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    Program Aide

    Location: 219 S. Maney Avenue Murfreesboro, TN 37130              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Fixed Salary: $ 8.70 Hourly
    Weeks per Year: 42.2
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    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 RESPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Classroom Aide
    1. Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.

    2. Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions and be prepared to go outdoors daily.

    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.

    4. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and social skills.

    5. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.

    6. Assists the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises (e.g., at Family Nights, copying newsletters, cutting out classroom materials, making phone calls, etc.).

    a.     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.

    a.     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.

    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).

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location: 630 W. Lehman Street Woodbury, TN 37190              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $1,284.00 Bi-Weekly No Degree On Waiver $1,384.00 Bi-Weekly AA $1,484.00 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher
    Weeks per Year: 40
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position serves as the lead worker in a classroom of Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities.  Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to children and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.  The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES:

    a.   Program Development

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

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

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

    .   Preschool Program Implementation

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

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

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

    4. Plans and implements learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy and phonemic, print and numeracy awareness, their understanding of the use of language, their understanding  and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, their understanding of early math and early science,  their problem solving abilities and their approaches to learning.

    Parent Involvement and Community Relations

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

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

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

    4. Facilitates and supports monthly Parent Committee meetings at the center.

    5. Schedules and arranges meetings, and documents parent-teacher conferences and home visits as required.

    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.

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Family Service Worker II

    Location: Murfreesboro CCP              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $11.48 Hourly HS/GED $12.41 Hourly Credential
    Weeks per Year: 42.2
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    Health (medical/dental), mental health, nutrition and child safety are an integral part of the larger system of comprehensive services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start. They play an important part in supporting the goals of the program. This position is responsible for assisting in the facilitation of all Health Services of the Head Start/Early Head Start program.  The position assists in collaborating on the development and implementation of the program, tracking and recordkeeping, community relations and outreach.  The position provides health services appropriate for uncredentialed/unlicensed staff (e.g., height/weight, blood pressure, etc.).

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Implementation
    1. Responsible for the following:  

      1. Assists to develop a system for administering and monitoring the Head Start Program Performance Standards  in the applicable content areas.

      2. Follows policies and procedures for the health portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of comprehensive health services.

    2. Assists to develop a list of local comprehensive health and related resources and defines procedures for effective use of these resources.   Assists to establish working relationships with local providers through contractual agreements as appropriate.

    3. Assists to establish a system for providing comprehensive health, mental health and nutrition education to families through workshops, parent meetings, handouts, etc.

    1. Assists to implement a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of health, mental health and nutrition activities within the program.  Keeps complete records and documentation of all contacts.

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

    3. Assists the staff person with primary responsibility for the health content area on the following: 

      1. Health Services Advisory Committee:  Convening and implementation of the semi-annual Health Services Advisory Committee meetings.           

      2. Identifies and is Knowledgeable of Health Resources:  Maintaining relationships and developing a thorough knowledge of comprehensive health resources for families including Medicaid, the state CHIP Program, state health services and other community resources that assist families in establishing a medical home.

      3. Supports and Monitors Contracts with Health Service Providers:  Follows up on contracts with health professionals to provide services to the Head Start/Early Head Start program in such areas as vision referrals, child health screenings/exams, dental, mental health, and nutrition services and others as necessary.  Contracts may include consultant and/or volunteer services.

      4. Health Education Curriculum: With supervisor, follows up on the health, nutrition and mental health education curricula in conjunction with the staff person responsible for early childhood education services for children and parents that can be integrated into program activities.  Assists with activities related to the Child Safety sections of Performance Standards to include fire drills, first aid kits, and medication administration systems.

      5. Health Training and Employee Health Tracking: Assists with a yearly system of training and health education for staff, to include CPR, First Aid, nutrition, mental health, etc. Assists to work with the staff person responsible for human resources activities to follow-up with employee required initial and periodic health exams and TB screening and tests. Documents as required by Performance Standards and childcare licensing.

      6. Safety Committee assistance

    4. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards including specific knowledge of Child Health portion of the Standards.

    5. Assists to oversee and participate in the screening, re-screening and follow-up for all health, nutrition and mental health services.

    6. Assists and participates in staffing of children as requested and appropriate.

    7. Assists to arrange for a health/mental health/nutrition resource specialist to teachers, home visitors and family service staff. 

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is high school or G.E.D.  Experience working in public health, mental health and/or nutrition arena and working with low-income clients preferred. 

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Assistant Cook

    Location: Murfreesboro              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Fixed Salary: $ 10.30 Hourly
    Weeks per Year: 44
    Hours Per Week: 40

    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.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES:

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

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

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

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

    5. Implements a cost effective food service program according to federal, state and local regulations that is a financially successful operation by helping to control food and labor costs.

    6. Prepares and serves all meals as planned, paying attention to food presentation and freshness.

    7. Ensures that standardized recipes are followed and appropriate quantities of food are prepared and served in accordance with the CACFP meal requirements.

    8. Monitors the acceptance of menu items by children in the program and makes recommendation for menu changes accordingly. 

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

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

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

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

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

    3. Completes a weekly inventory of all food, both perishable and non-perishable.  Ensures that inventory is secure.

    4. Completes an equipment and supply inventory on a regular basis.

    5. Submits food invoices in an organized fashion and in a timely manner.

    6. Maintains and submits records as required.

    7. Participates in internal and external audits and performance improvement activities.

    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 Multi Site

    Location: Sumner County               Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $9.59 Hourly HS/GED $10.15 Hourly CDA $11.28 Hourly AA or higher
    Weeks per Year: 52
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    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 RESPONSIBILTIES:

    a. 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.
     
    b. 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:

    1. a.) to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development; and 
    2. 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.
     
    c. Child and Adult Care Food Program

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

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

    3) Conduct point of service meal documentation, count meals when children are seated and have been offered a credible meal by USDA standards for portions and components.

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

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential; 

    2. Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of being hired into the position; 

    3. An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or 

    4. Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree. 
     
    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.
     

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: 104-B Elizabeth Street, Ashland City, TN 37015              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $9.59 Hourly HS/GED $10.15 Hourly CDA $11.28 Hourly AA or higher
    Weeks per Year: 42
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    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 RESPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Preschool Classroom Activities
    1. Assists the teacher in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities including lesson plans.

    2. Provide sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).  Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.

    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.

    4. Participates in the screening, observation and documentation of children.

    5. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and proper social skills.

    6. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.

    7. Is familiar with each child and parent.

    1. 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:

    1. to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development; and

    2. to assist parents/families to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in basic child development.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;

    2. Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of being hired into the position;

    3. An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or

    4. Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Family Service Worker II

    Location: 1406 Cannon Street, Rm 9, Franklin, TN 37064              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $11.48 Hourly HS/GED $12.41 Hourly Credential
    Weeks per Year: 44
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    Health (medical/dental), mental health, nutrition and child safety are an integral part of the larger system of comprehensive services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start. They play an important part in supporting the goals of the program. This position is responsible for assisting in the facilitation of all Health Services of the Head Start/Early Head Start program.  The position assists in collaborating on the development and implementation of the program, tracking and recordkeeping, community relations and outreach.  The position provides health services appropriate for uncredentialed/unlicensed staff (e.g., height/weight, blood pressure, etc.).

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Implementation
    1. Responsible for the following:  

      1. Assists to develop a system for administering and monitoring the Head Start Program Performance Standards  in the applicable content areas.

      2. Follows policies and procedures for the health portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of comprehensive health services.

    2. Assists to develop a list of local comprehensive health and related resources and defines procedures for effective use of these resources.  Assists to establish working relationships with local providers through contractual agreements as appropriate.

    3. Assists to establish a system for providing comprehensive health, mental health and nutrition education to families through workshops, parent meetings, handouts, etc.

    1. Assists to implement a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of health, mental health and nutrition activities within the program.  Keeps complete records and documentation of all contacts.

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

    3. Assists the staff person with primary responsibility for the health content area on the following: 

      1. Health Services Advisory Committee:  Convening and implementation of the semi-annual Health Services Advisory Committee meetings.         

      2. Identifies and is Knowledgeable of Health Resources:  Maintaining relationships and developing a thorough knowledge of comprehensive health resources for families including Medicaid, the state CHIP Program, state health services and other community resources that assist families in establishing a medical home.

      3. Supports and Monitors Contracts with Health Service Providers:  Follows up on contracts with health professionals to provide services to the Head Start/Early Head Start program in such areas as vision referrals, child health screenings/exams, dental, mental health, and nutrition services and others as necessary.  Contracts may include consultant and/or volunteer services.

      4. Health Education Curriculum: With supervisor, follows up on the health, nutrition and mental health education curricula in conjunction with the staff person responsible for early childhood education services for children and parents that can be integrated into program activities.  Assists with activities related to the Child Safety sections of Performance Standards to include fire drills, first aid kits, and medication administration systems.

      5. Health Training and Employee Health Tracking: Assists with a yearly system of training and health education for staff, to include CPR, First Aid, nutrition, mental health, etc. Assists to work with the staff person responsible for human resources activities to follow-up with employee required initial and periodic health exams and TB screening and tests. Documents as required by Performance Standards and childcare licensing.

      6. Safety Committee assistance

    4. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards including specific knowledge of Child Health portion of the Standards.

    5. Assists to oversee and participate in the screening, re-screening and follow-up for all health, nutrition and mental health services.

    6. Assists and participates in staffing of children as requested and appropriate.

    7. Assists to arrange for a health/mental health/nutrition resource specialist to teachers, home visitors and family service staff. 

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is high school or G.E.D.  Experience working in public health, mental health and/or nutrition arena and working with low-income clients preferred. 

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: 1406 Cannon Street, Franklin, TN 37064              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $9.59 Hourly HS/GED $10.15 Hourly CDA $11.28 Hourly AA or higher
    Weeks per Year: 42
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    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 RESPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Preschool Classroom Activities
    1. Assists the teacher in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities including lesson plans.

    2. Provide sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).  Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.

    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.

    4. Participates in the screening, observation and documentation of children.

    5. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and proper social skills.

    6. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.

    7. Is familiar with each child and parent.

    1. 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:

    1. to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development; and

    2. to assist parents/families to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in basic child development.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;

    2. Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of being hired into the position;

    3. An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or

    4. Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Program Aide

    Location: 501 Cougar Way, Smyrna, TN 37167              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Fixed Salary: $ 8.70 Hourly
    Weeks per Year: 44
    Hours Per Week: 37.5

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    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 RESPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Classroom Aide
    1. Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.

    2. Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions and be prepared to go outdoors daily.

    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.

    4. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and social skills.

    5. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.

    6. Assists the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises (e.g., at Family Nights, copying newsletters, cutting out classroom materials, making phone calls, etc.).

    a.     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.

    a.     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.

    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).

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: 501 Cougar Way, Smyrna, TN 37167              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $9.59 Hourly HS/GED $10.15 Hourly CDA $11.28 Hourly AA or higher
    Weeks per Year: 44
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    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 RESPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Preschool Classroom Activities
    1. Assists the teacher in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities including lesson plans.

    2. Provide sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).  Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.

    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.

    4. Participates in the screening, observation and documentation of children.

    5. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and proper social skills.

    6. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.

    7. Is familiar with each child and parent.

    1. 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:

    1. to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development; and

    2. to assist parents/families to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in basic child development.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;

    2. Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of being hired into the position;

    3. An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or

    4. Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Transportation Coordinator

    Location: Multiple Locations               Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $1,597.57 Bi-Weekly AA $1,697.57 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher
    Weeks per Year: 52
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    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 minor maintenance of the buses and/or vans, 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, including the appropriate licensing of drivers; monitoring a mandatory safety-sensitive (DOT drug-testing) program; hiring, training, supervising and evaluating drivers; and determining and monitoring bus routes.  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 regular drivers as needed if qualified.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    a. Transportation Administration and Coordination

    Responsible for the following:

    1. a.Develops a system for administering and monitoring compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards in the applicable content areas. b.Establishes policies and procedures for the transportation portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of transportation services.
    2. Keeps up to date and is knowledgeable of Head Start Performance Standards, with specific knowledge of(Subpart F – 1303.70-.75) Transportation Services.
    3. Work with drivers and center staff to establish the safest and most efficient routes possible given the location of the children and center.
    4. Ensure the drivers are in compliance with the mandatory drug testing program that meets local, state and federal regulations.
    5. 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.
    6. Ensure that all licenses, permits and inspections are completed as required by local, state and federal regulations.
    7. Develop a system for training and evaluating drivers on a regular basis including drivers attending a combination of annual classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction; and ensure annual reviews for drivers that include onboard observation of road performance

    b. Maintenance and Record-keeping

    1. Develop and maintain a system of monitoring the safety and cleanliness of all buses.
    2. Uses the CDI HS Transportation Manual.Create an individual bus record to document bus repair and maintenance needs for each bus and complete required paperwork for bus maintenance and program requirements.
    3. Arrange for the repair of any bus as the need arises.
    4. Develop and follow a preventive maintenance schedule for each vehicle.
    5. Maintain gas receipts and complete the necessary paperwork for payment of fuel vendors in cooperation with the staff person responsible for accounts payable.
    6. Maintain required information regarding the license and driving record for all bus drivers and all others authorized to use program vehicles.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is a HS Diploma/GED with two years related experience and demonstrated knowledge of transportation services including pupil transportation. Knowledge of traffic laws/traffic regulations, with experience overseeing systems such as transportation in a business or academic setting. 

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: 219 S. Maney Avenue Murfreesboro, TN 37130              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $9.59 Hourly HS/GED $10.15 Hourly CDA $11.28 Hourly AA or higher
    Weeks per Year: 44
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    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 RESPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Preschool Classroom Activities
    1. Assists the teacher in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities including lesson plans.

    2. Provide sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).  Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.

    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.

    4. Participates in the screening, observation and documentation of children.

    5. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and proper social skills.

    6. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.

    7. Is familiar with each child and parent.

    1. 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:

    1. to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development; and

    2. to assist parents/families to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in basic child development.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;

    2. Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of being hired into the position;

    3. An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or

    4. Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Family Service Worker II

    Location: 104-B Elizabeth Street, Ashland City, TN 37015              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $11.48 Hourly HS/GED $12.41 Hourly Credential
    Weeks per Year: 40
    Hours Per Week: 37.5

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    Health (medical/dental), mental health, nutrition and child safety are an integral part of the larger system of comprehensive services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start. They play an important part in supporting the goals of the program. This position is responsible for assisting in the facilitation of all Health Services of the Head Start/Early Head Start program.  The position assists in collaborating on the development and implementation of the program, tracking and recordkeeping, community relations and outreach.  The position provides health services appropriate for uncredentialled/unlicensed staff (e.g., height/weight, blood pressure, etc.).

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Implementation
    1. Responsible for the following:  

      1. Assists to develop a system for administering and monitoring the Head Start Program Performance Standards  in the applicable content areas.

      2. Follows policies and procedures for the health portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of comprehensive health services.

    2. Assists to develop a list of local comprehensive health and related resources and defines procedures for effective use of these resources.  Assists to establish working relationships with local providers through contractual agreements as appropriate.

    3. Assists to establish a system for providing comprehensive health, mental health and nutrition education to families through workshops, parent meetings, handouts, etc.

    1. Assists to implement a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of health, mental health and nutrition activities within the program.  Keeps complete records and documentation of all contacts.

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

    3. Assists the staff person with primary responsibility for the health content area on the following: 

      1. Health Services Advisory Committee:  Convening and implementation of the semi-annual Health Services Advisory Committee meetings.         

      2. Identifies and is Knowledgeable of Health Resources:  Maintaining relationships and developing a thorough knowledge of comprehensive health resources for families including Medicaid, the state CHIP Program, state health services and other community resources that assist families in establishing a medical home.

      3. Supports and Monitors Contracts with Health Service Providers:  Follows up on contracts with health professionals to provide services to the Head Start/Early Head Start program in such areas as vision referrals, child health screenings/exams, dental, mental health, and nutrition services and others as necessary.  Contracts may include consultant and/or volunteer services.

      4. Health Education Curriculum: With supervisor, follows up on the health, nutrition and mental health education curricula in conjunction with the staff person responsible for early childhood education services for children and parents that can be integrated into program activities.  Assists with activities related to the Child Safety sections of Performance Standards to include fire drills, first aid kits, and medication administration systems.

      5. Health Training and Employee Health Tracking: Assists with a yearly system of training and health education for staff, to include CPR, First Aid, nutrition, mental health, etc. Assists to work with the staff person responsible for human resources activities to follow-up with employee required initial and periodic health exams and TB screening and tests. Documents as required by Performance Standards and childcare licensing.

      6. Safety Committee assistance

    4. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards including specific knowledge of Child Health portion of the Standards.

    5. Assists to oversee and participate in the screening, re-screening and follow-up for all health, nutrition and mental health services.

    6. Assists and participates in staffing of children as requested and appropriate.

    7. Assists to arrange for a health/mental health/nutrition resource specialist to teachers, home visitors and family service staff. 

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is high school or G.E.D.  Experience working in public health, mental health and/or nutrition arena and working with low-income clients preferred. 

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Teacher Infant/Toddler

    Location:600 Small Street, Gallatin, TN 37066              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Salary Based on Qualification:
    Weeks per Year: 52
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

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

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES:

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

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

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

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

       

      b.     Recordkeeping

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

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

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

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

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum educational requirement is:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential*; and

    2. Have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development.

      To meet these qualifications, a prospective employee needs to meet one of the following:
    3.  

    4. Infant/Toddler CDA
    1. Other comparable  e.g.state-type) of credential* (with Infant/Toddler focus; if that is lacking, there must be other training or equivalent coursework to meet that component)
    2. Preschool CDA; plus:
    3. Any degree** in any field; plus
    4. ECE degree

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Assistant Teacher Multi Site

    Location:Rutherford County              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $9.59 Hourly HS/GED $10.15 Hourly CDA $11.28 Hourly AA or higher
    Weeks per Year: 52
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    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 RESPONSIBILTIES:

    a. 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.
     
    b. 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:

    1. a.) to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development; and 
    2. 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.
     
    c. Child and Adult Care Food Program

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

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

    3) Conduct point of service meal documentation, count meals when children are seated and have been offered a credible meal by USDA standards for portions and components.

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

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential; 

    2. Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of being hired into the position; 

    3. An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or 

    4. Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree. 
     
    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.
     

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Cook

    Location:Smyrna              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Fixed Salary: $ 11.50
    Weeks per Year: 44
    Hours Per Week: 40

    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.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

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

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

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

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

    5. Implements a cost effective food service program according to federal, state and local regulations that is a financially successful operation by helping to control food and labor costs.

    6. Prepares and serves all meals as planned, paying attention to food presentation and freshness.

    7. Ensures that standardized recipes are followed and appropriate quantities of food are prepared and served in accordance with the CACFP meal requirements.

    8. Monitors the acceptance of menu items by children in the program and makes recommendation for menu changes accordingly. 

