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

Job Description:

We're hiring a Cook to work at our Eau Claire Head Start Center located at 3103 Oak Knoll Drive, Eau Claire.

This position works 34 hours per week during the school year.

Primary job duties include preparing healthy meals and nutritious snacks for young children under the age of five and maintaining accurate records in compliance with USDA program requirements. 

This is a full-time position with a starting wage of $14.50 to $16.00 per hour, depending on qualifications.

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 408 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 $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

Send a cover letter and resume to Jeremiah Segerstrom at or Jennifer Olson at

This position is open until filled.

Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. This agency is an equal opportunity employer.


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