Employment

The following positions are open at WAGES.  To download and application for employment click here:  click here

Food Van Driver/Maintenance                                                                 

Department:     Food Service

Supervisor:      Nutrition/Food Service Administrator; Housekeeper

Function:         The job will involve general kitchen work and transporting food from the preparation site to assigned centers and nutrition sites, and housekeeping.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education/Formal Training:

General knowledge of sanitation requirements for food service; current driver’s license and good driving skills.

  1. Work Experience:

Experience working in a commercial kitchen and/or other maintenance experience. Experience driving a van or truck.

  1. Aptitudes:

Ability to count and organize food for packing and delivery.

  1. Essential Responsibilities:
  2. Pack milk and other cold items in coolers for delivery.
  3. Assist with general kitchen cleaning and maintenance.
  4. Transporting food from preparation site to assigned sites in a timely manner.
  5. Ensure careful handling of carrying cases in order that food will arrive at the sites in good order.
  6. Return empty containers and assist with clean-up and storage of containers.
  7. Assist in maintaining cleanliness of food vans.
  8. Observe safe driving rules.
  9. Assist with housekeeping duties in the Royall Avenue classroom wing each afternoon, as assigned by the Housekeeper.
  10. Any other job-related duties assigned by the Nutrition/Food Service Administrator.
  11. Complete training sessions as required.
  12. Interpret and support WAGES mission and progress in the community.
  13. Physical Demands:

This job will involve driving, lifting and carrying heavy containers weighing over 50 pounds.

  1. Working Conditions:

This job may involve driving in a van without air-conditioning. It will also involve carrying food in extremes of weather.

Compensation: $7.25 – $8.00

Bilingual Family Social Worker

Department: Division of Children and Families
Supervisor: Family Services Coordinator
Function: To assist in the planning and implementing of services to Latino families; to create trusting partnerships with families that build on family strengths, provide necessary supports to meet family goals, and optimize the home environment for the physical, mental, and emotional well being of children and their families by assisting them in strengthening the parent/ relationship, reducing family stress, and meeting the needs of the parents.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education/Formal Training: Preferably a BA/BS degree in Social Work; Early Childhood Education or other human service related field.
2. Work Experience: Experience working with children and families and the Latino community.
3. Requirements/Aptitudes: Excellent written and oral communication skills; Bilingual (Spanish & English); ability to establish good rapport with others; good problem solving skills; comfortable with in-home visitation; must have a valid driver’s license.
4. Essential Responsibilities:
a. Be knowledgeable of and utilize community resources. Serve as a liaison between families and other community agencies advocating for parents as needed, and ensure each family is provided information regarding community resources so that they may seek services on their own behalf.
b. Provide or arrange for transportation for families as needed to and from medical and/ or social services appointments, center functions, outings, social events, and employment.
c. Assist with providing families a variety of trainings, educational, and literacy opportunities in cooperation with other agency staff and community organizations to strengthen their knowledge of child development and employability.
d. Work collaboratively with Center Supervisors to ensure that center programming meets the needs of children and families (when applicable).
e. Assist in the recruitment and enrollment of eligible children and families in WAGES Early Head Start/Head Start programs.
f. Assist in planning and the implementation of culturally responsive program services.
g. Translate materials and relevant documents into Spanish for CYF programs.
h. Periodically assist in conducting assessments of applications at Wayne Memorial Hospital for Wayne County First Steps and Early Head Start Program.
i. Assist Children and Families staff, as frequently as possible, in Spanish interpretation when in contact with families to ensure effective communication between the programs and all parents.
j. Be knowledgeable and utilize WAGES Policy and Procedures, Work Plan, and Head Start Program Performance Standards.
k. Inform supervisor immediately of circumstances which may require that a client be referred to Child Protective Services because of “imminent” or “threatened” harm, abuse or neglect.
l. Plan, develop, and participate in all special events, groups, and activities that are initiated by Children and Families.
m. Record and maintain written record of professional activities, client observations and activities as required. Submit all reports in a timely fashion.
n. Attend staff development opportunities and obtain additional training as recommended by supervisor throughout the program year.
o. Comply with all WAGES personnel policies.
p. Work cooperatively with agency staff, parents, volunteers and community to foster coordinated and integrated program operations.
q. Support and interpret WAGES mission, programs, objectives, concepts, and goals.
r. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Director for C&F.

