will be selected for program options and pay scale based on credentials,
experience, and availability of position.
All positions requires Act 34 and Act 151 Child Abuse and FBI Clearances, valid Pa drivers License as well as proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Interested applicants can complete the Employment Application and submit to Linda Butts Director, Shippensburg Head Start Program, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA 17257. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. The Shippensburg Head Start Program is committed to equal employment opportunity. Women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Physical Requirements for all positions
able to move quickly and/or position body appropriately in order to
respond to children who are very active and may need restraint or
redirection in order to ensure their safety or the safety of others in the
lifting up to 40 lbs.
kneeling, stooping, bending, and sitting on the floor to attend to
September 26, 2017
Home Base Assistant
provide assistance to the Home Visitors in implementing all aspects of
home-based services, including assistance during socializations and home visits
when necessary, transportation of clients to services and trainings, riding the
bus/van, purchase food resources and assist with recordkeeping. The Home
Base Assistant supports the Home Visitors to create a caring and safe
environment for the children and assists in activities to improve the overall
care and quality of education.The Home Base Assistant supports the Assistant
Director by assisting with record keeping and data input. The Home Base Assistant must be able to communicate, listen and work well with others in
a team environment. The H.B. Assistant also provides assistance to the staff in implementing a quality educational
program and in developing positive relationships with the children and their
This Position Reports to Assistant
Knowledge, Skills and
requirements: High School Diploma; Infant/Toddler Child Development
Associate Credential (CDA) preferred.
minimum of two years experience in family social service settings that
includes experience and knowledge of prenatal care and working with
infants/toddlers and their families.
basic understanding of child development.
written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish skills
have flexible schedule to accommodate needs, may include some evening or
to advanced computer, internet and e-mail skills.
30 days of employment must obtain Child Abuse and FBI clearances and
pass a State Police check prior to first day of employment.
to obtain infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
pass health screening. Immediately upon hire, a TB test must be completed.
Within 90 days of employment a Staff Health Assessment must be submitted
and updated every three years
have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.
Start: High School Diploma or GED; Must be willing to be Child Development
Associate Credential (CDA) within first year of hire (with program support).
Counts: Child Development Associate Credential (CDA), Associates Degree, or two
full-time years towards a bachelor’s degree.
to supervise and monitor children at all times to ensure a safe
environment. This includes the physical ability to monitor and move
quickly in order to respond to children who are very active and may need
restraint or redirection in order to ensure their safety or the safety of
to respond appropriately to an emergency or a crisis situation.
driving for home visits sometimes in outlying areas.
lifting up to 50 lbs.
- Must be
able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs.
requires daily kneeling, stooping, bending and sitting on the floor to
attend to children’s needs.
in the implementation of curricula activities and encourage parent and child
engage in activities; manage cleanliness, order, and availability of classroom
frequent communications with Home Visitor through informal discussions and
self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.
ensure smooth, daily transition from home to classroom.
all Program policies and state/federal regulations.
regular professional development events as assigned.
data entry/record keeping support to Assistant Director and Home Visitors
an attitude of learning and constant professional growth.
personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality
transportation to clients to and from services and trainings using Program van.
duties as requested.