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    Cook ( Elwood, Vincennes, New Palenstine, Lakeview, Lafayette, Kokomo, Geneva)

    Location: Indiana              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Cook

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION:   $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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    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).

    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.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Disabilities /Mental Health Coordinator

    Location: Admin Office - Millbury, OH              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Disabilities /Mental Health Coordinator

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    COMPENSATION:  $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA             $1,569.78 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    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 1308 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.  Mental health services are an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start. It plays an important part in supporting the goals of the program. This position is responsible for the facilitation of mental health services for 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 mental health area only if the individual is licensed as such in the state of service.  This position is responsible for ensuring mental health services are supported by staff or consultants who are licensed or certified mental health professionals with experience and expertise in serving young children and their families.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Program Administration And Coordination – Disabilities Services

    1. Takes the lead in initial development of the Disabilities Work Plan, then administers, monitors and revises as necessary.  Makes sure that all staff are familiar with the Plan.
    2. Ensures Head Start/Early Head Start Services to children with disabilities are in compliance with federal regulations and laws governing disabilities efforts as defined in IDEA and ADA.
    3. Coordinates the recruitment of children with disabilities into the program with other staff and community agencies.
    4. Ensures attendance of a Head Start/Early Head Start staff member(s) at the IEP/IFSP process.
    5. Establishes policies and procedures for implementation of the disabilities portion of the program with parents and staff.
    6.  Assists in locating, setting up and accessing contract services to meet the need of children and families
    7. Positively promotes Head Start in the community
    8. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.
    9. Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.
    10. Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.
    11. Responsible for understanding Head Start Performance Standards and local child care licensing regulations.
    12. 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:

    The minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree or higher in special education or mental health/disabilities area, child development/early; childhood education field or other closely related field.  Experience or knowledge of family-strengths/family centered practice preferred. Training in field(s) related to social, human or family services and experience in securing and individualizing needed services for children with disabilities preferred.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

     

    Family Advocate ( Elwood, Geneva, Vincennes, New Palenstine, Lakeville, Kokomo)

    Location: Indiana              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor and PFCE/ERSEA Coordinator

    COMPENSATION: $11.29 Hourly  HS/GED   $12.19 Hourly Family Credential

                                    $13.30 Hourly AA             $14.41 Hourly BA or Higher

     

    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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    1. 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.
    1. 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.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is,within eighteen months of hire, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Admin Asst. HR

    Location: Admin Office - Millbury, OH              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Administrative Assistant Human Resource

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

    This position is responsible for the human resources activities of the program including personnel files, ensuring orientation and tracking of staff. This position is responsible for the smooth operations of an office and other duties related to administration including answering phones, filing, etc. Performs all duties as required by the Program Director and/or immediate supervisor and other duties as assigned relating to the administrative component including, policy and procedure updates, typing, word processing, faxing, acting as receptionist and other clerical duties.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Sets up a system for establishing and maintaining a personnel file for every employee.Works with the Denver Personnel File Specialists to ensure that files are complete, up to date and match the Denver electronic file items required.
    2. Ensures that each file includes current criminal record checks that are clear for all employees and regular volunteers.
    3. Assists with interviews by contacting interview team members, as requested, ensuring forms and space are available.Schedules appointments for job applicants, prepares interview packets and materials, to support hiring lead.
    4. Responsible for new hire paperwork and ensuring that there is an orientation.
    5. Responsible for filing job jackets with posting/advertisement, applications and screening materials for all new positions filled.
    6. Keeps up to date staff spreadsheet (or database such as ADP, Child Plus, etc.) on all employees including name, job title, status (temporarily, part-time), date of hire, date of termination, required trainings, certifications and credentials.
    7. Tracks dates of health examination and tuberculosis test and/or screening ensuring all staff remain current.
    8. Tracks individual professional development plans and performance evaluations for each employee.
    9. Maintains health-related personnel information for each employee in a separate personnel file folder and in a separate drawer/cabinet than that holding the other personnel files.
    10. Maintains information regarding where employees may go to apply for unemployment compensation during summer furlough.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirements are a high school diploma or GED with some relevant experience in human resources and/or secretarial functions. AA degree or higher in related field preferred. The individual must possess a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. The position must have the ability to manage numerous tasks, possess good organizational skills, communicate effectively with co-workers and the public, and work collaboratively in a team environment. 

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $12.00 to $14.00 /hour

     

     

    Center Supervisor ( Hartville)

    Location: Ohio              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Center Supervisor

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Education Manager

    COMPENSATION: $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA      $1,457.95  Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    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. 

    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.
    9. Receives and responds to verbal and written complaints about the program/center while managing the Parent/Community Complaint procedure at the center level.
    10. Implements and supports “best practices” in early education programming in conjunction with the early childhood staff when applicable.
    11. Plans for and equips indoor and outdoor areas to meet children’s developmental and safety needs in accordance with budget.
    12. Develops and facilitates a positive community presence in the community, focusing on networking opportunities, enhancement of volunteer participation and educational awareness efforts in regard to program needs.
    13. Responsible for monitoring and compliance with applicable local, state and federal rules, regulations and standards as well as with any state and federal contracts, health, safety and child care licensing regulations and renewal.
    14. Responsible for assuring compliance with quality assurance and program evaluation requirements.
    15. Meets with parents and community members as appropriate.

