Happy Birthday Head Start

The children and staff celebrate Head Start's birthday at the ATCAA Soulsbyville Center.

The children and staff celebrate Head Start’s birthday at the ATCAA Soulsbyville Center.

The National Head Start program is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2014. ATCAA Head Start is celebrating 30 years of service to young children and their families.

The children and staff at our Soulsbyville Head Start Center joined in the celebration by posing for a picture wearing their red, white and blue.

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TC Job: Head Start/Early Head Start Lead Center Teacher

Our Mission Statement:
• To help individuals in Amador and Tuolumne counties toward self-sufficiency.
• To assist local residents in becoming involved and contributing members of our community.
• To promote family and other supportive environments so that children, youth and elders can achieve their maximum potential.
• And, finally, to form partnerships and coalitions within the community to meet these needs.
Early Childhood Services:
Head Start and Early Head Start are federally funded programs that provide comprehensive child development services for eligible children from birth to age five, as well as supportive service for their families. Head Start Programs provide child enrichment, education, health, nutritional and developmental services as well as parent education and involvement opportunities. Last year a total of 296 children participated in preschool programs in Amador and Tuolumne Counties.

Position Definition: As a part of the ATCAA Early Childhood Services team, the Lead Center Teacher is responsible for the overall administration, planning, and implementation of the Service Area Plans and curriculum and supervision at the center level for preschool and/or infant toddler classrooms. The Lead Center Teacher is a team leader for all center staff to create a successful State Preschool/Head Start program for participating families. The Lead Center Teacher will teach in the classroom, supervise and mentor teachers, and facilitate parent involvement.

Supervisor: Education Manager
Supervises: Teacher, Associate Teacher, Classroom Assistant, Family Advocate, Volunteers and Substitutes

Full job description will be available at the time of interview, if selected

Minimum Qualifications:
• A.A./A.S degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, and working toward a BS/BA degree with the ability to complete a BA/BS degree by 2015;
• Be able to pass a full fingerprint/background check prior to hiring;
• Successful completion of 105 clock hours of professional growth activities prior to permit expiration;
• 24 units in Early Childhood Education;
• For teachers in infant toddler program, a minimum of 3 units in a course relating to infants and toddlers;
• Site Supervisor standing on the Children’s Center Permit;
• Minimum of one year’s experience teaching in a state licensed pre-school or infant/toddler setting depending on job placement;
• Minimum of 100 clock hours supervisory capacity in ECE program;
• Ability to create and maintain accurate and appropriate records and reports;
• Ability to create and maintain cooperative working relationships;
• Meet all federal/state licensing requirements and/or program requirements necessary for this position (i.e.: possess a valid California driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, fingerprint clearance, TB Test, CPR, First Aid training, health screening, etc.);
• Demonstrate effective and grammatically correct oral and written communication skills;
• Have reliable transportation.

Minimum Qualifications Lead Center Teacher II
• All of the above with a BA/BS degree in a field related to early childhood development.

Desired Qualifications:
• Computer skills;
• The ability to speak and understand Spanish;
• Experience in supervising and training adults;
• Knowledge of local community resources.

Application Procedure:

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN ATCAA JOB APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW.

Applications may be downloaded here, printed, filled out and submitted; they can also be obtained at and submitted to ATCAA. Please do not comment on this post with your resume. Please note, this application must be accompanied by an additional cover sheet, downloaded here, which must be printed, completed and submitted along with your completed application to:

Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency
427 N. Highway 49, Suite 305
Sonora, CA 95370
533-1397

Notification: All applicants will be notified by December 8, 2014

Starting Salary: AA/AS Degree $15.66 – $17.27

Full Benefits Package:
• Health Insurance (80% Employer paid) with Health Savings Account (partially employer funded)
• Dental Insurance – 80% Employer paid
• Vision Insurance – 100% Employee paid
• Voluntary Life/AD&D Insurance – 100% Employee paid
• Retirement (Money Purchase Pension Plan) – 7.5 % employer contribution and 100% vested upon regular status
• 3 weeks paid time off and 12 paid holidays per year
• Eligible employee membership with Golden 1 Credit Union

