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Scott Carver Dakota CAP Head Start

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Education and Training| Human Services

Positions Typically Hiring For:

Head Start Preschool Classroom Staff
Early Head Start Family Educators
Head Start and Early Head Start Administrative Staff

Positions Posted (Contact information can be found at the bottom of the page)

Position 1:

Head Start Teacher

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Full-Time

Accepted Majors:

Education and Training

Position Description:

Teacher
.79 FTE (40 hours/week during the School Year)

Do you have a passion for young children and families? Do you want to work in a fun environment while making a difference in people’s lives? Come work for Head Start with the CAP Agency of Scott, Carver, and Dakota counties. We have Teacher positions available, and we would love to talk with you. Check out what we offer below!

Competitive Salary
14 Paid Holidays (full year employee)
Benefits and Employer Retirement Match
We are a non-profit agency, so you may qualify for student loan forgiveness by working for us.
Life Mart Employee Discounts
Tuition Reimbursement and Job Training


SUMMARY
The Teacher in the Center Program provides service for an assigned number of children and their parents including center activities, home visits, parent-teacher conferences and field trips. Supervises volunteers, establishes on-going communication with parents and other staff, and coordinates component services to provide complete support for each child’s development. Performs other duties as assigned by the Education Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Organize, operate and maintain Head Start center according to state licensing guidelines and Head Start Performance Standards. Maintain children’s records including growth charts, complete gaps on preschool screening.
Write and implement lesson plans following the Creative Curriculum including activities in each lesson to enhance self-esteem, diversity awareness and violence prevention. Plan and implement field trips.
Assess each child’s development using Creative Curriculum Assessment. Develop individual learning plans and review each child’s progress with parents.
Direct and support Teacher Assistants and Paraprofessionals in the classroom.
Facilitate open communication with parents and staff to ensure complete services for each child and to integrate component services into the classroom.
Attend team meetings, Agency and Head Start meetings/trainings, interagency meetings and community events as assigned.
Encourage and welcome parent and other volunteers in the center, on field trips and other activities.
Maintain a safe indoor and outdoor environment in all aspects of the program.
Coordinate snack and meal service with the Teacher Assistants and Paraprofessionals.
Participate in family style meals.
Verifies actual hours worked by support staff.
CLEAR DRIVEN COMPETENCIES
Fostering Teamwork
Managing Change
Communication
Building Collaborative Relationships
Customer Centered
Analytical Thinking
Use of Technology and information management
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
An Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Current Infant/Child First Aid and CPR Certificate.



Knowledge of:

Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.
Classroom policies, procedures and processes.
Methods and techniques to assist students in early childhood learning.
Methods and techniques for working with students with disabilities and special needs.
Specialized Head Start and agency software applications and procedures.
Local community resources and regional community services programs.
Principles of record keeping and records management.
Personal computers utilizing standard and specialized software.
Safety rules and regulations.
Skill in:

Monitoring and improving student behavior and learning skills.
Assisting children and special needs students and assessing educational needs.
Maintaining composure and working effectively under classroom conditions.
Administering educational and school support programs.
Reacting quickly to situations that could create personal stress and safety problems.
Communicating effectively with children.
Collaborating as a team member, with colleagues, families, staff and community representatives.
Following verbal and written instructions.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers, families, clients and community agencies.
Effective verbal and written communication.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License, proof of insurance and review of Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in a classroom environment which may include standing, walking, sitting and lifting up to 40lbs. Mobility to drive a motor vehicle in order to attend meetings.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY: Scott, Carver, Dakota CAP Agency will not deny anyone the opportunities for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

The Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce

Position 2:

Head Start Teacher Assistant

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Full-Time

Accepted Majors:

Education and Training

Position Description:

Teacher Assistant
School Year
Aide
Rosemount Office, Rosemount, MN, US


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Salary Range:
$17.47 To 20.19 Hourly

.69 FTE (36 hours/week during the school year)


Do you have a passion for young children and families? Do you want to work in a fun environment while making a difference in people’s lives? Come work for Head Start with the CAP Agency of Scott, Carver, and Dakota counties. We have Teacher Assistant positions available in multiple locations, and we would love to talk with you. Check out what we offer below!

