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Home Visitor - Head Start/Early Head Start All Kids Academy Head Start, Inc

General Definition

 

Under the direction of the Center Director, the Home Visitor provides support to parents for in-home instruction for families enrolled in the home-based option as well as a planning and implementing center-based group socialization activities to enhance school readiness experiences for parents and children (infants/toddlers). These experiences enhance the parents’ ability to fill the role of primary educator and nurturer of their child. 

Assists in strengthening the families’ knowledge of health, nutrition and child development and is responsible for supporting families toward the fulfillment of their child's potential for intellectual, social, emotional, physiological growth and maturation; and supports parents in problem-solving and awareness of community resources. This position also consists of building positive relationships with parents and children and to act as a link between the family and the community.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:                                                                                                   PROVIDES SUPERVISION TO:     

Center Director                                                                                                                  None

 

                     

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  1. Recruit and enroll children/families;
  2. Conduct a survey of community, and interview families as needed for the program;
  3. Submit weekly Lesson plans, one week in advance, to Center Director for approval and feedback
  4. Submit bi-weekly socialization lesson plans two weeks in advance to Center Director for approval and feedback;
  5. Prepare of enrollment forms and completion of all other required program documents; such as maintaining files in all the content areas such as Family Engagement, Health, Education, Mental Health, etc.;
  6. Work with other component staff in assessing family strengths and needs;
  7. Develop individual monthly Family Service Plan with the family in each content area to meet the identified needs;
  8. Introduce the family to community resources that will assist them with their needs (e.g., nutrition, health, psychological services, and social services);
  9. Develop weekly activity plans with individual families to assist them in obtaining the skills and confidence necessary to make the most of their role as the primary educator of their children;
  10. Encourage parents to be actively involved in group experiences with other parents as well as  increase their involvement with their own family members (socialization);
  11. Conduct Socialization Classes at various sites for Home Base families;
  12. Prepare and submit appropriate AKA Head Start forms (e.g., Mileage Reimbursement, Monthly   Attendance Reports, In-Kind documentation, and monthly HBO Calendar of Activities) in a timely manner;
  13. Assist in preparing children for transition from the Home Base program;
  14. Plan, implement and participate in socializations twice monthly;
  15. Maintain caseload of 10-12 families who are receive weekly home visits to each family home for at least 90 minutes weekly and attend two pre-planned socializations monthly; and
  16. Provide socializations/playgroups for children and families-served plans, implement and participate in socializations twice monthly.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  1. Create and maintain respectful partnerships with families;
  2. Develop and retain a working knowledge of community health and social service resources, including services for children with disabilities, and assist families to utilize these resources;
  3. Conduct family assessments and assist parents in developing individualized Family Partnership Agreements which include:  identifying family strengths; goal setting; meeting timelines; developing strategies and monitoring ongoing follow-up service;
  4. Provide parent education and child development training to parents to assist them in developing the skills necessary to become the primary teacher of their child;
  5. Input, edit and update family case notes, assessments, and health related information into a database system;
  6. Maintain accurate and timely documentation of services in each child’s case file;
  7. Maintain the confidentiality of client information in accordance with program policies and standard operating procedures;
  8. Coordinate with parents to ensure prenatal, well-child exams, immunizations, health screenings, and nutrition assessments are complete and necessary follow-up occurs;
  9. Conduct  developmental screenings and all other required assessments with families in a timely manner;
  10. Assist and support families in locating resources and scheduling appointments with community resources that best meet their needs;
  11. Provide support in parent and child activities that encourages developmentally appropriate activities for the changing needs of infants and toddlers;
  12. In partnership with parents, offer activities for parent/child interactions which reflect both Head Start mandated elements and parental and cultural influences, and which promote the social emotional, physical and cognitive development of children;
  13. Assist the Center Director in the creation of calendars, flyers or letters to parents in the Home Base program;
  14. Drive to family homes and provide health, educational, nutritional, and child growth and development information to parents via home visits; and
  15. Perform other related duties.

 

 

Minimum Employment Qualifications/Competencies

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:                             Any combination equivalent to:

Head Start: Bachelor’s degree in social work, Early Childhood Development or Childhood Development preferred. Minimum of a home-based CDA credential or Child Development Teacher Permit, or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree required.

Early Head Start: Same requirements as a Head Start Home Visitor, including a minimum of three semester units of Infant and Toddler Child Development courses.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

      Knowledge of:

 

  1. Early childhood education, child development, anti-bias education;
  2. Local educational and community resources and their ability to be used in the classroom;
  3. Head Start Policies and Procedures preferred; and
  4.  Local educational and community resources and their ability to be used in the home.

Ability to:

  1. Work well with young children;
  2. Work independently and as a team member;
  3. Explain Head Start program regulations to parents and support ongoing compliance with program requirements;
  4. Be proficient in oral and written communication in English language and interpret documents such as active supervision protocols, lesson plans, and standard operating  procedure (SOP) manuals;
  5. Speak a second language in addition to English desired;
  6. Write routine reports and correspondence in English;
  7. Organize and complete work assignments to meet established deadlines;
  8. Speak effectively with children, parents, and other staff;
  9. Apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions;
  10. Follow all mandated child abuse and neglect reporting procedures;
  11. Communicate with people of various educational, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds; and
  12. Establish and maintain effective, working relationships with children, parents, staff, and program specialists in a positive manner.

COMPETENCIES:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

 

  • Positive, Goal-Oriented Relationships: Engages in mutually respectful goal-orientated partnerships with families to promote parent-child relationships and family well-being.
  • Self-Aware and Culturally Responsive Relationships: Respects and responds appropriately to the culture, language, values, and family structures of each family served.
  • Family Well-Being and Families as Learners: Supports families’ safety, health, financial stability, life goals, and aspirations.
  • Parent-Child Relationships and Families as Lifelong Educators: Enhances parent-child relationship and supports parents’ role as the first and lifelong educators of their children.
  • Family Connections to Peers and Community: Facilitates networks and group activities that support families’ strengths, interests, and needs.
  • Family Access to Community Resources: Supports families in using community resources that enhance family well-being and children’s learning and development.
  • Coordinated, Integrated and Comprehensive Services: Acts as a member of a comprehensive services team so that family service activities are coordinated and integrated throughout the program.
  • Data Driven Services and Continuous Improvement: Collects and analyses information to find new solutions to challenges as part of ongoing monitoring in order to continuously improve services.
  • Foundations for Professional Growth: Participates actively in opportunities for continuous professional development

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Good manual dexterity;
  2. Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods;
  3. Must have excellent speaking and hearing ability;
  4. Must be able to input data using a computer terminal keyboard;
  5. Observe and hear sounds of the environment for health and safety;
  6. Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, speak with children to ensure

Children’s health and safety; and

  1. Move up to 40 pounds while moving and holding children.

 

Disclaimer:   “This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of this position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with this positionNothing in the job description restricts AKA Head Start’s right to change, assign, or re-assign duties and responsibilities at any time for any reason.”

El Cajon, CA 92020 2017-07-03 View
Teacher Assistant - Head Start/Early Head Start All Kids Academy Head Start, Inc

General Definition

 

Under the direction of the Center Director and classroom teacher, assist in the teaching and learning activities of the classroom in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, California State Regulation (Title 22) and Agency requirements.  Assist the teacher in a Head Start setting providing a comprehensive program to meet educational, emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs of children.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:                                                                                  PROVIDES WORK DIRECTION TO:     

Center Director                                                                                                     None

 

                     

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  1. Assist the teacher in planning and maintaining a safe, clean, learning environment and in assuring the well-being and safety of the children in his/her care;
  2. Maintain a cooperative attitude of working together with the teacher, volunteers, parents, and program specialists in planning and implementing activities;
  3. Assist teacher to implement the developmental assessment for each child to determine the child’s strengths and areas in which each child may need help;
  4. Plan with and assist the teacher in preparing materials and supplies in advance for activities;
  5. Assist the teacher in maintaining a confidential assessment binder, consisting of developmental assessments, individual goals, and observations of progress toward meeting goals;
  6. Assist teacher in implementing behavior plans designed by resource/mentor teachers and/or mental health specialist;
  7. Maintain discipline and supervision of children during all activities;
  8. Supervise children at all times (both indoors and outdoors);
  9. Develop a positive relationship with each child and promote the development of self-esteem and self-discipline;
  10. Assist teacher in the full implementation of IEP’s and inclusion of children with

disabilities and special needs;

  1. Assist in developing activities based on Individual Education Plan for children with special needs;
  2. Provide input on weekly planning forms;
  3. Accompany the teacher on home visits;
  4. Assist with direct observations on children and record data;
  5. Collect data and file in children’s portfolios and files;
  6. Assist with kitchen duties and mealtime preparation;
  7. Assist teacher to promote parent involvement; and
  8. Assist in ensuring that children’s daily hygiene needs are met.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  1. Assist in the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of children's curriculum goals and instructional programs;
  2. Assist with daily classroom set up and clean up;
  3. Provide input for developing weekly lesson plans;
  4. Observe each child daily to assess skills, interests, and needs and use this information to facilitate learning and growth;
  5. Assist in completing and maintaining bulletin boards;
  6. Assist with other responsibilities in the efficient and effective operation of the Agency;
  7. Prepare and serve food for children’s meal periods; and
  8. Performs any other tasks deemed necessary by the teacher and/or center director.

 

Minimum Employment Qualifications/Competencies

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:        Any combination equivalent to:

 

Head Start: Associate’s degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education, and an Associate Teacher Permit or Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).

OR

An Associate’s degree in a related field and 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education/Child Development core courses, including three semester units Supervised Field Experience in an Early Childhood Education setting, and the ability to obtain a permit within 90 days of employment.

OR

Associate degree and an Associate Teacher Permit/or Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).

Early Head Start: Same as Head Start including three semester units of Infant Toddler Development courses.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

       Knowledge of:

 

  1. Early childhood education, child development, anti-bias education;
  2. Local educational and community resources and their ability to be used in the classroom;
  3. Second language acquisition; and
  4. Head Start Policies and Procedures preferred.

      Ability to:

  1. Follow directions given by the classroom Teacher;
  2. To work well with young children;
  3. Be proficient in oral and written communication in English language and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  4. Write routine reports and correspondence;
  5. Speak effectively with children, parents, and other staff;
  6. Apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions;
  7. Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations;  
  8. Communicate with people of various educational, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds;
  9. Assist the teacher in planning and implementing activities with children between the ages of three and five years, consistent with the curriculum guide, resources and training provided;
  10. Follow basic principles of early childhood development; and
  11. Establish and maintain effective, working relationships with children, parents, staff, and program specialists.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Good manual dexterity;
  2. Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods;
  3. Must have excellent speaking and hearing ability;
  4. Must be able to input data using a computer terminal keyboard;
  5. Observe and hear sounds of the environment for health and safety;
  6. Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, speak with children to ensure

Children’s health and safety; and

  1. Move up to 40 pounds while moving and holding children.

 

COMPETENCIES:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

 

  • Positive, Goal-Oriented Relationships: Engages in mutually respectful goal-orientated partnerships with families to promote parent-child relationships and family well-being.
  • Self-Aware and Culturally Responsive Relationships: Respects and responds appropriately to the culture, language, values, and family structures of each family served.
  • Family Well-Being and Families as Learners: Supports families’ safety, health, financial stability, life goals, and aspirations.
  • Parent-Child Relationships and Families as Lifelong Educators: Enhances parent-child relationship and supports parents’ role as the first and lifelong educators of their children.
  • Family Connections to Peers and Community: Facilitates networks and group activities that support families’ strengths, interests, and needs.
  • Family Access to Community Resources: Supports families in using community resources that enhance family well-being and children’s learning and development.
  • Coordinated, Integrated and Comprehensive Services: Acts as a member of a comprehensive services team so that family service activities are coordinated and integrated throughout the program.
  • Data Driven Services and Continuous Improvement: Collects and analyses information to find new solutions to challenges as part of ongoing monitoring in order to continuously improve services.
  • Foundations for Professional Growth: Participates actively in opportunities for continuous professional development.

Disclaimer:   “This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of this position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with this positionNothing in the job description restricts AKA Head Start’s right to change, assign, or re-assign duties and responsibilities at any time for any reason.”

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Teacher - Head Start / Early Head Start All Kids Academy Head Start, Inc.

General Definition

 

Under the direction of the Center Director, the classroom teacher must develop and implement appropriate classroom activities in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, California State Regulations (Title 22) and Agency requirements, Infant Toddler Caregivers (PITC) standards and best practices, and the Code of Ethical Conduct. Understand Head Start policies, support the philosophy of Head Start, and implement the Head Start Performance Standards and child outcomes. Create a classroom environment favorable to learning and personal growth in compliance with agency standards and abilities of children.  The teacher is responsible for providing and modeling high quality- responsive nurturing care, and education that is respectful of the child's development. The teacher, along with families and colleagues, works to achieve meaningful progress of each child along his/her own unique developmental path and toward school readiness goals.

 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:                                                                                                   PROVIDES WORK DIRECTION TO:     

Center Director                                                                                                                       Teacher Assistants, parent and community volunteers

                                                                                                                          ,                                                          

 

                     

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  1. Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, clean, nurturing, and inviting learning environment for children;
  2. Support the social, intellectual and emotional development of children;
  3. Implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum for preschool children;
  4. Build the basic curriculum on a caregiving routines as a shared experience between teacher and child;
  5. Supervise children both indoors and outdoors at all times;
  6. Plan and implement learning experiences and utilize integrated curriculum plans, which reflect mandated elements and components, parental and cultural influences, and promote and advance the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and toddlers;
  7. Complete all developmentally appropriate assessments and screenings on all children as required;
  8. Develop skill based, individualized classroom activities for each child based on parental input, direct observations, and developmental assessments/screenings including identified activities designed for children with special needs based on their Individual Education Plan;
  9. Promote parent involvement by reinforcing the role parents as primary caregiver and educator of their child(ren);
  10. Plan and coordinate the work of the teacher assistant and work cohesively with other staff;
  11. Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for the child's background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into the childcare program and lesson plans;
  12. Assist families with children's transitions from toddler to preschool and/or from preschool to kindergarten;
    1. Maintain a cooperative attitude of working together with the teacher assistant(s), volunteers, parents, and program specialists in planning and implementing activities;
    2. Implement the developmental assessment for each child to determine the child’s strengths and areas in which each child may need help;
    3. Plan with the teacher assistant in preparing materials and supplies in advance for activities;
    4. Implement behavior plans designed by resource/mentor teachers and/or mental health specialists;
    5. Develop a positive relationship with each child and promote the development of self-esteem and self-discipline;
    6. Ensure full implementation of IEPs and inclusion of children with disabilities and special needs;
    7. Develop activities based on Individual Education Plan (IEP) for children with special needs;
    8. Conduct a minimum of two (2) home visits with primary caregivers and two (2) parent/teacher conferences per family, per academic year;
    9. Conduct direct observations on children and record data;
    10. Collect data and file in children’s portfolios and files;
    11. Work effectively with other staff at the center to promote teamwork, maintaining professionalism and continuously sustaining a positive environment;
    12. Perform other related duties.
  1. Ensure routines such as diapering, toileting/training, hand washing, tooth brushing, eating, napping, and transitioning between activities are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic, and consistent with regulations and good child development practices;

 

 

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  1. Set-up, clean up classrooms daily and monthly for environment changes;
  2. Translate lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences;
  3. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior/control required to achieve an effective learning environment;
  4. Provide appropriate instruction and activities for all children, including children with special needs to meet agency goals;
  5. Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems;
  6. Feed all infants on demand;
  7. Communicate regularly with parents regarding child’s progress:
  8. Document all baselines, ongoing assessments according to AKA Head Start’s benchmarks;
  9. Conduct parent/teacher conferences and at least two home each year visits for purpose of assessment and support, and to share information on child’s progress and educational strategies at school and at home;
  10. Refer children suspected of having special needs or challenging  behavior to appropriate staff;
  11. Assist in ensuring that daily hygiene needs are met;
  12. Attend and provide information on children during family support team meetings;
  13. Prepare and submit appropriate and required reports; ADA information, daily attendance, and meal count forms;
  14. Complete and maintain all necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with Head Start Performance Standards;
  15. Promote positive, professional relationships with parents;
  16. Follow health and safety procedures for hand washing, diapering, handling bodily fluids, sanitizing toys and equipment, administering medication, serving bottles and food, dealing with children's illnesses, and supervision of children;
  17. Monitor and report signs of child abuse;
  18. Attend meetings, trainings, and appropriate professional development activities;
  19. Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative plan, motor-skill activities, and safety; and
  20. Perform other related teaching responsibilities resulting in the efficient and effective operation of the Agency.
  21.  

Minimum Employment Qualifications/Competencies

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:     Any combination equivalent to:

 

HEAD START: Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, and a Commission on Teacher Credentialing Teacher’s permit.

