MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Porter-Leath recently announced that it will host a career fair on Thursday, April 13 to hire new Preschool staff to join its team. The organization is now actively seeking to fill more than 25 positions, including teachers, administrators and non-instructional staff to provide high-quality education and support services. Certified Pre-K Teacher candidates, who are of the greatest need, must have a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, plus a Teachers License with Pre-K endorsement.
As the Shelby County grantee for Early Head Start, contractor for Head Start grantee Shelby County Schools, and Pre-K provider for ASD and other districts, Porter-Leath has achieved meaningful results in advancing school readiness for disadvantaged children from birth to age five. Its professional team brings vital early childhood education and family services to over 5,900 Shelby County children each year.
“This is a great opportunity for our community’s most dedicated, responsible and caring professionals to play a role in preparing children for lifelong learning success,” said Karen Harrell, Porter-Leath’s Vice President of Early Childhood Services. Porter-Leath Preschool centers are all accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and maintain 3-star recognition from the Tennessee Department of Human Services’ Child Care Report Card System.
The career fair will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. at Porter-Leath’s Early Childhood Academy, 628 Alice Ave. Candidates should arrive professionally dressed, with a resume and transcripts. Recognized as a Top Mid-Size Workplace by Workplace Dynamics and The Commercial Appeal, Porter-Leath offers competitive salary, professional development plans, career advancement opportunities, 401k and 403b retirement plans and a team-based work environment.
For over 160 years, Porter-Leath has been the primary resource for Memphis' at-risk children and families. By focusing on the essential building blocks of healthy development, Porter-Leath not only gives them access to the tools they need, but also a sense of hope. Porter-Leath helps build stronger children, stronger families and a stronger Memphis through its mission of empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle. For more information, visit porterleath.org.