Overview

Primary Caregiver

Bedford, Brooks, Eminence, Shelbyville, Warsaw

OHIO VALLEY EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE
JOB DESCRIPTION

PRIMARY CAREGIVER

PROGRAM: Early Head Start

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director
Instructional Family Service Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Child Development Associate credential for Infant and Toddler required. Associate degree in Early Childhood Education preferred. One year of experience in Early Childhood Education (ECE) preferred.

Must be able to stand, sit, bend and walk for periods of time to meet job requirements. Must have physical and TB test, and be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must have reliable transportation to travel to and from work, home visits, trainings and meetings (will receive mileage reimbursement based on OVEC’s travel policy). All Head Start positions must clear and pass state criminal history records check and sex offender registry check prior to hire date and pass Child Abuse and Neglect state registry check (CAN) within 90 days of hire.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Primary Caregiver will manage the classroom, conduct home visits and conferences, playground supervision of children, prepare materials for learning activities, guide children in learning activities, provide a safe and sanitary environment for children, and work with parents in reference to planning for children’s needs. The Primary Caregiver will supervise the Caregiver and Floater.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Comply with Head Start Performance Standards as well as Kentucky Childcare Licensing regulations and Head Start and OVEC Policies and Procedures.

  1. Understand and comply with Child Care Licensing, STARS, ITERS (Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale), and ECERS (Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale) as applicable to position.

    3. Planning and preparation of learning activities for infant and toddler children.

    4. Use daily routines as teachable moments.

    5. Develop and implement daily curriculum.

    6. Maintain a clean and organized classroom.

    7. Encourage parental involvement in program.

    8. Participate and interact with children.

    9. Discuss child’s progress with parents/legal guardians.

    10. Complete classroom, lunchtime, naptime, and playground supervision of children.

    11. Provide for health and safety of children.

    12. Complete screenings/assessments and anecdotal observations of children.

    13. Complete daily health observation of children.

    14. Document children’s growth and work over a period of time through assessments and other strategies.

    15. Participate in all trainings and staff meetings sponsored by agency or recommended trainings for professional learning.

    16. Promote personal care routines including toileting and/or diapering, hand washing, brushing teeth, and other preventative health practices.

    17. Promote Literacy within the classroom.

    18. Attend monthly site meetings.

    19. Maintain required paperwork and meet deadlines.

    20. Establish and maintain a positive, productive working relationship with all staff.

    21. Arrange for coverage of the classroom with instructions for the substitute. Notify the other staff at your site about your absence and who will be substituting for the day.

    22. Work with children who are “at Risk†or have special needs.

    23. Assist families with transition between Early Head Start, Head Start, and other preschool programs.

    24. Work with the Family Advocate to support family relationships.

    25. Meet with Family Advocate weekly to discuss specific needs of families or attendance issues, and collaborate to resolve any areas of concern.

    26. Additional duties as assigned.

    COMPENSATION: Annual contract with a maximum contract of up to 200 days. Salary based on experience in accordance to OVEC’s Head Start/Early Head Start Classified Employee Salary Schedule.

SHIFT Days

RATE OF PAY $11.00-$17.71 Based on education and years of experience

RETIREMENT Kentucky Retirement System-CERS

BENEFITS * Paid Time Off, Sick Days and Holidays (Days dependent on annual contract days)

OPTIONAL BENEFITS • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance• Short and Long Term Disability• 403b/401k Plan• Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)• Life Insurance• Tuition Assistance Program

The Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC) is a consortium of 15 school districts serving over 155,000 students in North Central Kentucky. Established in 1976, the Cooperative provides a vehicle for conducting regional planning, development, and implementation of educational programs on a continuing basis. OVEC offers programs that serve member school districts, their student populations and families

The Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC) is a consortium of 15 school districts serving over 155,000 students in North Central Kentucky. Established in 1976, the Cooperative provides a vehicle for conducting regional planning, development, and implementation of educational programs on a continuing basis. OVEC offers programs that serve member school districts, their student populations and families

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