For Head Start Staff
Teachers and other staff members find Head Start a rewarding career opportunity in which they can make a real contribution to the future of children. They also enjoy the collegial and nurturing atmosphere Head Start programs provide. Positions include teachers and teacher aides, family services, program administrators and coordinators, food service workers and bus drivers.
Current Job Vacancies
Child Development Resources
Full Time Early Head Start Director
Early Head Start (EHS) Director to oversee comprehensive child development and family
support program for income eligible infants, toddlers and expectant parents. Directs and
manages the overall operation of the EHS program; ensures that EHS is part of CDR’s integrated services approach, as well as part of a coordinated community interagency
system; serves as the principal liaison with the parent led Policy Council; is responsible
for compliance with local, state, and federal regulations; sound fiscal management; and
oversees data collection and reporting. Is responsible for supervising a staff of 30-35
including family consultants, teachers, aides, and administrative assistant with the
support of four program managers. Articulates the program mission and philosophy to
families, staff, and the community.
Master’s preferred (BA required) in early childhood education, child development, or
related field, 3-5 years of supervisory/administrative experience or combination of
training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards, Part C regulations, and NAEYC
developmentally appropriate practices; program and fiscal management; infant and
toddler health and development; strong leadership skills with a proven track record;
knowledge of staff development and team building; and understanding of family centered
service delivery using a team approach is required. Experience working with high risk,
low income populations and experience with families with LEP, a strong plus. Must be
highly motivated, with excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated
problem solving abilities, and ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative.
TB risk assessment and criminal history, sexual offender’s and child protective services
background checks required. Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and have the
ability to travel to required meetings and conferences and participate in occasional
evening, weekend, and overnight activities. Excellent benefits. EOE.
Please send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional
references, along with completed employment application found at www.cdr.org to Lisa Thomas, CDR, PO Box 280, Norge, VA 23127-0280
by mail, fax 757-566-8977, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
T/TA job opportunities in Virginia
ICF International is currently seeking a Project Director to work within our Early Education Services (EES) Line of Business. EES conducts technical assistance, research, and evaluation projects in a wide range of content areas including Department of Defense child and youth programming, Head Start, child care, education reform, dropout prevention, and teacher professional development. The Project Director will support early childhood military projects to ensure that day-to-day work is conducted in a timely manner, in adherence with approved activities, and within budget. The Project Director must be able to lead multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, manage competing deadlines, manage junior staff, implement processes and plans to support new tasks, be versed in a wide variety of systems technology implementation issues and solutions, and maintain positive relationships with clients and colleagues. This position is full-time and will be based at the ICF Headquarters in Fairfax, VA.
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ICF seeks an experienced Early Childhood Education (ECE) Specialist to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs to ensure high quality Head Start and Early Head Start services in accordance with federal regulations that promote healthy development, encompassing the developmental domains of physical development and health, social and emotional development, approaches to learning, language and literacy, and cognition and general knowledge to ensure children’s future success. The Early Childhood Education Specialist will provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to programs to support progress toward established school readiness goals, focusing on the use of child and program data to make decisions about approaches to working with teachers, home visitors, and parents in quality practices. The Specialist will provide professional-level expertise by engaging programs in dialogue and learning of best practices for children from birth to five and encourage a culture of learning that promotes school readiness. This position is home-based in Virginia and will involve extensive travel to provide training and technical assistance to Head Start grantees in Virginia with occasional travel to other states in Region III (PA, WV, DE, DC, & MD).
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Bridges Head Start Program
Head Start Lead Teacher
Minimum Associate or BS/BA in Early Childhood. Experience in early childhood program desirable. Ten month position. Good benefits. Position located in King William County. Available immediately upon successful background checks.
Qualified applicants only please. Send resume to PCDC, P.O. Box 799, West Point, VA 23181 or e-mail at email@example.com. Application Deadline: November 15 or until position filled.
