Vogel Alcove

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EMPLOYMENT WITH VOGEL ALCOVE

Vogel Alcove is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We accept resumes for posted, open positions. We do not accept unsolicited resumes. Resumes are kept on file for six months. Vogel Alcove is an at-will employer. Our open positions are listed below. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter with salary history to hr@vogelalcove.org. No phone calls, please.


School Nurse – Full-Time 

The overarching responsibility of this position is to help keep children safe, healthy, in school and ready to learn.

National research on family homelessness indicates that life-altering levels of trauma affect the majority of homeless families. For this reason, all services provided by the Vogel Alcove School Nurse must be informed by an understanding of how trauma affects both child and adult neuro-cognitive development and behavior.

Education/Certification
Graduate of an accredited professional nursing education program. Valid Registered Nurse license to practice professional nursing in Texas from the State Board of Nurse Examiners. Valid Current CPR Certification – Healthcare Providers

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Familiar with the Texas Nursing Practice Act and the National Association of School Nurses’ Standards of Nursing Practice
Knowledge of national, state and local student health requirements
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to empathize, understand and engage with target population
Strong computer and organizational skills
Reliable, punctual, resourceful, self-initiating and able to follow through on tasks
Ability to work in a culturally competent way with diverse populations
Ability to work with autonomy and accountability
Ability to utilize supervision and management appropriately

Experience
Five years nursing experience, preferably with pediatric, high risk or vulnerable populations, or with children in a school setting.

Major Duties & Responsibilities
Planning and oversight of creation of Vogel Alcove school clinic
Managing the Vogel Alcove health program
Managing collaboration with community providers and partners, including Parkland Homeless Medical Outreach Services; Care Options for Kids, Inc.; Head Start of Greater Dallas and Dallas ISD
Becoming familiar with health-related requirements of NAEYC, Head Start, DISD and Child Care Licensing.
Providing direct health care to students who become ill or injured during the school day
Referring children, as appropriate, to primary health care providers or other community providers
Eliminating or minimizing health problems that impair learning
Implementing a system for identification of students with chronic/acute healthcare needs
Follow action plans and physician’s orders and develop individual health plans as needed
Communicating information contained in the action plan with staff on a need-to-know basis
Maintaining parental authorization records for health care services (medication administration, etc.) and release of health information
Establishing safe systems of medication administration with proper documentation
Where applicable, training and monitoring staff in the provision of health services (e.g., tube feedings) including delegated procedures, medication administration and other related matters.
Maintaining an orderly, clean, safe and properly supplied clinic
Developing an effective system for the acquisition, maintenance and use of clinic supplies & equipment
Creating and maintaining an emergency bag and evacuation system
Participating in emergency response drills (fire, tornado, etc.)
Participating in the development of Vogel Alcove emergency planning
Knowing and following immunization laws for Texas, as they pertain to each age served at Vogel Alcove
Implementing communicable disease control in the school including monitoring, surveillance, assessing and excluding as appropriate
Assisting with disease prevention and outbreak management
Assuring that health services and activities are appropriately documented in the proper database according to professional school nurse standards.
Adhering to HIPPA/FERPA and confidentiality rules and regulations
Collaborating with Family Support staff to coordinate care, access to care, compliance with health requirements and developmental services
Providing classroom and parent health instruction, serving as a resource to children, parents and staff.
Providing required staff trainings such as medication administration.
Practicing in accordance with the principles of Trauma-Informed Care to create a safe and caring system of support for children and their parents.
Following the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act and The Scope and Standards of Practice.
Demonstrating behavior that is professional, ethical and responsible.
Other duties as assigned.

Vogel Alcove offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan for regular full-time and regular part-time employees and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary history to hr@vogelalcove.org.


Teacher Assistant – Full-Time
This is a regular, full-time position that serves as an Assistant working collaboratively with classroom teachers. The Assistant implements age-appropriate activities in coordination with the Lead Teacher according to the curriculum selected by Vogel Alcove, NAEYC Standards and Texas Minimum Standards. Assistants can work independently in a Lead Teacher’s absence but typically will work other classroom teachers. All activities support the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children assigned to a specific constant care group, which maintains an anti-bias, non-sexist, non-racist environment.

This position is a perfect fit for college students or parents needing flexible Monday-Friday hours while their children are in school. The minimum requirements for the position are a CDA or 12 credit hours in Early Childhood Education courses, Associate’s Degree preferred. At least three years’ experience working with and caring for young children would be a plus. Salary: $12 per hour.


Preschool Teacher – Full Time
This is a regular, full-time position that plans and implements appropriate activities that support the social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development of the children in our care. The ideal candidate must be flexible and able to communicate well with parents, volunteers and staff. This position must work well with other teachers to support the team approach to classroom staffing. The candidate also must understand that the families we serve are living in traumatic circumstances.

The minimum requirements for this position are: a BA degree in Early Childhood Education, Texas Teaching Certification preferred; at least two years’ work experience in direct service to young children (infants, toddlers and pre-school); and working knowledge of best practices for the management of challenging behaviors in young children. Salary: Commensurate with experience.

TESTIMONIALS
I love working for Vogel Alcove because of the
mission and vision. I also love working here as it is great to see many of my colleagues working hard to provide our families with support to make their road to self-sufficiency smoother.”
Gina Torres, Social Emotional
Learning Specialist
Employee since 2014
I love working at Vogel to be an advocate for the children. I love building trusting relationships with the children and families while getting to learn about the individual needs of each child. Every child has a story and my job is to make them feel safe and loved while in my care. ”
– Jamie Lenenberg, Therapeutic Early Childhood Educator
Employee since 2014
This is one of the few organizations whose mission is to truly prepare its clients for the rest of their lives. By improving EVERY known aspect of a person’s life, starting with education, Vogel Alcove is definitely in the forefront for improving the quality of lives for the children and families that have been affected by homelessness.”
Brian Millage, Volunteer Coordinator
Employee since 2014

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