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SPECIAL NOTICE:  BOARD OF DIRECTORS OPENINGS

At Community Action Marin, we believe that everyone should have an opportunity to be independent.  So we have designed a comprehensive range of program and resources specifically aimed at helping individuals get on the path to independence.  Rather than addressing one specific issue at a time, our Goal is to look at an individual's circumstances holistically--to understand the complex nature of what it means to be a human being trying to navigate the world when you're not afforded the benefits that so many of us are fortunate enough to enjoy.  Our financial services center teaches people about money, banking and budgeting.  For those with mental health issues, our trained conselors provide group support, therapy classes and patient rights advocacy.  And, of course, we're there to help with emergency needs because emergencies are a fact of life.

Community Action Marin is seeking members of the community to serve on the Board of Directors (BOD).  The BOD is responsible for setting the mission, vision, values and strategy while overseeing the Executive Director.  the Community Action BOD is tripartite, made up of members of the public from the private sector, public sector and clients of the Agency.  Specific desired qualifications include:

We provide BOD training to all new board members and believe in empowering people in our community by providing leadership traiining and experience. We currently have active committes for Program, Board Development, Fund Development, and Policy, and are also looking for members of the public to contribute to our success through these committees.

Interested parties should send a letter of interest outlining unique qualifications, to the Board Development Chair, Jessica Uriostergui, jtrujillo@aol.com for consideration.

 

 

 

 

 

INFANT/TODDLER TEACHER/PRIMARY CAREGIVER

Under the direction of a Program Manager, and under the supervision of the Site Director/Supervisor, establishes and maintains supportive relationships with infants, toddlers, and parents; develops and implements developmentally appropriate routines and curriculum for infants and toddlers
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
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 will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education Requirements
•OPTION A: An  AA or BA in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Human Development, Sociology, or a related field and have the coursework necessary to meet the California Child Care Licensing requirements to be a “fully qualified” infant/toddler teacher including 12 Core units and 3 Infant toddler

 • OPTION B: Possess or be eligible to apply for upon employment a California Child Development Permit at the Associate Teacher or the Teacher Level, including at least 6 units related to the care of infants and toddlers.
• OPTION C: An Infant Toddler CDA

Additional Requirements
1. At least 6 months of experience in a licensed infant care center or comparable group child care program for children under five years of age.
2. Ability to work well with parents from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
3. Strong verbal/ written communication and management skills.
4. Bilingual English/Spanish skills preferred.
5. Ability to read and write English and interpret documents such as safety rules and policy and procedures manuals. Ability to write simple reports and correspondence and to complete basic forms.
6. Ability to communicate effectively verbally in English, one on one, and in small groups.
7. Ability to provide evidence of US citizenship or proof of legal right to work in the United States.
8. Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards desirable. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as skills develop.
Child Health and Development
1. Create a warm, accepting, and developmentally appropriate environment which encourages the cognitive physical, emotional, and social development of the infant, toddler and family.
2. Follow Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers (PITC) standards and best practices.
3. Plan and implement individualized, developmentally appropriate, nurturing care for infants and toddlers in a center base setting.
• Build the basic curriculum on caregiving routines as a shared experience between the caregiver and child.
• Build a close personal relationship with each child while attending to the child’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs.
• Develop and implement individualized feeding and toileting plans for each assigned child.
4. Create a weekly written curriculum using the Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers and the Marin Head Start curriculum framework.
5. Provide positive guidance to children.
6. Promote good health and nutrition and provide an environment that contributes to the prevention of illness. Share in daily cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
7. Provide primary caregiving responsibility for up to four children and secondary caregiving responsibility for up to an additional four children.
8. Reinforce the role of parents as primary caregiver and educator of their child.
9. Assist in screening each child for possible developmental delays and complete ongoing assessment on each assigned child according to agency’s guidelines.
Family Development
1. Educate parents in basic child development concepts and work with parents to develop home interactions and activities based on each child’s assessment and identified needs.
2. Share information with parents on a regular basis regarding the growth and development of their child including regular daily feedback.
3. Conduct, based on program guidelines, two scheduled parent conferences and two home visits, to discuss child’s developmental progress with parent and in partnership with a family member, assesses the strengths and needs of each assigned child.
4. Participate in case management conferences for Early Head Start children and families.
Communication and Teambuilding
1. Support and facilitate team building through activities, clear communication, and shared problem solving and decision making.
2. Participate in case conference meetings on a regular basis to consider family needs.
3. Integrate results of screenings/assessments and family partnership plans into planning for center routine, parent conference, and other program activities.