    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.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Assistant Teacher (Fremont, Hartville, Helena, Napoleon, New Carlisle, Shiloh)

    Location: Ohio              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Preschool Teacher

    COMPENSATION:  $9.42 Hourly HS/GED     $9.97 Hourly CDA     11.08 Hourly AA or higher

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position works as a part of a teaching team to work as a partner with the teacher/lead teacher in developing activities for preschool (Head Start) children to provide them with varied experiences and an appropriate learning environment. Works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. Assistance is given to the teacher in carrying out the goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards. This position works with families to promote parent involvement in the program. In addition, this position might also serve as a Bus Monitor as part of the transportation services provided by the program. This position may be assigned additional duties based upon program need and areas of developing expertise. This position works along with the teacher/lead teacher to attain the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Preschool Classroom Activities
    1. Assists the teacher in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities including lesson plans.
    2. Provide sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.
    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.
    4. Participates in the screening, observation and documentation of children.
    5. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and proper social skills.
    6. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.
    7. Is familiar with each child and parent.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;

    2. Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of being hired into the position;

    3. An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or

    4. Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.
      Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the former grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description                                                                                                                                                      
      CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Child Development Specialist ( Helena, Shiloh, Hartville)

    Location: Ohio              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Child Development Specialist

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION: $1,218.89 Bi-Weekly AA or Higher

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is responsible to mentor a group of teachers providing guidance, training and technical assistance, oversee and monitor child development activities and planning.  Receives content area supervision, training and technical assistance from content area managers/specialist/coordinators.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    This position is responsible for assisting in the improvement of early learning through analysis and application of ECE best practice methods, identification and management of professional development opportunities, and follow-up and coaching of strategies related to individual professional development plan goals. This position may be called upon to provide backup to classrooms when needed. Duties of the position are described in major functional areas listed below.  Additional duties may be assigned.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or other related degree with at least two years of experience working with young children and families. One year supervisory experience preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.

    By September 30, 2013, the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 mandates that at least 50% of Head Start teachers nation-wide must have a baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or a baccalaureate or advanced degree in any subject, and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool-age children.

    *Coursework equivalent to a major related to Early Childhood Education includes but is not limited to the following:

    A. Teaching Credentials: licensure or certification by the state for Pre-K teachers recognized by the local school district or state education agency as qualifying teachers to teach pre-school children in that school district or state if the individual has at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching pre-school aged children.  This typically requires a bachelor’s degree plus licensure or certification.

    OR

    B. *CourseworkNo less than 15 semester credits for the associates degree or 30 semester credits for the bachelors degree in courses that focus specifically on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science, and children’s literature.  Such courses may have been taken in various departments, such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others and must specifically address young children.

    It is up to each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages three to five (may require a copy of the course syllabus).

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     


     

    Teacher Preschool ( Fremont, Hartville, Helena, Shiloh)

    Location: Ohio              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Preschool

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION:     $1,055.75 Bi-Weekly No Degree On Waiver         $1,163.48 Bi-Weekly AA       $1,396.39 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    Program Development

    1)    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.

    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 a 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.

     

    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.

    *Coursework equivalent to a major related to Early Childhood Education includes but is not limited to the following:

    A. Teaching Credentials: licensure or certification by the state for Pre-K teachers recognized by the local school district or state education agency as qualifying teachers to teach pre-school children in that school district or state if the individual has at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching pre-school aged children.  This typically requires a bachelor’s degree plus licensure or certification.

    OR

    B. *Coursework:  No less than 15 semester credits for the associates degree or 30 semester credits for the bachelors degree in courses that focus specifically on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science, and children’s literature.  Such courses may have been taken in various departments, such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others and must specifically address young children.

    It is up to each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages three to five (may require a copy of the course syllabus). 

    Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the former grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description.

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).  Within 90 days of employment, must obtain and continually maintain basic first aid and pediatric CPR certification (or sooner if required by local/state regulations).  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.  To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the CDI Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to CDI Head Start. Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

    Must have reliable transportation and if/when using own vehicle must have minimum automobile coverage required by state of employment.

    It is the responsibility of each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on infants and toddlers (may require a copy of the course syllabus)

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Cook ( Hartville, Helena, Napoleon)

    Location: Ohio              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Cook

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION:  $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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    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).

    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.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian ( Hartville, Helena, Napoleon, New Carlisle)

    Location: Ohio              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION:  $14.36 Hourly

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

    The minimum requirement is high school diploma or G.E.D. and a current in-state Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with a School Bus and/or Passenger endorsement and/or other criteria specifically required by the state.This position requires pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post accident, random and return to work drug testing as part of the CDI Head Start Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Plan (#1039) and must be included in the DOT testing pool.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Program Aide ( Fremont, Hartville, Helena, New Carlisle, Napoleon)

    Location: Ohio              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION: $8.52 Hourly HS/GED

    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:

    Classroom Aide-Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions and be prepared to go outdoors daily. Janitorial Aide Services -Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services. Kitchen Aide Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.) Disabilities Aide-Works with assigned children with disabilities. Supports the work of the classroom staff and managers, specialists and/or mental health consultant in carrying out individual plans for children with special needs

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    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.  Some states may require additional requirements for kitchen aide duties (i.e., kitchen permit).

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


     

    Teacher - Infant/Toddler ( Fremont, Hartville, Helena, Napoleon, Shiloh, New Carlisle)

    Location: Ohio              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher - Infant/Toddler

    COMPENSATION:  $1,055.75 Bi-Weekly CDA    $1,163.48 Bi-Weekly AA     $1,396.39 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher 

    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:

    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.

    Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    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:
      1. 2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR
      2. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    4. Any degree** in any field; plus
      1. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    5. ECE degree

    Foreign degrees may be accepted, as long as the prospective employee has an evaluation service document that the degree is the equivalent of a US degree.

    *Comparable Credential: Alternative credential programs are available for infant and toddler teachers. State agencies as well as accredited colleges and universities have developed infant-toddler certificate and degree programs that meet or exceed the requirements for a CDA. Those programs that exceed the requirements for a CDA may award college credit that accrues toward a two year degree. Teachers who successfully complete such certificate programs that meet or exceed the 120 clock hours (120 hours) and professional experience requirements of at least 480 hours of experience working in a group setting with infants and toddlers as required for the CDA are considered by the Office of Head Start (OHS) to meet the EHS credential requirement.

    **AA/BA Coursework: No less than 15 semester credits for the associates’ degree or 30 semester credits for the bachelors’ degree in courses that focus specifically on child development, early childhood education, psychology, family development, health and physical development.  Such courses may have been taken in various departments, such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others and must specifically address infants and toddlers.

    It is the responsibility of each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on infants and toddlers (may require a copy of the course syllabus)

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     


     

    Family Advocate ( Helena, Shiloh)

    Location: Ohio              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor and PFCE/ERSEA Coordinator

    COMPENSATION: $11.29 Hourly  HS/GED   $12.19 Hourly Family Credential

                                    $13.30 Hourly AA             $14.41 Hourly BA or Higher

    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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    1. 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.
    1. 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.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is,within eighteen months of hire, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Assistant Cook

    Location: Williamsburg, Iowa              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Cook

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Cook

    COMPENSATION: $8.86 Hourly HS/GED 

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    The position of Assistant Cook 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 for assisting in the preparation and serving of meals and snacks and the clean up afterwards.  It includes following menus and all phases of kitchen operations.  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. It also contributes to the collection of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which allows for reimbursement for food service (important to the program budget).  Position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILiTIES:

    Food Service 

    1. Prepares and serves food and assists in any food related activities as directed by the cook.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
    2. Assists with maintenance of inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.
    3. Assists with the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.
    4. Oversees full kitchen operations in the absence of the cook.
    5. Assists the cook in carrying out a financially successful food service operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
    6. Assists with logging meals and snacks prepared and served in the menu book and following USDA/CACFP documentation required for food purchased, prepared and served.
    7. Acts as a resource and a team member with program staff to plan food-related experiences and other nutrition training and activities for the children and parents/families in the program.
    8. Supports staff and parents in preparing meals and snacks for meetings, planning sessions and other special events as requested and approved by the supervisor, staff person responsible for the nutrition content area or Program Director.
    9. Ensures that meals are presented in a manner that facilitates family style meal services for children and classroom staff.
    10. Ensures that dishes are returned to the kitchen for cleaning and preparation for the next meal.
    11. Responsible for proper storage of food and clean up of kitchen and equipment.
    12. Notifies supervisor of any safety or health issues or concerns.
    13. Participates in ongoing training in food preparation and nutrition.
    14. Assists the cook to utilize the CDI HS CACFP notebook system.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:   

    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.  Ability to meet state requirements (i.e., kitchen and/or health permit) required.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: Williamsburg, Iowa              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Preschool Teacher

    COMPENSATION:  $9.42 Hourly HS/GED     $9.97 Hourly CDA     11.08 Hourly AA or higher

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position works as a part of a teaching team to work as a partner with the teacher/lead teacher in developing activities for preschool (Head Start) children to provide them with varied experiences and an appropriate learning environment. Works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. Assistance is given to the teacher in carrying out the goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards. This position works with families to promote parent involvement in the program. In addition, this position might also serve as a Bus Monitor as part of the transportation services provided by the program. This position may be assigned additional duties based upon program need and areas of developing expertise. This position works along with the teacher/lead teacher to attain the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Preschool Classroom Activities
    1. Assists the teacher in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities including lesson plans.
    2. Provide sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.
    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.
    4. Participates in the screening, observation and documentation of children.
    5. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and proper social skills.
    6. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.
    7. Is familiar with each child and parent.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;

    2. Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of being hired into the position;

    3. An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or

    4. Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.
      Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the former grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description                                                                                                                                                      
      CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian

    Location: Williamsburg, Iowa              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION:  $14.36 Hourly

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

    The minimum requirement is high school diploma or G.E.D. and a current in-state Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with a School Bus and/or Passenger endorsement and/or other criteria specifically required by the state.This position requires pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post accident, random and return to work drug testing as part of the CDI Head Start Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Plan (#1039) and must be included in the DOT testing pool.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Center Supervisor (Elwood, Geneva, Lakeview, Lafayette, Kokomo)

    Location: Indiana              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Center Supervisor

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Education Manager

    COMPENSATION: $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA      $1,457.95  Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    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. 

    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.
    9. Receives and responds to verbal and written complaints about the program/center while managing the Parent/Community Complaint procedure at the center level.
    10. Implements and supports “best practices” in early education programming in conjunction with the early childhood staff when applicable.
    11. Plans for and equips indoor and outdoor areas to meet children’s developmental and safety needs in accordance with budget.
    12. Develops and facilitates a positive community presence in the community, focusing on networking opportunities, enhancement of volunteer participation and educational awareness efforts in regard to program needs.
    13. Responsible for monitoring and compliance with applicable local, state and federal rules, regulations and standards as well as with any state and federal contracts, health, safety and child care licensing regulations and renewal.
    14. Responsible for assuring compliance with quality assurance and program evaluation requirements.
    15. Meets with parents and community members as appropriate.

