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Bastrop Administration

2402 Main St
Bastrop, TX 78602
512-303-7737
800-433-7570

Program Assistant (Health)

Position Description – Program Assistant-Health 

Job Title: Program Assistant-Health 
Department: Head Start (HS) and/or Early Head Start (EHS) Programs
Supervisor: Health and Disability Coordinator
FLSA Status: Hourly Non-exempt
Job Classification: Regular, Full-time, Full Year

 

SUMMARY 

The Program Assistant-Health person is responsible for entering data in a timely and accurate manner into the web-based information system (ChildPlus) and may compile reports and other statistical information. This position will provide various forms of support to assist other departments as needed. 

  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   

All duties are to be performed in accordance with Head Start Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards, CACFP and Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) policies and procedures.             

Responsible for inputting data in a timely and accurate manner into the web-based information system (ChildPlus).

Assist Family Advocates with child health documents, hearing and vision screenings and other duties as needed.

Center Site travel as needed to input child health information into Child Plus tracking system (Child Plus)

Accurately file documents in child and staff-on-site files.

Assist with Front Desk duties as needed.

May compile reports and other statistical information and provide to the Health Manager monthly.

Interacts with departmental and other staff on matters affecting data and publications flow.

Makes recommendations for improvement or enhancement to job processes to ensure standards in data entry, collection and retrieval.

Maintains confidentiality and adheres to HIPAA regulations. 

Provides clerical support to areas as needed, including ERSEA, Human Resources, and PFCE.

Provide translation (spoken and written) for Spanish speaking families as needed.

May participate in community outreach activities as directed.

Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs.

Attends agency trainings and participates in workshops/conferences as required. 

Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance.  Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner.  Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program activities.

Provide a positive image to coworkers and the community supportive of the agency’s goals and objectives.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

Ability to speak, read and write in English

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 

Skilled in effective listening skills 

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to file alphabetically and chronologically.

Knowledge of the importance of maintaining confidentiality; and ability to maintain confidentiality under HIPAA standards.

Must have the ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy and tact. 

Excellent customer services skills.

Ability to understand and follow instructions.

Must be highly flexible; able to accommodate changing needs of the department.

Must be a self-starter, motivated and have the ability to multi-task.

Good working knowledge of computerized data management systems and community health centers and services; or the ability to quickly develop in proficiency to meet the demands of the position.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

No direct supervisory responsibilities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Must be able to pass a criminal history check performed through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. 

Must be fluent in English and Spanish with the ability to speak, read and write.

Acceptable tuberculosis screening and undergo periodic rescreening, if required.

Initial health exam and undergo periodic re-examination if required

Obtain and maintain First Aid/Infant, Child, and Adult CPR certification.

Hearing and Vision screening certified or willing to obtain certification.

Driving is required for this position. Depending on agency resources, employees may be required to provide private transportation to complete assigned duties. Employees will be reimbursed for approved mileage following the guidelines as set forth in the agency’s policies and procedures. To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), employee must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Cen-Tex insurance carrier and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record. 

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE 

Minimum: High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); experience and/or training including word processing, data entry and filing. Training and/or experience with computer data entry. Knowledge of Medical Terminology, or the ability to learn. 

Preferred: Experience or training in the medical field or as a medical office clerk; Bilingual in English and Spanish; 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate.

May occasionally have exposure to cleaning chemicals. In an emergency situation, may be exposed to bodily fluids. 

In addition, occasional evening and/or weekend hours may be required to assist with special functions, training or agency events.

Bastrop Child Development Center

603 Mesquite
Bastrop, TX 78602
512-321-7774

Early Head Start Teachers

 Position Description – Teacher, Classroom: EHS

Job Title: Teacher, Classroom: EHS
Department: Early Head Start Program
Reports To: Site Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Full time, Full year

 

SUMMARY 

The EHS Classroom Teacher is responsible for establishing and maintaining supportive relationships with infants, toddlers, and parents while implementing individualized, developmentally appropriate, nurturing care for infants and toddlers in a center-based setting in accordance with Head Start Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) policies and procedures; and through knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

Work with an assigned group of infants and toddlers; assessing their individual needs, strengths, and interests regularly. Plan and provide age and developmentally appropriate activities and experiences designed for all areas of a child’s development by organizing the classroom according to developmental levels and individuals needs of the infant/toddler. 

Respond quickly and directly to children’s needs, desires and verbal and non-verbal messages adapting the response to the children’s differing styles and abilities. Relate to infants and toddlers in a calm, caring, nurturing, soothing manner, responding to all cries, babbles and talks, using appropriate child guidance techniques at all times.  Stay involved with the children at all times during the day. 

Model conversation, manners, clean-up activities, listening, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior.

Ensure that appropriate child-staff ratio is met while delivering services and children are supervised at all times.  Maintain a safe and secure learning environment for children both indoors and outdoors during all program hours.

Provide meals and snacks to the children according to their age, development and needs.  Feed infants on demand, hold them every time they are fed and share information about their eating to the parents daily. Participate in and assist at toddler meal and snack time following appropriate family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards.

Prepare and maintain accurate records, including child observation, individualization, lesson plans, attendance, lunch count, parent participation, and others as directed, using proper spelling and accurate calculations. Keep clear, consistent documentation on child progress and communication with parents and relevant staff. 

In collaboration with Site Director and Family Advocates, communicate with families about attendance concerns; assist with development of plans to remedy concerns and follow-up with families as needed to support plans. 

Conduct a minimum of two home visits with each child’s family and hold a minimum of two parent conferences each year.  Develop individual child goals and share educational strategies and information on parenting. Attend case conferences, center meetings, case reviews, IFSP/IEP meetings, staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service and pre-service meetings, and other meetings as directed.  

Promote parent involvement in the child's education and well being. Provide guidance for parent and other volunteers.  Communicate regularly and timely with parents concerning their child’s progress in the program; announcements; facility and agency activities; policies; enrollment procedures; and developmental behavioral concerns. 

Support transition planning with families that ensure each pregnant woman and child experience smooth transitions into Early Head Start and from Early Head Start to Head Start or other preschool programs.

Provide for health and safety by following procedures for hand-washing, dental hygiene practices, change of bedding, sanitation of toys, and toileting.  Provide diapering as required.  Assist in toilet training with toddlers in cooperation with parents.  Disinfect work area surfaces as needed.

Provide for the safekeeping of center files, supplies and equipment. Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position.

Participate as a cooperative team member with coworkers and supervisor in delivering services to children and families and supporting center operations. Working as a team member includes adapting to changing work priorities and exhibiting tact and patience when working with others.

Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs. In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. 

Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance. Perform all duties in a safe,

timely and professional manner. Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program

activities.

Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as the budget allows.

Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community supportive of the agency's goals and objectives.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

This position doesn’t have supervisory responsibilities. Communicate related problems, concerns and training needs to Center Director.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

 

REASONING ABILITY 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Preferred Requirements: Bilingual and biliterate skills in Spanish and English.

Minimum Requirements: 

Ability to communicate in the following methods in English. 

Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, directions and safety precaution for product usage, and procedure manuals.

Write routine reports and correspondence.

Speak effectively before groups of parents or employees of the organization.

Effectively present and receive information one-on-one or group situations.

Use effective listening skills to establish rapport with children and families in a supportive and nurturing manner.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is often required to sit on floor; climb or balance; and bend at the waist, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in order to maintain direct eye contact with children. The employee must be able to repeatedly lift children that may weigh up to 45 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The employee is frequently required to bend at the waist and/or knees (i.e. lifting child from crib; lifting child to place on changing table; lifting to place into high chair), stoop, kneel, or crouch while simultaneously lifting or physically supporting an infant or toddler. Safe lifting practices must be adhered to at all times for employee and child safety.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

May be exposed to bodily fluids.

Employee will regularly be exposed to cleaning chemicals, including disinfectants and cleansers.  Personal protective equipment will be provided.

May encounter a variety of conditions when conducting home visits.  Employees must evaluate conditions presented for their safety and needs, and confer with supervisor when problems or concerns arise.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid.

 

Education:

Infant/Toddler CDA or equivalent credential and High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or Pre-school CDA with training and ability to obtain 2nd setting CDA for infants and toddlers.

Employee must be willing, and possess the aptitude and skills necessary, to pursue the preferred educational requirements. (as required by the Head Start Standards) 

 

Experience:

At least one year experience teaching, or assistant teaching infants and toddlers in a licensed childcare center. Knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; and family dynamics. Working knowledge of personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

 

This position requires to conduct home visits. To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record as established by agency automobile insurance carrier.  

Food Service/Delivery Driver

Position Description – Food Service Delivery Driver

Job Title: Food Service Delivery Driver
Reports To: Health and Nutrition Director, with direction from Central Kitchen Lead
Classification: Full time, Full year

 

SUMMARY 

Under supervision, the employee will maintain food service facilities and equipment in a neat, clean, safe and sanitary condition; will deliver food and supplies to sites; and to do other related work as required.

It is imperative that the person employed in this position display, at all times, acceptable professional and ethical standards. These expectations include: confidentiality, courtesy, cooperation, positive attitude, reliability, punctuality, accuracy, efficiency, timeliness in respect to deadlines, and respectfulness toward others. The employee shall represent the district in a positive way, both on duty and in connection with agency activities.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

Transport food and supplies to agency sites.
Maintain assigned delivery and work schedule.
Responsible for accurate delivery/condition of food and supplies.
Maintain proper hygiene, sanitary and safety practices.
Responsible for loading and unloading vehicle.
Maintain vehicle preventative maintenance and cleanliness of vehicle.
Follow traffic laws and drive in a safe manner to ensure safety of the driver, others on the road, condition of vehicle and food.
Immediately inform Supervisor of lateness or mechanical failure.
Assist with washing dishes and maintaining cleanliness of Central Kitchen.
May grocery shop for Central Kitchen and other site(s) as required.
May be required to assist in the kitchen with preparation/cooking duties.
Adhere to all CACFP and agency health and safety policies.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Ensure that all activities conform to CACFP and agency guidelines.
Communicate effectively with staff, partners, children and community.
React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
Appropriately operate all equipment as required.
Ensure that food delivery is completed as scheduled.
Comply with all agency and CACFP policies, rules and regulations.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS 

The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position must perform in carrying out essential job functions.

Requires the ability to stand for prolonged periods.
Must be able to exert 10 to 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
Requires the ability to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials.
Requires the ability to stoop, kneel, bend and reach. Must be able to work in noisy and crowded environments.
Must be able to work in and around fumes and odors.
Must comply with department dress code.
Must be able to work in hot and cold environments.
Must be able to operate a vehicle.
Requires regular attendance and/or physical presence at the job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school graduate or equivalent
Valid Texas Driver’s License (2 points or less on record)
Experience working in commercial foodservice preferred.
Food Handler’s Certification, or ability to become certified
CPR/First Aid Certified, or ability to become certified

 

SELECTED APPLICANT

The selected applicant will receive a conditional job offer for employment, pending receipt by Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. of satisfactory results from the following:

Criminal History Check in accordance with the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, and will require FBI Fingerprinting;
Sex Offender Registry Database;
Pre-employment physical, including screening for Tuberculosis and other communicable diseases;
Review of Driving Record History;
Business and/or personal reference checks; and
Verification of Education Credentials.

Substitute - Teacher Assistant

Position Description: Substitute – Teacher Assistant

Job Class/Job Title: Substitute -Teacher Assistant 
Department: Head Start and EHS Centers
Supervisor: Site/Center Director or Education Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Classification: Temporary - on call

 

Summary: 

The Substitute Teacher Assistant serves as a member of an instructional team assisting with classroom activities and supervision of assigned children in the absence of regular teaching staff, and as directed by Center Director and the Education Director. 

