Enrollment Specialist – ERSEA

CLASSIFICATION:   Non-Exempt

DEFINITION AND PURPOSE:

The Enrollment Specialist shall assist the ERSEA Supervisor and Enrollment Coordinator implementation of ERSEA (Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance) Area.  Implements and follows all Head Start Performance Standards, Policies and Procedures shall be followed in accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services and TAP.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Supervised by: ERSEA Enrollment Coordinator

Supervises: No one

Coordinates with:  Early Head Start/Head Start Staff, Head Start Central Staff, Head Start Family & Health Services Staff, and Community Agencies

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recruitment and Eligibility
  • Targeting areas for recruitment
  • Fill vacancies, and maintains the Head Start waiting list and reviews Head Start applications to ensure that this information is completed.
  • Notifies Head Start families of waiting list and selection status via letters and phone calls.
  • Coordinates with Enrollment Coordinator to notify eligible families of possible enrollment.
  • Maintains full enrollment at all times.
  • Know the point system for eligibility
  • Works with Enrollment Coordinator in selecting children for participation in Early Head start and Head Start.
  • Works with Enrollment Coordinator on ideas for staff trainings.
  • Coordinates with Enrollment Coordinator on updating and distribution of recruitment pamphlets, fliers, applications and enrollment forms.
  • Tracks 30-day Vacancy deadline.
  • Works with Enrollment Coordinator on ideas for updates to application and enrollment forms. Develops work plans and program objectives in the ERSEA component area. Seeks input to review and revise selection criteria annually.
  • Works closely with Information Technician and Child Plus data system
  • Work closely with IT Information system manager
  • Reviews and approves all intakes and forwards them to IT
  • Knowledgeable of ChildPlus (including entering information)
  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • Acts as resource person and provides training in conjunction with Enrollment Coordinator
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required.
  • Assists Coordinator in implementing recruitment process to ensure enrollment.

–     Recruit door-to-door in targeted areas to enroll low-income pre-school children, including children with disabilities.

–     Places posters and distributes program information fliers in areas frequented by parents of preschool children.

Participate in community events that place after normal work hours (i.e. evening/weekends for Festivals, Fairs, Community events, etc.).

–     Maintain a waiting list of children and pregnant women who have completed the intake process, and are medically cleared to enter the program.

–     Notifies eligible families of acceptance into the program.

–     Assists the program in maintaining full enrollment at all times.

–     Collaborates with teacher/home visitors prior to child’s enrollment.

–     Arranges for families to visit the center prior to child’s enrollment.

–     Ensures that Family Development files are on site prior to child’s enrollment.

  • Maintains accurate and current files on all children.

–     Ensures that intake packet is completed and accurate on all enrolled families.

–     Maintains accurate enrollment, be aware of transfer and withdrawal information.

  • At the time of enrollment ensures that all children’s health records are current and up-to-date.

–     Completes health and nutrition forms upon enrollment.

–     Obtains current copies of children’s immunizations and physicals.

–     Notifies parents of immunizations concerns at enrollment.

–     Submits copy of special dietary need to Food Service Manager as needed and/or contact Physician to obtain mediations or allergy information.

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate both orally and in writing with staff, parents, and the community
  • Demonstrates ability to develop trusting professional relationships with families.

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • AS or AA degree in Social Work, Psychology or Health Science or related fields preferred.
  • 2 years’ experience in a social services agency.
  • Experience working with families.
  • Knowledge of ERSEA (Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance)
  • Gain/Obtain an ERSEA accredited within a year of hire.
  • At TAP, we focus on the Whole Family Approach.   Whole Family is a family led strategy to achieve set goals.  As an employee you may be required to attend Whole Family training and subject to data entry into the agency’s software as part of the Whole Family approach and serving clients

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a valid Virginia Operator’s license and reliable transportation.
  • TAP participates in the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.  Employees who operate a TAP vehicle or their personal vehicle to conduct TAP business may be subject to driver record monitoring through the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.
  • TAP is a mandatory COVID vaccine employer.
  • Must pass drug screening.  Some positions require positive complete background screening including: criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • Must be capable of completing certification in First Aid and CPR for infants and children.
  • Must be willing to adjust work schedule as needed.
  • Physical activity of this position – climbing; ascending and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like; balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching and typing; grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Physical requirements of this position – medium work; exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Visual acuity requirements – visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  • Conditions subject to in this position – worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
  • REQUIRED TO WEAR masks with a few exceptions.