The Children's Center
The Children's Center has a variety of positions open. Interested individuals should complete the Children’s Center Application for Employment. The application may be delivered to The Children’s Center or mailed to: The Children’s Center, ATTN: Human Resources, 700 Campbell Ave, Franklin, VA 23851.
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EHS Teacher, The Children’s Center -- Various Locations
Assures safety for each child in child care. Administer medications. Maintains the supplies, order, arrangement, appearance, decor and learning environment of the classroom. Greets each child and parent when child arrives and departs. Documents all arrival/departure times and daily health observations for every child. Participates in developmental program for each child in child care and assures documentation of pertinent information. Guides activities for developmental goals as planned daily. Follows child care schedule or changes from child care schedule as appropriate for each child. Completes daily sheet including comments daily. Completes documentation of all child care forms. Signs and proofs all incident reports before giving to parents in the absence of the Lead Teacher. Uses proper sanitary procedures in child care (diapering, hand washing).Prepares and serves meals and snacks daily. Reports on progress of children in child care to Lead Teacher, Childcare Site Supervisor or Child care Coordinator when in question. Serves as appropriate role model for all parents participating in child care. Participates in planning and implementation of educational activities with Lead Teacher. Makes suggestions to supervisor for improving child care quality or for improving services to clients and families. Performs proper cleaning of all toys, cribs, cots, feeding chairs and trays. Completes proper sweeping of floors and sanitizing of tables daily before and after serving meals. Attends child care and general staff meetings as assigned. Attends staff development program. Reports all suspected cases of child abuse or neglect or adult abuse immediately to supervisor. Performs other duties as assigned.
28 hrs per week; Salary Range - $15,080- $22,162; Apply by 12/1/2013 or until filled
EHS Lead Teacher, The Children’s Center – 300 Executive Court Suffolk, VA
Assures safety for each child in child care and administers medications. Responsible for the supplies, order, arrangement, appearance, decor and learning environment of the classroom. Participates in developmental programs for each child in child care and assures documentation of pertinent information. Guides activities for developmental goals as assigned daily. Follows child care schedule or changes from child care schedule as appropriate for each child. Completes daily sheets. Assures documentation of all child care forms. Signs and proofs all incident reports before giving to parents. Assures sanitary procedures in child care (diapering and hand washing). Prepares meals and snacks. Reports on progress and concerns of children in child care to Childcare Site Supervisor or Childcare Coordinator. Serves as appropriate role model for all parents participating in child care. Assures planning and implementation of educational activities. Assures proper cleaning of all toys, cribs, cots, feeding chairs and trays. Assures proper sweeping of floors and sanitizing of tables daily before and after serving meals. Performs other duties as assigned.
Full Time; Salary Range - $16,662 -$27,994; Apply by 12/1/2013 or until filled
Head Start Teacher, The Children’s Center – Various Locations
Assures confidentiality of children, families, and co-workers. Maintains a safe, healthy, clean and orderly work environment. Administers developmental testing programs, assessments, etc. for the purpose of identifying needs, assessing student development and/or developing individual learning plans. Maintains classroom equipment, work areas, student files/records (e.g. instructional materials, cleaning work areas/playground, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing reliable information and/or ensuring a safe and sanitary environment. Prepares teaching materials and related reports (e.g. classroom activities, individual child observations, program records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting family and child activities as described in the work plan. Organizes indoor/outdoor, quiet/active activities appropriate to age group for the purpose of actively participating in the learning activities with children. Develops curriculum and/or individual plans for students in collaboration with classroom team for the purpose of providing classroom activities and routines that support individual/group needs and/or delivering services in compliance with established guidelines. Conducts home visits for the purpose of providing information and resources (e.g. parenting skills, community resources, goal setting, health referrals, etc.) to families on a schedule in compliance with program requirements and/or to partner with families in educational planning and goal setting. Monitors students in a variety of educational setting (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, nap times, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment. Models conversation, manners, cleanup activities, listening, and everyday interactions for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior in a culturally sensitive manner. Attends a variety of educational workshops, seminars, in-service trainings, etc. for the purpose of maintaining their professional knowledge. All other duties as assigned.