 

Essential Duties: 

Essential functions may include any of the following duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by this position; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following, and are subject to change at the discretion of management at any time:

  • Assist with classroom preparation and activities of children as directed by Center Director. 
  • Assist with maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for children. 
  • Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards. 
  • Assist with daily cleaning of center facilities and preparation of classroom materials. 
  • Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community by being supportive of the agency's mission, vision and goals. 
  • Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs. 
  • Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and required and/or allowed within the agency’s budget. 
  • Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position. 
  • Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance and availability. 
  • Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner. 
  • Actively participate in all program activities with a positive attitude and behavior.
  • Perform other job-related duties as directed by supervisor(s). 

 

Knowledge, skill and/or ability:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skill and/or ability to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Knowledge of the State, Federal, and Local standards and regulations that govern the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs 
  • Ability to follow and support the teacher’s style of classroom management 
  • Possess problem-solving skills, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and 
  • analytical abilities 
  • Possess positive communication skills, both orally and written in working with children and families
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions 
  • Skill in basic math, with the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide 
  • Skill in basic writing, including proper grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Ability to communicate in English 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team and individually as required 
  • Be tactful, courteous, dependable, resourceful, and show initiative; and 
  • Use of common sense in carrying out job duties and responsibilities.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position doesn’t include supervisory responsibilities.  Communicate related problems, concerns, and training needs to Center Director. 

 

Physical/Work Environmental Factors: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: Making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, and communicating with others. Employee must have visual abilities including close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Maintain physical condition needed to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include Maintaining mobility, walking, sitting, squatting, crawling, kneeling and/or standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 45 pounds such as files and/or program supplies.

Maintain mental capacity sufficient to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include handling stressful situations, effective interactions and communicating with children, families, staff, and the general public, and making sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: High School Diploma/GED 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (In addition to the above minimum qualifications) 3-6 months of working with children 0 to 5 year old’s. 

 

Note: To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record. 

 

This job description document does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this position falls under the provision of an “At Will” employment, and under no circumstances is a contract for employment.

Cedar Creek Head Start

5582 FM 535
Cedar Creek, TX 78612
512-321-2900

Center Director/Teacher (Head Start)

Position Description – Center Director/Teacher, Head Start

Job Class/Job Title: Center Director/Teacher
Department: Head Start Program
Supervisor: Education Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Classification: Regular, Full time, Seasonal

 

Summary: 

The Center Director/Teacher is responsible for: management and supervision of the day-to-day activities of the Head Start facility; supervising and instructing children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth; and supervising center staff.  This position has teaching responsibilities. The person is responsible for the planning and implementation of the classroom activities along with Center Director duties. 

 

Essential Duties: 

All duties are to be performed in accordance with Head Start Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) policies and procedures.

Manage and supervise Center operations, providing an environment that is conducive to positive and successful education in a manner supporting the health and well-being of children and families served by Cen-Tex.

Represent Center administration of the Head Start program by ensuring compliance with all applicable standards and Cen-Tex. policies and procedures, working closely with administrative staff to support program goals, and acting as center representative to the public, including the public-school partners in the service area. 

Represent center management within the agency’s organizational structure, including: providing verbal and written communications on center progress and activities. 

Review and approve weekly lesson plans; ensure the implementation of lesson plans in the classrooms. 

Complete monthly reports including active supervision checklists for each classroom.  

Provide leadership, act as a resource and organize center operations to provide for best practices in delivery of services to children and families, including child behavioral and/or learning challenges and concerns, and recommend methods of modifying inappropriate behavior and encouraging learning experiences.

Ensure the child-staff ratio is met while delivering services, and that children are supervised at all-times, including securing substitutes, and communicating staffing needs to management staff.   

Facilitate communications among staff at the center level, including: providing the communications path between administrative and center staff; conducting monthly staff meetings and ensuring information flows to and from appropriate persons.

Provide orientation, training and guidance to Center staff in agency policies, procedures and center operations while modeling best practices. Identify and convey staff training and professional development needs to the Human Resources Director and Education Management Staff.

Ensure accurate and timely records of program participant daily attendance and meal count is complete.

Ensure children’s records contain observations, assessments and other required documentation in accordance with established procedures.

Ensure documentation of staff work hours is accurate, complete and submitted to payroll staff in a timely manner.  Manage requests for leave and submit requests for mileage reimbursement to appropriate personnel.  

Ensure that supplies and goods purchased by center staff follow agency procedures.

Ensure the safety and security of the Center facilities and equipment for children and staff, both indoors and outdoors. Report any necessary repairs to the appropriate personnel.  Provide for the organization and safekeeping of center files, supplies and equipment.

Ensure communications with center’s parents are timely and sufficient, including: their child’s progress in the program; announcements; facility and agency activities; policies; enrollment procedures; and developmental/behavioral concerns.  In addition, serve as the primary resource at the center level for coordination of program information to families, including information supporting the areas of family partnerships, nutrition, child health and community involvement.

Facilitate Center Parent Meetings. Act as a resource, provide support and participate in Center Parent Meetings, and approved activities, including providing direction to parents on the appropriateness of activities.

Oversee adherence to center sanitation and cleanliness procedures and policies, including: monitoring correct use of cleaning products for safety and effectiveness. 

Assess and communicate the need to administrative staff for instructional materials and teaching aids such as books, toys, and games designed to stimulate learning.

Provide support for the provision of meal services in the center as applicable, including: an understanding of how to provide meal services in the absence of the center cook; adherence to CACFP guidelines; and completion of associated documentation.

Participate in professional development to promote and comply with agency goals and objectives and demonstrate application of acquired knowledge while performing duties of position.

Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position.

Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs.  In working with others problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.

Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance.  Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner.  Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program activities.

Provide a positive image to coworkers and the community supportive of the agency’s goals and objectives.

Perform other related duties as assigned. 

 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

Conduct parent conferences and home visits for children within teaching responsibilities and support other center teaching staff in their responsibilities in this area.

Plan and implement children’s individual and group activities to stimulate growth in the areas of language development; literacy; mathematics; creative arts; social development; and physical development.

Develop and implement schedule of age-appropriate services to children to alternate periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid over stimulation and fatigue.

Provide for the health and safety of the children in the center following, including adherence to procedures for handwashing, dental hygiene practices, sanitation of toys, and toileting.  Provide diapering as required.  Disinfect work area surfaces as needed. Instruct children in self-help skills and personal hygiene.

Participate, support and assist children with family style meal service.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervise, support, provide direction and evaluate job performance of assigned staff.  

Plan, assign, and direct the work of the center including acknowledgement and discipline of employees. 

Participate in the interview process and make employment recommendations. 

Ensure Professional Development Plans are in place and followed.  

Work with Supervisor and Human Resources Department to identify and plan for on-going staff training and development.  

Complete Performance Appraisals and provide for continuous feedback and improvement recommendations; address employee performance needs.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of early childhood education and/or development.

Knowledge of: personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  

Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

Skill in reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, directions and safety precaution for product usage, and procedure manuals.

Knowledge in writing routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to speak effectively before groups of parents or employees of the organization; bilingual preferred.

Ability to effectively present and receive information one-on-one or group situations.

Ability to use effective listening skills.  

Skilled in establishing rapport with children and families in a supportive and nurturing manner.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE 

Preferred Requirements: 

Education:

  1. Associate, baccalaureate, or advanced degree including at least 6 college courses (18 hours) in early childhood education and/or child development*,  and 6 college credit hours in business management.   *Courses qualify as defined by Head Start and TDFPS.
  2. Child Development Associate (CDA) or equivalent credential and progress toward pursuit of college degree in early childhood education or child development

Experience:

Five years’ experience teaching infant - 5-year-old children in a licensed childcare center, and supervisory skills and experience. Experience teaching in an Early Head Start or Head Start Program facility.  Supervisory and management training and experience.

 

Additional Requirements:

Eligible to qualify as a Center Director under TDPRS Minimum Standards, which includes 6 college credit hours in business management* or possession of acceptable director’s certification.

* Courses qualify as defined per Head Start and TDFPS.

Experience: Two years of experience teaching infants - 5-year-old children in a licensed childcare center and supervisory skills and experience.  Knowledge and experience in: child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics.  Must be skilled in educating both young children and adults. Working knowledge of: personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 

CPR (infant, child and adult) and First Aid.

Child Care Director Certification as applicable. 

Valid class C Texas Driver’s license, appropriate automobile liability insurance as established by the State of Texas, and an acceptable driving record as established by agency automobile insurance carrier.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: stand and sit for extended periods of time; walk short distances on a regular basis and on uneven surfaces when necessary; possess dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneel; bend at the waist and reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; retrieve and store files and supplies; see to read fine print and at a distance; hear and understand voices on the telephone and in person; move and transport program materials and lift light objects up to 20 pounds.

The employee occasionally must be able lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.  

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

May encounter a variety of conditions when conducting home visits.  Employees must evaluate conditions presented for their safety and needs and confer with supervisor when problems or concerns arise.

 

I have read and I understand the job description listed above. My questions have been answered. I am fully qualified for this position and can perform the duties as described. I understand that this is not an exhaustive list of all my duties and responsibilities. I understand that Management (and no other) reserves the right to revise this job description as deemed necessary.

Early Head Start Teachers

 Position Description – Teacher, Classroom: EHS

Job Title: Teacher, Classroom: EHS
Department: Early Head Start Program
Reports To: Site Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Full time, Full year

 

SUMMARY 

The EHS Classroom Teacher is responsible for establishing and maintaining supportive relationships with infants, toddlers, and parents while implementing individualized, developmentally appropriate, nurturing care for infants and toddlers in a center-based setting in accordance with Head Start Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) policies and procedures; and through knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

Work with an assigned group of infants and toddlers; assessing their individual needs, strengths, and interests regularly. Plan and provide age and developmentally appropriate activities and experiences designed for all areas of a child’s development by organizing the classroom according to developmental levels and individuals needs of the infant/toddler. 

Respond quickly and directly to children’s needs, desires and verbal and non-verbal messages adapting the response to the children’s differing styles and abilities. Relate to infants and toddlers in a calm, caring, nurturing, soothing manner, responding to all cries, babbles and talks, using appropriate child guidance techniques at all times.  Stay involved with the children at all times during the day. 

Model conversation, manners, clean-up activities, listening, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior.

Ensure that appropriate child-staff ratio is met while delivering services and children are supervised at all times.  Maintain a safe and secure learning environment for children both indoors and outdoors during all program hours.

Provide meals and snacks to the children according to their age, development and needs.  Feed infants on demand, hold them every time they are fed and share information about their eating to the parents daily. Participate in and assist at toddler meal and snack time following appropriate family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards.

Prepare and maintain accurate records, including child observation, individualization, lesson plans, attendance, lunch count, parent participation, and others as directed, using proper spelling and accurate calculations. Keep clear, consistent documentation on child progress and communication with parents and relevant staff. 

In collaboration with Site Director and Family Advocates, communicate with families about attendance concerns; assist with development of plans to remedy concerns and follow-up with families as needed to support plans. 

Conduct a minimum of two home visits with each child’s family and hold a minimum of two parent conferences each year.  Develop individual child goals and share educational strategies and information on parenting. Attend case conferences, center meetings, case reviews, IFSP/IEP meetings, staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service and pre-service meetings, and other meetings as directed.  

Promote parent involvement in the child's education and well being. Provide guidance for parent and other volunteers.  Communicate regularly and timely with parents concerning their child’s progress in the program; announcements; facility and agency activities; policies; enrollment procedures; and developmental behavioral concerns. 

