WAGE:            $10.25 per hour (6% increase for bilingual Spanish/English)/classified non-exempt

HOURS:           Hours per week, as needed/September through early June annually

BENEFITS:      Job-related training opportunities



  • HS Diploma or GED and basic education skills

  • Experience working with groups of young children 3-5 years old (classroom substitute) or groups of young children 0-5 years old (child care substitute)

  • Previous cooking experience, preferably for large groups (kitchen substitute)

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

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, staff and public, while setting and maintaining professional boundaries

  • Ability to use positive approach in directing child behavior (classroom and child care substitutes)

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

  • Current Food Handlers card within 30 days of hire

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

  • Bilingual Spanish/English skills preferred



  • Classroom Substitute: Cooperatively assist in set up and carry out of educational activities, following lesson plans as directed by the teacher, including classroom and center clean up, bus monitoring duties, and meals.

  • Child Care Provider: Provide safe, reliable, responsible, developmentally appropriate activities for children 0-5 year old, maintaining cleanliness.  Clean up after children are gone.  Prepare, serve, and clean up after snack.

  • Kitchen Substitute: Using menus provided, prepare, serve, and clean up after meals for Head Start children, families, and staff, following food safety guidelines.

  • Additional Job Responsibilities: Be a contributory participant in program meetings, as requested, 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


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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