Job Title Agency Job Description Job Location Posted on Actions
Center Director OR Center Director In Training MAAC

DEFINITION – Center Director

Under direction, plans, develops, implements and supervises program operations for an assigned Head Start or Early Head Start (EHS) center(s); monitors and ensures center operations are in conformance with MAAC policies and procedures, licensing regulations, Health and Safety Standards and service area plans.  Participates in implementation of age appropriate curriculum and ongoing monitoring of children’s cognitive and physical development. Monitors and ensures recruitment and enrollment activities, family development plans and parent participation and overall parent satisfaction.  Coordinates and participates in activities of parent committees; compiles and submits site reports; and performs related duties as assigned.

 DEFINITION – Center Director In Training

This position has been designed to enable individuals, qualified pursuant to Title 22 regulations, the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience to enable them to meet MAAC’s experience requirements for the classification of Center Director. Incumbents in this classification are limited to a maximum of a two (2) year term (appointments may be made for a shorter period of time); at the conclusion of which the incumbent may be considered for a position as a Center Director. The incumbent, under direction, plans, develops, implements and supervises program operations for an assigned Head Start or Early Head Start (EHS) center(s); monitors and ensures center operations are in conformance with MAAC policies and procedures, licensing regulations, Health and Safety Standards and service area plans.  Participates in implementation of age appropriate curriculum and ongoing monitoring of children’s cognitive and physical development. Monitors and ensures recruitment and enrollment activities, family development plans and parent participation and overall parent satisfaction.  Coordinates and participates in activities of parent committees; compiles and submits site reports; and performs related duties as assigned.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Child Development Program Center Directors are responsible for planning, implementing and providing day-to-day supervision of the educational programs and operations of an assigned Head Start/EHS center, typically with two or more classrooms/program options. Incumbents are accountable for providing children with a safe, nurturing, engaging and secure learning environment that gives them the awareness, skills and confidence to succeed in their present environment and in later school life. Incumbents are also responsible for ensuring delivery of Head Start and community support services to families and for compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, service area plans and state licensing requirements, including those applicable to health, safety and fire regulations. Center Directors are also accountable for the timely completion of all center reporting and the preparation and maintenance of up-to-date children’s files. Duties and responsibilities are carried out with considerable independence within the framework of established policies, procedures and guide­lines.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATION

Center Director

A typical way of demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with a BA/BS with a major in early childhood education, child development or a closely related field which includes 15 semester units in child development [12 CORE units],  3 units in administration or staff relations and six (6) units of Infant/Toddler; and at least four (4) years of progressively responsible teaching experience in a Head Start or child development program, at least one (1) of which was in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

A child care center director shall complete 15 hours of health and safety training if necessary pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 1596.866 of Title 22 which provides: (a) In addition to any other required training, at least one director or teacher at each day care center…shall have at least 15 hours of training on preventive health practices.

 

  • BA/BS in Child Development or a related field including six (6) units of Infant/Toddler
  • A valid State of California Child Development Permit at the Site Supervisor or Program Director permit is required.

 

Center Director In Training

A typical way of demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with a BA/BS with a major in early childhood education, child development or a closely related field which includes 15 semester units in child development [12 CORE units],  3 units in administration or staff relations and six (6) units of Infant/Toddler (hiring with three (3) units is allowable provided the incumbent obtains the additional three (3) units of Infant/Toddler within a six (6) month period of time); and at least two (2) years of progressively responsible teaching experience in a Head Start or child development program, at least one (1) year of which was in a coaching, lead or supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid State of California Child Development Permit at the Site Supervisor level is required.

 

A Center Director in Training shall complete 15 hours of health and safety training if necessary pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 1596.866 of Title 22 which provides: (a) In addition to any other required training, at least one director or teacher at each day care center…shall have at least 15 hours of training on preventive health practices, and 1 hour of training in nutrition.

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San Marcos, CA 92069 2019-07-16 View
ECE/CD Teacher (9) Colusa County Office of Education

Colusa County Office of Education is recruiting for a Teacher-Preschool who can implement the classroom program for the children, providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum in a safe nurturing environment, encouraging parent participation, assisting with other program components at the classroom site and assisting in the evaluation of the education component to ensure a quality program is maintained.

 

CURRENT ASSIGNMENT LOCATION:

Colusa Children’s Center - Preschool Classroom

 

SALARY:

$15.56 - $24.40 per hour

 

HOURS/DAYS:

7.5 hours per day, 220 days per year

 

BENEFITS:

Partially paid medical, dental and vision benefits; paid sick leave; CalSTRS retirement

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or a related field, a Child Development Teacher Permit and a minimum of two years of experience teaching preschool-age children; as well as continuous enrollment toward a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit and a Baccalaureate Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field.

 

LICENSES & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid Child Development Permit
  • Pediatric CPR and First Aid certificate

 

The successful candidate will be required to provide DOJ fingerprint clearance, TB test clearance, valid California driver’s license, and immunizations as described on complete job description following acceptance of job offer.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible, as recruitment may close at any time.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested candidates must apply online at www.ccoe.net

 

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

A complete application packet will include:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Two letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of Child Development Teacher Permit if applicable
  • Unofficial transcripts verifying ECE/CD units

 

All employment applications and supplemental documents must be submitted through EdJoin.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

 

As of January 2019, Colusa County Office of Education (CCOE) participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Job Vacancies section of the CCOE website.

 

Colusa, CA 95932 2019-07-15 View
Teacher Aide Sierra Cascade Family Opp

TEACHER AIDE for Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities, Chester Center.  22.5 hrs/wk, 43 wks/yr. $12.51-15.20/hr, based upon qualifications.  Begins ASAP. Assists in operation of preschool classroom. Must be 18 and possess a high school diploma or GED and have a minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education units including; child growth and development; child, family and community; and program curriculum, and six months work experience in a licensed child care center. Applicant must be willing to continue education and demonstrate basic computer skills. Bilingual skills are desired but not required. Criminal background clearance required after offer of employment is made. Resume, transcripts and applications being accepted until 5pm on 7/26/19. Visit www.headstart4u.org or contact 283-1242 for application. Send to Cindy Hogg, 424 N Mill Creek Rd, Quincy, CA. EOE

 

Chester, CA 96020 2019-07-15 View
Family Services Worker Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities

FAMILY SERVICES WORKER for Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities Head Start at the Quincy Center. 20 hrs/wks, $16.82-17.45/hr, based upon qualifications. Begins ASAP.  20hrs/wk, 45 wks/yr.  Responsible for assisting families with health and social services needs. Must have, at a minimum, high school diploma or GED with 2 years experience in Human Service related field. Criminal background clearance required after offer of employment is made. Resume, transcripts and application must be received by 7/26/19, contact 283-1242 for application. Send to Cindy Hogg, 424 N Mill Creek Rd, Quincy, CA  95971.  EOE

Quincy, CA 95971 2019-07-15 View
Family Service Advocate Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County

Full-time, benefits. Position located in Goleta. Responsible for recruitment of children, parent orientations, Home Visits, referral of parents to community resources and local social services agencies. Creates and keeps all sections of child/family files and referral records up to date. Partners with families in a strength bases approach. Monitors the changes in each family’s need, and their qualification, for services.

