Health and Nutrition Manager Experienced professional needed to manage and coordinate the health, nutrition and child safety programs for Head Start within Saratoga County. Responsible for collaborating on the development and implementation of the program, tracking and record keeping, community relations and outreach. Monitors the Health, Safety and Nutrition requirement’s for the program. Writes, reviews and revises Health, Nutrition, and Child Safety Work Plans annually. Establishes policies and procedures for the health portion of the program with parents and staff to support the effective implementation of health services. Serves as a health and nutrition resource specialist to Head Start staff. Provides supervision, training and technical assistance to staff on service area matters.
Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s Degree in health, public health or other closely related field. Three years’ experience in a managerial capacity and proven experience with supervision, staffing and performance development. Considerable knowledge of health, nutrition, human development, community health and basic nursing principles. Knowledge of community and public health programs and other resources and the availability of such programs in the community is required. Valid driver’s license required. $19.81/hr., 40 hrs/wk, 52 wks/yr.
Lead Early Childhood/UPK – Center Director – Saratoga Springs This position serves as a primary caregiver in a classroom of Early Head Start children by planning, implementing, and supervising all classroom routines and activities. Shares responsibility for parent involvement in the program and linking parents with their family and health advocates. Will be responsible for daily center-based program functioning while assisting the Region Manager in providing leadership and implementing assigned functions of the site in the areas of child and family services, fiscal, human resources, transportation/vehicles, facilities, food services, inventory, child safety and technology. Position requires a BS in Early Childhood plus one year of supervision and one year in a classroom as well as a NYS Teacher Certification N-6 with preschool experience. Must have a valid driver’s license. Offering $17.96/hr + an additional .25 when Center Director approved.
Assistant Teacher Infant/Toddler – Saratoga Springs (full year) This position serves as additional support to the Teaching staff in an Infant/Toddler daycare classroom. Assist with supporting a primary caregiver model in which each infant/toddler is assigned to a primary caregiver to foster bonding and a sense of security. Assistance is given to the teacher in carrying out the goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards. Experience working with young children is necessary. Minimum requirement is a High School Diploma/GED and CDA (Child Development Associate) or be enrolled in a CDA credential program that will be completed within 2 years; or have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree (in any area) or be enrolled in a program leading to a degree in Early Childhood Education. Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain basic First Aid and CPR certification. Required to be MAT (Medication Administration Training) trained and certified to administer medications as needed. Valid driver’s license required. $12.06/hr., 40 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.
Home Visitors – positions in Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa and Corinth (full year) This position is responsible for supporting families who are not in a class setting to move toward school readiness. The Home Visitor works with families to assesses and identify barriers that impede school readiness and strengths that encourage school readiness. The position is mobile and requires staff to complete home visits as described. Requirements are a minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework (12 Early Childhood Education credits) as part of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Knowledge and experience in Child Development and Early Childhood Education; the principles of child health, safety and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics. Experience working with young and preschool age children is a must. Must have knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families to the appropriate agencies and services. Must have a reliable vehicle and valid license required. Mileage reimbursement is offered along with $12.83/hr, 40 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.
Family Advocate – Mechanicville (full year) Supports the role of parents in family well-being by encouraging parent involvement in Head Start while providing advocacy, case management and social service guidance based on family goals. Responsible for recruiting eligible children and introducing families to all Head Start options and other EOC programs. Identifies child and family needs for center-based families and provides referrals, advocacy and follow-up. Associates Degree in Human Services and at least 2 years’ experience in a human services field is required. Position requires strong advocacy skills with the ability to link families to the appropriate agencies and services. Must have knowledge of community resources along with governmental and social services resources. Valid driver’s license is necessary. $11.80/hr, 40hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.
Health Advocate – Mechanicville and Saratoga Springs 2 positions (full year) Ensuring that families have health insurance coverage and an ongoing source of continuous, accessible health and dental care. High School Diploma/GED and two years’ experience in a related field working in public health or nutrition required. Valid driver’s license required. Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain basic First Aid and CPR certification. Required to be MAT (Medication Administration Training) trained and certified to administer medications as needed. $11.80/hr, 40 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.
Cooks / Nutrition Specialist – Ballston Spa (full year) Responsible for ordering, cooking, serving and documentation of meals for a preschool classroom following CACFP guidelines. Includes high volume food preparation, following menus, inventory control, and adherence to health and food safety codes. Must maintain strict cleanliness of the kitchen as well as food service and storage areas. Willing and able to obtain and maintain Serv/Safe Certification, basic First Aid and CPR. Knowledge of nutrition, basic food preparation and food sanitation necessary. High School Diploma/GED and experience in a kitchen and cafeteria required. Valid driver’s license is necessary. $11.80/hr, 35 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.
Teacher Aides/Floaters – Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park and Ballston Spa (full year) – Assists the Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers with daily Head Start classroom needs. Position does require working in various sites to fill in for vacancies and absences when and where needed. Experience working with preschool children is helpful. Must have High School Diploma/GED and a valid driver’s license. $11.80/hr., 35 hrs/wk, 51 wks/yr.
Teacher Aide – Clifton Park (school year) – Assists the Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers with daily Head Start classroom needs. Experience working with preschool children is helpful. Must have High School Diploma/GED and a valid driver’s license. 35 hrs/wk, 44 wks/yr, $11.80/hr.
Substitute Teachers and Substitute Teacher Aides – We have positions available that require varying degrees of experience from Lead Teachers to Assistant Teachers to Teacher Aides. All positions serve in a preschool classrooms and assist in facilitating team planning, implementation, and supervision of classroom activities. Will work with developing children and children with disabilities. Requirements based on teaching level below:
Lead Teachers: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood with a minimum of 1 year experience, NYS Teacher Certification in a preschool category is helpful but not required, Supervisory experience a plus
Assistant Teachers: Associates in Early Childhood or enrollment in a CDA program is acceptable
Teacher Aides: High School Diploma/GED and experience working with preschool children
We offer excellent benefits and the Head Start program offers school breaks off with pay!
A reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license required for all positions.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com or fax to (518) 288-3234 or mail to the Human Resources Manager at Saratoga County EOC, PO Box 169 Ballston Spa NY 12020.
Applications are available on this website.