Current Openings

Program Specialist Health and Nutrition(Head Start/ EHS)
Posted Date:2014-08-19

Position Objective:

 

The Program Specialist - Health/Nutrition Specialist is responsible for day-to-day quality assurance of health and nutrition services in all HS/EHS Centers under the direction of the Early Childhood Development/Health Services Manager. Directly responsible for ensuring compliance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Head Start Performance Standards. Monitor health and nutrition services in the centers. Maintain records as required by the Child Care Food Program. In collaboration with Center Managers, provide technical assistance to center staff that meets funding source requirements and ensure program outcomes as appropriate.

This individual assists to coordinate, monitor, and assess all service activities within the local centers. Ensures that all phases of the local centers are in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards, state regulations, other rules/regulations, as well as Partnership for Community Action Inc., policies and procedures. The Health and Nutrition Program Specialist is directly responsible for ensuring compliance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Head Start Performance Standards.

 

Education Requirements:

 

Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, public health, health education, health administration required.

 

Experience Requirements:

 

Minimum 3 years work experience in nutrition, public health, child development

Minimum 1 yr. exp. conducting adult training workshops and giving presentations. 

 

Physical Demands:

 

The physical demands listed 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 as defined in the ADA to perform the essential job functions.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit an updated resume to the Human Resources Department at HRManagement@pcaction.org No later than 5PM on August 28, 2014; Fax resumes to (404) 508-4787 

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Center Director(HS/ Early Head Start)
Posted Date:2014-08-07

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Center Director
Department: Head Start or Early Head Start

 

Position Objective
The Center Director is responsible for the day- to- day operations of the HS/EHS center. This position is held accountable for the safety and well-being of all children at the HS/EHS center.  The Center Director must understand and be able to implement the HS/EHS Performance Standards best practices, and other regulations that impact the daily operations of the HS/EHS program. The Center Director provides leadership for the center and work effectively with all Head Start/Early Head Start staff including young children, parents, and community volunteers. This position is a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect.  


Essential Job Functions – The core job duties and responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned.
• Work directly with Program Specialist to ensure the Head Start /Early Head Start center meets (and at times, exceed Head Start Performance Standards on the center level. Ex. Obtain and maintain NAEYC Accreditation and other standards as applicable)
• Understand and apply all pertinent federal, state, county, Agency, and other rules and regulations as they affect education and child development services for HS/EHS programs (including but not limited to the Head Start Performance Standards, Georgia licensing requirements, Georgia law regarding child abuse and neglect, etc.) and PCA’s policies and procedures. Stay current with revisions to regulations and incorporates revised and new regulations into daily operations as appropriate.
• Keep abreast with current revisions to regulations and incorporates revised and new regulations into daily operations as appropriate.
• Keep abreast of early childhood education/child development/family development   and classroom management tactics.
• Assist in hiring all Center Staff employees.
• Utilize the Child Plus database as the primary management tool for monitoring all service areas.
• Utilize Teaching Strategies GOLD™ as the primary data base system to analyze Child Assessment data.
• Supervise and support the work of Center Staff employees.
• Ensure staff behavior conforms to the above laws and regulations as well as to PCA’s Personnel Policies.
• Ensure all Center Staff employees are adequately trained to perform their jobs.
• Ensure staff maintain current CDAs (Infant & Toddler and/or Preschool level endorsement), as well as maintain 15 training hours to exceed requirements by the state’s licensing division BFTS.
• Evaluate all Center Staff employees work performance annually.
• Under the direction of the Center Operations Manager, implement age appropriate child development and early childhood education curriculum that meets or exceeds Head Start Performance Standards.
• Supervise curriculum implementation, lesson plans, and facilitate IEPs/IFSP goals for each child.
• Submit various reports in a timely manner to the Center Operations Manager.
• Attend various meetings when required (i.e. parent meetings, in-service workshops etc.).
• Ensure standard Head Start/ Early Head Start practices are followed including two parent teacher conferences and two home visits are conducted during the program year. Provide flexibility in ensuring that families requiring home-based services in the home are accommodated (in extreme circumstances). Participate in conferences and home visits (if necessary).
• Maintain up-to-date information (i.e. children’s attendance, emergency contact list, immunizations, physicals, dental, vision, hearing, children’s folders etc).
• Maintain all staff/child medication in a locked cabinet; administer medication to children or ensure designee administers medications.     
• Monitor on a regular basis children files for education, health & family Head Start Performance Standards requirements.
• Perform monthly observations on every classroom in the center.  
• Participate in all required training and meetings and share learned information with staff.
• Manage the Center Self-Assessment Process in collaboration with staff and assigned Program Specialist.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s) Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Family Studies, Educational Leadership, Human Services or a related field.
• Minimum 5 yrs. working with young children.
• Minimum 2 yrs. management experience.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite Applications (i.e. MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to create a team environment.
• Ability to be a team player.
• Must hold or be willing to obtain First Aid, CPR and Fire Safety certification.
• Must hold or be willing to obtain an annual Physical and TB Test.
• Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.


Physical Demands
The physical demands listed 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 as defined in the ADA to perform the essential job functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have certain physical abilities. These abilities include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying (up to 40 lbs.) using hands to finger, handling, or feeling objects, tools, or controls and talking and hearing. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit an updated resume to the Human Resources Department at HRManagement@pcaction.org ; Fax resumes to (404) 508-4787

 

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Assistant Teacher(Head Start)
Posted Date:2014-06-20

Assistant Teacher
The Assistant Teacher will assist the Head Start Teacher with providing a daily learning environment to help children develop physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. This position helps implement activities developed from weekly lesson plans. The Assistant Teacher is under the daily supervision of the Teacher but reports to the Center Manager. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Pre-school Child Development Associate credential (CDA) desired upon hire into position (required within one year of employment in job).
  • Minimum 1 yr. experience teaching young children.
  • Must hold or be willing to obtain First Aid, CPR and Fire Safety certification.
  • Must hold or be willing to obtain an annual Physical and TB Test.
  • Ability to understand HS/EHS objectives and Performance Standards, and other applicable state, county and Agency regulations and procedures.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment. 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit an updated resume to the Human Resources Department at HRManagement@pcaction.org ; Fax resumes to (404) 508-4787 

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