Employment

The following positions are open at WAGES. To download an application for employment click here.
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WAGES Human Resourses Manager

Department: Support Services
Supervisor: Operations Manager
Function: To be proficient in the area of Human Resources.  Maintenance of all personnel records, related manuals and handbooks.      
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education/Formal Training:  Preferably a minimum 2-year degree, in Human Resources or related field.
2. Work Experience:  Minimum 2 years experience in human resources and personnel.          
3. Aptitudes:  Effective communication skills; ability to relate well to others; ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality; willingness to adapt to changes in job duties and/or work schedules to assure maximum productivity; ability to perform under the pressure of deadlines.
4. Essential Responsibilities:
Recruit individuals to fill vacant staffing position in cooperation with appropriate agency supervisors.  This includes placing ads for candidates, the initial receipt/screening of applications, and appropriate follow-up correspondence according to agency policies.
Facilitate a pre-employment process to meet agency, state and grantee requirements.
Maintain personnel files for each employee in the agency in accordance with the requirements of the agency, funding source(s), and state and federal regulations.
Monitor and maintain staff development records that ensure staff meet all educational and certification requirements, as well as required medical exams.  (i.e. First Aid and CPR, Educational Credentials, Degree, etc.)  This duty includes maintaining a current job classification and pay plan for all positions of the agency.
Assist Camp;F (Children & Families Division) staff in implementing a Substitute Teacher recruitment process and Substitute Pool. Maintain and monitor the active Substitute list in accordance with the requirements of the agency and to ensure the staff meets all requirements, as well as medical exams, TB and criminal rechecks requirements in accordance with the Federal and state regulations.
Maintain and update job descriptions and performance appraisals, to insure consistency, as submitted from department staff.
Track and monitor the timely completion of Performance Appraisals consistent with agency and department policies.
Maintain and hold for distribution forms pertinent to all Human Resources needs of the agency.
Provide the initial orientation for new staff.  This includes the preparation of fringe benefits enrollment forms, review of handbooks, etc.
Conduct exit interviews, closing of benefit programs, and retention of employment records as prescribed by law.
Publish, maintain, and modify agency personnel policies and procedures manual and handbook.
li>Provide training as needed to meet agency needs.
Respond to employee/third party requests for employment related verifications or references according to agency policy.
Provide a positive image of WAGES and WAGES mission to the community.
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
5. Physical Demands:  Sitting, standing, bending, keying, and some lifting.
li>Working Conditions:  Generally indoor.
Entry Compensation:  $27,000 – $30,000

WAGES Education Coordinator

Department: Division of Children and Families
Supervisor: Education Manager
Function: To provide technical assistance to teaching staff by implementing and demonstrating hands-on techniques in working with young children; to help develop developmentally appropriate learning environments; to help monitor the staff’s implementation of educational training plans; parent training plans and strategic plans for the C&F Division.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Educational/Formal Training: Must have a  BA/BS degree in Early Childhood Education or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education with experience teaching preschool-age children.
2.Work Experience:  At least 5 years work experience, preferably in early childhood education or child development and/or experience working in a day care or preschool classroom.  Must have experience working with children ages birth – 5 years.
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; good problem-solving and decision-making skills; must maintain confidentiality of records and communications.
4.Essential Duties:
1.Plan and coordinate with C&F staff comprehensive pre-service and in-service staff development activities.
2.Assist with the development of and the implementation of a comprehensive education and child development plan that meets the definition of curriculum.
3.Develop or coordinate age and developmentally appropriate environments, child development theories, curriculum, materials and equipment for all classrooms and centers including playgrounds.
4.Assist in the development and implementation of an on-going education training plan that incorporates theories and principles of child and adult education and quality child development practices.
5.Provide and monitor technical assistance and follow-up support provided to teaching staff.
6.Model best practices for early childhood development and school preparedness within the classroom for teaching staff, volunteers and parents. Act as a role model for teachers and teacher assistants in the area of professionalism.
7.Provide opportunities for staff to observe and work in teams.
8.Demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to the Head Start Performance Standards, North Carolina licensing requirements and the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and incorporate into programming.
9.Work with teaching staff to problem-solve and implement solutions as related to quality.
10. Enter and compile data for Head Start/Early Head Start assessment child outcomes through TSG online assessment system.
11. Evaluate classroom environments and activities through frequent periodic informal observations and provide feedback and areas for improvement to Center Supervisors regarding classroom programming; monitor quality control; evaluate and monitor improvements of teaching staff.
12. Assist in recruitment of teaching staff plan and facilitate substitute teacher trainings.
13. Make recommendations and requisitions for additional educational materials, supplies and equipment needed for the program and develop an improvement plan to address these needs.
14. Train teaching staff on the use of the early childhood assessment tools.
15. Maintain CLASS Certification and provide Head Start CLASS observations.
16. Implement School Readiness Plan and Team Meetings.
17. Provide New Teacher Support Group, New Teacher Orientation, and Professional Development Training Track to promote teacher retention and to provide professional growth and development.
18. Participate in a self-assessment process and engage in ongoing assessment of the quality of services provided by the education.
19. Maintain accurate records pertaining to teaching staff, classroom environments and playgrounds.
20. Attend selective workshops and conferences to increase knowledge regarding early education.
21. Support and interpret WAGES objectives, concepts, goals, mission and programs.
22. Participate in training or other activities related to the job.
23.  Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Education Manager and Director for C&F.
5. Physical Demands:  Lifting children and other heavy objects. 

Educare Teacher (Early Head Start)
Department: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.
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
Physical Demands: Bending or squatting to speak/interact with children on their eye level, lifting of childrenand other heavy objects.

Teacher Assistant (Head Start)
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.
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. In addition to pre-service training, complete annually 25 clock hours of training related to the field of Early Childhood Education.
N. Participate in training and other activities relevant to the job.
o. Support and interpret Head Start objectives, goals, concepts, and WAGES mission and program to child, parent and community.
Record all CACFP meals at point of service.
Maintain cleanliness in classrooms/centers by sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and disposing of trash as needed.
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.
Perform other job-related duties assigned by the teacher.
Physical Demands: Bending or squatting to speak/interact with children on their eye level lifting of children and other heavy objects.

Substitute Teacher

Physical Demands: Lifting children and other heavy objects, cleaning classrooms.

Substitute Teacher Trainings are held monthly September through March. (No trainings April-July.) Check the What’s New section or call (919)734-1178, ext. 265, 241 or 255 for more information.
Anyone wishing to attend the training must pick up a substitute packet (which includes application and instructions) no later than one week before the training date. The completed packets are to be turned in on the day of the training. Substitute packets may be picked up at the WAGES main office located at 601 Royall Avenue, Goldsboro, NC.
To apply for any of these positions, visit our administrative offices located at:

WAGES
601 Royall Ave.
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

To download an application for employment click here. (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader® a free download available at the Adobe website.)
Completed applications may be mailed to:
WAGES
(Attn: Human Resources)
601 Royall Ave.
Goldsboro, NC 27534
WAGES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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