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Director of Early Head Start Volunteers of America

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 

IDENTIFYING DATA:

 

POSITION TITLE:                   DIRECTOR OF EARLY HEAD START

S.A.P. LEVEL:                          GRADE 4

REPORTS TO:                         DIVISION DIRECTOR AND/OR V.P. & COO

SUPERVISES:                          ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, COMPONENT MANAGEMENT STAFF SERVICES, AND OTHER STAFF AS ASSIGNED

DIVISION:                              CHILD DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM:                             EARLY HEAD START

REVISED:                               FEBRUARY 2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Division Director of Education and Early Childhood Development and/or the Vice President - COO, the Director of Volunteers of America Early Head Start Program is responsible for providing leadership and accountability for all areas of program compliance and daily operations. This position should have thorough and extensive knowledge of the Head Start Performance Standards, knowledge of child development and family dynamics and awareness of the value of community partnerships within the agency’s service area. This position must have knowledge of fiscal principals, budgeting and Human Resources to maintain program compliance.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The duties listed below are intended to provide an overview of the duties required of the Director.

  • Evaluate organizational effectiveness; interpret a variety of data to determine program strengths and challenges.
  • Evaluation of staff; setting goals and expectations for performance.
  • Ensuring timelines are met, and appropriate reports are generated in a timely and usable manner.
  • Ensuring compliance with health/safety/licensing regulations, Head Start Act and Performance Standards.
  • Responsibility for funding/re-funding applications and their approval by the Board of Directors, and Policy Council.
  • Effective communication with constituents, Board, employees, parents and community groups. 
  • Making rapid and informed decisions for program operations.
  • Develop and maintain budgets that address the successful implementation of daily operations and services to children and families.

Provide input in the development personnel policies for agency employees to ensure the inclusion of Head Start Performance Standards in the Volunteers of America Southwest Personnel Policies.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Five years of professional and program management experience associated with educational, social services, family development and or operational programs that are directly related to the operations of Early Head Start services, including at least three years of management and supervisory experience.
  • Experience in supervision of staff, fiscal management, and administration.

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Education, Public Administration, Business Management, Child Development, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree is desirable.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Management capacity relevant to human services program management and familiarity with federal, state, and local laws, codes regulations, and requirements pertaining to the Head Start program, and state laws
  • Leadership skills; the ability to set course and direction for the organization
  • Strategic orientation; the ability to see the “big picture”
  • Understanding of national and local initiatives related to school readiness, transition and other program and curriculum objectives
  • Principles and practices of business administration, organizational management, facilities management and human resources management.
  • Principles and methods of finance and budget administrations as they apply to the funding and reporting requirement of state and federal categorical programs.

 

LICENSES/PERMITS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • California Teachers Commission on Credentialing; Child Development Director’s Permit.

 

SUPERVISION:

  • Supervised by the Division Director/Vice President-COO for organizational guidance, performance evaluation, and professionaldevelopment planning.
  • Supervises the organization’s Administrative Assistant, Component Management Staff Services and staff as assigned.

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Board of Directors and Policy Council
  • Administrative and Program Staff
  • Government Agencies and Community Organizations
  • Funding Entities including CACFP
  • Vendors/Contractors
  • Public/Parents

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Prior to hire, the following must be assured:

  • All potential employees will be subject to obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Child Abuse Index prior to starting work.
  • Completed and signed statement of any pending and prior criminal arrests/charges/convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies.
  • Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine, at a minimum, if the prospective employee can perform the duties outlined in the position description.
  • Proof of the absence of Tuberculosis, from a physician, to show that the prospective employee is cleared to work with children and families.
  • Must present documentation of current immunization against Influenza, Measles (MMR), and Pertussis (TDAP).
  • Use of an automobile with proper insurance coverage and valid California driver’s license.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

 

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds if required.
  • Ability to squat, bend, stoop, sit on floor, stand, and walk for required periods of time.
  • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
  • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

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Early Head Start Teacher I Volunteers of America

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 IDENTIFYING DATA:

 

POSITION TITLE:                   EHS TEACHER I

S.A.P. LEVEL:                          GRADE 3

REPORTS TO:                         CHILD DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

SUPERVISES:                          NONE

DIVISION:                              CHILD DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM:                             EARLY HEAD START

REVISED:                                FEBRUARY 2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

An Early Head Start (EHS) Teacher is a staff person who facilitates safe and healthy learning activities for young children, under 3 years of age. Play based learning promotes social-emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. An Early Head Start Teacher plans individual and group activities according to a child’s age and current developmental levels under the guidelines of Creative Curriculum. Provides children with a learning environment and the varied experiences to develop school readiness skills, appropriate to their age and stage of development. An EHS teacher also involves parents in educational activities of the program to enhance their role as the principal influence on the child’s education and development. Assist parents to increase knowledge, understanding skills, and experience in child growth and development. Identify and reinforce experiences, which occur in the home that parents can utilize as educational activities for their children.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Classroom Safety

  1. Develops a plan to ensure the safety of the children within the group utilizing indoor and outdoor facilities completes daily health and safety checklist and reports needed repairs and/or timely maintenance to the Center Coordinator.
  2. Inspects/facilities for hazardous conditions and unsafe environment and materials and completes daily health and safety checklists. Removes all debris, and all hazardous and unsafe equipment and materials.
  3. Supervises activities of children to ensure their safety.
  4. Recognizes and reports accidents, illnesses, and suspected child abuse to appropriate personnel according to timelines.
  5. Conducts monthly emergency drills
  6. Maintain a clean and orderly classroom, kept free of garbage and debris.

 

Effective Teaching Practices

  1. Plans and conducts classroom activities that encourage healthy habits appropriate to the child.
  2. Selects and uses materials and equipment that stimulates development in the children.Includes materials, which reflect the children’s culture(s) and uses them appropriately.
  3. Plans and facilitates daily learning activities for children based on children’s interests in alignment with the Creative Curriculum to support School Readiness in all learning domains.
  4. Writes and maintains accurate records, child observations to complete accurate child assessments (DRDP) 3 times per year
  5. Designs an individual development plan (IDP) for each child in collaboration with the parent, identifying learning goals and activities for home and school that will support development and achievement of goal (s).
  6. Provide diaper changes and meeting toileting needs of young children, as needed. Facilitate healthy habits with assistance such as tooth brushing and handwashing
  7. Conducts staff-parent conferences and home visits to each family with an enrolled child each program year; per requirements; two home visits and two parent teacher conferences.
  8. Attends all required in service training, and orientations, workshops, seminars, etc.
  9. Follows approved agency procedures, as well as distributes and maintains them under property security.
  10. Submits all required reports and administrative forms accurately, completely and timely, including enrollment and attendance information

 

Parent-Family- Community Engagement

  1. Active participant in recruiting, assisting parents who walk in for enrollment information and/or participates in formal recruitment activities as assigned.
  2. Encourages participation in parent groups at the center and provides opportunities for parents to use their skills and talents in the group.In bilingual settings, communicates both verbally and in writing, with both the parents and the children in their language when possible.
  3. Conducts parent education meetings, which will include orientation, discussion of IPP, child development, curriculum, and parenting skills.

 

Program Responsibilities

  1. Attends trainings and meetings, as scheduled and/or assigned.
  2. Perform special projects and/or other related duties as assigned.
  3. Abides by Agency Code of Conduct and policies, including applicable laws such as Mandated Reporting

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field.
  • EHS Requirement: Must have completed six units in Early Childhood Education with a focus on infant and toddler (I/T) development or commit to completing the six units in ECE I/T in one year in which an educational plan needs to be submitted to the HR Department.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least two years’ experience in a classroom or group setting with infants/toddlers.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment data
  • Promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate.
  • Advance children’s intellectual and physical development, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, understanding and use of language and increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, appreciation of books, understanding of early math and science, problem-solving skills, and approaches to learning.
  • Establish and maintain a health learning environment.
  • Support children’s social and emotional development.
  • Encourage family involvement of the children in a Head Start program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.
  • Promote infant/toddler development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety issues in infant/toddler care (such as SIDS).
  • Facilitate effective communication with infants, toddlers, parents, and other staff members.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the position per attached in the Physical Demands Section, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Utilizes highly effective teaching practices that support children’s development towards School Readiness.

 

 

LICENSES/PERMITS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • California Child Development Teacher Permit or higher.
  • AB 1207 Mandated Reporter CA certified

SUPERVISION:

  • Supervised by the Child Development Coordinator for organizational guidance, performance evaluation, and professional development planning.
  • Supervises: None

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Administrative and Program Staff
  • Parents
  • Public

REQUIREMENTS:

Prior to hire, the following must be assured:

  • Clear criminal record following a fingerprint screening with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Child Abuse Central Index (CACI), and Megan’s law.
  • Completed and signed statement of any pending and prior criminal arrests/charges/convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies.
  • Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine, at a minimum, if the prospective employee can perform the duties outlined in the position description.
  • Proof of the absence of Tuberculosis, from a physician, to show that the prospective employee is cleared to work with children and families.
  • Must present documentation of current immunization against Influenza, Measles, and Pertussis (TDAP).
  • Use of an automobile with proper insurance coverage and valid California driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

 

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds if required.
  • Ability to squat, bend, stoop, sit on floor, stand, and walk for required periods of time.
  • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
  • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Early Head Start Home Educator II Volunteers of America

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA

SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 

IDENTIFYING DATA:

 

POSITION TITLE:                   EHS HOME EDUCATOR II

S.A.P. LEVEL:                          GRADE 4  

REPORTS TO:                         HOME BASE COORDINATOR

SUPERVISES:                          NONE

DIVISION:                              CHILD DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM:                             EARLY HEAD START

REVISED:                                FEBRUARY 2020

 

Position Summary:

Under the Supervision of the Home Base Coordinator provides an educational program for infants and toddlers consistent with the Volunteers of America Southwest Child Development program’s philosophy and goals. Develops and maintains an educational environment conducive to effective learning.

