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    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Durant, MS              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Preschool

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position serves as the lead worker in a classroom of Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities.  Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to children and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.  The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Attends all required training and workshops to include but not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect
    • Works as a team member with the other education staff, parents and Parent Committee members to develop a curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.
    • Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.
    • Plans and provides a developmentally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and experiences in a manner appropriate to the ages, languages and cultures of children served.
    • Maintains child records in cooperation with the family services/case management staff.
    •  PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Current minimum qualification is one of the following:

    1. An associate degree in a field related to Early Childhood Education and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children;
    2. A baccalaureate or advanced degree in any field and coursework*  equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children; or
    3. A baccalaureate degree in any field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, participated in a Teach For America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children, and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach For America’s professional staff; or
    4. Be enrolled in an associate or bachelor degree program in early childhood education (or related degree as defined in # 4 or # 5 above) and be able to obtain the degree within a reasonable timeframe after the initial date of hire into the Teacher position and have an approved waiver in effect.

     

    Teacher Infant Toddler

    Location: Ambrose               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Infant Toddler

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position serves as a teacher (aka caregiver) in a classroom of Early Head Start infants and toddlers by planning, implementing, and supervising all center-based activities. This position may work with infants and toddlers with developmental delays.  Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to infants/toddlers and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.  The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.
    • Develops an individual plan for each child to include goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established goals (outcomes).
    • Schedules home visits and parent-teacher conferences with families as required and on an as-needed basis and documents these events.
    • Plans and provides developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that advance all areas of children’s development (social, emotional, cognitive, and physical in a manner appropriate to age and stage of development.
    • Submits monthly progress reports to the supervisor as scheduled.
    • Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation, and recordkeeping for successful individual and program planning.
    • Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is a current Child Development Associate (CDA) with infant/toddler endorsement and have been trained or have equivalent coursework* in age appropriate early childhood and child development with a focus on infant/toddler development.  An Associates’ or Bachelors’ degree in early childhood education, child development, family studies, home economics or child care that focuses on infant and toddler development and care or degree in any field with coursework** equivalent to   CDA credential subject areas and training specific to infant and toddler development is also acceptable.

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Weir              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Preschool

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position serves as the lead worker in a classroom of Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities.  Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to children and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.  The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Attends all required training and workshops to include but not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect
    • Works as a team member with the other education staff, parents and Parent Committee members to develop a curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.
    • Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.
    • Plans and provides a developmentally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and experiences in a manner appropriate to the ages, languages and cultures of children served.
    • Maintains child records in cooperation with the family services/case management staff.
    • PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Current minimum qualification is one of the following:

    1. An associate degree in a field related to Early Childhood Education and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children;
    2. A baccalaureate or advanced degree in any field and coursework*  equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children; or
    3. A baccalaureate degree in any field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, participated in a Teach For America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children, and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach For America’s professional staff; or
    4. Be enrolled in an associate or bachelor degree program in early childhood education (or related degree as defined in # 4 or # 5 above) and be able to obtain the degree within a reasonable timeframe after the initial date of hire into the Teacher position and have an approved waiver in effect.

     

    Program Director

    Location:Winona, MS              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Director

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Site Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY: This position manages the day-to-day program operations of a program with Head Start and/or Early Head Start including personnel administration and supervision and oversees the over-all program to ensure smooth functioning of the program in all areas to provide quality services to children and families, and to support the goals of the program.  Responsible for development, training and on-going work with the program Policy Council.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    a. Writes, reviews and revises the Program Design and Management Work Plans annually. Develops a system for administering and monitoring the work plan. Monitors compliance with the Head Start/Early Head Start Work Plan, and the Head Start Performance Standards in the applicable content areas and sub-areas assigned.

    b.  Establishes policies and procedures for the program design and management of      content areas of the program with parents and staff that support effective  implementation.

    c.  Sets up Agency T/TA Plan and documents all training in the Agency T/TA Log.  Works with staff person responsible for human resources to document training for individual employees in employee files.

    d. Maintains and oversees all internal accounting systems to insure accountability for program income, supplies, expenditures, inventory control and risk management.

    e. Reports regularly to the NIC Site Manager on budget and program status.

    f. Reviews and authorizes all expenditures and disbursements before submission to Denver fiscal department.

    g. Participates in monthly fiscal calls with Denver Fiscal Specialist and Site Manager.

    h. Conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings (i.e., all staff meetings monthly).

    i. Provides guidance to staff directly and indirectly supervised in the areas of staffing patterns, job descriptions, performance standards, job priorities, etc.

    j. Recruits and discharges staff in partnership with the managers/specialists/supervisors after discussion with NIC Site Manager and following federal guidelines and CDI Head Start Employee Handbook Human Resources Policies and Procedures.

    k. Sets goals, monitors, provides feedback and evaluates management team staff annually according to position description, performance standards and agency policy.

    l. Oversees ongoing training in policies, procedures and program requirements to staff.

    m. Oversees orientation and pre-service training to new staff in conjunction with the staff person responsible for personnel as well as the supervisor of the position.

    n. Becomes thoroughly familiar with CDI Head Start Employee Handbook:  Human Resources Policies and Procedures, CDI Head Start Operations Manual and all other CDI HS handbooks, manuals and resources and adheres to them.

    o. Plans and directs the work of the staff supervised.  Observes and gives feedback to staff or volunteers supervised where applicable and other staff as assigned on at least a weekly basis.

    p. Makes appropriate personnel decisions that do not require higher approval  and submits others as a recommendation to the supervisor.

    q. Determines appropriate training needs to meet the program goals and objectives and makes the necessary recommendations.

    PERFORMS OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree in child development, early childhood education, human services, business or related field with supervisory experience.  This position requires demonstrated skills and abilities in a management capacity relevant to human services program management.  Courses in public administration to include, budgeting, personnel, and supervision are helpful. 

     

    Program Aide/Bus Monitor

    Location:Duck Hill              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide/Bus Monitor

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position works as a part of a team to assist in activities in the areas of the classroom, kitchen and bus and/or to serve as a disabilities aide as needed. The position contains elements of job descriptions of positions with titles similar classroom aide, bus monitor, janitor and kitchen aide and as a disabilities aide providing support for children with disabilities.  Works with typically developing children and/or children with special needs/disabilities.   The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers/bus routes as deemed necessary for program operations.  This position may receive content area technical support and training from the staff person responsible for center supervision, teacher, bus driver, staff person responsible for transportation, kitchen staff and/or program managers/specialist/coordinators.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1)     Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.

    2.)   Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions and be prepared to go outdoors daily.

     3)    Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.

    4.)     Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and social skills.

    5.) Notifies driver and/or supervisor of any safety issues or concerns.

    6.) Interacts with children throughout their time on the bus to extend and reinforce classroom learning.

    7.)  Collaborates with the Bus Driver in teaching children the correct safety procedures for boarding and exiting a bus as well as the danger zones around the vehicle.

    8.)  Addresses child safety and behavioral concerns while the bus is in motion.

    9.)     Ensures that each child is restrained in an appropriate Child Safety Restraint System (CSRS) that is correctly adjusted for the child.

    10.)  Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.

    11.)Checks independently from the bus driver that the bus is empty at the end of each run and that all children are accounted for.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 18 years or older.

                                                        

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