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Job Postings for Chilton, Autauga, Shelby, and Elmore Counties, AL

                                                        

     

    Cook

    Location: Alabaster, AL               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Cook 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor 

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is one role in a large system of services provided to children and families.  A strong food service program is important to supporting the goals of the program.  This position is responsible the ordering, preparing, serving and documenting of meals and snacks.  It includes following menus and all phases of kitchen operations including inventory control.  The position contributes to the smooth operations and functioning of the kitchen in adherence to health and food safety codes and the strict cleanliness of the kitchen and food service and storage areas.  The position may prepare foods for infants and toddlers and/or preschool children following the USDA/CACFP standards.  Position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.

     

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Food Service
    1. Prepares and serves food and assists in any food related activities as directed and menus as approved by registered dietitian/nutritionist including the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
    2. Oversees maintenance of inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.
    3. Oversees the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.
    4. Oversees full kitchen operations and may supervise additional staff or volunteer assistance (depending on size and scope of workload).
    5. Implements a cost effective food service program according to federal, state and local regulations that is a financially successful operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
    6. Prepares and serves all meals as planned, paying attention to food presentation and freshness.
    7. Ensures that standardized recipes are followed and appropriate quantities of food are prepared and served in accordance with the CACFP meal requirements.
    8. Monitors the acceptance of menu items by children in the program and makes recommendation for menu changes accordingly.
    9. Solicits menu ideas from Head Start/Early Head Start families to ensure that the menu is reflective of local culture and that menu items are familiar to children in addition to offering new foods for children and families to try.
    10. Acts as a resource and a team member with program staff to plan food-related experiences and presented in a manner that facilitates family style meal services for children and classroom staff in a Head Start/Early Head Start classroom and individual needs are met for infants and toddlers.
    11. Ensures that dishes are returned to the kitchen.
    12. Supports staff and parents in preparing meals and snacks for meetings, planning sessions and other special events as requested and approved by the center supervisor or Program Director.
    13. Ensures that dishes and equipment are cleaned and stored for the next meal.
    14. Responsible for proper receiving, inventory, storage of food and clean up of kitchen and equipment.
    15. Notifies supervisor of any safety or health issues or concerns.
    16. Contributes articles, recipe ideas, etc., to Head Start/Early Head Start newsletter on a regular basis.

     

    1. Health And Sanitation
    1. Ensures that there is an established system for cleaning the kitchen and storage rooms so that they are always kept in a clean and sanitary manner.
    2. Reports any kitchen equipment not in good working order to the Head Start/Early Head Start supervisor to ensure the kitchen remains safe and hazard free and follows through on maintenance, repair and replacement procedures.
    3. Ensures that all foods are prepared in a safe and sanitary manner.
    4. Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.

     

    1. Recordkeeping
    1. Responsible for the period purchasing and regular maintenance of food to ensure quality, cost control and adequate inventory.Receives and accounts for food deliveries.
    2. Documents in the menu book, following required USDA/CACFP documentation, food purchased, prepared and served.
    3. Completes a weekly inventory of all food, both perishable and non-perishable.Ensures that inventory is secure.
    4. Completes an equipment and supply inventory on a regular basis.
    5. Submits food invoices in an organized fashion and in a timely manner.
    6. Maintains and submits records as required.
    7. Participates in internal and external audits and performance improvement activities.
    8. Responsible for ensuring kitchen has proper Food Permit as required by applicable local regulations.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is a HS Diploma or GED and has food preparation experience and be able to comply with any state food permit/health requirements.    

     

    Bus Driver On Call

    Location: Wetumpka, AL               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver On Call 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Facilities/Transportation Manager 

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    Transportation is one part of a large system of services provided to children and families. It plays an important role in supporting the overall goals of the program.  This position is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient transport of children and parents/families on field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Driving
    1. Follows the safest and most efficient routes possible given the location of the children and center, as determined with the staff person in charge of transportation services and with the person in charge at each center.
    2. Obeys all applicable laws and regulations to ensure the safety of passengers.
    3. Maintains route schedule.
    4. Drives for organized field trips
    5. Establishes a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents and the children.
    6. Ensures that parents and children follow the program rules when riding the vehicles.
    7. Ensures that the bus is empty at the end of each run and that all children are accounted for.
    8. Familiar with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) rules and other local transportation regulations as applicable.
    9. Follows the CDI Head Start Transportation Manual.
    10. Ensures that children are released only to authorized individuals.
    11. Safe and efficient vehicle operation.
    12. Safely runs a fixed route, including loading and unloading children, stopping at railroad crossings and performing other specialized driving maneuvers.
    13. Basic first aid administration in case of injury.
    14. Emergency situations procedures including vehicle evacuation.
    15. Special equipment operation such as wheelchair lifts, assistance devices or special occupant restraints.

     

     

    1. Maintenance and Training
    1. Monitors and maintains all vehicle fluid levels.
    2. Keeps the interior of the vehicle clean at all times.
    3. Cleans the exterior of the vehicle as weather allows.
    4. Maintains required paperwork for vehicle maintenance and program requirements.
    5. Reports any damage or malfunction immediately to the staff person in charge of transportation supervision.
    6. Performs daily safety checklist of the bus, including maintenance of fire safety supplies on the bus and communication system between buses and the program.
    7. Performs emergency bus drills.
    8. Monitors the bus communication system to ensure there is contact/communication with all buses and the program until all routes are completed.
    9. Responsible for gas and oil receipts and recording and submitting totals to immediate supervisor as well as reconciling receipts with statements.Follows up on charges that do not reconcile.
    10. Collaborates with the Bus Monitor in teaching children the correct safety procedures for boarding and exiting a bus as well as the danger zones around the vehicle.
    11. Participates in an annual review which includes onboard observation of road performance.
    1. Attends a combination of annual classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction sufficient to enable:
    1. Safe and efficient vehicle operation;
    2. Safely run a fixed route, including loading and unloading children, stopping at railroad crossings and performing other specialized driving maneuvers;
    3. Basic first aid administration in case of injury;
    4. Emergency situations procedures including vehicle evacuation;
    5. Special equipment operation such as wheelchair lifts, assistance devices or special occupant restraints;
    6. Determination of necessary records and their accurate maintenance.
    1. Maintains necessary transportation records.
    2. Participates in any additional training to meet State or local transportation requirements.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is high school diploma or GED and a current in-state Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a School Bus and/or Passenger endorsement and/or other criteria specifically required by the state.

     

    Program Aide On Call

    Location: Chilton County, AL, Shelby County, AL and Elmore County, AL               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide On Call 

    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, 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, kitchen staff and/or program managers/specialist/coordinators.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Classroom Aide
      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. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.
      6. Assists the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises (e.g., at Family Nights, copying newsletters, cutting out classroom materials, making phone calls, etc.).
      7. Serves as a temporary substitute in the periodic absence of the assistant teacher or teacher.

       

    2. Janitorial Aide Services
      1. Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services.
      2. Sanitizes surfaces, picks up and puts away materials in the classroom or kitchen in order to maintain a safe and organized environment.
      3. Serves as janitor in the absence of the regular custodian or janitor on a periodic basis.
      4. Does light yard work or snow removal.

       

    3. Bus Monitor- will sign bus monitor job description #299.

       

       

    4. Kitchen Aide
    1. Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.).
    2. Prepares necessary food and serving items for service prior to or after use.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
    3. Participates in food service clean up, inventory and other food service tasks as requested.
    4. Substitutes for regular Cook or Assistant Cook as needed.
    5. Assists with inventory maintenance of all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.
    6. Assists with the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.
    7. Assists in carrying out a financially successful food service operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
    8. Assists with logging meals/snacks in the menu book following USDA/CACFP required documentation for food purchased, prepared and served.
    9. Supports staff/parents in preparing and cleaning up after meals/snacks for meetings, planning sessions and other special events as requested.
    10. Ensures that dishes are returned to the kitchen or food service vendor transport boxes for cleaning and preparation for the next meal.
    11. Notifies supervisor of any safety, health issues or concerns.
    12. Participates in ongoing training in food preparation and nutrition as requested.
    13. Follows the established system for cleaning to ensure that the kitchen and storage rooms are kept in a clean and sanitary manner.
    14. Reports any kitchen equipment not in good working order to supervisor to ensure the kitchen remains safe and hazard free.
    15. Prepares food in a safe and sanitary manner.
    16. Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is a HS Diploma or GED. 

     

    Family Advocate

    Location: Millbrook, AL               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: FCP Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

    This position supports and assists families as they identify and meet their own goals through a family-centered case management model for developing and carrying out the program Family Partnership Agreements including responsibility for child files, enrollment/applications, etc.  This position also assists with the completion of the child health requirements and other required screenings and assessments.  This position supports the larger system of social services coordinated by Head Start/Early Head Start, thereby supporting the goals of the program. The position may involve reassignment of caseloads and/or center location as deemed necessary for program operations. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES-- ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

                                                                  

    A. Program Development and Planning

    1. Coordinates with center staff to integrate family partnership goals with classroom efforts and to ensure integrated child and family curriculum.
    2. Participates in team management functions of planning, implementing and evaluating Family and Community Partnership goals and objectives.
    3. Participates in in-service, workshops, conferences and college courses to enhance skills.

