Early Head Start Teacher Aides (Dakota City NE Location)

Help shape the future today as a member of our caring team of Early Childhood Educators!  NENCAP is looking for EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER AIDES to guide and care for children birth through age 3 in our EARLY HEAD START Program at the Siouxland Family Center in Dakota City. 40 hours per week M-F.  The starting age is $11.00 per hour, plus benefits.  Education and experience will be considered and may increase the starting wage for this position. May be subject to layoff periods. Bilingual skills a plus.  Assist the Teacher in planning and carrying out the educational activities of the classroom.   High School Diploma/GED required.  Child Development Associate credential, or Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in any field preferred.  The program provides opportunities for staff to obtain a Child Development Associate Credential or advance a degree.  Job application, job description, complete education requirements, wage and benefit information are located on our website www.nencap.org under the Employment link or contact HR at 1-800-445-2505 or 402-385-6300.  To apply, submit a completed Agency application with education credentials or transcripts.  No resumes accepted.   Send applications to Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, PO Box 667, Pender, NE 68047-0667.  Positions open until filled.

EOE

80% Federally Funded

Non-Profit Agency

JOB SUMMARY: Assist the Teacher as directed. Promote nurturing and bonding relationships. Implement appropriate early childhood education experiences.  Encourage self-help skills and provide consistent routines.  Assist children in establishing good habits of personal hygiene; change diapers so children are comfortable. Record observations of children and assist the Teacher in entering observations.  Perform cleaning duties as required by the center to ensure cleanliness and neatness. Frequent kneeling, stooping, bending, and lifting of children up to 50 pounds. Possess basic computer skills.  Maintain confidentiality of program participants and follow Program and Agency standards and policies.

EDUCATION:  High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) and one of the following:

  • A Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
  • Enrolled in a CDA credential program that will be completed within 2 years.
  • Have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in any field or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree.

The program provides opportunities for staff to obtain a Child Development Associate Credential or advance a degree.

WAGE & BENEFITS:  The starting wage is $11.00 per hour, plus benefits.  Education and experience will be considered and may increase the starting wage for this position.  Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance.  Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, EAP, 401K Retirement.