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Full-Time Pre-K Teacher for Head Start

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and plan the daily classroom program based on the program curriculum
  • Create and maintain a supportive classroom environment that is well managed
  • Provide individualized classroom experiences that are developmentally, linguistically, culturally, and age-appropriate for the children served
  • Implement the development and behavior screenings
  • Conduct ongoing observations and assessment activities documenting children’s progress
  • Work collaboratively with family members, legal guardians, and other staff to achieve positive outcomes for the children
  • Implement sound family practices with the families to extend learning at home and meet attendance expectations working hand-in-hand with the family service staff
  • Conduct home visits and parent/teacher conferences
  • Assist with individual education plans for each child

Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Pass physical examination and provide verification of a TB clearance
  • Pass background check, fingerprinting and sex offender screens
  • First aid and CPR certification
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and familiar with Email communication
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or related field
  • Minimum of 6 months to 1 year direct experience working with pre-school children
  • Send resume to Gail Lovell at glovell@bayonneheadstart.org

Part-time Bus Driver

Reports to: Executive Director

Responsibilities:

  • Provide local transportation Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays for seniors.
  • Provide transportation for local outings as requested by any manager.
  • Fill out maintenance forms required by Motor Vehicle and notify the Executive Director of any mechanical problems so arrangements can be made for repair.
  • Check the first aid kit, other supplies and items on the bus, including a fire extinguisher
  • Be available to assist in bus inspections.
  • Assist with the setup of bus routes in September.
  • Must be able to lift over 15 lbs.
  • Must undergo random drug and alcohol testing as required by law.
  • Interact with the senior citizens and reinforcing safety rules.
  • May be asked to perform other duties by the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  • A CDL Class B license
  • A High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Submit to Background and Fingerprinting checks
  • S & P Endorsement preferred

Part-Time Mental Health and Disabilities Assistant

Program: Head Start

Reports to: Mental Health and Disabilities Manager

Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Responsibilities:

Mental Health Component:

  • Obtain classroom observation lists from the teachers of all ten classrooms and all of the managers on a monthly basis.
  • Conduct monthly social-emotional classroom activities in all classrooms.
  • Attend the monthly Mental Health & Disabilities Parent Group Meetings for the parents.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Mental Health Manager and other relevant staff to assure that the component runs efficiently.
  • Create flyers, agendas, forms, and spreadsheets as directed.
  • Conduct monthly general classroom observations on the children.
  • Attend any mental health trainings that are held here or outside of the Head Start program.
  • Responsible to keep mental health paperwork filed and organized.
  • Attend monthly Mental Health-Disabilities Staff meetings held by the Mental Health Manager to discuss component accomplishments for the current month and goals for the following month.
  • Make copies of all mental health paperwork and notes that are sent home when needed.
  • Help with the children who have behavioral or developmental concerns in the classrooms.
  • Responsible for keeping track and completing data entry in Child Plus for Social-Emotional Checklists, Brigance Tests, the COR scores, the Parent Questionnaires, and the Behavioral Screenings.
  • Update the mental health portion of the Child Plus program.
  • Perform any and all other mental health component duties as required by the Mental Health Manager and Director.

Disabilities Component:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Disabilities Manager to ensure that the disabilities component runs smoothly.
  • Attend BBOE CST ID and Eligibility meetings for children who were referred to CST for evaluations to assess need for services.
  • Attend any disabilities trainings that are held here or outside of the program.
  • Responsible to keep the disabilities paperwork filed and organized.
  • Make copies of all disabilities paperwork and notes that are sent home as needed.
  • Help with the Bayonne Board of Education Part-Day Inclusion children if they have any behavioral or developmental concerns in the classrooms.
  • Update the disabilities sections of the Child Plus program.
  • Perform any and all other disabilities component duties as required by the Disabilities Manager and Director.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist the classrooms with fire drills and lock down practices.
  • Attend staff meetings and or other staff trainings as required by the program.
  • Attend conference call meetings and webinar trainings when necessary.
  • Answer the phone and cover the front desk when necessary.
  • Participate in all Head Start children’s activities. (Example: Family Fun Day).
  • Collaborate with all of the Head Start staff to properly service the children and their families.
  • Perform all duties as required by the Director and Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or a related field that works with children.
  • Knowledge in social media
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent computer uses and knowledge
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Substantial knowledge at creating flyers, agendas, forms, spreadsheets, power point presentations as directed
  • Substantial knowledge in Microsoft word, power point, and excel
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must pass background, fingerprinting and sex offenders checks.
  • Complete a physical and a mantoux test.
  • Must have a valid NJ driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle daily.

