Job Title Agency Job Description Job Location Posted on Actions
Primary Caregiver Child Start Inc.

Child Start, Inc.

Job Description

 

The job 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.

 

Job Title: EHS Primary Caregiver                        

Site: Napa or Solano County EHS Classroom

Position: 12 months per year, 40 hrs. per week                                               

Supervisor: Site Supervisor I or II

                                                                                                       FLSA Status: Non-exempt

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provide care for infants or toddlers in an Early Head Start classroom using developmentally appropriate curriculum, Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC) philosophies and by building responsive relationships with children and families as outlined in Head Start Performance Standards.  Serves as Site Director designee for California Community Care Licensing. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Classroom Caregiving Practices

  • ·         Provides primary care for four infants or toddlers and is an alternate caregiver for an additional four infants or toddlers in an Early Head Start classroom promoting the consistency of care model.
  • ·         Promotes family partnerships and parent involvement by recognizing their strengths and interests, respecting family structure and ethnic/cultural diversity and reinforcing the role of the parent as their child’s first teacher.
  • ·         Works with the family to support their child’s development with ongoing regular communication and the completion of home visits and conferences.
  • ·         Maintains and ensures a safe, clean and healthy learning environment for the infants or toddlers in their care with the implementation of required health practices and supervision and management of children in the classroom.
  • ·         Plans and implements developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants or toddlers based on the agency selected research-based curriculum and following Head Start Performance Standards.   Develops weekly lesson plans for individual children including the utilization of parent curriculum ideas.
  • ·         Leads the planning and implementation of all aspects of designated ongoing developmental assessment of children and ensures the completion of screening requirements, completing referrals as appropriate.
  • ·         Works with classroom team to provide adaptations or accommodations to the classroom environment and curriculum to ensure that children with disabilities are fully included into the classroom and provided individualized curriculum consistent with their IEPs or IFSPs.
  • ·         Plans for daily routines and transitions so that they occur in a timely, predictable and unrushed manner according to each child’s needs, assures that each child begins transition process in a timely manner and receives smooth transition services.
  • ·         Provides daily leadership in the classroom, working cooperatively with other Primary Caregivers, Primary Caregiver Assistants, consultants, community partners, volunteers and other assigned Child Start staff.
  • ·         Safeguards confidentiality of personal information of children and families by upholding mandates and policies. 
  • ·         Assumes responsibilities for center operations in the absence of Site Supervisor as assigned. 
  • ·         Provides substitute coverage, as needed.
  • ·         Assists with Food Service, as needed.

 

 

Training

  • ·         Plans and participates in staff and parent trainings on topics relevant to child development, environments and classroom management.
  • ·         Attends pertinent training, workshops and conferences both within and outside of Early Head Start at the direction of the Site Supervisor. 
  • ·         Remains current in ECE/Child Development best practices through participation in continuing education and review of resources provided by Child Start department staff.
  • ·         Actively participates in site staff meetings and other appropriate meetings to support and advance services.

 

Monitoring and Record Keeping

  • ·         Compiles and maintains child and family documentation including but not limited to daily communication logs, child files, lesson plans, ongoing assessments, screenings, conferences or home visits.
  • ·         Completes required or requested documentation to ensure up to date monitoring of mandatory regulations.

 

Networking

  • ·         Further relationships within site, position, region, agency and community to ensure integrated and comprehensive services for families with children.
  • ·         Works with community partners to support comprehensive services for children and their families.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • ·         Reports any suspected child abuse as required by state law
  • ·         Serves children with special needs.  Some staff may be required to provide services in a full inclusion model/classroom.
  • ·         Works with families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • ·         Able to develop positive working relationships with other staff, parents and volunteers
  • ·         Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with employer safety policies
  • ·         Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance in compliance with agency Attendance policy
  • ·         Working knowledge of MS Word, email and internet preferred

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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 and Experience:

  • ·         Minimum of 24 ECE units, including 6 Infant/Toddler units and at least 3 units Admin/Supervision.  Or, an AA or BA degree in ECE/Child Development or related degree, including 3 Infant/Toddler units and at least 3 units Admin/Supervision.  Original (or certified copies) of all credentials or certificates andcollege transcripts indicating applicable coursework to meet requirements of position as a condition of employment.
  • ·         Minimum of one year teaching experience in a licensed infant/toddler child care center or comparable group child care program (previous experience teaching in an Early Head Start program highly desired)

 

Other Requirements:

  • ·         Ability to pass criminal record clearance
  • ·         Clear TB test and statement of good health from a doctor are required as a condition of employment
  • ·         Valid CA driver’s license and required insurance

 

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • ·         Current 1st Aid and CPR Certification or ability to obtain in 60 days
  • ·         Health and Safety Training (15 hours) or ability to obtain in 60 days
  • ·         Bilingual English/Spanish language preferred.

 

 

PHYSICAL, SENSORY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND INTERPERSONAL CHECKLIST

 

Job TitlePrimary Caregiver                                                     Date:    12/28/10__________         

 

Please complete the following sections by putting X's in the appropriate boxes

 

In a/an    8      hour work day, this job requires:      R= Rarely                    (less than 0.625% of time)

O= Occasionally            (0.625% - 30% of time)

F= Frequently                (31% - 68% of time)

C= Continually                (69% - 100% of time)

NA= Not Applicable

 

RFCP= Requirements for Consecutive Performance (make notes in "Comments" column)

1.  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

R

O

F

C

NA

Comments (RFCP)

Sitting

 

 

X

 

 

 

Stationary standing

 

X

 

 

 

 

Walking

 

 

X

 

 

 

Ability to be mobile/running

 

 

 

X

 

 

Crouching (bending at knees)

 

 

X

 

 

 

Kneeling/crawling

 

 

X

 

 

 

Stooping (bending at waist)

 

 

X

 

 

 

Twisting (knees/waist/neck)

 

 

X

 

 

 

Turning/pivoting

 

 

X

 

 

 

Climbing

 

X

 

 

 

 

Balancing

 

 

X

 

 

 

Reaching/lifting overhead

 

 

X

 

 

 

Reaching extension

 

 

X

 

 

 

Grasping

 

 

 

X

 

 

Pinching

 

 X

 

 

 

 

Pushing/pulling

           Typical weight   25 LBS

           Max. weight      100 LBS   

 

X

 

 

 

 

Lifting/carrying

          Typical weight  25 LBS    

          Max. weight      75 LBS

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Manual dexterity/keyboarding

X

 

 

 

 

 

Other physical demands:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.  Sensory Requirements

R

O

F

C

NA

Comments (RFCP)

Talking in person

 

 

 

X

 

 

Talking on telephone

 

X

 

 

 

 

Hearing in person

 

 

 

X

 

 

Hearing on telephone

 

X

 

 

 

 

Sight

 

 

 

X

 

 

Other sensory requirements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Environmental Setting

Comments

Safety requirements (e.g., clothing, equipment used, such as ladders)

MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES THAT PROVIDE SUPPORT TO FEET WHEN WORKING IN CLASSROOM

Exposure (e.g., fumes, chemicals, vibrations, humidity, cold, heat, dust, noise, blood and bodily fluids, contagious diseases)

MUST BE ABLE TO WORK FREQUENTLY IN OUTSIDE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND FREQUENTLY IN MODERATE NOISE LEVEL

DIAPERING and BODILY FLUIDS

Operation of equipment and machines (e.g., motor vehicles, computers, power and hand tools, copiers)     

MUST BE ABLE TO OPERATE AUTOMOBILE, COMPUTER, PRINTER, COPIER AND FAX

Hygiene standards (e.g., food handling, sterilizing equipment, cleaning blood and bodily fluids)

MUST HAVE CURRENT CPR AND FIRST AID CARDS; MUST BE TRAINED IN IMPLEMENTING UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS.