    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.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Child Development Specialist ( Elwood, Geneva, Kokomo, Lakeview, New Palenstine, Vincennes)

    Location: Indiana              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Child Development Specialist

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION: $1,218.89 Bi-Weekly AA or Higher

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is responsible to mentor a group of teachers providing guidance, training and technical assistance, oversee and monitor child development activities and planning.  Receives content area supervision, training and technical assistance from content area managers/specialist/coordinators.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    This position is responsible for assisting in the improvement of early learning through analysis and application of ECE best practice methods, identification and management of professional development opportunities, and follow-up and coaching of strategies related to individual professional development plan goals. This position may be called upon to provide backup to classrooms when needed. Duties of the position are described in major functional areas listed below.  Additional duties may be assigned.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or other related degree with at least two years of experience working with young children and families. One year supervisory experience preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.

    By September 30, 2013, the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 mandates that at least 50% of Head Start teachers nation-wide must have a baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or a baccalaureate or advanced degree in any subject, and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool-age children.

    *Coursework equivalent to a major related to Early Childhood Education includes but is not limited to the following:

    A. Teaching Credentials: licensure or certification by the state for Pre-K teachers recognized by the local school district or state education agency as qualifying teachers to teach pre-school children in that school district or state if the individual has at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching pre-school aged children.  This typically requires a bachelor’s degree plus licensure or certification.

    OR

    B. *CourseworkNo less than 15 semester credits for the associates degree or 30 semester credits for the bachelors degree in courses that focus specifically on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science, and children’s literature.  Such courses may have been taken in various departments, such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others and must specifically address young children.

    It is up to each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages three to five (may require a copy of the course syllabus).

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     


     

    Program Aide ( Elwood, Geneva, Kokomo, Lafayette, Lakeview, New Palenstine, Vincennes)

    Location: Indiana              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION: $8.52 Hourly HS/GED

    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:

    Classroom Aide-Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions and be prepared to go outdoors daily. Janitorial Aide Services -Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services. Kitchen Aide Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.) Disabilities Aide-Works with assigned children with disabilities. Supports the work of the classroom staff and managers, specialists and/or mental health consultant in carrying out individual plans for children with special needs

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    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.  Some states may require additional requirements for kitchen aide duties (i.e., kitchen permit).

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


     

    Teacher - Infant/Toddler ( Elwood, Geneva, Kokomo, Lafayette, Lakeview, New Palestine, Vincennes)

    Location: Indiana              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher - Infant/Toddler

    COMPENSATION:  $1,055.75 Bi-Weekly CDA    $1,163.48 Bi-Weekly AA     $1,396.39 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher 

    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:

    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.

    Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    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:
      1. 2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR
      2. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    4. Any degree** in any field; plus
      1. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    5. ECE degree

    Foreign degrees may be accepted, as long as the prospective employee has an evaluation service document that the degree is the equivalent of a US degree.

    *Comparable Credential: Alternative credential programs are available for infant and toddler teachers. State agencies as well as accredited colleges and universities have developed infant-toddler certificate and degree programs that meet or exceed the requirements for a CDA. Those programs that exceed the requirements for a CDA may award college credit that accrues toward a two year degree. Teachers who successfully complete such certificate programs that meet or exceed the 120 clock hours (120 hours) and professional experience requirements of at least 480 hours of experience working in a group setting with infants and toddlers as required for the CDA are considered by the Office of Head Start (OHS) to meet the EHS credential requirement.

    **AA/BA Coursework: No less than 15 semester credits for the associates’ degree or 30 semester credits for the bachelors’ degree in courses that focus specifically on child development, early childhood education, psychology, family development, health and physical development.  Such courses may have been taken in various departments, such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others and must specifically address infants and toddlers.

    It is the responsibility of each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on infants and toddlers (may require a copy of the course syllabus)

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     


     

    Teacher Preschool ( Elwood, Geneva, Kokomo, Lafayette, Lakeview, New Palenstine, Vincennes)

    Location: Indiana              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Preschool

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION:     $1,055.75 Bi-Weekly No Degree On Waiver         $1,163.48 Bi-Weekly AA       $1,396.39 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    Program Development

    1)    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.

    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 a 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.

     

    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.

    *Coursework equivalent to a major related to Early Childhood Education includes but is not limited to the following:

    A. Teaching Credentials: licensure or certification by the state for Pre-K teachers recognized by the local school district or state education agency as qualifying teachers to teach pre-school children in that school district or state if the individual has at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching pre-school aged children.  This typically requires a bachelor’s degree plus licensure or certification.

    OR

    B. *Coursework:  No less than 15 semester credits for the associates degree or 30 semester credits for the bachelors degree in courses that focus specifically on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science, and children’s literature.  Such courses may have been taken in various departments, such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others and must specifically address young children.

    It is up to each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages three to five (may require a copy of the course syllabus). 

    Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the former grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description.

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).  Within 90 days of employment, must obtain and continually maintain basic first aid and pediatric CPR certification (or sooner if required by local/state regulations).  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.  To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the CDI Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to CDI Head Start. Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

    Must have reliable transportation and if/when using own vehicle must have minimum automobile coverage required by state of employment.

