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    Teacher Infant Toddler

    Location: Milwaukee, WI              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:Teacher Infant Toddler

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor


    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.


    1. Program Development
    1. Attends and participates in all required meetings, activities, pre-service and in-service training that includes but is 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Works as a team member with the other education staff, parents and Parent Committee members to develop curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.
    4. Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.
    5. 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).
    6. Schedules home visits and parent-teacher conferences with families as required and on an as-needed basis and documents these events.
    7. Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    8. Prepares and maintains a safe, healthy learning environment for children that is positive, developmentally appropriate and experientially-based.
    9. Provides sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).Dresses in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.
    10. Works closely with transitional programs, as appropriate, for shared activities, registration, and smooth transition.


    The minimum educational requirement is:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential*; and
    2. Have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development.

     To meet these qualifications, a prospective employee needs to meet one of the following:

    1. Infant/Toddler CDA
    2. Other comparable  e.g.state-type) of credential* (with Infant/Toddler focus; if that is lacking, there must be other training or equivalent coursework to meet that component)
    3. Preschool CDA; plus:
    4. Any degree** in any field; plus
    5. ECE degree

    Teacher Infant Toddler- $1,360.00 Bi-weekly BA        

                                             $1,200.00 Bi-weekly AA

                                             $1,080.00 Bi-weekly CDA        


    Program Aide

    Location: Milwaukee, WI              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor


    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


    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.
    1. 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.
    2. 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.


    The minimum requirement is a HS Diploma or GED. Some states may require additional requirements for kitchen aide duties (i.e., kitchen permit). Bilingual preferred.

     Program Aide- $10.00 Hourly HS/GED


    Positions are open until filled. CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Program Director $2,560.00 bi-weekly BA ($32.00 hourly)

    Location: Milwaukee, WI              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Director



    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. 


    Responsible for the following:

    a. Monitors compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards.

    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. 

    1. Stays up-to-date on all aspects of the Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act and monitoring protocol, state child care regulations and related regulations and how to implement them.

    2. Sets priorities and provides leadership for the implementation of all of the Head Start Program Performance Standards and especially Part 1302 Subpart J – Program Management and Quality Improvement.

    3. Evaluates outcomes according to objectives developed for the program plan and as required by federal regulations (monitoring).

    4. Prepares and submits program performance and statistical reports to NIC Site Manager on a regular and timely basis (e.g., monthly reports, Google docs, etc.).

    5. Oversees and administers the Head Start(s) grant on a day-to-day basis 

    1. Budget And Fiscal
    1. Responsible for daily budget oversight.  Oversees coding of all payments and reviewing detailed weekly transaction reports and budget comparison reports.

    2. Identifies and pursues potential additional funding sources, grants, and local monies to support program activities as appropriate.

    3. Ensures that all in-kind activities contribute to the non-federal share requirement and is constantly making sure the appropriate amount is being collected. 

    4. 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.

    1. Supervision And Training
    1. Conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings (i.e., all staff meetings monthly).

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


    Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree and experience in supervision of staff, fiscal management, and administration. 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. 

    Salary: $2,560.00 bi weekly BA 

    Position open until filled. CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Custodian - Part Time

    Location: Milwaukee, WI              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Custodian

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor


    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. 


    1. 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.
    1. 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.


    The above knowledge and abilities are typically acquired through experience in custodial, maintenance services and/or in the area of janitorial services.  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.

    $11 per hour (20 hours per week)

    CDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled.  


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