When you join the team at Child Crisis Arizona you have the opportunity to make every day count in the lives of others. Whether you are interested in working directly with children and families or in other various roles and capacities you will be involved in a nonprofit workplace that believes in practicing its core values of passion, positivity, respect, growth, sustainability, innovation & advocacy.  

We strive to create teams who are inspired by the work that is so critical in the community.  With many programs and services in the areas of prevention, intervention & early education your work will be helping vulnerable children & youth in the foster care system and the community at large. Our employees share they feel extraordinary satisfaction in representing the values of Safe Kids & Strong families. 

Come and meet us and learn more about our work, comprehensive benefits package, and the opportunity to have your work be meaningful and enjoyable. We would love to meet you and provide an opportunity for growth and inclusion in the evolving world of nonprofit careers. 

Child Crisis Arizona has been helping our community's most vulnerable children, youth, and families for nearly five decades, offering help in times of crisis but also in non-crisis times to strengthen families & build resiliency. Our mission is to provide children and youth in Arizona a safe environment, free from abuse & neglect by creating strong and successful families. 

Teacher I-Early Head Start

Phoenix, AZ 85006 • Education • Youth Development • Full-Time

Salary Range: 

$17 - $19.07 hour


*This position offers a $5,000.00 sign-on bonus!

Child Crisis Arizona believes that EVERY SINGLE CHILD MATTERS.  Our mission is to provide children and youth a safe environment free from abuse and neglect by creating strong and successful families. If you truly want to make a difference, look into one of our rewarding careers!

As a Teacher, you will assist in providing children with a nurturing and supportive learning environment.

Essential Functions: 

  • Provides support to the Teacher II in an assigned classroom 
  • Speaks with children in a friendly, positive, courteous manner and listening to children with attention and respect
  • Participates in and reinforces children’s play
  • Assists with establishing consistent rules and behavioral expectations and conveys them clearly and consistently by using positive guidance methods
  • Assists the Teacher II in maintaining a consistent, yet flexible, daily schedule where routines are established which enable children to predict events and develop a basic sense of trust
  • Assists with planning challenging and appropriate activities in response to children’s changing needs, interests and skills
  • Completes additional assignments, tasks, and reports as directed by immediate supervisor
  • Assists in observing children to modify and enrich the learning environment
  • Supports classroom goals as well as goals for individual children and ensuring that individual plans are consistently implemented
  • Recognizes and allows for individual differences in development and abilities when assisting in the planning of activities and learning experiences
  • Encourages responsibility and independence in children as they are ready
  • Promotes problem solving through open-ended questions and suggestions
  • Performs basic cleaning responsibilities, including but not limited to, cleaning tables and chairs, disinfecting classroom, restrooms and toys, and  mopping and vacuuming
  • Actively engages in the process of meal times including table preparation, serving, eating with the children, and cleaning up after meals 
  • Continually observing and documenting children’s progress, growth and development
  • Completes required forms and assigned paperwork
  • Assists Teacher II with CACFP mealtime documentation
  • Models center’s expectation for sensitivity and competency relating to diversity and cultural awareness

 Education/ Experience:

  • Child Development Associates Credential or equivalent 
  • Minimum of one year of related experience 
  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood or related field with a minimum of 12 credits related to infant/toddler development, OR 
  • Unrelated Associates Degree with 120 hours of formal early education training covering ages 0-3 and 480 hours of professional experience in a 0-3 age group setting 

*Actual pay rates are based on education and experience.

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