Other environmental requirements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This position is classified as non-exempt as defined by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not exempt from overtime and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with SEIU, Local 1021.

 

Child Start is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Approved by:   

                                                                                    __________                                             

Human Resources Director                                                    Date

 

 

                                                                                                                                              Employee's Signature                                                         Date

 

 

The information contained herein is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.       

 

 

Napa, AL 94558 2019-01-15 View
Primary Caregiver Child Start Inc.

Child Start, Inc.

Job Description

 

The job 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.

 

Job Title: EHS Primary Caregiver                        

Site: Napa or Solano County EHS Classroom

Position: 12 months per year, 40 hrs. per week                                               

Supervisor: Site Supervisor I or II

                                                                                                       FLSA Status: Non-exempt

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provide care for infants or toddlers in an Early Head Start classroom using developmentally appropriate curriculum, Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC) philosophies and by building responsive relationships with children and families as outlined in Head Start Performance Standards.  Serves as Site Director designee for California Community Care Licensing. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Classroom Caregiving Practices

  • ·         Provides primary care for four infants or toddlers and is an alternate caregiver for an additional four infants or toddlers in an Early Head Start classroom promoting the consistency of care model.
  • ·         Promotes family partnerships and parent involvement by recognizing their strengths and interests, respecting family structure and ethnic/cultural diversity and reinforcing the role of the parent as their child’s first teacher.
  • ·         Works with the family to support their child’s development with ongoing regular communication and the completion of home visits and conferences.
  • ·         Maintains and ensures a safe, clean and healthy learning environment for the infants or toddlers in their care with the implementation of required health practices and supervision and management of children in the classroom.
  • ·         Plans and implements developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants or toddlers based on the agency selected research-based curriculum and following Head Start Performance Standards.   Develops weekly lesson plans for individual children including the utilization of parent curriculum ideas.
  • ·         Leads the planning and implementation of all aspects of designated ongoing developmental assessment of children and ensures the completion of screening requirements, completing referrals as appropriate.
  • ·         Works with classroom team to provide adaptations or accommodations to the classroom environment and curriculum to ensure that children with disabilities are fully included into the classroom and provided individualized curriculum consistent with their IEPs or IFSPs.
  • ·         Plans for daily routines and transitions so that they occur in a timely, predictable and unrushed manner according to each child’s needs, assures that each child begins transition process in a timely manner and receives smooth transition services.
  • ·         Provides daily leadership in the classroom, working cooperatively with other Primary Caregivers, Primary Caregiver Assistants, consultants, community partners, volunteers and other assigned Child Start staff.
  • ·         Safeguards confidentiality of personal information of children and families by upholding mandates and policies. 
  • ·         Assumes responsibilities for center operations in the absence of Site Supervisor as assigned. 
  • ·         Provides substitute coverage, as needed.
  • ·         Assists with Food Service, as needed.

 

 

Training

  • ·         Plans and participates in staff and parent trainings on topics relevant to child development, environments and classroom management.
  • ·         Attends pertinent training, workshops and conferences both within and outside of Early Head Start at the direction of the Site Supervisor. 
  • ·         Remains current in ECE/Child Development best practices through participation in continuing education and review of resources provided by Child Start department staff.
  • ·         Actively participates in site staff meetings and other appropriate meetings to support and advance services.

 

Monitoring and Record Keeping

  • ·         Compiles and maintains child and family documentation including but not limited to daily communication logs, child files, lesson plans, ongoing assessments, screenings, conferences or home visits.
  • ·         Completes required or requested documentation to ensure up to date monitoring of mandatory regulations.

 

Networking

  • ·         Further relationships within site, position, region, agency and community to ensure integrated and comprehensive services for families with children.
  • ·         Works with community partners to support comprehensive services for children and their families.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • ·         Reports any suspected child abuse as required by state law
  • ·         Serves children with special needs.  Some staff may be required to provide services in a full inclusion model/classroom.
  • ·         Works with families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • ·         Able to develop positive working relationships with other staff, parents and volunteers
  • ·         Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with employer safety policies
  • ·         Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance in compliance with agency Attendance policy
  • ·         Working knowledge of MS Word, email and internet preferred

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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 and Experience:

  • ·         Minimum of 24 ECE units, including 6 Infant/Toddler units and at least 3 units Admin/Supervision.  Or, an AA or BA degree in ECE/Child Development or related degree, including 3 Infant/Toddler units and at least 3 units Admin/Supervision.  Original (or certified copies) of all credentials or certificates andcollege transcripts indicating applicable coursework to meet requirements of position as a condition of employment.
  • ·         Minimum of one year teaching experience in a licensed infant/toddler child care center or comparable group child care program (previous experience teaching in an Early Head Start program highly desired)

 

Other Requirements:

  • ·         Ability to pass criminal record clearance
  • ·         Clear TB test and statement of good health from a doctor are required as a condition of employment
  • ·         Valid CA driver’s license and required insurance

 

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • ·         Current 1st Aid and CPR Certification or ability to obtain in 60 days
  • ·         Health and Safety Training (15 hours) or ability to obtain in 60 days
  • ·         Bilingual English/Spanish language preferred.

 

 

PHYSICAL, SENSORY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND INTERPERSONAL CHECKLIST

 

Job TitlePrimary Caregiver                                                     Date:    12/28/10__________         

 

Please complete the following sections by putting X's in the appropriate boxes

 

In a/an    8      hour work day, this job requires:      R= Rarely                    (less than 0.625% of time)

O= Occasionally            (0.625% - 30% of time)

F= Frequently                (31% - 68% of time)

C= Continually                (69% - 100% of time)

NA= Not Applicable

 

RFCP= Requirements for Consecutive Performance (make notes in "Comments" column)

1.  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

R

O

F

C

NA

Comments (RFCP)

Sitting

 

 

X

 

 

 

Stationary standing

 

X

 

 

 

 

Walking

 

 

X

 

 

 

Ability to be mobile/running

 

 

 

X

 

 

Crouching (bending at knees)

 

 

X

 

 

 

Kneeling/crawling

 

 

X

 

 

 

Stooping (bending at waist)

 

 

X

 

 

 

Twisting (knees/waist/neck)

 

 

X

 

 

 

Turning/pivoting

 

 

X

 

 

 

Climbing

 

X

 

 

 

 

Balancing

 

 

X

 

 

 

Reaching/lifting overhead

 

 

X

 

 

 

Reaching extension

 

 

X

 

 

 

Grasping

 

 

 

X

 

 

Pinching

 

 X

 

 

 

 

Pushing/pulling

           Typical weight   25 LBS

           Max. weight      100 LBS   

 

X

 

 

 

 

Lifting/carrying

          Typical weight  25 LBS    

          Max. weight      75 LBS

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Manual dexterity/keyboarding

X

 

 

 

 

 

Other physical demands:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.  Sensory Requirements

R

O

F

C

NA

Comments (RFCP)

Talking in person

 

 

 

X

 

 

Talking on telephone

 

X

 

 

 

 

Hearing in person

 

 

 

X

 

 

Hearing on telephone

 

X

 

 

 

 

Sight

 

 

 

X

 

 

Other sensory requirements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Environmental Setting

Comments

Safety requirements (e.g., clothing, equipment used, such as ladders)

MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES THAT PROVIDE SUPPORT TO FEET WHEN WORKING IN CLASSROOM

Exposure (e.g., fumes, chemicals, vibrations, humidity, cold, heat, dust, noise, blood and bodily fluids, contagious diseases)

MUST BE ABLE TO WORK FREQUENTLY IN OUTSIDE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND FREQUENTLY IN MODERATE NOISE LEVEL

DIAPERING and BODILY FLUIDS

Operation of equipment and machines (e.g., motor vehicles, computers, power and hand tools, copiers)     

MUST BE ABLE TO OPERATE AUTOMOBILE, COMPUTER, PRINTER, COPIER AND FAX

Hygiene standards (e.g., food handling, sterilizing equipment, cleaning blood and bodily fluids)

MUST HAVE CURRENT CPR AND FIRST AID CARDS; MUST BE TRAINED IN IMPLEMENTING UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS.

