Utah Community Action
  • 14-Sep-2022 to 14-Oct-2022 (MST)
  • Head Start - Teachers
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 16.52
  • Hourly
  • Full Time/ Year Round

Health, Dental, Vision, Telehealth, EAP, 401k Retirement Match, Long-Term, Short-Term Disability, Accident, Life Insurance, Flex Spending, Sick Leave, and PTO.


Do you love working with children and making a difference in their lives?

Come work for the company that was awarded Best of State 2022 for Best Public Preschool and Best Charitable Service Organization.

Utah Community Action is hiring for Assistant Teachers. The Assistant Teacher position earns a competitive wage of $16.52/hour. We have several positions available.

We also offer generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, a flexible spending account (FSA), a healthcare spending account (HSA) with up to a $2,500 match, a 401k plan with 5% match, short and long-term disability, accident insurance, life insurance, tuition reimbursement (conditions apply), 11 paid holidays, paid time off between Christmas and New Year's, paid time off (PTO, up to 192 hours a year), and an hour of paid time on Fridays for self-care.

Are you looking for a rewarding teaching career where you can make a difference in the lives of preschool children? Have you been looking for a teaching job where you will enjoy coming to work every day? If so, apply today!


Founded in 1965, Utah Community Action is a nationally recognized nonprofit provider of comprehensive services for income-eligible families. Our six core programs, Head Start, Adult Education, Case Management & Housing, Nutrition, HEAT, and Weatherization, address barriers to self-sufficiency in order to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities. We are committed to ending poverty and improving the lives of those living in our community.

We have over 40 locations across the Salt Lake Valley and will continue to grow. UCA is seeking inspired, talented people who want to make a difference in the community.


As an Assistant Teacher, you come to work each day excited and ready to make a difference in children's lives. Working cooperatively with another teacher, you teach 2 classes of approx. 17 children each, ages 3-5yrs. One class is in the morning, the other in the afternoon. You help develop weekly lesson plans to ignite the curiosity and growth of the children in our preschool. You assist the Lead Teacher in tracking each child's growth through observations, portfolio documentation, developmental checklist, and assessment data.


Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or an associate or baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education/Family and Consumer Studies or a related field. One year of related experience preferred. Previous Head Start experience preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.


  • Assists in planning, supporting, and implementing learning experiences that advance the children's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development through the effective implementation with fidelity of the Creative Curriculum for Preschool Sixth Edition and Digital Curriculum Resources.
  • Knows, implements, and uses Teaching Strategies GOLD Online Assessment System, PEEP and KEEP Assessment, and ongoing data collection to promote children's progress towards school readiness goals, including that of children with disabilities and dual language learners.
  • Reviews with classroom team the ongoing assessment, and TS GOLD finalized checkpoints to ensure course corrections are made and implemented to improve children's outcomes.
  • Assists in maintaining accurate and up-to-date records in TS GOLD, Child Plus Electronic Family Files for children in assigned classrooms, including comprehensive current case notes; compiles monthly reports to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations.
  • Collaborates with Program Specialists, Special Needs Support, Mental Health, Coaches, and school districts in identifying, referring and providing services and support to children with special needs, including those with Individual Education Plans.
  • Assists in developing, supporting, and implementing behavior plans and/or appropriate interventions.
  • Assists in conducting a minimum of two Home Visits and two Staff-Parent Conferences during the school year.
  • Continues professional development through research-based, coordinated coaching strategies, trainings, peer mentoring, and college classes.
  • Works collaboratively with staff to implement the Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework to ensure parents are supported as advocates for their child's individual educational needs.
  • Establishes and maintains a safe, healthy learning environment.


If you would like to be an Assistant Teacher at our Head Start preschool, apply today. We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this position and meet the requirements, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Utah Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the agency prohibits discrimination and harassment because of a person's protected status such as race, color, national origin, religion, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran, military service, gender, sex (including conditions of pregnancy), marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected- group status.

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