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INAEYC OPEN CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you passionate about serving members and elevating early childhood education? Since our founding, the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (INAEYC) has relentlessly pursued our mission – to support and promote quality care and education for all young children, birth through age eight, in Indiana.

INAEYC is seeking our next Executive Director, a humble, confident, member-focused and visionary leader who can build on the organization’s success. For 60 years, INAEYC has been the statewide leader in supporting early education member professionals across all sectors, from home childcare, childcare centers and religious-based childcare, to higher education instruction and research. INAEYC is the largest affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a testimony to our innovation and success.

This opening is created by the retirement of a successful, twenty-six-year leader. With a staff of 53 and an annual budget of $10 mil, the association has over 3000 early education professionals as members, across the state. The association’s primary efforts are directed toward supporting members in professional development, workforce development, accreditation, and scholarships.

Learn more about INAEYC at: www.INAEYC.org, see the job posting and apply at: http://tinyurl.com/INAEYCED  Qualified candidates are invited to contact Bryan Orander of Charitable Advisors with questions at: Bryan@CharitableAdvisors.com

On My Way Pre-K Manager – State Coverage, Central Indiana

Title:  On My Way Pre-K Manager – Central State Coverage: Warren, Tippecanoe, Fountain, Montgomery, Boone, Clinton, Howard, Tipton, Madison, Henry Randolph, Wayne, Union, Marion, Rush.

Purpose:    The On My Way Pre-K Manager is responsible for maximizing the number of On My Way Pre-K scholarships issued to eligible families by connecting intake services, families, and programs in a creative and respectful manner that is authentic to the local community while increasing the number of and providing quality improvement and compliance supports to eligible programs.

Position Location: Field Staff. This position works from a home office.

Area Coverage:    State Coverage

Position Status:    Full Time/Exempt

Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated passion that aligns with the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning’s and IN AEYC’s mission and vision for children and families in the state of Indiana.
  2. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood/Child Development, Social Work, or a related field; Master’s preferred.
  3. Minimum of five years’ experience in the early childhood profession and three years in a supervisory position.
  4. Experience in community-building initiatives.
  5. Good communication skills; both oral and written.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  7. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and support a diverse client population, located in various settings to provide effective and efficient caseload management, and complete assignments with minimal supervision.
  8. Must have a reliable automobile, a valid driver’s license, and the ability to travel throughout the state, spend nights away from the home office and attend evening meetings.
  9. Must be able to travel statewide 40% of the week.
  10. Applicant will be subject to criminal history check as required by the OECOSL.
  11. Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time.
  12. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  13. Ability to treat the information on Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children clients (individual people and organizations), staff, and Board members and that of the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning/Indiana Family Social Service Administration in a confidential manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Engage in state and local Pre-K training and meetings, identify areas for improvement, and share feedback with the state.
  2. Increase On My Way Pre-K awareness among families, programs, and communities by designing and distributing consumer education materials approved by OECOSL.
  3. Establish/Continue relationships with intake, eligible and prospective programs, and family-serving agencies to align and coordinate innovative and creative family recruitment opportunities, family enrollment activities, and program engagement events.
  4. Provide family support for completing child enrollment and program selection.
  5. Partner with and make referrals to the local Child Care Resource & Referral Agency and the TA vendor to provide program support by growing the understanding of the eligibility and application process, identifying needs and available resources including, but not limited to family engagement, child assessment, curriculum, child health and wellness, nutrition, and child and family well-being.
  6. Track data on barriers to and effective recruitment, enrollment, and retention of families and children.

To Apply for this position CLICK HERE and reference Job#680.

The Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IN AEYC) is an equal-opportunity employer. IN AEYC is committed to the practice of fair employment, compensation, and promotion without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, age, status as a veteran, or any other category protected by Federal, State, and local laws.

Indiana AEYC has an opening for a Project Assistant in the Operations Department at the Indianapolis office.

Description

Purpose: Provides administrative support to ensure efficient operations of INAEYC and its programs. Provide data entry, quality assurance, and administrative support to Association projects and events. Assists with event planning for the annual conference. Responsible for confidential and time-sensitive material.

