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DepartmentHead Start
Site LocationVaries Iron Range, Two Harbors, Hermantown area
Full Time/Part TimeFull-time
Internal/External:Internal & External
Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for assisting the Head Start Teacher with all aspects of the classroom.
Job Qualifications:


Teacher Assistant 1: $13.16/hr

  • High School graduate or GED and minimum 18 years of age
  • Prefer Early Childhood education and work experience
  • Possess current First Aid/CPR certificate or willing to obtain
  • Ability to pass a background study
  • Required to enroll in Child Development Associate Program (CDA) after completing six (6) month probation
  • Regularly lifts 50 lbs., and occasionally more, and is able to kneel, bend, stoop, and sit on floor to attend to the children’s needs

 Teacher Assistant 2:  $14.20/hr

  • Minimum current Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) required 
  • Prefer Early Childhood work experience
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification or willing to obtain
  • Must complete a minimum of 3 Early Childhood credits every 3 years
  • Background study required
  • High School graduate or GED and minimum 18 years of age

Needed Attributes: 

  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and ability to work effectively with young children and families from a variety of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Possess computer/technology skills
Essential Functions:


  • Assists in the management of the site in its entirety and maintains compliance with federal performance standards and state licensing requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring the safety of all children through the compliance of Head Start policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the food program and meal requirements
  • Assists in the individualized and quality care of children
  • Assists with planning and implementation of the designated curriculum
  • Assists with all child screenings and ongoing assessments
  • Assists substitute teaching staff
  • Assists with child and family outcomes as mandated by federal, state, and local regulations
  • Assists with the implementation of home visits, conferences, field trips, and transition meetings
  • Responsible for timely documentation of all required program data
  • Assists children in a bus aide capacity on scheduled program transportation routes when assigned
Dual Employment-secondary job duties
Head Start is accepting applications for future and substitute positions in the Iron Range, Two Harbors, and Hermantown area classrooms. Starting pay depends on education and experience as listed above.