Substitute Teacher/ Teacher Assistants, Head Start Extra Help - Multiple Vacancies (12826)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
East Saint Louis Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Position Title:Substitute Teacher/ Teacher Assistants, Head Start Extra Help - Multiple Vacancies (12826) Department:643496 - Head Start Job Posting Description:

The Head Start/Early Head Start program based out of SIUE's East St. Louis Center is seeking applicants for temporary/substitute Teacher and Teacher Assistant positions. The SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start program serves more than 860 families and children birth through age five, including children with special needs, throughout St. Clair County and consists of a team of individuals dedicated to making real change that leads to the success of children, families and communities. The program is housed in 12 early childhood centers, seven managed directly by SIUE staff and five collaborations. SIUE’s Head Start program includes a rigorous school readiness program and provides comprehensive services, such as health/dental screenings and family engagement and support activities. Qualified candidates will be placed on a list for on call substitute/temporary positions as needed. Duties for the Head Start Teacher/Teacher Assistant will include:

-Assist in implementing the program curriculum and the Head Start Performance Standards.
-Provide input into the preparation of developmentally appropriate lesson plans, in advance.
-Actively supervise children at all times.
-Manage children’s behavior using appropriate child guidance techniques.
-Assist in organizing the classroom in well-developed and defined learning centers.
-Maintain a classroom that is clean, safe and free of clutter.
-Assist in the facilitation of children’s learning.
-Observe children in assigned classroom environment and make appropriate referrals, as needed.
-Engage parents in all aspects of the classroom.
-Work collaboratively with all program staff to maintain on-going professional and appropriate communication with parents.
-Assist in maintaining accurate classroom records.

Further duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on the needs and goals of the program. Shifts and days needed may vary. This will be for temporary positions beginning fall 2021 through spring 2022 (Academic Year 2021-2022).

These positions are current temporary Civil Service Extra Help vacancies through Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Head Start/Early Head Start Centers. Extra Help positions do not offer benefits and hours/days of work may vary. SIUE Head Start centers are located in Belleville, Cahokia, Caseyville, East St. Louis, and Brooklyn, Illinois. Final center assignments will be decided upon hire based on programmatic needs.

To apply for these vacancies:

Applicants must submit a completed Civil Service Application, which must include complete employment history, through HireTouch. If you do not possess any employment history, you must indicate this within the employment history section of the application. Your application should reflect all relevant skills and experience related to the minimum qualifications listed for this position. While a resume may be submitted with the application, data for each employer must be listed on this application form. (The words "See Resume" may only be used as a substitute in the section entitled "Specific Duties Performed".) If the application is incomplete you will not be considered for the position as our office will be unable to evaluate your application to determine if you possess the required minimum qualifications.

If qualifying by education or to qualify for a required educational requirement, you must submit your transcripts, including those for SIUE, at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application. For additional information, please visit: Eligibility Criteria and Point Allocation and Proof of Eligibility. Please submit any other licenses or certifications related to the position at the time of application.

To apply for this vacancy, click the “Apply for Position” button at the top of the job description page. This will prompt you to access your existing HireTouch account or create a new account. Only create a new account if you have NEVER done so previously. After logging in or completing your new profile, you can then complete the application process for individual positions. In your HireTouch account, you will upload all necessary documentation as requested above.

Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment.

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

Teacher Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or have a degree with coursework equivalent to a major in Early Childhood Education with experience teaching pre-school aged children.


-Possess an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education and at least two years of experience teaching infants/toddlers and/or pre-school aged children in the Head Start program. Currently enrolled in a qualifying, degree-seeking program leading to a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education and having already completed at least 50% of the major coursework.

Teacher Assistant Minimum Qualifications:

-Associate degree's degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or related field.


-Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or a state-awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential.


-Currently enrolled in a program that will lead to an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education, having already completed at least half (50%) of the coursework.

Posting Salary:$11.43 – $19.47 hourly, Commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience. Location:East Saint Louis Campus Required Documents Message:Resume, Transcripts


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.

Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals and 2,300 faculty and staff. The city of Edwardsville is consistently cited as one of the top cities in Illinois for families, based on several factors, including affordability, green spaces, excellent schools, low crime rate, financial stability and philanthropic spirit.

SIUE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category. Fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA, SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (men’s soccer & wrestling).

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce, we will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  For more on our State of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans 

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