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    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Falfurrias, Texas              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:   Teacher Preschool

    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:     

    Program Development

    1. Attends all required training and workshops to include but not limited to 15 hours of classroom focused professional development and methods that comply with applicable State and local laws for identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect.
    2. Remains up-to-date on information that pertains to the needs of the children in the program including Head Start Performance Standards, child care licensing regulations and other applicable regulations and practices.
    3. Works as a team member with the other education staff, parents and Parent Committee members to develop a curriculum that is meaningful and meets the individual and program needs.
    4. Responsible for the weekly preparation of daily lesson plans, which includes objectives to be posted for parents, volunteers and visitors in the classroom.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:     

    Current minimum qualification is one of the following:

    1. An associate degree in a field related to Early Childhood Education and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children;
    2. A baccalaureate or advanced degree in any field and coursework*  equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching preschool-age children; or
    3. A baccalaureate degree in any field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, participated in a Teach For America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children, and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach For America’s professional staff; or
    4. Be enrolled in an associate or bachelor degree program in early childhood education (or related degree as defined in # 4 or # 5 above) and be able to obtain the degree within a reasonable timeframe after the initial date of hire into the Teacher position and have an approved waiver in effect.

    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 bachelors 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.

     

    By September 30, 2013, the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 mandates that at least 50% of Head Start teachers nation-wide must have a baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or a baccalaureate or advanced degree in any subject, and coursework* equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool-age children.

     

     

    *Coursework equivalent to a major related to Early Childhood Education includes but is not limited to the following:

     

    A. Teaching Credentials: licensure or certification by the state for Pre-K teachers recognized by the local school district or state education agency as qualifying teachers to teach pre-school children in that school district or state if the individual has at least 500 clock hours of experience in an early childhood setting teaching pre-school aged children.  This typically requires a bachelor’s degree plus licensure or certification.

     

    OR

     

    B. *Coursework:  No less than 15 semester credits for the associates degree or 30 semester credits for the bachelors degree in courses that focus specifically on child development, early childhood education and curriculum, early childhood teaching and assessment, psychology, family development, health and physical development, mathematics, science, and children’s literature.  Such courses may have been taken in various departments, such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others and must specifically address young children.

     

    It is up to each employee to provide to their immediate supervisor, and/or the staff person responsible for human resources, information on the college credit courses taken (e.g., transcripts) and to demonstrate that the courses not specifically in the areas of early childhood education or child development address early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages three to five (may require a copy of the course syllabus). 

     

    Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the former grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description.

     

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).  Within 90 days of employment, must obtain and continually maintain basic first aid and pediatric CPR certification (or sooner if required by local/state regulations).  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.   To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the CDI Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to CDI Head Start.  Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

     

    Teacher Infant/ Toddler (2)

    Location: Falfurrias, Texas              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:     Teacher  Infant / Toddler

    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:

    Infant/Toddler CDA

    1. 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)
    2. Preschool CDA; plus:
      1. 2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR
      2. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    3. Any degree** in any field; plus
      1. Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    4. ECE degree

    **AA/BA Coursework: No less than 15 semester credits for the associates’ degree or 30 semester credits for the bachelors’ degree in courses that focus specifically on child development, early childhood education, psychology, family development, health and physical development.  Such courses may have been taken in various departments, such as Education, Home Economics, Music, Art, Library Sciences, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychology, Family Studies, and others and must specifically address infants and toddlers.

     

    CDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This position is open until filled..

     

    Please use this link to complete an online application.

     

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

     

     

     

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Location: Laredo, Texas (I/T Center)              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:    Assistant Teacher

    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 RESPONSIBILITIES:     

    1. Preschool Classroom Activities
    1. Assists the teacher in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities including lesson plans.
    2. Provide sufficient and appropriate outdoor time daily for children (see Operations Manual for specifics).Dress in clothing which is appropriate for outdoor activity and all weather conditions.
    3. Assists in developing materials and providing activities related to the cultural background of the children and families served.
    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.
    8. Uses initiative and imagination to assist the child and be perceptive and knowledgeable about the needs of each child.
    9. Assists the teacher in any aspect of the program as the need arises.
    10. Takes charge of the class in the teacher's absence.
    11. Makes home visits with the teacher as required or requested and documents them as requested.

     

    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.

     

    Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the former grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description.

