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Head Start Classroom Aide

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established in 1965 under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964. We work with community, state and federal partners to assist children, families, low-income and elderly residents with their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs. Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, shelter and access to other services.

***$500 Sign-on Bonus***

CAPSC offers a number of benefits including:

  • 403(b)
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Earned time-off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vision care coverage
  • Work/Life resources
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 11 Paid Holidays a year

Position Responsibilities

  • Assist in creating an engaging learning environment in which all children can experience success
  • Support whole group and individualized learning experiences using Creative Curriculum, the Project Approach and other relevant curricula
  • Assist in on-going, authentic assessment using Teaching Strategies Gold
  • Actively engage as a member of the classroom team
  • Help support families to have a positive impact on their child’s growth and development


  • High School Diploma or GED (or actively working on one)
  • Prefer at least 9 credits in Early Childhood Education (ECE), (including child growth & development).
  • Commitment to continued training and education in the field of Early Childhood Education
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Computer Literate.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.

Additional Information

Full-time (30 hrs. per week)-46 weeks per year

Employment Screening

Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening.

Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and childcare licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. An initial driving record check will be conducted. License information will also be submitted to the agency’s automobile insurance carrier.

Sign-on Bonus: Now offering a $500 sign-on bonus! To be eligible for the sign-on bonus, applicants must have started their position on or after 7/12/2021 or have accepted a position no later than 8/31/2021. The Sign-on bonus will be structured in two, gross, equal lump sum payments. The first payment of $250 will be issued after the 90-day introductory period is completed. The second payment of $250 will be issued after successful completion of 180 days. CAPSC reserves the right to withhold sign-on bonus payments due to potential job performance concerns.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume to

Salary Range:


Job Location:

Dover, Rochester and Farmington

Date Added: July 14, 2021

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