Job Title Agency Job Description Job Location Posted on Actions
Site Monitor 4C Council of Santa Clara County

Position:         Child and Adult Care Food Program Site Monitor

 

Salary:            Depending on Experience   

           

Reports to:     Child and Adult Care Food Program Manager   

  

Agency Background:

The Community Child Care Council (4C Council) is a non-profit, community-based agency that serves as the community childcare link for families and childcare professionals who live and work primarily in Santa Clara County, California.  The agency and its staff are proud to serve the Silicon Valley families, for more than 44 years.  It is currently supported by the California Department of Education, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Agriculture, County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose. The 4C Council provides Early Care and Education, Information, Referrals, childcare voucher payments, nutrition services and family supportive services to over fifty thousand children each year. Most recently, the agency also provides Senior Nutrition Services.

 

Position Summary:

The 4C Council acts as a federally funded Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsor for daycare home (DCH) providers to ensure that children receive nutritious, well-balanced meals while in daycare.The CACFP reimburses licensed, as well as exempt, child care providers serving meals and snacks that meet the USDA requirements to the children in their care. Under the direction of the CACFP Manager, the Site Monitor provides program support for the participating providers, including, but not limited to, the areas of recruitment, enrollment training/technical assistance, preparing nutritional presentation documents and in public workshops. The Site Monitor ensures that the participating providers are following the program rules and regulations of both, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the California Department of Education (CDE) through onsite monitoring and training.

 

Example of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts site visits to daycare homes to observe the meals that are      served
  • Recruits Child Care Providers to join the Child and Adult Care Food      Program
  • Provides onsite technical assistance to CACFP providers
  • Provides technical assistance and site monitoring with full      knowledge of USDA and State Child Care Food Program requirements and      policies to ensure compliance
  • Receives and updates child enrollment forms, including annual      updates
  • Analyzes monthly CACFP Provider meal count forms according to the USDA      regulations, and assists the CACFP support staff with provider      reimbursement process
  • Conducts training sessions and workshops for CACFP Providers
  • Prepares and updates program information and announcements
  • Meets      regularly with necessary staff to assure quality services
  • Attends      staff meetings, trainings, and professional development activities, as      appropriate
  • Communicates      in a respectful manner and cooperates with diverse families, various      professionals and community groups
  • Maintains full confidentiality/privacy of information of clients and      all agency matters
  • Able to work extended hours to meet agency and community needs
  • Additional duties may      be assigned as required

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent is required; Associate’s      degree is preferred
  • Minimum of two (2) years of      successful experience in a professional administrative role
  • Nutrition background is preferred
  • Computer literacy (proficiency      in Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Outstanding oral and      written communication skills
  • Knowledge of office practices, procedures and      equipment, including professional correspondence, telephone etiquette and      public relations
  • Ability to plan and      successfully organize assignments and projects; ability to work independently and effectively with minimum      supervision.
  • Exercises good judgment and discretion in      analyzing and problem solving
  • Ability to maintain complete confidentiality of      all administrative information 
  • Ability to relate positively and effectively with      people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using      tact, diplomacy and courtesy with a professional demeanor

 

License or Other Requirements:

  • Must have access to a dependable car with minimum      legally required insurance coverage, possess a current California driver      license, and a clear driving record
  • Required to travel to Santa Clara County areas      and other off-site destinations
  • Must be willing to work beyond the usual work      week to accomplish the job
  • Must have up to date tuberculosis screening      results
  • Must pass criminal background check

 

Language Skills:

  • English proficiency
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Chinese is      preferred
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Home Visitor Foothill Family

The Early Head Start Home Visitor provides home visiting and family support services in the Early Head Start home based program. The Home Visitor (HV) will provide early childhood education in the family’s home, maintain enrollment, connect with services, and work with the family towards their child’s development and family goals. The HV will do outreach and coordinate services for EHS families.  The HV will work in teams to plan and execute twice monthly socializations and assist in peer review and mentoring opportunities for new home visitors.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports and promotes the mission of the Agency: Building Brighter Futures for Children and Families.
  • Conducts at least one weekly home visit lasting a minimum of 90 minutes to each enrolled family to provide child development education, family support and educational opportunities to families.
  • Ensures that all service components are incorporated and that parents actively participate in home-visits.
  • Delivers child development curriculum during home visits and in family group activities.
  • Conducts home visits for pregnant women and provides fetal development education, family support, and health and nutrition referrals and information.
  • Ensures Head Start performance standards are incorporated in services provided to pregnant women.
  • Assists in the planning and execution of bi-monthly socialization groups for families enrolled in the EHS Home-based program option.
  • Conducts screening and developmental assessment of participating children.
  • Works with families to develop appropriate goals as part of family partnership agreements.
  • Encourages parental involvement in curriculum planning, program governance and other aspects of the Early Head Start Program.
  • Monitors and evaluates children’s health status, medical appointments and nutrition.
  • Uses Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, to perform essential functions.
  • Participates in the ongoing quality improvement process.
  • Recruits EHS eligible families for home-based model.
  • Provides health, safety, nutrition, and parent education, as well as information on disabilities services and transition information to head start programs to families.
  • Makes appropriate internal and community referrals for identified family needs.
  • Works collaboratively with other program areas to ensure family needs are addressed appropriately.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with their supervisor and their EHS home based team.
  • Works collaboratively with assigned therapists and community partners to provide services to EHS children and families as determined by their individual learning and family plan.
  • Maintains case records of own case activity and completes in a timely and comprehensive manner.
  • Complies with client service provision, documentation requirements and rules and regulation as specified by the Agency and funding sources.
  • Prepares for and participates in meetings, training sessions and other activities pertaining to program or Foothill Family Service as directed by their supervisor.
  • Prepares for supervision and is able to incorporate their supervisor’s input into services provided.
  • Represents the Agency at community meetings, provides in-service training to other agencies and Foothill employees, and consults with other agencies and head start programs, and represents the Agency at recruitment events.
  • Collaborates within the Agency and the community as directed and/or necessary for attainment of program goals.
  • Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomics characteristics.
  • Performs work in a safe manner at all times and ensures employees are abiding by safety practices; takes action when employees put themselves or others at risk.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
  • Ensures performance and behaviors support the Agency’s performance quality improvement (PQI) goals and objectives.
  • Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • A home-based Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or higher or Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 12 units of Early Childhood Education-Child Development including core courses (Child Human Growth and Development; Child, Family and Community or Child and Family Relations; and Program Curriculum) or AA Degree or higher in Early Childhood Development, Child Development.
  • Demonstrated competency to plan and implement home-based learning experiences that ensure effective implementation of the home visiting curriculum and promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five, including for children working with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate and to build respectful, culturally responsive and trusting relationships with families.
  • Must be familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and able to effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extent feasible, with families with limited English      proficiency.
  • Experience working with infants and toddlers, and/or families and some previous case management preferred. 
  • Experience in Home Visiting, the creative curriculum, and working with an electronic record keeping software system preferred. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage and prioritize duties are necessary to be successful in this position.
  • Initiative and flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm.
  • Extremely detail-oriented; high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to effectively and successfully interact with individuals from diverse socio-economic/ethnic groups.
  • Ability to be an excellent representative of the Agency to the community.
  • Affinity for working with pregnant women, young children and parents.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Detailed oriented, following up on concerns, and understanding the systems which help insure quality of service and accurate record keeping.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively as a team member.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development and community resources.
  • Effective screening and assessment skills and intervention strategies.
  • Ability to observe and report accurately on the functioning of individuals and families.
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients.
  • Valid CA Driver License and maintains insurability on the Agency’s Auto-liability policy and maintains the California state required auto insurance liability limits.
  • Bilingual Spanish 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 this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Early Head Start Health Specialist Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Nutrition Specialist provides nutrition consultation and training for staff, parents, and family child care providers; maintains and monitors systems to ensure accurate, timely and ongoing tracking of children's nutrition, and monitors adherence to policies and procedures consistent with Head Start Performance Standards.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Plan, organize, coordinate and monitor nutrition services for Early Head Start children in family child care homes, before/during socialization groups, and in other program activities 
  • Provide consultation to the family child care homes including menu planning, meal preparation, meal service (family style), and evaluation of CACFP compliant nutritional program
  • Provide nutrition and breastfeeding consultation to home visitors and to parents in the office and in client homes 
  • Coordinate menu planning for socialization group, in collaboration with staff
  • Track and analyze children's needs for nutrition services and set agency goals and priorities for nutrition
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations governing nutrition services for Early Head Start children and their families, centers and family child care homes
  • Ensure that nutrition related policies and procedures are updated regularly; participate in Early Head Start monitoring reviews
  • Review screening and ongoing assessment of children's nutritional needs and provide consultation to staff, family child care homes, and parents, as necessary
  • Participate in Early Head Start Health Services Advisory Committee
  • Provide training to family child care providers to improve food service and sanitation techniques
  • Provide training to staff on breastfeeding, infant and toddler nutrition, and safe food preparation
  • Identify and track children's food allergies in coordination with Health Specialists
  • Participate in multidisciplinary specalist team meetings

