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NEKCA is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive benefits that include medical, dental, group life insurance, long term disability, supplemental insurance products, 403B, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and an employee assistance plan (EAP).

To apply send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to; FAX to 802-334-5249; or mail to NEKCA Human Resources, PO Box 346, Newport, VT 05855. E.O.E.

Current Job Openings:

COORDINATED ENTRY CASE MANAGER – NEKCA has an immediate opening for a Coordinated Entry Case Manager (30 hrs. wk. / 52 wks. yr) in Newport VT.  The Coordinated Entry Case Manager is responsible for completing housing screening and assessments for the local coordinated entry partnership, receives and manages referrals to the lead agency for coordinated entry assessment, triages all situations to help meet urgent needs and ensure safety of clients. The CEC Manager administers the coordinated entry assessment tool with clients, makes referrals to the appropriate program(s)/project(s) internal to the agency or at partner agencies, screens for eligibility and follows up on referrals.  Will identify barriers that prevent the household getting or keeping stable housing and will maintain and create relationships with agencies affiliated with coordinated entry.

LICENSED PRESCHOOL TEACHER – Hardwick: Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of young children?  Then you are the person we are looking for to work in a team teaching situation in the NEKCA Hardwick Head Start classroom (40 hrs/wk, 39 wks/yr).  We offer comparable, competitive wages.  Position requirements: ability to plan and implement age appropriate activities for 3-5 year old children in a classroom setting.  Communicate information in the areas of Health, Nutrition, Family/Community Partnerships and Education.  Willingness and ability to function in a team effort, basic computer skills a must, keep meaningful and objective records and maintain confidentiality. Minimum requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related education field, VT educator’s license with Early Childhood Endorsement and experience working with young children.


SUBSTITUTE TEACHING ASSISTANT – North Troy: Part-time position available, from September 2018 through June 2019; located at the North Troy Head Start program (25 hrs/wk, 40 wks/yr).  Responsibilities include assisting in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate learning experiences and establishing a safe, healthy learning environment for children ages 3-5.  Experience working with children and families preferred. Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED with Child Development Associate credential or Child Care Certificate with 2 years of experience working with groups of young children or be enrolled in a program leading to an AA or BA degree is required.


TEMPORARY SUBSTITUTE TEACHER: NEKCA Head Start is seeking a Temporary Substitute Teacher to work 20 hrs/wk to the end of the school year (approx.. 17 weeks) in our Island Pond center.  The deadline for applications: open until filled


SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS: Positions available at the NEKCA  Head Start locations for Substitute Teachers to work as a member of the Center teams, providing a safe, nurturing environment for children’s development and growth – physical, emotional, social and cognitive. Will participate in carrying out classroom routines and activities in compliance with HS Performance Standards, Content Area Plans, Vermont Early Childhood Licensing Regulations and the NAEYC Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct. Positions open until filled.