Hours: 37.5 per week

Based: Tuolumne County

Final Filing Date: All applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM on October 27, 2014

BA/BS Degree $16.46 – $18.14

EOE

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TC Job: Head Start/Early Head Start Associate Teacher

Our Mission Statement:
• To help individuals in Amador and Tuolumne counties toward self-sufficiency.
• To assist local residents in becoming involved and contributing members of our community.
• To promote family and other supportive environments so that children, youth and elders can achieve their maximum potential.
• And, finally, to form partnerships and coalitions within the community to meet these needs.

Early Childhood Services:
Head Start and Early Head Start are federally funded programs that provide comprehensive child development services for eligible children from birth to age five, as well as supportive service for their families. Head Start Programs provide child enrichment, education, health, nutritional and developmental services as well as parent education and involvement opportunities. Last year a total of 296 children participated in preschool programs in Amador and Tuolumne Counties.

Position Definition: As a part of the ATCAA team, the Associate Teacher assists teachers in the planning and the implementation of a comprehensive State Preschool/Head Start/Early Head Start classroom, including the supervision of and interaction with young children in preschool or infant toddler center classrooms, working with other staff members to ensure that parents are supported as their role as primary teachers for their children and working with ATCAA staff to assure that delivery of services to children and families are carried out in a comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated manner. The Associate Teacher helps with classroom set-up and cleaning, food service program, and supervises small groups of children.

Supervisor: Early Childhood Services Lead Center Teacher

Full job description will be available at the time of interview, if selected

Minimum Qualifications: Associate Teacher I:
• Completed 12 college units in Child Development, including Core Courses as defined on the Child Development Matrix. For Early Head Start: 6 units must be focused on infants and toddlers;
• Working toward an AS/AA degree in Early Childhood Education;
• Apply for an Associate Teacher Permit or a Child Development Associate Credential within thirty (30) days of hire.

Minimum Qualifications: Associate Teacher II:
• A.A./A.S. degree, 24 college units in ECE/Child Development, including Core Courses as defined on the Child Development Matrix. For Early Head Start: at least 3 units focused on infant and toddlers ;
• Working toward BS/BA degree in Early Childhood Education;
• Apply for an Associate Teacher Permit or a Child Development Associate Credential within thirty (30) days of hire.

Minimum Qualifications for both: Associate Teacher I & II:
• Within the past 2 years, 50 days of 3+ hours per day working with children (preschool for preschool positions, infant toddlers for infant toddler positions);
• Possess a continuously valid California driver’s license with an acceptable driving record;
• Pass a full background check/health screening including: fingerprint clearance and TB Test prior to hire;
• Ability to write lesson plans and record children’s progress;
• Ability to lift 40 pounds;
• Have reliable transportation.

Desired Qualifications:
• Previous experience in a Head Start preschool or infant toddler setting;
• Current CPR and First Aid certificates;
• Associate Teacher or higher Children’s Center Permit or a Child Development Associate Credential;
• The ability to speak and understand Spanish;
• Computer experience.

Application Procedure:

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN ATCAA JOB APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW.

Applications may be downloaded here, printed, filled out and submitted; they can also be obtained at and submitted to ATCAA. Please do not comment on this post with your resume. Please note, this application must be accompanied by an additional cover sheet, downloaded here, which must be printed, completed and submitted along with your completed application to:

Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency
427 N. Highway 49, Suite 305
Sonora, CA 95370
533-1397

Notification: All applicants will be notified by December 8, 2014

Starting Salary: Associate Teacher I: $ 10.55– $11.63
Associate Teacher II: $ 11.65– $12.84

