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    Bus Driver - Dumas, Arkansas

    Location: Dumas & Mitchellville Head Start, Dumas, Arkansas              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Range: $ $16.32 hourly- $
    Weeks per Year: 42
    Hours Per Week: 15

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Facilities/Transportation Manager

    PAY: Bi-weekly, averaging 15 hours per week, part-time, $16.32/hour

    GENERAL SUMMARY and RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Follows the safest and most efficient routes possible given the location of the children and center, as determined with the staff person in charge of transportation services and with the person in charge at each center.
    • Obeys all applicable laws and regulations to ensure the safety of passengers.
    • Maintains route schedule.
    • Drives for regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    • Establishes a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents and the children.
    • Ensures that parents and children follow the program rules when riding the vehicles.
    • Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    • Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    • Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.
    • Ensures that the bus is empty at the end of each run and that all children are accounted for.
    • Communicates and coordinates with staff when a parent is not home or there are problems with transportation.
    • Knows the routes, location of stops and which children should board or exit at each.
    • Maintenance and Training
    • Monitors and maintains all vehicle fluid levels.
    • Keeps the interior of the vehicle clean at all times.
    • Cleans the exterior of the vehicle as weather allows.
    • Maintains required paperwork for vehicle maintenance and program requirements.
    • Reports any damage or malfunction immediately to the staff person in charge of transportation supervision.
    • Performs daily safety checklist of the bus, including maintenance of fire safety supplies on the bus and communication system between buses and the program.
    • Performs emergency bus drills.
    • Monitors the bus communication system to ensure there is contact/communication with all buses and the program until all routes are completed.
    • Responsible for gas and oil receipts and recording and submitting totals to immediate supervisor as well as reconciling receipts with statements. Follows up on charges that do not reconcile.
    • Collaborates with the Bus Monitor in teaching children the correct safety procedures for boarding and exiting a bus as well as the danger zones around the vehicle.
    • Participates in an annual review which includes onboard observation of road performance.

      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

      The minimum requirement is high school diploma or GED and a current in-state Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with a School Bus and/or Passenger endorsement and/or other criteria specifically required by the state.

      This position requires pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post accident, random and return to work drug testing as part of the CDI Head Start Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Plan (#1039) and must be included in the DOT testing pool. 

      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.  

      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. Position open until filled.

       

      Program Aide - Warren, AR

      Location: Warren, Arkansas              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

      Pay Period: Biweekly
      Salary Range: $ 10.30- $ 10.30
      Weeks per Year: 42
      Hours Per Week: 40

      TITLE OF POSITION:                        Program Aide

      IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:             See Organizational Chart

      PAY: $10.30

      A.  GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

      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.

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

      Duties of the position are described in major functional areas listed below. 

      EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

      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.).
      7. Serves as a temporary substitute in the periodic absence of the assistant teacher or teacher.

        Janitorial Aide Service

      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.

      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.
          4. Substitutes for regular Cook or Assistant Cook as needed.
          5. Assists with inventory maintenance of all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.
          6. Assists with the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.
          7. Assists in carrying out a financially successful food service operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
          8. Assists with logging meals/snacks in the menu book following USDA/CACFP required documentation for food purchased, prepared and served.
          9. Supports staff/parents in preparing and cleaning up after meals/snacks for meetings, planning sessions and other special events as requested.
          10. Ensures that dishes are returned to the kitchen or food service vendor transport boxes for cleaning and preparation for the next meal.
          11. Notifies supervisor of any safety, health issues or concerns.
          12. Participates in ongoing training in food preparation and nutrition as requested.
          13. Follows the established system for cleaning to ensure that the kitchen and storage rooms are kept in a clean and sanitary manner.
          14. Reports any kitchen equipment not in good working order to supervisor to ensure the kitchen remains safe and hazard free.
          15. Prepares food in a safe and sanitary manner.
          16. Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.
            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.

          Food Delivery

          1. 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.
          2. Transports bulk food and prepared food safely to Head Start/Early Head Start centers in warming containers and coolers for maintaining safe temperatures.Tracks temperature of food taken from centralized area and at the receiving site and informs local site if food needs to be brought up to temperature (when transporting prepared foods).
          3. Assists in maintaining any kitchen equipment used in the transportation of food in an organized, sanitary and safe condition and initiates requests for repair or replacement.
          4. May be required to assist in serving and cleaning up food served.
          5. Unloads, dates, stores and rotates stock in cooperation with kitchen staff.
          6. Assists with the maintenance of food and non-food inventories.
          7. Provides mail courier service to all centers as requested.
          8. Assists with moving of sites, inventory and supplies as necessary.
          9. Assists with purchasing, receiving and packing food orders and other supplies and their delivery.
          10. Responsible for various errands as assigned by the immediate supervisor.


          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.
        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.
        8. 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.

        PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

         

      C.  EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

      The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age.  This is an entry-level position requiring no previous education or experience unless there is a local or state regulation that requires a high school diploma or G.E.D.   A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred. 

      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 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.

       

      Family & Community Partnership Manager

      Location:Monticello, Arkansas              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

      Pay Period: Biweekly
      Fixed Salary: $ 1,509.60
      Weeks per Year: 52
      Hours Per Week: 40

      TITLE OF POSITION:                        Family and Community Partnership Manager

      SALARY: $1,509.60 Bi-weekly

      IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:            See Organizational Chart

       A GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

      The Family and Community Partnerships area of the Head Start/Early Head Start program plays an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start and plays an important part in supporting the goals of the program. This position is responsible for oversight and development of systems to provide opportunities and support for growth of Head Start/Early Head Start families so they can identify their own strengths, needs and interests and find their own solutions.  Developing a parent and community volunteer program and being the lead on child abuse and neglect issues are also part of this positions responsibilities.  Developing relationships with community partners, to whom families can be referred for services, is also a key function of this position.  This position is responsible for ensuring Family and Community Partnership services are supported by staff and/or consultants with training and experience in field(s) related to social, human or family services.

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

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

      1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
        1. Program Administration and Coordination
      1. As the lead and in consultation with the other managers/specialists/coordinators:
        1. Monitors compliance with child care licensing guidelines and the assigned Head Start Program Performance Standards.
        2. Establishes policies and procedures for the family and community partnership portion of the program that support the effective implementation of services to families.
        3. Establishes policies and procedures for the social services portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of these services.
        4. Develops a system for the provision of case management and referral for social services to Head Start/Early Head Start families in cooperation with other social services, health and mental health agencies and providers through community partnership agreements.
        5. Develops and implements a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of activities within the program to assure that family’s needs are being met (family outcomes).
        6. Sets up systems to direct services with families including the Family Partnership Agreement process, case management process, and referral and follow-up activities.Ensures that a family-strengths/family-centered practice is understood and followed by staff.
        7. Establishes relationships with community partners and identifies resources that can be made available to families.Initiates and tracks community partnership agreements.Establishes and monitors contracts for services (e.g. ABE/GED courses, food banks, clothing banks, child support enforcement, etc.).
        8. Works with the other managers/specialists/coordinators to develop a system utilizing a child tracking system for implementation of family partnership agreements and the tracking of referrals, individual contacts, home visits and follow-ups (e.g. HSFIS, Child Plus, Child Tracks, File Tracks, etc.).
        9. Determines the collective training needs of the family services staff (case managers) and assists in development of professional development plans for all family services staff, coordinating a training schedule throughout the year.
        10. Works cooperatively with staff person responsible for health (child safety) for establishing an emergency management system in cooperation with the community.
      2. Serves as the contact for designated social service partners, continuing to further develop and nurture collaborative relationships.
      3. Serves as the lead and key coordinator for the child abuse and neglect (CA/N)) reporting system.Ensures that other staff are aware of and trained on child abuse and neglect identification and reporting laws.Responsible for updating and coordinating with the local child protective services agency to clarify a system for identifying and reporting suspected CA/N and to follow CDI Head Start protocols for training staff and parents on at least an annual basis
      4. Keeps up-to-date and knowledgeable of Head Start Performance Standards and related regulations, with specific knowledge of Family and Community Partnerships.
      5. Acts proactively in forming partnerships and collaborating with community agencies to develop a “seamless” system of services for families.Attends community networks and other community organization meetings for the purpose of sharing information and establishing linkages.
      6. Works closely with other managers/specialists/coordinators and other agency staff, parents and specialists/consultants to support arrangements for identification, referrals, parent permission, confidentiality of records, evaluation and individual program planning for children with special needs.
      7. Coordinates and participates on regular team staffing of children and schedules and facilitates any special meetings related to child staffing, as necessary to support participation in the classroom.
      8. Attends home visits, parent conferences and/or IEP/IFSP meetings when necessary or as requested.
      9. Observes children in Head Start/Early Head Start classrooms as necessary.
      10. Sets up systems for family services staff (case managers) to participate in regular (3 x per year minimum) staffing of all children (using the Child Profile form) and provide information needed to facilitate social services and other types of referrals, as necessary.
      11. Assists other managers/specialists/coordinators and teaching staff with transition of Head Start/Early Head Start children to kindergarten as well as children transitioning into Head Start/Early Head Start.
      12. Designs, implements and monitors the volunteer program to include the recruitment and training of parent and community volunteers for the program.Works collaboratively with other staff to train on and distribute the CDI Head Start Volunteer Handbook.Ensures that all regular volunteers have completed the appropriate paperwork and that records are maintained in a locked filing cabinet.Tracks volunteerism.Provides periodic volunteer training programs.
      13. Supports the center supervisors and classroom staff in ensuring Parent Committee activities and Family Nights are coordinated and offered monthly.
      14. Ensures that parents of participating children are offered substance abuse counseling if needed including information on the effect of drug exposure on infants and fetal alcohol syndrome.
      15. Provides to parents of limited English proficient children outreach and information in a language that the parents can understand.
      16. Serves as the coordinator for care management services for families provided by the family services staff (case managers).
      17. Maintains team filing, tracking and documentation systems.
      18. Maintains master documentation and follow-up on attendance records of children not present.
      19. Submits verbal and/or written reports to supervisor and/or Program Director on the area activities and status as needed.
      20. Monitors budget related to the social services and parent engagement areas.
      21. Oversees and updates all pertinent information in children's files in cooperation with the family services staff (case managers).(Note:family information (family files) may be contained in the child file)
      22. Conducts period chart audits and case reviews (as per administrative calendar).
      23. Sets up systems for the tracking and case management systems of assigned team.
      24. Sets up systems for family services staff (case managers) to develop individual training.
      25. Completes the identification, purchase and annual inventory of content area supplies and equipment in accordance with the budget.
      26. Assists the staff person responsible to track data and provide accurate information for the annual Program Information Report (PIR) as well as for monthly program reports.Responsible for monthly enrollment report.
      27. Maintains records of all community partnership agreements, parent volunteer records, etc.
      28. Provides or arranges for training and technical assistance to staff and parents based upon pertinent issues/interests expressed in family profiles to include advocacy, family center approach, family literacy, self sufficiency, child development, health, parenting skills and other topics as identified.
      29. Assists in developing and scheduling family training sessions and attends as required.
      30. Acts as the direct link with family services staff (case managers) for assisting classroom and/or home-based staff with Parent Committees, socializations and center activities.

      2. EXAMPLES OF GENERAL 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.
      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. Models and exercises supervisory authority to support other employees in the execution of work duties in a manner consistent with CDI Head Start standards for compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including CDI Head Start policies and procedures reflecting best practices.  In addition, supervisors are expected to model exemplary standards of ethical behavior and exercise careful stewardship of program funds, and support those they supervise in adhering to those standards.
      8. 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.
      9. Plans and directs the work of the staff supervised.  Observes and gives feedback to staff or volunteers supervised where applicable and other staff as assigned on at least a weekly basis.
      10. Makes appropriate personnel decisions that do not require higher approval  and submits others as a recommendation to the supervisor.
      11. Determines appropriate training needs to meet the program goals and objectives and makes the necessary recommendations.
      12. Develops and supports the professional development plan for staff supervised.
      13. Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
      14. Monitors compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards.
      15. Develops and implements a plan and system of continuous ongoing monitoring and evaluation of activities within the program.

      PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

      C.    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

      This position is responsible for the management and oversight of family services, health services, or services to children with disabilities, the minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably related to one or more of the disciplines they oversee. One year supervisory/management experience preferred.  Two years’ experience in case management preferred. 

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

       

       

      Program Aide - Dumas, Arkansas (Dumas Head Start)

      Location: Dumas, Arkansas              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

      Pay Period: Biweekly
      Salary Range: $ 10.30- $ 10.30
      Weeks per Year: 42
      Hours Per Week: 40

      TITLE OF POSITION:                        Program Aide

      PAY: $10.30 per hour

      IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:             See Organizational Chart

      A.  GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

      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.

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

      Duties of the position are described in major functional areas listed below. 

      1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

      2. 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.).
        7. Serves as a temporary substitute in the periodic absence of the assistant teacher or teacher.
          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.
          1. 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.
            4. Substitutes for regular Cook or Assistant Cook as needed.
            5. Assists with inventory maintenance of all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.
            6. Assists with the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.
            7. Assists in carrying out a financially successful food service operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
            8. Assists with logging meals/snacks in the menu book following USDA/CACFP required documentation for food purchased, prepared and served.
            9. Supports staff/parents in preparing and cleaning up after meals/snacks for meetings, planning sessions and other special events as requested.
            10. Ensures that dishes are returned to the kitchen or food service vendor transport boxes for cleaning and preparation for the next meal.
            11. Notifies supervisor of any safety, health issues or concerns.
            12. Participates in ongoing training in food preparation and nutrition as requested.
            13. Follows the established system for cleaning to ensure that the kitchen and storage rooms are kept in a clean and sanitary manner.
            14. Reports any kitchen equipment not in good working order to supervisor to ensure the kitchen remains safe and hazard free.
            15. Prepares food in a safe and sanitary manner.
            16. Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.
          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.

