Job Postings

Updated 10/7/2022

Mental Health and Disabilities Coordinator

Contact Person: Mary Bruggenwirth

Job Location:  340 E. Church St, Adrian MI 49221

Job Title:  Mental Health and Disabilities Coordinator

Job Description:

DAYS/HOURS

Monday – Friday 8 hrs/day 40 Hours Per Week 240 Work Days Per Year

PAY RATE

$46,214

ADDITIONAL

Non Union Position Eligible for two-person insurance coverage

SUMMARY

Responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of mental health services within Head Start and Early Head Start programs, as well as the monitoring and coordination of referrals and service provision for children with suspected and identified disabilities. Mental health services are for program children, families, and staff, and include providing mental health assessments, direct behavioral intervention, group and individual training, education, and consultation regarding children’s mental health needs. Disabilities coordination involves identifying, tracking, monitoring, and supporting children with suspected and identified disabilities and communication with LISD itinerates and other special education entities to coordinate service provision for children.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

The Mental Health and Disabilities Coordinator reports to the Head Start Director or designee.

QUALIFICATIONS/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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The following is a list of qualifications for the position, any one of which may be waived by the Board in exercising its prerogative to determine qualifications.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides observation, assessment, and evaluation of program children and/or families related to mental health and social-emotional development as requested by staff and/or families. Facilitates a multidisciplinary team approach that includes families to support mental health, disabilities inclusion, and social-emotional development of program children. Provides services in a classroom, office, and/or home setting as needed. Participates in and is responsible for program planning, recording keeping, and reporting as it relates to mental health, disabilities, and social-emotional development. Collaborates with community agencies and organizations to ensure mental health services are utilized for program children and families. Collaborates with the Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD) and other Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to ensure appropriate identification, referrals, and service provision for students with suspected and identified disabilities, including those with IEPs and IFSPs. Works collaboratively with families, program staff, and district itinerants to support the development of IEPs and IFSPs for children who qualify for disability services under IDEA. Provides sufficient and consistent mental health consultation services to program staff as it relates to children and families. Assists in the planning and implementation of Staff Wellness committee and initiatives. Organizes workshops and training sessions for parents and staff, as needed, regarding mental health; parent education; disabilities; or related topics. Supports and monitors the implementation of social-emotional curriculum Conscious Discipline program-wide. Participates in the Health Services Advisory Committee. Coordinates required data collection and prepares reports to stakeholders. Ensures onsite mental health consultation for staff, as requested. Maintains positive relationships with parents, program volunteers, and outside agencies. Develops and maintains working relationships with peers to promote a positive work culture. Maintains confidentiality. Follows all Board and Policy Council policies, state laws and regulations. Provides support to other positions as required. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None.

REQUIRED EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Bachelor Degree (required) or Master Degree (preferred) in Social Work, Counseling, or related field. The ability to obtain a valid professional license in the State of Michigan (LLBSW/LBSW or LLMSW/LMSW or LLPC/LPC), required. Infant Mental Health Endorsement and/or experience, preferred. Early Childhood Education experience and/or training, preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish), preferred. Two years’ experience working with a diverse population, preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret program policies and procedures. Ability to write per program policies and procedures.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES

Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Knowledge, skill and ability in the use of e-mail, internet, spreadsheets and word-processing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The employee must occasionally kneel, lay or crawl around on the floor. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is continuously required to interact with the public, frequently must work irregular or extended hours, is directly responsible for the safety-well-being and work output of others and must meet multiple demands from several people. The employee drives while performing the duties of this job and must have reliable, consistent transportation. The employee is continuously required to interact with pregnant women, children and families which will call for them to participate in physical activities i.e. jumping, hopping, moving to music, singing, etc.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires ability to complete responsibilities which may include climbing multiple flights of stairs, functioning in a smoking environment, and functioning without air conditioning. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Adrian Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination in its policies, employment practices and programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, height, weight, marital or familial status, gender, disability, or national origin.

Job Site:  https://www.applitrack.com/lisdus/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&district=All&category=Head+Start

Closing Date for Job: Nov 30, 2022


Lead & Assistant Teachers (Infant, Toddler, Preschool ages)

Contact Person: Holly Lake

Job Location:  7030 E. Fulton, Ada MI 49301

Job Title: Lead & Assistant Teachers (Infant, Toddler, Preschool ages)

Job Description:

Company: Big Steps Little Feet Christian Childcare & Preschool has been in operation for 28 years in the Ada community. It comprises fifteen classrooms, a full-service kitchen, a gym, and two playgrounds.

Mission: To provide a safe and nurturing environment where care and learning become a stimulating adventure, as we partner with parents in developing positive character qualities for your children, our future generation.

Staff Motto: Be nurturing, Be honest, Be fun!

Assistant Teacher Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years old and be a positive caregiving role model for staff and children. Must be able to pass a comprehensive background fingerprinting check. Must have a high school diploma or GED, have current CPR, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogen certification, or be willing to obtain certification upon hire. Must have a current and medically validated TB test, or be willing to complete the test upon hire. Must be reliable, punctual, and have dependable transportation. Must have customer service skills and be professional. Must be aware of the unique needs of toddlers and preschoolers. Child Development Education and experience preferred.

Primary Job Responsibilities: The Assistant Teacher is responsible for supporting the early education of children in their care. This position requires an individual who is caring, genuine in their love for children and can show compassion in a busy learning environment. This position also requires someone who is able to be flexible in their work assignments and have the ability to be flexible in working with all age groups of children enrolled at Big Steps Little Feet. Assistant Teacher responsibilities involve positive role-modeling, supporting the Mission of Big Steps Little Feet and demonstrating the Staff Motto daily.

Lead Teacher Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old and be a positive caregiving role model for staff and children. Must be able to pass a comprehensive background fingerprinting check. Must have a high school diploma or GED, have current CPR, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogen certification, or be willing to obtain certification upon hire. Must have a current and medically validated TB test, or be willing to complete the test before your start date. Must be reliable, punctual, and have dependable transportation. Must have customer service skills and be professional. Must be aware of the unique needs of toddlers and preschoolers.

Additionally, proven experience as a Preschool Teacher is required, a Child Development Associate certificate or higher level of education in child development, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to remain calm in a busy environment, ability to multitask and exercise excellent classroom management, competency in child development and techniques for challenging behavior management. Primary Job Responsibilities: The Lead Teacher is responsible for the early education of children in their care. This position requires an individual who is caring, genuine in their love for children and can show compassion in a busy learning environment. Lead Teacher responsibilities involve positive role-modeling, supporting the Mission of Big Steps Little Feet and demonstrating the Staff Motto daily. Responsibilities also include developing and delivering interactive learning programs designed to engage and educate young children. This involves using the ABC Jesus Loves Me curriculum. Big Steps Little Feet provides weekly themes and age appropriate curriculum and the Lead Teacher is able to incorporate unique and creative educational elements to support the learning materials.

