Job Openings

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: Classroom Management Coach

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: FAMILY ADVOCATE
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 Family Services Supervisor, Responsible for the planning, implementing and coordinating of content area services for Head Start families, including Health, Family Services, and Recruitment /Enrollment. Assists families in setting and achieving individual and family goals. *Please refer to the job description for the complete explanation of duties and responsibilities.

Qualifications:
AA in Child Development, Social Services or related field AND: two years of full-time experience working with low income, multi-ethic preschool aged child and their families and must be willing to (and successfully) complete a family Development Credential program within the first year of employment

OR: At least five years’ experience with equivalent education or training and must be willing to (and successfully) complete a Family Development Credential program with the first year of employment.

JOB TITLE: ASSOCIATE TEACHER
Period of Employment: Year-round for FDFY or 9.5 months for PDPY sites
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 for children and families to meet all requirements outlined in the Head Start Performance Standards. *Please refer to the job description for the complete explanation of duties and responsibilities.

Qualifications:
24 ECE units and at least 3 units Admin/Supervision. Original (or certified copies) of all credentials or certificates and college transcripts indicating applicable coursework to meet requirements of position as a condition of employment.

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

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.