Greater Louisville Head Start

Floater for Early Head Start and Head Start - Child Care Center Based Program - Neighborhood House

Reference ID : 45148
Location : Louisville, KY
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



Now hiring at Neighborhood House located at 201 North 25th St., Louisville, KY 40212

The Floater is an early childhood educator responsible for assisting in an Early Head Start or Head Start classroom of children 0-5 years of age. The Floater will work with their Head Start or Early Head Start Teacher to ensure the successful operation of a classroom. The Floater, along with families and colleagues, works to achieve meaningful progress of each child along their own unique developmental path and toward Greater Louisville Head Start school readiness goals.


       High school diploma or GED

  • Physical exams and background checks are required for this position.
  • State-issued ID (valid driver's license preferred)
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be/show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Computer literacy skills, including MS Office applications, basic data systems, and internet navigation.
  • Must be honest, dependable, and able to meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Bilingual skills preferred.

Salary up to $16.05/ hour. Salary is based on education and experience. Eligible staff qualify for hiring & retention bonus up to $2,000.

We are an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

About us:

The premise of Head Start is simple: every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to reach their full potential.

Working in partnership with Family & Children's Place, Greater Louisville Head Start is a free program helping nearly 450 families each year by:

  • Enhancing each child's growth and development
  • Strengthening parents' ability to nurture their child
  • Connecting families with needed community resources
  • Providing children with educational, health, and nutritional services

Early Head Start is designed for income-eligible children from birth through age 3, with families choosing between daily programs at learning centers around Louisville or weekly home visits. Head Start is designed for income-eligible children from ages 3 to 5 and is offered only at learning centers. Both Early Head Start and Head Start are inclusive of children and families with disabilities and/or special needs.


  • Use knowledge of the principles of child growth and development to work with children and communicate with families, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Implement child-centered daily routine, curriculum and learning environment that encourages the development of age-appropriate positive social interactions.
  • Follow the program curriculum providing ample opportunities for natural play and hands on experiences that reflect the learning styles of individual children in the group.
  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment in accordance with Head Start and day care licensing requirements.
  • Implement Individual Family Services Plans (IFSPs) for children with disabilities.
  • Invite parent involvement in the development of the program's curriculum and approach to child development and education.
  • Encourage parent participation in staff-parent conferences and home visits discussing their child's development and education.
  • Work with Early Head Start and Head Start Teacher to schedule and complete two home visits per year and at least two parent-teacher conferences per year.
  • Maintain regular contact with parents and complete appropriate documentation (e.g., daily reporting on infant sleep, eating and elimination).
  • Assist in gathering and maintaining individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation, and recording keeping for successful individual and program planning.
  • Participates in assigned meetings, events and training as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Physical exams and background checks are required for this position.
  • Travel required locally or long-distance up to 10% of the time for work-related meetings and functions.
  • State-issued ID (valid driver's license preferred)
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be/show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Nice To Haves

  • Bilingual skills
  • Infant/Toddler CDA OR AA/BA in Early Childhood Education or related field


  • Tuition reimbursement

Salary : $13 to $16.05/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Louisville, KY

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