     

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).  Within 90 days of employment, must obtain and continually maintain basic first aid and pediatric CPR certification (or sooner if required by local/state regulations).  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment.   To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the CDI Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to CDI Head Start.  Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

     

    Disabilities/Mental Health Coordinator (Crystal City Regional Office)

    Location: Crystal City, TX              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                       Disabilities /Mental Health Coordinator

     

    $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA

    $1,569.78 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

     

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:                        Regional Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    The Services to Children with Disabilities content area is an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start.  It plays an important part in supporting the goals of the program.  This position is responsible for services to children with disabilities 1308 of the Head Start Performance Standards.  This includes working to develop appropriate placement and early childhood education curriculum and providing educational resources for staff and parents, ensuring compliance with performance standards and recognized best practices in the field of early childhood education and special education. The position could involve provision of direct services in the disabilities area only if the individual is licensed, certified or registered as such in the state of service.   This position ensures that the disabilities services provided are supported by staff and/or consultants with training and experience in field(s) related to social, human or family services so that needed services for children with disabilities can be individualized and secured.  Mental health services are an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start. It plays an important part in supporting the goals of the program. This position is responsible for the facilitation of mental health services for the Head Start/Early Head Start program.  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 OF THE POSITION--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

      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.
      11. Collaborates with local education agencies (LEA's) and special service providers to ensure integrated, coordinated provision of special services to include joint parent and staff training and Child Find activities. Initiates community partnership agreements.
      12. Develops and implements a strategy which supports a successful transition for children with disabilities or other special needs into the Early Head Start/Head Start Program or from Early Head Start into Head Start or Head Start into kindergarten or another community program.Works closely with the Part C Early Intervention Program and Early Head Start to recruit and enroll eligible children into Head Start/Early Head Start.
      13. Works with supervisor and other management staff in planning and budgeting of funds to assure that the special needs identified in the IEP/IFSP are fully met; that children most in need of an integrated placement and of special assistance are served; and that the program maintains the level of fiscal support to children with disabilities consistent with the congressional mandate to meet their special needs as well as other community based programs.
      14. Assists the staff persons working in the Family and Community Partnerships area and family services staff (case managers) in compiling current resource information related to disabilities services.
      15. Provides technical support to the teachers and other staff as needed.
      16. Assists in implementing intervention strategies within the classroom or home-based setting with the intent for teachers and other staff to be able to carry out strategies independently.
      17. Provides services to Head Start/Early Head Start families with children with disabilities in cooperation with other agencies/providers.Oversees referral of parents and children to other agencies/providers.
      18. Identifies and works with community resources for provision of services to children with disabilities

     

    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. 

    Training in field(s) related to social, human or family services and experience in securing and individualizing needed services for children with disabilities preferred. 

    Requirements for employment with CDI Head Start may be different than those required by the prior grantee or a replacement grantee. If applicable federal, state or local Head Start or child care regulations, now or as amended in the future, contain additional requirements or qualifications for this position which are not specifically stated in this Job Description, the requirements and qualifications will apply, even if not specifically set forth in this Job Description.

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


     

     

     

     

     

    Nutrition Coordinator

    Location: Laredo TX              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                       Nutrition Coordinator

    SALARY:                                             $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly   AA           

                                                                $1,569.78 Bi-Weekly  BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:             Regional Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

    Nutrition Services are an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start. It plays an important part in supporting the goals of the program.  This position is responsible for the facilitation of nutrition and food services content areas of the Head Start/Early Head Start program. The position is responsible for collaborating on the development and implementation of the program, tracking and record keeping, community relations and outreach.  The position could involve provision of direct services in the nutrition area only if the individual is licensed/registered as such in the state of service.  This position provides content area training and technical supervision to other agency staff and ensures nutrition services are supported by staff or consultants who are registered dietitians or nutritionists.

     

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    1)    Responsible for establishing policies and procedures for the nutrition portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of nutrition services.

    2)    Develops a list of local nutrition and related resources and defines procedures for effective use of these resources.  Initiates and establishes working relationships with local providers through contractual agreements as appropriate.

    3)    Establishes a system for providing nutrition education to families through workshops, parent meetings, handouts, etc.

    4)    Develops and implements a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of activities within the program.  Keeps complete records and documentation of all contacts.

    5)    Develops system for maintenance of nutrition records on children.  Ensures nutrition records are reviewed, evaluated and interpreted.  Ensures health records, vital statistics and other data affecting nutrition services are maintained.

    6)    Takes the lead on the following:

    a.    Identifies and is Knowledgeable of Nutrition Resources:  Establishes relationships and develops a thorough knowledge of health resources for families including Medicaid, the state CHIP Program, state health services and other community resources that assist families in establishing a medical home.

    b.    Establishes, Negotiates and Monitors Contracts with Nutrition Service Providers:  Establishes contracts with nutrition professionals to provide services to the Head Start/Early Head Start program in such areas as nutrition consultation, and others as necessary.  Contracts may include consultant and/or volunteer services.