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of early childhood education & experience working with culturally and socioeconomically diverse children and families
  • Knowledge and experience in current best practices regarding infant and toddler nutrition
  • Ability to work in collaboration with other team members to ensure appropriate identification, follow-up and consultation regarding nutrition issues
  • Ability to maintain accurate and timely documentation of nutrition related concerns and follow-up 
  • Possess knowledge of Early Head Start Performance Standards
  • Valid California Driver's License and available car
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Early Head Start Home-Based Supervisor Foothill Family

The Early Head Start Home-Based Supervisor supervises the EHS Home Visitors and other staff as assigned. Reports to and collaborates with EHS Home-Based Early Childhood Education Program Manager ensuring that staff follows and reinforces Agency policies, Office of Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), and State and Federal Law. This position will provide regular reflective supervision, coaching, observations, and feedback for staff to provide high quality comprehensive Early Head Start services.  Works closely with the EHS management team  to  ensure  provision  of  quality  services  for  children  and  families  through  on-going monitoring and program improvement process.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports and promotes the mission of the Agency: Building Brighter Futures for Children and Families.
  • Works collaboratively in supervising the Home Visitors and other staff as assigned;planning, assigning, and directing work.
  • Guides  others  in  theories  and  principles  of  child  growth  and  development,  early childhood education and effective parent and family engagement.
  • Assures contract compliance by implementing tracking and monitoring process.
  • Creates  and   maintains   a   creative,  positive,  sustainable   and   supportive  work environment.
  • Appraises performance, gives feedback, and  provides  rewards  and  disciplines  for assigned direct reports.
  • Addresses complaints and resolves problems.
  • Consults with staff and community members regarding cases.
  • Completes program reports and community presentations.
  • Works  independently  and  as  part  of  a  team;  responsible  to  ensure  coverage  of caseloads during absences and/or in case of emergencies and disasters.
  • Participates in interviewing of new staff as part of a team.
  • Provides  on-the-job  onboarding  and  training  to  new  and  on-going  staff  based  on assessment of individual staff needs and contract requirements.
  • Participates in Agency staff training activities and provides input on overall staff training needs.
  • Ensures assigned staff participate in Early Head Start and Agency wide staff meetings.
  • Collects and analyzes various data efficiently to meet the reporting duties; as well as utilizes analyzed data to inform the program for effective program monitoring, assessment, and improvement.
  • Assures accurate data is submitted by staff on a timely basis to meet all funding source and contract requirements.
  • Identifies any individual, Agency or systems problems which impede service to clients and/or productive team work and submit recommendations for problem resolution.
  • Works with Early Head Start program management team and staff to help address identified gaps in and barriers to service.
  • Provides outreach in a culturally appropriate way to various segments of the community for promotion of goal achievement by existing clients and development of relationships with others for the benefit of clients, program and Agency.
  • Ensures program staff, consultants or contractors are familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and able to effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extent feasible, with families with limited English proficiency.
  • Facilitates the development and maintenance of networks, cooperative and collaborative relationships with both public and private community organizations, groups and individuals.
  • Represents the Agency at community meetings and outreach events. Consult with other agencies and schools.
  • Prepares  for  and  participate  in  meetings,  supervision,  training  sessions  and  other activities pertaining to Early Head Start or Foothill Family as required by the Agency.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in the field of early childhood development, parent and family engagement, social services, pregnancy and related areas.
  • Supports, reinforces and implements agency policies. Work effectively and cooperatively with other agency staff, collaborating when appropriate.
  • Works in close harmony with all levels in the Agency.
  • Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomics characteristics.
  • Performs work in a safe manner at all times and ensures employees are abiding by safety practices; takes action when employees put themselves or others at risk.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
  • Ensures staff follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files, and takes applies appropriate coaching, counseling and disciplinary action to reinforce staff compliance.
  • Ensures performance and behaviors support the Agency’s performance quality improvement (PQI) goals and objectives.
  • Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Agency's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Examines, analyzes and evaluates program operations, productivity data and personnel needs, prepares necessary reports and makes recommendations to reconcile program budget(s) and resource allocations.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, or related field.
  • Two years of supervisory and/or direct home visiting service experience in Early Head
  • Start or related program preferred.
  • Training and experience in providing/receiving Reflective Supervision preferred.
  • Sound organizational and time management skills to manage high and varied activity level.
  • Exhibits initiative, flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to be an excellent representative of the agency to the community.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to read and write complex material.
  • Ability to administer a complex program by being detail oriented, following up on concerns, and understanding the systems which help insure quality of service and accurate record keeping.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively as a team leader and team member.
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and utilize data efficiently and effectively; and create useful reports to communicate with others.
  • Ability to relate harmoniously with staff and clients of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds.
  • Valid CA Driver License and maintains insurability on the Agency’s Auto-liability policy and maintains the California state required auto insurance liability limits.

 

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Early Head Start Early Education Supervisor Foothill Family

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Supervisor is responsible for assuring the delivery of comprehensive early childhood and education services to children enrolled in the Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships option through partner child care providers and teachers. The ECE Supervisor supervises the Partner Coaches who provide training and technical assistance to Family Child Care (FCC) Partners to ensure quality services and compliance with the EHS-CCP contract between Foothill Family and the FCC provider/Center Partner which is guided by the Head Start Program Performance Standards and State of California licensing regulations. The ECE Supervisor also carries a caseload to assist and provide T/TA directly to partner child care centers. Supervisory responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports and promotes the mission of the Agency: Building Brighter Futures for Children and Families.
  • Creates and maintains a creative, positive, sustainable and supportive work environment.
  • Stays current with the HSPPS (Head Start Program Performance Standards); monitors the quality and timeliness of services delivered to children in accordance with HSPPS as well as program policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates and participates in interviewing of new staff as part of a team.
  • Appraises performance, gives feedback, and provides rewards and disciplines for assigned direct reports.
  • Addresses complaints and resolve problems.
  • Works independently and as part of a team; responsible to ensure coverage of caseloads during absences and/or in case of emergencies and disasters.
  • Provides on-the-job onboarding and training to new and on-going staff based on assessment of individual staff needs and contract requirements.
  • Monitors Partner Coaches to ensure data is entered in a timely manner, documents in children’s and partners’ files are accurate and kept up to date.
  • Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow.                                                                       
  • Prepares reports as needed for contractual compliance.
  • Implements practice-based coaching with the partner, including the use of reflective supervision
  • Supervises and manages Partner Coaches. Monitors to ensure teachers, Coaches and Partners have regular communication with parents regarding their child’s growth and development, feeding patterns, strengths, and interests. This includes monitoring to assure parents receive no less than 2 home visits and 2 conferences per year.
  • Implement a process of on-going monitoring to ensure developmental screenings, ongoing assessment, individualization and lesson planning occurs in accordance with the program’s policies, procedures and timelines. Conducts sampling monitoring and reviews report to assess compliance for these and all other applicable requirements.
  • Supports Partners in the implementation of the curriculum and assists with maintaining curriculum fidelity, as well as getting parent feedback on its cultural and linguistic relevance for the children and families served.
  • Completes the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) and the Infant/ Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) Assessments for each partner and submits assessments and action plans to the EHS-CCP Manager for review. 
  • Conducts child observations and assists the Provider/Partner on the completion of the child assessments, developmental screens and individualized child goals and lesson plans that support children’s development and the program’s School Readiness Goals
  • Introduces and/or recommends educational materials appropriate for the developmental stages of children and best practices.  Demonstrates a variety of ways the materials may be used with the children.
  • Collaborates with the Family Service team, discusses and tries to resolve any issues that may have come up during the week related to working with the children and/or parents.
  • Assists the Partner to provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental engagement in the Partner environments.
  • Works with Family Services Specialists and other relevant staff, supports partners with implementation of School Readiness and Parent Family Community Engagement Goals.
  • Conducts case conferences with the Family Services Specialist to ensure the health and nutrition of every child is taken into account in the daily routines and activities.
  • Produces reports after every concluded visit, observes for trends and patterns and submits aggregated reports for caseload to the EHS-CCP Manager on a monthly basis.
  • Serves as the primary point of communication between the assigned group of providers and Foothill Family, and address any contractual questions and concerns.
  • Works with the EHS team to accomplish the program’s long term goals and objectives.
  • Attends any training/meetings as requested by the EHS-CCP Manager or Directors.
  • Participates in weekly individual supervision with the EHS-CCP Manager to review and discuss any issues that need to be addressed.
  • Participates in recruitment efforts to ensure a child wait list of eligible applicants and FCC Providers is maintained throughout the year.
  • Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomics characteristics.
  • Performs work in a safe manner at all times and ensures that other individuals do not put themselves or others at risk.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
  • Ensures performance and behaviors support the Agency’s performance quality improvement (PQI) goals and objectives.
  • Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field.
  • Completed 12 units of ECE/Child development including core classes.
  • 6 units Infant/Toddler caregiving and/or curriculum (if course has not been completed, it must be completed within the first year of employment).
  • At least 2 years supervisory experience, preferred
  • Knowledge of Early Head Start and early childhood development for infants and toddlers.
  • Experience with practice-based coaching for child care providers preferred
  • Experience with developing, organizing, planning and conducting trainings on early childhood related topics relevant for child care providers preferred
  • Knowledge and skills in reflective practice and/or supervision.
  • Supervision experience preferred.
  • Sound organization and time management skills.
  • Initiative, flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to be an excellent representative of the Agency to the community.
  • Ability to work well with staff in a team setting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively and successfully interact with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must be familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and able to effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extent feasible, with families with limited English      proficiency.
  • Must be able to work during weekends or evenings as needed for Family Child Care Providers and Partner Trainings and meetings
  • Must have computer skills and ability to work with electronic record keeping systems and reporting.
  • Valid CA Driver License and maintains insurability on the Agency’s Auto-liability policy and maintains the California state required auto insurance liability limits.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties.