REQ: Equivalent to graduation from high school; and three years experience in client casework and/or client eligibility work in a social services setting or related field OR twenty-four units of college-level course work in Child Development/Social Work or related field, plus one year work experience in client casework and/or client eligibility work in a social services setting. Strong computer skills with knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. Valid California Driver's license and appropriate insurance per Agency requirements. Must have reliable transportation with an acceptable driving record as determined by agency. Ability to speak, read & write fluent Spanish required. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

 

Goleta, CA 93117 2019-07-11 View
Teacher l Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County

Full-time position with benefits. Works in partnership with the team teacher to develop weekly lesson plans for preschool children, develops and maintains safe and positive classroom climate, and intentional learning environment; screens and assesses each child using appropriate screening/assessment tools; individualizes educational plans for each child based on ongoing developmental assessments.  Engages parents of various cultural backgrounds in their Childs education.

REQ: 12 units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development in core course or hold Associate Teacher permit or Child Development Associate permit. Computer knowledge required. Obtain and maintain a current Child Development Permit for position held. Must obtain and maintain a Pediatric First Aid and CPR card. Experience working with children with disabilities desirable; Bilingual preferred. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Now offering Location Stipend for all regular teaching staff in Goleta, Santa Barbara & Carpinteria (Example: $150 monthly locality stipend)! Substitute positions always available.

Carpinteria , CA 93103 2019-07-11 View
Teacher ll Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County

Full-time positions with benefits at assigned center and full-time itinerant position with benefits. Works in partnership with the team teacher to develop weekly lesson plans for preschool children, develops and maintains safe and positive classroom climate, and intentional learning environment; screens and assesses each child using appropriate screening/assessment tools; individualizes educational plans for each child based on ongoing developmental assessments.  Engages parents of various cultural backgrounds in their Childs education.  Acts as “second in command” of site operations when Site Supervisor is off site, as assigned.

REQ:  Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a related field and eligible for a Child Development Teacher permit or higher from CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing with three semester units in supervised field experience. Must obtain and maintain a Pediatric First Aid and CPR card. Experience working with children with disabilities desirable; Bilingual preferred. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Now offering Location Stipend for all regular teaching staff in Goleta, Santa Barbara & Carpinteria Centers (Example: $200 monthly locality stipend)! Substitute positions always available.

Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA 93117, 931 2019-07-11 View
Teacher lll Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County

Full-time, benefits. Works in partnership with the team teacher to develop weekly lesson plans for preschool children, develops and maintains safe and positive classroom climate, and intentional learning environment; screens and assesses each child using appropriate screening/assessment tools; individualizes educational plans for each child based on ongoing developmental assessments.  Engages parents of various cultural backgrounds in their Childs education.  Acts as “second in command” of site operations when Site Supervisor is off site, as assigned.

REQ: Bachelor’s Degree or higher with 12 units of ECE/CD and eligible for a Child Development Master Teacher permit or higher from CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing with three semester units in supervised field experience and one year experience as Early Childhood Teacher. Must obtain and maintain a Pediatric First Aid and CPR card. Experience working with children with disabilities desirable; Bilingual preferred. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 40lbs. Substitute positions always available.

Santa Maria, CA 93458 2019-07-11 View
Teacher l / ll / lll - Early Head Start (EHS) Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County

Full-time positions with benefits. Develops plans for the experiences and care of infants and toddlers in partnership with another EHS Teacher.  Maintains a safe and positive classroom climate, and a language rich and attention rich environment for the children; screens and assesses each child using appropriate screening/assessment tools; individualizes the educational plans for each child based on ongoing developmental assessments.  Engages parents of various cultural backgrounds as their child’s primary teacher.  Teacher levels II and III act as “second in command” of site operations, as assigned when Site Supervisor is off site, as assigned.

REQ:

Teacher I: 12 units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development in core course or hold Associate Teacher permit or Child Development Associate permit.  6 units of Infant/Toddler Development are required.

Teacher II: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a related field and eligible for a Child Development Teacher permit or higher from California Commission on Teacher Credentialing with three semester units in supervised field experience.  6 units of Infant/Toddler Development are required. Obtain and maintain a current Child Development Permit for position held.

Teacher III: Bachelor’s or higher with 12 units of ECE/CD and eligible for a Child Development Master Teacher permit or higher from California Commission on Teacher Credentialing with three semester units in supervised field experience and one year experience as Early Childhood Teacher. 6 units of Infant/Toddler Development required. Must obtain and maintain a Pediatric First Aid and CPR card.  Valid California driver’s license with acceptable driving record as determined by the Agency and current insurance. Experience working with children with disabilities desirable; Bilingual preferred. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Now offering Location Stipend for all regular teaching staff in Goleta, Santa Barbara & Carpinteria Centers (Example: $200-$250/mth)! Substitute positions always available.

Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, CA 93458, 934 2019-07-11 View
Head Start/Early Head Start - Lead Teacher Crystal Stairs

SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, he/she is responsible for early childhood education that is geared toward the overall goal of social competence and school readiness, which is age and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. Provides for the children’s social intellectual, physical and emotional development. Is responsible for classroom operation including, planning, curriculum and child assessment implementation, and supervision of children; responsible for conducting parent/teacher conferences and home visits, and supervision of classroom volunteers

 RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Designs and plans the daily classroom program based on the program curriculum and aligned with the HS Child Development and Early Learning Framework and the California Preschool Learning Foundations; coordinate schedule with the teaching team and develops individual education plans for each child; conducts parent-teacher conferences and home visits.
  2. Completes child assessment for designated group of preschool children including implementing the developmental screening, Desired Results Developmental Profile, Individualized Goals, Observational Notes, Portfolio Assessment, Individual Lesson Plan activities for all children including those with diagnosed disabilities, and use of child outcomes and school readiness reports to develop the child’s educational plan.
  3. Helps children to develop verbal and non-verbal language and communication skills, including the ability to communicate in and further the child's familiarity with his/her dominant language.
  4. Evaluate classroom quality using the Early Childhood Education Rating Scale (ECERS) and other assessment tools such as the Environmental Math Scan; create improvement action plans and follow through with corrections based on findings.
  5. Provides opportunities for children to use their creative abilities, and to explore and experiment with a variety of media through art, music, drama in all aspects of the program; helps each child develop a sense of awareness and self-esteem; and helps each child to accept and express his/her feelings.
  6. Maintains a vibrant, well-arranged and orderly classroom; develops a plan to ensure the safety of the children while they are using indoor and outdoor facilities.
  7. Inspects facilities for hazardous conditions, unsafe equipment and materials; follows an emergency exit plan and conducts monthly emergency exit drills.
  8. Supervises children visually at all times to ensure their continuous safety and care.
  9. Creates and maintains a warm emotionally supportive classroom environment that is well managed and provides quality instructional support for children’s learning.
  10. Plans and implements activities to meet the physical needs of the children, including children with disabilities and special needs due to physical and/or mental impairment.
  11. Engages parents in participating in educational activities in the classroom and in their homes and developing lesson plans to enhance their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development.
  12. Communicates with staff and parents verbally and in writing; plans and participates in parent education programs, including orientation, child development, curriculum, and parent meeting/workshops; works effectively in a bilingual, diverse cultural setting.
  13. Assist with recruitment as assigned.
  14. Responsible for the inventory of all supplies and materials in the classroom.
  15. Performs home visits on a regular basis.
  16. May be assigned to transfer at any time to another site and/ or classroom based on program need.
  17. Able to consistently meet attendance requirements.
  18. Able to work harmoniously and productively with others.
  19. Able to accept and implement constructive criticism.
  20. Able to maintain professional demeanor in difficult situations.
  21. Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Knowledge of Child Care Licensing Regulations and Head Start Performance Standards and best practices related to early childhood education.
  • Knowledge of program planning and practices in preschool, center-based and/ or home-based programs.
  • Knowledge of general business practices such as supervisory practices, administrative basics, general financials, and risk management.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail and internet.

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to know and implement Head Start Performance Standards, Child Care Licensing Regulations and agency policies and procedures
  • Ability to develop, foster, and maintain effective, professional working relationships with Head Start staff, children, and families
  • Ability to maintain and recognize situations that require attention from the service area supervisor
  • Ability to oversee classroom operations and maintain its compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations
  • Ability to communicate, both oral and written, to individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to speak, read and write English well enough to understand and be understood by others; bilingual skills are helpful

 

COMPLEXITY:

  • Ability to resolve conflict and use abstract reasoning, problem solving, planning, and analytical skills in training, evaluation, and program development
  • Ability to exhibit effective interpersonal and oral communication skills for supervisory duties
  • Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and to effectively interact with a wide range of people
  • Ability to be an enthusiastic team leader/member, able to be trained and support others

 

ACCOUNTABILITY/SUPERVISION:

  • Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, this position must implement and follow Child Care Licensing Regulations and Head Start Performance Standards and best practices related to early childhood education.
  • This position must be able to work independently, initiate, organize, and prioritize work under the direction of Service Area Supervisor.

 

IMPACT

Individual performance can have considerable impact on the agency’s overall ability to implement programming that would result in continuous funding for the Head Start program.

 

EDUCATION:

1) Associates/Bachelor’s or advanced degree in early childhood education or child development; or an Associates/Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 24 Early Childhood Education coursework units equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children.

 

2) Child Development Permit at the Teacher level or above; or provide original “Verification of Completion Form (41-CDP1)” completed by an approve VOC agency.

*The 41-CDP1 form must be completed by an authorized representative of a California community college or four-year college or university approved by the Commission to verify completion of requirements for Child Development Teaching Permits.

 

 

EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of one (1) year direct experience working with young children, 3-5 years’ experience in a preschool setting, with culturally and ethnically diverse population.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus between source documents and the computer monitor.  The employee works in a normal office environment where the noise level is usually moderate to loud.    Travel by car, bus, train, or airplane as required by conference attendance, etc. where in some cases overnight travel may occur. Some exposure to communicable diseases is possible when working in office or classroom environment.  Evening and weekend may be required.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Must possess a valid California driver's license, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance. Must meet State health requirements including passing a physical examination as a condition of employment, and must provide verification of a TB clearance at the time of employment.  Mandatory CPR and Basic First Aid certificate, which employee is responsible to maintain for the duration of their employment with Head Start.

 

Fingerprints must be on file with the Justice Department. Official transcripts of educational attainment are required before interview is granted.

 

California Law REQUIRES certain persons to report known or suspected child abuse. As a licensee or an employee at a licensed facility or a child care institution, YOU are one of those persons- a “mandated reporter.”

Los Angeles, CA 90056 2019-07-11 View
Master Teacher Crystal Stairs

SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, he/she is responsible for early childhood education that is geared toward the overall goal of social competence and school readiness, which is age and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. Provide for children’s social intellectual, physical and emotional development. Is responsible for classroom operation including, planning, curriculum and child assessment implementation, and supervision of children; responsible for conducting parent/teacher conferences and home visits, and supervision of classroom volunteers.

 RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Designs and plans the daily classroom program based on the program curriculum and aligned with the HS Child Development and Early Learning Framework and the California Preschool Learning Foundations; coordinate schedule with the teaching team and develops individual education plans for each child; conducts parent-teacher conferences and home visits.
  2. Completes child assessment for designated group of preschool children including implementing the developmental and behavioral screenings, Desired Results Developmental Profile, Individualized Goals, Transitional Plans, Observational Notes, Portfolio Assessment, Individual Lesson Plan activities for all children including those with diagnosed disabilities, and use of child outcomes and school readiness reports to develop the child’s educational plan.
  3. Helps children to develop verbal and non-verbal language and communication skills, including the ability to communicate in and further the child's familiarity with his/her dominant language.
  4. Evaluate classroom quality using the Early Childhood Education Rating Scale (ECERS) and other assessment tools such as the CLASS; create improvement action plans and follow through with corrections based on findings.
  5. Provides opportunities for children to use their creative abilities, and to explore and experiment with a variety of media through art, music, drama in all aspects of the program; helps each child develop a sense of awareness and self-esteem; and helps each child to accept and express his/her feelings.
  6. Maintains a vibrant, well-arranged and orderly classroom; develops a plan to ensure the safety of the children while they are using indoor and outdoor facilities.
  7. Inspects facilities for hazardous conditions, unsafe equipment and materials; follows an emergency exit plan and conducts monthly emergency exit drills.
  8. Supervises children visually at all times to ensure their continuous safety and care. Implement the Active Supervision Principles and provide training to others as needed.
  9. Creates and maintains a warm emotionally supportive classroom environment that is well managed and provides quality instructional support for children’s learning.
  10. Plans and implements activities to meet the physical needs of the children, including children with disabilities and special needs due to physical and/or mental impairment.
  11. Engages parents in participating in educational activities in the classroom and in their homes and developing lesson plans to enhance their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development.
  12. Communicates with staff and parents verbally and in writing; plans and participates in parent education programs, including orientation, child development, curriculum, and parent meeting/workshops; works effectively in a bilingual, diverse cultural setting.
  13. Complete CLASS Certification yearly
  14. Mentor Teaching Staff in CLASS strategies.
  15. Administer medication to children with an Individual Health Plan.
  16. Kitchen duties as assigned.
  17. Provide Diaper Changing/Potty Training for individual children on an as needed basis.  
  18. Assist with recruitment as assigned.
  19. Responsible for the inventory of all supplies and materials in the classroom.
  20. Performs home visits on a regular basis.
  21. May be assigned to transfer at anytime to another site and/ or classroom based on program need.
  22. Able to consistently meet attendance requirements.
  23. Able to work harmoniously and productively with others.
  24. Able to accept and implement constructive criticism.
  25. Able to maintain professional demeanor in difficult situations.
  26. Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Knowledge of Child Care Licensing Regulations and Head Start Performance Standards and best practices related to early childhood education.
  • Knowledge of program planning and practices in preschool, center-based and/ or home-based programs.
  • Knowledge of general business practices such as supervisory practices, administrative basics, general financials, and risk management.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail and internet.

