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    Health Coordinator (2)

    Location: Laredo TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Health Supervisors

    $1,200.00 Bi-weekly AA

    $1,360.00 Bi-weekly BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    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: 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.

    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.

     

    Facilities/transportation Coordinator (2)

    Location: Laredo TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Facilities/transportation Coordinator

    $1,200.00 Bi-weekly AA
    $1,360.00 Bi-weekly BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Operations Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY: Providing safe, healthy facilities that meets all local, state and federal regulations is crucial to the operation of a Head Start/Early Head Start program. This position is responsible for overall management of the Head Start/Early Head Start facilities by ensuring that all buildings meet federal, state and local licensing requirements pertinent to type of use and that all required licenses are up to date. In addition this position ensures that leases, contracts or agreements for all sites are current with appropriate signatures, oversees the maintenance and cleaning of buildings to ensure that they are clean, safe and in useable condition and works with outside contractors and service oriented businesses, as necessary. The position conducts regular health and safety inspections of buildings and playgrounds and chairs the Head Start Safety Committee. 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 (agency vehicle) program ensuring the safe and efficient transport of children and parents/families between program activities and on field trips (where applicable). Responsibilities include overseeing the minor maintenance of the buses and/or agency vehicle, 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. In addition, this position oversees any vehicle leasing and/or transportation contracts; cost-effective vehicle maintenance agreements with vendors.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES: 1) Oversees the Head Start facilities and assures they meet all requirements.
    2) Develops and implements a centralized purchasing system to support facilities with such items as equipment, supplies, repairs and maintenance.
    3) Develops and implements systems for building security and maintenance.
    4) Establishes and facilitates a Safety Committee to support safe and healthy environments of care at the centers, kitchens and offices.
    5) Oversees Child Safety sections of Performance Standards to include fire drills, first aid kits.
    6) Serves as the liaison between Head Start and the building maintenance contractor(s); ensures that maintenance and repairs are done in compliance with applicable regulations and according to specifications of building owners; maintains appropriate maintenance records.
    7) Coordinates moving of sites, inventory, supplies as necessary.
    8) Ensures safety and function of all Head Start facilities and compliance with ADA, OSHA and other laws and regulations.
    9) Available on call for emergencies, snow removal, etc.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of high school diploma or G.E.D. with two years related experience and demonstrated knowledge of general building maintenance, facilities management, transportation systems and food services management is required. Knowledge of local health/safety regulations, ADA and OSHA requirements preferred. Previous experience with lease management and contracting preferred. Associates’ degree preferred.

     

    Custodian (1)

    Location: Laredo TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Custodian

    $10.00 hourly HS/GED

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Operations Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY: This position is responsible for ensuring clean, safe, functional facilities by performing cleaning and maintenance activities as well as some repair activities including plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting when professional licensure is not required.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES: 1) 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.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The above knowledge and abilities are typically acquired through experience in custodial, maintenance services and/or in the area of janitorial services. The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age. This is an entry-level position requiring no previous education or experience unless there is a local or state regulation that requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred.

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Winnemucca, NV              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Preschool

    $950.00 Bi-weekly on waiver 
    $1,050.00 Bi-weekly AA 
    $1,125.00 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 REPONSIBILTIES: 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

     

    Teacher Infant Toddler

    Location: Mesquite, NM              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Infant/Toddler

    $950.00 Bi-weekly CDA 
    $1,050.00 Bi-weekly AA 
    $1,125.00 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 REPONSIBILTIES: 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.

     

    Teacher Infant Toddler (4)

    Location: Fallon, NV              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Infant/Toddler

    $950.00 Bi-weekly CDA 
    $1,050.00 Bi-weekly AA 
    $1,125.00 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 REPONSIBILTIES: 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.

     

    Teacher Infant Toddler (2)

    Location: Yerington, NV              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Infant/Toddler

    $950.00 Bi-weekly CDA 
    $1,050.00 Bi-weekly AA 
    $1,125.00 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 REPONSIBILTIES: 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.

     

    Program Aide (2)

    Location: Clovis, NM              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aides

    $7.50 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 REPONSIBILTIES: 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).

     

    Program Aide (3)

    Location: Mesquite, NM              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aides

    $7.50 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 REPONSIBILTIES: 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).

     

    Program Aide (2)

    Location: Winnemucca, NV              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aides

    $8.52 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 REPONSIBILTIES: 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).

     

    Cook

    Location: Clovis, NM              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Cook

    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 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.

     

    Mentor Teacher 2

    Location: Clovis, NM              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Mentor Teacher 2

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    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, 2013the 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. *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).

     

    Mentor Teacher 2

    Location: Fallon, NV              Apply For this Job

    OB TITLE: Mentor Teacher 2

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    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, 2013the 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. *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).

     

    Mentor Teacher 2

    Location: Yerington, NV              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Mentor Teacher 2

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    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, 2013the 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. *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).

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian

    Location: Clovis, NM              Apply For this Job

    $11.50 hourly

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    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.

    6)    Monitors and maintains all vehicle fluid levels.

    7)    Keeps the interior of the vehicle clean at all times.

    8)    Cleans the exterior of the vehicle as weather allows.

    9)    Maintains required paperwork for vehicle maintenance and program requirements.

    10)    Reports any damage or malfunction immediately to the staff person in charge of transportation supervision.

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

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian

    Location: Winnemucca, NV              Apply For this Job

    $11.50 hourly

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    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.

    6)    Monitors and maintains all vehicle fluid levels.

    7)    Keeps the interior of the vehicle clean at all times.

    8)    Cleans the exterior of the vehicle as weather allows.

    9)    Maintains required paperwork for vehicle maintenance and program requirements.

    10)    Reports any damage or malfunction immediately to the staff person in charge of transportation supervision.

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

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Falfurrias, Texas              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:   Teacher Preschool

    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:     

    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.

    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.

     

    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. *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.

     

    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

     

     

     

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: Laredo, Texas (I/T Center)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:    Assistant Teacher

    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. 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.
    8. Uses initiative and imagination to assist the child and be perceptive and knowledgeable about the needs of each child.
    9. Assists the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises.
    10. Takes charge of the class in the teacher's absence.
    11. Makes home visits with the teacher as required or requested and documents them as requested.

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: Rio Grande City              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:     Assistant Teacher

    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. 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.
    8. Uses initiative and imagination to assist the child and be perceptive and knowledgeable about the needs of each child.
    9. Assists the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises.
    10. Takes charge of the class in the teacher's absence.
    11. Makes home visits with the teacher as required or requested and documents them as requested.

    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.

     

    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.

     

    FAMILY ADVOCATE

    Location: ROMA, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate

    $10.00 hourly HS/GED

    $11.00 hourly Credential

    $12.00 Hourly AA

    $13.00 Hourly BA

     

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor and PFCE/ERSEA Coordinator

    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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.

     

    Mentor Teacher 1

    Location: Laredo TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:      

    Mentor Teacher I

    $1,361.00 Bi- Weekly  BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:       Program Director

    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.

    1. Participates in the development and implementation of an agency-wide T/TA Plan.

    2. CLASS – performs assessments, observations, develops action plans, monitors and has follow-up meetings with staff when necessary.

    3. 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.

    4. Provides demonstration of best practices in the area of professional development.

    5. Leads professional development activities, including formation of learning communities.

    6. Participates in a formalized peer review process as a formative evaluator.

    7. Conducts strategies for identifying the professional development needs of the staff.

    8. With the staff representative, plans and coordinates center-based professional development opportunities like to individual professional development plans and job competencies.

    9. Follows-up and extends staff development trainings.

    10. Collaborates with colleagues to construct exemplary lesson plans.

    11. Assists with the adoption and implementation of curriculum resources.

    12. Facilitates curriculum planning.

    13. Sharing best practices with Education Manager and education team.

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

    15. Supports and assists in implementing the program vision and mission.

    16. Meets with parents and community members as appropriate.

    17. Monitors and oversees all areas of child development activities and planning.

    18. Helps in planning and providing a developmentally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and experiences in a manner appropriate to the ages, languages and cultures of children served.

    19. Oversees learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical competence of children including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy and phonemic, print and numeracy awareness, their understanding of the use of language, their understanding and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books and their problem solving abilities.

    20. Maintains a commitment to professionalism and continues own professional development so that decisions are based on knowledge of early childhood theories and practices.

    21. Shares pertinent information with family services staff/case managers to ensure coordinated services that meet the needs of individual children and families.

    22. Provides a stable classroom routine and environment.

    23. Ensures a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs.

    24. Screens, observes and documents children as required.

    25. Understands regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.

    PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED TO ENSURE THE SUCCESSFUL OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM

    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. *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.

    Cut and paste the link below to complete an online application

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

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

     

    Center Supervisor

    Location: Plainview, TX               Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                       Center Supervisor

    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
    2. Program Administration And Coordination
      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.
    3. Record keeping 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. Monitors employee on-site file requirements and keeps them secure in locked files.
      5. Works with family services staff (case managers) to monitor all of children’s files for content, organization and security.
      6. Assists in the identification, purchase and annual inventory of center supplies and equipment.
      7. Assists in the fiscal management of the center by monitoring financial records, expenditures and accounts payable and receivable in a timely manner.
      8. 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.
    4. 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. Conducts regular staff meetings.
      3. Arranges for staff training as needed.
      4. Arranges for training and family nights and Parent Committees for parents.Maintains minutes, sign in sheets, in-kind forms, training logs, etc.
      5. 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.
      6. Provides guidance and oversight to staff through monitoring.
      7. 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.
      8. Responsible for participating in training opportunities, state sponsored meetings and committees and task forces as appropriate.
      9. Sets the job standards, sets goals, monitors and provides ongoing feedback for performance improvement, and submits performance appraisals in a timely manne

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

    C.  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).  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.   

    Cut and paste the link below to complete an online application

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

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Center Supervisor

    Location: Plainview, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Center Supervisor

    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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Program Administration And Coordination
    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.

     

    Health Supervisor (1) (Crystal City Regional Office)

    Location: Crystal City, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Health Supervisors

    $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA

    $1,569.78 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position works as a part of the content area team of managers/specialists/coordinators to integrate Head Start/Early Head Start services for children and families and is responsible for education and early childhood health services (1304).

    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.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    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.

    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.

     

    Disabilities/Mental Health Coordinator (Crystal City Regional Office)

    Location: Crystal City, TX              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                       Disabilities /Mental Health Coordinator

     

    $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA

    $1,569.78 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

     

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:                        Regional Director

    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 OF THE POSITION--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

      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. Establishes a referral process for any suspected disability/developmental delay or at risk for development delay, including a tracking system for follow-up.
      8. Arranges for further, formal evaluation of a child who has been identified as possibly having a disability/developmental delay.
      9. Works closely together with other managers/specialists/coordinators in the assessment process and follow up to assure that the special needs of each child with disabilities are met.
      10. Works with staff to ensure that provisions to meet special needs are incorporated into the all content areas as needed.
      11. Collaborates with local education agencies (LEA's) and special service providers to ensure integrated, coordinated provision of special services to include joint parent and staff training and Child Find activities. Initiates community partnership agreements.
      12. Develops and implements a strategy which supports a successful transition for children with disabilities or other special needs into the Early Head Start/Head Start Program or from Early Head Start into Head Start or Head Start into kindergarten or another community program.Works closely with the Part C Early Intervention Program and Early Head Start to recruit and enroll eligible children into Head Start/Early Head Start.
      13. Works with supervisor and other management staff in planning and budgeting of funds to assure that the special needs identified in the IEP/IFSP are fully met; that children most in need of an integrated placement and of special assistance are served; and that the program maintains the level of fiscal support to children with disabilities consistent with the congressional mandate to meet their special needs as well as other community based programs.
      14. Assists the staff persons working in the Family and Community Partnerships area and family services staff (case managers) in compiling current resource information related to disabilities services.
      15. Provides technical support to the teachers and other staff as needed.
      16. Assists in implementing intervention strategies within the classroom or home-based setting with the intent for teachers and other staff to be able to carry out strategies independently.
      17. Provides services to Head Start/Early Head Start families with children with disabilities in cooperation with other agencies/providers.Oversees referral of parents and children to other agencies/providers.
      18. Identifies and works with community resources for provision of services to children with disabilities

