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    Teacher Infant Toddler (2) - Fallon

    Location: Fallon, NV              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:           Teacher - Infant/Toddler
    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Center Supervisor 
     $1,074.44  Bi-Weekly on Waiver 
    $1,184.07 Bi-Weekly AA                                                                                             
    $1,421.11 BA or Higher
    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 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. 
    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
    Program DevelopmentRemains 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. 
    Infant/Toddler Program Implementation  Responsible for knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, content areas and functions of the infant/toddler curriculum including familiarity with the Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practices and state child care licensing regulations.
    Record keeping
    Parent Involvement and Community Relations 
    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    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: 2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR  Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    4. Any degree** in any field; plus  **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.
    5. Early Childhood Education  degree
    Bilingual helpful (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 
    Must have reliable transportation and if/when using own vehicle must have minimum automobile coverage required by state of employment.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • May be required to lift up to 30 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.
    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  All positions are open until filled.

     

    Teacher Infant Toddler - Yerington

    Location: Yerington              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:           Teacher - Infant/Toddler
    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Center Supervisor 
     $1,074.44  Bi-Weekly on Waiver 
     $1,184.07 Bi-Weekly AA                                                                                             
    $1,421.11 BA or Higher
    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 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. 
     ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
    Program DevelopmentRemains 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. 
    Infant/Toddler Program Implementation  Responsible for knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, content areas and functions of the infant/toddler curriculum including familiarity with the Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practices and state child care licensing regulations.
    Record keeping
    Parent Involvement and Community Relations 
    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    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: 2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR  Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    4. Any degree** in any field; plus  **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.
    5. Early Childhood Education  degree
    Bilingual helpful (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 
    Must have reliable transportation and if/when using own vehicle must have minimum automobile coverage required by state of employment.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • May be required to lift up to 30 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.
    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  All positions are open until filled.

     

     

    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.

     

     

     


     

    Preschool Teacher - Mathis

    Location: Mathis, TX              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                Teacher-Preschool

    $1,074.44 Bi-Weekly on Waiver

    $1,184.07 Bi-Weekly AA                                                                                                                                                                                           

    $1,421.11 BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Center Supervisor

    A.   GENERAL

    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 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.

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

      a.   Program Development

      b.   Preschool Program Implementation

      c.   Record keeping

      d.   Parent Involvement and Community Relations

      e.  Child and Adult Care Food Program

      f.  Supervision

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    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; *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. 

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    •  Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits, parent-teacher conferences, Parent Committee meetings, social and community events.

    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer All positions are open until filled. 

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian - Eagle Pass I/T

    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 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.

    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. 

     

    Teacher Infant/Toddler

    Location: Mathis, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:     Teacher  Infant / Toddler

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:     Center Supervisor 

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Infant/Toddler

      $1074.44 Bi-weekly Non degree on Waiver

    $1,184.07 Bi-weekly AA

    $1,421.11 Bi-weekly BA or Higher 

    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:  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.

    Education:    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 **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.
    4. ECE degree
    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  All positions are open until filled.

     

     

    Cook

    Location: Lubbock, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Cook

    $10.53 Hourly HS/GED

    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:

            Food Service:

    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.

    CDI Headstart is an equal employment opportunity employer. All Positions are open until filled. 

     

    Assistant Teacher - Floydada

    Location: Floydada, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher

     

    $9.42 Hourly HS/GED

    $9.97 Hourly CDA

    $11.08 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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.

         

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    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.

     

    Teacher Infant Toddler (2) - Floydada

    Location: Floydada, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Infant/Toddler

     

    $1,055.75 Bi-Weekly CDA

    $1,163.48 Bi-Weekly AA

    $1,396.39 Bi-Weekly 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.

     

    Assistant Teacher - Muleshoe

    Location: Muleshoe, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Teacher

     

    $9.42 Hourly HS/GED

    $9.97 Hourly CDA

    $11.08 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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.

         

    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.

     

    Teacher Infant/Toddler (2) - Muleshoe

    Location: Muleshoe, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Infant/Toddler

    $1,055.75 Bi-Weekly CDA

    $1,163.48 Bi-Weekly AA

    $1,396.39 Bi-Weekly 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

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian - Muleshoe

    Location: Muleshoe, 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 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)    Monitors and maintains all vehicle fluid levels.

    7)    Keeps the interior of the vehicle clean at all times.

    8)    Cleans the exterior of the vehicle as weather allows.

    9)    Maintains required paperwork for vehicle maintenance and program requirements.

     10)    Reports any damage or malfunction immediately to the staff person in charge of transportation supervision.

    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) - Muleshoe

    Location: Muleshoe, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    $8.55 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).

     

    Infant / Toddler Teacher - Alice

    Location: Alice, Texas               Apply For this Job

     JOB TITLE: Infant / Toddler Teacher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:     Center Supervisor

    $1,055.75 Bi-weekly CDA

    $1,163.48 Bi-weekly AA

    $1,396.39 Bi-weekly BA or higher

    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:    

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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:

    A current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential*; and

    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

    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)

    Preschool CDA; plus:

    2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR

    Infant/Toddler or  Early Childhood Education coursework

    Any degree** in any field; plus

    Infant/Toddler or  Early Childhood Education coursework

    Early Childhood Education  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.

