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Receptionist (part time)
The Receptionist will provide excellent customer service and office support activities including fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, filing, and faxing.
Education and experience:
• High School diploma or GED.
• Minimum of two years of related clerical / administrative experience, with strong emphasis on customer service.
• Basic computer and Microsoft Office skills.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Answer incoming calls professionally and promptly and direct them to the appropriate employee
• Greet and assist visitors
• Compose routine correspondence for the team to include typing meeting minutes and editing existing documents
• Filing, photocopying, scanning and/or faxing of documents
• Supports team in maintaining schedule for conference room and agency vehicles
• Receive deliveries and forward to appropriate employee
• Maintain office supply inventory for site
• Process incoming and outgoing mail including mail pick up at post office
• Attend trainings as requested
• Support special projects which, on occasion may require work in the evening and weekends
• Disseminates personnel-related information to employees when necessary
• Other duties or tasks as assigned that help in meeting the agencies mission, vision and goals.                                                                                                                             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.
Please send cover letter and resume to by September, 25, 2014.


Associate Teacher/Family Advocate – Head Start (full time)
This combined position of Associate Teacher / Family Advocate will share classroom responsibilities and provide family support services to families enrolled in the Milton Head Start program. Under the direction of the Head Start Lead Teacher, the Associate Teacher will implement the Creative Curriculum, the Project Approach, and other appropriate content with emphasis on development of the whole child, to include partnership with parents and working with the entire family. The Associate Teacher will provide and maintain a safe environment and assume responsibility for continuing planned classroom activities in the absence of the Teacher.
As the Family Advocate, this position is also responsible for the reporting, monitoring, and provision of social services and family engagement opportunities to Head Start families and ensuring compliance with applicable Head Start Performance Standards.
Education and experience:
• Minimum of a Child Development Associate Credential; or be enrolled in a program leading to an Associate or Baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood.
• Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education highly preferred.
• Intermediate computer literacy including: database management and Microsoft Office.
• Experience working with preschool age children and their families. Previous Head Start experience preferred.
Duties and responsibilities:
Associate Teacher:
• Participate in pre-service training and ongoing professional development opportunities.
• Become familiar with and work with the Teacher in providing a comprehensive program including implementation of Creative Curriculum, Project Approach 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 lesson plans.
o Participate in the daily activities planned for the children.
o Assist in individual planning for each child, as well as the class as a whole.
o Assist in the daily classroom routine (i.e. helping children brush their teeth, go to the bathroom, eat lunch, and clean the classroom).
o Assist children in their use of materials in a variety of ways.
o Participate in the daily review of classroom activities and children's behavior.
o Discuss and become familiar with your center's policies and Head Start policies.
o Consult with the Teacher when a problem arises.
• Greet parents and children pleasantly and appropriately, ensuring a smooth transition into the classroom, a positive home-classroom connection and family partnership. Maintain ongoing professional and appropriate communication with parents and guardians. Provide activities parents can do at home with their children to support the curriculum and the child's learning. Encourage parents to become involved in the classroom and other Head Start activities.
• Eat with and assist children in development of social and self-help skills, and sound nutritional practices.
• Assume the Teacher's responsibilities when the Teacher is absent, if accreditation allows.
Family Advocate:
• Work with families on a scheduled basis in their homes; making frequent visits to each family as indicated by family need.
• Provide support for Head Start families and makes timely referrals for service to appropriate agencies when necessary.
• Follow up on referrals with clients and agencies of referral when appropriate and documents all efforts.
• Provide incoming Head Start families with a list of community resources and provides information and training to help families use resources effectively.
• Support Head Start families coping with crisis situations.
• Contact families regarding children's specific needs when a need is identified by the education, health, nutrition, or mental health staff.
• Contact families after three consecutive days of child's unexplained absence, or a pattern of absences; follows-up w/teacher.
• Inform staff at the center of any home situations which impact the child's development.
• Act, in a support role, as an advocate for child and family.
• Support parents in their role as advocates for their children's education.
• Coordinate home visits with the center staff when concerns and purposes are mutual.
• Ensure that the Center Parent Group is established and functioning effectively.
• Coordinate parent involvement programs with parents at the center. This includes: planning, coordinating, attending and initially facilitating parent meetings; actively supporting parent committee officers; soliciting parent involvement in the classroom; facilitating fund raising and other parent-selected activities.
• Engage in a wide range of weekly recruitment activities including: soliciting agency referrals, distributing posters and flyers, visiting homes to complete applications, and recruiting door-to-door on an ongoing basis.
• Monitor PROMIS entries on a regular basis to ensure that all required vision, hearing, health and dental screenings, physicals, and immunizations for caseload are complete according to Head Start Performance Standards and State Child Care licensing.
• Transport Head Start children and parents when needed -- in Head Start vehicles and own vehicle.
• Ensure that parent participation is encouraged at all levels and that it remains voluntary.
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 September 24, 2014


 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.
• 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.
• Supervise childcare aide or volunteer, if applicable
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 cover letter and resume to by September 25, 2014

 

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