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

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

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

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

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

    3. Completes a weekly inventory of all food, both perishable and non-perishable.  Ensures that inventory is secure.

    4. Completes an equipment and supply inventory on a regular basis.

    5. Submits food invoices in an organized fashion and in a timely manner.

    6. Maintains and submits records as required.

    7. Participates in internal and external audits and performance improvement activities.

    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.

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location:501 Cougar Way, Smyrna, TN 37167              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $1,284.00 Bi-Weekly No Degree On Waiver $1,384.00 Bi-Weekly AA $1,484.00 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher
    Weeks per Year: 44
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position serves as the lead worker in a classroom of Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities.  Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to children and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.  The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES:

    a.  Program Development

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

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

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

    b.  Preschool Program Implementation

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

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

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

    4. Plans and implements learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy and phonemic, print and numeracy awareness, their understanding of the use of language, their understanding  and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, their understanding of early math and early science,  their problem solving abilities and their approaches to learning.

    c.  Parent Involvement and Community Relations

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

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

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

    4. Facilitates and supports monthly Parent Committee meetings at the center.

    5. Schedules and arranges meetings, and documents parent-teacher conferences and home visits as required.

    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.

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location: 600 Small Street, Gallatin, TN 37066              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $1,284.00 Bi-Weekly No Degree On Waiver $1,384.00 Bi-Weekly AA $1,484.00 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher
    Weeks per Year: 44
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position serves as the lead worker in a classroom of Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities.  Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to children and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.  The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES:

    a.  Program Development

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

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

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

    .  Preschool Program Implementation

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

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

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

    4. Plans and implements learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy and phonemic, print and numeracy awareness, their understanding of the use of language, their understanding  and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, their understanding of early math and early science,  their problem solving abilities and their approaches to learning.

    Parent Involvement and Community Relations

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

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

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

    4. Facilitates and supports monthly Parent Committee meetings at the center.

    5. Schedules and arranges meetings, and documents parent-teacher conferences and home visits as required.

    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.

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location:630 W. Lehman Street Woodbury, TN 37190              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

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

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    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 RESPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Preschool Classroom Activities
    1. Assists the teacher in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities including lesson plans.

    2. Provide sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).  Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.

    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.

    4. Participates in the screening, observation and documentation of children.

    5. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and proper social skills.

    6. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.

    7. Is familiar with each child and parent.

    1. 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:

    1. to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development; and

    2. to assist parents/families to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in basic child development.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential;

    2. Be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of being hired into the position;

    3. An associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area); or

    4. Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location: 1406 Cannon Street, Rm 9 Franklin, TN 37064              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Biweekly
    Salary Based on Qualification: $1,284.00 Bi-Weekly No Degree On Waiver $1,384.00 Bi-Weekly AA $1,484.00 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher
    Weeks per Year: 44
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position serves as the lead worker in a classroom of Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities.  Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to children and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.  The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES:

    a.  Program Development

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

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

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

    .  Preschool Program Implementation

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

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

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

    4. Plans and implements learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy and phonemic, print and numeracy awareness, their understanding of the use of language, their understanding  and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, their understanding of early math and early science,  their problem solving abilities and their approaches to learning.

    Parent Involvement and Community Relations

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

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

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

    4. Facilitates and supports monthly Parent Committee meetings at the center.

    5. Schedules and arranges meetings, and documents parent-teacher conferences and home visits as required.

    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.

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Program Aide

    Location:600 Small Street, Gallatin, TN 37066              Apply For this Job      Aplicar en español

    Pay Period: Hourly
    Fixed Salary: $ 8.70 Hourly
    Weeks per Year: 44
    Hours Per Week: 40

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: See Organizational Chart

    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 RESPONSIBILTIES:

    1. Classroom Aide
    1. Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.

    2. Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions and be prepared to go outdoors daily.

    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.

    4. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and social skills.

    5. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.

    6. Assists the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises (e.g., at Family Nights, copying newsletters, cutting out classroom materials, making phone calls, etc.).

    a.     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.

    a.     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.

    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).

     

    CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer.

                                                        

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