     

    Teacher-Preschool - Yerington

    Location: Yerington               Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                Teacher-Preschool

    $1,074.44 Bi-Weekly on Waiver

    $1,184.07 Bi-Weekly AA                                                                                                                                                                                            $1,421.11 BA or Higher

     IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Center Supervisor

     A.   GENERAL

    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 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.

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

      a.   Program Development

      b.   Preschool Program Implementation

      c.   Record keeping

      d.   Parent Involvement and Community Relations

      e.  Child and Adult Care Food Program

      f.  Supervision 

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    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; *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. 

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    •  Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits, parent-teacher conferences, Parent Committee meetings, social and community events.

    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer All positions are open until filled. 

     

    Program Aide - Yerington

    Location: Yerington               Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                       Program Aide

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:             Center Supervisor

    $8.70 Hourly HS/GED

    A.  GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

    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. 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.

    B.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Classroom Aide
    1. Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.
    2. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and social skills.
    3. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.
    4. 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.).
    5. Serves as a temporary substitute in the periodic absence of the assistant teacher or teacher.
    1. Janitorial Aide Services
      1. Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services.
      2. Sanitizes surfaces, picks up and puts away materials in the classroom or kitchen in order to maintain a safe and organized environment.
      3. Serves as janitor in the absence of the regular custodian or janitor on a periodic basis.
    2. Kitchen Aide
      1. Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.).
      2. Prepares necessary food and serving items for service prior to or after use.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
      3. Substitutes for regular Cook or Assistant Cook as needed.
      4. Assists with logging meals/snacks in the menu book following USDA/CACFP required documentation for food purchased, prepared and served.
      5. Participates in ongoing training in food preparation and nutrition as requested.
      6. Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.
    3. Disabilities Aide
    1. Works with assigned children with disabilities.
    2. Supports the work of the classroom staff and managers, specialists and/or mental health consultant in carrying out individual plans for children with special needs.
    3. With direction from professional staff, follows IEP/IFSP.

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    H.  EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 

    I.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • May be required to lift up to 40 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in a classroom, kitchen or bus setting and some office work may be required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.

     

    Child Development Specialist - Winnemucca

    Location: Winnemucca              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                      Child Development Specialist

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:           Center Supervisor 

    $1,218.89 Bi-weekly AA or Higher

    A.   GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

    This position is responsible to provide guidance, training and technical assistance to teachers, oversee and monitor child development instructional activities and classroom environments, input content area information into data system, and maintain ongoing written content area documentation in child file.

    B.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

    This position is responsible for assisting in the improvement of early learning through analysis and application of ECE best practice methods, identification and management of professional development opportunities, and follow-up strategies related to individual professional development plan goals. This position may be called upon to provide backup to classrooms when needed. Additional duties may be assigned.

    1.EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES – ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    a.  Program Development

    1. Contribute to a positive community presence in the community, focusing on networking opportunities, enhancement of volunteer participation and educational awareness efforts in regard to program needs.
    2. Monitors and oversees all areas of child development activities and planning.
    3. Assists teachers in planning and providing a developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and learning experiences in a manner appropriate to children's ages and stages of development.
    4. Observes classrooms instruction and children's learning experiences that support the advancement of their social-emotional,intellectual, linguistic and physical competence including improving the readiness of children for school.
    5. Receives, responds, and submits internal referrals submitted by teachers, Family Advocates, and outside agencies to D/MH Coordinator and participates in In-house staffing.
    6. In collaboration with D/MH Coordinator Reviews IEPs/IFSP with teaching staff and ensures teachers implement intervention strategies as per child’s plan and needs.
    7. Participates in IEP/IFSP in collaboration with interdisciplinary team in meetings with LEA/EI along with parents, teachers, and Family Advocates, and will obtain information on children’s needs and services.
    8. Under direction of D/MH Coordination coordinates and/or initiates follow-up efforts on all referrals and informs teaching staff of children’s concerns addressed in the Individual Child Development Plan.
    9. Under the direction of Center Supervisor participates in all aspects of the child’s transition process, including with LEAs/EI Programs.

    c. RECORD KEEPING AND FISCAL

    1. Submits verbal and/or written reports to supervisor and/or the Program Director on the activities and status of the center on a regular basis.
    2. Assists in the monitoring of all children’s files for content, organization and security.
    3. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.

    d. TRAINING

    1. Collaborates and provides input to Education Manager/Specialist/Coordinator in charge of early childhood education, in planning pre-service and on-going in-service for classroom staff.
    2. Maintains minutes, sign in sheets, in-kind forms, training logs, etc.
    3. Assists Education Manager/Specialist/Coordinator and Mentor Coaches in charge of early childhood education to work with individual Teachers to develop Staff Development plans for obtaining an AA or BA degree in Early Childhood Education.

