Start Family Education Assistant Teacher
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: See Attached
QUALIFICATIONS: See Attached
OF NOTICE: July 10, 2018
WILL CLOSE: July 23, 2018
HOW TO APPLY: www.semcac.org
Job Title: B22: Family Education Paraprofessional (FEP) for
Reports To: Center-Based
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Prepared By: Beth
Revision Date: 26
Approved By: Pat
Georgens/Beth Stanford/County Coordinators
Approved Date: 10 April
The position supports
Semcac Head Start to reach its goals, specifically through provision of a safe,
secure and nurturing environment for children in the program as well as the
establishment of trusting relationships with families. To that end, the position operates in a team
approach to maintain continuity of comprehensive services to the children and
families. The employee will be able to
perform all of the responsibilities below; however, regular daily
responsibilities will be circled by the supervisor in the employee orientation. This is a full-time appointment while classes
are in session during the program year, unless otherwise indicated.
General of All Head
respond competently to the culture, traditions, lifestyle, language, and values
of each family and community.
the county recruitment plan to reach eligible families to maintain full
- Represent Head Start in the community
and support effective community partnerships while advocating for Head
- Represent Semcac to promote excellent public relations and build
awareness of the program’s contributions to local communities.
confidentiality concerning children, families, staff and agency matters.
Serve as a
mandated reporter of suspected abuse or neglect to proper authorities.
- Assure compliance with all Federal
and State regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, and Semcac
policies and procedures.
effective program practices and maintain a commitment to professionalism.
- Submit reports, oral and/or written,
Development and Health Services
and implement various teaching aids/activities as directed by the Teacher to
coordinate instructional efforts for daily activities and individual needs of
the children. Assist in setting up the
environment (indoor/outdoor) for the activities of the day.
Teacher in on-going assessment of each child by completing screenings and
observations of each child to establish individual goals, objectives and plans
for each enrolled child, and assisting with parent/teacher conferences and
family home visits.
Use effective and
developmentally appropriate guidance techniques with children.
Teacher with necessary follow-up with parents such as required paperwork and
with toileting (bathroom/diapering, hand-washing, changing clothes, etc.)
Respond to crisis
or emergency situations that may arise at any point/location in the learning
environment (classroom, playground, bus) supervised by Head Start. Provide first aid or CPR, prevent the spread
of blood borne pathogens and access emergency services as needed.
needed to take daily attendance and meal counts.
needed to conduct the daily meal preparation responsibilities. In doing so, demonstrate safe and sanitary
food handling practices, including keeping food at adequate temperatures,
attention to special diets and portion sizes.
in the setting and clearing of tables used for eating snacks and meals. Teach them proper etiquette and safe handling
If bi-lingual, provide
translation and interpretation services (verbal and written) for families and
communication, play and socialization between the child(ren) with special needs
and the other children in the classroom.
Assist the child(ren) with special needs with activities identified in
their Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP)
and/or Inter-agency Individual Instruction Plan (IIIP).
As assigned, provide
either directly, or by assisting Teacher, ensure the following is completed
mutually respectful partnerships with families to enhance the quality of their
lives and their communities. Inform about opportunities and encourage parents
to be involved.
efforts to reach their goals using the Family Partnership Agreement with each
family. Assess Family Partnership
Agreement goals, make appropriate referrals and follow up those referrals to
confirm services met family needs.
conduct of monthly Parent Committee activities with parent involvement and the
recruitment of Policy Council Representatives. Act as mentor/coach to those parents elected
as Parent Committee officers or Policy Council representatives.
in accessing the program’s comprehensive services, including other community
resources, including on-going follow-up in areas such as referrals, attendance
in the classroom and at parent meetings.
in crisis and, if warranted, conduct additional home visits.
Serve as liaison
between Head Start and other agencies providing all aspects of Head Start
services to our non-English speaking families.
Ensure a smooth
transition for the child and family to other community programs.
- Research and keep up-to-date on program and
- Analyze match of community resources to family
needs and identify unmet family needs.
