Teacher Assistant - Independence

Department: Head Start
Location: Independence
Starting Wage: $12.69

 
Job Description:

Join our team in Trempealeau County! The Western Dairyland Head Start program is hiring a full-time Teacher Assistant to work at the Independence Head Start Center, located at 35480 Sixth Street.

Head Start promotes school readiness of children under the age of five from low-income 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 provide a supportive environment to staff and promote a culture of ongoing learning and professional development.  Mentoring and coaching are available to staff, in addition to mental health services.  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, CDA credentials, 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 wage is $12.69 per hour and maybe negotiable based on experience and 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, sick leave, and annual performance-based wage increases of 4% to 6%. 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.

There are two ways to apply:
Option 1: Complete an online application at wdHeadStart.org/jobs
Option 2: 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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