    2.EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

     Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.

    1. Monitors compliance of Head Start Program Performance and State requirements, and program policies and procedures.
    2. Assume Center Manager responsibilities in his/her absence.

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED TO ENSURE THE SUCCESSFUL OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM.

    H. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE  

    Minimum requirement is an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or other related degree with at least two years of experience working with young children and families. Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 

    I.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    •  Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in center and classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.

     

    Assistant Teacher - Winnemucca

    Location: Winnemucca              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:     Assistant Teacher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:    Center Supervisor

    $9.42 Hourly HS/GED

    $9.97 Hourly CDA

    $11.08 Hourly AA or Higher

     

    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. This position may be assigned additional duties based upon program need and areas of developing expertise. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.   

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:     

    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
    3. 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. Uses initiative and imagination to assist the child and be perceptive and knowledgeable about the needs of each child.
    8. Takes charge of the class in the teacher's absence.
    9. Makes home visits with the teacher as required or requested and documents them as requested.
    1. Parent/Family Involvement And Community Relations
    1. Assists the teacher in meeting the program's needs for parent/family involvement in each classroom.
    2. Communicates with families to facilitate positive interaction with the program, awareness of the child’s needs and development, how the activities of the program promote positive development and their roles in the child’s overall education and development.
    3. Assists the teacher with collecting monthly in-kind records from parents and community members participating in the program.

     

    1. Child and Adult Care Food Program
    1. Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.
    2. Be knowledgeable about CACFP requirements regarding portions and components of each meal service.
    1. EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB ACTIVITIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.
    2. Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.
    3. Responsible for understanding Head Start Performance Standards and local child care licensing regulations.
    4. Expected to be knowledgeable of the regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.  

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

    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.

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 

    I.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • May be required to lift up to 30 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.

    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

     

     

     

    Teacher-Preschool - Winnemucca

    Location: Winnemucca              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                Teacher-Preschool

    $1,074.44 Bi-Weekly on Waiver

    $1,184.07 Bi-Weekly AA                                                                                                                                                                                            $1,421.11 BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Center Supervisor

    A.   GENERAL

    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 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.

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

      a.   Program Development

      b.   Preschool Program Implementation

      c.   Record keeping

      d.   Parent Involvement and Community Relations

      e.  Child and Adult Care Food Program

      f.  Supervision 

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    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; *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. 

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    •  Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits, parent-teacher conferences, Parent Committee meetings, social and community events.

    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer All positions are open until filled. 

     

    Infant / Toddler Teacher (3) - Winnemucca

    Location: Winnemucca              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:           Teacher - Infant/Toddler
    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Center Supervisor 
     $1,074.44  Bi-Weekly on Waiver 
    $1,184.07 Bi-Weekly AA                                                                                             
    $1,421.11 BA or Higher
    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 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. 
    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
    Program DevelopmentRemains 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. 
    Infant/Toddler Program Implementation  Responsible for knowledge and understanding of the philosophy, content areas and functions of the infant/toddler curriculum including familiarity with the Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practices and state child care licensing regulations.
    Record keeping
    Parent Involvement and Community Relations 
    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    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: 2nd setting for Infant/Toddler component of CDA; OR  Infant/Toddler or ECE coursework
    4. Any degree** in any field; plus  **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.
    5. Early Childhood Education  degree
    Bilingual helpful (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 
    Must have reliable transportation and if/when using own vehicle must have minimum automobile coverage required by state of employment.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • May be required to lift up to 30 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.
    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  All positions are open until filled.

     

    Program Aide - Winnemucca

    Location: Winnemucca              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                       Program Aide

    $ 8.55 Hourly HS/GED 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:                        Center Supervisor

     

    A.  GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

    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. 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.

     

    B.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

     

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Classroom Aide
    1. Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.
    2. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and social skills.
    3. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.
    4. 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.).
    5. Serves as a temporary substitute in the periodic absence of the assistant teacher or teacher.
    1. Janitorial Aide Services
      1. Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services.
      2. Sanitizes surfaces, picks up and puts away materials in the classroom or kitchen in order to maintain a safe and organized environment.
      3. Serves as janitor in the absence of the regular custodian or janitor on a periodic basis.
    2. Kitchen Aide
      1. Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.).
      2. Prepares necessary food and serving items for service prior to or after use.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
      3. Substitutes for regular Cook or Assistant Cook as needed.
      4. Assists with logging meals/snacks in the menu book following USDA/CACFP required documentation for food purchased, prepared and served.
      5. Participates in ongoing training in food preparation and nutrition as requested.
      6. Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.
    3. Disabilities Aide
    1. Works with assigned children with disabilities.
    2. Supports the work of the classroom staff and managers, specialists and/or mental health consultant in carrying out individual plans for children with special needs.
    3. With direction from professional staff, follows IEP/IFSP.

