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:             $11.03 per hour (6% increase for bilingual Spanish/English)/classified non-exempt

HOURS:           30 hours per week/August through June annually

BENEFITS:       Medical/Dental and Vision coverage, paid vacations, holidays, sick/personal leave, 403(b) retirement plan, and job-related training opportunities



  • HS Diploma or GED and a minimum of 1 year experience in food service preferred

  • Ability to obtain current Food Handler’s and First Aid/CPR cards (employer paid and training on site provided)

  • Ability to work effectively as a team member with staff, families, and community members

  • Knowledge of approved sanitation methods

  • Basic math and writing skills

  • Ability to obtain Type 10 certification and meet all criteria for driving program van

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

  • Enrollment in the Child Care Division’s Central Background Registry

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


Dishwashing and Clean-up: Assist kitchen staff by preparing dishes for and cleaning dishes after meals, maintaining a safe, orderly, clean, and sanitary kitchen facility, and operating a commercial dishwasher.

Food Service and Transportation: Transport meals to assigned site driving an agency cargo van, unloading prepared foods from food service van, adhering to sanitation and safety procedures, eating with children, and assisting kitchen staff with food preparation as needed.

Additional Job Responsibilities: Be a contributory participant in program meetings, adhering to company code of conduct and confidentiality policies and demonstrate commitment to company mission, values, and policies in performance of daily duties.

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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