Primary Teacher

Northern Virginia Family Service

About the organization

Working at Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) means doing work that matters every day because of the difference you will make in the lives of children and families in Northern Virginia. NVFS’ breadth, depth and scope of services offer the resources and support to ensure that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. NVFS is a private, non-profit human service organization with 400+ employees, 6,000+ volunteers, and various offices located throughout Northern Virginia. Serving nearly 35,000 children and families, our program areas include housing and emergency services; nutritional, physical, and mental health services; early childhood education, foster care and child placement services; family reunification, youth intervention and prevention services; job training and entrepreneurship programs services; and legal services.


Early Head Start is a federally funded community-based program serving below income families and their children from infants to the age of 3 years. The mission of Early Head Start is school readiness and there social/emotional development and promotion of heathy family functioning. The Primary Teacher will ensure the safety of the children, implement appropriate child activities, and supervise each child’s social/emotional development. All NVFS employees are expected to demonstrate the organizational values and sensitivity to the diversity of the organization’s client base. The hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 3:30pm.

Essential Job Duties:

Implement classroom activities for each child in the class that provides a secure and enjoyable environment.
Organize materials and furniture that supports active and quiet playtime that response to each child’s individual needs. Be able to observe and evaluate each child’s learning styles and behavior to determine their readiness for new learning opportunities.
Create and maintain a positive work environment and a working relationship with teammates.
Participate in regular supervision with supervisor by providing regular updates.
Remain current on knowledge of standards and other information on program.
Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal guidelines.


Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education required
Ability to demonstrate oral and written skills in English
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Successful completion of background checks required, including TB test and physical exam
Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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