    It is the responsibility of each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on infants and toddlers (may require a copy of the course syllabus)

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Assistant Cook (Elwood, Vincennes, New Palenstine, Lakeville, Kokomo, Geneva)

    Location: Indiana               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Cook

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Cook

    COMPENSATION: $8.86 Hourly HS/GED 

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    The position of Assistant Cook 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 for assisting in the preparation and serving of meals and snacks and the clean up afterwards.  It includes following menus and all phases of kitchen operations.  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. It also contributes to the collection of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which allows for reimbursement for food service (important to the program budget).  Position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILiTIES:

    Food Service 

    1. Prepares and serves food and assists in any food related activities as directed by the cook.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
    2. Assists with maintenance of inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.
    3. Assists with the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.
    4. Oversees full kitchen operations in the absence of the cook.
    5. Assists the cook in carrying out a financially successful food service operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
    6. Assists with logging meals and snacks prepared and served in the menu book and following USDA/CACFP documentation required for food purchased, prepared and served.
    7. Acts as a resource and a team member with program staff to plan food-related experiences and other nutrition training and activities for the children and parents/families in the program.
    8. Supports staff and parents in preparing meals and snacks for meetings, planning sessions and other special events as requested and approved by the supervisor, staff person responsible for the nutrition content area or Program Director.
    9. Ensures that meals are presented in a manner that facilitates family style meal services for children and classroom staff.
    10. Ensures that dishes are returned to the kitchen for cleaning and preparation for the next meal.
    11. Responsible for proper storage of food and clean up of kitchen and equipment.
    12. Notifies supervisor of any safety or health issues or concerns.
    13. Participates in ongoing training in food preparation and nutrition.
    14. Assists the cook to utilize the CDI HS CACFP notebook system.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:   

    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.  Ability to meet state requirements (i.e., kitchen and/or health permit) required.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Assistant Teacher ( Elwood, Vincennes, New Palenstine, Lakeview, Lafayette, Kokomo, Geneva)

    Location: Indiana              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Preschool Teacher

    COMPENSATION:  $9.42 Hourly HS/GED     $9.97 Hourly CDA     11.08 Hourly AA or higher

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position works as a part of a teaching team to work as a partner with the teacher/lead teacher in developing activities for preschool (Head Start) children to provide them with varied experiences and an appropriate learning environment. Works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. Assistance is given to the teacher in carrying out the goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards. This position works with families to promote parent involvement in the program. In addition, this position might also serve as a Bus Monitor as part of the transportation services provided by the program. This position may be assigned additional duties based upon program need and areas of developing expertise. This position works along with the teacher/lead teacher to attain the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Preschool Classroom Activities
    1. Assists the teacher in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities including lesson plans.
    2. Provide sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.
    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.
    4. Participates in the screening, observation and documentation of children.
    5. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and proper social skills.
    6. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.
    7. Is familiar with each child and parent.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;

    2. Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of being hired into the position;

    3. An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or

    4. Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.
      Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the former grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description                                                                                                                                                      
      CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian ( Elwood, Geneva, Kokomo. Lafayette, Lakeview, New Palenstine, Vincennes)

    Location: Indiana              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION:  $14.36 Hourly

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

    The minimum requirement is high school diploma or G.E.D. and a current in-state Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with a School Bus and/or Passenger endorsement and/or other criteria specifically required by the state.This position requires pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post accident, random and return to work drug testing as part of the CDI Head Start Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Plan (#1039) and must be included in the DOT testing pool.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Family Advocate

    Location: Williamsburg, Iowa              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor and PFCE/ERSEA Coordinator

    COMPENSATION: $11.29 Hourly  HS/GED   $12.19 Hourly Family Credential

                                    $13.30 Hourly AA             $14.41 Hourly BA or Higher

    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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    1. 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.
    1. 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.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is,within eighteen months of hire, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Center Supervisor

    Location: Williamsburg, Iowa              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Center Supervisor

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Education Manager

    COMPENSATION: $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA      $1,457.95  Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    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. 

    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.
    9. Receives and responds to verbal and written complaints about the program/center while managing the Parent/Community Complaint procedure at the center level.
    10. Implements and supports “best practices” in early education programming in conjunction with the early childhood staff when applicable.
    11. Plans for and equips indoor and outdoor areas to meet children’s developmental and safety needs in accordance with budget.
    12. Develops and facilitates a positive community presence in the community, focusing on networking opportunities, enhancement of volunteer participation and educational awareness efforts in regard to program needs.
    13. Responsible for monitoring and compliance with applicable local, state and federal rules, regulations and standards as well as with any state and federal contracts, health, safety and child care licensing regulations and renewal.
    14. Responsible for assuring compliance with quality assurance and program evaluation requirements.
    15. Meets with parents and community members as appropriate.

    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.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Child Development Specialist

    Location: Williamsburg, Iowa              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Child Development Specialist

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION: $1,218.89 Bi-Weekly AA or Higher

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is responsible to mentor a group of teachers providing guidance, training and technical assistance, oversee and monitor child development activities and planning.  Receives content area supervision, training and technical assistance from content area managers/specialist/coordinators.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    This position is responsible for assisting in the improvement of early learning through analysis and application of ECE best practice methods, identification and management of professional development opportunities, and follow-up and coaching of strategies related to individual professional development plan goals. This position may be called upon to provide backup to classrooms when needed. Duties of the position are described in major functional areas listed below.  Additional duties may be assigned.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or other related degree with at least two years of experience working with young children and families. One year supervisory experience preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.