Job Site: www.bigstepslittlefeet.org/application

Closing Date for Job: Dec 31, 2022


Manager of Early Childhood

Contact Person: Patricia Oswald

Job Location:  33500 Van Born Rd., Wayne MI 48184

Job Title:  Manager of Early Childhood

Job Description:

IN THIS ROLE:

The Manager of Early Childhood will lead relationship-based early childhood systems, services, and supports, provide direct supervision and evaluation of functions related to Wayne RESA’s administrative and fiscal oversight for Early Childhood grants and activities while supervising and supporting cooperative work with community partners to improve young children’s school readiness as assigned.  The Manager is responsible for promoting the Early Childhood agenda to ensure young children and their families have access to equitable opportunities necessary to experience success in school and life.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

Master’s Degree required; focus in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or Educational Leadership preferred Ph.D/Ed.D in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Educational Leadership beneficial Valid State of Michigan teaching certificate with one of the following endorsements preferred:

*Early Childhood Education PK-K (ZA)

*Early Childhood PK – General and Special Education (ZS)

*Early Childhood General and Special Education (Birth-Kindergarten) (ZN)

*Lower Elementary Education (PK-3) (ZO) Valid State of Michigan educational administrator certificate preferred

Experience

Minimum of four (4) years of Education Administrative experience in a supervisory capacity required, 5+ years preferred

Special Skills and Training

Adept at fiscal analysis/oversight and budget creation/management to ensure fund maximization of early childhood services Demonstrated skill in using applications that support budget management (ex. SMART, Excel pivot tables, etc.) Demonstrated expertise in GSRP Grant requirements, allowable expenditures, and capital outlay processes. Demonstrated consultation, training, group facilitation, and process skills Highly organized and demonstrated skill in managing multiple projects and assignments Flexible in prioritizing while advancing mid- and long-term goals and initiatives Relationship-based early childhood leader who deeply understands child development Demonstrated skill in building teams and cultivating collaboration and innovation with a wide range of stakeholders Highly skilled in systems building with strong positive interpersonal/verbal and written communications skills Positive energy, integrity, flexibility, and ability to generate trust in relationships with stakeholders and staff, as well as the ability to work as both a team leader and member while cultivating collaboration and innovation with a wide range of stakeholders  Values and promotes diversity, and understands the implications for the work of the organization and the potential a diverse workforce can make to a successful organization as we serve an increasingly diverse group of stakeholders  Translates research/theory to practice and is action/results-oriented Proficiency in using the Microsoft Windows desktop operating system and Windows-based software

COMPENSATION:

Non-Bargaining salary schedule (Grade 7 – $107,611 – $113,276) and a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including health/dental/vision/life and long-term disability insurance. Generous time off including 19 paid holidays, sick, vacation, and personal business days. Membership in the Michigan Public Schools Employee Retirement System. Additional information regarding employer-sponsored health care plans can be found under Transparency Reporting.

APPLICATION PROCESS & TIMELINE: Internal and external applicants must complete and submit an online application at http://www.applitrack.com/resa/OnlineApp/default.aspx (Job ID #22844) in order to be considered. This posting is open until filled.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS ROLE:

Supervise the day-to-day activities of assigned staff while creating and maintaining a climate to attract, retain, and motivate a diverse, highly competent Early Childhood (EC) team Support all hiring activities, training, mentoring, and coaching to develop staff in support of enhancing service delivery as assigned. Conduct regular observations and performance evaluations, and where necessary, develop individual improvement plans Monitor and document Early Childhood Consultant (ECC) performance related to grant activities Plan and implement ECC professional development to enhance service delivery with an emphasis on community-based organizations (CBOs) Promote practices related to operating high-quality early childhood programs Set expectations to target and deliver equitable, high-quality EC programs in all communities throughout Wayne County with an emphasis on CBOs Utilize current research and relevant data to elevate RESA EC services to the next level Support and co-lead effective practices in curriculum, instruction, assessment, supervision, leadership, and professional devel­opment in the field of EC education and care Establish connections and partnerships with members of public sectors serving the needs of families with young children Create, monitor, and approve Early Childhood Block Grant 32p programming, budget, and MEGS+ application processes Supervise the Great Start Collaborative-Wayne (GSC-Wayne) contract Attend and participate as an education leader for all GSC-Wayne meetings Influence the work of the GSC-Wayne School Readiness Committee Plan, lead, and participate in Wayne County GSRP Advisory, providing updates regarding a variety of educational subjects Provide oversight and management of the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) grant requirements with Wayne County programs with a focus on CBOs Serve as a secondary contact to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Office of Great Start (OGS) for compliance, approvals, audits, etc. Collaboratively plan and co-lead mandatory Wayne County GSRP Advisory Council meetings Direct EC Fiscal & Special Project consultant with all matters related to funding and fiscal integrity Oversee and support budget development and budget implementation of sub-recipients with an emphasis on CBOs Support completion of MEGS + and GEMS application requirements within established deadlines Support and co-lead annual funding application process for new and established sub-recipients Work in tandem with ECC to gather documentation to support recommending program contractual status; regular, probationary, and on rare occasions, site closures with a focus on CBOs Meet all RESA, state and federal deadlines, programmatic requirements, and document expectations Ensure compliance with board policy and appropriate state, federal, and local policies, procedures, and laws. Develop and implement short and long-range goals and objectives that support organizational development consistent with the mission and vision of Wayne RESA Co-lead a systemic continuous improvement dynamic to prioritize Early Childhood goals, objectives, strategies, resources, and outcomes that align with the mission and vision of the organization, as well as the continual improvement of communication with all Wayne RESA stakeholders Provide leadership and oversight of the county-wide preschool initiatives with an emphasis on CBOs In collaboration with various stakeholders, both internal and external, develop and introduce strategies to increase the coordination of GSRP recruitment and enrollment processes. Lead communication and marketing efforts to increase GSRP engagement, awareness, and enrollment utilizing a variety of platforms, including social media. In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and implement strategies to increase the number of GSRP providers in the County’s highest-need communities.  In collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, develop and implement strategies to improve workforce outcomes, including fewer vacancies, more individuals entering the field, and higher staff retention in Wayne County.  Work to increase quality and stability in the early childhood provider landscape, including improved quality ratings for partner program providers and fewer closures of community-based providers, especially in the highest need communities.  Co-lead efforts to build capacity with cross-departmental collaboration to systemically integrate early childhood and K-12 initiatives Regular and predictable attendance Perform other duties as assigned

Job Site:  https://www.applitrack.com/resa/OnlineApp/default.aspx?choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=1166&all=1

Closing Date for Job: Nov 30, 2022


Early Childhood Consultant

Contact Person: Patricia Oswald

Job Location:  33500 Van Born Rd., Wayne MI 48184

Job Title: Early Childhood Consultant

Job Description:

IN THIS ROLE:

The Early Childhood Consultant (ECC) provides leadership and consulting services to Wayne County Early Childhood programs. The ECC: *Plans and implements activities supporting Wayne County districts, public school academies, and community-based organizations in their efforts to operate high-quality Early Childhood programs, including but not limited to Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) state-funded preschool for four-year-olds.

*Serves as the assigned Early Childhood Specialist (ECS) for identified programs.

*Serves as a catalyst for continuous quality improvement.

*Collaborates using a consultation model with staff, agency personnel, and administrators.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

A graduate degree in early childhood education or child development required.

Experience

A minimum of five years of relevant job experience with an emphasis in Early Childhood leadership required. Training and experience working with an approved Early Childhood curriculum preferred. Trainer of Trainers (TOT) certification in HighScope preferred. Knowledge in Creative Curriculum preferred.

