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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:

CENTER MANAGER: Exciting, full-time opportunity available for a unique individual who enjoys a work environment that is challenging and rewarding.  The NEKCA St. Johnsbury Head Start/ Early Head Start program is seeking a leader who will provide support and supervision to staff as well as leading a team effort to provide quality early childhood and family-centered services.  The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational skills; the ability to meet program timelines and implement federal and state licensing requirements.  Candidates  will have completed VT Early Childhood and Afterschool Program Director Step One certificate or successful completion of a 3 credit course in program management for early care and education or for school age care and education of children; and three credit course in curriculum.  At a minimum, must possess a credential in social work, human services, family services, counseling or related field.  Supervisory experience preferred.

FAMILY PRESERVATION WORKER – NEKCA is looking to hire a full-time Family Preservation Worker.  This is a youth driven family guided service coordination position in addition to providing direct services to at-risk youth ages 12-21 serving as a case manager/service coordinator. This position is based out of the Newport office.  Responsible for building and supporting strong relationships with youth and their families while maintaining appropriate limits and boundaries. High level of communication and collaboration with team members and community partners required. The Family Preservation Worker will support youth and their families accessing available resources while working on developing plans of care to assist in family emergencies, family mediation or in preparation for transitioning into adulthood. Family Preservation Worker is responsible for creating and submitting written quarterly reports, database maintenance, monthly Medicaid billing, maintain organized files, create appropriate events for youth, create and sustain a Youth Advisory Board, and participate in a rotating 24 hour on-call schedule. This position is considered a mandated reporter.

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.