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OrganizationMonticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA)
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJanuary 30, 2021
College Degree Required?No
Salary RangePay scale begins at $12/hour


MACAA Head Start is seeking experienced early childhood educators to apply for an Assistant Teacher opening. This contract position will be a combination of virtual and in-person teaching at West Central Elementary in Fluvanna County, VA. Reliable home internet service is required to apply.


  • Plan and provide learning opportunities to students which support growth in the areas of cognition, early literacy & language, social-emotional development, fine and gross motor development, approaches to learning, and health & nutrition.

  • Implement best practices for teacher-child interactions and classroom environment as outlined in the Creative Curriculum and ECERS and assessed with CLASS.

  • Conduct ongoing assessment of child progress through observation. Document observations into Teaching Strategies GOLD.

  • Provide accurate and professional documentation in Child Plus.

  • Maintain a positive working relationship with children, families, colleagues, management, and community members that will promote effective communication and collaboration.

  • Engage families through regular communication about child progress, parent meetings, parent-teacher conferences, and at-home learning activities.

Skills Required

  • Passion for education.

  • AA/AS degree in Education, CDA, or Certificate in ECE preferred.

  • First Aid/CPR and MAT certifications is preferred.

  • At least 1 years’ experience working in an early childhood education setting.

  • Experience with dual language learners, special education, or at-risk populations is preferred.

  • Bilingual, with oral and written proficiency in English and Spanish is highly preferred. Other language competencies are also encouraged to apply.

  • Understanding of best practices in early childhood education, or a strong willingness to learn.

  • Ability to thrive in a team-teaching environment.

  • Professional demeanor and excellent organizational skills.

Additional Info

  • Must have reliable home internet.
  • Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and reliable transportation.

  • Must provide a current physical/TB test and pass background screenings including criminal, sex offender, and child protective services.

  • Must be capable of completing a certification in First Aid and CPR for infants and children, as well as Mental Health First Aid.

  • Must be willing to adjust work schedule as needed.

  • Physical activity of this position – ascending and descending stairs, ramps, and the like; balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting; use of fingers for picking, pinching, grasping, and typing; repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Visual acuity requirements – visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

  • Conditions subject to in this position – not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

About Head Start at MACAA

Head Start is a national, comprehensive preschool and pre-kindergarten program created in 1965. At MACAA, our Head Start program serves families in Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna and Albemarle counties and the city of Charlottesville. Our children participate in a wide range of educational activities designed to enhance school readiness.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Austyn Monday, HR & Communications Coordinator at Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Immediate availability is required.

MACAA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or hiring process, please send us a message at or call (434) 987-2236 and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.