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    Operations Manager

    Location: Donna Regional Office (Donna, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Operations Manager

    PAY: $1,623.67 Bi-weekly BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has overall responsibility for assuring the implementation of the defined planning, administration, evaluation and support services, and related planning functions for the entire program.  This position oversees the smooth functioning of the program in all operational areas to include the areas of fiscal, human resources, food services, inventory and warehouse, transportation/vehicles, facilities, and technology in order to provide reliable, healthy and safe services to children and families, and to support the goals of the program. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Understands and stays up-to-date on Head Start Performance Standards (specifically in fiscal, human resources, facilities, transportation, food services, child safety, technology and inventory) and other related regulations and has the general knowledge of how the program will implement them.

    2. Establishes a plan for program operations including administration (fiscal and human resources), facilities, transportation, food services, warehouse, technology and other support needs of the program.

    3. Develops goals and measurable objectives in areas of responsibility.

    4. Sets priorities and provides leadership for the implementation of the operations plan.

    5. Evaluates outcomes according to objectives developed for operations plan and as required by federal regulations.

    6. Develops and maintains specific policies and procedures to meet federal regulations.

    7. Works with program director and other senior management staff to implement plans and develop priorities.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    A bachelor’s degree in business management, public administration, food service, construction management or other closely related business area is required at a minimum.  Courses, training or work experience which includes budgeting, personnel, and supervision are required.

     

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Facilities Coordinator

    Location: Donna Regional Office (Donna, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Facilities Coordinator

    Salary:  $1,420.06 Bi-weekly with AA

                  $1,597.57 Bi-weekly with BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Operations Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    Providing safe, healthy facilities that meets all local, state and federal regulations is crucial to the operation of a Head Start/Early Head Start program.  This position is responsible for overall management of the Head Start/Early Head Start facilities by ensuring that all buildings meet federal, state and local licensing requirements pertinent to type of use and that all required licenses are up to date.  In addition this position ensures that leases, contracts or agreements for all sites are current with appropriate signatures, oversees the maintenance and cleaning of buildings to ensure that they are clean, safe and in useable condition and works with outside contractors and service oriented businesses, as necessary.   The position is also responsible for maintaining a warehouse of supplies and equipment and for inventory control and distribution of items to Head Start/Early Head Start facilities.  The position conducts regular health and safety inspections of buildings and playgrounds and chairs the Head Start Safety Committee.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Oversees the Head Start/Early Head Start facilities and assures they meet all requirements.

    2. Develops and implements a centralized purchasing system to support facilities with such items as equipment, supplies, repairs and maintenance.

    3. Develops and implements systems for building security and maintenance.

    4. Establishes a warehouse for storage of program equipment and supplies for all sites including items that can be requisitioned by program staff and develop a system for distributing needed items.

    5. Establishes and facilitates a Safety Committee to support safe and healthy environments of care at the centers, kitchens and offices.

    6. Serves as the liaison between Head Start/Early Head Start and the building maintenance contractor(s); ensures that maintenance and repairs are done in compliance with applicable regulations and according to specifications of building owners; maintains appropriate maintenance records.

    7. Coordinates moving of sites, inventory, supplies as necessary.

    8. Ensures safety and function of all Head Start/Early Head Start facilities and compliance with ADA, OSHA and other laws and regulations.

    9. Available on call for emergencies, snow removal, etc.

    10. Oversees landscape needs such as mowing lawns, trimming shrubs, sweeping porches, steps and parking lots, etc.

    11. Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work.

     EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

     Minimum requirement is an AA degree with two years related experience and demonstrated knowledge of general building maintenance and facilities management is required.  Knowledge of local health/safety regulations, ADA and OSHA requirements preferred.  Previous experience with lease management and contracting preferred.

     

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

    Disabilities /Mental Health Coordinator

    Location: Donna Regional Office (Donna, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:  Disabilities /Mental Health Coordinator

    Salary: $1,395.36 bi-weekly AA

                 $1,569.78 bi-weekly BA or higher          

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Education Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    The position is responsible for collaborating on the development and implementation of the program, tracking and recordkeeping, community relations and outreach.  The position could involve provision of direct services in the mental health area only if the individual is licensed as such in the state of service.  This position is responsible for ensuring mental health services are supported by staff or consultants who are licensed or certified mental health professionals with experience and expertise in serving young children and their families.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Takes the lead in initial development of the Disabilities Work Plan, then administers, monitors and revises as necessary.  Makes sure that all staff are familiar with the Plan.

