Head Start Teacher - Arcadia

Department: Head Start
Location: Arcadia
Starting Wage: $23.85 - $25.00

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Job Description:

Western Dairyland Head Start is hiring a DPI Licensed Teacher to work at the Arcadia Early Learning Center, located within the Arcadia Elementary School in Arcadia, WI.

Head Start promotes school readiness of children under the age of five from income-eligible families by supporting their growth and development in a positive learning environment through comprehensive services, which include early learning, health, and family well-being. We’re a mission-driven organization making a positive impact in our community since 1966.

The ideal candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood or a closely-related field with a DPI-issued teacher's license or be willing to obtain an emergency license for 4-K. Head Start will also look at candidates with 2-year Early Childhood degrees or candidates with bachelor's degrees in other fields who are willing to work on a professional development plan with Head Start to obtain the necessary Head Start licensing requirements through additional trainings and/or classes (Head Start funded). This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.  The starting wage is $23.85 to $25.00 depending on qualifications. 

We offer a complete benefits package including:


Vacation, personal leave, holidays, sick leave

  • Summers off
  • 64 hours of vacation during the school year
  • 20 hours of personal time off
  • 8 paid holidays during the school year
  • Sick leave accrued at 0.04615 hours per hour worked
    • approximately 8 hours sick leave per month for full time employees
    • maximum accrued sick leave of 480 hours
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability agency paid

401(k) plan with up to a 6% match 

Employees can contribute immediately. After 1 year of employment, the agency will contribute between 3 and 6 percent, dependent on the employee's contribution.


Health Insurance

  • 90% premiums covered for individual coverage
  • 75% premiums covered for additional coverage needed
  • $3,750 deductible reimbursement for individuals and up to $6,500 reimbursed for family deductibles
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for both Health and Dependent Care

Dental Insurance

  • Single $34.92 per month
  • Family $103.04 per month

Additional Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program - fully paid
  • Basic Life Insurance - fully paid (plus additional group coverage amounts)
  • Flexible work schedule with generous accommodations for family, school, and volunteer commitments
  • Opportunities for continuing education, conferences, and classes
  • Employees have access to our Discount Marketplace
  • WDEOC is a qualified employer under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

To apply:
Complete an online application at wdHeadStart.org/jobs

Send a cover letter and resume to Jeremiah Segerstrom at Jeremiah.segerstrom@wdeoc.org or Jennifer Olson at Jennifer.olson@wdeoc.org

This position is open until filled.

Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. This agency is an equal opportunity employer.

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