Looking for a rewarding career?  You've found a great place to start!  At MICA, you'll work with people who make a difference every day in the lives of people struggling with poverty, and you will love our casual work environment.  In addition to paid time off and paid holidays, we offer great benefits like health and dental insuranceIowa Public Employees Retirement System - IPERS, and even student loan forgiveness for those who qualify for the program.  If that sounds like a good fit to you, review our open positions below.  Click on the job titles to view full job descriptions for each open position.

 

To apply, use the online application below or send a cover letter, resume and application to:

Mail: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA 50158

Fax: 641-753-1048

Email: jobapp@micaonline.org

 

Please note - Due to the volume of applications we receive, we can only accept applications for open positions.

NEW! Head Start Lead Teacher, Nevada 

 

As a Head Start Lead Teacher you will sing, dance, create, explore, get messy, experiment, laugh and learn with children ages 3 to 5.  Help children gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed at home, school and the community.  Lead the classroom team and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children ages 3 to 5. Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.  Responsible for oversight and leadership of the classroom team, including supervision of staff and responsibility for achieving and maintaining established educational thresholds of participants.

We provide ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package.

 Full-time, 9-month position. 

$15.44 to 21.26 per hour, commensurate with education. Position starts mid-December.  

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (classified as Head Start Lead Teacher 3)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education with an Early Childhood Education Endorsement (classified as Head Start Lead Teacher 3).  Preference given to candidates with experience teaching preschool-age children.

                                                                     OR

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education (such as the Child, Adult and Family Services Degree with Child Option at Iowa State University), with experience teaching preschool-age children (classified as Head Start Lead Teacher 2).

 

Will consider:

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (classified as Head Start Lead Teacher 1) with infant, toddler, or pre-school teaching experience.

 

Prefer:  Supervisory experience

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

 

NOTE:  Full-time employees may be eligible for a Federal Perkins Loan forgiveness program.  For more information you will need to contact the school where you received the Federal Perkins Loan.

Head Start Assistant Teacher – Marshalltown, IA

Join our Head Start teaching team and make a difference in lives of children ages 3 to 5.  Help children learn new shapes, colors, numbers, and more while developing important social skills they need to succeed at home, school and in the community. We provide ongoing training opportunities, including assistance in completing a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential during work hours. 

 

Full-time, 12-month position with an excellent benefit package.  $11.70 to $12.73 per hour, commensurate with education.

 

Required:  High school diploma or equivalent

 

Preference given to candidates with the following:

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credential appropriate for the age group with which they will be working,

OR

  • Applicants enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education

AND

  • Experience working with children 0-5 years of age

 

Closing Date: Open until filled

Early Head Start Lead Teacher – Iowa Falls, IA

 

If you are passionate about toddlers, this may be a position for you!  With a student to teacher ratio of 4 to 1 you can have a real impact on children ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Help children gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed at home, school and the community. 

 

Will lead the classroom team and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children.  Responsible for oversight and leadership of the classroom team, including supervision of staff and responsibility for achieving and maintaining established educational thresholds of participants.   

 

Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.  Full-time, 12 month position.  Excellent benefit package and ongoing professional development.   $15.44 to $21.64 per hour, commensurate with education.

 

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (classified as Early Head Start Lead Teacher 3).  Preference given to candidates with experience teaching preschool-age children.

       OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education with an Early Childhood Education Endorsement (classified as Early Head Start Lead Teacher 3).  Preference given to candidates with experience teaching preschool-age children.

       OR

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education (such as the Child, Adult and Family Services Degree with Child Option at Iowa State University), with experience teaching preschool-age children (classified as Head Start Lead Teacher 2).

 

Will consider:

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (classified as Early Head Start Lead Teacher 1) with infant, toddler, or pre-school teaching experience.

 

Preferred:

  • Supervisory experience

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

 

NOTE:  Full-time employees may be eligible for a Federal Perkins Loan Forgiveness Program or Public Service Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

NEW! Dental Assistant Sealants 

 

Seeking registered dental assistant to contribute to mission and vision of MICA by creating a positive, respectful, and safe environment when working with children, families and agency and community partners. 

 

Part Time position at 16-24 hours per week.   $18.00 per hour.  

Requirements:  Must be a Registered Dental Assistant, registered in the practice of dental assisting in Iowa through the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners.

 

AND

 

Must obtain Public Health Supervision status through the Iowa Dental Board within 30 days of hire

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

NEW! Temporary Bilingual (English/Spanish) Family Development Worker - Marshalltown

 

This is a temporary position for one year from date of hire.  Join our family development team and make a difference in the lives of families!  Assess family needs and link them to resources to meet their needs.  Determine eligibility and take applications for MICA’s programs.  Assist families to apply for resources and programs services, and work with families to resolve crisis situations.  Negotiate and communicate with utility companies, landlords, and others to prevent disconnection or eviction. 

Full-time, temporary position, 40 hours per week.  $14.86 per hour with excellent benefit package. 

 

Required: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • One year of customer service experience

  • Ability to read, write and speak English; able to speak Spanish

 

Preferred:

  • Associate’s Degree in Human Services/Office Management

  • Experience working with low-income or community programs

  • Demonstrated level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English and Spanish in order to provide oral interpretation/written translation

  • Previous interpreting/translating experience

Classroom Substitutes – Iowa Falls, Marshalltown and Nevada, IA

 

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children?  Would you like a position that helps children and families in the community? Do you like to read and play with children? New to the workforce?  This is a great way to build your resume. Then join the Head Start team as a regular Classroom Substitute. 

