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Child Start is medium-sized organization that operates part day/ part year and full day/ year round Early Head Start and Head Start programs in Napa and Solano Counties. All open positions are listed below.

JOB TITLE: EHS-CCP COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES COACH.

Type of recruitment: Open until filled.

Period of Employment: Year-round for FDFY.

Hours: 32hrs/week.

Program/Department: Head Start.

Benefits: Medical, dental, 401k, paid time off, training, and a fun, creative, and supportive work environment.

General Summary:

The Comprehensive Services Coach works in partnership with contracted licensed childcare centers and family child care homes to ensure comprehensive services and high quality early care and education are provided to children and families enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start throughout Napa and Solano Counties. The Comprehensive Services Coach ensures that services are provided in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards and California State Licensing regulations and must: be able to build relationships based on mutual respect; demonstrate effective culturally sensitive communication skills; practice conflict resolution skills; have an on-going commitment to learning; possess good observation skills, and model best practices working with young children.
The Comprehensive Services Coach works closely with resource and referral agencies and childcare providers to recruit families that are receiving subsidized care and supports parents with maintaining their childcare subsidy. The Comprehensive Services Coach provides coaching, utilizing evidence-based practices and appropriate learning strategies to support children’s growth in the following developmental domains: social-emotional, cognitive, language, physical, and self-help. Working in partnership with childcare partners, the Comprehensive Services Coach provides ongoing support and goal setting opportunities to parents of enrolled children.

Training and Experience:

1. BA in Early Childhood Education or related field with minimum 24 ECE units required.

2. 2 yrs. of Infant/toddler classroom teaching experience.

JOB TITLE: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COACH

Recruitment Type: Open until filled.

Period of Employment: Year-round for FDFY.

Hours: 32hrs/week.

Program/Department: Head Start.

Benefits: Medical, dental, 401k, paid time off, training, and a fun, creative, and supportive work environment.

General Summary:

The Classroom Management Coach is responsible for providing coaching in ECE classrooms to facilitate high quality early education and promote school readiness by providing support to implement effective classroom management techniques and creating positive learning environments. The Classroom Management Coach will observe, plan, and support the implementation of prevention and intervention strategies with staff in order to support children’s successful inclusion in classroom settings.

Qualifications: Education:

1. BA in Early Childhood Education or related field with minimum 24 ECE units required.

2. ECE units or specialized training in working with children with special needs, challenging behaviors or trauma informed care.

Training and Experience:

3. Minimum of two years of classroom teaching experience, preferably in a Head Start/Early Head Start program.

4. Familiarity and experience utilizing Teaching Pyramid/Center for Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) strategies.

5. Experience training, coaching, and mentoring ECE professionals.

Knowledge and Skills:

6. Successful experience working with children with challenging behaviors and special needs.

7. Familiarity with adult learning theories.

8. Ability to work independently, communicate through verbal, non-verbal and written communications.

JOB TITLE: INFANT/TODDLER CAREGIVER.
Period of Employment: Year-round for FDFY.
Hours: 32hrs/week.
Program/Department: Early Head Start.
Benefits: Medical, dental, 401k, paid time off, training, and a fun, creative, and supportive work environment.

General Summary:
Under the direction of the Center Director, supports the day to day care of infants and toddlers in an Early Head Start classroom using developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum, Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC) philosophies, building responsive relationships with children and families.

Qualifications:
12 ECE Core units including 3 units infant/toddler.

JOB TITLE: LEAD PRESCHOOL TEACHER.

Recruitment Type: Open until filled.

Period of Employment: Year-round for FDFY.
Hours: 32hrs/week.
Program/Department: Head Start.
Benefits: Medical, dental, 401k, paid time off, training, and a fun, creative, and supportive work environment.

General Summary:
Under the direction of the Center Director, provides instruction and assists in planning and implementation of center-based curriculum.

Qualifications:
AA or AS degree minimum in ECE with at least 3 units Admin/Supervision. Original (or certified copies) of all credentials or certification.

JOB TITLE: FAMILY SERVICES COORDINATOR.

Recruitment Type: Open until filled.

Period of Employment: 12 month/year round.

Program/Department: Family Services.

