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Careers at Vogel Alcove

Find your nonprofit career here. Vogel Alcove is a 35-year-old nonprofit in Dallas. Our mission is dedicated to the care and early childhood education of young children from homeless and domestic abuse shelters in our NAEYC accredited childcare facility. 

We work through a two-generation approach to assist both children and their parents, providing resources for families to begin a path toward a better future. 

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 career opportunities are listed below. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan, and a great working environment.

What the Vogel Alcove Team Says

Vogel Alcove team members are happy to work here because:

  • Our Benefits are extremely competitive with Medical, dental, vision, HSA, 403b with employer matching and PTO
  • Our compensation is competitive within the overall market
  • Our team finds meaning and satisfaction in Vogel Alcove’s mission because their work contributions have a direct impact in overall organization success
  • We are committed to career advancement and training opportunities within the organization
  • We encourage and support communication between employees and senior management
  • Our teammates are excited and passionate about their work, enabling job related goals to be met 
  • Our teachers work on a low teacher to child ratio, allowing for more detailed 1:1 time with the children
  • Our Early Childhood Education Program is NAEYC accredited, a distinction only 5% of facilities receive

Open Positions

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Our program serves infants 6 weeks to children 12 years of age and we are responsible for food production in accordance to the USDA CACFP Program. The Vogel Alcove Kitchen is licensed by the Dallas County Health Department and produces quality meals and snacks to children adhering to serving sizes and focusing on fresh ingredients. Must have exceptional organization, math and technology skills to successfully perform functions required of this position.

JOB DUTIES
  • Maintains a clean kitchen, properly washes, and sorts soiled dishes.
  • Keeps dish area free of clutter and organized.
  • Sets up dish stations, including dish machines and sinks.
  • Maintains clean / dry floors throughout the shift.
  • Properly washes, stacks, and stores china, glassware, silverware, cookware, and storage containers.
  • Changes water and cleans dish machine after breakfast dishes are finished and at the end of the shift.
  • Assists in the timely storing of food deliveries.
  • Delivers food carts to assigned rooms
  • Retrieves carts once classrooms are finished eating in a timely matter
  • Ensures carts and bus tubs are cleaned after every mealtime.
  • Assists in food prep and any other duties set forth or requested by the chef as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Clean criminal history
  • Valid driver’s license

EDUCATION

High school diploma or equivalent


EXPERIENCE

2 to 4 years experience assisting in providing professional food services to the public


LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

A current Food Handler’s Certificate

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes and cover letter with salary history to hr@vogelalcove.org.

No phone calls, please.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This position is a part-time dual role position as an Administrative Assistant and Aftercare Services Coordinator. As the Administrative Assistant, the individual will provide support to the Director of Family Support and Mental Health Services. The individual will be responsible for data entry of confidential and sensitive information into programmatic databases, creating and maintaining record keeping systems, monitoring, filing, ordering of POC supplies and other departmental needs, and other duties as assigned.

As the Aftercare Coordinator, the individual will be responsible for ensuring that aftercare services for enrolled families are in place for all after-hours programming. The position requires independent judgement to assist in the planning, scheduling, and implementation of aftercare services for our enrolled families.

JOB DUTIES

Input data entry of programmatic information into the databases evaluation reports, progress notes, etc.

