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USD 253 District Maintenance – HVAC

HVAC performs routine repairs and maintenance on heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems including air distribution machinery, pneumatic and digital controls, hot and chilled water distribution, and variable volume systems. Independently employs specially designed software and remote computer links to monitor systems and troubleshoot malfunctions. This position will also work in a general maintenance capacity to maintain school building and grounds in top condition to ensure full and productive use of district facilities. To accomplish these tasks the HVAC technician must work closely with the staff and administration of USD 253.

Base hourly rate is $19.50 with additional compensation for level of education and experience.

Please apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/emporia/onlineapp/.

Affordable Housing Specialist

CLASSIFICATION
Technical/Non-Exempt
REVISION DATE
November 2022
POSITION SUMMARY BROAD FUNCTION

The Affordable Housing Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day operations required to maintain Community Action’s rental properties. The Affordable Housing Specialist’s primary responsibilities include filling vacancies, working with tenants on maintenance needs, certifications, lease violations, non-payments, and other tenancy-related issues, and ensuring that tenant interactions, files, and property maintenance are compliant with agency, federal, state, and local requirements. Other duties will, from time to time, be assigned as deemed by the Director of Outcomes in Affordable Housing as necessary and appropriate.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Actively and effectively manage Community Action’s rental properties to ensure compliance with agency, federal, state, and local requirements. (Priority Value = 45) Fill vacancies following the agency’s Tenant Selection Plan and Housing Management Plan
Maintain tenant files, following the agency’s Housing Management Plan to ensure adequate, accurate, and timely documentation
Work with the agency’s facility staff to ensure that properties are being maintained according to the agency’s Housing Management Plan
Complete applicant and tenant interactions, including move-ins, move-outs, annual certifications, monthly rent payments, notifications, and other communications, following the agency’s Tenant Selection Plan and Housing Management Plan
Follow agency’s Fiscal Policies for housing-related procurement needs
Maintain adequate and regular communications with the agency’s facilities staff and the Director of Outcomes in Affordable Housing regarding compliance issues
Actively and effectively work with applicants and tenants to ensure lease compliance, high customer satisfaction, and quality outcomes (Priority Value = 45)
Maintain a professional relationship with applicants and tenants that follows the agency’s Tenant Selection Plan and Housing Management Plan

Keep applicants and tenants updated and well-informed as defined in following the agency’s Tenant Selection Plan and Housing Management Plan
Enforce occupancy policies and procedures following the agency’s Tenant Selection Plan and Housing Management Plan
Serve as the primary agency representative for tenants to communicate with regarding maintenance and other tenancy needs
Facilitate the monthly tenant meeting at Tanglewood.
Connect applicants and tenants to Family Outcomes staff and NEKCAP, as appropriate
Work with tenants to address issues and grievances
Complete an annual survey of tenants
Actively demonstrate support of the Community Action mission, vision, strategic plan, goals, and management decisions, and establish appropriate, measurable program goals. Practice Trauma-informed care and customer-centered approaches. (Priority Value = 5)
Perform such other duties as may, from time to time, be assigned by the supervisor and/or the supervisor’s designee, including participating in agency events and special activities and practicing adaptability and openness to change as the position and organization evolve over time. (Priority Value = 5)AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
The Affordable Housing Specialist is delegated full authority necessary for the effective performance of all assigned duties and responsibilities subject to the restrictions, requirements, and terms of the agency’s policies and procedures, applicable local/state/federal laws, and the dictates of sound business judgment, prudence, and ethical conduct. The Affordable Housing Specialist is fully accountable to the Director of Outcomes in Affordable Housing for their performance, which will be measured against the position description and established performance goals.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Prior to Hire into the Position:

