Job Opportunities

Join our team! Head Start for Kent County strives to employ highly qualified individuals in the areas of administration, education, fiscal, health, information technology, maintenance, nutrition, transportation and more. Head Start for Kent County is committed to personal, professional, and career development of employees. Listed below are the current job openings available.

Mail:
Head Start for Kent County
2626 Walker Ave. NW
Walker, MI 49544

Email:
careers@hs4kc.org

Fax:
616-735-3279

Drop Off:
Head Start for Kent County
2626 Walker Ave. NW
Walker, MI 49544

Associate Teacher – Site Varies

Description

Position Overview:

Manage general classroom operations in accordance with federal performance standards, state licensing rules and agency expectations in coordination with the classroom Teacher and other agency staff; ensure children’s safety at all times; provide for the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and cultural needs of each enrolled child, in partnership with parents; provide appropriate information and resources for families.

Location:

Varies

Requirements:

Must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • An Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; or
  • A valid preschool CDA credential; or
  • Willingness to obtain an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; or a valid preschool CDA credential two years
  • Must obtain CPR/First Aid within ninety days of hire

And:

  • Must obtain CPR/First Aid within ninety days of hire

Starting Pay:

$13.61-15.70

Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 7:45am-4:45pm or 7:00am-4:00pm and Friday 7:30am-11:30am

Benefits:

Head Start for Kent County offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of our employees: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(K) Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Sick Time (8 hours per month), Paid Personal Days (2 days per year), Paid vacation, Paid Snow Days, No Evening Work (Most Positions)

Please see application below to apply, or send resume to careers@hs4kc.org Attention: Employment Relations

Associate Teacher @ Springhill

Description

Position Overview:

Manage general classroom operations in accordance with federal performance standards, state licensing rules and agency expectations in coordination with the classroom Teacher and other agency staff; ensure children’s safety at all times; provide for the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and cultural needs of each enrolled child, in partnership with parents; provide appropriate information and resources for families.

Location:

Springhill Head Start (2626 Walker Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544)

Requirements:

Must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • An Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; or
  • A valid preschool CDA credential; or
  • Willingness to obtain an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; or a valid preschool CDA credential two years
  • Must obtain CPR/First Aid within ninety days of hire

And:

  • Must obtain CPR/First Aid within ninety days of hire

Starting Pay:

$13.61-15.70

Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 7:45am-4:45pm and Friday 7:30am-11:30am

Benefits:

Head Start for Kent County offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of our employees: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(K) Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Sick Time (8 hours per month), Paid Personal Days (2 days per year), Paid vacation, Paid Snow Days, No Evening Work (Most Positions)

Please see application below to apply, or send resume to careers@hs4kc.org Attention: Employment Relations

Full-Day GSRP Teacher @ Sylvan

Description

Position Overview:

Ensures the implementation of the Head Start program is a safe environment for children in accordance with the performance standards by meeting the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and cultural needs of each enrolled child in partnership with parents.

Location:

Sylvan I Head Start (1875 Rosewood Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506)

Requirements:

Must have a minimum of one of the following:

  • Bachelor Degree with stated major in ECE or CD
  • A valid MI teaching certificate with an Early Childhood Education (ZA) endorsement
  • Early Childhood-General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement
  • Bachelor Degree with a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours in ECE/ CD***

Starting Pay:

$17.27-$21.47 per hour

Hours:

  • Monday -Thursday 6:45am-3:45pm and Friday 7:30am-11:30am
  • Hours may vary based on need, site events, etc

Benefits:

Head Start for Kent County offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of our employees: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(K) Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Sick Time (8 hours per month), Paid Personal Days (2 days per year), Paid vacation, Paid Snow Days, No Evening Work (Most Positions)

Please see application below to apply, and/or send resume to careers@hs4kc.org Attention: Employment Relations

Full-Day GSRP Teacher @ South Godwin

Description

Position Overview:

Ensures the implementation of the Head Start program is a safe environment for children in accordance with the performance standards by meeting the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and cultural needs of each enrolled child in partnership with parents.

Location:

South Godwin Head Start (28 Bellevue St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548)

Requirements:

Must have a minimum of one of the following:

  • Bachelor Degree with stated major in ECE or CD
  • A valid MI teaching certificate with an Early Childhood Education (ZA) endorsement
  • Early Childhood-General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement
  • Bachelor Degree with a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours in ECE/ CD***

Starting Pay:

$17.27-$21.47 per hour

Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 7:45am-4:45pm and Friday 7:30am-11:30am
  • Hours may vary based on need, site events, etc

Benefits:

Head Start for Kent County offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of our employees: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(K) Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Sick Time (8 hours per month), Paid Personal Days (2 days per year), Paid vacation, Paid Snow Days, No Evening Work (Most Positions)

Please see application below to apply, and/or send resume to careers@hs4kc.org Attention: Employment Relations

Preschool Lead Teacher @ Site Varies

Description

Position Overview:

Head Start for Kent County is hiring Preschool Lead Teachers to ensure a safe environment for children ages 3-5 in accordance with performance standards by meeting the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and cultural needs of each enrolled child in partnership with parents.

Location:

Options within Kent County to be discussed at Interview

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree with stated major in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (or) a valid MI teaching certificate with an Early Childhood Education (ZA) endorsement (or) Early Childhood General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement (or) Bachelor Degree with a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours in ECE/CD

Starting Pay:

$21.47 per hour

Staff Hours:

  • Two options available:
    • Monday-Thursday 7:00am-4:00pm and Friday 7:30am-11:30am
    • Monday-Thursday 7:45am-4:45pm and Friday 7:30am-11:30am

Benefits:

Head Start for Kent County offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of our employees: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(K) Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Sick Time, Paid Personal Days. Paid Vacation, and Paid Snow Days

 

Preschool Teacher Assistant Substitute

Description

Position Overview:

Head Start for Kent County is hiring Teacher Assistant Substitutes to ensure a safe environment for children in accordance with performance standards and licensing requirements

Locations:

Options within Kent County to be discussed at Interview

Requirements:

  • Minimum High School Diploma preferred

Starting Pay:

$13.00

Hours:

Flexible; vary depending on individuals availability

Benefits:

This position is not eligible for benefits at this time