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Part-time Teacher Assistant - Truax Center

Department: Head Start
Location: Truax Center - Eau Claire
Shift: Days
Starting Wage: $14.50 to $16.00

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:


Vacation, personal leave, holidays, sick leave

  • Summers off
  • 54 hours of vacation during the school year
  • 17 hours of personal time off
  • 8 paid holidays during the school year
  • Sick leave accrued at 0.04615 hours per hour worked
    • approximately 6.8 hours sick leave per month
    • maximum accrued sick leave of 408hours
  • 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 $34.92 per month
  • Family $103.04 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 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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