OR

Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Child Development or Early Childhood Education, and the ability to obtain a Commission on Teacher Credentialing Teacher’s permit within 90 days of employment.

OR

 

Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field and 24 units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development including *24 unit must include core courses with three semester units of supervised field service/experience in an Early Childhood Education/Child Development setting and the ability to obtain a permit within 90 days of employment.

EARLY HEAD START:  Must have a minimum of three semester units in Infant Toddler Child Development

 

                                                                                  And

Prefer six months of experience in pre-school classroom with ability to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children including at risk, special needs, gifted and culturally diverse populations.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

       Knowledge of:

 

  1. Early childhood education, child development, anti-bias education;
  2. Principles, methods, techniques and strategies, pertaining to teaching and instruction of pre-kindergarten children, effective behavior management and student motivational strategies, and interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy;
  3. Local educational and community resources which can be used in the classroom;
  4. Developmentally-appropriate curriculum for infants and toddlers;
  5. Parent education techniques;
  6. Health and safety of children; and
  7. Head Start Performance Standards, program goals, and Head Start Act desirable.

       Ability to:

  1. Learn a second language other than English;
  2. Develop and implement agency policies, regulations and procedures;
  3. Meet schedules and timelines;
  4. Demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, as well as appropriate role modeling for children served;
  5. Prepare Individual Educational Plans and lesson plans;
  6. Administer developmental assessments;
  7. Relate to persons from minority cultures and to persons from low-income families;
  8. Conduct home visits and parent meetings;
  9. Maintain professionalism in attire and demeanor;
  10. Prepare clear and concise oral and written reports in English;
  11. Establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents;
    1. Observe and respect issues of confidentiality, ethics and best practices of the Early Childhood Profession, and mandatory reporting guidelines of Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act;
    2. Apply Early Childhood Development theory in daily classroom activities, and adapt to individual needs of children ;
    3. Manage confidential information;
    4. Attend to children's daily needs including supervision of toileting/diapering, meal times, indoor/outdoor play times, and nap time supervision;
    5.  Communicate with children and staff, and management in a professional manner;
    6. Problem solve, and prioritize work as well as maintain an overall positive and professional attitude /disposition; and
    7.  Learn and use software (e.g. MSWord, Excel, Outlook) utilized by the Agency.

 

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

 

  • Positive, Goal-Oriented Relationships: Engages in mutually respectful goal-orientated partnerships with families to promote parent-child relationships and family well-being.
  • Self-Aware and Culturally Responsive Relationships: Respects and responds appropriately to the culture, language, values, and family structures of each family served.
  • Family Well-Being and Families as Learners: Supports families’ safety, health, financial stability, life goals, and aspirations.
  • Parent-Child Relationships and Families as Lifelong Educators: Enhances parent-child relationship and supports parents’ role as the first and lifelong educators of their children.
  • Family Connections to Peers and Community: Facilitates networks and group activities that support families’ strengths, interests, and needs.
  • Family Access to Community Resources: Supports families in using community resources that enhance family well-being and children’s learning and development.
  • Coordinated, Integrated and Comprehensive Services: Acts as a member of a comprehensive services team so that family service activities are coordinated and integrated throughout the program.
  • Data Driven Services and Continuous Improvement: Collects and analyses information to find new solutions to challenges as part of ongoing monitoring in order to continuously improve services.
  • Foundations for Professional Growth: Participates actively in opportunities for continuous professional development.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Good manual dexterity of hands and fingers to demonstrate activities or run instructional equipment;
  2. Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods;
  3. Must be able to reach overhead as well above the shoulders and horizontally ;
  4. Requires repetitive bending at the waist, as well as kneeling, stooping, crouching to assist children;
  5. Hearing and speaking to exchange information, make presentations, hear in a noisy environment and locate the sources of a sound for health and safety including crying by children;
  6. Must have excellent speaking and hearing ability;
  7. Must be able to input data using a computer terminal keyboard;
  8. Seeing to read a variety of materials and monitor children’s activities is essential;
  9. Walk for extended periods of time;
  10. Handle or feel with fingers, reach with hands and climb or balance, or crawl;
  11. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; and
  12. Move, push, pull if needed while moving and holding children and ability to physically interact with young children through running, chasing, bending, stooping, climbing, and standing with occasional lifting up to 40 lbs.

 

Disclaimer:   “This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of this position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with this positionNothing in the job description restricts AKA Head Start’s right to change, assign, or re-assign duties and responsibilities at any time for any reason.”

El Cajon, CA 92020 2017-07-03 View
Substitute Preschool Associate Teachers/Infant Care Teachers Placer Community Action Council, Inc.

Head Start is Hiring Substitutes!

 

Substitute Preschool Associate Teachers/Teachers

12+ECE units

 

Substitute Infant Care Teacher

12+ ECE units, 3+ infant/toddler units

 

$11.63 to $12.78/hr

 

Gain knowledge and experience from a leader in the childcare!

 

                                           Flexible days/hours/months/sick leave

                                                    Bilingual a plus!

  

email resume to HR at jobs@pcac-inc.org, https://kidzkount.com/app/uploads/2017/04/KidZKount-Employment-App.pdf or call Kimberly Walls, H.R. Specialist – (530) 886-4154

Lincoln, CA 95648 2017-06-30 View
Substitute Preschool Associate Teachers/Infant Care Teachers Placer Community Action Council, Inc.

Head Start is Hiring Substitutes!

 

Substitute Preschool Associate Teachers/Teachers

12+ECE units

 

Substitute Infant Care Teacher

12+ ECE units, 3+ infant/toddler units

 

$12.56 to $13.80/hr

 

Gain knowledge and experience from a leader in the childcare!

 

                                           Flexible days/hours/months/sick leave

                                                    Bilingual a plus!

  

email resume to HR at jobs@pcac-inc.org, https://kidzkount.com/app/uploads/2017/04/KidZKount-Employment-App.pdf or call Kimberly Walls, H.R. Specialist – (530) 886-4154

Kings Beach/Truckee Pines, CA 96161 2017-06-30 View
Bus Driver Placer Community Action Council.Inc. KidZKount

Head Start is Hiring Qualified Bus Drivers

Summary:

Administers and operates all aspects of transportation as it pertains to child transportation services, including operation of a school bus. Follow all safe driving practices and required safety rules according to the California and Federal laws. Responsible to complete and to submit accurate transportation records and reports by scheduled deadlines. 

Reporting Requirements:

The School Bus Driver is directly supervised by the Transportation/Facilities Manager.

Status and Classification:

 This is a full-time, non-exempt, ten month position.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes Daily Vehicle Inspections in compliance with Title 13 California Code Regulation, Title 49 Federal Regulations, and Head Start Performance Standards Subpart F-Transportation.
  • Operates Electronic Child Check System in compliance with Federal, State, and Agency      regulations.
  • Completes fixed home to school routes safely, efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensures the safety of children, families, and staff both while inside and      immediately outside the bus.
  • Maintains accurate records, completes and submits required paperwork on time.
  • Maintains clean condition of school bus.
  • Fuels school bus.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Knowledge:

  • California Special Drivers Certificate provision of Title 13, California Code of Regulations, California Vehicle Codes, and Title 49 Code of Federal      Regulations.
  • All Rules and Regulations designed to promote the      safe operation of a school bus.

 Language Abilities:

  • Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend the English language.

 Mathematical Abilities:

  •  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in most common used units of      measures, using whole numbers, common fraction, percentages, and decimals.

 Other Abilities:

  •  Effective communication skills.
  • Must be able to work in rapidly changing and diverse environment.
  • Understand written procedures and write routine documents.
  • Flexibility in schedule and working with others.
  • Working under limited supervision.
  • Using standardized practices and/or methods.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Current class A or B license with school bus and passenger endorsements for a Type      1 bus.
  • Current Special Drivers Certificate (DL-45)
  • Current CDL Medical (DL-51)
  • Current DMV driving history
  • Current T01 training documentation
  • Current First Aid/CPR Certification

Education:

  •  High School diploma or recognized equivalent

Physical Requirements and Work Conditions

  • Physical Activity:  Continuous time sitting; Occasion sitting and standing.  Some stooping, carrying, pushing,      pulling, bending, crouching, crawling, kneeling and twisting. Ability to lift 45lbs. May be required to physically lift children on and off the vehicle or into or out of a vehicle seat or safety seat.  Lift car seats weighing 5lbs to 25lbs.
  • Use of Senses:  Demonstrate good listening skills and have the ability to hear conservations whether verbal      or on the telephone. Good vision, corrected if necessary.
  • Environmental Conditions: The duties of this position are      usually performed on a 24 person school bus, assisting very young children      into the bus and their seats, the duties are performed in a variety of      weather conditions.  
  • Atmospheric Conditions: Some fumes, odors, dust; no mildew, smoke, gasses or poor ventilation.