Support transition planning with families that ensure each pregnant woman and child experience smooth transitions into Early Head Start and from Early Head Start to Head Start or other preschool programs.

Provide for health and safety by following procedures for hand-washing, dental hygiene practices, change of bedding, sanitation of toys, and toileting.  Provide diapering as required.  Assist in toilet training with toddlers in cooperation with parents.  Disinfect work area surfaces as needed.

Provide for the safekeeping of center files, supplies and equipment. Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position.

Participate as a cooperative team member with coworkers and supervisor in delivering services to children and families and supporting center operations. Working as a team member includes adapting to changing work priorities and exhibiting tact and patience when working with others.

Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs. In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. 

Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance. Perform all duties in a safe,

timely and professional manner. Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program

activities.

Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as the budget allows.

Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community supportive of the agency's goals and objectives.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

This position doesn’t have supervisory responsibilities. Communicate related problems, concerns and training needs to Center Director.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

 

REASONING ABILITY 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Preferred Requirements: Bilingual and biliterate skills in Spanish and English.

Minimum Requirements: 

Ability to communicate in the following methods in English. 

Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, directions and safety precaution for product usage, and procedure manuals.

Write routine reports and correspondence.

Speak effectively before groups of parents or employees of the organization.

Effectively present and receive information one-on-one or group situations.

Use effective listening skills to establish rapport with children and families in a supportive and nurturing manner.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is often required to sit on floor; climb or balance; and bend at the waist, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in order to maintain direct eye contact with children. The employee must be able to repeatedly lift children that may weigh up to 45 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The employee is frequently required to bend at the waist and/or knees (i.e. lifting child from crib; lifting child to place on changing table; lifting to place into high chair), stoop, kneel, or crouch while simultaneously lifting or physically supporting an infant or toddler. Safe lifting practices must be adhered to at all times for employee and child safety.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

May be exposed to bodily fluids.

Employee will regularly be exposed to cleaning chemicals, including disinfectants and cleansers.  Personal protective equipment will be provided.

May encounter a variety of conditions when conducting home visits.  Employees must evaluate conditions presented for their safety and needs, and confer with supervisor when problems or concerns arise.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid.

 

Education:

Infant/Toddler CDA or equivalent credential and High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or Pre-school CDA with training and ability to obtain 2nd setting CDA for infants and toddlers.

Employee must be willing, and possess the aptitude and skills necessary, to pursue the preferred educational requirements. (as required by the Head Start Standards) 

 

Experience:

At least one year experience teaching, or assistant teaching infants and toddlers in a licensed childcare center. Knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; and family dynamics. Working knowledge of personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

 

This position requires to conduct home visits. To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record as established by agency automobile insurance carrier.  

Substitute - Teacher Assistant

Position Description: Substitute – Teacher Assistant

Job Class/Job Title: Substitute -Teacher Assistant 
Department: Head Start and EHS Centers
Supervisor: Site/Center Director or Education Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Classification: Temporary - on call

 

Summary: 

The Substitute Teacher Assistant serves as a member of an instructional team assisting with classroom activities and supervision of assigned children in the absence of regular teaching staff, and as directed by Center Director and the Education Director. 

 

Essential Duties: 

Essential functions may include any of the following duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by this position; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following, and are subject to change at the discretion of management at any time:

  • Assist with classroom preparation and activities of children as directed by Center Director. 
  • Assist with maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for children. 
  • Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards. 
  • Assist with daily cleaning of center facilities and preparation of classroom materials. 
  • Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community by being supportive of the agency's mission, vision and goals. 
  • Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs. 
  • Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and required and/or allowed within the agency’s budget. 
  • Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position. 
  • Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance and availability. 
  • Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner. 
  • Actively participate in all program activities with a positive attitude and behavior.
  • Perform other job-related duties as directed by supervisor(s). 

 

Knowledge, skill and/or ability:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skill and/or ability to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Knowledge of the State, Federal, and Local standards and regulations that govern the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs 
  • Ability to follow and support the teacher’s style of classroom management 
  • Possess problem-solving skills, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and 
  • analytical abilities 
  • Possess positive communication skills, both orally and written in working with children and families
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions 
  • Skill in basic math, with the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide 
  • Skill in basic writing, including proper grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Ability to communicate in English 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team and individually as required 
  • Be tactful, courteous, dependable, resourceful, and show initiative; and 
  • Use of common sense in carrying out job duties and responsibilities.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position doesn’t include supervisory responsibilities.  Communicate related problems, concerns, and training needs to Center Director. 

 

Physical/Work Environmental Factors: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: Making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, and communicating with others. Employee must have visual abilities including close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Maintain physical condition needed to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include Maintaining mobility, walking, sitting, squatting, crawling, kneeling and/or standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 45 pounds such as files and/or program supplies.

Maintain mental capacity sufficient to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include handling stressful situations, effective interactions and communicating with children, families, staff, and the general public, and making sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: High School Diploma/GED 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (In addition to the above minimum qualifications) 3-6 months of working with children 0 to 5 year old’s. 

 

Note: To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record. 

 

This job description document does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this position falls under the provision of an “At Will” employment, and under no circumstances is a contract for employment.

Eagle Lake Child Development Center

600 Johnnie Hutchins Dr.
Eagle Lake, TX 77434
979-234-6863

Early Head Start Teachers

 Position Description – Teacher, Classroom: EHS

Job Title: Teacher, Classroom: EHS
Department: Early Head Start Program
Reports To: Site Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Full time, Full year

 

SUMMARY 

The EHS Classroom Teacher is responsible for establishing and maintaining supportive relationships with infants, toddlers, and parents while implementing individualized, developmentally appropriate, nurturing care for infants and toddlers in a center-based setting in accordance with Head Start Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) policies and procedures; and through knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

Work with an assigned group of infants and toddlers; assessing their individual needs, strengths, and interests regularly. Plan and provide age and developmentally appropriate activities and experiences designed for all areas of a child’s development by organizing the classroom according to developmental levels and individuals needs of the infant/toddler. 

Respond quickly and directly to children’s needs, desires and verbal and non-verbal messages adapting the response to the children’s differing styles and abilities. Relate to infants and toddlers in a calm, caring, nurturing, soothing manner, responding to all cries, babbles and talks, using appropriate child guidance techniques at all times.  Stay involved with the children at all times during the day. 

Model conversation, manners, clean-up activities, listening, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior.

Ensure that appropriate child-staff ratio is met while delivering services and children are supervised at all times.  Maintain a safe and secure learning environment for children both indoors and outdoors during all program hours.

Provide meals and snacks to the children according to their age, development and needs.  Feed infants on demand, hold them every time they are fed and share information about their eating to the parents daily. Participate in and assist at toddler meal and snack time following appropriate family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards.

Prepare and maintain accurate records, including child observation, individualization, lesson plans, attendance, lunch count, parent participation, and others as directed, using proper spelling and accurate calculations. Keep clear, consistent documentation on child progress and communication with parents and relevant staff. 

In collaboration with Site Director and Family Advocates, communicate with families about attendance concerns; assist with development of plans to remedy concerns and follow-up with families as needed to support plans. 

Conduct a minimum of two home visits with each child’s family and hold a minimum of two parent conferences each year.  Develop individual child goals and share educational strategies and information on parenting. Attend case conferences, center meetings, case reviews, IFSP/IEP meetings, staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service and pre-service meetings, and other meetings as directed.  

Promote parent involvement in the child's education and well being. Provide guidance for parent and other volunteers.  Communicate regularly and timely with parents concerning their child’s progress in the program; announcements; facility and agency activities; policies; enrollment procedures; and developmental behavioral concerns. 

Support transition planning with families that ensure each pregnant woman and child experience smooth transitions into Early Head Start and from Early Head Start to Head Start or other preschool programs.

Provide for health and safety by following procedures for hand-washing, dental hygiene practices, change of bedding, sanitation of toys, and toileting.  Provide diapering as required.  Assist in toilet training with toddlers in cooperation with parents.  Disinfect work area surfaces as needed.

Provide for the safekeeping of center files, supplies and equipment. Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position.

Participate as a cooperative team member with coworkers and supervisor in delivering services to children and families and supporting center operations. Working as a team member includes adapting to changing work priorities and exhibiting tact and patience when working with others.

Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs. In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. 

Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance. Perform all duties in a safe,

timely and professional manner. Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program

activities.

Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as the budget allows.

Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community supportive of the agency's goals and objectives.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

This position doesn’t have supervisory responsibilities. Communicate related problems, concerns and training needs to Center Director.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

 

REASONING ABILITY 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Preferred Requirements: Bilingual and biliterate skills in Spanish and English.

Minimum Requirements: 

Ability to communicate in the following methods in English. 

Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, directions and safety precaution for product usage, and procedure manuals.

Write routine reports and correspondence.

Speak effectively before groups of parents or employees of the organization.

Effectively present and receive information one-on-one or group situations.

Use effective listening skills to establish rapport with children and families in a supportive and nurturing manner.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is often required to sit on floor; climb or balance; and bend at the waist, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in order to maintain direct eye contact with children. The employee must be able to repeatedly lift children that may weigh up to 45 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The employee is frequently required to bend at the waist and/or knees (i.e. lifting child from crib; lifting child to place on changing table; lifting to place into high chair), stoop, kneel, or crouch while simultaneously lifting or physically supporting an infant or toddler. Safe lifting practices must be adhered to at all times for employee and child safety.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

May be exposed to bodily fluids.

Employee will regularly be exposed to cleaning chemicals, including disinfectants and cleansers.  Personal protective equipment will be provided.

May encounter a variety of conditions when conducting home visits.  Employees must evaluate conditions presented for their safety and needs, and confer with supervisor when problems or concerns arise.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid.

 

Education:

Infant/Toddler CDA or equivalent credential and High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or Pre-school CDA with training and ability to obtain 2nd setting CDA for infants and toddlers.

Employee must be willing, and possess the aptitude and skills necessary, to pursue the preferred educational requirements. (as required by the Head Start Standards) 

 

Experience:

At least one year experience teaching, or assistant teaching infants and toddlers in a licensed childcare center. Knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; and family dynamics. Working knowledge of personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

 

This position requires to conduct home visits. To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record as established by agency automobile insurance carrier.  

Substitute - Teacher Assistant

Position Description: Substitute – Teacher Assistant

Job Class/Job Title: Substitute -Teacher Assistant 
Department: Head Start and EHS Centers
Supervisor: Site/Center Director or Education Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Classification: Temporary - on call

 

Summary: 

The Substitute Teacher Assistant serves as a member of an instructional team assisting with classroom activities and supervision of assigned children in the absence of regular teaching staff, and as directed by Center Director and the Education Director. 

 

Essential Duties: 

Essential functions may include any of the following duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by this position; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following, and are subject to change at the discretion of management at any time:

  • Assist with classroom preparation and activities of children as directed by Center Director. 
  • Assist with maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for children. 
  • Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards. 
  • Assist with daily cleaning of center facilities and preparation of classroom materials. 
  • Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community by being supportive of the agency's mission, vision and goals. 
  • Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs. 
  • Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and required and/or allowed within the agency’s budget. 
  • Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position. 
  • Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance and availability. 
  • Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner. 
  • Actively participate in all program activities with a positive attitude and behavior.
  • Perform other job-related duties as directed by supervisor(s). 