 

We provide an excellent benefit package and ongoing training opportunities. $10.90 to $12.40 per hour, commensurate with education. Either 40 or 20 hours per week.

Marshalltown, IA - One position open. 40 hours per week. Temporary through March 2021.

Nevada, IA - One position open. 20 hours per week. Temporary through March 2021.

Required:  High School Diploma or equivalent

 

Prefer:  Experience working with children birth to 5 years of age

 

Closing Date:  Ongoing

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Attendance Specialist – Marshalltown Community School Project, Marshalltown

 

This position is focused on the reduction of chronic absenteeism with identified families whose children are attending in-person class or virtually at elementary schools in the Marshalltown School District. Works with families in a strength-based approach to identify challenges to well-being, reduce barriers, establish goals and develop written plans for improved attendance.  Facilitates the use of resources and serves as a source of support.  Maintains program compliance and accurate records.  Collaborates with other agencies. 

 

Full-time,  9-month position with the possibility of becoming a 12-month position. Ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package, $18.58 per hour.

 

Required: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work or family/human services or closely related field

  • Demonstrated level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English and Spanish languages in order to provide oral interpretation and/or written translation

  • Previous interpreting/translating experience

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

NOTE:  Full-time employees may be eligible for a Federal Perkins Loan Forgiveness Program or Public Service Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

NEW! Lactation Consultant – Ames or Marshalltown, Iowa   

 

We are looking for an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who is passionate about working with pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.  The consultant provides follow-up breastfeeding support to WIC participants experiencing complex maternal and infant breastfeeding problems which are beyond the scope of practice of Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and WIC staff.  Provides timely follow-up services by telephone, WIC clinic visits and/or meetings at a neutral location with pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.  Acts as the designated expert within the WIC team, providing breastfeeding education to WIC staff and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors.  Will provide services to WIC participants in seven counties in central Iowa. 

Casual, on call position, averaging approximately 10 hours per week, $15.00 per hour. 

 

Required:

  • High school diploma or GED/HiSET

  • Is enthusiastic about breastfeeding and wants to help other mothers have positive breastfeeding experience

  • Holds current certification with the IBCLC credential issued by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

  • Adheres to the Code of Professional Conduct for IBCLC’s

 

Preferred:  Bilingual in English and Spanish

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Ames or Marshalltown , IA

 

Are you passionate about breastfeeding?  Do you enjoy sharing your personal breastfeeding experiences with other moms?  Then this may be the perfect job for you!  Join the WIC team as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and provide basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to new mothers.  Counsel pregnant and breastfeeding WIC mothers at the WIC clinic during scheduled clinic hours, and by phone, email, text outside of usual clinic hours.  Educate mothers on the benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers, and getting a good start with breastfeeding.  You will provide services to WIC participants in seven counties in central Iowa.  

 

Casual, on call position, averaging approximately 12 hours per week, $13.00 per hour. 

Required:
•    High school diploma or equivalent  
•    Personal breastfeeding experience
•    A current or former WIC participant (in any state)

Preferred:  Ability to read, write and speak Spanish

Closing Date:  Open until filled
 

Family Development Assistant - Ames, Grinnell, Iowa Falls, Marshalltown and Tama, IA

 

Seeking individuals with great customer service skills to join the team at our Family Development Centers in our five county service area.  This is casual position, working as-needed to fill in for regular staff when they are out of the office.  The assistant will assist families to apply for resources, program services, and work with them to resolve crisis situations.  Strong communication skills and the ability to learn and effectively use a variety of computing software and databases is required. 

Candidates who can work in multiple counties are preferred.  This is a casual position working as needed.  This is not a full time position.  $9.74 per hour.

Required:  High School diploma or equivalent

 

Preferred: 

  • Associate’s Degree

  • Ability to work in all 5 counties served

  • Customer service experience

  • Oral and written bilingual (English/Spanish) skills

 

Closing Date:  Ongoing

Classroom Substitute - Grinnell, Iowa Falls, Marshalltown, Nevada and Tama, IA

 

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children?  Would you like a position that helps children and families in the community?  Then you should consider joining the Head Start/Early Head Start team as a classroom substitute.  Classroom substitutes working with teaching staff to create a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for preschool children.  


New to the workforce?  Working as a classroom substitute with Head Start and Early Head Start is a great way to build your resume.


Returning to the workforce?  The flexibility of the classroom substitute is a great way to ease back into employment without the commitment of a full-time schedule.


Retired?  Being a classroom substitute is a great way to stay active and earn some extra money without committing to a regular schedule.


Busy parent?  If you have school-age children but want to earn some extra income, you should definitely consider being a classroom substitute.  Since classes meet during the time your children are also at school, you can earn extra money without sacrificing time with your family. 


This Classroom Substitute position is an on-call, as needed position.  $9.72 to $11.22 per hour commensurate with education. 


Required:  High School Diploma or GED


Closing Date:  Ongoing

Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc.

mail: 1001 S. 18th Ave, Marshalltown, IA 50158

email: info@micaonline.org

call: 641-752-7162

fax: 641-752-9724

 

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