Special Skills and Training

Demonstrated consultation, group facili­tation, and process skills. Demonstrated ability to integrate emerging forms of technology into professional development activities and pub­lic presentations. Demonstrated skill working with diverse popula­tions. Excellent listening skills and ability to communicate well verbally and in written form. Knowledge and expertise in child development, adult learning styles, and program quality improvement. Knowledge of Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-K (ECSQ-PK). Reliable assessor for Classroom Coach preferred. Ability to work effectively, make decisions, and problem-solve collaboratively within a team. Ability to interact in sensitive and/or complex situations. Ability to take initiative and work independently when assigned a variety of responsibilities and tasks. Effective planning and organizing skills to meet stringent deadlines. Proficient with computer software programs, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet software applications. Demonstrated experience in leadership, teaching, planning, evaluation, and curriculum development. Frequent travel within Wayne County.

COMPENSATION:

WCSSF 10-Month Salary Schedule – Schedule H ($65,567 – $99,233 FY) and a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including health/dental/vision/life and long-term disability insurance. Generous time off including 19 paid holidays, sick, vacation and personal business days. Membership in the Michigan Public Schools Employee Retirement System. The position is represented by the Wayne County Salaried Staff Federation Local 4479 (WCSSF). The current Collective Bargaining Agreement and additional information regarding employer-sponsored health care plans can be found under Transparency Reporting.

APPLICATION PROCESS & TIMELINE:

Internal and external applicants must complete and submit an online application at http://www.applitrack.com/resa/OnlineApp/default.aspx (Job ID #22855) in order to be considered. This posting is open until filled.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS ROLE:

Supervise the day-to-day activities of assigned staff while creating and maintaining a climate to attract, retain, and motivate a diverse, highly competent Early Childhood (EC) team Support all hiring activities, training, mentoring, and coaching to develop staff in support of enhancing service delivery as assigned. Conduct regular observations and performance evaluations, and where necessary, develop individual improvement plans Monitor and document Early Childhood Consultant (ECC) performance related to grant activities Plan and implement ECC professional development to enhance service delivery with an emphasis on community-based organizations (CBOs) Promote practices related to operating high-quality early childhood programs Set expectations to target and deliver equitable, high-quality EC programs in all communities throughout Wayne County with an emphasis on CBOs Utilize current research and relevant data to elevate RESA EC services to the next level Support and co-lead effective practices in curriculum, instruction, assessment, supervision, leadership, and professional devel­opment in the field of EC education and care Establish connections and partnerships with members of public sectors serving the needs of families with young children Create, monitor, and approve Early Childhood Block Grant 32p programming, budget, and MEGS+ application processes Supervise the Great Start Collaborative-Wayne (GSC-Wayne) contract Attend and participate as an education leader for all GSC-Wayne meetings Influence the work of the GSC-Wayne School Readiness Committee Plan, lead, and participate in Wayne County GSRP Advisory, providing updates regarding a variety of educational subjects Provide oversight and management of the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) grant requirements with Wayne County programs with a focus on CBOs Serve as a secondary contact to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Office of Great Start (OGS) for compliance, approvals, audits, etc. Collaboratively plan and co-lead mandatory Wayne County GSRP Advisory Council meetings Direct EC Fiscal & Special Project consultant with all matters related to funding and fiscal integrity Oversee and support budget development and budget implementation of sub-recipients with an emphasis on CBOs Support completion of MEGS + and GEMS application requirements within established deadlines Support and co-lead annual funding application process for new and established sub-recipients Work in tandem with ECC to gather documentation to support recommending program contractual status; regular, probationary, and on rare occasions, site closures with a focus on CBOs Meet all RESA, state and federal deadlines, programmatic requirements, and document expectations Ensure compliance with board policy and appropriate state, federal, and local policies, procedures, and laws. Develop and implement short and long-range goals and objectives that support organizational development consistent with the mission and vision of Wayne RESA Co-lead a systemic continuous improvement dynamic to prioritize Early Childhood goals, objectives, strategies, resources, and outcomes that align with the mission and vision of the organization, as well as the continual improvement of communication with all Wayne RESA stakeholders Provide leadership and oversight of the county-wide preschool initiatives with an emphasis on CBOs In collaboration with various stakeholders, both internal and external, develop and introduce strategies to increase the coordination of GSRP recruitment and enrollment processes. Lead communication and marketing efforts to increase GSRP engagement, awareness, and enrollment utilizing a variety of platforms, including social media. In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and implement strategies to increase the number of GSRP providers in the County’s highest-need communities.  In collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, develop and implement strategies to improve workforce outcomes, including fewer vacancies, more individuals entering the field, and higher staff retention in Wayne County.  Work to increase quality and stability in the early childhood provider landscape, including improved quality ratings for partner program providers and fewer closures of community-based providers, especially in the highest need communities.  Co-lead efforts to build capacity with cross-departmental collaboration to systemically integrate early childhood and K-12 initiatives Regular and predictable attendance Perform other duties as assigned

Job Site:  https://www.applitrack.com/resa/OnlineApp/default.aspx?choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=1166&all=1

Closing Date for Job: Nov 30, 2022


Center Director (Washington Twp., Ortonville, & Macomb)

Contact Person: Krystle Kalisch

Job Location:  Little Learners Childcare Center LLC – Multiple Locations,  MI 48095

Job Title:  Center Director (Washington Twp., Ortonville, & Macomb)

Job Description:

Little Learners is a fast-growing, family owned and operated Childcare Center specializing in providing early education for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Our mission is to provide our employees with the highest quality work environment possible with the best equipment, materials and training, as well as the opportunity to achieve your career goals in the field of childcare.

As we continue to expand, we have an immediate opening for a Center Director at several of our brand new locations. For our Director positions, you are responsible for effectively and efficiently running all daily operations. We are looking for a highly driven and committed individual who wants to be an inspiration to the young staff we are providing jobs and life skills for, as well as helping families bond, grow and become a larger family with us!

This is a full-time position with a FANTASTIC monthly bonus program, FREE child care, excellent vacation package, paid holidays, paid trainings, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and more!

Some of the exciting things that you will do as a Center Director include, but are not limited to:

• Manage the day-to-day operations including the financial progress of the center

• Assist teachers with weekly development and execution of curriculum and program activities

• Conduct specialized phone and in-center tours for prospective parents; and enroll new families

• Build strong relationships with families/children while handling any parental concerns/questions

• Ensure our Little Learners assessments are implemented, and appropriate practices are in place

• Ensure licensing standards are met while assisting in the accreditation process for the center

• Create and implement local marketing plans to drive enrollment

• Ensure a safe environment for the children in our care

Qualifications for our Center Directors include:

• Prior experience as a Center Director or Assistant Director in a Childcare Center

• Bachelor’s Degree or Higher in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Child-Related field

• CPR and First Aid Certification

• Meet background check requirements with fingerprint clearance

• Provide negative TB test results prior to starting position

• Dependable and flexible self-starter with a strong work ethic

• Positive attitude with excellent verbal and written communication

• Strong leadership with organizational, planning and problem-solving skills

• Computer proficiency with the ability to learn internal software programs

• Excellent multi-tasking skills with the ability to meet deadlines

Benefits offered by Little Learners include:

• Competitive Wages

• Paid Vacation and Holidays

• Additional Monthly Bonus up to $600

• Education Assistance and Reimbursement

• Paid Trainings with Ongoing Support

• Positive & Fun Work Environment

• Advancement Opportunities

• No Nights, No Weekends

• Discounted Child Care

• Life Insurance

If you have a great passion for working with children and want to make a profound difference in the lives of our children, families, and staff, then we want to speak with you! Come work for a company that provides the highest quality of care for children and their families that can be found anywhere. If you are interested in learning more, please apply today! We will contact you to discuss your qualifications and what your new career opportunity will look like at Little Learners Childcare Center LLC.