Interested Candidates please email your resume and cover letter to

Kelsey@marinheadstart.org

Any questions please call 415-883-3791 ext 13

*Salary: $14.50-$19.50 per hour DOE and Education * Benefits Available * Position open until filled

Home Visitor

SUMMARY: Under the direction of a Program Manager, and under the supervision of the Site Director/Supervisor, the Early Head Start Home Visitor is responsible for the overall implementation of an integrated, family focused, home based program serving pregnant women and families with children age 0-3.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes but are not limited to the following:

Becomes familiar with Head Start goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and is able to communicate them to parents and the community. Integrates all Head Start program areas during weekly home visits.

 Family Development

  1. Works with the family unit for at least 90 minutes each week in their home to provide health services, educational services, and social services.
  2. In partnership with a family member, assesses the strengths and needs of each child and family. Develops and implements an individualized Family Partnership Plan, sensitive to the cultural and socioeconomic background of the family, which encourages and promotes the family’s achievement of self-sufficiency.
  3. Maintains and updates Family Partnership Plans with each family throughout the year.
  4. Acts as an advocate for the families in linking them to needed community services and resources.
  5. Plans and conducts parent education/meetings based on the needs and interests of the parents.
  6. Participates in case management conferences for their Early Head Start children and families.
  7. Arranges for transportation to appointments for families as needed.
  8. Reinforces the role of the parent as primary caregiver and educator of their child.
  9. Screens each child for possible developmental delays and completes ongoing assessment on each child according to agency’s guidelines.
  10. Educates parents in basic child development concepts and works with parents to develop weekly home visit and activity plans based on each child’s assessment and identified needs.
  11. Shares information with parents on a regular basis regarding the growth and development of their child.
  12. Creates a warm, accepting and developmentally appropriate environment which encourages the cognitive physical, emotional and social development of the infant / toddler and family.
  13. With parent input, conducts a weekly socialization experience for all families.
  14. Incorporates health, safety, mental health and nutrition education into the weekly home visit, assuring that required prenatal and well baby / well child exams are completed and any needed follow up obtained.
  15. Is responsible for recruitment and enrollment of families according to Head Start Policies.
  16. Maintains awareness of and contact with community members and relevant community agencies.
  17. Supports parent involvement in community groups/ activities.

Child Health and Development

Community Development

Teamwork / Communication/Professional Standards

  1. Communicates appropriate information to and seeks assistance from parents, managers and other Head Start staff.
  2. Works closely with all staff to promote and maintain a high level of parent participation in Head Start activities insuring that the parents are aware of and understand the full range of options available to them in becoming actively involved in Head Start.
  3. Accepts responsibility for assisting in planning and achieving team goals.
  4. Completes required records and documentation in a timely manner.
  5. Identifies own training needs and seeks opportunities for individual growth.
  6. 6.      Attends in-service and training as required.  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Does not directly supervise other staff.  Supervises parent and community volunteers.  Works in a collaborative way to ensure the completion of the program's goals.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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 will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education /Experience:                             

Skills and knowledge

Additional requirements

Physical Requirements

Health and Safety Training Requirements

Interested Candidates please email your resume and cover letter to:

Kelsey@marinheadstart.org

Any questions please call 415-883-3791 ext 13

 *Salary: $14.50-$19.50 per hour DOE and Education * Benefits Available * Position open until filled