 

Knowledge, skill and/or ability:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skill and/or ability to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Knowledge of the State, Federal, and Local standards and regulations that govern the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs 
  • Ability to follow and support the teacher’s style of classroom management 
  • Possess problem-solving skills, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and 
  • analytical abilities 
  • Possess positive communication skills, both orally and written in working with children and families
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions 
  • Skill in basic math, with the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide 
  • Skill in basic writing, including proper grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Ability to communicate in English 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team and individually as required 
  • Be tactful, courteous, dependable, resourceful, and show initiative; and 
  • Use of common sense in carrying out job duties and responsibilities.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position doesn’t include supervisory responsibilities.  Communicate related problems, concerns, and training needs to Center Director. 

 

Physical/Work Environmental Factors: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: Making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, and communicating with others. Employee must have visual abilities including close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Maintain physical condition needed to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include Maintaining mobility, walking, sitting, squatting, crawling, kneeling and/or standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 45 pounds such as files and/or program supplies.

Maintain mental capacity sufficient to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include handling stressful situations, effective interactions and communicating with children, families, staff, and the general public, and making sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: High School Diploma/GED 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (In addition to the above minimum qualifications) 3-6 months of working with children 0 to 5 year old’s. 

 

Note: To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record. 

 

This job description document does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this position falls under the provision of an “At Will” employment, and under no circumstances is a contract for employment.

Elgin Head Start

1002 B N Ave C
Elgin, TX 78621
512-285-4022

Head Start Teacher

Position Description – Teacher, HS Classroom

Job Title: Teacher: HS, Classroom
Department: Head Start Program
Reports To: Center Director or Site Director, as applicable
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Seasonal, Full-time

 

SUMMARY 

The Teacher is responsible for supervising and instructing children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth in accordance with Head Start Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) policies and procedures; and through knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

Must become familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and are able to serve and effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extend feasible, with families with limited English proficiency.

Must be engaged in the delivery of program services, have sufficient knowledge, training and experience, and competencies to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of their positions and to ensure high quality service delivery in accordance with the program performance standards.

Plan and implement children’s individual and group activities to stimulate growth in the areas of language development; literacy; mathematics; creative arts; social and development; and physical development.

Alternate periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid over stimulation and fatigue within the children’s daily activities.

Ensure that appropriate child-staff ratio is met while delivering services and children are supervised at all times.

Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards.

Maintain a safe and secure learning environment for children in your class both indoors and outdoors during all program hours, reporting any safety concerns to supervisor. Assure that classroom/outdoor equipment, materials, and supplies are properly maintained and stored. 

Ensure accurate records of daily attendance and meal counts are maintained. 

Record observations, assessments and other required documentation for each child’s records within established guidelines.

Complete Parent Conferences and Home Visits according to agency schedule.

Assist in implementing children's I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) seeking clarification for any aspects that are not well understood.

Promote timely and sufficient communications with center’s parents, including: their child’s progress in the program; announcements; facility and agency activities; policies; enrollment procedures; and developmental/behavioral concerns.  Provide information to families, including information supporting the areas of family partnerships, nutrition, child health and community involvement.

Assist in recruiting and orienting volunteers, providing them with guidance s needed, and completing in-kind form according to agency guidelines. 

Participate and provide support for Center Parent Meetings, approved parent activities and Staff meetings.

Provide for the health and safety of the children in the center, following procedures for hand-washing, dental hygiene practices, sanitation of toys, and toileting.  Provide diapering as required.  Disinfect work area surfaces as needed. Instruct children in self-help skills and personal hygiene.

Provide for the safekeeping of center files, supplies and equipment.

Participate in professional development to promote and comply with agency goals and objectives and demonstrate application of acquired knowledge while performing duties of position.

Participate as a cooperative team member with coworkers and supervisor in delivering services to children and families and supporting center operations.

Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs.  In working with others problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.

Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and as allowed within the agency’s budget.

Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance.  Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner.  Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program activities.

Provide a positive image to coworkers and the community supportive of the agency’s goals and objectives.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Supervise, support and evaluate the job performance of the classroom's Teacher Assistant and Classroom Substitute Aid.  Communicate related problems, concerns and training needs to Center Director.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

 

REASONING ABILITY 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Preferred Requirements: Bilingual and biliterate skills in Spanish and English.

Minimum Requirements: 

Ability to communicate in the following methods in English. 

Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, directions and safety precaution for product usage, and procedure manuals.

Write routine reports and correspondence.

Speak effectively before groups of parents or employees of the organization.

Effectively present and receive information one-on-one or group situations.

Use effective listening skills to establish rapport with children and families in a supportive and nurturing manner.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is often required to sit on floor; climb or balance; and bend at the waist, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in order to maintain direct eye contact with children.  The employee must be able to repeatedly lift children that may weigh up to 45 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The employee is frequently required to bend at the waist and/or knees (i.e. lifting child from crib; lifting child to place on changing table; lifting to place into high chair), stoop, kneel, or crouch while simultaneously lifting or physically supporting an infant or toddler. Safe lifting practices must be adhered to at all times for employee and child safety.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

Employee will regularly be exposed to cleaning chemicals, including disinfectants and cleansers.  Personal protective equipment will be provided.

May be exposed to bodily fluids. 

May encounter a variety of conditions when conducting home visits.  Employees must evaluate conditions presented for their safety and needs and confer with supervisor when problems or concerns arise.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Baccalaureate, associate degree in early childhood education.

Baccalaureate, associate degree in a related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education (6 college courses). 

Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid.

Experience: 

At least one year experience teaching, or assistant teaching preschool students. Knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; and family dynamics. Working knowledge of personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

 

This position requires to conduct home visits. To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record as established by agency automobile insurance carrier.

Substitute - Teacher Assistant

Position Description: Substitute – Teacher Assistant

Job Class/Job Title: Substitute -Teacher Assistant 
Department: Head Start and EHS Centers
Supervisor: Site/Center Director or Education Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Classification: Temporary - on call

 

Summary: 

The Substitute Teacher Assistant serves as a member of an instructional team assisting with classroom activities and supervision of assigned children in the absence of regular teaching staff, and as directed by Center Director and the Education Director. 

 

Essential Duties: 

Essential functions may include any of the following duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by this position; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following, and are subject to change at the discretion of management at any time:

  • Assist with classroom preparation and activities of children as directed by Center Director. 
  • Assist with maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for children. 
  • Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards. 
  • Assist with daily cleaning of center facilities and preparation of classroom materials. 
  • Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community by being supportive of the agency's mission, vision and goals. 
  • Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs. 
  • Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and required and/or allowed within the agency’s budget. 
  • Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position. 
  • Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance and availability. 
  • Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner. 
  • Actively participate in all program activities with a positive attitude and behavior.
  • Perform other job-related duties as directed by supervisor(s). 

 

Knowledge, skill and/or ability:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skill and/or ability to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Knowledge of the State, Federal, and Local standards and regulations that govern the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs 
  • Ability to follow and support the teacher’s style of classroom management 
  • Possess problem-solving skills, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and 
  • analytical abilities 
  • Possess positive communication skills, both orally and written in working with children and families
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions 
  • Skill in basic math, with the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide 
  • Skill in basic writing, including proper grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Ability to communicate in English 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team and individually as required 
  • Be tactful, courteous, dependable, resourceful, and show initiative; and 
  • Use of common sense in carrying out job duties and responsibilities.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position doesn’t include supervisory responsibilities.  Communicate related problems, concerns, and training needs to Center Director. 

 

Physical/Work Environmental Factors: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: Making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, and communicating with others. Employee must have visual abilities including close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Maintain physical condition needed to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include Maintaining mobility, walking, sitting, squatting, crawling, kneeling and/or standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 45 pounds such as files and/or program supplies.

Maintain mental capacity sufficient to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include handling stressful situations, effective interactions and communicating with children, families, staff, and the general public, and making sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: High School Diploma/GED 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (In addition to the above minimum qualifications) 3-6 months of working with children 0 to 5 year old’s. 

 

Note: To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record. 

 

This job description document does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this position falls under the provision of an “At Will” employment, and under no circumstances is a contract for employment.

Emile Head Start

601 MLK Dr.
Bastrop, TX 78602
512-308-9107

Center Director/Teacher (Head Start)

Position Description – Center Director/Teacher (Head Start)

Job Class/Job Title: Center Director/Teacher
Department: Head Start Program
Supervisor: Education Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Classification: Regular, Full time, Seasonal

 

Summary: 

The Center Director/Teacher is responsible for: management and supervision of the day-to-day activities of the Head Start facility; supervising and instructing children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth; and supervising center staff.  This position has teaching responsibilities. The person is responsible for the planning and implementation of the classroom activities along with Center Director duties. 

 

Essential Duties: 

All duties are to be performed in accordance with Head Start Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) policies and procedures.

Manage and supervise Center operations, providing an environment that is conducive to positive and successful education in a manner supporting the health and well-being of children and families served by Cen-Tex.

Represent Center administration of the Head Start program by ensuring compliance with all applicable standards and Cen-Tex. policies and procedures, working closely with administrative staff to support program goals, and acting as center representative to the public, including the public-school partners in the service area. 

Represent center management within the agency’s organizational structure, including: providing verbal and written communications on center progress and activities. 

Review and approve weekly lesson plans; ensure the implementation of lesson plans in the classrooms. 

Complete monthly reports including active supervision checklists for each classroom.  

Provide leadership, act as a resource and organize center operations to provide for best practices in delivery of services to children and families, including child behavioral and/or learning challenges and concerns, and recommend methods of modifying inappropriate behavior and encouraging learning experiences.

Ensure the child-staff ratio is met while delivering services, and that children are supervised at all-times, including securing substitutes, and communicating staffing needs to management staff.   

Facilitate communications among staff at the center level, including: providing the communications path between administrative and center staff; conducting monthly staff meetings and ensuring information flows to and from appropriate persons.

Provide orientation, training and guidance to Center staff in agency policies, procedures and center operations while modeling best practices. Identify and convey staff training and professional development needs to the Human Resources Director and Education Management Staff.

Ensure accurate and timely records of program participant daily attendance and meal count is complete.

Ensure children’s records contain observations, assessments and other required documentation in accordance with established procedures.

Ensure documentation of staff work hours is accurate, complete and submitted to payroll staff in a timely manner.  Manage requests for leave and submit requests for mileage reimbursement to appropriate personnel.  

Ensure that supplies and goods purchased by center staff follow agency procedures.

Ensure the safety and security of the Center facilities and equipment for children and staff, both indoors and outdoors. Report any necessary repairs to the appropriate personnel.  Provide for the organization and safekeeping of center files, supplies and equipment.

Ensure communications with center’s parents are timely and sufficient, including: their child’s progress in the program; announcements; facility and agency activities; policies; enrollment procedures; and developmental/behavioral concerns.  In addition, serve as the primary resource at the center level for coordination of program information to families, including information supporting the areas of family partnerships, nutrition, child health and community involvement.

Facilitate Center Parent Meetings. Act as a resource, provide support and participate in Center Parent Meetings, and approved activities, including providing direction to parents on the appropriateness of activities.

Oversee adherence to center sanitation and cleanliness procedures and policies, including: monitoring correct use of cleaning products for safety and effectiveness. 

Assess and communicate the need to administrative staff for instructional materials and teaching aids such as books, toys, and games designed to stimulate learning.

Provide support for the provision of meal services in the center as applicable, including: an understanding of how to provide meal services in the absence of the center cook; adherence to CACFP guidelines; and completion of associated documentation.

Participate in professional development to promote and comply with agency goals and objectives and demonstrate application of acquired knowledge while performing duties of position.

Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position.

Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs.  In working with others problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.

Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance.  Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner.  Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program activities.

Provide a positive image to coworkers and the community supportive of the agency’s goals and objectives.

Perform other related duties as assigned. 

 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

Conduct parent conferences and home visits for children within teaching responsibilities and support other center teaching staff in their responsibilities in this area.