Job Site:  https://littlelearnersllc.com/career

Closing Date for Job:  Dec 31, 2022


Lead & Assistant Teachers (Washington Twp., Macomb, Lapeer, Metamora & Ortonville)

Contact Person: Krystle Kalisch

Job Location:  Little Learners Childcare Center LLC – Multiple Locations, Washington Township MI 48095

Job Title:  Lead & Assistant Teachers (Washington Twp., Macomb, Lapeer, Metamora & Ortonville)

Job Description:

Are you ready to join a fun, growing team and inspire young children in a BRAND NEW center? This is an excellent time to start a rewarding career with a company that truly values their employees!

Little Learners Childcare Center LLC is hiring Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers for several of our locations! We have immediate openings for our Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Pre-K programs where our Teachers will be working in BRAND NEW classrooms with ALL NEW equipment and toys!

We are a fast-growing, family owned and operated Childcare Center specializing in providing early education for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. As we continue to expand, we are looking for energetic, dependable individuals with a strong desire for teaching our little learners and making a difference every day!

NO late work nights/NO weekends and we will help PAY for your CDA!

Qualifications for our Teachers include:

• Prior Childcare experience is highly preferred, but willing to train!

• CPR and First Aid Certification, or willingness to obtain

• Child Development Associate Certification is a plus

• Degree or Courses Completed in Early Childhood Education are a plus

• Basic computer skills to assist with projects and daily logging of child’s information

• Ability to engage in physical activity and lift up to 30lbs. when needed

• Familiar with safety and sanitation guidelines for classrooms

• Meet background check requirements with fingerprint clearance

• Provide negative TB test results prior to starting position

• Strong communication and instructional skills

• Dependable and flexible with a strong work ethic

• Positive and patient demeanor

• Excellent multi-tasking ability

Benefits offered by Little Learners include:

• Flexible Schedule

• Competitive Wages

• Hourly Room Bonuses

• Paid Vacation and Holidays

• Advancement Opportunities

• Education Assistance and Reimbursement

• Paid Training with Ongoing Support

• Positive & Fun Work Environment

• No Nights, No Weekends

• Discounted Child Care

• Referral Program

• Life Insurance

If you love working with children and have a great passion for teaching, we want to speak with you! We offer a fun, supportive work environment and if you are interested in learning more, please apply today! We would be interested in speaking with you to discuss your qualifications and what your new career opportunity will look like at Little Learners Childcare Center LLC.

Job Site:  https://littlelearnersllc.com/career

Closing Date for Job:  Dec 31, 2022


Family Advocate

Contact Person: Claire Kingsley

Job Location:  2626 Walker Avenue Northwest, Walker MI 49544

Job Title: Family Advocate

Job Description:

Position Overview:

Leads agency efforts, particularly at the site level, in Family and Community Engagement Program Services in accordance with Head Start Program Performance Standards. A significant part of this work is empowering staff, families and community partners in building positive goal-orientated relationships that support families in a partnership geared towards kindergarten readiness and other family/child outcomes outlined in the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include but not limited to the following:

• Integrates the Head Start for Kent County vision, mission, and core values into their work.

o Vision: To strive to provide comprehensive services through highly trained staff, current technology, innovative programming, and diverse community partnerships that will create a strong foundation for each child’s future success.

o Mission: To deliver comprehensive services to low income children five and under and their families promoting their well-being and development.

o Core Values: Professionalism, Respectfulness, Integrity, Competence, Commitment, and Humanitarianism.

• Utilizes and is familiar with the PFCE Framework regarding Positive & Goal Oriented Relationships and Equity, Inclusiveness, Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness.

• Promotes and supports partnership and positive goal oriented relationships with families, as well as overall family engagement.

• Coaches staff in PFCE efforts, especially implementing the Relationship-Based Competencies.

• Supports families and staff in helping identify family goals, strengths, necessary services and other needed resources.

• Leads the Tiered Team Approach through conducting Tiered Team meetings and working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary tiered team supports (Teachers, Nurses, Special Needs staff, etc.).

• Empowers parents by supporting the enhancement of parenting skills and parent/child relationships (i.e facilitating/promoting Strengthening Families, Parent Cafes, and engagement events).

• Helps lead planning efforts and attends family engagement events to actively support and encourage parent participation.

• Helps coordinate efforts with Adopt-A-Family program.

• Monitors children’s attendance on a regular basis and follows up accordingly.

• Utilizes and is familiar with ChildPlus including pulling reports, entering information, uploading attachments, etc.

• Leads and supports emergency and routine follow-ups, including but not limited to physical, dental, immunizations, vision and hearing, etc.

• Supports ERSEA team in recruit efforts to ensure full enrollment of assigned sites by implementing procedures in accordance with Performance Standards.

• Assists with recruitment responsibilities in collaboration with the ERSEA team.

• May be required to work 1-2 evenings per month.

• Provide interpretation/translation services when needed if applicable.

• Assist teachers with other tasks assigned. (e.g. home visits, classroom support, etc.)

• Maintain and update their sites Parent Board in accordance with Performance Standards.

• Develop and maintain professional relationships with community resources throughout Kent County.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory responsibilities

Required Educational and Experience:

• Associate Degree in Social Work or Associate Degree with a minimum of five (5) courses of 3-4 credits each in related field required. Bachelor or Advanced Degree in Social work or related degree preferred.

*Related fields include the following: Social Work, Human Services, Social Services, Family Services, Family Studies, Behavioral Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Human Development, Psychology, and Education including Special Education, Early Childhood or Child Development (subject to change per Federal and State requirements).

• Bilingual preferred.

• Past experience in Social Services field is preferred.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Teamwork

• Stress Management

• Customer Oriented

• Empathy

• Advocacy

Physical Requirement:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required; it would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the agency. Employees in this position must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform these job functions, please contact the Benefits Specialist.

Job Site:  https://www.hs4kc.org/careers

Closing Date for Job:  Dec 31, 2022


ERSEA Advocate

Contact Person: Claire Kingsley

Job Location:  2626 Walker Avenue Northwest, Walker MI 49544

Job Title: ERSEA Advocate

Job Description:

Position Overview:

Leads agency efforts, particularly at the site level, in Family and Community Engagement Program Services in accordance with Head Start Program Performance Standards. A significant part of this work is empowering staff, families and community partners in building positive goal-orientated relationships that support families in a partnership geared towards kindergarten readiness and other family/child outcomes outlined in the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include but not limited to the following:

• Integrates the Head Start for Kent County vision, mission, and core values into their work.

o Vision: To strive to provide comprehensive services through highly trained staff, current technology, innovative programming, and diverse community partnerships that will create a strong foundation for each child’s future success.

o Mission: To deliver comprehensive services to low income children five and under and their families promoting their well-being and development.

o Core Values: Professionalism, Respectfulness, Integrity, Competence, Commitment, and Humanitarianism.

• Utilizes and is familiar with the PFCE Framework regarding Positive & Goal Oriented Relationships and Equity, Inclusiveness, Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness.