Part-Time Education/Literacy Assistant for Pre-School

22.5 Hours per Week

Education/Literacy Assistant shall be responsible for data entry of children’s records, COR Advantage input, daily lesson plans, filing, duplicating materials, assisting with the purchasing of materials and equipment, monthly reports, scheduling, maintaining inventory data for classrooms, monthly reports and compiling and distributing the quarterly newsletter for parents.

Requirements:

  • Develop and implement a Literacy Plan for Bayonne Head Start families to include ESL instruction and GED preparation. Order and maintain the literacy books for ESL and GED
  • Establish literacy-based collaborations with classroom staff, local libraries, local book stores, and a variety of community professionals and organizations as well as employ technology for children in all classrooms.
  • Recruit volunteer parents, city officials, community partners, local libraries, administrators and teachers from local schools to read to the students
  • Conduct literacy activities (read) to the students once a month (unless an aforementioned volunteer has been secured)
  • Encourage family literacy for the purpose of strengthening children’s positive educational outcomes, and building a thriving community
  • Conduct smooth operation of the on-site lending library
  • Coordinate Annual Family Literacy activity and assist with other literacy activities
  • Research and implement a range of effective and innovative literacy practices
  • Attend professional development in-service/trainings/workshops
  • Other assigned duties given by Education Manager.

Qualifications:

  • AA or BA Degree in early childhood education or related field
  • Experience working with children a plus
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, adult learners and their families including communication, problem solving, and conflict management
  • Proficient in the use of computer software including MS Office and the Internet
  • Knowledge of reading, writing and literacy development
  • Proficient in the knowledge of how adults learn
  • Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language – knowledge of Arabic and Spanish a plus
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Clearance required for background, fingerprinting and sex offenders checks
  • Physical and PPD clearance required

Submit resume by July 23, 2021 to:
glovell@bayonneheadstart.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Part-Time Cook Assistant

For Pre-School- 30 Hours a Week

Requirements:

  • Assist the cook in preparing and distributing meals in compliance with USDA requirements
  • Adhere to all guidelines and regulations pertaining to food management as described by USDA
  • Prepare, set-up, and cleanup after breakfast, lunch and snack as planned on menus
  • Assist with food orders and inventory of supplies
  • Participate in meetings and trainings as required by the program

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Obtain Food Handlers certification within 90 days of hire
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language – knowledge of Arabic and Spanish a plus
  • Clearance required for background, fingerprinting and sex offenders checks
  • Physical and PPD clearance required

Submit resume by July 23, 2021 to:
tchrzanowski@bayonneheadstart.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Part-Time Pre-School Floater

30 Hours a Week – 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Responsibilities:

  • Support the teaching staff by performing various tasks throughout the classroom and help foster the development of the children.
  • Eager to work with children ages 3-5 in a school environment
  • Be attentive and responsible in caring for pre-school children
  • Maintain a safe learning environment
  • Supervise children while keeping them safe at all times
  • Work closely with teaching staff to implement planned learning
  • Participate in meetings and trainings as required by the program
  • Relieve teaching staff during lunch and breaks
  • Other duties as assigned by Education Manager

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent education
  • Experience working with pre-school children a plus
  • Clearance required for background, fingerprinting and sex offenders checks
  • Physical and PPD clearance required
  • Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language – knowledge of Arabic and Spanish a plus

Submit resume by July 23, 2021 to:
glovell@bayonneheadstart.org

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Nutrition Program Floater, Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation

The Nutrition Floater, within the scope of work of the organization’s mission and under supervision and guidance from the Nutrition Supervisor, is responsible for assisting with daily Nutrition Site tasks (at both locations as needed), assistance with Meals on Wheels meal deliveries, performing daily wellness checks for clients and providing excellent customer service to homebound older and disabled adults in the community.

This position’s major focuses are to:
Assist BEOF’s Nutrition Program’s kitchen staff with food preparation and delivery for seniors citizens, as needed.

Education and Experience Requirements:
Required

  • High School diploma
  • Valid NJ Driver’s License
  • Clean and safe driving record
  • Ability to work holiday dinners; Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Work history that demonstrates reliability, flexibility, and excellent customer service

Skills:

  • Effective verbal and communication skills;
  • Organization and time management skills;
  • Ability to encourage teamwork and work cooperatively with others;
  • Ability to work with diverse communities;
  • Ability to lift up to 15lbs.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time

Job Duties:

  • Help to organize, arrange, and assist with daily kitchen duties
  • Ensure confidentiality of all client and staff information.
  • Deliver meals to eligible participants in a friendly, caring, and timely manner.
  • Perform wellness checks on all participants at time of meal delivery. Report any out of the ordinary findings to the Nutrition Supervisor in a timely manner to receive guidance and direction.
  • Assist with preparation of lunch bags to go out for delivery
  • Assist with delivery of weekly menus and other information, as necessary
  • Clean and maintain Meals on Wheels vehicles (when applicable), hot bags, ice chests, and related equipment and supplies. Return clean equipment neatly to specified areas.
  • Assist with emergency meal deliveries during inclement weather