Plan and implement children’s individual and group activities to stimulate growth in the areas of language development; literacy; mathematics; creative arts; social development; and physical development.

Develop and implement schedule of age-appropriate services to children to alternate periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid over stimulation and fatigue.

Provide for the health and safety of the children in the center following, including adherence to procedures for handwashing, dental hygiene practices, sanitation of toys, and toileting.  Provide diapering as required.  Disinfect work area surfaces as needed. Instruct children in self-help skills and personal hygiene.

Participate, support and assist children with family style meal service.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervise, support, provide direction and evaluate job performance of assigned staff.  

Plan, assign, and direct the work of the center including acknowledgement and discipline of employees. 

Participate in the interview process and make employment recommendations. 

Ensure Professional Development Plans are in place and followed.  

Work with Supervisor and Human Resources Department to identify and plan for on-going staff training and development.  

Complete Performance Appraisals and provide for continuous feedback and improvement recommendations; address employee performance needs.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of early childhood education and/or development.

Knowledge of: personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  

Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

Skill in reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, directions and safety precaution for product usage, and procedure manuals.

Knowledge in writing routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to speak effectively before groups of parents or employees of the organization; bilingual preferred.

Ability to effectively present and receive information one-on-one or group situations.

Ability to use effective listening skills.  

Skilled in establishing rapport with children and families in a supportive and nurturing manner.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE 

Preferred Requirements: 

Education:

  1. Associate, baccalaureate, or advanced degree including at least 6 college courses (18 hours) in early childhood education and/or child development*,  and 6 college credit hours in business management.   *Courses qualify as defined by Head Start and TDFPS.
  2. Child Development Associate (CDA) or equivalent credential and progress toward pursuit of college degree in early childhood education or child development

Experience:

Five years’ experience teaching infant - 5-year-old children in a licensed childcare center, and supervisory skills and experience. Experience teaching in an Early Head Start or Head Start Program facility.  Supervisory and management training and experience.

 

Additional Requirements:

Eligible to qualify as a Center Director under TDPRS Minimum Standards, which includes 6 college credit hours in business management* or possession of acceptable director’s certification.

* Courses qualify as defined per Head Start and TDFPS.

Experience: Two years of experience teaching infants - 5-year-old children in a licensed childcare center and supervisory skills and experience.  Knowledge and experience in: child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics.  Must be skilled in educating both young children and adults. Working knowledge of: personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 

CPR (infant, child and adult) and First Aid.

Child Care Director Certification as applicable. 

Valid class C Texas Driver’s license, appropriate automobile liability insurance as established by the State of Texas, and an acceptable driving record as established by agency automobile insurance carrier.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: stand and sit for extended periods of time; walk short distances on a regular basis and on uneven surfaces when necessary; possess dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneel; bend at the waist and reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; retrieve and store files and supplies; see to read fine print and at a distance; hear and understand voices on the telephone and in person; move and transport program materials and lift light objects up to 20 pounds.

The employee occasionally must be able lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.  

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

May encounter a variety of conditions when conducting home visits.  Employees must evaluate conditions presented for their safety and needs and confer with supervisor when problems or concerns arise.

 

I have read and I understand the job description listed above. My questions have been answered. I am fully qualified for this position and can perform the duties as described. I understand that this is not an exhaustive list of all my duties and responsibilities. I understand that Management (and no other) reserves the right to revise this job description as deemed necessary.

Substitute - Teacher Assistant

Position Description: Substitute – Teacher Assistant

Job Class/Job Title: Substitute -Teacher Assistant 
Department: Head Start and EHS Centers
Supervisor: Site/Center Director or Education Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Classification: Temporary - on call

 

Summary: 

The Substitute Teacher Assistant serves as a member of an instructional team assisting with classroom activities and supervision of assigned children in the absence of regular teaching staff, and as directed by Center Director and the Education Director. 

 

Essential Duties: 

Essential functions may include any of the following duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by this position; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following, and are subject to change at the discretion of management at any time:

  • Assist with classroom preparation and activities of children as directed by Center Director. 
  • Assist with maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for children. 
  • Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards. 
  • Assist with daily cleaning of center facilities and preparation of classroom materials. 
  • Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community by being supportive of the agency's mission, vision and goals. 
  • Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs. 
  • Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and required and/or allowed within the agency’s budget. 
  • Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position. 
  • Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance and availability. 
  • Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner. 
  • Actively participate in all program activities with a positive attitude and behavior.
  • Perform other job-related duties as directed by supervisor(s). 

 

Knowledge, skill and/or ability:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skill and/or ability to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Knowledge of the State, Federal, and Local standards and regulations that govern the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs 
  • Ability to follow and support the teacher’s style of classroom management 
  • Possess problem-solving skills, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and 
  • analytical abilities 
  • Possess positive communication skills, both orally and written in working with children and families
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions 
  • Skill in basic math, with the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide 
  • Skill in basic writing, including proper grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Ability to communicate in English 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team and individually as required 
  • Be tactful, courteous, dependable, resourceful, and show initiative; and 
  • Use of common sense in carrying out job duties and responsibilities.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position doesn’t include supervisory responsibilities.  Communicate related problems, concerns, and training needs to Center Director. 

 

Physical/Work Environmental Factors: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: Making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, and communicating with others. Employee must have visual abilities including close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Maintain physical condition needed to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include Maintaining mobility, walking, sitting, squatting, crawling, kneeling and/or standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 45 pounds such as files and/or program supplies.

Maintain mental capacity sufficient to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include handling stressful situations, effective interactions and communicating with children, families, staff, and the general public, and making sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: High School Diploma/GED 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (In addition to the above minimum qualifications) 3-6 months of working with children 0 to 5 year old’s. 

 

Note: To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record. 

 

This job description document does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this position falls under the provision of an “At Will” employment, and under no circumstances is a contract for employment.

Jeff Dock Child Development Center

1975 N. Main
Giddings, TX 78942
979-542-9512

Head Start Teacher

Position Description – Teacher, HS Classroom

Job Title: Teacher: HS, Classroom
Department: Head Start Program
Reports To: Center Director or Site Director, as applicable
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Seasonal, Full-time

 

SUMMARY 

The Teacher is responsible for supervising and instructing children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth in accordance with Head Start Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) policies and procedures; and through knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

Must become familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and are able to serve and effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extend feasible, with families with limited English proficiency.

Must be engaged in the delivery of program services, have sufficient knowledge, training and experience, and competencies to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of their positions and to ensure high quality service delivery in accordance with the program performance standards.

Plan and implement children’s individual and group activities to stimulate growth in the areas of language development; literacy; mathematics; creative arts; social and development; and physical development.

Alternate periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid over stimulation and fatigue within the children’s daily activities.

Ensure that appropriate child-staff ratio is met while delivering services and children are supervised at all times.

Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards.

Maintain a safe and secure learning environment for children in your class both indoors and outdoors during all program hours, reporting any safety concerns to supervisor. Assure that classroom/outdoor equipment, materials, and supplies are properly maintained and stored. 

Ensure accurate records of daily attendance and meal counts are maintained. 

Record observations, assessments and other required documentation for each child’s records within established guidelines.

Complete Parent Conferences and Home Visits according to agency schedule.

Assist in implementing children's I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) seeking clarification for any aspects that are not well understood.

Promote timely and sufficient communications with center’s parents, including: their child’s progress in the program; announcements; facility and agency activities; policies; enrollment procedures; and developmental/behavioral concerns.  Provide information to families, including information supporting the areas of family partnerships, nutrition, child health and community involvement.

Assist in recruiting and orienting volunteers, providing them with guidance s needed, and completing in-kind form according to agency guidelines. 

Participate and provide support for Center Parent Meetings, approved parent activities and Staff meetings.

Provide for the health and safety of the children in the center, following procedures for hand-washing, dental hygiene practices, sanitation of toys, and toileting.  Provide diapering as required.  Disinfect work area surfaces as needed. Instruct children in self-help skills and personal hygiene.

Provide for the safekeeping of center files, supplies and equipment.

Participate in professional development to promote and comply with agency goals and objectives and demonstrate application of acquired knowledge while performing duties of position.

Participate as a cooperative team member with coworkers and supervisor in delivering services to children and families and supporting center operations.

Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs.  In working with others problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.

Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and as allowed within the agency’s budget.

Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance.  Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner.  Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program activities.

Provide a positive image to coworkers and the community supportive of the agency’s goals and objectives.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Supervise, support and evaluate the job performance of the classroom's Teacher Assistant and Classroom Substitute Aid.  Communicate related problems, concerns and training needs to Center Director.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

 

REASONING ABILITY 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Preferred Requirements: Bilingual and biliterate skills in Spanish and English.

Minimum Requirements: 

Ability to communicate in the following methods in English. 

Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, directions and safety precaution for product usage, and procedure manuals.

Write routine reports and correspondence.

Speak effectively before groups of parents or employees of the organization.

Effectively present and receive information one-on-one or group situations.

Use effective listening skills to establish rapport with children and families in a supportive and nurturing manner.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is often required to sit on floor; climb or balance; and bend at the waist, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in order to maintain direct eye contact with children.  The employee must be able to repeatedly lift children that may weigh up to 45 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The employee is frequently required to bend at the waist and/or knees (i.e. lifting child from crib; lifting child to place on changing table; lifting to place into high chair), stoop, kneel, or crouch while simultaneously lifting or physically supporting an infant or toddler. Safe lifting practices must be adhered to at all times for employee and child safety.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

Employee will regularly be exposed to cleaning chemicals, including disinfectants and cleansers.  Personal protective equipment will be provided.

May be exposed to bodily fluids. 

May encounter a variety of conditions when conducting home visits.  Employees must evaluate conditions presented for their safety and needs and confer with supervisor when problems or concerns arise.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Baccalaureate, associate degree in early childhood education.

Baccalaureate, associate degree in a related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education (6 college courses). 

Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid.

Experience: 

At least one year experience teaching, or assistant teaching preschool students. Knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; and family dynamics. Working knowledge of personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

 

This position requires to conduct home visits. To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record as established by agency automobile insurance carrier.

Substitute - Teacher Assistant

Position Description: Substitute – Teacher Assistant

Job Class/Job Title: Substitute -Teacher Assistant 
Department: Head Start and EHS Centers
Supervisor: Site/Center Director or Education Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Classification: Temporary - on call

 

Summary: 

The Substitute Teacher Assistant serves as a member of an instructional team assisting with classroom activities and supervision of assigned children in the absence of regular teaching staff, and as directed by Center Director and the Education Director. 

 

Essential Duties: 

Essential functions may include any of the following duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by this position; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following, and are subject to change at the discretion of management at any time:

  • Assist with classroom preparation and activities of children as directed by Center Director. 
  • Assist with maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for children. 
  • Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards. 
  • Assist with daily cleaning of center facilities and preparation of classroom materials. 
  • Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community by being supportive of the agency's mission, vision and goals. 
  • Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs. 
  • Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and required and/or allowed within the agency’s budget. 
  • Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position. 
  • Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance and availability. 
  • Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner. 
  • Actively participate in all program activities with a positive attitude and behavior.
  • Perform other job-related duties as directed by supervisor(s). 

 

Knowledge, skill and/or ability:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skill and/or ability to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Knowledge of the State, Federal, and Local standards and regulations that govern the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs 
  • Ability to follow and support the teacher’s style of classroom management 
  • Possess problem-solving skills, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and 
  • analytical abilities 
  • Possess positive communication skills, both orally and written in working with children and families
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions 
  • Skill in basic math, with the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide 
  • Skill in basic writing, including proper grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Ability to communicate in English 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team and individually as required 
  • Be tactful, courteous, dependable, resourceful, and show initiative; and 
  • Use of common sense in carrying out job duties and responsibilities.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position doesn’t include supervisory responsibilities.  Communicate related problems, concerns, and training needs to Center Director. 