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Travel to other program locations or offsite meeting sites is required.

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Early Head Start Nurse Foothill Family

This position provides services and expertise to the Early Head Start staff and contracted partners in the area of child/family health which includes prevention, early intervention, safety and pre/postnatal care. This position also supports the program’s compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards and local regulations such as Community Care Licensing and Public Health. He/she will use their expertise to develop and implement a plan of action for referred cases to help promote child and family health and integrate an approach to prevention and early intervention. Through direct contact with staff, child care partners, children, and families, this position will ensure that high quality health services that meet the needs of all children, including children with disabilities are delivered within the program’s timelines.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports and promotes the mission of the Agency: Building Brighter Futures for Children and Families.
  • Develops plans to meet the needs of children with health needs and ensure accommodations are made to meet those needs in collaboration with staff, parents and child care partners.
  • Works with Coaches, child care partners and home visitors to ensure the integration of intentional movement and physical activity into curricular activities and daily routines in ways that support health and learning.
  • Ensures high quality health and oral health services are provided to children and families enrolled in the Early Head Start programs.
  • Provides direct services, if necessary, to enrolled children by attending to their urgent health care needs such as providing immediate First Aid/CPR and connecting the children to the appropriate urgent care facility.
  • Trains staff on how to conduct hearing/vision screening to enrolled children using reliable methods and acquiring reliable results.
  • Provides health information and recommendations through direct and indirect consultation/educational trainings to the Early Head Start staff, child care partner agencies, and families and children served.
  • Develops and implements a plan of action to respond to high risk referrals to ensure children and families healthcare needs are appropriately addressed.
  • Reviews and monitors referred cases to ensure that all children and families’ needs are met in the area of health on an ongoing basis.
  • Participates in program planning, community self-assessment, program self-assessment to ensure the policies and procedures address the quality, timely, compliance with the funding requirements and that the health service area goals, program goals, community health needs, child/family health needs are addressed through proper program planning.
  • Plans and leads the Health Services Advisory Committee in collaboration with the Health and Nutrition Manager.
  • Develops/updates health policies and procedures, including emergency and disaster response policies and procedures. Trains staff and child care partners on such policies and procedures. 
  • Takes responsibility for keeping abreast in current health issues, trends, and developments and assuring the program’s practices result on quality, timely and appropriate provision of services to children and families.
  • Complies with all confidentiality and personal identification information policies and procedures including to HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Works effectively and cooperatively with other Agency staff, collaborating when appropriate. 
  • Performs work in a safe manner at all times and ensures employees are abiding by safety practices; takes action when employees put themselves or others at risk.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
  • Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS  

  • Licensed or certified health professional (i.e. LVN, RN).
  • CPR/First Aid certified.
  • Possesses a minimum of 2 years of providing health services in an early childhood setting or community based program.
  • Experience in providing health assessment and services to individuals, families and groups which serves children ages 0-4 and their families, preferred.
  • Knowledge in EPSDT schedule and other standards.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to read and write complex material.
  • Great interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively as a team member
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Ability to relate harmoniously with staff and clients of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds.
  • Must be familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and able to effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extent feasible, with families with limited English proficiency.
  • Maintains insurability on the Agency’s Auto-liability policy and maintains the California state required auto insurance liability limits.

 

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

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Partner Coach Foothill Family

Under the supervision of the EHS-CCP ECE Program Manager, the Partner Coach is responsible for assuring the delivery of comprehensive early childhood and education services to children enrolled in the Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships option. The Partner Coach provides training and technical assistance to Center and Family Child Care Partners to ensure quality services and compliance with the EHS-CCP contract between Foothill Family and the FCC provider/Center Partner which is guided by the Head Start Program Performance Standards and State of California licensing regulations. Each Partner Coach will be responsible for a group of child care partners. 

The Partner Coach is a member of the Asher Center, Early Head Start program team, and works closely with all other Early Childhood Education staff at the site to develop and implement the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Partner Coach will perform the following functions in support of EHS child care partners:

  • Develops, plans, and implements One-on-one training/modeling/assisting on a variety of topics specifically needed by the EHS-CCP Child Care Partner. This includes assisting in applying the training material, role modeling of skills and building quality into the Provider’s/Partner childcare program to meet the contract requirements.
  • Implements practice-based coaching with the partner, including the use of reflective supervision
  • Support Partners in the implementation of the curriculum and assist with maintaining curriculum fidelity, as well as getting parent feedback on its cultural and linguistic relevance for the children and families served.
  • Completes the FCCERS/ITERS Assessment for each partner and submit assessments and action plans to the EHS-CCP Manager for review. 
  • Conducts child observations and assists the Provider/Partner on the completion of the child assessments, developmental screens and individualized child goals and lesson plans that support children’s development and the program’s School Readiness Goals
  • In collaboration with the FCC Provider, completes the parent/partner/teacher conferences and home visits.
  • Introduces and/or recommends educational materials appropriate for the developmental stages of children and best practices. In addition, will demonstrate a variety of ways the materials may be used with the children.
  • In collaboration with the Family Service Specialist, discusses and tries to resolve any issues that may have come up during the week related to working with the children and/or parents.
  • Assists the Partner to provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental engagement in the Partner environments.
  • Together with Family Services Specialists and other relevant staff, supports partners with implementation of School Readiness and Parent Family Community Engagement Goals.
  • Case conferences with the Family Services Specialist to ensure the health and nutrition of every child is taken into account in the daily routines and activities
  • Conducts health and safety inspections and develops plans with FCC Providers and the Partner Center to address any health and safety concerns
  • Produces reports after every concluded visit, observes for trends and patterns and submits aggregated reports for caseload to the EHS-CCP Manager on a monthly basis.
  • Serves as the primary point of communication between the assigned group of providers and Foothill Family, and address any contractual questions and concerns .

Other essential duties:

  • Work together with the EHS team to accomplish the program’s long term goals and objectives.
  • Participate in all EHS-Child Care Partnerships program implementation activities.
  • Attend any training/meetings as requested by the EHS-CCP Manager or Directors.
  • Actively participates in weekly individual supervision with the EHS-CCP Manager to review and discuss any issues that need to be addressed.
  • Assists the EHS-CCP Manager, Training Coordinator, and/or ECE Manager with specific Child Care Partner and/or Early childhood education items as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Family Services Specialist and child care partners, conducts monthly Parent Meetings.
  • Participates in recruitment efforts to ensure a child wait list of eligible applicants and FCC Providers is maintained throughout the year.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
  • Ensures performance and behaviors support the Agency’s performance quality improvement (PQI) goals and objectives.
  • Perform any duties as needed to meet the requirements and needs of the EHS-CCP Grant.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • B.A. Degree in Child Development or related field.
  • Completed 24 units of ECE/Child development including core classes and 16 units of GE in appropriate areas.
  • 6 units in Infant/Toddler units (if course has not been completed, it must be completed within the first year of employment).
  • Knowledge of Early Head Start and early childhood development for infants and toddlers
  • Experience with practice-based coaching for child care providers.
  • Experience with developing, organizing, planning and conducting trainings on early childhood related topics relevant for child care providers.
  • Knowledge and skills in reflective practice.
  • Sound organization and time management skills.
  • Initiative, flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm.
  • Valid CA Driver License and maintains insurability on the Agency’s Auto-liability policy and maintains California state required auto insurance liability limits.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
  • Ability to be an excellent representative of the Agency to the community.
  • Ability to work well with staff in a team setting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively and successfully interact with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must be able to work during weekends or evenings as needed for Family Child Care Providers and Partner Trainings.
  • Must have computer skills and ability to work with electronic record keeping systems and reporting.

