Job Mission: To provide a quality educational experience for children of the Head Start Program which includes children with disabilities. Prepares the children and families of the program by meeting program goals, including family, health and school readiness. Meets individual needs of children and families. Performs duties as assigned, in accordance with the Health and Human Services, Administration for Families and State of Michigan licensing requirements.
Performance Standards: 1. Provides children with developmental experiences in approaches to learning, social emotional, language and literacy, cognitive and perceptual, motor and physical development. In an environment of multi-cultural experiences through daily lesson plans and classroom activities. 2. Develops and implements lesson plans which includes individualization for children with an Individual Education Plan (IEP). 3. Documents children’s educational experiences in the Child Observation Record (COR). 4. Maintains constant active supervision with all children in the classroom. 5. Administers standardized screening to identify the needs of the children and make appropriate referrals and follow-up of children as needed, which includes children with special needs. 6. Maintain documentation as required. 7. Carry out all other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications: 1. Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or equivalent coursework. Bachelors of Arts/Science in Early Childhood Education/Child Development preferred, per the Head Start Act. 2. One (1) year experience working with preschool children and parents preferred. 3. Head Start experience preferred. 4. Must be able to meet physical demands of the job. 5. Valid Michigan Driver’s License and reliable transportation required.
The Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) was founded in 1964 as a part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty. OLHSA provides dozens of services to assist families and individuals to succeed. OLHSA is the largest private nonprofit agency delivering human services to Oakland and Livingston Counties. We welcome those in need with a comprehensive set of services, focusing on meeting the basic needs of senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and people suffering from economic hardship. Our broad range of connected services empowered more than 20,000 clients last year to reach or maintain self-sufficiency. Our services address specific needs in Oakland and Livingston County communities.OLHSA staff members strive for excellence, respect others and honor diversity. To accomplish its work, OLHSA partners with other local organizations and belongs to a network of more than 1,000 nonprofit Community Action Agencies doing similar work throughout the country.