        Food Delivery

        1. 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.
        2. Transports bulk food and prepared food safely to Head Start/Early Head Start centers in warming containers and coolers for maintaining safe temperatures.Tracks temperature of food taken from centralized area and at the receiving site and informs local site if food needs to be brought up to temperature (when transporting prepared foods).
        3. Assists in maintaining any kitchen equipment used in the transportation of food in an organized, sanitary and safe condition and initiates requests for repair or replacement.
        4. May be required to assist in serving and cleaning up food served.
        5. Unloads, dates, stores and rotates stock in cooperation with kitchen staff.
        6. Assists with the maintenance of food and non-food inventories.
        7. Provides mail courier service to all centers as requested.
        8. Assists with moving of sites, inventory and supplies as necessary.
        9. Assists with purchasing, receiving and packing food orders and other supplies and their delivery.
        10. Responsible for various errands as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

        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.
      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.
      8. 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.

      PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

      The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age.  This is an entry-level position requiring no previous education or experience unless there is a local or state regulation that requires a high school diploma or G.E.D.   A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred.  Some states may require additional requirements for kitchen aide duties (i.e., kitchen permit).

      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).  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. 

       

      Assistant Teacher - Crossett, Arkansas

      Location: Crossett, Arkansas              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

      Pay Period: Biweekly
      Salary Based on Qualification: $10.81 hourly CDA or Enrolled in Degree/CDA Program $11.02 hourly Technical Certificate $11.32 hourly AA degree or higher
      Weeks per Year: 42
      Hours Per Week: 40

      TITLE OF POSITION:                        Assistant Teacher

      PAY: 

      $10.81 hourly CDA or Enrolled in Degree/CDA Program
      $11.02 hourly Technical Certificate
      $11.32 hourly AA degree or higher

      IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:             See Organizational Chart

                                                     

      A.  GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

      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.   

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

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

      EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

      Preschool Classroom Activities

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

      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.
      4. Participates in the training of families as requested.
      5. Involves parents/families in the educational activities of the program:
        • a.)to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development; and
        • b.)to assist parents/families to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in basic child development.
      6. Assists with identifying and arranging for parents to volunteer in the classroom as volunteers and substitutes.
      7. Assists the teacher with collecting monthly in-kind records from parents and community members participating in the program.
      8. Assists with the supervision of all assigned volunteers in the classroom.

      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.

      EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB ACTIVITIES--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.
      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.
      8. 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.

      PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

      C. 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.

      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). 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. 

       

      Assistant Teacher - Warren, Arkansas

      Location:Warren, Arkansas              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

      Pay Period: Biweekly
      Salary Range: $ 10.81- $ 11.32
      Weeks per Year: 42
      Hours Per Week: 40

      TITLE OF POSITION:                        Assistant Teacher

      IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:            Center Supervisor/Teacher Preschool

      PAY:

      •  $10.81 hourly CDA or Enrolled in Degree/CDA Program
      •  $11.02 hourly Technical Certificate
      • $11.32 hourly AA degree or higher

      A.  GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

      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.   

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

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

      EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

       Parent/Family Involvement And Community Relations

        Preschool Classroom Activities

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

        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.
        4. Participates in the training of families as requested.
        5. Involves parents/families in the educational activities of the program:
          • a.)to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development; and
          • b.)to assist parents/families to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in basic child development.
        6. Assists with identifying and arranging for parents to volunteer in the classroom as volunteers and substitutes.
        7. Assists the teacher with collecting monthly in-kind records from parents and community members participating in the program.
        8. Assists with the supervision of all assigned volunteers in the classroom.

        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.
        1. EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB ACTIVITIES--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.
        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.
        8. 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.

        PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

      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.

      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).  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. 

       

      Assistant Teacher - Dumas, Arkansas

      Location: Dumas, Arkansas              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

      Pay Period: Biweekly
      Salary Range: $ 10.81- $ 11.32
      Weeks per Year: 42
      Hours Per Week: 40

       IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:            Center Supervisor/Teacher Preschool

      PAY:

      • $10.81 hourly CDA or Enrolled in Degree/CDA Program
      • $11.02 hourly Technical Certificate
      • $11.32 hourly AA degree or higher

      A.  GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

      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.   

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

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

      EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

      Parent/Family Involvement And Community Relations

        Preschool Classroom Activities

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

        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.
        4. Participates in the training of families as requested.
        5. Involves parents/families in the educational activities of the program: 
          • a.)to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development; and
          • b.)to assist parents/families to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in basic child development.
        6. Assists with identifying and arranging for parents to volunteer in the classroom as volunteers and substitutes.
        7. Assists the teacher with collecting monthly in-kind records from parents and community members participating in the program.
        8. Assists with the supervision of all assigned volunteers in the classroom.

        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.
        1. EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB ACTIVITIES--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.
        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.
        8. 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.

        PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

      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.

      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).  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. 

                                                            

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