 

Essential Job Functions:

The duties below are intended to provide an overview of the duties required of the Early Head Start Home Base Educator.

 

  • Recruits, Selects, and Enrolls qualified families for Home Visitor services. 
  • Provides a structured child-focused home visiting that promote parents’ ability to support the child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.
  • Assist family in establishing and meeting obtainable family goals.
  • Assist in promoting interest in parent and community volunteers.
  • Follows and adheres to Standard Code of Conduct at all times when representing the district as an employee to ensure for the safety and wellbeing of all children.
  • Plans and implements differentiated lesson plans.
  • Using technology accurately maintains and updates required records, assessment data, reports, and contact logs.
  • Ability to use time wisely and manage schedule.
  • Provides parents with necessary skills and support to help them prepare their children for preschool.
  • Assist parents in planning and implementing activities for the Early Head Start home visits.
  • Assists parents in promoting emergent literacy in their children from birth through age 3, including use of research-based strategies to support the development of literacy and language skills for children who are limited English Proficient.
  • Ascertain what health and development services the family receives and working with providers of these services to eliminate gasps in service by offering annual health, vision, hearing, and developmental screening for children from birth to entry into preschool when needed.
  • Serve as a resource for parents in the area of curriculum, parent involvement and community resources in order to help families’ access resources for all the elements of the Early Head Start program.
  • Implement comprehensive services in the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Performance Standards in the areas of education/child development, health, nutrition, and family and community engagement.
  • Conduct a development screening (within 45 days of entry into the program) for each child to identify any concerns about a child’s developmental functioning.
  • Administer three (3) ongoing assessments annually. The first to be within the first 60 days of entry into the program.
  • Plans and implements activities that are developmentally, linguistically, and culturally appropriate, recognizing individual interests, temperaments, languages, cultural backgrounds and learning styles.

 

Qualifications:

 Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in the following: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Human Development, or related field.
  • Process 6 units of Infant/Toddler coursework
  • Process the appropriate California Child Development Teaching Permits, Master Teacher, or Site Supervisor.

 

Experience:

  • At least one year of experience working in an Early Head Start Program, or an infant toddler setting.
  • Previous working experience with families in planning family goals and child educational goals.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Experience with effective communication, working with parents in a multi-ethnic setting.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Implements Child Development Social Emotional Curriculum.
  • Perform other duties assigned

 

Licenses/Permits/Certifications:

  • First Aid Pediatric CPR Certification
  • Teacher Permit Preferred

 Supervision:

  • Supervised by the Home Base Coordinator for organizational guidance, performance evaluation, and professional development planning.

 

Relationships:

  • Staff & Parents

 

Requirements:

Prior to hire, the following must be assured:

  • All potential employees will be subject to obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Child Abuse Index prior to starting work.
  • Completed and signed statement of any pending and prior criminal arrests/charges/convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies
  • Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine, at a minimum, if the prospective employee can perform the duties outlined in the position description
  • Proof of the absence of Tuberculosis, from a physician, to show that the prospective employee is cleared to work with children and families.
  • Must present documentation of current immunization against Influenza, Measles (MMR), and Pertussis (TDAP).
  • Use of an automobile with proper insurance coverage and valid California driver’s license.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

 

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds if required.
  • Ability to squat, bend, stoop, sit on floor, stand, and walk for required periods of time.
  • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
  • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Early Head Start Home Educator I Volunteers of America

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 

  1. IDENTIFYING DATA:

 

POSITION TITLE:                   EHS HOME EDUCATOR I

S.A.P. LEVEL:                          GRADE 3

REPORTS TO:                         HOME BASE COORDINATOR

SUPERVISES:                          NONE

DIVISION:                              CHILD DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM:                             EARLY HEAD START

REVISED:                                FEBRUARY 2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the Supervision of the Home Base Coordinator provides an educational program for infants and toddlers consistent with the Volunteers of America Southwest Child Development program’s philosophy and goals.

Develops and maintains an educational environment conducive to effective learning.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The duties below are intended to provide an overview of the duties required of the Early Head Start Home Base Educator.

  •  Recruits, Selects, and Enrolls qualified families for Home Visitor services.
  • Provides a structured child-focused home visiting that promote parents’ ability to support the child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.
  • Assist family in establishing and meeting obtainable family goals.
  • Assist in promoting interest in parent and community volunteers.
  • Follows and adheres to Standard Code of Conduct at all times when representing the district as an employee to ensure for the safety and wellbeing of all children.
  • Plans and implements differentiated lesson plans.
  • Using technology accurately maintains and updates required records, assessment data, reports, and contact logs.
  • Ability to use time wisely and manage schedule.
  • Provides parents with necessary skills and support to help them prepare their children for preschool.
  • Assist parents in planning and implementing activities for the Early Head Start home visits.
  • Assists parents in promoting emergent literacy in their children from birth through age 3, including use of research-based strategies to support the development of literacy and language skills for children who are limited English Proficient.
  • Ascertain what health and development services the family receives and working with providers of these services to eliminate gasps in service by offering annual health, vision, hearing, and developmental screening for children from birth to entry into preschool when needed.
  • Serve as a resource for parents in the area of curriculum, parent involvement and community resources in order to help families’ access resources for all the elements of the Early Head Start program.
  • Implement comprehensive services in the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Performance Standards in the areas of education/child development, health, nutrition, and family and community engagement.
  • Conduct a development screening (within 45 days of entry into the program) for each child to identify any concerns about a child’s developmental functioning.
  • Administer three (3) ongoing assessments annually. The first to be within the first 60 days of entry into the program.
  • Plans and implements activities that are developmentally, linguistically, and culturally appropriate, recognizing individual interests, temperaments, languages, cultural backgrounds and learning styles.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION:

  • Associates of Arts in the following: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Human Development,

or related field.

  • Process 6 units of Infant/Toddler coursework
  • Process the appropriate California Child Development Teaching Permits, Master Teacher, or Site Supervisor.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least one year of experience working in an Early Head Start Program, or an infant toddler setting.
  • Previous working experience with families in planning family goals and child educational goals.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Experience with effective communication, working with parents in a multi-ethnic setting.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Implements Child Development Social Emotional Curriculum.
  • Perform other duties assigned

LICENSES/PERMITS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • First Aid Pediatric CPR Certification
  • Teacher Permit Preferred

SUPERVISION:

  • Supervised by the Home Base Coordinator for organizational guidance, performance evaluation, and professional development planning.

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Staff & Parents

REQUIREMENTS:

Prior to hire, the following must be assured:

  • All potential employees will be subject to obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Child Abuse Index prior to starting work.
  • Completed and signed statement of any pending and prior criminal arrests/charges/convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies
  • Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine, at a minimum, if the prospective employee can perform the duties outlined in the position description
  • Proof of the absence of Tuberculosis, from a physician, to show that the prospective employee is cleared to work with children and families.
  • Must present documentation of current immunization against Influenza, Measles (MMR), and Pertussis (TDAP).
  • Use of an automobile with proper insurance coverage and valid California driver’s license.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

 

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds if required.
  • Ability to squat, bend, stoop, sit on floor, stand, and walk for required periods of time.
  • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
  • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Early Head Start Family Service Advocate Volunteers of America

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA

SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 

IDENTIFYING DATA:

 

                POSITION TITLE:                   EHS FAMILY SERVICE ADVOCATE

                S.A.P. LEVEL:                          GRADE 4

                REPORTS TO:                          FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

                SUPERVISES:                          NONE

                DIVISION:                               CHILD DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM:                 EARLY HEAD START REVISED:                     FEBRUARY 2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  

A staff person who links families to Early Head Start and to appropriate health, special needs, nutrition, human services, mental health, education, and parent involvement services, supporting them in making decisions and choices that will help improve their lives. This staff person also works collaboratively with Service Coordinators to implement mandated Federal and State guidelines.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The duties below are intended to provide an overview of the duties required of the Family Service Advocate.

 

  • Responsible for 100% enrollment of eligible children per Enrollment Recruitment Selection Eligibility and Attendance (ERSEA) requirements and Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Assist the family to improve the condition and quality of family life.
  • Encourages parent participation in the center, home visits, and related activities.
  • Makes parents aware of community services and resources and facilitate their use.
  • Interacts with families in a manner that is respectful of each family’s ethnicity and cultural diversity.
  • Communicates in an effective manner with parents and children in their native language, if possible.
  • Maintains accurate records as required by the program while ensuring their confidentiality, i.e. child and family information.
  • Monitors, Implements, and follows-up with Agency’s Child Attendance as per Attendance policy, as needed.  
  • Attends home visits as necessary with respect to issues on child attendance, recruitment/enrollment, etc.
  • Oversees the implementation of all Plan of Actions relating to Court Orders with respect to Child Custody.  
  • Facilitates parent, and program planning meetings and provides materials/resources.
  • Educates parents as to the purpose and need of a complete physical and dental exam for their children, and the overall goals and objectives of the health requirements, and follow-up as needed. 
  • Collects, updates, and maintain children’s health requirements within established timelines, and follows-up when needed.
  • Conduct Health Screenings for children.  
  • Provides resources to families with emergency assistance or crisis intervention, and follow-up.  
  • Recruitment/Pre-enrollment/Enrollment for eligible families in order to obtain and maintain 100% enrollment at all times.  
  • Assists Child Development Specialist and Center Child Development Coordinators with Initial Parent Orientation at the beginning of the year.
  • Conducts ongoing New Enrollment Parent Orientations.
  • Serve as a liaison between Head Start families and community-based agencies to provide necessary services and follow-up as needed.
  • Conducts Family Partnership Process Form for each family in order to identify needs and strengths, provide resources as applicable and establish a family goal.
  • Refers families to appropriate services i.e. mental health, disabilities, nutrition, health, and follow-up as needed.  
  • Assists families in arranging appointments and follow up visits, as needed (i.e. medical, dental, court, social services agencies, and local education agencies).
  • Weekend and evening work may be assigned as needed.
  • Attends trainings and meetings, as scheduled and/or assigned. 
  • Perform special projects and/or related duties as assigned.
  • Travels to Head Start centers, community agencies, conferences, and trainings.
  • Ensure compliance with ERSEA by maintaining a complete ERSEA file on each child for assigned site(s).  
  • Input and track all relevant Child and Family data through the student data base system.
  • Reviews all files of assigned families and verifies that entry into data base system is accurate when compared to files.
  • Reviews files to ensure that all necessary documentation for the children is in place.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

