Teacher Assistant (2 openings) - Independence

Department: Head Start
Location: 35480 Sixth Street Independence, WI
Status: Full Time
Shift: Days
Starting Wage: $14.50 - $16.00

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Job Description:

The Western Dairyland Head Start program is hiring full-time Teacher Assistants to work at our Head Start Center located at 35480 Sixth Street Independence, 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.

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. The starting salary is $14.50 to $16.00 depending on qualifications. 

We offer a complete benefits package including:

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

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.

Vacation, personal leave, sick leave

  • 3 weeks PTO at monthly accrual
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 20 hours of personal time off 
  • 88.56 hours of sick leave each year
    • 7.38 hours accrued monthly
    • 480 hours maximum
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability agency paid

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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