Benefits: Medical, dental, 401K, paid time off, training, and a fun, creative, and supportive work environment.

General Summary:

Assist with the implementation and monitoring of family services and parent engagement in the Head Start and Early Head Start programs to ensure compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards.  Foster family-centered services within the context of each family’s community.  Integrate the philosophy, goals and objectives of Child Start  into program operations.

Qualifications:

A.A. or A.S. in Child Development, Education, Psychology, Human/Family Services, or Social Services and and at least 2 years of verifiable work experience in working with families in a Social Services setting.

OR

Family Services Certificate or Family Development Credential and at least 2 years of verifiable work experience in working with families in a Social Services setting.

Proficient with personal computer software, preferably MS Office including Word, Excel, power point, data base and spreadsheet programs.

Bilingual English-Spanish speaking and writing skills required.

JOB TITLE: HUMAN RESOURCES RECRUITMENT COORDINATOR.

Recruitment Type: closed.

Period of Employment: 12 months/year round.

Program/Department: Human Resources.

Benefits: Medical, dental, 401K, paid time off, training, and a fun, creative, and supportive work environment.

General Summary: Responsible for coordination, implementation and maintenance of various human resources programs and services, including recruitment and orientation of new hires, HRIS, employee communication, and compliance. Maintain applicant tracking system and audit for accuracy. Assist and support management with handling and resolving recruiting issues.

QualificationsEducation and Experience.

  • Associate degree in business or related field OR two (2) years of directly related experience.
  • One year experience in a human resources support role, which includes experience in recruiting preferred OR similar transferable experience.
  • Experience with HRIS, word processing, spreadsheet, and/or other database software.

JOB TITLE: CENTER DIRECTOR 1 and 2.

Recruitment Type: Open until filled.

Period of Employment: 10 months per year.

Program/Department: Education.

Benefits:

Medical, dental, 401K, paid time off, training, and a fun, creative, and supportive work environment.

General Summary:

The Head Start or Early Head Start Center Director provides supervision, and leadership with oversight responsibility for creating a culture of support, collaboration, and inclusion at their site. The Center Director sets the tone and empowers staff to take ownership of service delivery and they have an understanding of how to make the most of their staff’s expertise.

Qualifications:

  • AA degree in Early Childhood Education required /BA preferred.
  • 2 years previous experience teaching in an early childhood setting; experience with supervision, management or coaching preferred.
  • Experience managing an infant/toddler or preschool program.

JOB TITLE: FACILITIES SUPPORT.

Recruitment Type: Open until filled.

Period of Employment: 12 month/year round.

Program/Department: Distribution Facilities.

Benefits: Medical, dental, 401K, paid time off, training, and a fun, creative, and supportive work environment.

General Summary: Responsible for maintaining a database for supplies and equipment at the Distribution Facility and ensuring a system for timely ordering, receiving and distribution of supplies to the Head Start centers. Pack / unpack Head start centers. Assist with preventive maintenance work orders. Responsible for delivery and coordination of an organized and timely courier service.  Will assume driving responsibilities as needed to ensure these systems are working properly.  

Qualifications:

  1. Current California Driver’s License and good driving record.
  2. Ability to lift 50-75 lbs frequently.
  3. Ability to use step stool, small and large ladders.
  4. Effective communication, organization, and personal computer skills.

JOB TITLE: CLASSROOM ASSISTANT.

Locations:  Virginia Site in Vallejo (PDPY)

Recruitment Type: Open until filled.

Period of Employment: 10 month/year.

Program/Department: Distribution Facilities.

Benefits: Medical, dental, 401K, paid time off, training, and a fun, creative, and supportive work environment.

General Summary:

Provides food service for early childhood classrooms, assists teaching staff to supervise children and supports center-based operations to ensure Child Start goals and objectives are accomplished as outlined in Head Start Performance Standards.

 Qualifications:

  1. Ability to read menus, transport/delivery sheets, and other food service-related forms in English.
  2. Ability to follow instructions, work independently, and communicate effectively and lift up to 50 pounds.
  3. Knowledge of proper social skills with food and interest in working directly with young children and families.
  4. Knowledge of cooking techniques, with ability to use knives and other kitchen equipment safely and efficiently.