Assistant Teacher, Head Start (Bethel, White Plains)


Job title Assistant Teacher, Head Start (Bethel, White Plains)
Reports to Head Teacher, Head Start

Family Services of Westchester (FSW) provides mental health and social services that strengthen and support families, children and individuals at every stage of their lives. With 50 innovative programs, FSW serves 30,000 individuals annually in Westchester County, New York, here to create hope, restore dignity and connect families with the resources to get back on track.

Founded in 1954, Family Services of Westchester is a private, nonprofit, non-sectarian social services agency.

FSW’s Head Start/Early Head Start is a federal government program that was created in 1965 to give preschool children from low-income families a “head start” on their readiness for elementary school.


Family Services of Westchester is looking for full-time Assistant Teachers for our Head Start program. We are hiring for multiple locations throughout Westchester County.

POSITION TITLE:  Assistant Teacher, Head Start

STATUS:  Full-time/Permanent

SALARY:  $16.36/hour

SUPERVISED BY:  Head Teacher, Head Start

PURPOSE:  To assist and support the Head Teacher to interpret and implement the Head Start & Early Head Start programs to address the needs of each individual child. 


  • Ensure health and safety guidelines for children.
  • Assist lead teacher in the documentation, reflection and planning process to implement the curriculum.
  • Attend staff training to support professional development.
  • Build relationships with families and communicate about children’s learning and development.
  • Assist with creating a warm and inclusive environment for children and families.
  • Assist with creating visual evidence of the narratives and curriculum occurring in your classroom.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor and Head Teacher.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA:  Performance will be evaluated based on:

  • Continuing to pursue education in the Early Childhood field.
  • Performance and Goals
  • Seniority.



  • CDA or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.



  • Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)


  • COVID-19 VACCINATIONS ARE REQUIRED. COVID-19 vaccination is required to work at Family Services of Westchester. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 must be submitted as part of employment application.
  • Ability to Commute/Relocate:  White Plains, NY 10601.  Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

There are a variety of benefits to joining Family Services of Westchester, an organization with over 65 years of history impacting vulnerable communities. In addition to the opportunity to connect with and help thousands of residents in Westchester County, FSW offers its employees an inspiring, diverse and team-based work environment with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and 403(b) for full-time employees.

At FSW, we enjoy working in a collaborative, mission-driven environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace that prioritizes our clients and the communities we serve. If you want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people across the communities of Westchester, and if the position of Assistant Teacher speaks to your capabilities, experience and commitment to social service, please submit your resume and cover letter. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or email.

To apply, please email resume to Danielle Jernigan


Family Services of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer.