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 Bilingual Assistant Teacher – Marshalltown, IA

 

Join our teaching team and use your bilingual skills (English/Spanish) to 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 an excellent benefit package and ongoing training opportunities, including assistance in completing a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential during work hours. 

 

Position is part-time, 28 hours per week, 9 months per year.  $11.93 to $12.97 per hour commensurate with education. 

 

Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Bilingual (English/Spanish).

 

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 with or 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

NEW! Head Start Assistant Teacher – Marshalltown

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 an excellent benefit package and ongoing training opportunities, including assistance in completing a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential during work hours. 

Position is full-time, 40 hours per week.  $11.93 to $12.97 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 with or 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

NEW! Family Development Specialist – Iowa Falls or Marshalltown, IA

We’re looking for a compassionate, committed and determined person with a passion for working with families to fill a full-time position with our Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) Program.  In this position you will provide strength-based services to enrolled families in Hardin and Marshall Counties.  Through home visits you will guide, support, and nurture families towards economic and emotional self-sufficiency.  You will help families break down goals that seem out of reach into small steps that will lead to success.

Our team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the families we serve.  Bring your innovative ideas and passion for success to help us change lives. 

 

Ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package.  Full-time position, 40 hours per week, $17.38 per hour.

 

Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work of Family/Human Services or closely related field

 

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! Infant Toddler Development Specialist – Marshall County

We’re looking for people with a passion for early childhood education to partner with parents of children from birth to age three enrolled in our home-based Early Head Start Program in Marshall County.  Work with parents in their homes and help them write goals for their child based on his/her individual needs, interests and learning styles.  Plan and facilitate socialization – opportunities for children and parents to interact with one another in group settings.  

 

Ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package.   Full time position, 40 hours per week.  $15.14 - $19.85 per hour based on education and experience. 

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development (classified as Infant Toddler Development Specialist 3)

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field (classified as Infant Toddler Development Specialist 2)

 

Will Consider:

  • Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or related field (or equivalent coursework) with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience (classified as Infant Toddler Development Specialist 1)

 

Preferred:

  • Home visiting and/or experience working with children 0-5 years old 

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

 

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. 

Early Head Start Non-Supervising Lead Teacher – Marshalltown, 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.  Promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children.  Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.  

Full-time, 12-month position in the Toddler Room (with children ages 18 months to 3 years).  Excellent benefit package and ongoing professional development.  $13.92 to 20.00 per hour, commensurate with education. Position starts in August.

 

Required:

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education with an Early Childhood Education Endorsement (classified as Early Head Start Non-Supervising 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 Early Head Start Non-Supervising Lead Teacher 2).

 

Will consider:

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

Early Childhood Programs Family Development Specialist - Marshalltown, IA

 

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children and families?  Are you an upbeat, compassionate and adaptive person?  Then you may be just the person we’re looking for to fill this full time position working with children and families participating in our Early Head Start/Head Start programs in Marshall County. You will work collaboratively with families, education staff and community partners to ensure the program meets the developmental needs of children.  Through home visits you will support parents/guardians in addressing family needs and setting and achieving family goals.  

 

We provide ongoing professional development opportunities and an excellent benefit package.  Full-time position, 40 hours per week, $17.38 per hour.

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Family/Human Services or closely related field

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.

Food Aide – Tama, IA

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children?   Then join our Head Start team as a Food Aide where you will prepare and serve nutritious meals and snacks to children ages 3 to 5.  Responsible for food safety and sanitation, ordering paper products and cleaning supplies, as well as verifying all supply deliveries against invoices. 

 

Part-time (24 hours per week), 9-month position, $10.32 per hour.

 

Required:  High school diploma or equivalent

 

Preferred:  Previous experience or training in food preparation in a like setting

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled

NEW! Classroom Substitutes – Marshalltown, IA; 

Iowa Falls, IA;

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. $10.21 per hour. 40 or 20 hours per week.

Marshalltown, IA - Two positions open. 40 hours per week. One position permanent and required to travel to all 5 counties (mileage reimbursed). One position is temporary through March 2021.

Iowa Falls, IA - One position open. 20 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

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

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
 

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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