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    Program Aide

    Location:Monticello, McGehee, Hermitage, Dumas, Dermott, AR              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor/Teacher Preschool

    PAY: $9.45 Hourly 40 hour week.

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position works as a part of a team to assist in activities in the areas of the classroom, kitchen and bus and/or to serve as a disabilities aide as needed. The position contains elements of job descriptions of positions with titles similar classroom aide, bus monitor, janitor and kitchen aide and as a disabilities aide providing support for children with disabilities.  Works with typically developing children and/or children with special needs/disabilities.   The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers/bus routes as deemed necessary for program operations.  This position may receive content area technical support and training from the staff person responsible for center supervision, teacher, bus driver, staff person responsible for transportation, kitchen staff and/or program managers/specialist/coordinators.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.
    2. 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.).3.
    3. Serves as a temporary substitute in the periodic absence of the assistant teacher or teacher.
    4. Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.).
    5. 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.
    6. Participates in food service clean up, inventory and other food service tasks as requested. Transports bulk food and prepared food safely to Head Start/Early Head Start centers in warming containers and coolers for maintaining safe temperatures. 
    7. Assists with daily packaging and distribution of all Head Start/Early Head Start meals based on safe and healthy food transport guidelines and Head Start Performance Standards.
    8. Interacts with children throughout their time on the bus to extend and reinforce classroom learning.
    9. Collaborates with the Bus Driver in teaching children the correct safety procedures for boarding and exiting a bus as well as the danger zones around the vehicle.
    10. Addresses child safety and behavioral concerns while the bus is in motion.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age unless a higher age is set by local or state regulation.  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.


    Full Benefits available including medical, vision, dental and life insurance.  Paid Holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition Reimbursement to qualified candidates upon approval. CDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered and may not receive a response. 

     

    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.

     

    Facilities/Transportation Manager

    Location: Southeast Arkansas Administration Office              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Facilities/Transportation Manager

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Director

    SALARY: $1480.00 Bi-weekly 40 hour week.

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

    Providing safe, healthy facilities that meets all local, state and federal regulations is crucial to the operation of a Head Start/Early Head Start program.  This position is responsible for overall management of the Head Start/Early Head Start facilities by ensuring that all buildings meet federal, state and local licensing requirements pertinent to type of use and that all required licenses are up to date.

    This position is responsible for the overall operation of the Head Start/Early Head Start transportation (agency vehicle) program ensuring the safe and efficient transport of children and parents/families between program activities and on field trips (where applicable). Responsibilities include overseeing the minor maintenance of the buses and/or agency vehicle, ensuring that they are kept clean and in safe repair at all times; ensuring licenses, insurance, inspections and other required permits are maintained to comply with all local, state and federal regulations

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Oversees the Head Start facilities and assures they meet all requirements.
    2. Develops and implements a centralized purchasing system to support facilities with such items as equipment, supplies, repairs and maintenance.
    3. Develops and implements systems for building security and maintenance.
    4. Establishes and facilitates a Safety Committee to support safe and healthy environments of care at the centers, kitchens and offices.
    5. Responsible for the following:
    6. Writes, reviews and revises the Transportation Work Plan annually. Develops a system for administering and monitoring the work plan. Monitors compliance with the Head Start/Early Head Start Work Plan, and the Head Start Performance Standards in the applicable content areas and sub-areas assigned.
    7. Establishes policies and procedures for the transportation portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of transportation services.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

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


    Full Benefits available including medical, vision, dental and life insurance.  Paid Holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition Reimbursement to qualified candidates upon approval. CDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered and may not receive a response. 

     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.

     

    Health Coordinator

    Location: Southeast Arkansas Administration Office              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Health Coordinator

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Director

    Salary: $1360.00 bi-weekly, 40 hour week

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    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. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Writes, reviews and revises Health Work Plan annually. Develops a system for administering and monitoring the work plan. Monitors compliance with the Head Start/Early Head Start Work Plan, 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.

    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.

    Establishes a system for providing health education to families through workshops, parent meetings, handouts, etc.

    Develops and implements a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of health activities within the program.Keeps complete records and documentation of all contacts.

    Develops system for maintenance of individual health records on children in conjunction with family services staff.Ensures that health records are reviewed, evaluated and interpreted.Maintains vital statistics and other data affecting health services.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    If this position is not responsible for management and oversight of the content area, the minimum requirement is an associate’s degree in a health or nutrition field or other closely related field.  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. 

     Within 90 days of employment, must obtain and continually maintain basic first aid and pediatric CPR certification (or sooner if required by local/state regulations).  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.   To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the CDI Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to CDI Head Start.  Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.


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


    Full Benefits available including medical, vision, dental and life insurance.  Paid Holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition Reimbursement to qualified candidates upon approval. CDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered and may not receive a response. 


    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.

     

    CACFP/Nutrition Coordinator

    Location: Southeast Arkansas Administration Office              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: CACFP/Nutrition Coordinator

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Director

    SALARY: $1360.00 bi-weekly 40 hour week

    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:

    1. Develops a system for monitoring compliance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) requirements and the Head Start Program Performance Standards.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Maintains the CDI HS CACFP TABLE Recordkeeping system.
    6. 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.
    7. Conducts kitchen monitoring reviews to ensure program complies with all applicable food preparation safety and sanitation laws.
    8. Establishes a system to ensure kitchens are licensed, permitted and/or approved by Federal, State, or local authorities as required.
    9. 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.
    10. Ensures that CACFP Enrollment Forms are obtained for each enrolled child and is available each month for all children prior to submitting claim.

     

    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.

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

    Full Benefits available including medical, vision, dental and life insurance.  Paid Holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition Reimbursement to qualified candidates upon approval. CDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered and may not receive a response. 

     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.

     

    Center Supervisor/Teacher Preschool

    Location:Hermitage, AR              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Center Supervisor/Teacher Preschool

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Director

    PAY: $1248.00 AA Degree bi-weekly 40 hour week

             $1108.00 BA Degree bi-weekly 40 hour week

    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, child care licensing, 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.  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.

     PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Develops and monitors center and staff schedules.
    2. Arranges and schedules substitutes for the center classrooms.
    3. Arranges for family, staff work days for center improvements, fairs, events, etc.
    4. Assists in establishing and fostering a team approach and coordination of services and the sharing of resources among centers within the overall program.
    5. Responsible for monthly safety checks, fire drills and safety meetings as well as updating of the Safety Log.
    6. Investigates any child or staff incidents, assuring all forms are complete and notifying the appropriate authorities and/or supervisor.
    7. Attends IFSP/IEP meetings as needed or requested.
    8. Takes the lead and arranges and attends Family Nights, Parent Committee meetings and works with staff and parents to plan and carry them out.
    9. Receives and responds to verbal and written complaints about the program/center while managing the Parent/Community Complaint procedure at the center level.
    10. Implements and supports “best practices” in early education programming in conjunction with the early childhood staff when applicable.
    11. Plans for and equips indoor and outdoor areas to meet children’s developmental and safety needs in accordance with budget.
    12. Develops and facilitates a positive community presence in the community, focusing on networking opportunities, enhancement of volunteer participation and educational awareness efforts in regard to program needs.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum qualification is one of the following:

    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; or Associate Degree in early childhood, child development or related field and 6 years of experience in Early Childhood Education.

    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 A baccalaureate in higher degree in early childhood, child development, or related field.

    A baccalaureate degree in a non-related field plus one of the following:

    1. Be enrolled in an associate or bachelor degree program in early childhood education (or related degree as defined in # 4 or # 5 above) and be able to obtain the degree within a reasonable timeframe after the initial date of hire into the Teacher position and have an approved waiver in effect.

    If a program is going with option 4 with the waiver, it must be noted that the classroom in which this individual is being placed must have at least one staff member with a CDA or State-Awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the training required for the CDA during the time this Teacher position is earning an associates or bachelor’s degree.

    When using this waiver option the pay scale must be adapted to show an AA waiver for new staff being hired (at a lower level than newly hired staff with an AA degree).  When the staff member completes the AA degree they would move to the AA pay level.


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


    Full Benefits available including medical, vision, dental and life insurance.  Paid Holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition Reimbursement to qualified candidates upon approval. CDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered and may not receive a response. 



     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.

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: Mitchellville, Hamburg, AR              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:  Assistant Teacher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Center Supervisor/Teacher Preschool

    PAY:  $10.35 CDA hourly 40 hour week

        $11.35 AA hourly 40 hour week

    GENERAL SUMMARY:  

    This position works as a part of a teaching team to work as a partner with the teacher/lead teacher in developing activities for preschool (Head Start) children to provide them with varied experiences and an appropriate learning environment. Works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. Assistance is given to the teacher in carrying out the goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards. This position works with families to promote parent involvement in the program. In addition, this position might also serve as a Bus Monitor as part of the transportation services provided by the program. This position may be assigned additional duties based upon program need and areas of developing expertise. This position works along with the teacher/lead teacher to attain the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.   

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Assists the teacher in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities including lesson plans.
    2. Provide sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.
    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.
    4. Participates in the screening, observation and documentation of children.
    5. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and proper social skills.
    6. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.
    7. Is familiar with each child and parent.
    8. Uses initiative and imagination to assist the child and be perceptive and knowledgeable about the needs of each child.
    9. Assists the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises.
    10. Takes charge of the class in the teacher's absence.
    11. Makes home visits with the teacher as required or requested and documents them as requested.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;
    2. Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of being hired into the position;
    3. An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or
    4. Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.

    Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the former grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description.

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

     Within 90 days of employment, must obtain and continually maintain basic first aid and pediatric CPR certification (or sooner if required by local/state regulations).  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.   To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the CDI Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to CDI Head Start.  Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified. 

    Full Benefits available including medical, vision, dental and life insurance.  Paid Holidays and scheduled closures. Tuition Reimbursement to qualified candidates upon approval. CDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered and may not receive a response.

    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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