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    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Ellensburg              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:  Teacher Preschool - $1232.00 Biweekly - AA; $1360.00 biweekly - BA

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Education/Mental Health Services Manager

    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:

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    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).

    Supervises all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities.

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

    Submits monthly progress reports to the supervisor as scheduled

     

    Supervises or orders supplies as needed and takes inventory as requested

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    1. Must be able to complete the State of Washington’s STARS training within six months of hire and/or one of the following:
    2. 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;
    3. 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
    4. 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;

     

     

     

     

    Health/Disabilities Manager

    Location:Ellensburg              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Health/Disabilities Manager - $1760.00 bi-weekly BA or higher 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Program Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    Health (medical/dental) 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 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 area 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. 

     

    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 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.

    EXAMPLES of PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES

    1. Responsible for the following:  
      • Monitors compliance with the Head Start/Early Head Start child care licensing guidelines and the Head Start Performance Standards in the applicable content areas and sub-areas.
      • Establishes policies and procedures for the health portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of health services.
      • Emergency Management System in collaboration with staff person responsible for family and community partnerships.
    2. Develops a list of local health and related resources and defines procedures for effective use of these resources.  Initiates and establishes working relationships with local providers through contractual agreements as appropriate.
    3. Establishes a system for providing health education to families through workshops, parent meetings, handouts, etc.
    4. 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.
    5. coordinates the recruitment of children with disabilities into the program with other staff and community agencies.
    6. Ensures attendance of a Head Start/Early Head Start staff member(s) at the IEP/IFSP process.
    7. Establishes policies and procedures for implementation of the disabilities portion of the program with parents and staff.
    8. With the other managers/specialists/coordinators:
      • Monitors compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards in the area of Services to Children with Disabilities and the Education and Early Childhood Development as it relates to infants and toddlers with developmental delays or at risk for such.
      • Develops and implements a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of activities within the program.
      • Ensures the program uses only research based developmental and behavioral screening tools (reliable, valid, etc.)
    9. Maintains team filing, tracking and documentation systems. 
    10. Monitors budget related to the disabilities area.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is an Bachelor’s degree in health, special education, psychology, or other closely related health or disability field. Minimum of one year of supervisory experience required.  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.  

     

    Home Visitor

    Location:Ellensburg               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Home Visitor - $15 hr with CDA, $15.40 hr with AA, $17 hourly with BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Site Director 

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is a home visitor in the home-based program option who is responsible for education, case management, and family advocacy to families in an assigned caseload by providing and linking families to comprehensive services including home visits and socialization 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 works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program.  

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Attends all required training and workshops 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 a home-based curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.
    4. Responsible for the weekly preparation of family curriculum plans, which includes objectives to be developed with parents.
    5. Works with the parent to develop an individual plan for her/his child to include goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established goals (outcomes).
    6. Schedules weekly home visits with families as required and on an as-needed basis and documents these events.Plans and carries out twice-a-month socialization experiences.
    7. Assists parents to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment for children that is positive, developmentally appropriate and experientially-based.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Bilingual ( English/ Spanish) is preferred. 

    The minimum requirement is a current home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.    AA/BA degree in ECE or related field preferred. 

     

    In addition, training and experience to develop: consistent, stable and supportive relationships with very young children; knowledge of infant and toddler development and safety issues including reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; and methods for communicating effectively with infants, toddlers, parents and other staff are a preferable. 

     

     

    Education/ Mental Health Services Manager

    Location:Ellensburg               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Education/ Mental Health Services Manager - $1,760.00 bi-weekly BA or higher 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program 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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1)     Coordinates the Education and Early Childhood Development content area as well as Staffing Requirement and Program Options of the Head Start program.

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

    b.     Establishes local program practices for the education portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of the education content area.

    c.     Works to assure smooth transition of all children into and out of Head Start/Early Head Start, particularly children with developmental delays/disabilities.  EHS develops a program transition protocol for children moving from Early Head Start into the Head Start program or to other preschool placements in the community.  HS develops a program transition protocol for children moving from year one to year two in the program, to other preschool placements in the community and/or to kindergarten. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

    11)  Stays abreast of NAEYC, Head Start/Early Head start and other applicable regulations and regularly updates program procedures and informs centers of application in the workplace to ensure program compliance.

    12)  Assists classroom staff in a system for maintaining an inventory of classroom materials and supplies that is checked at least annually.

    13)  Assists teaching staff in understanding and interpreting child observation data and establishing appropriate individual child goals based on knowledge of child development. 

    14)  Assists teaching staff in developing a system which offers parents opportunities for enhancing their skills as first educator of their children through the use of home learning activities, family nights, planning educational activities and providing opportunities to volunteer, attending training, etc.

    15)  Assists other managers/specialists/coordinators and teaching staff with transition of Head Start children to kindergarten as well as children transitioning into Head Start and into or out of Early Head Start.

    16)  Serves as a resource person for parent training and coordinates the activities for a regular newsletter for the Head Start/Early Head Start program.

    17) EHS develops and incorporates the Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers (PITC) into the curriculum and parent/child activities in the classroom or on home visits.

    18)  Provides and puts into place strategies to support young English language learners and their families.

    19)  EHS assist staff in adopting a language assessment tool for assessment language (i.e., ECI Early Communication Index).

    20)  Works with other managers/coordinators/specialists to oversee and monitor all the classroom and playground supplies, buses (where applicable) and other equipment for condition and necessary repair to assure a safe and healthy learning environment.

    21)  Provides assistance with information for the collection of data for the submission of the PIR (e.g. HSFIS, Child Plus, Child Tracks, etc).

    22)  As necessary provides CDA training and/or serves as CDA advisor for assessments or renewals.

    23)  Provides quarterly updates to Site Manager on Waivers submitted to Denver for individual teachers.

    24)  Tracks progress towards CDA or higher degree of Assistant Teachers.

    25)  Tracks Letters of Acknowledgement for teaching staff ensuring they are signed where necessary and the individual is on track towards reaching necessary qualifications.

     

    1. Monitoring, Record keeping And Fiscal

    1)     With the other managers/specialists/coordinators:

    a.     Monitors compliance with the Head Start Work Plan and the Head Start Performance Standards in the area of Education and Early Childhood Development, Staffing and Program Options.

    b.     Develops and implements a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of activities within the program.

    2)     Maintains team filing, tracking and documentation systems. 

    3)     Submits verbal and/or written reports to the Program Director on the area activities and status as needed.

    4)     Monitors budget related to the areas covered.

    5)     Completes the identification, purchase and annual inventory of education supplies and equipment in accordance with the budget in cooperation with the staff person responsible for inventory. 

     

    1. Supervision And Training

    1)     With the other managers/specialists/coordinators, plans and implements pre-service and on-going in-service for classroom and home-based staff.  Works with individual teachers to develop training plans for obtaining an AA/BA degree or higher in Early Childhood Education as required by the 2007 HS Act.

    2)     Provides guidance and oversight to teaching staff through monitoring and in designing developmentally appropriate classroom or home-based environments.

     

    Mental Health:

    1. Implementation and Recordkeeping

    1)     Responsible for the following:

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

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

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

    3)     Establishes a system for providing mental health 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 a system for maintenance of individual mental health records on children to tie in with master child record.  Ensures that mental health data is reviewed, evaluated and interpreted. Maintains mental health records, and other data affecting mental health services.

    6)     Works with health and education staff to collect data for mental health screening using a program approved screening tool.

    7)     Takes the lead on the following:

    a.     Identifies and is Knowledgeable of Mental Health Resources:  Establishes relationships and develops a thorough knowledge of mental health resources for families including Medicaid, the state CHIP Program, state mental health services and other community resources that assist families in accessing mental health services.

    b.     Establishes, Negotiates and Monitors Contracts with Mental Health Service Providers:  Establishes contracts with mental health professionals to provide services to the Head Start/Early Head Start program as necessary.  Contracts may include consultant and/or volunteer services.

    c.     Mental Health Curriculum:  Responsible for developing a developmentally appropriate mental health education curriculum in conjunction with the staff person responsible for early childhood education services for children and parents that can be integrated into program activities. 

    d.     Mental Health Training:  Establishes a yearly system of training and mental health education for staff, to include mental wellness, stress, burn out, etc. Documents as required by performance standards in the agency T/TA Log.

    8)     Maintains up-to-date knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards including specific knowledge of the Disabilities (1308) portion of the standards.  Assists in the development of protocols as necessary to support least restrictive environment for children.

    9)     Works with the staff person responsible for the Health Services Advisory Committee in planning, convening and implementation and attends the meetings regularly.

    10)  Oversees the screening, re-screening and follow-up for all mental health services.

    11)  Participates in staffing of children and is responsible for all mental health recommendations, as necessary.  Attends IEP/IFSP meetings as requested or as necessary.

    12)  Serves as or arranges for mental health resource specialist to teachers, home visitors and family service staff. 

    13)  Provides resource information to staff and families on an as-needed basis.  Assists in providing current information for the Community Resource Guide.

    14)  Follows state and federal regulations pertaining to child abuse and neglect, and maintains strict confidentiality of all information.  Coordinates with family and 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. 

    16)  Arranges for mental health 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 mental health consultant to be available for staff meetings, parent training sessions, etc., as indicated.

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

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

    20)  Works with staff to assist teachers to identify children who show signs of stress such as possible serious depression, withdrawal, anxiety or abuse.

    21)  Observes regularly in assigned classrooms, or insures that a mental health consultant observes and provides consultation related to mental health issues.

    22)  With the family services staff, acts as a liaison for families seeking drug, alcohol and other mental health assistance within the community. 

    23)  Arranges for play therapy and other services as needed.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Current minimum qualification is one of the following:

    1. A baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or

    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

    Along with a background in special education, psychology, or other closely related mental health field. Licensed or certified mental health professional preferred.  Experience working in mental health arena and working with low-income clients preferred.  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. 

     

     

    Custodian

    Location: Ellensburg              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Custodian - $12.50 hourly without HS/GED , $12.75 hourly with HS/GED or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Facilities Coordinator 

    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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.
    5. Expected to be knowledgeable of the regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.  
    6. Positively promotes Head Start in the community.
    7. Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.

    Becomes thoroughly familiar with CDI Head Start Employee Handbook:  Human Resources Policies and Procedures, CDI Head Start Operations Manual and all other CDI HS handbooks, manuals and resources and adheres to them.

    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. 

     

    Mentor Teacher

    Location: Ellensburg              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Mentor Teacher- $1,640.00 bi weekly BA or higher 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Education and Mental Health 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.

    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.

     

    Teacher- Infant/ Toddler

    Location: Ellensburg              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher- Infant/Toddler -  $1,200.00 bi-weekly CDA or State I/T Credential $1,232.00 bi-weekly AA   $1,360.00 bi-weekly BA or higher 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Education and Mental Health Manager 

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position serves as a teacher (aka caregiver) in a classroom of Early Head Start infants and toddlers by planning, implementing, and supervising all center-based activities. This position may work with infants and toddlers with developmental delays.  Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to infants/toddlers and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.  The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Program Development
    1. Attends and participates in all required meetings, activities, pre-service and in-service training that includes but is not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.
    2. Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices.
    3. Works as a team member with the other education staff, parents and Parent Committee members to develop curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.
    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).
    6. Schedules home visits and parent-teacher conferences with families as required and on an as-needed basis and documents these events.
    7. Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    8. Prepares and maintains a safe, healthy learning environment for children that is positive, developmentally appropriate and experientially-based.
    9. Provides sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).  Dresses in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.
    10. Works closely with transitional programs, as appropriate, for shared activities, registration, and smooth transition.

     

    1. 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.
    4. Displays and develops material and provides activities related to cultures of the community in order to increase the children’s respect and understanding of their own and other local cultures.
    5. Models and promotes communication and problem solving skills that assist in developing positive interactions, creating an atmosphere of acceptance, support and encouragement, which fosters the development of positive self concept and self esteem in children as well as attachment, bonding and trusting relationships.
    6. Demonstrates an understanding of infant-toddler development applying this knowledge in practice.
    7. Participates in Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings.
    8. Participates in on-going training and development specific to working with infants and toddlers and their families, including infant/toddler development, communication and safety issues such as reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  
    9. Works closely and cooperatively with family services staff (case managers) to promote partnerships with families.
    10. Responsible for knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, content areas and functions of the infant/toddler curriculum including familiarity with the Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practices and state child care licensing regulations.
    11. Displays commitment to continuing professional growth by taking classes, reading journals, etc.
    12. Conducts developmental screening of infants and toddlers’ motor, language, social, cognitive, perceptual and emotional levels.
    13. Ensures an appropriate written Transition Plan for all children, six months before their third birthday; provides parents with training and information.  Establishes communication to facilitate and coordinate the transition.

     

     

     

    1. Recordkeeping
    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 recordkeeping 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.

     

    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. 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.

     

    1. 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. 
    4. Participates in the orientation of parents to Early Head Start throughout the year.
    5. Facilitates and supports monthly Parent Committee meetings at the center.
    6. Schedules and arranges meetings, and documents parent-teacher conferences and home visits as required.
    7. Participates in the training of parents as requested.
    8. Provides opportunities for parent/family involvement, inviting participation in classroom activities, family night, family team meetings, outside of classroom activities, etc.
    9. Establishes classroom meetings and socials for parents in cooperation with other staff. (i.e., Family Nights).
    10. Involves parents in the educational activities of the program: 
      1. to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development; and
      2. to assist parents to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in basic child development.
    11. Identifies and arranges for parents to participate as volunteers in the classroom and work as substitutes as well as other volunteer activities.
    12. Collects monthly in-kind records from parents participating and submits to local administrative office.
    13. Writes a classroom newsletter once every other month beginning in October and provides center news for the program newsletter as requested.
    14. Directly orients, trains and supervises all classroom volunteers assigned in coordination with the staff person in charge of program volunteers.
    15. Works closely with local early intervention program(s), as appropriate, for shared activities, registration and smooth transition into and out of the program.

     

    1. 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.

    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:

     

    Must be able to complete the State of Washington’s STARS training within six months of hire and the following:

     

    1. A current Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential*; and
    2. Have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development.

     

    To meet these qualifications, a prospective employee needs to meet one of the following:

     

    1. 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

     

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

                                                        

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