Preschool Assistant Teacher (Head Start) - Tampa

Salary will be $14.00 per hour. Full time position (40 hours per week) plus insurance and time off benefits

The hours of operation for our center are 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.  The hours for this position will be from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

In addition to outstanding benefits, Easterseals Florida offers a 30% discount on childcare to our staff.

Easterseals Florida has been rated a 2020 and 2021 Great Place to Work by our employees! We provide services daily that make a profound, positive difference in the lives of people living with disabilities and their families.  We believe in the potential of each individual's ability to live, work, learn and play in their own communities.  Working at Easterseals is more than just a job - it's an opportunity to be part of something bigger!  If you want to translate your talent, your passion, and your commitment to help people with disabilities, families and the community, you might be exactly what we are looking for.

A snapshot of what you'll do:

  • Provide a positive, safe, stimulating, and inclusionary learning environment
  • Support and allow children to grow and develop to their fullest potential
  • Assist with developing and implementing lesson plans
  • Assist in planning program activities
  • Supervise children
  • Greet and communicate with families on a daily basis

What we offer:

  • Live and on demand Professional Development opportunities (Internal and external)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Several Supplemental Insurance Policies
  • 403B Savings Plan
  • Work Life Balance with Work from Home Opportunities
  • The Opportunity to Make a Difference in the Community and the Organization


  • Successful completion of the Florida Department of Children & Families 45-hour Child Care Training required
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED and one of the following:
    • National Early Childhood Credential (CDA/NECC), or
    • Florida Early Childhood Credential (ECPC/FCCPC)
    • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, or Associates Degree or higher with at least 6 college credit hours in early childhood education or child development and at least 480 hours of experience in a childcare setting serving children ages birth through eight

Easterseals Florida is an AA/EEO employer and Drug Free Workplace (DFWP) (including medical marijuana).