Preschool Teacher I

Mesa, AZ 85201 • Education • Youth Development • Full-Time


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. 

If you are a passionate advocate for children and are looking for the opportunity to make a positive impact on your local community, Child Crisis Arizona is the place for you. As a leading non-profit in the social services sector in Maricopa County, a huge part of our success is due to the high level of dedicated talent we have within the Child Crisis Arizona family.

Title: Teacher I [Preschool]
Pay: $17.50 - $19.00
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM


Providing support to the Teacher II in the classroom assigned.

Speaking with children in a friendly, positive, courteous manner and listening to children with attention and respect.

Assisting the Teacher II in establishing consistent rules and behavioral expectations and conveying them clearly and consistently by using positive guidance methods.

Assisting 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.

Assisting the Teacher II in planning challenging and appropriate activities in response to

Completing additional assignments, tasks, and reports as directed by the immediate supervisor listed above.

Assisting the Teacher II in observing children to modify and enrich the learning environment. Supporting classroom goals as well as goals for individual children and ensuring that individual plans are consistently implemented.

Recognizing and allowing for individual differences in development and abilities when assisting in the planning of activities and learning experiences.

Encouraging responsibility and independence in children as they are ready. Promoting problem solving through open-ended questions and suggestions.

Performing basic cleaning responsibilities including but not limited to: cleaning tables and chairs; disinfecting classroom, restrooms and toys; mopping and vacuuming.

Actively engaging in the process of meal times including table preparation, serving, eating with the children, and cleaning up after meals.

Completing all required forms and assigned paperwork. Assist Teacher II with CACFP mealtime documentation.

expectation for sensitivity and competency relating to diversity and cultural



Child Development Associates Credential or equivalent 
1+ year of related experience

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