Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership, Inc.
  • Salmon, ID, USA
  • 11.64 per hour full-time; $350 Retention Payment each payday through August
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off, Vision, Flex Account

We are seeking a compassionate and enthusiastic Assistant Preschool Teacher to support the daily operations of our Head Start Program at our Head Start Salmon Location. The ideal candidate will be committed to providing a high-quality educational experience for young children, with a focus on social-emotional development, cognitive development, and school readiness.


The Assistant Preschool Teacher assists the Lead Teacher in providing a supportive, safe, enriched learning environment for children, parents, volunteers, and team members. You will also promote a respectful, sensitive, and proactive approach to each child and his/her family and use multi-cultural and anti-bias materials in the classroom in order to prepare children for successful transition to kindergarten. In addition, you will assist in promoting social competence, fostering emotional health, enhancing physical growth, and increasing cognitive skills of each child in the class, with particular emphasis on literacy and learning numbers.


  • High school diploma or Equivalency Degree (GED) and
  • The ability to obtain the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential with EICAP's guidance within 12 months of hire (EICAP covers cost)
  • Preferred an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers and support staff.
  • Preferred experience working with young children but will train the right individual.
  • Must pass a Health and Welfare Enhanced Background Check
  • Physical exam and Tuberculosis (TB) screen required.
  • The ability to become CPR and First Aid certified through EICAP's training program.


The Head Start Assistant Preschool Teacher position is a full-time, hourly position. We offer a competitive benefits package, as well as ongoing professional development opportunities to help you grow in your role:

  • 403B Retirement Plan, with employer match of 6%
  • Dental Insurance, 100% Employer paid, for employee.
  • Health Insurance, 100% Employer paid, for employee.
  • EICAP pays 60% of dependent health and dental premiums.
  • Group Life Insurance, 100% Employer Paid
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Vision Insurance (employee paid)
  • Paid Time Off, including Sick Leave, Vacation, and Paid Holidays
  • Starting wage is $11.64 per hour

EICAP is committed to the promise that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to reach their full potential. If you're passionate about working with young children, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity!

Learn more about us at: https://www.eicap.org/

EICAP is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

For assistance or accommodations applying for a position with EICAP, please contact the Human Resources department at: 208-522-5370

Background & Drug Screen Disclaimer: Must be able to pass an Intellicorp SSN Verification/Criminal History Search and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Enhanced Background Check. We also conduct pre-employment drug testing. Any job offer will be based on the results of background check and drug testing.

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