  • Assist in tracking programmatic goals and annual reports.
  • Create and maintain spreadsheet of contract therapists license, contracts, and insurance dates to ensure compliance.
  • Track and order Parent Opportunity Center (POC) supplies, snacks, or any additional needs for POC classes and events.
  • Manage parent announcements and event reminder calendar by hard copy and in CANVA.
  • Assist and support in Family Support or Mental Health events for parents or staff.
  • Demonstrates awareness of and adherence to VA handbook and to ensure compliance of HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).
  • Identify point person and provider of our aftercare services for our enrolled children.
  • Maintain a monthly aftercare calendar schedule and distribute as needed.
  • Continuously keep the calendar updated.
  • Maintain a weekly list of children needing aftercare services and distribute as needed.
  • Recruit and determine the need for additional aftercare staff that will provide the services daily.
  • Communicate effectively with directors, after hours staff, parents, and after-hours childcare providers.
  • Make the necessary recommendation based upon aftercare service needs.
  • Report all aftercare issues/incidents of concerns to the director immediately
  • Must maintain excellent customer services skills.
  • Demonstrates and upholds a professional and productive working relationships with families, staff, and community at all times.
  • Displays a nurturing, emotionally and socially supportive, trauma informed relationship with children and parents at all times.
  • Other duties and tasks that are assigned at the request of Directors.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Clean criminal history
  • Valid driver’s license

EDUCATION

High school or equivalent (Preferred)


EXPERIENCE
  • At least 1 year of experience of leadership skills in a trauma-informed environment.
  • Knowledge of advanced computer skills using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook).
  • Ability to access and use the COPA and Head Start database systems.
  • Ability to learn and manage CANVA.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Basic knowledge of child development, health, and safety protocols.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work Tuesdays, Wed, and Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes and cover letter with salary history to hr@vogelalcove.org.

No phone calls, please.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor is part of the Family Support team, servicing the homeless parents whose children are enrolled in our early childhood education program. The individual will work in collaboration with the Parent Opportunity Coordinator. The ESL Instructor will plan and implement an instructional program in English as a Second Language to adult learners through in-classroom instruction. The ESL instruction will occur at Vogel Alcove twice weekly for two hours.

JOB DUTIES
  • To work in collaboration with our POC Coordinator as it relates to the educational needs of parents.

  • Provide ESL classroom instruction to 10-15 adult learners.

  • Complete ESL orientation with the assistance of the POC Coordinator prior to the adult learner starting classes.

  • Complete the initial intake and screen individuals to determine their appropriateness for the class.

  • Identify learners that need additional educational support and with the assistance of the POC Coordinator devise a plan of action to assist them.

  • Prepare lesson plans to cover subject areas according to the Texas Education Agency standards.

  • Observe and evaluate students’ work to determine progress and make recommendation for improvement.

  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.

  • Ensure learning objectives are clear to all adult learners.

  • Reinforce Vogel Alcove classroom rules for behavior and procedures.

  • Maintain educational and professional competence.

  • Conduct pre-testing of all adult learners.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • At least 1-year of experience teaching adult learners in a classroom setting.
  • Must have the ability to incorporate different teaching techniques and styles to reach the adult learner population.
  • Provide in-classroom instruction on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM weekly.
  • Basic computer skills are essential to the job performance.
  • Must have some understanding of the homeless population in which we service and the dynamics of trauma.
  • Must be willing to participate in on-going professional development for educators through webinars, in-person training, or virtually.
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with staff, parents, and other professionals.
  • Must be a team player, who has innovative ideas and work well collaborating with others.
EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s (Required)

EXPERIENCE
  • Adult education: 1 year (Required)

If you have been COVID-19 vaccinated you will receive additional incentives.
Qualified candidates should submit their resumes and cover letter with salary history to hr@vogelalcove.org.

No phone calls, please.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Provides direct care to children experiencing trauma to support their educational growth and experiences. Partner with staff to ensure the program provides quality and developmentally appropriate services to children and families and establish a work climate that nurtures growth, learning, and positive interaction while ensuring that all center regulations as mandated by Vogel Alcove Operational Procedures, NAEYC Standards, Head Start Performance Standards and TX Minimum Standards are maintained at all times. Promotes the social-emotional development of all children by prevention and/or interventions of problems that interfere with the tasks of learning. This will be done with close collaboration between case managers, parents, developmental and behavioral staff, and leaders in the organization. The employee in this position is expected to become familiar with the concepts of The Pyramid Model, Conscious Discipline, and Trauma-Informed Care or other theoretical models which inform care at Vogel Alcove.

JOB DUTIES
  • Promote and model excellence in daily program operations that support the provision of quality services for children and families, and a therapeutic learning environment where all staff can thrive; Interact and communicate with children in an age appropriate and developmentally responsive manner; Individualize interactions to a child’s special talents, interest, individual style, abilities, pace of learning and cultural/family background.
  • Responsible for daily modeling for other center staff, volunteers, and families of best practices on caregiving and engaging young children.
  • Basic care for the needs of children including but not limited to diapering and toileting, feeding and family style dining, napping and daily routines
  • Coordinate food and nutrition activities with the Kitchen Manager, Gardener, Enrichment Coordinator, and/or Nurse to ensure quality learning experiences indoors and outdoors.
  • Create and implement developmentally appropriate weekly lesson plans with activities individualized for the children in the classroom by using assessment information and observations.
  • Manage multiple forms of on-going, developmentally appropriate assessments and utilize the information to plan activities and set goals. Share assessment outcomes with families.
  • Implement and maintain the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and Criteria, Head Start Performance Standards, Agency and Department Policies and Procedures, TX State Licensing minimum standards and early childhood best practices, CACFP Feeding Guidelines, Positive Behavior Support (PBS) strategies, Conscious Discipline strategies (including baby doll circle time and classroom commitments), monthly Reflective Supervision sessions, daily Frog Street Press Curriculum lesson plans and activities, Second Step lessons, and weekly Farm to Preschool activities.
  • Continually assess both child behavior and classroom management strategies, with emphasis on preventive practices to ensure that children acquire social/emotional skills needed to become successful in the classroom community.
  • Utilize Positive Behavior Support (PBS) and Conscious Discipline strategies to prevent and reduce challenging behaviors in the classroom. Implement skills and strategies in a classroom setting with children whose challenging behaviors require intensive interventions. Participate in Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) meetings, as needed.
  • Collaborate with licensed therapists (ST, OT, PT) for children with developmental delays to increase skill development and mastery; Participate in developmental, behavioral, and mental health clinical consultations to support enrolled children and their families.
  • Responsible for completion of required data entry in agency approved data systems, for example HiMama, KidKare, TECPDS, and HSGDcis are current systems we use.
  • Facilitate classroom team meetings. Team meetings include lesson planning, zoning discussions, upcoming tasks that need completed, guiding the problem-solving process and/or seeking assistance to assure delivery of quality services.
  • Ensure that children’s allergy/dietary/medical needs are being met while in care; follow health plans for those that have one.
  • Complete necessary forms and documentation relevant to program and staff management.
  • Conduct home visits and parent teacher conferences. Provide child progress report during parent teacher conferences, home visits and/or upon request of parent. Assist families with creating school readiness and social emotional goals for their child, along with planning activities to aid in meeting these goals.
  • Set up a developmentally appropriate classroom based on Head Start Performance Standards-using Frog Street, Environmental Rating Scales (ERS) system, PBS (Positive Behavior Support) and other identified strategies with assistance from the early childhood director/assistant director.
  • Make the appropriate referrals to the Developmental and Behavioral Services Director, as needed.
  • Maintain dependable, punctual attendance, and adhere to appropriate break times.
  • Attend mandatory In-Service trainings and staff meetings.
  • Maintain required training hours and courses annually.
  • Adapt and respond to changing and challenging conditions in ways that enhance the program quality of Vogel Alcove.
  • Understand and know the signs of abuse and neglect; Responsibility to report any suspected abuse or neglect to appropriate authority.
  • Maintain daily written and oral communication with families.
  • Address all family concerns and grievances according to Vogel Alcove policy.
  • Conduct Quarterly Conferences to create a home/school collaborative team to support both the child and the classroom.
  • Develop and maintain high quality collaborative relationships with all stakeholders: teaching staff, case management, families, parents, therapists, and community partners, etc.
  • Participate in all regularly scheduled staff and departmental meetings as well as trainings.
  • Be available to travel within the DFW area for the occasional off-site professional development training or conference.
  • Maintain and assure confidentiality and privacy of Vogel Alcove clients
  • Uphold and promote the cultural fundamentals and mission statement of Vogel Alcove
  • Support management decisions both in actions and words.
  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities assigned as appropriate to maintain quality services, fiscal accountability, and overall operations of the organization.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Reach with hands and arms; Able to lift at least 40 lbs.; Able to walk, kneel, stoop, bend, and sit on floor.
  • Required vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Manage working in occasional high-stress, high noise environment.
  • Have the physical strength and stamina to work with children energetically.
  • Function in a varied work environment indoors and outdoors.
  • Occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Outside weather conditions.
  • Extreme cold and extreme heat.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to empathize, understand, and engage target populations.
  • Strong technology and organizational skills.
  • Reliable, punctual, resourceful, self-initiated, follows through on task.
  • Willingness and ability to work autonomously and maintain accountability.
  • Seek and utilize supervision appropriately.
  • Ability to manage a complex workload. Willingness and ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Superior interpersonal skills. Ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful, mature, and flexible.
  • Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and to communicate effectively and clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with co-workers, community partners, and customers.
  • Ability to learn and adapt.
PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS
  • Follow Vogel Alcove Ethical Code of Conduct & NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct Guidelines.
  • Maintain Professional Development Plan.
  • Participate and contribute the early childhood community learning
  • Work assigned work hours and make all requests for time off according to the Vogel Alcove procedures set forth.

Knowledge of:

Relevant rules, regulations, guidelines, and their correlating agencies.

Best practices in early childhood education/ infant mental health.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Prefer a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Degree in related field with 15 hours in Early Childhood education, or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or degree in related field with 15 hours in Early Childhood. Minimum requirement is to have or obtain a CDA in the correct option.
  • 3-5 years of experience working with young children in a classroom setting preferred. Minimum requirement is none if Bachelor or Associate degree is in Early Childhood.
  • Be eligible to obtain program approval through the State.
  • Obtain CDA credentials within 6 months of employment and keep current if does not have Early Childhood equivalent degree.
  • Obtain First Aid and CPR certification at orientation and keep current.
  • Submit to and pass criminal history check, as required by the State.
  • Successfully complete a drug screen and TB skin test upon hire

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

Certified Teachers a plus

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes and cover letter with salary history to hr@vogelalcove.org.

No phone calls, please.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This position is a regular part-time position and implements age appropriate activities according to the curriculum selected by Vogel Alcove, NAEYC Standards, and Texas Minimum Standards. 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 and non-racist environment.

JOB DUTIES
  • To provide a warm nurturing emotional environment by balancing a child’s need for security and acceptance with a child’s need to experience safe opportunities to explore through hands-on experience.
  • To interact and communicate with children in an age appropriate and developmentally appropriate manner.
  • To individualize interactions to a child’s special talents, interest, individual style, disabilities, pace of learning and cultural/family background.
  • To coordinate meal and snack experiences to ensure quality nutritional and social development.
  • To ensure updated accurate information is available on all children assigned under teachers care.
  • To possess the ability to adapt teaching in response to children’s differences through providing individualized activities and care for each child in constant care.
  • To use developmentally appropriate practices when assisting with activities based upon selected program curriculum and stated on lesson plans.
  • To obtain appropriate supplies and equipment in conjunction with weekly activity plans.
  • To maintain up-to-date attendance and other records and forms on the children.
  • To notify supervisor when informed of changes.
  • To follow all Standards as outlined by NAEYC.
  • To maintain relationships with families that is professional and do not present to be a conflict of interest.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
  • The minimum requirements for the position are a CDA or 12 credit hours in Early Childhood Education courses required, Associate Degree preferred with 2 years’ experience working and caring for young children a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Must be able to be flexible and work the hours of 1pm-6pm Monday thru Friday for part-time employment and occasionally the employee must be able to work after 6PM.
  • Teaching: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Child Care: 2 years (Preferred)

EDUCATION
  • Associate (Preferred)

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION
  • CDA Certifiction: 1 year (Required)

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes and cover letter with salary history to hr@vogelalcove.org.

No phone calls, please.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Mental Health Clinician position will report to the Director of Family Support and work collaboratively with the social work team, child play therapist, early childhood development team, and parents in carrying out our mental health program for families. The focus of this position is to address the effects that homelessness and other traumatic events through the process of therapy. A client has an opportunity to process their thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a therapeutic setting with a licensed mental health professional. The client will also be given tools necessary to navigate through various life challenges.

JOB DUTIES

Conduct assessments in order to lead to recommendations for the development of a mental health intervention plan.

  • Provide trauma specific interventions.
  • Meet for weekly sessions in a therapeutic setting.
  • Work collaboratively with all team members to integrate assessments and interventions into the comprehensive plan for the client.
  • Refer out for mental health consultation for further assessment or community resources, if needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Provide education, guidance, and support for families.
  • Provide timely documentation for all clinical assessments, individual and group sessions, treatment goal development and progress, and discharge summaries.
  • Maintain records as required by organization policies and regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Maintain compliance with organizational policies.
  • Participate in program, committee and other staff meetings as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Effective counseling skills.

  • Excellent clinical skills in developing strategic plans of care to address specific issues.
  • Compassion and patience to work with adults and adolescents affected by trauma.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to listen and truly understand the client’s emotions and challenges.
  • Ability to serve as a calm and efficient mediator.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in counseling, education, social work, or related field with experience working with parents and children impacted by trauma.

1-3 years in counseling.

Accepting LPC associates as well as fully licensed clinicians.

  • License: (one of the following)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • LPC Associates
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking preferred

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $50,000.00 per year

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Director of Operations is a member of the Center/Admin/Ops team. Other members of the team include, Director of Early Childhood Programs; Director of Family Support; Director of Developmental and Mental Health Services, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Human Resources. The Director of Operations will be responsible for managing the building operations that support the organization: Building maintenance, grounds maintenance, food services, vehicle maintenance, reception, purchasing and management of supplies, IT, phone system, and compliance with all health and safety standards.

JOB DUTIES
  • Manage the day to day building and systems maintenance duties, through supervision of Building Assistant, contractors, and vendors.

  • Responsible for supervision of Kitchen Manager and insure compliance with USDA and other food service related regulations.

  • Manage the relationships and performance of contractors for security, cleaning, grounds service, HVAC, and others.

  • Manage security systems and processes and implement and document monthly/quarterly fire, tornado, intruder drills.

  • Manage the budget for and purchasing process for all building related supplies.

  • Manage the Guest Services Coordinator and ensure all reception policies are adhered to.

  • Responsible for maintenance of van and bus. Drive van/bus as needed.

  • Work in conjunction with Child Care Team to ensure all Local, State, Federal, NAEYC Accreditation, and Vogel Alcove standards and policies are met, as they related to facility and safety procedures.

  • Manage payroll review for direct reports.

  • Manage the relationship with the IT vendor and trouble shoot IT issues onsite, as needed.

  • Manage Resource Room and receipt of in-kind donations, as well as distribution of goods through agency stores to clients.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Self-reliant, good problem solver and results oriented.
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.
  • Passion for Vogel Alcove’s mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree, preferred.

3-5 years’ experience in operations related roles.

Minimum of 2 years supervision and management experience

Strong organizational skills

Strong computer skills

Must possess effective communication skills, both oral and written.

Work well in a fast-paced environment with skills to multi task and complete various responsibilities upon given deadlines.

Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Operations related roles: 3 years (Preferred)
Supervision and management: 2 years (Preferred)
Organizational & computer: 2 years (Preferred)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Looking for strong leader to manage the unique early childhood program for Vogel Alcove whose mission is to support young children and their families to overcome the traumatic effects of homelessness. Our programs include early childhood, health, mental health, and family support services. This is a very unique and comprehensive early childhood program- there are few like it in the entire country. Amazing opportunity to have everything you have always wanted in an early childhood program as well as work along side other effective professionals in social work, health, and mental health. Join a dynamic team that is committed to making a significant impact to homeless children and families.

JOB DUTIES
  • Supervises: Assistant Director, Staffing and Curriculum; Assistant Director, Developmental and Behavioral Services; Enrollment Manager; Administrative Assistant; and Nurse.


BASIC PURPOSE:

The Senior Director of Early Childhood Programs is accountable for the management of all early childcare programs, compliance with credentialing and licensing requirements, and the day-to- day operations of the center. The Director will support quality services that achieve the maximum social, physical, intellectual, developmental, and emotional growth of every child enrolled in the program.

NATURE & SCOPE OF SENIOR DIRECTOR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS:

The position of Senior Director is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, and supervision of all aspects of program operations and full compliance with all regulatory requirements including TXPRS childcare Licensing Minimum Standards, Follow the

Performance Standards of Head Start/Early Head Start, NAEYC, and Dallas ISD Pre-K requirements. The Director is also responsible for the smooth operations of daily functional activities of the childcare center. The Senior Director is a member of the Executive Leadership

Team, the Senior Management Team, and the Center Team. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Family Support/Mental Health, the Director of Operations, the Chief

Financial Officer, and the Director of Human Resources.

PROGRAM DIMENSION:

Age of children: 6 weeks to 5 years

Demographics: Children that are homeless and/or recovering from the trauma of homelessness.

Licensed Capacity: 134 children served daily in an early childhood program setting.

UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS:

This position requires an individual who can be flexible, capable of balancing the demands of a childcare center, function as a member of a team, and lead a team of professional educators. The individual must have a comprehensive early childhood background including knowledge or direct experience about NAEYC Accreditation Performance Standards, Head Start /Early Head

Start Performance Standards, and Texas Childcare Licensing Standards. The individual must always present themselves in a professional manner with the ability and willingness to relate to others with respect and dignity, non-judgemental, and capable of working in a high paced environment with children and families in trauma.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. BS or BA in Early Childhood Education or related field that encompasses young children and families. MS or MA is preferred.

2. Must have 5-10 years of early childhood classroom and/or early childhood program management experience.

3. Experience in implementing curriculum and classroom practices to ensure inclusion of children with special needs preferred.

4. Must possess effective communication skills, both oral and written.

5. Must possess an ability to interact with children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds.

6. Have some working knowledge and understanding about trauma informed care and homeless children and families.

7. Have the physical strength and stamina to work with children and staff energetically.

8. Ability to use skills to enable teaching staff to develop.

9. Capacity to prudently and tactfully work with staff, parents and volunteers in a supportive role.

10. Knowledge and experience with maintaining high performance standards of accredited programs.

11. Work sufficiently in fast paced environment with skills to balance and complete various responsibilities upon given deadlines.

12. Must be able to work full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00

PM. Weekend hours may be necessary if needed.

13. Proficient with Microsoft Office Programs.

14. Tuberculosis testing recommended.

15. First Aid/CPR Certified.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

A. GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL

RELATIONSHIPS:

1. Assure that all Federal, State, Local, Texas Childcare Licensing, Dallas ISD, Head Start,

Early Head Start, and NAEYC standards and policies are adhered to and interpreted to the appropriate parties.

2. Ensure that records and statistics are kept accurately and are submitted in a timely manner.

3. Promote and represent the childcare program to participants, agencies, and the community.

4. Facilitate all childcare departmental meetings, attend all applicable Vogel Alcove meetings, and represent Vogel Alcove in the community as appropriate.

5. Serve as lead staff person for planning and implementation of the childcare program goals, ensures USDA requirements and records are kept for each classroom; manages timely and effective purchasing for the Center.

6. Responsible for ensuring timely, accurate childcare enrollment, child records, and parent orientation in collaboration with Director of Family Support.

7. Responsible for maintaining appropriate administrative records, reports and required documentation including personnel records, client files, monthly childcare reports, billing, program reports, audits, weekly timesheets for all employees, and other appropriate reports including all routine administrative activities and documentation related to the center operations.

BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Responsible for the development and oversight of the planning of annual programs operating budget and long-range financial planning.

2. Monitor monthly expenditures and take corrective action, as necessary.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Ensure that all-childcare equipment, furniture, and materials are always maintained and stored in proper working order.

2. Assure adequate and age-appropriate equipment and supplies are available to support curriculum goals and childcare program criteria.

A. SUPERVISION AND PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Maintain effective communication with the President/CEO regarding operations of the center.

2. Work in collaboration with the early childhood education management team to develop and implement an annual professional development plan for teachers.

3. Develop and interpret staff goals and monitor their performance and effectiveness.

4. Always assure adequate staffing to meet the Texas Childcare Licensing Standards, Head

Starts/Early Head Start, and NAEYC requirements related to staff/child ratios and teaching qualifications.

5. Develop individual and group training plans for teachers.

6. Collaborate with the Food Services Manager regarding USDA guidelines and food service in the classrooms.

7. Conduct timely annual job performance evaluations on all staff supervised and oversee performance evaluations of assistant director and other direct reports.

VOLUNTEER/PARENT INVOLVEMENT

1. Support communication with parents.

2. Work closely with Vogel Alcove’s Family Support team to ensure smooth center operations and transitions into the program.

3. Maintain open door policy for parents and staff.

4. Collaborate with the Director of Volunteers/Events regarding volunteer placement in the classrooms, in-kind needs, and on-site event support.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

1. Ensure the health and safety of all children and staff in the Center and take corrective actions to ensure cleanliness and safety.

2. Collaborate with the Director of Operations to make certain that all fire safety and emergency practices are being followed.

3. Assure supervision and arrange for the safe transportation of children, as applicable.

4. Ensure that all environmental health and universal precaution practices are being followed.

5. Manage Vogel Alcove health program and supervise nurse and clinic operations.

6. Become familiar with health-related requirements of Child Care Licensing.

7. Provide direct health care to students who become ill or injured during the school day.

8. Refer children to case manager, as appropriate, to assist with connecting to primary health care providers or other community providers.

9. Follow action plans and physician’s orders and develop individual health plans as needed.

10. Communicate information contained in the action plan with staff on a need-to-know basis.

11. Maintain parental authorization records for health care services (medication administration, etc.) and release of health information.

12. Establish safe systems of medication administration with proper documentation.

CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION & ASSESSMENTS

1. Responsible for the implementation of a research-based curriculum and assessment process in all classrooms.

2. Provides direction and leadership to all teachers to ensure consistent high quality classroom progress.

3. Schedules and assigns classrooms to provide high quality educational activities and progress to the students.

4. Ensures all educational components of the early childhood program are developed and guided by written policies and are implemented through articulated plans, systems, and procedures that enable the childcare program to run smoothly, effectively, and in compliance with all Local, State, and Texas Childcare Licensing Standards.

5. Ensures appropriate and effective implementation of various curricula through regular monitoring of classrooms.

6. Ensures that individual child assessment process is in place, up to date, and incorporated into the planning for each classroom.

7. Monitors to ensure that all screenings and assessments are conducted according to required timelines and assist in assuring resources can be provided to teachers responsible for children who scored low in cited areas.

8. Works collaboratively with the Director of Family Support, and the Assistant Director of

Developmental and Behavioral Services to discuss screening and assessment outcomes for children and any identified needs for additional resources and referrals.

9. Supervises developmentally appropriate lesson plans for the childcare center, which meet the interest and abilities of the children and in conjunction with the selected curriculum of

Vogel Alcove.