Full Time – 10 Month Position; Salary Range - $16,662 -$27,994; Apply by 12/1/2013 or until filled
Head Start Teacher Assistant, The Children’s Center – Various Locations
Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment. Maintains classroom equipment, work areas, student files/records (e.g. instructional materials, meal counts, dental/health screenings, cleaning work areas/playground, observations, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing reliable information and/or ensuring a safe and sanitary environment. Responds to inquires from a variety of sources for the purpose of resolving issues providing information and/or referrals. Assists in organizing indoor/outdoor, quiet/active activities appropriate to age group of the purpose of actively participating in the learning activities with children. Helps teacher instruct children and parents for the purpose of optimizing development of each child and helping to enhance parenting skills. Implements academic, behavior, family events, health and nutrition plans for the purpose of achieving program objectives. Helps to carry out small group activities for the purpose of providing classroom activities and routines that support individual/group needs and/or delivering services in compliance with established guidelines. Models conversation, manners, clean-up activities, listening, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior. Acts as a support and resource person for families for the purpose of assisting the Head Start Teacher in case managing specific needs with families, advocating for parents and encouraging parent involvement in the program. Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution. Cleans facilities, equipment and playground area for the purpose of ensuring a safe and sanitary environment. Set-up and serves meals and snacks for the purpose of meeting nutritional needs of students. Assists children with hand washing, tooth brushing, diapering, etc. for the purpose of modeling appropriate personal hygiene. Participates as a team member in interdisciplinary planning for children and families for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information related to program plan. Performs functions of Head Start Teacher for the purpose of ensuring adequate coverage in their absence.
35 hrs. per week - 9.5 Month Position; Salary Range - $15,080- $22,162; Apply by 12/1/2013 or until filled
Head Start Grantee Specialist - Region III (VA, DE, MD, DC, WV, & PA)
ICF International seeks a Head Start Grantee Specialist with expertise in administration and management systems to provide high quality technical assistance that improves the capacity of Head Start and Early Head Start programs to meet or exceed the Head Start Performance Standards and applicable Federal regulations. The Grantee Specialist will work with programs to correct deficiencies identified through the national monitoring system and with agencies with multiple areas of noncompliance and will assist programs to comply with all Head Start Regulations. A thorough knowledge of the Head Start Performance Standards as well as other relevant/appropriate Federal requirements and regulations is required.
The Grantee Specialist will deliver technical assistance and provide consultation to governing entities, directors, program managers, staff and parents and will use reliable data collection systems to assist in providing program design management and fiscal management expertise, planning work, and in helping to identify strategies for improving internal grantee systems. This position is home-based and will involve extensive travel to programs within clusters of states where the candidate is assigned. Travel is expected to be in the six states identified as the Federal Region III (VA, DE, MD, DC, WV, & PA).
For more information and to apply online, visit ICF Career Opportunities. Find and apply by using Job Number: 1300001774.
Northern Virginia Family Service
NVFS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
For more information on these jobs or Northern Virginia Family Service, please visit our website at www.nvfs.org
Head Start Teacher (Multiple Openings)
Teachers are the heart of this program. Each classroom is covered by two teaching staff and consists of approximately 16 children. The Teacher is the primary teacher in the classroom and will provide direction to the Associate Teacher. She/he will be responsible for overall development and implementation of curriculum and individual child curriculum plans; oversee child outcomes; and take lead in parent teacher conferences. The Teacher directs daily program activities that provide a safe and nurturing environment for young children ages six weeks to three years old which encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in a manner that meets all applicable local, state and federal standards. Ensure health and safety of all children.
These are full-time, benefited positions located in Arlington. Visit the NVFS webpage on this position for more information.