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to know and implement Head Start Performance Standards, Child Care Licensing Regulations and agency policies and procedures
  • Ability to develop, foster, and maintain effective, professional working relationships with Head Start staff, children, and families
  • Ability to maintain and recognize situations that require attention from the Site Supervisor
  • Ability to oversee classroom operations and maintain its compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations
  • Ability to communicate, both oral and written, to individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to speak, read and write English well enough to understand and be understood by others; bilingual skills are helpful

 

COMPLEXITY:

  • Ability to resolve conflict and use abstract reasoning, problem solving, planning, and analytical skills in training, evaluation, and program development
  • Ability to exhibit effective interpersonal and oral communication skills for supervisory duties
  • Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and to effectively interact with a wide range of people
  • Ability to be an enthusiastic team leader/member, able to be trained and support others

 

ACCOUNTABILITY/SUPERVISION:

  • Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, this position must implement and follow Child Care Licensing Regulations and Head Start Performance Standards and best practices related to early childhood education.
  • This position must be able to work independently, initiate, organize, and prioritize work under the direction of Site Supervisor.

 

IMPACT

Individual performance can have considerable impact on the agency’s overall ability to implement programming that would result in continuous funding for the Head Start program.

 

EDUCATION:

Associates/Bachelor’s or advanced degree in early childhood education or child development; or an Associates/Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 24 Early Childhood Education coursework units equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children. Must have or be eligible for a Child Development Permit at the Teacher level or above. The Child Development Permit at the Teacher level or above must be submitted to Crystal Stairs, Inc. – Head Start within six (6) months of employment. Must be CLASS Certified and must maintain certification (annually).

 

EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of one (5) years direct experience working with young children, ages 3-5 years old within a preschool setting, in addition to a cultural, ethical and diverse community.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus between source documents and the computer monitor.  The employee works in a normal office environment where the noise level is usually moderate to loud.    Travel by car, bus, train, or airplane as required by conference attendance, etc. where in some cases overnight travel may occur. Some exposure to communicable diseases is possible when working in office or classroom environment.  Evening and weekend may be required.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Must possess a valid California driver's license, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance. Must meet State health requirements including passing a physical examination as a condition of employment, and must provide verification of a TB clearance at the time of employment.  Mandatory CPR and Basic First Aid certificate, which employee is responsible to maintain for the duration of their employment with Head Start.

 

Fingerprints must be on file with the Justice Department. Official transcripts of educational attainment are required before interview is granted.

 

California Law REQUIRES certain persons to report known or suspected child abuse. As a licensee or an employee at a licensed facility or a child care institution, YOU are one of those persons- a “mandated reporter.”

Los Angeles, CA 90056 2019-07-11 View
Teacher Assistant Crystal Stairs

SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, he/she is responsible for early childhood education that is geared toward the overall goal of social competence and school readiness, which is age and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. Provides for the children’s social intellectual, physical and emotional development. Is responsible for assisting with the classroom operation including, planning, curriculum and child assessment implementation, and supervision of children.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  1. Assists with the design and planning of the daily classroom program based on the program curriculum and aligned with the HS Child Development and Early Learning Framework and the California Preschool Learning Foundations; assists with the development of individual education plans for each child; ;
  2. Assists with child assessment of children including the developmental screening, Desired Results Developmental Profile, Individualized Goals, Observational Notes, Portfolio Assessment, Individual Lesson Plan activities for all children including those with diagnosed disabilities,
  3. Helps children to develop verbal and non-verbal language and communication skills, including the ability to communicate in and further the child's familiarity with his/her dominant language.
  4. Assists with the evaluation of classroom quality using the Early Childhood Education Rating Scale (ECERS) and other assessment tools such as the Environmental Math Scan; helps create improvement action plans and follow through with corrections based on findings.
  5. Provides opportunities for children to use their creative abilities, and to explore and experiment with a variety of media through art, music, drama in all aspects of the program; helps each child develop a sense of awareness and self-esteem; and helps each child to accept and express his/her feelings.
  6. Helps maintains a vibrant, well-arranged and orderly classroom; works to ensure the safety of the children while they are using indoor and outdoor facilities.
  7. Assists with inspection of facilities for hazardous conditions, unsafe equipment and materials; follows an emergency exit plan and helps conduct monthly emergency exit drills.
  8. Supervises children visually at all times to ensure their continuous safety and care.
  9. Helps create and maintain a warm emotionally supportive classroom environment that is well managed and provides quality instructional support for children’s learning.
  10. Assists with planning and implementing activities to meet the physical needs of the children, including children with disabilities and special needs due to physical and/or mental impairment.
  11. Supports the engagement of parents in participating in educational activities in the classroom and in their homes and developing lesson plans to enhance their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development.
  12. Communicates with others verbally and in writing; participates in parent education programs, including orientation, child development, curriculum, and parent meeting/workshops as needed; works effectively in a bilingual, diverse cultural setting.
  13. Responsible for the care and organization of all supplies and materials in the classroom; performs any other duties as assigned.
  14. Assists with home visits as needed.
  15. Able to consistently meet attendance requirements.
  16. Able to work harmoniously and productively with others.
  17. Able to accept and implement constructive criticism.
  18. Able to maintain professional demeanor in difficult situations.
  19. May be assigned to transfer at any time to various sites and classrooms based on program need.
  20. Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Knowledge of Child Care Licensing Regulations and Head Start Performance Standards and best practices related to early childhood education.
  • Knowledge of program practices in preschool, center-based and/ or home-based programs.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail and internet.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to know and implement Head Start Performance Standards, Child Care Licensing Regulations and agency policies and procedures
  • Ability to develop, foster, and maintain effective, professional working relationships with Head Start staff, children, and families
  • Ability to maintain and recognize situations that require attention from the service area supervisor
  • Ability to communicate, both oral and written, to individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to speak, read and write English well enough to understand and be understood by others; bilingual skills are helpful

 

COMPLEXITY:

  • Ability to resolve conflict and use abstract reasoning, problem solving, planning, and analytical skills in training, evaluation, and program development
  • Ability to exhibit effective interpersonal and oral communication skills for supervisory duties
  • Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and to effectively interact with a wide range of people
  • Ability to be an enthusiastic team leader/member, able to be trained and support others

 

ACCOUNTABILITY/SUPERVISION:

  • Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, this position must implement and follow Child Care Licensing Regulations and Head Start Performance Standards and best practices related to early childhood education.
  • This position must be able to prioritize work under the direction of Site Supervisor.

