Part-time Teacher Assistant- Independence

Department: Head Start
Location: Independence
Starting Wage: $13.43 - $15.00

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Job Description:

 The Western Dairyland Head Start program is hiring a part-time Teacher Assistant to work at our Independence Head Start Center. Located at 35480 Sixth Street near the downtown area, the Independence Head Start Center enrolls approximately 50 children each year. 

Head Start promotes school readiness for 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.

Candidates should have an associate's degree in early childhood education or a related field or Registry certification at the Teaching Assistant level. The ideal candidate has demonstrated abilities to work with young children, many of who are living in poverty.

This is a part-time position working 32 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The starting wage is $13.34 to $15.00 per hour depending on qualifications. We offer a complete benefits package including health, dental and life insurance, 401(k) plan with up to a 6% match, EAP, paid time off, and sick leave. Western Dairyland is a qualified employer under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Head Start provides ongoing coaching and mentoring to support staff development.

To apply:
 Complete an online application at wdHeadStart.org/jobs or 
Send a cover letter and resume to Jeremiah Segerstrim at jeremiah.segerstrom@wdeoc.org or Jennifer Olson at jennifer.olson@wdeoc.org

The application will remain open until filled.
Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. This agency is an equal opportunity employer.

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