Status/Hours: This is a part-time position with guaranteed 25 hours per week, Monday thru Friday, 8AM – 1PM


2021 Request for Proposal Mentor Coach

1. Summary

Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation Head Start Program is currently accepting proposals for a 2021 Teacher Coaching Consultant Contract. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from various individuals, conduct a fair and extensive evaluation based on criteria listed herein, and select the individual who will best serve the needs of Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation.

2. Proposal Guidelines

This Request for Proposal represents the requirements for an open and competitive process. Proposals for this position will be accepted until August 23, 2021 at 3PM. Any proposals received after this date and time will be returned to the sender.

Our services focus on creating school-ready children, parents engaged in the lives and education of their children, empowering families to self-sufficiency, and staff who provide high quality services to the children and families whom they serve.

Individuals who meet the necessary qualifications as well as contract terms and conditions will be negotiated upon selection of the winning bidder for this RFP. All contractual terms and conditions will be subject to review by Bayonne Head Start Director, Rosemary Simnowitz alongside Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation’s Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer.

All approved bidders must be able to pass a criminal background check.

3. Project Purpose and Description

Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation Head Start program is seeking an individual who meets the mandated qualifications for a full-time, Teacher Coaching Consultant position, Monday through Friday at all three (3) of our Head Start locations; 21 West 8th Street, 557 Kennedy Boulevard, or 7 West 9th Street in Bayonne, NJ.

This Teacher Consultant must meet the requirements of the new Head Start Program Performance Standards, qualifications in section 1302.91(f), and must implement a research-based coordinated coaching strategy for education staff as described in section 1302.92(c) of the standards. The following components of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for overseeing and the assessment of the entire program as well as all staff
  • Planning goals and action steps
  • Engaging in focused observations
  • Reflecting on and sharing feedback about teaching practices
  • Ability and willingness to identify teacher strengths, areas of support and to identify who would benefit most from intensive coaching
  • Opportunities for teachers to be observed, receive feedback & modeling of effective teacher practices
  • Aligning mentor coaching services with program’s school readiness goals and child assessment and CLASS data
  • Creating, implementing and reviewing goals for teachers to achieve through the mentor/coaching process
  • Express ongoing communication between all managerial staff

4. Request for Proposal and Project Timeline

  • All proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than close of business, August 23, 2021.
  • Evaluation of proposals will be conducted from July 28, 2021 until August 23, 2021.
  • The selection decision for the winning bidder will be made no later than Friday, August 30, 2021.
  • Upon notification, the winning bidder must be able to provide references and must undergo fingerprinting, a physical examination and Mantoux screening test as soon as possible.

5. Budget

All proposals must include proposed costs to complete the tasks described in the project scope. Monthly and yearly pricing should be listed for each of the items in accordance with the project scope.

6. Bidder Qualifications

Bidder must meet the requirements of the new Head Start Program Performance Standards.

Teacher interactions in a virtual learning setting and eventually onsite will be observed and mentor coaching services will be provided where applicable. Goals will be set with Consultants and then targeted observations will provide other staff with feedback as well as model high quality teaching practices.

7. Contract Term and Compensation

The contract time period will be for one year starting on January 8, 2021, then the contract will become a month to month agreement until further notice.

8. Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation Head Start program will evaluate all proposals based on the following criteria. To ensure consideration for this Request for Proposal, your proposal should be complete and include all the following information:

  • Overall proposal suitability: proposed solution(s) must meet the scope and needs included herein and be presented in a clear and organized manner.
  • Organizational experience: Bidders will be evaluated on their experience as it pertains to the scope of this project.
  • Previous work: Bidders will be evaluated on examples of their work pertaining to providing teacher coaching services.
  • Value and cost: Bidders will be evaluated on the cost of their solution(s) based on the work to be performed in accordance with the scope of this project.
  • Technical expertise and experience: Bidders must provide descriptions and documentation of staff technical expertise and experience.

Each bidder must submit a copy of their proposal to the address below by August 23, 2021 @ 3PM. If you are interested in bidding on the contract, you can schedule a walk through by contacting Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation.

Attn: Ms. Rosemary Simnowitz, Director
Bayonne Head Start
P.O. Box 1032
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 437-7702
rsimnowitz@bayonneheadstart.org

CC: Attn: Mr. Anthony Segarra, CFO
Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation
555 Kennedy Boulevard
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 437-7222
asegarra@beof.org