     

    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. 

    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.


     

     

     

     

     

    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.

     

     

     


     

    FAMILY ADVOCATE

    Location:Rio Grande City               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate

    $11.29 hourly HS/GED

    $12.19 hourly Credential

    $13.30 Hourly AA

    $14.41 Hourly BA

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor and PFCE/ERSEA Coordinator

    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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.

     

    Program Aide (2)

    Location: Falfurrias, Texas              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aides

    $8.52 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:ALICE, TEXAS              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

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location:ALICE, TEXAS              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:    Assistant Teacher

    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. 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.
    8. Uses initiative and imagination to assist the child and be perceptive and knowledgeable about the needs of each child.
    9. Assists the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises.
    10. Takes charge of the class in the teacher's absence.
    11. Makes home visits with the teacher as required or requested and documents them as requested.

    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.

    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.

     

    Program Aide

    Location: ALICE, TEXAS              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aides

    $8.52 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 REPONSIBILTIES: 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).

     

    Program Aide

    Location:San Antonio, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aides

    $8.52 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).

     

    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

     

    Cook

    Location:Mathis, 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.

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

    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).

    5. Implements a cost effective food service program according to federal, state and local regulations that is a financially successful operation by helping to control food and labor costs.

    6. Prepares and serves all meals as planned, paying attention to food presentation and freshness.

    7. Ensures that standardized recipes are followed and appropriate quantities of food are prepared and served in accordance with the CACFP meal requirements.

    Monitors the acceptance of menu items by children in the program and makes recommendation for menu changes accordingly.   

    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. 

     

     

    Center Supervisor

    Location:Lubbock, TX               Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                       Center Supervisor

    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
    2. Program Administration And Coordination
      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.
    3. Record keeping 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. Monitors employee on-site file requirements and keeps them secure in locked files.
      5. Works with family services staff (case managers) to monitor all of children’s files for content, organization and security.
      6. Assists in the identification, purchase and annual inventory of center supplies and equipment.
      7. Assists in the fiscal management of the center by monitoring financial records, expenditures and accounts payable and receivable in a timely manner.
      8. 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.
    4. 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. Conducts regular staff meetings.
      3. Arranges for staff training as needed.
      4. Arranges for training and family nights and Parent Committees for parents.Maintains minutes, sign in sheets, in-kind forms, training logs, etc.
      5. 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.
      6. Provides guidance and oversight to staff through monitoring.
      7. 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.
      8. Responsible for participating in training opportunities, state sponsored meetings and committees and task forces as appropriate.
      9. Sets the job standards, sets goals, monitors and provides ongoing feedback for performance improvement, and submits performance appraisals in a timely manne

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

    C.  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).  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.   

    Cut and paste the link below to complete an online application

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

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

     

    Education Manager (Crystal City Regional Office)

    Location: Crystal City, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Education Manager

    $1595.43 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    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.

    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.

    8) Participates on team staffing of children (using the Child Profile) and schedules and facilitates any special meetings related to child staffing, as necessary to support           participation in the classroom.

