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Classroom Substitute

September 7, 2022


CAPCO Job Posting: Head Start/Early Head Start


Position: Classroom Substitute

Program: Head Start/Early Head Start

Reports to: Classroom Supervisor

Status: Variable Hours, as needed for classroom coverage

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required

Job Function: Under guidance of the Classroom Supervisor or Education Assistant plan and coordinate the administration and implementation of the Educational Services Functional Area of the Performance Standards and other education requirements by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Must work cooperatively with the center staff to facilitate daily activities in the absence of a center staff person.
  • Has the ability to be flexible with frequent daily schedule and location changes.
  • Responsible for the health and safety of the children in the center, on the playground, in the gym, and on field trips.
  • Provides active supervision to children
  • Assist with snack and mealtimes. Helps prepare snack and meals. Acts as a role model and eats with the children.
  • Helps in dealing with the daily center chores and services which include sweeping, sanitizing tables and other areas, setting tables, monitor and/or assist with toileting and tooth brushing, assisting with arrival and dismissal of children, and monitor rest times.
  • Must work jointly with all staff to promote a team approach of the delivery of Head Start services for all enrolled children, their families, and the community at large.
  • Promotes positive behavior guidance to all children.
  • Maintains professionalism, uses language appropriate for early childhood settings.


Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); prefer related experience and/or training in a child care setting. Should have a strong desire to work with children birth – 5 years old.                                            


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: NYS Driver's License preferred. Clearance through the NYS Maltreatment Registry. Must complete Dare Care regulation trainings as required.


Other Qualifications: Initial Day Care Physical Exam and TB Testing.  Fingerprint clearance for criminal background check.


Physical Demands & Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.


Application Deadline: Interested candidates should apply using the application link or forward a resume and letter of interest no later than Monday, September 19, 2022 via email at or at the Main Office, 32 N. Main St., Cortland, NY  13045.

CAPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable accommodations for qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York Human Rights Act.