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After-School Program Teacher-Kindergarten (full time)
The After-School Program Teacher will provide a daily schedule of developmentally appropriate activities for kindergarten age children at the Farmington Children's Center. The Teacher is responsible for the overall classroom management and health and safety of children in a childcare setting.
Education and experience:
• Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with a minimum of 30 credits in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education.
• Interest and desire to interact and work with young children and adults.
• Prior experience working with kindergarten children preferred and the commitment to continued training.
• Comfortable with use of computer programs including Microsoft Office.
• Current or able to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.
• Able to lift up to 40 lbs.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Supervise and ensure the safety of all children in the classroom at all times.
• Plan and implement developmentally appropriate lessons plans and activities to complement and enhance the school systems Kindergarten curriculum.
• Supervise childcare aide or volunteer in classroom, if applicable
• Provide an atmosphere which encourages the children to participate and become self-reliant and creative.
• Provide an environment that is organized, clean, safe, stimulating, and child centered.
• Greet parents, keeping them updated on their child's activities, program schedules and events.
• Prepare and distribute a monthly newsletter. Maintain a parent information board with posted weekly schedule and monthly menu.
• Maintain accurate children's attendance sheets and meal count sheets. Turn completed sheets into the Center office at the end of each week.
• Keep the classroom first aid kit/emergency pack filled with all necessary supplies.
• Remain current with the NH State Licensing Manual, following all licensing rules and requirements.
• Maintain inventory of classroom supplies
• Maintain regular contact with the Center Director, meeting for monthly supervision.
• Attend monthly Building Meetings and in-service trainings.
• Participate in Center Open Houses and fund raising activities.
• Report any problems to the Center Director.
• Must obtain18 hours of continuing education through workshops, trainings, or courses related to early childhood education, annually.
• Other duties as assigned.
Certificates and licenses:
Valid driver's license and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. An initial driving record check will be conducted. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send resume and cover letter to by November 3, 2014.


 Early Head Start Assistant Teacher (part time)
The Assistant Teacher assists the EHS Socialization Teacher in providing a quality educational and socialization experience for infants, toddlers, and pregnant women enrolled in the Early Head Start program.
Education and experience:
• Minimum 15 credits in Early Childhood Education with concentration in infant/toddler development. CDA or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, with concentration in infant/toddler development, preferred.
• At least 2 years' experience working with infants and toddlers.
• Basic computer literacy including: Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Participate in pre-service training and ongoing professional development opportunities.
• Become familiar with and work with the Teacher in implementing Creative Curriculum and other appropriate content in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
• Work as a team member to:
o Assist with the planning of daily and weekly program activities.
o Participate in making home visits to newly enrolled children/families.
o Participate in the daily activities planned for the children.
o Assist in the daily classroom routine, such as food preparation.
o Participate in the ongoing review of classroom activities and children's behavior.
o Keep complete and accurate records on all children.
o Participate in recording observation notes and case notes in online data systems.
o Discuss and become familiar with the center's policies and Head Start policies.
o Consult with the Teacher and/or Home Visitor when a problem arises.
• Assume the Teacher's responsibilities when the Teacher is absent.
• Greet parents and children pleasantly and appropriately. Encourage parents to become involved in the classroom and other Head Start activities.
• Help organize and encourage parent involvement to include: Encouraging attendance at weekly socializations, monthly Parent Meetings and special events; orienting and training of parent volunteers, and attendance at Policy Council meetings.
• Participate in various meetings to include home-based staffing, program meetings and collaborative meetings with other agencies as assigned.
• Report any concerns for safety, health, or non-compliance to the Teacher, Home-Based Supervisor, and/or Child & Family Services Director.
• Grow professionally by reading articles and professional journals pertaining to the ECE field, in particular to infants and toddlers. Attend workshops, trainings, and/or courses related to Head Start and Early Childhood Education. Participate in staff training, which may include occasional travel and overnight stays.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisors that are reasonably within the scope of duties listed above.
• Capability to drive 7-passenger van
• Physical strength/endurance/mobility to perform in a standard daily required work routine (i.e. walking, sitting, lifting, and driving to various sites as required).
Certifications and licenses: Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, criminal record check, driving record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and child care licensing requires finger printing to be completed prior to employment. A current (bi-annual) physical examination record, including a TB test must be kept on file. Proof of licensure and/or proof of certification.
Please send cover letter and resume to by November 5, 2014.


