Employment Opportunities

Early Head Start Teacher - 2 openings

Department: Head Start
Location: Independence, WI
Shift: Days
Starting Wage: $19.16-$24.72

Job Description:

Western Dairyland Head Start is hiring a full-Time, full-Year Early Head Start Teacher 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 is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the daily educational and social activities of young children enrolled in an Early Head Start Classroom. The work also requires direct contact with the parents to involve them in planning and cooperating with the Head Start program. The Early Head Start Teacher will also be responsible for assisting the Center Manager in planning, implementing, supervising, and evaluating the Early Head Start Program.

This position will implement positive guidance and effective teaching practices, incorporate Head Start School Readiness outcomes into teaching practice, lesson planning and classroom set up.  Conduct ongoing assessment to evaluate each children’s development level, integrate that data in individual and group planning to ensure inclusion and all children and intentional teaching.

An ideal candidate will have a minimum of an associate degree in early childhood education, Child Development Associate Certificate, and have been trained in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to complete a criminal background check.


Salary range for associate degree: $19.16-23.95

Salary range for a bachelor’s degree: $19.78-24.72

*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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