Position Status: Full Time/Non-Exempt Status

Position Location: Main office. This position is eligible for remote work up to three days per week after an introductory period.

Reports To: Senior Director, Operations

Classification: Program Manager II

Qualifications:  Associate’s degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Qualifications:

  1. Good understanding of office management principles.
  2. Five years of practical work, nonprofit or a fast-paced office environment.
  3. Bilingual Spanish/English is highly desired.
  4. High level of organizational and communication skills.
  5. Must be organized, detail-oriented, and can prioritize work.
  6. Demonstrated ability to deliver outstanding customer service.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse customer populations.
  8. Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
  9. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively at all levels of the Association.
  10. Strong skillset with Office 365, especially with the use of Excel. Comfortable with using Microsoft Teams to collaborate with remote staff. Zoom hosting skills are a plus.
  11. Writing, editing, and proofing skills.
  12. Ability to adapt readily to change.
  13. Must be able to occasionally travel (2-3 times per year) and attend meetings on evenings and weekends, especially during the Association’s annual conference.
  14. Ability to stand or sit for long periods.
  15. Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.

Requirements

Position Responsibilities:

Event Registration and Annual Conference

  1. Works closely with operations staff in the processing of event registrations and ticket sales; communicating with event attendees and exhibitors.
  2. With members of the Operations Team, generate leads for Conference Exhibitor.
  3. Processes registrations and handles logistics for the Exhibit Hall.
  4. Assists Senior Director with tracking Conference sponsorships and ensuring that sponsors receive the appropriate recognition.
  5. Maintain a high degree of visibility during the Annual Conference.
  6. Maintains various spreadsheets and databases.
  7. Assist in the reconciliation of event revenues and expenses.
  8. Produces nametags, registration lists, and other reports as needed.

Quality Assurance

  1. Maintain Association files in accordance with strict federal and state requirements.
  2. Track incoming project applications, review for completeness using appropriate screening tools, and advise on missing documentation according to Association procedures.
  3. Treat all information regarding Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children’s staff, clients, and Board members in a confidential manner.

Administrative Support

  1. Produces the Monthly Membership Report for leadership and the Board.
  2. Responsible for ensuring a high level of customer service and support to all Association members and customers.
  3. Route telephone calls, manage entrance access, process incoming and outgoing mail, faxes, and general email messages; Assist with assembling and mailing recruitment packets and other information requests as necessary.
  4. Order and maintain an inventory of all office supplies.
  5. Pick up/drop off mail at the post office.
  6. Enthusiastically answer questions about membership in the Association, its mission, and its projects. Assist new members with the enrollment process. Ensure that members are increasingly gaining personal value from their membership in the association by providing exceptional customer service.
  7. Responsible for scheduling the IAEYC and Building conference rooms. Along with the Operations team, assist with meeting logistics as necessary.
  8. Along with all Indiana AEYC staff, maintain the cleanliness of the IAEYC conference rooms, kitchen, and front office; and
  9. Performs other tasks as requested.

Working Conditions:

  1. Must be able to occasionally travel (2-3 times per year) and attend meetings on evenings and weekends, especially during the Association’s annual conference.
  2. Ability to stand or sit for long periods.
  3. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

To Apply for this position please CLICK HERE.  Please reference Job #679

The Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IN AEYC) is an equal opportunity employer.  INAEYC is committed to the practice of fair employment, compensation, and promotion without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, age, status as a veteran or any other category protected by Federal, State and local laws.

OTHER OPEN CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

ADMINISTRATORS

Position Type: Exempt, Salaried
Category: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Classification:
Reports to: Director of Kids Ministry

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
At St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, we are an open community of Christians helping people find and give hope through Jesus Christ. We are committed to our community on the north side of Indianapolis and have seen our reach grow regionally and beyond through our digital presence. With a membership of over 6,000 we are the largest United Methodist Church (UMC) in Indiana and one of the largest in the U.S.

We are an open community of Christians helping people find and give hope through Jesus Christ –regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or socioeconomic background. We work to ensure that our congregation and its leadership represent the community in which we are located.

