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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:

https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/270322?source=ccp&key=kgyqmLjyDpcyXW3QBrdLH4KLCGaL0Uqqzo%2fvxOV8WoQ%3d

Lead Toddler Worker II - Coral Ridge

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 the implementation of the program activities within the infant/toddler center.  Primary responsibilities include meeting the basic needs of the children and parents involved in the infant/toddler program.

 

SCHEDULE & WAGE

Monday-Friday 8:30 am- 5:30 pm; $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 the 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. Plan and provide an environment that nurtures and allows for appropriate development in infants/toddlers.
  6. Provide a learning environment that will support children in their cognitive, social, physical and emotional development.
  7. Follow daily plans and classroom routine.
  8. 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.
  9. Facilitate center operations during times when the Teacher is not present.
  10. Follow program, center and classroom procedures for health and safety.
  11. Advocate for families in the program and encourage their participation.
  12. Maintain a cooperative working relationship with each family.
  13. Communicate with parents concerning the needs of the children.
  14. Inform the Teacher and Site Supervisor of center issues, which may affect program or agency compliance or image.
  15. 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.
  16. Work cooperatively with the center/classroom staff in program implementation.
  17. Participate in program assessments.
  18. 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. Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members.
  3. Consistently demonstrate the ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.
  4. Consistently come to work on time, working as scheduled, and leaving at the scheduled time.
  5. Maintain appropriate attire and good grooming habits to support HACAP’s desire for safe and efficient operations, providing greater service and better customer relations.
  6. Ensure confidentiality of any information concerning an employee, client, family, financial condition or personal peculiarities is strictly maintained.
  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.

 

Education and/or Experience

 

Associate degree or higher in Early Childhood Education

       OR

Infant/Toddler CDA

 

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 the 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 the 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 Bloodborne 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.
  1. Valid driver’s license.
  2. Valid car insurance.
To apply for the position click the link below: 

Warehouse Technician

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 Food Reservoir Warehouse Technician is responsible for assisting the Lead Warehouse Technician with all phases of the day-to-day operation of the warehouse, including the pick-up and/or delivery of Food Reservoir products and food boxes using the Food Reservoir cargo van. This position actively interacts with retail food donors and volunteers. In addition, the Warehouse Technician follows all Feeding America, AIB, and Food Reservoir food safety and safe driving requirements as well as completion of all required daily documentation.

 

Hours and Wage:

Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm; $12.51/hour, full benefits

 

POSITION GOAL

 

The Food Reservoir Warehouse Technician is responsible for assisting the Lead Warehouse Technician with all phases of the day-to-day operation of the warehouse, including the pick-up and/or delivery of Food Reservoir products and food boxes using the Food Reservoir cargo van. This position actively interacts with retail food donors and volunteers. In addition, the Warehouse Technician follows all Feeding America, AIB, and Food Reservoir food safety and safe driving requirements as well as completion of all required daily documentation.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Safely transport food product using the agency vehicle (both donations pick up and deliveries as requested by Supervisor).
  2. Maintain proper storage and distribution of warehouse product in compliance with Feeding America’s food safety guidelines.
  3. Responsible for tracking maintenance of a vehicle, proper fuel levels, documenting mileage and communicating any repairs or vehicle checks needed on vehicle, tires, and equipment used to Operations/Warehouse Manager.
  4. Respond to a team member, partner agency and supervisor needs in a timely manner.
  5. Maintain order and cleanliness in food reservoir vehicle and the warehouse in compliance with AIB Food Safety Standards.
  6. Pick agency orders for distribution as needed.
  7. Follow inventory controls to ensure efficiencies and quality inventory control.
  8. Properly document required temperature check, poundage, and item donation documentation and submit daily reports as required by food reservoir, Feeding American and AIB.
  9. Follow all warehouse rules and inventory controls according to a FIFO (First In – First Out) system.
  10. Operate a forklift and electric pallet jack to complete necessary work.
  11. Responsible for maintaining a positive work attitude with team members, retail donors, Partner Agencies and management staff.
  12. Other duties, as assigned.

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. Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow team members.
  3. Consistently demonstrate the ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.
  4. Consistently come to work on time, working as scheduled, and leaving at the scheduled time.
  5. Assist with all phases of the day-to-day operation of the warehouse facility including proper storage and distribution of warehouse products, maintaining order and cleanliness in the warehouse and picking agency orders for distribution.
  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. 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.
  9. Other duties as assigned.


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. 1-year related experience, preferably in food warehousing and/or delivery.
  2. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and customer orders.
  3. Work experience that demonstrates the ability to follow and communicate instructions.
  4. Work experience that demonstrates the ability to solve practical problems with flexibility.
  5. Experience operating a forklift and electric pallet jack.

Skills and/or Abilities

 

Ability to read and write and keep records utilizing basic mathematical skills.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

 

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Must be able to climb in and out of the delivery truck multiple times daily. Ability to load and unload product.  Ability to drive a vehicle with multiple stops daily.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold as well as extreme heat and moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.   

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

  1. Proof of valid Driver’s license
  2. Proof of valid personal car insurance

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

Intermittent Early Childhood Teacher

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))
  • Employee Assistance Program

 

SCHEDULE AND WAGE

Start date is immediate; hours are 7:15 AM-3:15 PM Monday-Friday. Wage $20.23-$22.68 based on qualifications. 

 

POSITION GOAL

 

The Early Childhood Teacher is responsible for planning, implementing and maintaining a nurturing and supportive early childhood educational experience for participating children and families.  The position oversees the daily implementation of all Head Start standards in the educational classroom operation.

 

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. Plan and carry 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. Plan and coordinate the classroom day for the most effective use of classroom staff and volunteers working in the classroom.
  6. Establish clear classroom rules and guidelines and apply them consistently, appropriately and calmly.
  7. Submit reports and records in a timely manner.
  8. Support and contribute to child study team and other service coordination efforts, implementing team plans and other recommendations for classroom services.
  9. Effectively communicate with parents on an ongoing basis through formal and informal communications.
  10. Advocate for families in the program and encourage their participation.
  11. Maintain a cooperative working relationship with each family.
  12. Coordinate and attend parent committee meetings as applicable.
  13. Inform supervisor or support staff of issues, which may affect program or agency compliance or image.
  14. Participate in program assessments.
  15. Maintain clean and sanitary classroom, kitchen, bathroom, outdoor play area and entryway area utilized by children and their families before, during and after class as needed.  Follow established maintenance requirements of the Head Start Early Head Start program.
  16. Work cooperatively with the center/classroom staff in program implementation.
  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 a personal commitment to HACAP through quality job performance, a sense of responsibility for high achievement, professional appearance, awareness of current events throughout HACAP, and positive promotion of HACAP.
  3. Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members.
  4. Consistently demonstrate the 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

 

Education and/or Experience

 

      Bachelor Degree in related field with current Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, OR

      Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and two (2) years of preschool experience

 

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 the 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.

 

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal checks prior to hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Receive clearance thru National FBI fingerprint checks.  Fingerprints must be submitted for national check prior to 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 Bloodborne 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. Reliable transportation for use on the job.
  13. Valid driver’s license and valid car insurance.
  14. 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.
  15. Maintain and keep current credentials for position requirements.

 

ATTACH TRANSCRIPTS/DIPLOMA/CURRENT TRAINING

 

To apply to the opening click the link below: 

 

https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/415520?source=ccp&key=pe8aHVCzW106nzbfUX6P73CozkRK8d2iNB0DJJxMLUs%3d

 

Intermittent Health Alliance Management Information Specialist

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))
  • Employee Assistance Program

 

POSITION GOAL

 

The Management Information Specialist will assist in composing and mailing letters to medical providers and client families. This position will also assist in maintaining this system includes closing families in the database, conducting satisfaction surveys, and assisting the 1st Five Program with other duties. This role will have access and utilize TAV, CIS, ESS, and Outlook.  Maintain a high level of confidentiality when dealing with client files. 

 

SCHEDULE & WAGE

Monday-Friday flexible between the hours of 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, a maximum of 15 hours per week. The position will start 3/18/19 and end 6/15/19. Wage is $16.13 per hour. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Maintain data entry requirements by following the data 1st Five program techniques and procedures.
  2. Prepares data for computer entry by sorting and compiling information and establishing data entry priority. 
  3. Prepare relevant correspondence as needed.
  4. Scan documents into relevant databases.
  5. Verify client data by reviewing, correcting, reentering data.
  6. Combine data from various systems when client information is incomplete. 
  7. Support 1st Five with other duties as assigned. 

 

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. Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members
  3. Consistently demonstrate the ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary
  4. Consistently come to work on time, working as scheduled, and leaving at the scheduled time
  5. Maintain appropriate attire and good grooming habits to support HACAP’s desire for safe and efficient operations, providing greater service and better customer relations.
  6. Ensure confidentiality of any information concerning an employee, client, family, financial condition or personal peculiarities is strictly maintained
  7. Ensure that personal health information is protected during its collection, use, disclosure, storage and destruction within HACAP as required by HIPAA.

  

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

 

  1. High School Diploma or GED.
  2. One year post-secondary education with clerical or computer and one-year database experience

OR

Two years of clerical experience with one-year database experience

OR

An equivalent combination of education and experience.

  1. Experience or education demonstrating competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  2. Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Experience or education demonstrating competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access

  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand.  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.


If interested in the position click the link below to apply: 


https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/417292?source=ccp&key=4AkISzDl4KA%2bgppjRrl%2f12TSEDkOa6CxK2S9dQmMwq0%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.