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    Custodian

    Location: Western Georgia - Carrollton, Ga, Newnan, Ga              Apply For this Job

    $10.00 hourly HS/GED

    JOB TITLE: Custodian

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Facilities 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. 

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

        Planning And Training

    1. Collects information; participates in planning, upgrading and minor repairs of facilities.
    2. Prepares estimates of the material and labor costs of maintenance projects.
    3. Acquires knowledge of federal, state and local safety and building code requirements related to Head Start/Early Head Start facilities within first month on the job, including, but is not restricted to, OSHA and MSDS chemical inventory, “Right to Know” training, etc.
    1. Implementation
    1. Cleans facilities on a daily basis and ensures that assigned facilities are clean and free of hazards.Cleans classrooms, hallways, floors, bathrooms, offices, entrances, etc.
    2. Performs routine maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and maintaining equipment used in the course of work.
    3. Reports safety, sanitation, and fire hazards to supervisor and/or staff person in charge of facilities.
    4. Performs routine maintenance of buildings and grounds during program breaks and more often, as needed.

     

    1. EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.
    2. Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.
    3. Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.
    4. Responsible for understanding Head Start Performance Standards and local child care licensing regulations.

     

    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.

    Bilingual Preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area 

    CDI HS offers full benefits including medical, vision, dental & life insurance. Paid holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition reimbursement available to those who qualify. Position open until filled. CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status. We provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should notify Human Resources at the local program.

     

    Center Supervisor

    Location: Western Georgia Carrollton Ga              Apply For this Job

    $1,212.00 bi-weekly AA  

    $1,300.00 bi-weekly BA or higher

    JOB TITLE: Center Supervisor

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Education Services 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.

    EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    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.
    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. 10)Implements and supports “best practices” in early education programming in conjunction with the early childhood staff when applicable.
    11. 11)Plans for and equips indoor and outdoor areas to meet children’s developmental and safety needs in accordance with budget.
    12. 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. 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. 14)Responsible for assuring compliance with quality assurance and program evaluation requirements.
    15. 15)Meets with parents and community members as appropriate.
    1. 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.

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

    CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status.  Equal access to employment is available to all persons.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interviewing and/or selection process should notify the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director.
     

     

    Mentor Teacher

    Location: Western Georgia               Apply For this Job

    $17.00 hourly BA or higher

    JOB TITLE: Mentor Teacher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Education Services Manager

    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.

    1.EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES – ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    a.  Program Development

    1. Participates in the development and implementation of an agency-wide T/TA Plan.
    2. 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.
    3. Provides demonstration of best practices in the area of professional development.
    4. Leads professional development activities, including formation of learning communities.
    5. Participates in a formalized peer review process as a formative evaluator.
    6. Conducts strategies for identifying the professional development needs of the staff.
    7. With the staff representative, plans and coordinates center-based professional development opportunities like to individual professional development plans and job competencies.
    8. Follows-up and extends staff development trainings.
    9. Collaborates with colleagues to construct exemplary lesson plans.
    10. Assists with the adoption and implementation of curriculum resources.
    11. Facilitates curriculum planning.
    12. Sharing best practices with Education Manager and education team.
    13. 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.
    14. Supports and assists in implementing the program vision and mission.
    15. Meets with parents and community members as appropriate.
    16. Monitors and oversees all areas of child development activities and planning

     SUPERVISION AND TRAINING

    1. With the manager/specialist/coordinator in charge of early childhood education, plans and implements pre-service and on-going in-service for classroom staff.

       
      1. Conducts staff meetings and arranges for training and Family Nights and Parent Committees for parents and staff.Maintains minutes, sign in sheets, in-kind forms, training logs, etc.
      2. Provides supervision and evaluation of assigned staff at the center including hiring and termination in accordance with CDI Head Start Employee Handbook: human resources policies and procedures and Head Start/Early Head Start regulations. 

    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. Bilingual Preferred.

    CDI HS offers full benefits including medical, vision, dental & life insurance. Paid holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition reimbursement available to those who qualify. Position open until filled. CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status. We provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should notify Human Resources at the local program.

     

    Cook

    Location: Lagrange, Ga              Apply For this Job

    $9.25 hourly HS/GED

    JOB TITLE: Cook

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 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.

    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.

    1. Health And Sanitation

    1. Ensures that there is an established system for cleaning the kitchen and storage rooms so that they are always kept in a clean and sanitary manner.

    2. Reports any kitchen equipment not in good working order to the Head Start/Early Head Start supervisor to ensure the kitchen remains safe and hazard free and follows through on maintenance, repair and replacement procedures.

    3. Ensures that all foods are prepared in a safe and sanitary manner.

    4. Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.

    1. Record keeping

    1. Responsible for the period purchasing and regular maintenance of food to ensure quality, cost control and adequate inventory.Receives and accounts for food deliveries.

    2. Documents in the menu book, following required USDA/CACFP documentation, food purchased, prepared and served.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The minimum requirement is a HS Diploma or GED.  Ability to meet state requirements (i.e., kitchen and/or health permit) required.  Position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations. Bilingual preferred.

    CDI HS offers full benefits including medical, vision, dental & life insurance. Paid holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition reimbursement available to those who qualify. Position open until filled. CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status. We provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should notify Human Resources at the local program.

     

    Program Aide

    Location: Western Georgia (Newnan, Ga (2) & Carrollton, Ga (2))              Apply For this Job

    $9.00 hourly HS/GED 

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    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, 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, kitchen staff and/or program managers/specialist/coordinators.

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Classroom Aide
    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.).
    1. Janitorial Aide Services
      1. Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services.
      2. Sanitizes surfaces, picks up and puts away materials in the classroom or kitchen in order to maintain a safe and organized environment.
      3. Serves as janitor in the absence of the regular custodian or janitor on a periodic basis.
      4. Does light yard work or snow removal.
    2. Kitchen Aide
    1. Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.).
    2. Prepares necessary food and serving items for service prior to or after use.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
    3. Participates in food service clean up, inventory and other food service tasks as requested.
    1. Disabilities Aide
    1. Works with assigned children with disabilities.
    2. Supports the work of the classroom staff and managers, specialists and/or mental health consultant in carrying out individual plans for children with special needs.
    3. With direction from professional staff, follows IEP/IFSP.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:The minimum requirement is a HS Diploma or GED. Some states may require additional requirements for kitchen aide duties (i.e., kitchen permit). Bilingual preferred. 

    CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status.  Equal access to employment is available to all persons.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interviewing and/or selection process should notify the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director.


     

    Information Services Specialist

    Location: Western Georgia              Apply For this Job

    $16.15 hourly AA or Certificate

    $17.15 hourly BA or higher

    JOB TITLE: Information Services Specialist

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Facilities Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY: This position provides desk top support, data processing and related information services and technology activities in all areas of the Head Start/Early Head Start program. The position is responsible for the operations of the information technology/service department, and supporting and advising staff in areas regarding related needs.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

    1. Planning, Development And Implementation

    1. Responsible for overall management of all data management activities and all operations of the Information Services (IS) department.

    2. Creates and maintains internal procedures covering all aspects of computer and IS operations.

    3. Reviews and advises on proposed projects with management team and develops schedules and priorities for accomplishment of tasks.

    4. Maintains and ensures adherence to computer security policies that safeguard access to computer data and equipment.

    5. Develops and maintains a long-term plan for meeting the information processing requirements of Head Start/Early Head Start.

    6. Serves as system administrator for the Head Start/Early Head Start tracking program (i.e. Child Plus, HSFIS, Child Tracks, etc).

    7. Develops forms and systems compatible with the Head Start/Early Head Start tracking program.

    8. Establishes and implements hardware and software compatibility planning.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Knowledge and abilities are typically acquired through an Associates degree in Computer Science or related field with two years experience in areas of computer hardware, computer systems and/or data communication. One year supervisory experience required. Combination of education and relevant experience in a high level data processing position may be substituted for the AA degree on a one-year for one-year basis.

    CDI HS offers full benefits including medical, vision, dental & life insurance. Paid holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition reimbursement available to those who qualify. Position open until filled. CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status. We provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should notify Human Resources at the local program.

     

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Western Georgia (Carrollton, Ga)              Apply For this Job

    $11.50 hourly one year Cert. on waiver

    $13.75 hourly AA

    $15.30 hourly BA

    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:

    EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    a. Program Development

    1) Attends all required training and workshops to include but not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.

    2) Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices.

    3) 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.

    b. Preschool Program Implementation

    1) Supervises all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities.

    2) Plans and provides a developmentally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and experiences in a manner appropriate to the ages, languages and cultures of children served.

    3) Directs any special needs problems to the appropriate manager/specialist/coordinator or supervisor.

    4) Plans and implements learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development 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, their understanding of early math and early science, their problem solving abilities and their approaches to learning.

    5) Implements education lesson plans and daily programs for children in accordance with each child's need, based on a method of observing and recording children’s interests and current levels of functioning.

     

    c. Record keeping

    1) Submits monthly progress reports to the supervisor as scheduled.

    2) Supervises or orders supplies as needed and takes inventory as requested.

    3) Submits monthly bills and reports to the central office in a timely manner.

    4) Maintains child records in cooperation with the family services/case management staff.

    5) Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation and record keeping for successful individual and program planning.

    d. Parent Involvement and Community Relations

    1) Sets up system to assure program's needs for parent involvement in each classroom are met.

    2) Establishes positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents of the children.

    3) Participates in the orientation of parents to Head Start throughout the year.

     

    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.


    CDI HS offers full benefits including medical, vision, dental & life insurance. Paid holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition reimbursement available to those who qualify. Position open until filled. CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status. We provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should notify Human Resources at the local program.

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: Western Georgia (Newnan, Ga)              Apply For this Job

    $9.50 hourly HS/GED

    $10.25 hourly CDA

    $11.25 hourly AA or higher

    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. 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.   Bilingual preferred.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    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.
    2. Parent/Family Involvement And Community Relations
    1. Assists the teacher in meeting the program's needs for parent/family involvement in each classroom.
    2. Establishes a relationship of trust and rapport with the families of the children.
    3. Communicates with families to facilitate positive interaction with the program, awareness of the child’s needs and development, how the activities of the program promote positive development and their roles in the child’s overall education and development.
    1. Child and Adult Care Food Program
    1. Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.
    2. Be knowledgeable about CACFP requirements regarding portions and components of each meal service.
    3. Conduct point of service meal documentation, count meals when children are seated and have been offered a credible meal by USDA standards for portions and components.
    4. Enter point of service meal counts in appropriate forms or software used by program to support claim reimbursement.
     

    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.

    CDI HS offers full benefits including medical, vision, dental & life insurance. Paid holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition reimbursement available to those who qualify. Position open until filled. CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status. We provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should notify Human Resources at the local program.

     

    Teacher infant/Toddler

    Location: Western Georgia (Lagrange,Ga)              Apply For this Job

    $12.25 CDA

    $13.00 hourly AA

    $15.00 hourly BA

    JOB TITLE:Teacher Infant/Toddler

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

    a. Program Development

    1) Attends and participates in all required meetings, activities, pre-service and in-service training that includes but is not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.

    2) Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices.

    3) Works as a team member with the other education staff, parents and Parent Committee members to develop curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.

    b. Infant/Toddler Program Implementation

    1) Plans and provides developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that advance all areas of children’s development (social, emotional, cognitive, and physical in a manner appropriate to age and stage of development.

    2) Assists in development and implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum that focuses on routines and individual child interests and development.

    3) Provides a safe, healthy and well-managed environment so that children will have comfortable learning and growing experiences. Sets up the physical environment to meet the changing needs of infants and toddlers.

    c. Record Keeping

    1) Submits monthly progress reports to the supervisor as scheduled.

    2) Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation, and record keeping for successful individual and program planning.

    3) Supervises or orders supplies as needed and takes inventory as requested.

    4) Submits monthly bills and reports to the central office in a timely manner.

    5) Maintains child records in cooperation with family services/case management staff, including completion of health services, screening, immunizations and referrals.

    6) Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation and recording keeping for successful individual and program planning.

    d. Child and Adult Care Food Program

    1) Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.

    2) Is knowledgeable about CACFP requirements regarding portions and components of each meal service.

    3) Conducts point of service meal documentation, or assigns responsible staff to count meals when children are seated/held and have been offered a credible meal by USDA standards for portions and components.

    4) Enters point of service meal counts in appropriate forms or software used by program to support claim reimbursement.

    5) Edit checks twice CACFP records for accuracy and integrity before submitting to program office for additional edit checking.

    e. Parent Involvement And Community Relations

    1) Sets up system to assure program's needs for parent involvement are met.

    2) Establishes positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents of the children.

    3) Encourages the involvement of the families in the program and supporting the development of relationships between children and their families.

     

    f. Supervision

    1) Collaborates on daily job assignments within the classroom, provides instruction in performing job duties and models appropriate classroom practices.

    2) Sets the standards of the classroom and goals for other classroom staff, monitors progress toward goals, provides regular feedback, and submits performance appraisals (as appropriate) in a timely manner.

    3) Provides daily supervision of all classroom staff, monitors employee performance and classroom activities. Conducts competency assessments and performance evaluation of assigned staff and/or volunteers. 

    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.

    CDI HS offers full benefits including medical, vision, dental & life insurance. Paid holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition reimbursement available to those who qualify. Position open until filled. CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status. We provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should notify Human Resources at the local program.

     

    CACFP/Nutrition Specialist

    Location: Lagrange, Ga              Apply For this Job

    $14.00 HS Diploma

    $15.00 Associates Degree

    $16.00 Bachelors Degree

    JOB TITLE: CACFP/Nutrition Specialist

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Health/Nutrition Manager

    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 the CACFP, 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, claim edit checking, tracking and recordkeeping, community relations and outreach. 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:

    • Implementation and Recordkeeping
    • Develops a system for monitoring compliance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) requirements and the Head Start Program Performance Standards.
    • Conducts a Pre-Visit to each new location as required and utilizes the state agency required forms to conduct a minimum of three required monitoring visits per center per CACFP program year. Conducts additional monitoring reviews that are state specific.
    • Establishes policies and procedures for the CACFP/nutrition portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of food/nutrition services.
    • Works cooperatively with staff person responsible for fiscal/AR in monitoring the fiduciary aspect of the CACFP program and completing the state application for sponsorship in cooperation with Denver.
    • Maintains the CDI HS CACFP TABLE Recordkeeping system.
    • Edit-checks all supporting documents for the CACFP monthly claim with integrity (including but not limited to Daily Sign-In-Sign-Out sheets, Point of Meal Service records, Menu books/production records) for complete, appropriate, accurate documentation.
    • Conducts kitchen monitoring reviews to ensure program complies with all applicable food preparation safety and sanitation laws.
    • Establishes a system to ensure kitchens are licensed, permitted and/or approved by Federal, State, or local authorities as required.
    • Sends copies of supporting claim documents to assigned CDI CACFP Manager or Field Specialist who reviews the claims for integrity purposes prior to submission of claim.
    • Ensures that CACFP Enrollment Forms are obtained for each enrolled child and is available each month for all children prior to submitting claim.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Takes the lead on the following:
    • Nutrition Newsletter to go out to families during the school year.
    • Identifies and is Knowledgeable of Nutrition Resources: Establishes relationships and develops a thorough knowledge of nutrition resources for families including SNAP, WIC, local food banks, and other community resources.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Collaborates with early childhood education staff to facilitate the integration of nutrition inclusion activities in the classroom curriculum.
    • Works with staff to assist teachers to identify children who show signs of problems such as weight issues, eating disorders, allergies, etc.
    • 19) Eats periodically in each classroom to monitor food acceptance, portions and appeal. Provides feedback to kitchen staff.
    • Provide monthly reimbursement report to CACFP Field Specialist monthly on due date with supporting documentation.
    • Attends all CACFP workshops and meetings as required

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is an associate degree in a nutrition, health, accounting, or finance field or other closely related field. Consideration may be given to applicants with a high school diploma and a minimum of 2 years CACFP experience who meet additional qualifications listed. 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. Strong mathematical or fiscal experience and knowledge preferred. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

     

    CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status. Equal access to employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interviewing and/or selection process should notify the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director.

     

    Family Advocate

    Location:Western Georgia (Lagrange, Ga)              Apply For this Job

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Range: $ $10- $ $15
    Weeks per Year: 52
    Hours Per Week: 40

    $10.00 hourly HS/GED

    $12.00 hourly Family Credential

    $14.00 hourly AA

    $15.00 hourly BA

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Family & Community Partnership Manager

    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:

    EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES-- ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS                                                         

    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.
    1. Record keeping
    1. Documents efforts to assist families in identifying their strengths, needs and sufficiency goals. Performs data entry functions as necessary to keep files up-to-date.Uses HSFIS/Child Plus or other database software.
    2. Tracks family partnership efforts and outcomes. Documents efforts to support parents in establishing strong community ties, such as finding a “medical home.”
    3. Records, monitors and follows up on referrals for support services for reporting requirements.
    4. Submits reports as needed and requested, such as monthly summary tracking reports, etc. Follows up with families to determine whether the kind, quality and timeliness of the services received through referral met the family’s expectations and circumstances.
    5. Maintains and provides data for the annual Program Information Report (PIR). 

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or related field within eighteen months of hire. An AA or higher in Social Work or Human Services or related human services field is preferred.  Bilingual preferred.

    CDI HS offers full benefits including medical, vision, dental & life insurance. Paid holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition reimbursement available to those who qualify. Position open until filled. CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status. We provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should notify Human Resources at the local program.

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location:Heard Co              Apply For this Job

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Range: $ $11.50- $ $15.30
    Weeks per Year: 48
    Hours Per Week: 37.5

    $11.50 hourly one year Cert. on waiver

    $13.75 hourly AA

    $15.30 hourly BA

    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:

    EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    a. Program Development

    1) Attends all required training and workshops to include but not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.

    2) Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices.

    3) 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.

     

    b. Preschool Program Implementation

    1) Supervises all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities.

    2) Plans and provides a developmentally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and experiences in a manner appropriate to the ages, languages and cultures of children served.

    3) Directs any special needs problems to the appropriate manager/specialist/coordinator or supervisor.

    4) Plans and implements learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development 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, their understanding of early math and early science, their problem solving abilities and their approaches to learning.

    5) Implements education lesson plans and daily programs for children in accordance with each child's need, based on a method of observing and recording children’s interests and current levels of functioning.

     

     

    c. Record keeping

    1) Submits monthly progress reports to the supervisor as scheduled.

    2) Supervises or orders supplies as needed and takes inventory as requested.

    3) Submits monthly bills and reports to the central office in a timely manner.

    4) Maintains child records in cooperation with the family services/case management staff.

    5) Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation and record keeping for successful individual and program planning.

     

    d. Parent Involvement and Community Relations

    1) Sets up system to assure program's needs for parent involvement in each classroom are met.

    2) Establishes positive and productive relationships with families focusing on a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents of the children.

    3) Participates in the orientation of parents to Head Start throughout the year.

     

    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.


    CDI HS offers full benefits including medical, vision, dental & life insurance. Paid holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition reimbursement available to those who qualify. Position open until filled. CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status. We provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should notify Human Resources at the local program.

     

    Teacher Assistant

    Location:Heard Co              Apply For this Job

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Range: $ 9.50- $ 11.25
    Weeks per Year: 48
    Hours Per Week: 37.5

    $9.50 hourly HS/GED

    $10.25 hourly CDA

    $11.25 hourly AA or higher

    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. 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.   Bilingual preferred. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    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.
    2. Parent/Family Involvement And Community Relations
    1. Assists the teacher in meeting the program's needs for parent/family involvement in each classroom.
    2. Establishes a relationship of trust and rapport with the families of the children.
    3. Communicates with families to facilitate positive interaction with the program, awareness of the child’s needs and development, how the activities of the program promote positive development and their roles in the child’s overall education and development.
    1. Child and Adult Care Food Program
    1. Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.
    2. Be knowledgeable about CACFP requirements regarding portions and components of each meal service.
    3. Conduct point of service meal documentation, count meals when children are seated and have been offered a credible meal by USDA standards for portions and components.
    4. Enter point of service meal counts in appropriate forms or software used by program to support claim reimbursement.

    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.

    CDI HS offers full benefits including medical, vision, dental & life insurance. Paid holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition reimbursement available to those who qualify. Position open until filled. CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status. We provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should notify Human Resources at the local program.

     

    Program Aide

    Location:Heard Co              Apply For this Job

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Range: $ 9.00- $ 9.00
    Weeks per Year: 48
    Hours Per Week: 37.5

    $9.00 hourly HS/GED 

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    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, 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, kitchen staff and/or program managers/specialist/coordinators.

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Classroom Aide
    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.).
    1. Janitorial Aide Services 
      1. Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services.
      2. Sanitizes surfaces, picks up and puts away materials in the classroom or kitchen in order to maintain a safe and organized environment.
      3. Serves as janitor in the absence of the regular custodian or janitor on a periodic basis.
      4. Does light yard work or snow removal.
    2. Kitchen Aide
    1. Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.).
    2. Prepares necessary food and serving items for service prior to or after use.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
    3. Participates in food service clean up, inventory and other food service tasks as requested.
    1. Disabilities Aide
    1. Works with assigned children with disabilities.
    2. Supports the work of the classroom staff and managers, specialists and/or mental health consultant in carrying out individual plans for children with special needs.
    3. With direction from professional staff, follows IEP/IFSP.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:The minimum requirement is a HS Diploma or GED. Some states may require additional requirements for kitchen aide duties (i.e., kitchen permit). Bilingual preferred. 

    CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status.  Equal access to employment is available to all persons.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interviewing and/or selection process should notify the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director.


                                                        

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