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

Check out the latest posting:  Crew Laborer
Please click on a position listed below for a detailed job description.
This page last updated on 9/19/14
 

Administration

No openings at this time

Child Development

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

- or click here for an application and mail to -

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.

 

 

Family Resources

No openings at this time 

Housing

Crew Laborer

 
Crew Laborers
Program: Weatherization/Empower
$11 - $12 / hour
 
Perform basic conservation measures and install energy saving materials for low-income households to help them save money, alleviate poverty, achieve self-sufficiency and/or improve living conditions. Install energy savings materials/basic conservation measures according to written work-scopes, under contract deadlines, and following industry standards such as Lead Safe Work Practices. Maintain a safe work-site, follow safe work practices, recognize work-site problem areas, and report same to supervisor. Use training, experience and initiative to implement measures on difficult projects or offer additions/corrections to work-scopes when appropriate. Track tools, materials, parts, inventory, etc. according to Agency policies and maintain them in good working order. Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of agency vehicles and report any issues affecting safety or operability. Attend and participate in required internal and external trainings and tool box meetings and adhere to Agency policy regarding breaks, leave, tardiness and absences. Complete all paper work correctly, neatly and on time. Follow directions of supervisory personnel and work cooperatively in conduct of job duties. Treat low-income customers with respect, flexibility, and professionalism and consider their input when solving problems. Understand Agency mission to integrate services, recognize family needs, and make appropriate referrals for services which can help customers out of poverty. Treat co-workers with respect, flexibility, and professionalism. Be adaptable to change and Agency growth. Perform other duties as requested by managers and/or Housing Director.
 
QUALIFICATIONS: Basic knowledge of energy conservation measures. Basic experience in the construction or insulation trade. Ability and desire to work as a member of a team or independently. Ability and desire to effectively communicate with co-workers, the general public and low-income families from diverse backgrounds. Reliable transportation to and from MVCAA agency offices. Ability to comprehend basic forms.
    
 
 CLASSROOM AIDE
Non Exempt Position Salary Range: $8.00-$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). 

 

 

 

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