     9) Attends home visits, parent conferences and IEP/IFSP meetings when requested or as necessary.

     10)  Responsible for tracking that all staff have a professional development plan and works with the staff person responsible for development of an agency-wide T/TA Plan         to plan for staff training 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.

     

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location:Pearsall, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    $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:

    Preschool Classroom Activities

     Assists the teacher in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities including lesson plans.

     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.

     Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.

     Participates in the screening, observation and documentation of children.

     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:Pearsall, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    $8.52 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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    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.

    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).

     

    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. 

     

    Facilities/Transportation Coordinator

    Location:Crystal City, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Facilities/Transportation Coordinator

    $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA

    $1,569.78 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    Providing safe, healthy facilities that meets all local, state and federal regulations is crucial to the operation of a Head Start/Early Head Start program.  This position is responsible for overall management of the Head Start/Early Head Start facilities by ensuring that all buildings meet federal, state and local licensing requirements pertinent to type of use and that all required licenses are up to date.  In addition this position ensures that leases, contracts or agreements for all sites are current with appropriate signatures, oversees the maintenance and cleaning of buildings to ensure that they are clean, safe and in useable condition and works with outside contractors and service oriented businesses, as necessary. The position conducts regular health and safety inspections of buildings and playgrounds and chairs the Head Start Safety Committee. 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 (agency vehicle) program ensuring the safe and efficient transport of children and parents/families between program activities and on field trips (where applicable). Responsibilities include overseeing the minor maintenance of the buses and/or agency vehicle, 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.  In addition, this position oversees any vehicle leasing and/or transportation contracts; cost-effective vehicle maintenance agreements with vendors.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

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

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

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

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

    5)    Oversees Child Safety sections of Performance Standards to include fire drills, first aid kits.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    A minimum of high school diploma or G.E.D. with two years related experience and demonstrated knowledge of general building maintenance, facilities management, transportation systems and food services management is required.  Knowledge of local health/safety regulations, ADA and OSHA requirements preferred.  Previous experience with lease management and contracting preferred.  Associates’ degree preferred.

     

    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. 

     

    Facilities/Transportation Coordinator

    Location:Lubbock, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Facilities/Transportation Coordinator

    $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA

    $1,569.78 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    Providing safe, healthy facilities that meets all local, state and federal regulations is crucial to the operation of a Head Start/Early Head Start program.  This position is responsible for overall management of the Head Start/Early Head Start facilities by ensuring that all buildings meet federal, state and local licensing requirements pertinent to type of use and that all required licenses are up to date.  In addition this position ensures that leases, contracts or agreements for all sites are current with appropriate signatures, oversees the maintenance and cleaning of buildings to ensure that they are clean, safe and in useable condition and works with outside contractors and service oriented businesses, as necessary. The position conducts regular health and safety inspections of buildings and playgrounds and chairs the Head Start Safety Committee. 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 (agency vehicle) program ensuring the safe and efficient transport of children and parents/families between program activities and on field trips (where applicable). Responsibilities include overseeing the minor maintenance of the buses and/or agency vehicle, 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.  In addition, this position oversees any vehicle leasing and/or transportation contracts; cost-effective vehicle maintenance agreements with vendors.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

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

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

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

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

    5)    Oversees Child Safety sections of Performance Standards to include fire drills, first aid kits.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    A minimum of high school diploma or G.E.D. with two years related experience and demonstrated knowledge of general building maintenance, facilities management, transportation systems and food services management is required.  Knowledge of local health/safety regulations, ADA and OSHA requirements preferred.  Previous experience with lease management and contracting preferred.  Associates’ degree preferred.

    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. 

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location:Eagle Pass, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Preschool

    $1,055.75 Bi-Weekly No Degree on Waiver

    $1,163.48 Bi-Weekly AA

    $1,396.39 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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    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.

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

    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; 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.

    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.

                                                        

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