Position: Head Start Component Area Specialist


Location: Head Start Building 


Salary: Negotiable


Supervised by: Head Start Manager
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Posting Date: 7-14-17


Closing Date: 7-21-17


Pay Grade: 2

Department: Edcuation, Employment and Training 

Table of Equivalencies: Applies


Every employee of Stockbridge Munsee Community is expected to present themselves in a professional manner to customers as well as other departments. Stockbridge Munsee Community strives to provide a provide a positive team environment where everyone contributes.

STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS

All employees of Stockbridge Munsee Community must meet the following qualification:

1.   Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug and health screening.

2.   Must be at least 18 years of age, unless otherwise stated on job description

3.   Must maintain an acceptable departmental attendance record

4.   Must be able to work weekends, nights and holidays

5.   Must obtain and maintain Elder/Youth License as stated on job description

POSITION SUMMARY:

Assist the Head Start Manager in program planning activities; some of which require advanced or specialized knowledge and skills implementing Head Start Program Performance Standards and Regulations with regard to the Head Start Component Areas identified as; Health and Disability Services, Family & Community Engagement, and Transition Services and Activities.  Responsibilities will include supervision of daily operations in the absence of Head Start Manager, planning and development of specialized record keeping and database management, operating office equipment and/or specified information-gathering projects and tasks. This position requires filling in as a Teacher, Teacher Assistant, and/or operating a school bus when the program staff and/or alternate are unavailable. This is a non-exempt position and reports to the Head Start Manager. Continuation of position is contingent upon funding allocations. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1.   Build an understanding of the Head Start program by communicating its philosophy, mission, and services to staff, families, and the community.

2.   In the absence of the Head Start Manager, take on responsibility of daily center operations.

3.   Assist Head Start Manager in monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; plans and implement adjustments as        necessary.

4.   Answers incoming telephone calls, determines purpose of calls, and forwards calls to appropriate personnel or department, ensuring professional telephone etiquette.

5.   Assists Head Start Manager with preparation of correspondence, reports, minutes, agendas, memos, forms, directories, and other documents and communications from           drafts, recordings, or verbal instruction as requested.

6.   Work collaboratively and confidentially with a range of specialists (e.g., local school districts, community partners, medical, dental, speech, nutrition, mental health etc…)         by sharing essential child and family information, identifying approaches to solving issues, and developing follow-up plans.

7.   Develop and sustain relationships with families by maintaining frequent contact, such as, home visits, phone calls, and informal contacts.

8.   Engage families as full partners in their own and their children’s development and learning by helping families develop and reach realistic and achievable long and short             term goals, engaging families in assessing their needs and strengths, and supporting them in taking actions to reach their goals.

9.   Help families advocate for themselves and their children with schools, community agencies, and systems by providing current and accurate lists of available resources             and community services.

10. Plan and offer family education activities in collaboration with Head Start staff and other professionals by determining family interests and needs, identifying presenters           and resources in the program and community, and evaluating effectiveness.

11. Identify children who need referrals by reviewing child observation, screening, and assessment data in collaboration with the classroom team and other specialists.

12. Track progress toward child and family goals established in formal plans (e.g., family partnership agreements, IEP’s, IFSP’s, etc…)

13. Meet federal, state, and program documentation requirements by maintaining accurate, objective, complete, timely, and well-organized child and family records.

14. Facilitate Transition to/from Head Start, home, and or other early childhood education and care settings by engaging families and members of the professional community        in planning and implementing strategies that ensure successful transitions, including the transfer of child records as necessary.

15. Support Head Start program improvement efforts by contributing information to the program’s planning, evaluation, self-assessment, and other program development                efforts.

16. Participate in pre-service, in-service, and other on-going training as required by Head Start and Wisconsin Child Care regulations.

17. Assist lead teaching staff in conducting two (2) Home Visits and two (2) Parent/Teacher Conferences per school year.

18. Practice excellent customer service skills at all times to include, but not limited to, addressing program families, members of the community, and employee needs                     courteously and promptly.

19. Mentor teaching staff in the planning, organizing, and delivering of developmentally appropriate activities based on Parent Directed Goals, School Readiness Goals,                   IEP/IFSP Goals, and Positive Behavior Plans.

20. Observe classrooms throughout the year to determine needs of teaching staff and children in regard to the coordination of monthly student status meetings with lead                teaching staff.

21. Fill in as a Teacher, Teacher Assistant, and/or operating a school bus when the program staff and/or alternate are unavailable

22. Pick-up and deliver children, by school bus, according to standards established by the Head Start Program and complete paperwork, such as, pre-trip inspections, vehicle         logs, and all other documentation as required.

