Website Volunteers of America, Colorado Branch

Helping America's most vulnerable.

Volunteers of America Colorado believes unique challenges require unique and thoughtful solutions. VOA creates specialized programs to meet the critical needs of the communities we serve—our programs across Colorado look different because each community is distinct. Volunteers of America recognizes the senior who needs assistance with her grocery shopping in Fort Collins, and the student in Aurora who has never been to summer camp. We support Denver’s homeless veterans who have been underserved and prepare preschoolers challenged by poverty to be successful in elementary school and beyond. Wherever we go we engage faith, relationship-building, and volunteers to lift up and support Colorado’s most vulnerable citizens.

Signing Bonus: $1000

The Teacher Associate I assists in the planning, organizing, implementation, and delivery of the preschool program (ages 3-5) based on the individual and group’s educational, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of the children enrolled utilizing an ecological model that focuses on the child and family. Service modalities include Trauma Informed Care, Conscious Discipline, Motivational Interviewing, utilizing the domains of CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System), Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, Creative Curriculum, and Teaching Strategies Gold. Job Duties include the responsibility for working alongside the Lead Teacher, Teacher Assistant, and Foster Grandparents in managing the classroom’s physical and educational environment, partnering with families to support whole child development, collaborating with all team members and partners to consistently improve individual, team, and children’s learning outcomes, preparing and maintaining documentation in compliance with federal, state, and agency performance standards, creating a positive classroom climate to benefit the social-emotional and academic development of students and welcomes families. Ability to step into Lead Teacher role during Lead Teacher’s absence. This position requires the ability to speak and write English and Spanish fluently.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Group Leader Qualified or CDA credential AND 2 years working with young children,
  • One year of paid working experience with young children.
  • Must speak and write Spanish fluently.

Position Salary Range: $16.50 – $20.95

Starting Pay: Based on experience + $1.00 more per hour for bilingual (Spanish/English) competency

Position Type: Full time

Benefit eligibility is based on job type/status

  • Vacation Time
  • Separate Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Personal Days
  • Volunteer/Wellness Day
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Pension Plan
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Agency Match
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Pet Insurances
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance/Work Life Balance Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • LifeLock with Norton
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Fully Company Paid Unlimited Mental Health Benefits for Employees on the VOAC Health Plan


Volunteers of America is an EEO/AA Employer

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