EDUCATION:

•Must have either an Associate Degree or higher in social work or a related field or a Family Development Credential.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • One year minimum experience paid or in a voluntary basis in a human service agency and/or working with low income families is required; experience in a preschool setting preferred. 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Windows, Internet and Student

Information Database System

•Ability to meet physical requirements of the position per attached Physical Demand Analysis, with or without reasonable accommodation  •Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

 

LICENSES/PERMITS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • NONE

 

 

SUPERVISION:

•Supervised by the Family Service Coordinator for organizational guidance, performance evaluation, and professional development planning.

•Supervises: NONE

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Administrative and Program Staff
  • Community Organizations
  • Public/Parents

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Prior to hire, the following must be assured:

  • All potential employees will be subject to obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Child Abuse Index prior to starting work.
  • Completed and signed statement of any pending and prior criminal arrests/charges/convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies
  • Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine, at a minimum, if the prospective employee can perform the duties outlined in the position description
  • Proof of the absence of Tuberculosis, from a physician, to show that the prospective employee is cleared to work with children and families.
  • Must present documentation of current immunization against Influenza, Measles (MMR), and Pertussis (TDAP).
  • Use of an automobile with proper insurance coverage and valid California driver’s license. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

 

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds if required.
  • Ability to squat, bend, stoop, sit on floor, stand, and walk for required periods of time. 
  • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision. 
  • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls. 

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Parent Partner Children's Institute Inc.

We're looking for Parent Partners - Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, Compton, and Watts.

Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) is looking for a committed Parent Partner with direct experience navigating through the systems of care (DCFS, DMH, Probation) with their own child and or relative.  

 Responsibilities:

  • Partners with parents and caregivers to help them learn to provide the support to the children under their care to optimize their healthy social and emotional development. 
  • Serves as a contact for the caregivers to learn about community and CII resources that would benefit the growth of children and families; maintains resource directory for CII and other community programs and resources; encourages parent/caregiver participation in group life skills sessions, support groups and related training/support programs. 
  • Maintains appropriate case notes and other records as required. 
  • Assists caregivers to effectively resolve family grievances and crisis situations.
  • Assists caregivers in navigating various services and supports within their community.
  • Facilitates online family engagement trainings and presentations 
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.  

This Position Requires: 

  • An individual with personal experience with their own child / relative navigating educational and social systems of care required including but not limited to: child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice, Health Care, Disabilities, DCFS, DMH, Probation, Juvenile, Education, DPSS, Foster Youth
  • Must have a good understanding of the use of technology
  • Required to have experience navigating different systems like, welfare, mental health, juvenile justice system, education, etc.
  • The Parent Partner provides direct services by utilizing their own life experiences to support, engage, and motivate caregivers towards the identified goals. 
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
  • Possesses a valid driver's license and state-required auto insurance. 
  • Required to travel extensively (> 50% of the time). 
  • Spanish / English bilingual required. 

What we offer:

• Generous paid time-off

• Plus paid Winter holiday break

• Opportunity for growth and advancement

• Continuous training and development •Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

• Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

• Education tuition reimbursement •Free HMOs- Medical, Dental, and Vision •PPOs to choose from

• 401a & 403b retirement plans

• Voluntary benefits, including Gympass, AFLAC, Long Term Care Insurance, Legal Services, Pet Insurance, and more!

Children’s Institute, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

 

South Los Angeles , CA 90044 2021-06-01 View
Early Head Start Teacher Children's Institute Inc.

We're always looking for Teachers- Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, Compton, and Watts.

As a Head Start Teacher at Children’s Institute, you’ll be teaching ages 3 - 5. Watch how you change lives! Working with the most vulnerable children in the most under-served communities of Los Angeles, our Teachers show their passion by taking an individual interest in each child and nurture them so that they can lead happy, healthy lives and be prepared to enter school.

 As a multi-service provider, children and families served by Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) have access to more comprehensive services than many of our sister organizations. Our work stretches across many disciplines and program structures in order to positively affect the lives of children and families in Los Angeles.

Who you are:

• Enthusiastic about children

• Patient with a good sense of humor

• A great communicator

• Respectful of differences

• Creative and flexible

• Attentive and caring

What you need to have:

• Bachelors degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field

• 24 units in Child Development or Early Childhood Education

• Teacher Permit or higher issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

• Demonstrated skill in curriculum development and modification for children 3 - 5 years of age.

What we offer:

• Generous paid time-off

• Plus paid Winter holiday break

• Opportunity for growth and advancement

• Continuous training and development •Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

• Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

• Education tuition reimbursement •Free HMOs- Medical, Dental, and Vision •PPOs to choose from

• 401a & 403b retirement plans

• Voluntary benefits, including Gympass, AFLAC, Long Term Care Insurance, Legal Services, Pet Insurance, and more!

Children’s Institute, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

 

South Los Angeles , CA 90044 2021-06-01 View
Early Head Start Child Development Coordinator Volunteers of America

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 

IDENTIFYING DATA:

 

POSITION TITLE:                   EHS CHILD DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

S.A.P. LEVEL:                          GRADE 2

REPORTS TO:                         DIRECTOR OF EARLY HEAD START

SUPERVISES:                          TEACHING STAFF

DIVISION:                              CHILD DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM:                             EARLY HEAD START

REVISED:                                FEBRUARY 2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

First-line manager of the Child Development Center Teaching staff within the Education Services component of Early Head Start/State Preschool program. Based in the delegate agency’s administrative office, the incumbent is a field supervisor of one or more child development centers. Program planning and coordination, personnel supervision, training and evaluation, interpretation of Federal and State regulations and policies to center staff, facility management and other directly related activities including teaching on an emergency basis. Provide children with a learning environment and the varied experience, which will help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development toward the overall goal of social competence. Integrate all learning domains of the Head Start components Early Learning Frameworks, and State Preschool Learning Foundations in the daily program activities. Involve parents in educational activities of the program to enhance their role as the primary educator of the child’s education and development. Assist parent to increase knowledge, understanding, skills, and experience in child growth and development. Identify and reinforce experiences, which occur in the home that parents can utilize as education activities for their children.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The duties below are intended to provide an overview of the duties required of the Child Development Coordinator.

 

  • Oversees implementation of agency policies, and procedures regarding education, disabilities, and mental health services to ensure they are consistent with the identified needs of the children served.
    • Maintains knowledge of relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations, communicates updates to administration, and staff for planning, training, and monitoring purposes, and proposes adaptation to agency procedures, as appropriate.
    • Facilitates the implementation and/or coordination of activities designed to meet compliance with regulations.
      • Provides leadership and supervision to assigned staff and communicates effectively expectations and desired outcomes.
      • Maintains effective internal (and external) relationships to ensure a coordinated approach to service delivery and to address service, staffing, and compliance issues until resolved.
        • Ensures effective delivery of services through consistent ongoing monitoring, reporting, and action to correct any identified problems.
        • Provides ongoing written monitoring and activity reports to the Education Specialist/Mentor Coach and prepares external reports as required.
        • Reviews and analyzes programs, reports, and records, and adopts changes accordingly, with the appropriate prior approvals.
          • In cooperation with staff and parents, participates, in the conduct and analysis of the annual community needs assessment.
          • Participates in developing staff plans for each center.
          • Approves equipment material requests and purchase orders for each child development center.
          • Assures that educational and support needs are identified for each child.
          • Assesses teaching personnel and may participate in team assignment decisions regarding to centers and classrooms.
          • Establishes effective line of communication in and between centers and programs in order to facilitate coordination and the efficient flow of information.
          • Assigns responsibilities to teachers and delegates the authority required for them to execute such responsibilities.
            • Confers regularly with center teaching staff regarding child’s behavioral or learning difficulties and recommends teaching strategies to encourage leaning experiences.
            • Conducts classroom visits for the purpose of observing classroom activities and provides on-site consultation to teaching staff, as appropriate.
            • Reviews both formal, CLASS, ECERS, and informal classroom observations, IDP and IEP as appropriate for each child.
            • Facilitates monthly staff meetings with teaching staff, serves as a catalyst and coordinator of team efforts.
              • Recommends purchase of program material and equipment, such as books, toys, and games designed to stimulate learning as authorized in the approved budget.
              • Routinely inspects center facilities for health, safety, fire, and occupancy violations and takes necessary corrective action to assure that clearances, permits, and licenses remain in force.
              • Interprets agency policy in line with accepted directives, procedures, and personnel practices promulgated by the Director.
                • Prepares and submits reports on center activities promptly and accurately.
                • Attend all meetings required by agency management.
                • Develops and maintains a calendar of all center activities and coordinates it with program calendar.
                • Confers with parent committees and individual parents, as appropriate, regarding facility and program activities, policies, education services, enrollment procedures, etc.
                • Establishes procedures to facilitate maximum communication between teaching staff and parents.
                • Edits, compiles attendance reports
                • Conducts periodic personnel evaluations as required by personnel policies and procedures.
                  • Reviews and evaluates education services component and center activities to ensure conformance to Head Start performance standards and other Federal, State, and local regulations.
                  • Encourages and suggest in-service training, formal education and other training opportunities related to increasing job productivity and career advancement.
                  • Participates in the training needs assessment for teaching staff.
  • Assists in the design, development and delivery of in-service training programs and orientations for teaching staff, substitutes, and community members.
  • Attends in-service training for Child Development Coordinators, as required by the Director and/or VOASW Corporate.
  • Coordinate and provide training and guidance to staff, parents, and community on a variety of pertinent topics in the area of child education and development.
  • Assist in on-going monitoring, tracking, follow-up and analysis of child development services and child outcomes.
  • Assist in the maintenance of record keeping and reporting systems, schedules, timelines policies and procedures for child development services.
  • Communicates with staff, parents, program managers, consultant, and community to enhance services to children and families.
  • Attends trainings and meetings, as scheduled and/or assigned.
  • Perform special projects and/or other related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in early childhood education or a related field from an institution of higher

