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Substitute 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

 

POSITION GOAL

The 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.

 

Hours and Wage:

Intermittent hours; $11.01/hour

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Take direction and work cooperatively with center/classroom staff to assist with center operations and compliance.
  2. Assist in compliance required for HACAP programs, child-care licensing regulations, CACFP, Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, and funding requirements.
  3. Assist and follow site procedures for maintenance of a safe, positive, and nurturing physical and emotional environment in the center and classroom.
  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 routines.
  6. Follow program, center and classroom procedures for health and safety.
  7. Inform the center staff and Site Supervisor of center issues, which may affect program or agency compliance or image.
  8. 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.
  9. Assist in 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

 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

 

High School diploma or a GED

And

Three months of experience working in a licensed early childhood or school-based pre-school setting

 

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 the 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 to hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Receive clearance through 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 (3) years.
  7. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment.
  1. Valid driver’s license.
  2. Valid car insurance.

To apply for this position click the following link- 


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Assistant Teacher II -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, Voluntary Accident, Vision

 

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. 

 

HOURS AND WAGE

Monday-Friday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm, FD/FY; $12.64-$14.89

 

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 routines.
  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 the 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 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

 

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) childcare 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 the 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 to hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
    2. Receive clearance through 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 three (3) years.
    7. Complete Administration of Medication within three (3) months of employment and update annually.
    8. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
    9. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
    10. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment.    
    11. Be enrolled in Preschool CDA program or AA Early Education program and achieve credential/degree within one year of hire.
    12. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
    13. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
    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.

 

To apply click the following link- 

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Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Assistant Teacher II -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, Voluntary Accident, and Vision

 

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.  

 

HOURS AND WAGE

Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm, FD/EY; $12.64-$14.89

 

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 routines.  
  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 the 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. 
  14. Follow established maintenance requirements of Head Start/Early Head Start Site.
  15. Provide a learning environment that will support children in their cognitive, social, physical and emotional development.
  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. 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 positive promotion of HACAP.
  3. Consistently work positively and cooperatively with fellow Team Members
  4. Consistently demonstrate the ability to respond to flexibly changing situations 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 the 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 before hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Receive clearance through National FBI fingerprint checks. Fingerprints must be submitted for the national check before 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 three (3) years.
  7. Complete Administration of Medication within three (3) months of employment and update annually.
  8. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  9. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  10. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment.   
  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. 
  1. Maintain and keep current credentials for position requirements.
 
To apply for this position click the following link- 
 
 
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Assistant Teacher II- Horizons

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 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.  

 

HOURS AND WAGE

 Monday-Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm; $13.78-$16.23

 

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 routines.  
  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 the 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. 
  14. Follow established maintenance requirements of Head Start/Early Head Start Site.
  15. Provide a learning environment that will support children in their cognitive, social, physical and emotional development.
  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. 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 positive promotion of HACAP.
  3. Consistently work positively and cooperatively with fellow Team Members
  4. Consistently demonstrate the ability to respond to flexibly changing situations 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 the 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 before hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Receive clearance through National FBI fingerprint checks. Fingerprints must be submitted for the national check before 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 three (3) years.
  7. Complete Administration of Medication within three (3) months of employment and update annually.
  8. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  9. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  10. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment.   
  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. 
  1. Maintain and keep current credentials for position requirements.
 
To apply for this position click the following link- 
 
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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 Maternal Health Coordinator/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 and Maternal Health Programs in full compliance with federal, state and local regulations to provide breastfeeding support services to target women in the community.  

 

SCHEDULE AND WAGE

 Varied schedule 5-10 hours per week; $15.17 hr

 

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND 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.
  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 positive promotion of HACAP.
  3. Consistently work positively and cooperatively with fellow Team Members.
  4. Consistently demonstrate the ability to respond to flexibly changing situations 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 

 

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 for breastfeeding and desires to help other mothers enjoy a positive breastfeeding experience.
  2. Good communication skills.
  3. Basic computer skills.
  4. Demographic similarities with the WIC participants served by the local agency such as age, ethnicity, and language.

