Teacher, Head Start

North Santa Barbara County, Mid Santa Barbara County, South Santa Barbara County
Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria
Full Time, Part Time

Position open in all areas: Santa Barbara, Lompoc & Santa Maria!

Teaching positions in the Goleta, Santa Barbara & Carpinteria areas will include a monthly Locality Stipend in addition to the hourly rate of pay ($18.20 – $25.00). If hired with our agency CommUnify, this monthly Locality Stipend is currently doubled between $400 – $700 for the 2024 Summer months (normally $200 – $350 per month).

Committed. Passionate. Caring. Skilled. These qualities define the effective early childhood educators at CommUnify.

Our agency provides employees with a positive work environment and the ability to balance work & home along with excellent benefits. Our benefit package includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance including sick, vacation, and personal leave with 11 paid holiday’s and a fully vested retirement plan with an up to 5% match.

Full-time & part-time with year-round or summers off positions open. All regular positions include benefits. Positions open in Goleta, Santa Barbara & Carpinteria with Substitute positions always available for all locations.

Our Teachers work in partnership with team teacher to develop weekly lesson plans for preschool children, develops and maintains safe and positive classroom climate, and intentional learning environment; screens and assesses each child using appropriate screening/assessment tools; individualizes educational plans for each child based on ongoing developmental assessments. Engages parents of various cultural backgrounds in their Child’s education.


Level I: 12 units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development in core course or hold Associate Teacher permit or Child Development Associate permit.

Level II – Associates in ECE/CD or a related field and eligible for a CD Teacher permit or higher.

Level III – Bachelor’s or higher with 12 units of ECE/CD and eligible for a Child Development Master Teacher permit or higher and one year experience as ECE Teacher. Level II/III require 3 semester units in supervised field experience. Experience working with children with disabilities desirable.

Basic computer knowledge. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but may be required for some teaching positions.

Please note: CommUnify has a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy with ability to request a vaccination accommodation due to medical or religious reasons.

CommUnify, AA/EOE

CommUnify has been chosen by the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce as the 2024 Nonprofit of the Year!

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