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

 

We only hire individuals legally eligible for employment in the United States.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply

Housing Counselor – FT or PT

CLASSIFICATION:            Non- Exempt

DEFINITION AND PURPOSE:

The Housing Counselor is responsible for conducting homebuyer education and financial education workshops, housing counseling (includes pre-purchase, and default foreclosure) and credit counseling services, including administrative responsibilities.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:

Supervised by:  Vice President of Financial Services
Supervises:  N/A
Coordinates with:  VP of Financial Services

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In accordance with the National Industry Standards for Home Ownership Counseling, perform homebuyer client intake, counseling, and follow-up on spending plan, credit, savings, and home purchase and financing process.
  • In accordance with National Industry Standards for Default and Foreclosure Counseling, perform default client intake, counseling, and follow-up on spending plan, credit, savings, and loss mitigation/foreclosure process and options.
  • Timely client tracking using HUD’s Housing Counseling Rules and Regulations as a guide, respond to client inquiries as needed.
  • Participation in local area community outreach (i.e., presentations, fairs, etc.,) in accordance with grant requirements, assist with quarterly & annual reporting to various funders.
  • Acquire & maintain Train the Trainer Certification for VHDA Homebuyer Education; recertify every two years.
  • Coordinate and conduct monthly homebuyer education and financial education workshops.  Develop referral sources by building relationships with lenders, realtors, human service organizations, local governments, professional peers and others, including attendance at twice-yearly VAHC conferences.
  • Assist with and/or initiate marketing activities that fulfill our advertising goals for program services.
  • Actively participate in monthly quality and process reviews to improve the effectiveness of housing counseling services. Prepare in advance; provide feedback and suggestions related to improvements as needed or asked.
  • Review and comply with the terms and requirements of contracts and agreements.
  • Attend staff meetings and training as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong understanding of home purchase and financing process.
  • Solid understanding of the default foreclosure process.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with potential homebuyers, community partners, and homebuyer education professionals.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and human relation skills that positively benefit interactions with co-workers, internal and external clientele.
  • A demonstrated ability to deal with coworkers, volunteers, peers and supervisors.
  • Good comprehension skills, with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal communication.
  • Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels
  • Must be detailed oriented, able to plan, prioritize, organize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Appropriate level of administrative experience and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate professionally and safely in the workplace, with experience in holding peers accountable to professional standards.
  • Ability to work autonomously and understand when a superior needs to be involved in decisions.
  • Good decision making skills, with the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and Implement the best solution to solve problems or challenges.
  • Self-motivated, with an ability and dedication to learn new skills quickly, keep up to date Technically and apply new knowledge to your job.

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree or experience/education equivalent.
  • Current housing counselor certification REQUIRED
  • At least 2 years of experience OR training in housing counseling or related field.
  • Must own or consistently have a vehicle available for use, with the flexibility to travel locally and out of area (but within the state).
  • Strong computer skills, with working knowledge of the primary Microsoft Office programs.

At TAP, we focus on the Whole Family Approach.   Whole Family is a family led strategy to achieve set goals.  As an employee you may be required to attend Whole Family training and subject to data entry into the agency’s software as part of the Whole Family approach and serving clients

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid Virginia Operator’s license with a good driving record and reliable transportation with insurance.
  • TAP participates in the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.  Employees who operate a TAP vehicle or their personal vehicle to conduct TAP business may be subject to driver record monitoring through the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.
  • TAP is a mandatory COVID vaccine employer.
  • This position is eligible for remote work upon supervisor’s approval.
  • Must pass drug screening. Some positions require positive complete background screening including: criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • This position requires the individual to be in the field and be able to contact the office staff and supervisor; therefore, an agency- issued cell phone is necessary.
  • Physical Activity of this position: stooping, kneeling, crouching, walking – particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another, use of fingers for – picking, pinching, typing; talking, hearing and repetitive motion.
  • Physical Requirements of this position:  Sedentary work – exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects; sitting most of the time.
  • Visual Acuity Requirements: close visual acuity to perform an activity such as:  preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection), using measurement devices, and/or assembly of or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • Conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: subject to both environmental conditions – protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes; activities occur inside and outside; frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  • Current Train the Trainer Certification for VHDA Homebuyer Education.

 

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

 

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

 

We only hire individuals legally eligible for employment in the United States.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply

Employment Specialist HVRP

CLASSIFICATION:    Non-Exempt

DEFINITION AND PURPOSE:

Responsible for client employment services.  Work with area employers to ensure HVRP’s clients find self-sustaining employment.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Supervised by:  Assistant Director/Director

Supervises:  No one

Coordinates with:    TAP programs, Local businesses and Vet related resources

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establishes contacts with prospective new employers.
  • Maintains contact with existing employers.
  • Facilitates employment relationship between employers and participants.
  • Assists participants enrolled in program to seek and/or obtain suitable employment.
  • Develops relationships with temporary employers and/or temporary employment agencies, when applicable.
  • Meets program placement goals as outlined in the grant.
  • Meets with employers to market HVRP, develops ongoing relationships, and develops job placement opportunities for participants.
  • Forms working relationships with community employment services and resources, including Virginia Employment Commission, VA Medical Center, local Chambers of Commerce and the Virginia Workforce Investment Board.
  • Conducts employment group sessions and classes.
  • Recruits community volunteers to participate in job readiness workshops.
  • Counsels participants on career planning and administers career assessment to determine client interests and skill level.
  • Counsels participants on job seeking skills.
  • Maintains an ongoing list of employers and job openings sharing the same with participants. Posts job openings in HVRP office.
  • Assists participants with employment needs, supplying clothing and accessing assistive technology resources when applicable.
  • Assists participants in obtaining appropriate employment documents.
  • Assists participants with approved transportation requirements.
  • Conducts employment follow-ups in a timely manner.
  • Maintains complete and accurate participant files.
  • Inputs required employment information in TAP data system at baseline, and throughout follow-up.
  • Prepares required monthly report and submits in a timely manner.
  • Facilitates quarterly Employment meetings with area businesses.
  • Facilitates quarterly Veteran Coalition meetings.
  • Spends 10% of hours assisting at the American Jobs Center.
  • Attends trainings and meetings as required by program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required.
  • Masks must be worn while conducting TAP business or in a TAP facility

