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Company: Nueces County Community Action Agency
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*PROGRAM*: Birth-to-Five Head Start *EMPLOYMENT STATUS*: Non-exempt *DEPARTMENT*: Education *JOB CLASSIFICATION*: Regular, Full-time *REPORTS TO*: Site Based Manager *WORKING HOURS*: Monday - Friday
*LOCATION: To be determined based on the needs of the program.*

*GENERAL DESCRIPTION: *This position requires helping children develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a stable learning environment through a daily curriculum plan. Working hours for the full day program are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

* Maintains open lines of communications with immediate supervisor, subordinates, parents, and volunteers.
* Has classroom material ready at all times.
* Writes and implements daily lesson plans allowing an opportunity for parent input.
* Documents children's files daily on class attendance & nutrition, health, and behavior monitoring.
* Reinforces classroom and environmental safety.
* Screens children for disabilities and submits reports to the Mental Health and Disability components.
* Involves parents in educational activities to enhance their role as the principal influence on the child's education and development.
* Provides materials appropriate to the child's age and level of development.
* Serves the cultural background of the children using classroom materials, activities and related languages.
* Coordinates and schedules center field trips related to curriculum unit and supervises children on/off the bus.
* Promotes a high self-esteem, is a good role model, and follows agency's behavior management system and code of ethics.
* Keeps in touch with each child's family by making two (2) home visits each school year.
* Is required to administer and complete the developmental screening on all Head Start children within 45 days of the child's enrollment date.
* Works closely with the children's family and the Family Service Worker to maintain attendance.
* Attends to morning inspections-keeping children clean and well groomed, serving meals and snacks, preparing for nap or rest time, and toilet training.
* Participates in annual community assessment.
* Participates in Pre-Service training once a year and on-going in-service workshops as required by the program.
* Maintains adequate amount of supplies at the center.
* Puts together monthly thematic bulletin boards in the classrooms.
* Attends cluster meetings, parent meetings, and workshops.
* Works at Head Start Graduation Ceremonies and various social events.
* Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor, Site Based Manager, Education Coordinator, or Director of Birth to Five Head Start.

*MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS*Education and Experience:
* An Associate, Baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education or a field related to early childhood with experience in teaching preschool children. If degree is in another field must be willing to obtain Child Development Associate Credential (CDA), and a willingness to work toward a Degree in early childhood.
* Must successfully complete and maintain the following permits, and certifications:
* a) Food Handlers Permit (*must state ANSI in the certificate*); will need to be renewed every two (2) years by expiration date
* (not endorsed by NCCAA, but meet the requirements)

* b) First Aid certification; will need to be renewed every two (2) years by expiration date
* c) CPR Infant/Toddler certification; will need to be renewed every two (2) years by expiration date
* *CPR/First Aid must be for Adult/Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED (*Not endorsed: Mr. Rabagos - 361.779.8045)

* Bilingual ability in English and Spanish preferred but not required.

Please upload the following documents, along with your resume: 1- College transcripts (you will need to have an unopened official copy prior to onboarding)2- Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)3- Food Handlers (*ANSI certified*) permit4- First Aid/CPR Certification for *Adult/Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED.*

* Demonstrates ability to read and write, keeps routine records, follows written and oral instructions, and files alphabetically and numerically.
* Accepts responsibility for the direction, control, or planning of an activity.
* Makes judgments or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria-relies on one or more of the five physical senses.
* Deals with people beyond giving and receiving instructions-is courteous, cooperative, conscientious, and tactful in dealing with employees and the general public.
* Performs job duties in a precise, thorough, and meticulous manner.
* Possesses sensitivity towards families living below the socioeconomic level.
* Able to handle various projects at the same time in an effective manner.
* Dresses in appropriate attire with a neat personal appearance.
* Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.

* Requires 24 clock hours of training each year to meet TDPRS requirements
* Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test, physical and functional capacity evaluation prior to first day of employment.
* Must successfully pass and submit a pre-employment TB screen and periodically as indicated by the regional Texas Department of State Health Services or local health authority.
* Must possess a valid Texas Driver's license (Operators-Class C) and driving record must be approved by insurance company on an annual basis.
* Must have transportation and current liability coverage on vehicle to be used in the performance of job duties. Some out of town travel may be required.
* Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
* Proof of work eligibility must be provided.

*Compensation: $17.50* - AA in ECD or Child Development or AA in non-related degree with CDA *$18.50* - BA in ECD or Child Development or BA in another major with CDA.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.50 - $18.50 per hour%58047475%

Keywords: Nueces County Community Action Agency, Corpus Christi , Teacher, Other , Corpus Christi, Texas

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