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Employment Opportunities

Mercer County Head Start / Early Head Start is currently accepting applications for employment for the positions listed below.

For each position, the following items must be completed and mailed to:

ATTN: Human Resources Dept.
Mercer County Head Start
1901 Memorial Drive
Farrell, PA 16121
  • Download and complete the Application for Employment
  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  • Formal Resume
  • Note: Prior to start date, State Criminal and Child abuse record checks must be provided to the Employer, Mercer County Head Start / Early Head Start
  • Download forms and instruction Clearance and Background information

All applications must be received by the position deadline, and must contain all paperwork required (listed above) in order to be considered for employment. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For additional employment inquiries, contact 724.346.4482

Mercer County Head Start would like to thank everyone who has applied for all open positions. Due to the overwhelming response, we are unable to personally notify each applicant of the application status. You will only be notified by Mercer County Head Start if you are chosen for an interview.
Applicants for classroom teacher and classroom assistant positions who were not chosen may be called and asked to be a substitute for the program.



Current Openings:

Classroom Substitute Assistant

On-call; as needed

General description of the position: Substitute for classroom teacher and/or classroom assistant who has reported off. Follow daily schedule; monitor students Hourly rate of $7.75

    High school diploma or GED - *Penna. State Police Criminal Record Check; *Child Abuse Clearance; FBI, State, and Child Abuse Clearances. Staff Health Appraisal including TB test results. Obtain / maintain CPR/First Aid Certification. Obtain / maintain Safety Mechanics Certification. Reliable transportation. *REQUIRED to be submitted with employment application Contact Human Resources Department at 724-346-4482, extension #1341, if you have any questions.

Application Deadline: August 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm.
Date Posted: July 21, 2015

Rotating Classroom Assistant

5 hours per day Monday-Thursday

General description of the position: Must have reliable transportation. Obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid Certification. Obtain and maintain Safety Mechanics Certification. Willing to flex hours when requested. Possess good oral and written skills. Respond constructively to feedback. Maintain Confidentiality. Accept other duties and responsibilities as needed. Hourly rate: $8.85 Contact the Human Resource Department with any questions at 724-346-4482 extension:1341

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Obtain FBI, State, and Child Abuse Clearances.
  • Valid Driverís License
  • Willing to travel throughout Mercer County
  • Basic computer skills desirable
  • Submit application with cover letter and resume.

Application Deadline: August 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm.
Date Posted: July 21, 2015

* All job descriptions posted on this website are intended to include the kinds of duties and levels of difficulty that will normally be required of positions given this title, and should not be construed as declaring all specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit the right of supervisors to assign, direct or modify the work of employees under supervision.



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