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:         $3771.00 per month/classified Exempt

HOURS:        40 hours per week/ minimum two week layoff during summer

BENEFITS:    Medical/Dental/Vision, paid holidays, PTO, paid vacation, and job-related training opportunities


  • Bachelor’s or Masters (preferred) degree in Early Childhood Education. Official transcripts will be required to verify education.

  • A minimum of four years’ experience teaching experience at the preschool level. This experience must include: classroom operation, planning and implementation of education program, tracking and evaluation of children’s individual development.

  • Experience working with children with mental health/special needs and/or disabilities.

  • Preferred qualifications: Four years of Head Start experience; two years of supervisory experience

  • Ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; as a team leader, the ability to demonstrate interest, skill and success in getting groups to learn to work together.

  • Demonstrated professional level organizational, record-keeping, and computer skills.

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

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

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


Service Area Direction and Compliance: Within designated service area(s), establish and oversee all systems necessary to ensure compliance and provide high quality services to children and families served by Kidco Head Start in a manner reflective of the mission of Head Start and Kids and Company; Serve as the resident expert and resource to staff, families and community partners within designated service areas.

Supervision and Coaching: Provide helpful, behaviorally specific feedback to all staff working within service area(s); delegate assignments that will help develop abilities of assigned staff; recognize and reinforce developmental efforts and improvements of staff; facilitate positive, solution-based problem solving with staff.

Please note: A program application is required.


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


This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Kids and Company of Linn County reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice

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