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WHAT MAKES VOA SPECIAL? 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.

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.



  • Responsible for working alongside the Lead Teacher, Teacher Assistant, and Foster Grandparents managing the classroom’s physical and educational environment.
  • Partner with families to support whole child development.
  • Collaborate with all team members and partners to consistently improve individual, team, and children’s learning outcomes.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation in compliance with federal, state, and agency performance standards.
  • Create a positive classroom climate to benefit the social-emotional and academic development of students and welcome 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

• 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.

$18.29/hr. – $20.95/hr., $1.00 more per hour for bilingual (Spanish/English) competency

SIGN ON BONUS $1500.00
Bonus Compensation Information:
750.00 is paid on first check
750.00 is paid after 6 months of service

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
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
Position will remain open until filled

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