• Promotes and supports partnership and positive goal oriented relationships with families, as well as overall family engagement.

• Coaches staff in PFCE efforts, especially implementing the Relationship-Based Competencies.

• Supports families and staff in helping identify family goals, strengths, necessary services and other needed resources.

• Leads the Tiered Team Approach through conducting Tiered Team meetings and working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary tiered team supports (Teachers, Nurses, Special Needs staff, etc.).

• Empowers parents by supporting the enhancement of parenting skills and parent/child relationships (i.e facilitating/promoting Strengthening Families, Parent Cafes, and engagement events).

• Helps lead planning efforts and attends family engagement events to actively support and encourage parent participation.

• Helps coordinate efforts with Adopt-A-Family program.

• Monitors children’s attendance on a regular basis and follows up accordingly.

• Utilizes and is familiar with ChildPlus including pulling reports, entering information, uploading attachments, etc.

• Leads and supports emergency and routine follow-ups, including but not limited to physical, dental, immunizations, vision and hearing, etc.

• Supports ERSEA team in recruit efforts to ensure full enrollment of assigned sites by implementing procedures in accordance with Performance Standards.

• Assists with recruitment responsibilities in collaboration with the ERSEA team.

• May be required to work 1-2 evenings per month.

• Provide interpretation/translation services when needed if applicable.

• Assist teachers with other tasks assigned. (e.g. home visits, classroom support, etc.)

• Maintain and update their sites Parent Board in accordance with Performance Standards.

• Develop and maintain professional relationships with community resources throughout Kent County.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory responsibilities

Required Educational and Experience:

• Associate Degree in Social Work or Associate Degree with a minimum of five (5) courses of 3-4 credits each in related field required. Bachelor or Advanced Degree in Social work or related degree preferred.

*Related fields include the following: Social Work, Human Services, Social Services, Family Services, Family Studies, Behavioral Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Human Development, Psychology, and Education including Special Education, Early Childhood or Child Development (subject to change per Federal and State requirements).

• Bilingual preferred.

• Past experience in Social Services field is preferred.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Teamwork

• Stress Management

• Customer Oriented

• Empathy

• Advocacy

Physical Requirement:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required; it would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the agency. Employees in this position must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform these job functions, please contact the Benefits Specialist.

Job Site:  https://www.hs4kc.org/careers

Closing Date for Job:  Dec 31, 2022


Bus Driver

Contact Person: Claire Kingsley

Job Location:  2626 Walker Avenue Northwest, Walker MI 49544

Job Title:  Bus Driver

Job Description:

Position Overview:

Provides transportation to children and families to ensure compliance of Head Start Performance Standards in an environment of continuous program improvement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include but not limited to the following:

• Transports assigned groups of children, volunteers, staff, and families affiliated with Head Start to and from assigned Head Start functions

• Adheres to guidelines in accordance with State and Federal Laws, State Licensing requirements and agency policy and procedures

• Arranges for parent volunteers to ride as bus aids and transports them to and from the Head Start site

• Completes required agency paperwork in a timely manner

• Reports accidents and injuries immediately to the Dispatcher

• Provides pre and post trip inspections of school bus, including lifting the hood to check fluid levels of engine, transmission and brakes

• Performs regular bus evacuation drills

• Implements positive forms of behavior control when necessary in accordance with Department of Commerce and Industry Service and Day Care Licensing rules

• Provides routine cleaning of assigned bus

Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory responsibilities.

Required Education and Experience:

• High school completion or GED preferred.

• Maintain Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with Passenger (P) and School Bus (S) endorsements; minimum of one (1) year bus driving experience, five (5) years cumulative driving experience and a safe driving record as required by CIS licensing and our insurance carrier with less than six points; ability to read and understand street and road maps in detail; obtain, and maintain, both CPR and First Aid certification; must pass annual DOT physical.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Customer Oriented

• Flexibility

• Reliability

• Adaptability

• Verbal Communication

Physical Requirements (Subject to change):

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• Able to provide light cleaning of bus and/or office space.

• Able to stoop, crawl, kneel and bend in order to speak to children at the child’s eye level, to play with children and to pick up toys and equipment from the floor.

• Able to sit for prolonged periods of time while performing work duties.

• Visual and auditory acuity, including but not limited to: effectively driving the school bus, reading road signs, recognizing traffic signals, and reading medication backpack information.

• Ability to lift and carry up to forty (40) pounds, if you are required to lift over forty (40) pounds in a non-emergency situation, you are required to ask for assistance.

o In some emergency situations you may be required to lift over forty (40) pounds.

• Requires ability to sit, stand, bend, stoop, push, reach and turn and ability to walk, run and keep up with children, including off-loading in an emergency situation.

• Able to walk up and down stair ways into the bus.

• Able to provide visual and auditory supervision of children while on school bus, including hearing when a seatbelt clicks in order to leave the loading site.

• Able to make timely decisions.

• Able to provide pre and post trip inspections of school bus, including lifting hood to check fluid levels of engine, transmission and brakes.

• Able to manually open and close passenger door of school bus, including grasping, bending wrists, and pulling handle mechanism to open up door.

• Able to obtain as well as maintain a DOT CDL.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the agency. Employees in this position must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform these job functions, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Job Site:  https://www.hs4kc.org/careers

Closing Date for Job:  Dec 31, 2022


Senior Program Officer

Contact Person: Liz Hall

Job Location:  99 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 903, Grand Rapids MI 49503

Job Title:  Senior Program Officer

Job Description:

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation with headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan, is a leading philanthropic institution supporting thriving children, working families, equitable communities, and the dynamic connection between the three.

“The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.”

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU

The Senior Program Officer is responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities for effecting positive systemic change within communities and executing programming efforts that are aligned with the Foundation’s strategic priorities. The Senior Program Officer will lead a team of program officers, and work closely with colleagues within the Foundation, philanthropy, and the field to ensure that the Kellogg Foundation leverages opportunities to improve access to high quality, early childhood education, expanded access to healthcare, and advance economic mobility for working families in the Grand Rapids area with a specific focus on early childhood education.

YOUR POTENTIAL IMPACT

The Senior Program Officer will have the following responsibilities:

• Enhance relationships among the Foundation, grantees, and partners to progress the Foundation’s priorities.

• Lead and grow a high performing team.

• Drive place-based grantmaking strategies that leverage WKKF investments for maximum impact.

• Be a thought partner to the overall strategic direction and development of programming efforts.

WHAT SKILLS YOU’LL NEED

Success in the Senior Program Officer role will require a passion to further the WKKF’s mission and a commitment to core values of diversity and inclusion, intercultural awareness, openness, collaboration, and stewardship. The ideal candidate will also possess the following professional abilities, attributes, and experiences:

Candidate Profile

• Strategic Systems Thinker

• Relationship Builder and Effective Communicator

• Intercultural Competence

• Networked Leader

Professional Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to assigned area is required and an advanced degree is preferred.

• Minimum five years of related work experience and demonstrated success in a field or fields relevant to assigned responsibilities. Significant relevant work experience with strong networks and contacts with deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, networking, and community change is preferred.

• Experience working with issues and communities relevant to the programmatic priorities of the foundation.

• Three to five years’ experience in supervising/motivating a team preferred.

• Experience in the formation or management of effective strategic and operational partnerships with other organizations.

• Understanding of and experience navigating political systems and processes that need to be disrupted for children and communities to thrive.

