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Employment at MVCAA
 

Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. (MVCAA)  is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V
MVCAA Offers a Generous Benefit Package!

Please click on a position listed below for a detailed job description.
This page last updated on 3/7/14
Latest PostingsHealth Manager

Administration

No openings at this time

Child Development

All qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to: employment@mvcaa.com

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Director of Human Resources
MVCAA 9882 River Road Utica , New York 13502


Call the Human Resources Dept. @ 315-624-9930 x2245 for further details on any of the positions listed above.

 

 

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Health Manager
Child Development  
Salary Range: $14.45/hr – $19.28/hr
 
 
The Health Manager plans and collaborates with the Agency Leadership Team and staff to ensure the health and well being of all staff, children and their families. Responsible for the overall planning, administration, and implementation of the medical and dental components. Responsible for the annual review and update of Health Integrated Services Plan. Responsible for the purchase of health related equipment and materials. Ensures that all NYS health requirements are met. Responsible for the release of health information to other agencies, programs and persons, as requested. Responsible for the oversight of the prenatal component of the program. Facilitates the organization of the Health Service Advisory Committee and utilizes the committee in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the health component. Communicates with families and staff to build their understanding of health requirements and their role in supporting children’s health. Fulfill role as mandated reporter as stated in Child Abuse and Neglect Policy. Promotes environmental health and safety practices. Oversees the ongoing monitoring and record keeping for the health component. Participates in annual self-assessment. Obtains and reports program In-kind. Designs and delivers health related training to parents and staff. Demonstrates commitment to mission, values and policies in the performance of daily duties. Supports school readiness goals and objectives. Understands and supports MVCAA, Inc. Supervision of Children policy. Qualifications:Training and experience in public health, nursing, health education, maternal and child health, or health administration, preferred. AA/AAS in Health related field. RN or LPN preferred. 3 years of Management and Supervisory experience. Pass physical examination, background check, and fingerprinting screen. Able to lift a child weighing 40 pounds, 20 times a day if needed. Basic computer literacy in email, word processing and internet navigation. Maintain certification in CPR and First Aid. Willing and able to travel to all agency sites. Ability to work with people from varied backgrounds.
 
 
 CLASSROOM AIDE
Non Exempt Position Salary Range: $7.25-$9.92/hr
The Classroom Aide will work collaboratively with the classroom team, parent(s)/guardian(s) and volunteers to ensure the successful operation of the classroom to implement the curriculum to achieve outcomes for children.  Assumes the role of the Assistant Teacher in his/her absence.

 

Provide direct and competent supervision to ensure the safety and security of children at all times in accordance with Head Start, NY State Office of Children and Families regulations in the classroom, during outdoor experiences and field trips. Ensures that the classroom and outdoor area is in compliance with NYSOCFS Regulations and Performance Standards. Establish positive, trustworthy, and productive relationships with children and families.  Attends to the physical needs of the children (diapering, toileting, feeding, resting, rocking and holding children). Completes daily health checks on all children. Maintains a fully stocked first aid kit. Conducts health screenings for each child within 45 days of entrance into the program and completes any necessary follow-up as needed. Completes heights and weights within 45 days of entrance into the program and at 2 additional designated times in the program year. Ensures each child has a current physical and dental, and is up to date on immunizations. Assists families with securing medical and dental homes, and provides referrals as needed. Maintains accurate health files for each child. Completes monthly health paperwork and submits to designee monthly. Assists with providing the children with a consistent classroom routine in accordance with the Creative Curriculum.  Responsible to have effective interactions with children in accordance with the CLASS observation tool (Head Start classrooms only). Supports children in progression of School Readiness goals and objectives.   Assists the Teacher with collecting and recording children’s progress to complete accurate assessments and individualize curriculum. Addresses challenging behaviors by observing to determine the possible causes and  implementing preventive developmentally appropriate measures.  Participates in family style meals with the children as a curriculum activity, to model good nutrition and proper social skills for preschool children. Encourage and identify parents/guardians wanting to volunteer in the classroom, work as substitutes or in other volunteer activities to the Human Resource office. Secures substitute for all absences. Completes custodial duties not provided by the lease agreement. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs toward the non-federal share requirement. Demonstrates commitment to mission, values and policies in the performance of daily duties. Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the successful execution of the program.  Ability to travel to all sites, trainings and home visits as necessary and required. Good written and oral communication skills. Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality and privacy. Adheres to agency personnel policies and procedures. Attends trainings and meetings as required. Ability to maintain records. Basic computer literacy in email, word processing and internet navigation. Knowledge and experience working with families and children with low income and diverse cultures.  Background check, fingerprint. screen and annual physical exam and TB.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs., climb a  flight of stairs several times a day and get down on the floor and interact with children.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A current Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Or Associate, Bachelor or advance degree in any area.  

