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Early Childhood and Student Services (ECSS) Career Opportunities

The Berks County Intermediate Unit Office of Early Childhood & Student Services
has immediate openings for Teachers, Teacher Assistants/Paraeducators, and Family Engagement Workers.  

Positions are currently available in Early Intervention and Head Start programs.

NEW!

Join the BCIU Head Start Team and Earn a $2,000 Hiring Incentive!

Full-time new hires in our BCIU Head Start program are eligible for a $2,000 hiring incentive.
See details below for incentive requirements and to find out more about open positions in the Head Start program.

We look forward to working with you! 

What do you love about your job?

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“I love coming to work every day and seeing the smiling faces of the children eager to come to school and learn through play.”

What would you tell someone interested in working at the BCIU?

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“I love the atmosphere and everyone who appreciates what you do.”

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Click the button below to view all ECSS job openings at the BCIU. Applications take just 20 minutes!

Current Open Positions

Description: Assist the teacher in supervising children, planning a curriculum, and setting a safe environment which responds to the needs of the children in the classroom.

Terms of Employment: Full-time, part-day classrooms: 185 days per year (August-June); 6 hours per day.

Full-time, full-day classrooms: 196 days per year (August-June); 7.5 hrs. per day.

Salary: $13.71 – $15.29/hour

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general educational development certification (GED); or
  • Associate degree in Early Childhood Education; or One (1) year experience working with preschool aged children, preferred
  • Current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential preferred
  • One (1) year experience working with preschool aged children, preferred
  • Must be willing to obtain CDA within 18 months of employment and maintain current CDA

Description: Assist in assessing the needs of program participants, make appropriate referrals and provide follow-up as needed; assist with the implementation of parent involvement activities; assist with the implementation of all component service areas, including health, nutrition, disabilities, mental health, education, enrollment, and recruiting.

Terms of Employment: Full-time, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 35 hours per week, 214 days per year

Salary: $14.69/hr starting rate

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree, credential, or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling, or a related field
  • Bilingual/Spanish speaking preferred
  • Must possess current Pennsylvania drivers’ license and ability to provide own transportation

Description: Assist the teacher in supervising children, planning a curriculum, and setting a safe environment which responds to the needs of the children in the classroom.

Terms of Employment: Full-time, 4 days/week. 28 hours/week, 12-month stretch calendar *1 week/month is 5 days/35 hours

Salary: $13.40/hour; 165 days/year

Qualifications (one of the following):

  • Completion of at least 2 years of postsecondary study; or
  • Possess an Associate’s degree or higher; or
  • Meet a rigorous standard of quality as demonstrated through a state or local assessment

Description: Implement curriculum and provide for a safe and secure classroom environment that meets the needs of all participating preschool children in program.

Terms of Employment: Full-time, part-day classrooms: 185 days per year (August-June); 6 hours per day.

Full-time, full-day classrooms: 196 days per year (August-June); 7.5 hrs. per day.

Salary: $20.10 – $24.69/hour

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in Early Childhood or Child Development required
  • Bachelor degree in Child Development, Early Childhood or equivalent coursework with Early Childhood Education certification, preferred

BCIU Head Start Hiring Incentive

$2,000 Bonus Requirements

A full-time new hire in a position within the BCIU Head Start program will be eligible for a $2,000 hiring incentive subject to the following terms:

1. The full-time new hire is Policy Council and Board approved between July 1, 2022, and February 16, 2023.
2. The full-time new hire begins work by February 6, 2023.
3. The full-time new hire is not employed in a position within the BCIU ECSS Office prior to accepting
the full-time position starting between July 1, 2022, and February 6, 2023.
4. The full-time new hire receives a satisfactory evaluation following probation and/or at year-end.
5. New hire incentive in the amount of $2,000 to be paid in two (2) $1,000 installments, the first installment paid following
successful completion of the probationary period and the second installment paid on June 16, 2023.

Apply Today

Click the button below to view all ECSS job openings at the BCIU. Applications take just 20 minutes!

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