    By September 30, 2013, the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 mandates that at least 50% of Head Start teachers nation-wide must have a baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or a baccalaureate or advanced degree in any subject, and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool-age children.

    *Coursework equivalent to a major related to Early Childhood Education includes but is not limited to the following:

    A. Teaching Credentials: licensure or certification by the state for Pre-K teachers recognized by the local school district or state education agency as qualifying teachers to teach pre-school children in that school district or state if the individual has at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching pre-school aged children.  This typically requires a bachelor’s degree plus licensure or certification.

    OR

    B. *CourseworkNo less than 15 semester credits for the associates degree or 30 semester credits for the bachelors degree in courses that focus specifically on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science, and children’s literature.  Such courses may have been taken in various departments, such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others and must specifically address young children.

    It is up to each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages three to five (may require a copy of the course syllabus).

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     


     

    Cook

    Location: Williamsburg, Iowa              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Cook

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION:   $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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    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).

    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.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Program Aide

    Location: Williamsburg, Iowa              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION: $8.52 Hourly HS/GED

    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:

    Classroom Aide-Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions and be prepared to go outdoors daily. Janitorial Aide Services -Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services. Kitchen Aide Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.) Disabilities Aide-Works with assigned children with disabilities. Supports the work of the classroom staff and managers, specialists and/or mental health consultant in carrying out individual plans for children with special needs

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    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.  Some states may require additional requirements for kitchen aide duties (i.e., kitchen permit).

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


     

    Teacher - Infant/Toddler

    Location: Williamsburg, Iowa              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher - Infant/Toddler

    COMPENSATION:  $1,055.75 Bi-Weekly CDA    $1,163.48 Bi-Weekly AA     $1,396.39 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher 

    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:

    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.

    Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    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:
      1. 2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR
      2. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    4. Any degree** in any field; plus
      1. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    5. ECE degree

    Foreign degrees may be accepted, as long as the prospective employee has an evaluation service document that the degree is the equivalent of a US degree.

    *Comparable Credential: Alternative credential programs are available for infant and toddler teachers. State agencies as well as accredited colleges and universities have developed infant-toddler certificate and degree programs that meet or exceed the requirements for a CDA. Those programs that exceed the requirements for a CDA may award college credit that accrues toward a two year degree. Teachers who successfully complete such certificate programs that meet or exceed the 120 clock hours (120 hours) and professional experience requirements of at least 480 hours of experience working in a group setting with infants and toddlers as required for the CDA are considered by the Office of Head Start (OHS) to meet the EHS credential requirement.

    **AA/BA Coursework: No less than 15 semester credits for the associates’ degree or 30 semester credits for the bachelors’ degree in courses that focus specifically on child development, early childhood education, psychology, family development, health and physical development.  Such courses may have been taken in various departments, such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others and must specifically address infants and toddlers.

    It is the responsibility of each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on infants and toddlers (may require a copy of the course syllabus)

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     


     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Williamsburg, Iowa              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Preschool

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    COMPENSATION:     $1,055.75 Bi-Weekly No Degree On Waiver         $1,163.48 Bi-Weekly AA       $1,396.39 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    Program Development

    1)    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.

    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 a 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.

     

    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.

    *Coursework equivalent to a major related to Early Childhood Education includes but is not limited to the following:

    A. Teaching Credentials: licensure or certification by the state for Pre-K teachers recognized by the local school district or state education agency as qualifying teachers to teach pre-school children in that school district or state if the individual has at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching pre-school aged children.  This typically requires a bachelor’s degree plus licensure or certification.

    OR

    B. *Coursework:  No less than 15 semester credits for the associates degree or 30 semester credits for the bachelors degree in courses that focus specifically on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science, and children’s literature.  Such courses may have been taken in various departments, such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others and must specifically address young children.

    It is up to each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages three to five (may require a copy of the course syllabus). 

    Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the former grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description.

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).  Within 90 days of employment, must obtain and continually maintain basic first aid and pediatric CPR certification (or sooner if required by local/state regulations).  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.  To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the CDI Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to CDI Head Start. Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

    Must have reliable transportation and if/when using own vehicle must have minimum automobile coverage required by state of employment.

    It is the responsibility of each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on infants and toddlers (may require a copy of the course syllabus)

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

    Food Services Coordinator

    Location: Admin Office - Millbury, OH              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Food Services Coordinator

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position serves as a member of the MSHS Central Office team to provide oversight and support for food services for all Migrant Seasonal Head Start services in all regions and states. Responsible for monitoring and providing ongoing training and technical assistance to Cooks, Cook Aides and other staff as it relates to CACFP. Implements a process of ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement for achieving program goals and works to strengthen overall program quality and service delivery.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES: 

            Implementation and Recordkeeping

    1.   Rotate between centers to mentor and guide cooking staff in meal preparation, inventory control, and completion of required CACFP paperwork.
    2.   Responsible for training newly hired staff, on CACFP required topics specific to job functions.
    3.   Mentors and guides Center Managers, Cooks, Cook Aides, and center staff on CACFP record keeping requirements.
    4.   Provide orientation to staff for compliance with appropriate substitutions to maintain optimal inventory and eliminate food waste.
    5.   Provide support to Cooks and Cooks Aides to in interpreting and implementing approved menus and recipes.
    6.   Mentor and guides Cooks and Cook Aides on maintaining food service sanitation standards for the cooking facility by following Federal, State and Local Sanitation requirements.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is an associate degree in a health or nutrition field or other closely related field. Registered dietitian or nutritionist preferred. Experience working in nutrition and or food service arena and working with low-income clients preferred. Experience working in Child and Adult Care Food Program is preferred.  Experience and knowledge of family-strengths/family-centered practice preferred.

