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    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Philadelphia, PA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Preschool - $1331.25 bi-weekly AA, $1368.75 bi-weekly BA

    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. 

    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.

       

      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.

       

      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.

       

      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.

       

      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.

    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.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    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. 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

     

     

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: Philadelphia, PA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher - $12.20 hourly HS/GED, $13.20 hourly CDA, $14.20 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

    Location: Philadelphia, PA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:   Custodian - $12.00 hourly without HS/GED, $12.20 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

     

     

    Family Advocate

    Location: Philadelphia, PA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:  Family Advocate - $17.00 hourly HS/GED, $17.75 hourly AA/Cred/CDA, $18.25 hourly BA

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Parent Child Family Engagement Coordinator

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

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

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    Program Development and Planning

    1. Coordinates with center staff to integrate family partnership goals with classroom efforts and to ensure integrated child and family curriculum.

    2. Participates in team management functions of planning, implementing and evaluating Family and Community Partnership goals and objectives.

    3. Participates in in-service, workshops, conferences and college courses to enhance skills. 

    Program Implementation

    1. Recruits prospective families and assists with enrollment process.

    2. Conducts home visits to facilitate family plans, assists families in achieving identified goals and follow-up on referrals. Acts as a case manager and works cooperatively with local agencies to assist families to linkup with services in the local community.

    3. Assists with the completion of the child health screening, other required screenings and assessments and is familiar with referral requirements. 

    Recordkeeping

    1. Documents efforts to assist families in identifying their strengths, needs and sufficiency goals. Performs data entry functions as necessary to keep files up-to-date.  Uses HSFIS/Child Plus or other database software.

    2. Tracks family partnership efforts and outcomes. Documents efforts to support parents in establishing strong community ties, such as finding a “medical home.”

    3. Records, monitors and follows up on referrals for support services for reporting requirements. 

    Implementation – Health Services

    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 of health services.

      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.

         

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is, within eighteen months of hire, you obtain a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field. 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

     

     

    Center Supervisor

    Location: Philadelphia, PA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:   Center Supervisor - $2118.75 Bi-weekly, BA

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Program Director     

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is responsible for the general and day-to-day operations of a Head Start center or cluster of outlying centers, covering multiple classrooms, assuring regulatory and legal compliance with federal, state and local regulations, communicating with parents and the community and supervision and monitoring of all staff working at the assigned center(s).  The position may be reassigned to various centers as deemed necessary for program operations. 

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    Program Administration And Coordination

    1. Develops and monitors center and staff schedules.

    2. Arranges and schedules substitutes for the center classrooms.

    3. Arranges for family, staff work days for center improvements, fairs, events, etc.

     

    Recordkeeping And Fiscal

    1. Maintains filing, tracking and documentation systems.

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

    3. Monitors staff attendance, collects, verifies and signs all staff time sheets and leave requests, verifying accuracy.

     

    Supervision and Training

    1. With content area managers/specialists/coordinators plans and implements pre-service and ongoing in-service for cooks, teachers, assistant teachers and program aides, etc.

    2. Conducts regular staff meetings.

    3. Arranges for staff training as needed.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Bachelor’s degree or higher in early childhood education, child development or other related education or human service degree with a minimum of one year of experience working with young children.  One year supervisory experience preferred. Some experience in financial management and budgeting preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred. Ability to meet the state requirement(s) for “site director” required.

     

     

     

                                                        

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