Childcare employees must be able to perform the following essential functions:

  • Observe, see, hear and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the child development center or on the playground.
  • Be aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
  • Communicate verbally and writing in English to the degree that child, parents and other staff members are able to understand and respond

The qualifications listed above are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties.

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Travel to other program locations or offsite meeting sites is required.

Foothill Family is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

El Monte, CA 91731 2018-03-30 View
Family Service Specialist Foothill Family

The Family Service Specialist provides home visiting and family support services in the Early Head Start (EHS) Child Care Partnerships (CCP) program. The Family Service Specialist (FFS) will develop and maintain relationships with families and ensure that the children receive comprehensive services such as health and social service, disabilities, and high quality child care through contracted child care providers. The FSS will have meetings with parents at family’s home, maintain enrollment, connect families with services needed, and work with the family towards their child’s development and family goals. The FSS will do outreach and coordinate services for EHS families. The FSS will work closely with parent to increase communication between parent and the child care provider to ensure child’s individual goals and needs are met.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports and promotes the mission of the Agency: Building Brighter Futures for Children and Families.
  • Conducts at least one parent meeting per month to discuss family services, children and family goals.
  • Works collaboratively with child care partners and teachers to ensure coordination of care for each family.
  • Conducts home visits on at least a once a month basis or as social service needs arise.
  • Partners with families to help them identify their family strengths, needs, and appropriate ways of meeting those needs through family goals and referrals.
  • Act as a liaison between family and childcare providers.
  • Collaborates with child care providers, parent and partner coach to participate in two parent conferences per year.
  • Completes Family Assessment with families, and uses results to develop the family goals.
  • Monitors and evaluates children’s health status, medical appointments and nutrition.
  • Uses Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, to perform essential functions.
  • Participates in the ongoing quality improvement process.
  • Conducts outreach activities to recruit prospective families and child care partners.
  • Ensures health requirements are met according to Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Provides health, safety, nutrition, and parent education, as well as information on disabilities services and transition information to head start programs to families.
  • Makes appropriate internal and community referrals for identified family needs.
  • Works collaboratively with other program areas to ensure family needs are addressed appropriately.
  • Conducts Health and Safety checks at child care partner homes or facilities.
  • Works collaboratively with assigned therapists and community partners to provide services to EHS children and families as determined by their individual learning and family plan.
  • Maintains case records of own case activity and completes in a timely and comprehensive manner pursuant to Agency deadlines.
  • Complies with client service provision, documentation requirements and rules and regulation as specified by the Agency and funding sources.
  • Performs recordkeeping, including written documentation, scheduled reports, and mandated reporting, in a timely accurate and confidential manner.
  • Prepares for and participates in meetings, attends and facilitates training sessions and other activities pertaining to program or Foothill Family as directed by their supervisor.
  • Prepares for supervision and is able to incorporate their supervisor’s input into services provided.
  • Prepares for and facilitates assigned Parent Committees.
  • Represents the Agency at community meetings, provides in-service training to other agencies and Foothill employees, and consults      with other agencies and head start programs, and represents the Agency at recruitment events.
  • Collaborates within the Agency and the community as directed and/or necessary for attainment of program goals.
  • Works diligently with families and provide necessary support with the child care application process.
  • Obtains proof of child care subsidy from families or child care provider.
  • Obtains verification of need for child care through acquiring paystubs and/or school schedules from families.
  • Collects attendance sheets from assigned sites on a weekly basis and enters them in database.
  • Monitors weekly and monthly attendance of assigned caseload.
  • Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomics characteristics.
  • Performs work in a safe manner at all times and ensures employees are abiding by safety practices; takes action when employees put themselves or others at risk.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
  • Ensures staff follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files, and takes applies appropriate coaching, counseling and disciplinary action to reinforce staff compliance.
  • Ensures performance and behaviors support the Agency’s performance quality improvement (PQI) goals and objectives.
  • Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • At minimum, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field; Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field preferred.
  • Two years of case management, home visiting experience, or work with at-risk families preferred. 
  • Knowledge and experience in an Early Head Start Program preferred, especially in the area of family services.
  • Experience working with families with children ages birth to three preferred. 
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage high activity level.
  • Extremely detail-oriented; high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to effectively and successfully interact with individuals from diverse socio-economic/ethnic groups.
  • Ability to effectively and successfully communicate and interact with the child care partnership team.
  • Must be familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and able to effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extent feasible, with families with limited English proficiency.
  • Ability to be an excellent representative of the Agency to the community.
  • Affinity for working with pregnant women, young children and parents.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Detailed oriented, following up on concerns, and understanding the systems which help insure quality of service and accurate record keeping.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively as a team member.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development and community resources.
  • Effective screening and assessment skills and intervention strategies. 
  • Ability to observe and report accurately on the functioning of individuals and families
  • Flexible schedule in which may need to work some evening hours throughout the month.
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients.
  • Valid CA Driver License and maintains insurability on the Agency’s Auto-liability policy and maintains the California state required auto insurance liability limits.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
El Monte, CA 91732 2018-03-30 View
Early Head Start Site Supervisor Foothill Family

The Early Head Start Site Supervisor coordinates daily operations in accordance with Community Care Licensing Requirements and Head Start Performance Standards.   This position supervises teaching staff and assists in overseeing volunteers.  Works collaboratively with Early Childhood Education Manager to integrate current theory and best practices into the children’s program. Supports teaching staff to ensure the delivery of high-quality early education and child development services, including for children with disabilities, that promote children’s cognitive, social, and emotional growth for later success in school.  In order to meet program requirements and full enrollment, this position may oversee and/or provide direct services for other program options.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees site operations and maintaining compliance with Title 22 and Title 5 regulations.
  • Ensures availability to maintain staff-child ratios, as needed.
  • Develops and maintains community partnerships and providing excellent representation and collaboration on behalf of the Agency.
  • Participates in the recruitment and hiring of fully qualified Infant/Toddler teaching staff.
  • Provides leadership in implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum directly connected to the needs and interests of the children.
  • ·         Coaches and mentors teaching staff to ensure the implementation of procedures that support individualization and growth in the areas of development described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.
  • Provides training and ongoing coaching to teachers to ensure the delivery of developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate learning experiences in language, literacy, mathematics, social and emotional functioning, approaches to learning, science, physical skills, and creative arts.
  • Supports teaching staff to ensure the implementation with fidelity of the Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers.
  • Supervises, monitors, and provides support to center staff where/as needed to ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and the Head Start Act.
  • Ensures teachers keep children safe and healthy through proper supervision, authentic interaction and practicing good health and safety practices in accordance with Caring For Our Children.
  • Participates actively with Education Manager in planning and reporting progress of compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Facilitates teacher’s understanding and implementation of teaching strategies that improve children outcomes using child assessment data, program data and classroom observation. 
  • Conducts classroom observations and provides feedback to teaching staff to ensure staff have the capacities to perform their duties and to program mandates and requirements are met.
  • Monitors the completion of the developmental screening and assessments based on program’s timelines.
  • Works closely with other program managers and coordinators to ensure children and staff have the supports needed including, services for children with potential or diagnosed mental health, disabilities, health and nutritional needs.
  • Provides orientation and training to new instructional staff.
  • Maintains required recordkeeping, agendas, minutes, and sign-in sheets.
  • Attends recommended training programs, conferences, and organizations that promote professional growth and improvement of early childhood education.
  • Assists classroom staff in implementation of special needs services.
  • Completes student file reviews to ensure that records are maintained as required.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff by role modeling workplace values, flexibility, and being a team player.
  • Provides oversight to classroom volunteers, including verification of hours, scheduling support, and classroom orientation.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communications with parents, caregivers, school staff, and community (i.e., parent conferences, back-to-school night, open house, curriculum nights etc.).
  • Fosters positive relationships with local school districts and other community agencies.
  • Monitors to ensure the daily practices must embed responsive and effective teacher-child interactions.
  • Ensures teachers and other relevant staff provide responsive care, effective teaching, and an organized learning environment that promotes healthy development and children’s skill growth including, age-appropriate equipment, materials, supplies and physical space for indoor and outdoor learning environments with functional space and that such spaces are accessible to and inclusive of children.
  • Provides regular and ongoing supervision to support implementation Foothill’s .system of individualized and ongoing professional development.
  • Ensures teachers provide developmentally appropriate schedules, lesson plans, and indoor and outdoor learning experiences that provide adequate opportunities for choice, play, exploration, and experimentation among a variety of learning, sensory, motor, and physical activity experiences.
  • Ensure teachers implement Foothill’s policies and procedures that support bilingualism and bi-literacy as strengths and those that support bilingualism and bi-literacy development.
  • Supports teachers and monitors to ensure snack and meal times are planned in ways that support development and learning and that foods served are age and developmentally appropriate.
  • Complies with all confidentiality and personal identification information policies and procedures including to HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Works effectively and cooperatively with other Agency staff, collaborating when appropriate. 
  • Performs work in a safe manner at all times and ensures employees are abiding by safety practices; takes action when employees put themselves or others at risk.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
  • Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
El Monte, CA 91732 2018-03-30 View
Preschool Teacher Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County

Various Teacher positions available: Full-time, Part-time & Itinerant offer benefits and Substitute positions offer flexible work schedule.

