Employment

Join the HACAP team

Are you interested in working with a nonprofit organization that is passionate about building strong communities and providing support to people in need? Take the next step toward creating change by applying for one of our available positions below.

Open Positions

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

EHS Family Support Worker / Home Visitor III -Inn Circle

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 families that encourages the growth, safety, and well-being of the entire family.  The Family Support Worker/Home Visitor embodies a strength-based approach through which the parent can enhance their roles as the child’s primary teacher, and the family can achieve the skills and resources to attain and maintain self-sufficiency. 

 

Hours and Wage:

Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm; $14.52-$17.04

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 home-based services to families in assigned caseload, following the Head Start Program Performance Standards and the agency’s EHS home visit procedures.
  4. Conduct home visits at a time convenient to families in assigned caseload. This will include daytime and evening hours and occasional weekend hours.
  5. Assist team on planning and implement two monthly socialization meetings.
  6. Act as an advocate for enrolled families.
  7. Partner with teachers to meet Educator and Parent Involvement compliances for each enrolled family.
  8. Provide additional assistance to families in obtaining child health services, quality child care, and other services essential to executing their individual case plans.
  9. Attend monthly team meetings.
  10. Support team members with enrollment and recruitment.
  11. Work as a team member on projects and goals as needed.
  12. Provides child ratio coverage in a classroom on an emergency basis to meet state licensing and/or federal compliance regulations.
  13. Participate in program assessments.

 

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 a positive promotion of HACAP.
  3. Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members
  4. Consistently demonstrate an 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 the 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. Obtain Family Development Certification taking into consideration the frequency and availability of training being offered.

 

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

 

Bachelor degree in social work, human services, family services or counseling

                                                 OR

Bachelor degree in a related field with credential or certification in social work and one (1) year experience working with young children and families

 

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 will be working in the homes of clients and may be exposed to a variety of home management environments.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Workers will have a docking station at a HACAP service site.

 

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. 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.
  1. Valid driver’s license
  2. Valid car insurance
To apply 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

 

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 an 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

 

  1. Ability to read and write and keep records utilizing basic mathematical skills.
  2. Serve Safe training required within 30 days from hire date.

 

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 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

 

To apply to the job click the link below:

 

https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/399402?source=ccp&key=Fd%2f%2bKdfJjlPQ7ASnkl%2bLgXHIpL3U2DlsT5lSD86cWs0%3d 

Early Childhood Teacher- 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

 

The Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) 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.

 

Schedule & Wage

Monday-Friday 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.; FD/EY; $18.56-$20.81/hr

 

 

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. 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, children's interests, and 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 the 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 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.

 

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

 

  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 an 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 the 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

 

Current State of Iowa Early Childhood Teacher License

 

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 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. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
  10. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
  11. Reliable transportation for use on the job.
  12. Valid driver’s license and valid car insurance.
  13. 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.
  14. Maintain and keep current credentials for position requirements.

 

MUST ATTACH CREDENTIALS/TRANSCRIPTS

 

To apply click the link below: 

https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/393679?source=ccp&key=H%2fX%2fkqHSoYS6Rd4WN%2fE3oO%2fs%2buDcgUQS0zs7wcywGlA%3d 

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

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

 

Under the supervision of the Alliance Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator, conducts all aspects of the Loving Support Peer Counseling Program and process of assessing normal breastfeeding concerns and challenges associated with the WIC, Child Health and Maternal Health Programs in full compliance with federal, state and local regulations to provide breastfeeding supportive services to target women in the community. 

 

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Counseling pregnant and breastfeeding WIC and Maternal Health mothers at scheduled intervals determined by the local WIC agency.
  2. Making established periodic contacts with all assigned clients.
  3. Providing basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to new mothers including the benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers, and getting a good start with breastfeeding.
  4. Educating mothers on how to prevent and manage common breastfeeding concerns.
  5. Referring mothers to the WIC Lactation Consultant and other lactation services in the community according to agency protocols.
  6. Attending and assisting with prenatal breastfeeding classes and breastfeeding support groups for WIC participants.
  7. Assisting WIC staff in promoting the breastfeeding peer counseling program through special projects, outreach activities, and duties as assigned.
  8. Attend and participate in regular WIC staff meetings, state breastfeeding conferences, and programs that serve to enhance training and skills.
  9. Work with the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor to evaluate individual and program needs.
  10. Maintain accurate records of all contacts made with assigned mothers using the WIC electronic data system, and completing and submitting activity reports as required by the local WIC agency.

