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    Custodian

    Location: Donna Regional Office (Donna, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Custodian ($12.52/hr)

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    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 REPONSIBILTIES:

     

    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.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    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.

     

     

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

     

    Operations Manager

    Location: Donna Regional Office (Donna, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Operations Manager

    PAY: $1,595.43 Bi-weekly BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has overall responsibility for assuring the implementation of the defined planning, administration, evaluation and support services, and related planning functions for the entire program.  This position oversees the smooth functioning of the program in all operational areas to include the areas of fiscal, human resources, food services, inventory and warehouse, transportation/vehicles, facilities, and technology in order to provide reliable, healthy and safe services to children and families, and to support the goals of the program. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Understands and stays up-to-date on Head Start Performance Standards (specifically in fiscal, human resources, facilities, transportation, food services, child safety, technology and inventory) and other related regulations and has the general knowledge of how the program will implement them.

    2. Establishes a plan for program operations including administration (fiscal and human resources), facilities, transportation, food services, warehouse, technology and other support needs of the program.

    3. Develops goals and measurable objectives in areas of responsibility.

    4. Sets priorities and provides leadership for the implementation of the operations plan.

    5. Evaluates outcomes according to objectives developed for operations plan and as required by federal regulations.

    6. Develops and maintains specific policies and procedures to meet federal regulations.

    7. Works with program director and other senior management staff to implement plans and develop priorities.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    A bachelor’s degree in business management, public administration, food service, construction management or other closely related business area is required at a minimum.  Courses, training or work experience which includes budgeting, personnel, and supervision are required.

     

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Facilities Coordinator

    Location: Donna Regional Office (Donna, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Facilities Coordinator

    Salary:  $1,395.36 Bi-weekly with AA

                  $1,569.78 Bi-weekly with BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Operations Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    Providing safe, healthy facilities that meets all local, state and federal regulations is crucial to the operation of a Head Start/Early Head Start program.  This position is responsible for overall management of the Head Start/Early Head Start facilities by ensuring that all buildings meet federal, state and local licensing requirements pertinent to type of use and that all required licenses are up to date.  In addition this position ensures that leases, contracts or agreements for all sites are current with appropriate signatures, oversees the maintenance and cleaning of buildings to ensure that they are clean, safe and in useable condition and works with outside contractors and service oriented businesses, as necessary.   The position is also responsible for maintaining a warehouse of supplies and equipment and for inventory control and distribution of items to Head Start/Early Head Start facilities.  The position conducts regular health and safety inspections of buildings and playgrounds and chairs the Head Start Safety Committee.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Oversees the Head Start/Early Head Start facilities and assures they meet all requirements.

    2. Develops and implements a centralized purchasing system to support facilities with such items as equipment, supplies, repairs and maintenance.

    3. Develops and implements systems for building security and maintenance.

    4. Establishes a warehouse for storage of program equipment and supplies for all sites including items that can be requisitioned by program staff and develop a system for distributing needed items.

    5. Establishes and facilitates a Safety Committee to support safe and healthy environments of care at the centers, kitchens and offices.

    6. Serves as the liaison between Head Start/Early Head Start and the building maintenance contractor(s); ensures that maintenance and repairs are done in compliance with applicable regulations and according to specifications of building owners; maintains appropriate maintenance records.

    7. Coordinates moving of sites, inventory, supplies as necessary.

    8. Ensures safety and function of all Head Start/Early Head Start facilities and compliance with ADA, OSHA and other laws and regulations.

    9. Available on call for emergencies, snow removal, etc.

    10. Oversees landscape needs such as mowing lawns, trimming shrubs, sweeping porches, steps and parking lots, etc.

    11. Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work.

     EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

     Minimum requirement is an AA degree with two years related experience and demonstrated knowledge of general building maintenance and facilities management is required.  Knowledge of local health/safety regulations, ADA and OSHA requirements preferred.  Previous experience with lease management and contracting preferred.

     

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

    Education Manager

    Location: Donna Regional Office (Donna, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Education Manager

    Salary: $1,440 bi-weekly BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    The position ensures the education and child development services are supported by staff/consultants with training and experience in areas that include the theories and principles of child growth and development, early childhood education and family support.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Coordinates the Education and Early Childhood Development content area (1304) as well as Staffing Requirement and Program Options (1306) of the Head Start program.

