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"Applicants can apply online at  catholiccharitiesaz.org."

Catholic Charities Westside Head Start is gearing up for the 2019-20 school year by recruiting passionate, knowledgeable teachers and instructional staff to fill open positions in several locations in the West Valley.

Catholic Charities Westside Head Start provides comprehensive early, continuous, year-round childhood education through a holistic approach by working with the whole family. Programs emphasize pre-reading, language, math, cognitive skills, and health; as well as social and emotional competence to prepare disadvantaged children for school and to maximize their potential for a bright future.

The program is seeking individuals who have a passion for helping children change their lives for the better.

“It’s like a second family here,” said Maria Pataka, Family Support Specialist in Glendale. “I love working here and look forward to every day.”

Full-day (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and half-day (8 to 11:30 a.m. or 11:30 to 4 p.m.) classes are available in Avondale, Buckeye, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria and Tolleson.

Applicants can apply online at  catholiccharitiesaz.org. Benefits for eligible employees include health and dental insurance, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, pension retirement plan, 403(b) retirement plan, ongoing professional training and more.

Students and families eligible to enroll in Westside Head Start include expectant mothers, children ages 0-5, children with special needs, foster children and homeless children.

Enrollment, other than for families with a member who has attended Westside Head Start or expectant mothers, can be done online at  catholiccharities.org/all-locations/youth-development. Expectant mothers and families with members who have attended the program should call 623-436-9868.