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of employer’s policy and procedures preferred.
  • Working knowledge of state employment regulations and human resource policies preferred.
  • Experience with offenders and ex-offenders helpful.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
  • Knowledge of computer data entry required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and leadership ability.
  • Good written and oral communication skills a must.
  • Ability to communicate with various racial and economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct adults in job seeking and retention skills, including resume writing and conflict resolution.

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduation from a four-year college or have related experience.
  • Experience with human services or veteran programs preferred.
  • Training and experience in employment services preferred.
  • Training and experience in facilitating groups preferred.
  • At TAP, we focus on the Whole Family Approach.   Whole Family is a family led strategy to achieve set goals.  As an employee you may be required to attend Whole Family training and subject to data entry into the agency’s software as part of the Whole Family approach and serving clients.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Reliable transportation and a valid Virginia Operator’s license with a good driving record for insurance purposes.
  • TAP participates in the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.  Employees who operate a TAP vehicle or their personal vehicle to conduct TAP business may be subject to driver record monitoring through the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.

  • TAP is a mandatory COVID vaccine employer.
  • Able and willing to travel extensively.
  • Must pass drug screening.  Some positions require positive complete background screening including:  criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • Physical activity of this position – climbing; ascending and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like; stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching and typing; grasping, feeling, hearing, talking, repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Physical requirements of this position – light work; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently.
  • Visual acuity requirements of this position – close visual acuity to perform such activities as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
  • Conditions subject to in this position – worker not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

 

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

 

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

We only hire individuals legally eligible for employment in the United States.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply

Books Associate

CLASSIFICATION:   Non-Exempt Part-Time (20 hours per week)

DEFINITION AND PURPOSE:

The TAP Books Associate assists with all aspects of the TAP Books program.  Pre-scan book to identify books for online sales (Sort books as instructed).  Use online book sales software to list books and process orders in an organized manner. The Books Associate will also have the ability to ship and return orders as necessary.  Pull orders of sold  books and pack them for shipping. Must respond quickly and provide excellent customer service. Pay within advertised range commensurate with demonstrated task proficiency and the assigned mix of higher-skill responsibilities.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Supervised by:  TAP Office Manager

Supervises:  None

Coordinates with:  Warehouse Manager, TAP Books Associates

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Pre-scan books and other media to identify items suitable for online sales.
  • Examine and sort books and media into various categories.
  • Enter items (books and other media) into online sales management system and be able to coordinate with other staff to do this work.
  • Pack, unpack, and relocate boxes and pallets of books for processing.
  • When needed, assist with drop-off or pick-up of donations, including hand loading boxes of donated books.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Fulfill orders from various online marketplaces.
  • Meet production goals, maintain productivity and support the overall operations of the Books Project.
  • Preferred: Occasionally drive truck or van to make pickups of donations (if licensed and insurable).
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required.

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Positive work history preferred.
  • Preference will be given to individuals able to be insured to drive TAP vehicles and willing to drive for donation pickups requiring load/unloading of heavy boxes.
  • Ability to use pallet jack.
  • Warehouse or production experience preferred.
  • Ability to obtain forklift certification preferred.

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to use all books related software (Amazon, eBay & Indaba)
  • Ability to work effectively managing competing priorities in tight deadlines
  • Interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong desire to see outcome driven results
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strongly Preferred: Reliable transportation and a valid Virginia Operator’s license with a good driving record for insurance purposes.
  • TAP is a mandatory COVID vaccine employer.
  • Must pass drug screening.  This position also requires favorable complete background screening including: health, criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • Drivers may be required to take and pass a defensive driving course.
  • Capable of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering and grasping.
  • Capable of heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 50 pounds of force frequently, and or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects (occasional lifting of heavy boxes from one cart to another).
  • Conditions subject to in this position – environmental conditions; protection from weather conditions but not necessary from temperature changes; outside conditions; no effective protection from the weather; subject to both environmental conditions; activities occur inside and outside; worker subject to hazards, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts or moving vehicles.