Temporary Early Head Start Teacher (hourly)
Teachers are the heart of this program. The Primary Teacher will direct daily program activities that provide a safe and nurturing environment for young children ages six weeks to three years old. Activities should encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in a manner that meets all applicable local, state and federal standards. The Primary Teacher must also ensure health and safety of all children. The hours of this position are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.
This is a temporary hourly position located in Manassas. Visit the NVFS webpage on this position for more information.
New River Community Action Head Start
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NRCA jobs site -- NRCA employment application and job descriptions for each position are listed on website. Starting wage depends upon qualifications. Experience in a state-licensed preschool or Head Start program and proven ability to communicate and work well with children.
Bilingual desired but not required. Additional compensation for Bilingual (Spanish/English).
Applicants needing assistance should contact (e-mail: email@example.com) the Human Resources Manager in Radford or call 540-633-5133, ext. 415.
Apply at or send resume to NRCA, 1093 East Main Street, Radford VA 24141; Fax 540-633-2585; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE/AA
Separate application/resume for each position and indicate which position for which applying.
FAMILY CASE MANAGERS for Children's Health Improvement Partnership for Montgomery & Radford. Full-time; 40 hrs/wk. Responsible for assisting families in improving the condition and quality of family life and helping parent to access medical care for their children. Provides and promotes age appropriate child development and health activities.
Associate degree in Social Services or related field plus one-year exp. providing social services to low-income families required. Training includes Parents as Teachers certification. Beginning wage range: $11.60 – 12.68/hr (depending upon qualifications), plus full benefits. Additional compensation for Bilingual (Spanish/English). Possession of valid driver's license and good driving record required.
Application deadline: November 25, 10 AM or until positions filled.
CENTER AIDE SUBSTITUTES
NRCA Head Start is currently accepting applications for Center Aide substitute positions throughout the New River Valley. Responsible for assisting staff with supervision and guidance of children in the classroom; picking up, serving lunch and cleaning up after meals; and other housekeeping duties within the center. Minimum of High School diploma or GED is required.
Part-time, on-call/as needed basis. Wage: $8.25/hr.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
New River Community Action -- NRCA AmeriCorps
The NRCA AmeriCorps program engages members in three program service areas; Head Start, Self-Help and Exchange Resource, and the Homeless Intervention Program.
Benefits of AmeriCorps for its members:
Money for college -- After successfully completing a term of service, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive an education award. The education award can be used to pay education costs at qualified institutions of higher education or training, or to repay qualified student loans. The award currently is $2775 for half-time. A member has up to seven years after his or her term of service has ended to claim the award. Those over 55 can transfer their education award to their child.
Living allowance – AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance. You won't get rich from it, but other AmeriCorps members have found that it covers their basic expenses. You will also receive mileage reimbursement.
Help with student loans -- If you already have student loans, you can use your education award to help pay them off. And while you're an AmeriCorps member, you may be eligible for deferment and forbearance on your student loans. Your lender can tell you for sure. If eligible, AmeriCorps will pay for the interest that is accrued on student loans for members who complete their service.
Experience/ Resume Builder -- In addition, you'll get a super career experience and job satisfaction. AmeriCorps members frequently talk about the difference the experience has made in their careers -- from technical job skills to experience. AmeriCorps members get things done, and that kind of results-oriented experience pays off when you're finished with your service and considering your next steps, whether in education or employment.
AmeriCorps workers must be 18 years or older.
CURRENT NRCA AMERICORPS OPPORTUNITIES
PRESCHOOL CLASSROOM LITERACY ASSISTANT: Radford Head Start
Provide literacy focused services and activities to families and children.
One academic service year through May 2014, 38 hrs/wk.
Total living allowance of $6,050 and education award of $2,775 upon service term completion, mileage reimbursement.
Bi-lingual candidates encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: Dec 2 or until position filled.
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