Other Requirements:

  1.  Department of Justice Fingerprint and child abuse index clearance.
  2. Post-offer physical examination; TB clearance; proof of immunization or immunity to      pertussis and measles; and annual flu vaccination or signed declination.
  3. Random Alcohol and Drug Test.
  4. Valid California Class C driver’s license, readily available and reliable transportation and minimum vehicle insurance as required by law.

Miscellaneous:

  •  Optional participation in a minimum of two (2) civic events annually.
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Preschool Teachers Needed Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County

Committed. Passionate. Caring. Skilled.  These qualities define the effective early childhood educators at CAC.  Our teachers make a daily difference in the lives of infants and preschool aged children. Now offering a Location Stipend for all teaching staff in Goleta, Santa Barbara & Carpinteria Centers!

Join us on our fifty year long journey to create opportunities for low-income children and families to achieve stability!

We have full-time and part-time openings for teachers in our Head Start program in South Santa Barbara County. Our Children’s Services program, with 25 NAEYC accredited centers, inspires and provides foundational care and education daily to over 1,100 children and their families throughout the county.  Help us to positively impact the development of each child’s ability to acquire knowledge, socialize with others, and to nurture their confidence, health, nutrition, and overall socioeconomic wellbeing.

Our offer includes:

  • Generous pay and benefits (healthcare, retirement, paid time off and more!).
  • Tuition and training assistance (to further your career development)
  • A starring role in a stable non-profit organization that serves over 10,000 children, at-risk youth, families and seniors every year, and most importantly,
  • The opportunity to contribute your individual talents in an evidence-based ECE program that has made a difference in America for over 50 years!

Join the team!  For more info, visit www.cacsb.org, “Careers” or call (805) 964-8857, extension 116.

Helping People, Changing Lives

Goleta, CA 93117 2017-06-29 View
Case Manager 4C Council

Position:         Case Manager

 

Salary:            Depending on Experience

 

Reports to:     Program Supervisor

 

Position Summary:

The Case Manager assists low income parents who work or attend school/training, in obtaining and arranging subsidized child care services and payment to their chosen child care provider.  The Case Manager functions as a family partner and provides supportive resources that will enable parents to achieve self-sufficiency with the goal to help families hope learn and succeed. An effective Case Manager will need to balance with technology, communication, problem solving, relationship building and coaching/educating parents and child care providers.

 

Example of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determine eligibility and need for services in accordance with State Department of Education program requirements
  • Maintain family files, hard copy and electronic
  • Maintain communication with family & child care provider regarding changes in need of family
  • Request, verify and process information/documentation prior to authorizing child care payment
  • Maintain full confidentiality of information of clients and administrative information
  • Provide community resources, information and support about child development/education/parenting issue and may coordinate services with appropriate agencies depending on need of the family
  • Engage parent in a positive relationship, supporting progress toward family goals
  • Ability to relate positively and effectively with people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy with a professional demeanor
  • Works collaboratively with other departments in a professional and timely manner
  • Ability to multitask and perform assigned work with speed and accuracy
  • Enter data into database and maintain case notes
  • Work extended hours when required
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion in analyzing and problem solving

 

  • Outstanding communication skills oral and written
  • Additional duties may be assigned as required

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • BA degree in Social Work, Child Development, or social service related field
  • Prior paid professional experience working with parents and families providing parent education or family support preferred
  • Ability to engage with others in a positive, friendly, energetic and helping manner
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to express empathy and caring in the context of professional relationship
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of low income families
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to coach/educate parent to make informed childcare decisions in regards to the development of their children

 

License or Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California driver license, have access to an insured motor vehicle and clear driving record
  • Required to travel to Santa Clara County areas and other off-site destinations
  • Must be willing to work beyond the usual work week to accomplish the job

 

Language Skills:

  • English Proficiency
  • Bilingual English/Vietnamese or English/Spanish is preferred

 

 

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Family Advocate YMCA Early Childhood Services

We are seeking a Family Advocate for our Early Childhood Services Branch.

 

YMCA Early Childhood Services has a long tradition of delivering comprehensive and high quality programs and services that foster healthy development and nurture the potential of every child. Serving primarily low-income children and their families in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, this comprehensive child development program provides health, nutrition, educational, social, and emotional services through Head Start, Early Head Start and State child development funding. YMCA Early Childhood Services programs promote school success and family involvement and reflect the cultural diversity of our participants. 

 

Responsibilities for this position:

  1. Establish mutually respectful partnerships with families, conduct outreach, recruitment, and enrollment.
  2. Develop strengths-based assessments with families that describe their goals, strengths, resources and support networks, as well as necessary services and supports that include health concerns.
  3. Follow-up with the family on the progress toward meeting their goals and any needed revisions to the plan.
  4. Track all health, dental and nutrition-related data, and ensure routine follow-up.
  5. Provide and/or coordinate training and educational opportunities for parents.
  6. Provide opportunities for children and families to participate in family literacy services.
  7. Support families in accessing community resources and assist in families in crisis.
  8. Ensure compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  1. 1.  Bachelor's Degree from any accredited college or university with a major in one of the following: Human Development, Family Development, Social Welfare, Psychology, Sociology, or a related field; OR
  2. 2.  Bachelor’s degree in other area with demonstrated ability to meet job competencies and 2 years’ experience in family services with low-income, diverse populations; OR
  3. 3.  Associate Degree or equivalent in human services or related area with 4 years of experience in family services with low-income, diverse populations; AND
  4. 4.  T.B. and other required health clearances at the time of employment;
  5. 5.  Fingerprint clearance by the DOJ and CCL agencies;
  6. 6.  Valid CDL and use of a personal automobile including evidence of auto liability insurance coverage.
  7. 7.  Bilingual Spanish preferred 
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Subsidized Program Supervisor 4C Council

Position:         Subsidized Program Supervisor

 

Salary:            Depending on Experience

 

Reports to:     Subsidized Program Manager

 

Position Summary:

The Subsidized Program Supervisor provides administrative and programmatic support to the Program Manager in all aspects of the subsidized department leading to quality subsidized childcare services to eligible families and children.  The Program Supervisor supervises program staff in the delivery of services to clients, in conjunction with program guidelines, agency policies and with the mission of the organization.

 

Example of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises Case Management staff to implement and process required criteria and documentation.
  • Evaluate performance and ongoing development and training of department staff on program requirements, policies and professional customer service to clients.
  • Maintain full knowledge of program guidelines.  Able to learn and apply all functions of the department.
  • Assist Program Manager to represent 4C Council in community and public activities.
  • Assist with the quality control of Subsidized Program services and database.
  • Assist in management information system development by overseeing and maintaining computer database information.
  • Maintain a caseload amount assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Attend meetings to provide or obtain information.
  • Promote and protect the full interest of the organization and its services.
  • Able to work extended hours to meet agency and client needs.
  • Maintain full confidentiality of information of clients and all agency matters.
  • Works collaboratively as a team with other supervisors and management in all areas of the department, including in the absence of the Program Manager.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as required.

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in social work, child development or related fields
  • 3-5 years education or experience in supervision
  • Experience using, training, and problem solving specialized database software
  • Strong Analytical and Organizational Skills
  • Strong business communication skills and accuracy of written reports
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and appropriate professional boundaries
  • Experience in childcare subsidy and case management
  • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as public speaking and presentation
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to the community, parents, providers and co-workers.
  • Basic typing and advanced computer skills
  • Ability to work effectively with management, and all staff
  • Knowledge of CalWORKs program and Alternative Payment Program regulations and policies
  • Experience in the child care subsidy field, administration, case management and provider contracting and payment
  • Occasional In-State Overnight Travel
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends to meet program needs.

 

Language Skills: Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish/Vietnamese)

 

 

 

For consideration please send resume with cover letter to:

 

jobs@4c.org

Human Resources Department

www.4c.org

 

The 4C Council of Santa Clara County, Inc. is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, disability, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, gender, sexual orientation or non-job related factors in hiring. We invite all applicants to confidentially self-identify when applying. The 4C Council adheres to the provisions of ADA regarding reasonable accommodation procedures.