 

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

We only hire individuals legally eligible for employment in the United States.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply

Pathway Home Career Mentor

CLASSIFICATION:   Non-Exempt (Full-Time)

 

DEFINITION AND PURPOSE:

The Pathway Home Career Mentor works with incarcerated individuals both pre-release and post-release to smooth their reentry into the community and transition them into gainful employment. Participant services include detailed assessment, career planning, transition planning, barrier alleviation, preparation for training and employment, life and job skills training, group and individualized career coaching and support, monitoring and follow-up, and overall case management. This job may qualify for hybrid work.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Supervised by: Pathway Home Senior Career Mentor

Supervises:  Interns (if available)

Coordinates with:  Pathway Home program staff, TVW program staff, partner staff.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Treat our program participants as individual human beings deserving of respect and assistance and not merely as cases or numbers; meet them where they are; make a connection to build trust and efficacy as a mentor while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Apply a whole-family lens to working with participants, considering their specific family situation and the needs of the entire family and/or household to help ensure a successful transition back to the community.
  • Provide pre-release jail-based career services including comprehensive assessment, individualized education/career planning, job readiness, job search, and occupational training.
  • Use Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic (CBT) approaches focusing on interpersonal communication, cognitive self-change, social skills, problem-solving skills and anger management.
  • Provide jail-based supportive services including benefit coordination, gaining identification and driver’s licenses, and parenting and child support counseling.
  • Assist participants to transition to the community through discharge planning, reengagement and outreach, working with the same individuals both pre-release and post-release, ensuring continuity of services and providing incentives for quick post-release engagement (72 hours).
  • Provide and coordinate post-release community-based career services including WIOA services, job-search assistance, job placement, occupational training, GED referrals, on-the-job training, job retention, career advancement and mentoring.
  • Provide and coordinate post-release community-based supportive services for transportation, housing, benefits and disability coordination, obtaining driver’s licenses, legal services, child care, clothing and work supports, mental and physical health services, substance use recovery support and financial literacy.
  • Develop individualized funding plans and connect participants to grant and leveraged supportive service funds to aid in their transition.
  • Keep detailed case notes and maintain scrupulous case files with all required documentation.
  • Ensure all information is entered into performance and case management systems, including EmpowOR, in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Follow participant after release and document outcomes for up to one year, including training completions, skills gains, employment, retention, earnings and recidivism.
  • Productivity: perform as efficiently as possible without jeopardizing quality; recommend areas where productivity can be improved.
  • Job Knowledge: apply skills and knowledge required for the job; demonstrate ability to understand the required duties, responsibilities, skills, and procedures.
  • Quality of Work: demonstrate thoroughness and accuracy of work performed; ensure results are consistently within acceptable quality standards.
  • Cooperation: be cooperative and flexible; seek to collaborate and offer assistance to others on a regular basis; actively contributes to the team’s goals.
  • Dependability and Attendance: show consistency in carrying out assignments; perform responsibilities with minimal direct supervision; meet or exceed punctuality and attendance requirements.  When necessitated, follow call-in procedures and inform supervisor of absences.
  • Initiative: show interest and willingness to learn; do what needs to be done without being asked.  Take responsibility for independent action; anticipate potential problems/opportunities; seek additional assignments when other tasks are completed.
  • Customer Service: Provide excellent customer service based on TAP’s customer service training and models the 4 keys to excellent customer service Service/Attitude/Consistency/Teamwork. Make serving others the #1 priority; maintain positive attitude; consistently set high standards and treat everyone with dignity and respect; be supportive of coworkers and clients/customers.
  • Communication, follow-up and follow-through: ensure telephone service, voicemail, email address and/or page communications fall in line with the agency standards; refer customer/clients to other components or agencies as needed; respond to customers/clients in a timely fashion and follow up.
  • Support the agency’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals and help create a welcoming and affirming work environment for all agency staff and participants.
  • Complete mandatory reports required by funding source, Project Director, and Director for This Valley Works.
  • Participates in special events of the agency(ies).
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required.

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduation from a four-year college and have at least 2 years related experience or an Associate Degree and significant related experience.
  • Experience working with incarcerated populations preferred.
  • At TAP, we focus on the Whole Family Approach.   Whole Family is a family led strategy to achieve set goals.  As an employee you may be required to attend Whole Family training and subject to data entry into the agency’s software as part of the Whole Family approach and serving clients.

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work effectively managing competing priorities in tight deadlines
  • Ability to instruct adults in job seeking and retention skills, including resume writing and conflict resolution a plus.
  • Interpersonal skills required.
  • Must be able to relate to person of varying socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Well organized and possess written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work outside traditional work hours as needed
  • Strong desire to see outcome driven results
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with senior management, staff, potential partners, and the community

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to pass background requirements to work inside the Roanoke City Jail.
  • TAP participates in the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.  Employees who operate a TAP vehicle or their personal vehicle to conduct TAP business may be subject to driver record monitoring through the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.

  • TAP is a mandatory COVID vaccine employer.
  • Free to travel as necessary.
  • This position requires the individual to be in the field and must have contact with the office staff and supervisor therefore an agency issued cell phone is necessary.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid Virginia Operator’s license with a good driving record for insurance purposes.
  • Must pass drug screening.  Will require positive complete background screening including: criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • Physical activity of this position – climbing; ascending and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like; stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching, and typing; grasping, feeling, hearing, talking, repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Physical requirements of this position – light work; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently.
  • Visual acuity requirements – close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
  • Conditions subject to in this position – worker not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

We only hire individuals legally eligible for employment in the United States.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply

Cook

CLASSIFICATION:   Non-Exempt

 

DEFINITION AND PURPOSE:

The primary function is to prepare and cook food in large quantities for distribution to child development centers. Perform kitchen duties in accordance with the menu and food sanitation and safety protocol.  Use professional judgment when necessary. Will work under supervision and will be given detailed instructions on assignments other than routine. Work is reviewed through observation and inspection.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Supervised by: Food Service Manager