Competitive Salary
14 Paid Holidays (full year employee)
Benefits and Employer Retirement Match
We are a non-profit agency, so you may qualify for student loan forgiveness by working for us.
Life Mart Employee Discounts
Tuition Reimbursement and Job Training


SUMMARY

The Teacher Assistant works with the Head Start Teacher in implementing all classroom activities including meal service. The Assistant Teacher cooperates with the Teacher, Paraprofessional and other Head Start staff in providing the best possible program. Works with children and families in the classroom and performs other duties as assigned by the teacher.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

•Plans with the Teacher and implements daily activities, assisting with completing child assessments using Creative Curriculum.

•Data entry on teaching strategies GOLD software.

•Works with the children individually and in groups in the center; accompanies the class on field trips.

•Comply and implement local, state and Head Start federal guidelines.

•Works with teacher and paraprofessional to serve and clean up meals and purchase groceries. Participates in family-style meals.

•Actively participates in cleaning and maintenance of the center.

•Attends team meetings, CAP Agency and Head Start trainings/meetings and other training as assigned.

•Communicates with parents and staff to ensure complete services for each child. Communicates all relevant messages and information to teacher in a timely manner.

•Assists in maintaining a safe indoor and outdoor environment in all aspects of the program.

•Welcomes and supports parent and other volunteers at the center.

•Shares responsibility for completion of program paperwork such as attendance and meal count, daily safety check, in-kind.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Must be proficient in Microsoft office and have previous data entry experience. At a minimum have a CDA credential or a state awarded certificate that meets or exceeds a CDA credential, or an associates or higher degree in any field. Current Infant/Child First Aid and CPR Certificate preferred.



Knowledge of:

•Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.

•Classroom policies, procedures, and processes.

•Methods and techniques to assist students in early childhood learning.

•Methods and techniques for working with students with disabilities and special needs.

•Specialized Head Start and agency software applications and procedures.

•Local community resources and regional community services programs.

•Principles of record keeping and records management.

•Personal computers utilizing standard and specialized software.

•Safety rules and regulations.



Skill in:

•Monitoring and improving student behavior and learning skills.

•Assisting children and special needs students and assessing educational needs.

•Maintaining composure and working effectively under classroom conditions.

•Administering educational and school support programs.

•Reacting quickly to situations that could create personal stress and safety problems.

•Communicating effectively with children.

•Collaborating as a team member, with colleagues, families, staff, and community representatives.

•Following verbal and written instructions.

•Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers, families, clients and community agencies.

•Effective verbal and written communication.



LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License, proof of insurance and review of Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report is required.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

A job in this category may include and require sitting, standing, walking, and lifting up to 40lbs.



AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY: Scott, Carver, Dakota CAP Agency will not deny anyone the opportunities for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

The Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce

Position 3:

Head Start Education Supervisor

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Full-Time

Accepted Majors:

Education and Training

Position Description:

Education Supervisor
Full Time
Supervisor
Shakopee Office, Shakopee, MN, US

Salary Range:
$49,337.00 To 54,579.00 Annually
Full-time, Benefits Eligible



Do you love early childhood and working with diverse children and families? Are you looking to support teachers and a high-quality early childhood program that makes a difference in the lives of children and families in need. We have a great opportunity for you. We currently have an Education Supervisor role that supervises Head Start classrooms in Scott, Carver, and Dakota counties. The position is a full-time salary position that includes sick time, vacation, health benefits, retirement options and 14 paid holidays. If you are passionate about Early Childhood Education and supporting children and families in their school readiness, check us out. We would love to meet with you.



SUMMARY

The Education Supervisor will work in collaboration to provide leadership that strengthens and maintains the relationship between all internal and external partners for the goal of delivering high quality services for Head Start families. The Education Supervisor is responsible for supporting the classroom education component of Head Start for families and children age 3-5. This position includes facility management, licensing and equipping centers, hiring, supervising, mentoring, training the teaching staff, collaborating with other Head Start Supervisors, Early Head Start, component staff, school districts, community partners and other CAP Agency staff to deliver a client centered Birth-5 program.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:



