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Assistant Teacher II - Olivet

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

 

What we are proud to offer you:

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

 

POSITION GOAL

 

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

 

SCHEDULE AND WAGE

Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 2:00 pm; $12.33-$14.52; PD/PY

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Ensure compliance, program records, and documentation required for HACAP programs, child-care licensing regulations, CACFP, Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act and funding requirements.
  2. Assist and follow site procedures for maintenance of a safe, positive and nurturing physical and emotional environment in the center and classroom.
  3. Provide for the educational developmental needs of the individual child, and the classroom as a whole, according to mandated performance standards and established service plans and curriculum.
  4. Assist in carrying out daily lesson plans in keeping with HACAP program requirements and Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, CLASS dimensions, developmentally appropriate practices, component plans, promote children's interests, individual goals, and strategies.
  5. Follow daily plans and classroom routine.
  6. Assist with lesson planning in keeping with program performance standards; developmentally appropriate practices; component plans; and children’s interests and skill levels that are conducive to learning.
  7. Facilitate center operations during times when the Teacher is not present.
  8. Follow program, center and classroom procedures for health and safety.
  9. Advocate for families in the program and encourage their participation.
  10. Maintain a cooperative working relationship with each family.
  11. Communicate with parents concerning 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.
  2. Provide TB screening clearance upon hire and every two (2) years thereafter.
  3. Complete Bloodborne Pathogen (Universal Precautions) within ten (10) days of employment and update annually.
  4. Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  5. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  6. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  7. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment and update every five (5) years.
  8. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
  9. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
  10. 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.
  11. Maintain and keep current credentials for position requirements.

 

 

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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. 

 

Wage and Schedule

$15.88; Monday-Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm; PD/FY

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Ensure compliance, program records, and documentation required for HACAP programs, child-care licensing regulations, CACFP, Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act and funding requirements.
  2. Assist and follow site procedures for maintenance of a safe, positive and nurturing physical and emotional environment in the center and classroom.
  3. Provide for the educational developmental needs of the individual child, and the classroom as a whole, according to mandated performance standards and established service plans and curriculum.
  4. Assist in carrying out daily lesson plans in keeping with HACAP program requirements and Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, CLASS dimensions, developmentally appropriate practices, component plans, promote children's interests, individual goals, and strategies.
  5. Follow daily plans and classroom routine.
  6. Assist with lesson planning in keeping with program performance standards; developmentally appropriate practices; component plans; and children’s interests and skill levels that are conducive to learning.
  7. Facilitate center operations during times when the Teacher is not present.
  8. Follow program, center and classroom procedures for health and safety.
  9. Advocate for families in the program and encourage their participation.
  10. Maintain a cooperative working relationship with each family.
  11. Communicate with parents concerning 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.
  2. Provide TB screening clearance upon hire and every two (2) years thereafter.
  3. Complete Bloodborne Pathogen (Universal Precautions) within ten (10) days of employment and update annually.
  4. Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  5. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  6. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  7. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment and update every five (5) years.
  8. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
  9. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
  10. 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.
  11. Maintain and keep current credentials for position requirements.
To apply for this position click the following link-

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

 

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; $12.33-$14.52

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

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

 

EXPECTATIONS

 

  1. Support the organization's mission, vision, values, policy, and procedure by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
  2. 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 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.
  2. Provide TB screening clearance upon hire and every two (2) years thereafter.
  3. Be enrolled in the Infant/Toddler CDA program or AA Early Education program and achieve credential/degree within one year of hire.
  4. Complete Bloodborne Pathogen (Universal Precautions) within ten (10) days of employment and update annually.
  5. Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  6. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  7. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  8. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment and update every five (5) years.
  9. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
  10. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
  11. 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 for this position click the following link-

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 maintains 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 component 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; $21.18; Position starts effectively August 5, 2019.

 

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

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

 

Education and/or Experience

 

  1. Current State of Iowa Early Childhood Teacher License
  2. 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 outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal checks prior to hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Receive clearance thru National FBI fingerprint checks.  Fingerprints must be submitted for national check prior to hire or start date at the center.  Resubmit every four (4) years.
  3. Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.
  4. Provide TB screening clearance upon hire and every two (2) years thereafter.
  5. Complete Bloodborne Pathogen (Universal Precautions) within ten (10) days of employment and update annually.
  6. Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  7. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  8. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  9. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment and update every five (5) years.
  10. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
  11. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
  12. Reliable transportation for use on the job.
  13. Valid driver’s license and valid car insurance.
  14. Paid time and mileage calculated from the nearest HACAP service site to the population cluster to be served by the employee or from the employee’s residence whichever is nearer.
  15. Maintain and keep current credentials for position requirements.