• Experience working effectively on policy equity issues with persons from diverse cultural, social, economic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, specifically in and around the Grand Rapids area.

Salary range is $134,000 – $168,000. Actual starting salary of candidate being commensurate with years, breadth, and depth of relevant experience, education, certifications, credentials, special skills, accomplishments, and other factors relevant to the position.

TO APPLY

More information about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation may be found at: www.wkkf.org

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs, Chaz Chapman and Sharon Gerstman of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Job Site:  https://npag.com/wkkf-senior-program

Closing Date for Job:  Oct 15, 2022


Associate Teacher

Contact Person: Claire Kingsley

Job Location:  2626 Walker Avenue Northwest, Walker MI 49544

Job Title:  Associate Teacher

Job Description:

Position Overview:

Manage general classroom operations in accordance with federal performance standards, state licensing rules and agency expectations in coordination with the classroom Teacher and other agency staff; ensure children’s safety at all times; provide for the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and cultural needs of each enrolled child, in partnership with parents; provide appropriate information and resources for families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include but not limited to the following:

• Help to carry out a culturally-responsive, inclusive and developmentally appropriate curriculum that aligns with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework according to the individual needs of children as written in daily lesson plans.

• Assists in the implementation of the designated curriculum, with strong fidelity, in alignment with the Agency’s School Readiness Goals.

• Conduct agency screenings and assessments.

• Must acquire and maintain reliability in current assessment tool.

• Responsible for gathering and entering children’s assessment data and assigning preliminary levels in online assessment tool.

• Responsible for entering documentation in our data management software, ChildPlus, as required by the Agency.

• Ensure safety of the classroom and outdoor environment for children at all times, including such things as active supervision, appropriate hand washing for children and adults, and knowledge of emergency procedures.

• Implement positive redirection and behavior guidance.

• Carry out the required components of the daily routine.

• Instruct children in practices of personal hygiene and other self-help skills.

• Prepare and serve meals and snacks for children in a relaxed, family style dining experience.

• Ensures that the classroom environment meets the Agency’s expectations in regard to CLASS scores.

• Provide feedback to use for the on-going evaluation and training of staff and volunteers as necessary.

• Empower parents by enhancing parenting skills and parent/child relationships.

• Participate in family engagement events to actively support parent engagement in program implementation.

• Conduct a minimum of two Education Home Visits and two Family Conferences per program year per student.

• Involve parents in decisions about individual goal setting and culturally-responsive practices.

• In the absence of the Teacher, takes a leadership role in the classroom operations

• Assist in recruitment, enrollment and orientation of Head Start families.

• Responsible for knowledge and use of current Agency processes, procedures and forms, upon completion of training.

• Understand and implement the tiered support model to identify and follow up on family needs.

• Actively participate in all planned professional development activities and Professional Learning Community meetings (PLC).

• Display sensitivity in meeting the needs of a diverse population of children, families and staff.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory responsibilities.

Required Education and Experience:

• An associate’s degree in early childhood education or child development; or

• A valid preschool CDA credential; or

• Willingness to obtain an associate’s degree in early childhood education or child development; or a valid preschool CDA credential two years.

• Must obtain CPR/First Aid within ninety days of hire.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Adaptability

• Attention to Detail

• Emotional Control

• Reliability

• Teamwork

Physical Requirement: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand or walk for prolonged periods. Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds at a time in emergency situations. Must be able to kneel, sit, stand, crawl, push, and pull to assist and teach throughout the day. Prolonged periods of sitting and working on computer to complete necessary paperwork. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the agency. Employees in this position must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform these job functions, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Job Site:  https://www.hs4kc.org/careers

Closing Date for Job:Dec 31, 2022


Teacher

Contact Person: Claire Kingsley

Job Location:  2626 Walker Avenue Northwest, Walker MI 49544

Job Title: Teacher

Job Description:

Position Overview:

Manage general classroom operations in accordance with federal performance standards, state licensing rules and agency expectations; ensure children’s safety at all times; coach classroom assistants and volunteers; prepare and deliver lessons and perform activities with the children; provide for the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and cultural needs of each enrolled child, in partnership with parents; provide appropriate information and resources for families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include but not limited to the following:

• Develop a culturally-responsive, inclusive and developmentally appropriate curriculum that aligns with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework according to the individual needs of children as written in daily lesson plans.

• Ensures implementation of the designated curriculum, with strong fidelity, in alignment with the Agency’s School Readiness Goals.

• Responsible for the completion and submission of fun and educational lesson plans and finalization of preliminary checkpoint data.

• Actively participate in all planned professional development activities and Professional Learning Community meetings (PLC).

• Responsible for completion of corrective action plans stemming from any monitoring findings.

• Conduct agency screenings and assessments.

• Must acquire and maintain reliability in current assessment tool.

• Responsible for gathering and entering children’s assessment data and assigning preliminary levels in online assessment tool.

• Responsible for entering documentation in our data management software, ChildPlus, as required by the Agency.

• Ensure safety of the classroom and outdoor environment for children at all times, including such things as active supervision, appropriate hand washing for children and adults, and knowledge of emergency procedures.

• Implement positive redirection and behavior guidance.

• Carry out the required components of the daily routine.

• Instruct children in practices of personal hygiene and other self-help skills.

• Prepare and serve meals and snacks for children in a relaxed, family style dining experience.

• Ensures that the classroom environment meets the Agency’s expectations in regard to CLASS scores.

• Provide feedback to use for the on-going evaluation and training of staff and volunteers as necessary.

• Empower parents by enhancing parenting skills and parent/child relationships.

• Participate in family engagement events to actively support parent engagement in program implementation.

• Conduct a minimum of two Education Home Visits and two Family Conferences per program year per student.

• Involve parents in decisions about individual goal setting and culturally-responsive practices.

• Assist in recruitment, enrollment and orientation of Head Start families.

• Responsible for knowledge and use of current Agency processes, procedures and forms, upon completion of training.

• Understand and implement the tiered support model to identify and follow up on family needs.

• Display sensitivity in meeting the needs of a diverse population of children, families and staff.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No Supervisory Responsibilities.

Required Education and Experience:

• A valid Michigan teaching certificate and an Early Childhood Education (ZA) or Early Childhood-General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement or;

• Minimum of an Associate Degree (Bachelor Degree preferred) with a stated major in ECE (Early Childhood Education) or (CD) Child Development

• Candidates hired with an Associate Degree meeting the above requirements must sign an agreement that they will obtain a Bachelor Degree in ECE/CD within 2 years of being hired, promoted or transferred into a half day classroom teacher position.

• A bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or child development with a specialization in preschool teaching. The transcript will document a major, rather than a minor, in child development or early childhood education.