 

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 the 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. Must be able to communicate and work effectively with a diverse population of low-income individuals with possible language/cultural barriers.
  2. Complete Child Abuse Reporter training within six (6) months of employment and update every three (3) years.
  3. Complete bloodborne pathogen training within ten (10) days of employment and update every year.
  4. Valid driver’s license.
  5. Valid car insurance.
  6. Completion of required breastfeeding peer counseling training.
  7. TB testing at hire.
  8. Willing to work flexible hours including early evenings and some weekends
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Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Comprehensive Services Supervisor/Teacher- Anamosa

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, Voluntary Accident and Vision

 

POSITION GOAL

 

The Head Start/Early Head Start Comprehensive Services Supervisor/Teacher is a management position that supervises Head Start/Early Head Start operations at a specific site as well as teaches in a preschool classroom.  The position is responsible for building a team that will plan, implement, and maintain a nurturing and supportive educational program for participating families and children.  The position oversees the day-to-day implementation of all Head Start/Early Head Start components and DHS Licensing standards.  The Supervisor assures that all Head Start families served at the site receive comprehensive program services. 

 

WAGE AND SCHEDULE

 

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM; $24.76.

This position starts effectively on July 27, 2020.

 

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. Supervise, hire, and evaluate program staff working in classrooms and with families, including coordination of staff/volunteer schedules.
  3. Responsible for classroom oversight and management.
  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. Fill in as a substitute in a Head Start/Early Head Start classroom and perform job duties required to meet child ratios or to keep the site operational.
  6. Supervise and facilitate the coordination of center services with the interdisciplinary team and other human service professionals toward service coordination.
  7. Inform Head Start/Early Head Start Director of center issues, which may affect program or agency compliance or image.
  8. Supervise the coordination of social service/parent involvement services at the center, and provide guidance to counselors, family, and service staff.
  9. Oversee and attend parent committee meetings.
  10. Advocate for families in the program and encourage their participation in all levels of program activities.
  11. Develop an effective partnership with parents based on mutual trust and respect.
  12. Maintain ongoing communication both formal and informal with parents.
  13. Provide guidance to staff supervised.
  14. Promote a supportive environment that reinforces working together as a team.
  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. Participate in program assessment.
  17. Performs other duties as directed by the HS/EHS Director.

  

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

 

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. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and two years of experience in a licensed preschool/daycare

OR

Bachelor’s degree in related field with 18 credit hours of Early Childhood coursework or current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and three years of experience in a licensed preschool/daycare

OR

Bachelor’s degree with an endorsement to teach at the early childhood level and two years of experience

  1. One year supervisory 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 the 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 wet and/or humid 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 before hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Receive clearance through 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 three (3) 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.
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Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.
 

Lead Infant Toddler Worker II - Waterfront

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, Vision 

 

 

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 AND WAGE

Monday-Friday  8:30 AM- 5:00 PM FD/FY; Wage $12.64-$14.89. 

 

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. 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 routines.
  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 the 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. 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

 

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 the 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 before hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Receive clearance through National FBI fingerprint checks. Fingerprints must be submitted for the national check before 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 three (3) years.
  7. Complete Administration of Medication within three (3) months of employment and update annually.
  8. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  9. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  10. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment.
  11. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
  12. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
  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.

 

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Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Child Care Nurse Consultant

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, Voluntary Accident, and Vision

 

POSITION GOAL

 

The Child Care Nurse Consultant will work with early education and child care programs providing consultation, training, technical assistance, information, and referral, as well as care planning for children with special health, needs to Benton, Cedar, Jones, and Linn County childcare providers.