23. Must maintain an acceptable departmental attendance record.

24. Must be reliable and prompt when reporting to work.

25. Required to attend job related, in-service, meetings, and training to maintain professional and technical knowledge.

26. Must adhere to tribal law and other applicable laws as well as tribal personnel policies and procedures.

27. May be required to satisfactorily complete an exam or other testing requirement(s) to determine skill proficiency.

28. The above duties and responsibilities are not an all-inclusive list but rather a general representation of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position.  The           duties and responsibilities will be subject to change based on organizational needs and/or deemed necessary by the supervisor.

29. Help the Head Start program achieve its goals by staying informed of pertinent day-to-day activities and adjusting own work accordingly.

30. Advance program practice by promoting a positive working environment and working collaboratively with other staff to understand and support the adoption of best                   practices for children, families, and staff.


QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

1.   Baccalaureate Degree in Education or related field from an accredited College or University is  required (MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF DEGREE TO COMPLETE APPLICATION).

2.   Must be 21 years of age or older. This is a state licensing requirement.

3.   Three (3) years of previous successful experience in an Early Childhood setting is required. Head Start experience preferred.

4.   Must be able to obtain and maintain within (6) months of employment a Commercial Driver License (C.D.L.) with a P and S endorsement is required.

5.   Must obtain and sustain “The Registry” certification as required by State Licensing.  Certification requires a minimum of 25 hours of documented Continuing Education per       year.

6.   Must complete certification on Mandated Reporting, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Shaken Baby Syndrome is required within (90) days of employment.

7.   Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications or willingness to obtain these certifications within (30) days of date of employment and is required to be maintained                       throughout employment.

8.   Knowledge of or the ability/willingness to learn about Stockbridge-Munsee Community, its history, culture, language and integrate into curriculum is required.

9.   Ability to work cooperatively with Head Start staff, parents of children, and other child support systems in the best interests of the children is required.

10. Ability to develop and effectively carry out age-appropriate activities with a specific group of children is required.

11. Ability to maintain a safe and nurturing environment is required.

12. Ability to inform and communicate orally and in writing in diverse and challenging situations with the ability to process information effectively, identify and define problems       and make objective decisions is required.

13. Ability to operate standard office/classroom equipment such as laminator, computer, smart board, iPad, copier, and fax machine is required.

14. Physical Requirements:

a. Frequently sit, bend/stoop, squat, carry and lift up to fifty (25) pounds.

b. Occasionally stand, walk, crouch, kneel, balance, and push and pull.

c. Must be able to use both hands for repetitive movements, simple and firm grasping.

d. Applicants must complete a self-disclosing Physical Questionnaire prior to start of employment.

15. Must adhere to strict confidentiality in all matters. (Must sign a confidentiality statement prior to start of employment.)

16. Must pass a pre-employment drug and health screening. Must adhere to the Tribe’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy during the course of employment. A                          Tuberculosis (TB) screening and/or TB Skin Test is required prior to employment and annually thereafter.

17. Must provide written documentation from a doctor that a physical examination was performed within (30) days of employment and annually thereafter.

18. A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and insurance are required. Must obtain a Wisconsin driver license within thirty (30) days of employment if applicant has an       out-of-state driver’s license.  Must be authorized as eligible to operate a personal and tribal vehicle under the Stockbridge-Munsee Community Vehicle Drivers Policy prior         to actual start date. Must maintain driver’s eligibility as a condition of employment

19. Must obtain and maintain an elder/youth license.

20. Stockbridge-Munsee Community Food Safety Certification is required with in three (3) months of employment.  Must maintain Food Handlers/Safety Certification during            employment.

21. Must abide by departmental and organizational safety, testing, and uniform guidelines.

22. Must be eligible for coverage under the employer’s liability insurance.

23. Must have demonstrated ability to maintain satisfactory working record in any prior or current employment.

24. Must be able to meet physical requirements of position

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

Human Resource Department

Stockbridge Munsee Community

N8705 Moh He Con Nuck Rd

PO Box 70

Bowler, WI 54416or Email completed applcation to: Beverly Miller

or Fax completed application to (715) 793-4380

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WE ARE A DRUG FREE EMPLOYER CANDIDATES MUST PASS DRUG SCREEN AND REMAIN DRUG FREE


The Stockbridge Munsee Community operates as an equal opportunity employer. Except Indian Preference is given in accordance with the Tribal Employment Preference Ordinance.


Although an interview may be granted, this does not determine that the candidate fully meets the qualifications until it is determined by the interview team.