learning accredited by a regional accreditation association recognized by the Council for Higher Education.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum three years’ experience in teaching infant/toddlers to school age children, as well as expertise in the theories and principles of child growth and development, early childhood education and family support.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • The capacity to offer assistance to teachers in the implantation of curricula to meet the group and individual needs of children in Head Start/Early Head Start and State Preschool classrooms.
  • Exercises considerable professional judgment and autonomy in decision-making with respect to the allocation of resources to pursue educational services objectives, within the child development centers.
  • Must have knowledge of Head Start goals and objectives for young children and their families.
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of adults.
  • Understanding of an ability to provide training in principles of child growth and development.
  • Understanding of various cultural backgrounds of Head Start families.
    • Demonstrates leadership and supervisory ability.
    • Ability to meet physical requirements of the position per attached Physical Demand Analysis, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

LICENSES/PERMITS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • California Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or higher.

SUPERVISION:

  • Supervised by the Director for organizational guidance, performance evaluation, and professional development planning.
  • Supervises the center teaching staff.

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Board of Directors and Policy Committee
  • Administrative and Program Staff
    • Government Agencies and Community Organizations
    • Funding Entities include CDE/State Preschool/CACFP and LACOE Head Start
    • Vendors/Contractors
    • Public/Parents

REQUIREMENTS:

Prior to hire, the following must be assured:

  • All potential employees will be subject to obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Child Abuse Index prior to starting work.
  • Completed and signed statement of any pending and prior criminal arrests/charges/convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies
  • Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine, at a minimum, if the prospective employee can perform the duties outlined in the position description
  • Proof of the absence of Tuberculosis, from a physician, to show that the prospective employee is cleared to work with children and families.
  • Must present documentation of current immunization against Influenza, Measles (MMR), and Pertussis (TDAP).
    • Use of an automobile with proper insurance coverage and valid California driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

 

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds if required.
  • Ability to squat, bend, stoop, sit on floor, stand, and walk for required periods of time.
  • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
  • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

El Centro, CA 92243 2021-06-01 View
Early Head Start Teacher II Volunteers of America

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 

IDENTIFYING DATA:

 

POSITION TITLE:                   EHS TEACHER II

S.A.P. LEVEL:                          GRADE 4

REPORTS TO:                         CHILD DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

SUPERVISES:                          NONE

DIVISION:                              CHILD DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM:                             EARLY HEAD START

REVISED:                                FEBRUARY 2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

An Early Head Start (EHS) Teacher is a staff person who facilitates safe and healthy learning activities for young children, under 3 years of age. Play based learning promotes social-emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. An Early Head Start Teacher plans individual and group activities according to a child’s age and current developmental levels under the guidelines of Creative Curriculum. Provides children with a learning environment and the varied experiences to develop school readiness skills, appropriate to their age and stage of development. An EHS teacher also involves parents in educational activities of the program to enhance their role as the principal influence on the child’s education and development. Assist parents to increase knowledge, understanding skills, and experience in child growth and development. Identify and reinforce experiences, which occur in the home that parents can utilize as educational activities for their children.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Classroom Safety

  1. Develops a plan to ensure the safety of the children within the group utilizing indoor and outdoor facilities completes daily health and safety checklist and reports needed repairs and/or timely maintenance to the Center Coordinator.
  2. Inspects/facilities for hazardous conditions and unsafe environment and materials and completes daily health and safety checklists. Removes all debris, and all hazardous and unsafe equipment and materials.
  3. Supervises activities of children to ensure their safety.
  4. Recognizes and reports accidents, illnesses, and suspected child abuse to appropriate personnel according to timelines.
  5. Conducts monthly emergency drills.
  6. Maintain a clean and orderly classroom, kept free of garbage and debris.

 

Effective Teaching Practices

  1. Plans and conducts classroom activities that encourage healthy habits appropriate to the child.
  2. Selects and uses materials and equipment that stimulates development in the children.Includes materials, which reflect the children’s culture(s) and uses them appropriately.
  3. Plans and facilitates daily learning activities for children based on children’s interests in alignment with the Creative Curriculum to support School Readiness in all learning domains.
  4. Writes and maintains accurate records, child observations to complete accurate child assessments (DRDP) 3 times per year.
  5. Designs an individual development plan (IDP) for each child in collaboration with the parent, identifying learning goals and activities for home and school that will support development and achievement of goal (s).
  6. Provide diaper changes and meeting toileting needs of young children, as needed. Facilitate healthy habits with assistance such as tooth brushing and handwashing.
  7. Conducts staff-parent conferences and home visits to each family with an enrolled child each program year; per requirements; two home visits and two parent teacher conferences.
  8. Attends all required in service training, and orientations, workshops, seminars, etc.
  9. Follows approved agency procedures, as well as distributes and maintains them under property security.
  10. Submits all required reports and administrative forms accurately, completely and timely, including enrollment and attendance information.

 

Parent-Family - Community Engagement

  1. Active participant in recruiting, assisting parents who walk in for enrollment information and/or participates in formal recruitment activities as assigned.
  2. Encourages participation in parent groups at the center and provides opportunities for parents to use their skills and talents in the group.In bilingual settings, communicates both verbally and in writing, with both the parents and the children in their language when possible.
  3. Conducts parent education meetings, which will include orientation, discussion of IPP, child development, curriculum, and parenting skills.

 

Program Responsibilities

  1. Attends trainings and meetings, as scheduled and/or assigned.
  2. Perform special projects and/or other related duties as assigned.
  3. Abides by Agency Code of Conduct and policies, including applicable laws such as Mandated Reporting

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field.
  • EHS Requirement: Must have completed six units in Early Childhood Education with a focus on infant and toddler (I/T) development or commit to completing the six units in ECE I/T in one year in which an educational plan needs to be submitted to the HR Department.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least two years’ experience in a classroom or group setting with infants/toddlers.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment data.
  • Promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate.
  • Advance children’s intellectual and physical development, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, understanding and use of language and increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, appreciation of books, understanding of early math and science, problem-solving skills, and approaches to learning.
  • Establish and maintain a health learning environment.
  • Support children’s social and emotional development.
  • Encourage family involvement of the children in a Head Start program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.
  • Promote infant/toddler development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety issues in infant/toddler care (such as SIDS).
  • Facilitate effective communication with infants, toddlers, parents, and other staff members.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the position per attached in the Physical Demands Section, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Utilizes highly effective teaching practices that support children’s development towards School Readiness

 

 

LICENSES/PERMITS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • California Child Development Teacher Permit or higher.
  • AB 1207 Mandated Reporter CA certified.

SUPERVISION:

  • Supervised by the Child Development Coordinator for organizational guidance, performance evaluation, and professional development planning.
  • Supervises: None

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Administrative and Program Staff
  • Parents
  • Public

REQUIREMENTS:

Prior to hire, the following must be assured:

  • Clear criminal record following a fingerprint screening with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Child Abuse Central Index (CACI), and Megan’s law.
  • Completed and signed statement of any pending and prior criminal arrests/charges/convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies
  • Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine, at a minimum, if the prospective employee can perform the duties outlined in the position description
  • Proof of the absence of Tuberculosis, from a physician, to show that the prospective employee is cleared to work with children and families.
  • Must present documentation of current immunization against Influenza, Measles, and Pertussis (TDAP).
  • Use of an automobile with proper insurance coverage and valid California driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

 

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds if required.
  • Ability to squat, bend, stoop, sit on floor, stand, and walk for required periods of time.
  • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
  • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

San Bernardino, CA 92408 2021-06-01 View
Early Head Start Teacher II Volunteers of America

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 

IDENTIFYING DATA:

 

POSITION TITLE:                   EHS TEACHER II

S.A.P. LEVEL:                          GRADE 4

REPORTS TO:                         CHILD DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

SUPERVISES:                          NONE

DIVISION:                              CHILD DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM:                             EARLY HEAD START

REVISED:                                FEBRUARY 2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

An Early Head Start (EHS) Teacher is a staff person who facilitates safe and healthy learning activities for young children, under 3 years of age. Play based learning promotes social-emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. An Early Head Start Teacher plans individual and group activities according to a child’s age and current developmental levels under the guidelines of Creative Curriculum. Provides children with a learning environment and the varied experiences to develop school readiness skills, appropriate to their age and stage of development. An EHS teacher also involves parents in educational activities of the program to enhance their role as the principal influence on the child’s education and development. Assist parents to increase knowledge, understanding skills, and experience in child growth and development. Identify and reinforce experiences, which occur in the home that parents can utilize as educational activities for their children.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Classroom Safety

  1. Develops a plan to ensure the safety of the children within the group utilizing indoor and outdoor facilities completes daily health and safety checklist and reports needed repairs and/or timely maintenance to the Center Coordinator.
  2. Inspects/facilities for hazardous conditions and unsafe environment and materials and completes daily health and safety checklists. Removes all debris, and all hazardous and unsafe equipment and materials.
  3. Supervises activities of children to ensure their safety.
  4. Recognizes and reports accidents, illnesses, and suspected child abuse to appropriate personnel according to timelines.
  5. Conducts monthly emergency drills.
  6. Maintain a clean and orderly classroom, kept free of garbage and debris.

