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    Teacher Infant Toddler

    Location: Yerrington              Apply For this Job

     TITLE OF POSITION:                       Teacher - Infant/Toddler

    $1,055.75 Bi-Weekly on Waiver

    $1,163.48 Bi-Weekly AA                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    $1,396.39 BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:              Center Supervisor 

    A.  GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

    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 may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.  The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. 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. Develops an individual plan for each child to include goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established goals (outcomes).
    4. Schedules home visits and parent-teacher conferences with families as required and on an as-needed basis and documents these events.
    1. Infant/Toddler Program Implementation
    1. Provides a safe, healthy and well-managed environment so that children will have comfortable learning and growing experiences. Sets up the physical environment to meet the changing needs of infants and toddlers.
    2. Demonstrates an understanding of infant-toddler development applying this knowledge in practice.
    3. Participates in Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings.
    4. Participates in on-going training and development specific to working with infants and toddlers and their families, including infant/toddler development, communication and safety issues such as reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
    5. Responsible for knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, content areas and functions of the infant/toddler curriculum including familiarity with the Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practices and state child care licensing regulations.
    6. Conducts developmental screening of infants and toddlers’ motor, language, social, cognitive, perceptual and emotional levels.
    7. Ensures an appropriate written Transition Plan for all children, six months before their third birthday; provides parents with training and information.Establishes communication to facilitate and coordinate the transition.

    c.   Record keeping

    1. Submits monthly progress reports to the supervisor as scheduled.
    2. Maintains child records in cooperation with the family services/case management staff.
    3. Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation and recordkeeping for successful individual and program planning.

    d.   Parent Involvement and Community Relations

    1. Establishes positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents of the children.
    2. Schedules and arranges meetings, and documents parent-teacher conferences and home visits as required.
    3. Collects monthly in-kind records from parents participating and submits to local Head Start administrative office.
    4. Writes a classroom newsletter once every other month beginning in October and provides center news for the program newsletter as requested.
    5. Works closely with local school system(s), as appropriate, for shared activities, registration and smooth transition.

    e.  Child and Adult Care Food Program

    1. Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.
    2. Be knowledgeable about CACFP requirements regarding portions and components of each meal service.

    f.  Supervision

    1. Provides daily supervision of all classroom staff, monitors employee performance and classroom activities.Conducts competency assessments and performance evaluation of assigned staff and volunteers.
    1. EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.
    2. Responsible for understanding Head Start Performance Standards and local child care licensing regulations.
    3. 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.
    4. Develops and implements a plan and system of continuous ongoing monitoring and evaluation of activities within the program.

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    H.  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.

    **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.

    Bilingual helpful (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 

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

    I.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • May be required to lift up to 30 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.

    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

     

     

    Cook

    Location: Lubbock, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Cook

    $10.53 Hourly HS/GED

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

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

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

            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.

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location:Floydada, 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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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:

    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 Infant Toddler (2)

    Location:Floydada, TX              Apply For this Job

    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

     

    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.

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location:Muleshoe, 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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.

     

    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).

     

    Teacher-Preschool

    Location: Yerrington               Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                Teacher-Preschool

    $1,055.75 Bi-Weekly on Waiver

    $1,163.48 Bi-Weekly AA                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    $1,396.39 BA or Higher

     IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Center Supervisor

    A.   GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

    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 may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.  The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

      a.   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. Develops an individual plan for each child to include goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established goals (outcomes).
      4. Schedules home visits and parent-teacher conferences with families as required and on an as-needed basis and documents these events.

      b.   Preschool Program Implementation

      1. Supervises all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities.
      2. Plans and provides a developmentally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and experiences in a manner appropriate to the ages, languages and cultures of children served.
      3. Shares pertinent information with family services/case management staff to ensure coordinated services that meet the needs of individual children and families.
      4. Supervises and eats nutritionally prepared meals with the children as a curriculum activity, to model good nutrition and proper social skills.

      c.   Recordkeeping

      1. Submits monthly progress reports to the supervisor as scheduled.
      2. Maintains child records in cooperation with the family services/case management staff.
      3. Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation and recordkeeping for successful individual and program planning.

      d.   Parent Involvement and Community Relations

      1. Establishes positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents of the children.
      2. Schedules and arranges meetings, and documents parent-teacher conferences and home visits as required.
      3. Collects monthly in-kind records from parents participating and submits to local Head Start administrative office.
      4. Writes a classroom newsletter once every other month beginning in October and provides center news for the program newsletter as requested.
      5. Works closely with local school system(s), as appropriate, for shared activities, registration and smooth transition.

      e.  Child and Adult Care Food Program

      1. Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.
      2. Be knowledgeable about CACFP requirements regarding portions and components of each meal service.

        f.  Supervision

        1. Provides daily supervision of all classroom staff, monitors employee performance and classroom activities.Conducts competency assessments and performance evaluation of assigned staff and volunteers.
    2. EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.
    2. Responsible for understanding Head Start Performance Standards and local child care licensing regulations.
    3. 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.
    4. Develops and implements a plan and system of continuous ongoing monitoring and evaluation of activities within the program.

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    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;

    A. Teaching Credentials: license 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 license 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. 

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits, parent-teacher conferences, Parent Committee meetings, social and community events.

    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

     

    Child Development Specialist

    Location: Winnemucca              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                      Child Development Specialist

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:           Center Supervisor 

    $1,218.89 Bi-weekly AA or Higher

    A.   GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

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

    B.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

    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 strategies related to individual professional development plan goals. This position may be called upon to provide backup to classrooms when needed. Additional duties may be assigned.

    1.EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES – ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    a.  Program Development

    1. Contribute to a positive community presence in the community, focusing on networking opportunities, enhancement of volunteer participation and educational awareness efforts in regard to program needs.
    2. Monitors and oversees all areas of child development activities and planning.
    3. Assists teachers in planning and providing a developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and learning experiences in a manner appropriate to children's ages and stages of development.
    4. Observes classrooms instruction and children's learning experiences that support the advancement of their social-emotional,intellectual, linguistic and physical competence including improving the readiness of children for school.
    5. Receives, responds, and submits internal referrals submitted by teachers, Family Advocates, and outside agencies to D/MH Coordinator and participates in In-house staffing.
    6. In collaboration with D/MH Coordinator Reviews IEPs/IFSP with teaching staff and ensures teachers implement intervention strategies as per child’s plan and needs.
    7. Participates in IEP/IFSP in collaboration with interdisciplinary team in meetings with LEA/EI along with parents, teachers, and Family Advocates, and will obtain information on children’s needs and services.
    8. Under direction of D/MH Coordination coordinates and/or initiates follow-up efforts on all referrals and informs teaching staff of children’s concerns addressed in the Individual Child Development Plan.
    9. Under the direction of Center Supervisor participates in all aspects of the child’s transition process, including with LEAs/EI Programs.

    c. RECORD KEEPING AND FISCAL

    1. Submits verbal and/or written reports to supervisor and/or the Program Director on the activities and status of the center on a regular basis.
    2. Assists in the monitoring of all children’s files for content, organization and security.
    3. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.

    d. TRAINING

    1. Collaborates and provides input to Education Manager/Specialist/Coordinator in charge of early childhood education, in planning pre-service and on-going in-service for classroom staff.
    2. Maintains minutes, sign in sheets, in-kind forms, training logs, etc.
    3. Assists Education Manager/Specialist/Coordinator and Mentor Coaches in charge of early childhood education to work with individual Teachers to develop Staff Development plans for obtaining an AA or BA degree in Early Childhood Education.

    2.EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

     Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.

    1. Monitors compliance of Head Start Program Performance and State requirements, and program policies and procedures.
    2. Assume Center Manager responsibilities in his/her absence.

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED TO ENSURE THE SUCCESSFUL OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM.

    H. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE  

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

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 

    I.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    •  Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in center and classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.

     

    Center Supervisor

    Location: Yerrington               Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                       Center Supervisor

     IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:         See Organizational Chart

    $1,395.36 Bi Weekly AA

    $1,457.95 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher 

     A.  GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

    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. 

    B.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    Duties of the position are described in major functional areas listed below.  Additional duties may be assigned.

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Program Administration And Coordination
    1. Arranges and schedules substitutes for the center classrooms.
    2. Arranges for family, staff work days for center improvements, fairs, events, etc.
    3. Responsible for monthly safety checks, fire drills and safety meetings as well as updating of the Safety Log.
    4. Investigates any child or staff incidents, assuring all forms are complete and notifying the appropriate authorities and/or supervisor.
    5. Receives and responds to verbal and written complaints about the program/center while managing the Parent/Community Complaint procedure at the center level.
    6. Plans for and equips indoor and outdoor areas to meet children’s developmental and safety needs in accordance with budget.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    1. Recordkeeping And Fiscal
    1. Maintains filing, tracking and documentation systems.
    2. Submits verbal and/or written reports to immediate supervisor or Program Director on the activities and status of the center on a regular basis.
    3. Monitors staff attendance, collects, verifies and signs all staff time sheets and leave requests, verifying accuracy.
    4. Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.
    1. Supervision and Training
    1. With content area managers/specialists/coordinators plans and implements pre-service and ongoing in-service for cooks, teachers, assistant teachers and program aides, etc.
    2. Arranges for training and family nights and Parent Committees for parents.Maintains minutes, sign in sheets, in-kind forms, training logs, etc.
    3. Assists staff member responsible for early childhood education and career development to work with individual teachers to develop training plans for obtaining an AA degree or higher in Early Childhood Education.
    4. Becomes thoroughly familiar with and follows the CDI Head Start Employee Handbook Human Resources Policies and Procedures and the CDI Head Start Operations Manual(s) and ensure that all center staff are aware of these manuals and any changes that may occur.

