Job Title:

Head Start Teacher Assistant


Wayne Metro Community Action Agency

Center Name:

Head Start Programs

Employment Type:

Part Year w/Benefits

Job Description/ Duties:

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Benefits: Yes

Hours per Week: 40

Weeks:  45

Work Days: Monday-Friday

Work Location:  Various Locations Throughout Wayne County. Visit Website

Reporting to: Site Manager

The Position:  Head Start Teacher Assistant

The ideal candidate will provide direct care and assist program staff in the implementation of a program of educational activities for preschool children (ages 3-5) that encourages age appropriate growth and development in a variety of areas.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates in Early Childhood/ Child Development preferred;
  • At minimum:
    • Child development associate credential (CDA); or
    • Currently enrolled in a child development associate (CDA) program to be completed within one year; or
    • Currently enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood/ Child Development and have successfully completed  12  credit  hours  in  the  area  of major. All enrolled programs must be completed within two years of hire date.
  • Ability to work with children with disabilities.
  • Ability to support and implement a classroom curriculum that encourages academic, social, emotional and physical development of children 3-5 years of age.
  • Ensure the health and safety of children, families and staff, per agency policies.
  • Ensure no child is left unsupervised at any time.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with children in a caring, responsive, and nurturing manner.
  • Ability to establish positive and productive working relationships with parents/caregivers.
  • Ability to be self-directed in the completion of tasks.
  • Ability to work as a positive and productive member of a team.
  • Ability to work with and to demonstrate commitment, caring, and respect for children and adults regardless of race, gender, age, and cultural or ethnic background.
  • Ability and willingness to continue personal and professional growth and skill development.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to individuals and groups both orally and in writing.
  • Ability and willingness to make home visits.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs or more.


• Employee premium coverage for Medical, Vision, Dental
• 401k Match
• Life Insurance
• Paid Holidays
• Paid Leave Days
• Educational Benefits
• Student Loan Paydown assistance
• Paid Parental Leave
• Fitness Reimbursement

How to Apply:

If this position interests you, and you meet the minimum qualifications, please visit

to submit an online application, cover letter and resume.

 Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer