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    Assistant Teacher - Philadelphia

    Location: Philadelphia, PA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher - $12.74 hourly HS/GED, $13.78 hourly CDA, $14.83 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 - Philadelphia

    Location: Philadelphia, PA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Custodian - $12.53 hourly without HS/GED, $12.74 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

     

     

     

    Program Aide - Philadelphia

    Location: Philadelphia, PA              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide - $12.74 hourly HS/GED

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position works as part of a team to assist in activities in the areas of the classroom, kitchen 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, bus driver, staff person responsible for transportation, kitchen staff and/or program managers/specialist/coordinators.  The minimum requirement is a high school diploma or G.E.D. and that the individual be 18 years of age.

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    a. 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. Assist in developing materials and providing activities related to cultural background of the children and families.

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

    b. Janitorial Aide Services

         1. Empties trash or garbage container 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.

    c. Kitchen Aide

         1. Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g.., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of food               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.

    d. Disabilities Aide

         1. Works with assigned children with disabilities

          2. Supports the work of the classroom staff and managers, specialist and/or mental health consultant in carrying out individual plans for children               with special needs.      

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is a high school diploma or G.E.D. and that the individual be 18 years of age.

    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              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate - $17.75 hourly HS/GED, $18.53 hourly AA/CDA, $19.05 BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Parent Family & Community 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:

    a. 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) Participate in team management functions of planning, implementing and evaluating     Family and Community Partnership goals and objectives.

    b. Program Implementation

    1) Recruits prospective families and assist 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.

    d. Implementation - Health Services

    1) Responsible for the following:

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

         b) 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.

    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.

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.  To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the CDI Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to CDI Head Start. Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

    Must have reliable transportation and if/when using own vehicle must have minimum automobile coverage required by state of employment.

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

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

     

     

     

                                                        

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