Supervises: No one

Coordinates with:  Lead Cook

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares food for cooking and serving daily.
  • Performs advance preparation for next day.
  • Packages food for transport daily.
  • Maintains a safe and sanitary working environment at all times.
  • Cleans kitchen, equipment and other food service equipment daily.
  • Collects food from the stockroom, items to prepare meals daily.
  • At the end of each meal, returns any unused food items to the stockroom.
  • Carries food to/from stockroom, freezer/refrigerators daily.
  • Cleans floor and packaging area as needed.
  • Cleans storage (dry), freezers and refrigerators weekly.
  • Works as a team with other kitchen personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required.
  • Required to wear masks with a few exceptions

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Dependable.
  • Able to work as a team with other kitchen personnel.
  • Ability to communicate with staff in a clear and positive manner.
  • Ability to communicate well with others in oral and written form.
  • Knowledge of food sanitation and safety principles.

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Two years’ experience as a cook in a large food service operation.
  • At TAP, we focus on the Whole Family Approach.   Whole Family is a family led strategy to achieve set goals.  As an employee you may be required to attend Whole Family training and subject to data entry into the agency’s software as part of the Whole Family approach and serving clients.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Reliable transportation.
  • TAP participates in the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.  Employees who operate a TAP vehicle or their personal vehicle to conduct TAP business may be subject to driver record monitoring through the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.

  • TAP is a mandatory COVID vaccine employer.
  • Must pass drug screening.  Some positions require positive complete background screening including: criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • Physical activity of this position – climbing; ascending and descending ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like; balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching and typing; grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Physical requirements of this position – heavy work; exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently; and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Visual acuity requirements – must have visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle and/or heavy equipment.
  • Conditions subject to in this position – both environmental conditions; activities occur inside and outside; subject to noise; subject to hazards including a variety of hazards such as proximity to moving mechanical parts; exposure to heat or exposure to chemicals; subject to atmospheric conditions that could affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

 

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

 

We only hire individuals legally eligible for employment in the United States.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply

Delivery Driver/Food Service Helper

CLASSIFICATION:   Non-Exempt

DEFINITION AND PURPOSE:

Perform varied food service tasks, including assisting cooks in the preparation of food, food products, serving, packaging of food, cleaning equipment, facilities, washing dishes, pots, containers, silverware, and transferring of stock.  Drive and deliver food to centers if requested.  Will work under supervision and will be given detailed instructions on assignments that are not routine.  Work is reviewed through observation and inspection.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Supervised by:      Food Service Manager

Supervises:            No one

Coordinates with:  Lead Cook and other kitchen staff

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assists Food Production Supervisor in taking inventory and maintaining stock, as scheduled.
    • Assists in preparation of meats, vegetables, fruits, and other foods, daily.
    • Cleans floor and packaging area daily.
    • Cleans storage (dry), freezers and refrigerators, weekly.
    • Carries food to/from stockroom, freezer and refrigerators, daily.
    • Cleans kitchen and food service equipment daily.
    • Opens food cartons and crates upon receiving.
    • Packs food cartons and crates upon receiving.
    • Prepares food for delivery daily.
    • Prepares food transport containers for packaging/delivery daily.
    • Drives van or truck to deliver food to centers as requested.
    • Takes out trash, cleans trash containers daily.
    • Works as a team member with other kitchen personnel.
    • Performs other duties as assigned and required.
    • Required to wear masks with a few exceptions

 

  • ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to learn repetitive tasks quickly.
  • At TAP, we focus on the Whole Family Approach.   Whole Family is a family led strategy to achieve set goals.  As an employee you may be required to attend Whole Family training and subject to data entry into the agency’s software as part of the Whole Family approach and serving clients.

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must have a minimum of six months experience in food service operations

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a valid Virginia Operator’s license with a good driving record and reliable transportation.
  • TAP participates in the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.  Employees who operate a TAP vehicle or their personal vehicle to conduct TAP business may be subject to driver record monitoring through the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.

  • TAP is a mandatory COVID vaccine employer.
  • Must pass drug screening.  Some positions require positive complete background screening including: criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • Physical  activity of this position – climbing; ascending and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like; balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching and typing; grasping, feeling, hearing, talking, repetitive motion of the wrists, hand, and/or fingers.
  • Physical requirements of this position – very heavy work; exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Visual acuity requirements – worker must have visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle and/or heavy equipment.
  • Condition subject to in this position – atmospheric conditions; one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin:  fumes, odors, dust, mist, gases or poor ventilation.

 

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

We only hire individuals legally eligible for employment in the United States.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply

Special Needs Assistant – Rockbridge

CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt

 

DEFINITION AND PURPOSE:

Assists the Teacher in carrying out the educational program for children with disabilities, special needs, and/or mental/behavioral health issues.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Supervised by: Lead Teacher, Teacher, Center Supervisors, Disabilities Coordinator, Behavior Health Coordinator, Education Coordinator

Supervises:  No One

Coordinates with:  EHS/HS Center and Administrative Staff

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in planning and conducting activities that meet the individual needs of the children with disabilities in the classroom as indicated by IFSP/IEP goals, Individualization Plans or Individual Service Plans.