St. Luke’s Early Childhood Program serves children in our community and in the surrounding community from ages 10 months to 6 years of age. We believe that early childhood education provides enriching educational experiences in the developmental areas of a child’s life and St. Luke’s is unique to other Indianapolis area programs. We provide an opportunity for children of all ability levels to relate socially to each other, learn from each other, and play together. This is a special opportunity to develop the foundation for Christian attitudes towards individual differences throughout the child’s life.

POSITION OVERVIEW
With many programs available to parents, St. Luke’s Early Childhood Program prides itself on the high-quality education provided to children. The program believes firmly in learning through play, focusing on the whole child; social/emotional, physical, and cognitive. As the leader of the program, the Director would have full responsibility and oversight for the program’s annual budget, day-to-day program function, recruitment and retention of students and families, and leading a staff of approximately 35 teachers. Additionally, this role requires a healthy relationship with the Director and team of Kids Ministry and Kids Ministry building a supportive relationship with St. Luke’s, and bridging weekday programming. This position aligns fully with St. Luke’s Mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruit, hire, lead, and evaluate highly qualified teachers. Provide ongoing opportunities for professional development and coaching of teachers. Provide timely feedback, assist with conflict resolution and disciplinary action when needed.
  • Support and collaborate with teachers as they develop age-appropriate activities and lessons that promote learning with the whole child in mind and supporting teachers and families with behavioral, health issues and discipline issues that could impact learning of the child and others.
  • Ensure that all staff are properly trained in CPR/First Aid.
  • Develop and maintain the annual budget, calendar, family gatherings, Parent Council, and staff meetings. Establish and enforce policies on enrollment and attendance fees.
  • Oversee and maintain accurate and updated records for students and staff with the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Monitor the cleanliness and safety of classrooms and equipment (both indoor and outdoor.
  • Assure compliance with the proper licensing for fire and health.
  • Maintain positive relationships with St. Luke’s staff and attend weekly Staff Chapel and other non-weekday events related to St. Luke’s as a representative of the Early Childhood Program.
  • Represent the program by participating in groups within the community and at St. Luke’s to create and maintain supportive and authentic relationships with leaders, families, and the community.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in education (preferably Early Childhood Education)
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in the classroom
  • Minimum 2 years experience leading an early childhood program.
  • Awareness of and leads to support NAEYC childhood standards.

Leadership

  • Dynamic leader that will passionately engage teachers and families with a positive vision for high-quality education.
  • Enjoys being part of a team, serving others, and building relationships.
  • Demonstrates an ability to lead through change, cast vision, and be open to opportunities to support the community around St. Luke’s.

Organizational

  • Flexible and adaptable to constantly changing events of the day.
  • Can easily multi-task and prioritize needs.

Advocacy

  • Supports high-quality education that reinforces the best interests of students, teachers, and families of St. Luke’s.
  • Essential to build bridges and promote and connect the ministry of children within the church.
  • Prioritizes own development and learning throughout the year.

Communication

  • To maintain trust and confidence in the program, clear and confident communication to staff, families, and students is required.
  • Ability to listen with empathy and compassion to the families and staff entrusted in your care.

Relationship Builder

  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with staff, families, and the St. Luke’s community.
  • Strong knowledge of child development and understanding of the scope and sequence of learning is critical.
  • Lead with a vision the teachers and parents in best practices of early childhood education.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Description