Career Center Coordinator (full time)
The Workplace Success Career Center Coordinator will provide job search assistance, job readiness instruction, embedded training, and coordinate on-site and off-site Work Experience Placement opportunities; and deliver basic vocational skills through group and individualized instruction to TANF public assistance recipients referred by local New Hampshire Employment Program Employment Counselor Specialists.
Education and experience: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an approved college or university in social work, psychology, counseling, education or business administration or a related field. Minimum of 2 years of professional work experience in counseling, teaching, social services or business involving career counseling, employee development, social work or human resources. Experience in assisting individuals in finding employment, knowledge of the principles and methods of assessment and career counseling; experience or an ability to demonstrate an understanding of working with low-income populations or hard-to-serve individuals (e.g., limited English Speaking, learning disabled); experience with and/or a strong familiarity with local and statewide educational and social services; experience in or an ability to demonstrate skills in job development and public relations with employers, and experience in classroom or group instruction.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Teach/facilitate classes in job readiness, job search, job skills training directly related to employment, and prepare participants for Alternative Work Experience Placement, Community Work Experiences Placement, and On-the-Job Training activities by using a variety of teaching and communication techniques including computer-based models that allow individuals to work independently and/or demonstrate proficiency by testing out of certain competency areas.
• Identify and develop on-site and off-site opportunities in fields such as health, social service, environmental protections, education, urban and rural development, welfare, recreation, public safety and child care, in collaboration with local non-profit agencies, faith-based organizations, local government entities or other community agencies.
• Adhere to program policies and procedures; achieve quantitative performance goals, and deliver quality customer services;
• Orient new participants entering the program;
• Provide a vocational assessment for each participant and prepare a summary of the assessment results to be provided to the NHEP Employment Counselor Specialist (ECS);
• Collect baseline data on participants' skill level;
• Obtain, execute, and deliver structured programs, embedded activities and community services projects;
• Coordinate & supervise the on-site and off-site opportunities;
• Monitor participant attendance and inform the ECS of any client attendance issues;
• Facilitate participants' engagement with the use of other community resources while assisting them in resolving obstacles to participation that may arise;
• Accurately track and verify individual participant participation in program, summarize the participant's progress in the program, and recommend subsequent activities appropriate for the participant;
• Communicate with the ECS to address client barriers to employment requiring support services and/or address any remedial action or sanctions needed to cure client behavior or performance issues;
• Review client evaluations to improve effectiveness of activities;
• Assist the ECS in preparing the client for transition into Work Experience Placement (WEP) or other countable NHEP work activities;
• Coordinate with Community Job Specialist to review orientation assessment materials, to develop a pertinent Work Activity Plan with the participant, and to select an appropriate Work Experience Program host site.
• Assist as needed in the coordination of services between the NHEP Local Teams.
• Attend training sessions as appropriate.
• Attend meetings with the local NHEP team and local partner meetings.
• Accurately enter client activity and outcome data in the NEW HEIGHTS computer system and adhere to NHEP requirements and other official releases.
• Prepare required weekly progress reports and other ad hoc program reports as requested in a timely and accurate fashion.
• Complete written casework documentation as defined in the resulting contract.
• Prepare time sheets and staff mileage sheets as required in each payroll period.
• Model the work dress, behavior, and demeanor that are expected of program participants in the workplace.
• Adhere to the Division of Family Assistance & Community Action Code of Ethics.
Certificates and licenses: Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, criminal record check, driving record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and child care licensing requires finger printing to be completed prior to employment. A current (bi-annual) physical examination record, including a TB test must be kept on file. Proof of licensure and/or proof of certification.
Please send cover letter and resume to by November 5, 2014.

Head Start Teacher Aide (part time)
Assists Teachers in providing a daily schedule of activities for play, meals, and toileting. Responsible for the health and safety of children in a childcare setting.
Education and experience: High School Diploma; prefer at least 9 credits in Early Childhood Education (ECE), (including child growth & development); interest and desire to interact and work with young childrenl; prior experience working with children and the commitment to continue training. Must be computer literate; have current or ability to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification and be able to lift 25-40 lbs.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Assists the Teacher in carrying out the curriculum. Implements daily activities, assisting children with daily routines such as meals, bathroom time, preparing to go outdoors and other transitions, assisting with room clean-up.
• Communicates with classroom staff, requests assistance when unsure of a procedure or a particular situation.
• Actively engages with children. Assists and redirects them as needed.
• Greets parents at arrival and/or pick up. Refers any concerns they have to the Lead Teacher.
• Follows the schedule set by Lead Teacher.
• Assists with monthly emergency practice drills.
• Attends monthly staff meetings and in-service trainings.
• Creates and maintains an exciting classroom learning environment for children.
• Encourages parents to attend parent meetings and special events.
• Reports any problems to the Lead Teacher or Site Manager.
• Performs other duties as required.
Certificates and licenses: Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, criminal record check, driving record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and child care licensing requires finger printing to be completed prior to employment. A current (bi-annual) physical examination record, including a TB test must be kept on file. Proof of licensure and/or proof of certification.
Please send cover letter and resume to by November 5, 2014.

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