Head Start Teachers

EMPLOYER: Midcoast Maine Community Action



Teacher Openings – Bath, Brunswick, and Newcastle

Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA), a community services agency, is seeking qualified applicants to fill openings in our Head Start centers in Bath and Brunswick, Maine. The program provides a continuum of services for children ages three to five encompassing education, family engagement, health, nutrition and disabilities content.

Responsibilities: Teachers are responsible for daily planning and implementation of the early childhood curriculum; providing a safe, nurturing learning environment; and supervising the classroom to ensure a smooth flow of daily activities and events. Working together as part of the center team, the teachers conduct child assessments, meet with families, encourage parent engagement in their children’s education, and serve as role models for parents in educating their children.

MMCA uses Pre-K for ME curriculum, Second Step, and the Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) Assessment System is in our pre-kindergarten classrooms. Orientation and training are provided in curriculum and all other aspects of pre-kindergarten programming and learning.

Head Start teacher positions are full-time, 40 hours per week and are school year (44 to 46 weeks). MMCA has openings in its Bath and Brunswick Centers.

An Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a closely related field is required. Infant-Toddler or Pre-K Child Development Associates certification may be considered if accompanied by prior related experience.

Applicants with 081 certification will be given preference in public school pre-kindergarten collaboration classrooms.

Prior experience working with young children is essential; must have an interest in working with children from low-income families.
Must be able to lift a child (up to approximately 40 pounds) and be capable of physically bending to a child’s level or sitting on the floor.

Benefits: MMCA offers a comprehensive benefit package to all staff who wok a minimum of 30 hours per week and includes: health and dental insurance, life, accidental death, long-term and short-term disability, paid vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a 403(b) plan contribution.

Pay ranges: Pay is dependent on qualifications and experience.

CDA $14.70 – 15.75
Associates $15.40 – 16.55
Bachelors $16.25 – $19.15
Masters/O81 $17.00 – $20.10

Please forward a cover letter, resume with COMPLETE WORK HISTORY, and contact information for three professional references to mmcacareers@mmcacorp.org. Please specify the center for which you are applying.

We require that all employees working for this program must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless an employee is entitled to a medical or religious accommodation.  Accommodations will be reviewed and processed in accordance with State and Federal Laws.

All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Pay Rate: $14.70 - $20.10 depending on qualifications

How to Apply:

Contact: Marcia Gustafson
Phone: (207) 442-7963

To apply for this job email your details to: mmcacareers@mmcacorp.org