 

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Manager of Resource Center Community Child Care Council (4C Council)

Position:         Manager of Resource Center                                

 

Salary:            Depending on Experience

 

Reports to:      Executive Director

 

Position Summary:

The Resource and Referral Call Center Operations Manager oversees the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the 4C Council Childcare Call Center Parent Referral Program services.  Supervise program staff in the delivery of child care referral services to clients, in conjunction with program guidelines, agency policies and with the mission of the organization. 

 

Example of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise program staff to plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of child care referral services through the call center.
  • Provide training and coaching to staff to ensure staff are effectively using the industry method in delivery of services.
  • Evaluate and calibrate call quality.
  • Forecast and manage call volumes, staff and schedules.
  • Evaluate performance and ongoing development and training of department staff on program requirements, policies and professional customer service to clients.
  • Maintain full knowledge of program guidelines.  Able to learn and apply all functions of the department.
  • Monitor quality control of Resource and Referral department call center services.
  • Promote and protect the full interest of the organization and its services.
  • Able to work extended hours to meet agency and client needs.
  • Maintain full confidentiality of information of clients and all agency matters.
  • Gather and present statistical information on call center activities to inform in planning of call center operations.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as required

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • 4-year degree in Business, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or Social Service related field.  
  • Minimum two to three years supervisory and project management experience working in a call center environment.   
  • Knowledge of non-profit management and familiarity with regulatory issues.
  • Demonstrated prior successful experience completing assignments with accuracy and attention to details required.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle and input data with accuracy required.
  • Experience in successfully performing administrative tasks such as recordkeeping and document processing with accuracy required.
  • Demonstrated experience applying outstanding communication skills- written and oral required.

 

Language Requirement:  Bilingual, Fluent in English and Spanish

 

 

 

 

For consideration please send resume with cover letter to:

 

jobs@4c.org

Human Resources Department

www.4c.org

 

The 4C Council of Santa Clara County, Inc. is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, disability, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, gender, sexual orientation or non-job related factors in hiring. We invite all applicants to confidentially self-identify when applying. The 4C Council adheres to the provisions of ADA regarding reasonable accommodation procedures.

 

 

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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
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Child Development Mentor 4C Council

 

Position Summary:

The Child Development Mentor provides administrative and technical oversight to the Family Child Care Home (FCC) partners.  Child Development Mentor works closely with the FCC Partners ensuring and supporting quality infant toddler care giving, programming to meet Early Head Start performance standards and full implementation of FCCERS and Desired Results System of Accountability and continuous improvement.  The Child Development Mentor provides educational/technical support to child care providers and facilitates the transition of children entering or leaving the FCC Partners to another program.  The Child Development Mentor supports Family Child Care Home providers in parent conferencing and working with the early intervention community. 

 

Example of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides educational assistance to the family child care home providers to assure they meet Head Start Performance Standards and best practices 
  • Validate FCC Partners’ compliance with Community Care Licensing regulations and Head Start Performance Standards
  • Assists family child care partners in providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum to Early Head Start children
  • Assists in developing goals that meet standards for the physical learning environment as follows: (a) in acquiring equipment and materials; (b) in organizing learning centers; (c) in room arrangement; (d) in daily schedules 
  • Assists FCC Partners in developing goals for assessment of children’s progress, including health and disabilities.  Assists providers in developing goals for family involvement.  Assists providers in developing goals for nutrition, including family style meals 
  • Makes announced and unannounced visits to each FCC Partner’s home twice a month
  • Provide on sight guidance, mentoring, coaching, training, and technical assistance to FCC Partners
  • Recommend and provide age appropriate equipment and materials to the FCC Partners
  • Maintains contact notes on visits to the providers
  • Assists with collecting monthly attendance forms for reimbursement, including other forms as necessary. 
  • Assists with monthly training provided to childcare partners
  • Assists providers in conducting periodic, developmental assessments of children (from birth through age three) using the DRDP for Infants/Toddlers, FCCERS and ASQ assessments to enhance the developmental potential of children 
  • Assists in the selection, preparation, and distribution of materials on child development, parenting, behavior, and developmental milestones to enhance the purpose of this program
  • Provides in-service training in the areas of child development, parenting, behavior, and developmental milestones to staff at the Early Head Start family childcare homes
  • Coordinates with the Early Head Start Multi-Disciplinary Team to develop treatment plans or referrals for Special Education services as needed 
  • Facilitates transition services between early care providers and preschool programs.  Ensures compliance with Title 22 regulations, and apply mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect behavior
  • Additional duties may be assigned as required.

 

Education and/or Experience:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field, and previous child care experience and Child Development Permit with focus on infant and toddler development. Hold a California Department of Education Teacher Permit (or above); or has the education to apply within six months of hire.

  • Must have knowledge and experience in areas that      include theories and principles of child development.
  • Have an understanding and knowledge of the Family      Child Care Home standards and Head Start Performance Standards and other      Early Head Start regulations.
  • Spanish Language Proficiency: Ability to hold an      adult-level conversation in Spanish is required. 
  • Knowledge of community-based social service      organizations and agencies. 
  • Ability to interact effectively with Family Child      Care Home providers, parents, children, staff and the public in a      multi-ethnic environment.
  • Must pass criminal background check and health screening.
  • Must be comfortable working with diverse ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds of the communities and must be able to effectively communicate with children and families of the community
  • Ability to maintain agency code of ethics and standards of conducts.
  • Experience working with a Head Start or Early      Head Start program preferred.

 

License or Other Requirements:

  • Current      training/certification requirements to teach Infant/Child CPR and First      Aid or an ability to complete the required training within one month of      hire.
  • Must complete certification      training to become Certified Passenger Seat Safety Technician within 1st      year.
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License and have access to an insured motor vehicle.
  • Required to travel to Santa Clara County areas to facilitate assignments to provider sites, meetings and other off-site destinations.
  • Must be willing to work beyond the usual work week to accomplish the job.
  • Must be able to travel, locally and nationally.
  • On-going professional development through education, role modeling, mentoring, and training.

 

Language Skills: Spanish Speaking is preferred

 

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Early Head Start Administrative Assistant 4C Council

Position:         Administrative Assistant

 

Salary:            Depends on Experience

 

Reports to:     Director of EHS or Supervisor

 

Position Summary:

Performs administrative and office support activities for Early Head Start program.  Provides support services for Program Director and EHS Management Team.  The Administrative Assistant processes enrollment applications (as needed) according to the 4C Early Head Start Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) system, policies and procedures and in accordance with Federal and State of California regulations.  The Administrative Assistant reports to the EHS Director or Supervisor.

 

Example of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Executive Administrative Assistant in preparing for monthly Policy Council and management meetings, as needed.
  • Records and maintains accurate minutes in meetings as required.
  • Prepares meeting agendas, as needed.
  • Arranges and tracks training and travel reservations and per diem for staff attending trainings and/or conferences.
  • Establishes, develops, maintains, and updates filing system for the Early Head Start staff.
  • Assists in coordinating the activities involved in program planning, annual self-assessment, community assessment, and program goals and objectives as directed.
  • Assists as needed in design, preparation, updates, printing, and distribution of program calendar, parent handbooks, program newsletter, brochures, flyers, and other documents as directed.
  • Assists in projects assigned, to support Early Head Start staff.
  • Responsible for general clerical duties as assigned.
  • Uses good time management skills.
  • Orders program and office supplies, business cards.
  • Maintains procedures manual to ensure consistent performance of routine.
  • Composes correspondence/reports.
  • Coordinate and arrange meeting facilities.
  • Attends trainings as needed.
  • Implements timely application processing according to enrollment procedures.
  • Enters application data and all ERSEA information into ChildPlus data base, as needed.
  • Verifies applications for completeness, and follow-up with staff as needed.
  • Prioritizes tasks in order of deadlines, importance and program performance requirements.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all program records and information.
  • Maintains family files and forms insuring information is current, correct, and disseminated to all necessary staff to meet program requirements.
  • Works with staff as needed to assist and encourage parents in gathering necessary information to complete the application process.
  • Provides in person, phone, and written contact with staff for follow-up as needed.
  • Document all communications as necessary.
  • Ability to read, speak and write with proficiency in English language and Spanish is required.
  • Ability to maintain agency code of ethics and standards of conducts.
  • Must be comfortable working with diverse ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds of the communities and must be able to effectively communicate with children and families of the community.
  • Ability to maintain agency code of ethics and standards of conducts.
  • Experience working with a Head Start or Early Head Start program preferred.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
  • Compile and produce statistical reports, grant documents, contracts, memorandums of understanding, interagency agreements, budgets and other reports as directed.

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum AA Degree in general studies, business, or related field.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point.  
  • Prior successful professional experience in providing confidential, administrative support.
  • Two years’ clerical experience in a position of comparable responsibility.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret written materials and to communicate with families and staff as needed.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute percentage and interpret and develop graphs.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite of products with proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Proficient in data entry.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a team member.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on the work flow variance during the program.
  • On-going professional development through education, role modeling, mentoring, and training.

 

License or Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California driver license, have access to an insured motor vehicle and clear driving record.
  • Required to travel to Santa Clara County areas to facilitate assignments to center/classroom sites, meetings and other off-site destinations.
  • Must be able to travel, locally and nationally.
  • Must be willing to work beyond the usual work week to accomplish the job.
  • Must pass criminal background check.
  • Must have up to date physical and tuberculosis screening results.

 

 

Language Skills:

  • English Proficiency is required. Bilingual Spanish is required.

 

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Early Head Start Family Advocate 4C Council

 

Position Summary:

Family Advocate assists with enrollment, conducts family interview, and assesses family needs and strengths. This position establishes and maintains accurate service record for each family.  The family advocate interviews families to identify interest, concerns, services, strengths and refers families to community service providers. Family Advocate assists families with transition planning

 

Example of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop strength-based assessments with families that describe their goals, strengths, resources, and support networks, as well as necessary services and supports
  • Screen child for development, sensory, and behavioral concerns using appropriate assessment tools such as ASQ and ASQ-3
  • Refer families to appropriate community service provider for health, medical, dental, disability and mental health services and follow up on the effectiveness of referrals
  • Develop a family service plan which includes services being provided to the child and ensure follow up on needed services are obtained
  • Follow-up with the family on the progress toward meeting their goals and any needed revisions to the plan
  • Develop a medical and dental health care monitoring process which includes scheduling medical appointments and follow up support to parents
  • Identify with parent new or recurring health concerns and make appropriate referral
  • Identify nutritional needs of children
  • Document family and child information in EHS department data management system
  • Initiate transition planning for children and develop transition plan for children turning three in collaboration with parent and child development service provider
  • Conduct outreach, recruitment, and enrollment and provide orientation on philosophy of program and services provided
  • Coach, consult, educate, and utilize counseling skills, where appropriate to advocate for the family and support them in advocating for themselves
  • Provide and/or coordinate training and educational opportunities for parents such as engaging parents in volunteering, community service, and other ways of contributing to program activities and services
  • Apply knowledge of health, mental health, disabilities, and child development in order to ensure holistic service delivery
  • Perform record-keeping and internal and external reporting tasks in a timely and objective fashion
  • Attends meetings and trainings as assigned
  • Conducts home-visits as assigned
  • Ability to maintain agency code of ethics and standards of conducts
  • Must pass criminal background check and health screening
  • Must be comfortable working with diverse ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds of the communities and must be able to effectively communicate with children and families of the community
  • Experience working with a Head Start or Early Head Start program preferred
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Behavioral Sciences or      Social Work and experience in social services, community relations,      psychology, human development, social welfare or a closely related      subject.
  • Two years’ experience working with families in      field of social work preferred.
  • Administrative skills necessary to plan and      monitor all aspects of Early Head Start Family Services component
  • Coordination and planning skills necessary to      develop an effective relationship with the communities in 4C EHS’s service      area
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License and      have access to an insured motor vehicle.
  • Required to travel to Santa Clara County areas to facilitate assignments to center/classroom sites, meetings and other off-site destinations.
  • Must be willing to work beyond the usual work week to accomplish the job.
  • Must be able to travel, locally and nationally.
  • On-going professional development through education, role modeling, mentoring, and training.
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Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance Specialist 4C Council

Position:         Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance Specialist

 

Salary:            Depending on experience

                       

Reports to:     Early Head Start ERSEA Supervisor

  

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the ERSEA (Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance) component of the Early Head Start (EHS) Program. The ERSEA Specialist screens families each day for program eligibility and need requirements.  The ERSEA Specialist requests and verifies information, enters client’s information into data management system, generates reports,  provides client with all necessary information and follows up with families’ enrollment appointments. This position assures implementation of policies and procedures to maintain integrity of state and federal enrollment and maintain computerized files and records of all applicants. 

 

Example of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Calls and screens families from the Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) and walk-ins
  • Manages enrollment hotline by answering phone calls and screening for program eligibility and need
  • Daily responds to all voice messages left on enrollment line
  • Collects eligibility documentation, such as: birth certificates, immunization, income, proof of residency, public assistance documentation, foster care documentations, and/or homeless documents from families during initial intake appointment
  • Performs initial income assessments to determine program eligibility
  • Assures that all ERSEA components  are in compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Assists families with completion of documentation
  • Calls families from the waitlist to give provider referrals when there is a vacant spot in the program, and updates information if necessary
  • Participates in Outreach/Recruitment in the field, including canvassing neighborhoods and attending fairs and other events
  • Assists with data entry to fulfill Program Information Report (PIR) requirements
  • Approves the completed application and submits it to the ERSEA Supervisor for final approval
  • Completes initial data entry of family into EHS data management system
  • Works closely with the ERSEA Supervisor to assist the parent in selecting an EHS contracted Family Child Care Provider
  • Conducts bilingual enrollment orientations for families, if needed
  • Assists with Spanish family enrollment recruitment when needed
  • Enters participant attendance into data management system on a monthly basis
  • Conducts biweekly ratio checks to update vacancies (or openings) of Family Child Care Provider homes
  • Reports the number of children that are no longer under FCC Provider’s care to ERSEA Supervisor
  • Prints out Google document “EHS Recruitment” bi-weekly and stores it in Recruitment binder
  • Prepares and submits requested Child Care Computerized Management Reports
  • Attends weekly/monthly department meetings
  • Maintains confidentiality in accordance with the agency policy and legal requirements
  • Additional duties may be assigned as required

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • BA/BS and three years of successful experience in a professional administrative or child services role
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power point
  • Prior successful professional experience in providing confidential, administrative support
  • Knowledge of office practices, procedures and equipment, including professional correspondence and report writing, telephone etiquette and public relations
  • Knowledge of office management and organization skills and techniques
  • Exercises good judgment and discretion in analyzing and problem solving
  • Ability to plan and successfully organize assignments and projects
  • Ability to maintain complete confidentiality of all administrative information 
  • Ability to relate positively and effectively with people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy with a professional demeanor
  • Ability to multitask and perform assigned work with speed and accuracy
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

 

License or Other Requirements:

  • Must have access to a dependable car with minimum legally required insurance coverage, possess a current California driver license, and possess a clear driving record
  • Must be able to work overtime hours
  • First Aid Certification
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Must have an up to date physical and Tuberculosis screening results

 

Language Skills:

  • English proficiency is required. Bilingual Vietnamese or Spanish is preferred.
San Jose , CA 95134 2017-06-29 View
Early Head Start Program Manager 4C Council

Position:                     Early Head Start Program Manager

 

Salary:                        Depending on Experience

                       

Reports to:                 Early Head Start Program Director

  

Position Summary:

The Early Head Start (EHS) Program Manager supports the EHS Program Director in the oversight of all EHS comprehensive service systems, in providing supervision, guidance, and leadership to all EHS staff. This position directly supervises the Program Supervisor and content area leads in: health, disabilities, mental health, safety and supervision, family and community engagement, home based operations, family child care operations, center based operations, education, and school readiness. The EHS Program Manager will assist in monitoring all systems to assure compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, Program Information Memorandums, applicable Title 5 Regulations for the State of California, and California Community Care Licensing Regulations (Title 22). The EHS Program Manager has a working knowledge of all Head Start systems and required Frameworks, and will assure that 4-C’s Early Head Start Program options meet and exceed all funding requirements. The Early Head Start Program Manger must have the skills and abilities relevant to human services program management, and is responsible for the planning and implementation of ongoing monitoring and program improvement.

