Numerous teaching assistant positions are currently available at Head Start locations throughout Escambia County!

Reporting to the Center Director or classroom teacher, the Teaching Assistant is responsible for helping to implement the daily classroom schedule. Supervising and guiding children, preparation of supplies, handling issues and planning jointly with the teacher are among the major responsibilities of this position. Additionally, the Teaching Assistant works with the Teacher in actively supervising and ensuring the safety of all children in the classroom. In the absence of the teacher, the Teaching Assistant may temporarily assume the duties of the teacher. Also, the assistant will interact with parents to encourage classroom participation with their child and promote a positive learning experience.

Job Description

The following pay-scale is for the 2021-2022 school year. Please keep this in mind when applying for a Head Start or Early Head Start teaching position.

  • $12.28/hour: Assistant teachers only who have a high school diploma without a CDA credential (not to worry – we pay for your CDA credential!)
  • $12.90/hour: Assistant teachers only who have a high school diploma and a CDA credential

FLSA Classification: Non- Exempt – Benefits Eligible

Education and/or Experience: 
Must have a high School Diploma or GED. In addition, Teacher Assistants must have a national Child Development Associate Certification (CDA) or a Florida Child Care Professional Certification (FCCPC) – or be enrolled in a program that will lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree or are enrolled in a CDA credential program – to be completed within two years of the time of hire.

Experience / Requirements: Prefer applicants have a minimum of one-year experience working with preschool children and must meet all Department of Children and Families requirements for employment and successfully complete the forty-hour childcare class.

The Community Action Program Committee, Inc. (CAPC) is an EOE and participates in E-Verify.