We are always looking for quality professionals interested in joining the Wild Plum Center family. Even if there are no job openings listed here, please feel free to download the application located at the bottom of the page and submit it to us. We will keep all applications on file and will review them when openings do become available.

 

NOW HIRING THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

Childcare Center Director (Site Supervisor)

POSITION SUMMARY AND DEFINITION

The Site Supervisor oversees the day-to-day operations of a Wild Plum Center facility including supervision of Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and Administrative Staff.  The Supervisor is responsible for managing education and disability content areas including providing consultation and support for child behavior and parent concerns.  Site Supervisors plan for and administer services in accordance to WPC stated purpose, Head Start Act, Head Start Performance Standards, and the Colorado Department of Licensing. The management and oversite of maintenance and safety, staffing for classrooms as well as file maintenance for staff, are integral to this position. 

Education and Experience: Minimum of 3 years early childhood experience as a Teacher and one year supervisory experience required.  Current Director Qualification from the State of Colorado Office of Childcare required.  Head Start/Early Head Start experience strongly desired.  Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for the 0 to 5-year old population required. Experience in implementing educational curriculum required. 

Special Qualifications:  Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.  Proof of a physical exam, TB test and background check must be completed.  Valid driver’s license and access to and use of an insured reliable vehicle required.  Must be able to train and coach adults and have strong computer skills.   

Director of Program Operations

POSITION SUMMARY AND DEFINITION

The Director of Program Operations functions as the Head Start/Early Head Start Director for the organization.  The Director provides leadership to and manages the overall operations of the education and disabilities content areas for the organization and works in close collaboration with the Family Services and Health components of the program.  The Director administers and coordinates the activities of the preschool and infant/toddler programs in support of policies, goals and objectives established by the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and the Parent Policy Council.   In addition, the Director conducts all short and long-range planning responsibilities for the implementation and continuous improvement of the preschool and infant/toddler programs.   

Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Health, Family Services or equivalent field required, Master’s degree preferred.  Minimum of five years of progressively responsible supervisory/management positions including working with boards, fiscal and administrative experience.  Previous Head Start experience preferred.  Non-profit experience preferred. 

Special Qualifications:  Proof of physical exam, TB test and required background checks must be completed.  Bilingual skills in English and Spanish desirable but not required.  Must have a valid driver’s license and use of a reliable automobile. 

 Knowledge of:  principles and practices of leadership, and performance management; principles and practices of inclusion; applicable local, state, and federal regulations; methods of supervising and coaching staff; developmentally appropriate practices for the birth to five population; service provision to children with disabilities

Preschool Teacher Assistant Position

POSITION SUMMARY AND DEFINITION

Assist the Teacher in providing a developmentally appropriate early childhood education program that will foster expressive language, cognitive, social emotional and physical skills.  The Teacher Assistant will support the teacher in implementing Creative Curriculum, Dual Language, assessments and measuring of the child’s progress.  This will include participation in home visits, observations, parent teacher conferences and parent committee meetings.  The Teacher Assistant will support the Teacher to ensure that all of the Head Start performance standards are met.

The administrative assistant provides general office and clerical support to assist with the efficient operation of the organization. In

Education and Experience:  Minimum of a CDA required.  Must have a minimum of one year working directly with young children.  Must have proven ability to work well with either infants and toddlers or 3 and 4-year old children and their families, including children with special needs.  Director qualified preferred.

 

Infant/Toddler Teacher

POSITION SUMMARY AND DEFINITION

Provide a developmentally appropriate early childhood education program that will foster expressive language, cognitive, social emotional and physical skills.  The teacher will assure a consistent, quality program through activities that encourage maximum growth in the student using knowledge of the student’s stage of development and learning style.  The teacher will implement Creative Curriculum, Dual Language plan as well as complete an initial screening followed by assessments of the child’s progress.  The Teacher ensures compliance with laws, rules, regulations, and performance standards in applicable content areas.       

 

Special Qualifications:  General knowledge of child social emotional development and family services required.  Excellent computer and organizational skills required.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills.  Proof of physical exam, TB test and required background checks must be completed.  Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds.  Current First Aid and CPR certification required.  Bilingual skills in English and Spanish are preferred.  Must have a valid driver’s license, motor vehicle insurance, and use of a reliable vehicle.   Bilingual required.

 

Infant/Toddler Teacher Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY AND DEFINITION

Assist the Teacher in providing a developmentally appropriate early childhood education program that will foster expressive language, cognitive, social emotional and physical skills.  The Teacher Assistant will support the teacher in implementing Creative Curriculum, Dual Language, assessments and measuring of the child’s progress.  The Teacher Assistant will support the Teacher to ensure that all of the Head Start performance standards are met.

Special Qualifications:  General knowledge of child social emotional development and family services required.  Excellent computer and organizational skills required.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills.  Proof of physical exam, TB test and required background checks must be completed.  Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds.  Current First Aid and CPR certification required.  Bilingual skills in English and Spanish are preferred.  Must have a valid driver’s license, motor vehicle insurance, and use of a reliable vehicle.   Bilingual required.

 

Cook

POSITION SUMMARY AND DEFINITION

Wild Plum Center Cooks duties include the preparation of daily nutritional meals, according to USDA standards, for children ages 0-5; is able to work independently, is self-motivated and reliable.  Must be able to manage credit cards and ordering and shopping for food. The Cook ensures compliance with laws, rules, regulations, and performance standards of Head Start and USDA in applicable nutrition and health/safety content areas.  

Special Qualifications:  Must have verbal, written and record-keeping skills.  Must be flexible and organized and be willing to work as a member of a team.  Must be able to read English and calculate recipe measurements.  Proof of health examination, TB test and required background checks must be completed.  Must have a valid driver’s license and use of a reliable vehicle.  

 

Administrative Assistant Position

The administrative assistant provides general office and clerical support to assist with the efficient operation of the organization. In addition to general office work, the position provides specific supports in the areas of enrollment, finance, facilities, development, parent services, and health.  The administrative assistant ensures full compliance with rules, regulations, and performance standards in applicable administrative areas. 

Education and Experience:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma and at least 1 year experience in an administrative role required.  Must have demonstrated proficiencies with data entry, computer programs, telephone systems and other office equipment. 

Special Qualifications:  Proof of physical exam, TB test and required background checks must be completed.  Bilingual skills in English and Spanish, written, verbal, and reading required.   Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and use of a reliable automobile. 

Hours Worked: 7:30-4:30 Mon-Thur, 7:30-2:00 Friday

 

 


Wild Plum Center follows the St Vrain Valley School District calendar, which makes for plenty of paid time off.

If interested please submit your resume to www.info@wildplumcenter.org , or fill out the online application.

Those interested may fill out and submit the application attached below OR submit a cover letter and resume. You may submit your materials in the following ways:

Email: info@wildplumcenter.org 

(be sure to attach the cover letter and resume to the email as a Word doc, PDF, etc.)

Fax: 720-684-5110

Mail: Wild Plum Center/Attn: Hiring, 82 21st Ave., Ste B; Longmont, CO 80501

 

Thank you!

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