–     Assists with the implementation of lesson plans and IFSP/IEP goals.

–     Assists on field trips and REACH bus drop-off/pick-ups as scheduled.

–     Contributes information on children’s progress to the classroom teacher, weekly.

–     Reviews IEP goals and/or service plans before children arrive to make sure of his/her responsibilities.

  • Assists in the selection of adaptive materials and supplies, as needed to implement IEP goals and other special needs of children with disabilities or service plans of children with behavioral concerns.

–     Works with the teacher to develop learning aides.

–     Communicate with teacher if special equipment or materials are needed.

–     Assist in documenting observations for Teaching Strategies GOLD

  • Maintains a working knowledge of all Head Start Performance Standards, Policies and Licensing regulations.

–     Based on Head Start performance standards, demonstrates developmentally appropriate practice throughout the center in all interactions with children.

–     Assists in arranging and maintaining a classroom environment conducive to exploration and experiential learning with interest areas labeled, defined, and accessible to children.

–     Assists with keeping equipment and materials safe, clean, and in good condition at all times, both indoors and outdoors.

–     Calls supervisor one hour prior to center opening when unable to report to work (tardiness, sickness, emergencies).

  • Works to continue education by attending classes, meetings, workshops, and conferences related to Head Start and early childhood education, earning at least 21 training hours per program year as defined in the TAP Head Start training plan.

–     Attends center staff meetings monthly, or as needed.

–     Develops professional development goals with supervisor, annually.

–     Participates in classes, workshops, meetings, and conferences that move toward meeting professional development goals, as requested or assigned.

–     Attends planned in-service training, as assigned.

–     Attends service area committee meetings, as assigned.

  • Assists the Lead Teacher in creating an atmosphere in the center that is welcoming to parents and families of all children, including children with disabilities.

–     Encourages parent participation daily by providing parents with information about how they can be involved.

–     Assists in providing a parent reception area.

–     Greets parents daily and invites them to participate.

–     Attends parent meetings as assigned.

  • Works with staff and parents to maintain a quality program.

–     Works as needed to provide center coverage for staff shortages.

–     Calls Supervisor and Lead Teacher one hour prior to center opening when unable to report to work (tardiness, sickness, emergencies).

–     Reports cases of suspected child abuse or neglect to supervisor and calls child protective services immediately.

–     Administers first aid, as needed.

–     Interacts respectfully and appropriately with children, staff and parents.

  • Adheres to all policies/procedures as outlined in the TAP Head Start Center Based Handbook.
  • Presents self professionally to colleagues, parents and community through appropriate dress, language and behavior.
  • Creates a positive work environment by demonstrating flexibility and willingness to perform duties by participating appropriately in program planning and decisions and implementation of those plans.
  • Adheres to NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct as adopted by TAP Head Start.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required.
  • Required to wear masks with a few exceptions.

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of developmental characteristics and needs of preschool children.
  • Good knowledge of appropriate activities and interactions with preschool children.
  • Ability to learn, understand and follow policies and procedures outlined in the TAP Head Start Policies and Procedures Manual and other written and oral directions from program staff and supervisors.
  • Ability to participate in and contribute to writing of lesson plans, collection of child data, and recording of child observations.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and communicate with staff, parents, and children in an appropriate and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated patience and understanding of children with special needs.

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Experience with preschool children in a group setting.
  • Obtain/maintain a current First Aid and CPR certification card within 6 months of employment.
  • At TAP, we focus on the Whole Family Approach.   Whole Family is a family led strategy to achieve set goals.  As an employee you may be required to attend Whole Family training and subject to data entry into the agency’s software as part of the Whole Family approach and serving clients.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a valid Virginia Operator’s license and reliable transportation.
  • TAP participates in the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.  Employees who operate a TAP vehicle or their personal vehicle to conduct TAP business may be subject to driver record monitoring through the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.

  • TAP is a mandatory COVID vaccine employer.
  • Must pass drug screening.  Some positions require positive complete background screening including: criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • Must have ability to interact with children.
  • Physical activity of this position – climbing; ascending and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like; balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching, and typing; grasping, feeling, hearing, talking repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Physical requirements of this position – medium work; exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
  • Visual acuity requirements – must be able to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  • Conditions subject to in this position – worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

 

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

 

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

We only hire individuals legally eligible for employment in the United States.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply

Center Lunch Aide

CLASSIFICATION:   Non-Exempt

 

DEFINITION AND PURPOSE:

The primary responsibility is to facilitate food service to Head Start center-based children.  Perform various food service tasks, including set up and clean up before and after meals using sanitary food service practices and following Head Start and USDA policies. Works only when children are in attendance unless otherwise requested.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Supervised by: Lead Teacher/Center Supervisor and Food Service Manager

Supervises:   No One

Coordinates with:  All Center Staff

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works as a member of the Center Team to facilitate meal service to all children in the program.
  • Orders weekly supplies from central kitchen.
  • Maintains a neat, clean, and sanitary kitchen.
  • Monitors and records food temperatures daily.
  • Maintains food at safe temperatures.
  • Portions food into serving bowls for family style feeding.
  • Assist in food service to children as requested.
  • Checks for and provides substitutions to children with food allergies.
  • Cleans and sanitizes dishes and utensils.
  • Sweeps, mops, and sanitizes dining area and kitchen daily.
  • Requests additional supplies from and reports problems or concerns to the Lead Teacher or Food Services Manager as needed.
  • Cleans refrigerators and carts weekly.
  • Assists in the classroom for short periods of time to maintain staff-child ratios.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required.

