Head Start Itinerant Teacher Assistant

  • The Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Head Start Program is seeking qualified Itinerant (traveling) Teacher Assistants and Classroom Teacher Assistants for open positions in various locations throughout Allegheny County. These positions are accountable for assisting the teacher in all classroom functions including promotion of the child’s total development – socially, physically, emotionally, cognitively and nutritionally, and the healthy well-being of the children and their families.  In the Itinerant Teacher Assistant position, the incumbent will substitute in the classroom during emergencies and in the absence of the teacher. The Itinerant Teacher Assistant will travel on a regular basis to Head Start classrooms throughout Allegheny County as directed. Itinerant Teacher Assistants work from August to June for a total of 200 days.  Classroom Teacher Assistants work consistently in the same location year round to support the classroom teacher.  


    Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Care/Child Development or CDA credentials


    Associate's or Bachelor's in any area. One (1) year experience working with preschool-aged children prefered.

    Valid PA Driver's license and personal transportation required.

    Current Act 114 FBI (PA Department of Education), Act 34, and Act 151 clearances are required prior to job offer.


    Days: Monday through Friday (August to June)

    Hours: 7:30/8:00am to 3:30/4:00pm (classroom specific)

    Salary: $17,784.00 (200 work days August to June) plus mileage as applicable

    Benefits: Excellent full benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, paid sick and personal days, professional development, participation in PSERS, Tuition Reimbursement (restrictions apply).

    For more information, go to the job description.

    Please download and complete application Application for Employment

    Please download and complete the required Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release forms Act 168 - Attachment - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Sexual Misconduct-Abuse Disclosure Release.pdf

    Please send resume/cover letter and indicate "HS ITA" in the subject line to:



    Allegheny Intermediate Unit
    475 E. Waterfront Drive
    Homestead PA  15120
    ATTN: Human Resources 

    Deadline: On-going