Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families living with the everyday barriers of poverty.
What we are proud to offer you:
- Health and Dental Insurance
- Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403(b))
- Paid time off and 9 company paid holidays
- Short Term Disability after 1 year of employment
- Basic Life and AD&D coverage
- Employee Assistance Program
- Optional benefits: Flexible Spending, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Voluntary Accident, and Vision
- Corporate Advantage Partnership Education Program with Mount Mercy University and Upper Iowa University
SCHEDULE AND WAGE: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Wage: $26.07 hourly
This position requires a success-driven person that will be responsible for improving the overall performance scores of classrooms by establishing coaching partnerships with HS/EHS classroom teams that promote early childhood best practices, curriculum implementation, and effective teacher-child interactions. Success in this position will be directly measured by the achievement of overall classroom performance increases. This position is a member of the Head Start/Early Head Start Leadership Team and will provide support and leadership to program staff. Project management skills, writing skills, and familiarity with computer systems are important in this role.
- Develop and monitor individual coaching plans with specific goals and areas for growth.
- Collaborate with Comprehensive Services Supervisor (CSS) to continually improve overall functions of classrooms. Work to develop a regular schedule for conducting classroom observations as a foundation for determining needs.
- Review coaching goals with PBIS Leadership Team and report on implementation progress.
- Support cultural and linguistic responsiveness throughout the program by fostering a commitment to cultural diversity, home language support and specific support for dual language learners and their families.
- Function as a member of the Head Start Leadership team in activities assuring that federally mandated child outcomes are completed and reviewed for areas of strength and growth.
- Effectively identify problems, take appropriate corrective actions or makes timely notification to the Early Childhood Programs Director for area beyond his/her control.
- Provides child ratio coverage in the classroom on an emergency basis to meet state licensing and/or federal compliance regulations.
- Perform other duties as directed by the Early Childhood Program’s Director.
Support the organization's mission, vision, values, policy, and procedure by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
- Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members.
- Consistently demonstrate the ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.
- Effectively work towards positive solutions.
- Consistently come to work on time, working as scheduled, and leaving at the scheduled time.
- Maintain appropriate attire and good grooming habits to support HACAP’s desire for safe and efficient operations, providing greater service and better customer relations.
- Ensure confidentiality of any information concerning an employee, client, family, financial condition, or personal peculiarities is strictly maintained.
- Ensure that personal health information is protected during its collection, use, disclosure, storage, and destruction within HACAP as required by HIPAA.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
A baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education; or a baccalaureate or advanced degree in related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education with experience teaching in early childhood.
- Ability to read, comprehend and implement procedures.
- Ability to use good judgment
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Ability to work with a diverse population
- Ability to relate to low-income people
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work effectively with age-appropriate activities in the classroom and relate with children in a positive way
- Detail orientated
The physical demands described 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 to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and grasp; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally use repetitive wrist, hand, and finger movements to operate a computer keyboard. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, squat, twist, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally climb stairs or steps. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must be able to work/play with children on their level, specifically on floor level. The employee must regularly lift, move, push, or pull up to 10 pounds; frequently lift, move, push, or pull up to 25 pounds; and occasionally lift, move, push or pull up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal checks prior to hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
- Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal checks prior to hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
- Receive clearance thru National FBI fingerprint checks. Fingerprints must be submitted for national check prior to hire or start date at the center. Resubmit every four (4) years.
- Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every three (3) years thereafter.
- Provide TB screening clearance upon hire and every three (3) years thereafter.
- Complete Bloodborne Pathogen (Universal Precautions) within ten (10) days of employment and update annually.
- Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every three (3) years.
- Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
- Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
- Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment.
- Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
- Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
- Reliable transportation for use on the job.
- Valid driver's license and car insurance.
- Paid time and mileage calculated from the nearest HACAP service site to the population cluster to be served by the employee or from the employee's residence, whichever is nearer.