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    Cook

    Location: 110 Bierman Road Epworth IA              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $10.00 HS $10.50 AA
    Weeks per Year: 41
    Hours Per Week: 35

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:             See Organizational Chart

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is one role in a large system of services provided to children and families.  A strong food service program is important to supporting the goals of the program.  This position is responsible the ordering, preparing, serving and documenting of meals and snacks.  It includes following menus and all phases of kitchen operations including inventory control.  The position contributes to the smooth operations and functioning of the kitchen in adherence to health and food safety codes and the strict cleanliness of the kitchen and food service and storage areas.  The position may prepare foods for infants and toddlers and/or preschool children following the USDA/CACFP standards.  Position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations. 

    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. Food Service

    1)    Prepares and serves food and assists in any food related activities as directed and menus as approved by registered dietitian/nutritionist including the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.

    2)    Oversees maintenance of inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.

    3)    Oversees the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.

    4)    Oversees full kitchen operations and may supervise additional staff or volunteer assistance (depending on size and scope of workload).

    a.     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.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age and has food preparation experience and be able to comply with any state food permit/health requirements.    Experience in quantity food preparation and inventory control is preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.  This is an entry-level position requiring no education qualifications unless there is a local or state regulation that requires a high school diploma or G.E.D.  A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred. 

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Cook - ON CALL POSITION

    Location:10502 Saint Joseph Dr, Dubuque, IA 52003              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification:
    Weeks per Year: 41
    Hours Per Week: ON CALL POSITION

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is one role in a large system of services provided to children and families.  A strong food service program is important to supporting the goals of the program.  This position is responsible the ordering, preparing, serving and documenting of meals and snacks.  It includes following menus and all phases of kitchen operations including inventory control.  The position contributes to the smooth operations and functioning of the kitchen in adherence to health and food safety codes and the strict cleanliness of the kitchen and food service and storage areas.  The position may prepare foods for infants and toddlers and/or preschool children following the USDA/CACFP standards.  Position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations. 

    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. Food Service

    1)    Prepares and serves food and assists in any food related activities as directed and menus as approved by registered dietitian/nutritionist including the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.

    2)    Oversees maintenance of inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.

    3)    Oversees the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.

    4)    Oversees full kitchen operations and may supervise additional staff or volunteer assistance (depending on size and scope of workload).

    a.     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.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age and has food preparation experience and be able to comply with any state food permit/health requirements.    Experience in quantity food preparation and inventory control is preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.  This is an entry-level position requiring no education qualifications unless there is a local or state regulation that requires a high school diploma or G.E.D.  A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred. 

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Assistant Teacher - TEMP POSITION

    Location:750 5th Street NW, Dyersville, IA 52040              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification:
    Weeks per Year: 41
    Hours Per Week: 40

    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.   

     

    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.

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: 2155 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification:
    Weeks per Year: 41
    Hours Per Week: 40

    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.   

     

    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.

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location:4135 Pennsylvania Ave Dubuque IA               Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification:
    Weeks per Year: 41
    Hours Per Week: 40

    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.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

     

    Current minimum qualification is one of the following:

    1. An associate degree in a field related to Early Childhood Education and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children;
    2. A baccalaureate or advanced degree in any field and coursework*  equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children; or
    3. A baccalaureate degree in any field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, participated in a Teach For America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children, and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach For America’s professional staff; or
    4. Be enrolled in an associate or bachelor degree program in early childhood education (or related degree as defined in # 4 or # 5 above) and be able to obtain the degree within a reasonable timeframe after the initial date of hire into the Teacher position and have an approved waiver in effect.

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

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

     

    Family Advocate (This position will be filled once funding from OHS grant is received)

    Location: 10502 Saint Joseph Dr, Dubuque, IA 52003 (will visit multiple locations)              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification:
    Weeks per Year: 47
    Hours Per Week: 40

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

     

    This position supports and assists families as they identify and meet their own goals through a family-centered case management model for developing and carrying out the program Family Partnership Agreements including responsibility for child files, enrollment/applications, etc.  This position also assists with the completion of the child health requirements and other required screenings and assessments.  This position supports the larger system of social services coordinated by Head Start/Early Head Start, thereby supporting the goals of the program. The position may involve reassignment of caseloads and/or center location as deemed necessary for program operations. 

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

     

    Minimum requirement is high school diploma or GED. An AA or higher in Social Work or Human Services or related human services field is preferred.

     

     

    Assistant Teacher - floating - Grant funded position

    Location: 10502 Saint Joseph Dr, Dubuque, IA 52003 (will work at multiple locations)              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Fixed Salary: $ 14.00
    Weeks per Year: 41
    Hours Per Week: 40

    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.   

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

     

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:

       An associate degree

     

    Facilities/Transportation Coordinator-Grant Funding position

    Location: 10502 St. Joseph Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Fixed Salary: $ 14.00
    Weeks per Year: 41
    Hours Per Week: 40

    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.  In addition, this position ensures that leases, contracts or agreements for all sites are current with appropriate signatures, oversees the maintenance and cleaning of buildings to ensure that they are clean, safe and in useable condition and works with outside contractors and service oriented businesses, as necessary.   The position is also responsible for maintaining a warehouse of supplies and equipment and for inventory control and distribution of items to Head Start/Early Head Start facilities.  The position conducts regular health and safety inspections of buildings and playgrounds and chairs the Head Start Safety Committee.

     

    Transportation is one part of a large system of services provided to children and families. It plays an important role in supporting the overall goals of the program.  This position is responsible for the overall operation of the Head Start/Early Head Start transportation program ensuring the safe and efficient transport of children and parents/families between program activities and home and on field trips. Responsibilities include working with the transportation department to ensure minor maintenance of the buses and/or vans, ensuring that they are kept clean and in safe repair at all times. In addition, this position oversees any vehicle leasing and/or transportation contracts; arranges for cost-effective vehicle maintenance agreements with vendors; and depending on program design, may serve as a substitute for bus monitor as needed.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES:

    Program Development and Implementation

    1. Oversees the Head Start/Early 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 a warehouse for storage of program equipment and supplies for all sites including items that can be requisitioned by program staff and develop a system for distributing needed items.

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

    6. Serves as the liaison between Head Start/Early Head Start and the building maintenance contractor(s); ensures that maintenance and repairs are done in compliance with applicable regulations and according to specifications of building owners; maintains appropriate maintenance records.

    7. Coordinates moving of sites, inventory, supplies as necessary.

    8. Ensures safety and function of all Head Start/Early Head Start facilities and compliance with ADA, OSHA and other laws and regulations.

    9. Available on call for emergencies, snow removal, etc.

    10. Oversees landscape needs such as mowing lawns, trimming shrubs, sweeping porches, steps and parking lots, etc.

    11. Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work.

    12. Maintains fire alarm and burglar alarm systems (as appropriate) in good working order. 

       

      Transportation Administration and Coordination

    1. Responsible for the following:

      1. Develops a system for administering and monitoring compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards in the applicable content areas.

      2. Establishes policies and procedures for the transportation portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of transportation services.

    1. Keeps up to date and is knowledgeable of Head Start Performance Standards, with specific knowledge of (Subpart F – 1303.70-.75) Transportation Services.

    2. Work with center staff to establish the safest and most efficient routes possible given the location of the children and center, if applicable.

    3. Develops, oversees and monitors a communication system with all buses that ensures there is communication between buses and the program at all times when buses are on the road with children.

    4. Ensure that all licenses, permits and inspections are completed as required by local, state and federal regulations.

    5. With managers/specialists, schedule CPR, First Aid and other courses and workshops necessary to ensure a trained individuals serving as bus aides.  Tracks compliance with all requirements.

    6. Serves as substitute bus monitors. 

    7. Ensure that Bus Monitor collaborate in teaching children the correct safety procedures for boarding and exiting a bus as well as the danger zones around the vehicle.

       

      Recordkeeping and maintenance

    1. Provides input into contractors as needed.

    2. Maintains an accurate inventory of all program supplies and equipment in centers, offices and warehouses.

    3. Ensures that all inspections, licenses and contracts are current and on file.

    4. Requisitions tools, equipment and supplies as needed insuring budgetary control.

    5. Establishes a system to make regular health and safety inspections of all sites and to quickly resolve identified site issues, including the safety of playgrounds, parking lots and other areas used by Head Start/Early Head Start staff, children, parents, contractors and community volunteers.

    6. Develop and follow a preventive maintenance schedule for each Center. 

    7. Develop and maintain a system of monitoring the safety and transport services of children upon arrival and departure to on from the centers.

    8. Use the CDI HS Transportation Manual.

    9. Knows the routes, location of stops and which children should board or exit at each.

       

      Training

    1. Determines appropriate training needs to meet the program goals and objectives, and makes the necessary recommendations.

    2. Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.

    3. Provides or arranges for training on “Right to Know” and SDS and ensures that all sites are in compliance.

    4. With the staff person responsible for the safety sensitive program oversees safety-sensitive assurances for the program.

    5. Determines appropriate transportation training needs to meet the program goals and objectives, and make the necessary recommendations.

     

    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 and facilities management is required.  Knowledge of local health/safety regulations, ADA and OSHA requirements preferred.  Previous experience with lease management and contracting preferred.

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Administrative Assistant: A/P - A/R Payroll

    Location: 10502 Saint Joseph Dr, Dubuque, IA 52003              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $14.50
    Weeks per Year: 47
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Brenda Sullivan

    This position performs all duties as required to ensure accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and other duties relating to fiscal operations.  Position is responsible for monitoring program expenses, tracking activity in program budget lines and communicating any issues or overspending concerns.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirements are a high school diploma or GED with two years direct experience working with purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.  Must possess a basic understanding of accounting systems and have at least one year of direct experience working with an accounting system general ledger and budget. AA degree or higher in a related field preferred.  The individual must possess a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.  The position must have the ability to manage numerous tasks, possess good organizational skills, communicate effectively with co-workers and the public, and work collaboratively in a team environment. 

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

                                                        

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