POSITION PURPOSE: Responsible to attend to personal health care needs and perform person-centered activities designed to assist individuals with disabilities to learn, maintain, or increase their independent functioning skills. May also include areas of entertainment, relaxation, and education. Activities may occur in an individual’s home or group settings within the agency or in the community. May be asked to provide supervision in various programs per the individual program plan(s).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude to promote learning.
  2. Plans and implements daily schedule for community-based programming and classroom activities that support community involvement.
  3. Maintains records, reports, and data, as required, to maintain compliance with funding sources, CARF, agency requirements, and National Council on Aging (NCOA) (depending on program assignment).
  4. May transport individuals or groups to and from the agency or to various activities. May be required to assist with wheelchairs and walking devices.
  5. May be required to keep a license, insurance, and registration for a vehicle driven, up-to-date. Will be required to submit to a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driver’s check; may be done annually by Paladin or Paladin’s insurance company. Or, may be required to obtain a For-Hire endorsement.
  6. Provides 1:1 or small group training to address individual participants needs such as those indicated on the individual program plan.
  7. Implements behavior plans as designed to maximize behavior management concerns of clients (participants) served.
  8. Distributes medications to clients (participants) assigned; responsibility is shared with co-workers.
  9. Requires lifting of individuals to assist with personal care needs and provides feeding assistance to clients (participants) needing such help.
  10. Provides client supervision to ensure compliance with health and safety standards and to provide a safe, secure environment in which basic human needs are met.
  11. May include hours other than agency stated hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. including holidays & weekends based on the program.
  12. Will follow all agency policies and procedures regarding the use and release of confidential information and confidential PHI (protected health information).
  13. Will adhere to all agency policies and procedures regarding ethics, client rights, and dignity of persons served.
  14. Adheres to Universal Precautions for all functions, uses protective equipment as necessary.
  15. Shall perform any other job-related function as assigned.

Habilitation Services additional essential functions:

  1. May be required to complete training curricula for Program Assistants in Adult Day Services developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) if assigned primarily to the Adult Day Program.
  2. May provide complete or assistive care in personal health care needs such as toileting and feeding, i.e. changing Depends, peritoneal care, showering, and brushing teeth.
  3. Coordinates food service curriculum and food service training to clients at Paladin or required sites. May be required to obtain Serve Safe certification.
  4. Required to complete training curriculum and implement activity calendars for classroom use.

Creative Concepts additional essential functions

  1. Provide services as indicated on the individual program plan.
  2. Prepare and communicates short directions on each craft or artwork to use.
  3. Have a variety of completed samples of craft or artwork to use as display items.
  4. Responsible for keeping inventories of all crafts & art supplies and equipment.
  5. Maintain arts & craft area and supplies/tools in clean and orderly working condition.

Computer Lab additional essential functions:

  1. Provide services as indicated on the individual program plan
  2. Serves as the focal point for incoming requests for computer training; participates in meetings with staff assigned to persons with varying disabilities with lab goals and/or other individuals assigned to the technology lab.
  3. Designs, develops, administers, and analyzes the results of training needs assessments.

Residential additional essential functions:

  1. May provide complete or assistive care in personal health care needs such as toileting and feeding, cooking, i.e. changing Depends, peritoneal care, showering, and brushing teeth.
  2. Provide routine housekeeping and yard work to ensure participant health & safety.
  3. Assist participant(s) with shopping and budgeting money.
  4. Assist participant(s) with Individual Habilitation goals.
  5. Follow high-risk plans to ensure the health and safety of participants.
  6. Assist participants with medical appointments.
  7. Assist participant(s) with medication administration as needed.
  8. Complete required documentation for the participants served.
  9. Turn in required documentation according to the specified deadline or per the direction of the supervisor.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Attends meetings, in-services, and professional development activities, as necessary.
  2. Assists to maintain inventory of program supplies and equipment to conduct classroom and community-based activities.
  3. May require driving to participants’ residences and/or transporting to and from community sites for programming.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  1. Good public relations and communication skills.
  2. Ability to recognize and respond to medical and emergency needs.
  3. Basic knowledge of various disability types and the impact of functional limitations in developmental learning.
  4. Basic knowledge of curriculum planning and instruction of classroom activities.
  5. Valid driver’s license or PPC license (if required). Good driving record.
  6. Must provide Paladin, Inc. with ongoing, up-to-date “proof of vehicle insurance” in employee’s name for the vehicle driven while working for Paladin.
  7. Basic knowledge of local community organizations’ activities and events.
  8. Ability to independently organize time and duties to meet work floor and consumer demands.
  9. Basic math skills.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Consumers (participants) Daily personal contact to implement behavior plans, provide positive reinforcement, teaching activities, and provide conflict resolutions.

Staff: Frequent daily personal contact to coordinate program information, consistency, and coordination of services.

Caregivers: Daily written and/or verbal communication to share requested information. Supervisor: Periodic personal contact, as needed, to communicate program needs, needs for assistance, scheduling, and input into client (participant) program plan development.