Other environmental requirements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This position is classified as non-exempt as defined by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not exempt from overtime and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with SEIU, Local 1021.

 

Child Start is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Approved by:   

                                                                                    __________                                             

Human Resources Director                                                    Date

 

 

                                                                                                                                              Employee's Signature                                                         Date

 

 

The information contained herein is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.       

 

 

Fairfield, CA 94533 2019-01-15 View
Early Childhood Regional Manager Training and Research Foundation

The Early Childhood Regional Manager (ECRM) coordinates and oversees the implementation of TRF education services.  The ECRM monitors and ensures ongoing compliance with federal, state and local regulations, integration of services, and informs program planning, development and training.  

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, and implement education services by ensuring a comprehensive and integrated approach that meets any combination of the Head Start Performance Standards, Creative Curriculum, California Community Care Licensing, California Department of Education Terms and Conditions and program policies and procedures.
  • Develop policies and procedures related to effective management of education services.
  • Provide guidance regarding the ongoing health and safety of facilities, including buildings and grounds
  • Maintain record keeping and reporting systems, including child/family files, documentation timelines for education services and accuracy of assessment data
  • Plan, implement and ensure on-going monitoring system - tracking, follow-up and analysis of child development services, child outcomes, ongoing observation and other data.
  • Provide constructive feedback and on-going support to the Site Directors and teaching staff at assigned sites including participation in the hiring, training, orientation, supervision, professional development, discipline, and performance evaluation process for all education staff.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate staffing to ensure compliance with program requirements (including substituting as needed).
  • Communicate with staff, parents, program managers, consultants and community to enhance services to children and families.
  • Attend and participate in case conferences, Individualized Education Program/Individualized Family Service Plan (IEP/IFSP) meetings, Multidisciplinary Team meetings, transition meetings as needed.
  • Coordinate and provide training, and guidance to staff, parents, and community on a variety of pertinent topics related to early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practices and school readiness.
  • Provide staff development to new teaching staff and maintain support as needed while they gain knowledge of their role and the responsibilities of their position.
  • Provide oversight, direction, and supervision of team, including monitoring, staffing, performance evaluation, problem-solving, and corrective actions of center staff.
  • Conduct classroom reviews using various tools including the Classroom Assessment Scoring System, Environment Rating Scales, National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation standards and other quality measures.
  • Delivers coaching/mentoring sessions to teaching staff on a regular basis as determined by staff needs and assessments.
  • Provide resources, materials, and strategies/techniques to assist staff with the implementation of developmentally appropriate practices.
  • Maintain balanced budgets for each site and contribute to departmental expense recommendations.
  • Reinforces non-federal share goals through parent engagement and the access of community resources.
  • Facilitate and engage in program-wide initiatives including recruitment, school readiness, parent engagement and other committees.
  • Other duties as assigned in order to maintain a quality preschool program.

 

Professional and Ethical Standards

  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Agency policy and legal requirements.
  • Be honest, reliable and dependable.
  • Respect and maintain rights and privacy of all staff, parents, and children.
  • Attend mandated trainings and meetings, and seek out staff development opportunities.
  • Work as a team member with all staff and maintain a positive work ethic.
  • Act conscientiously in performing routine duties

 

Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Head Start Program Standards & Head Start Act
  • Community Care Licensing regulations
  • California Desired Results System (Frameworks, Foundations, Competencies)
  • Desired Results Developmental Profile (2015)
  • Organizational management, staff supervision/evaluation and training.
  • Environment Rating Scale (ITERS and ECERS)
  • Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
  • Creative Curriculum
  • NAEYC Accreditation Standards

 

Ability to:

  • Read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations in fields relevant to position.
  • Effectively communicate with community members and groups, managers, regulatory agencies, and families both individually and in group settings.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues towards shared goals
  • Ability to solve practical problems and to professionally deal with a variety of situations
  • Knowledge of various software programs such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and ChildPlus.

 

Education/Certifications:

  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines preferred: Child Development, Human Development, Education/Education Administration or related field.
  • California Child Development Program Director Permit
  • Minimum of five years of early childhood senior leadership experience in an Early Head Start, Head Start or CDE program
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience in a birth to five setting
  • Current CLASS Reliable observer required (CLASS trainer certification preferred)

Requirements

  • Must successfully pass a physical examination and have a current T.B. clearance, influenza, pertussis, and measles immunization.
  • Must complete a criminal background clearance through Community Care Licensing (DOJ/FBI/CAI).
  • Must possess a CA driver’s license, access to an automobile, and evidence of automobile insurance.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulder. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lifts 50 pounds from floor to waist. The employee must be able to push/pull up to 75 pounds horizontally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Training and Research Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws.

Los Angeles, CA 90034 2019-01-14 View
Early Head Start Teacher Westside Children's Center

JOB SUMMARY

Westside Children’s Center is a comprehensive early childhood education program with a focus on school readiness for children zero to 3 years of age. Developmentally appropriate services are provided for children from low income families, zero to 3 years of age. The Early Head Start Teacher will provide daily educational services to children ages 3 months to 36 months in a center base setting. Overall the Early Head Start Teacher must ensure a safe and healthy environment which supports each child’s development. The Early Head Start Teacher must ensure full compliance with all California State licensing and Federal performance standards regulations.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

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, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Responsible for the primary care of up to eight (8) children, including feeding, diapering, and overall care for infants and toddlers
  • Demonstrate respect and support for the child's background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic, and familial values and beliefs of the family into the child care environment and routines
  • Develop secure and loving relationships with children; demonstrate a willingness to experiment with different languages during daily routines and in a variety of settings
  • Provide for all areas of a child’s development
  • Provide a classroom environment that encourages parent participation
  • Support parents as their child’s first teacher(s)
  • Provide a developmentally appropriate and nurturing environment for infants and toddlers and document child’s progress, attendance, and other requested information
  • Plan and implement daily lessons using program required curriculum and other resources which maximize each child’s developmental ability
  • Integrate subject matter to assist children in making connections
  • Offer a balance between child-initiated and teacher-directed learning
  • Provide multiple opportunities for inquiry, problem-based learning, and other effective strategies that are relevant and intellectually engaging
  • Maintain an individualized feeding plan and monitor daily nutritional intake of children.  
  • Administer and supervise nutrition and food service
  • Assist families with children's transition to preschool program or other child care programs
  • Maintain a clean environment and use proper sanitation procedures
  • Assist with the supervision of staff and volunteers for child care setting
  • Ensure the safety (physically and psychologically) and well-being of all children; and universal precaution use by staff 
  • Monitor the sign-in and sign-out sheet for accuracy 
  • Promote good health practices and contribute to the prevention of illness 
  • Ensure the documentation of the child’s daily health check and accurate reporting to the parent regarding the child’s health status 
  • Conduct screening and developmental assessments and maintain written records of each child’s development
  • Address all factors, including health, disabilities, or family dynamics that may influence a child’s school readiness
  • Maintain current and accurate records on each child 
  • Must be able to administer medication to children and understand the proper dosage in center-based setting 
  • Must report accidents and incidents verbally and in writing to the parent and supervisor
  • 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
  • In accordance with our "team" philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • Must hold or be eligible for a Child Development Associate Permit Or
  • Teacher Permit issued by the state of CA Teacher Credentialing Office
  • BA degree in Child Development or related field, requiring transcripts
  • Six(6)  semester units related to infant and toddler development acceptable to meeting licensing requirements with passing grades of “C” or better 
  • One (1) to two (2) years’ work experience in a licensed infant/toddler or preschool center 
  • Early Head Start experience preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Early Child Development knowledge and experience
  • Ability to use the computer to input developmental data
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and implement educational activities
  • Ability to make decisions on behalf of children and protect their well-being 
  • Must be able to manage confidential information
  • Fingerprint background clearance (DOJ, FBI & Child Abuse Clearance Index), or approved exemption
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical, PPD risk assessment, proof of immunizations for pertussis, measles and influenza
  • Access to reliable transportation required

