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Assistant Teacher

Watford City, ND (1 position available)

Williston, ND (1 position available)

Job Details

The Assistant Teacher is responsible to assist the Head Start Teacher for the general day to day operations of the Head Start classroom.  The Head Start Teacher Assistant is also responsible for providing educational, relational and social experiences for preschool children to foster growth in all developmental domains.

The Head Start Teacher assistant reports directly to the Education Manager. The Head Start Teacher assistant will assist in creating and nurturing strong partnerships with families and ensure that program standards, compliance, and quality are of the highest standards.

As a front line representative of Save the Children, The Head Start Teacher assistant is required to ensure the safety and security of children and families that he/she comes in contact with, adhering to the agency’s values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaborations, Creativity, and Integrity.

As a Save the Children employee who will come into contact with children on a routine basis, you are expected to prevent child abuse in every situation by striving, through mental awareness, good practice and training to minimize risk to children. You must take positive steps to protect children who may be a subject of concern and report and respond to any instance of child abuse and promote training and awareness around all child safeguarding obligations.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact:

  • Assist in planning and conducting activities with Head Start Teacher to meet individual needs of children in accordance with the daily schedule.
  • Engages with children during all activities throughout the day. Provides constant supervision of children during all learning activities indoors and outdoors and ensures safe environment.
  • Provides a balanced program of child initiated and teacher directed activities, active and quiet learning activities, and opportunities for individual, small group, and large group learning activities.
  • Maintains classroom discipline using developmentally appropriate techniques.
  • Maintains documentation as required by agency.
  • Participates in Professional Development Plan including CPR and First Aid.
  • Will be required to take lead in absence of teacher.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Makes routine decisions around day to day execution of the job. Good time management and organizational skills. Works closely with management to ensure program complies with Head Start Program Performance Standards. Keeps manager informed of important issues. Builds effective relationships within the organization, and with the children and their families.

Job Requirements

  • At a minimum, a Child Development Associate (CDA) or credential of a state-awarded certificate that meets or exceeds the requirements for a CDA credential, or be enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within two years of the time of hire.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Head Start Teacher, other staff, parents, and community partners in the provision of high quality services to children and families.  Knowledge of the purpose of the Head Start/Early Head Start Program.
  • Ability to keep all information on families strictly confidential.
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages used by children and families).

Ability to perform medium to heavy physical work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently and up to 5-10 pounds constantly, performing such activities as sitting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping. This also includes some duties that require repetitive action and motion skills, keyboarding and computer use.

Clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and pass all state and local health requirements required post job offer and prior to employment.   To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Save the Children Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to Save the Children Head Start.  Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children Representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of Child Abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of Child Abuse. All Save the Children Representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Interested applicants may apply here:    https://www.savethechildren.org/us/about-us/careers


Program Director

Headstart PROGR01906

Williston, ND

Job Summary

The Program Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Head Start and/or Early Head Start Programs. The position directs, administers and manages the day-to-day program operations.  Responsibilities include direct and indirect staff supervision; budget and fiscal assets management; and building, leading, and managing team support and performance.   The Program Director provides strategic leadership of all applicable program options including center-based, home-based, and services provided through community partners in compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards and all other applicable federal, State, and local regulatory requirements.

As a front line representative of Save the Children, the Program Director is required to ensure the safety and security of children and families that he/she comes in contact with adhering to the agency’s values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity, and Integrity.

As a Save the Children employee who will come into contact with children on a routine basis, the Program Director is expected to cultivate a culture of child safeguarding across the program in every situation by striving, through high quality practices, ongoing monitoring, and staff training to minimize risks to children. The Program Director must take positive steps to protect children who may be a subject of concern and report and respond to any instances of alleged or actual child abuse and promote training and awareness around all child safeguarding obligations.