Community: Ability to investigate and facilitate community opportunities for clients (participants) while favorably representing the agency and enhancing the public’s disabilities awareness.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Frequent lifting; may require team lifting up to 150 lbs.
  2. Bending, reaching, pulling, to assist consumers (participants) with toileting needs.
  3. Quick reflexes and skill in non-aversive crisis intervention.
  4. Ability to project voice, listen, and observe classroom areas.
  5. Frequent lifting and carrying up to 75 lbs.
  6. Standing and walking the majority of the day.
  7. Sitting to write records and in meetings.
  8. Speaking, hearing, visual ability to communicate.
  9. Ability to project voice, listen and observe program areas.
  10. Subject to frequent interruptions
  11. Frequent hand washing
  12. Quick reflexes and skill in non-aversive crisis intervention.
  13. Capacity to handle extremes in environmental conditions (i.e. heat, cold).
  14. May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset individuals throughout the day.
  15. May be subject to infectious diseases.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Patience and diplomacy in dealing with difficult clients (participants), staff, family members and agency staff.
  2. Ability to observe significant changes in conditions or actions of clients (participants).
  3. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  4. Initiative and flexibility to handle changes in routine.
  5. Compassion and concern for the well-being of people with disabilities.
  6. Ability to work as a team member.
  7. Ability to handle multiple tasks and/or demands of one’s time from others.
  8. Must be proficient in basic math skills; addition, subtraction, fractions, multiplication, and division.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT THAT MAY BE USED

  1. Hoyer Lift and other assistive devices
  2. Hand tools
  3. Tape Machines
  4. Shredder Machine
  5. SEA Lab and SEA Lab Equipment
  6. Computers and software
  7. Audio/visual equipment
  8. Power stapler gun
  9. Calculator
  10. Personal vehicle
  11. Chemicals, such as paints, clay, solvents, hardeners
  12. Audiovisual equipment
  13. Kiln
  14. Agency vehicles with or without vehicle tie-downs/lift
  15. Other equipment as necessary

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/JOB EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or equivalent preferred

One to two years experience in social services, special education, nurse’s aide, and/or working with people with disabilities preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Compassion and concern for the well-being of persons with disabilities.
  2. Must adhere to all necessary safety requirements.
  3. Responsible for the safety of all staff and clients (participants) under your supervision.
  4. Understands the need to maintain professionalism at all times.
  5. May pursue grant opportunities and/or special projects.
  6. May be asked to serve on various agency committees.
Salary Description
$14.75-$15.50 per hour
11/2
Description

POSITION PURPOSE: Responsible to attend to personal health care needs and perform person-centered activities designed to assist individuals with disabilities to learn, maintain, or increase their independent functioning skills. May also include areas of entertainment, relaxation, and education. Activities may occur in an individual’s home or group settings within the agency or in the community.  May be asked to provide supervision in various programs per the individual program plan(s).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude to promote learning.
  2. Plans and implements daily schedule for community-based programming and classroom activities that support community involvement.
  3. Maintains records, reports, and data, as required, to maintain compliance with funding sources, CARF, agency requirements, and National Council on Aging (NCOA) (depending on program assignment).
  4. May transport individuals or groups to and from the agency or to various activities. May be required to assist with wheelchairs and walking devices.
  5. May be required to keep a license, insurance, and registration for a vehicle driven, up-to-date. Will be required to submit to a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driver’s check; may be done annually by Paladin or Paladin’s insurance company. Or, may be required to obtain a For-Hire endorsement.
  6. Provides 1:1 or small group training to address individual participants needs such as those indicated on the individual program plan.
  7. Implements behavior plans as designed to maximize behavior management concerns of clients (participants) served.
  8. Distributes medications to clients (participants) assigned; responsibility is shared with co-workers.
  9. Requires lifting of individuals to assist with personal care needs and provides feeding assistance to clients (participants) needing such help.
  10. Provides client supervision to ensure compliance with health and safety standards and to provide a safe, secure environment in which basic human needs are met.
  11. May include hours other than agency stated hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. including holidays & weekends based on the program.
  12. Will follow all agency policies and procedures regarding the use and release of confidential information and confidential PHI (protected health information).
  13. Will adhere to all agency policies and procedures regarding ethics, client rights, and dignity of persons served.
  14. Adheres to Universal Precautions for all functions, uses protective equipment as necessary.
  15. Shall perform any other job-related function as assigned.

Habilitation Services additional essential functions:

  1. May be required to complete training curricula for Program Assistants in Adult Day Services developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) if assigned primarily to the Adult Day Program.
  2. May provide complete or assistive care in personal health care needs such as toileting and feeding, i.e. changing Depends, peritoneal care, showering, and brushing teeth.
  3. Coordinates food service curriculum and food service training to clients at Paladin or required sites.  May be required to obtain Serve Safe certification.
  4. Required to complete training curriculum and implement activity calendars for classroom use.

Creative Concepts additional essential functions

  1. Provide services as indicated on the individual program plan.
  2. Prepare and communicates short directions on each craft or artwork to use.
  3. Have a variety of completed samples of craft or artwork to use as display items.
  4. Responsible for keeping inventories of all crafts & art supplies and equipment.
  5. Maintain arts & craft area and supplies/tools in clean and orderly working condition.

Computer Lab additional essential functions:

  1. Provide services as indicated on the individual program plan
  2. Serves as the focal point for incoming requests for computer training; participates in meetings with staff assigned to persons with varying disabilities with lab goals and/or other individuals assigned to the technology lab.
  3. Designs, develops, administers, and analyzes the results of training needs assessments.

Residential additional essential functions:

  1. May provide complete or assistive care in personal health care needs such as toileting and feeding, cooking, i.e. changing Depends, peritoneal care, showering, and brushing teeth.
  2. Provide routine housekeeping and yard work to ensure participant health & safety.
  3. Assist participant(s) with shopping and budgeting money.
  4. Assist participant(s) with Individual Habilitation goals.
  5. Follow high-risk plans to ensure the health and safety of participants.
  6. Assist participants with medical appointments.
  7. Assist participant(s) with medication administration as needed.
  8. Complete required documentation for the participants served.
  9. Turn in required documentation according to the specified deadline or per the direction of the supervisor.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Attends meetings, in-services, and professional development activities, as necessary.
  2. Assists to maintain inventory of program supplies and equipment to conduct classroom and community-based activities.
  3. May require driving to participants’ residences and/or transporting to and from community sites for programming.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  1. Good public relations and communication skills.
  2. Ability to recognize and respond to medical and emergency needs.
  3. Basic knowledge of various disability types and the impact of functional limitations in developmental learning.
  4. Basic knowledge of curriculum planning and instruction of classroom activities.
  5. Valid driver’s license or PPC license (if required). Good driving record.
  6. Must provide Paladin, Inc. with ongoing, up-to-date “proof of vehicle insurance” in employee’s name for the vehicle driven while working for Paladin.
  7. Basic knowledge of local community organizations’ activities and events.
  8. Ability to independently organize time and duties to meet work floor and consumer demands.
  9. Basic math skills.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Consumers (participants) Daily personal contact to implement behavior plans, provide positive reinforcement, teaching activities, and provide conflict resolutions.

Staff: Frequent daily personal contact to coordinate program information, consistency, and coordination of services.

Caregivers: Daily written and/or verbal communication to share requested information. Supervisor:  Periodic personal contact, as needed, to communicate program needs, needs for assistance, scheduling, and input into client (participant) program plan development.

Community:  Ability to investigate and facilitate community opportunities for clients (participants) while favorably representing the agency and enhancing the public’s disabilities awareness.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Frequent lifting; may require team lifting up to 150 lbs.
  2. Bending, reaching, pulling, to assist consumers (participants) with toileting needs.
  3. Quick reflexes and skill in non-aversive crisis intervention.
  4. Ability to project voice, listen, and observe classroom areas.
  5. Frequent lifting and carrying up to 75 lbs.
  6. Standing and walking the majority of the day.
  7. Sitting to write records and in meetings.
  8. Speaking, hearing, visual ability to communicate.
  9. Ability to project voice, listen and observe program areas.
  10. Subject to frequent interruptions
  11. Frequent hand washing
  12. Quick reflexes and skill in non-aversive crisis intervention.
  13. Capacity to handle extremes in environmental conditions (i.e. heat, cold).
  14. May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset individuals throughout the day.
  15. May be subject to infectious diseases.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Patience and diplomacy in dealing with difficult clients (participants), staff, family members and agency staff.
  2. Ability to observe significant changes in conditions or actions of clients (participants).
  3. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  4. Initiative and flexibility to handle changes in routine.
  5. Compassion and concern for the well-being of people with disabilities.
  6. Ability to work as a team member.
  7. Ability to handle multiple tasks and/or demands of one’s time from others.
  8. Must be proficient in basic math skills; addition, subtraction, fractions, multiplication, and division.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT THAT MAY BE USED