     

    Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the prior grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description.

     

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment. To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the CDI Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to CDI Head Start. Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

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

     

     

     

    Education Manager

    Location: Admin Office - Elwood, IN              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Education Manager

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    COMPENSATION:  $1,595.43 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    The Education and Early Childhood Development content area is an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start.  It plays an important part in supporting the goals of the program.  This position is responsible for the education and early childhood development portion of 1304 and 1306 of the Head Start Performance Standards.  This includes working to develop an 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.  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 REPONSIBILTIES:

     

    Program Administration And Coordination

    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.

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

    b.    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.

    c.    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. 

    d.    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).

    2)    Coordinates with the local early intervention program (Part C) and/or local education agency (Part B) (if appropriate).

    3)     Serves as the chair of the Education Committee (where convened), coordinating meeting schedules, minutes, etc.

    4)    Coordinates management team to complete the program’s written “School Readiness Plan” which includes the Alignment Document, Data Analysis Report, and Program Goals for Improving Children’s School Readiness.  Update annually. 

    5)    Works closely with management to assure adequate classroom supplies and

    equipment are available to staff and that buses (where applicable) and schedules are appropriate for young children.

    6)    Observes individual children as requested by teachers and provides suggestions for behavior management and educational programming.

    7)    Works closely with other staff, parents and managers/coordinators/specialists and/or consultants to support arrangements for identification, referrals, parent permission, confidentiality of records, evaluation and individual program planning for children with special needs.

     

     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.

    By September 30, 2013, the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 mandates that anyone holding the position of Education Services Manager have, as a minimum requirement, one of the following:  a baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or a baccalaureate or advanced degree, and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool-age children; and the capacity to assist other teachers in implementing and adapting curricula to the group and individual needs of children in a Head Start classroom.

    *Coursework equivalent to a major related to Early Childhood Education includes but is not limited to the following:

    A. Teaching Credentials: licensure or certification by the state for Pre-K teachers recognized by the local school district or state education agency as qualifying teachers to teach pre-school children in that school district or state if the individual has at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching pre-school aged children.  This typically requires a bachelor’s degree plus licensure or certification.

     

    OR

     

    B. *Coursework:  No less than 30 credits within the bachelors degree in courses that focus on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science, and children’s literature.  Such courses may have been taken in various departments, such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others. 

    It is up to each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of Early Childhood Education or Child Development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages three to five (may require a copy of the course syllabus).  

    Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the former grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description.

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.   To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the CDI Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to CDI Head Start.  Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

     

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

     

    PFCE/ERSEA Coordinator

    Location: Admin Office - Elwood, IN              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: PFCE/ERSEA Coordinator

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    COMPENSATION:  $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA          $1,569.78 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    The Family and Community Partnerships area of the Head Start/Early Head Start program plays an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start and plays an important part in supporting the goals of the program. This position is responsible for oversight and development of systems to provide opportunities and support for growth of Head Start/Early Head Start families so they can identify their own strengths, needs and interests and find their own solutions.  Developing a parent and community volunteer program and being the lead on child abuse and neglect issues are also part of this positions responsibilities.  Developing relationships with community partners, to whom families can be referred for services, is also a key function of this position.  This position is responsible for ensuring Family and Community Partnership services are supported by staff and/or consultants with training and experience in field(s) related to social, human or family services.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    a.    Program Administration and Coordination

    1)    As the lead and in consultation with the other managers/specialists/coordinators:

    a)    Monitors compliance with child care licensing guidelines and the assigned Head Start Program Performance Standards.

    b)    Establishes policies and procedures for the family and community partnership portion of the program that support the effective implementation of services to families.

    c)    Establishes policies and procedures for the social services portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of these services.

    d)    Develops a system for the provision of case management and referral for social services to Head Start/Early Head Start families in cooperation with other social services, health and mental health agencies and providers through community partnership agreements.

    e)    Develops and implements a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of activities within the program to assure that family’s needs are being met (family outcomes).

    f)     Sets up systems to direct services with families including the Family Partnership Agreement process, case management process, and referral and follow-up activities.  Ensures that a family-strengths/family-centered practice is understood and followed by staff.

    g)    Establishes relationships with community partners and identifies resources that can be made available to families.  Initiates and tracks community partnership agreements.  Establishes and monitors contracts for services (e.g. ABE/GED courses, food banks, clothing banks, child support enforcement, etc.). 

    h)    Works with the other managers/specialists/coordinators to develop a system utilizing a child tracking system for implementation of family partnership agreements and the tracking of referrals, individual contacts, home visits and follow-ups (e.g. HSFIS, Child Plus, Child Tracks, File Tracks, etc.).

    i)      Determines the collective training needs of the family services staff (case managers) and assists in development of professional development plans for all family services staff, coordinating a training schedule throughout the year.

    j)      Works cooperatively with staff person responsible for health (child safety) for establishing an emergency management system in cooperation with the community.

    k)    Responsible for 1305 ERSEA.  Monitors waiting list and assures the list is viable each month.  Ensures that the program is at full enrollment within 30 days of start of program services and that all vacancies are filled within 30 days through the year.  Ensures that data is correct and entered into the monthly enrollment report. Coordinates recruitment activities in the community.

    l)      Provides input into any community assessment activities; may lead as necessary.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably related to one or more of the disciplines they oversee. One year supervisory/management experience preferred.  Two years’ experience in case management preferred.  