FOR CONSIDERATION: Send unofficial school transcripts, cover letter and resume

Full benefits package offered including employer contribution to: Health, Dental, Vision; 401k with employer match; Employee Assistance Program, Professional Development, sick leave, vacation, personal days for anniversary of employment and birthday.

Westside Children’s Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants and seeks to hire qualified staff who reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve.  We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are.

Westside Children’s Center has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). This means our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards.

Culver City, CA 90230 2019-01-11 View
FCCHEN Child Development Specialist Westside Children's Center

JOB SUMMARY:

The Child Development Specialist works under the supervision of the FCCHEN Program Manager and with the guidance of the Early Education Center & Early Head Start Director and Early Education Manager. The Child Development Specialist (CDS) partners with a team of CDS’s to ensure comprehensive, high quality early education experiences for children/families enrolled in WCC’s network of contracted licensed family child care home providers (Providers). The Child Development Specialist plays a critical role in client and Provider recruitment, ongoing training, health/safety monitoring, comprehensive family services and lesson plan processes.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

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, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Early Education Duties

Children

  • Schedule and perform observations and developmental assessments of children (include parent and provider input); responsible for completion of Desired Results Developmental Profile assessments for children in the FCCHEN and EHS-CCP Program.
  • Complete semi-annual developmental screenings (Ages and Stages Questionnaires- 3 and Social-Emotional) with parents during home visits; assist in referring children to disabilities team and or local agency, if needed; partner with parents and families through the formal evaluation process

 Families

  • Conduct two home visits per fiscal year for each family on your caseload to ensure appropriate resources and provide emotional encouragement
  • Identify child and family social or health needs and provide referrals to parents regarding public assistance, health, housing, counseling, etc. as needed
  • Support completion of semi-annual 5 protective factors surveys, annual family survey, etc.
  • Actively support parental involvement by planning and facilitating responsive and directed parent activities
  • Facilitate opportunities for parents and families to participate in program’s education services and trainings
  • Participate in implementation of program-wide parent advisory grou
  • Confer with parents on an as-needed basis, offering them resources and mediating parent/provider conflict, as well as discussing children’s assessments, needs and interests, and strategies to use in facilitating children’s growth and development
  • Assist, guide and educate each family during transition process to a preschool, Head Start Program and or Kindergarten.
  • Assist in planning parent activities, encourage parent participation in program activities, and obtain feedback from parent regarding the level of satisfaction with the services they received
  • Provide support in the follow-up and retrieval of health, nutrition, mental health and disability requirements
  • Collaborate with Health Services Coordinator, Mental Health Coordinator and/or Disability Manager to ensure the health, nutrition and special needs of children are addressed
  • Working closely with each family on caseload to support goals identified and provide needed referrals to community agencies and effectively communicate with Family Services Associate or other relevant team members
  • Supports families in completion of paperwork and documentation requirement for Early Head Start and CDE and provides follow-up
  • Provides support and strategies to address any attendance concerns

 

Family Child Care Home Education Providers

  • Mentor, coach, model, and provide individualized training and technical assistance for Providers and their staff in child development, and other areas identified; Ensure monthly meetings, semimonthly home visits, telephone consultations as needed, and support monthly responsive trainings
  • Provide curriculum support (age and developmentally appropriate activities for children; strategies to individualize activities; strategies for English Language Learners, etc.)
  • Emphasize effective teaching practices and learning environments with parents and providers
  • Monitor ratio, health and safety, child’s files; contract/licensing compliance; attendance sheets; nutrition observations, etc.
  • Conduct home visits, coaching, and individualized follow up to ensure the appropriate resources and emotional encouragement is there for each child and family as needed and to ensure proper implementation of federal regulations
  • Visit EHS-CCP family child care homes to both ensure that family goals are fully-supported by providers as well as to support comprehensive services for each family

 Quality Assurance/Programmatic

  • Maintain records of home visits, parent conferences, children’s assessments, family referrals, corrective action plans
  • Maintain comprehensive child records in hard copy and/or ChildPlus data base and ensure an effective system of tracking
  • Review outcomes of assessments with family child care home education providers      
  • Document all parent, provider and community referrals including health documentation
  • Participate in internal audits and quality assurance file review
  • Perform annual and ongoing assessment of each provider using the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale to ensure that services are of high quality and are educationally and developmentally appropriate
  • Creatively assist in recruitment of prospective client families and Providers
  • Attend child development conferences, interagency meeting and community events as appropriate and assigned

Other

  • May be required to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Perform other relevant responsibilities as required by the agency and as assigned
  • In accordance with our "team" philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description
  • Model the Standard of Conduct Policy when interacting with parents, community members and Colleagues
  • Ensure safety is a priority in performing all job responsibilities
  • Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the Agency's and the program's mission/vision statements, adopted theoretical frameworks, and philosophy.

 

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Education, or in a related field with two years of post-graduate experience in early childhood education (related fields include elementary education, early childhood special education, psychology, family consumer sciences, home economics, social work, social services)
  • Twenty-four units related to infant and toddler development acceptable to meeting licensing requirements with passing grades of “C” or better
  • Two years’ experience working in Early Education programs as a lead or supervisor
  • One-year experience providing services to low-income families as a case manager
  • Knowledge of Head Start Early Learning Child Outcomes Framework preferred
  • Ability to plan, organize and oversee high quality early childhood programming and comprehensive services
  • Ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Commitment to teamwork
  • Basic computer skills required – Word, Excel, Software applications
  • Experience working with diverse groups and populations
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Passionate about learning and possesses curiosity about issues affecting children and families
  • Align with Westside Children’s Center mission and philosophy
  • All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and families who are served by our agency
  • Fingerprint background clearance (DOJ, FBI & Child Abuse Clearance Index), or approved exemption
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical, PPD risk assessment, proof of immunizations for pertussis, measles and influenza
  • Class “C” driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, a safety record acceptable to CAA, and reliable transportation required

FOR CONSIDERATION: Send unofficial school transcripts, cover letter and resume

Full benefits package offered including employer contribution to: Health, Dental, Vision; 401k with employer match; Employee Assistance Program, Professional Development, sick leave, vacation, personal days for anniversary of employment and birthday.

Westside Children’s Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants and seeks to hire qualified staff who reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve.  We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are.

Westside Children’s Center has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). This means our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards.