Now offering a Location Stipend for all teaching staff in Goleta, Santa Barbara & Carpinteria Centers (Toddler & Preschool Teachers III receive $250 location stipend per month working in Santa Barbara, Goleta & Carpinteria areas)!

Teachers work in partnership with the team teacher to develop weekly lesson plans for preschool children, develops and maintains a safe and positive classroom climate, and an intentional learning environment; screens and assesses each child using appropriate screening/assessment tools; individualizes the educational plans for each child based on ongoing developmental assessments. Engages parents of various cultural backgrounds in their Child's education.

REQUIREMENTS:  

Teacher I - 12 units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development in core course or hold Associate Teacher permit or Child Development Associate permit.

Teacher II - A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a related field and eligible for a Child Development Teacher permit or higher from CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing with three semester units in supervised field experience.

Teacher III - BA Degree or higher with 12 units of Early Childhood Education/Child Development and eligible for a Child Development Master Teacher permit or higher from CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing with three semester units in supervised field experience and one year or experience as an Early Childhood Teacher.

Santa Barbara Area, CA 93117 2018-03-29 View
Family Service Advocate Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County

Part-time (32 hours/week) position in Carpinteria with benefits.

Responsible for recruitment of children, parent orientations, Home Visits, referral of parents to community resources and local social services agencies.

REQUIRES: Equivalent to graduation from high school; one year experience as a volunteer or paid employee providing direct services to low income children and families of diverse cultural backgrounds OR 12 units of college-level course work in Child Development/Social Work or related field and experience in client casework and/or client eligibility work in a social services setting. Strong computer skills required. Valid CADL with reliable transportation and an acceptable driving record determined by agency. Bilingual (Eng/Spa) required.

Carpinteria, CA 93013 2018-03-29 View
Early Head Start Director 4C Council of Santa Clara County

Position:         Director of Early Head Start Program      

 

Salary:            Depending on Experience

                       

Reports to:     Executive Director   

  

Agency Background:

The Community Child Care Council (4C Council) is a non-profit, community-based agency that serves as the community childcare link for families and childcare professionals who live and work primarily in Santa Clara County, California.  The agency and its staff are proud to serve the Silicon Valley families, for more than 44 years.  It is currently supported by the California Department of Education, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Agriculture, County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose. The 4C Council provides Early Care and Education, Information, Referrals, childcare voucher payments, nutrition services and family supportive services to over fifty thousand children each year. Most recently, the agency also provides Senior Nutrition Services.

 

Position Summary:

The Director of the Early Head Start Program is responsible for ensuring that the 4C Council’s Federal Agency Programs are in compliance with all applicable government regulations, mandates standards, and internal policies and guidelines. The Director oversees all of the staffing, fiscal, legal, and programmatic aspects of the program.  This position supports a Policy Council, attends all specified agency meetings, and promotes the program to the community.

 

Example of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assures compliance with all funding source mandates, that all applicable laws, regulations and standards are being met
  • Provides guidance and leadership to program staff to emphasize the importance of the program achieving high standards of quality- internally and through public and private sector partnerships
  • Reviews and analyzes monthly financial and statistical reports to assess the budget status and to initiate preventative measures if any problems appear to be predicated
  • Oversees and monitors agreements for the purchasing of goods and services, ensuring that bids are solicited in accordance with state and federal regulations
  • Assures that the program serves the number of eligible children for which it is funded, at all times
  • Reviews management and leadership materials and program-related materials to keep abreast of developments in comprehensive early childhood programs
  • Works with other organizations in the community to foster collaboration
  • In cooperation with the Executive Director, staff, and Policy Council, leads educational meetings in which long and short-term goals for improvement are established
  • Conducts a complete Community Assessment as required
  • Completes an EAS Annual Report for the program
  • With input from program participants and management, develops a re-funding application every year
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, seeks additional outside funding for the program in order to meet the non-federal share requirement
  • Facilitates the continuing professional development of all staff as part of the commitment to excellence
  • Evaluate performance, ongoing development, and training of department staff on program requirements, policies and professional customer services to clients
  • Maintains effective and ongoing communication with the Executive Director, including:
  1. Regular meetings to inform any and all aspects of the program
  2. Attending all regular and special meetings, and committee meetings
  3. Providing a written report to the Executive Director of the fiscal and programmatic status and administrative activities of the program, which includes monitoring results and strategies developed to resolve identified problems
  4. Communicating relevant information received from the funding sources
  • Monitors the implementation of staff responsibilities through observation, monthly supervisory meetings, team meetings, and review of files and documentation
  • Assumes an active role in the annual program self-assessment
  • Assures remediation of any non-compliance findings in the program, and incorporates action plans to correct and improve the program
  • Provides and/or secures training and technical assistance for all staff
  • Maintains a close working partnership with the Accounting Manager and provides the Executive Director with information for budget status to facilitate effective oversight of program expenditures
  • Hears and resolves community complaints about the program, seeking input from staff, parents, or the Executive Director, as needed
  • Carries out the function delineated in procedures for staff and family child care grievances
  • Must be able to coach, mentor and discipline staff and successfully enforce company policies and procedures
  • Hires, and if necessary, recommends terminations to staff, complying with applicable laws, regulations, Agency Personnel Policies and Procedure to assure management input into the hiring and/or firing of staff prior to seeking their approval for the personnel action
  • Completes and submits regular reports to the funding sources, the Executive Director, and the Policy Council
  • Monitors the program's administrative cost, assuring it does not exceed the allowed amount
  • Monitors the program's non-federal share to assure that the amount required is met.
  • Meets with staff, parents, and the Executive Director to develop strategies for increasing the amount of the program's accumulated non-federal share, if necessary
  • Maintains open lines of communications with the granter personnel in conjunction with the Executive Director
  • Manages contracts and agreements with family child care vendors for the program
  • In consultation with program staff, assures that family child care partner’s home and playgrounds are well-equipped and are in compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Maintain full knowledge of program guidelines; learn and apply all functions of the department
  • Maintain full confidentiality of information of clients and all agency matters
  • Must be able to work long hours above and beyond the regular work day and weekends to meet the responsibilities of the position
  • Additional duties may be assigned as required

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of a BA in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Welfare, Public or Private Administration, Human Resources, Social Sciences or related fields
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, Excel, and word processing applications
  • Proficient leadership skills
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal daily guidance
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Successful experience working in a team setting
  • Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed
  • Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community
  • An understanding of Federal Program philosophy and the ability to implement its principle of shared authority and decision-making
  • Knowledge of theories and practice of Early Childhood Education/Child Development and Family/Social Services
  • Knowledge and experience working with Early Childhood, Health, Disabilities and Nutrition services as it relates to Early Head Start/Head Start
  • Experience in human services program management, including program planning, operations and evaluation, and the use of management information systems
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work positively and compatibly with the Executive Director and other agency administrator
  • Must be comfortable working with diverse ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds of the communities and must be able to effectively communicate with children and families of the community

License or Other Requirements

  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license, use an insured personal or company car, and possess a clear driving record
  • Ability to pass a health examination and criminal background check
  • Must be able to travel to Santa Clara County areas to facilitate assignments, meetings and other off-site destinations; Must be able to travel, locally and nationally

Language Skills:

  • English proficiency
  • Bilingual Vietnamese or Spanish is a plus
San Jose, CA 95134 2018-03-29 View
INFANT / TODDLER PRIMARY CARE GIVER TEACHER Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

INFANT/TODDLER HEAD TEACHER/PRIMARY CARE GIVER

 

EXEMPT:  No                                                               SALARY LEVEL:  Refer to Current Salary Chart

SUPERVISOR:   Early Head Start Area Supervisor          LOCATION:  Assigned Center   

HOURS: 8 hours/day, 12 months/year   

Policy Council Approved Date: 06/29/2017                    Approved By:  HR Manager

           

   
   
   

                                                                                                             

   
   
   

 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION:

Under the direction of the EHS Area Supervisor, administer an Early Head Start center operation guided by Head Start Performance Standards, Service Area Written Plans, Procedures, and Policies and California State Community Care Licensing regulations.  Supervises the following staff:  Primary Care Giver Teacher, Classroom Assistant, and if assigned: Language Resource Aide and/or Full Inclusion Assistant.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Agency’s policies and applicable federal and state laws. 

Primary Care Giver/Head Teacher I: Teaches children 5 days/week.  Coordinates work and supervises employees of a one classroom site with up to two sessions.