 

ATTACH TRANSCRIPTS/DIPLOMA/CURRENT TRAINING


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Food Reservoir Development Manager

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

 

Work with the Food Reservoir Director to develop and implement an ongoing balanced development strategy to stabilize and expand the Food Reservoir’s funding base and move the organization effectively towards its mission.  The position is responsible for the development and implementation of fundraising activities that forge and maintain relationships to build upon the Food Reservoir’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.

 

SCHEDULE AND WAGE

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; $24.69

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  1. Identify and execute strategies that systematically and effectively strengthen the organization's overall fundraising capacity.
  2. Manage the implementation and evaluation of all Food Reservoir development activities following best practices, regulatory guidelines, and Feeding America standards.
  3. Oversee planning of logistics for special events, including obtaining sponsorships and gifts and preparing related printed materials and publications.
  4. Oversee the design and implementation of direct mail programs.
  5. Ensure evaluation of development activities and identify opportunities to improve results.
  6. Develop strategic alliances with community leaders and local officials and maintain public trust.
  7. Ensure adequate research on potential sources of funding, including both public and private sources.
  8. Along with staff, write and produce materials for fund development efforts, including direct mail appeals, newsletters, and annual reports.
  9. Develop positive and productive relationships with potential sources of funding.
  10. Maintain program database for tracking of all monetary donations.
  11. Ensure appropriate recognition of all donations, grants, and development volunteers.
  12. Expand and diversify the organization's donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives.
  13. Compile monthly, quarterly, and annual fundraising statistics and develop reports for staff, Board and stakeholders.
  14. Participate in community events, meetings, and conferences to promote HACAP goals or to solicit donation or sponsorships.
  15. Support and align the culture of philanthropy in HACAP Food Reservoir fundraising.

 

EXPECTATIONS

 

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

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

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

 

Education and/or Experience

 

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, or related field or equivalent amount of education and experience combined

 

Skills and/or Abilities

 

  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  2. Knowledge of the HACAP Food Reservoir Service Area (Linn, Benton, Jones, Johnson, Iowa, Washington, and Cedar Counties).
  3. Superior ability to develop and sustain positive relationships with donors.
  4. Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  5. Knowledge of development principles, fundraising techniques, and ethics.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

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

 

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

     

Conditions of Employment

                                

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

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Intermittent Early Childhood 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:

  • Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403(b))
  • Employee Assistance Program

 

SCHEDULE AND WAGE

Start date is immediate; hours are 8:00 AM-2:00 PM Monday-Friday. Wage $20.23-$22.68 based on qualifications. 

 

POSITION GOAL

 

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

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Ensure compliance, program records, and documentation required for HACAP programs, child-care licensing regulations, CACFP, Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act and funding requirements. 
  2. Assist and follow site procedures for maintenance of a safe, positive and nurturing physical and emotional environment in the center and classroom.
  3. Provide for the educational developmental needs of the individual child, and the classroom as a whole, according to mandated performance standards and established service plans and curriculum.
  4. Plan and carry out daily lesson plans in keeping with HACAP program requirements and Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, CLASS dimensions, developmentally appropriate practices, component plans, promote children's interests, individual goals, and strategies.
  5. Plan and coordinate the classroom day for the most effective use of classroom staff and volunteers working in the classroom.
  6. Establish clear classroom rules and guidelines and apply them consistently, appropriately and calmly.
  7. Submit reports and records in a timely manner.
  8. Support and contribute to the child study team and other service coordination efforts, implementing team plans and other recommendations for classroom services.
  9. Effectively communicate with parents on an ongoing basis through formal and informal communications.
  10. Advocate for families in the program and encourage their participation.
  11. Maintain a cooperative working relationship with each family.
  12. Coordinate and attend parent committee meetings as applicable.
  13. Inform supervisor or support staff of issues, which may affect program or agency compliance or image.
  14. Participate in program assessments.
  15. Maintain clean and sanitary classroom, kitchen, bathroom, outdoor play area and entryway area utilized by children and their families before, during and after class as needed.  Follow established maintenance requirements of the Head Start Early Head Start program.
  16. Work cooperatively with the center/classroom staff in program implementation.
  17. Perform any or all other classroom duties as required by program, funding and CACFP regulations as needed.

 

EXPECTATIONS

 

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education and/or Experience

 

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

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

 

Skills

 

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

 

Physical Demands

 

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

 

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

 

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal checks prior to hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  2. Receive clearance thru National FBI fingerprint checks.  Fingerprints must be submitted for national check prior to hire or start date at the center.  Resubmit every four (4) years.
  3. Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.
  4. Provide TB screening clearance upon hire and every two (2) years thereafter.
  5. Complete Bloodborne Pathogen (Universal Precautions) within ten (10) days of employment and update annually.
  6. Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  7. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  8. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  9. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment and update every five (5) years.
  10. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
  11. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
  12. Reliable transportation for use on the job.
  13. Valid driver’s license and valid car insurance.
  14. Paid time and mileage calculated from the nearest HACAP service site to the population cluster to be served by the employee or from the employee’s residence whichever is nearer.
  15. Maintain and keep current credentials for position requirements.

 

ATTACH TRANSCRIPTS/DIPLOMA/CURRENT TRAINING

 

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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

 

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 8:15 am- 4:45 pm; FD/FY; $12.33-$14.52

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

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

 

EXPECTATIONS

 

  1. Support the organization's mission, vision, values, policy, and procedure by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
  2. 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 prior to hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  1. 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.
  1. Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.
  2. Provide TB screening clearance upon hire and every two (2) years thereafter.
  3. Be enrolled in the Infant/Toddler CDA program or AA Early Education program and achieve credential/degree within one year of hire.
  4. Complete Bloodborne Pathogen (Universal Precautions) within ten (10) days of employment and update annually.
  5. Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  6. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  7. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  8. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment and update every five (5) years.
  9. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
  10. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
  11. 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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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

 

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; $12.33-$14.52

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

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

 

EXPECTATIONS

 

  1. Support the organization's mission, vision, values, policy, and procedure by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
  2. 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 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.
  2. Provide TB screening clearance upon hire and every two (2) years thereafter.
  3. Be enrolled in the Infant/Toddler CDA program or AA Early Education program and achieve credential/degree within one year of hire.
  4. Complete Bloodborne Pathogen (Universal Precautions) within ten (10) days of employment and update annually.
  5. Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  6. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  7. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  8. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment and update every five (5) years.
  9. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
  10. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
  11. 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 for this position click the following link- 

 

Lead Toddler Worker II- Urban

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

 

What we are proud to offer you:

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

 

POSITION GOAL

 

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.

 

WAGE AND SCHEDULE

Monday-Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm; $12.33-$14.52; FD/FY

 

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 routine.
  8. Assist with lesson planning in keeping with program performance standards; developmentally appropriate practices; component plans; and children’s interests and skill levels that are conducive to learning.
  9. Facilitate center operations during times when the Teacher is not present.
  10. Follow program, center and classroom procedures for health and safety.
  11. Advocate for families in the program and encourage their participation.
  12. Maintain a cooperative working relationship with each family.
  13. Communicate with parents concerning the needs of the children.
  14. Inform the Teacher and Site Supervisor of center issues, which may affect program or agency compliance or image.
  15. Clean classroom, kitchen, bathrooms, changing areas, entryway area utilized by children and their families and the outdoor play area before, during and after class as needed. Follow established maintenance requirements of Head Start/Early Head Start Site.
  16. Work cooperatively with the center/classroom staff in program implementation.
  17. Participate in program assessments.
  18. Perform any or all other classroom duties as required by program, funding and CACFP regulations as needed.

 

EXPECTATIONS

 

  1. Support the organization's mission, vision, values, policy, and procedure by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
  2. 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 prior to hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
  1. 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.
  1. Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.
  2. Provide TB screening clearance upon hire and every two (2) years thereafter.
  3. Be enrolled in the Infant/Toddler CDA program or AA Early Education program and achieve credential/degree within one year of hire.
  4. Complete Bloodborne Pathogen (Universal Precautions) within ten (10) days of employment and update annually.
  5. Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  6. Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  7. Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  8. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment and update every five (5) years.
  9. Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
  10. Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
  11. 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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Substitutes (Linn, Johnson, Jones, Washington & Benton Counties)

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

Work Schedule: Varies/Intermittent

Wages: $10.50/hr

POSITION GOAL

The Substitute/Aide I supports the classroom in the absence of assigned staff in maintaining a nurturing and supportive educational program for participating children. 

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 routine. 
  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. Maintain appropriate attire and good grooming habits to support HACAP’s desire for safe and efficient operations, providing greater service and better customer relations.
  6. Must possess high integrity and ensure confidentiality of any information concerning an employee, client, family, financial condition or personal peculiarities is strictly maintained.
  7. Ensure that personal health information is protected during its collection, use, disclosure, storage and destruction within HACAP as required by HIPAA.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

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

 

Education and/or Experience

 

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 thru National FBI fingerprint checks.  Fingerprints must be submitted for national check no later than 30 days from date of hire or start date at the center.  Resubmit every four (4) years.
  3. Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.
  4. Provide TB screening clearance upon hire and every two (2) years thereafter.
  5. Complete Bloodborne Pathogen (Universal Precautions) within ten (10) days of employment and update annually.
  6. Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
  7. Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment and update every five (5) years.
  1. Valid driver’s license.
  2. Valid car insurance.

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