Compensation minimum: $29,000 – $33,000

NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) Teacher (Continuous Posting)

Department: Division of Children and Families
Supervisor: Center Supervisor
Function: To plan and implement teaching activities and the total program for a class of children; to work collaboratively with teaching team; to work with parents and the community.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education/Formal Training: A BA/BS or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development with experience teaching preschool-age children; and a North Carolina birth through kindergarten (B-K) or Preschool add on Standard Professional II licensure or related field. Applicants who do not hold a B-K License (Standard Professional I and II) or Preschool Add-on Licensure must complete 6 semester hours per year until completed, enroll and successfully participate in the Early Educator Support, licensure & Professional Development Unit of the DCDEE. First Aid/CPR Certification.
2. Work Experience: Preferably experience in early childhood education or child development and/or experience working in a day care or preschool classroom.
3. Requirements/Aptitudes: Ability to work with staff, parents, children and volunteers; ability to keep timely and accurate records; ability to provide exceptional customer service; must maintain confidentiality of records and communications. Must have current annual physical including Tuberculin test or chest x-ray and current criminal background qualifying letter.
4. Essential Responsibilities:
a. Participate in orientation, pre-service, in-service, staff development functions, and educational opportunities.
b. Plan and implement daily program and educational curriculum.
c. Help each child to develop positive self-image and relationship of trust.
d. Assess each child, according to program policies, by following procedures for on-going observation, recording and evaluation for the purpose of planning activities to suit individual needs.
e. Visit the home of each child a minimum of two times a year and conduct two parent conferences per year.
f. Plan and implement, in cooperation with other staff, family support groups and family involvement activities; attend and assist in conducting trainings for families during Parent Committee Meetings.
g. Maintain accurate records pertaining to the classroom, children, parents and volunteers including inventory of facilities and supplies and attendance.
h. Ensure that all licensing and emergency procedures are posted and implemented properly, i.e., tornado drills, fire drills, fire evacuation route, medical and dental emergencies, safe arrival and departure, and other emergency procedures.
i. Assist with health service and health education of child and family.
j. Work cooperatively with agency staff, parents, volunteers and community to foster coordinated and integrated program operations.
k. Ensure that classroom volunteers’ activities are planned and coordinated.
l. Participate in monthly quality control reviews.
m. Learn and adhere to Head Start Performance Standards, NCPreK State guidelines, North Carolina licensing requirements and the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
n. Learn and adhere to State and Federal observation instruments (ECERS and CLASS).
o. Complete a professional development plan and maintain and update all certifications, credentials, and other training as required.
p. Complete annually 25 contact hours of training related to the field of Early Childhood Education; pre-service training hours included in obtaining total hours needed.
q. Maintain cleanliness in classrooms/centers by sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and disposing of trash as needed.
r. Maintain cleanliness of children playgrounds by conducting playground checks as assigned. Cleanliness entails picking up debris, sweeping, raking and placement of playground materials.
s. Support and interpret Head Start objectives, concepts, goals, and WAGES mission and programs.
t. Participate in training or other activities related to the job.
u. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Center Supervisor.
5. Physical Demands: Bending or squatting to speak/interact with children on their eye level, lifting of children and other heavy objects.
Entry Compensation: 14.00-18.00 Hourly