 

 ASSISTANT TEACHER
Salary Range $9.08-$12.12/hr

The Assistant Teacher will work collaboratively with the cl assroom team, parent(s)/guardian(s) and volunteers to ensure the successful operation of the classroom of children 3 – 5 years of age to implement the curriculum to achieve outcomes for children.  Assumes the role of the Teacher in his/her absence.

Provide direct and competent supervision to ensure the safety and security of children at all times in accordance with Head Start, NY State Office of Children and Families regulations in the classroom, during outdoor experiences and field trips.   Establish positive, trustworthy, and productive relationships with children and families. Attends to the physical needs of the children (diapering, toileting, feeding, resting, rocking and holding children). Implements a child-centered, developmentally appropriate curriculum and learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation to promote development in all domains for children.  Provide children with a consistent classroom routine in accordance with the Creative Curriculum.  Responsible to have effective interactions with children in accordance with the CLASS observation tool. Responsible for development and implementation of 1 week of lesson plans in cooperation with the Teacher and parents/guardians.  Display plans for parents, substitutes, volunteers and visitors in the classroom. Assists the Teacher with completion of developmental and behaviorarial creenings on all children within 45 days of child’s entrance into program, utilizing results for individualized planning and referrals as needed. Assists the Teacher with developing an individual plan for each  child including goal setting based on identified needs and activities to meet established child outcomes. Distributes weekly homework to each child and family that provides opportunities for children to progress in their individual goals.  Collects homework weekly, encourages family engagement with home activities, tracks and submits homework monthly. Supports children in progression of School Readiness goals and objectives.  Assists Teacher with integrating Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) for children with disabilities. Assists the Teacher with collecting and recording children’s progress to complete accurate assessments and individualize curriculum. Assist the Teacher with analyzing classroom level child outcome data report and implement a  plan to promote greater outcomes for children in partnership with parent(s)/guardian(s). Addresses challenging behaviors by observing to determine the possible causes of the behavior, implementing preventive developmentally appropriate measures, teaching the child new social and communication skills and partnering with families to support the child at home. Implements Second Step Curriculum to promote children’s social and emotional skills. Eat nutritionally prepared meals with the children as a curriculum activity, to model good nutrition and proper social skills for preschool children. Encourage and identify parents/guardians wanting to volunteer in the classroom, work as substitutes or in other volunteer activities to the Human Resource office. Secures substitute for all absences. Completes custodial duties not provided by the lease agreement. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs toward the non-federal share requirement. Demonstrates commitment to mission, values and policies in the performance of daily duties. Understands and supports MVCAA, Inc. Supervision of Children policy. Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the successful execution of the program. Ability to travel to all sites, trainings and home visits as necessary and required.  Good written and oral communication skills. Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality and privacy. Adheres to agency personnel policies and procedures.  Attends trainings and meetings as required.  Ability to maintain records. Basic computer literacy in email, word processing and internet navigation. Knowledge and experience working with families and children with low income and diverse cultures.   Background check, fingerprint screen and annual physical exam and TB.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs., climb a  flight of stairs several times a day and get down on the floor and interact with children. 

Qualifications:

Associate, Bachelor or Advanced degree in Early Childhood Education preferred or related field with specific early childhood coursework and experienceworking in a classroom setting; Or, a current Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) credential with two (2) years experience working with preschool children in a classroom setting

