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Assistant Teacher II -Marion

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families living with the everyday barriers of poverty.

 

What we are proud to offer you:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403(b))
  • Paid time off and 9 company paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability after 1 year of employment
  • Basic Life and AD&D coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional benefits: Flexible Spending, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life and Voluntary Accident

 

POSITION GOAL

The Assistant Teacher II supports the Teacher in planning, implementing and maintaining a nurturing and supportive educational program for participating children. The Assistant Teacher II is the designated lead Head Start staff person at times during the day when the teacher is not present in the classroom.

 

Schedule

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. FD/EY

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Ensure compliance, program records and documentation required for HACAP programs, child-care licensing regulations, CACFP, Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act and funding requirements.
  2. Assist and follow site procedures for maintenance of a safe, positive and nurturing physical and emotional environment in the center and classroom.
  3. Provide for the educational developmental needs of the individual child, and the classroom as a whole, according to mandated performance standards and established service plans and curriculum.
  4. Assist in carrying out daily lesson plans in keeping with HACAP program requirements and Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, CLASS dimensions, developmentally appropriate practices, component plans, promote children's interests, individual goals and strategies.
  5. Follow daily plans and classroom routine.
  6. Assist with lesson planning in keeping with program performance standards; developmentally appropriate practices; component plans; and children’s interests and skill levels that are conducive to learning.
  7. Facilitate center operations during times when the Teacher is not present.
  8. Follow program, center and classroom procedures for health and safety.
  9. Advocate for families in the program and encourage their participation.
  10. Maintain a cooperative working relationship with each family.
  11. Communicate with parents concerning needs of the children.
  12. Inform the Teacher and Site Supervisor of center issues, which may affect program or agency compliance or image.
  13. Clean classroom, kitchen, bathrooms, changing areas, entryway area utilized by children and their families and the outdoor play area before, during and after class as needed. Follow established maintenance requirements of Head Start/Early Head Start Site.
  14. Provide a learning environment that will support children in their cognitive, social, physical and emotional development.
  15. Work cooperatively with the center/classroom staff in program implementation.
  16. Participate in program assessments.
  17. Perform any or all other classroom duties as required by program, funding and CACFP regulations as needed.

EXPECTATIONS

 

  1. Support the organization's mission, vision, values, policy and procedure by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
  2. Demonstrates personal commitment to HACAP through quality job performance, a sense of responsibility for high achievement, professional appearance, awareness of current events throughout HACAP, and a positive promotion of HACAP.
  3. Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members.
  4. Consistently demonstrate ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.
  5. Consistently come to work on time, working as scheduled, and leaving at the scheduled time.
  6. Maintain appropriate attire and good grooming habits to support HACAP’s desire for safe and efficient operations, providing greater service and better customer relations.
  7. Must possess high integrity and ensure confidentiality of any information concerning an employee, client, family, financial condition or personal peculiarities is strictly maintained.
  8. Ensure that personal health information is protected during its collection, use, disclosure, storage and destruction within HACAP as required by HIPAA.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

 

Education and/or Experience

 

Associates degree in early childhood OR Two (2) years experience in a licensed (or school district based) child care program

AND

One of the following:

  1. Pre-school Child Development Associate credential (CDA)
  2. One (1) year early childhood diploma from an accredited community college
  3. Other related associates degree with nine (9) credit hours of course work in early childhood education 

 

Skills

  1. Ability to read, comprehend and implement procedures.
  2. Ability to use good judgment.
  3. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  4. Ability to work with a diverse population.
  5. Ability to relate to low-income people.
  6. Strong organizational skills.
  7. Ability to work effectively with age appropriate activities in the classroom and relate with children in a positive way.
  8. Detail orientated.

