Portage Learning Centers Careers and Volunteer Opportunities

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Are you interested in making a difference in a child’s life? Passionate about helping to create a stronger, healthier community? Check out the careers available at Portage Learning Centers!

We always look for talented, community-minded individuals passionate about children and social services! Our teams are filled with the most caring, talented, creative, and diverse people who work closely together to better the lives of children and families in Portage County.

Portage Learning Centers (PLC) employees have endless opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children from the time they are born until they begin kindergarten.

In addition to a competitive pay scale, PLC employees are eligible for the following benefits:

  • $500 per month retention bonus for the 2022/2023 school year
  • 100% Paid professional development
  • Personal Leave – 27 hours year-round; 18 hours academic staff
  • Paid holidays – 11 year-round; 6 academic staff
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation for year-round employees
  • Health Insurance (currently employer paid at 95%), dental and vision insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance **
  • 401k retirement plan*
  • PLC employees qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
  • Employee Development funds*
  • Academic staff are off for winter and spring breaks, and during the summer months

*After completing one year of employment
**Employees working 30 hours or more per week

If you are interested in one of our careers at Portage Learning Centers, start by looking at our current Open Positions below, and please apply!

Portage Learning Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and an Equal Opportunity Provider (EOP). We currently have the following immediate job openings and are taking resumes now.

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Executive Director

  • Year-round, Full Time
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in management or administration
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Computer expertise
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license

For more information, click here.

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Family Advocates

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a field related to social, human, or family services
  • One (1) year prior social service experience with families preferred
  • Full-time Academic position,
  • $15.96 per hour, 40 hours per week.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check.

For more information, click here.

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Early Head Start (EHS) Home Visitors

Provide comprehensive and intensive services to pregnant women and children through age 3. Promote healthy prenatal outcomes, enhance the development of very young children, and promote healthy families.

  • Year-Round, Full-Time
  • Associate degree or bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or social, human, or family services
  • Complete Home Visiting Curriculum Certification within 12 months of hire (training is out of state)
  • Pay is $15.96 per hour.
  • PTO, Paid Holidays, and an excellent benefit package
  • For more information, please click here.

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  • Full-Time
  • Minimum of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or a related field and four (4) courses in Early Childhood Development with experience teaching preschool-aged children
  • A minimum of one year of classroom experience with preschool children preferred
  • $16.53 to $17.80 per hour, depending on the degree

For a complete job description, please click here.

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Substitute Teachers

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Classroom experience with preschool children preferred.
  • Must be available on call
  • $12.48/hour

For a complete job description, please click here.


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Teacher Assistants

  • Full-Time
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED
  • Classroom Experience with preschool children preferred
  • High School Diploma or GED: $12.45 per hour
  • CDA: $13.00 per hour
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a related field:  $13.75 per hour
  • For more information, please click here.

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Substitute Bus Drivers and Program Aides

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Possession of a current valid State of Ohio vehicle operator’s license (CDL)
  • Certification from the State of Ohio as a bus driver
  • Clean driving record (no violations)
  • $13.44 per hour

For a complete job description, please click here.

If you are interested in applying for any of the careers listed above, please send your resume and cover letter to

Employees are hired, promoted, and rewarded based on talent, performance, and dedication. Discrimination is not allowed based on race, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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If you are interested in volunteering at one of our centers in the future, please send your resume and a cover letter of general interest to We will keep your information on file and contact you if a need arises.