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    H.  EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 

    I.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • May be required to lift up to 40 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in a classroom, kitchen or bus setting and some office work may be required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian *- Winnemucca

    Location: Winnemucca              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.
    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.
    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Bus Driving 
    1. Driving
    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. Establishes a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents and the children.
    4. Ensures that parents and children follow the program rules when riding the vehicles.
    5. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    6. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    7. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.
    8. Ensures that the bus is empty at the end of each run and that all children are accounted for.
    9. Familiar with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) rules and other local transportation regulations as applicable.
    10. Ensures that children are released only to authorized individuals.
    11. Basic first aid administration in case of injury.
    12. Special equipment operation such as wheelchair lifts, assistance devices or special occupant restraints.
    1. Maintenance and Training
    1. Monitors and maintains all vehicle fluid levels.
    2. Keeps the interior of the vehicle clean at all times.
    3. Cleans the exterior of the vehicle as weather allows.
    4. Maintains required paperwork for vehicle maintenance and program requirements.
    5. Reports any damage or malfunction immediately to the staff person in charge of transportation supervision.
    6. Performs daily safety checklist of the bus, including maintenance of fire safety supplies on the bus and communication system between buses and the program.
    7. Performs emergency bus drills.
    8. Responsible for gas and oil receipts and recording and submitting totals to immediate supervisor as well as reconciling receipts with statements.Follows up on charges that do not reconcile.
    9. Collaborates with the Bus Monitor in teaching children the correct safety procedures for boarding and exiting a bus as well as the danger zones around the vehicle.
    10. Participates in an annual review which includes on board observation of road performance.
    11. Attends a combination of annual classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction. Maintains necessary transportation records.
    12. Participates in any additional training to meet State or local transportation requirements.
    Custodial 
    1. Planning And Training
    1. Collects information; participates in planning, upgrading and minor repairs of facilities.
    2. Prepares estimates of the material and labor costs of maintenance projects.
    3. Acquires knowledge of federal, state and local safety and building code requirements related to Head Start/Early Head Start facilities within first month on the job, including, but is not restricted to, OSHA and MSDS chemical inventory, “Right to Know” training, etc.
    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.
    1. Performs routine maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and maintaining equipment used in the course of work.
    2. Reports safety, sanitation, and fire hazards to supervisor and/or staff person in charge of facilities.
    3. Performs routine maintenance of buildings and grounds during program breaks and more often, as needed.
    4. 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.
    5. Performs minor plumbing, painting, carpentry and some electrical repairs or repair work in assigned facilities, where a professional license is not required.
    6. Participates in job related meetings when requested, such as center Safety Committees.
    7. Takes precautions to protect own health and safety as well as the health and safety of children, families, and staff and to protect equipment and facilities.
    8. Participates in “Right to Know” training and informs supervisor if MSDS sheets need to be replaced or added.
            PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
    I.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
    • Time spent driving on public roads in changing weather conditions.
    • Requires driving in all weather conditions including rain, snow, ice, wind, heat, etc.
    • Must be able to assist in changing tires and make other minor repairs as necessary.
    • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
    • Use of common tools and equipment (shovels, mops, vacuum cleaners, etc.). 
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Must be available for a variety of evening and weekend meetings as well as social and community events.
    • Must be able to exit rear emergency door and any other emergency exits of bus without assistance and to assist others in exiting the bus.
    CDI is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 

     

    Cook

    Location: Winnemucca              Apply For this Job

    Job Title: Cook

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:            Center Supervisor

    $10.53 Hourly HS/GED

    A.  GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

    This position is one role in a large system of services provided to children and families 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.

    B.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    Duties of the position are described in major functional areas listed below.  Additional duties may be assigned.

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    2. Food Service
      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).
      5. Implements a cost effective food service program according to federal, state and local regulations that is a financially successful operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
      6. Ensures that standardized recipes are followed and appropriate quantities of food are prepared and served in accordance with the CACFP meal requirements.
      7. Monitors the acceptance of menu items by children in the program and makes recommendation for menu changes accordingly.
      8. Ensures that dishes are returned to the kitchen.
      9. Ensures that dishes and equipment are cleaned and stored for the next meal.
      10. Responsible for proper receiving, inventory, storage of food and clean up of kitchen and equipment.
      11. Notifies supervisor of any safety or health issues or concerns.
      12. Contributes articles, recipe ideas, etc., to Head Start/Early Head Start newsletter on a regular basis.

    1. Health And Sanitation
      1. Ensures that there is an established system for cleaning the kitchen and storage rooms so that they are always kept in a clean and sanitary manner.
      2. Ensures that all foods are prepared in a safe and sanitary manner.
      3. Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.

    1. Record keeping
      1. Responsible for the period purchasing and regular maintenance of food to ensure quality, cost control and adequate inventory.Receives and accounts for food deliveries.
      2. Documents in the menu book, following required USDA/CACFP documentation, food purchased, prepared and served.
      3. Completes a weekly inventory of all food, both perishable and non-perishable.Ensures that inventory is secure.
      4. Responsible for ensuring kitchen has proper Food Permit as required by applicable local regulations.
    1. EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Child and Adult Care Food Program
    1. Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.
    2. Be knowledgeable about CACFP requirements regarding portions and components of each meal service.
    3. Conduct point of service meal documentation, or assign responsible staff to count meals when children are seated and have been offered a credible meal by USDA standards for portions and components.

    4. Supervision And Training
      1. Plans and directs the work of assigned staff (where applicable) and any volunteers working in the food service area.
      2. Provides information and training on the job standards of the kitchen and submits employee/volunteer performance appraisals in a timely manner.
    1. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.
    2. Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.
    3. Expected to be knowledgeable of the regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.  

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

    H.  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.  A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred. 

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 

    I.  PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Some heavy lifting of case food lots is required.May be required to lift up to 40 pounds.
    • Most kitchen work is completed in a standing position with a large percentage of time spent working with hot stoves, ovens, dishwasher and other kitchen appliances.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases and food borne illnesses.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.

     

     

     

    Program Aide - Fallon

    Location: Fallon, NV              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                       Program Aide

    $8.70 Hourly HS/GED

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:                        Center Supervisor

     

    A.  GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES

    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. 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.

     

    B.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

     

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Classroom Aide
    1. Assists classroom staff in all classroom activities, field trips and outdoor activities included in lesson plans.
    2. Helps supervise at mealtime, eating with the children to encourage good nutrition and social skills.
    3. Helps keep the classroom and its contents clean and orderly.
    4. 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.).
    5. Serves as a temporary substitute in the periodic absence of the assistant teacher or teacher.

     

    1. Janitorial Aide Services
      1. Empties trash or garbage containers if needed before the custodian or janitor services.
      2. Sanitizes surfaces, picks up and puts away materials in the classroom or kitchen in order to maintain a safe and organized environment.
      3. Serves as janitor in the absence of the regular custodian or janitor on a periodic basis.

       

    2. Kitchen Aide
      1. Completes routine kitchen/dining room/food chores as assigned (e.g., dishwashing, portioning foods, taking and logging temperature of foods received from vendors, etc.).
      2. Prepares necessary food and serving items for service prior to or after use.These duties may include the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.
      3. Substitutes for regular Cook or Assistant Cook as needed.
      4. Assists with logging meals/snacks in the menu book following USDA/CACFP required documentation for food purchased, prepared and served.
      5. Participates in ongoing training in food preparation and nutrition as requested.
      6. Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.
    1. Disabilities Aide
    1. Works with assigned children with disabilities.
    2. Supports the work of the classroom staff and managers, specialists and/or mental health consultant in carrying out individual plans for children with special needs.
    3. With direction from professional staff, follows IEP/IFSP.

     

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

     

    H.  EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 

     

    I.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • May be required to lift up to 40 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in a classroom, kitchen or bus setting and some office work may be required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.

     

    COOK

    Location: Mathis, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Cook

    $10.53 Hourly HS/GED

    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:

            Food Service:

    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.  A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred.

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian - Yerington

    Location: Yerington               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.
    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.
    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Bus Driving 
    1. Driving
    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. Establishes a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents and the children.
    4. Ensures that parents and children follow the program rules when riding the vehicles.
    5. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    6. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    7. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.
    8. Ensures that the bus is empty at the end of each run and that all children are accounted for.
    9. Familiar with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) rules and other local transportation regulations as applicable.
    10. Ensures that children are released only to authorized individuals.
    11. Basic first aid administration in case of injury.
    12. Special equipment operation such as wheelchair lifts, assistance devices or special occupant restraints.
    1. Maintenance and Training
    1. Monitors and maintains all vehicle fluid levels.
    2. Keeps the interior of the vehicle clean at all times.
    3. Cleans the exterior of the vehicle as weather allows.
    4. Maintains required paperwork for vehicle maintenance and program requirements.
    5. Reports any damage or malfunction immediately to the staff person in charge of transportation supervision.
    6. Performs daily safety checklist of the bus, including maintenance of fire safety supplies on the bus and communication system between buses and the program.
    7. Performs emergency bus drills.
    8. Responsible for gas and oil receipts and recording and submitting totals to immediate supervisor as well as reconciling receipts with statements.Follows up on charges that do not reconcile.
    9. Collaborates with the Bus Monitor in teaching children the correct safety procedures for boarding and exiting a bus as well as the danger zones around the vehicle.
    10. Participates in an annual review which includes on board observation of road performance.
    11. Attends a combination of annual classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction. Maintains necessary transportation records.
    12. Participates in any additional training to meet State or local transportation requirements.
    Custodial 
    1. Planning And Training
    1. Collects information; participates in planning, upgrading and minor repairs of facilities.
    2. Prepares estimates of the material and labor costs of maintenance projects.
    3. Acquires knowledge of federal, state and local safety and building code requirements related to Head Start/Early Head Start facilities within first month on the job, including, but is not restricted to, OSHA and MSDS chemical inventory, “Right to Know” training, etc.
    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.
    1. Performs routine maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and maintaining equipment used in the course of work.
    2. Reports safety, sanitation, and fire hazards to supervisor and/or staff person in charge of facilities.
    3. Performs routine maintenance of buildings and grounds during program breaks and more often, as needed.
    4. 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.
    5. Performs minor plumbing, painting, carpentry and some electrical repairs or repair work in assigned facilities, where a professional license is not required.
    6. Participates in job related meetings when requested, such as center Safety Committees.
    7. Takes precautions to protect own health and safety as well as the health and safety of children, families, and staff and to protect equipment and facilities.
    8. Participates in “Right to Know” training and informs supervisor if MSDS sheets need to be replaced or added.
            PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
    I.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
    • Time spent driving on public roads in changing weather conditions.
    • Requires driving in all weather conditions including rain, snow, ice, wind, heat, etc.
    • Must be able to assist in changing tires and make other minor repairs as necessary.
    • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
    • Use of common tools and equipment (shovels, mops, vacuum cleaners, etc.). 
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Must be available for a variety of evening and weekend meetings as well as social and community events.
    • Must be able to exit rear emergency door and any other emergency exits of bus without assistance and to assist others in exiting the bus.
    CDI is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 

     

    Teacher Infant/Toddler - Lubbock

    Location: Lubbock, TX              Apply For this Job

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:     Center Supervisor 

    JOB TITLE: Teacher Infant/Toddler

    $1,055.75 Bi-weekly CDA 
    $1,163.48 Bi-weekly AA 
    $1,396.39 Bi-weekly BA or higher

    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.

     

     

    Assistant Teacher - EPII

    Location: Eagle Pass, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE:     Assistant Teacher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:    Center Supervisor

    $9.59 Hourly HS/GED

    $10.15 Hourly CDA

    $11.28 Hourly AA or Higher

     

    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. This position may be assigned additional duties based upon program need and areas of developing expertise. The position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.   

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:     

    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
    3. 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. Uses initiative and imagination to assist the child and be perceptive and knowledgeable about the needs of each child.
    8. Takes charge of the class in the teacher's absence.
    9. Makes home visits with the teacher as required or requested and documents them as requested.
    1. Parent/Family Involvement And Community Relations
    1. Assists the teacher in meeting the program's needs for parent/family involvement in each classroom.
    2. Communicates with families to facilitate positive interaction with the program, awareness of the child’s needs and development, how the activities of the program promote positive development and their roles in the child’s overall education and development.
    3. Assists the teacher with collecting monthly in-kind records from parents and community members participating in the program.

    Child and Adult Care Food Program

    1. Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.
    2. Be knowledgeable about CACFP requirements regarding portions and components of each meal service.

    EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB ACTIVITIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    1. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.
    2. Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.
    3. Responsible for understanding Head Start Performance Standards and local child care licensing regulations.
    4. Expected to be knowledgeable of the regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.  

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

     

    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.

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 

    I.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • May be required to lift up to 30 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.

    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian - Pearsall

    Location:Pearsall, 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.
    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.
    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Bus Driving 
    1. Driving
    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. Establishes a relationship of trust and rapport with the parents and the children.
    4. Ensures that parents and children follow the program rules when riding the vehicles.
    5. Delivers program materials to parents on route via the children.
    6. Shares information on a daily basis with classroom staff, such as conversations with parents and observations of children.
    7. Reports any information or concerns about Head Start/Early Head Start families to the family services staff or teacher.
    8. Ensures that the bus is empty at the end of each run and that all children are accounted for.
    9. Familiar with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) rules and other local transportation regulations as applicable.
    10. Ensures that children are released only to authorized individuals.
    11. Basic first aid administration in case of injury.
    12. Special equipment operation such as wheelchair lifts, assistance devices or special occupant restraints.
    1. Maintenance and Training
    1. Monitors and maintains all vehicle fluid levels.
    2. Keeps the interior of the vehicle clean at all times.
    3. Cleans the exterior of the vehicle as weather allows.
    4. Maintains required paperwork for vehicle maintenance and program requirements.
    5. Reports any damage or malfunction immediately to the staff person in charge of transportation supervision.
    6. Performs daily safety checklist of the bus, including maintenance of fire safety supplies on the bus and communication system between buses and the program.
    7. Performs emergency bus drills.
    8. Responsible for gas and oil receipts and recording and submitting totals to immediate supervisor as well as reconciling receipts with statements.Follows up on charges that do not reconcile.
    9. Collaborates with the Bus Monitor in teaching children the correct safety procedures for boarding and exiting a bus as well as the danger zones around the vehicle.
    10. Participates in an annual review which includes on board observation of road performance.
    11. Attends a combination of annual classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction. Maintains necessary transportation records.
    12. Participates in any additional training to meet State or local transportation requirements.
    Custodial 
    1. Planning And Training
    1. Collects information; participates in planning, upgrading and minor repairs of facilities.
    2. Prepares estimates of the material and labor costs of maintenance projects.
    3. Acquires knowledge of federal, state and local safety and building code requirements related to Head Start/Early Head Start facilities within first month on the job, including, but is not restricted to, OSHA and MSDS chemical inventory, “Right to Know” training, etc.
    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.
    1. Performs routine maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and maintaining equipment used in the course of work.
    2. Reports safety, sanitation, and fire hazards to supervisor and/or staff person in charge of facilities.
    3. Performs routine maintenance of buildings and grounds during program breaks and more often, as needed.
    4. 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.
    5. Performs minor plumbing, painting, carpentry and some electrical repairs or repair work in assigned facilities, where a professional license is not required.
    6. Participates in job related meetings when requested, such as center Safety Committees.
    7. Takes precautions to protect own health and safety as well as the health and safety of children, families, and staff and to protect equipment and facilities.
    8. Participates in “Right to Know” training and informs supervisor if MSDS sheets need to be replaced or added.
            PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
    I.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
    • Time spent driving on public roads in changing weather conditions.
    • Requires driving in all weather conditions including rain, snow, ice, wind, heat, etc.
    • Must be able to assist in changing tires and make other minor repairs as necessary.
    • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
    • Use of common tools and equipment (shovels, mops, vacuum cleaners, etc.). 
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Must be available for a variety of evening and weekend meetings as well as social and community events.
    • Must be able to exit rear emergency door and any other emergency exits of bus without assistance and to assist others in exiting the bus.
    CDI is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 

