Lorain County Community Action Agency

Lorain County Community Action Agency

LCCAA helps Lorain County residents in need. Our
programs alleviate poverty and empower those we serve.
Our work strengthens and builds community.

Job Postings

Below is a listing of the current job postings for Lorain County Community Action Agency.

Job Title: EARLY HEAD START HOME VISITOR, Part -Time, No Benefits
Date Listed: April 16, 2014
Listing Ends: April 23, 2014
Job Description: REVISED

Lorain County Community Action Agency

Position: EARLY HEAD START HOME VISITOR
SALARY: $10.25 - $14.21
48 weeks per year/20 hours per week,
8:30 am – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Department: Early Head Start

Supervisor: Site Administrator/EHS Coordinator

Position Description:
Responsibilities: Supports parents as primary educators of their infant/toddler by providing educational activities appropriate to their abilities, interests, and family customs. Acts to insure that the infant/toddler and pregnant women and their families receive all services available to Head Start families.

Essential Job Functions:
•Within the performance standards, assumes complete charge of the home base assignments;
•Develops and implements plans to work with families, infants, toddlers, and pregnant women on a scheduled one-on-one weekly basis in their homes for 1 ½ hours. (Provides activities designed to stimulate the infant and toddler’s physical, cognitive and emotional development.);
•Participates in all appropriate training and meetings regarding programs, children and parents;
•Integrates all Head Start components during each home visit;
•Follows established Head Start curriculum guide;
•Prepares and maintains records as required by the local program and Regional Office;
•Maintains a complete and current inventory list annually;
•Develops and conducts a center base experience at least twice a month;
•Assesses the individual infant and toddler and develops an individualized education plan for each in conjunction with the infant’s and toddler’s parent or guardian;
•Provides comprehensive health and nutrition information for pregnant women, infants and toddlers;
•Ensures that supportive services are provided to pregnant women during the prenatal and postnatal period;
•Makes both verbal and written reports;
•Makes appropriate referrals to Site Administrators;
•Assists with development and implementation of plans for parents education;
•Provides educational materials, which can be left in the home. (Assists parents in developing ways of using household resources for educational activities with their infant and toddler.);
•Prepares snacks during the home visit following the menu provided;
•Provides information to parents regarding their children, as well as general child development information;
•Abides by all applicable Agency rules and regulations;
•Performs additional duties as assigned by the appropriate Supervisor.

Qualifications: A Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) and training (or equivalent coursework) in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development is required. Must have the training and experience necessary to develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with very young children. The training must develop knowledge of infant and toddler development, safety issues in infant and toddler care, and methods for communicating effectively with infants and toddlers, their parents, and other staff members. At least one year of experience working with infants and toddlers. Willingness to continue education toward degree attainment by taking college courses, attending training workshops and seminars in the city and out of town. Must have reliable transportation for home visits and for reporting to work. Must have liability insurance. Must meet all requirements for personnel of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Demonstrate an ability to work independently and efficiently to provide positive change prenatal and in infancy, utilizing the guidance of Head Start Performance Standards and current Education Plan. The ability to relate to low-income parents and children of all ethnic backgrounds. A thorough knowledge of Head Start and infant and toddler growth and development. Ability to apply an understanding of developmental levels to activities. Ability to meet the social-emotional, physical and cognitive developmental needs of infants and toddlers. Good verbal and written communications skills. Willingness to continue education and attend training sessions.

Pay Grade: 5 Rev 08/13

Job Title: EARLY HEAD START TEACHER
Date Listed: April 16, 2014
Listing Ends: April 23, 2014
Job Description: Lorain County Community Action Agency
506 Broadway Avenue, P.O. Box 245
Lorain, Ohio 44052-0245

POSITION VACANCY NOTICE:

EARLY HEAD START TEACHER(1)
Full-time with Benefits
35 weeks per year, 40 hours per week
8:00 am –5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.
SALARY: $11.36 -$17.75

Lorain County Community Action Agency

Position Description

Position: EARLY HEAD START TEACHER

Department:Early Head Start

Supervisor: Site Administrator/HS Coordinator

Responsibilities:Provides learning experiences to Early Head Start children and their families. Meets all performance standards.

Essential Job Functions:
•Works within goals, policies and activities designed to meet performance standards and other Head Start/ Early Head Start mandates;
•Within performance standards, assumes complete charge of assigned classroom and/or other assigned areas during class period;
•Provides a safe nurturing learning environment for children;
•Develops daily schedules and lesson plans appropriate for infants and toddlers;
•Prepares and conducts classroom activities;
•Maintains current and accurate records as required by the program, and ensures their confidentiality;
•Assesses the individual child and develops an individualized learning plan for each child in conjunction with the child's parent or guardian;
•Completes an annual inventory of the classroom equipment;
•Makes both verbal and written reports;
•Assists in serving meals to the children, utilizing a family style approach;
•Supervises and participates in the training of the Assistant Teacher assigned to the class; Maintains liaisons with parents of the children through no fewer than two home visits per year;
•Prepares home teaching lessons to share with the parents;
•Makes referrals to Family Advocates on children and families;
•Make referrals to the Disability/Special Services Coordinator as appropriate;
•Ensures compliance in the classroom with Ohio Day Care Laws and other applicable regulations;
•Supports/Integrates all Early Head Start components as possible into the classroom;
•Assists in promoting and tracking active parent participation in all Early Head Start components;
•Attends center parent meetings as required;
•Must attend all in-service training, pre-service training and workshops provided by the program;
•Recruits classroom volunteers and develops plans for their participation;
•Ensures the dissemination of newsletters and other communications;
•Transitions infants/toddlers into preschool;
•Abides by all applicable Agency rules and regulations;
•Other duties as assigned by the appropriate Supervisor.

Qualifications: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Prefer a Bachelors Degree. A Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) and training (or equivalent coursework) in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development is required. Must have the training and experience necessary to develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with very young children. The training must develop knowledge of infant and toddler development, safety issues in infant and toddler care, and methods for communicating effectively with infants and toddlers, their parents, and other staff members. At least one year of working experience in a classroom with infants and toddlers. Willingness to continue education toward degree attainment by taking college courses, attending training workshops and seminars in the city and out of town. Must have reliable transportation for home visits and for reporting to work. Must have liability insurance. Must meet all requirements for personnel of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Ability to work with low-income and disadvantaged pre-school children and adults. Must possess good oral and written communication skills. The ability to relate to and work with young children and their families.


Pay Grade: 5 or 6 depending on qualifications
Rev 04/11