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Teacher Assistant

Southwestern Community Services

Our Vision Southwestern Community Services seeks to create and support a climate within the communities of southwestern New Hampshire wherein poverty is never accepted as a chronic or permanent condition of any person’s life.

Our Mission SCS strives to empower low-income people and families. With dignity and respect, SCS will provide direct assistance, reduce stressors, and advocate for such persons and families as they lift themselves toward self-sufficiency. In partnership and in close collaboration with local communities, SCS will provide leadership and support to develop resources, programs, and services to further aid this population.


Southwestern Community Services (SCS), one of New Hampshire’s five community action agencies, has served the needs of Cheshire and Sullivan County citizens since 1965. SCS is a tax-exempt non-profit organization whose vision is to create and support a climate where poverty is never accepted as a chronic or permanent condition of any person’s life. SCS works to maintain awareness of the needs of the people in our communities. We provide a comprehensive range of services and advocacy programs—from housing to nutrition to education and more. Our programs are designed to have a measurable impact on poverty by covering the needs of children, families, and the elderly.

This is a part-time position

The Teacher Assistant under the supervision of the Lead 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 an Associate’s Degree in ECE or an Associate’s Degree in a related field with 12 credits related to Early Childhood Education and a minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Credits.
  • Must be able to produce documentation of education before start date.
  • Must pass finger printing and criminal record check before hire.
  • Certification in child first aid and CPR (program will provide upon hire) 
  • Classroom experience with pre-school children (Head Start experience preferred)
  • Adhere to the Active Supervision Policy
  • Maintain Confidentiality always
  • Abide by NAEYC Code of Ethics
  • Implement the Pyramid Model Framework
  • Assist the Teacher in implementing the Creative Curriculum to fidelity and with intentionality.
  • Support the Teacher by performing all duties to in accordance with all standards i.e.: NH State Child Care Licensing, Head Start Performance Standards, SCS Head Start Policy and Procedures and NAEYC Accreditation Standards.
  • Work collaboratively with the teacher to perform ESI screenings and meet all child screening deadlines.
  • Collaborate with the center team to initiate and participate in Child and Family Reviews, Care Planning and Learning Prescriptions.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and collaboration with all children, families, SCS staff and any other community partners on or off site or in the classroom.
  • Participate in Pre-service, Post-Service, Professional Development opportunities, monthly Education Services Meetings, Classroom Monthly Report Meetings, weekly Center Staff Meetings. (when hours allow for it)
  • Attend Home Visits only when needed. (As a second person).
  • Perform other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
How to Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three written letters of recommendation to:

Shelly Kernozicky, Education

63 Community Way, PO Box 603 Keene NH 03431

Fax 603-352-3618

SCS is an EOE and a partner of United Way

Salary Range:


Job Location:

Swanzey, Keene, Jaffrey, Claremont & Newport

Date Added: June 30, 2021

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