 

IMPACT

Individual performance can have considerable impact on children and families and program operations.

 

EDUCATION:

Minimum 24 Early Childhood Education coursework units equivalent to a CDA, including 12 core units as required by California Community Care Licensing and the California Child Development Permit Matrix. Must be eligible for Child Development Permit at the Teacher level or above.

EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of six (6) months to one (1) year direct experience working with young children, 3-5 years experience in a preschool setting, with culturally and ethnically diverse population.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus between source documents and the computer monitor.  The employee works in a normal office environment where the noise level is usually moderate to loud.    Travel by car, bus, train, or airplane as required by conference attendance, etc. where in some cases overnight travel may occur. Some exposure to communicable diseases is possible when working in office or classroom environment.  Evening and weekend may be required.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Must possess a valid California driver's license, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance. Must meet State health requirements including passing a physical examination as a condition of employment, and must provide verification of a TB clearance at the time of employment.  Mandatory CPR and Basic First Aid certificate, which employee is responsible to maintain for the duration of their employment with Head Start.

 

Fingerprints must be on file with the Justice Department. Official transcripts of educational attainment are required before interview is granted.

California Law REQUIRES certain persons to report known or suspected child abuse. As a licensee or an employee at a licensed facility or a child care institution, YOU are one of those persons- a “mandated reporter.”

 

Los Angeles, CA 90056 2019-07-11 View
Teacher Associate Crystal Stairs

Job Summary: 

Under the supervision of the EHS Coordinator the EHS Child Development Specialist designs, organizes, delivers and evaluates high quality services to Family Child Care Home (FCCH) programs serving children birth-kindergarten age. Provides training, coaching and professional development to family home providers to increase their capacity and strengthen practices that enhance the healthy growth and development of young children.  The EHS Child Development Specialist is responsible for monitoring the Family Child Care Providers in their role as the primary educator of the children they service in the FCCH program.  The EHS Child Development Specialist is responsible to ensure all comprehensive Head Start Services are integrated with the FCCH and approaches the families' needs holistically ensuring full integration of health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities, parent involvement and social services that reflect and respond to their unique culture, roles, values and beliefs.

 

 RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Responsible for providing Early Head Start services to children in a FCCH setting.
  • Responsible for all documentation related to providing services in the areas of education, family services, disabilities, mental health, nutrition, and health.
  • Responsible to collaboratively work with family child care providers to ensure the FCCH meets all Head Start Performance Standards, State Regulations, Community Child Care Licensee Regulations and Requirements for Family Child Care Homes (Title 22).
  • Responsible for the enrollment of eligible children, including those with disabilities into Head Start program.
  • Provides direct services to children as needed in the FCCH.
  • Works with each family to ensure that child(ren) meets all the State Well Child Standards.
  • Works in collaboration with the FCCH Providers for the completions of Head Start documentation, reports, tracking, and services.
  • Supports Head Start families in making choices and decisions that will improve the conditions and quality of life for all family members.
  • Engages each family in a goal setting process leading to a family partnership agreement and provides for collaborative planning.
  • Collects and disseminates information and materials regarding local services available to families.
  • Establishes and maintains direct communication channels between the family, FCCH provider, coordinators, managers, and all members of the Early Head Start team.
  • Participates on the multi-disciplinary team for case management approach to holistic service provisions.
  • Establishes trusting and culturally responsive relationships with Family Child Care Providers and works with families to engage them in a family goal setting process including family partnerships supported by resources that meet their diverse needs including health, nutrition, mental health, social services as well as job preparedness, crisis intervention, family support services and other special needs.
  • Maintains confidentiality and trusting relationships that are culturally responsive.
  • Responsible for the completion of each child’s ongoing assessment including the completion of child portfolios, DRDP-2015, Individual Developmental Plan, ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE.
  • Responsible to conduct 2 home visits and 2 parent conferences with each family.
  • Responsible for the collection of non-federal share documentation.
  • Responsible for the submission of monthly attendance documentation.
  • Maintains child records, notes, and information adhering to confidentiality policies.
  • Responsible to complete a site visit to each assigned FCCH Provider every week and complete the Site Visit Report accurately
  • Provide coaching to each assigned FCC Providers on a weekly basis and complete a coaching report accurately
  • Research and prepare recommendations on instructional materials, teaching methods, and related equipment for the purpose of providing high quality services to children including children with disabilities.
  • Collect child Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) and work together with Education Coordinator to provide assistance to the FCC Provider to follow the IEP or IFSP.
  • Works with a team to plan and implement a comprehensive child development program that meets the Head Start definition of curriculum in all program options and settings.
  • Inspects Family Child Care Homes for health, safety, fire, and occupancy violation for the purpose of recommending necessary corrective action to assure environmental health and safety.
  • Communicates effectively with others including giving and receiving feedback on the quality of services.
  • Follow-up regularly to ensure that referrals and resources meet the expectations and needs of the family. 
  • Provides leadership and support to Family Child Care Providers in implementing research based teaching strategies in early literacy. Enhance Head Start's capacity to deliver a quality early literacy program to all enrolled children.
  • Any other assignment as requested by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Knowledge of community resources and links families through referrals with services that meet their unique circumstances. 
  • Knowledge of Community Care Licensing Regulations and best practices related to education and early childhood development and family involvement.  
  • Knowledge of Community Care Licensing and California Child Care requirements.
  • Knowledge of administrative basics.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and leadership competencies.

 

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to communicate, both oral and written, to individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to speak, read and write English well enough to understand and be understood by others; bilingual skills are helpful.
  • Ability to speak before small groups of individuals.
  • Ability to accept, reflect and act upon feedback.
  • Ability to relate to diverse groups of people including low-income families.
  • Ability to develop warm, open relationship with children, parents and staff.
  • Ability to promote Head Start to children, families, co-workers and community.
  • Ability to work as a team member with other staff and parents.
  • Ability to coordinate projects, work independently and follow through with project completion.
  • Excellent computer skills preferred.
  • Experience working with social services or related community activities preferred.
  • Must facilitate and model respectful, professional communication and teamwork, demonstrating a positive attitude.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY/SUPERVISION:

  • Under the supervision of the EHS Coordinator this position must implement and follow Child Care Licensing Regulations, State Child Development program requirements and Head Start Performance Standards and best practices related to early childhood education and assigned program area.
  • Must monitor and maintain documentation, data and files and ensures utmost confidentiality of information. Includes program file requirements, training documents, and tracking.

IMPACT

Individual performance can have considerable impact on the agency’s overall ability to implement programming that would result in continuous funding for the Head Start program.

