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:          $11.94 per hour (6% increase for bilingual Spanish/English)/classified non-exempt

HOURS:        40 hours per week, August – May, annually with summer layoff period June/July.

BENEFITS:    Employer-paid medical, dental and life insurance, paid vacations, holidays, sick/personal leave, 403(b) retirement plan, and job-related training opportunities.  



  • Ability to obtain CDL and Oregon Bus Driver’s License, including drug screen and physical. 

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

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

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

  • 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. 

  • Spanish/English fluency desired 

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



Transportation: Safety transport Head Start children on a daily basis to and from the designated center.  Responsible for maintaining vehicle recording keeping systems to include assisting in planning and developing routes, perform routine vehicle maintenance.  

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. 


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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