 

Effective Teaching Practices

  1. Plans and conducts classroom activities that encourage healthy habits appropriate to the child.
  2. Selects and uses materials and equipment that stimulates development in the children.Includes materials, which reflect the children’s culture(s) and uses them appropriately.
  3. Plans and facilitates daily learning activities for children based on children’s interests in alignment with the Creative Curriculum to support School Readiness in all learning domains.
  4. Writes and maintains accurate records, child observations to complete accurate child assessments (DRDP) 3 times per year.
  5. Designs an individual development plan (IDP) for each child in collaboration with the parent, identifying learning goals and activities for home and school that will support development and achievement of goal (s).
  6. Provide diaper changes and meeting toileting needs of young children, as needed. Facilitate healthy habits with assistance such as tooth brushing and handwashing.
  7. Conducts staff-parent conferences and home visits to each family with an enrolled child each program year; per requirements; two home visits and two parent teacher conferences.
  8. Attends all required in service training, and orientations, workshops, seminars, etc.
  9. Follows approved agency procedures, as well as distributes and maintains them under property security.
  10. Submits all required reports and administrative forms accurately, completely and timely, including enrollment and attendance information.

 

Parent-Family - Community Engagement

  1. Active participant in recruiting, assisting parents who walk in for enrollment information and/or participates in formal recruitment activities as assigned.
  2. Encourages participation in parent groups at the center and provides opportunities for parents to use their skills and talents in the group.In bilingual settings, communicates both verbally and in writing, with both the parents and the children in their language when possible.
  3. Conducts parent education meetings, which will include orientation, discussion of IPP, child development, curriculum, and parenting skills.

 

Program Responsibilities

  1. Attends trainings and meetings, as scheduled and/or assigned.
  2. Perform special projects and/or other related duties as assigned.
  3. Abides by Agency Code of Conduct and policies, including applicable laws such as Mandated Reporting

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field.
  • EHS Requirement: Must have completed six units in Early Childhood Education with a focus on infant and toddler (I/T) development or commit to completing the six units in ECE I/T in one year in which an educational plan needs to be submitted to the HR Department.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least two years’ experience in a classroom or group setting with infants/toddlers.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment data.
  • Promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate.
  • Advance children’s intellectual and physical development, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, understanding and use of language and increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, appreciation of books, understanding of early math and science, problem-solving skills, and approaches to learning.
  • Establish and maintain a health learning environment.
  • Support children’s social and emotional development.
  • Encourage family involvement of the children in a Head Start program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.
  • Promote infant/toddler development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety issues in infant/toddler care (such as SIDS).
  • Facilitate effective communication with infants, toddlers, parents, and other staff members.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the position per attached in the Physical Demands Section, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Utilizes highly effective teaching practices that support children’s development towards School Readiness

 

 

LICENSES/PERMITS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • California Child Development Teacher Permit or higher.
  • AB 1207 Mandated Reporter CA certified.

SUPERVISION:

  • Supervised by the Child Development Coordinator for organizational guidance, performance evaluation, and professional development planning.
  • Supervises: None

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Administrative and Program Staff
  • Parents
  • Public

REQUIREMENTS:

Prior to hire, the following must be assured:

  • Clear criminal record following a fingerprint screening with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Child Abuse Central Index (CACI), and Megan’s law.
  • Completed and signed statement of any pending and prior criminal arrests/charges/convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies
  • Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine, at a minimum, if the prospective employee can perform the duties outlined in the position description
  • Proof of the absence of Tuberculosis, from a physician, to show that the prospective employee is cleared to work with children and families.
  • Must present documentation of current immunization against Influenza, Measles, and Pertussis (TDAP).
  • Use of an automobile with proper insurance coverage and valid California driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

 

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds if required.
  • Ability to squat, bend, stoop, sit on floor, stand, and walk for required periods of time.
  • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
  • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

El Centro , CA 92243 2021-06-01 View
Family Services Worker Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities

FAMILY SERVICES WORKER for Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities, Susanville Head Start Center. 20 hrs/wk, 45 wks/yr. Responsible for assisting 20 families with health and social services needs. Must have high school diploma or GED, plus 6 units college credit in related field and valid drivers license. Criminal background clearance required after offer of employment is made. Resumes must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2021. Send to Gina Wood, 424 N Mill Creek Rd, Quincy, CA 95971. EOE

Susanville, CA 96130 2021-06-01 View
Early Head Start Teacher I Volunteers of America

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 IDENTIFYING DATA:

 

POSITION TITLE:                   EHS TEACHER I

S.A.P. LEVEL:                          GRADE 3

REPORTS TO:                         CHILD DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

SUPERVISES:                          NONE

DIVISION:                              CHILD DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM:                             EARLY HEAD START

REVISED:                                FEBRUARY 2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

An Early Head Start (EHS) Teacher is a staff person who facilitates safe and healthy learning activities for young children, under 3 years of age. Play based learning promotes social-emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. An Early Head Start Teacher plans individual and group activities according to a child’s age and current developmental levels under the guidelines of Creative Curriculum. Provides children with a learning environment and the varied experiences to develop school readiness skills, appropriate to their age and stage of development. An EHS teacher also involves parents in educational activities of the program to enhance their role as the principal influence on the child’s education and development. Assist parents to increase knowledge, understanding skills, and experience in child growth and development. Identify and reinforce experiences, which occur in the home that parents can utilize as educational activities for their children.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Classroom Safety

  1. Develops a plan to ensure the safety of the children within the group utilizing indoor and outdoor facilities completes daily health and safety checklist and reports needed repairs and/or timely maintenance to the Center Coordinator.
  2. Inspects/facilities for hazardous conditions and unsafe environment and materials and completes daily health and safety checklists. Removes all debris, and all hazardous and unsafe equipment and materials.
  3. Supervises activities of children to ensure their safety.
  4. Recognizes and reports accidents, illnesses, and suspected child abuse to appropriate personnel according to timelines.
  5. Conducts monthly emergency drills
  6. Maintain a clean and orderly classroom, kept free of garbage and debris.

 

Effective Teaching Practices

  1. Plans and conducts classroom activities that encourage healthy habits appropriate to the child.
  2. Selects and uses materials and equipment that stimulates development in the children.Includes materials, which reflect the children’s culture(s) and uses them appropriately.
  3. Plans and facilitates daily learning activities for children based on children’s interests in alignment with the Creative Curriculum to support School Readiness in all learning domains.
  4. Writes and maintains accurate records, child observations to complete accurate child assessments (DRDP) 3 times per year
  5. Designs an individual development plan (IDP) for each child in collaboration with the parent, identifying learning goals and activities for home and school that will support development and achievement of goal (s).
  6. Provide diaper changes and meeting toileting needs of young children, as needed. Facilitate healthy habits with assistance such as tooth brushing and handwashing
  7. Conducts staff-parent conferences and home visits to each family with an enrolled child each program year; per requirements; two home visits and two parent teacher conferences.
  8. Attends all required in service training, and orientations, workshops, seminars, etc.
  9. Follows approved agency procedures, as well as distributes and maintains them under property security.
  10. Submits all required reports and administrative forms accurately, completely and timely, including enrollment and attendance information

 

Parent-Family- Community Engagement

  1. Active participant in recruiting, assisting parents who walk in for enrollment information and/or participates in formal recruitment activities as assigned.
  2. Encourages participation in parent groups at the center and provides opportunities for parents to use their skills and talents in the group.In bilingual settings, communicates both verbally and in writing, with both the parents and the children in their language when possible.
  3. Conducts parent education meetings, which will include orientation, discussion of IPP, child development, curriculum, and parenting skills.

 

Program Responsibilities

  1. Attends trainings and meetings, as scheduled and/or assigned.
  2. Perform special projects and/or other related duties as assigned.
  3. Abides by Agency Code of Conduct and policies, including applicable laws such as Mandated Reporting

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field.
  • EHS Requirement: Must have completed six units in Early Childhood Education with a focus on infant and toddler (I/T) development or commit to completing the six units in ECE I/T in one year in which an educational plan needs to be submitted to the HR Department.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least two years’ experience in a classroom or group setting with infants/toddlers.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment data
  • Promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five and applicable state early learning and development standards, including for children with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate.
  • Advance children’s intellectual and physical development, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, understanding and use of language and increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, appreciation of books, understanding of early math and science, problem-solving skills, and approaches to learning.
  • Establish and maintain a health learning environment.
  • Support children’s social and emotional development.
  • Encourage family involvement of the children in a Head Start program and support the development of relationships between children and their families.
  • Promote infant/toddler development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety issues in infant/toddler care (such as SIDS).
  • Facilitate effective communication with infants, toddlers, parents, and other staff members.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the position per attached in the Physical Demands Section, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Utilizes highly effective teaching practices that support children’s development towards School Readiness.