Essential Duties

Program Management

Program Leadership

Supervision and training

Responsibilities and Impact

  • Lead the design and execution of program strategy for the delivery of comprehensive services to eligible children and families; develops and implements effective, integrated management systems and organizational structures which support the administration of program services.
  • Use sound judgment to lead the management team and make timely and appropriate management decisions.
  • Implement a system of shared governance, maintaining appropriate communication with the Policy Council and Governing Board and obtaining required approvals for programmatic changes, as needed.
  • Develop and implement procedures and controls to promote effective communication and information-flow within the organization.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of operations by conducting periodic reviews of the program (including, but not limited to, financial and programmatic reports) to assess progress on strategic objectives and adherence to compliance measures; Communicate program assessment data to a variety of audiences including the Head Start Governing Body, Save the Children Senior Leadership, and others; Makes recommendations and implements measures for program improvement, as needed.
  • Ensure all program activities are carried out in compliance with local, State, and federal regulations and laws governing agency operation.
  • Represents organization through participation on local, State, Regional, or national committees and boards. Develop collaborative relationships with community partners like public schools and community agencies to enhance delivery of comprehensive services to children and families.
  • Coordinates and participates in planning meetings – including strategic planning, community assessment and self-assessment. Collaborates with management team and key partners to develop and ensure the timely submission of annual grant plans and budgets, school readiness plans and overall program training plans.
  • Solicits and reviews bids for procurement of goods and services. Ensures that bids are solicited in accordance with agency, state and federal regulations.
  • Ensures the mobilization and documentation of matching/in-kind funds, goods, and services.
  • Protects the safety of children through the implementation of active supervision techniques to ensure no child is subjected to abuse or neglect, including being left unsupervised at any time.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.
  • Ability to perform medium to heavy physical work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently and up to 5-10 pounds constantly, performing such activities as sitting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping. This also includes some duties that require repetitive action and motion skills, keyboarding and computer use.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management, Early Childhood Development, Human Services or a related field required.
  • Master’s degree in Management, Early Childhood Development, Human Services or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experience including working with boards and advisory committees.
  • Previous Head Start management experience required.
  • Good communication and skills (open, honest, objective, active listener, with team management approach to clear goals and objectives).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and pass all state and local health requirements required post job offer and prior to employment. To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Save the Children Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to Save the Children Head Start.

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children Representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of Child Abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of Child Abuse. All Save the Children Representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Interested applicants may apply here:    https://www.savethechildren.org/us/about-us/careers


Teacher II

Headstart TEACH01874

Watford City, ND (1 position available)

Williston, ND (1 position available)

Job Summary:

The Head Start Teacher is responsible for the general and day-to-day operations of a Head Start classroom ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations at the highest standard. The Head Start Teacher is also responsible for overseeing and providing educational, relational and social experiences for preschool children to foster healthy growth and development in all developmental domains.

The Head Start Teacher reports directly to the Education Manager. The Head Start Teacher is responsible for creating and nurturing strong partnerships with families and maintaining ongoing communication with them..

As a front line representative of Save the Children, the Head Start Teacher is required to ensure the safety and security of children and families that he/she comes in contact with, adhering to the agency’s values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaborations, Creativity, and Integrity.

As a Save the Children employee who will come into contact with children on a routine basis, you are expected to prevent child abuse in every situation by striving, through mental awareness, good practice and training to minimize risk to children. The position must take positive steps to protect children who may be a subject of concern and report, respond to any instance of child abuse, and promote training and awareness around all child-safeguarding obligations.

Essential Duties

Classroom Management

Curriculum Planning

Child Assessments

Home Visits/Conferences

Responsibilities and Impact:

  • Plans and conducts activities with Head Start Teacher Assistant to meet individual needs of children in accordance with the daily schedule.
  • Engages with children during all activities throughout the day.Provides constant supervision of children during all learning activities indoors and outdoors and ensures safe environment.
  • Provides a balanced program of child initiated and teacher directed activities, active and quiet learning activities, and opportunities for individual, small group, and large group learning activities.
  • Plans and conducts conferences (minimum 2) and home visits (minimum 2) or more often as needed to ensure parent/caregiver is well informed on their child’s progress of development and learning, routines, activities and behavior.
  • Maintains classroom discipline using developmentally appropriate techniques.
  • Maintains documentation as required by agency.
  • Participates in Professional Development Plan including CPR and First Aid.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Makes routine decisions around day to day execution of the job. Good time management and organizational skills. Works closely with management to ensure program is compliant with Head Start Standards. Keeps manager informed of important issues. Builds effective relationships within the organization, the children and their families.

Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or related degree, a Baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education or related degree is preferred.
  • Experience working with preschool-age children.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; great problem solving and time management skills. Ability to follow directions and take initiative.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Assistant Teacher, other staff, parents and community partners in the provision of high quality services to children and families.
  • Knowledge of the purpose of the Head Start/Early Head Start Program.
  • Ability to relate sensitively with children and to work well with staff, parents and families.
  • Ability to keep all information strictly confidential
  • Ability to perform medium to heavy physical work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently and up to 5-10 pounds constantly, performing such activities as sitting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping. This also includes some duties that require repetitive action and motion skills, keyboarding and computer use.
  • Clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and pass all state and local health requirements required post job offer and prior to employment.   To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the Save the Children Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to Save the Children Head Start.  Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children Representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of Child Abuse.

In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of Child Abuse. All Save the Children Representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Interested applicants may apply here:    https://www.savethechildren.org/us/about-us/careers