    H.        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.

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).  PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • May occasionally need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • Travel by car, bus, airplane or train may also be required associated with attendance at conferences, meetings and other duties carried out at distant locations in and out of state and in some cases where some overnight travel may be required.
    • May be required to lift up to 45 pounds.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits, parent- teacher conferences, Parent Committee meetings, social and community events.

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian

    Location: Yerrington               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.
    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.
    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Bus Driving 
    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. Establishes a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents and the children.
    4. Ensures that parents and children follow the program rules when riding the vehicles.
    5. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    6. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    7. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.
    8. Ensures that the bus is empty at the end of each run and that all children are accounted for.
    9. Familiar with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) rules and other local transportation regulations as applicable.
    10. Ensures that children are released only to authorized individuals.
    11. Basic first aid administration in case of injury.
    12. Special equipment operation such as wheelchair lifts, assistance devices or special occupant restraints.
    1. Maintenance and Training
    1. Monitors and maintains all vehicle fluid levels.
    2. Keeps the interior of the vehicle clean at all times.
    3. Cleans the exterior of the vehicle as weather allows.
    4. Maintains required paperwork for vehicle maintenance and program requirements.
    5. Reports any damage or malfunction immediately to the staff person in charge of transportation supervision.
    6. Performs daily safety checklist of the bus, including maintenance of fire safety supplies on the bus and communication system between buses and the program.
    7. Performs emergency bus drills.
    8. Responsible for gas and oil receipts and recording and submitting totals to immediate supervisor as well as reconciling receipts with statements.Follows up on charges that do not reconcile.
    9. Collaborates with the Bus Monitor in teaching children the correct safety procedures for boarding and exiting a bus as well as the danger zones around the vehicle.
    10. Participates in an annual review which includes on board observation of road performance.
    11. Attends a combination of annual classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction. Maintains necessary transportation records.
    12. Participates in any additional training to meet State or local transportation requirements.
    Custodial 
    1. Planning And Training
    1. Collects information; participates in planning, upgrading and minor repairs of facilities.
    2. Prepares estimates of the material and labor costs of maintenance projects.
    3. Acquires knowledge of federal, state and local safety and building code requirements related to Head Start/Early Head Start facilities within first month on the job, including, but is not restricted to, OSHA and MSDS chemical inventory, “Right to Know” training, etc.
    Cleans facilities on a daily basis and ensures that assigned facilities are clean and free of hazards.  Cleans classrooms, hallways, floors, bathrooms, offices, entrances, etc.
    1. Performs routine maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and maintaining equipment used in the course of work.
    2. Reports safety, sanitation, and fire hazards to supervisor and/or staff person in charge of facilities.
    3. Performs routine maintenance of buildings and grounds during program breaks and more often, as needed.
    4. Performs outdoor tasks such as snow removal, sweeping steps, porches and drives, maintaining parking lot, mowing lawns, trimming shrubs and trees, raking gravel or leaves, clearing parking areas, etc.
    5. Performs minor plumbing, painting, carpentry and some electrical repairs or repair work in assigned facilities, where a professional license is not required.
    6. Participates in job related meetings when requested, such as center Safety Committees.
    7. Takes precautions to protect own health and safety as well as the health and safety of children, families, and staff and to protect equipment and facilities.
    8. Participates in “Right to Know” training and informs supervisor if MSDS sheets need to be replaced or added.
            PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
    I.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
    • Time spent driving on public roads in changing weather conditions.
    • Requires driving in all weather conditions including rain, snow, ice, wind, heat, etc.
    • Must be able to assist in changing tires and make other minor repairs as necessary.
    • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
    • Use of common tools and equipment (shovels, mops, vacuum cleaners, etc.). 
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Must be available for a variety of evening and weekend meetings as well as social and community events.
    • Must be able to exit rear emergency door and any other emergency exits of bus without assistance and to assist others in exiting the bus.
    CDI is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 

     

    Center Supervisor

    Location:Plainview, Texas               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Center Supervisor

     

    $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA

    $1,457.95 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

     

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Education Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

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

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.

    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.

                                                        

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