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  1. 1. CAPITAL AREA COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC. HEAD START & EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS MEMO TO: All CACS Employees, Volunteers, and General ApplicantsFROM: Lisa VanNess, Personnel SpecialistDATE: July 30, 2012 RE: Job Posting Applications are now being accepted for the following positions: 1. Early Head Start Home Visitor 2. Head Start Teacher Assistant Entry level pay is $14.44 - $15.17/hr. Entry-level pay is $9.86 - $10.38/hr. 40 hours a week/52 weeks a year 40 hours a week/36 weeks a year A Job Summary is attached A Job Summary is attached Applications for the above positions will be accepted from 8:00 am Tuesday, July 31, 2012 through 5:00 pm Monday, August 6, 2012, at: 101 East Willow Street, Lansing, Michigan 48906 or you may fax your resume to Lisa VanNess at (517) 372-2671 by the above deadline. You may also email your resume to employment@cacsheadstart.org All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use after offered employment. PLEASE NOTE: C.A.C.S., Inc. – Head Start and Early Childhood Programs is an equal opportunity employer and promotes career advancement opportunities. This is a simultaneous Internal/External Posting pursuant to CACS Policies and Procedures.
  2. 2. C.A.C.S. INC. HEAD START & EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS JOB DESCRIPTIONDivision: Early Head StartJob Title: Home VisitorClassification: ProfessionalFLSA: Non-ExemptJob Summary:Performs a variety of duties designed to support each child’s social, emotional, intellectual, language, and physical development in amanner appropriate to their age, stage of development, and based in sound infant mental health practices. Communicates regularlywith each child’s family to help them understand and support their child’s development. Works with other staff and team members torefer children and families for additional services. Conducts weekly Home Visits with up to 12 families. Maintains confidentialityand accurate records on each child’s progress.I. Job Requirements: a. Education and/or certification: • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. • A year or more of related experience in education or child development with infants and toddlers. d. Must undergo and satisfactorily pass at the time of hire and periodically thereafter pursuant to federal and state laws, Head Start Performance Standards, and Agency Policy and Procedures: • Criminal History Search • Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry Clearance • Physical examination, Tuberculosis (TB) test and drug screen • Valid Michigan Operator License or State ID b. Must possess the ability to: • Keep current on professional licenses and certifications as needed. • Work on multiple tasks and be able to organize and prioritize tasks efficiently. • Properly stoop, bend, lift, climb stairs, and expend moderate physical exertion.II. Professional Expectations: a. Maintain professional confidentiality. b. Attend all required meetings, conferences, trainings, etc. c. Adapt to a variety of situations. d. Assist with parent involvement efforts and activities and encourage family participation in the program. e. Personal appearance is neat and appropriate. f. Participate in annual Self Assessment and triennial Peer Review process. g. Maintain personal attendance as defined by Notice of Appointment. h. Accept responsibility for own words and actions. i. Respect team, program, families and community members. j. Work at any site with any staff. k. Work openly and cooperatively in a team effort approach. l. Accept responsibility for team performance • Actively, willingly and consistently participates in team, parent, and other meetings. • Contributes ideas and efforts towards common goals • Helps build and maintain positive attitudes, trust and team spirit.III. Policy requirements: a. Follow all Head Start Program Performance Standards and all other federal regulations. b. Follow Michigan Child Care Licensing Regulations and all other state regulations. c. Adhere to CACS Personnel Policies and Procedures d. Adhere to CACS Program Manual and Mission Statement. e. Follow universal precautions. f. Accept responsibility for generating, documenting, and submitting in-kind to meet program requirements.Essential Functions (not exhaustive and may be supplanted)IV. Communication and interpersonal relationship skills expected:
  3. 3. a. Communicate clearly and accurately when writing and speaking, as well as utilizing office equipment (computer, printer, copier, etc.) b. Communicate regularly with supervisor regarding any changes in home visit activities, child’s status, work schedule, supply and equipment needs or any issues or concerns. c. Assist families in understanding child development and identification of developmentally appropriate expectations. d. Support families in providing an appropriate environment and activities to support their child’s education. e. Participate in meetings to provide input regarding special concerns about specific children or families and to assist in developing plans to meet those needs. f. Plans and conducts weekly PAT visits on a monthly basis with assigned families. g. Completes an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) with each family twice per year. h. Distribute program materials in a timely manner. i. Follow administrative and supervisory directives, verbal or written. j. Ensure full enrollment and consistent attendance at all times. k. Provide high quality comprehensive programming for each child and family. l. Assist in planning, supporting and executing socializations, parent and family events or trainings (Family Activity Nights, FSC trainings, Family Fun Nights, etc.) m. Prepare and distribute a monthly newsletter for families.V. Program Services: a. Regularly recruits eligible children, maintains a waiting list and current EHS applications. b. Establish relationships with other community agencies and service providers. c. Make parents aware of community resources. d. Assist families as they identify their strengths and needs and help develop a plan to meet those needs (Family Partnership