 

 

LICENSES/PERMITS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • California Child Development Teacher Permit or higher.
  • AB 1207 Mandated Reporter CA certified

SUPERVISION:

  • Supervised by the Child Development Coordinator for organizational guidance, performance evaluation, and professional development planning.
  • Supervises: None

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Administrative and Program Staff
  • Parents
  • Public

REQUIREMENTS:

Prior to hire, the following must be assured:

  • Clear criminal record following a fingerprint screening with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Child Abuse Central Index (CACI), and Megan’s law.
  • Completed and signed statement of any pending and prior criminal arrests/charges/convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies.
  • Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine, at a minimum, if the prospective employee can perform the duties outlined in the position description.
  • Proof of the absence of Tuberculosis, from a physician, to show that the prospective employee is cleared to work with children and families.
  • Must present documentation of current immunization against Influenza, Measles, and Pertussis (TDAP).
  • Use of an automobile with proper insurance coverage and valid California driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

 

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds if required.
  • Ability to squat, bend, stoop, sit on floor, stand, and walk for required periods of time.
  • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
  • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

El Centro , CA 92243 2021-06-01 View
Home Base Coordinator Volunteers of America

 

 

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA

SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA P

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

Position Title:   Home Base Coordinator     

Reports To:       EARLY HEAD START DIRECTOR    

Department:     CHILD DEVELOPMENT        

Employment Status:  FULL YEAR - EXEMPT

Work Location: 720 S. E Street San Bernardino CA 92408 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the EHS Director, the Home Visitor Coordinator leads and shares responsibility for planning, organizing, and implementing the care, development, and education of typically and atypically developing infants and toddlers (birth - age 3) with Home-based visitors. Accountable for implementing quality early education program that fosters positive relationships between parents and children, and reinforces the value of the parent as the child’s primary teacher. This position ensures that home-based visitors fully comply with the policies and procedures of Volunteers of America-Southwest California and the Federal Performance Standards. This position works collaboratively with the Education Specialist/Coach and the Disabilities/Mental Health Specialist.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Directly supervises the day to day operation of the home based program option and the home visitors.
• Monitors home visits by accompanying home visitors on home visits to observe for quality delivery of services and program requirement compliance
• Reviews all home visitor paperwork including lesson plans
• Monitors Child Plus data input by home visitors
• Addresses concerns from parents within the program option.
• Adheres to Confidentiality policy in all aspects of program operations
• Ensures Parenting Curriculum is implemented at Socialization's.
• Communicates effectively and professionally with staff and families and peers.
• Approves monthly lesson planning to ensure individualized and school readiness goals are incorporated into lesson planning.
• Observes monthly socialization and approves agenda. Provides feedback to staff on effectiveness of socialization in relationship to Performance Standards.
• Monitors child’s file for compliance in Enrollment, Family Goals and Objectives School Readiness and progress with DRDP goals and accomplishments and health requirements.
• Approves Referral from Home Visitor for additional services.
• Attends Staff Meetings.
• Other duties as assigned.

This job description is not meant to be all inclusive of duties or responsibilities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION

• Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
• A California Child Development Site Supervisor Permit.
• CPR certificate issued by the American Red Cross, Heart Association or other authorized agency.
• Documentation of health and safety training required by Title 22 Community Care Licensing regulations.

EXPERIENCE

• 4-6 years experience in education for infants and toddlers
• 5-7 years experience in supervision of adults
• Must have the ability to read, write, and speak English. Bilingual in Spanish helpful.
• Must be computer literate.
• Must have knowledge of Title 22 licensing regulations and Head Start Performance Standards

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Prior to hire the following must be assured.

  • All employees will be subject to fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice (DOJ), The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Child Abuse Index prior to starting work.
  • Completed and signed statement of any pending and prior criminal arrests/Charges/Convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or felonies.
  • Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine, at a minimum, if the prospective employee can perform the duties outlined in the position description.
  • Proof of absence of Tuberculosis, from a physician, to document that the prospective employee is cleared to work with children and families
  • Document of current immunization against Influenza, Measles (MMR), and Pertussis (TDAP).
  • Valid California driver’s license and insurance required.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds if required
  • Ability to squat, bend, stoop, sit on floor, stand, and walk for required periods of time.
  • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision
  • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers and/or controls.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

         

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino, CA 92408 2021-06-01 View
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR Volunteers of America

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA

SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 

IDENTIFYING DATA:

 

POSITION TITLE:                   FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

S.A.P. LEVEL:                          SUPERVISOR, EXEMPT

REPORTS TO:                         EHS DIRECTOR

SUPERVISES:                          NONE

DIVISION:                              CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

PROGRAM:                             EARLY HEAD START

REVISED:                                APRIL 2020

 

Position Summary:

Under the Supervision of the Early Head Start Director, the Family and Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, implementation and oversight of family support services, community partnerships, and all elements of the enrollment and attendance process. The position will supervise a team of Family Service Associates and the ERSEA Specialist and work collaboratively with other administrative team members to ensure service coordinator and achieve compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to: Volunteers of America Southwest Policies and Procedures, Head Start, California State Pre-school, Community Care Licensing, and agency contracts as applicable.

 

Essential Job Functions:

The duties below are intended to provide an overview of the duties required of the Family and Community Engagement Coordinator.  

 

  • Develops, plans, and oversees implantation of agency written plans, policies, and procedures regarding family and community engagement and ERSEA to meet the needs of low-income families with sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Facilitates the development, implementation and/or coordination of activities designed to meet compliance with regulations.
  • Provides leadership, supervision, and training to assigned Family Service Associates, and effectively communicate expectations and desired outcomes.
  • Prepares and coordinates the collection of data for the annual community assessment, and utilizes local data to ensure that services are aligned to the needs of the community and that the selection criteria for enrollment is consistent with priorities to serve the neediest children.
  • Maintains documentation and records, both in children’s files and on ChildPlus (the agency’s formal recordkeeping system), of services provided in preparation for internal reporting and the annual Program Information Report (PIR).
  • Reviews documentation to ensure accuracy, completeness, and consistency in adherence to regulations and requirements.
  • Participates as a member of the School Readiness Planning Committee, Community Health Advisory Group, Multi-Disciplinary Team.
  • Develop and maintain formal partnerships within the local community to support the goals of the program and its families.
  • Maintains effective internal relationships to ensure a coordinated approach to service delivery and to address service, staffing, and compliance issues until resolved.
  • Ensures effective and timely provision of services and communication to program families.
  • Maintains knowledge of relevant federal, state and locals laws and regulations, communicates updates to administration and staff for planning, training, and monitoring purposes, and proposes adaptation to agency procedures, as appropriate.
  • Provides ongoing written monitoring and activity reports to the Early Head Start Director as required.
  • Reviews and analyzes programs, reports, and records, and adopts changes accordingly, with appropriate prior approvals.
  • Attends trainings and meetings, as scheduled and/or assigned.
  • Perform special projects and/or other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with a major in social work, human development, or social human, or family services or related field. Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

 

Experience:

  • At least five years of experience in family services and community involvement within a social service setting that serves low-income families and children.
  • Minimum one year of professional, supervisory, and management experience within Head Start, specifically within family and community engagement and/or ERSEA.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must have ability to read, write, and speak English. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Must be computer literate and have experience with Microsoft Office 2000.
  • Ability to type 45wpm
  • Must have knowledge of relevant federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations, including Head Start and California State Pre-school.
  • Knowledge and familiarity of the communities and populations served through Volunteers of America programs.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, case management practices, and engagement rapport building skills for family goal setting and development, as well as staff support.
  • Must have knowledge of ChildPlus for monitoring and data analysis.
  • Strong ability for critical thinking, problem solving, organization, group facilitation, and the ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to supervise and manage assigned staff, asses performance, and determine professional development needs.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and be flexible to the demands of the position.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness, and to safely and competently respond to urgent and emergent situations (within the scope of position).
  •  Ability to maintain professional boundaries with the other employees and with children and families.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all records and information that pertain to children, families, employees, agency, and its related interests.

Licenses/permits/certifications:

  • Supervised by the Early Head Start Director for organizational guidance, performance evaluation, and professional development planning.
  • Supervises the agency’s Family Service Associates, Data Outcomes for organizational guidance, scheduling, performance evaluation, and professional development planning.

Relationships:

  • Staff & Parents
  • Policy Council

 

 

Requirements:

Prior to the first day of employment the following must be completed:

  • All potential employees will be subject to obtain fingerprint clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Child Abuse Index prior to starting work.
  • Completed and signed statement of any pending and prior criminal arrests/charges/convictions related to child sexual abuse, child abuse and neglect, and/or violent felonies
  • Successful completion of an initial health examination, performed by or under the supervision of a physician, to determine, at a minimum, if the prospective employee can perform the duties outlined in the position description
  • Proof of the absence of Tuberculosis, from a physician, to show that the prospective employee is cleared to work with children and families.
  • Must present documentation of current immunization against Influenza, Measles (MMR), and Pertussis (TDAP).
  • Use of an automobile with proper insurance coverage and valid California driver’s license.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

 

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds if required.
  • Ability to squat, bend, stoop, sit on floor, stand, and walk for required periods of time.
  • Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
  • Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Substitute Teacher Children's Institute Inc.

We have a number of Substitute Teacher positions open at CII, spanning between Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, Compton, and Watts.

Substitute Teachers change lives. Working with the most vulnerable children in the most under-served communities of Los Angeles, our Head Start Teachers show their passion by taking an individual interest in each child and nurture them so that they can lead happy, healthy lives and be prepared for entry into school.

As a multi-service provider, children and families served by Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) have access to more comprehensive services than many of our sister organizations. Our work stretches across many disciplines and program structures in order to positively affect the lives of children and families in Los Angeles.

Who you are:

• Enthusiastic about children

• Patient with a good sense of humor

• A great communicator

• Respectful of differences

• Creative and flexible

• Attentive and caring

What you need to have:

• A minimum of 12 units of Early Childhood Development course work .

