Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Criminal Record Check - State of Alaska
  • Clear State Barrier Crimes review for Palmer, Wasilla, Meadow Lakes
  • Fingerprints for Federal Criminal Records Clearance
  • Health Physical
  • Policy Council Approval for Head Start positions
  • Four positive professional references
  • Copies of transcripts if a degree used to determine salary
  • Copies of any certificates or credentials required by a position

Education Requirements:

  • Head Start teaching positions require a degree in Early Childhood (or related area)
  • Early Head Start teaching positions require a minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.
  • Each position has additional education and experience requirements as well as requirements for specific knowledge, skills and abilities that are listed on the job description and vacancy announcement.

Post- and Continued Employment Requirements

  • CPR / First Aid Certification (for some positions)
  • Food Worker Card (for some positions).
  • Health Physical – Annual Health Reporting
  • A minimum of 20 hours of annual training
  • I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Employee Statement with two forms of identification required by the immigration reform and control act to ensure individuals are authorized to accept employment in this country
  • Driving Record Release form
  • Proof of current Auto insurance
  • Other In-house forms and requirements