     

    B. Program Implementation

    1. Recruits prospective families and assists with enrollment process.
    2. Conducts home visits to facilitate family plans, assists families in achieving identified goals and follow-up on referrals. Acts as a case manager and works cooperatively with local agencies to assist families to linkup with services in the local community.
    3. Assists with the completion of the child health screening, other required screenings and assessments and is familiar with referral requirements.
    4. Conducts and documents follow-up on all referrals.
    5. While respecting family confidentiality, regularly shares information with teachers to ensure coordinated services that meet the needs of individual children and families.
    6. Provides health, safety and family literacy activities to parents, as appropriate.
    7. Coordinates with center staff to promote parent involvement in the program as a classroom visitor, volunteer, employee, and/or participant in family events.
    8. Promotes effective community support for families by coordination and advocacy for services with community agencies.
    9. Develops a working knowledge of community resources.At least annually, visits with major agencies for service delivery updates and Community Resource Guide updates.
    10. Refers families for emergency or crisis assistance.
    11. Participates in chart audits and child profile development.
    12. Coordinates or refers families to opportunities for continuing education, employment training and other employment services through formal or informal networking in the community.
    13. Assists other program staff to offer (either directly or through referral to local entities) to parents of participating children the following:
      1. training in basic child development;
      2. assistance in developing communication skills;
      3. opportunities to share experiences with other parents;
      4. regular in-home visitation; and
      5. any other activity designed to help parents become full partners in the education of their children.
    14. Provides with respect to each participating family, a family needs assessment that includes consultation with such parents about the benefits of parent involvement and about the activities in which parents may choose to participate.
    15. Performs community outreach to encourage individuals previously unaffiliated with Head Start/Early Head Start program to participate in its Head Start/Early Head Start program as volunteers.
    16. Informs custodial parents in single-parent families that participate in programs, activities or services about the availability of child support services for purposes of establishing paternity and acquiring child support and refers eligible parents to child support offices of State and local governments.
    17. Arranges for education and other appropriate intervention including opportunities for families to participate in counseling or to receive information on mental health, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect and domestic violence.
    18. Attends parent/teacher conferences, as requested.
    19. Assists teaching staff with Parent Committee meetings, Family Nights, socializations and other parent activities.
    20. Assists families in making the transition into and out of the Early Head Start/Head Start Program.
    21. Ensure an appropriate written Transition Plan for all children, six months before their third birthday; provide parents with training and information. Establish communication to facilitate and coordinate the transition.
    22. Provides to parents of limited English proficient children outreach and information in a language that the parents can understand.

     

    C. Record keeping

    1. Documents efforts to assist families in identifying their strengths, needs and sufficiency goals. Performs data entry functions as necessary to keep files up-to-date.Uses HSFIS/Child Plus or other database software.
    2. Tracks family partnership efforts and outcomes. Documents efforts to support parents in establishing strong community ties, such as finding a “medical home.”
    3. Records, monitors and follows up on referrals for support services for reporting requirements.
    4. Submits reports as needed and requested, such as monthly summary tracking reports, etc. Follows up with families to determine whether the kind, quality and timeliness of the services received through referral met the family’s expectations and circumstances.
    5. Maintains and provides data for the annual Program Information Report (PIR).

     

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    $10.26 HS/GED      $11.29 Family Credential        $12.31 AA Degree        $13.34 BA Degree

    Minimum requirement is a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or related field within eighteen months of hire. An AA or higher in Social Work or Human Services or related human services field is preferred.

     

    Custodian

    Location: Alabaster/Montevallo, AL & Autaugaville, AL               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Custodian 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Facilities/Transportation Manager 

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

    This position is responsible for ensuring clean, safe, functional facilities by performing cleaning and maintenance activities as well as some repair activities including plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting when professional licensure is not required. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    A. Planning And Training

    1. Collects information; participates in planning, upgrading and minor repairs of facilities.
    2. Prepares estimates of the material and labor costs of maintenance projects.
    3. Acquires knowledge of federal, state and local safety and building code requirements related to Head Start/Early Head Start facilities within first month on the job, including, but is not restricted to, OSHA and MSDS chemical inventory, “Right to Know” training, etc.

     

    B. Implementation

    1. Cleans facilities on a daily basis and ensures that assigned facilities are clean and free of hazards.Cleans classrooms, hallways, floors, bathrooms, offices, entrances, etc.
    2. Performs routine maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and maintaining equipment used in the course of work.
    3. Reports safety, sanitation, and fire hazards to supervisor and/or staff person in charge of facilities.
    4. Performs routine maintenance of buildings and grounds during program breaks and more often, as needed.
    5. Performs outdoor tasks such as snow removal, sweeping steps, porches and drives, maintaining parking lot, mowing lawns, trimming shrubs and trees, raking gravel or leaves, clearing parking areas, etc.
    6. Maintains cooperative relationships with fellow employees, building staff, landlords, supervisor, administrators, students, and the general public.
    7. Performs minor plumbing, painting, carpentry and some electrical repairs or repair work in assigned facilities, where a professional license is not required.
    8. Participates in job related meetings when requested, such as center Safety Committees.
    9. Takes precautions to protect own health and safety as well as the health and safety of children, families, and staff and to protect equipment and facilities.
    10. Participates in “Right to Know” training and informs supervisor if MSDS sheets need to be replaced or added.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

    $10.26 Hourly HS/GED

    The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age.  This is an entry-level position requiring no previous education or experience unless there is a local or state regulation that requires a high school diploma or G.E.D.  A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred. 

                                                        

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