The Early Childhood Education Coordinator reports to the Program Operations Director. Works closely with the Child Development Services Managers to ensure that agency’s (directly operated and contracted) curriculum and curriculum support materials are aligned with the Head Start/Early Head Start Domains and consistent with the framework of the Head Start/Early Head Start Curriculum. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports and program achievements. This work is performed under the supervision of the Program Operations Director and reviewed through monitoring, conferences, reports, and evaluation of program area effectiveness. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Serves as mentor in working one-on-one with protégé teachers, contracted center teaching staff and delegate agency teaching staff to support their professional growth, their knowledge and skill, problem-solving, decision making and promoting reflective practice. Works cooperatively with the Child Development Services Manager and all other staff members in planning for the implementation of the objectives of the program. Conduct classroom visits/monitoring to ensure that all teaching staff are meeting the requirements under Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC and the State of Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten. Plans and assists teaching staff with training in implementing an educational curriculum. Demonstrates/Model teaching techniques in the classroom and provide training and technical assistance to the teaching staff. Assist teaching staff to enhance parent involvement in their child’s education by promoting parent education workshops on topics relating to early literacy and language development. Encourages teaching staff to work as a team in developing and implementing strategies to assist children and families. Monitors and provides feedback to teaching staff on written lesson plans, use of time for staff planning, collecting and analyzing assessment information. Assists teaching staff in arranging classrooms and establishing a consistent daily routine. Develops with teaching staff, home learning activities designed for the individual child. Monitor child assessments and ensure that data
The Head Start/Early Head Start Family Services Worker reports to the Child Development Services Manager; assist in the maintenance of a cumulative file that documents services delivery in the areas of health (medical, dental), mental health, disabilities, family partnerships, and nutrition. Work is performed under the supervision of the Child Development Services Manager and the general guidance and is reviewed through monitoring, conference, reports and results obtained. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Build nurturing relationships with families to identify barriers to self-sufficiency, establish goals for independence from public assistance, facilitate mobilization and serve as a source of support. Under the direction of the Child Development Services Manager, collect data to identify family’s strengths, weaknesses and stages of development. Interviews selected families to obtain pertinent data; i.e., family history, health, mental health, developmental, nutritional, parent interest and submits to the Child Development Services Manager for review and forward for input into the agency’s Management Information System. Responsible for recruitment, enrollment and attendance. Refers clients to other organizations to obtain needed resources to meet the needs of families. Provide intake services for children for Head Start/Early Head Start Centers within the target community. Provides orientation for parents on the agency and the Head Start/Early Head Start program and other available community resources. Maintains cumulative file on all assigned families in accordance with program’s established record keeping system including: (a) emergency or crisis assistance; (b) education and other appropriate interventions; and (c) opportunities for continuing education, employment training, and other employment services through formal networks in the community. Provide access for the delivery of prenatal and postpartum care services for pregnant women to include but not limited to: (a) early and continuous risk assessments and (b) mental health interventions and follow-up. Tracks attendance, secure referrals, provide follow-up to identify social service needs of children
The Head Start/Early Head Start Health Services Manager reports to the Program Operations Director. Responsible for the leadership, direction, and oversight in the areas of planning, development, and implementation of operational policies and procedures for health, including child medical, dental, mental health, and child nutrition for all children including those with disabilities. Implements the program’s management systems and procedures; i.e., involving families, planning, communication, record keeping and reporting, ongoing monitoring and self-assessment. Works closely with the agency’s Food Services Coordinator to ensure nutritious meals are served to the children, and families have input into meal planning. This work is performed under the supervision of the Program Operations Director and reviewed through monitoring, conferences, reports, and evaluation of program area effectiveness. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Schedules comprehensive screenings within forty-five (45) days and ninety (90) days and implement follow-up treatment services, as necessary. Assures that all children maintain up-to-date age-appropriate schedule of well child care by obtaining or arranging treatment for all health problems detected on enrolled children. Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations are followed. Assists in the annual updates and revisions of health, nutritional, disabilities, mental health and nutrition plan and procedures in conjunction with the Health Services Advisory Committee, Policy Council and parents. Ensures the maintenance of individual health records of all children and maintains a health tracking system. Analyzes HSFIS reports and follow-up or through on identified needs. Organizes a Health Services Advisory Committee for input, recommendations into the comprehensive delivery of health care services to include medical, dental, mental health and nutrition. Reviews, evaluates and interprets health records in conjunction with the SDT and MDT to determine appropriate health services. Plans and assists teaching staff in implementing a health/nutrition education and safety curriculum obtaining input from other staff and parents. Counsels parents regarding the
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE High School Diploma or General Development Diploma (GED) and one or more years child care experience in a school setting and 45 hours of DCF training requirements. OR High School Diploma or General Development Diploma (GED) and a Child Development Associate (CDA) or additional education in an accredited institution of higher learning, such as an Associates of Arts Degree in Early Childhood, may be substituted for experience. 45 hours DCF training requirements.
The Bus Monitor reports to the Bus Driver and is responsible for assisting Bus Driver by maintaining order and promoting safety while students are transported on the bus. Click below to view the full job description. Bus Monitor
The Bus Driver reports to the Transportation Coordinator and is responsible for the transportation of children to and from the centers and during field trips, ensuring their safety at all times. Click below to view the full job description. Bus Driver
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Level I: A minimum of an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or an Associates Degree in a related field or Child Development Associate (National CDA) Certification with 30 hours of college credits, preferably in education/early childhood development. Level II: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education with two (2) years of teaching experience or a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education or related field. Level III: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with a state teacher certification.
The Head Start/Early Head Start Family Service Worker reports to the Child Development Services Manager in the maintenance of a cumulative file that documents services delivery in the areas of health (medical, dental), mental health, disabilities, family partnerships, and nutrition. Work involves acting as the lead Family Service Worker; as needed with case management and handling of the more difficult cases. Work is performed under the supervision of the Child Development Services Manager and is reviewed through monitoring, conference, reports and results obtained. Family Service Worker
The position is responsible for the Administration of organization software data base systems, and the providing of technical support to organization programs. Duties will involve formulating management techniques for quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy of program data. Devising and implementing efficient and secure procedures for data management and analysis; efficient ways to organize, store and analyze data with attention to security and confidentiality, and ensure data program requirements are met. IT Data Manager
Caregiver is the primary provider for small groups of infants and toddlers in an assigned classroom. This position plans and implements a developmentally appropriate program geared toward infants and toddlers as required by the Head Start Performance Standards. This position arranges and maintains learning centers and classroom in an attractive, safe and developmentally appropriate manner. Implements the daily curriculum to stimulate emotional, physical, social and intellectual development; provides varied opportunities for sensory-motor and creative development; provides ongoing opportunities for first hand experiences; and encourages children to observe, explore, discover and assist in gaining a sense of achievement and self-worth. Click below to view the full job description. Caregiver