 

Culver City, CA 90230 2019-01-11 View
Early Head Start Instructor City of Oakland Human Services Department

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill Early Head Instructor vacancies (in either/or Center-based and Home-based settings) within the Human Services Department. Oakland is proud to offer their employees a generous comprehensive benefit package and is committed to the well-being of its employees. Benefits can include: Medical coverage, dental plans, vision care as well as deferred compensation, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

Under direction in the Human Services Department, Early Head Start Instructors instruct children enrolled in Early Head Start Programs; instruct parents on early childhood development concepts; assist in developmental assessments; organize and set up education and play materials for classroom and/or make home visits; and perform related duties as assigned.

**Required at the time of application:  Copy of College Transcript and copy of a State of California Child Development Permit at Teacher level or higher (or copy of proof of application).  Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete. Please be sure to scan and attached the required documents to your online application. 

This is a public contact position.  Although no current vacancies require a specific language, the eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies that may require bilingual skills.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be use to fill other permanent and part-time vacancies as they may occur in this classification.

This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Oakland, CA 94612 2019-01-10 View
Preschool Teacher Training and Research Foundation

The Teacher is responsible for providing children ages 3 to 5 years old with a learning environment and experiences which will help them develop socially, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the implementation of the agency’s school readiness goals and CLASS.
  • Ensures proper care and supervision of children at all times, the practice of head counts, classroom arrangement, general safety rules, monitoring equipment and working knowledge of classroom management.
  • Work with an assigned group of children; assess the individual needs, strengths, and interests regularly.
  • Plan and provide activities and experiences designed for all areas of a child’s development: physical, emotional, social, and cognitive; prepare and provide materials that are concrete, real and relevant to the children and their interests; prepare the environment for children to learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, other children, and materials.
  • Extend children’s learning by asking open-ended questions and making suggestions that stimulate children’s thinking. Respond quickly and directly to children’s needs, desires and verbal and non-verbal messages adapting the response to the children’s differing styles and abilities.
  • Facilitate the development of self-esteem by expressing respect, acceptance, and comfort for children.
  • Take care of all aspects of children’s personal needs.
  • In accordance with prescribed time schedules, administer initial developmental and other screenings of all assigned children.
  • Conduct on-going assessment of each child’s growth and development and update each child’s goals and objectives regularly.
  • Utilize developmental screening and observation to identify students who may need additional services; incorporate IEP goals and objectives into the classroom program. Cooperate with speech therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, and other ancillary support persons.
  • Assist parents to organize and implement parent activities; encourage, facilitate, and support parental involvement in all aspects of the Head Start Program.
  • Assist at meal and snack time by preparing and setting up tables, place food in appropriate containers for family style service, sit and eat with children modeling good manners and healthy food choices; guide children in clean-up activities following meals and snacks.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records, including child observation, individualization, lesson plans, attendance, lunch count, parent participation, in-kind contributions, and others as directed, using proper spelling and accurate calculations.
  • Attend parent conferences, home visits, center meetings, case reviews, IEP meetings, staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service and pre-service meetings, and other meetings as directed.
  • Carry out authorized emergency and safety procedures and administer first aid.
  • Comply with Title 22; Head Start Performance Standards; Training and Research Foundation policies and procedures, and other applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Cooperates with Site Director/CDS and other Service Area Coordinators in planning, supervision and implementation of overall program.
  • Substitute as needed and when appropriate as instructed by Site Director.
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of the position to maintain a quality program.

 

Education/Certifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Child Development, including more than 12 semester units or equivalent quarter units in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a related field. California Teacher, Master Teacher, or Site Supervisor Permit. Experience working with children and families served by Head Start.

Requirements:

  • Must successfully pass a physical examination and have a current T.B. clearance, pertussis, measles and influenza vaccinations.
  • Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid Certificate
  • Must complete a criminal background clearance through Community Care Licensing (DOJ/FBI/CAI).
  • Must possess a CA driver’s license, and evidence of automobile insurance. (If applicable.)

 

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and LTD
  • 3 Weeks Salary Continuation (Winter Break/Spring Break)
  • 9 Days Sick Leave Accrual
  • 14 Holidays

 

Los Angeles , CA 90056 2019-01-09 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 2019-01-09 View
Assistant Teacher Training and Research Foundation

The Assistant Teacher is responsible for assisting the Teacher withproviding children ages 3 to 5 years old with a learning environment and experiences which will help them develop socially, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.

 

  • Supports the implementation of the agency’s school readiness goals and CLASS.
  • Ensures proper care and supervision of children at all times, the practice of head counts, classroom arrangement, general safety rules, monitoring equipment and working knowledge of classroom management.
  • Assists Teacher with teaching responsibilities and other classroom responsibilities, as assigned
  • Ensures child-adult ratio is met at all times
  • Prepares snacks and meals for children, as needed.
  • Cleans and sanitizes all areas of the classroom, including food preparation and eating areas
  • Helps children practice good hygiene, including personal cleanliness and diapering, as needed
  • Provides input in planning lessons and activities for children
  • Assists in gathering classroom observations and other documentation for developmental assessments of children.
  • Assist with child observation, individualization, lesson plans, attendance, lunch count, parent participation, in-kind contributions, and others as directed, using proper spelling and accurate calculations.
  • Assists in organizing and maintaining instructional and classroom supplies
  • Sets up classrooms for various purposes.
  • Maintains an organized and developmentally appropriate classroom environment
  • Collects documents from parents during drop-off/pick-up time
  • Assist parents to organize and implement parent activities; encourage, facilitate, and support parental involvement in all aspects of the Head Start Program.
  • Provides appropriate customer service to parents, children, community representatives/members, and all TRF staff on a daily basis.
  • Ability to attend in-service trainings, home visits, parent conferences, etc.
  • Must have exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Implements agency policies and procedures
  • Cooperates with Site Director/CDS and other Service Area Coordinators in planning, supervision and implementation of overall program.
  • Substitute as needed and when appropriate as instructed by Site Director.

Education/Certifications:  Must have 15-24 units in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or a field related. Child Development Permit (Associate Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Teacher etc. is required). Strong written and oral communication skills. Displays effective time management and multi-tasking skills. Self-motivated, energetic, team player.

Requirements:

  • Must successfully pass a physical examination and have a current T.B. clearance, pertussis, measles and influenza vaccinations.
  • Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Must complete & pass a criminal background clearance through Community Care Licensing (DOJ/FBI/CAI).
  • Must possess a CA driver’s license, access to an automobile, and evidence of automobile insurance.

 

Benefits Include:

  •  Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and LTD
  • 3 Weeks Salary Continuation (Winter Break/Spring Break)
  • 9 Days Sick Leave Accrual
  • 14 Holidays

 

 

Los Angeles, CA 90056 2019-01-09 View
Nutrition Consultant Marin Head Start

 

Directs the operation of the nutrition component to ensure compliance of Marin Head Start nutrition program with Head Start Performance Standards.  Provides nutrition services that assist families to meet each child’s nutrition needs and to establish good eating habits that nurture healthy development and lifelong well-being.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Administration and Management

  1. Develop and update written policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable program performance standards and other Federal, State and local regulations for nutrition services.
  2. Holds a Deep understanding – and an ability to articulate – the role equity, inclusion, and diversity plays in our work.