• A valid first aid and CPR certificate or the ability to obtain one within the introductory period.

Children’s Institute, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

 

South Los Angeles, CA 90002 2021-06-01 View
Early Head Start Educator Sacramento County Office of Education

If you are interested in this position, please apply here: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1408119

Sacramento County Office of Education Job Description
Classification Title: Early Head Start Educator

DEFINITION

Under supervision of the assigned supervisor, and working as a member of the transdisciplinary team of the Infant Development Program, plans and implements individualized home-based programs for assigned infants/toddlers, birth to 36 months of age, and their families; performs related duties as assigned.

 

DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE TO

Appropriate Administrator

 

SUPERVISION OVER

None; however, the Early Head Start Educator may assist in organizing and assigning work to various program volunteers.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(Any one position may not include all of the listed duties, nor do all of the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions within this classification.)

 

Home Visits

Provides high-quality, early education services; schedules, plans, and conducts weekly visits, in homes or other designated locations, with assigned families in coordination with staff and outside agencies; maintains ongoing communication with families to coordinate program and community services; conducts developmental and health screenings and assessments; provides educational information to parents/caregivers appropriate to the individual needs of the child or as requested by the family; maintains communication with team members as to the needs of families; develops individualized plans; provides support, encouragement, and suggestions to families; maintains a sensitivity to cultural and socio-economic background, family concerns, and the unique needs of non-English speaking families; organizes and prepares materials and activities according to the individualized plan developed for each infant/toddler and family; demonstrates and models activities for parents; monitors child and family progress and shares information with other program staff. Bilingual staff may interpret for families and other staff.

 

Group Activities

Plans and assists staff in planning community-based/socialization activities including preparing materials needed and coordinating field trips and transportation; secures sites for group activities; obtains guest speakers; organizes and sets up room environment including arranging furniture, setting materials out, and placing any necessary equipment; plans, prepares, and serves snacks and assists in clean-up duties; models, participates, and leads group activities and assists children and families in performing activities which promote language, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development; observes and evaluates child's and family progress and effectiveness of activities; assists children with personal needs involving diapering and toileting; cleans and disinfects equipment, dishes, and play items and areas after group sessions; confers with staff regarding the day’s activities and interactions.

 

Documentation/Records Maintenance

Prepares and maintains ongoing student data and records relating to in-home education and socialization activities; prepares and maintains individual student medical and educational information; sets up and maintains a filing system for efficient collection, retention, and retrieval of student and program information; completes various reports regarding in-home education and other related activities; in a timely manner, completes various weekly and monthly logs and forms regarding services delivered and/or required for infants/toddlers, and families; requests child medical information and disseminates information to staff as needed; facilitates the translation of all program documents to meet the needs of the family; prepares and routes transition packets to districts; collects and maintains information sent to/and from outside agencies.

 

Program Support/Service Coordination

Operates office equipment to prepare materials for educational activities; orders necessary supplies and equipment for program and insures adequate levels are maintained; coordinates work schedules; prepares for and participates in compliance review processes; prepares and distributes flyers, agendas, meeting notices, calendars and materials for program activities; attends conferences, workshops, and inservices related to program; serves as a member of the transdisciplinary team to furnish and share information and coordinate professional and community resources with other program staff related to individual families; recruits and processes applications for Early Head Start services; assists the team with the assessment/intake process; attends meetings with staff to gather new information and receive related training; conducts research related to medical information and community services to assist specific family needs and concerns; assists families in completing required paperwork, and scheduling and attending medical appointments; conducts community outreach to providers, educators, and other agencies; coordinates schedules and networks with community agencies serving assigned families; designs and presents training sessions as needed; provides team/staff support where needed including scheduling consultations, making referrals, informing families of meetings and trainings, participating with families in meetings in trainings, and following up on the progress and implementation of individualized goals; coordinates with interpreters and translators regarding home visits, group activities and various appointments as needed; maintains cooperative working relationships with staff, families, and agency personnel.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience

Twelve units in early childhood education is required, with at least 3 of the 12 units related to the care of infants/toddlers; experience working in an infant/toddler or Head Start program; experience working with young children who have developmental disabilities or delays is desirable.

 

Knowledge of:

Principles of child development and developmental disabilities; age-appropriate educational activities and materials; community agencies, resources, and early intervention programs available for infants/toddlers; basic hygiene practices; standard types of filing systems; proper telephone techniques; standard software applications.

 

Skill and Ability to:

Communicate effectively in oral and/or written form with infants, toddlers, parents, and staff regarding technical information; communicate/listen one-on-one or in group setting; maintain cultural and socio-economic awareness and sensitivity to work with differing attitudes and lifestyles; manage time and organize and schedule work day; conduct research related to families' needs for service; work with children and parents in a home environment; work cooperatively and effectively with individuals and groups; work as a team member; remain flexible and adapt to changing program needs and schedules in order to meet the needs of the program; share individual knowledge, skills, and talents with co-workers; learn adaptive educational activities; lift students as needed; operate standard office equipment; use a computer to prepare reports, forms, flyers, agendas and other related materials; maintain confidentiality; follow instructions; read, interpret and apply rules, laws and procedures.

 

Other Characteristics

Possess a valid California driver's license; possession of a current First Aid Certificate and CPR Training Certificate (may be obtained within 3 months of employment).

 

Sacramento, CA 95826-9003 2021-05-28 View
Social Emotional Support Specialist Wu Yee Children's Services

The Social-Emotional Support Specialist provides direct support to children in classroom settings by teaching social-emotional skills and supporting children with challenging behavior. This position works collaboratively with teacher, administrators, and mental health providers to support children’s learning and safety.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct support to individual children in classrooms by teaching social-emotional skills, modeling strategies for teachers, and supporting children when they engage in challenging behavior.
  • Assist in planning for individualized learning strategies to build relationships, modify the classroom environment, and teach social-emotional skills.
  • Create individualized visual supports to use, model, and share with teachers (e.g. visuals relating to schedules, expectations, rules, emotions, problem solving strategies, self-regulation).
  • Model strategies from the Pyramid Model.
  • Record and analyze data relating to children’s behavior and skill building.


Knowledge/Experience/Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree degree in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Psychology, or a closely-related field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching or providing therapeutic, services to children 0-5 years old from low income, diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and education regarding developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate using technology, develop reports, and track data.
  • Willingness to travel to Child Development Centers located across San Francisco.
  • Preferred: Experience working with young children in group or classroom settings.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • A competitive salary $28-30.77/hr
  • Fully paid employee health, dental and vision
  • 403b with matching contribution after 1 year
  • 13 holidays, 10 days vacation and paid sick leave
  • Lots of opportunity for advancement across the organization
  • Extensive paid training and professional development

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified. Wu Yee Children’s Services is an equal opportunity employer.

San Francisco, CA 94108 2021-05-27 View
Mental Health/Disabilities Specialist Child Development Resources

MENTAL HEALTH/DISABILITIES SPECIALIST


Under the supervision of the mental health coordinator or disabilities coordinator, the mental health/disabilities specialist shall be responsible to:

  1. Conduct observations and provide coaching, mentoring, and technical assistance on effective teacher-child interactions, effective social-emotional practices, child observations, curriculum fidelity, individualization, and responsive learning environments to help instructional staff promote healthy social-emotional development in children and meet the needs of children with disabilities.
  2. Conduct ongoing inventories of practice to measure teacher-child interactions, quality learning environments, and implementation of teaching practices with fidelity that promote healthy social emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors.    
  3. Assist with the facilitation of Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings, case conferences, and parent-teacher conferences to develop and implement Child Behavioral Support Plans.
  4. Attend Individual Family Service Plan/Individual Education Plan (IFSP/IEP) and transition planning meetings as directed.
  5. Assist the mental health or disabilities coordinator in helping families access mental health and disabilities services and the documentation of follow up services. 
  6. Assist with entering, reconciling, monitoring, and analyzing program data.  Generate timely reports to measure quality of services, compliance, and child and program outcomes,
  7. Provide one-to-one reflective strategies for improving teacher-child interactions and how to work with culturally, linguistically, and developmentally diverse groups of children, including children with and at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.
  8. Assist with planning and implementing mental health/disabilities pre-service and in-service training sessions for Head Start/Early Head Start management and instructional staff.
  9. Maintain current knowledge of the program’s curriculum, social-emotional framework and practices, operational procedures, and systems related to the effective delivery of early care and education services.
  10. Stay abreast of all special education laws (IDEA Part C and Part B, ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act), Head Start Performance Standards, and other applicable federal and state regulations and the implications of these laws for Head Start/Early Head Start programs.
  11. Distribute latest research-based resources, professional growth opportunities, and materials.
  12. Attend and/or conduct all required meetings, pre-service, in-service, and other training as directed.
  13. All other duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in child development, early childhood education, human development or in a *related field (see alternate education requirement below). 
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a teaching capacity working with young children (birth to five), including children with disabilities.
  •  Must complete training through California Teaching Pyramid and obtain authorization as a Teaching Pyramid coach within three years of hire as a condition of employment.
  • *Alternate Education Requirement: A bachelor’s or advanced degree in psychology, sociology, social work, or special education and a minimum of a state-awarded master teacher permit.

 Preferred Criteria: Master’s degree in child development or early childhood education and California Teaching Pyramid Coach Certification. Ability to understand and communicate verbally in English and Spanish.

