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    Program Aide

    Location: Millbrook, AL, Tallassee, AL, Autaugaville, AL & Clanton, AL              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor 

    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, 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, kitchen staff and/or program managers/specialist/coordinators. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

       

    2. Janitorial Aide Services
      1. Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services.
      2. Sanitizes surfaces, picks up and puts away materials in the classroom or kitchen in order to maintain a safe and organized environment.
      3. Serves as janitor in the absence of the regular custodian or janitor on a periodic basis.
      4. Does light yard work or snow removal.

       

    3. Bus Monitor- will sign bus monitor job description #299.

       

       

       

    4. Kitchen Aide
    1. Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.).
    2. Prepares necessary food and serving items for service prior to or after use.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
    3. Participates in food service clean up, inventory and other food service tasks as requested.
    4. Substitutes for regular Cook or Assistant Cook as needed.
    5. Assists with inventory maintenance of all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.
    6. Assists with the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.
    7. Assists in carrying out a financially successful food service operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
    8. Assists with logging meals/snacks in the menu book following USDA/CACFP required documentation for food purchased, prepared and served.
    9. Supports staff/parents in preparing and cleaning up after meals/snacks for meetings, planning sessions and other special events as requested.
    10. Ensures that dishes are returned to the kitchen or food service vendor transport boxes for cleaning and preparation for the next meal.
    11. Notifies supervisor of any safety, health issues or concerns.
    12. Participates in ongoing training in food preparation and nutrition as requested.
    13. Follows the established system for cleaning to ensure that the kitchen and storage rooms are kept in a clean and sanitary manner.
    14. Reports any kitchen equipment not in good working order to supervisor to ensure the kitchen remains safe and hazard free.
    15. Prepares food in a safe and sanitary manner.
    16. Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    $8.72 hourly HS/GED

    The minimum requirement is a HS Diploma or GED. Some states may require additional requirements for kitchen aide duties (i.e., kitchen permit). Bilingual preferred.

     

    Cook

    Location: Alabaster, AL, Columbiana, AL, Jemison, AL, Montevallo, AL, Calera, AL, Wetumpka, AL & Millbrook, AL               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Cook 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor 

    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.
    9. Solicits menu ideas from Head Start/Early Head Start families to ensure that the menu is reflective of local culture and that menu items are familiar to children in addition to offering new foods for children and families to try.
    10. Acts as a resource and a team member with program staff to plan food-related experiences and presented in a manner that facilitates family style meal services for children and classroom staff in a Head Start/Early Head Start classroom and individual needs are met for infants and toddlers.
    11. Ensures that dishes are returned to the kitchen.
    12. Supports staff and parents in preparing meals and snacks for meetings, planning sessions and other special events as requested and approved by the center supervisor or Program Director.
    13. Ensures that dishes and equipment are cleaned and stored for the next meal.
    14. Responsible for proper receiving, inventory, storage of food and clean up of kitchen and equipment.
    15. Notifies supervisor of any safety or health issues or concerns.
    16. Contributes articles, recipe ideas, etc., to Head Start/Early Head Start newsletter on a regular basis.

     

    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.
    4. Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.

     

    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.
    8. Responsible for ensuring kitchen has proper Food Permit as required by applicable local regulations.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is a HS Diploma or GED and has food preparation experience and be able to comply with any state food permit/health requirements.    

     

    Bus Driver On Call

    Location: Wetumpka, AL              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver On Call 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Facilities/Transportation Manager 

    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 ensuring the safe and efficient transport of children and parents/families on field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Driving
    1. Follows the safest and most efficient routes possible given the location of the children and center, as determined with the staff person in charge of transportation services and with the person in charge at each center.
    2. Obeys all applicable laws and regulations to ensure the safety of passengers.
    3. Maintains route schedule.
    4. Drives for organized field trips
    5. Establishes a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents and the children.
    6. Ensures that parents and children follow the program rules when riding the vehicles.
    7. Ensures that the bus is empty at the end of each run and that all children are accounted for.
    8. Familiar with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) rules and other local transportation regulations as applicable.
    9. Follows the CDI Head Start Transportation Manual.
    10. Ensures that children are released only to authorized individuals.
    11. Safe and efficient vehicle operation.
    12. Safely runs a fixed route, including loading and unloading children, stopping at railroad crossings and performing other specialized driving maneuvers.
    13. Basic first aid administration in case of injury.
    14. Emergency situations procedures including vehicle evacuation.
    15. Special equipment operation such as wheelchair lifts, assistance devices or special occupant restraints.

     

     

    1. Maintenance and Training
    1. Monitors and maintains all vehicle fluid levels.
    2. Keeps the interior of the vehicle clean at all times.
    3. Cleans the exterior of the vehicle as weather allows.
    4. Maintains required paperwork for vehicle maintenance and program requirements.
    5. Reports any damage or malfunction immediately to the staff person in charge of transportation supervision.
    6. Performs daily safety checklist of the bus, including maintenance of fire safety supplies on the bus and communication system between buses and the program.
    7. Performs emergency bus drills.
    8. Monitors the bus communication system to ensure there is contact/communication with all buses and the program until all routes are completed.
    9. Responsible for gas and oil receipts and recording and submitting totals to immediate supervisor as well as reconciling receipts with statements.Follows up on charges that do not reconcile.
    10. Collaborates with the Bus Monitor in teaching children the correct safety procedures for boarding and exiting a bus as well as the danger zones around the vehicle.
    11. Participates in an annual review which includes onboard observation of road performance.
    1. Attends a combination of annual classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction sufficient to enable:
    1. Safe and efficient vehicle operation;
    2. Safely run a fixed route, including loading and unloading children, stopping at railroad crossings and performing other specialized driving maneuvers;
    3. Basic first aid administration in case of injury;
    4. Emergency situations procedures including vehicle evacuation;
    5. Special equipment operation such as wheelchair lifts, assistance devices or special occupant restraints;
    6. Determination of necessary records and their accurate maintenance.
    1. Maintains necessary transportation records.
    2. Participates in any additional training to meet State or local transportation requirements.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

     

    Program Aide On Call

    Location: Chilton County, AL, Autauga County, AL, Shelby County, AL and Elmore County, AL              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide On Call 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor 

    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, 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, kitchen staff and/or program managers/specialist/coordinators.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

       

    2. Janitorial Aide Services
      1. Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services.
      2. Sanitizes surfaces, picks up and puts away materials in the classroom or kitchen in order to maintain a safe and organized environment.
      3. Serves as janitor in the absence of the regular custodian or janitor on a periodic basis.
      4. Does light yard work or snow removal.

       

    3. Bus Monitor- will sign bus monitor job description #299.

       

       

    4. Kitchen Aide
    1. Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.).
    2. Prepares necessary food and serving items for service prior to or after use.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
    3. Participates in food service clean up, inventory and other food service tasks as requested.
    4. Substitutes for regular Cook or Assistant Cook as needed.
    5. Assists with inventory maintenance of all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.
    6. Assists with the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.
    7. Assists in carrying out a financially successful food service operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
    8. Assists with logging meals/snacks in the menu book following USDA/CACFP required documentation for food purchased, prepared and served.
    9. Supports staff/parents in preparing and cleaning up after meals/snacks for meetings, planning sessions and other special events as requested.
    10. Ensures that dishes are returned to the kitchen or food service vendor transport boxes for cleaning and preparation for the next meal.
    11. Notifies supervisor of any safety, health issues or concerns.
    12. Participates in ongoing training in food preparation and nutrition as requested.
    13. Follows the established system for cleaning to ensure that the kitchen and storage rooms are kept in a clean and sanitary manner.
    14. Reports any kitchen equipment not in good working order to supervisor to ensure the kitchen remains safe and hazard free.
    15. Prepares food in a safe and sanitary manner.
    16. Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    $8.72 hourly HS/GED

    The minimum requirement is a HS Diploma or GED. 

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: Jemison, AL              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor 

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

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

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

     

    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: 

    $8.72 hourly HS/GED                 $9.23 hourly CDA                  $10.26 hourly AA or Higher

    Minimum requirement is one of the following:

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

     

    Teacher Infant Toddler

    Location: Wetumpka, AL, Calera, AL, Columbiana, AL, Millbrook, AL, Tallassee, AL & Clanton, AL              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Infant Toddler 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor 

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

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

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    A. Program Development

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

    B. Infant/Toddler Program Implementation

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

    C. Record keeping

    1. Submits monthly progress reports to the supervisor as scheduled.
    2. Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation, and recordkeeping for successful individual and program planning.
    3. Supervises or orders supplies as needed and takes inventory as requested.
    4. Submits monthly bills and reports to the central office in a timely manner.
    5. Maintains child records in cooperation with family services/case management staff, including completion of health services, screening, immunizations and referrals.
    6. Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation and recording keeping for successful individual and program planning.

    D. Child and Adult Care Food Program

    1. Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.
    2. Is knowledgeable about CACFP requirements regarding portions and components of each meal service.
    3. Conducts point of service meal documentation, or assigns responsible staff to count meals when children are seated/held and have been offered a credible meal by USDA standards for portions and components.
    4. Enters point of service meal counts in appropriate forms or software used by program to support claim reimbursement.
    5. Edit checks twice CACFP records for accuracy and integrity before submitting to program office for additional edit checking.

    E. Parent Involvement And Community Relations

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

    F. Supervision

    1. Collaborates on daily job assignments within the classroom, provides instruction in performing job duties and models appropriate classroom practices.
    2. Sets the standards of the classroom and goals for other classroom staff, monitors progress toward goals, provides regular feedback, and submits performance appraisals (as appropriate) in a timely manner.
    3. Provides daily supervision of all classroom staff, monitors employee performance and classroom activities.Conducts competency assessments and performance evaluation of assigned staff and/or volunteers.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

    $10.26 hourly CDA                  $12.31 hourly AA                  $14.36 hourly BA 

    Minimum requirement is a current Child Development Associate (CDA) with infant/toddler endorsement and have been trained or have equivalent coursework* in age appropriate early childhood and child development with a focus on infant/toddler development. An Associates’ or Bachelors’ degree in early childhood education, child development, family studies, home economics or child care that focuses on infant and toddler development and care or degree in any field with coursework** equivalent to   CDA credential subject areas and training specific to infant and toddler development is also acceptable.

     

     

     

    Custodian

    Location: Alabaster/Montevallo, AL              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Custodian 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Facilities/Transportation Manager 

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

    This position is responsible for ensuring clean, safe, functional facilities by performing cleaning and maintenance activities as well as some repair activities including plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting when professional licensure is not required. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    A. Planning And Training

    1. Collects information; participates in planning, upgrading and minor repairs of facilities.
    2. Prepares estimates of the material and labor costs of maintenance projects.
    3. Acquires knowledge of federal, state and local safety and building code requirements related to Head Start/Early Head Start facilities within first month on the job, including, but is not restricted to, OSHA and MSDS chemical inventory, “Right to Know” training, etc.

     

    B. Implementation

    1. Cleans facilities on a daily basis and ensures that assigned facilities are clean and free of hazards.Cleans classrooms, hallways, floors, bathrooms, offices, entrances, etc.
    2. Performs routine maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and maintaining equipment used in the course of work.
    3. Reports safety, sanitation, and fire hazards to supervisor and/or staff person in charge of facilities.
    4. Performs routine maintenance of buildings and grounds during program breaks and more often, as needed.
    5. Performs outdoor tasks such as snow removal, sweeping steps, porches and drives, maintaining parking lot, mowing lawns, trimming shrubs and trees, raking gravel or leaves, clearing parking areas, etc.
    6. Maintains cooperative relationships with fellow employees, building staff, landlords, supervisor, administrators, students, and the general public.
    7. Performs minor plumbing, painting, carpentry and some electrical repairs or repair work in assigned facilities, where a professional license is not required.
    8. Participates in job related meetings when requested, such as center Safety Committees.
    9. Takes precautions to protect own health and safety as well as the health and safety of children, families, and staff and to protect equipment and facilities.
    10. Participates in “Right to Know” training and informs supervisor if MSDS sheets need to be replaced or added.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

    $10.26 Hourly HS/GED

    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. 

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Jemison, AL              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Preschool 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor 

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

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

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES: 

    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.
    4. Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.
    5. Develops an individual plan for each child to include goal setting based on identified needs and prescriptions for objectives and activities to meet established goals (outcomes).
    6. Schedules home visits and parent-teacher conferences with families as required and on an as-needed basis and documents these events.
    7. Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    8. Prepares and maintains a safe, healthy learning environment for children that is positive, developmentally appropriate and experientially-based.
    9. 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.
    10. Develops individual training plans for all staff supervised making it clear what is expected and what the timeframe is for completion of short and long term goals.

     

    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 understandingand 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.
    5. Implements education lesson plans and daily programs for children in accordance with each child's need, based on a method of observing and recording children’s interests and current levels of functioning.
    6. Supports social and emotional development and provides positive guidance and discipline.
    7. Maintains a commitment to professionalism and continues own professional development so that decisions are based on knowledge of early childhood theories and practices.
    8. Shares pertinent information with family services/case management staff to ensure coordinated services that meet the needs of individual children and families.
    9. Supervises and eats nutritionally prepared meals with the children as a curriculum activity, to model good nutrition and proper social skills.
    10. Provides a stable classroom routine and environment.
    11. Ensures a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs.
    12. Screens, observes and documents children as required.

     

    c.   Recordkeeping

    1. Submits monthly progress reports to the supervisor as scheduled.
    2. Supervises or orders supplies as needed and takes inventory as requested.
    3. Submits monthly bills and reports to the central office in a timely manner.
    4. Maintains child records in cooperation with the family services/case management staff.
    5. Gathers and maintains individual, family and classroom data for documentation, on-going assessment, evaluation and recordkeeping for successful individual and program planning.

     

    d.   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.
    6. Participates in the training of parents as requested.
    7. Involves parents in the educational activities of the program:
      1. to emphasize their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development; and
      2. to assist parents to increase their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in basic child development.
    8. Identifies and arranges for parents to participate as volunteers in the classroom and work as substitutes as well as other volunteer activities.
    9. Collects monthly in-kind records from parents participating and submits to local Head Start administrative office.
    10. Writes a classroom newsletter once every other month beginning in October and provides center news for the program newsletter as requested.
    11. Directly orients, trains and supervises all classroom volunteers assigned in cooperation with the position with the responsibility for program volunteers.
    12. Works closely with local school system(s), as appropriate, for shared activities, registration and smooth transition.
    13. Encourages the involvement of the families of the children in a Head Start program and supports the development of relationships between children and their families.

     

    e.  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, or assign responsible staff to 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.
    5. Edit check twice CACFP records for accuracy and integrity before submitting to program office for additional edit checking.

    f.  Supervision

    1. Makes daily job assignments within the classroom, provides instruction in performing job duties and models appropriate classroom practices.
    2. Sets the standards of the classroom and goals for staff members supervised and other classroom staff, monitors progress toward goals, provides regular feedback and submits performance appraisals in a timely manner.
    3. Provides daily supervision of all classroom staff, monitors employee performance and classroom activities.Conducts competency assessments and performance evaluation of assigned staff and volunteers.

     

    1. EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.
    2. Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.
    3. Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.
    4. Responsible for understanding Head Start Performance Standards and local child care licensing regulations.
    5. Expected to be knowledgeable of the regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.
    6. Positively promotes Head Start in the community.
    7. Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    8. Becomes thoroughly familiar with CDI Head Start Employee Handbook:Human Resources Policies and Procedures, CDI Head Start Operations Manual and all other CDI HS handbooks, manuals and resources and adheres to them.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    $12.31 hourly AA Degree                      $14.36 hourly BA Degree

    Minimum requirement is an AA in a field related to Early Childhood Education and coursework equivalent to a major relating to ECE with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an Early Childhood setting teaching preschool age children.

                                                        

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