 

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.

 

  1. Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members.

 

  1. Consistently demonstrate an ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.

 

  1. Consistently come to work on time, working as scheduled, and leaving at the scheduled time.

 

  1. Maintain appropriate attire and good grooming habits to support HACAP’s desire for safe and efficient operations, providing greater service and better customer relations.

 

  1. Ensure confidentiality of any information concerning an employee, client, family, financial condition or personal peculiarities is strictly maintained.

 

  1. Ensure that personal health information is protected during its collection, use, disclosure, storage and destruction within HACAP as required by HIPAA.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

 

A breastfeeding peer counselor must currently be a WIC participant or must have been a WIC participant in the past and must have successfully breastfed at least one baby for a minimum of four months.  She must have a telephone and be willing to make contacts from home.  Breastfeeding peer counselors must also be available outside the usual clinic operating hours to mothers who are breastfeeding. 

 

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

 

 The following experiences and skills are desirable:

 

  1. Enthusiasm about breastfeeding and desires to help other mothers enjoy a positive breastfeeding experience.
  2. Good communications skills.
  3. Basic computer skills.
  4. Demographic similarities with the WIC participants served by the local agency such as age, ethnicity, and language.
  5. Reliable transportation

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

This position may require lifting up to 50 pounds.

  

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

 

Travel to outlying clinic sites may be required.  Travel may be required to participate in continuing training events. 

 

SUPERVISION

 

The breastfeeding peer counselor is responsible to the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator of the local employing agency.

 

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. Must be able to communicate and work effectively with a diverse population of low-income individuals with possible language/cultural barriers.
  2. Have a valid driver's license
  3. Complete Bloodborne Pathogen training within 30 days of employment and updated annually.
  4. Completion of required breastfeeding peer counseling training
  5. Annual TB testing
  6. Willing to work flexible hours including early evenings and some weekends
To apply for the position click the link below: 

1st Five Site 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

 

The 1st Five Site Coordinator oversees the 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative including all services, operations, and compliance of the 1st Five Program for the Family & Community Health Alliance.  This position will be primarily responsible for establishing and maintaining strong relationships with local primary care medical practices.  This relationship includes regular communication on 1st Five referral status and program maintenance, as well as, training and consultation for medical sites.  In addition, 1st Five Site Coordinators are the face of 1st Five in their communities and serve in the capacity as messengers about the importance of young children’s healthy mental development to community stakeholders.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Promote the use of developmental surveillance and screening for social emotional-development, family stress, parental depression, and autism, by local primary care medical providers.
  2. Establish and maintain strong relationships with medical provider sites including regular communication regarding referral status and program maintenance.
  3. Responsible for administrative and supervisory tasks for the 1st Five Program including interpreting state and federal guidelines and working with the FCHA Director and Finance staff to develop the 1st Five budget.
  4. Maintain ongoing relationships with county boards of health in the performance of core public health functions of assessment, assurance, and policy development for the maternal and child population.
  5. Responsible for the completion and oversight of time studies related to 1st Five program activities.
  6. Responsible for oversight of site visits and attending required state meetings.
  7. Responsible for the compilation of program statistics.
  8. Responsible for completion of and oversight of all care coordination for 1st Five families.
  9. Responsible for meeting all IDPH requirements.
  10. Participate in public relations activities and community task forces as assigned by FCHA Director.
  11. Recommend operational policies/procedures which meet all standards and regulations in conjunction with the FCHA Director.
  12. Assist the FCHA Director in the preparation of annual grant applications and year-end progress reports.
  13. Receive and act upon technical assistance from the Iowa Department of Public Health, Maternal Health, and Child Health consultants.
  14. Provide leadership, direction, supervision, and support to 1st Five Developmental Support Specialists and delegate to others as appropriate.
  15. Assure compliance within the 1st Five Program.

 

 EXPECTATIONS

 

  1. Support the organization's mission, vision, values, policy, and procedure by exhibiting the following behaviors: professionalism, 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 an 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.
  8. Ability to mentor and delegate appropriately so learning opportunities are available to 1st Five site team.
  9. Complete core competency staff training requirements within 6 months of hire.

 

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. Must be a health professional with a bachelor’s degree in health education, counseling, nursing, sociology, or psychology OR a graduate of a Bachelor’s degree program or higher in social work.
  2. Must possess basic knowledge of child health development and related community services.
  3. Must complete 1st Five staff training requirements within 6 months of hire.

