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    Custodian

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

    JOB TITLE: Custodian ($10.00/hr)

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    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:

     

    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.

    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.

     

     

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

     

    Operations Manager

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

    JOB TITLE: Operations Manager

    PAY: $1,924.00 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/Transportation Coordinator

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

    JOB TITLE: Facilities/Transportation Coordinator

    Salary:  $1,200 Bi-weekly with AA

                  $1,360 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 conducts regular health and safety inspections of buildings and playgrounds and chairs the Head Start Safety Committee.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Oversees the 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 and facilitates a Safety Committee to support safe and healthy environments of care at the centers, kitchens and offices.
    5. Oversees Child Safety sections of Performance Standards to include fire drills, first aid kits.
    6. Serves as the liaison between 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 facilities and compliance with ADA, OSHA and other laws and regulations.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    A minimum of high school diploma or G.E.D. with two years related experience and demonstrated knowledge of general building maintenance, facilities management, transportation systems and food services management is required.  Knowledge of local health/safety regulations, ADA and OSHA requirements preferred.  Previous experience with lease management and contracting preferred.  Associates’ degree preferred.

      

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

    Education Manager

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

    JOB TITLE: Education Manager

    Salary: $1,440 bi-weekly BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Regional Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    The position ensures the education and child development services are supported by staff/consultants with training and experience in areas that include the theories and principles of child growth and development, early childhood education and family support.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Coordinates the Education and Early Childhood Development content area (1304) as well as Staffing Requirement and Program Options (1306) of the Head Start program.

      1. Reviews and revises education work plan annually. Develops a system for administering and monitoring the education work plan.

      2. Establishes local program practices for the education portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of the education content area.

      3. Works to assure smooth transition of all children into and out of Head Start/Early Head Start, particularly children with developmental delays/disabilities.  EHS develops a program transition protocol for children moving from Early Head Start into the Head Start program or to other preschool placements in the community.  HS develops a program transition protocol for children moving from year one to year two in the program, to other preschool placements in the community and/or to kindergarten. 

      4. Develops an individual plan for each child to include goal setting based on individual needs for meeting objectives and activities to meet established goals (child outcomes).

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Current minimum qualification is one of the following:

    1. A baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or
    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.

     

    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: $1,200 bi-weekly AA

                 $1,360 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.

     

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian

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

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    Pay:  11.50 per hour

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Mentor Teacher II

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

    JOB TITLE: Mentor Teacher II

    PAY: $1,100 BI-WEEKLY with AA

            $1,260 BI-WEEKLY with BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is responsible to mentor a group of teachers providing guidance, training and technical assistance, oversee and monitor child development activities and planning.  Receives content area supervision, training and technical assistance from content area managers/specialist/coordinators.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Participates 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.
    3. Provides demonstration of best practices in the area of professional development.
    4. Leads professional development activities, including formation of learning communities.
    5. Participates in a formalized peer review process as a formative evaluator.
    6. Conducts strategies for identifying the professional development needs of the staff.
    7. With the staff representative, plans and coordinates center-based professional development opportunities like to individual professional development plans and job competencies.
    8. Follows-up and extends staff development trainings.
    9. Collaborates with colleagues to construct exemplary lesson plans.
    10. Assists with the adoption and implementation of curriculum resources.
    11. Facilitates curriculum planning.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or other related degree with at least two years of experience working with young children and families. One year supervisory experience preferred. Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Cook

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

    JOB TITLE: Cook

    Pay: 9.50 PER HOUR

    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. 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).

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age and has food preparation experience and be able to comply with any state food permit/health requirements.    Experience in quantity food preparation and inventory control is preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.  This is an entry-level position requiring no education qualifications 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. 

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Program Aide

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

    JOB TITLE:Program Aide

    PAY: 7.50 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.

     

    Teacher - Infant/Toddler

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

    JOB TITLE: Teacher - Infant/Toddler

    PAY: $950.00 bi-weekly with CDA

             $1,050 bi-weekly with AA

             $1,125 bi-weekly with BA or higher

    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:

    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

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum educational requirement is:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential*; and
    2. Have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development.