  1.  Hoyer Lift and other assistive devices
  2. Hand tools
  3. Tape Machines
  4. Shredder Machine
  5. SEA Lab and SEA Lab Equipment
  6. Computers and software
  7. Audio/visual equipment
  8. Power stapler gun
  9. Calculator
  10. Personal vehicle
  11. Chemicals, such as paints, clay, solvents, hardeners
  12. l. Audiovisual equipment
  13. m. Kiln
  14. n. Agency vehicles with or without vehicle tie-downs/lift
  15. o. Other equipment as necessary

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/JOB EXPERIENCE:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  2. One to two years experience in social services, special education, nurse’s aide, and/or working with people with disabilities preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Compassion and concern for the well-being of persons with disabilities.
  2. Must adhere to all necessary safety requirements.
  3. Responsible for the safety of all staff and clients (participants) under your supervision.
  4. Understands the need for maintaining professionalism at all times.
  5. May pursue grant opportunities and/or special projects.
  6. May be asked to serve on various agency committees.
Salary Description
$14.75-$15.50 Per Hour
8/3

The IUPUI Center for Young Children is looking to hire an Assistant Director.

Job Description

  • Manages operations relating to licensing and accreditation standards.
  • Evaluates and ensures that teachers and staff are following and implementing lessons and activities for the week and their ties to the Indiana Foundations.
  • Provides orientation for new staff; conducts performance-based evaluations for part-time positions.
  • Manages scheduling and payroll of part-time staff ensuring do not exceed 29 hours a week, or, if under an international work visa, 20 hours a week.
  • Manages scheduling requests from all staff members while maintaining proper student-to-teacher ratios.
  • Manages the Federal Food Program (CACFP); submits grant application on an annual basis.
  • Ensures that staff follows the guidelines set forth by CACFP.
  • Creates the annual budget for review and submission process and maintain documentation.
  • Addresses parent concerns with teachers and classroom assistants.
  • Facilitates teachable moments with training and/or professional development opportunities.
  • Collaborates with teachers and classroom assistants to maintain best practices in early childhood education.
  • Serves in the absence of the Director.
  • Researches, reviews, and submits potential grants.
  • Assists as a substitute teacher when necessary.

Benefits

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

To apply CLICK HERE.

11/10

TEACHERS
ASSISTANT TEACHERS

The IUPUI Center for Young Children has three (3) immediate openings for full-time Assistant Teachers.

The Assistant Teacher will play a vital role in the efficient administration and implementation of the academic program. Operating within the designated classroom, the Assistant Teacher will collaborate with the Teacher to create and deliver engaging curriculum, while prioritizing the safety, growth, and development of the program participants. Effective communication with children, parents, and fellow staff members will also be a key responsibility. Hours for this position are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 21 and possession of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Preferred minimum of one year of experience in an early childhood setting and 1-2 years of early childhood education, or completion of requirements for the CDA certification.
  • Comprehensive understanding and knowledge of children, including their behavior, development, as well as age-appropriate activities, crafts, and music.
  • Essential ability to establish rapport and address the developmental needs of children aged 2-5.
  • Proficiency in effectively communicating with children, parents, and coworkers
  • Current certifications in First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention training, Safety & Risk Management training, New Employee Orientation, and any other required training must be obtained within 60-90 days of employment.
  • Capacity to maintain strict confidentiality concerning personal information related to children, families, and staff.
  • Willingness to learn and work under the guidance and supervision of the classroom teacher.

Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Maintain visual observation of children even in distracting environments.
  • Stand for extended periods of time during program activities.
  • Bend at the knees and waist as necessary.
  • Lift and carry equipment weighing up to 40 lbs. as required for program activities.
  • Demonstrate and lead various activities effectively.
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, school personnel, and staff.
  • Reason, problem-solve, and make sound judgments and decisions even in noisy and active settings.
  • Promote and adhere to safety and security procedures.
  • Physically and mentally capable of responding to emergencies and administering CPR and First Aid effectively.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the daily operation of the program, including activities and child supervision.
  • Maintain a clean and organized classroom before and after daily activities.
  • Build positive relationships with each child, fostering a nurturing learning environment.
  • Ensure accurate and up-to-date program documentation, such as attendance and incident reports.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and coworkers, both verbally and in writing.
  • Create a safe and stimulating environment that promotes child development.
  • Handle emergency situations appropriately, prioritizing the safety of the children.
  • Attend staff meetings, in-service training, and recommended workshops.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please find all of the benefits we offer below:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid training and professional development: 35 hours initially, up to 20 hours per year thereafter
  • Participation in CDA program, covering 100% of the costs towards earning a Child Development Associates

To apply CLICK HERE.

11/10

Trinity Child Care Ministry of Indianapolis is seeking dedicated individuals for the position of Teacher/Caregiver at our childcare ministry. Trinity Child Care is located at 9709 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis IN 46250.

Pay Range: $13.00 – $16.00 per hour

Responsibilities include:

  • General supervision, and classroom management
  • Assist in implementing the daily programming.
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary environment.
  • Assist with maintaining communication with parents.
  • Planning activities and facilitating exploration and learning

Hours: 2:00 am-6:00 pm, Monday- Friday

Qualifications for this position:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • High School diploma/GED required.
  • Education or experience in Early Childhood Education is preferable.
  • A desire to be part of a Growing Christian ministry.

Benefits Include: Discounted Childcare for Employees. Scholarship Benefits to obtain CDA, Associate, or

Bachelor’s Degree. Competitive Wages. Working with a caring and compassionate team of Professionals.
The benefits are rewarding and will last for eternity! To apply fill out the general job application on the employment page www.encountertrinity.com and return to the Child Care office or Jennifer Kitterman at jkitterman@encountertrinity.com. Contact us with any questions at 317-849-9551.

SUPPORT ROLES
Description

The Behavior Clinician works one on one with individuals who may be experiencing or are likely to experience challenges accessing, and actively participating in the community as a result of behavioral, social, or emotional challenges. Paladin services multiple counties across Northwest Indiana and is rapidly growing. Positions are available in many counties. Behavior Clinician would work in their county of residence and surrounding areas of their choice.

Requirements

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

This position is flexible:

  • Coordinate your schedule with the individual and/or their family.
  • Salaried position

The Behavior Clinician will:

· Assess behavioral strengths/needs of individuals served

· Develop behavior support plans

· Provided staff training on behavior support plan

· Make periodic visits to the home, community and/or place of work

· Be proficient with computer software applications

· Attend individual service team meetings

· Maintain required documentation

· Have the ability to work with a variety of individuals and agencies to effectively and efficiently coordinate services

· Work with minimal supervision

· Have the ability to work as a team member

· Handle multiple tasks and/or demands

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

This position must qualify as a Level 2 Clinician defined by the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Behavioral Support Services

as having a Master’s degree in the following areas:

Clinical psychology, counseling psychology; school psychology; other applied health service area of psychology.

Special education.

Social work.

Or counseling.

A Level 2 Clinician may also be:

A licensed marriage and family therapist under IC 25-23.6.

A licensed clinical social worker under IC 25-23.6.

A licensed mental health counselor under IC 25-23.6.

BENEFITS:

· Vision

· Dental

· MEC plan

· Paid mileage

· Paid training

· Paid time-off

· Sign-on Bonus $1,000

· Agency equipment and IT supports

Supervisor: Director of Therapy Services

Supervisor at Hire: See Start Letter and/or Org Chart or Staff Roster

Salary Description
$50,000 annual
9.15

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