  TEACHERS 

Early Head Start, Head Start, UPK
Salary Range $12 - $17/hr 
The Teacher will work collaboratively with the classroom team, parent(s)/guardian(s) and volunteers to ensure the successful operation of the classroom of children 3 – 5 years of age to implement the curriculum to achieve outcomes for children.  Provide direct and competent supervision to ensure the safety and security of children at all times in accordance with Head Start, NY State Office of Children and Families regulations in the classroom, during outdoor experiences and field trips. Ensures that the classroom and outdoor area is in compliance with NYSOCFS Regulations and Performance Standards.  Establish positive, trustworthy, and productive relationships with children and families. Attends to the physical needs of the children (diapering, toileting, feeding, resting, rocking and holding children). Implements a child-centered, developmentally appropriate curriculum and learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation to promote development in all domains for children. Provide children with a consistent classroom routine in accordance with the Creative Curriculum. Responsible to have effective interactions with children in accordance with the CLASS observation tool. Responsible for development and implementation of lesson plans in cooperation with parents/guardians.  Display plans for parents, substitutes, volunteers and visitors in the classroom. Responsible for completion of developmental and behavioral screenings on all children within 45 days of child’s entrance into program, utilizing results for individualized planning and referrals as needed. Responsible for working in partnership with parents/guardians to develop an individual plan for each child including goal setting based on identified needs and activities to meet established child outcomes. Supports children in progression of School Readiness goals and objectives. Integrate Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) for children with disabilities. Collects and records children’s progress to complete accurate assessments and individualize curriculum. Responsible for accurate completion of individual children’s assessments at 3 points in the year. Analyze classroom level child outcome data report and implement a plan to promote greater outcomes for children in partnership with parent(s)/guardian(s). Addresses challenging behaviors by observing to determine the possible causes of the behavior, implementing preventive developmentally appropriate measures, teaching the child new social and communication skills and partnering with families to support the child at home. Participates in family style meals with the children as a curriculum activity, to model good nutrition and proper social skills for preschool children. Encourage and identify parents/guardians wanting to volunteer in the classroom, work as substitutes or in other volunteer activities to the Human Resource office. Secures substitute for all absences. Supervise, trains, delegate’s tasks and evaluates Assistant Teachers, Classroom Aides, volunteers, substitutes and interns within the classroom. Completes custodial duties not provided by the lease agreement. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs toward the non-federal share requirement. Demonstrates commitment to mission, values and policies in the performance of daily duties.  Understands and supports MVCAA, Inc. Supervision of Children policy.  Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the successful execution of the program. Ability to travel to all sites, trainings and home visits as necessary and required. Good written and oral communication skills. Basic computer skills. Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality and privacy. Adheres to agency personnel policies and procedures.  Attends trainings and meetings as required. Knowledge and experience working with families and children with low income and diverse cultures. Background check, fingerprint screen and annual physical exam and TB. Must be able to lift 50 lbs., climb a  flight of stairs several times a day and get down on the floor and interact with children. Willing and able to travel to all Head Start sites, training, visits, etc. as necessary and requested. Annual physical examination. CPS Clearance. Ability to relate to people of varied backgrounds.
QUALIFICATIONS:
HS Teacher – Must possess an Associate, Bachelor or Advanced degree in Early Childhood Education.
EHS Teacher - Two (2) year degree in Early Childhood Education plus one (1) year specific training and/or experience in infant/toddler preferred. 
Universal Pre-K Teacher – Must possess a current New York State Preschool Certification (N-6). 
Center Director – Bachelor or Advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education, one year full-time teaching experience and 1 year of supervising staff
 
NYS Teacher Certification (N-6 in Early Childhood for UPK). Two year degree in Early Childhood Education plus one-year specific training and/or experience in Infant/Toddler preferred or CDA and one year specific training in Infant/Toddler for Early Head Start). 

 

 

Family Support Specialist

Salary Range $12.39 to $16.53

The Family Support Specialist coaches and provides quality, comprehensive support services to families, children and individuals in the Mohawk Valley.  The Family Support Specialist works in partnership with enrolled families toward the goal of achieving the family’s maximum potential by learning to recognize obstacles, finding resources, solving problems, and ultimately achieving long-term self-sufficiency. Assess family for the purpose of determining eligibility and/or developing an action plan to remove barriers to their success. Utilize a strength-based approach with all families while challenging and supporting them to increase their self-sufficiency and tap into and develop their own resources and potential. Link families to appropriate services, helps set up appointments, and/or navigates the family through services. Reach out to families and the community for the purpose of recruitment and the education of the needs and services in the community. Maintain confidentiality of family records and information. Maintain a variety of manual and electronic documents, files and records for the purpose of providing required information and/or documentation. Attend meetings and trainings as appropriate. Adhere to Agency Policies and procedures. Must be physically able to perform the duties of the job.   Proficiency with Microsoft Windows, Office, internet/email and standard office equipment

  Ability to relate to people of varied backgrounds. Willing and able to travel; have reliable transportation. Knowledge of local, state and federal referral sources. Ability to work with minimum supervision. Annual physical and TB test. Must be able to lift 50 lbs., climb a flight of stairs several times a day and get down on the floor and interact with children.

QUALIFICATIONS: AA/AAS in Human Services with experience in human services preferred or as required by program.

 

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