- Refer families to community resources and follow-up
on the effectiveness of referrals.
- Promote community partnerships that will
improve supports to families.
written records when assigned, including assessments, special education
documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, transition
activities, parent/teacher conferences, and any other required documentation.
and purchase supplies as needed and assigned by Teacher.
Assure that the
classroom and playground are clean, safe and orderly on a daily basis; ready
for inspection at any time.
orientation and training of volunteers and new classroom staff as directed by
Teacher. May indirectly supervise classroom volunteers.
May provide work
direction to other paraprofessionals to maintain the continuity of
comprehensive services through a team approach.
Teacher and Paraprofessional when assigned.
employee in this position is accountable to the classroom Teacher for
completion of assignments, high standards of accuracy, attention to detail, and
timely completion of assignments and tasks. In the teacher’s absence, s/he will
be responsible for the classroom operations as the teacher is. S/He will use sound judgment to perform
assignments independently in the day-to-day conduct of the above, unless
otherwise requested by the supervisor.
Problems should be addressed as they arise by direct action or offering
suggestions in a constructive manner to the supervisor or classroom staff
involved, following through to resolution in a timely fashion.
To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
- Minimum Child Development Associate
(CDA) credential, prefer AA in Child Development or related field. – OR -
Associates or Bachelors degree in any field and
minimum 6 months experience working with
- Preferred: experience working with children with
If hired without minimum education, must be enrolled in coursework to
secure a CDA credential program to be
2 years of hire.
Licenses, Registrations, Certificates
in CPR and First Aid - or - Ability to obtain within three (3) months of
- Knowledge of children and family
- Familiar with community resources
available to address the needs of low-income families.
- Must understand the needs of
learn and use computers and software.
Preferred: existing knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Ability to read, analyze and
interpret Head Start policies and procedures and Performance Standards.
- Ability to respond to common
inquiries or complaints from parents, regulatory agencies, or members of
the business community.
- Preferred: bi-lingual ability in Spanish, Somali or
Hmong; agency will confirm bi-lingual competency.
- Ability to calculate figures and
amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, area, circumference,
- Ability to apply concepts of basic
algebra and geometry.
- Ability to respond to behavioral
issues with appropriate behavior management techniques.
- Ability to closely monitor and
supervise a child with special needs.
- Ability to deal with crisis
- Ability to work a flexible schedule,
including attendance at staff training, that may include some evening and
- Ability to define problems, collect
data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to read, analyze and
interpret Head Start policies and procedures and Performance Standards.
The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the
duties of this job:
- The employee is regularly required to
sit, talk and hear.
- The employee is routinely required to
stand, walk; use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, stoop,
kneel, bend, crouch, crawl or sit on the floor to attend to children’s
- The employee must occasionally lift
and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- The employee is occasionally required
to climb or balance.
- Specific vision abilities required by
this job are close and peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions. While
performing the duties of this job:
- The employee is exposed to outside
- The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate.
This job description is
not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employee will also perform other
related duties as assigned. Semcac
reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the
need arises. This job description does
not constitute a written or implied contract of employment unless signed by
both parties. Semcac is an equal
Note to applicants:
DO NOT ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION UNLESS YOU HAVE
BEEN INFORMED ABOUT THE REQUIREMENTS DESCRIBED IN THIS JOB DESCRIPTION.
Are you capable of
performing, in a reasonable manner, with or without reasonable accommodation,
the activities described in this job description? YES NO
Employee Signature Date
Supervisor Signature Date
Semcac Head Start
FAMILY EDUCATION ASSISTANT
may be made for education and/or experience above the
requirements on the job description.
Leave for schedules at 20 hours/week or more
pay if regularly scheduled to work on the day a holiday falls
401(k) - up to 4% match after one year of employment
Section 125 – Flexible Benefit Plan
Mileage: Approved travel in personal vehicle will
be reimbursed at current IRS rate.
Period Review: Three
(3) months of employment
Prior to six
(6) months of employment
* APPLICANT: Please note,
a copy of college transcripts should be included with the application.