 

 

Skills and/or Abilities

 

  1. Ability to communicate well and work effectively with a variety of socio-economic groups
  2. Excellent organizational skills
  3. Adept at giving presentations and comfortable speaking to groups of people
  4. Ability to work with little supervision

 

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 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 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.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

  1. Complete Child Abuse Reporter training within six (6) months of employment and update every five (5) years.
  2. Complete bloodborne pathogen training within 1 year of employment and update every year.
  3. Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal records checks upon employment and resubmit/receive clearance every two (2) years.
  4. Valid driver’s license
  5. Valid car insurance
  6. Reliable transportation for on-the-job use
  7. Maintain required continuing education hours to retain state licensure
To apply for the position click the link below: 

1st Five Development Support 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:

  • 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 1st Five Developmental Support Specialist position requires personal contact with families and providers that allows for individualization of care and family-centered decision making to meet the needs of each family.  This communication may be carried out through face to face visits, telephone contacts, or written correspondence. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Familiarity with all community-based intervention services needed for 1st Five referrals
  2. Maintain an on-going relationship with referred families to track their compliance and progress
  3. Provide assistance to referred families in accessing community-based services to include, but not limited to: developmental screening and treatment for children, counseling, community resources, appointment setting, transportation assistance, physician communication 
  4. Attend meetings with community partners to develop and maintain relationships with community referral sources
  5. Attend required training in a timely manner in accordance with 1st Five policies
  6. Educate families about the importance of preventive medical and dental care for children
  7. Remind families that periodic screenings are due
  8. Assist families in locating medical and dental providers
  9. Remind individuals and families about appointments
  10. Provide linkages to support services such as transportation and child care
  11. Arrange follow-up on missed appointments
  12. Assist the families when referrals for further medical, dental, or community services are indicated
  13. Follow-up to determine if all medically necessary diagnostic and treatment services have been received
  14. Assist clients and families in making and keeping referral appointments
  15. Provide follow-up education and monitoring of medical and dental plans
  16. Link families to other health-related community services
  17. Serve as a client advocate
  18. Provide support and assistance as families become independent health care consumers
  19. Check client information in state and agency database or other pertinent files for needs identified at the last contact and determine if follow-up is needed
  20. Review the state database record identifying missing demographic information that needs to be recorded; prepare materials for the client based on previous contact information, needs identified, current screening and immunization schedules, and other information as determined by 1st Five’s protocol
  21. Contact the client as specified by 1st Five’s protocol, which may include making phone calls, sending written information, and/or making a home visit to those families without phones, or who are otherwise hard to reach.
  22. Complete documentation in the state database and for services provided needs met, and/or needs to be identified
  23. Update and maintain program forms and training records to reflect necessary changes
  24. May be assigned both Title V EPSDT care coordination and 1st Five care coordination as additional duties

 

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 an 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

 

  1. Must have one of the following qualifications:

i:     Registered nurse

ii:    Health professional with a bachelor’s degree or higher in health education, social work, counseling, nursing, sociology, or psychology or

iii:   Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or paraprofessional working under the direct supervision of the 1st Five Site Coordinator or CH Project Director.

 

  1. Must possess basic knowledge of child health development and related community services.
  2. Must complete core competency staff training requirements within 6 months of hire as 1st Five Developmental Support Specialist to include, but not limited to: Traumatic Stress on Brain Development, Post-Partum  Depression, Active Listening/Motivational Interviewing, Child Development and Attachment, Working with Families Affected by Substance Abuse Disorders, Working with Families Affected by Domestic Violence, ASQ and ASQ:SE Developmental Screening Tools, Title V Maternal Child Health online training modules (CH/EPSDT, Informing, Care Coordination, CAReS, EPSDT Billing) and Adverse Childhood Experiences. 
  3. Experience or education demonstrating competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

 

Skills and/or Abilities

 

  1. Strong written and verbal communication skills

 

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 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 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.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

  1. Complete Child Abuse Reporter training within six (6) months of employment and update every five (5) years.
  2. Complete bloodborne pathogen training within 1 year of employment and update every year.
  3. Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal records checks upon employment and resubmit/receive clearance every two (2) years.
  4. Valid driver’s license
  5. Valid car insurance
  6. Reliable transportation for on-the-job use
  7. Maintain required continuing education hours to retain state licensure
To apply for the position click the link below: 

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: 

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.