Division: Early Childhood
Department: Head Start
FLSA Status: Non Exempt - Union
Job Mission:Works cooperatively with and assists in the implementation of the Head Start Program. Assists in preparing the children and families by meeting program goals, including family, health and school readiness. Assists in meeting individual needs of children and families. Performs related duties as assigned, in accordance with the Health and Human Services, Administration for Families and State of Michigan licensing requirements.
1. Assist in providing children with developmental experiences in approaches to learning, social emotional, language and literacy, cognitive and perceptual, motor and physical development. In an environment of multi-cultural experiences through daily lesson plans and classroom activities. To make appropriate referrals for follow-up of children as needed which includes children with special needs.
2. Assist classroom teacher in developing and implementing lesson plans which includes individualization for children with an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
3. Assist classroom teacher in documenting children’s educational experiences in the Child Observation Record (COR).
4. Maintain constant active supervision with all children in the classroom.
5. Carry out all other duties as directed by supervisor.
1. High School Diploma or GED required. As a condition of employment, an employee must be willing to enroll in a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential program upon employment and successfully complete the certification within two (2) years of employment, per the Head Start Act.
2. Must be able to meet physical demands of the job.
3. Valid Michigan Driver’s License and reliable transportation required.
Physical Job Descriptions:
Job requirements in an 8 hour workday: Sit- 1.5 hours- this position varies daily, driving to multiple sites and several floors; Stand- 2.5 hours- picking up children, supplies; Walk- 2.5 hours- interaction with children, families and staff on a daily basis; Bend/Stoop- 1.5 hours. Movements: YES- Crawl- in classroom/activities with children and parents; Reach Above- to get books/binders/supplies; Crouch- low files/ mailboxes/working with children; Balancing- working children; Squat- working with children; Climb- climbing stairs; Shoulder Level- to get books/binders/supplies/files; Kneel- speaking/working with children; Pushing: pushing carts of supplies, files, donations, meeting items. Weight Carried: 26-50 LBS; Weight Lifted: 26-50 LBS
Hours & Wage:
$12.15 per hour – High School Diploma
$12.40 per hour- Child Development Associates Degree (CDA)
40 hours per week; 44 weeks per year
OLHSA IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
O.L.H.S.A is non profit 501c3 community action action. Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) is a Community Action Agency that was formed in 1964 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty. OLHSA supports Oakland and Livingston County residents that are looking for support in removing the burdens of poverty by providing individually tailored, wrap-around assistance for all individuals and families in need of help.
OLHSA team members strive for excellence, respect others, honor diversity, and are one of our most valuable internal resources. We partner with community members and local organizations to provide more of an impact in our community work.