 

Example of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership, direction and supervision for comprehensive services to all content area staff
  • Assures the highest quality and integrity in Early Head Start program option services
  • In coordination with the Program Supervisor, the Manager conducts annual parent and staff surveys, and analyzes all data to include child care data base and assure outcomes for children, families and school readiness
  • Compiles data analysis for reporting and program improvement plans
  • Conducts the annual Head Start Self- Assessment
  • Works closely with a variety of community organizations, and develops Memorandums of Understanding with community partners
  • Represents the 4C Council in community and public activities
  • Maintains documentation for delivery of all Early Head Start systems/ comprehensive services
  • Monitors and reports on Non-Federal Share (In-Kind) earnings
  • Monitors and reports on services to children with disabilities
  • Oversees Health Services Advisory Council’s organization and annual meetings
  • Oversees the Parent, Family and Community Framework goals and progress
  • Assists EHS Program Director, with the assistance of the Program Accountant, on training and technical assistance budget and planning
  • Oversees data driven individualization for children with a scientifically based written curriculum
  • Assists in assuring compliance and integrity with written plans to include the program area plans
  • Assists the EHS Program Director in organization and implementation, to include appropriate operations of Head Start systems and comprehensive services, assuring compliance and integrity with the Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, Head Start Bulletin’s, and Head Start Information Memorandums
  • Participates in, or conducts necessary meetings
  • Evaluate performance, ongoing development and training of department staff on program requirements, policies and professional customer services to clients
  • Assesses training needs for both staff and providers and creates/monitors professional development plans
  • Must be able to coach, mentor and discipline staff and successfully enforce company policies and procedures
  • Oversees day to day programmatic requirements and assures staff maintains appropriate security procedures while performing duties off site
  • Ensures that all records and statistics are properly maintained and reports are generated for compliance and integrity with federal funding
  • Maintains full knowledge of program guidelines; learns and applies all functions of the department
  • Maintains full confidentiality of information of clients and all agency matters
  • Must be able to work extended hours to meet agency and community needs
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Director

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Psychology or related field, plus three (3) years of experience providing direct supervision/training to social services staff and/or child care staff; or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform this job
  • Experience in developing education curriculum is preferred
  • Must have experience working directly with children and families of a targeted population
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience, which reflects progressive responsibilities in hiring, terminating, training, performance appraisal, conflict resolution, and disciplinary counseling
  • Knowledge of theories and practice of Early Childhood Education/Child Development and Family/Social Services
  • Demonstrated successful community organizing or ethnic community outreach experience 
  • Must possess strong human relation's skills to communicate effectively with diverse staff, volunteers, and the community
  • Knowledge of the methodology and tools of program review and evaluation 
  • In depth knowledge and experience with infant and toddler care, growth and development  (Certification in the Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC) is highly preferred)
  • Must have the ability to work independently, organize and prioritize responsibility
  • Knowledge and experience working with Early Childhood, Health, Disabilities and Nutrition services as it relates to Early Head Start/Head Start
  • Must be comfortable working with diverse ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds of the communities and must be able to effectively communicate with children and families of the community
  • Ability to plan, develop and coordinate complex and interrelating working procedures into comprehensive Early Head Start services
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local guidelines and regulations pertaining to the Early Head Start program
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, Excel, and word processing applications
  • Ability to maintain agency code of ethics and standards of conducts
  • Experience working with a Head Start or Early Head Start program preferred
  • On-going professional development through education, role modeling, mentoring, and training

 

License or Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license, use an insured personal or company car, and possess a clear driving record
  • Required to travel to Santa Clara County areas to facilitate assignments to FCCH sites, meetings and other off-site destinations.
  • 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
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Must have up to date physical and tuberculosis screening results

 

Language Skills:

  • English proficiency is required
  • Bilingual Vietnamese or Spanish is a plus

 

San Jose , CA 95134 2017-06-29 View
Director of Early Head Start 4C Council

Position:         Director of Early Head Start

 

Salary:            Depending on Experience

 

Reports to:     Executive Director

                                     

 

Position Summary:

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

 

Example of Duties and Responsibilities:

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

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of a BA in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, social welfare, public or private administration, human resources, social sciences or related fields.
  • A minimum of five years of general management experience.
  • An understanding of Federal Program philosophy and the ability to implement its principle of shared authority and decision-making.
  • Experience in human services program management, including program planning, operations and evaluation, and the use of management information systems.
  • Leadership ability.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work positively and compatibly with the Executive Director and other agency administrators. 

License or Other Requirements:

  • Regular access to a reliable vehicle; vehicle insurance which would include periodic transportation of program participants.
  • Ability to pass a health examination and criminal background check.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal daily guidance.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Successful experience working in a team setting.
  • Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community.
  • Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.
  • Be able to operate a computer and other office equipment, including, but not limited to, telephone, fax machine, copier, and tape recorder.
  • Must be able to travel to outside meetings or other gatherings.
  • The qualifications listed above are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties.

Language Skills:

  • English Proficiency is required. Bilingual Spanish is preferred.

 

 

 

 

For consideration please send resume with cover letter to:

 

jobs@4c.org

Human Resources Department

www.4c.org

 

The 4C Council of Santa Clara County, Inc. is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, disability, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, gender, sexual orientation or non-job related factors in hiring. We invite all applicants to confidentially self-identify when applying. The 4C Council adheres to the provisions of ADA regarding reasonable accommodation procedures.

 

 

San Jose , CA 95134 2017-06-29 View
Head Start Center Director II Child Start Inc

Job Description

 

 

Title:Center Director II

 

Reports To: Regional Program Manager

 

FLSA Status:Exempt

 

Salary: $ 3792.56 per month

 

Both FDFY and PDPY options available

 

Mission Statement:

 

The mission of Child Start is to focus on positive child and family outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start program.

 

Job Summary:

 

The Center Director serves as the educational lead for a center in the Head Start program, with responsibilities including the following:

  • Ensure full implementation      of all aspects of Child Start’s early learning system, policies/procedures      and tools, with the goal of supporting all children to achieve School      Readiness Goals.
  • Supervise all teaching staff      (teachers, assistant teachers, floaters, substitutes and extended day.)
  • Provide ongoing coaching to      teaching staff to support them in successfully fulfilling all aspects of      their role, including but not limited to effective practices in the      following:
      •   
      • CLASS™ Teacher-Child        Interactions (As applicable)
      •   
      • Learning Environments/ECERS
      •   
      • Consistent Child        Supervision Practices
      •   
      • Curriculum
      •   
      • Child Assessment
      •   
      • Meeting All Children’s        Needs
      •   
      • Working with Families
      •   
      • Professional Growth and        Collaboration
  • Work with teachers to      implement program curriculum with fidelity. 
  • Work with teachers to      implement child assessment system reliably, including understanding child      outcomes data and using them to plan and individualize.

 

This position is responsible for the following core functions and performs other tasks as needed:

  1. Education
  2. Family Partnerships
  3. Human Resources & Supervision.
  4. Communication & Service Coordination
  5. Record Keeping & Reporting
  6. Ongoing Monitoring & Self-Assessment
  7. Operations & Facilities
  8. Program Governance & Leadership

 

The Center Director is primarily responsible for achieving the following outcomes for the Head Start/Early Start   program:

 

  1. Education:  Serve as education lead for the center, overseeing implementation of all aspects of education services and providing teachers with supervision, training, coaching and monitoring.

 

  • Support the effective implementation of the education content area, implementing all relevant policies and procedures.
  • Oversee training of new hires (in conjunction with education & HR leads);  conduct or arrange other training as needed for staff, parents or volunteers.
  • Work with teachers to implement program curriculum that incorporates all elements and meets all standards established by (Name of Program) (in compliance with Head Start standards and best practices).
  • Oversee and approve the preparation of weekly lesson plans, including individualization and all other required elements.
  • Ensure that teachers integrate goals from Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for children with disabilities.
  • Ensure the completion of all required child screenings and assessments, including 45 and 90-day requirements for new children and quarterly progress assessments for all children.
  • Ensure that classrooms, gym and outdoor areas are supplied with developmentally appropriate materials and that staff are facilitating learning experiences with the children.
  • Participate in team meetings, home visits, and community events as needed.
  • Support teachers in understanding child outcomes data and using it to improve practice.
  • Provide teachers with coaching and support for quality improvement and professional growth through regular observation and formal and informal feedback.

 

 

  1. Family Partnerships: Supervise or coordinate with Family Services team to ensure full implementation of family services and parent involvement.

 

  • Model strong, positive relationships with families.
  • Support Family Advocates to implement all aspects of family services program, including assisting with planning monthly Parent Committee meetings.
  • Ensure parents are integrally involved in developing the program’s curriculum and approach to child development and education through regular meeting time with families.
  • Assist teaching staff in developing a system offering parents opportunities for enhancing and increasing their child observation skills. 
  • Support parents and community members wanting to volunteer in the classroom.

 

 

  1. Human Resources & Supervision:  Directly supervise teaching staff, ensure completion of all human resources activities, and ensure compliance with relevant policies and procedures.