• Must obtain CPR/First Aid within ninety days of hire.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Adaptability

• Attention to Detail

• Emotional Control

• Reliability

• Teamwork

Physical Requirement:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand or walk for prolonged periods. Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds at a time in emergency situations. Must be able to kneel, sit, stand, crawl, push, and pull to assist and teach throughout the day. Prolonged periods of sitting and working on computer to complete necessary paperwork.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the agency. Employees in this position must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform these job functions, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Job Site:  https://www.hs4kc.org/careers

Closing Date for Job:Dec 31, 2022


Early Learning Coach Specialist

Contact Person: Claire Kingsley

Job Location:  2626 Walker Avenue Northwest, Walker MI 49544

Job Title: Early Learning Coach Specialist

Job Description:

Position Overview:

Assist and coach Infant/Toddler Teaching staff and Home Visitors to create an enriched and developmentally appropriate environment for children while supporting quality improvement and career goals for Teachers and Home Visitors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include but not limited to the following:

• Conduct classroom observations and report on the CLASS form; conduct Home Visit observations and report on the HOVRS form, or appropriate document

• Establish CLASS or HOVRS goals based on CLASS or HOVRS observations and provide resources and support to education or Home Visiting staff

• Support Teaching and Home Visiting staff in developing and maintaining children’s performance using the curriculum and assessment tools provided by Head Start for Kent County

• For Teaching staff and Home Visitors; model best practices for adult/child interaction, based on the CLASS assessment or HOVRS

• Work in conjunction with staff to reach the program goals of educational excellence

• Help design, compile, and distribute activity kits, prop boxes, and other instructional materials when requested

• Collaborate with fellow Early Learning Coach Specialists on techniques to use in classrooms

• Collaborates with the Special Needs and site staff to meet individual needs of the children by improving the overall functions of the classrooms and home-based model

• Implement and guide PBIS and all of the components while continuously supporting a proactive and positive approach to behavior guidance

• Observe classroom behaviors; provide feedback to Site Supervisor and Teachers on observations

• Role model appropriate behavior techniques for staff

• Mentor new Teachers and Home Visitors when needed

• Provide classroom support to help assess classroom needs and suggest changes that can be implemented to help ensure a successful room; provide support to Home Visiting staff to ensure successful home visits

• In conjunction with all staff and parents; develop, promote, and implement trainings emphasizing activities that support the holistic development of the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning framework

• Present and/or aid in presentation of information at workshops for parents, staff or community members

• Initiates site Teaching team and Home Visitor meetings to enhance the quality of early childhood practices

• Works with education staff to develop goals that will improve the quality of Teacher/Home Visitor and family/child interactions

• Attend CLASS/HOVRS training(s) as deemed necessary

• Generate and compile documentation and reports as required

• Provide follow up documentation when required

Supervisory Responsibilities: No Supervisory Responsibilities.

Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor Degree in ECE (Early Childhood Education) or CD (Child Development), or Bachelor Degree in related field with twelve (12) credit hours in ECE/CD with emphasis on infant/toddler development. Minimum of two (2) years of experience required.

• Knowledge of and experience with Head Start Performance Standards preferred. Knowledge of state of Michigan Licensing rules and regulations. Bilingual helpful but not required. Must obtain CPR /First Aide at earliest opportunity. Knowledge of and experience of Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and The Home Visitor Rating Scale (HOVRS).

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Coaching

• Flexibility

• Organization

• Presenting

• Technical Expertise

Physical Requirement (Subject to Change):

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time while performing work duties.

• Physical ability to effectively and efficiently operate keyboard and other work related tools and equipment.

• Visual acuity to effectively read computer screen, reading material, and reports or documentation required per Head Start guidelines.

• Ability to sit, stand, bend, reach, pull twist and turn with sufficient manual dexterity to operate standard office machines, to file, retrieve supplies, perform light cleaning of classroom/office, etc.

• Ability to squat, crawl, kneel and bend in order to speak to children at the child’s eye level, to play with the children and to pick up toys and equipment from the floor.

• Ability to raise arms above head and extend arms and legs beyond body.

• Ability to sit in 15 inch chairs.

• Ability to lift and carry twenty-five to thirty (25-30) pounds, if you are required to lift over this amount in a non-emergency situation, you are required to ask for assistance.

• In some emergency situations you may be required to lift over thirty (30) pounds.

• Ability to hear and listen when a child or another individual is speaking to you both in a calm and excited environment.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the agency. Employees in this position must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform these job functions, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Job Site:  https://www.hs4kc.org/careers

Closing Date for Job:Dec 31, 2022


Teacher Assistant Substitute

Contact Person: Claire Kingsley

Job Location:  2626 Walker Avenue Northwest, Walker MI 49544

Job Title:  Teacher Assistant Substitute

Job Description:

Position Overview:

Ensures the implementation of the Head Start program is a safe environment for children in accordance with the performance standards by meeting the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and cultural needs of each enrolled child in partnership with parents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include but not limited to the following:

Classroom Responsibilities:

• Assists with the implementation of education in all classroom activities

• Assists in meal preparation, clean up and serves as a role model at meal times

• Implements positive redirection and behavior guidance Support to Teacher

• Assist the teacher to ensure that facilities are maintained according to health and sanitation regulations

• Conduct home visits with teacher and participates in Parent/Teacher Conferences when necessary

• Works cooperatively with teaching staff in planning and performing classroom activities Working with Parents

• Instructs children in practices of personal hygiene and other self help skills

• Implements positive redirection and behavior guidance

• Works one-on-one with children needing individual attention

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No supervisory responsibilities.

Educational Requirements:

Candidates must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience – Must obtain CPR/First Aide at earliest opportunity.

Computer Skills – Must have basic computer skills and be knowledgeable of Microsoft office.

Communication Skills – Must have basic level written and oral communication skills with a strong attention to detail; ability to effectively and clearly communicate information and ideas with willingness to share knowledge, skills, and expertise with others.

Reasoning Ability – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Work well in group problem solving situations; use reason and restraint even when dealing with emotional topics; ability to adapt to and solve challenging situations applying common sense understanding to all work situations.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Teamwork – Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; put the success of team above own interests; ability to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; support everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Job Knowledge – Understand the job requirements; communicate effectively as required to do the job.

Safety and Security – Observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; plan for additional resources; organize or schedule tasks to meet deadlines; develop realistic action plans.

Oral Communication – Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions.

Written Communication – Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; adapt writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; ability to read and interpret written information.

Judgment – Display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgments; support and explain reasoning for decisions; make timely decisions.

Attendance/Punctuality – Consistently at work and on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrive at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follow instructions, respond to management direction; take reasonability for own actions; keep commitments.

Initiative – Readily volunteer when needed; undertake self-developmental activities; seek increased responsibilities; take independent action and calculated risks; look for and take advantage of opportunities; ask for and offer help when needed.

Professionalism – Approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; follow through on commitments.

Physical Requirement (Subject to Change):

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time while performing work duties

• Physical ability to effectively and efficiently operate keyboard and other work related tools and equipment

• Visual acuity to effectively read computer screen, reading material, and reports or documentation required per Head Start guidelines

• Ability to sit, stand, bend, reach, pull twist and turn with sufficient manual dexterity to operate standard office machines, to file, retrieve supplies, perform light cleaning of classroom/office, etc.

• Ability to squat , crawl, kneel and bend in order to speak to children at the child’s eye level, to play with the children and to pick up toys and equipment from the floor

• Ability to raise arms above head and extend arms and legs beyond body

• Ability to sit in 15 inch chairs

• Ability to lift and carry twenty-five to thirty (25-30) pounds, if you are required to lift over this amount in a non-emergency situation, you are required to ask for assistance.

o In some emergency situations you may be required to lift over thirty (30) pounds.

• Ability to hear and listen when a child or another individual is speaking to you both in a calm and excited environment.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the agency. Employees in this position must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform these job functions, you should provide written notice to the Benefit Specialist within 182 days of the date the need arises.

