SER Employment Opportunities

SER – JOBS FOR PROGRESS NATIONAL, INC.

SER is a National network of community-based employment and training centers located in 19 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. SER’s primary focus is to empower socially and economically disadvantaged Americans, especially Hispanics, with the knowledge, skills, and abilities that will prepare them for full participation in American society.

Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Health & Nutrition Coordinator

TO APPLY, EMAIL: tmorales@ser-national.org
SUMMARY: The Health & Nutrition Coordinator will manage and ensure that SER EHS-CCP provides high-quality health, oral health, mental health, and nutrition services that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and that will support each child’s growth and school readiness. Responsible for establishing and maintaining a Health Services Advisory Committee that includes Head Start parents, professionals, and other volunteers from the community.   Collaborate with parents as partners in the health and well-being of their children and communicate with parents about their child’s health needs and development concerns in a timely and effective manner. Identify children enrolled or children who intend to enroll in the program who may be eligible for services under IDEA. Collaborate with parents of children with disabilities, including but not limited to children eligible for services under IDEA. Assist parents to access services and resources for their family. Coordinate and collaborate with local agencies responsible for implementing IDEA.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

NUTRITION:

  • Oversee and monitor to ensure that each childcare partner is meeting the nutritional needs of each child and accommodates the feeding require­ments of children with special dietary needs and children with disabilities.
  • Ensure family style meals are served §1302.31(e)(2).
  • Monitors classrooms to ensure: that food is an integral part of the total education program; that mealtime atmosphere is conducive to socialization and content area learning; and, that the quality, quantity and size of food served is appropriate to the ages of the children.
  • Provide information, referral, and coordinating efforts to link staff and families to appropriate community resources.
  • Ensure that meals are planned in advanced to reduce the need for food substitution, when substitutions are necessary recommends foods of equivalent nutritional value.
  • Develops and monitors the provision of special diets for children with documented food allergies or other feeding problems or special nutritional needs, consulting with children’s doctor as necessary.
  • Provides technical assistance to staff on maintaining records of the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP), as needed.
  • Determines the training needs of staff, parents and children and develops and/or delivers nutrition education including development of appropriate resources.

HEALTH & SAFETY:

  • Will ensure that within 30 calendar days after a child first attends the program, that each child has ongoing sources of continuous, accessible health care and health insurance coverage.
  • Will ensure that within 45 calendar days after a child first attends the program, the child is screened for vision and hearing.
  • Will ensure that within 90 calendar days after a child first attends the program, a determination is obtained as to whether or not the child is up-to-date on a schedule for preventive and primary medical and oral health care.
  • Provide guidance to Site Managers regarding the assessment and follow-up of safety concerns and hazards.
  • Provide clarification and technical support to all staff in implementing all Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate training for parents and volunteers in these specific areas:CPR/First Aid certification
    • Hearing and Vision screening
    • OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Standards
    • USDA/CACFP training
    • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Child Safety
    • Emergency Preparedness
  • Maintain relationships and collaborate with the medical and dental communities and other community health agencies and partners.
  • Participate in community health related events, work groups, and initiatives.
  • Serves as a member of the program’s Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Social Services, Health and or Nutrition focus preferred.
  • At least one year of related experience, with emphasis on training and knowledge of community health/nutrition resources.
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation.
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with children birth to 3 years old
  • Ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience working with diverse groups and populations
  • Knowledgeable of community resources
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

REQUIRED SCREENINGS/CHECKS:

  1. Drug screen
  2. Background Check
  3. Driver’s Record
  4. Fingerprinting
  5. Health Check

SER National is an equal opportunity employer

Controller – Irving, TX

SUMMARY: SER Jobs for Progress National, located at 100 E. Royal Lane, Suite 130, Irving, TX 75039 seeks a Controller for Irving, Texas job location. The Controller will be responsible for establishing table of accounts and assigning entries to the correct general ledger accounts according to General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Auditing Standards (GAS). Prepare, examine or analyze accounting record to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting procedural standards. Additional responsibilities include maintaining record for assets, liabilities, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll transactions. The Controller is responsible for preparing closing and adjusting entries so the Chief Financial Officer can prepare the monthly financial information and statements required by management. The Controller supervises one subordinate employee and one peer employee.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration
  • 36 months experience in the occupation of Non-profit Accountant
  • 2 years experience in accounting software used by non-profit organizations
  • 1 year experience with OMB Uniform Guidance required for Federal grant awards
  • 1 year supervisory responsibility in nonprofit fiscal environment. Experience may be gained concurrently.

If interested please send resume to:

SER Jobs for Progress National, Inc.

100 East Royal Lane #130 Irving, TX. 75039

Attn: HR Department

Ref. Job Code 401776

Closing Date: 8/10/17

Part Time Infant & Toddler Parent Coach

Part-Time: Maximum of 25 Hours/Week

REPORTS TO: Early Head Start Director

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

SUMMARY: The Parent Coach will implement the Frog Street Curriculum – Home Connections material as an enhancement piece to the SER National Early Head Start program. The Parent Coach will work to strengthen the parent-child interactions that support social and emotional development. The Parent Coach will carry out intentional activities that improve early language, communication and cognitive development. The Parent Coach will recruit mothers and fathers exclusively from the SER Early Head Start program that serves children between the ages of 6-weeks and 3-years in Dallas and Grand Prairie areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for implementing twelve Frog Street Curriculum – Home Connections activities per cohort to children 6 weeks old through 3 years of age.
  • Deliver weekly parent training sessions within their homes to a cohort of 12 parents over the course of a 3-month period. Work in collaboration with teachers to support parent engagement activities at home.
  • Prepare individualized weekly lesson plans that are responsive to the individual needs of children and their parents, and submit them to the supervisor for approval.
  • Use Frog Street Assessment tool to monitor the children’s growth in school readiness goals.
  • Use hands-on activities during each session to help parents move from watching, listening and talking to doing.
  • Consult and collaborate with Family Services Specialist to select parents who can best benefit from home visiting services.
  • As part of the case management team, meet with the Family Services Specialist regularly to ensure goals and needs are met, and adjust strategies on an ongoing basis if needed.
  • Address school readiness goals identified by parents in the Family Partnership Agreement and incorporated those into the home visiting plan.
  • Develop a warm, caring and supportive relationship with parents that builds trust and encourages respectful, ongoing two-way communication.
  • Recognize parents as their children’s primary teachers and nurturers, and implement intentional strategies to engage parents in their children’s learning and Equal Opportunity Employer development, including specific strategies for father engagement.
  • Maintain files and record a summary of each home visit in ChildPlus to document the event.
  • Provide testimonials of success achieved during program implementation.
  • Ability to travel within the city and surrounding areas to conduct home visits.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, weeknights and weekends.
  • Provide reports as needed on program progress and data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology or other related field.
  • At least three years of equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of education
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with diverse populations and children at risk
  • Ability to engage in strength based relationships with parents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-starter
  • Basic computer skills required – Word, Excel, Software applications.
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Knowledge of Early Head Start preferred.
  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Education.

REQUIRED SCREENINGS/CHECKS

  • Drug Screen
  • Background Check
  • Driver’s Record
  • Fingerprinting
  • Health Check

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