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Phoenix Rescue Mission Lead Preschool Teacher in Phoenix, Arizona

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We transform lives.

Phoenix Rescue Mission is a place of hope, healing, and new beginnings for men, women, and children facing with hunger, homelessness, addiction, and trauma. We follow Christ’s example of servant-leadership and teamwork in our ministry of rescue and restoration. We are a community who values and celebrates one another and we strive toward excellence together as a certified Best Christian Workplace. At this moment, God is doing important and incredible things at Phoenix Rescue Mission. Do you want to be a part of it?


+ A perceptive communicator, you exhibit strong active listening skills and excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.

+ A nurturing individual, you have great love and patience and a purpose to help children develop.

+ A gymnast, you can easily adapt and respond quickly to evolving situations without breaking a sweat.

+ A highly organized person, you have eyes in the back of your head that help you function optimally in complex situations.

+ A committed Christian, you are energized by spreading God’s Word and growing His Kingdom.


+ You will be responsible for providing Christ-centered infant, pre-school, and/or after-school care and education services to the children of clients.

+ You will actively participate in and reinforce child’s play while maintaining a consistent routine of meals, naps, quiet time, and play.

+ You will ensure lesson plans, materials, and activity schedules are developmentally appropriate, consistent with best practices and meet or exceed relevant accreditation and Arizona Early Childhood Learning/Infant Toddler Development Guidelines standards.

+ You will promote self-regulation and utilize best practice in socio-emotional development in working with children at risk for developmental delays and trauma-related challenges.

+ You will assign the Assistant Teacher responsibilities as needed, with clear and respectful direction and feedback.

+ You will lead or participate in devotions, prayers, or other organization activities that promote a credible Christian witness and lifestyle.


+ High school diploma or GED is required.

+ Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, or a closely related field preferred.

+ Completion of a minimum of 12 early childhood credits or Child Development Associate (CDA) certification required.

+ Minimum 2 years’ experience in a licensed childcare setting required.

+ Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card in good standing required.

+ 6 months’ childcare classroom experience with ages 0-5 preferred.

+ Experience with children exposed to homelessness and witnessing domestic abuse preferred.

+ Spanish bilingual preferred.

+ You have a solid and credible Christian witness and lifestyle that exemplifies Christ in character and actions.


+ Life-giving work that transforms the cities we serve

+ Caring and supportive environment

+ Generous health, dental, and vision benefits

+ 401(k) match program

+ Robust paid time off program

+ 11 paid holidays annually