Early Head Start Teacher Assistant - 2 openings

Department: Head Start
Location: Independence, WI
Status: Full Time
Starting Wage: $14.94-$18.67

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Job Description:

Western Dairyland Head Start is hiring a full-Time, full-Year Early Head Start Teacher Assistant to work at our newly opening Early Head Start Center in Independence, WI. This position will be scheduled Monday-Friday.

The Early Head Start Teacher Assistant will be responsible for supervising children and their activities to ensure their safety and well-being.  Assist the lead teacher in planning and implementing classroom activities.  Provide children with a model to support and develop positive self-concept. Support inclusion of all children. Assist in cleaning duties. 

Candidates should have a high school diploma.  Ideal candidates should have an associate's degree in early childhood education, CDA or a related field or Registry certification at the Teaching Assistant level. Introduction to Child Care Profession must be completed within 6 months of hire. 

*Western Dairyland EOC, Inc has implemented a 4-day work week for most employees, these positions are exempt from that and will instead be offered an additional incentive payment of $7,800 per year for working five days per week. 

We offer a complete benefits package including:

Vacation, personal leave, holidays, sick leave

  • 3 weeks of vacation annually
  • 25 hours of personal time off annually
  • 10 paid holidays annually
  • Sick leave accrued at 3.3230 hours per pay period
    • approximately 7 hours sick leave per month for full time employees
    • maximum accrued sick leave of 432 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 $36.67 per month
  • Family $108.20 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 Human Resources at HR@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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