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Head Start Teacher

Southern NH Services

Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to helping people help themselves since 1965. Services are provided to Hillsborough and Rockingham counties and the agency employs over 450 employees.

You are looking for the opportunity to make a difference, find your purpose and love your career. As a part of our team at Southern New Hampshire Services, you’ll be making a direct impact on your community, taking the weight off of the shoulders of your neighbors and creating roadmaps through tough places for those in need. You will be part of real change, seeing lives transformed daily. Find your place with us!


  • We celebrate growth and challenge our team members to develop new skills for career advancement through experiences within our organization.
  • We value a positive, supportive work environment where teamwork is the foundation for accomplishing our mission of Helping People and Changing Lives.
  • We believe every person should be awarded every opportunity to succeed equally and that a diverse, inclusive workplace allows our community to thrive.


All eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Access to agency-paid Health, Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Retirement Plan including company contribution
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid agency holidays 


The Teacher has primary responsibility for the overall health and safety of the children in the program.  S/He works as a member of the classroom team in forming trusting relationships with the children and families, developing lesson plans, ongoing assessment, and general classroom management.

Head Start provides:

  • Classroom support including available on-site coaching
  • Technology to implement curriculum and assessment
  • Four training days per year; additional professional development opportunities including workshops or coursework for credit

This school year position is considered full time and provides the following benefits:

  • Health, dental & vision insurance plans
  • Paid time off
  • Paid sick leave & holidays
  • Retirement program with a 10% employer contribution after 1 year
  • Agency Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff wellness program
  • Opportunities for Advancement in the field of early childhood education


The candidate will have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or a related field with a minimum of 6 courses in ECE/Child Development (one of which must be Child Growth and Development). All hiring is subject to NH Code Administrative Rules and Head Start Performance Standards. Must possess a valid driver license and be able to travel when needed. Must provide proof of current adequate automobile insurance.   


In the SNHS, Inc. Child Development program, a teacher should expect to:

  1. Kneel to address children at eye level.
  2. Be able to demonstrate motor activities that may include running, hopping, jumping, dancing, and full body motions.
  3. Be able to run after a child in peril.
  4. Lift children in emergencies.
  5. Nurture children who may need consoling in the case of challenging behaviors.
  6. Get on the ground with children in case of fire and help them crawl to safety.
  7. Sometimes get kicked or hit accidentally during exuberant play.


  1. Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment.
  2. Develop trusting relationships with the children and families by creating a positive, nurturing environment.
  3. Welcome and support families as the primary educator of their child, encouraging the involvement of families and supporting the development of relationships between children and families; provide opportunities for families to participate in the curriculum outside of the classroom.
  4. Plan and implement daily learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children
  5. Assure completion of teaching responsibilities including, but not limited to:
  • Complete developmental and behavioral screenings on each child within 45 days of starting date and continue with on-going observation and assessment procedures throughout enrollment in the program.
  • Plan and provide daily classroom activities (both teacher-initiated and child-initiated) geared to meet individual needs and interests of the children.
  • Complete 4 family visits per year, scheduling all meetings at the convenience of the family, with the goal of 2 home visits and 2 center visits each year
How to Apply:

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SNHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary Range:

$17.05 - $19.11 per hour based on education and experience

Job Location:


Date Added: September 22, 2021

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