Head Start Teacher Advocate

Job Summary

  • Location
    La Pine, Bend
  • Hours
    40 hours/week, subject to normal school year furloughs (furloughs are approximately a total of 12 weeks per year)
  • Compensation
    $26.77 or 28.99 DOE/hour (plus .50 for Bilingual Spanish) - Union represented
  • Benefits
    Full-time positions (30+hours/week) will be benefitted with 100% premium paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance, agency paid retirement plan (up to 6%!), almost 16 weeks of paid vacation time total accrual during the first five years (increases after that), plus 14 paid holidays annually and a separate sick leave accrual.
  • Deadline
    Positions remains open until filled

Do you have an Associates degree or better in Early Childhood Education or a related field with 35+ ECE credits? Do you have some experience in a preschool setting in a teaching role? Are you looking to give the very best to children and families with 3-5 year olds? Then the Head Start Teacher Advocate position is for you! Come to work for one of Oregon’s 100 Best Non-Profits where all your insurance premiums are 100% paid, even during furlough periods and you’ll never have to work another weekend!

The Teacher Advocate provides both classroom and in-home instruction to Head Start children and parents; enhancing the parent’s ability to fill the role as the primary educator of their child. Teachers focus on the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework to ensure that the children are working towards school readiness. This occurs through meaningful planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum providing a safe classroom environment for children. The Teacher Advocate partners with parents to develop individual goals for children provide on-going assessment of child progress and facilitate transition into kindergarten. On-going contact with families is maintained and home visits are completed to promote asset development, family wellness, family partnerships, parent involvement in the Head Start program. This position coordinates services in the Head Start functional areas (education, family services, literacy, health, and mental health) for assigned children and families. This position is supervised by the Site Lead. This position is represented under a collective Bargaining Agreement.


NeighborImpact is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, employment, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination. All applications will be considered only on the basis of the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. It is our established policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.