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    Program Aide

    Location: Warsaw, VA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:  Program Aide

    IMMEDIATE 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.  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.  

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:  Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.  Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and social skills.  Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.  Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services.  Sanitizes surfaces, picks up and puts away materials in the classroom or kitchen in order to maintain a safe and organized environment.  Works with assigned children with disabilities.  Responsible for understanding Head Start Performance Standards and local child care licensing regulations.  Expected to be knowledgeable of the regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.  

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  High School Diploma / GED

     

    Health Coordinator

    Location: Warsaw, VA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:  Health Coordinator - RN or BA, $23.16/hr and Benefits

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Program Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    Health (medical and dental), mental health services, nutrition and child safety areas are an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start. They play an important part in supporting the goals of the program. This position is responsible for the facilitation of Health Services of the Head Start/Early Head Start program.  The position is responsible for collaborating on the development and implementation of the program, tracking and recordkeeping, community relations and outreach.  The position could involve provision of direct services in the health areas only if the individual is licensed, certified or registered as such in the state of service.  This position is responsible for ensuring health procedures are performed only by licensed/certified health professionals with expertise in serving young children and their families.  This position provides content area training and technical supervision to other agency staff and ensures health services are supported by staff/consultants with training and experience in public health, nursing, health education, maternal and child health or health administration. 

     

    The Services to Children with Disabilities content area is an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start.  It plays an important part in supporting the goals of the program.  This position is responsible for services to children with disabilities of the Head Start Performance Standards.  This includes working to develop appropriate placement and early childhood education curriculum and providing educational resources for staff and parents, ensuring compliance with performance standards and recognized best practices in the field of early childhood education and special education. The position could involve provision of direct services in the disabilities area only if the individual is licensed, certified or registered as such in the state of service.   This position ensures that the disabilities services provided are supported by staff and/or consultants with training and experience in field(s) related to social, human or family services so that needed services for children with disabilities can be individualized and secured.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is that you are a Registered Nurse or have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably related to one or more of the disciplines they oversee. Experience working in public health or nutrition arena and working with low-income clients preferred.  Experience and training in public health, nursing, health education, maternal and child health or health administration preferred. Experience and knowledge of family-strengths/family-centered practice preferred.  

     

    Teacher/Preschool

    Location: Warsaw, VA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:  TEACHER/PRESCHOOL $1036.80 bi-weekly on AA waiver, $1160.80 bi-weekly AA, $1501.60 bi-weekly BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE 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. 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 REPONSIBILTIES:  Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices.  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.  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

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  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; 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 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 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.  If a program is going with option 4 with the waiver, it must be noted that the classroom in which this individual is being placed must have at least one staff member with a CDA or State-Awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the training required for the CDA during the time this Teacher position is earning an associates or bachelors degree.  When using this waiver option the pay scale must be adapted to show an AA waiver for new staff being hired (at a lower level than newly hired staff with an AA degree).  When the staff member completes the AA degree they would move to the AA pay level.

                                                        

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