     

    Teacher Preschool

    Location: Fallon, NV              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                Teacher-Preschool

    $1,074.44 Bi-Weekly on Waiver

    $1,184.07 Bi-Weekly AA                                                                                                                                                                                                  $1,421.11 BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Center Supervisor

    A.   GENERAL

    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 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.

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

      a.   Program Development

      b.   Preschool Program Implementation

      c.   Record keeping

      d.   Parent Involvement and Community Relations

      e.  Child and Adult Care Food Program

      f.  Supervision

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    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; *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. 

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    •  Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits, parent-teacher conferences, Parent Committee meetings, social and community events.

    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer All positions are open until filled. 

     

    Bus Driver/Custodian-Lubbock

    Location:Lubbock, 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 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)    Monitors and maintains all vehicle fluid levels.

    7)    Keeps the interior of the vehicle clean at all times.

    8)    Cleans the exterior of the vehicle as weather allows.

    9)    Maintains required paperwork for vehicle maintenance and program requirements.

    10)    Reports any damage or malfunction immediately to the staff person in charge of transportation supervision.

    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 -Lubbock

    Location: Lubbock, TX              Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    $8.55 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).

     

    Child Development Specialist - Yerington

    Location: Yerington              Apply For this Job

    TITLE OF POSITION:                      Child Development Specialist

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:           Center Supervisor 

    $1,218.89 Bi-weekly AA or Higher

    A.   GENERAL SUMMARY

    This position is responsible to provide guidance, training and technical assistance to teachers, oversee and monitor child development instructional activities and classroom environments, input content area information into data system, and maintain ongoing written content area documentation in child file.

    B.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

    This position is responsible for assisting in the improvement of early learning through analysis and application of ECE best practice methods, identification and management of professional development opportunities, and follow-up strategies related to individual professional development plan goals. This position may be called upon to provide backup to classrooms when needed. Additional duties may be assigned.

    1.EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES – ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    a.  Program Development

    1. Contribute to a positive community presence in the community, focusing on networking opportunities, enhancement of volunteer participation and educational awareness efforts in regard to program needs.
    2. Monitors and oversees all areas of child development activities and planning.
    3. Assists teachers in planning and providing a developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate curriculum and learning experiences in a manner appropriate to children's ages and stages of development.
    4. Observes classrooms instruction and children's learning experiences that support the advancement of their social-emotional,intellectual, linguistic and physical competence including improving the readiness of children for school.
    5. Receives, responds, and submits internal referrals submitted by teachers, Family Advocates, and outside agencies to D/MH Coordinator and participates in In-house staffing.
    6. In collaboration with D/MH Coordinator Reviews IEPs/IFSP with teaching staff and ensures teachers implement intervention strategies as per child’s plan and needs.
    7. Participates in IEP/IFSP in collaboration with interdisciplinary team in meetings with LEA/EI along with parents, teachers, and Family Advocates, and will obtain information on children’s needs and services.
    8. Under direction of D/MH Coordination coordinates and/or initiates follow-up efforts on all referrals and informs teaching staff of children’s concerns addressed in the Individual Child Development Plan.
    9. Under the direction of Center Supervisor participates in all aspects of the child’s transition process, including with LEAs/EI Programs.

    c. RECORD KEEPING AND FISCAL

    1. Submits verbal and/or written reports to supervisor and/or the Program Director on the activities and status of the center on a regular basis.
    2. Assists in the monitoring of all children’s files for content, organization and security.
    3. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.

    d. TRAINING

    1. Collaborates and provides input to Education Manager/Specialist/Coordinator in charge of early childhood education, in planning pre-service and on-going in-service for classroom staff.
    2. Maintains minutes, sign in sheets, in-kind forms, training logs, etc.
    3. Assists Education Manager/Specialist/Coordinator and Mentor Coaches in charge of early childhood education to work with individual Teachers to develop Staff Development plans for obtaining an AA or BA degree in Early Childhood Education.

    2.EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

     Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.

    1. Monitors compliance of Head Start Program Performance and State requirements, and program policies and procedures.
    2. Assume Center Manager responsibilities in his/her absence.

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED TO ENSURE THE SUCCESSFUL OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM.

    H. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE  

    Minimum requirement is an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or other related degree with at least two years of experience working with young children and families. Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 

    I.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in center and classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.

     

    COOK - Fallon

    Location: Fallon, NV              Apply For this Job

    Job Title: Cook

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:            Center Supervisor

    $10.72 Hourly HS/GED

    A.  GENERAL SUMMARY

    This position is one role in a large system of services provided to children and families 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.

    B.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    Duties of the position are described in major functional areas listed below.  Additional duties may be assigned.

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

       

    2. Food Service
    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).
    5. Implements a cost effective food service program according to federal, state and local regulations that is a financially successful operation by helping to control food and labor costs.
    6. Ensures that standardized recipes are followed and appropriate quantities of food are prepared and served in accordance with the CACFP meal requirements.
    7. Monitors the acceptance of menu items by children in the program and makes recommendation for menu changes accordingly.
    8. Ensures that dishes are returned to the kitchen.
    9. Ensures that dishes and equipment are cleaned and stored for the next meal.
    10. Responsible for proper receiving, inventory, storage of food and clean up of kitchen and equipment.
    11. Notifies supervisor of any safety or health issues or concerns.
    12. Contributes articles, recipe ideas, etc., to Head Start/Early Head Start newsletter on a regular basis.

     

    1. Health And Sanitation
    1. Ensures that there is an established system for cleaning the kitchen and storage rooms so that they are always kept in a clean and sanitary manner.
    2. Ensures that all foods are prepared in a safe and sanitary manner.
    3. Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.

     

    1. Record keeping
    1. Responsible for the period purchasing and regular maintenance of food to ensure quality, cost control and adequate inventory.Receives and accounts for food deliveries.
    2. Documents in the menu book, following required USDA/CACFP documentation, food purchased, prepared and served.
    3. Completes a weekly inventory of all food, both perishable and non-perishable.Ensures that inventory is secure.
    4. Responsible for ensuring kitchen has proper Food Permit as required by applicable local regulations.
    1. EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Child and Adult Care Food Program
    1. Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.
    2. Be knowledgeable about CACFP requirements regarding portions and components of each meal service.
    3. Conduct point of service meal documentation, or assign responsible staff to count meals when children are seated and have been offered a credible meal by USDA standards for portions and components.

       

    4. Supervision And Training
    1. Plans and directs the work of assigned staff (where applicable) and any volunteers working in the food service area.
    2. Provides information and training on the job standards of the kitchen and submits employee/volunteer performance appraisals in a timely manner.
    1. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.
    2. Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.
    3. Expected to be knowledgeable of the regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.  

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

    H.  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.  A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred. 

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area). 

    I.  PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Some heavy lifting of case food lots is required.May be required to lift up to 40 pounds.
    • Most kitchen work is completed in a standing position with a large percentage of time spent working with hot stoves, ovens, dishwasher and other kitchen appliances.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases and food borne illnesses.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.

     

    Teacher-Preschool - Alice,Tx

    Location:Alice, Texas               Apply For this Job

     

    TITLE OF POSITION:                Teacher-Preschool

    $1,074.44 Bi-Weekly on Waiver

    $1,184.07 Bi-Weekly AA                                                                                                                                                                                                            $1,421.11 BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Center Supervisor

    A.   GENERAL

    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 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.

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

      a.   Program Development

      b.   Preschool Program Implementation

      c.   Record keeping

      d.   Parent Involvement and Community Relations

      e.  Child and Adult Care Food Program

      f.  Supervision

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    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; *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. 

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits, parent-teacher conferences, Parent Committee meetings, social and community events.

    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer All positions are open until filled. 

     

     

    Program Aide-Mesquite, New Mexico

    Location:Mesquite, New Mexico               Apply For this Job

    JOB TITLE: Program Aide

    $8.55 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).

     

    Teacher Pre-school

    Location:Alice, Texas              Apply For this Job

    Teacher -Preschool

    $1,074.44 Bi-Weekly on Waiver

    $1,184.07 Bi-Weekly AA                                                                                                                                                                                           

    $1,421.11 BA or Higher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Center Supervisor

    A.   GENERAL

    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 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.

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

      a.   Program Development

      b.   Preschool Program Implementation

      c.   Record keeping

      d.   Parent Involvement and Community Relations

      e.  Child and Adult Care Food Program

      f.  Supervision

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

    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; *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. 

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Occasional need to provide gentle physical restraint to children.
    • Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds.
    • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
    • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
    • Work is typically performed in a classroom setting and some office work required.
    • Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits, parent-teacher conferences, Parent Committee meetings, social and community events.

    CDI Headstart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer All positions are open until filled. 

                                                        

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