      1. Reviews and revises education work plan annually. Develops a system for administering and monitoring the education work plan.

      2. Establishes local program practices for the education portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of the education content area.

      3. Works to assure smooth transition of all children into and out of Head Start/Early Head Start, particularly children with developmental delays/disabilities.  EHS develops a program transition protocol for children moving from Early Head Start into the Head Start program or to other preschool placements in the community.  HS develops a program transition protocol for children moving from year one to year two in the program, to other preschool placements in the community and/or to kindergarten. 

      4. Develops an individual plan for each child to include goal setting based on individual needs for meeting objectives and activities to meet established goals (child outcomes).

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Current minimum qualification is one of the following:

    1. A baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or
    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.

     

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Child Development Specialist

    Location: Palmview Center (Palmview, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Mentor Teacher II

    PAY: $1,218.89 BI-WEEKLY with AA or higher

           

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is responsible to provide guidance, training and technical assistance to teachers, oversee and monitor child development instructional activities and classroom environments, input content area information into data system, and maintain ongoing written content area documentation in child file.

    Receives content area supervision, training and technical assistance from content area managers/specialist/coordinators.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Contribute to a positive community presence in the community, focusing on networking opportunities, enhancement of volunteer participation  and educational awareness efforts in regard to program needs.

    Provides demonstration of best practices in the area of child development

    Conducts teacher observations for identifying professional development needs of the staff.

    In collaboration with the Mentor Teacher 1 follows-up and extends staff development trainings

    Collaborates with teaching staff to construct lesson plans.

    Assists with the adoption and implementation of curriculum resources.

    Serves as a resource to overall education and collaboration team to support on the development, implementation and evaluation of Head Start/Early Head Start continuous improvement.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or other related degree with at least two years of experience working with young children and families. Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.

     

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Cook

    Location: Alton Center (Alton, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Cook

    Pay: 10.53 Hourly HS/GED

    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. 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).

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age and has food preparation experience and be able to comply with any state food permit/health requirements.    Experience in quantity food preparation and inventory control is preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.  This is an entry-level position requiring no education qualifications 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. 

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Center Supervsior

    Location: Palmview Center (Palmview, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Center Supervisor

    PAY: $1,395.36 Bi-weekly with AA

              $1,457.95 Bi-weekly with BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is responsible for the general and day-to-day operations of a Head Start/Early Head Start center or cluster of outlying centers, covering multiple classrooms, assuring regulatory and legal compliance with federal, state and local regulations, communicating with parents and the community and supervision and monitoring of all staff working at the assigned center(s).  The position may be reassigned to various centers as deemed necessary for program operations. 

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Develops and monitors center and staff schedules.

    2. Arranges and schedules substitutes for the center classrooms.

    3. Arranges for family, staff work days for center improvements, fairs, events, etc.

    4. Assists in establishing and fostering a team approach and coordination of services and the sharing of resources among centers within the overall program.

    5. Responsible for monthly safety checks, fire drills and safety meetings as well as updating of the Safety Log.

    6. Investigates any child or staff incidents, assuring all forms are complete and notifying the appropriate authorities and/or supervisor.

    7. Attends IFSP/IEP meetings as needed or requested.

    8. Takes the lead and arranges and attends Family Nights, Parent Committee meetings and works with staff and parents to plan and carry them out.

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    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is an Associates degree or higher in in early childhood education, child development or other related education or human service degree with at least two years of experience working with young children and families.  One year supervisory experience preferred. Some experience in financial management and budgeting preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred. Ability to meet the state requirement(s) for “site director” required

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

     

    Cook

    Location: Alamo Center (Alamo, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Cook

    Pay: 10.53 Hourly HS/GED

    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. 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).

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age and has food preparation experience and be able to comply with any state food permit/health requirements.    Experience in quantity food preparation and inventory control is preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.  This is an entry-level position requiring no education qualifications 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. 

    This position is open until filled.

                                                        

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