    To meet these qualifications, a prospective employee needs to meet one of the following:

    1. Infant/Toddler CDA
    2. Other comparable  e.g.state-type) of credential* (with Infant/Toddler focus; if that is lacking, there must be other training or equivalent coursework to meet that component)
    3. Preschool CDA; plus:
      1. 2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR
      2. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    4. Any degree** in any field; plus
      1. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    5. ECE degree

     

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

    Family Advocate

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

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate

    PAY: $10.00 hourly HS/GED

             $11.00 hourly Family Credential

             $12.00 hourly AA

             $13.00 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

     

     

    Family Advocate

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

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate

    PAY: $10.00 hourly HS/GED

             $11.00 hourly Family Credential

             $12.00 hourly AA

             $13.00 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

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian (2)

    Location: Weslaco-Progreso Center (Weslaco, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    Pay:  11.50 per hour

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian

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

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    Pay:  11.50 per hour

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian

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

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    Pay:  11.50 per hour

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian

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

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    Pay:  11.50 per hour

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


     

    Program Aide (2)

    Location: Weslaco-Progreso Center (Weslaco, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:Program Aide

    PAY: 7.50 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 (2)

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

    JOB TITLE:Program Aide

    PAY: 7.50 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 Cook

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

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Cook

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    PAY: 8.00 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 Teacher

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

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher

    Pay: $8.50 hourly HS/GED

             $9.00 hourly CDA

             $10.00 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.

     

    Teacher - Infant/Toddler

    Location: Alto Bonito Center (Alto Bonito, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher - Infant/Toddler

    PAY: $950.00 bi-weekly with CDA

             $1,050 bi-weekly with AA

             $1,125 bi-weekly with BA or higher

    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:

    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

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum educational requirement is:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential*; and
    2. Have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development.

    To meet these qualifications, a prospective employee needs to meet one of the following:

    1. Infant/Toddler CDA
    2. Other comparable  e.g.state-type) of credential* (with Infant/Toddler focus; if that is lacking, there must be other training or equivalent coursework to meet that component)
    3. Preschool CDA; plus:
      1. 2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR
      2. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    4. Any degree** in any field; plus
      1. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    5. ECE degree

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Family Advocate

    Location: Alto Bonito Center (Alto Bonito, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate

    PAY: $10.00 hourly HS/GED

             $11.00 hourly Family Credential

             $12.00 hourly AA

             $13.00 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

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian

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

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    Pay:  11.50 per hour

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian

    Location:Raymondville, Texas              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    Pay:  11.50 per hour

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Program Aide (2)

    Location: Alto Bonito Center (Alto Bonito, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    PAY: $7.50 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

     

    Teacher - Infant/Toddler

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

    JOB TITLE: Teacher - Infant/Toddler

    PAY: $950.00 bi-weekly with CDA

             $1,050 bi-weekly with AA

             $1,125 bi-weekly with BA or higher

    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:

    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

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum educational requirement is:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential*; and
    2. Have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development.

    To meet these qualifications, a prospective employee needs to meet one of the following:

    1. Infant/Toddler CDA
    2. Other comparable  e.g.state-type) of credential* (with Infant/Toddler focus; if that is lacking, there must be other training or equivalent coursework to meet that component)
    3. Preschool CDA; plus:
      1. 2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR
      2. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    4. Any degree** in any field; plus
      1. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    5. ECE degree

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Program Aide (2)

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

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    PAY: 7.50 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

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian (drive school bus and perform custodial duties)

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

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    Pay:  11.50 per hour

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Teacher - Preschool

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

    JOB TITLE: Teacher-Preschool

    PAY: $950 bi-weekly on waiver

             $1,050 bi-weekly with AA

             $1,125 bi-weekly with 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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    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 time frame after the initial date of hire into the Teacher position and have an approved waiver in effect.

    If a program is going with option 4 with the waiver, it must be noted that the classroom in which this individual is being placed must have at least one staff member with a CDA or State-Awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the training required for the CDA during the time this Teacher position is earning an associates or bachelor’s degree. When using this waiver option the pay scale must be adapted to show an AA waiver for new staff being hired (at a lower level than newly hired staff with an AA degree).  When the staff member completes the AA degree they would move to the AA pay level.

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian

    Location:San Juan Center (San Juan, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    Pay:  11.50 per hour

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Assistant Teacher (2)

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

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher

    Pay: $8.50 hourly HS/GED

             $9.00 hourly CDA

             $10.00 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.