 Knowledge and Abilities: Must be knowledgeable of basic requirements of the IEP/IFSP process and inclusion and accommodations for children with disabilities. Knowledge of Windows environment and applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of early childhood development practices for young children. Knowledge of appropriate early childhood curriculum and environments for children as well as knowledge of Head Start and home-based options. Ability to clearly understand, interpret, and implement early childhood and environmental assessment tools for young children, including provide training on Teaching Pyramid. Ability to communicate effectively with individual staff and in large group settings. Provide guidance and training to staff and parents.  provide leadership and stability to teaching staff for program continuity. Ability to collect and analyze data, prepare and maintain reports. Ability to establish and maintain safe, friendly and respectful working relationships with staff, clients, and other professionals. Sensitivity to the needs of low-income families and multicultural beliefs and practices. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to work independently, work a flexible schedule and travel throughout Ventura County.

 Physical Abilities: Ability to effectively use hands and fingers in the use of computer, keyboard, and other office machines and for completing required paperwork. Ability to clearly see detailed documents and reports. Ability to see at normal distance and hear normal conversations and sounds. Physical ability to bend, squat, sit on floor, skip, run, and climb stairs and stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to safely drive own or company vehicle.

 License or Other Requirements:  Must have access to a dependable auto with appropriate insurance coverage and possess a valid state of California driver’s license.  Must submit to a job-pertinent agency-paid pre-employment physical examination, negative tuberculosis test and criminal record background check. Employment is conditional pending satisfactory results of all required tests and background checks mentioned above. Periodic physical examinations and TB clearances will be required if hired.  Mandated Reporter.

Oxnard, CA 93036 2021-05-26 View
Mental Health Coordinator Child Development Resources of Ventura County

Mental Health Coordinator

Under the supervision of the early childhood manager, the mental health coordinator shall be responsible to: 

  1. Assume direct responsibility for coordinating mental health services to children and families enrolled in the Head Start programs.
  2. Work with program staff to implement the policies/procedures and activities designed to ensure compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Act and meet the goals and objectives of the Mental Health service area.
  3. Serve as lead to develop and implement an ongoing monitoring system that includes regular site visits, file reviews, analysis of data, staff interviews and observations to ensure quality of services that meet federal, state, and Head Start regulations and standards. 
  4. Supervise, train, monitor and conduct timely performance reviews of the mental health/disabilities specialist.
  5. Engage in the promotion of staff development and continuous learning through training, observation, coaching, and reflective supervision.
  6. In coordination with program staff and parents ensure completion of mental health screenings, family services referrals, follow-up, and ongoing care in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards.
  7. Ensure Head Start mental health and family services records and tracking systems are updated and monitored for all children and families.
  8. Participate in regular multi-disciplinary team meetings to coordinate services and ensure timely access to resources and services for high need children and/or families.
  9. Conduct classroom observations, home based visits, and socialization observations to promote children’s mental wellness by providing guidance, feedback, and training to staff as needed.
  10. Work collaboratively with parents and staff to develop appropriate home and program intervention plans.
  11. Identify potential mental health and family and community services for children and parents.
  12. Maintain strong working partnerships with service providers, including memorandums of understanding and working agreements with contracted partners.
  13. Work with local mental health practitioners to ensure the provision and accessibility of required mental health services for Early Head Start and Head Start children and families.
  14. Responsible for the mental health section of the Program Information Report (PIR) ensuring that data is complete and accurate.
  15. Prepare and review program data management software, in-kind donations, and other reports to monitor parent engagement, screenings, referrals, follow-up, and other child/family/program indicators and outcomes.
  16. Coordinate with members of management to assess, develop, and coordinate the provision of mental health training for Early Head Start and Head Start (0-5) staff to promote mental health, family wellness, and early intervention practices.
  17. Develop and update the Mental Health policies and procedures in accordance with Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Act.  
  18. Participate in the program self-assessment, community needs assessment, and program/agency planning as assigned.
  19. Monitor and implement program confidentiality policy.
  20. Monitor enforcement of all state and federal laws pertaining to reporting suspected child abuse and coordinate and provide Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting training for all required Head Start and Early Head Start employees.
  21. Participate in continuous program planning and improvement and ensure prompt action to deal with identified deficiencies. Work with management staff in formulating and administering corrective action plans.
  22. Participate as an active member of the Head Start Health Services Advisory Committee and other outside committees that will advise as well as address identified community health and dental needs.
  23. Attend staff, parent, and community meetings and training sessions as required.
  24. All other duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

 Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in *child or human development or early childhood education.
  • *A bachelor’s or advanced degree in sociology, psychology, social work, or special education with coursework in  early childhood education or experience working in an early childhood setting is acceptable.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ recent experience working with high-need parents/caregivers with young children (birth to five), including children with disabilities. Experience includes helping parents/caregivers, who have experienced trauma, access mental health services and working with parents and staff to promote children’s social-emotional wellbeing and development.
  • Must complete training through California Teaching Pyramid and obtain authorization as Teaching Pyramid coach within three (3) years of hire.

 Preferred Criteria: Bilingual English/Spanish skills highly preferred. Master’s degree in CD/ECE, social work, or marriage/family counseling, with experience working  with young children. At least one (1) year of administrative or management experience which includes program planning, organizing, and supervising/training staff.

 Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of Windows environment and applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Effective oral and written communication skills in the English language. Knowledge of adult learning strategies, early childhood development and developmentally appropriate strategies to support social-emotional development and wellbeing  for children birth to five. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with children, parents, staff, and other professionals. Sensitivity to the needs of low-income families and multicultural beliefs and practices. Ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative. Ability to provide leadership and stability to field staff for program continuity. Ability to lead adult groups; provide training and technical assistance to teaching staff and parents. Ability to monitor, analyze and evaluate program systems and procedures, making and coordinating appropriate changes. Skill in collecting and analyzing data, preparing reports, and maintaining records. Ability to write clearly, concisely, and descriptively. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to work independently, work a flexible schedule, and travel throughout Ventura County using personal or agency vehicle.

 Physical Abilities:  Ability to effectively use hands and fingers to fill out forms and for the use of computer keyboard and other office machines/equipment. Ability to safely drive own or company vehicle.

 License or Other Requirements: Must have access to a dependable auto with appropriate insurance coverage and possess a valid California driver’s license. Must submit to a job-pertinent agency-paid pre-employment physical examination, negative tuberculosis test and criminal record background check. Employment is conditional pending satisfactory results of all required tests and background checks. Periodic physical examinations and TB clearances will be required if hired. Mandated Reporter.

Oxnard, CA 93036 2021-05-26 View
Home Visitor - EHS Episcopal Community Services (ECS)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Early Head Start Home Visitor will be responsible for providing services to families through the Home Based option and ensuring compliance with all related Head Start Performance Standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:    

1.    Recruit eligible families for enrollment, including children with disabilities, for participation in Head Start and Early Head Start, in compliance with the required monthly quota for applications.
2.    Ensure compliance with all Home Based Option Head Start Performance Standards which includes conducting weekly home visits to assigned families.
3.    Work closely with parents in providing an individualized education program for children in the home- based option.
4.    Provide for parent education and involvement in planning and decision making regarding the education of the child.
5.    Provide training for parents to assist them in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to become the primary teacher of their own children.
6.    Maintain child data and coordinate statistics with the Site Supervisor to ensure accurate completion of reports.
7.    Administer developmentally appropriate screening and assessments for each child.
8.    Record all field activities by signing-in and signing out on the required forms.
9.    Generate and maintain accurate legible records of Home Visits activities on appropriate forms weekly.
10.    Develop and retain a working knowledge of community health and social service resources, including services to children with disabilities, and assist families to utilize these resources.
11.    Assist in the delivery of emergency and other assistance to families.
12.    Interview parents/guardians regarding their present needs. Set realistic goals with the families to be achieved during the enrollment year, follow up and provide support with families as required.
13.    Accurately assess children’s immunization records to determine if immunizations are current and assist parents to update immunizations as necessary.
14.    Track health and dental screenings and follow-up treatment, and administer hearing and/or vision screenings as necessary. Assess nutrition needs and do bi-yearly required heights and weights. Provide family resources as needed.
15.    Secure from parent/guardian necessary forms required by Head Start program.
16.    Attend parent, staff and community meetings and trainings as assigned.
17.    Attend not less than 15 clock hours of professional development per year.
18.    Work cooperatively with the Site Supervisor and all other staff to coordinate services to families and children.
19.     This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee will also perform other related job duties as assigned by the Site Supervisor or other management as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY:    
1.    Knowledge and experience working with children aged zero to three years in a formal child care environment.
2.    Knowledge of the human behavior; individual differences in ability, personality and interests; learning and motivation.
3.    Ability to communicate and listen effectively in person, in writing and electronically, when necessary.
4.    Ability in managing one’s own time, prioritize the tasks of the day to achieve desired outcome.
5.    Demonstrated strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills, use of logic and reasoning, a positive attitude, and ability to accomplish goals.
6.    Ability to have social and situation perceptiveness about children’s behavior.
7.    Ability to read, write and speak English
8.    Ability to make sound judgments at all times
9.    Knowledge of learning strategies; selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedure appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
10.    Working knowledge and ability to use office equipment, and computer. (ie Outlook, Microsoft Office)
11.    Ability to work both independently and in a group setting contributing to both situations with positive and encouraging ideas.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE :
A.A degree in CD/ECE from an accredited college or university.
Six (6) units in infant/toddler coursework required or shall commit to complete the required coursework units within one year of hire.
Two (2) years experience working with infant and toddler children and families. Volunteer or paid classroom or social service experience helpful. Knowledge in adult learning principles and family dynamics.

LANGUAGE: Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

OTHER/SPECIAL: Excellent oral and written skills. Ability to pass a physical examination, proof of required immunizations and tuberculin skin test. Fingerprint clearance and criminal record check required. Ability to conduct numerous visits to clientele’s homes at various locations in San Diego’s South County Area. Verification of current driver’s license and insurance required for personal car usage.

For complete job description, please visit: https://www.ecscalifornia.org/careers

National City, CA 91950 2021-05-25 View
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