 

SCHEDULE AND WAGE

Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm (flexible hours, may include some evenings or weekends); $24.76

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  1. Provide technical assistance to child care providers on health and safety-related topics, per DHS regulations, best practice standards, and direction from the Healthy Child Care Iowa Coordinator.  
  2. Provide DHS approved health and safety-related training for child care providers.  
  3. Consult with child care providers, parents, and medical providers to develop care plans for children with special health care needs for use in the child care setting.
  4. Assist child care programs to safely manage medication administration and medical procedures in the child care setting.
  5. Review the health information of children in preschool and child care settings.
  6. Conduct appropriate EPSDT child screenings within child care settings.
  7. Conduct on-site health and safety assessments of the child care setting including required assessments for child care provider participation in the QRS/IQ4K rating system.
  8. Provide health information, referrals, and education to families and children.
  9. Participate in community health workgroups to advocate for the well-being of children in the preschool or child care setting.
  10. Keep current on child care licensing standards and health practices.
  11. Attend meetings and training as required by the Iowa Department of Public Health and Healthy Child Care Iowa.   
  12. Facilitate ongoing partnerships between child care programs, Child Care Resource and Referral, the Family and Community Health Alliance, and other community partners. 

 

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 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

 

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. Registered Nurse – licensed in the state of Iowa, BSN preferred
  2. Expertise in community health, maternal and child health

 

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 the 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. Complete the Iowa Training Project for Child Care Nurse Consultants.
  2. Maintain nursing licensure.
  3. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every three (3) years.
  4. Obtain CPR training within three months (3) of employment and update every two (2) years.
  5. Complete Child Abuse Reporter training within six (6) months of employment and update every three (3) years.
  6. Complete bloodborne pathogen training within ten (10) days of employment and update every year.
  7. Valid driver’s license.
  8. Valid automobile insurance.
  9. Reliable transportation for on the job use.
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Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.



 

Seasonal LiHEAP Administrative Assistant

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

 

This position is responsible for working in the LiHEAP program.  This position is responsible for answering phone calls for the Energy Line, making appointments, completing intake, and application processing for Energy Assistance programs.    

 

SCHEDULE AND WAGE

Monday- Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm; Position starts August 1, 2020, and ends March 1, 2021; $13.95-$15.18 hourly


ESSENTIAL DUTIES

 

  1. Answer telephone, provide accurate program information and/or route to the appropriate person.
  2. Greet visitors/clients, providing information on agency programs or external resources.
  3. Query client selection database for various records.
  4. Input data from energy assistance applications and basic intake forms and update data to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  5. Assist with maintaining agency customer/client database.
  6. Scan files into database, process/route incoming mail and prepare outgoing mail.
  7. File approval/denial letters, labels, vendor receipts, checks, applications, and other records as necessary.
  8. Provide other general administrative support for Weatherization/LiHEAP Department, handling Incoming calls and faxes.

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 positive promotion of HACAP.
  3. Consistently work positively and cooperatively with fellow Team Members.
  4. Consistently demonstrate the ability to respond to flexibly changing situations 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

 

  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.

 

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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Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Cook- Waterfront

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, Voluntary Accident, and Vision 

 

 

POSITION GOAL

 

The Cook is responsible for food preparation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)/Head Start. 

 

SCHEDULE & WAGE

Monday-Friday 7:45 am- 4:15 pm; $12.82

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

 

  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. Follows Food Service Establishment Food Codes, CACFP, and DHS standards and HACAP policies and procedures regarding the maintenance of a sanitary and organized kitchen, including food storage procedures, and health, sanitation and safety practices in the preparation of food.
  3. It is responsible for food preparation according to provided menus, including special diets, using standardized recipes and quantity cooking techniques as well as commercially prepared foods.
  4. It is responsible for ensuring that mealtimes are observed with food being served on time and at the proper temperature.
  5. Follows the menu change approval process and make appropriate documentation.
  6. Is responsible for the accuracy and promptness of all required reports and records as assigned, including daily production forms and on-going inventory.
  7. Shares in the responsibility of food requisitioning and the purchasing process.
  8. Receives deliveries and reconciles delivery invoices.
  9. Participate in program assessments.
  10. Provides child ratio coverage in the classroom on an emergency basis to meet state licensing and/or federal compliance regulations.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

 

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

 

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, or working towards obtaining GED.
  2. One year of food service 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 the 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

 

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.