 

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or a related field.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Two or more years’ experience working with families in a supporting and empowering environment with knowledge of working with children from 0 to 36 months. 
  • One (1) or more years of experience in a child development center or family child care home.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Individual must be able to travel from location to location without difficulties. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is frequently required to walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.  Some exposure to communicable diseases is possible when working in office or classroom environment.  Evenings and weekends may be required.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Must possess a valid California driver's license, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance. Must meet State health requirements including passing a physical examination as a condition of employment, and must provide verification of a TB clearance at the time of employment.  Mandatory CPR and Basic First Aid certificate, which employee is responsible to maintain for the duration of their employment with Head Start.

 

Fingerprints must be on file with the Department of Justice. Official transcripts of educational attainment are required before interview is granted.

California Law REQUIRES certain persons to report known or suspected child abuse. As a licensee or an employee at a licensed facility or a child care institution, YOU are one of those persons- a “mandated reporter.”


 

Los Angeles, CA 90056 2019-07-11 View
Child Development Specialist Crystal Stairs

Job Summary: 

Under the supervision of the EHS Coordinator the EHS Child Development Specialist designs, organizes, delivers and evaluates high quality services to Family Child Care Home (FCCH) programs serving children birth-kindergarten age. Provides training, coaching and professional development to family home providers to increase their capacity and strengthen practices that enhance the healthy growth and development of young children.  The EHS Child Development Specialist is responsible for monitoring the Family Child Care Providers in their role as the primary educator of the children they service in the FCCH program.  The EHS Child Development Specialist is responsible to ensure all comprehensive Head Start Services are integrated with the FCCH and approaches the families' needs holistically ensuring full integration of health, nutrition, mental health, disabilities, parent involvement and social services that reflect and respond to their unique culture, roles, values and beliefs.

 

 RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Responsible for providing Early Head Start services to children in a FCCH setting.
  • Responsible for all documentation related to providing services in the areas of education, family services, disabilities, mental health, nutrition, and health.
  • Responsible to collaboratively work with family child care providers to ensure the FCCH meets all Head Start Performance Standards, State Regulations, Community Child Care Licensee Regulations and Requirements for Family Child Care Homes (Title 22).
  • Responsible for the enrollment of eligible children, including those with disabilities into Head Start program.
  • Provides direct services to children as needed in the FCCH.
  • Works with each family to ensure that child(ren) meets all the State Well Child Standards.
  • Works in collaboration with the FCCH Providers for the completions of Head Start documentation, reports, tracking, and services.
  • Supports Head Start families in making choices and decisions that will improve the conditions and quality of life for all family members.
  • Engages each family in a goal setting process leading to a family partnership agreement and provides for collaborative planning.
  • Collects and disseminates information and materials regarding local services available to families.
  • Establishes and maintains direct communication channels between the family, FCCH provider, coordinators, managers, and all members of the Early Head Start team.
  • Participates on the multi-disciplinary team for case management approach to holistic service provisions.
  • Establishes trusting and culturally responsive relationships with Family Child Care Providers and works with families to engage them in a family goal setting process including family partnerships supported by resources that meet their diverse needs including health, nutrition, mental health, social services as well as job preparedness, crisis intervention, family support services and other special needs.
  • Maintains confidentiality and trusting relationships that are culturally responsive.
  • Responsible for the completion of each child’s ongoing assessment including the completion of child portfolios, DRDP-2015, Individual Developmental Plan, ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE.
  • Responsible to conduct 2 home visits and 2 parent conferences with each family.
  • Responsible for the collection of non-federal share documentation.
  • Responsible for the submission of monthly attendance documentation.
  • Maintains child records, notes, and information adhering to confidentiality policies.
  • Responsible to complete a site visit to each assigned FCCH Provider every week and complete the Site Visit Report accurately
  • Provide coaching to each assigned FCC Providers on a weekly basis and complete a coaching report accurately
  • Research and prepare recommendations on instructional materials, teaching methods, and related equipment for the purpose of providing high quality services to children including children with disabilities.
  • Collect child Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) and work together with Education Coordinator to provide assistance to the FCC Provider to follow the IEP or IFSP.
  • Works with a team to plan and implement a comprehensive child development program that meets the Head Start definition of curriculum in all program options and settings.
  • Inspects Family Child Care Homes for health, safety, fire, and occupancy violation for the purpose of recommending necessary corrective action to assure environmental health and safety.
  • Communicates effectively with others including giving and receiving feedback on the quality of services.
  • Follow-up regularly to ensure that referrals and resources meet the expectations and needs of the family. 
  • Provides leadership and support to Family Child Care Providers in implementing research based teaching strategies in early literacy. Enhance Head Start's capacity to deliver a quality early literacy program to all enrolled children.
  • Any other assignment as requested by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Knowledge of community resources and links families through referrals with services that meet their unique circumstances. 
  • Knowledge of Community Care Licensing Regulations and best practices related to education and early childhood development and family involvement.  
  • Knowledge of Community Care Licensing and California Child Care requirements.
  • Knowledge of administrative basics.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and leadership competencies.

 

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to communicate, both oral and written, to individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to speak, read and write English well enough to understand and be understood by others; bilingual skills are helpful.
  • Ability to speak before small groups of individuals.
  • Ability to accept, reflect and act upon feedback.
  • Ability to relate to diverse groups of people including low-income families.
  • Ability to develop warm, open relationship with children, parents and staff.
  • Ability to promote Head Start to children, families, co-workers and community.
  • Ability to work as a team member with other staff and parents.
  • Ability to coordinate projects, work independently and follow through with project completion.
  • Excellent computer skills preferred.
  • Experience working with social services or related community activities preferred.
  • Must facilitate and model respectful, professional communication and teamwork, demonstrating a positive attitude.

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ACCOUNTABILITY/SUPERVISION:

  • Under the supervision of the EHS Coordinator this position must implement and follow Child Care Licensing Regulations, State Child Development program requirements and Head Start Performance Standards and best practices related to early childhood education and assigned program area.
  • Must monitor and maintain documentation, data and files and ensures utmost confidentiality of information. Includes program file requirements, training documents, and tracking.

IMPACT

Individual performance can have considerable impact on the agency’s overall ability to implement programming that would result in continuous funding for the Head Start program.

 

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or a related field.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Two or more years’ experience working with families in a supporting and empowering environment with knowledge of working with children from 0 to 36 months. 
  • One (1) or more years of experience in a child development center or family child care home.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Individual must be able to travel from location to location without difficulties. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is frequently required to walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.  Some exposure to communicable diseases is possible when working in office or classroom environment.  Evenings and weekends may be required.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Must possess a valid California driver's license, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance. Must meet State health requirements including passing a physical examination as a condition of employment, and must provide verification of a TB clearance at the time of employment.  Mandatory CPR and Basic First Aid certificate, which employee is responsible to maintain for the duration of their employment with Head Start.