Provides leadership to ensure delivery of a highly integrated birth to five Early Childhood program for families, providing increased School Readiness outcomes.
Support and lead classroom staff on data-based decision-making that will raise school readiness skills, increase teacher effectiveness, promote teaching practices, and share resources to ensure that skill-building and knowledge is integrated into the entire classroom.
Work collaboratively with Head Start Director, Assistant Director, Education Manager, and other Supervisors to deliver high quality services for children and families.
Work collaboratively with assigned teaching, coaching and family service staff to meet School Readiness and Family Engagement Goals and Outcomes.
Hire, supervise, mentor, provide training/onboarding and evaluate direct reports.
Ensure compliance with federal, state and local program regulations.
Assist Supervisor with the planning and implementation of needed trainings to ensure program is in compliance with State and Federal Regulations.
Attend and participate in monthly Coordinated Services meetings.
Visit classrooms weekly to support teaching staff and provide additional classroom support for Head Start families. This may include observing children for developmental concerns, assisting and supporting the referral process, and providing resources, materials, and strategies.
Work with the local School Districts on ensuring MOUs are signed and documented.
Responsible for facility management and MN Rule 3 licensing for centers/classrooms.
Assist teaching staff with purchasing, invoicing for classroom materials, supplies and substitutes.
Provide CLASS observations, work with classroom team to create goals for instruction and on-going monitoring.
Represent CAP Agency at appropriate interagency committees, school districts and community partnership meetings.
Participate in development and annual review of Head Start program plans, policies and procedures and ensure all Head Start staff is aware, trained and supported to incorporate these into their work.
Responsible to ensure staff are recording appropriate data and provide evaluation of data specific to your area and share data with others as needed for program improvement.
Work with staff to contribute to School Readiness outcomes for children and families.
Support and monitor professional development of staff in accordance with individual, program and agency initiatives.
Communicate regularly with staff to plan, reflect, share information and ideas, build skills and problem solve.
Work collaboratively with internal and external programs and partners.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor


CLEAR DRIVEN COMPETENCIES

Fostering Teamwork
Continuous Improvement
Communication
Building Collaborative Relationships
Customer Centered
Analytical Thinking
Use of Technology and information management

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
A baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or baccalaureate or advanced degree in any subject and coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience in education. Previous management and supervisory experience preferred. Experience working with diverse populations. Knowledge of early childhood education, child development and educational settings. A desire to serve and work for the benefit of children and families.


Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of administrative management, including budgets, accounting, purchasing, customer service and employee supervision.
Legal, ethical and professional rules of conduct for employees.
Principles and practices for long- and short-range planning, performance management, process management and continuous improvement.
Local community resources, regional community service programs, and regional training programs.
Personal computers, utilizing software applications and procedures.
Principles of record keeping and records management.


Skill in:

Reading, interpreting, understanding and applying federal, state and local rules and regulations and
CAP Agency policies.

Developing administrative and program plans and procedures.
Analyzing problems and resolving disputes with recommended solutions.
Managing staff, delegating tasks and coaching to improve staff performance.
Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with coworkers, community members,
Government agency representatives and clients.

Exceptional interpersonal skills.
Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License, proof of insurance and review of Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report is required.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in a classroom environment and standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such article as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or carrying light objects frequently. Mobility to drive a motor vehicle to attend meetings, trainings and visit satellite sites. A job of this type may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer or phone usage.



AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY: Scott, Carver, Dakota CAP Agency will not deny anyone the opportunities for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

The Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce

Position 4:

Early Head Start Family Educator

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Full-Time

Accepted Majors:

Education and Training| Human Services

Position Description:

Early Head Start Family Educator
Full Time
Professional
Rosemount, MN, USA

SUMMARY

The Early Head Start Home Visitor plans and directs the educational and related activities for families in the EHS Home Based Program, works closely with parents and other program staff and performs related duties as required.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Plan and direct Home-Based individualized Family/Child educational curricula with meaningful educational opportunities for infants and toddlers and related activities.

· Complete Developmental Screenings and Assessments on assigned children. Review each child’s progress with parents.

· Use child assessment information and observations to guide parents in planning and implementing home visit activities and follow-up home activities.

· Carry a caseload of ten families. Visit each home weekly for a minimum of one and one-half hours each throughout the program year.

· Plan and conduct two group socializations each month.

· Familiarize families with all components of the Early Head Start Program.

· Maintain open communication with parents and program staff to ensure complete services for each child.

· Maintain open communication with Outreach Coordinators to insure delivery of appropriate social services to families.

· Attend Agency and Head Start meetings/trainings, interagency meetings and community events as assigned.

· Maintain up-to-date activity sheets and home visit reports.

· Submit monthly reports in an accurate and timely manner.



CLEAR DRIVEN COMPETENCIES

· Fostering Teamwork

· Continuous Improvement

· Communication

· Building Collaborative Relationships

· Customer Centered

· Analytical Thinking

· Use of Technology and information management



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education, or a degree in a related field with experience in Early Childhood Education, or a State awarded Infant/Toddler certificate.



