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  • Administrative Assistant - Early Head Start/Head Start

    Location: ESC Region 15 - San Angelo, Texas
    Reports To: Early Head Start/Head Start Director
    Position: Non-Exempt, 236 Days
    Salary: Contingent upon ESC Region 15 Salary Schedule

    Primary Purpose:
    Provide support and efficient administrative assistance to the Early Head Start/Head Start program Director. 

    Performance Responsibilities:
    • Perform general duties of administrative assistant to the Early Head Start/Head Start Director.  Duties include correspondence, mail distribution, appointment calendar, travel arrangements and expenses, filing, purchasing requisitions, telephone messages, etc.
    • Perform employee background/criminal history and DFPS background check inquiries on all Head Start staff.
    • Maintain system for ensuring staff and contractual staff are in compliance with credentials, criminal history checks/fingerprinting and training requirements.
    • Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of all matters.
    • Prepare documents required for program operations as well as prepare and maintain records for policy committee meetings and department meetings.
    • Assist the Program Director with meeting preparation for Policy Committee and ESC Board meetings.
    • Oversee Head Start employee orientation and conduct/maintain personnel records management of Head Start campus staff
    • Communicate effectively with clients and/or staff members, utilizing proper channels and in a professional manner.
    • Provide support to consultants with workshop preparation.
    • Demonstrate cooperation, consideration, and professional courtesy with clients and staff members.
    • Participate in professional development for Head Start performance standards, HR requirements, applicable program requirements, etc.
    • Exhibit initiative by expressing opinions and suggesting changes while remaining respectful and courteous to others.
    • Utilize good judgment in making decisions appropriate for job responsibilities.
    • Ability to multi-task and function efficiently in a fast paced environment with short timelines.
    • Exhibit flexibility and the ability to adapt to change positively in response to changing circumstances.
    • Be proactive and self-motivated by performing assigned tasks and completing assignments without continuous supervision.
    • Follow established administrative policies and procedures.
    • Prepare general correspondence and agendas.
    • Demonstrate proper and efficient use of ESC materials and equipment
    • Maintain an organized work area.
    • Adhere to work schedules and attendance policies.
    • Maintain budget status, documenting expenses for each budget and maintain a daily balance.
    • Process all purchasing requests, placing orders, and receiving of products in a timely manner.
    • Will assume responsibility of office management such as distributing workload, if necessary, and/or other responsibilities applicable to good office procedures.
    • Maintain inventory for department and Head Start Campuses.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by Early Head Start/Head Start Director and/or Executive Director.
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)
    • Office Management
    • Three years acceptable experience with some business orientation or equivalent business school background
    • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office – specifically Excel, Outlook, and Word; desktop publishing using Microsoft and Adobe. Software and network systems are in a Windows environment
    • Filing system skills
    • Multi-line telephone capabilities/switchboard
    • Ability to professionally deal with staff and clients
    • Possess strong communications and customer service skills 
    Contact Information:
    Robin Harmon
    Director, Early Head Start/Head Start
    325-658-6571
    robin.harmon@esc15.net

  • Early Head Start CDA Teacher

    Location: Brownwood, Texas
    Reports To: Director of Early Head Start/Head Start and Center Director
    Position: 
    Non-Exempt/226 Days
    Salary:
    Contingent upon ESC Region 15 EHS Salary Schedule

    Primary Job Purpose:

    To comply with all federal guidelines (Head Start Performance Standards, Policies and Procedures), all Texas State Child Care Licensing Procedures, and all local Head Start policies in providing children and families with all Early Head Start services for providing quality services to children and families.

    To help children progress toward the overall school readiness goal of social competence through providing children with a learning environment and varied experiences that help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their individual age and development.

    Responsibilities/Duties
    • Plan and provide learning opportunities to students which support growth in the areas of cognition, early literacy and language, social development, play skills, fine and gross motor development, fine arts, adaptive/self-care skills, health and nutrition.
    • Plan and post daily schedule in classroom.
    • Write daily lesson plans and keeps them posted.
    • Include objectives, concepts, and strategies for meeting Infant/Toddler Creative Curriculum continuum in written lesson plans.
    • Provide for special needs of individual children in written lesson planning.
    • Include parents and volunteers in planning.
    • Follow daily schedule and written plans.
    • Set up learning centers.
    • Prepare needed materials in advance.
    • Know and comply with minimum Child-Care Licensing Standards and participates with teaching team in performing daily checks to ensure compliance with those standards.
    • Maintain awareness and compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
    • Ensure proper and adequate documentation and completion of required reports.
    • Maintain job related confidentiality.
    Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
    * Frequent standing, stooping, bending, sitting, walking, climbing
    * Frequent lifting, carrying, and transporting children
    * Repetitive hand motions
    * Ability to see, speak, hear, communicate, and utilize electronic
      communication devices
    * Manage multiple tasks and work cooperatively with others
    * Occasional work under stressful conditions
    * Work with frequent interruptions and tight deadlines
    * Occasional travel, both in region and out of region, including overnight
      travel

    Program Information:
    Robin Harmon
    Program Director
    325-658-6571
    robin.harmon@esc15.net


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