 

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 use hands to finger, handle, feel, and grasp; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally use repetitive wrist, hand, and finger movements to operate a computer keyboard. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, squat, twist, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally climb stairs or steps. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must be able to work/play with children on their level, specifically on floor level. The employee must regularly lift, move, push, or pull up to 10 pounds; frequently lift, move, push, or pull up to 25 pounds; and occasionally lift, move, push or pull up to 50 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 outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

  1. Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal checks prior hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Receive clearance thru National FBI fingerprint checks. Fingerprints must be submitted for national check no later than 30 days from date of hire or start date at the center. Resubmit every four (4) years.
  3. Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.
  4. Provide TB screening clearance upon hire and every two (2) years thereafter.
  5. Complete Blood borne Pathogen (Universal Precautions) within ten (10) days of employment and update annually.
  6. Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  7. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  8. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  9. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment and update every five (5) years.
  10. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
  11. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
  12. Paid time and mileage calculated from the nearest HACAP service site to the population cluster to be served by the employee or from the employee’s residence whichever is nearer.
  13. Maintain and keep current credentials for position requirements.

 

 

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Case Manager Services Coordinator

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families living with the everyday barriers of poverty.

 

What we are proud to offer you:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403(b))
  • Paid time off and 9 company paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability after 1 year of employment
  • Basic Life and AD&D coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional benefits: Flexible Spending, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life and Voluntary Accident

 

POSITION GOAL:

 

This position is responsible for building and maintaining a partnership with individuals and families that experience homelessness. The position works with homeless individuals and families using a housing first approach to services. The case manager works with each household to develop housing stabilization plans to identify housing and other financial and community supports.

 

Hours and Wage:

Monday - Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm; $18.33/hour


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Community networking activities to assist homeless households, including veterans, who are at risk of losing their housing and/or who are homeless and in need of securing traditional, permanent housing.
  2. Maintains precise and accurate documentation of case management services, including housing placement documentation, community referrals, community networking activities in the correct database.
  3. Adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the Housing Program Manuals (SSVF, CoC, ESG HACAP policies and procedures).
  4. Work with supervisor and compliance staff on turning in all required case management and housing stabilization documentation.
  5. Assists participants with completing applications for benefits, employment, social security, and other mainstream resources.
  6. Advocates for needed services and assist landlords in helping clients meet the obligations of tenancy.
  7. Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationship with community resources; attends and participates in appropriate coalition and other community resource meetings.
  8. Work with the assigned case load to assist individuals in maintaining and obtaining permanent housing.
  9. Conduct meetings at a time convenient for participants. This will include both daytime and evening weekday hours.
  10. Work with area landlords to find affordable housing for program participants.
  11. Attend case conferencing and all other meetings required by the Regional Housing Director and Regional Housing Placement Manager.

  EXPECTATIONS

 

  1. Support the organization's mission, vision, values, policy and procedure by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
  2. Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members.
  3. Consistently demonstrate ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.
  4. Maintain appropriate attire and good grooming habits to support HACAP’s desire for safe and efficient operations, providing greater service and better customer relations.
  5. Ensure confidentiality of any information concerning an employee, client, family, financial condition or personal peculiarities is strictly maintained.
  6. Be able to work in an environment with limited supervision and make independent decisions.
  7. Ensure that personal health information is protected during its collection, use, disclosure, storage and destruction within HACAP as required by HIPAA.

 

 QUALIFICATIONS

 

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

 

TARGETED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

 

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field and two years’ experience

OR

                   7 years’ work experience in homeless services field

 

  1. Working knowledge of community resources as they relate to homelessness, veterans, and affordable housing.
  1. Knowledge of homeless services and affordable housing providers in assigned service area.
  2. Position may cover up to 11 counties in Eastern Iowa depending on service needs. Extensive daily travel may be required.

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

 

  • Valid Iowa driver’s license & Proof of Insurance
  • SOAR Training preferred not required

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and work at a computer for long periods of time in an office environment and must be able to lift/move weight up to 25lbs. Employee is also required to accept incoming calls and must be able to hear and speak. Must have visual acuity to read and draft reports, memos, letters, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision adequate for the incumbent to perform the responsibilities and functions of the job efficiently.  Must have the manual dexterity to manually operate and use a computer. Incumbent must be able to drive in all weather and road conditions.  The noise level is quiet to moderate; non-­‐smoking environment.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

The employee will work in an office and public, service-­‐delivery environment. Hectic situations can occur in the public area of the facility characteristic to working with the homeless community and the related concerns and situations related to homeless conditions.   Potential exists for volatile and unpredictable situations to occur. May experience exposure to strong odors such as soiled clothes and poor hygiene.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

  1. Valid driver’s license
  2. Valid car insurance
  3. Reliable transportation for use on the job


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LiHEAP Administrative Assistant -Seasonal

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families living with the everyday barriers of poverty.