Educare Teacher (Early Head Start) – Continuous Posting

Division of Children and Families
Supervisor: Center Supervisor
Function: To plan and implement teacher activities and total program for infant & toddler classroom; to work collaboratively with teaching team and with parents and the community.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education/Formal Training: Preferably an AA or BS degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development. Minimum requirement is an Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, North Carolina Child Care Credential I and II and First Aid/CPR Certification.
2. Work Experience: Preferably a Head Start/Early Head Start parent or a child care provider who is familiar with the programs and/or from within the target area; experience working with infant/toddlers.
3. Requirements/Aptitudes: Ability to work with children and the economically disadvantaged; ability to assist in record keeping duties; must maintain confidentiality; ability to provide exceptional customer service; must have current annual physical including Tuberculin test or chest x-ray and current criminal background qualifying letter.
4. Essential Responsibilities:
a. Participate in orientation, pre-service and in-service training, parent meetings and all staff functions.
b. Plan and implement developmentally appropriate small group and individual activities for children in a classroom setting.
c. Supervise infant-toddler play activities.
d. Interact positively with infants and toddlers and their families.
e. Stimulate infants and toddlers in moving toward independence.
f. Maintain quality environments for young children, including sanitation of toys, materials, etc. in accordance with day care guidelines.
g. Maintain all sanitation and facility licensing requirements at all times.
h. Work cooperatively with parents, staff, volunteers and the community.
i. Develop and implement daily schedule and individualized lesson plans.
j. Make home visits and conduct parent conferences at least two times per year and assist family
with referrals and resources.
k. Work cooperatively with agency staff, parents, volunteers and community to foster coordinated and integrated program operations.
l. Maintain appropriate and accurate records and reports including attendance reports.
m. Follow routine schedule of housekeeping duties in classroom and center.
n. Complete a professional development plan and maintain and update all certifications, credentials and other training as required.
o. Learn and adhere to State Observation Instrument (ITERS).
p. Learn and adhere to Head Start Performance Standards, North Carolina licensing requirements and the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) maintain all Sanitation and facility licensing requirements at all times.
q. In addition to pre-service training, complete annually 25 clock hours of training related to the field of Early Childhood Education.
r. Participate in training and other activities relevant to the job.
s. Support and interpret WAGES objectives, goals and concepts, and WAGES mission and program to child, parent and community.
t. Maintain cleanliness in classrooms/centers by sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and disposing of trash as needed.
u. Maintain cleanliness of children playgrounds by conducting playground checks as assigned. Cleanliness entails picking up and removing debris, sweeping, raking and placement of playground materials.
v. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Center Supervisor.
w. Participate in bi-monthly Parent Committee Meetings
5. Physical Demands: Bending or squatting to speak/interact with children on their eye level, lifting of children
and other heavy objects.

Entry Compensation: $9.00-$12.00 hourly

Teacher (Head Start) – Continuous Posting

Department: Division of Children and FamiliesSupervisor: Center SupervisorFunction: To plan and implement teaching activities and comprehensive early education and child development programs for a class of children; to work collaboratively with teaching team; to work in partnership with parents and the community.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education/Formal Training: Preferably a BA/BS degree in Early Childhood Education or an advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool-age children and First Aid/CPR Certification.
2. Work Experience: Experience in early childhood education or child development and/or experience working in a day care or preschool classroom.
3. Requirements/Aptitudes: Ability to work collaboratively with staff, parents, children and volunteers; ability to keep timely and accurate records; ability to provide exceptional customer service; must maintain confidentiality of records and communications. Must have current annual physical including Tuberculin test or chest x-ray and current criminal background qualifying letter.
4.Essential Responsibilities:
a. Participate in orientation, pre-service, in-service, staff development activities, and educational opportunities.
b. Plan and implement daily program and educational curriculum.
c. Help each child to develop positive self-image and relationship of trust.
d. Assess each child, according to program policies, by following procedures for on-going observation and assessment, recording and evaluation for the purpose of planning activities to suit individual needs.
e. Visit the home of each child a minimum of two times a year and conduct two parent conferences per year.
f. Plan and implement, in cooperation with other staff, family support groups and family involvement activities; attend and assist in conducting trainings for families during Parent Committee Meetings.
g. Maintain accurate records pertaining to the classroom, children, parents and volunteers including inventory of facilities and supplies and child attendance.
h. Ensure that all licensing and emergency procedures are posted and implemented properly, i.e., tornado drills, fire drills, fire evacuation route, medical and dental emergencies, safe arrival and departure, and other emergency procedures.
i. Assist with health service and health education of child and family.
j. Work cooperatively with agency staff, parents, volunteers and community to foster coordinated and integrated program operations.
k. Ensure that classroom volunteers’ activities are planned and coordinated.
l. Learn and adhere to Head Start Performance Standards, North Carolina licensing requirements and the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); maintain all sanitation and facility licensing requirements at all times.
m. Learn and adhere to State and Federal Observation Instruments (ECERS and CLASS).
n. Complete career development plan and maintain and update all certifications, credentials, and other training as required.
o. In addition to pre-service training, complete annually 25 contact hours of training related to the field of Early Childhood Education.
p. Maintain cleanliness in classrooms/centers.
q. Support and interpret Head Start objectives, concepts, goals, and WAGES mission and programs.
r. Participate in training or other activities related to the job.
s. Record all CACFP meals at point of service.
t. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Center Supervisor.
u. Participate in bi-monthly parent committee meetings.
5. Physical Demands: Lifting of children and other heavy objects.
Entry Compensation: ($10.00-$13.00 hourly)

Teacher Assistant (Head Start) – Continuous Posting

Department: Division of Children and Families
Supervisor: Center Supervisor
Function: To assist in planning and implementing teacher activities and total program for a class of children; to work collaboratively with teaching team; to assist in working with parents and the community.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education/Formal Training: Preferably an AA or BS degree in Early Childhood
Education or Child Development. Minimum requirement is a Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and North Carolina Child Care Credential I and II and First Aid/CPR Certification.
2. Work Experience: Preferably a Head Start parent or a child care provider who is familiar with the Head Start program and/or from within the target area.
3. Requirements/Aptitudes: Ability to work with children and the economically disadvantaged; ability to assist in record keeping duties; ability to work toward obtaining CDA; ability to provide exceptional customer service; must maintain confidentiality; must have current annual physical including Tuberculin test or chest x-ray and current criminal background qualifying letter.
4. Essential Responsibilities:
a. Participate in orientation, pre-service and in-service training and all staff functions.
b. Assist in planning and implementing daily activities and programs for children in a
classroom setting.
c. Help each child develop a positive self-image and relationship of trust.
d. Participate in on-going observations of children for planning activities to suit
individual needs.
e. Make home visits and conduct parent conferences at least two times per year and assist family with referrals and resources.
f. Assist in working with agency staff, parents, volunteers and community to foster coordinated and integrated program operations.
g. Maintain appropriate records and reports including attendance reports.
h. Participate in monthly Parent Committee Meetings.
i. Follow routine schedule of housekeeping duties in classroom and center.
j. Become the acting Teacher in the absence of the Teacher.
k. Complete a professional development plan and maintain and update all certifications, credentials and other training as required.
l. Learn and adhere to Head Start Performance Standards, North Carolina licensing requirements and the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
m. Learn and adhere to State and Federal observation instruments (ECERS and CLASS).
n. In addition to pre-service training, complete annually 25 clock hours of training related to the field of Early Childhood Education.
o. Participate in training and other activities relevant to the job.
p. Support and interpret Head Start objectives, goals, concepts, and WAGES mission and program to child, parent and community.
q. Record all CACFP meals at point of service.
r. Maintain cleanliness in classrooms/centers by sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and disposing of trash as needed.
s. Maintain cleanliness of children playgrounds by conducting playground checks as assigned. Cleanliness entails picking up and removing debris, sweeping, raking and placement of playground materials.
t. Perform other job-related duties assigned by the teacher.
5. Physical Demands: Bending or squatting to speak/interact with children on their eye level lifting of children and other heavy objects.

Compensation: Entry $9.00-$12.00 hourly

Substitute Teacher (Continuous Posting)

Department: Division of Children and Families
Supervisor: Center Supervisor
Function: To assist in planning and implementing teaching activities and the total program for a class of children.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education/Formal Training:
Preferably High School Diploma/GED
Work Experience: Preferably a Head Start parent or person from the local community who is familiar with the Head Start program.
Aptitudes: Interested in working with children and the disadvantaged; ability to relate to people; ability to assist in record keeping; ability to keep confidentiality of records and communications.
Essential Responsibilities:
Participate in substitute teacher orientation and substitute teacher trainings.
Assist in planning and implementing daily program and educational curriculum for children in the classroom.
Help each child to develop positive self-image.
Establish a relationship of trust with the children and be aware of their needs.
Maintain positive interactions with children, parents, community, and staff.
Support the agency’s policy of No Corporal Punishment by utilizing appropriate guidance techniques.
Assist in maintaining appropriate records and reports.
Assist in working with parents, volunteers, and the community.
Assist in executing housekeeping responsibilities of the classroom and center.
Support and interpret Head Start objectives, concepts, and goals.
Support and interpret WAGES mission.
Other job related duties as assigned by the teacher/center supervisor.
Physical Demands: Lifting children and other heavy objects; cleaning classrooms.

WAGES
601 Royall Ave.
Goldsboro, NC 27534
919-734-1178