     

    Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the former grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description.

     

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.   To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the CDI Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to CDI Head Start.  Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

     

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

     

    Transportation Coordinator

    Location:Admin Office - Elwood, IN              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Transportation Coordinator

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    COMPENSATION:  $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA         $1,569.78 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    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 the overall operation of the Head Start/Early Head Start transportation program ensuring the safe and efficient transport of children and parents/families between program activities and home and on field trips. Responsibilities include minor maintenance of the buses and/or vans, ensuring that they are kept clean and in safe repair at all times; ensuring licenses, insurance, inspections and other required permits are maintained to comply with all local, state and federal regulations, including the appropriate licensing of drivers; monitoring a mandatory safety-sensitive (DOT drug-testing) program; hiring, training, supervising and evaluating drivers; and determining and monitoring bus routes.  In addition, this position oversees any vehicle leasing and/or transportation contracts; arranges for cost-effective vehicle maintenance agreements with vendors; and depending on program design, may serve as a substitute for regular drivers as needed if qualified.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    a.    Transportation Administration And Coordination

    1)    Responsible for the following:

    a.    Develops a system for administering and monitoring compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards in the applicable content areas.

    b.    Establishes policies and procedures for the transportation portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of transportation services.

    2)    Keeps up to date and is knowledgeable of Head Start Performance Standards, with specific knowledge of  (Subpart F – 1303.70-.75) Transportation Services.

    3)    Work with drivers and center staff to establish the safest and most efficient routes possible given the location of the children and center.

    4)    Ensure the drivers are in compliance with the mandatory drug testing program that meets local, state and federal regulations.

    5)    Develops, oversees and monitors a communication system with all buses that ensures there is communication between buses and the program at all times when buses are on the road with children.

    6)    Ensure that all licenses, permits and inspections are completed as required by local, state and federal regulations.

    7)    Develop a system for training and evaluating drivers on a regular basis including drivers attending a combination of annual classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction; and ensure annual reviews for drivers that include onboard observation of road performance.

    8)    With managers/specialists, schedule CPR, First Aid and other courses and workshops necessary to ensure a trained and competent staff of drivers and individuals serving as bus aides.  Tracks compliance with all requirements.

    9)    Serves as substitute driver and signs and follows Bus Driver job description when driving agency buses (only if individual possesses a valid CDL with the appropriate endorsements) and other agency vehicles. 

    10) Ensure that Bus Driver and Bus Monitor collaborate in teaching children the correct safety procedures for boarding and exiting a bus as well as the danger zones around the vehicle.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is an AA degree with two years related experience and demonstrated knowledge of transportation services including pupil transportation. Knowledge of traffic laws/traffic regulations, with experience overseeing systems such as transportation in a business or academic setting. 

     

     

    If the employee holding this position possesses a CDL and ever drives a commercial motor vehicle requiring a CDL, whether the individual drives on a full time, part time or substitute basis the employee will be covered by CDI HS Policy Memo #01039 -Transportation Drug and Alcohol testing Policy. 

     

    Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the former grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description.

     

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.   To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the CDI Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to CDI Head Start.  Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

     

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

     

    Health Coordinator

    Location:Admin Office - Elwood, IN              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Health Coordinator

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    COMPENSATION:  $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA        $1,569.78 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    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. 

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Implementation and Recordkeeping

    1)    Responsible for the following:  

    a.    Monitors compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards and child care licensing guidelines, specifically related to health and safety.

    b.    Establishes policies and procedures for the health portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of health services.

    c.    Medical, dental, mental health, nutrition and child safety areas.

    d.    Emergency Management System in collaboration with staff person responsible for family and community partnerships.

    e.    CACFP: Works cooperatively with staff person responsible for fiscal/AR in monitoring the CACFP program and completing the application for sponsorship in cooperation with Denver.  Uses the CDI HS CACFP Notebook system.  Checks menu books for complete, appropriate, accurate documentation.  Conducts kitchen monitoring reviews.

    2)    Develops a list of local health and related resources and defines procedures for effective use of these resources.  Initiates and establishes working relationships with local providers through contractual agreements as appropriate.

    3)    Establishes a system for providing health and nutrition education to families through workshops, parent meetings, handouts, etc.

    4)    Develops and implements a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of activities within the program.  Keeps complete records and documentation of all contacts.

    Develops system for maintenance of individual health records on children in conjunction with family services staff.  Ensures that health records are reviewed, evaluated and interpreted.  Maintains vital statistics and other data affecting health services

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    If this position is responsible for the management and oversight of family services, health services, or services to children with disabilities, the minimum requirement is 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.  

     

     

    Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the prior grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description.

     

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).  Within 90 days of employment, must obtain and continually maintain basic first aid and pediatric CPR certification (or sooner if required by local/state regulations).  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.   To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the CDI Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to CDI Head Start.  Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

     

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

                                                        

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