 

  1. Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal checks before hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Receive clearance through National FBI fingerprint checks. Fingerprints must be submitted for the national check before 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 ServSafe online Food Handler Certificate of Achievement within ten (10) days of employment and update every three (3) years.
  7. Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every three (3) years.
  8. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  9. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment.   
  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. 
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Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

 

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, Voluntary Accident, and Vision

 

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.  

 

HOURS AND WAGE

Monday-Friday 9:30 am-5:30 pm, FD/FY; $12.64-$14.89

 

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 routines.  
  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 the 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 the 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. 
  14. Follow established maintenance requirements of Head Start/Early Head Start Site.
  15. Provide a learning environment that will support children in their cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development.
  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. 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 positive promotion of HACAP.
  3. Consistently work positively and cooperatively with fellow Team Members
  4. Consistently demonstrate the ability to respond to flexibly changing situations 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 the 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 before hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Receive clearance through National FBI fingerprint checks. Fingerprints must be submitted for the national check before 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 three (3) years.
  7. Complete Administration of Medication within three (3) months of employment and update annually.
  8. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  9. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  10. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment.   
  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. 
  1. Maintain and keep current credentials for position requirements.
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Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Comprehensive Services Supervisor/Teacher- North Benton

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 Head Start/Early Head Start Comprehensive Services Supervisor/Teacher is a management position that supervises Head Start/Early Head Start operations at a specific site as well as teaches in a preschool classroom.  The position is responsible for building a team that will plan, implement, and maintain a nurturing and supportive educational program for participating families and children.  The position oversees the day-to-day implementation of all Head Start/Early Head Start components and DHS Licensing standards.  The Supervisor assures that all Head Start families served at the site receive comprehensive program services. 

 

WAGE AND SCHEDULE

 

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM; $23.94.

 

 

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. Supervise, hire, and evaluate program staff working in classrooms and with families, including coordination of staff/volunteer schedules.
  3. Responsible for classroom oversight and management.
  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. Fill in as a substitute in a Head Start/Early Head Start classroom and perform job duties required to meet child ratios or to keep the site operational.
  6. Supervise and facilitate the coordination of center services with the interdisciplinary team and other human service professionals toward service coordination.
  7. Inform Head Start/Early Head Start Director of center issues, which may affect program or agency compliance or image.
  8. Supervise the coordination of social service/parent involvement services at the center, and provide guidance to counselors, family, and service staff.
  9. Oversee and attend parent committee meetings.
  10. Advocate for families in the program and encourage their participation in all levels of program activities.
  11. Develop an effective partnership with parents based on mutual trust and respect.
  12. Maintain ongoing communication both formal and informal with parents.
  13. Provide guidance to staff supervised.
  14. Promote a supportive environment that reinforces working together as a team.
  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. Participate in program assessment.
  17. Performs other duties as directed by the HS/EHS Director.

  

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

 

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. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and two years of experience in a licensed preschool/daycare

OR

Bachelor’s degree in related field with 18 credit hours of Early Childhood coursework or current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and three years of experience in a licensed preschool/daycare

OR

Bachelor’s degree with an endorsement to teach at the early childhood level and two years of experience

  1. One year supervisory 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 the 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 wet and/or humid 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 before 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 three (3) 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.
To apply to this position click the following link- 
 
 
 
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Lead Infant Toddler Worker II -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, Vision 

 

 

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 AND WAGE

Monday-Friday  8:30 AM- 5:00 PM FD/FY; Wage $12.64-$14.89. 

 

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. 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 routines.
  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 the 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. 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

 

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 the 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 before hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Receive clearance through National FBI fingerprint checks. Fingerprints must be submitted for the national check before 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 three (3) years.
  7. Complete Administration of Medication within three (3) months of employment and update annually.
  8. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  9. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  10. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment.
  11. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
  12. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
  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.

 

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