Primary Care Giver/Head Teacher II: Teaches children 5 days/week.  Coordinates work and supervises employees of a site with more than one classroom.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates work of center staff, volunteers, consultants and parents
  • Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Provides on the job training and support, assessing skill level with employee and developing a plan for individual growth
  • Assists in the fulfillment of administrative requirements and functions, as a link between the Head start/Early Head Start Administrative Team and the center
  • Teaches an Early Head Start class ensuring that a developmentally appropriate, integrated curriculum is in place.  Provides primary care, implementing routines, for four infants or toddlers and secondary care giver for an additional four infants or toddlers
  • Adheres to Child Assessment/Observations System & Family Partnership System Timeline
  • Ensures ongoing implementation and completion of Child Observation Assessment System
  • Ensures prompt and accurate completion of required paperwork related to center operation
  • Encourages language development in children in primary and secondary language
  • Has meaningful, respectful conversations with children throughout the day
  • In partnership with the Family Services staff, assists parents in conducting their business meetings and provides them information relevant to the Head Star/Early Head Start Program
  • Supports and serves as a resource to the families and works with them in assessing their strengths, interests and needs, following the program systems and timelines, considering family structure and ethnic/cultural diversity in the home; makes referrals as appropriate.
  • Ensures and participates in a minimum of 2 parent home visits and 2 conference for each family per program year.  The first home visit is done in partnership with the Family Outreach Worker (except for the Nueva Vista program)
  • Assists center staff in coordinating services for children and families; maintains warm, friendly and professional working relationships with children, parents and coworkers
  • Coordinates and cooperates with consultants and specialists with items relevant to the center and children, ensuring maximum use of services and resources
  • May include collaboration/coordination of program services with other community entities: i.e., school districts, those serving children with diagnosed disabilities, State Child Care programs
  • Participates in necessary trainings, workshops and meetings, as scheduled
  • Participates in the team building process within the program by using established communication channels in a constructive and productive manner that enhances the team effort
  • The health, safety and supervision of children in the program is essential, therefore every employee is responsible for the care and supervision of children while they are present at the center
  • Other relevant duties, as assigned

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES and/or EXPERIENCE:

A.   AA, BA or advanced degree in ECE or BA or advanced degree with 12 core units of ECE, and 3 units

supervised field experience in ECE setting or CCTC approved training, and 2 years experience teaching in an

 infant/toddler/ preschool setting  OR

B.   California State Teacher permit and 2 years experience teaching in an infant/toddler/preschool setting OR  

C.   California State Associate Teacher permit and 4 years experience teaching in an infant/toddler/preschool setting

In addition to A, B, or C:

  • Current Pediatric First Aid, CPR and Health and Safety Course
  • Valid California Driver's License and a properly insured vehicle for use on the job
  • Prior to beginning work, must be able to pass the Community Care Licensing criminal record clearance, must be up to date on immunizations and have a current (within one year) TB clearance and Health Screening Report.
  • Some paid supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of child development and adult learning styles.
  • Understanding of the principles of bilingual and multicultural education.
  • Basic personal computer skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred.
  • Knowledge of culturally diverse groups and persons from low-income families.
  • Intermediate skills in reading, analyzing, and interpreting procedures and governmental regulations. 
  • Intermediate ability to write reports and correspondence. Intermediate ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of parents, children and staff.  
  • Intermediate ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Intermediate ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Intermediate ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Dependability, initiative, good judgment and ability to function with minimal supervision.
  • A sincere interest in the development of all children and in building partnerships with families

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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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to sit at a desk and sometimes use a computer.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee drives, approximately 10% of the time, to meetings, trainings, and home visits as scheduled throughout the year. The employee spends approximately 25% of the time writing and/or keyboarding

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions a minimum of 45 minutes a day.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and sometimes noisy.

 

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

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that is required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Santa Rosa, CA 95401 2018-03-28 View
Enrollment Specialist CAPE Inc.

Benefits:

- up to 15 days of accrued sick

- up to 10 days of accrued vacation

- 13 paid holidays after probation

- 100% paid medical - monthly premium

 

Position Description: The Enrollment Specialist functions as the content specialist in areas of program eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment and attendance (ERSEA).  The Enrollment Specialist will work to develop partnerships and collaborations in the community to expand the agency’s capacity to recruit and enroll eligible children.  As a part of support services, the Specialist participates in developing agency plans, monitoring and assessing program performance and planning and carrying out staff training.

 

 The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Take the lead in the development of area plans for recruitment and enrollment.
  • Ensure that all enrolled requirements and regulations are met.
  • Develop, monitor and revise as necessary, all policies and procedures relating to recruitment, selection, enrollment and attendance of eligible children.
  • Work with the Recruitment and Selection Committee to involve parents in the enrollment process.
  • Represent the enrollment area during program reviews.
  • Monitor program recruitment, enrollment and attendance, produce reports as necessary and communicate information to staff, PC and Board of Directors.
  • Develop a plan for the recruitment and selection of eligible children and monitor implementation.
  • Ensure that a Child Plus data base is established and produce reports as required.
  • Oversee recruitment efforts and ensure a waiting list of eligible children to fill program vacancies.
  • Take an active role in compiling the Community Assessment and analyzing data.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required
  • Assist with all major CAPE events
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

Education:

*        Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, or a field related to human services preferred

Experience:

*        Strongly preferred bi-lingual in Spanish

*        Minimum of 2-3 years work experience in an ERSEA related position

*        Knowledge and experience with a broad range of Tri-Valley community agencies and resources

*        Strong organizational skills

*        Experience with ethnic and cultural minorities as well as knowledge of the needs and problems of low-income families

*        Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with diverse individuals

*        Computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Word/Windows''

*        Familiarity with Child Plus computerized data base system

Livermore, CA 95377 2018-03-28 View
INFANT / TODDLER PRIMARY CARE GIVER TEACHER Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

INFANT/TODDLER HEAD TEACHER/PRIMARY CARE GIVER

 

EXEMPT:  No                                                               SALARY LEVEL:  Refer to Current Salary Chart

SUPERVISOR:   Early Head Start Area Supervisor          LOCATION:  Assigned Center   

HOURS: 8 hours/day, 12 months/year   

Policy Council Approved Date: 06/29/2017                    Approved By:  HR Manager

 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION:

Under the direction of the EHS Area Supervisor, administer an Early Head Start center operation guided by Head Start Performance Standards, Service Area Written Plans, Procedures, and Policies and California State Community Care Licensing regulations.  Supervises the following staff:  Primary Care Giver Teacher, Classroom Assistant, and if assigned: Language Resource Aide and/or Full Inclusion Assistant.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Agency’s policies and applicable federal and state laws. 

Primary Care Giver/Head Teacher I: Teaches children 5 days/week.  Coordinates work and supervises employees of a one classroom site with up to two sessions.

Primary Care Giver/Head Teacher II: Teaches children 5 days/week.  Coordinates work and supervises employees of a site with more than one classroom.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates work of center staff, volunteers, consultants and parents
  • Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Provides on the job training and support, assessing skill level with employee and developing a plan for individual growth
  • Assists in the fulfillment of administrative requirements and functions, as a link between the Head start/Early Head Start Administrative Team and the center
  • Teaches an Early Head Start class ensuring that a developmentally appropriate, integrated curriculum is in place.  Provides primary care, implementing routines, for four infants or toddlers and secondary care giver for an additional four infants or toddlers
  • Adheres to Child Assessment/Observations System & Family Partnership System Timeline
  • Ensures ongoing implementation and completion of Child Observation Assessment System
  • Ensures prompt and accurate completion of required paperwork related to center operation
  • Encourages language development in children in primary and secondary language
  • Has meaningful, respectful conversations with children throughout the day
  • In partnership with the Family Services staff, assists parents in conducting their business meetings and provides them information relevant to the Head Star/Early Head Start Program
  • Supports and serves as a resource to the families and works with them in assessing their strengths, interests and needs, following the program systems and timelines, considering family structure and ethnic/cultural diversity in the home; makes referrals as appropriate.
  • Ensures and participates in a minimum of 2 parent home visits and 2 conference for each family per program year.  The first home visit is done in partnership with the Family Outreach Worker (except for the Nueva Vista program)
  • Assists center staff in coordinating services for children and families; maintains warm, friendly and professional working relationships with children, parents and coworkers
  • Coordinates and cooperates with consultants and specialists with items relevant to the center and children, ensuring maximum use of services and resources
  • May include collaboration/coordination of program services with other community entities: i.e., school districts, those serving children with diagnosed disabilities, State Child Care programs
  • Participates in necessary trainings, workshops and meetings, as scheduled
  • Participates in the team building process within the program by using established communication channels in a constructive and productive manner that enhances the team effort
  • The health, safety and supervision of children in the program is essential, therefore every employee is responsible for the care and supervision of children while they are present at the center
  • Other relevant duties, as assigned

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES and/or EXPERIENCE:

