To be considered for employment you must complete our Online Employment Application or a Paper/PDF Application. It must be complete, signed, dated and submitted by the deadline. Page five is a Reference Request form that you must sign and date and submit with your application.

You may submit a resume as well, but a completed ONLINE Application or paper/PDF application MUST be submitted to be considered for any advertised position.

Here is a list of some agency benefits for employees.

Submit applications online

or to:

Community Action of Southeast Iowa (Central Office)
2850 Mt. Pleasant St., Suite 108
Burlington IA 52601
(319) 753-0193
Fax (319) 753-0687

OR

Email to community.action@caofseia.org

Community Action of Southeast Iowa does not accept unsolicited applications or resumes. If you have completed an application within the past 6 months, you may call the central office at 319-753-0193 and ask Human Resources that your application be pulled and considered for a currently advertised position.

Community Action of Southeast Iowa is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and program participation for all people without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, pregnancy, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, uniformed service, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all hiring, compensating, training and promoting.

2021 Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Plan

ONLINE Employment Application

Hiring Incentive!

  • Full Time $1,000
  • Part Time $500
    • New hires will receive 10% of their respective tier incentive upon working 14 days after completion of agency orientation, a second installment of 40% of the incentive amount after 3 months, and a final installment of the remaining 50% of the incentive amount after 6 months of employment if they are in good standing and have a written release from his/her probationary period.
  • This incentive to hire will remain in effect through August 31, 2022. To qualify for the incentive employees must start employment by August 31, 2022.
  • Full-Time is defined as scheduled hours of 30 or more per week.
  • Part-Time is defined as 29 or less scheduled hours per week.
  • Full agency policy on Retention and Hiring Incentives, board approved 2/15/2022.

Current Employment Opportunities Open to the Public:

Position and DescriptionPay/HrLocationHoursApplication Deadline
Head Start/Early Head Start Substitutes (cooks, teacher associates, bus drivers, & bus monitors)
On-call hours, high school diploma or GED required. We need occasional help in classrooms working with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years; kitchen staff prepares nutritional meals and snacks for children and staff members.
$10.75 All locationsPart timeOpen until filled
Head Start Teachers (Associates)
Positions starting late August 2022 in Burlington, Mt Pleasant, Keokuk, and Fort Madison.

Off summers Require minimum of HS Diploma/GED, prior experience working with children ages 3 – 5 in a preschool / day care setting. Prefer CDA credential or college degree in Early Childhood Education.
$10.75All locationsFull time and Part timeOpen until filled
Head Start Health Services/Nutrition Coordinator
Very busy, full time position based in our main Burlington office. Must have BA/BS – preferably in field related to health services for young children; also works significantly with the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Supervises Nurses, Cooks and Cook Aides at all sites, so some travel with in the service area is required. Must be proficient with computers and Microsoft Office. Successful applicant will have experience working with children age 0 – 5 years and staff supervision.
$19.44BurlingtonFull timeApril 13
Family Development Specialist (FaDSS)
Home based visitation program working with families, helping clients set & reach family goals. Associate’s degree required, BA/BS degree preferred. Must have experience working in social service field with low income clients. Ideal candidate is a self-starter with very strong communication and time management skills, very detail oriented, excellent computer skills. Willing to travel within the area; have current auto insurance. Wage depends on education: AA – $15.00 / BA – $16.25 hourly with full benefits
$15-16.25BurlingtonFull timeOpen until filled
Crew Worker
4 DAY WORK WEEK! 40 hours weekly, based in Burlington. Will
perform weatherization services to provide energy savings, improve comfort and safety for low-income households. Technical training and/or construction experience preferred. Must have HS Diploma or GED; have
valid driver’s license and be insurable. Wage is $15.25 / hour and full benefit package available, including retirement and health insurance.
$15.25Burlington2 positions available

Full Time
Open until filled
Early Head Start Teacher (Associate)
Work summer months. Requires minimum of HS diploma/GED, have experience working with children ages 0 – 3 in a child care setting. Preference given to applicant with Infant/Toddler CDA credential or Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Development. Wage depends on education, but minimum of $10.75 plus benefits.
$10.75Fort Madison40 hrs/wkOpen until filled
Early Head Start Lead Teacher III
Works summer months. Requires prior supervisory experience, have minimum of Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, but prefer Bachelor’s degree, and have experience working with children ages 3 to 5 years old in a pre-school setting. Wage depends on education level, but minimum of $14.76 per hour plus benefits.
$14.76 – 16.88 Mt PleasantFull timeOpen until filled
Early Head Start Teacher (Associate)
One full time position, another position 32.5 hrs/wk

Works summer months. Requires minimum of HS diploma/GED, have experience working with children ages 0 – 3 in a child care setting. Preference given to applicant with Infant/Toddler CDA or Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Development. Wage depends on education, but minimum of $10.75 plus benefits.
$10.75Mt Pleasant1 FT
1 PT
Open until filled

In-House Openings; Current Staff, Substitutes & Head Start Families Only (Not open to the public. You must still complete an application):