Coordination of Services

  1. Completes overall nutrition assessments on each enrolled child including:
  • gathering any relevant nutrition related assessment data (height, weight, hemoglobin/hemocrit)
  • gathering and assessing information about family eating patterns, including cultural preferences.
  1. Serves as a resource to program staff regarding nutritional and feeding issues
  2. Ensures that parents and appropriate community agencies are involved in the planning, implementing and evaluation the agency’s nutritional services
  3. Plan/review food service menus to insure compliance with USDA and HS Nutrition guidelines
  4. Monitor CACFP documentation to ensure compliance with State Department of Education requirements.
  5. For infants and toddlers - ensure that nutrition related information on the Needs and Services Plan are regularly updated and shared with parents.
  6. Monitor food service in the following areas:
  7. adherence to menu plans
    • quality and quantity of food
    • serving practices
    • food storage
    • general health and sanitation practices.
  8. Consults with individual Head Start families as needed regarding nutritional needs of children, provides nutrition counseling to parents and matches families with available community resources.
  9. Consults with Head Start staff as required to meet the nutritional needs of HS children and families
  10. Provides staff and parent training presentations to appropriately implement the nutrition standards, as identified as part of the program in-service planning
  11. Assists with design, implementing and monitoring of nutrition curriculum in both classroom and home base components.
  12. Consultation with parents and staff for each child with nutrition-related health problems and special dietary requirements.
  13. Meets regularly with the Health Services Manager to plan and evaluate services to ensure that services are being delivered in an effective and efficient manner
  14. Participates in case management meetings when nutritional needs issues are involved.
  15. Acts as an advocate for child and family nutritional issues in the community on behalf of Head Start.

Staff Development

  1. Orients new staff to agency policies and procedures for nutrition services
  2. Appropriate training for staff, parents and volunteers in nutrition related activities
  3. Trains and monitors site assistants in implementation of the CACFP regulations and any other relevant sanitation and food handling standards.
  4. Models an attitude that values good health and nutrition

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Registered Dietitian, BS in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics or related field
  • At least two years’ experience working in a nutrition related position
  • Ability to work well with parents
  • Strong verbal/written communication and management skills
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish skills desirable
  • Fingerprint clearance to work with young children.

Physical Requirements

  • Successfully complete an employment physical and provide proof of the absence of TB within 7 days of hire.
  • Physical agility to bend, stoop, walk, reach overhead, push, pull, squat, kneel, crawl, twist and turn. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
San Rafael , CA 94901 2019-01-09 View
EHS Infant and Toddler Teacher Training and Research Foundation

The EHS Infant and Toddler Teacher is responsible for providing children ages 0 to 3 years old with a learning environment and experiences which will help them develop socially, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Plan and implement infant/toddler program curriculum 

• Prepare and implement individual daily plan for each child on daily child observations.

• Supervise and interact with children in a positive manner.

• Develop and maintain a learning environment which reflects the interests and needs of the children enrolled in the program.

• Provide a variety of experiences for infants and toddlers with an emphasis on active learning.

• Provide a well-supervised, safe and nurturing environment.

• Read and implement all agency/division and program policies and procedures.

• Participate in monthly site staff meetings.

• Plan or participate in planning and implementing parent meeting, conferences, home visits, and activities.

• Actively participate in in-service training.

• Use sensitivity and good judgment when interacting with children, parents, volunteers and staff.

• Accomplish other duties as assigned to create and maintain a quality infant/toddler program.

• Encourage language development and respect for langue diversity in the classroom and community.

• Work effectively with other team members.

• Provide a clean and sanitary facility (inside and out) on a daily basis.

• Recruit, train and supervise parents and other volunteers.

• Promote full enrollment, and participate in recruitment of children as directed.

• Accurately complete all assigned paperwork and documentation, on a timely basis, according to agency policies and procedures.

• Assist in the transitioning of children into Head Start and other child care programs.

• Assist Site Director as needed.

• Other duties as assigned.

Professional and Ethical Standards

• Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Agency policy and legal requirements. 

• Be honest, reliable and dependable. 

• Respect and maintain rights and privacy of all staff, parents, and children. 

• Attend mandated trainings and meetings, and seek out staff development opportunities. 

• Work as a team member with all staff and maintain a positive work ethic. 

• Act conscientiously in performing routine duties 

 

Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations in fields relevant to position. 

• Ability to effectively communicate with community members and groups, managers, regulatory agencies, and families both individually and in group settings. 

• Ability to work as a positive team member. 

• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations 

• Knowledge of various software programs such as MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, Publisher and ChildPlus. 

 

 

Requirements:

• Must successfully pass a physical examination and have a current T.B. clearance, pertussis, measles and influenza vaccinations. 

• Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid Certificate

• Must complete & pass a criminal background clearance through Community Care Licensing (DOJ/FBI/CAI).

• Must possess a CA driver’s license, and evidence of automobile insurance. (If applicable.)

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulder. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lifts 50 pounds from floor to waist. The employee must be able to push/pull up to 75 pounds horizontally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Training and Research Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws.

Los Angeles, CA 90056 2019-01-09 View
Early Head Start Home Visitor Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) seeks a Home Visitor for its Early Head Start Program. TLG is a Berkeley based and internationally recognized organization serving children and families with disabilities.

 

Title:                            Early Head Start Home Visitor

Employment type:     Full-time, 40 hours a week

Benefits:                     TLG offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, sick leave, paid holidays, long-term disability, and life insurance

 

SUMMARY: Primary service provider for Early Head Start families enrolled in the home based program; Provides early, comprehensive child development, case management, infant/parent relationship support and family support services to enhance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of participating children; Promotes positive parent-child interactions; Provides services to pregnant women and parents of birth to three year old children that support their role as parents. Provides socializations/playgroups for children and families served.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Graduate degree in Psychology, Social work, Early Childhood Development, Special Education, Mental Health, Early Intervention or related field.  Licensing hours and supervision available for mental health professionals. Training and experience in: infant/toddler development or early childhood education; Principles of prenatal health, child health, safety and nutrition; Adult learning principles; Family dynamics; Communicating with and motivating adults, Knowledge of local community resources and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services. Experience in home visiting and working with groups of parents, infants, and toddlers preferred.  Previous experience in programs serving children and families with disabilities and/or personal/ family disability experience strongly preferred.

 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES:  Weekly individual supervision is provided to meet licensing requirements.  The intern also participates in regular TLG clinical and developmental services staff meetings, which include case presentations and trainings. TLG and its EHS program provide frequent specialized trainings that include infant mental health, cultural diversity and family systems, infant/toddler development and developmental screening and assessment, as well as disability issues and adaptations. 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides in-home information and support as well as group socialization/playgroup experience to parents and children (infants/ toddlers) to enhance the parents’ ability to fill the role of primary nurturer for their child.
  • Facilitates relationships and positive interactions between infants, toddlers and their parents
  • Drives to family homes and provides health, educational, nutritional, and child growth and development information to parents via weekly home visits.
  • Coordinates with parents to ensure prenatal, well-child exams, immunizations, health screenings, and nutrition assessments are complete and necessary follow-up occurs.
  • Develops family partnership agreements and  individualized development plans for children
  • Conducts developmental screenings and all other required assessments with families in a timely manner. Training and consultation provided regarding developmental assessment and early intervention.
  • Assists and supports families in locating resources and scheduling appointments with community resources that best meet their needs.
  • Provides support in parent and child activities that encourages developmentally appropriate activities for the changing needs of infants and toddlers.
  • In partnership with parents, offers activities for parent/child interactions which reflect both EHS mandated elements and parental and cultural influences, and which promote the social emotional, physical and cognitive development of Early Head Start children.
  • Integrates all Early Head Start components into bimonthly socialization/ playgroup times.
  • Provides an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental involvement during socializations.
  • Works with the EHS Support Team, other TLG staff, and other appropriate agencies to develop or update Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP’s).
  • Maintains accurate records including health information, assessments, IFSP documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations and other required forms. Communicates regularly with other TLG staff and act as an advocate for Early Head Start families in the community.
  • Completes and submits accurate and timely reports as assigned.
  • Maintains confidentiality with respect to information and records concerning children, families and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Bilingual, bi-literate preferred but not required. English/Spanish or ASL and/or other language ability based on program needs.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license and current personal vehicle insurance. Job requires the use of personal vehicle in successful completion of job duties and responsibilities. State regulations require a physical examination, current tuberculosis test, certain immunization records and verified fingerprint and criminal records clearance before beginning work.

 

Through the Looking Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Visit our website for more information about TLG: www.lookingglass.org

To apply please fax or email resumes to TLG

Contact: Beth Smith, LCSW, MA

Re: Early Head Start Home Visitor

Through the Looking Glass

Fax: (510) 848-4445

Email: hr@lookingglass.org 

 

Berkeley, CA 94703 2019-01-09 View
Senior Manager, Nutrition Services ECS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

Under the Direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the Senior Manager, Nutrition Services supervises the daily operations of ECS kitchen and food preparation staff to ensure the preparation, production and delivery of high quality and nutritionally and portion-compliant meals for clients served by ECS, including but not limited to, children enrolled at ECS’ Head Start Centers and adults residing at ECS’ Safe Haven programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

At a minimum, the Senior Manager, Nutrition Services:

 1.  Supervises the daily operations of ECS kitchen and the activities of the food preparation staff;

 2.  Ensures the preparation, production and delivery of high quality and nutritionally and portion-compliant meals for clients served by ECS, including but not limited to, children enrolled at ECS’ Head Start Centers and adults residing at ECS’ Safe Haven programs;

 3.  Ensures that the kitchen facilities and the activities of the food preparation staff comply with all applicable federal, state and local labor laws, health, safety and sanitation licensing rules, regulations and industry standards;

 4.  Ensures that the kitchen facilities, the activities of the food preparation staff, the purchasing of food, equipment and supplies, and the meals produced comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, performance standards and industry standards mandated by the agencies and organizations providing the funds with meals purchased for ECS clients, including but not limited to, the Head Start Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program (HCHV), and the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Administration (HHSA);

 5.  Solicits and selects vendors via competitive bidding processes that comply with all applicable funders’ rules and regulations, and ECS policies.  Ensures fairness and provides the highest quality products at the most reasonable cost;

 6.  Via ECS’ automated purchasing system, supervises the selection, ordering and purchase of all food and kitchen supplies and equipment needed to ensure the production of high quality, nutritionally and portion-compliant client meals at the most reasonable and cost-effective price;

 7.  Schedules and receives deliveries of ordered food, supplies and equipment to ensure product quality and match with order. Verifies delivery of ordered products via ECS’ automated purchasing system;

 8. Maintains food, supplies, and equipment inventories and inventory record at approved budget levels to ensure the continuance of meal production operations;

 9.  Monitors, analyzes, supervises, manages, and modifies all kitchen staffing, food, equipment, and supplies purchasing, meal production, and meal delivery operations to ensure the production and delivery of high quality, nutritionally and portion-compliant client meals at the most reasonable, cost-effective and at approved budget levels;

 

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

 

 

 

National City/San Diego, CA 91950 2019-01-09 View
Head Start Instructor City of Oakland Human Services Department

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill several Head Start Instructor vacancies (in either/or Center-based and Home-based settings) within the Human Services Department. Oakland is proud to offer their employees a generous comprehensive benefit package and is committed to the well-being of its employees. Benefits can include: Medical coverage, dental plans, vision care as well as deferred compensation, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

The Head Start Instructor instructs children enrolled in the Head Start Program/State Preschool Program; instructs parents on early childhood development concepts; assists in developmental assessments; organizes and sets up education and play materials for classroom and/or makes home visits; and performs related duties as assigned.

**Required at the time of application:  Copy of College Transcript and copy of a State of California Child Development Permit at Master Teacher level or higher (or copy of proof of application).  Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete. Please be sure to scan and attached the required documents to your online application. 

This is a public contact position.  Although no current vacancies require a specific language, the eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies that may require bilingual skills.

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill other vacancies that occur within The City including full-time and permanent part-time positions, if applicable.

This recruitment may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

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Oakland, CA 94502 2019-01-08 View
Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Teacher Through the Looking Glass

Job Announcement

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is looking for an Infant/Toddler Teacher committed to quality care year around for its small Early Head Start Program in Alameda County. TLG is a Berkeley based and internationally recognized program serving children and families with disabilities.

 

Title:

Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Teacher

Program:

TLG Early Head Start Center-Based Program

Reports To: 

 

Benefits:           

EHS Education Manager/Center Director

 

TLG offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, long-term disability, and life insurance

 

Work Schedule: Full time.

Summary:

  • Under the guidance of the EHS Education Manager/Center Director, Provides quality primary care giving for infants or toddlers in a safe and supervised early care and education setting.
  • Promotes the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Early Head Start children enrolled in the program.
  • Develops individual goals for children.
  • Provides screenings and on-going assessment.
  • Follows  Head Start Program Performance Standards, agency policies, procedures and other applicable Federal and State regulations to successfully accomplish the TLG Early Head Start Program goals and objectives.

Education and Experience:  AA/AS and/or BA/BS or enrolled in program leading to BA/BS in Early Childhood Education (ECE); OR in a field related to early childhood education and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience working with infants and toddlers; Training and experience in the principles of child health, safety and nutrition. Experience in child assessments, Infant/Toddler Curriculum and 2 years of experience working with infants and toddlers with diverse needs in a center-based program including children with disabilities.

 

Responsibilities of this position will include but are not necessarily limited to the following:


• Supervise and monitor children at all times.
• Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services.
• Work in a cooperative, respectful and constructive way with co-teachers and other center staff, in order to maintain an environment that supports the socio-emotional development of children.
• Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily activities, and adapt to the individual needs of children.
• Develop and utilize integrated curriculum plans, which reflect mandated elements and components, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers.
• Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum into classroom activities to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized education plans.
• Demonstrate knowledge of, and support in providing high quality learning environments in a center focused on children's individual needs.
• • Monitor and report child abuse or neglect.
• • Assure accurate and point of service meal counts.
• Support development of healthy eating habits for children and families through modeling, education, and encouragement.
• Assist in preparing and serving food to children, in compliance with CACFP regulations.
• Other duties as requested.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Bilingual, bi-literate preferred; English/Spanish or ASL and/or other language ability based on program needs.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Possession of a legal California identification card, or current valid California driver license and current personal vehicle insurance.  State regulations require a physical examination, current tuberculosis test, immunizations, and verified fingerprint and criminal record clearance before beginning work.

 

Through the Looking Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visit our website for more information about TLG: www.lookingglass.org

To apply please fax or email resume, with cover letter, to TLG

Contact: Gerri Hofstetter, M.S.

Re: Infant/Toddler Teacher

Through the Looking Glass

Fax: (510) 848-4445

Email: hr@lookingglass.org

 

Berkeley, CA 94703 2019-01-07 View
Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Teacher Through the Looking Glass

Job Announcement

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is looking for an Infant/Toddler Teacher committed to quality care year around for its small Early Head Start Program in Alameda County. TLG is a Berkeley based and internationally recognized program serving children and families with disabilities.

 

Title:

Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Teacher

Program:

TLG Early Head Start Center-Based Program

Reports To: 

 

Benefits:           

EHS Education Manager/Center Director

 

TLG offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, long-term disability, and life insurance

 

Work Schedule: Full time.

Summary:

  • Under the guidance of the EHS Education Manager/Center Director, Provides quality primary care giving for infants or toddlers in a safe and supervised early care and education setting.
  • Promotes the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Early Head Start children enrolled in the program.
  • Develops individual goals for children.
  • Provides screenings and on-going assessment.
  • Follows  Head Start Program Performance Standards, agency policies, procedures and other applicable Federal and State regulations to successfully accomplish the TLG Early Head Start Program goals and objectives.

Education and Experience:  AA/AS and/or BA/BS or enrolled in program leading to BA/BS in Early Childhood Education (ECE); OR in a field related to early childhood education and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience working with infants and toddlers; Training and experience in the principles of child health, safety and nutrition. Experience in child assessments, Infant/Toddler Curriculum and 2 years of experience working with infants and toddlers with diverse needs in a center-based program including children with disabilities.

 

Responsibilities of this position will include but are not necessarily limited to the following:


• Supervise and monitor children at all times.
• Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings to plan for and deliver collaborative services.
• Work in a cooperative, respectful and constructive way with co-teachers and other center staff, in order to maintain an environment that supports the socio-emotional development of children.
• Ability to apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily activities, and adapt to the individual needs of children.
• Develop and utilize integrated curriculum plans, which reflect mandated elements and components, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers.
• Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum into classroom activities to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their individualized education plans.
• Demonstrate knowledge of, and support in providing high quality learning environments in a center focused on children's individual needs.
• • Monitor and report child abuse or neglect.
• • Assure accurate and point of service meal counts.
• Support development of healthy eating habits for children and families through modeling, education, and encouragement.
• Assist in preparing and serving food to children, in compliance with CACFP regulations.
• Other duties as requested.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Bilingual, bi-literate preferred; English/Spanish or ASL and/or other language ability based on program needs.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Possession of a legal California identification card, or current valid California driver license and current personal vehicle insurance.  State regulations require a physical examination, current tuberculosis test, immunizations, and verified fingerprint and criminal record clearance before beginning work.

 

Through the Looking Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visit our website for more information about TLG: www.lookingglass.org

To apply please fax or email resume, with cover letter, to TLG

Contact: Gerri Hofstetter, M.S.

Re: Infant/Toddler Teacher

Through the Looking Glass

Fax: (510) 848-4445

Email: hr@lookingglass.org

 

Berkeley, CA 94703 2019-01-07 View
Head Start Substitute Teacher Assistant Sacramento Employment and Training Agency

We are looking for Head Start Substitute Teacher Assistants to provide a variety of educational activities at a program site for the Head Start Program operated by the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency.

Position Summary: Under general direction, to plan and conduct activities for children 6 months to 5 years old in a day care program; to provide direction to child care program teacher assistants and parent volunteers; and to do related work as required.

Salary: $12 per hour

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a minimum of six (6) college units in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or equivalent education.

Knowledge of Day Care programs and functions; developmental stages and needs of infants to 5 years old; child abuse reporting laws; problems and needs of low-income families; and teaching methods and techniques.

 

How To Apply:

 

A completed SETA application must be submitted using the online application which can be found at https://laserfiche.seta.net/Forms/app.   Copies of all degrees, permits, and credentials must be attached to the application.

 

 

 

Upon job offer individuals will be required to complete a pre-employment health screening, TB test, and background check, and provide copies of immunization records for MMR, TDAP and flu (or flu waiver).

 

 

 

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

 

 

Posting Date:  Continuous Filing

Sacramento, CA 95815 2019-01-03 View
HEAD START ON-CALL COOK DRIVERS Sacramento Employment and Training Agency

We are looking for Temporary On-Call Cook/Drivers.  This is a specialized classification for performing food preparation and delivery for the Head Start Program. 

Position Summary: Under general supervision, this position’s duties include high-volume food preparation, food delivery, sanitation, and recordkeeping assignments in the Head Start program.

 

Salary: $12.00 per hour

Minimum Qualifications:

Training and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledges and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain these knowledges and abilities would be:

At least one (1) year of working experience (paid or volunteer) as a cook.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a valid class C Driver’s License is required.  A good driving record of at least three (3) years duration, as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents.  Additionally, must be over the age of twenty –one (21) for insurance purposes.

HOW TO APPLY:

A completed SETA application must be submitted using the online application which can be found at https://laserfiche.seta.net/Forms/app.   Copies of all degrees, food handlers certificates, and DMV printouts must be attached to the application.

Upon job offer individuals will be required to complete a pre-employment health screening, TB test, and background check, and provide copies of immunization records for MMR, TDAP and flu (or flu waiver).

POSTING DATE:  Continuous Filing

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  SETA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sacramento, CA 95815 2019-01-03 View
ASSOCIATE TEACHER (TIER I, III, AND IV) AND ASSOCIATE TEACHER/INFANT TODDLER SACRAMENTO EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING AGENCY

Position Summary:

ASSOCIATE TEACHER TIERS I, III, AND IV: Under general supervision, an Associate Teacher conducts school readiness and educational activities for children 18 months to 6 years old in a Head Start and/or California Department of Education child development program; to supervise and assist children with learning activities; to assist teachers with daily classroom activities; to work with parents; to provide direction to parent volunteers; and to do related work as required. 

Salary:  Tier I: $12.30 p/hour; Tier III: $14.84 p/ hour;  Tier IV: $16.33 per hour

ASSOCIATE TEACHER/INFANT TODDLER:  Under general supervision, to conduct activities for children birth to 3 years old in an Early Head Start Infant Toddler program; supervise and assist children with learning activities; work with parents; provide direction to parent volunteers and substitutes; and perform related work as required.

Salary: Starting at $15.21 per hour

Minimum Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR ASSOCIATE TEACHERS BY TIER 

TIER I: EDUCATION:  A minimum of six (6) college units in Early Childhood Education (ECE) and obtain a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or higher as issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing with 24 months of hire date. 

EXPERIENCE:  Successful completion of the permit will qualify a Tier I/Substitute as a Tier III/Permitted Associate Teacher.  The time in the position will be dictated by the Individual Staff Development Plan (ISDP) as approved by the employee and the Supervisor.               

TIER III: EDUCATION:  Possession of a current Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or higher as issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, or, possession of a CDA, or possession of an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or similarly applicable field of study.

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of one (1) year of successful work experience as a teacher or a teacher assistant in a child development program in an educational or recreational setting.

TIER IV: Degreed

Must meet the training and experience requirements of Tier III and possession of an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or similarly applicable field of study.  If degree is not in ECE or similarly applicable field of study, a CDA or permit at the Associate Teacher level or higher is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR ASSOCIATE TEACHER/INFANT 

Education:

Possession of a current Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or higher as issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, including a minimum of six (6) units infant/toddler development coursework.

OR

An Associate, Bachelor’s or advanced degree in early childhood education and three (3) units of infant/toddler development coursework.

OR

An Associate degree in a field related to early childhood education and possession of an Associate Teacher Permit or higher as verified by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, plus six (6) units of infant/toddler development coursework.

OR

A Bachelor’s or advanced degree in any field and possession of a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit or higher as verified by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, plus six (6) units of infant/toddler development coursework.

Experience:

At least one (1) year of successful work experience as a Teacher Assistant.

SACRAMENTO, CA 95815 2019-01-03 View
Family Health and Resource Specialist Options for Learning

Work with infants and toddlers in a full-day/full-year Early Head Start program using High/Scope Curriculum in small groups, following a continuum of care.

Join our Early Head Start team of Care Teachers and help:

  • Promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women. 
  • Enhance the development of very young children birth to age 3. 
  • Promote healthy family functioning. 
  • Enhance children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Twelve semester units in social work, psychology, sociology or related field, OR six semester units in nursing or health related field and six semester units in social work, psychology, sociology or related field, with a passing grade of "C" or better
  • Ability to transport parents when needed
  • Ability to advocate for parents with federal, state and private agencies to obtain services
Covina, CA 91724 2018-12-31 View
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