Kids and Company of Linn County (Kidco Head Start/Early Head Start) provides a comprehensive preschool program in Linn and Benton counties for children from low-income families and children with special needs. Kidco Head Start is now accepting applications for the following position in Linn and Benton counties:
WAGE: $16.39 w/Bachelors, $15.14 w/Associates degree $14.55 w/CDA (6% increase for bilingual Spanish/English) classified non-exempt
HOURS: 32 hours per week / two week summer program closure
BENEFITS: Paid vacations, holidays, sick/personal leave, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and job-related training opportunities
Associates degree or Bachelor’s degree in ECE or related field with course work or training in infant/toddler development that meets Head Start requirements, or current Infant/Toddler CDA.
Experience in early childhood, social services health or family support programs providing parent education and support.
Experience in planning and scheduling developmentally appropriate activities for children age 0-3.
Sensitivity to individual and group needs of adults and children in target area; knowledge of family dynamics.
Demonstrated ability to maintain written and computerized educational record keeping systems in an organized and accurate manner.
Excellent communication and problem solving skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, staff and public
Parent Involvement: Develop with parent, individualized plans for each home visit. Encourage families to become the “teachers” on home visits. * Maintain family contact recordkeeping system for assigned families. * Work cooperatively with other agencies providing home visits, including Early Intervention. Conduct screening and assessment of each child. * Develop individual goals for each child with family; encourage parents to be involved in curriculum planning.
Socialization groups: Assess individual and group needs, attending to special needs, specific interest, strengths and concerns in planning socialization groups. Encourage parent participation in planning. * Provide twice monthly socialization groups. * Establish goals which reflect individual and group needs. * Structure environments/curriculum within EHS guidelines responsive to developmental task acquisition and promotion of age appropriate participation, and independence. * Prepare materials to support activity plans; change and create learning areas as needed. * Adapt curriculum to address and meet individual goals for children as identified in their IFSP. * Provide a safe and consistent care environment by demonstration appropriate, effective group and individual management skills with children and families. * Establish a consistent schedule that includes flexibility to meet the changing needs of the families and infants/toddlers.
Family Partnership: conduct weekly home visits; maintain adequate social service support and referral system for supporting family needs and goals. Work with families to complete all health related requirements.
Please note: A program application is required.
Questions: Human Resource Department 541-451-1581 x115 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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