Kids and Company of Linn County (Kidco Head Start/Early Head Start) provides a comprehensive preschool program in Linn and Benton counties for children from low-income families and children with special needs. Kidco Head Start is now accepting applications for the following position in Linn and Benton counties:

WAGE:        $9.85 per hour (6% increase for bilingual Spanish/English)/classified non-exempt

HOURS:       35 hours per week, September – early June, annually

BENEFITS:   Employer-paid medical, dental and life insurance, paid vacations, holidays, sick/personal leave, and job-related training opportunities


  • Experience working with 3 -5 year old children, experience in a preschool preferred.

  • Sensitivity to individual and group needs of adults and children in target area.

  • Willingness to participate in on-the-job training.

  • Communications and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, staff, and public.

  • Ability to obtain CDL and Oregon Bus Driver’s License, including drug screen and physical for positions that require back up driving responsibilities.

  • Must be enrolled in the Child Care Division’s Central Background Registry

  • Must obtain an Employee Health Appraisal (which includes TB screening)

  • Spanish/English fluency desired

  • Valid Oregon driver’s license and available transportation; must meet agency insurability criteria for driving program vehicles.


Center Support: Responsible for performing all duties as prioritized by supervisor for the efficient operation of the center while providing assistance in maintaining a developmentally appropriate and safe environment and supporting an atmosphere in the center that promotes and reinforces parental involvement at all levels. Perform back up bus driving duties in centers that transport children.

Please note: A program application is required.


Questions: Human Resource Department 541-451-1581 x115 or larnold@kidcoheadstart.org


USDA and this institution are equal employment opportunity employers

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