A.   AA, BA or advanced degree in ECE or BA or advanced degree with 12 core units of ECE, and 3 units

supervised field experience in ECE setting or CCTC approved training, and 2 years experience teaching in an

 infant/toddler/ preschool setting  OR

B.   California State Teacher permit and 2 years experience teaching in an infant/toddler/preschool setting OR  

C.   California State Associate Teacher permit and 4 years experience teaching in an infant/toddler/preschool setting

In addition to A, B, or C:

  • Current Pediatric First Aid, CPR and Health and Safety Course
  • Valid California Driver's License and a properly insured vehicle for use on the job
  • Prior to beginning work, must be able to pass the Community Care Licensing criminal record clearance, must be up to date on immunizations and have a current (within one year) TB clearance and Health Screening Report.
  • Some paid supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of child development and adult learning styles.
  • Understanding of the principles of bilingual and multicultural education.
  • Basic personal computer skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred.
  • Knowledge of culturally diverse groups and persons from low-income families.
  • Intermediate skills in reading, analyzing, and interpreting procedures and governmental regulations. 
  • Intermediate ability to write reports and correspondence. Intermediate ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of parents, children and staff.  
  • Intermediate ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Intermediate ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Intermediate ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Dependability, initiative, good judgment and ability to function with minimal supervision.
  • A sincere interest in the development of all children and in building partnerships with families

-        

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to sit at a desk and sometimes use a computer.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee drives, approximately 10% of the time, to meetings, trainings, and home visits as scheduled throughout the year. The employee spends approximately 25% of the time writing and/or keyboarding

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions a minimum of 45 minutes a day.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and sometimes noisy.

 

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

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that is required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Santa Rosa, CA 95401 2018-03-28 View
CENTER DIRECTOR (formerly Head Teacher) Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

CENTER DIRECTOR (formerly Head Teacher)

 

Exempt:   No                                                   SALARY LEVEL:   Refer to current salary chart

SUPERVISOR: Area Supervisor or Site Supervisor, as assigned           LOCATION: Assigned Center

HOURS: 8 Hrs/Day, Monday through Friday, 10 or 11 Months/Year

Policy Council Approved Date: 06/29/2017      Approved by:  HR Manager     

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the direction of the Area or Site Supervisor, administer a Head Start center operation guided by Head Start Performance Standards, Service Area Written Plans, Procedures, and Policies and California State Community Care Licensing regulations. Supervises the following staff: Teacher II, Teacher 1, Site Assistant, and if assigned: Language Resource Aide and Full Inclusion Assistant. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Agency’s policies and applicable federal and state laws.

 

Center Director I: Teaches children 4 days/week. Coordinates work and supervises employees of a one classroom site with up to two sessions.

Center Director II: Teaches children 4 days/week. Coordinates work and supervises employees of a site with more than one classroom.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

● Coordinates and monitors work of center staff, volunteers, consultants and parents.

● Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and

disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

● Assists in the fulfillment of administrative requirements and functions as a link between the Head Start Administrative Team and the center.

● Adheres to Child Assessment/Observation System & Family Partnership System Timeline

● Ensures ongoing implementation and completion of Child Observation Assessment System.

● Encourages language development in children in primary and secondary language

● Has meaningful, respectful conversations with children throughout the day

● Ensures prompt and accurate completion of required paperwork related to center operation.

● In partnership with the Family Services staff, assists parents in conducting their business meetings and provides them information relevant to the Head Start Program.

● Work in partnership with service area managers and center staff to better assess the needs of the children and families to ensure quality services to children and families

● Ensures and participates in a minimum of 2 parent home visits and 2 conferences. The first home visit is done in partnership with the Family Outreach Worker

● Assists center staff in coordinating services for children and families

● Follows program supervision plans and insures that all classroom staff are in compliance with the same

● Provides on the job training and support, assessing skill level with employee and developing a plan for individual growth

● Teaches a Head Start class ensuring that a developmentally appropriate, integrated curriculum is in place

● Coordinates and cooperates with consultants and specialists with items relevant to the center and children, ensuring

maximum use of services and resources

● Ensure confidentiality of client information and records

● Maintains warm, friendly and professional working relationships with children, parents and coworkers

● May include collaboration/coordination of program services with other community entities: i.e., school districts, those serving children with diagnosed disabilities, State Child Care programs

● Participates in necessary trainings, workshops and meetings, as scheduled

● Participates in the team building process within the program by using established communication channels in constructive and productive manner that enhances the team effort

● The health, safety and supervision of children in the program is essential, therefore every employee is responsible for the care and supervision of children while they are present at the center

● Other relevant duties, as assigned

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATES, AND/OR EXPERIENCE :

A. BA or advanced degree in ECE or BA or advanced degree with 12 core units of ECE, and 3 units

supervised field experience in ECE setting or CCTC approved training OR

B. Teaching or Administration credential with 12 core units of ECE, plus, 3 units supervised field

experience in ECE setting; or CCTC approved training OR

C. AA (or 60 units) with 24 ECE/CD units (incl. core units) and the willingness to complete a BA

 

In addition to A, B, or C:

● Two years teaching experience in a pre-school classroom

● Current Pediatric First Aid, CPR and Health and Safety Course

● Valid California Driver's License and a properly insured vehicle for use on the job

● Prior to beginning work, must be able to pass the Community Care Licensing criminal record clearance, must be up to date on immunizations and have a current (within one year) TB clearance and Health Screening Report.

.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

● Minimum one year paid supervisory experience

● Working knowledge of the principles and practices of child development and adult learning styles

● Understanding of the principles of bilingual and multicultural education

● Intermediate personal computer skills with word processing and email experience

● Strong oral and written communication skills

● Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred

● Knowledge of culturally diverse groups and persons from low-income families

● Intermediate skills in reading, analyzing, and interpreting procedures and governmental regulations

● Intermediate ability to write reports and correspondence. Intermediate ability to effectively present information and

respond to questions from groups of parents, children and staff

● Intermediate ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,

common fractions, and decimals

● Intermediate ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations with good judgment

● Intermediate ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule for.

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

● Highly dependable, takes initiative, has good judgment and is able to function with minimal supervision.

● A sincere interest in the development of all children and in building partnerships with families.

 

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to sit at a desk and sometimes use a computer. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee drives, approximately 10% of the time, to meetings, trainings, and home visits as scheduled throughout the year. The employee spends approximately 25% of the time writing and/or keyboarding.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions a minimum of 45 minutes a day. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and sometimes noisy.

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

 Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that is required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Santa Rosa, CA 95401 2018-03-28 View
INFANT / TODDLER PRIMARY CARE GIVER TEACHER Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

INFANT/TODDLER HEAD TEACHER/PRIMARY CARE GIVER

 

EXEMPT:  No                                                               SALARY LEVEL:  Refer to Current Salary Chart

SUPERVISOR:   Early Head Start Area Supervisor          LOCATION:  Assigned Center   

HOURS: 8 hours/day, 12 months/year   

Policy Council Approved Date: 06/29/2017                    Approved By:  HR Manager

 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION:

Under the direction of the EHS Area Supervisor, administer an Early Head Start center operation guided by Head Start Performance Standards, Service Area Written Plans, Procedures, and Policies and California State Community Care Licensing regulations.  Supervises the following staff:  Primary Care Giver Teacher, Classroom Assistant, and if assigned: Language Resource Aide and/or Full Inclusion Assistant.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Agency’s policies and applicable federal and state laws. 

Primary Care Giver/Head Teacher I: Teaches children 5 days/week.  Coordinates work and supervises employees of a one classroom site with up to two sessions.

