CLASSROOM AIDE - Luzerne County Head Start



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience with Young Children preferred
  • Bilingual Language abilities, English/Spanish, a plus


To work as a part of a team to assist in carrying out educational activities in the classroom setting.
This position works with the lead Teacher and Associate Teacher as a 3rd person support in the classroom.
Implement educational activities by providing and maintaining an atmosphere in the State-Funded classroom that promotes school readiness and developmentally appropriate practices for 3 and 4-year old children.

A $500 monetary incentive will be paid to newly employed Luzerne County Head Start staff members who start work after July 1, 2021: $250 payout will be paid upon successful completion of the first 90 days; $250 payout after 1 year of service

Terms of Employment

Requirements the must be satisfied prior to hire
Proof of Degree/Certification and Experience Required to meet the qualifications for position
Background Clearances:
(1) FBI Fingerprints; PA DHS Registration; Service Code 1KG756
(2) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
(3) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
Successful completion of Pre-Employment Physical Examination which includes a Tuberculosis screening (arrangements made upon conditional offer of employment)

NOTE: ENTRY EXPRESS PROGRAM in effect August 2021- Current Head Start Parents who apply and are hired into the program will receive reimbursement for the background clearances

Location, Hours and Salary

  • All positions are Part Time, 10-months – working a school schedule Aug-June, 30 hrs/wk
  • Rate of Pay: $10.63/hr
  • Bilingual Abilities Preferred (Eng/Spanish); Bilingual Adjustment in pay of additional 5%

Fringe Benefits
RETIREMENT PLAN – LCHS 401(k) with 7% agency contribution (no match necessary unless the employee wishes to participate; Employee Roth option 
PAID Life Insurance (1x annual salary); Long Term Disability Insurance
PAID Sick Time – Accrues up to 65 working days
PAID Personal Time – Up to 3 days/school year
PAID Holidays immediately, including extended break between Christmas-New Year
PAID Tuition Assistance
PAID Training Opportunities
Flexible Benefits – Medical/ Dependent Care Spending
…and much more!

Our employees…
…receive attractive salaries and unique career opportunities;
…do meaningful work that is constantly changing and evolving;
…enjoy successful careers without sacrificing their personal lives;
…enjoy limitless opportunities for professional growth;
…work in an environment of professional respect.

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