Head Start Teacher Aide (Dakota City, NE Location)

Become part of NENCAP’S caring team of Early Childhood Educators! We have an opening for EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER AIDE to educate and support preschool age children in our Head Start classrooms at the Siouxland Family Center in Dakota City.  The starting wage is $12.00 per hour, plus benefits. Wage increasing with education and experience. 40 hours per week M-F with seasonal layoff. 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. For job application, job description, education requirements, wage and benefit information visit www.nencap.org or contact HR at 1-800-445-2505 or 402-385-6300. To apply, submit a completed Agency application. No resumes accepted. Send applications to Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, PO Box 667, Pender, NE 68047-0667.  Position open until filled.

EOE

80% Federally Funded

Non-Profit Agency

 

JOB SUMMARY: Assist the teacher in planning and carrying out the educational activities of the center. Record observations for children and assist the teacher in entering observations and placing children on GOLD. Plan and implement one day per week on the lesson plan. Fill in during the teacher’s absences. Complete assigned nutrition duties. Ensure playground safety and complete appropriate checklists. Check and restock the First Aid Kit monthly. Perform cleaning duties as required by the center. Frequent kneeling, stooping, bending and lifting 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 $12.00 per hour, plus benefits.  Wage increasing with education and experience. Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance.  Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, EAP, 401k Retirement.