 

Physical/Work Environmental Factors: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: Making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, and communicating with others. Employee must have visual abilities including close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Maintain physical condition needed to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include Maintaining mobility, walking, sitting, squatting, crawling, kneeling and/or standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 45 pounds such as files and/or program supplies.

Maintain mental capacity sufficient to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include handling stressful situations, effective interactions and communicating with children, families, staff, and the general public, and making sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: High School Diploma/GED 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (In addition to the above minimum qualifications) 3-6 months of working with children 0 to 5 year old’s. 

 

Note: To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record. 

 

This job description document does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this position falls under the provision of an “At Will” employment, and under no circumstances is a contract for employment.

La Grange Child Development Center

La Grange ISD
708 E Travis
La Grange, TX  78945

Early Head Start Teachers

 Position Description – Teacher, Classroom: EHS

Job Title: Teacher, Classroom: EHS
Department: Early Head Start Program
Reports To: Site Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Full time, Full year

 

SUMMARY 

The EHS Classroom Teacher is responsible for establishing and maintaining supportive relationships with infants, toddlers, and parents while implementing individualized, developmentally appropriate, nurturing care for infants and toddlers in a center-based setting in accordance with Head Start Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) policies and procedures; and through knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

Work with an assigned group of infants and toddlers; assessing their individual needs, strengths, and interests regularly. Plan and provide age and developmentally appropriate activities and experiences designed for all areas of a child’s development by organizing the classroom according to developmental levels and individuals needs of the infant/toddler. 

Respond quickly and directly to children’s needs, desires and verbal and non-verbal messages adapting the response to the children’s differing styles and abilities. Relate to infants and toddlers in a calm, caring, nurturing, soothing manner, responding to all cries, babbles and talks, using appropriate child guidance techniques at all times.  Stay involved with the children at all times during the day. 

Model conversation, manners, clean-up activities, listening, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior.

Ensure that appropriate child-staff ratio is met while delivering services and children are supervised at all times.  Maintain a safe and secure learning environment for children both indoors and outdoors during all program hours.

Provide meals and snacks to the children according to their age, development and needs.  Feed infants on demand, hold them every time they are fed and share information about their eating to the parents daily. Participate in and assist at toddler meal and snack time following appropriate family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards.

Prepare and maintain accurate records, including child observation, individualization, lesson plans, attendance, lunch count, parent participation, and others as directed, using proper spelling and accurate calculations. Keep clear, consistent documentation on child progress and communication with parents and relevant staff. 

In collaboration with Site Director and Family Advocates, communicate with families about attendance concerns; assist with development of plans to remedy concerns and follow-up with families as needed to support plans. 

Conduct a minimum of two home visits with each child’s family and hold a minimum of two parent conferences each year.  Develop individual child goals and share educational strategies and information on parenting. Attend case conferences, center meetings, case reviews, IFSP/IEP meetings, staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service and pre-service meetings, and other meetings as directed.  

Promote parent involvement in the child's education and well being. Provide guidance for parent and other volunteers.  Communicate regularly and timely with parents concerning their child’s progress in the program; announcements; facility and agency activities; policies; enrollment procedures; and developmental behavioral concerns. 

Support transition planning with families that ensure each pregnant woman and child experience smooth transitions into Early Head Start and from Early Head Start to Head Start or other preschool programs.

Provide for health and safety by following procedures for hand-washing, dental hygiene practices, change of bedding, sanitation of toys, and toileting.  Provide diapering as required.  Assist in toilet training with toddlers in cooperation with parents.  Disinfect work area surfaces as needed.

Provide for the safekeeping of center files, supplies and equipment. Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position.

Participate as a cooperative team member with coworkers and supervisor in delivering services to children and families and supporting center operations. Working as a team member includes adapting to changing work priorities and exhibiting tact and patience when working with others.

Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs. In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. 

Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance. Perform all duties in a safe,

timely and professional manner. Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program

activities.

Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as the budget allows.

Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community supportive of the agency's goals and objectives.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

This position doesn’t have supervisory responsibilities. Communicate related problems, concerns and training needs to Center Director.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

 

REASONING ABILITY 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Preferred Requirements: Bilingual and biliterate skills in Spanish and English.

Minimum Requirements: 

Ability to communicate in the following methods in English. 

Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, directions and safety precaution for product usage, and procedure manuals.

Write routine reports and correspondence.

Speak effectively before groups of parents or employees of the organization.

Effectively present and receive information one-on-one or group situations.

Use effective listening skills to establish rapport with children and families in a supportive and nurturing manner.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is often required to sit on floor; climb or balance; and bend at the waist, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in order to maintain direct eye contact with children. The employee must be able to repeatedly lift children that may weigh up to 45 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The employee is frequently required to bend at the waist and/or knees (i.e. lifting child from crib; lifting child to place on changing table; lifting to place into high chair), stoop, kneel, or crouch while simultaneously lifting or physically supporting an infant or toddler. Safe lifting practices must be adhered to at all times for employee and child safety.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

May be exposed to bodily fluids.

Employee will regularly be exposed to cleaning chemicals, including disinfectants and cleansers.  Personal protective equipment will be provided.

May encounter a variety of conditions when conducting home visits.  Employees must evaluate conditions presented for their safety and needs, and confer with supervisor when problems or concerns arise.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid.

 

Education:

Infant/Toddler CDA or equivalent credential and High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or Pre-school CDA with training and ability to obtain 2nd setting CDA for infants and toddlers.

Employee must be willing, and possess the aptitude and skills necessary, to pursue the preferred educational requirements. (as required by the Head Start Standards) 

 

Experience:

At least one year experience teaching, or assistant teaching infants and toddlers in a licensed childcare center. Knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; and family dynamics. Working knowledge of personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

 

This position requires to conduct home visits. To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record as established by agency automobile insurance carrier.

Head Start Teacher

Position Description – Teacher, HS Classroom

Job Title: Teacher: HS, Classroom
Department: Head Start Program
Reports To: Center Director or Site Director, as applicable
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Seasonal, Full-time

 

SUMMARY 

The Teacher is responsible for supervising and instructing children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth in accordance with Head Start Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) policies and procedures; and through knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

Must become familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and are able to serve and effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extend feasible, with families with limited English proficiency.

Must be engaged in the delivery of program services, have sufficient knowledge, training and experience, and competencies to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of their positions and to ensure high quality service delivery in accordance with the program performance standards.

Plan and implement children’s individual and group activities to stimulate growth in the areas of language development; literacy; mathematics; creative arts; social and development; and physical development.

Alternate periods of strenuous activity with periods of rest or light activity to avoid over stimulation and fatigue within the children’s daily activities.

Ensure that appropriate child-staff ratio is met while delivering services and children are supervised at all times.

Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards.

Maintain a safe and secure learning environment for children in your class both indoors and outdoors during all program hours, reporting any safety concerns to supervisor. Assure that classroom/outdoor equipment, materials, and supplies are properly maintained and stored. 

Ensure accurate records of daily attendance and meal counts are maintained. 

Record observations, assessments and other required documentation for each child’s records within established guidelines.

Complete Parent Conferences and Home Visits according to agency schedule.

Assist in implementing children's I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) seeking clarification for any aspects that are not well understood.

Promote timely and sufficient communications with center’s parents, including: their child’s progress in the program; announcements; facility and agency activities; policies; enrollment procedures; and developmental/behavioral concerns.  Provide information to families, including information supporting the areas of family partnerships, nutrition, child health and community involvement.

Assist in recruiting and orienting volunteers, providing them with guidance s needed, and completing in-kind form according to agency guidelines. 

Participate and provide support for Center Parent Meetings, approved parent activities and Staff meetings.

Provide for the health and safety of the children in the center, following procedures for hand-washing, dental hygiene practices, sanitation of toys, and toileting.  Provide diapering as required.  Disinfect work area surfaces as needed. Instruct children in self-help skills and personal hygiene.

Provide for the safekeeping of center files, supplies and equipment.

Participate in professional development to promote and comply with agency goals and objectives and demonstrate application of acquired knowledge while performing duties of position.

Participate as a cooperative team member with coworkers and supervisor in delivering services to children and families and supporting center operations.

Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs.  In working with others problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.

Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and as allowed within the agency’s budget.

Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance.  Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner.  Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program activities.

Provide a positive image to coworkers and the community supportive of the agency’s goals and objectives.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Supervise, support and evaluate the job performance of the classroom's Teacher Assistant and Classroom Substitute Aid.  Communicate related problems, concerns and training needs to Center Director.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

 

REASONING ABILITY 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Preferred Requirements: Bilingual and biliterate skills in Spanish and English.

Minimum Requirements: 

Ability to communicate in the following methods in English. 

Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, directions and safety precaution for product usage, and procedure manuals.

Write routine reports and correspondence.

Speak effectively before groups of parents or employees of the organization.

Effectively present and receive information one-on-one or group situations.

Use effective listening skills to establish rapport with children and families in a supportive and nurturing manner.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is often required to sit on floor; climb or balance; and bend at the waist, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in order to maintain direct eye contact with children.  The employee must be able to repeatedly lift children that may weigh up to 45 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The employee is frequently required to bend at the waist and/or knees (i.e. lifting child from crib; lifting child to place on changing table; lifting to place into high chair), stoop, kneel, or crouch while simultaneously lifting or physically supporting an infant or toddler. Safe lifting practices must be adhered to at all times for employee and child safety.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

Employee will regularly be exposed to cleaning chemicals, including disinfectants and cleansers.  Personal protective equipment will be provided.

May be exposed to bodily fluids. 

May encounter a variety of conditions when conducting home visits.  Employees must evaluate conditions presented for their safety and needs and confer with supervisor when problems or concerns arise.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Baccalaureate, associate degree in early childhood education.

Baccalaureate, associate degree in a related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education (6 college courses). 

Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid.

Experience: 

At least one year experience teaching, or assistant teaching preschool students. Knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; and family dynamics. Working knowledge of personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

 

This position requires to conduct home visits. To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record as established by agency automobile insurance carrier.

Substitute - Teacher Assistant

Position Description: Substitute – Teacher Assistant

Job Class/Job Title: Substitute -Teacher Assistant 
Department: Head Start and EHS Centers
Supervisor: Site/Center Director or Education Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Classification: Temporary - on call

 

Summary: 

The Substitute Teacher Assistant serves as a member of an instructional team assisting with classroom activities and supervision of assigned children in the absence of regular teaching staff, and as directed by Center Director and the Education Director. 

 

Essential Duties: 

Essential functions may include any of the following duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by this position; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following, and are subject to change at the discretion of management at any time:

  • Assist with classroom preparation and activities of children as directed by Center Director. 
  • Assist with maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for children. 
  • Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards. 
  • Assist with daily cleaning of center facilities and preparation of classroom materials. 
  • Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community by being supportive of the agency's mission, vision and goals. 
  • Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs. 
  • Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and required and/or allowed within the agency’s budget. 
  • Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position. 
  • Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance and availability. 
  • Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner. 
  • Actively participate in all program activities with a positive attitude and behavior.
  • Perform other job-related duties as directed by supervisor(s). 

