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Full Job Description: **$2,000 Sign-On Bonus** LOCATION: Hutchinson - McLeod/Meeker JOB STATUS: Full time (40 hours/week), 9 months per year, Union position RESPONSIBILITIES: To work with children with identified or diagnosed challenging behaviors to increase their social and emotional competency through the use of intervention techniques that align with curricula.  JOB DUTIES INCLUDE: Plan and implement individual and small group learning experiences for identified at-risk children. Work with children with identified or diagnosed challenging behaviors to increase social and emotional competency. Teach coping skills for successful social-emotional interactions. Support classroom staff in the area of behavior guidance. With individualized planning help children learn and use problem solving techniques. Act as a positive role model and encourage appropriate behavior. Assist the Teacher to prepare and attend parent conferences. Develop and maintain a Professional Development Plan. Assist with grantee efforts in recruitment of Head Start children. Support and Model United’s Behavioral Competencies. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: CDA with training/experience in challenging behaviors. Degree in Early Childhood or ECSE preferred. CPR and First Aid certification. KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Flexibility to move from one classroom to another and meet the needs of the room and individual children. Effective verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated interpersonal skills. Computer/keyboarding skills required. Ability to work as part of a team. Understanding and respect for cultural diversity and participant’s right to make their own decisions. Demonstrated skills in problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies. Ability to travel in and out of nine (9) county area when required and regularly to assigned classroom locations, meetings, workshops, and conferences. Reliable mode of transportation. Reliable, regular attendance. Knowledge and understanding of child development, integration of services and of issues faced by low-income people. Must have satisfactory completion of background check. Must have satisfactory completion of medical exam and health screenings as requested per Head Start regulations. Please refer to Job #1223E when applying. CLOSING DATES: Open Until Filled CONTACT: Pamela LeGare - Human Resources Coordinator United Community Action Partnership, Inc. 200 4th St SW, PO Box 1359, Willmar, MN 56201 320-235-0850 Ext. 1923

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