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Title: Head Teacher
Location: Mt. Shasta
Job #: HT-2209-01
Employment Details: Full-time, Regular, Non-Exempt
40 hours/week, 44 weeks/year
Wage: $17.56 – $25.08 (DOEd.)

Shasta Head Start

Founded in 1965, Shasta Head Start is dedicated to providing comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, disabilities, and mental health services to low-income children and families. Shasta Head Start’s 285 staff serve nearly 900 children and families in Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties.

We are committed to best practices in child development, education, and family advocacy through the delivery of comprehensive program services in a timely and consistent manner. We strive to empower individuals and families to achieve their maximum potential in an environment which respects their value and dignity.

Position Summary

We are currently looking for a Head Teacher with a proven track record of child development, education, and leadership experience. If you enjoy building relationships, hard work and innovation, providing excellence, and want to have fun with your fellow employees, you may be who we are looking for.

Under the direct supervision of the Area Manager, the Head Teacher will oversee the day-to-day operations, supervision, and training of staff in a Head Start center and provide care and education to children in a Head Start classroom.


• BA degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, with a minimum of 15 ECE units which include Human/Child Development (3 units); Family, Child and Community (3 units); Program/Curriculum course (3 units); Administration (3 units); and 15 hours of Health and Safety
(BA degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, including 6 ECE classes (2-3 units each) which include Human/Child Development (3 units); Family, Child and Community (3 units); Program/Curriculum course (3 units); Administration (3 units); and 15 hours of Health and Safety desired)
• Two years related experience
(Four years related experience desired)
• Must have and maintain current EMSA First aid and CPR
• Must have a Child Development Permit at the Site Supervisor level
• Ability to write reports/correspondence and read/interpret documents
• Ability to perform basic math; and to compute rate, ratio, and percent; and to draw and interpret bar graphs
• Knowledge of various software programs such as MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, and Publisher
• Ability to effectively communicate with community members and groups, managers, regulatory agencies, and families – both individually and in group settings
• Conflict resolution skills
• Ability to supervise and manage staff efficiently and effectively within the guidelines of Shasta Head Start policies and mandates
• Ability to organize and manage time effectively

Pre-employment requirements:

o Valid California Driver License and clean DMV record
o Criminal background check required
o Pre-Employment Strength Assessment
o Pre-Employment drug test
o Pre-Employment TB test
o Up to date records of COVID-19, pertussis, measles, and influenza vaccines


• Responsible for the operation and maintenance of a safe, clean, healthy, and productive work environment (including both indoor and outdoor facilities)
• Ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, federal and state regulation, and Community Care Licensing requirements
• Supervise center staff and ensure performance evaluations, goal setting, and staff development are reviewed on a periodic/as needed basis
• On-going professional development through education, role modeling, mentoring, and providing training and resources
• Ensure implementation of the SHS written curriculum plan
• Maintain record keeping and reporting systems to ensure accurate information with timely completion and follow-up
• Build relationships and participate in community collaborations and events to enhance Head Start services
• Plan and implement SHS developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment for the classroom
• Oversee supervision and management of children in the classroom in order to ensure a safe, clean, and healthy learning environment
• Order supplies and materials as needed for effective service delivery
• Conduct home visits for center children in accordance with Head Start performance standards
• Travel as needed throughout Shasta Head Start catchment area

Physical Requirements

The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulder. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lifts 50 pounds from floor to waist. The employee must be able to push/pull up to 75 pounds horizontally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Shasta Head Start offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

• Employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Paid Time Off (PTO)
• 15 paid holidays per year
• 401(k) to eligible employees after one year
• Employee referral bonus program
• Covid-19 quarterly employment bonus
• Extensive training opportunities

Additional Information

Please visit our website,, to review the job description, view other open positions, and to apply for this position. Unofficial Transcripts and/or proof of degree required. To complete your application please submit transcripts or proof of degree via fax to (530) 243-8601 or mail to 375 Lake Blvd., Suite #100 Redding, CA 96003.

Shasta Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: Bachelor's
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 17.56
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 25.08