 

Fingerprints must be on file with the Department of Justice. Official transcripts of educational attainment are required before interview is granted.

California Law REQUIRES certain persons to report known or suspected child abuse. As a licensee or an employee at a licensed facility or a child care institution, YOU are one of those persons- a “mandated reporter.”

 
Los Angeles, CA 90056 2019-07-11 View
Site Supervisor/Teacher Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

Position:          Site Supervisor Teacher II – Head Start/State Preschool

Classification: Exempt

Salary:             See SCFO Exempt Salary Schedule

Hours:             40 hours per week, 45 weeks per year

Supervisor:      Site Manager

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Site Supervisor/Teacher II has responsibility for the functioning of the facility.  In addition, the position is responsible for the operation of classrooms at the site and the records for all children and their families.  The Site Supervisor is also responsible for supervision and guidance of all site staff.  The Site Supervisor/Teacher must become familiar with the regulations for the Head Start and the Start Preschool program.

 

FUNDAMENTAL OBJECTIVES:

  1. Support the philosophy of Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities in the implementation of the Head Start Performance Standards, as reflected in the service plans and the State Preschool Program Regulations.

 

  1. Promote good public relations and act as an advocate for the agency by serving on boards, committees and participating in community activities.

 

  1. Developed a partnership with each family to facilitate meaningful participation in the program.

 

DUTIES:

The agency holds the right to change “duties” of this position description whenever the agency deems it necessary to do so.  When duties are revised the employee will receive a copy of the “revised” position description and will have all changes clearly explained.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Responsible for facility operation and maintenance within all State, Federal, Local and Licensing regulations, to include ensuring appropriate staffing for center operation.

 

  1. Monitor and stay within the limits of site budget.  Prior to submission to the Central Office, review: documentation of all purchases; petty cash receipts; work records for all site staff.

 

  1. Supervise all site staff, parents, and volunteers.  Coordinate training as needed.

 

  1. Monitor completion of all Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) forms.

 

  1. Conduct site staff performance appraisals according to the agency performance appraisal process.

 

  1. Conduct weekly site staff meetings according to agency procedure.

 

  1. Ensure monthly submission of at least one inkind form from each enrolled family along with community inkind forms.

 

  1. Make decisions to ensure facility repairs and maintenance are made in a timely manner.

 

  1. Maintain a safe, clean and inviting facility.

 

  1. Responsible for collecting and documenting community Third party in-kind contributions at individual work site to contribute to the overall agency’s 20% funding compliance with Head Start regulations.

 

  1. Participate in recruitment activities throughout the program year.

 

CLASSROOM DUTIES:

  1. Perform physical duties necessary to insure follow through of the daily routine and the safety and well-being of children aged 2 to 5 years, to include:
  1. ability to bend, stoop and stand for varying lengths of time as required by the daily plan and curriculum, and lift up to 40 pounds, required on occasion;
  2. ability to conduct activities and participate during mealtime at child-sized tables of 17-20”;
  3. ability to get up quickly from a child-sized table (17-20” high) or the floor, and move quickly in case of an emergency to insure safety of children or to prevent an accident.

 

  1. Recruit families for enrollment from a broad range of neighborhoods and community agencies.  Maintain full enrollment, with a waiting list.

 

  1. Ensure that a complete up-to-date confidential file is developed for each enrolled child at the site.

 

  1. Assess each child developmentally and develop individual goals, involving parents in the process and assist staff as necessary.

 

  1. Plan and implement a daily schedule and a developmentally appropriate curriculum involving parents in the process and assist staff as necessary.

 

  1. Responsible to ensure yard and custodial duties on a daily basis to ensure that a healthy and safe environment is maintained.

 

  1. Coordinate and record case conferencing discussion on the needs and progress of each enrolled family.  Ensure communication with Management Team members about any Case Conference concerns.

 

  1. Conduct a minimum of two (2) home visits and two (2) parent/teacher conferences per family, per year.

 

  1. Be fluent in enrolled family’s home language, or ensure that home visions and/or services are provided in family’s home language.

 

  1. Provide resources and materials in family’s home language.

 

  1. Ensure a daily health check on each child and monthly lice checks on each child.

 

  1. Plan and coordinate family trainings with staff based on the interests of the enrolled families.

 

  1. Demonstrate appropriate classroom management techniques and clearly communicate expectations to children.

 

  1. Organize and attend monthly center parent committee meetings.

 

  1. Work in conjunction with the LEA and the Early Childhood Development Program Manager in the provision of direct services and the development of goals for children with disabilities.  Attend all IEP’s for children in the classroom for which you are responsible.

 

  1. Develop a classroom environment and daily curriculum that reflects the language and cultural diversity of the enrolled families.

 

  1. Attend and participate in agency training, inservice and teacher clusters.  Attend job-related training as noted on the Employee Development Plan.

 

  1. Responsible to ensure daily attendance is accurately recorded and submitted monthly to Central Office.

 

  1. Plan, conduct and document a minimum of two transition activities each program year and assist staff as necessary.

 

  1. Schedule a minimum of two mental health classroom observations per year.

 

The incumbent in, and any applicant for this position must be able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform the essential functions listed above.  This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary in accordance with the requirements of the job.  All other duties, tasks, or activities of this job are marginal functions.  The marginal functions of this job may be exchanged for marginal functions of another job position, or may be eliminated from this job for an employee who requests reasonable accommodation and for who job restructuring provides reasonable accommodation.  SCFO adheres to the provisions of ADA regarding reasonable accommodation procedures.

 

Other Duties:

  1. Participate in the annual program self assessment.

 

  1. Utilize available community resources to best meet the needs of the program and the enrolled families.

 

  1. Work with Central Office in the acquisition of bids for any program expansion/improvement.  Facilitate purchasing, implementation of program improvements, and oversee completion of necessary services.

 

  1. Perform job related duties as assigned.

 

  1. Work in conjunction with the Family Services Worker to meet health and social services needs of enrolled families.

 

  1. Provide on-going feedback to Central Office regarding changes occurring or needed in service area.

 

QUALIFICATION:

  1. Possess an AA or BA in child development or ECE.

 

  1. 24 semester units in early childhood education or child development, 6 semester units in Administration of Preschool Programs and 2 units Adult Supervision, or hold a Child Development Permit for Site Supervisor, or meet Community Care Licensing requirements for a site director.

 

  1. Demonstrate the ability to work with a minimum of supervision, and accept direction of others as needed.

 

  1. Must have supervisory experience.

 

  1. Demonstrate the ability to follow instructions and express ideas effectively with staff, professionals, and community members.

 

  1. Demonstrate a genuine interest in children and their families.

 

  1. Demonstrate a sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity.

 

  1. Be familiar with and demonstrate the ability to communicate with the cultures represented in the service area.

 

  1. Demonstrate a sensitivity to low income families and their needs, and have knowledge of community agencies which offer services to low income families.

 

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of resources, especially those that relate to the needs of enrolled families.