 

  • Meet at least once per month with the people you supervise to monitor, provide ongoing verbal and written feedback consistent with their individual development plans for performance improvement, ensure adherence to Head Start performance standards, and to plan and direct work. 
  • Plan and adjust work operations to meet changing or emergent program requirements within available resources.
  • Submit annual performance evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Work with teachers to develop and support their professional development plan, including training plans for each teacher to increase their education level in Early Childhood Education . 
  • Understand the personnel policies and procedures, and ensure that the people you supervise are aware of these and any changes to them that occur.
  • Assign and review work of the people you supervise. Instruct, train and work effectively with the people you supervise from a variety of backgrounds and with differing levels/areas of training. Model best practices within the service area.
  • Devise work methods and procedures that support improvements in existing work practices; supporting the people you supervise in developing and setting goals, priorities and timelines.  
  • Take required disciplinary action, in an objective and fair manner, following Program Policies and Procedures and EEO requirements.
  • Make appropriate personnel decisions not requiring higher approval as-needed and submit others as a recommendation to supervisor.

 

 

  1. Communication & Service Coordination:

 

  • Lead regular team meetings to ensure effective communication and service coordination.
  • Ensure families receive Monthly Updates from teaching staff and the quarterly newsletter.
  • Attend local, state and regional initiatives to represent the center and to develop professionally.
  • Ensure children’s individual health, nutrition, disabilities or mental health needs are met, through implementation of (Name of Program) referral system, coordination with appropriate coordinators/specialists, and participation in case management as necessary. 
  • Develop a working knowledge of local community resources related to education and transition.
  • Actively participate in Head Start/Early Head Start community, including staff meetings, mandated trainings, committee meetings, and other program-wide functions as needed, including some evening activities.

 

  1. Record Keeping & Reporting:

 

  • Ensure complete and accurate implementation of all Child Start required systems for recordkeeping and reporting, including:
    • Individual child/family files
    • Procedure Manual Binders (hard copy and electronic versions)
    • Education portfolios or other documentation of early childhood education services
    • In-kind contributions from parents or community members
    • Purchasing and tracking of supplies and equipment
    • Employee timekeeping
    • Attendance
    • Child, family & program information in ChildPlus
    • Child observations, assessment & planning information.

 

  1. Ongoing Monitoring & Self Assessment:

 

  • Review weekly MBI (managing by information) report and ensure all concerns are addressed in a timely fashion.
  • Review quarterly MBO (managing by outcomes) report and ensure all concerns are addressed in a timely fashion.
  • Review quarterly and annual child outcomes data and oversee teacher planning to help all children make developmental gains.
  • Participate in annual program self-assessment
  • Implement all monitoring systems required by Child Start, Head Start, childcare licensing, CACFP or other agencies, including
    • Daily visual check of indoor & outdoor safety (Daily Safety Checklist)
    • Completion of Health & Safety monitoring tool within the first 30 days of the program year and quarterly thereafter.

 

  1. Program Governance and Leadership:

 

 

 

  • Lead for the good of the entire organization, understand the big picture and use it as framework to make decisions
  • Make decisions that support program quality and maintain program accountability.
  • Establish focus for education service area and act to align area’s goals with the strategic direction and needs of the center; ensure that employees in the area understand how their work relates to the center as a whole and the relevant regulations and performance standards. 
  • Improve quality and effectiveness of education service area and overall organization by initiating, sponsoring and implementing organizational change and by helping others to successfully manage organizational change.
  • Promote consistent exchange of information and a cooperative environment within the leadership of the center.
  • Attend parent committees and Policy Council as needed or requested.
  • Ensure teachers and volunteers understand regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions.
  • Recognize that your job description is service area specific but not limited to: confidentiality, child abuse reporting, attendance and dependability, appropriate dress, customer service and support to all families, prudent use of program resources, and promoting and maintaining safe work environment.
  • Uphold the shared mission and values of  Child Start.

 

 

  1. Operations and Facilities: Serve as operational lead for the center, ensuring compliance with all program policies/procedures and Head Start/Early Head Start, licensing or other regulations
  • Ensures that facilities, materials, and equipment are safe, appropriate, and conducive to learning and reflective of the different ages and stage of development of each child, including children with disabilities.
  • Ensures Center-based environments are free of toxins, such as smoke, lead, pesticides, and herbicides.
  • Ensures arrangements and space, as well as types and use of materials and equipment, match grantees identified curriculum.
  • Ensures the facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities as required by the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Conduct and/or supervise daily safety checks of center.
  • Ensure center is clean, sanitary and free of clutter both inside and outside.

 

 

Required competencies

In order to successfully accomplish the responsibilities and expectations outlined above, the Center Director must possess, develop, and be evaluated on the following competencies:

 

Position-Specific Skills

 

Fairfield, CA 94533 2017-06-28 View
Lead Teacher 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: Lead Teacher                                                       Program:  Head Start                                                       

Supervisor: Center Director I, II or III                               FLSA Status: Non-exempt

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Plan and facilitate center-based curriculum to ensure the goals and objectives are accomplished as outlined in Head Start Performance Standards.  Serves as Center Director alternate designee for California Community Care Licensing. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Curriculum and Practice

  • Leads the planning and implementation of developmentally and culturally appropriate child-focused curricula and activities in the classroom in coordination with Center Director and Education Department staff.  
  • As lead, works with other program staff and partners to meet individual educational needs of children, including areas of: cognitive, fine and gross motor, social emotional, self-help, and speech and language development.
  • Participates and supports in the adaptation of the classroom environment and curriculum to meet the needs of children with disabilities or special needs and to ensure that each child is fully included into center operations.
  • Leads the planning and implementation of all aspects of designated developmental assessments of children three times per year and completion of other screening requirements under supervision of Center Director.
  • Promotes family partnerships and parent involvement in program planning, implementation of services, and individualization of services for their children through parent activities and committee involvement and volunteering in the classroom.  Assists with recruitment and enrollment process. 
  • Ability to relate to families and children from diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds
  • Plan and implement educational field trips, with input from parents.
  • Responsible for utilizing classroom activity funds in response to emergent curriculum.
  • Maintain a neat and organized classroom and provide an attractive learning environment.
  • Safeguard confidentiality of personal information of children and families by upholding mandates and policies. 
  • Assume responsibilities for center operations in the absence of Center Director. 
  • Provide substitute coverage, as needed.
  • Assist with Food Service, as needed.

 

Training

  • Plan and participate in staff and parent trainings on topics relevant to child development, environments and classroom management.
  • Attend pertinent training, workshops and conferences both within and outside of Head Start at the direction of the Center Director. 
  • Remain current in ECE/Child Development best practices through participation in continuing education and regular review of child development journals and resources provided by Child Start department staff.
  • Actively participate in site staff meetings and other appropriate meetings to support and advance services.

 

Monitoring and Record Keeping

  • Compile and keeps current child and family documentation of home visits and other program services. 
  • Regularly observe classroom operations, system of developmental assessment, and any other pertinent material to ensure quality service delivery.
  • Provide periodic reports to Education Department.

 

Networking

  • Further relationships within site, position, region, agency and community to ensure integrated and comprehensive services for families with children.
  • Work with community and local school system to manage the transition process for children and their families.

 

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

  • AA or BA degree in ECE/Child Development or related degree 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.
    • Two years teaching experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program (previous experience teaching in a Head Start program highly desired), or 1 year as an Associate in a Child Start classroom.

 

Other Requirements

  • Current 1st Aid and CPR Certification or ability to obtain in 60 days
  • Ability to pass criminal record clearance
  • Clear TB test and statement of good health from a doctor are required as a condition of employment
  • Actively working towards additional ECE/Child Development units preferred
  • Valid California Driver’s License, required insurance and acceptable driving record preferred
  • Health and Safety Training (15 hours) or ability to obtain in 60 days
  • Report any suspected child abuse as required by state law
  • Some staff may be required to provide services in a full inclusion model/classroom

 

      Other Skills and Abilities

  • Bilingual English/Spanish language preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of child development principles.
  • Must be able to serve children with special needs.  Some staff may be required to provide services in a full inclusion model/classroom.
  • One year experience in classroom facilitation and management
  • Familiarity of adult learning styles
  • Ability 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

 

PHYSICAL, SENSORY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND INTERPERSONAL CHECKLIST

 

Job TitleLead teacher                                                             Date:    8/17/15__________         

 

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   20 LBS

           Max. weight      50 LBS     

 

X

 

 

 

 

Lifting/carrying

          Typical weight  15 LBS      

          Max. weight      75 LBS

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Manual   dexterity/keyboarding

X

 

 

 

 

 

Other   physical demands:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2.  Sensory Requirements

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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

 

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:    Deborah L. Peralez                           8/17/2015

                                                                                    __________                                             

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.       

 

 

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