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Experience in food service operations preferred.
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn and perform repetitive tasks quickly.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Willing to attend food sanitation and safety training.
  • Dependable.
  • Ability to work with adults as a team.

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • At TAP, we focus on the Whole Family Approach.   Whole Family is a family led strategy to achieve set goals.  As an employee you may be required to attend Whole Family training and subject to data entry into the agency’s software as part of the Whole Family approach and serving clients.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • TAP participates in the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.  Employees who operate a TAP vehicle or their personal vehicle to conduct TAP business may be subject to driver record monitoring through the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.

  • TAP is a mandatory COVID vaccine employer.
  • Must pass drug screening.  Some positions require positive complete background screening including: criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • Physical activity of this position – climbing; ascending and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like; balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching, and typing; grasping, feeling, hearing, talking, repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Physical requirements of this position – medium work; exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to move objects.
  • Visual acuity requirements – must be able to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  • Conditions subject to in this position – worker in not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

 

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

 

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

 

We only hire individuals legally eligible for employment in the United States.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply

Nutrition Services Coordinator (Temporary)

CLASSIFICATION:   Non-Exempt

DEFINITION AND PURPOSE:

Responsible for coordinating all nutrition services to enrolled children and families, including children with special dietary needs.  Duties include planning and approving all menus for full day and part day programs for children from six weeks to five years of age, monitoring food service quality and delivery, providing nutrition education to staff and families, assisting staff and families in managing special feeding issues of children, and performing food surveys and nutritional analysis.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Supervised by: Supervisor of Health Services

Supervises:  No one

Coordinates with:  Food Service Manager, Food Service Staff, Center Staff, Home Base Staff

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, prepares, and oversees distribution of cycle menus.

–     Menus must meet all USDA and Head Start Performance Standard Guidelines.

–     Menus should reflect foods that are low in fat, salt, and sugar, high in fiber, and provide nutrient dense foods including a variety of fruits and vegetables.

–     Menus must be prepared in coordination with the Food Service Manager, taking into account availability and cost.

  • Ensures the quality and safety of food production and preparation.

–     Monitors preparation and cooking procedures.

–     Monitors safety and sanitation in the kitchen.

–     Monitors recipes and ingredients for adherence to program and USDA guidelines.

  • Monitors food service in centers.

–     Educates about and model family style meal service.

–     Monitor food service safety and sanitation.

–     Complete required USDA monitoring forms (three times per program year, the first cycle within 30 days of fall enrollment).

  • Participates in the planning and leadership of the Health and Nutrition Services Advisory Committee.

–     Schedules with the Supervisor of Health Services to hold three Health and Nutrition Advisory Committee meetings per year.

–     Recruits staff, parents, and community members to serve on the committee.

–     Arranges for appropriate handouts and agenda content.

  • Provides case management of children referred through the Nutrition Alert process who have been identified or are suspected of nutritional needs.

–     Receives and responds to Nutrition Alerts in a timely manner.

–     Meets with parents and staff to discuss concerns.

–     Arranges for or provides nutrition counseling as needed for children and families.

  • Provides education and/or referrals for evaluation and treatment to parents of children with special food issues, including those children above or below optimal growth standards.
  • Plans and arranges for or provide nutrition education programs for staff and parents.

–     Provides workshops for parents on nutrition issues at parent meetings and parent seminars.

–     Provides trainings and/or education for staff concerning principles of nutrition or specific nutrition topics as requested.

–     Participates in community nutrition seminars and events as requested.

  • Plans and supervises special nutrition related projects.

–     Plans and coordinates the spring Health Fair for children.

–     Solicits assistance for the Health Fair from community professionals and organizations, and nutrition and/or nursing students.

–     Assists the Supervisor of Health Services in planning and implementing the annual Staff Health Fair.

  • Provides USDA required training to center staff annually.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required.
  • Required to wear masks with a few exceptions

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the principles of nutrition for preschoolers required.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and abilities.
  • Proficient in oral and written communication and public speaking.
  • Computer literate, specifically in the areas of nutrition software/food service analysis.

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS Degree in Human Nutrition
  • Registered Dietitian (or in the process of becoming registered)
  • Two years’ supervisory experience in a food services facility preferred.
  • Two years’ experience in planning USDA approved menus and food service to preschool children preferred.
  • At TAP, we focus on the Whole Family Approach.   Whole Family is a family led strategy to achieve set goals.  As an employee you may be required to attend Whole Family training and subject to data entry into the agency’s software as part of the Whole Family approach and serving clients.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a valid Virginia Operator’s license and reliable transportation.
  • TAP participates in the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.  Employees who operate a TAP vehicle or their personal vehicle to conduct TAP business may be subject to driver record monitoring through the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.

