FOSTER GRANDPARENT PAID VOLUNTEERED OPPORTUNITIES


The Foster Grandparent Program is designed to provide meaningful job opportunities for people fifty-five  years of age and older who meet personal income and program guidelines. Foster Grandparents are continually needed in all counties to work four to seven hours daily in public and private schools, Head Start programs, pre-schools, day care programs and exceptional care facilities. Participants are paid a tax-free stipend, travel allowance, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation days and receive a paid annual physical. The stipend they receive has no effect on social security payments, Veteran’s benefits, public housing assistance or food stamps. Foster Grandparents also receive job training and continuous in-service training throughout the year.

Presently, foster grandparents are needed in Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark and Whiteside Counties.

For more information on the program or becoming a foster grandparent, contact Susie Welch, Foster Grandparent Program Director at Tri-County Opportunities Council, 405 Emmons Ave., PO Box 610, Rock Falls, IL, 61071 or call 815-625-7830 (Ext. 40) or 1-800-323-5434 (Ext. 40). 

​​​​​​​​​​HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM


Bureau/Putnam/Marshall Parent Child-Educator: 40 hrs./week; full year; Minimum of AAS in child development, early childhood education, human services, social services or closely related field, or enrolled in a degree program with a current Home Visitor or Infant-Toddler Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). 

Dixon Bus Monitor: 30 hrs./wk., school-year. Minimum of high school diploma or GED.

LaSalle County Parent Child-Educator: 40 hrs./week; full year; Minimum of AAS in child development, early childhood education, human services, social services or closely related field, or enrolled in a degree program with a current Home Visitor or Infant-Toddler Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Bilingual Skills Required.

LaSalle/Peru Teacher Assistant: 35 hrs./wk.; part-year. Minimum of AAS in early childhood education, child development, or related degree with a minimum of 21 credit hours in ECE.

Lee County Parent-Child Educator: 30 hrs./week; full year; Minimum of AAS in child development, early childhood education, human services, social services or closely related field, or enrolled in a degree program with a current Home Visitor or Infant-Toddler Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). 

Mendota Teacher Assistant: 35 hrs./wk.; part-year. Minimum of AAS in early childhood education, child development, or related degree with a minimum of 21 credit hours in ECE.

Ottawa Teacher Assistant: 35 hrs./wk.; part-year. Minimum of AAS in early childhood education, child development, or related degree with a minimum of 21 credit hours in ECE.

Rock Falls Office: Assistant Office Manager: 40 hrs./wk.; full-year. Minimum of high school diploma. Must have excellent computer literacy skills.

Seneca Teacher: 40 hrs./wk.; part-year. Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related degree with a minimum of 21 credit hours in ECE.

Seneca Teacher Assistant: 35 hrs./wk.; part-year. Minimum of AAS in early childhood education, child development, or related degree with a minimum of 21 credit hours in ECE.

Site Supervisor (Office in LaSalle): 40 hrs./wk.; part-year and full-year opportunities. Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or closely related degree with a minimum of 21 credit hours in ECE.​​

Sterling Teacher: 40 hrs./wk.; part-year and full-year opportunities. Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related degree with a minimum of 21 credit hours in ECE.
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Sterling Teacher Assistant: 30 hrs./wk.; part-year and full-year opportunities. Minimum of AAS in early childhood education, child development, or related degree with a minimum of 21 credit hours in ECE.

West Carroll Teacher Assistant: 35 hrs./wk.; part-year. Minimum of AAS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related degree with a minimum of 21 credit hours in ECE.

Wyoming Teacher Assistant: 40 hrs./wk.; part-year. Minimum of AAS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related degree with a minimum of 21 credit hours in ECE.


Updated: August 3, 2018

job opportunities

Tri-County Opportunities Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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