Online applications available: https://nkesc.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
- Ability to communicate and work with staff, children, and families not excluding children with special needs.
- Ability to communicate with staff, children, families, and community members.
- Ability and desire to work with children.
- Ability to complete all the paperwork and forms for Head Start.
- Maintain confidentiality and professional discretion.
- Ability to lift, unassisted, as required by the job.
- Must have, or be able to obtain, and maintain a valid Kansas CDL driver’s license.
- Be able to document information for the classroom teacher.
- Appropriate background check completed
- High school graduation or its equivalent.is the minimum requirement at time of hire.
- Have a Child Development Associates (CDA) credential, be enrolled in a CDA credentialing program or have an associates or a bachelor degree or be enrolled in a program leading to one
- Kansas CDL driver’s license for sites providing transportation
- Certification in Pediatric CPR/First Aid
Head Start classroom teacher
Director of Head Start
Assistant Director of Head Start
Family and Child Manager
NKESC Executive Director
School District Superintendent/Principal
Performance of job will be evaluated by the NKESC Head Start Director
The primary goal of the Head Start Paraprofessional is to aid in the teaching and assuming responsibilities as directed by the classroom teacher. The paraprofessional will help formulate plans for the children and families. The paraprofessional will work under the administrative direction of the teacher to whose classroom he/she is assigned.
The primary goal of the case manager is to work with the Head Start families. The case manager will provide services in the six areas (Social Services, Nutrition, Health, Mental Health, Disabilities/Education, and Parent Involvement). The case manager will be responsible for designing and implementing the family partnership agreement to the families in their case load.
- Assist with record keeping as directed by the teacher.
- Participate in the process of enrolling children and families into Head Start.
- Help coordinate the program in assigned site. Serve as a specialist in one of the component areas and advisor to the other NKESC Head Start staff members.
- Staff must attend FAN.
- Adhere to Head Start, NKESC, and the local school district policies.
- Attend inservices as directed to meet local, state, and federal guidelines that are consistent with current duties and future career goals.
- Attend and participate in staff department planning meeting.
- Participate with teachers, parents, and other staff in the development and utilization of the FPA and education goals
- Prepare the classroom for the next day, this could include material preparation, cleaning, and organizing.
- Eat with the students during mealtime.
- Assist in recess duty daily.
- Assist with transportation duties at locations with bus routes
- Take complete charge of the operation of the child development center during the short-term absence of the teacher.
- Complete all other duties as assigned by supervisor(s) that are deemed to be appropriately assigned.