 

  1. Must be able to make home visits and do program related errands, as needed.

 

  1. Be motivated to pursue additional training or coursework.

 

  1. After an offer of employment is made, must complete and submit a fingerprint card, and required Community Care Licensing documentation.  A Dept. of Justice and FBI criminal background clearance must be granted prior to client contact and in order to begin employment.

 

  1. After an offer of employment is made, must have Employee Health Appraisal completed by a physician and show proof of a TB clearance.

 

  1. The ability to interpret local, State, and Federal regulations, policies, and procedures as they pertain to the duties of the job.
Susanville, CA 96130 2019-07-10 View
TEACHER ASSISTANT TRAINEE (EARLY HEAD START & HEAD START) Neighborhood House Association
Basic Job Assignment:

**This position is 42 Weeks for Head Start and 43 Weeks for Early Head Start.**
**It is for 5 hours per day, Monday through Friday.**


Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor (or designated teaching staff) aids in the instruction of children.

Employment Requirements:
Knowledge of: • Computers and related software programs. Must be computer literate.
Ability to: • Assist in creating and maintaining a safe learning environment for children and others; • Work effectively with children, parents, family, and community; • Have regular, consistent attendance; • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills; • Be sensitive to the needs of culturally and ethnically diverse groups; • Speak a second language desirable.
Qualifications:

High School Diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or High School Proficiency Certificate required. Child Development or Early Childhood Education units from an accredited college/university or ROP Training in a Child Development Program preferred.

Licenses, Certifications & Special Requirements:

Certification in pediatric first aid and CPR must be met within 90 days of employment.  Must meet and maintain state law and county licensing requirements regarding employment in a childcare center (fingerprints, TB, physical, immunizations). 

1) All persons hired in this position will be required to take (on their own) and successfully complete (with at least a “C”) a minimum of six (6) units of Child Development (CD) or Early Childhood Education (ECE) at an accredited college or university within 12 months of employment.

2) Will assist in breaks and planning time for teacher and associate teacher, as needed.  This position may not be left alone supervising children unless person has at least 12 units of child development (CD) or early childhood education (ECE) at an accredited college or university.

Example of Major Functions:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.

  • Assists in the instruction of the pre-school aged children;

  • Assist in implementing weekly lesson plans, which integrate activities that are developmentally appropriate for preschool children; that reflect Head Start curriculum and philosophy, and comply with the Performance Standards;

  • Aid  in developing and maintaining a safe and pleasing environment for the children which facilitates their ability to grow physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually;

  • Assists in administering the screening of each child using appropriate assessment tools but not the translating/interpreting of those assessments:

  • Assists in ensuring that daily hygiene needs are met by modeling such routines as tooth brushing, hand washing, use of the bathroom, and meal times;

  • Assists in ensuring the safety of the classroom as well as the outdoor playground;

  • Assist in providing emotional support and encourages high self-esteem in the children;

  • Participates in required training;

  • Administers first aid when needed;

  • Participates in center level case management meetings as needed;

  • Observes the development of IEP’s for children with special needs;

  • Assist with the preparation of monthly reports on attendance, excused absences, daily sign in/put sheets, in-kind and CCFP meal count;

  • May help with conducting home visits and parent/teacher conferences;

  • Participates in cross-component tasks; works with community resources to identify child/family needs and refer to proper resources for assistance;

  • Helps in the supervision of outdoor play environment and field trips;

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

San Diego, CA 92114 2019-07-10 View
EHS Associate Teacher Merced County Head Start

SUMMARY: Under general supervision of a Site Supervisor or Master Teacher, provide support and assistance in a preschool classroom and on the playground. Work with children individually or in small groups; provide activities as planned; assist children with personal needs; work to maintain a clean, safe, and orderly physical environment. This position is included in the Head Start certificated bargaining unit and is subject to terms of the union agreement regarding membership, payment of like fee, or donation to recognized charity.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 12 units in ECE/CD including core courses (3 units must be Infant-Toddler Development).Experience in an instructional capacity as required for Associate Teacher Permit (50 days of 3 or more hours per day within the last 2 years).

CREDENTIALS AND/OR SKILLS: Hold/qualify for a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or higher. Possess or obtain within 90 days of hire a Pediatric First Aid and CPR certificate. Knowledge of child growth and development and developmentally appropriate practice. Ability to plan, organize and oversee a preschool classroom; work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Proof of valid CA driver’s license and minimum amount of liability insurance required by law. DMV H-6 printout required.

Satisfactory results from pre-employment physical required.

 

Merced, CA 95348 2019-07-05 View
EHS Teacher I/II Merced County Head Start

SUMMARY: TEACHER I & TEACHER II Under general supervision of a Site Supervisor or Master Teacher, teach an assigned group of students using developmentally appropriate practices; create an environment in which three through five year old children can experiment, make choices, solve problems and share their experiences with others. Plan and participate in parent education and parent involvement activities. Prepare and maintain accurate records. This position is included in the Head Start certificated bargaining unit and is subject to terms of the union agreement regarding membership, payment of like fee, or donation to recognized charity.

Satisfactory results from pre-employment physical required.

Los Banos, CA 93635 2019-07-05 View
EHS Associate Teacher Merced County Head Start

SUMMARY: Under general supervision of a Site Supervisor or Master Teacher, provide support and assistance in a preschool classroom and on the playground. Work with children individually or in small groups; provide activities as planned; assist children with personal needs; work to maintain a clean, safe, and orderly physical environment. This position is included in the Head Start certificated bargaining unit and is subject to terms of the union agreement regarding membership, payment of like fee, or donation to recognized charity.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 12 units in ECE/CD including core courses (3 units must be Infant-Toddler Development).Experience in an instructional capacity as required for Associate Teacher Permit (50 days of 3 or more hours per day within the last 2 years).

CREDENTIALS AND/OR SKILLS: Hold/qualify for a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or higher. Possess or obtain within 90 days of hire a Pediatric First Aid and CPR certificate. Knowledge of child growth and development and developmentally appropriate practice. Ability to plan, organize and oversee a preschool classroom; work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Proof of valid CA driver’s license and minimum amount of liability insurance required by law. DMV H-6 printout required.

Satisfactory results from pre-employment physical required.

 

 

Atwater, CA 95301 2019-07-05 View
Teacher I/II Merced County Head Start

SUMMARY: TEACHER I & TEACHER II Under general supervision of a Site Supervisor or Master Teacher, teach an assigned group of students using developmentally appropriate practices; create an environment in which three through five year old children can experiment, make choices, solve problems and share their experiences with others. Plan and participate in parent education and parent involvement activities. Prepare and maintain accurate records. This position is included in the Head Start certificated bargaining unit and is subject to terms of the union agreement regarding membership, payment of like fee, or donation to recognized charity.

Satisfactory results from pre-employment physical required.

 

Atwater, CA 95301 2019-07-05 View
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