  • TAP is a mandatory COVID vaccine employer.
  • Must pass drug screening.  Some positions require positive complete background screening including: criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • Physical activity of this position – climbing; ascending and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like; balancing; stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching, and typing; grasping, feeling, hearing, talking, repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Physical requirements of this position – medium work; exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to move objects.
  • Visual acuity requirements – close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; must be able to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  • Conditions subject to in this position – worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

 

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

 

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

 

We only hire individuals legally eligible for employment in the United States.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply

Child Care Aide – Roanoke

CLASSIFICATION:                    Non-Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Child Care Aide assists the classroom staff in planning and carrying out the educational program of Early Head Start.  This person performs tasks as assigned by the Lead Teacher/Center Supervisor that support the Teacher I and Teacher II in providing high quality care for the children in their center.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Supervised by: Lead Teacher, Teacher, Center Supervisor

Supervises:  No One

Coordinates with: Center and Administrative staff

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND/OR SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Assists with implementation of the educational program for children.
    • Assists classroom staff in creating a welcoming atmosphere in the center for children and their families.
    • Assists with arrival or departure of children (greeting children, communicating with parents, etc.)
    • Assists with daily routines in the classroom including transitions to Head Start.
  • Assists the staff with preparation of formula, meal and snacks. This included implementing family style meals, interacting with the children, modeling appropriate meal time skills, and clean-up.
  • Assists with naptime routines, including set up of cribs/cots, assisting children, assisting with toileting and handwashing, etc.
    • Assists with classroom duties including implementing classroom activities as defined in the lesson plan.
    • Demonstrates developmentally appropriate practices throughout the center in all interactions with children.
    • Observes and supervises children individually and as a group, and responds to the needs of the group and individual children in a timely and appropriate manner.
    • Assists in documenting observations for Teaching Strategies GOLD
    • Assists with maintaining classroom environment in accordance with TAP Head Start Policies and Procedures and Virginia Minimum Standards for Licensed Child Care Programs.

a). Assists in setting up the classroom in the morning and cleaning the classroom in the afternoon.

b.) Inspect the classroom for safety hazards. Keeps equipment and materials safe, clean, and in good condition at all times, both indoors and outdoors.

c.) Assists in maintaining a classroom environment conducive to exploration and experiential learning with interest areas labeled, defined, and accessible to children.

d.) Provide accident information immediately to supervisor. Keep an open line of communication with all center staff and provide emergency information immediately to Supervisor.

  • ) Follows the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct regarding appropriate interactions with staff and parents, including taking concerns to appropriate sources, refraining from gossiping or inappropriate interactions with colleagues and parents, and exhibiting professional behavior at all times.
  • Attends meetings, workshops, or in-service training related to Head Start or Early Childhood Education as requested. A minimum of 21 training hours are required.
  • Administers first aid, CPR and medication
  • Maintains a current First Aid and CPR certification cards.
  • Maintains a current MAT certification.
  • Reports cases of suspected child abuse or neglect to supervisory staff and call Child Protective Services immediately.
  • Adheres to all policies/procedures as outlined in the TAP Head Start Policies and Procedures Manual. 
  • Adheres to NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct as adopted by TAP Head Start.
  • Presents self professionally to colleagues, parents and community through appropriate dress, language, and behavior. 
  • Creates a positive work environment by demonstrating flexibility and willingness to perform other job-related duties as assigned, and by participating appropriately in program planning and decisions, and in implementation of those plans.
  • Must be able to work a split shift between the hours of 6:30AM and 6:00PM and complete the CCA checklist daily.
  • Performs all other job related tasks upon request.
  • Masks must be worn while conducting TAP business or in a TAP facility.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

  • Basic knowledge of developmental characteristics and needs of infants and toddlers.
  • Some knowledge of appropriate activities and interactions with infants and toddlers.
  • Ability to learn, understand and follow policies and procedures outlined in the TAP Head Start Policies and Procedures Manual and other written and oral directions from program staff and supervisors.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate with staff, parents, and children in an appropriate and professional manner.
  • Must be able to interact with children.
  • At TAP, we focus on the Whole Family Approach.   Whole Family is a family led strategy to achieve set goals.  As an employee you may be required to attend Whole Family training and subject to data entry into the agency’s software as part of the Whole Family approach and serving clients.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • At least one year of experience working with infants, toddlers, and/or pre-school children.
  • Willing to obtain a preschool CDA (Child Development Associate) within one year of employment as requested.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess a valid VA operator’s license and have daily access to car.
  • TAP participates in the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.  Employees who operate a TAP vehicle or their personal vehicle to conduct TAP business may be subject to driver record monitoring through the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.

  • TAP is a mandatory COVID vaccine employer.
  • Must have CPR, First Aid certification, and MAT certification or be able to complete such certification within 6 months of employment.
  • Physical activity of this position – climbing; ascending and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like; balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching and typing, grasping, feeling, hearing, talking, repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Physical requirements of this position – medium work; exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Visual acuity requirements – worker must be able to determine accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  • Conditions subject to in this position – worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

 

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

We only hire individuals legally eligible for employment in the United States.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply