Job Title Agency Job Description Job Location Posted on Actions
Substitute Associate Teacher Options for Learning

Work with 3 & 4 year old children in a half-day/school year Head Start program using High/Scope Curriculum. Head Start offers comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition services to foster stable family relationships, enhance children's physical and emotional well-being, and develop strong cognitive skills. Extensive parent participation and support services are also provided.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Child Development Associate Teacher Permit, or CDA credential, AA or BA degree in early childhood education
  • Six months experience working with children.
  • Ability to correctly and effectively communicate in written and oral English.
San Gabriel Valley Area, AL 91724 2017-06-16 View
Infant Care Teacher Options for Learning

New center opening soon - 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:

  • Child Development Associate Teacher Permit (http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/CREDS/child-dev-permits.html)
  • Six semester units related to Infant and Toddler development with a passing grade of “C” or better
  • Eighteen months work experience in a licensed infant/toddler or preschool center
  • Current certification in Pediatric CPR, Pediatric First Aid and Preventive Health.
Covina, CA 91724 2017-06-16 View
Teacher Options for Learning

Work with 3 & 4 year old children in a half-day/school year Head Start program using High/Scope Curriculum.  Head Start offers comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition services to foster stable family relationships, enhance children's physical and emotional well-being, and develop strong cognitive skills.  Extensive parent participation and support services are also provided.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Child Development Teacher Permit. 
  • Three semester units in administration, with a passing grade of “C” or better. 
  • AA/BA degree in Child Development or related field. 
  • Four years teaching experience
  • Current certification in Pediatric CPR, Pediatric First Aid and Preventive Health.
San Gabriel Valley Area, CA 91724 2017-06-16 View
Associate Teacher Options for Learning

Work with 3 & 4 year old children in a half-day/school year Head Start program using High/Scope Curriculum. Head Start offers comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition services to foster stable family relationships, enhance children's physical and emotional well-being, and develop strong cognitive skills. Extensive parent participation and support services are also provided.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Child Development Associate Teacher Permit, or CDA credential, AA or BA degree in early childhood education
  • Six months experience working with children.
  • Ability to correctly and effectively communicate in written and oral English.
San Gabriel Valley Area, CA 91724 2017-06-16 View
Family Service Specialist Options for Learning

Work with 3 & 4 year old children in a half-day/school year Head Start program using High/Scope Curriculum.  Head Start offers comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition services to foster stable family relationships, enhance children's physical and emotional well-being, and develop strong cognitive skills.  Extensive parent participation and support services are also provided.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Twelve 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.
  • A California Drivers License, daily use of automobile and automobile liability insurance.
  • Ability to correctly and effectively communicate in written and oral English.

 

Altadena, CA 91001 2017-06-15 View
Preschool Lead Teacher Kai Ming Head Start

Looking for an opportunity to work for a progressive agency that is changing lives for low-income Children and Families in the City and County of San Francisco, through the provision of quality child development services.

We are searching for qualified, dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

Kai Ming, Inc., is a non-profit, community-based agency that has been providing Head Start and State-funded Child Development services to children and families for over 4 decades.  Kai Ming, Inc. is funded by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start; the State of California Child Development Education; and the San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education.

Kai Ming, Inc. provides services to 320 preschool children, and over 20 infants and toddlers. We operate 8 centers, and employ over 120 staff, including, Administration, Education, and Social Services staff.  Our mission is to not only serve the children and families, but also the staff. 

 

Job: The Lead Teacher must be an appropriate role model for staff, parents and children. He/She is responsible for exhibiting good and respectful communication, problem solving and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude. The Lead Teacher will provide supervision, guidance and trainings to Assistant Teachers, Teacher Aides, Center Aides and Parent Volunteers on a daily basis and/or as needed.  He/She must be capable of writing clearly and maintaining current documentation for each child.  The Lead Teacher is responsible for the care and the development of children, supervising, teaching, implementing culturally relevant curriculum, and creating a developmentally appropriate classroom for children with active participation of parents and other staff to meet the Head Start Performance Standards.

Position Type: Full Time, Non Exempt. 

Report to: Site Manager

Essential Duties:

 

I. Curriculum

  • Create and implement a quality curriculum that meets the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, health, and nutritional needs of each child. This shall be done in accordance to the National Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Conduct developmental screenings, child assessments, and prepare and submit paperwork/reports within the deadline (e.g. 45 and 90 days, etc.).
  • Prepare individualized education plans specifying developmental goal and activities make appropriate adaptations as needed in the environment and curriculum for each child, including children with disabilities.
  • Work with the Assistant Teacher to ensure balanced child-directed and adult-directed activities are implemented daily, including individual and small group experiences for children to support skill development in literacy, language and numeracy, to encourage critical thinking, problem solving skills, creativity and concept forming according to the developmental level of each child.
  • Ensure that ALL education aspects of the health, nutrition, mental health, safety, diversity and cultural awareness are integrated into the class activities.
  • Ensure a variety of strategies to promote and support children’s learning and development using informal and formal observations, on-going assessments, documentation of progress, which are maintained in portfolios for each child.

 

II. Environment

  • Provide materials and equipment that offer varied and interesting choices, developmentally and age-appropriate to encourage learning.
  • Ensure that the environment meets safety standards established by the program and is in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Create a well organized (e.g. children toys and staff materials are properly labeled, etc.), clean pleasant classroom, meets Head Start Performance Standards where children feel comfortable and secure.
  • Conduct transition in a consistent, timely, predictable and unrushed manner according to each child’s needs.
  • Provide an environment and curriculum that supports, and encourages acceptance and respect of gender, culture, language, ethnicity and family composition.

 

III. Outdoor Activities

  • Provide outdoor curriculum that enhances children’s physical and social development 
  • Interact with and closely supervise children outdoors.
  • Able to bend and lift a child (up to 50 lbs.) when needed, as well as manage children in outdoors activities.

 

IV. Promote Social and Emotional Growth

  • Provide activities and guidance to help each child learn to accept, understand and appreciate him/herself as an individual.
  • Provide experiences that encourage independence, trust as well as opportunities for success to help develop feelings of competence, self-esteem, and positive attitude towards learning.
  • Provide opportunities for each child to express, understand and control his/her own feelings.
  • Encourage and support development of self-control by setting clear, consistent limits, and having realistic expectations. 
  • Provide opportunities for children to interact and cooperate with one another to promote respect, acceptance and appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, and promote appropriate social skills, competence, and respect for the feelings and rights of others.
  • Provide a positive daily routine with simple, consistent rules that are respectful and understood and accepted by all adults and children.
  • Model positive teacher/child and teacher/parent interactions.

 

V. Family

  • Conduct at least two home visits each year with parents of children in assigned classroom.
  • Establish mutual expectations with parents and staff about the experiences children will receive in the classroom.
  • Conduct two Parent-Teacher conferences to discuss the child’s development and plan goals and action steps for home and school.
  • Be available for all parents on a formal and informal basis.

 

VI. Staff

  • Participate in case conference meetings with the Assistant Teacher and Family and Community Advocates to facilitate information sharing, goal setting, and action plans for each child.
  • Attend Center meetings.
  • Participate in CCDC Consultation Meetings.
  • Participate in staff development trainings and professional development opportunities.
  • Provide supervision, guidance and trainings to Assistant Teacher, Teacher Aides, Center Aides and Parent Volunteers on a daily basis and as needed.
  • Conduct weekly team meeting with teaching team.
  • Maintain records for attendance, meal counts, parent participation and other in-kind contributions and submit in a timely manner as needed.
  • Report inappropriate behavior of staff, parents and on-site consultants to the appropriate supervisor. 
  • Perform other duties assigned. 

 

Qualifications: Kai Ming is looking for experienced classroom personnel who can attend to the care and education of young children in a high quality setting to foster their school readiness of and establish a foundation for success in school and life.

 

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or related field with a California Child Development Site Supervisor Permit, plus 
  • At least two (2) years of experience working with children as a teacher in a preschool classroom setting.
  • Ability to take initiative, but also to accept direction and seek guidance appropriately.
  • Ability to maintain highest levels of Health, Safety & Supervision of children. 

 

Other Requirements: 

  • Annual Physical exam and TB Clearance
  • Criminal Background Clearance
  • Child Abuse Index Clearance
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Adherence to the Confidentiality Agreement
  • Adherence to the Child Abuse Reporting Mandate
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to change position; to sit, stand, walk, climb or balance; to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; to bend, twist and reach with hands and arms; and to pick up children. 
  • Adhere to the Kai Ming Code of Conduct and all other internal policies and procedures.  
  • Accountable for the health, safety and supervision of all children and families. 

 

Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with job and skill level. Benefits include: 

  • 100% covered health, vision, dental, acupuncture, chiropractic  
  • Life insurance plan
  • Employer-contribution retirement plan
  • Up to 15-20 days of vacation time
  • 12 days of sick leave time
  • 1 paid personal day annually
  • Fully cover medical plan for staff’s young dependent(s) that are 18 years old or under
  • Employee Self-Care Benefit (towards expenses gym, recreation)
  • Commuter/Transportation Voucher
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (towards child care & medical) 

Kai Ming, Inc. is also committed to the ongoing professional development of staff.  This is demonstrated through:

Reimbursement on Tuition and Books; Training Stipends; Advanced degree stipend per year. 

 

Application process:

Please email your cover letter and resume to sabrina.dong@kaiming.org for consideration. Please no phone calls or walk-ins. 

 

San Francisco, CA 94133 2017-06-14 View
Teachers, Home Educators, Associate Floater Teachers and Teacher Assistants Orange County Head Start, Inc.

 

HEAD START (3 - 5 year olds) and

EARLY HEAD START (Infants, Toddlers, & 2 year olds)

Teacher, Home Educator, Floater Teacher, and Teacher Assistant 

Positions Available: 

 OCHS is seeking qualified staff to join our Head Start and Early Head Start team in the following positions:

 Head Start Teacher or Home Educator– At least two years of teaching experience in an ECE setting required.  

* Bachelor Degree in Child Development or a related field and Child Development Teacher Permit: $21.38

* Associate Degree in Child Development or a related field and Child Development Teacher Permit: $19.34

* Home Educator Position Only - Minimum of a Child Development Teacher’s Permit (AA or BA degrees preferred): $17.31 

  

Early Head Start Teacher or Home Educator - At least two years of teaching experience in an ECE setting required.  

* Bachelor Degree in Child Development or a related field, Child Development Teacher Permit and at least 3 Infant/Toddler units: $21.88

* Associate Degree in Child Development or a related field, Child Development Teacher Permit and at least 3 Infant/Toddler units: $19.84

* Minimum of a Child Development Teacher’s Permit and at least 3 Infant/Toddler Units (AA or BA degree preferred): $17.81

  

Floater Teacher – Head Start and Early Head Start   

* Bachelor Degree in Child Development or a related field and Child Development Teacher Permit: $16.80   

* Associate Degree in Child Development or a related field and Child Development Teacher Permit: $16.29   

* Minimum of a Child Development Teacher’s Permit (AA or BA degrees preferred): $15.78   

  

 Teacher Assistant - Head Start   

* Child Development Teacher Permit, Associate or Bachelor Degree: $13.23 - $15.27 depending on education.

  

 Teacher Assistant - Early Head Start   

* Child Development Teacher Permit, Associate or Bachelor Degree and at least 3 Infant/Toddler Units: $13.73 - $15.77 depending on education.

 

 English required for all positions, bilingual with oral and written fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, or Korean  is preferred and may be required as a result of community and workforce composition.

See Job description on website for details.

Apply Now to Join Our Team!  Submit an application, resume, proof of degree and credentials to:

Orange County Head Start, Inc.

2501 S. Pullman Street, Suite 100

Santa Ana, CA 92705

For further information, please visit  www.ochsinc.org or call 714-241-8920 - Fax 949-596-8291 

Orange County, CA 92705 2017-06-14 View
Floater Teacher Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Interacting with Children

  • Helps teacher instruct children and parents (e.g. nutrition, self-care, social, motor skills, language skills, etc.) for the purpose of optimizing development of each child and helping to enhance parenting skills. Uses English language in order to assist ESL learners to acquire English language skills and to expand the language skills and vocabulary of the English-Speakers.
  • Implements academic, behavior, family events, health and nutrition plans (e.g. literacy activities, stories, songs, math/science activities, art, etc.) for the purpose of achieving program objectives.
  • Helps to carry out small groups’ activities for the purpose of providing classroom activities and routines that support individual/group needs and/or delivering services in compliance with established guidelines.
  • Assists children with hand washing and tooth brushing for the purpose of modeling appropriate personal hygiene.
  • Use positive discipline techniques in guiding children’s behavior.

Assessing Children

  • Monitors conversation, manners, cleanup activities, listening, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior.

Curriculum Preparation

  • Assists in organizing indoor/outdoor, quiet/active and field trip activities appropriate to age group for the purpose of actively participating in the learning activities with children.

Communication with Parents

  • Acts as a support and resource person for families for the purpose of assisting the teachers in case managing specific needs with families, advocating for parents and encouraging parent involvement in the program.

Supervision

  • Assist volunteers and parents in working with children in the classroom with proper health practices, food handling and interactions/supervision of children.
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.

Administration

  • Works in each classroom on an assigned basis to provide adequate coverage in the teacher’s absence, break periods and planning time.
  • Maintain flexibility in changing planned activities according to children’s interests.

Classroom Maintenance

  • Maintains classroom equipment, work areas, student files/records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing reliable information and/or ensuring a safe and sanitary environment.
  • Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution. Assist in the maintenance of equipment and emergency supplies.
  • Cleans facilities, equipment, refrigerator and playground area for the purpose of ensuring a safe and sanitary environment.
  • Assist in keeping labeled classroom areas and objects.
  • Responsible to take the initiative to rotate a variety of materials on low open shelves for children to use independently.
  • Set-up and serves meals and snacks for the purpose of meeting nutritional needs of students.   Checks and signs for food and food service supplies when they are delivered.
  • Check temperature of food delivery, log temperature and follow procedure for heating and storage of food according to MNC’s policies and procedures.
  • Carries out Health & Safety Checklist; corrects and identifies deficiencies.  Perform minor repairs and maintenance in classroom, as needed.  Report major repairs to the Site Supervisor / Master Teacher.

Qualifications

Education:  Require a High School Diploma or GED; must be enrolled in college education working towards an AA degree in Early Childhood Development, ESL and/or General Education in accordance with an individualized Staff Development Plan developed with the Education Mentor Coach.

 

Experience:  Must have a 16-hour certification in training and experience in the principles of child health, safety and nutrition.  In addition, must have experience in preschool setting and meets the California Community Care Licensing requirements, including 6 ECE Units including core course as listed on the Child Development Permit Matrix.  Current or Previous Head Start Parent, preferred.

 

Requirements: 

  • State of California Child Development Assistant Teacher Level Permit
  • Current Physical Health Screening (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Fingerprinting Clearance (DOJ)
  • Current Immunizations (TB, Influenza, MMR, Pertussis) (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Clearance Child Abuse Index
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certificate (every 2 years thereafter)
  • Must be register with the Early Care & Education Workforce Registry
  • Must attend trainings that are required by funders (might be an evening or Saturday)

 

Language(s)Bilingual, bi-literate preferred; English/Spanish or other language ability based on program needs. 

San Francisco, CA 94110 2017-06-14 View
Site Manager Kai Ming Head Start

Looking for an opportunity to work for a progressive agency that is changing lives for low-income Children and Families in the City and County of San Francisco, through the provision of quality child development services. 

We are searching for qualified, dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

Kai Ming, Inc., is a non-profit, community-based agency that has been providing Head Start and State-funded Child Development services to children and families for over 4 decades.  Kai Ming, Inc. is funded by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start; the State of California Child Development Education; and the San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education.

Kai Ming, Inc. provides services to 320 preschool children, and over 20 infants and toddlers. We operate 8 centers, and employ over 120 staff, including, Administration, Education, and Social Services staff.  Our mission is to not only serve the children and families, but also the staff. 

Job: The Site Manager, as the leader in the center, is responsible for implementing program policies and procedures, providing a high quality program, and for the overall operation of the entire center. The Site Manager requires the knowledge and expertise of an individual formally trained in early childhood development/education and curriculum with strong leadership, supervisory and management skills. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication, demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse work environment by actively promoting community and comfort with difference. The Site Manager provides professional support to staff and coordinates all center functions to ensure that high quality services for children and their families are achieved. The center will be licensed under the Site Manager who is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management and supervision of all children, center staff and volunteers while ensuring that all regulations and requirements for licensing are met and maintained. The Site Manager will have an understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards as well as the Head Start Act and see that the center is meeting these standards. Additionally, when applicable, he or she will see that all state preschool requirements are met. The Site Manager coordinates all of the activities of the center. She/He will also maintain a strong working relationship with the agency’s management team, center teaching team and families. The Site Manager is also responsible for performing the responsibilities of a Lead Teacher in the classroom

 

Duties:

I.          Supervision of Center

  • Ensure the Head Start Performance Standards and the Head Start Act are achieved including program assessment and monitoring of services.
  • Ensure local, state and federal guidelines are met.
  • Ensure curriculum is inclusive and of high quality.
  • Schedule and conduct Center Meetings, Case Conferences, and consultation meetings which include:
    • Written agenda
    • Meeting minutes
    • Input from Center staff
  • Responsible for the completion of inventory at the center and ordering supplies and materials.
  • Establish a filing system easily accessible to staff.
  • Assign staff duties evenly and fairly and post them on staff bulletin board.
  • Establish a monthly calendar for the center.
  • Verify time sheets, petty cash forms and consultant tracking forms.
  • Coordinate field trips and special center events.
  • Responsible for covering/coordinating and assigning staff to cover duties due to staff absences.
  • Responsible for requesting repairs (in written format) to be made in the center.
  • Ensure that all required paperwork and/or reports are submitted in timely manner.
  • Other duties for smooth daily operations of the center.

 

 II.         Lead of the Classroom Teaching Team

Curriculum

  • Create and implement a quality curriculum that meets the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, health, and nutritional needs of each child. This shall be done in accordance to the National Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Conduct developmental screenings, child assessments, and prepare and submit paperwork/reports within the deadline (e.g. 45 and 90 days, etc.).
  • Prepare individualized education plans specifying developmental goal and activities make appropriate adaptations as needed in the environment and curriculum for each child, including children with disabilities.
  • Work with the Assistant Teacher to ensure balanced child-directed and adult-directed activities are implemented daily, including individual and small group experiences for children to support skill development in literacy, language and numeracy, to encourage critical thinking, problem solving skills, creativity and concept forming according to the developmental level of each child.
  • Ensure that ALL education aspects of the health, nutrition, mental health, safety, diversity and cultural awareness are integrated into the class activities.
  • Ensure a variety of strategies to promote and support children’s learning and development using informal and formal observations, on-going assessments, documentation of progress, which are maintained in portfolios for each child.

Environment

  • Provide materials and equipment that offer varied and interesting choices, developmentally and age-appropriate to encourage learning.
  • Ensure that the environment meets safety standards established by the program and is in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Create a well organized (e.g. children toys and staff materials are properly labeled, etc.), clean pleasant classroom, meets Head Start Performance Standards where children feel comfortable and secure.
  • Conduct transition in a consistent, timely, predictable and unrushed manner according to each child’s needs.
  • Provide an environment and curriculum that supports, and encourages acceptance and respect of gender, culture, language, ethnicity and family composition.

Outdoor Activities

  • Provide outdoor curriculum that enhances children’s physical and social development
  • Interact with and closely supervise children outdoors.
  • Able to bend and lift a child (up to 50 lbs.) when needed, as well as manage children in outdoors activities.

Promote Social and Emotional Growth

  • Provide activities and guidance to help each child learn to accept, understand and appreciate him/herself as an individual.
  • Provide experiences that encourage independence, trust as well as opportunities for success to help develop feelings of competence, self-esteem, and positive attitude towards learning.
  • Provide opportunities for each child to express, understand and control his/her own feelings.
  • Encourage and support development of self-control by setting clear, consistent limits, and having realistic expectations.
  • Provide opportunities for children to interact and cooperate with one another to promote respect, acceptance and appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, and promote appropriate social skills, competence, and respect for the feelings and rights of others.
  • Provide a positive daily routine with simple, consistent rules that are respectful and understood and accepted by all adults and children.
  • Model positive teacher/child and teacher/parent interactions.

 Family

  • Conduct at least two home visits each year with parents of children in assigned classroom.
  • Establish mutual expectations with parents and staff about the experiences children will receive in the classroom.
  • Conduct two Parent-Teacher conferences to discuss the child’s development and plan goals and action steps for home and school.
  • Be available for all parents on a formal and informal basis.

 Staff

  • Participate in case conference meetings with the Assistant Teacher and Family and Community Advocates to facilitate information sharing, goal setting, and action plans for each child.
  • Participate in CCDC Consultation Meetings.
  • Participate in staff development trainings and professional development opportunities.
  • Provide supervision, guidance and trainings to Assistant Teacher, Teacher Aides, Center Aides and Parent Volunteers on a daily basis and as needed.
  • Conduct weekly team meeting with teaching team.
  • Maintain records for attendance, meal counts, parent participation and other in-kind contributions and submit in a timely manner as needed.

 

 III.         Professional Support 

  • Perform as a team leader and develop team-thinking skills that include reflective thinking and critical evaluation to ensure compliance with all required regulations.
  • Intervene with suggestions and corrective measures when co-workers are displaying practices that are not appropriate.
  • Provide information and guidance to all teachers in the center.
  • Maintain the overall well being of all children in the center with an awareness of children’s varying abilities.
  • Supervise the teaching staff and evaluate their job performance according to agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintain current knowledge of early childhood education practices.

 

 IV.         Licensing

  • Ensure monthly fire and earthquake drills are conducted in each classroom at the Center.
  • Maintain a current emergency binder
  • Ensure current licensing postings
  • Maintain a safe environment throughout the Center, and ensure current inventory of emergency and First Aide supplies.
  • Ensure personnel files are maintained to meet all Community Care Licensing and Head Start requirements.
  • Update parent and staff bulletin boards with current information.
  • Complete and oversee state preschool documentation.
  • Ensure that the center meets all local, state and federal regulations and laws.
  • Create a disaster plan, floor plan for the entire Center, and ensure center staff walking through is conducted annually.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications: Kai Ming is looking for experienced classroom personnel who can attend to the care and education of young children in a high quality setting to foster their school readiness of and establish a foundation for success in school and life.

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or related field with a California Child Development Program Director Permit, plus
  • At least three (3) years of experience working with children as a teacher in a preschool classroom setting.
  • Master’s degree (MA) preferred.
  • Ability to take initiative, but also to accept direction and seek guidance appropriately.
  • Ability to maintain highest levels of Health, Safety & Supervision of children.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Annual Physical exam and TB Clearance
  • Criminal Background Clearance
  • Child Abuse Index Clearance
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Adherence to the Confidentiality Agreement
  • Adherence to the Child Abuse Reporting Mandate
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to change position; to sit, stand, walk, climb or balance; to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; to bend, twist and reach with hands and arms; and to pick up children.
  • Adhere to the Kai Ming Code of Conduct and all other internal policies and procedures.
  • Accountable for the health, safety and supervision of all children and families.

 

Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with job and skill level. Benefits include:

  • 100% covered health, vision, dental, acupuncture, chiropractic  
  • Life insurance plans
  • Employer-contribution retirement plan
  • Up to 15-20 days of vacation time
  • 12 days of sick leave time
  • 1 paid personal day annually
  • Fully cover medical plan for staff’s young dependent(s) that are 18 years old or under
  • Employee Self-Care Benefit (towards expenses gym, recreation)
  • Commuter/Transportation Voucher
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (towards child care & medical)

 

Equal Opportunity: Kai Ming promotes Equal Opportunity and strongly encourages women, LGBT, people of color and diverse backgrounds to apply.

 

Application process: Please submit Cover Letter and Resume to: sabrina.dong@kaiming.org. Please no phone calls or walk-ins.

 

Applications are accepted and evaluated until a suitable candidate has been selected. 

 

San Francisco , CA 94133 2017-06-14 View
Infant Lead Teacher Kai Ming Head Start

Looking for an opportunity to work for a progressive agency that is changing lives for low-income Children and Families in the City and County of San Francisco, through the provision of quality child development services.

We are searching for qualified, dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.  

Kai Ming, Inc., is a non-profit, community-based agency that has been providing Head Start and State-funded Child Development services to children and families for over 4 decades.  Kai Ming, Inc. is funded by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start; the State of California Child Development Education; and the San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education.

Kai Ming, Inc. provides services to 320 preschool children, and over 20 infants and toddlers. We operate 8 centers, and employ over 120 staff, including, Administration, Education, and Social Services staff.  Our mission is to not only serve the children and families, but also the staff.   

 

Job Announcement: Infant Lead Teacher

  

Job: The Lead Teacher must be an appropriate role model for staff, parents and children. He/She is responsible for exhibiting good and respectful communication, problem solving and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude. The Lead Teacher will provide supervision, guidance and trainings to Assistant Teachers, Teacher Aides, Center Aides and Parent Volunteers on a daily basis and/or as needed.  He/She must be capable of writing clearly and maintaining current documentation for each child.  The Lead Teacher is responsible for the care and the development of children, supervising, teaching, implementing culturally relevant curriculum, and creating a developmentally appropriate classroom for children with active participation of parents and other staff to meet the Head Start Performance Standards.

 

Position Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt  

 

Essential Duties:

 

I. Curriculum

  • Create and implement a quality curriculum that meets the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, health, and nutritional needs of each child. This shall be done in accordance to the National Head Start Performance Standards and State Regulations.
  • Conduct developmental screenings, child assessments, and prepare and submit paperwork/reports within the deadline (e.g. 45 and 90 days, etc.).
  • Prepare individualized education plans specifying developmental goal and activities make appropriate adaptations as needed in the environment and curriculum for each child, including children with disabilities.
  • Work with the Assistant Teacher to ensure balanced child-directed and adult-directed activities are implemented daily, including individual and small group experiences for children to support skill development in literacy, language and numeracy, to encourage critical thinking, problem solving skills, creativity and concept forming according to the developmental level of each child.
  • Ensure that ALL education aspects of the health, nutrition, mental health, safety, diversity and cultural awareness are integrated into the class activities.
  • Ensure a variety of strategies to promote and support children’s learning and development using informal and formal observations, on-going assessments, documentation of progress, which are maintained in portfolios for each child.

 

II. Environment

  • Provide materials and equipment that offer varied and interesting choices, developmentally and age-appropriate to encourage learning.
  • Ensure that the environment meets safety standards established by the program and is in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Create a well organized (e.g. children toys and staff materials are properly labeled, etc.), clean pleasant classroom, meets Performance Standards where children feel comfortable and secure.
  • Conduct transition in a consistent, timely, predictable and unrushed manner according to each child’s needs.
  • Provide an environment and curriculum that supports, and encourages acceptance and respect of gender, culture, language, ethnicity and family composition.

 

III. Outdoor Activities

  • Provide outdoor curriculum that enhances children’s physical and social development
  • Interact with and closely supervise children outdoors.
  • Able to bend and lift a child (up to 50 lbs.) when needed, as well as manage children in outdoors activities.

 

IV. Promote Social and Emotional Growth

  • Provide activities and guidance to help each child learn to accept, understand and appreciate him/herself as an individual.
  • Provide experiences that encourage independence, trust as well as opportunities for success to help develop feelings of competence, self-esteem, and positive attitude towards learning.
  • Provide opportunities for each child to express, understand and control his/her own feelings.
  • Encourage and support development of self-control by setting clear, consistent limits, and having realistic expectations.
  • Provide opportunities for children to interact and cooperate with one another to promote respect, acceptance and appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, and promote appropriate social skills, competence, and respect for the feelings and rights of others.
  • Provide a positive daily routine with simple, consistent rules that are respectful and understood and accepted by all adults and children.
  • Model positive teacher/child and teacher/parent interactions.

 

V. Family

  • Conduct at least two home visits each year with parents of children in assigned classroom.
  • Establish mutual expectations with parents and staff about the experiences children will receive in the classroom.
  • Conduct two Parent-Teacher conferences to discuss the child’s development and plan goals and action steps for home and school.
  • Be available for all parents on a formal and informal basis.

 

VI. Staff

  • Attend Center meetings.
  • Participate in staff development trainings and professional development opportunities.
  • Provide supervision, guidance and trainings to Assistant Teacher, Teacher Aides, Center Aides and Parent Volunteers on a daily basis and as needed.
  • Conduct weekly team meeting with teaching team.
  • Maintain records for attendance, meal counts, parent participation and other in-kind contributions and submit in a timely manner as needed.
  • Report inappropriate behavior of staff, parents and on-site consultants to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Perform other duties assigned.

 

Qualifications: Kai Ming is looking for experienced classroom personnel who can attend to the care and education of young children in a high quality setting to foster their school readiness of and establish a foundation for success in school and life.

 

  • Associates Degree (AA) in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or related field required. Bachelor’s degree (BA) preferred.
  • Must have a California Child Development Teacher Permit.
  • At least two (2) years of experience working with children as a teacher in infant/toddler classroom setting.
  • Six (6) Infant/Toddler Units required.
  • PITC training highly desirable.
  • Ability to lift 10 to 30 pound and 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to maintain highest levels of Health, Safety & Supervision of children.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Annual Physical exam and TB Clearance
  • Criminal Background Clearance
  • Child Abuse Index Clearance
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Adherence to the Confidentiality Agreement
  • Adherence to the Child Abuse Reporting Mandate
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to change position; to sit, stand, walk, climb or balance; to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; to bend, twist and reach with hands and arms; and to pick up children.
  • Adhere to the Kai Ming Code of Conduct and all other internal policies and procedures. 
  • Accountable for the health, safety and supervision of all children and families.

 

Compensation: Pay rate will be commensurate with qualification and experience level. Benefits include:

  • 100% covered health, vision, dental, acupuncture, chiropractic  
  • Life insurance plans
  • Employer-contribution retirement plan
  • Up to 15-20 days of vacation time
  • 12 days of sick leave time
  • 1 paid personal day annually
  • Fully cover medical plan for staff’s young dependent(s) that are 18 years old or under
  • Employee Self-Care Benefit (towards expenses gym, recreation)
  • Commuter/Transportation Voucher
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (towards child care & medical)

 

Equal Opportunity: Kai Ming promotes Equal Opportunity and strongly encourages women, LGBT, people of color and diverse backgrounds to apply.

 

Application process: Please submit your Cover Letter and Resume to sabrina.dong@kaiming.org. Applications are accepted and evaluated until a suitable candidate has been selected. Please no phone calls or walk-ins.

 

San Francisco, CA 94133 2017-06-14 View
Manager of Child Care Food Program 4C Council

Position:         Child Care Food Program Manager

           

Salary:            Depending on Experience

 

Reports to:     Executive Director

           

Position Summary:

The 4C Council acts as a federally funded Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsor for daycare home (DCH) providers to ensure that children receive nutritious, well-balanced meals while in daycare.The CACFP reimburses licensed, as well as exempt, child care providers serving meals and snacks that meet the USDA requirements to the children in their care. The Child Care Food Program (CCFP) Manager oversees and directs the Child Care Food Program services, management and planning processes. The position provides organizational leadership through the development of an annual work plan, budget plan, and long term strategic plan. The CCFP Manager ensures compliance with all Child and Adult Care Food Program regulatory requirements for Local, State and Federal guidelines.

 

Example of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides organizational leadership through the development of an annual work plan, budget plan, and long term strategic plan
  • Provides direction for the professional development of the CCFP staff and the organization
  • Evaluate performance, ongoing development and training of department staff on program requirements, policies and professional customer services to clients
  • Must be able to coach, mentor and discipline staff and successfully enforce company policies and procedures
  • Maintain full knowledge of program guidelines (California Department of Education and CACFP); learn and apply all functions of the department
  • Able to work extended hours to meet agency and community needs
  • Maintain full confidentiality/privacy of information of clients and all agency matters
  • Recruits providers to the food program
  • Provides technical assistance to staff and providers for USDA and State Child Care Food Program requirements and policies to ensure compliance
  • Manages CACFP provider reimbursement process
  • Conducts provider training sessions and workshops
  • Manages  and maintains provider and agency data on the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS)
  • Communicates with food vendors
  • Addresses nutrition and food safety issues that arise in the daycare homes, vendors, or within the agency
  • Monitors staff site reviews, reporting, and flexible schedules
  • Monitors enrollment form processing and eligibility form processing
  • Supports program managers in their provision of agency services to families, children, child care providers and the child care community
  • Completes the program renewal process that is annually submitted to the California Department of Education (CDE)
  • Prepares and facilitates audits from the California Department of Education and Nutrition Services Division bi-annually
  • Completes and submits monthly reports to various departments
  • Conducts site visits to daycare homes to observe meals, and to inspect for compliance with Food Program regulations
  • Maintains a moderate to heavy caseload, as needed
  • Attends Local, County, State, and Federal meetings and other forums in order to be fully informed on all related program services information
  • Communicates in a respectful manner and cooperates with diverse families, various professionals and community groups
  • Additional duties may be assigned as required

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nutrition, or related field
  • Two (2) to three (3) years of management experience
  • Five (5) years of experience working in a Child Care Food Program, or as a Registered Dietitian, is preferred
  • Knowledge of USDA Food programs
  • Knowledge of child nutrition
  • Prior experience in creating training material
  • Experience in Project Management, Public Administration and/or Government Food and Nutrition services
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel and Power Point, etc.)
  • Knowledge of office practices, procedures and equipment, including professional correspondence and report writing, telephone etiquette and public relations
  • Competent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to multitask and perform assigned work with speed and accuracy
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills  

 

License or Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California driver license, have access to an insured motor vehicle and clear driving record
  • Must be able to travel, locally and nationally
  • Must be willing to work beyond the usual work week to accomplish the job
  • First Aid Certification is preferred
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Must have up to date physical and tuberculosis screening results
  • On-going professional development through education, role modeling, mentoring, and training

 

 

Language Skills:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Chinese is preferred
san jose , CA 95134 2017-06-09 View
Home Visitor Foothill Family

SUMMARY

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • A home-based Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated competency to plan and implement home-based learning experiences that ensure effective implementation of the home visiting curriculum and promote children’s progress across the standards described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five, including for children working with disabilities and dual language learners, as appropriate and to build respectful, culturally responsive and trusting relationships with families.
  • Must be familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and able to effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extent feasible, with families with limited English proficiency.
  • Experience working with infants and toddlers, and/or families and some previous case management preferred. 
  • Experience in Home Visiting, the creative curriculum, and working with an electronic record keeping software system preferred. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage and prioritize duties are necessary to be successful in this position.
  • Initiative and flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm.
  • Extremely detail-oriented; high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to effectively and successfully interact with individuals from diverse socio-economic/ethnic groups.
  • Ability to be an excellent representative of the Agency to the community.
  • Affinity for working with pregnant women, young children and parents.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Detailed oriented, following up on concerns, and understanding the systems which help insure quality of service and accurate record keeping.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively as a team member.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development and community resources.
  • Effective screening and assessment skills and intervention strategies.
  • Ability to observe and report accurately on the functioning of individuals and families.
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients.
  • Valid CA Driver License and maintains insurability on the Agency’s Auto-liability policy and maintains the Agency required auto insurance liability limits of 100,000/300,000.
  • Bilingual Spanish required.
El Monte, CA 91731 2017-06-09 View
Associate Teacher- Head Start Para Los Niños

DEFINITION

Under the general supervision of the Teacher, the Associate Teacher is responsible to responsible for the academic, social and emotional growth and development, and supervision of children. In partnership with the teacher, the Associate Teacher assists with the design and integration of classroom goals and objectives. With the Teacher, the Associate Teacher is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of lesson plans designed to stimulate childrens learning and support critical thinking. The Associate Teacher is responsible for assisting the Teacher to implement all components of the Creative Curriculum, to provide a quality early educational experience that is responsive to the interest, needs, and strengths of the enrolled children.

 

DUTIES

Guiding Philosophy

  • Carries out Mission, Vision, and Values established by the President/C.E.O. and Board of Directors of Para Los Niños.
  • Carries out Head Start Performance Standards, requirements of the Head Start Act, and the requirements of the LACOE contract.
  • Adheres to professional conduct at all times (e.g., proper tone and language use in the classroom, respectful, proper for children, parents, and peers at all times)
  • Attends/participates in: 1) Professional Development Activities, 2) Supervision, 3) Individualized Professional Development Goals/Activities.

 

Planning and Program Implementation

  • Using the Creative Curriculum the Associate Teacher assists the classroom teacher in preparing lesson plans and outlines for assigned areas, and submits draft materials to the classroom Teacher for review and modification prior to implementation.
  • Assists in the implementation of the Individualized plans for the children in the classroom.
  • Provides basic evaluative information to the classroom Teacher on the progress and development status of the children in the classroom and participates in the completion of the DRDPs.
  • Assists with screening and assessment functions.
  • Assists in ensuring the implementation of safe and supervised indoor and outdoor activities of children in Head Start Education Programs.
  • Assists children during snack and meal time, and helps demonstrate appropriate dental and personal hygiene.
  • Conducts daily inspections of indoor and outdoor facilities and reports and removes hazards.
  • Assists teachers in preparing and maintaining attendance records.
  • Assist the classroom teacher in planning, facilitating, and implementing individual and group activities; complete basic attendance and activity records, and
  • Accompanies the classroom Teacher on home visits.
  • Supervises the classroom for brief periods when the Teacher is on-site, but away from the classroom.
  • Supports recruitment and enrollment activities.
  • Plans and supervises field trips.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

 

CCL/Head Start

  • Maintains ratio at all times.
  • Ensures the safety and supervision of children at all times.
  • Completes and reports any symptoms of child abuse to supervisor and/or the Child Abuse Hotline.
  • Completes daily health check regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of children
  • With the Teacher completes DRDPs three times annually as required by Head Start
  • With the Teacher completes the ASQ and ASQ-SE for each child within 45 days of enrollment.
 

Qualifications

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT:

  • Minimum of 6 months experience as a student intern, tutor, or instructional assistant working with an educational setting with pre-elementary school children is required.
  • 24 or more units of postsecondary semester education or equivalent quarter units in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required.
  • California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit
  • AA Degree or higher in early childhood education, child development, or a related field OR be enrolled in a program leading to an Associates degree or higher.
  • Valid Class C California drivers license, (depending upon position assignment).
  • First Aid and CPR certification is required.
  • Knowledge of Creative Curriculum preferred
  • Bilingual preferred.

Specialized Requirements

  • TB test clearance to be renewed every two years.
  • DOJ clearance

Physical Requirements

To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Early Education Staff must be able to perform the following physical activities:

  • Observe, see, hear, and respond to childrens needs, emergencies, and conflicts that may occur in the early education center or on the playground.
  • Lift 30 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
  • Reach a child 20- 30 feet away within 30 seconds without endangering the staff persons health.
  • Crouch to a childs height, maintain eye contact the childs level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.
  • Be aware of the cognitive, social, and physical needs of children.
  • Verbal and written communication in English to the degree that children, parents, and other staff members are able to understand and respond.
  • Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing early childhood services.

To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Approximately 50% of time is spent sitting, while frequently required to walk, stand and bend. Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Employee will be required to lift and/or move unassisted up to 25 pounds.

Para Los Niños promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We don't discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all of us are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.

Los Angeles, CA 90039 2017-06-07 View
Training & Curriculum Advisor MERCED COUNTY- HEAD START

Bachelor’s Degree in ECE or Child Development including 3 administration units. Four years increasingly responsible experience in an early care and education program. One year experience in an instructional capacity in an early care and education program.Hold/qualify for a Site Supervisor Permit. Knowledge of high quality preschool child care and education; California State Child Care Licensing Regulations; principles of supervision, training, and knowledge of Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), Environmental Rating Scales (ERS), Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP); the Ages and Stages Developmental Screening (ASQ and ASQ:SE); Center for Social Emotional Foundations in Early Learning (CSEFEL), California Preschool Learning Foundations, California Preschool Curriculum Frameworks and the ability to plan, organize and oversee high quality early childhood care and education programs; work with diverse community, student, and staff groups. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Proof of valid CA driver’s license and minimum amount of liability insurance required by law. DMV H-6 printout required.

The following information must be received before the deadline date: 1) A completed on-line Edjoin application form; 2)all college transcripts, transcripts verifying degrees and copy of degree; 3) brief resume; 4) three (3) recent letters of recommendation (dated within 18 months of submission and signed by the author) and 5) copy of California credential authorizing service in this area. ALL MINIMUM REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION.

LOCATION: Head Start Administration, Merced, Head Start/Early Head Start, CA 95348 2017-06-07 View
Mental Health Specialist Para Los Ninos

Definition:

Under the guidance of the Mental Health Coordinator, the Mental Health Specialist is responsible for key Head Start Mental Health roles and responsibilities such as (but not limited to): clinical assessments, home-based observations, classroom observations, and supporting classroom teachers. In addition, the Mental Health Specialist will assume responsibility for supporting Head Start with any other related activities with regard to Head Start Performance Standards, the LACOE GIMS, and Para Los Niños’ Head Start Mental Health Policies and Procedures.

Duties:

  • Completes all activities and paperwork associated with LACOE required Mental Health assessments, home visits, parent/teacher conferences, and classroom observations.
  • Provides on-going support to Head Start teachers with regard to supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of Head Start children.
  • When appropriate, participates as a member of all Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings as required by LACOE GIMs and Para Los Niño’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Follows state laws regarding the delivery of mental health services and confidentiality.
  • Maintains client files to level of requirements mandated in Head Start Performance Standards, the LACOE GIMs, and PLN’s policies and procedures.
  • Meets all agreed upon deadlines.
  • Must be able to produce documentation in Standard English which is legible and coherent.
  • Must be adept at the use of computer software programs (MS Outlook/Word/Excel).
  • Must communicate effectively with entities outside of the PLN Head Start program, as legally mandated (i.e., child protective services, probation, courts, Department of Mental Health, etc.).
  • Coordinates care for children and maintains positive working collaborative relationships with program staff.
  • Conducts monthly observations in Head Start Classrooms.
  • Enters information into the ChildPlus data system.
  • Performs other job related duties as directed by Mental Health Coordinator and/or Head Start Director/Associate Director.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job successfully.

Education/Experience

  • MSW, MFT or MA in related field, Ph.D. or Psy.D.
  • At least four years or more of experience working with low-income children (ages birth to 5) and families.

Special Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Have knowledge of evaluation of risk for suicidal and homicidal ideation, imminent danger and knows appropriate intervention.
  • Have skills in providing counseling and therapy to clients experiencing emotional distress and crisis.
  • Knowledge of child abuse/crisis intervention techniques.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Bilingual (E/S) required.
  • License required.
  • Experience with children birth to 5 years and their families
  • Experience working in school/Head Start settings
  • Knowledge of ChildPlus is a benefit

Special Requirements

  • Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed).
  • Valid California Driver License. State required automobile insurance coverage.
  • DOJ clearance
  • TB clearance, to be renewed every two years.
  • Verification of Immunizations required by the California Department of Health

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Must be able to talk and hear well. Good vision is imperative. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Employee will be required to lift and/or move unassisted up to twenty-five pounds.

It is the established policy of Para Los Niños (PLN) to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without discrimination with regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin (including possessing a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code § 12801.9), ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, or any other classification protected by law. PLN also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Para Los Niños is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Los Angeles, CA 90027 2017-06-07 View
Training Coordinator MERCED COUNTY-HEAD START

Bachelor’s Degree in ECE or Child Development including 6 administrative units.Five years increasingly responsible experience in an early care and education program. One-year experience as a Site Supervisor or Center Director in a Head Start/Early Head Start program. Hold/qualify for a Child Development Program Director Permit. Knowledge of high quality preschool child care and education; California State Child Care Licensing Regulations; principles of supervision, training, and knowledge of Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), Environmental Rating Scales (ERS), Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP); the Ages and Stages Developmental Screening (ASQ and ASQ:SE); Center for Social Emotional Foundations in Early Learning (CSEFEL), California Preschool Learning Foundations, California Preschool Curriculum Frameworks and the ability to plan, organize and oversee high quality early childhood care and education programs; work with diverse community, student, and staff groups. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Proof of valid CA driver’s license and minimum amount of liability insurance required by law. DMV H-6 printout required.

The following information must be received before the deadline date: 1) A completed on-line Edjoin application form; 2)all college transcripts, transcripts verifying degrees and copy of degree; 3) brief resume; 4) three (3) recent letters of recommendation (dated within 18 months of submission and signed by the author) and 5) copy of California credential authorizing service in this area. ALL MINIMUM REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION.

 

 
 
Head Start Administration, Merced, Head Start/Early Head Start, CA 95348 2017-06-07 View
Associate Teacher- Head Start Para Los Niños

DEFINITION

Under the general supervision of the Teacher, the Associate Teacher is responsible to responsible for the academic, social and emotional growth and development, and supervision of children. In partnership with the teacher, the Associate Teacher assists with the design and integration of classroom goals and objectives. With the Teacher, the Associate Teacher is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of lesson plans designed to stimulate childrens learning and support critical thinking. The Associate Teacher is responsible for assisting the Teacher to implement all components of the Creative Curriculum, to provide a quality early educational experience that is responsive to the interest, needs, and strengths of the enrolled children.

 

DUTIES

Guiding Philosophy

  • Carries out Mission, Vision, and Values established by the President/C.E.O. and Board of Directors of Para Los Niños.
  • Carries out Head Start Performance Standards, requirements of the Head Start Act, and the requirements of the LACOE contract.
  • Adheres to professional conduct at all times (e.g., proper tone and language use in the classroom, respectful, proper for children, parents, and peers at all times)
  • Attends/participates in: 1) Professional Development Activities, 2) Supervision, 3) Individualized Professional Development Goals/Activities.

 

Planning and Program Implementation

  • Using the Creative Curriculum the Associate Teacher assists the classroom teacher in preparing lesson plans and outlines for assigned areas, and submits draft materials to the classroom Teacher for review and modification prior to implementation.
  • Assists in the implementation of the Individualized plans for the children in the classroom.
  • Provides basic evaluative information to the classroom Teacher on the progress and development status of the children in the classroom and participates in the completion of the DRDPs.
  • Assists with screening and assessment functions.
  • Assists in ensuring the implementation of safe and supervised indoor and outdoor activities of children in Head Start Education Programs.
  • Assists children during snack and meal time, and helps demonstrate appropriate dental and personal hygiene.
  • Conducts daily inspections of indoor and outdoor facilities and reports and removes hazards.
  • Assists teachers in preparing and maintaining attendance records.
  • Assist the classroom teacher in planning, facilitating, and implementing individual and group activities; complete basic attendance and activity records, and
  • Accompanies the classroom Teacher on home visits.
  • Supervises the classroom for brief periods when the Teacher is on-site, but away from the classroom.
  • Supports recruitment and enrollment activities.
  • Plans and supervises field trips.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

 

CCL/Head Start

  • Maintains ratio at all times.
  • Ensures the safety and supervision of children at all times.
  • Completes and reports any symptoms of child abuse to supervisor and/or the Child Abuse Hotline.
  • Completes daily health check regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of children
  • With the Teacher completes DRDPs three times annually as required by Head Start
  • With the Teacher completes the ASQ and ASQ-SE for each child within 45 days of enrollment.
 

Qualifications

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT:

  • Minimum of 6 months experience as a student intern, tutor, or instructional assistant working with an educational setting with pre-elementary school children is required.
  • 24 or more units of postsecondary semester education or equivalent quarter units in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required.
  • California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit
  • AA Degree or higher in early childhood education, child development, or a related field OR be enrolled in a program leading to an Associates degree or higher.
  • Valid Class C California drivers license, (depending upon position assignment).
  • First Aid and CPR certification is required.
  • Knowledge of Creative Curriculum preferred
  • Bilingual preferred.

Specialized Requirements

  • TB test clearance to be renewed every two years.
  • DOJ clearance

Physical Requirements

To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Early Education Staff must be able to perform the following physical activities:

  • Observe, see, hear, and respond to childrens needs, emergencies, and conflicts that may occur in the early education center or on the playground.
  • Lift 30 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
  • Reach a child 20- 30 feet away within 30 seconds without endangering the staff persons health.
  • Crouch to a childs height, maintain eye contact the childs level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.
  • Be aware of the cognitive, social, and physical needs of children.
  • Verbal and written communication in English to the degree that children, parents, and other staff members are able to understand and respond.
  • Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing early childhood services.

To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Approximately 50% of time is spent sitting, while frequently required to walk, stand and bend. Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Employee will be required to lift and/or move unassisted up to 25 pounds.

Para Los Niños promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We don't discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all of us are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.

Los Angeles, CA 90065 2017-06-07 View
Nutrition Consultant Marin Head Start

SUMMARY

Directs the operation of the Nutrition content area to ensure compliance of the Marin Head Start nutrition program with Head Start Program Performance Standards. Consultant provides nutrition services that assist families to meet each child’s nutrition needs and to establishing good eating habits that nurture healthy development and lifelong well-being.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

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.

 

Coordination of Services

1. Completes overall nutrition assessments on each enrolled child including:

    1. gathering any relevant nutrition related assessment data (height, weight,      hemoglobin/hemocrit)
    2. gathering and assessing information about family eating patterns, including cultural      preferences

2. Serves as a resource to program staff regarding nutritional and feeding issues

3. Ensures that parent and appropriate community agencies are involved in the planning, implementing and evaluation the agency’s nutritional services

4. Plan/review food service menus to insure compliance with USDA and Head Start Nutrition guidelines

5. Monitor Child and Adult care Food Program (CACFP) documentation to ensure compliance with State Department of Education requirements.

6. Ensures that nutrition related information on the Needs and Services Plan is regularly updated and shared with the parents of infants and toddlers.

7. Monitors food service in the following areas:

  • 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 as identified as part of the program in-service planning to appropriately implement the nutrition standards.

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 Health 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 nutrition advocate for child and family issues in the community on behalf of Head Start.

 

Staff Development

  1. Orients new staff to agency policies and procedures for nutrition
  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

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

An individual must be able to perform each essential duty to perform this job successfully. 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 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.
Novato , CA 94949 2017-06-07 View
Substitute Food Service Worker II (#231NM) Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc.

Position Summary:

This position involves food preparation tasks; delivery of prepared meals to off-site centers; loading, unloading and maintaining food service vehicle; cleaning and sanitation duties.

 

Responsibilities & Duties: 
1. Cleans-up after meal service and at the end of day. Responsible for keeping equipment, appliances, work surfaces and area clean and sanitized; washing dishes, pots and pans; and sweeping and mopping.

2. Loads food transport vehicle with food containers, and unloads empty containers.

3. Assists with loading and unloading of grocery items.  May assist in purchasing groceries.

4. Assists with pre-preparation of food that requires washing, peeling and cutting of fruits and vegetables; mixes and stirs prepared foods.

5. Attends cook workshops and participates in career development activities.

6. Maintains cell phone that is assigned to the food transport vehicle.

7. Reports any mechanical maintenance or repair of the food transport vehicle to the Transportation and Safety Coordinator.

8. May set up meal service for classes.

9. May maintain food service vehicle: washes exterior weekly; cleans interior for food spillage; and removes trash.

10. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Educational and Experience Requirements:

1. Must have six months food service experience.

2. Previous experience making deliveries and driving a van is preferred.


Other Requirements:

1. Must have a valid California Driver's License and acceptable driving record. A DMV printout will be required.

2. Must be able to relate well to all people of the community regardless of color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or socio-economic level.

3. Must pass a health screening and TB skin test or chest x-ray prior to beginning employment.

4. For health and sanitation reasons, must have good grooming and personal cleanliness.

5. Employment is contingent upon meeting all job requirements and background requirements: criminal history check, acknowledgement of child abuse reporting responsibility, criminal record statement, etc. A criminal history clearance is required within seven days of completing the Live Scan.

6. Must use reasonable precautions in the performance of one's duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices, and act in such a manner as to assure at all times, maximum safety to one's self, fellow employees, clients and children.

7. Must have the ability to read and write, and must possess basic math skills.

8. All Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start positions are also contingent upon approval of the Policy Council.

9. Must understand, uphold, and continue working toward accomplishing the mission, strategic goals and performance measures of the agency.

 

Physical and Environmental Requirements:

Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, twisting, bending.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  Simple grasping and hand manipulation required as well as reaching above and below shoulder level.

 

Applicant Information:

 

Application Process: Please visit our website and apply online at www.capslo.org/employment. A completed CAPSLO application must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on the recruitment closing date. For questions regarding the application process or open positions, contact the HR Department at (805) 544-4355.

 

Selection Process: All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Applications will be evaluated on the extent and quality of submitted application materials.

 

Employment Requirements: All offers of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of all job requirements listed on the job announcement, including but not limited to references, criminal history background checks, pre-employment drug tests and health screenings. All appointments are subject to past employment verification and documentation of one’s identity and legal right to work in the USA in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

 

At-Will Statement: Employment at CAPSLO is employment at will.  This means that an employee is free to leave his or her employment at any time, with or without cause or notice, and that CAPSLO retains the same right to terminate the employee at any time, with or without cause or notice.  Please understand that continued employment cannot be guaranteed for any employee.

 

Internal Recruitments: Only current regular, seasonal and limited term employees may apply during the internal recruitment period. Regular, seasonal and limited term employees may apply for transfer positions. Internal transfers (positions in the same or lower salary grade) require three months successful employment in current position; Regular and seasonal employees may apply for promotional positions. Internal promotions (positions in a higher salary grade) require six months of successful employment in current position.

 

Benefits: Full time regular, seasonal and limited term employees are eligible for 100% employer paid benefits. Part-time regular, seasonal and limited term employees, working 20-29 hours per week on a regular basis are eligible for 50% employer paid benefits. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance; paid vacation, paid sick leave, 13 paid holidays per year and opportunities to participate in a 403 (b) retirement plan and section 125 cafeteria plan.

 

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs. When appropriate, reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue hardship to the Company may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

EOE/ V/ ADA/ Drug Free Workplace/ Asset Infused Organization

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

North Monterey, CA 93926 2017-06-07 View
Program Governance Specialist-Bilingual Westside Head Start - Arizona

Reporting to the Program Director, the Bilingual Program Governance Specialist is responsible for the operational success of all program governance activities.

  • Develops the administrative structures, systems and procedures to ensure all Head Start mandates and standards are met on a daily basis
  • Provides seamless and integrated team management and coordination, ensuring that the Board of Directors and the Westside Head Start Policy Council receive regular, ongoing communication of mandated data sources
  • Ensures all board actions, approvals and signatures are appropriately obtained and archived for systematic audits and monitoring.
  • Leads all communication both written and oral (English/Spanish) and interfaces with key community stakeholders within and outside the agency to ensure quality and accuracy of grant outcomes and deliverables.
Peoria, AZ 85345 2017-06-06 View
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