 

Knowledge, skill and/or ability:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skill and/or ability to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Knowledge of the State, Federal, and Local standards and regulations that govern the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs 
  • Ability to follow and support the teacher’s style of classroom management 
  • Possess problem-solving skills, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and 
  • analytical abilities 
  • Possess positive communication skills, both orally and written in working with children and families
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions 
  • Skill in basic math, with the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide 
  • Skill in basic writing, including proper grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Ability to communicate in English 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team and individually as required 
  • Be tactful, courteous, dependable, resourceful, and show initiative; and 
  • Use of common sense in carrying out job duties and responsibilities.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position doesn’t include supervisory responsibilities.  Communicate related problems, concerns, and training needs to Center Director. 

 

Physical/Work Environmental Factors: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: Making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, and communicating with others. Employee must have visual abilities including close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Maintain physical condition needed to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include Maintaining mobility, walking, sitting, squatting, crawling, kneeling and/or standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 45 pounds such as files and/or program supplies.

Maintain mental capacity sufficient to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include handling stressful situations, effective interactions and communicating with children, families, staff, and the general public, and making sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: High School Diploma/GED 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (In addition to the above minimum qualifications) 3-6 months of working with children 0 to 5 year old’s. 

 

Note: To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record. 

 

This job description document does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this position falls under the provision of an “At Will” employment, and under no circumstances is a contract for employment.

Lost Pines Head Start

151 Tiger Woods Dr.
Bastrop, TX 78602
512-308-9129

Substitute - Teacher Assistant

Position Description: Substitute – Teacher Assistant

Job Class/Job Title: Substitute -Teacher Assistant 
Department: Head Start and EHS Centers
Supervisor: Site/Center Director or Education Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Classification: Temporary - on call

 

Summary: 

The Substitute Teacher Assistant serves as a member of an instructional team assisting with classroom activities and supervision of assigned children in the absence of regular teaching staff, and as directed by Center Director and the Education Director. 

 

Essential Duties: 

Essential functions may include any of the following duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by this position; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following, and are subject to change at the discretion of management at any time:

  • Assist with classroom preparation and activities of children as directed by Center Director. 
  • Assist with maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for children. 
  • Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards. 
  • Assist with daily cleaning of center facilities and preparation of classroom materials. 
  • Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community by being supportive of the agency's mission, vision and goals. 
  • Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs. 
  • Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and required and/or allowed within the agency’s budget. 
  • Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position. 
  • Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance and availability. 
  • Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner. 
  • Actively participate in all program activities with a positive attitude and behavior.
  • Perform other job-related duties as directed by supervisor(s). 

 

Knowledge, skill and/or ability:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skill and/or ability to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Knowledge of the State, Federal, and Local standards and regulations that govern the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs 
  • Ability to follow and support the teacher’s style of classroom management 
  • Possess problem-solving skills, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and 
  • analytical abilities 
  • Possess positive communication skills, both orally and written in working with children and families
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions 
  • Skill in basic math, with the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide 
  • Skill in basic writing, including proper grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Ability to communicate in English 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team and individually as required 
  • Be tactful, courteous, dependable, resourceful, and show initiative; and 
  • Use of common sense in carrying out job duties and responsibilities.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position doesn’t include supervisory responsibilities.  Communicate related problems, concerns, and training needs to Center Director. 

 

Physical/Work Environmental Factors: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: Making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, and communicating with others. Employee must have visual abilities including close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Maintain physical condition needed to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include Maintaining mobility, walking, sitting, squatting, crawling, kneeling and/or standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 45 pounds such as files and/or program supplies.

Maintain mental capacity sufficient to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include handling stressful situations, effective interactions and communicating with children, families, staff, and the general public, and making sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: High School Diploma/GED 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (In addition to the above minimum qualifications) 3-6 months of working with children 0 to 5 year old’s. 

 

Note: To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record. 

 

This job description document does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this position falls under the provision of an “At Will” employment, and under no circumstances is a contract for employment.

Smithville Child Development Center

308 Southwest Fourth St
Smithville, TX 78957
512-237-4449

Substitute - Teacher Assistant

Position Description: Substitute – Teacher Assistant

Job Class/Job Title: Substitute -Teacher Assistant 
Department: Head Start and EHS Centers
Supervisor: Site/Center Director or Education Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Classification: Temporary - on call

 

Summary: 

The Substitute Teacher Assistant serves as a member of an instructional team assisting with classroom activities and supervision of assigned children in the absence of regular teaching staff, and as directed by Center Director and the Education Director. 

 

Essential Duties: 

Essential functions may include any of the following duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by this position; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following, and are subject to change at the discretion of management at any time:

  • Assist with classroom preparation and activities of children as directed by Center Director. 
  • Assist with maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for children. 
  • Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards. 
  • Assist with daily cleaning of center facilities and preparation of classroom materials. 
  • Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community by being supportive of the agency's mission, vision and goals. 
  • Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs. 
  • Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and required and/or allowed within the agency’s budget. 
  • Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position. 
  • Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance and availability. 
  • Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner. 
  • Actively participate in all program activities with a positive attitude and behavior.
  • Perform other job-related duties as directed by supervisor(s). 

 

Knowledge, skill and/or ability:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skill and/or ability to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Knowledge of the State, Federal, and Local standards and regulations that govern the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs 
  • Ability to follow and support the teacher’s style of classroom management 
  • Possess problem-solving skills, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and 
  • analytical abilities 
  • Possess positive communication skills, both orally and written in working with children and families
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions 
  • Skill in basic math, with the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide 
  • Skill in basic writing, including proper grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Ability to communicate in English 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team and individually as required 
  • Be tactful, courteous, dependable, resourceful, and show initiative; and 
  • Use of common sense in carrying out job duties and responsibilities.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position doesn’t include supervisory responsibilities.  Communicate related problems, concerns, and training needs to Center Director. 

 

Physical/Work Environmental Factors: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: Making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, and communicating with others. Employee must have visual abilities including close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Maintain physical condition needed to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include Maintaining mobility, walking, sitting, squatting, crawling, kneeling and/or standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 45 pounds such as files and/or program supplies.

Maintain mental capacity sufficient to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include handling stressful situations, effective interactions and communicating with children, families, staff, and the general public, and making sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: High School Diploma/GED 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (In addition to the above minimum qualifications) 3-6 months of working with children 0 to 5 year old’s. 

 

Note: To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record. 

 

This job description document does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this position falls under the provision of an “At Will” employment, and under no circumstances is a contract for employment.

Stoney Point Head Start

108 Point Dr.
Del Valle, TX 78617
512-247-5530

Center Director

Position Description – Center Director, Head Start

Job Class/Job Title: Center Director
Department: Head Start Program
Supervisor: Education Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Classification: Regular, Full time, Seasonal

 

Summary: 

The Center Director is responsible for: management and supervision of the Head Start site operations; and providing direction, guidance, support, and supervision to staff. 

 

Essential Duties: 

All duties are to be performed in accordance with Head Start Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) policies and procedures.

Manage and supervise Center operations, providing an environment that is conducive to positive and successful education in a manner supporting the health and well-being of children and families served by Cen-Tex.

Represent Center administration of the Head Start program by ensuring compliance with all applicable standards and Cen-Tex. policies and procedures, working closely with administrative staff to support program goals, and acting as center representative to the public, including the public-school partners in the service area. 

Represent center management within the agency’s organizational structure, including: providing verbal and written communications on center progress and activities. 

Review and approve weekly lesson plans; ensure the implementation of lesson plans in the classrooms. 

Complete monthly reports including active supervision checklists for each classroom.  

Provide leadership, act as a resource and organize center operations to provide for best practices in delivery of services to children and families, including child behavioral and/or learning challenges and concerns, and recommend methods of modifying inappropriate behavior and encouraging learning experiences.

Ensure the child-staff ratio is met while delivering services, and that children are supervised at all-times, including securing substitutes, and communicating staffing needs to management staff.  In addition, the Center Director may be required to substitute for an absent Teacher if no other substitute can be secured.

Facilitate communications among staff at the center level, including: providing the communications path between administrative and center staff; conducting monthly staff meetings and ensuring information flows to and from appropriate persons.

Provide orientation, training and guidance to Center staff in agency policies, procedures and center operations while modeling best practices. Identify and convey staff training and professional development needs to the Human Resources Director and Education Management Staff.

Ensure accurate and timely records of program participant daily attendance and meal count is complete.

Ensure children’s records contain observations, assessments and other required documentation in accordance with established procedures.

Ensure documentation of staff work hours is accurate, complete and submitted to payroll staff in a timely manner.  Manage requests for leave and submit requests for mileage reimbursement to appropriate personnel.  

Ensure that supplies and goods purchased by center staff follow agency procedures.

Ensure the safety and security of the Center facilities and equipment for children and staff, both indoors and outdoors. Report any necessary repairs to the appropriate personnel.  Provide for the organization and safekeeping of center files, supplies and equipment.

Ensure communications with center’s parents are timely and sufficient, including: their child’s progress in the program; announcements; facility and agency activities; policies; enrollment procedures; and developmental/behavioral concerns.  In addition, serve as the primary resource at the center level for coordination of program information to families, including information supporting the areas of family partnerships, nutrition, child health and community involvement.

Support center teaching staff in their responsibilities in the area of conducting parent conferences and home visits for children. 

Facilitate Center Parent Meetings.  Act as a resource, provide support and participate in Center Parent Meetings, and approved activities, including providing direction to parents on the appropriateness of activities.

Oversee adherence to center sanitation and cleanliness procedures and policies, including: monitoring correct use of cleaning products for safety and effectiveness. 

Assess and communicate the need to administrative staff for instructional materials and teaching aids such as books, toys, and games designed to stimulate learning, support curriculum and individualized teaching needs.  

Provide support for the provision of meal services in the center as applicable, including: an understanding of how to provide meal services in the absence of the center cook; adherence to CACFP guidelines; and completion of associated documentation.

Participate in professional development to promote and comply with agency goals and objectives and demonstrate application of acquired knowledge while performing duties of position.

Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position.

Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs.  In working with others problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.

Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance.  Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner.  Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program activities.

Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as the budget allows.

Provide a positive image to coworkers and the community supportive of the agency’s goals and objectives.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervise, support, provide direction and evaluate job performance of assigned staff.  

Plan, assign, and direct the work of the center including acknowledgement and discipline of employees. 

Participate in the interview process and make employment recommendations. 

Ensure Professional Development Plans are in place and followed.  

Work with Supervisor and Human Resources Department to identify and plan for on-going staff training and development.  

Complete Performance Appraisals and provide for continuous feedback and improvement recommendations; address employee performance needs.

Address complaints and resolve problems.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of early childhood education and/or development.

Knowledge of: personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  

Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

Skill in reading and interpreting read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, directions and safety precaution for product usage, and procedure manuals.

Knowledge in writing Write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to speak effectively before groups of parents or employees of the organization.

Ability to effectively present and receive information one-on-one or group situations.

Ability to use effective listening skills.  

Skilled in establishing rapport with children and families in a supportive and nurturing manner.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE 

Preferred Requirements: 

Education:

  1. Associate, baccalaureate, or advanced degree including at least 6 college courses (18 hours) in early childhood education and/or child development*,  and 6 college credit hours in business management.   *Courses qualify as defined by Head Start and TDFPS.
  2. Child Development Associate (CDA) or equivalent credential and progress toward pursuit of college degree in early childhood education or child development

Experience:

Five years’ experience teaching infant - 5-year-old children in a licensed childcare center, and supervisory skills and experience. Experience teaching in an Early Head Start or Head Start Program facility.  Supervisory and management training and experience.

 

Additional Requirements:

Eligible to qualify as a Center Director under TDPRS Minimum Standards, which includes 6 college credit hours in business management* or possession of acceptable director’s certification.

* Courses qualify as defined per Head Start and TDFPS.