Part-Time Benefits Package:
• Retirement (Money Purchase Pension Plan) – 7.5 % employer contribution and 100% vested upon regular status
• 3 weeks paid time off and 12 paid holidays per year
• Eligible employee membership with Golden 1 Credit Union

Hours: 25 per week

Based: Tuolumne County

Final Filing Date: All applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM on October 27, 2014

EOE

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TC Job: Head Start/Early Head Start Teacher

Our Mission Statement:
• To help individuals in Amador and Tuolumne counties toward self-sufficiency.
• To assist local residents in becoming involved and contributing members of our community.
• To promote family and other supportive environments so that children, youth and elders can achieve their maximum potential.
• And, finally, to form partnerships and coalitions within the community to meet these needs.

Early Childhood Services:
Head Start and Early Head Start are federally funded programs that provide comprehensive child development services for eligible children from birth to age five, as well as supportive service for their families. Head Start Programs provide child enrichment, education, health, nutritional and developmental services as well as parent education and involvement opportunities. Last year a total of 296 children participated in preschool programs in Amador and Tuolumne Counties.

Position Definition:
As a part of the ATCAA team, the Teacher assists the Lead Center Teacher in the planning and the implementation of a comprehensive State Preschool/Head Start/Early Head Start classroom, including the supervision of and interaction with young children in preschool or infant toddler center classrooms, working with other staff members to ensure that parents are supported as their role as primary teachers for their children and working with ATCAA staff to assure that delivery of services to children and families are carried out in a comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated manner.

Supervisor: Lead Center Teacher
Supervises: Volunteers and Substitutes
Full job description will be available at the time of interview, if selected

Minimum Qualifications:
• Completed 24 units ECE/CD. For Early Head Start classrooms, 6 of these units must be focused on infant and toddlers;
• Teacher or Master Teacher Children’s Center Permit.

Additional Minimum Qualifications: Teacher II
• Same requirements as Teacher I with the addition of A.A./A.S. Degree in ECE/CD or related field and working toward an BS/BA degree in Early Childhood Education. For Early Head Start classrooms, 3 of these units must be focused on infant and toddlers;

Additional Minimum Qualifications: Teacher III
• Same requirements as Teacher I with a B.A./B.S. Degree with at least 24 units ECE/CD. For Early Head Start classrooms, 3 of these units must be focused on infant and toddlers.

Desired Qualifications:
• Computer skills;
• Ability to speak and understand Spanish;
• Experience in the supervision and training of adults;
• Knowledge of local community resources.

Application Procedure:

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN ATCAA JOB APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW

Applications may be downloaded here, printed, filled out and submitted; they can also be obtained at and submitted to ATCAA. Please do not comment on this post with your resume. Please note, this application must be accompanied by an additional cover sheet, downloaded here, which must be printed, completed and submitted along with your completed application to:

Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency
427 N. Highway 49, Suite 305
Sonora, CA 95370
533-1397

Notification: All applicants will be notified by December 8, 2014

Starting Salary: Teacher II: $ 13.18 – 14.53 per hour

Teacher III: $ 13.84 – 15.26 per hour

Full Benefits Package:
• Health Insurance (80% Employer paid) with Health Savings Account (partially employer funded)
• Dental Insurance – 80% Employer paid
• Vision Insurance – 100% Employee paid
• Voluntary Life/AD&D Insurance – 100% Employee paid
• Retirement (Money Purchase Pension Plan) – 7.5 % employer contribution and 100% vested upon regular status
• 3 weeks paid time off and 12 paid holidays per year
• Eligible employee membership with Golden 1 Credit Union

Hours: 30 per week

Based: Tuolumne

Final Filing Date: All applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM on October 27, 2014

EOE

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Amador Star Readers!

Check out our Amador Star Readers program!

ATCAA Star Readers is proud to offer free tutoring to qualified students. The program has openings for students from Ione, Pine Grove and Pioneer Elementary Schools. Students must be in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade and referred to the Star Reading Club by their teacher.

For more information, please download the flyer here!

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