Knowledge of:

· Home Based individualized Family/Child educational curricula methods for infants and toddlers.

· Approved Assessment and testing methods.

· Local community resources and regional community services programs.

· Principles of record keeping and records management.

· Personal computers utilizing standard software.

· Safety rules and regulations.

·



Skill in:

· Maintaining order when engaging parents and children, while expressing warmth and friendliness.

· Maintaining composure and working effectively within a home setting.

· Communicating effectively with children.

· Following verbal and written instructions.

· Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.

· Effective verbal and written communication.



COVID-19 REQUIRMENT: The Office of Head Start is requiring all Head Start employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by 1/31/2022, or upon starting date, unless the Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency approves a medical or religious accommodation as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work.



LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License, proof of insurance and review of Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report is required.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Mobility to drive a motor vehicle in order to attend meetings. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.



ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION

Grade: N-5

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Early Head Start Family Educator



AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY: Scott, Carver, Dakota CAP Agency will not deny anyone the opportunities for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability, or status with regard to public assistance.

The Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce

Position 5:

Head Start Classroom Aide

Listing Application Link:

Location:

Minnesota

Type:

Full-Time

Accepted Majors:

Education and Training

Job Categories:

Position Description:

Classroom Aide
.65 FTE (34 hours/week during the school year)

Do you have a passion for young children and families? Do you want to work in a fun environment while making a difference in people’s lives? Come work for Head Start with the CAP Agency of Scott, Carver, and Dakota counties. We have Classroom Aide positions available in multiple locations, and we would love to talk with you. Check out what we offer below!
•Competitive Salary
•14 Paid Holidays (full year employee)
•Benefits and Employer Retirement Match
•We are a non-profit agency, so you may qualify for student loan forgiveness by working for us.
•Life Mart Employee Discounts
•Tuition Reimbursement and Job Training


SUMMARY
The Classroom Aide assists the Head Start teacher with all classroom activities, prepares and serves snacks and lunches, cooperates with the teacher, assistant teacher and other Head Start staff in providing the best possible program. Works with children and families in the classroom and performs other duties as assigned by the teacher.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
•Implement the daily lesson plans including Creative Curriculum.
•Observe and assist with child assessments.
•Implement local, state and Head Start federal guidelines.
•Works with children individually and in groups and accompanies the class on field trips.
•Works with teacher and teacher assistant to prepare, serve and clean up snacks and lunches. Participates in meal times.
•Assists the teacher and assistant teacher with cleaning and maintenance of the center.
•Stocks and maintains the inventory of general classroom supplies.
•Assist the teacher with communications to staff and parents to ensure complete services for each child.
•Assists in maintaining a safe indoor and outdoor environment in all aspects of the program.
•Attends team meetings, Head Start and CAP Agency trainings/meetings and other trainings as assigned.
•Welcomes assists and supports parents and other volunteers in the center.
•Assists in planning, organizing and providing child care for Parent Center Committees and Family Events.

MISSION DRIVEN COMPETENCIES
•Fostering Teamwork
•Continuous Improvement
•Communication
•Building Collaborative Relationships
•Customer Centered
•Analytical Thinking
•Use of Technology and information management

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
Prior Early Childhood experience and previous experience working with children with special needs preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Have the ability to lift and carry 40 pounds and climb stairs. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old and possess a high school diploma/GED. Current Infant/Child First Aid and CPR Certificate preferred.

Knowledge of:
•Classroom policies and procedures.
•Methods and techniques to assist children with educational and recreational programs.
•Basic principles of record keeping and records management.
•Personal computers utilizing standard software.
•Safety rules and regulations.


Skill in:
•Maintaining composure, and working effectively under classroom conditions.
•Communicating effectively with children.
•Following verbal and written instructions.
•Exercising good judgment in all situations.
•Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
•Effective verbal and written communication.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
A job in this category may include and require sitting, standing, walking and lifting up to 40lbs.

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION
Grade:N-2
FLSA Status:Non-Exempt
Department:Head Start

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY: Scott, Carver, Dakota CAP Agency will not deny anyone the opportunities for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.
The Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce

Contact Information

Holly

Schulz

Director of Head Start and Education Services

(651) 322-3541

738 1st Avenue East

Shakopee

Minnesota

55379

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