Job Site:  https://www.hs4kc.org/careers

Closing Date for Job:Dec 31, 2022


Break Aid/Classroom Aid

Contact Person:  Denise Roesly

Job Location: Kent ISD Great Start Readiness Program, Grand Rapids MI 49525

Job Title: Break Aid/Classroom Aid

Job Description:

VACANCY NOTICE

Job Title: Support Staff- Break Aide Great Start Readiness Program 127 days per year. 1.25-4 hours per day (Monday-Thursday), 5-16 hours per week.

Provides breaks for teachers in the classroom setting, in a high-quality preschool program that complies with requirements of the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) grant.

Job Qualifications: Preferably has some experience working with children. Create and maintain a safe and positive learning environment focused on a sense of belonging within the classroom. Ability to communicate effectively and relate positively with students, parents, and school personnel. Good attendance and punctuality. Commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion in all practices and position responsibilities. Team player who is able to multitask and prioritize. Navigate some technology. Some English-speaking skills. Bilingual skills are highly desired. Kent ISD has a diverse student population speaking over 100 languages.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or equirements. Kent ISD’s Early Childhood Department strives to be inclusive in our hiring and workplace practices. We continually seek to be strengthened by the wisdom of diversity.

Salary: 15.00 per hour

Benefits: State of Michigan School Employment retirement program.

The final candidate for this position will be required (at their cost) to furnish Kent Intermediate School District with a current Michigan State Police and FBI criminal records LiveScan check prior to our recommendation to hire.

It is the policy of the Kent ISD School Board that no student, staff member or candidate for any position in the District shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, ancestry, age, gender/sex, sexual orientation, marital status, height, weight, veteran status, political belief or physical/mental disability which does not impair their ability to perform adequately in the individual’s particular position or activity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or to be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity for which the Kent ISD School Board is responsible for or receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. The Coordinator for Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act and Title II is: Coni Sullivan, Esq., Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Legal Services. Kent ISD uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online.

Job Site:  https://www.facebook.com/jobs/job-opening/376816850541056?source=job_ats

Closing Date for Job: Dec 15, 2022


GSRP Lead Teacher – Corunna, MI

Contact Person:  Kayla Morell

Job Location:  701 S Norton Street, Corunna MI 48817

Job Title: GSRP Lead Teacher – Corunna, MI

Job Description:

NOTIFICATION OF POSITION OPENING I. Job Title: GSRP Preschool Lead Teacher (4-Year-Old Students) II. Starting Date: 2022-23 School Year III. Location of Employment: Elite Early Learning Center 701 S. Norton St Corunna, MI 48817 Qualifications: • A valid Michigan teaching certificate and an Early Childhood Education (ZA) OR Early Childhood-General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement, Birth-K, or PK-3 endorsement; OR • Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development with a specialization in preschool teaching. The transcript will document a major, rather than a minor, in child development or early childhood education. • Must be willing to be fingerprinted through Michigan Childcare Background Fingerprinting Services • Must log 24 hours of Professional Development each year and keep up on all trainings. • Experience with GSRP Teaching is preferred • Must follow Michigan Childcare Licensing Rules for Childcare Centers • Must follow Michigan GSRP Implementation Manual Rules • Ability to exercise good judgement in all situations • Sense of responsibility, dependability • Upbeat personality, with a team player attitude To apply: Please submit the following: • Letter of Intent • Resume • Copy of Transcript(s) Please send the application requirements to: Elite Early Learning Center Attn: Kayla 701 S Norton St Corunna, MI 48817 OR Via Email: kmorell.elite@nullgmail.com

Job Site:  https://www.facebook.com/EELCCorunna

Closing Date for Job: December 31, 2022


Preschool Director – Saint Clair Shores, MI

Contact Person:  Heather Thomason

Job Location: 22915 Greater Mack St Clair shores MI 48080

Job Title:   Preschool Director – Saint Clair Shores, MI

Job Description:

Preschool director and lead teacher for a 5 star rated preschool program. Paid holiday and sick days. Highscope inspired curriculum. Preschool advisory committee offers volunteer support for for program and director. This program has been a mission of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for 15 years.

Job Site:St.pauls.scs@nullgmail.com

Closing Date for Job: December 10, 2022


Assistant Teacher – Saint Clair Shores, MI

Contact Person:  Heather Thomason

Job Location: 31700 Couchez Street, Saint CLR SHORES MI 48080

Job Title: Assistant Teacher – Saint Clair Shores, MI

Job Description:

Wee Love Daycare & Learning Center is recognized by the State as a model learning Center. When you walk through the doors at Wee Love Day Care & Learning Center, you instantly know this is not your typical learning center. From our spacious and secure facility to our skilled and loving staff, we’ve spent over 20 years creating an environment where children, ages 2 weeks to 12 years old, can learn and grow. At Wee Love we aren’t looking for people who just want a job – we want people who see their work as their mission field. Our ideal candidate must have a high school diploma or GED, love children, and want to be a part of bringing a Christian foundation into their early development learning. We have full and part time positions available, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Our pay is top in the market at $12-$17 per hour depending on previous experience and education. Job Types: Full-time, Part-time Pay: $12.00 – $17.00 per hour

Job Site: weelovedaycare@nullgmail.com

Closing Date for Job: December 31, 2022


ASD Teacher – Portage, MI

Contact Person: Apply On-line

Job Location: Portage Elementary School-8422 S Westnedge Ave., Portage MI 49002

Job Title: ASD Teacher – Portage, MI

Job Description:

Division: Special Education Position Type: 10-Month / Full Time Mon – Fri: 8:00am -4:00pm (Grade 17) Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Provides instruction to ensure that each student makes progress toward individual stated goals using multisensory strategies and varied teaching techniques by performing the following duties: Plans curriculum and prepares lessons and other instructional materials according to achievement levels of students. Provides direct instruction and supervision of students within school/community setting. Confers with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and others to develop individual educational programs for students who are at different learning ability levels. Attends MET, IEPT and/or IFSP meetings. Instructs students in academic subjects, utilizing various teaching techniques. Instructs students in daily living skills required for independent living and economic self-sufficiency such as hygiene, safety, and food preparation. Observes, evaluates, and prepares reports on progress of students. Meets with parents to provide support and guidance in using community resources. Administers and interprets results of ability and achievement tests. Assists in the supervision of ASD paraprofessionals. Other duties as assigned. Minimum Skills and Education: Bachelor’s degree. K-12 Michigan Certification; Autistic Impaired Endorsement. Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness and anti-racism. Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures. Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients. Ability to assess one’s own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions. Preferred Skills and Education: (Preference given to a candidate with these skills, education, etc.) Ability to select and develop appropriate methods, skills and techniques attuned to people’s cultural, multicultural or marginal experiences in their environments. Ability to effectively employ multicultural approaches in resolving problems. Apply online at www.kresa.org/jobs Kalamazoo RESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals. Notice of Non-discrimination: It is the policy of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency that no discriminating practices based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or sexual identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information (collectively, “Protected Classes”) or any other legally protected category be allowed during any program, activity, service or in employment. The following positions at Kalamazoo RESA have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy: Assistant Superintendents- Tom Zahrt & Mindy Miller. Contact information: 269-250-9200, 1819 E. Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49002.

Job Site: https://www.kresa.org/jobs. Posting # 7895

Closing Date for Job: December 30, 2022


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