Part-time Teacher Assistant - Truax Center

Department: Head Start
Location: Truax Center - Eau Claire
Status: Part Time - 34 hours per week
Shift: Days
Starting Wage: $14.50 - $16.00

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Job Description:

The Western Dairyland Head Start program is hiring a part-time Teacher Assistant to work at our Truax Head Start Center located at 623 Truax Boulevard, Eau Claire.

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 whom are living in poverty.

This is a part-time position working 34 hours per week, Monday through Friday during the school year. The starting wage is $14.50 to $16.00 per hour.

We offer a complete benefits package including:

  • Health
    • 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
    • Single $34.92 per month
    • Family $103.04 per month
  • 401(k) plan with up to a 6% match 
    • Employees can contribute right away
    • After 1 year of employment agency will contribute 3% no matter the employee contribution amount
    • If an employee is contributing 3%, the agency will contribute an additional 3% (6% total)
  • 54 hours of paid time off
  • 8 paid holidays during the school year 
  • 17 hours of personal time off 
  • Sick leave accrued at 0.04615 hours per hour worked up to 408 hours maximum
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability agency paid
  • Employee Assistance Program agency paid
  • Basic Life Insurance agency 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
Send a cover letter and resume to Jeremiah Segerstrom at or Jennifer Olson at

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


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