Adhere to the Active Supervision Policy
• Maintain Confidentiality at all times
• Abide by NAEYC Code of Ethics
• Implements the Pyramid Model
• Plan and Implement the Creative Curriculum
• Maintain the Classroom to all standards i.e.: NH State Child Care Licensing, Head Start Performance Standards, SCS Head Start Policy and Procedures and NAEYC Accreditation Standards
• Meet child screening deadlines
• Provide ESI screening
• Go on two home visits during the school year
• Have 3 Parent-Teacher conferences during the school year
• Observe and record child observations into the Work Sampling Assessment System 3 times per year
• Complete and turn in monthly curriculum planning forms
• Create weekly lesson plans
• Initiate and Participate in Child and Family Reviews
• Collaborate with other community partners
• Participate in Care Planning
• Participate in professional development
• Write monthly reports
• Write Learning prescriptions
• Participate in weekly Staff Meetings
• Participate in Monthly Education Meetings
• Create collaborative parent teacher relationships
• Work collaboratively with all center staff and management team
• Keeps the classroom clean at all times
• Trains and supports the teacher assistant
• Create Professional Development Plan
• Perform other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned

How to Apply:

Submit a letter of interest, resume & 3 references to:

Shelly Kernozicky

PO Box 603 Keene, NH 03431

or e-mail

SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer & a partner of the United Way

Salary Range:

$17.98-$20.98 DOE

Job Location:


Date Added: September 10, 2019

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