Assistant Teacher - Cherokee Head Start Center

Mid-Sioux Opportunity

418 S. Marion Street, Remsen, IA 51050 712-786-2001

Assistant Teacher for Head Start in Cherokee wanted.  8 hours Monday- Thursday, 4 hours 2 Fridays a month, September through May.  Eligible for benefits including IPERS.  

Desired Qualifications:
  • Any of the following:
  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood or Child Care Supervision & Management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education w/Early Childhood Endorsement.
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or willing to obtain within 1 year of hire.


  • Center based work experience with pre-school age children preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Able to stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop, push and pull regularly.
  • Lift up to 15 pounds often; lift up to 30 pounds occasionally; lift over 30 pounds rarely.


Application Instructions:

For more information and to apply online please visit


  • Be knowledgeable of Head Start/Early Head Start Policies, and Procedures, Performance Standards and State of Iowa DHS Licensing Regulations.
  • Must be able to relate to low in-come children, and families in a positive manner.           
  • Work cooperatively with Program Specialists to ensure that each Head Start/Early Head Start child and family receive the full benefits of the program.
  • Maintain staff to child ratio and ensure children’s safety at all times.
  • Maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for children and families.
  • Assume teaching responsibilities with Team Leader/Teacher.
  • Provide an educational indoor and outdoor learning environment by following the High Scope, PBIS and 2nd Step curriculum to ensure school readiness.
  • Maintain a warm, nurturing environment that will encourage children to be problem solvers and decision makers.
  • Collect anecdotal notes that are current, ongoing, factual and objective on children and enter into the Teaching Strategies online GOLD.
  • Use ongoing assessment information to improve curriculum implementation and individualize learning experiences.
  • Complete required home visits with all families.
  • Attend IEP/IFSP meetings.
  • Chaperone on the transportation bus as needed.
  • Effectively communicate with parents on an ongoing basis including parent-teacher conferences, face to face, newsletters, phone calls, etc.
  • Affirm the parent role as the primary educator of their child.
  • Complete necessary paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Responsible for contributing to a positive and productive work environment.
  • Be responsible for the complete operation of the center in absence of Team Leader/Teacher.
  • Help in meeting In-Kind requirements by HS/EHS Standards.
  • Be willing and able to substitute in other centers as needed.
  • Follow cleaning procedures to maintain a clean and sanitary classroom. 
  • Attend at minimum15 hours of trainings and meetings.
  • Follow HS/EHS cleaning procedures to maintain a clean and sanitary classroom and office.
  • Follow HS/EHS policies and procedures.
  • Able to work flexible hours without direct supervision, including some evenings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Location: Cherokee, Iowa

Open: Monday January 23rd

Close: Thursday February 23rd 2023

Web Analytics