 

What we are proud to offer you:

  • Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403(b))

 

 Position Goal 

 

This position is responsible for data entry for the LiHEAP assessment and resolution period of the program year.  This position is also responsible for answering phone calls for the Energy Line, taking appointments and completing intake for Energy Assistance programs.    

 

Schedule & Wage

Monday-Friday 10 am -2 pm; September 1st- January 30th, 2019; $13.37

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

 

  1. Must maintain confidentiality at all times
  2. Must always represent HACAP in a positive and professional manner
  3. Must attend training as requested to demonstrate a continued effort to grow professionally
  4. Adhere to all policies as an employee of HACAP
  5. Attend all agency-wide trainings
  6. Establish a collaborative and communicative relationship with fellow staff
  7. Must be punctual and dependable in completing assignments, meeting report deadlines; daily attendance is essential
  8. Answer telephone, provide accurate program information and/or route to appropriate person
  9. Greet visitors/clients, providing information on agency programs or external resources
  10. Prepare client selection lists and rental agreements if applicable
  11. Query client selection database for various records
  12. Input data from energy assistance applications and basic intake forms and update data to ensure accuracy and completeness
  13. Assist with maintaining agency customer/client database
  14. Assist with LiHEAP data entry and processing responsibilities as necessary
  15. Maintain working relationship with vendors regarding energy assistance problems and request information on customer accounts
  16. Assist in compiling monthly records for state reports
  17. Assist in reporting and tracking of any required program/funding regulations
  18. Prepare miscellaneous program(s) correspondence
  19. Prepare and run reports and queries – assuring accuracy
  20. Compose routine correspondence, process/route incoming mail and prepare outgoing mail
  21. File approval/denial letters, labels, vendor receipts, checks, applications and other records as necessary
  22. Provide other general administrative support for Weatherization/LiHEAP Department, handling Incoming calls and faxes

 

 QUALIFICATIONS

 

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

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

 

  1. High school diploma or GED
  2. AA in business administration or one (1) year of experience in Human Services preferred.
  3. Work experience to demonstrate:Working knowledge of personal computers and standard software such as: word processing, spreadsheet, and database management.
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills and active listening techniques.
    • Ability to learn, apply and train on new technology.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-task environment with limited supervision.
    • Willingness and ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to change within the organization or program.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as: safety rules, operating manuals, and procedures.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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 noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

  1. Valid driver’s license.
  2. Reliable transportation to use on the job.
  3. Valid car insurance

 

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Substitutes (Linn, Johnson, Jones, Washington & Benton Counties)

Location: Linn, Johnson, Jones, Washington, & Benton Counties

Work Schedule: Varies/Intermittent

Wages: $10.31/hr

Summary Description:

Substitute Teacher supports the Teacher in planning, implementing and maintaining a nurturing and supportive educational program for children. These positions are intermittent and may be short or long term roles.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED 

AND

3 months preschool experience

To Apply:

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Assistant Teacher II - Urban

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families living with the everyday barriers of poverty.

 

What we are proud to offer you:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403(b))
  • Paid time off and 9 company paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability after 1 year of employment
  • Basic Life and AD&D coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional benefits: Flexible Spending, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life and Voluntary Accident

 

POSITION GOAL

The Assistant Teacher II supports the Teacher in planning, implementing and maintaining a nurturing and supportive educational program for participating children. The Assistant Teacher II is the designated lead Head Start staff person at times during the day when the teacher is not present in the classroom.

