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NEKCA is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive benefits that include medical, dental, group life insurance, long term disability, supplemental insurance products, 403B, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and an employee assistance plan (EAP).

To apply send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to; FAX to 802-334-5249; or mail to NEKCA Human Resources, PO Box 346, Newport, VT 05855. E.O.E.

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To apply send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to; Fax to 802-334-5249; or mail to NEKCA Human Resources, PO Box 346, Newport, VT  05855.  E.O.E.

DIRECTOR CHILD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTER: The CFDP Director provides leadership in planning, designing, implementing and evaluating the programs administered by the department such as the Head Start Program; Federal and State and local grant funded education programs; Child Care; fundraising; and local funded programs. The Director also represents the Agency in local and regional communities.

DISABILITIES SERVICES MANAGER/COACH: NEKCA Head Start/Early Head Start has an exciting job opening for a Disabilities Services Manager/Coach to oversee comprehensive disability services for Head Start/Early Head Start children and families located throughout Orleans, Essex and Caledonia counties and that will provide and implement coaching opportunities for Head Start Teachers. The ideal candidate will have experience in assessment, data analysis, group facilitation and knowledge of VT Special Education regulations for preschoolers. Qualifications include demonstrated leadership and program development skills; supervisory experience; strong interpersonal skills with an ability to relate well to staff and agency partners, and strong organizational skills. Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Development required; experience working with children ages Birth-5 preferred.

BUS DRIVER: Position available at the NEKCA/Child and Family Development Program in Island Pond; approximately 15 hrs/wk, 35 wks/yr. Job responsibilities: transport children to and from the center using mini bus; abide by all highway/village speed limits; ensure passengers use safety belts/seats; bus maintenance; maintain confidentiality. Candidate must have a valid Vermont Driver’s License and a CDL Class C Type 1 License with a School Bus Endorsement.

TEACHERS: The NEKCA Head Start Program, a 5-STARS preschool program, is seeking a Teacher in Island Pond and a Licensed Preschool Teacher in St. Johnsbury. These full time classroom positions (37.5 hrs/wk, 39 wks/yr) offer full benefits. Qualified candidates should have the ability to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate comprehensive education program for 3-5 year old children in a classroom setting; ability to function in a team teaching situation; keep objective records and engage families in areas of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Education. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with coursework in Early Childhood Education (VT educator’s license with Early Childhood Endorsement for St. Johnsbury position) required; experience working with young children preferred.

TEACHING ASSISTANT (TWO POSITIONS): Positions available at the NEKCA Newport and Island Pond Head Start programs, 30 hrs/wk, 42/wks yr. Responsibilities include assisting in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate learning experiences and establishing a safe, healthy learning environment for children ages 3-5. Experience working with children and families preferred. Minimum of a Child Development Associate credential or Child Care Certificate with 2 years of experience working with groups of young children or be enrolled in a program leading to an AA or BA degree is required.

FOOD SERVICE PROVIDER: Position available at the NEKCA Derby Head Start and Child Care Center; 35 hrs/wk, 49 wks/yr. Job responsibilities: ability to interact well with children, parents and staff; provide nutritious meals for up to 25 children and adults, complete required paperwork and maintain confidentiality. High school diploma or equivalent required; knowledge of food preparation, meal service, sanitation requirements, early childhood development and nutritional requirements; food preparation experience preferred.

SNAP RECRUITERS: Two temporary positions available at NEKCA, 70 Main St., Newport for SNAP Recruitment Specialists. Positions (one position – 40 hrs./wk, / one position – 20 hrs/wk) to start immediately, ending December 1, 2017. Job responsibilities: provide outreach and referral to SNAP-eligible individuals who are: homeless or at risk of being homeless; have current or past involvement with corrections; are dealing with substance abuse and/or mental health issues. To collaborate with other outreach and recruitment workers throughout the State of Vermont to achieve the goals of the SNAP Employment and Training Pilot Grant. The work will require a flexible schedule, have a strong field component and will be embedded and working with Community Action programs to reach the target population.