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    Teacher Infant/ Toddler (2)

    Location: Falfurrias, Texas              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:     Teacher  Infant / Toddler

    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. Attends and participates in all required meetings, activities, pre-service and in-service training that includes but is not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.
    2. Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices.
    3. Works as a team member with the other education staff, parents and Parent Committee members to develop curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.
    4. Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.

    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:

    Infant/Toddler CDA

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

    **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.

     

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

     

    Please use this link to complete an online application.

     

    http://www.cdiheadstart.org/programs/jobpostings/allhsjobs.aspx

     

     

     

     

    Nutrition Coordinator

    Location: Laredo TX              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                       Nutrition Coordinator

    SALARY:                                             $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly   AA           

                                                                $1,569.78 Bi-Weekly  BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:             Regional Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

    Nutrition 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 nutrition and food services content areas of the Head Start/Early Head Start program. The position is responsible for collaborating on the development and implementation of the program, tracking and record keeping, community relations and outreach.  The position could involve provision of direct services in the nutrition area only if the individual is licensed/registered as such in the state of service.  This position provides content area training and technical supervision to other agency staff and ensures nutrition services are supported by staff or consultants who are registered dietitians or nutritionists.

     

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    1)    Responsible for establishing policies and procedures for the nutrition portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of nutrition services.

    2)    Develops a list of local nutrition 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 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.

    5)    Develops system for maintenance of nutrition records on children.  Ensures nutrition records are reviewed, evaluated and interpreted.  Ensures health records, vital statistics and other data affecting nutrition services are maintained.

    6)    Takes the lead on the following:

    a.    Identifies and is Knowledgeable of Nutrition Resources:  Establishes relationships and develops a thorough knowledge of health resources for families including Medicaid, the state CHIP Program, state health services and other community resources that assist families in establishing a medical home.

    b.    Establishes, Negotiates and Monitors Contracts with Nutrition Service Providers:  Establishes contracts with nutrition professionals to provide services to the Head Start/Early Head Start program in such areas as nutrition consultation, and others as necessary.  Contracts may include consultant and/or volunteer services.

         7)    Works cooperatively with the staff person responsible for the overall health content area in planning, convening and implementation of policies and procedures of the semi-annual Health Services Advisory Committee.

          8)    Maintains up-to-date knowledge of Performance Standards including specific knowledge of Child Nutrition and Disabilities (1308) portion of the Standards.

          9)    Oversees the screening, re-screening and follow-up for all nutrition services.

        10) Participates in staffing of children and is responsible for all nutrition recommendations, as necessary.  Attends IEP/IFSP meetings as requested.

        11) Serves as a nutrition resource or arranges for nutrition resource specialist for teachers, home visitors and family services staff.

        12) Assists in the development of protocols as necessary to support least restrictive environment for children.

       13) Provides resource information to staff and families on an as-needed basis.  Assists in providing current information for the Community Resource Guide to the staff person responsible for the family and community partnerships content area.

      14) Follows the state and federal regulations pertaining to child abuse and neglect, and maintains strict confidentiality of all information.  Coordinates with family community partnership staff in this area.

      15) Works closely with disabilities services staff in the assessment process and follow up to assure that the special needs of each child with disabilities are met in the nutrition and food services areas.

     16) Arranges for nutrition services to Head Start/Early Head Start families in cooperation with other agencies/providers.  Oversees referral of parents and children to other agencies/providers as needed.

      17) Arranges for a nutrition consultant to be available for staff meetings, parent training sessions, etc.

      18) Develops community resources for provision of services to children with nutrition concerns.

      19) Collaborates with early childhood education staff to facilitate the integration of nutrition inclusion activities in the classroom curriculum.

      20) Works with staff to assist teachers to identify children who show signs of problems such as weight issues, eating disorders, allergies, etc.

      21) Eats periodically in each classroom to monitor food acceptance, portions and appeal.  Provides feedback to kitchen staff.

            22) Coordinates with WIC, local food banks, etc                                                                                                                                                  

       

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Minimum requirement is an associate’s 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 and knowledge of family-strengths/family-centered practice preferred.

    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.

     

     

     


     

    Preschool Teacher

    Location: Mathis, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Preschool

    $1,055.75 Bi-weekly on waiver 
    $1,163.48 Bi-weekly AA
    $1,1396.39 Bi-weekly BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY: This position serves as the lead worker in a classroom of Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. 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 RESPONSIBILITIES: 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: 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

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian (2)

    Location: Eagle Pass, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    $14.36 Hourly

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    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)    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.

    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. 

     

    Teacher Infant/Toddler

    Location: Mathis, Texas               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:     Teacher  Infant / Toddler

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:     Center Supervisor 

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Infant/Toddler

    $1,055.75 Bi-weekly CDA 
    $1,163.48 Bi-weekly AA 
    $1,396.39 Bi-weekly BA or higher

    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. Attends and participates in all required meetings, activities, pre-service and in-service training that includes but is not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.
    2. Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices.
    3. Works as a team member with the other education staff, parents and Parent Committee members to develop curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.
    4. Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.

    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:

    Infant/Toddler CDA

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

    **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.

     

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

    Please use this link to complete an online application.

    http://www.cdiheadstart.org/programs/jobpostings/allhsjobs.aspx

     

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: Uvalde, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher 

    $9.42 Hourly HS/GED

    $9.97 Hourly CDA

    $11.08 Hourly AA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    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. 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.

    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.

     

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location:Crystal City, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher 

    $9.42 Hourly HS/GED

    $9.97 Hourly CDA

    $11.08 Hourly AA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    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. 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.

    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.

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Crystal City, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Preschool

    $1,055.75 Bi-weekly No Degree on Waiver 
    $1,163.48 Bi-weekly AA
    $1,1396.39 Bi-weekly BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position serves as the lead worker in a classroom of Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. 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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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:

    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;

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

     

     

     

    Program Aide

    Location: Crystal City, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    $8.55 hourly HS/GED

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position works as a part of a team to assist in activities in the areas of the classroom, kitchen and bus and/or to serve as a disabilities aide as needed. The position contains elements of job descriptions of positions with titles similar classroom aide, 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:

    1) Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.
    2) Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions and be prepared to go outdoors daily.
    3) Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.
    4) Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and social skills.
    5) Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.
    6) Assists the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises (e.g., at Family Nights, copying newsletters, cutting out classroom materials, making phone calls,           etc.).
    7) Serves as a temporary substitute in the periodic absence of the assistant teacher or teacher.

    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).

                                                        

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