     

     

    Family Advocate

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

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate

    PAY: $10.00 hourly HS/GED

             $11.00 hourly Family Credential

             $12.00 hourly AA

             $13.00 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

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian (drive school bus and perform custodial duties)

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

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    Pay:  $11.50 per hour

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Family Advocate (2)

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

    JOB TITLE: Family Advocate

    PAY: $10.00 hourly HS/GED

             $11.00 hourly Family Credential

             $12.00 hourly AA

             $13.00 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 (4)

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

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    PAY: $7.50 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

     

    Teacher - Infant/Toddler

    Location: Weslaco-Progreso Center (Weslaco, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher - Infant/Toddler

    PAY: $950.00 bi-weekly with CDA

             $1,050 bi-weekly with AA

             $1,125 bi-weekly with BA or higher

    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:

    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

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum educational requirement is:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential*; and
    2. Have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development.

    To meet these qualifications, a prospective employee needs to meet one of the following:

    1. Infant/Toddler CDA
    2. Other comparable  e.g.state-type) of credential* (with Infant/Toddler focus; if that is lacking, there must be other training or equivalent coursework to meet that component)
    3. Preschool CDA; plus: 
      1. 2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR
      2. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    4. Any degree** in any field; plus 
      1. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    5. ECE degree

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Program Aide (2)

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

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    PAY: 7.50 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 (2)

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

    JOB TITLE:Program Aide

    PAY: 7.50 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.

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian

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

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    Pay:  11.50 per hour

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position has a combination of bus driver and custodian duties.  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 the transportation of children and parents/families between program activities and home including field trips and helping to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions at all times. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe, clean and functional center.  Bus and custodial assignments, vehicles and routes may be changed as deemed necessary for program operations.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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 regular class days, organized field trips and occasional evening meetings.
    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. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    8. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    9. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Teacher - Preschool

    Location: Alto Bonito Center (Alto Bonito, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher-Preschool

    PAY: $950 bi-weekly on waiver

             $1,050 bi-weekly with AA

             $1,125 bi-weekly with 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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    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 time frame after the initial date of hire into the Teacher position and have an approved waiver in effect.

    If a program is going with option 4 with the waiver, it must be noted that the classroom in which this individual is being placed must have at least one staff member with a CDA or State-Awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the training required for the CDA during the time this Teacher position is earning an associates or bachelor’s degree. When using this waiver option the pay scale must be adapted to show an AA waiver for new staff being hired (at a lower level than newly hired staff with an AA degree).  When the staff member completes the AA degree they would move to the AA pay level.

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Teacher - Infant/Toddler

    Location:San Juan Center (San Juan, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher - Infant/Toddler

    PAY: $950.00 bi-weekly with CDA

             $1,050 bi-weekly with AA

             $1,125 bi-weekly with BA or higher

    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:

    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

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum educational requirement is:

    1. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential*; and
    2. Have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development.

    To meet these qualifications, a prospective employee needs to meet one of the following:

    1. Infant/Toddler CDA
    2. Other comparable  e.g.state-type) of credential* (with Infant/Toddler focus; if that is lacking, there must be other training or equivalent coursework to meet that component)
    3. Preschool CDA; plus:  
      1. 2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR
      2. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    4. Any degree** in any field; plus  
      1. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    5. ECE degree

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Program Aide (2)

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

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    PAY: $7.50 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:Donna Center (Donna, Texas)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    PAY: $7.50 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

     

    PFCE/ERSEA Coordinator

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

    JOB TITLE: PFCE/ERSEA Coordinator

    Salary:  $1,200 Bi-weekly with AA

                  $1,360 Bi-weekly with BA or higher

     

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position works as a part of the content area team of managers/coordinators/specialists to integrate Head Start/Early Head Start services for children and families.  This position is responsible for family and community engagement and services to include social services, ERSEA, child files, volunteers and parent engagement/fatherhood as well as being the lead for child abuse and neglect related activities.  

    PRIMARY REPONSIBILTIES:

    The Family and Community Partnerships area of the Head Start/Early Head Start program plays an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start and plays an important part in supporting the goals of the program. This position is responsible for oversight and development of systems to provide opportunities and support for growth of Head Start/Early Head Start families so they can identify their own strengths, needs and interests and find their own solutions.  Developing a parent and community volunteer program and being the lead on child abuse and neglect issues are also part of this positions responsibilities.  Developing relationships with community partners, to whom families can be referred for services, is also a key function of this position.  This position is responsible for ensuring Family and Community Partnership services are supported by staff and/or consultants with training and experience in field(s) related to social, human or family services.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably related to one or more of the disciplines they oversee. One year supervisory/management experience preferred.  Two years’ experience in case management preferred. 

    This position is open until filled.

    CDI Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

                                                        

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