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Home-Base Visitor(EHS)
Posted Date:2015-02-11

The Home Visitor’s responsibilities are to continually learn and identify strategies to improve the services we provide to Early Head Start families as well as provide direct services to parents and children. This position will also consist of building positive relationships with parents and children and to act as a link between the family and the community. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect • Conduct weekly 90- minute home visits to young children and their families. • Carry out “curriculum” for child development in the context of the home and during group “socialization” experiences. • Establishes supportive, reciprocal relationships with families. • Facilitate group “socialization” experiences and other family group activities. • Provide education and support services to families. • Conduct screening and ongoing assessment of young children’s development. • Collaborate with families to establish family development goals, and document this collaborative process in family partnership agreements. • Promote parental involvement in curriculum planning, program governance, and the overall Head Start program. • Monitor and educate parents with respect to children’s health status, including medical follow-up, physical health, dental health, mental health, and nutritional intake. • Act as liaison and advocate between community resources and Head Start families. • Complete documentation of home visits, socialization experiences, and other relevant activities. • Interprets Head Start performance standards and concepts to parents. • Works as a team member with HS/EHS Center Staff and the rest of the HS/EHS employees. • Adheres to all PCA policies, procedures and personnel guidelines. • Enter and maintain all HS/EHS service area information into the Child Plus database. • Assists with recruitment/assessment of applicants for Early Head Start services. • Maintain confidentiality of family records and information. • Participate in all required training and meetings and share learned information with staff. HOW TO APPLY: Internal applicants must submit an updated resume to the Human Resources Department by 5:00pm on February 18, 2015 in order to be considered for the position. Resumes can be submitted to HR by: Placing the resume in the designated bin inside the HR Office; Email resume to HRManagement@pcaction.org; Fax resumes to (404) 508-4787 attn: HR. Resumes submitted after the deadline will not be considered

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PROGRAM SPECIALIST/DISABILITIES/MENTAL HEALTH(HS)
Posted Date:2015-02-11

The core job duties and responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned. • Responsible for monitoring all child development centers to ensure compliance with child care licensing, Head Start Performance Standards, ADA, and IDEA. • Maintain current knowledge of funding source requirements, program guidelines and best practices in family development. • Ensure ongoing monitoring and technical support pertaining to curriculum, individualization, and assessment for all children to ensure compliance with requirements set forth by PCA, local, State, federal guidelines, Head Start Performance Standards and accreditation guidelines. • Responsible for mainstreaming children with disabilities into education program through regularly scheduled monitoring and hands-on technical assistance. • Ensure provision of needed equipment, supplies and supportive services/ treatment for each child and families needing special services. • Observe and monitor classroom activities to ensure a developmentally and age appropriate child development program. • Ensure compliance through monitoring, compiling and analyzing program statistical information using ChildPlus and other sources. • Represent the Head Start/Early Head Start Program on community committees and in meetings, as requested, and serves as Acting Early Childhood Development/Health Service Mgr. when requested by the Early Childhood Development/Health Service Mgr., or HS/EHS Director. • Provide appropriate training to Center Directors, Program Specialist, Home-based and Teaching Staff. Utilize the assistance of the Training/Career Development Coordinator for administrative and logistical support relating to training classes. • Recommend changes/new ideas to the Early Childhood Development/Health Services Manager to support the HS/EHS Strategic plan and ROMA. • Participate in all required training and meetings and share learned information with staff.

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Head Start/Early Head Start Director(Head Start)
Posted Date:2015-01-27

The Partnership for Community Action, Inc. (PCA) is a large, nationally recognized non-profit community action agency working in three fast growing, culturally and linguistically diverse metro Atlanta counties. With an annual operational budget in excess of 30 million across programs, PCA is seeking an experienced administrator with outstanding leadership abilities to oversee all functions of its Head Start/Early Head Start program. The program is funded through the Administration for Children and Families – Region IV- Office of Head Start. The Head Start/EHS Director has full responsibility for planning, directing and administering PCA’s Head Start/EHS Programs which currently serves 1140 regular HS slots, 229 EHS. This position plans, organizes and monitors program operations, function, activities, services, and staff. Core areas of responsibility include program planning, program development, program management, program assessment, and ongoing community relations. Ideally, the successful candidate will have a background in community action and proven experience with federal program monitoring reviews. Demonstrated skills and commitment to anti-bias and culturally relevant best practices is an essential requirement of this position. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or related with a min of 5 year management Exp. Or Master’ Degree in Early Childhood Education with a min of 3 years Management Experience Experience with Community Action Agencies (a plus)

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