Utah Community Action
  • 14-Sep-2022 to 14-Oct-2022 (MST)
  • Head Start - Teachers
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 15.62
  • Hourly
  • Full Time/School Year

Health, Dental, Vision, Telehealth, EAP, 401k Retirement Match, Long-Term, Short-Term Disability, Accident, Life Insurance, Flex Spending, Sick Leave, and Vacation Pay

Do you love working with children and making a difference in their lives?

Come work for the company that was awarded Best of State 2022 for Best Public Preschool and Best Charitable Service Organization.

We are hiring several Classroom Teaching Aides to work in our Head Start classrooms throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Work with children ages infant to five years old. We have both school year and year round positions available.

The Classroom Teaching Aide position earns a competitive wage of $15.62/hour. We also offer generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, a flexible spending account (FSA), a healthcare spending account (HSA) with up to a $2,500 match, a 401k plan with 5% match, short and long-term disability, accident insurance, life insurance, 11 paid holidays, paid time off between Christmas and New Year's, paid time off (PTO up to 192 hours a year), sick leave, and an hour of paid time on Fridays for self-care.

If you are hired, we will pay your tuition for and enroll you in our Child Development Associate (CDA) course. Once you receive your CDA, you will get a raise and can then apply to become an Assistant Teacher.

Are you looking for a rewarding teaching career where you can make a difference in the lives of preschool children? Have you been looking for a teaching job where you will enjoy coming to work every day? If so, apply today!


Founded in 1965, Utah Community Action is a nationally recognized nonprofit provider of comprehensive services for income-eligible families. Our six core programs, Head Start, Adult Education, Case Management & Housing, Nutrition, HEAT, and Weatherization, address barriers to self-sufficiency in order to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities. We are committed to ending poverty and improving the lives of those living in our community.

We have over 40 locations across the Salt Lake Valley and will continue to grow. UCA is seeking inspired, talented people who want to make a difference in the community.


The Classroom Teaching Aide works cooperatively as a member of a classroom team to deliver high-quality services for all children and families, and is responsible for the safety, supervision, and activities of the birth to five-year-old children assigned under his/her care in the program.


  • Has basic knowledge and assists in planning, supporting, and implementing learning experiences that advance the children's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
  • Provides quality, developmentally appropriate, responsive Birth to Five care with the guidance and supervision from the Lead Teacher and Program Specialist. Supports the classroom team as needed to provide a safe and healthy learning environment through well-organized classrooms featuring consistent schedules, well designed areas for experiences, established routines and use of sensitive and appropriate guidance strategies.
  • Assists in maintaining accurate and up-to-date records, including comprehensive current case notes.
  • Assists in developing and implementing behavior plans and/or appropriate interventions.
  • Assists in conducting a minimum of two Home Visits and two Staff-Parent Conferences during the school year.
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment by providing active supervision to all children at all times to ensure their well-being, and includes being actively engaged with children in learning activities indoors and outdoors.


  • High School Diploma.
  • Required to be enrolled (upon hire) in our Infant/Toddler or Preschool Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) program to be completed within one year.


  • Infant/Toddler or Preschool Child Development Associate Credential
  • Previous Head Start experience.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).


If you would like to be a Classroom Teaching Aide apply today. We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this position and meet the requirements, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Utah Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the agency prohibits discrimination and harassment because of a person's protected status such as race, color, national origin, religion, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran, military service, gender, sex (including conditions of pregnancy), marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected- group status.

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