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Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. (MICA) - Head Start Assistant Teachers
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Education Program Assistant
HVC-VNS Care Services - NFP Maternal Child Health Manager
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. (MICA) - Marshalltown
Head Start Assistant Teachers
Join our Head Start teaching team and make a difference in lives of children ages 3 to 5. Help children learn new shapes, colors, numbers, and more while developing important social skills they need to succeed at home, school and in the community. We provide an excellent benefit package and ongoing training opportunities, including assistance in completing a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential during work hours. 
We have two positions available. One is a part-time, 26 hours per week, 9-month position. One is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12-month position. $11.47 to $12.47 per hour commensurate with education. 
Required: High school diploma or GED/HiSET
Preference given to candidates with the following:
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credential appropriate for the age group with which they will be working,
  • Applicants enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Experience working with children 0-5 years of age
Closing Date: Open until filled
Visit for a full job description and to submit an online application, cover letter and resume. Or send, fax or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA  50158; 641-352-5020; or complete application at above address.  Position open until filled.  EOE
posted 2018.10.02
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Dallas County
Education Program Assistant
Under general supervision, works directly with the County Youth Coordinator, Extension Educator, and State Field Specialists as a team to provide support for youth development and volunteer management for the 4-H program, Clover Kids Program, and Extension Education Programs in Dallas County.
95% - Youth, 4-H, Clover Kids, and Families Program
  • Assist with planning, delivery, coordination and promotion of countywide Youth, Clover Kids, & 4-H programs in cooperation with the County Youth Coordinator and Clover Kids Director
  • Assist with coordinating and delivering Extension Families Programming
  • Maintain correspondence with 4-H and Clover Kids members, parents, leaders, Extension staff, and public, including phone calls, forms, newsletters, news releases, letters, emails, and via webpage and social media
  • Attend youth team meetings to plan and recruit for youth programs
  •     Provide support for County newsletter(s) as needed
  • Develop and provide leadership for County Youth Council
  • Plan and develop Clover Kids and 4-H Workshops as well as handle workshop registrations and communicates details to County Youth Coordinator and Extension Educator
  • Assist with 4-H/Clover Kids/Families events and workshops
  • Lead Nutritional Programming/Presentations throughout County in conjunction with State Nutrition Staff
  • Communicates needs for equipment and room reservations to Office Assistant
5% - Other Tasks/Duties
  • Will serve as primary back-up for the Office Assistant and Program Assistant
  • Take registrations for miscellaneous programs, provide hospitality and customer service to clients 
  • Constantly improves skills, attends appropriate in-service training
  • Publish activities on Extension Calendar and website as appropriate providing diversity reports as needed
  • Report activities and program impact to Executive Director, educators and specialists
  • Maintains confidentiality on all Extension business
  • Completes other assigned tasks, not limited to the 4-H, Clover Kids, and Families programs 
  • Follows all policies, rules and procedures as directed by the Extension Council and Executive Director
  • Likes to work with public, provides excellent customer service
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong organization skills
  • Knowledge of basic Health and Nutrition Wellness
  • Problem solving skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, web browser, and e-mail applications
  • Able to handle cash, checks and credit cards, accurately documenting receipts in conjunction with the program managers and bookkeeper
  • Knowledge of basic office machinery
  • Ability to lift and move 40 pounds
  • Collegiate Sophomore status
  • Two or more years’ experience in one or more areas of the position
  • Experience in an educational setting
  • People-oriented and demonstrated aptitude and creativity for tasks
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Child Development, Family Studies, Family Consumer Sciences, Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Sociology, Psychology, or a related field.
  • Written and oral Spanish fluency
Part-Time 20 hrs. Per week.  General work week is Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Nights and Weekends as needed to deliver programming and meet the needs of the community.
$15.00/hour. Non-exempt, hourly. Classified as a Support Staff position.
Paid vacation and holidays
This position is under the Supervision of the Executive Director.
To be considered for the position, submit an employment application, cover letter and resume to Jeff Jackson, Executive Director at Applications will be accepted through October 12th 4:30 pm.
posted 2018.09.26


HVC-VNS Care Services - Des Moines
NFP Maternal Child Health Manager
Team/Program: Maternal Child Health FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: MCH Director Revision Date: 08/18/2017
Purpose: Provides oversight of daily program operations and supervises frontline staff providing home visiting services to first time mothers and their child(ren) according to the Nurse-Family Partnership model.
  • Ensures daily operations are carried out in accordance with VNS of Iowa policies and procedures and regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintains client caseloads and adequate staffing patterns.
  • Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff.
  • Orients new staff and provides professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Leads team meetings that address programming and facilitates case conferences.
  • Ensures program documentation and billing processes are followed.
  • Understands all aspects of the NFP Visit to Visit Guidelines, ETO and VNS documentation and billing processes in order to build confidence and skill in the Home Visitors.
  • Provides developmental feedback and develops a plan with staff to address and performance issues.
  • Provides reflective supervision, performance evaluation and disciplinary action.
  • Works with director to ensure program goals, objectives, and timelines are met.  Assists with reporting, grant writing and annual budget planning.
  • Teaches classes and special groups the principles of healthful living and maternal/infant/child care.
  • Represents the agency as part of community group, coalitions or activities.
  • May maintain a client caseload up to the equivalent of .25 FTE or 5 clients
  • Performs other duties as assigned by program director.
  • Uses motivational interviewing, coaching, joint visits and the NFP quality framework to support and provide oversight to nurse home visitors.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from accredited school of nursing required
  • Current and valid Iowa RN license
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in maternal child nursing with supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to accept and work with diverse populations, culturally, economically and educationally
  • Performs all functions of a nurse home visitor, including nursing assessment and identifying family strengths and needs
  • Writes, reads and interprets policies and procedures and conveys these clearly to those supervised
  • Ability to analyze and write detailed, clear and concise program reports, correspondence, and documentation
  • Capable of managing multiple tasks
  • Maintains clear communication with and fosters positive working relationships among team members.
  • Demonstrates skill in team building
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work for self and those supervised
  • Maintains confidentiality and complies with all administrative procedures
  • Ability to mediate and resolve problems fairly and impartially
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification
  • Mandatory Reporter of Child and Dependent Adult abuse training certification (within 30 days of hire)
  • Must have valid driver's license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation if driving is required
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical, drug screen, 2-step TB test and background check
Working Conditions:
  • Physical requirements: Physical requirements: Medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects
  • Physical Activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, talking, fingering (picking, pinching, typing, etc.), hearing, grasping (applying pressure with fingers and palm), repetitive motions, feeling (perceiving size, shape, texture, temperature by touching), visual acuity (field of vision for analyzing data, viewing computer, using measurement devices, operating machines, determining accuracy or neatness, and/or making general observations)
  • Environment: Extreme temperatures, hazards (chemicals, infectious diseases
  • Time: Ability to be flexible with a varying schedule and programmatic requirements
  • Travel: May be required between locations
These characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be required to perform other duties to meet the on-going needs of the organization.
HCI Care Services and VNS of Iowa is an equal opportunity employer. Employment practices are implemented without regard to race, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, genetic information or on the basis of age or physical or mental disability unrelated to ability to perform the work required.
Maggie Wilson - HR Business Partner - HVC-VNS Care Services, 3000 Easton Blvd., Des Moines, IA 50317. 515.333.4279 ext. 2016,
posted 2018.09.17