    2. Ensures Head Start/Early Head Start Services to children with disabilities are in compliance with federal regulations and laws governing disabilities efforts as defined in IDEA and ADA.

    3. Coordinates the recruitment of children with disabilities into the program with other staff and community agencies.

    4. Ensures attendance of a Head Start/Early Head Start staff member(s) at the IEP/IFSP process.

    5. Establishes policies and procedures for implementation of the disabilities portion of the program with parents and staff.

    6. Assists in locating, setting up and accessing contract services to meet the need of children and families.

    7. Establishes a referral process for any suspected disability/developmental delay or at risk for development delay, including a tracking system for follow-up.

    8. Arranges for further, formal evaluation of a child who has been identified as possibly having a disability/developmental delay. 

    9. Works closely together with other managers/specialists/coordinators in the assessment process and follow up to assure that the special needs of each child with disabilities are met.

    10. Works with staff to ensure that provisions to meet special needs are incorporated into the all content areas as needed.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree or higher in special education or mental health/disabilities area, child development/early; childhood education field or other closely related field.  Experience or knowledge of family-strengths/family centered practice preferred. 

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

    Assistant Cook

    Location: La Paloma Center (San Benito, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Cook

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    PAY: 9.02 hourly HS/GED

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    The position of Assistant Cook 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 for assisting in the preparation and serving of meals and snacks and the clean up afterwards.  It includes following menus and all phases of kitchen operations.  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. It also contributes to the collection of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which allows for reimbursement for food service (important to the program budget).  Position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Prepares and serves food and assists in any food related activities as directed by the cook.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
    2. Assists with maintenance of inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.
    3. Assists with the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.
    4. Oversees full kitchen operations in the absence of the cook.
    5. Assists the cook in carrying out a financially successful food service operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
    6. Assists with logging meals and snacks prepared and served in the menu book and following USDA/CACFP documentation required for food purchased, prepared and served.

    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.  Ability to meet state requirements (i.e., kitchen and/or health permit) required.

     

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    Assistant Cook

    Location: Brownsville IT Center (Brownsville, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Cook

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    PAY: 9.02 hourly HS/GED

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    The position of Assistant Cook 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 for assisting in the preparation and serving of meals and snacks and the clean up afterwards.  It includes following menus and all phases of kitchen operations.  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. It also contributes to the collection of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which allows for reimbursement for food service (important to the program budget).  Position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Prepares and serves food and assists in any food related activities as directed by the cook.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
    2. Assists with maintenance of inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.
    3. Assists with the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered.
    4. Oversees full kitchen operations in the absence of the cook.
    5. Assists the cook in carrying out a financially successful food service operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
    6. Assists with logging meals and snacks prepared and served in the menu book and following USDA/CACFP documentation required for food purchased, prepared and served.

    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.  Ability to meet state requirements (i.e., kitchen and/or health permit) required.

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    Program Aide

    Location: Las Milpas Center (Pharr, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    PAY: 8.70 per hour

    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, 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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.

    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).

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    Family Advocate

    Location: Brownsville IT Center (Brownsville, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate

    PAY: $11.48 hourly HS/GED

             $12.41 hourly Family Credential

             $13.54 hourly AA

             $14.67 hourly BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.
    4. Conducts and documents follow-up on all referrals.
    5. While respecting family confidentiality, regularly shares information with teachers to ensure coordinated services that meet the needs of individual children and families.
    6. Provides health, safety and family literacy activities to parents, as appropriate.
    7. Coordinates with center staff to promote parent involvement in the program as a classroom visitor, volunteer, employee, and/or participant in family events.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

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

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    Program Aide (2)

    Location: La Paloma Center (San Benito, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:Program Aide

    PAY: 8.70 per hour

    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, 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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.

    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).

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Program Aide

    Location: Mercedes Center (Mercedes, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:Program Aide

    PAY: 8.70 per hour

    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, 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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.

    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).

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location:Mercedes Center (Mercedes, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher

    Pay: $9.59 hourly HS/GED

             $10.15 hourly CDA

             $11.28 hourly AA or higher

    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:

    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.

    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.

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

                                                        

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