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Teacher Assistant | New Kensington

Posted: 05/17/2024

Our Head Start program is looking for a teacher assistant to join our team at out New Kensington location. Using your knowledge of child development, you will assist the teacher in providing a safe and nurturing learning environment. You will provide this support by:

  • Supervising children in all program related activities,
  • Assisting the children with self-help skills and/or toileting,
  • Organizing and sustaining the positive functioning of children in a group, and
  • Building the positive self-concept and individual strengths in each child.

We (Westmoreland Community Action) are a non-profit organization that works to connect individuals and families to opportunities and resources throughout the community to improve their quality of life and help to reduce poverty in the community. This is accomplished through housing, counseling, support, education, intervention, collaborations, partnerships, information, referrals, and networking.

Head Start is a free program that serves children, ages 3-5, and their families in both learning centers and the home. Head Start provides pre-Kindergarten learning experiences for young children to help prepare them for a smooth transition into Kindergarten. The overall goal is to promote school readiness.


  • High School Diploma or equivalency required.
  • Previous experience with children and families preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Head Start program preferred.
  • Must be able to provide or successfully obtain child abuse, state police, fingerprint-based criminal background, and sex offender registry clearances.
  • Initial health examination and TB test required.


  • 100% Employer paid Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term Disability and Long-term Disability polices.
  • Employer pays 80% of individual Medical Insurance Premium.
  • 15 paid Holidays.
  • 10 days of vacation in first year of employment.
  • 8% retirement match after 1 year and 1000 hours of service.
  • Mileage reimbursement.

Teacher Assistant salary based on experience: $32,219.20 to $35,256.00 annually. This position paid hourly and is non-exempt.

Westmoreland Community Action (WCA) is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our community and those that we seek to serve. If you, in good faith, believe that you are qualified to succeed in this position, we encourage you to apply. Please include a cover letter to tell us about your unique qualifications for the position. Our hiring manager will review your application and, if interested, will contact you regarding next steps.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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