Experience: Two years of experience teaching infants - 5-year-old children in a licensed child care center and supervisory skills and experience.  Knowledge and experience in: child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics.  Must be skilled in educating both young children and adults. Working knowledge of: personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 

CPR (infant, child and adult) and First Aid.

Child Care Director Certification as applicable. 

Valid class C Texas Driver’s license, appropriate automobile liability insurance as established by the State of Texas, and an acceptable driving record as established by agency automobile insurance carrier.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: stand and sit for extended periods of time; walk short distances on a regular basis and on uneven surfaces when necessary; possess dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneel; bend at the waist and reach overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; retrieve and store files and supplies; see to read fine print and at a distance; hear and understand voices on the telephone and in person; move and transport program materials and lift light objects up to 20 pounds.

The employee occasionally must be able lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.  

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

May encounter a variety of conditions when conducting home visits.  Employees must evaluate conditions presented for their safety and needs and confer with supervisor when problems or concerns arise.

Early Head Start Teachers

 Position Description – Teacher, Classroom: EHS

Job Title: Teacher, Classroom: EHS
Department: Early Head Start Program
Reports To: Site Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Full time, Full year

 

SUMMARY 

The EHS Classroom Teacher is responsible for establishing and maintaining supportive relationships with infants, toddlers, and parents while implementing individualized, developmentally appropriate, nurturing care for infants and toddlers in a center-based setting in accordance with Head Start Standards, TDFPS Minimum Standards, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) policies and procedures; and through knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

Work with an assigned group of infants and toddlers; assessing their individual needs, strengths, and interests regularly. Plan and provide age and developmentally appropriate activities and experiences designed for all areas of a child’s development by organizing the classroom according to developmental levels and individuals needs of the infant/toddler. 

Respond quickly and directly to children’s needs, desires and verbal and non-verbal messages adapting the response to the children’s differing styles and abilities. Relate to infants and toddlers in a calm, caring, nurturing, soothing manner, responding to all cries, babbles and talks, using appropriate child guidance techniques at all times.  Stay involved with the children at all times during the day. 

Model conversation, manners, clean-up activities, listening, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior.

Ensure that appropriate child-staff ratio is met while delivering services and children are supervised at all times.  Maintain a safe and secure learning environment for children both indoors and outdoors during all program hours.

Provide meals and snacks to the children according to their age, development and needs.  Feed infants on demand, hold them every time they are fed and share information about their eating to the parents daily. Participate in and assist at toddler meal and snack time following appropriate family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards.

Prepare and maintain accurate records, including child observation, individualization, lesson plans, attendance, lunch count, parent participation, and others as directed, using proper spelling and accurate calculations. Keep clear, consistent documentation on child progress and communication with parents and relevant staff. 

In collaboration with Site Director and Family Advocates, communicate with families about attendance concerns; assist with development of plans to remedy concerns and follow-up with families as needed to support plans. 

Conduct a minimum of two home visits with each child’s family and hold a minimum of two parent conferences each year.  Develop individual child goals and share educational strategies and information on parenting. Attend case conferences, center meetings, case reviews, IFSP/IEP meetings, staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service and pre-service meetings, and other meetings as directed.  

Promote parent involvement in the child's education and well being. Provide guidance for parent and other volunteers.  Communicate regularly and timely with parents concerning their child’s progress in the program; announcements; facility and agency activities; policies; enrollment procedures; and developmental behavioral concerns. 

Support transition planning with families that ensure each pregnant woman and child experience smooth transitions into Early Head Start and from Early Head Start to Head Start or other preschool programs.

Provide for health and safety by following procedures for hand-washing, dental hygiene practices, change of bedding, sanitation of toys, and toileting.  Provide diapering as required.  Assist in toilet training with toddlers in cooperation with parents.  Disinfect work area surfaces as needed.

Provide for the safekeeping of center files, supplies and equipment. Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position.

Participate as a cooperative team member with coworkers and supervisor in delivering services to children and families and supporting center operations. Working as a team member includes adapting to changing work priorities and exhibiting tact and patience when working with others.

Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs. In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. 

Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance. Perform all duties in a safe,

timely and professional manner. Participate with a positive attitude and behavior in all program

activities.

Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as the budget allows.

Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community supportive of the agency's goals and objectives.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

This position doesn’t have supervisory responsibilities. Communicate related problems, concerns and training needs to Center Director.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

 

REASONING ABILITY 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Preferred Requirements: Bilingual and biliterate skills in Spanish and English.

Minimum Requirements: 

Ability to communicate in the following methods in English. 

Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, directions and safety precaution for product usage, and procedure manuals.

Write routine reports and correspondence.

Speak effectively before groups of parents or employees of the organization.

Effectively present and receive information one-on-one or group situations.

Use effective listening skills to establish rapport with children and families in a supportive and nurturing manner.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is often required to sit on floor; climb or balance; and bend at the waist, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in order to maintain direct eye contact with children. The employee must be able to repeatedly lift children that may weigh up to 45 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The employee is frequently required to bend at the waist and/or knees (i.e. lifting child from crib; lifting child to place on changing table; lifting to place into high chair), stoop, kneel, or crouch while simultaneously lifting or physically supporting an infant or toddler. Safe lifting practices must be adhered to at all times for employee and child safety.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

May be exposed to bodily fluids.

Employee will regularly be exposed to cleaning chemicals, including disinfectants and cleansers.  Personal protective equipment will be provided.

May encounter a variety of conditions when conducting home visits.  Employees must evaluate conditions presented for their safety and needs, and confer with supervisor when problems or concerns arise.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid.

 

Education:

Infant/Toddler CDA or equivalent credential and High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or Pre-school CDA with training and ability to obtain 2nd setting CDA for infants and toddlers.

Employee must be willing, and possess the aptitude and skills necessary, to pursue the preferred educational requirements. (as required by the Head Start Standards) 

 

Experience:

At least one year experience teaching, or assistant teaching infants and toddlers in a licensed childcare center. Knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; and family dynamics. Working knowledge of personal computers; word processing; Internet access; and email usage.  Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

 

This position requires to conduct home visits. To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record as established by agency automobile insurance carrier.

Food Service/Delivery Driver

Position Description – Food Service Delivery Driver

Job Title: Food Service Delivery Driver
Reports To: Health and Nutrition Director, with direction from Central Kitchen Lead
Classification: Full time, Full year

 

SUMMARY 

Under supervision, the employee will maintain food service facilities and equipment in a neat, clean, safe and sanitary condition; will deliver food and supplies to sites; and to do other related work as required.

It is imperative that the person employed in this position display, at all times, acceptable professional and ethical standards. These expectations include: confidentiality, courtesy, cooperation, positive attitude, reliability, punctuality, accuracy, efficiency, timeliness in respect to deadlines, and respectfulness toward others. The employee shall represent the district in a positive way, both on duty and in connection with agency activities.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

Transport food and supplies to agency sites.
Maintain assigned delivery and work schedule.
Responsible for accurate delivery/condition of food and supplies.
Maintain proper hygiene, sanitary and safety practices.
Responsible for loading and unloading vehicle.
Maintain vehicle preventative maintenance and cleanliness of vehicle.
Follow traffic laws and drive in a safe manner to ensure safety of the driver, others on the road, condition of vehicle and food.
Immediately inform Supervisor of lateness or mechanical failure.
Assist with washing dishes and maintaining cleanliness of Central Kitchen.
May grocery shop for Central Kitchen and other site(s) as required.
May be required to assist in the kitchen with preparation/cooking duties.
Adhere to all CACFP and agency health and safety policies.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Ensure that all activities conform to CACFP and agency guidelines.
Communicate effectively with staff, partners, children and community.
React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
Appropriately operate all equipment as required.
Ensure that food delivery is completed as scheduled.
Comply with all agency and CACFP policies, rules and regulations.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS 

The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position must perform in carrying out essential job functions.

Requires the ability to stand for prolonged periods.
Must be able to exert 10 to 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
Requires the ability to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials.
Requires the ability to stoop, kneel, bend and reach. Must be able to work in noisy and crowded environments.
Must be able to work in and around fumes and odors.
Must comply with department dress code.
Must be able to work in hot and cold environments.
Must be able to operate a vehicle.
Requires regular attendance and/or physical presence at the job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school graduate or equivalent
Valid Texas Driver’s License (2 points or less on record)
Experience working in commercial foodservice preferred.
Food Handler’s Certification, or ability to become certified
CPR/First Aid Certified, or ability to become certified

 

SELECTED APPLICANT

The selected applicant will receive a conditional job offer for employment, pending receipt by Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. of satisfactory results from the following:

Criminal History Check in accordance with the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, and will require FBI Fingerprinting;
Sex Offender Registry Database;
Pre-employment physical, including screening for Tuberculosis and other communicable diseases;
Review of Driving Record History;
Business and/or personal reference checks; and
Verification of Education Credentials.

Substitute - Teacher Assistant

Position Description: Substitute – Teacher Assistant

Job Class/Job Title: Substitute -Teacher Assistant 
Department: Head Start and EHS Centers
Supervisor: Site/Center Director or Education Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Classification: Temporary - on call

 

Summary: 

The Substitute Teacher Assistant serves as a member of an instructional team assisting with classroom activities and supervision of assigned children in the absence of regular teaching staff, and as directed by Center Director and the Education Director. 

 

Essential Duties: 

Essential functions may include any of the following duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by this position; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following, and are subject to change at the discretion of management at any time:

  • Assist with classroom preparation and activities of children as directed by Center Director. 
  • Assist with maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for children. 
  • Participate in and assist during meal and snack time following family style meal services and guiding children in clean-up afterwards. 
  • Assist with daily cleaning of center facilities and preparation of classroom materials. 
  • Provide a positive image to co-workers and the community by being supportive of the agency's mission, vision and goals. 
  • Work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and those with disabilities and special needs. 
  • Continue professional growth by participating in classes, training programs, workshops/conferences, as needed and required and/or allowed within the agency’s budget. 
  • Ensure confidentiality of agency and family information assigned to position. 
  • Report to work at scheduled time and maintain good attendance and availability. 
  • Perform all duties in a safe, timely and professional manner. 
  • Actively participate in all program activities with a positive attitude and behavior.
  • Perform other job-related duties as directed by supervisor(s). 

 

Knowledge, skill and/or ability:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skill and/or ability to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representatives of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Knowledge of the State, Federal, and Local standards and regulations that govern the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs 
  • Ability to follow and support the teacher’s style of classroom management 
  • Possess problem-solving skills, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and 
  • analytical abilities 
  • Possess positive communication skills, both orally and written in working with children and families
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions 
  • Skill in basic math, with the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide 
  • Skill in basic writing, including proper grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Ability to communicate in English 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team and individually as required 
  • Be tactful, courteous, dependable, resourceful, and show initiative; and 
  • Use of common sense in carrying out job duties and responsibilities.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position doesn’t include supervisory responsibilities.  Communicate related problems, concerns, and training needs to Center Director. 

 

Physical/Work Environmental Factors: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: Making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, and communicating with others. Employee must have visual abilities including close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Maintain physical condition needed to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include Maintaining mobility, walking, sitting, squatting, crawling, kneeling and/or standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 45 pounds such as files and/or program supplies.

Maintain mental capacity sufficient to accomplish the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include handling stressful situations, effective interactions and communicating with children, families, staff, and the general public, and making sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: High School Diploma/GED 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (In addition to the above minimum qualifications) 3-6 months of working with children 0 to 5 year old’s. 

 

Note: To drive an agency vehicle or claim mileage, staff must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and an acceptable driving record. 

 

This job description document does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this position falls under the provision of an “At Will” employment, and under no circumstances is a contract for employment.

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