Head Start Lead Teacher (ages 3-4 years old) *$1,500.00 Bonus!*
$1,500.00 sign-on bonus!
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 12 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Position Summary: The Head Start Lead Teacher (HST) is responsible for the daily programming for children enrolled at St. Joseph Academy in the Head Start program. The role includes providing developmentally appropriate practices and high quality early care and education.  The HST ensures that the needs of children and their families are understood and communicated as the primary SJA liaison. The HST will have strong knowledge of working with children from birth to age three in order to adapt curriculum and expectations as they loop with the children served. The HST implements the early childhood program within local, state and federal guidelines, rules, regulations and laws, Wisconsin licensing, Federal Early Head Start Standards, and accreditation standards. 
Position Reports to: ECEC Director
  • BA degree in early childhood education or related field preferred (Staff meeting minimum requirement of an Early Childhood Associates Degree, Child Development Associate (CDA) or successful completion of 12 college credits in Infant/Toddler early childhood education)
  • 2+ years experience within early care working in a licensed childcare setting working with from birth to three years.
  • Bilingual speaker (Spanish) preferred
  • Knowledge of Early Head Start & Head Start standards
  • Exemplary interpersonal, collaborative, and planning skills
  • Interest and ability to support children and their families
  • Ability to analyze an issue, identify options, and implement solutions
  • Ability to work cooperatively with people in and outside of the Education/Childcare Services department
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) and effectively interact with children, their  family members, management, and staff members
  • Ability to respond positively to work direction and guidance from others
  • Ability to work independently, managing multiple demanding tasks under critical timeframes
Equipment Used: Office equipment: personal computers, printers, phone systems, fax machine, photocopier
Physical and Mental Requirements: Must have ability to sit (25%), walk/stand (75%), routinely throughout the shift.  Must be able to periodically lift up to 50 lbs. Must have functional senses/manual dexterity to carry out the job; communicate effectively; and use of office equipment. Must have the ability to deal effectively with the stress of managing emergency/critical situations and multiple tasks.
Environmental Conditions:
Performs duties with exposure to infectious or communicable diseases inherent to care children, and occasional exposure to loud or unpleasant voices due to unpredictable behavior of the children and seasonal exposure to high humidity, heat and cold due to the internal and external environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities


Special Notes/Instructions
$1,500.00 sign-on bonus paid half after successful 90 day review and half after 6 months of employment. Employee must be in good standing on conjunction with SJA policies and procedures. COVID-19 vaccination required
Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
M-F, 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Salary and Benefits
$14.00-16.00/hour BOE
Medical/Dental/Vision/Life AD&D/403(b) retirement match/Competitive PTO/Funded professional development/50% off childcare
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 5 years
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