Primary Care Giver/Head Teacher II: Teaches children 5 days/week.  Coordinates work and supervises employees of a site with more than one classroom.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates work of center staff, volunteers, consultants and parents
  • Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Provides on the job training and support, assessing skill level with employee and developing a plan for individual growth
  • Assists in the fulfillment of administrative requirements and functions, as a link between the Head start/Early Head Start Administrative Team and the center
  • Teaches an Early Head Start class ensuring that a developmentally appropriate, integrated curriculum is in place.  Provides primary care, implementing routines, for four infants or toddlers and secondary care giver for an additional four infants or toddlers
  • Adheres to Child Assessment/Observations System & Family Partnership System Timeline
  • Ensures ongoing implementation and completion of Child Observation Assessment System
  • Ensures prompt and accurate completion of required paperwork related to center operation
  • Encourages language development in children in primary and secondary language
  • Has meaningful, respectful conversations with children throughout the day
  • In partnership with the Family Services staff, assists parents in conducting their business meetings and provides them information relevant to the Head Star/Early Head Start Program
  • Supports and serves as a resource to the families and works with them in assessing their strengths, interests and needs, following the program systems and timelines, considering family structure and ethnic/cultural diversity in the home; makes referrals as appropriate.
  • Ensures and participates in a minimum of 2 parent home visits and 2 conference for each family per program year.  The first home visit is done in partnership with the Family Outreach Worker (except for the Nueva Vista program)
  • Assists center staff in coordinating services for children and families; maintains warm, friendly and professional working relationships with children, parents and coworkers
  • Coordinates and cooperates with consultants and specialists with items relevant to the center and children, ensuring maximum use of services and resources
  • May include collaboration/coordination of program services with other community entities: i.e., school districts, those serving children with diagnosed disabilities, State Child Care programs
  • Participates in necessary trainings, workshops and meetings, as scheduled
  • Participates in the team building process within the program by using established communication channels in a constructive and productive manner that enhances the team effort
  • The health, safety and supervision of children in the program is essential, therefore every employee is responsible for the care and supervision of children while they are present at the center
  • Other relevant duties, as assigned

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES and/or EXPERIENCE:

A.   AA, BA or advanced degree in ECE or BA or advanced degree with 12 core units of ECE, and 3 units

supervised field experience in ECE setting or CCTC approved training, and 2 years experience teaching in an

 infant/toddler/ preschool setting  OR

B.   California State Teacher permit and 2 years experience teaching in an infant/toddler/preschool setting OR  

C.   California State Associate Teacher permit and 4 years experience teaching in an infant/toddler/preschool setting

In addition to A, B, or C:

  • Current Pediatric First Aid, CPR and Health and Safety Course
  • Valid California Driver's License and a properly insured vehicle for use on the job
  • Prior to beginning work, must be able to pass the Community Care Licensing criminal record clearance, must be up to date on immunizations and have a current (within one year) TB clearance and Health Screening Report.
  • Some paid supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of child development and adult learning styles.
  • Understanding of the principles of bilingual and multicultural education.
  • Basic personal computer skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred.
  • Knowledge of culturally diverse groups and persons from low-income families.
  • Intermediate skills in reading, analyzing, and interpreting procedures and governmental regulations. 
  • Intermediate ability to write reports and correspondence. Intermediate ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of parents, children and staff.  
  • Intermediate ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Intermediate ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Intermediate ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Dependability, initiative, good judgment and ability to function with minimal supervision.
  • A sincere interest in the development of all children and in building partnerships with families

-        

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to sit at a desk and sometimes use a computer.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee drives, approximately 10% of the time, to meetings, trainings, and home visits as scheduled throughout the year. The employee spends approximately 25% of the time writing and/or keyboarding

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions a minimum of 45 minutes a day.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and sometimes noisy.

 

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

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that is required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Santa Rosa, CA 95401 2018-03-28 View
Director of Education Training and Research Foundation

The Director of Education is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures related to the effective management of Early Head Start and Head Start. Coordinating the day to day operational activities of program staff, ensures compliance with program standards, contracts and regulations. Oversight of all Management, Supervisory and Administrative staff working within the Education Department.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Provides day-to-day coordination of services to ensure the best outcome for children.
  • Assists Deputy Director in evaluating services against contracts and ensures the program’s services and operations comply with contracts.
  • Provides input on the development of program budget; reviews and approves payment of expenses for the program, ensuring compliance with approved budgets.
  • Assists Deputy Director and others in evaluating the quality of services regularly and systematically to ensure all documentation is in compliance with requirements; determines and recommends changes to improve quality of services.
  • Participates in identifying the training needs of program and administrative staff and ensures training and/or other programs are implemented to ensure these needs are met; provides on the job training and support to employees.
  • Performs routine supervisory duties; interviews applicants for employment; assigns and reviews progress of assignments; manages performance and recommends salary increases; and develops higher levels of expertise in staff members by encouraging further education, participation in seminars and providing learning opportunities within the program.
  • Oversees routine maintenance of facilities and equipment.
  • Collaborates with other agency programs and operations as appropriate.
  • Gathers and analyzes program information and prepares routine and special reports for management decision-making.
  • Assists in the development and submission of funding requests by providing information that supports requests.
  • Represents the program at Agency and community meetings; promotes TRF’s goals and philosophies to staff; participates in management committees; and actively cooperates with others in support of TRF goals.
  • Develops, maintains and uses a working knowledge of the ethnic and cultural differences, practices and values of families in order to better understand their needs and provide appropriate services.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality regarding children and their families in compliance with HIPAA regulations and Institute policies.
  • Maintains knowledge of program standards, management practices and policies as developed by TRF, licensing and other governing bodies; develops personal and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the art practices; participating in in-service programs.
  • Incorporates Agency philosophy and mission in all aspects of job performance.
  • Maintains professional relationship with staff/families/caregivers at all times.
  • Exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology or related field
  • Valid Program Director’s Permit or Administrative Credential issued from CCTC
  • Advanced Knowledge of Head Start, Creative Curriculum, DRDP, DRDP Tech and HS Performance Standards
  • Advanced Supervisory skills sufficient to manage a large group of employees. This typically includes 5 years directing/leading a large HS/EHS Community program.
  • Advanced Knowledge of Title 22 Licensing Regulations and Title V Education Regulations
  • Knowledge of Labor Laws and Human Resource Practices
  • Knowledge of community programs including ability to develop and implement related policies and procedures
  • Ability to work effectively within a multicultural work group.
  • Current California driver’s license and State-required insurance required if using personal vehicle on Agency business and a driving record acceptable to the organization and/or insurance carrier.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, LTD.
  • 4 weeks Vacation Accrual
  • 12 Days Sick Leave Accrual
  • 14 Holidays
Los Angeles, CA 90056 2018-03-27 View
EHS Home Visitor (Bilingual) Training and Research Foundation

 

The Early Head Start Home Educator is responsible for providing child development services, social services, health services and parent involvement services to families including home visits, socializations, advocacy and crisis intervention in accordance with federal,state and program guidelines.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identifies, recruits and enrolls families for participation in the Early Head Start Program
  • Maintains caseload of 10 - 12 families; visits each family home for at least 90 minutes on a weekly.
  • Establishes trusting, nurturing relationships with children, and their families.
  • Observes, assesses and documents each child's health, skills, behavior, growth and development
  • Provides children and parents with group socialization experiences.
  • Serves as an advocate for Head Start families and as a liaison between families, the program, and the community at large.
  • Integrates other components, i.e. health, nutrition, disabilities, mental health, family and community engagement into home visit and services provided to pregnant women.
  • Works with parents to make weekly activity and home visit plans based on the child's assessment and identified family needs.
  • Works with parents to establish and attain agreed-upon goals
  • Encourages participation in the Policy Council meetings as well as socialization meetings, workshops, and other events or trainings.
  • Enters child/family information and other required program information into the Child Plus system in a timely manner.
  • Assist families with children's transition into TRF’s Head Start program or other child care programs.
  • Provide a developmentally appropriate and nurturing environment for infants and toddlers and document child’s progress, attendance, and other requested information.
  • Plan and implement lessons using program required curriculum and other resources which maximize each child’s developmental ability.
  • Conduct screening and developmental assessments and maintain written records of each child’s development; maintain current and accurate records on each child.
  • Exchange information and serve as a member of a trans-disciplinary intervention team.
  • Participate in on-going in-service and educational development opportunities provided by the Agency.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field required. Teacher, Master Teacher, or Site Supervisor Permit required and 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education and/or Child Development (including six (6) units in infant/toddler studies)

Additional Requirements:
Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and oral) preferred.
Minimum of 2 years of experience working in child development, social work, parent involvement or health education in a Head Start or Early Head Start program is a plus.

Benefits: Include full medical, dental, vision, basic life insurance, pension plan, vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Early Head Start Experience : 1 year of experience

 

Los Angeles, CA 90056 2018-03-27 View
Early Head Start Teacher Children's Institute, Inc.

Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) is looking for a caring and organized Early Head Start Teacher to join our outstanding team!

The Early Head Start Teacher plans, organizes and implements the care, development and education of typically and atypically developing infants, toddlers and preschool children ages birth to five.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Plans and implements educational curriculum for infants, toddlers and preschool children, which reflects developmental, cultural, and linguistic appropriateness.
  2. Ensures compliance with applicable company policies and procedures and any of the following program regulations as they apply to the specific program assigned to: Early Head Start, Head Start, CDE, First 5 LA, Title 5 regulations and Title 22 Community Care Licensing regulations.
  3. Ensures proper care and supervision for each and every child at all times and adheres to the standards of conduct. Ensures the classroom and all equipment is maintained in a clean and safe condition.

 

This Position Requires:

  • A Teacher Permit or higher issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • A minimum of 24 units of ECE course work from a four-year university required.
  • A valid first aid and CPR certificate or the ability to obtain one within the introductory period.

 

INTERNAL APPLICANTS: For current CII Teacher’s Assistant with a minimum of one year as a CII TA - Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with a minimum of 24 units of ECE coursework required.

 

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.

Los Angeles , CA 90026 2018-03-27 View
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