Plan). e. Complete weekly Home Visits as assigned. f. Assure that physicals, immunizations and dentals are up to date. g. Transports program participants to meet program requirements as needed. h. Complete assignments accurately, on time, and without constant supervision.VI. Documentation a. Develop and implement a weekly written lesson plan and provide an organized program according to the identified curriculum. b. Maintains updated observations and anecdotal notes to document each child’s progress. c. Completes and submits all timesheets, reports and other data requests in a timely and accurate manner. (Individualized lesson plans, developmental assessments and screenings, newsletters, Friday folders, etc.) d. Submit assessments, home visits, and paperwork for all departments on time. e. Maintain child records, lesson plans, and inventory of equipment and materials. f. Assure that parent and volunteer in-kind forms are completed and submitted in a timely manner. g. Develop an ongoing weekly individualization plan for each child based on needs and strengths identified through screening, assessment, and from the input from specialists and parents. h. Provides direct and indirect referral services to families and records information.VII. Other Assist with other duties as defined and/or requested by an Administrator or Supervisor when additional work is necessary to fulfill the obligations of the program. C.A.C.S. INC. HEAD START & EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS JOB DESCRIPTIONDivision: Head StartJob Title: Teacher AssistantClassification: Para-Professional
  4. 4. FLSA: Non-ExemptJob Summary:Under the direct supervision of the teacher and/or according to established instructions or procedures, assists the classroom teacher inthe planning and carrying out individualized education plans and classroom activities. Assists in the maintenance of a safe andnurturing environment.I. Job Requirements: c. Education and/or certification: • High school diploma or equivalent with child development coursework leading to a CDA preferred. CDA certification is required within three years of employment. • A minimum of one year of related and progressively more responsible experience in a childcare setting. d. Must undergo and satisfactorily pass at the time of hire and periodically thereafter pursuant to federal and state laws, Head Start Performance Standards, and Agency Policy and Procedures: • Criminal History Search • Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry Clearance • Physical examination, Tuberculosis (TB) test and drug screen • Valid Michigan Operator License or State ID e. Must possess the ability to: • Keep current on professional licenses and certifications as needed. • Work on multiple tasks and be able to organize and prioritize tasks efficiently. • Properly stoop, bend, lift, climb stairs, and expend moderate physical exertion.II. Professional Expectations: m. Maintain professional confidentiality. n. Attend all required meetings, conferences, trainings, etc. o. Adapt to a variety of situations. p. Assist with parent involvement efforts and activities and encourage family participation in the program. q. Personal appearance is neat and appropriate. r. Participate in annual Self Assessment and triennial Peer Review process. s. Maintain personal attendance as defined by Notice of Appointment. t. Accept responsibility for own words and actions. u. Respect team, program, families and community members. v. Work at any site with any staff. w. Work openly and cooperatively in a team effort approach. x. Accept responsibility for team performance • Actively, willingly and consistently participates in team, parent, and other meetings. • Contributes ideas and efforts towards common goals • Helps build and maintain positive attitudes, trust and team spirit.III. Policy requirements: g. Follow all Head Start Program Performance Standards and all other federal regulations. h. Follow Michigan Child Care Licensing Regulations and all other state regulations. i. Adhere to CACS Personnel Policies and Procedures j. Adhere to CACS Program Manual and Mission Statement. k. Follow universal precautions. l. Accept responsibility for generating, documenting, and submitting in-kind to meet program requirements.Essential Functions (not exhaustive and may be supplanted)IV. Communication and interpersonal relationship skills expected: n. Communicate clearly and accurately when writing and speaking. o. Communicate regularly with supervisor regarding any changes in work schedule, supply and equipment needs or any issues or concerns. p. Follow administrative and supervisory directives, verbal or written.V. Program Services: i. Assists the teacher in planning and carrying out individualized plans, for example: guiding physical activities both indoor and outdoor; working on self-help skills such a eating and putting on coats; reinforcing learned skills and
  5. 5. behaviors with verbal and emotional support; telling and listening to stories; or encouraging relationships with other children as per teacher’s direction. j. Interacts with children in an effective and positive manner. k. Prepares food for mealtime with children. l. Accompanies teacher on home visits to discuss child’s progress. m. Provides childcare for parent activities as requested. n. May substitute for classroom teacher in his or her absence. o. Attends and participates in scheduled in-service workshops and trainings. p. Maintains the classroom in a clean, orderly and safe fashion, as per the teacher’s direction. q. Serves as a bus rider when necessary, to insure that classroom operations can proceed in a timely manner. r. Physically interact with children on the playground and inside on the floor in an appropriate and safe manner.VI. Documentation i. Documents in writing contacts/incidents involving children, families, and staff. j. Completes and submits all timesheets, reports and other data requests in a timely and accurate manner.VII. Other Assist with other duties as defined and/or requested by an Administrator or Supervisor when additional work is necessary to fulfill the obligations of the program.

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