 

Schedule & Wage


Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.; PD/FY; $12.33-$14.52

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Ensure compliance, program records and documentation required for HACAP programs, child-care licensing regulations, CACFP, Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act and funding requirements.
  2. Assist and follow site procedures for maintenance of a safe, positive and nurturing physical and emotional environment in the center and classroom.
  3. Provide for the educational developmental needs of the individual child, and the classroom as a whole, according to mandated performance standards and established service plans and curriculum.
  4. Assist in carrying out daily lesson plans in keeping with HACAP program requirements and Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, CLASS dimensions, developmentally appropriate practices, component plans, promote children's interests, individual goals and strategies.
  5. Follow daily plans and classroom routine.
  6. Assist with lesson planning in keeping with program performance standards; developmentally appropriate practices; component plans; and children’s interests and skill levels that are conducive to learning.
  7. Facilitate center operations during times when the Teacher is not present.
  8. Follow program, center and classroom procedures for health and safety.
  9. Advocate for families in the program and encourage their participation.
  10. Maintain a cooperative working relationship with each family.
  11. Communicate with parents concerning needs of the children.
  12. Inform the Teacher and Site Supervisor of center issues, which may affect program or agency compliance or image.
  13. Clean classroom, kitchen, bathrooms, changing areas, entryway area utilized by children and their families and the outdoor play area before, during and after class as needed. Follow established maintenance requirements of Head Start/Early Head Start Site.
  14. Provide a learning environment that will support children in their cognitive, social, physical and emotional development.
  15. Work cooperatively with the center/classroom staff in program implementation.
  16. Participate in program assessments.
  17. Perform any or all other classroom duties as required by program, funding and CACFP regulations as needed.

EXPECTATIONS

 

  1. Support the organization's mission, vision, values, policy and procedure by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
  2. Demonstrates personal commitment to HACAP through quality job performance, a sense of responsibility for high achievement, professional appearance, awareness of current events throughout HACAP, and a positive promotion of HACAP.
  3. Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members.
  4. Consistently demonstrate ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.
  5. Consistently come to work on time, working as scheduled, and leaving at the scheduled time.
  6. Maintain appropriate attire and good grooming habits to support HACAP’s desire for safe and efficient operations, providing greater service and better customer relations.
  7. Must possess high integrity and ensure confidentiality of any information concerning an employee, client, family, financial condition or personal peculiarities is strictly maintained.
  8. Ensure that personal health information is protected during its collection, use, disclosure, storage and destruction within HACAP as required by HIPAA.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

 

Education and/or Experience

 

Associates degree in early childhood OR Two (2) years experience in a licensed (or school district based) child care program

AND

One of the following:

  1. Pre-school Child Development Associate credential (CDA)
  2. One (1) year early childhood diploma from an accredited community college
  3. Other related associates degree with nine (9) credit hours of course work in early childhood education 

 

Skills

  1. Ability to read, comprehend and implement procedures.
  2. Ability to use good judgment.
  3. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  4. Ability to work with a diverse population.
  5. Ability to relate to low-income people.
  6. Strong organizational skills.
  7. Ability to work effectively with age appropriate activities in the classroom and relate with children in a positive way.
  8. Detail orientated.

 

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 use hands to finger, handle, feel, and grasp; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally use repetitive wrist, hand, and finger movements to operate a computer keyboard. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, squat, twist, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally climb stairs or steps. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must be able to work/play with children on their level, specifically on floor level. The employee must regularly lift, move, push, or pull up to 10 pounds; frequently lift, move, push, or pull up to 25 pounds; and occasionally lift, move, push or pull up to 50 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 outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

  1. Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal checks prior hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Receive clearance thru National FBI fingerprint checks. Fingerprints must be submitted for national check no later than 30 days from date of hire or start date at the center. Resubmit every four (4) years.
  3. Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.
  4. Provide TB screening clearance upon hire and every two (2) years thereafter.
  5. Complete Blood borne Pathogen (Universal Precautions) within ten (10) days of employment and update annually.
  6. Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  7. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  8. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  9. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment and update every five (5) years.
  10. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
  11. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
  12. Paid time and mileage calculated from the nearest HACAP service site to the population cluster to be served by the employee or from the employee’s residence whichever is nearer.
  13. Maintain and keep current credentials for position requirements.

 

 

ATTACH COPY OF QUALIFICATIONS/TRANSCRIPTS

 

If interested in applying for the position please click the link below:

 

https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/367723?source=ccp&key=RYkSDmAO%2bif9yb9HtrJIaU0z1ZPN22r3Fo2YAoSk2Eg%3d

HACAP is committed to equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against or in favor of any employee or applicant on the basis of age, race, sex, creed, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or political affiliation.