         7)    Works cooperatively with the staff person responsible for the overall health content area in planning, convening and implementation of policies and procedures of the semi-annual Health Services Advisory Committee.

          8)    Maintains up-to-date knowledge of Performance Standards including specific knowledge of Child Nutrition and Disabilities (1308) portion of the Standards.

          9)    Oversees the screening, re-screening and follow-up for all nutrition services.

        10) Participates in staffing of children and is responsible for all nutrition recommendations, as necessary.  Attends IEP/IFSP meetings as requested.

        11) Serves as a nutrition resource or arranges for nutrition resource specialist for teachers, home visitors and family services staff.

        12) Assists in the development of protocols as necessary to support least restrictive environment for children.

       13) Provides resource information to staff and families on an as-needed basis.  Assists in providing current information for the Community Resource Guide to the staff person responsible for the family and community partnerships content area.

      14) Follows the state and federal regulations pertaining to child abuse and neglect, and maintains strict confidentiality of all information.  Coordinates with family community partnership staff in this area.

      15) Works closely with disabilities services staff in the assessment process and follow up to assure that the special needs of each child with disabilities are met in the nutrition and food services areas.

     16) Arranges for nutrition services to Head Start/Early Head Start families in cooperation with other agencies/providers.  Oversees referral of parents and children to other agencies/providers as needed.

      17) Arranges for a nutrition consultant to be available for staff meetings, parent training sessions, etc.

      18) Develops community resources for provision of services to children with nutrition concerns.

      19) Collaborates with early childhood education staff to facilitate the integration of nutrition inclusion activities in the classroom curriculum.

      20) Works with staff to assist teachers to identify children who show signs of problems such as weight issues, eating disorders, allergies, etc.

      21) Eats periodically in each classroom to monitor food acceptance, portions and appeal.  Provides feedback to kitchen staff.

            22) Coordinates with WIC, local food banks, etc                                                                                                                                                  

       

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Minimum requirement is an associate’s degree in a health or nutrition field or other closely related field.  Registered dietitian or nutritionist preferred. Experience working in nutrition and or food service arena and working with low-income clients preferred.  Experience and knowledge of family-strengths/family-centered practice preferred.

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

     

     

     


     

    Program Aide (2)

    Location: Falfurrias, Texas              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aides

    $8.52 hourly HS/GED

    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).

     

    Preschool Teacher

    Location: Mathis, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Preschool

    $1,055.75 Bi-weekly on waiver 
    $1,163.48 Bi-weekly AA
    $1,1396.39 Bi-weekly BA or higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor

    GENERAL SUMMARY: This position serves as the lead worker in a classroom of Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom activities. This position works with typically developing children and children with disabilities. Because this position is one part of a large system of services provided to children and families, this position also serves as a social service referral person and shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program. The position of Teacher works in tandem with the rest of the parts of the system as an integrated team to support the goals of the program. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations. The position may serve as “site director” for child care licensing purposes. 

    PRIMARY 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

     

    Center Supervisor

    Location: Lubbock, TX              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                       Center Supervisor

    $1,395.36 Bi-Weekly AA

    $1,457.95 Bi-Weekly BA or Higher

     IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:         Education Manager

     

    A.  GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

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

     Program Administration And Coordination

    1)    Develops and monitors center and staff schedules.

    2)    Arranges and schedules substitutes for the center classrooms.

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

    4)    Assists in establishing and fostering a team approach and coordination of services and the sharing of resources among centers within the overall program.

    5)    Responsible for monthly safety checks, fire drills and safety meetings as well as updating of the Safety Log.

    6)    Investigates any child or staff incidents, assuring all forms are complete and notifying the appropriate authorities and/or supervisor.

    7)    Attends IFSP/IEP meetings as needed or requested.

    8)    Takes the lead and arranges and attends Family Nights, Parent Committee meetings and works with staff and parents to plan and carry them out.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Minimum requirement is an Associates degree or higher in in early childhood education, child development or other related education or human service degree with at least two years of experience working with young children and families.  One year supervisory experience preferred. Some experience in financial management and budgeting preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred. Ability to meet the state requirement(s) for “site director” required.

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian (2)

    Location: Eagle Pass, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Bus Driver/Custodian

    $14.36 Hourly

    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 REPONSIBILTIES:

    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.

    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 requires pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post accident, random and return to work drug testing as part of the CDI Head Start Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Plan (#1039) and must be included in the DOT testing pool. 

                                                        

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