10. Maintain required certifications needed for classroom assessment and observations.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF STAFF

1. Maintain systems to document evidence of staff training and performance improvement.

2. Ensure that classroom observation is being conducted as needed.

3. Carry out employee self-assessment and annual performance reviews.

4. Ensure training and development of teaching staff in the implementation of Vogel Alcove selected curricula and any other early childhood related programs.

5. Ensures that individual professional development plans are developed and implemented for all teaching staff.

6. Works directly with the children and staff as needed.

DEVELOPMENTAL & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

1. Works collaboratively with the Director of Family Support, Assistant Director of

Developmental and Behavioral Services, Vogel Alcove’s assigned Case Manager, and

Child Therapist to identify any developmental or mental health needs of the child within the classroom.

2. Assists teachers with providing appropriate guidance and care for children with special needs.

3. Participates in any meetings that address the specific needs of children that may require provisions in the classroom. (TEAM meetings, Family Planning, and Staffings)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Part-time School Nurse in their NAEYC Accredited child care facility. The part-time schedule for this position is 10-hour work days, Mondays & Tuesdays. 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 overwhelming 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.

JOB DUTIES
  • Planning and oversight of creation of Vogel Alcove school clinic.
  • Manage Vogel Alcove health program.
  • Manage collaboration with community providers, collaborators, and partners, including Parkland Homeless Medical Outreach Services; Care Options for Kids, Inc.; Head Start of Greater Dallas, and Dallas Independent School District.
  • Become familiar with health related requirements of NAEYC, Head Start, DISD, and Child Care Licensing.
  • Provide direct health care to students who become ill or injured during the school day.
  • Refer children, as appropriate, to primary health care providers or other community providers.
  • Eliminate or minimize health problems which impair learning.
  • Implement 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.
  • Communicate information contained in the action plan with staff on a need-to-know basis.
  • Maintain parental authorization records for health care services (medication administration, etc.) and release of health information.
  • Establish safe systems of medication administration with proper documentation.
  • Where applicable, train and monitor staff in the provision of health services (e.g., tube feedings) including delegated procedures, medication administration, and other related matters.
  • Maintain an orderly, clean, safe and properly supplied clinic.
  • Develop an effective system for the acquisition, maintenance, and use of supplies and equipment for the clinic.
  • Create and maintain an emergency bag and evacuation system.
  • Participate in emergency response drills (fire, tornado, etc.).
  • Participate in the development of the Vogel Alcove emergency planning.
  • Know and follow immunization laws for Texas, as they pertain to each age served at Vogel Alcove.
  • Implement communicable disease control in the school including monitoring, surveillance, assessing, and excluding as appropriate.
  • Assist with disease prevention and outbreak management.
  • Assure that health services and activities are appropriately documented in the appropriate data base according to professional school nurse standards.
  • Adhere to HIPPA/FERPA and confidentiality rules and regulations.
  • Collaborate with Family Support staff to coordinate care, access to care, compliance with health requirements, and developmental services.
  • Provide classroom and parent health instruction, serving as a resource to children, parents, and staff.
  • Provide required staff training such as medication administration.
  • Practice in accordance with the principles of Trauma-Informed Care to create a safe and caring system of support for children and their parents.
  • Follow the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act and follow The Scope and Standards of Practice.
  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • 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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • 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

Job Type: Part-time
Pay: From $28.00 – $35.00 per hour

 

Vogel Alcove Core Values

COMPASSION:

We exercise compassion in order to understand ourselves and others, we listen generously, with care and empathy, and without judgement.

INTEGRITY:
Integrity is the foundation on which coworkers build relationships and trust, and how our team meets and exceeds goals.

RESPONSIBILITY:
We earn the trust of our guests and teammates every day
by doing what’s right at all times.

COMMITMENT:
We honor our commitments and go the extra mile in order to deliver results to those we serve. 

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Benefits

Keeping You and Your Family Healthy