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    Assistant Teacher - Philadelphia

    Location:Philadelphia, PA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher - $12.52 hourly HS/GED, $13.54 hourly CDA, $14.57 hourly AA/BA

    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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    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.

       

    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.

    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.

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

    Bilingual preferred.

    Please copy and paste the link below into your browser to complete an online application.

    http://www.cdiheadstart.org/programs/jobpostings/allhsjobs.aspx

     

     

    Custodian - several locations

    Location: Philadelphia, PA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Custodian - $12.31 hourly without HS/GED, $12.52 hourly HS/GED

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Center Supervisor

    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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    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. 

    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.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The above knowledge and abilities are typically acquired through experience in custodial, maintenance services and/or in the area of janitorial services.  The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age.  This is an entry-level position requiring no previous education or experience unless there is a local or state regulation that requires a high school diploma or G.E.D.  A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred.  Bilingual preferred.

    Please copy and paste the link below into your browser to complete an online application.

    http://www.cdiheadstart.org/programs/jobpostings/allhsjobs.aspx

     

     

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Philadelphia, PA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Preschool - $1,365.86 bi-weekly AA, $1,404.34 bi-weekly BA or higher

    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.

      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.

      c.   Recordkeeping

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

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

      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.

      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.

              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.

    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.

     

    Education Specialist - Philadelphia

    Location:Philadelpha, PA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Education Specialist -  $25.29 Hourly BA

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Education Coordinator

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is an integral part of the education and early childhood development work of the program. This includes working to mentor a group of teachers in the program, providing guidance, training and technical assistance, oversee and monitor child development activities and planning.  This position ensures the education and child development services are supported by teachers with training, experience, and mentoring sufficient to perform their duties. This position receives content area supervision, training and technical assistance from content area managers/specialist/coordinators. Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or other related degree.  Two years of experience working with young children and families preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred. Bilingual preferred.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

        a.     Program Development

    1) Participate in the development and implementation of an agency-wide T/TA Plan.

    2) Develops and facilitates a positive community presence in the community, focusing on networking opportunities, enhancement of volunteer participation and educational awareness efforts in regard to program needs.

        b.     Classroom Parent Involvement and Community Relations

    1) Sets up system to insure 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 and children and models these practices to the local education team.

        c.     Recordkeeping and Fiscal

    1) Maintains filing, tracking and documentation systems.

    2) Submits verbal and/or written reports to supervisor and/or the Program Director on the activities and status of the center on a regular basis.

        d. Supervision and Training

    1) Provide training and mentorship to teachers and assistant teachers in the program, including without limitation: active supervision and ECE best practices.

    2) Provide regular monitoring and feedback to teachers and teacher assistants in the program, to aid in their professional development and the provision of safe, quality services.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum requirement is a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or other related degree. Two years of experience working with young children and families preferred. Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.

    Please copy and paste the link below into your browser to complete an online application.

    http://www.cdiheadstart.org/progrmas/jobpostings/allhsjobs.aspx

                                                        

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