Have a High School Diploma or GED
May not hold or run for a partisan, publicly elected office while working for Community Action.
Must be able to communicate fluently in writing and verbally in English
Must have a clean background check through Child Abuse Registry, Federal EPLS, and satisfactory KBI Background check revealing no barriers to legal or authorized work at Community Action
Must be able to travel to work sites within Community Action’s service territory daily. Valid Driver’s License and capacity to be mobile as required, and the ability to be covered under Community Action’s non-owned and hired vehicle policy and have access to reliable transportation is required. This position requires the operation of either company owned or company-controlled motor vehicles and will be subject to the standards outlined by the corporate motor vehicle insurance policy
A minimum of one (1) year property management experience. Experience specific to affordable housing programs preferred but not required.
Preferred at Time of Hire into the Position:

Spanish language fluency
Prior experience working with and around individuals with mental illness
Required After Hire into the Position:

Must attend and successfully complete trainings as is needed to enhance job skills
Must be available to work evenings and/or weekends as needed to serve the needs of individual families, the program and/or agency
SALARY

Salary Grade 3: Minimum of $16.09/hour.

Based on August 2022 salary schedule

Board approved salary range based on education, experience, and budget capability for this position.

This job description and the statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. The duties outlined in this position description may change as the position, program and/or agency evolves. All changes/adjustments to starting salary will be reflected on agency Change of Status forms.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.09 per hour

Benefits:

401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Schedule:

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:

Topeka, KS 66607: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: One location

Apply online at https://www.indeed.com/job/affordable-housing-specialist-e20c003c1fd0acd0.

Executive Assistant

CLASSIFICATION: Technical/Non-Exempt

REVISION DATE: November 2022

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES:
At Community Action, we fight poverty. In doing so, every team member is responsible for supporting the agency’s mission, vision and values. This includes actively and regularly demonstrating high quality customer service, accountability in all aspects of your position, and respecting the diversity and differences in our staff, customers, and communities. Expected behaviors and qualities include professionalism and competence, active collaboration, effective communication, initiative and innovation, respect, and goal achievement. Team members are to be able, at any time, to provide basic information about the breadth of customer opportunities available through Community Action and to help customers make connections within the organization. Team members are also expected to adhere to the Community Action Partnership Code of Ethics.

POSITION SUMMARY BROAD FUNCTION:

The Executive Assistant provides a variety of direct supports to the Executive Director.
Broad responsibilities include facilitating functions of the governing board and its members, performing clerical and administrative tasks to aid the Executive Director in their daily work, management of the agency’s donor database, and direct engagement with the agency’s overall outreach, marketing, and public relations.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Assists the Executive Director in facilitating the work of the agency’s volunteer
Governing Board of Directors: Includes, but is not limited to, managing board calendars and data, arranging for meetings and providing staff support at meetings, communicating with the Board, and, preparing meeting minutes, composing, and preparing reports and correspondence, meeting materials, and other documentation. The Executive Assistant works closely with and effectively to keep the Executive team well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.

2. Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for and in concert with the
Executive Director including managing an active calendar of appointments; completing purchase requests and requisitions; composing and preparing correspondence; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings, reporting and other functions of the Director.

3. Plans, coordinates and ensures the Executive Director’s schedule is followed and respected. Provides “gatekeeper” and “gateway” role, creating win-win situations

for direct access to the Director. Works closely with and effectively to keep the
Executive Director well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.

4. Communicates directly with Board members, donors, staff, and others, on matters related to Executive Director’s initiatives and related agency business. Collects signatures from Board of Directors as needed.

5. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Executive Director, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature.

6. Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the Executive Director’s ability to effectively lead the company.

7. Manages program committee meetings, including scheduling, composing, and preparing meeting minutes, meeting materials, reports, correspondence, and other documentation for all meetings.

8. Creates information for website, social networking, special event invitations, agency outreach materials and print media as directed.

9. Prepares reports as directed, and, as appropriate within the agency’s Fiscal
Policies and deemed allowable by the Executive Director, has the authority to sign routine documents and approvals on behalf of the Executive Director.

10. Provide clerical support for the agency by processing incoming/outgoing mail, preparing correspondence, reviewing, and processing bills, filing, and scanning, preparing reports, monitoring/tracking information and tracking office supplies and equipment.

11. Offer support with agency projects including Annual Meetings, Community
Action Month, and staff appreciation activities.

12. Manages a variety of special projects for the Executive Director.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

1. Maintains a clean, uncluttered, organized and labeled office space. Updates notebooks, document storage, and procedure manuals as necessary so that others can easily locate and utilize information in the absence of the Executive Assistant.

2. Seeks continual quality improvement in the processes used to complete the duties outlined in this job description. Shares quality improvement ideas with the supervisor regularly.

3. Supports an effective work climate by maintaining professional, courteous and friendly behavior. Participates in group discussions, completes assignments in a timely manner and avoids unproductive gossip and inappropriate comments, gestures or symbols. Demonstrates loyalty to the department and agency and serves as a positive example for co-workers and customers.

4. Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor and assists with other departments and agency functions as required.

AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY:
The Executive Assistant is delegated full authority necessary for the effective performance of all assigned responsibilities-subject to the restrictions, requirements, and terms of the Corporation’s policies and procedures, applicable local, state and federal laws; and the dictates of sound business judgment, prudence and ethical conduct. Where the duties of this position are delegated to other staff or volunteers, the Executive
Assistant is fully accountable for his/her performance, which will be measured against these standards and as well as against specific goals as outlined in semi-annual evaluations.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position requirements include, but are not necessarily limited to:

High school diploma or GED.
At least three years of related experience and/or training.
Proficiency with typical office machinery and software, including strong skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, 365, and other Office products.
Successful and demonstrated experience in preparing outreach materials and managing social media outlets.
Demonstrated experience successfully working with confidential materials and information.
High degree of organizational and written and oral communication skills.
Previous experience in multilingual work environments and providing translation services helpful and preferred.
This position requires driving agency-owned motor vehicles and will be subject to the standards outlined by our corporation’s motor vehicle insurance policy.
SALARY:
Salary: Grade 3 $16.09 minimum

Board approved salary range based on education, experience, and budget capability- 40 hours per week.
Must be available to work evenings and/or weekends as needed to serve the needs of individual families, the program and/or agency.

This job description and the statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. The duties outlined in this position description may change as the position, program and/or agency evolves. All changes/adjustments to starting salary will be reflected on agency Change of Status forms.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $16.09 per hour

Benefits:

401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Schedule:

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:

Topeka, KS 66605: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Experience:

Microsoft Excel: 3 years (Required)
administrative work: 3 years (Required)
Work Location: One location

Apply online at https://www.indeed.com/job/executive-assistant-2663b2cdb220f464.

Facilities and Maintenance Technician

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of the Operations Outcomes Manager the Facilities and Maintenance Technician helps maintain agency properties by performing regular inspections of buildings, grounds, and equipment, identifying appropriate solutions to address maintenance and repair needs, performing ad-hoc and preventive maintenance and repair duties, and procuring outside vendors when needed. The Facilities and Maintenance Technician will perform duties in a manner consistent with agency and program policies.

The Facilities and Maintenance Technician is delegated full authority necessary for the effective performance of all assigned responsibilities-subject to the restrictions, requirements, and terms of the Corporation’s policies and procedures, applicable local, state, and federal laws, and the dictates of sound business judgment, prudence, and ethical conduct. Where the duties of this position are delegated to other staff or volunteers, the Facility Support Specialist is fully accountable to the Operations Outcomes Manager for performance, which will be measured against the foregoing standards and as well as against specific performance goals as outlined in the employee’s semi-annual/annual evaluations.

DUTIES:

Actively and effectively participate in maintaining Community Action properties and vehicles. (Priority Value = 80)
Review work orders and any additional information to assess appropriate action required to complete work order.

Complete regular inspections following agency and division established calendars of the Community Action properties

Complete general maintenance and repair duties that do not require a specialized technician. Example may include but is not limited to: light bulb replacement, air filter replacement, general carpentry duties, painting, cleaning, , and general grounds maintenance

Accurately document work performed, status updates, follow-up needs, costs, etc. related to property and vehicle maintenance and repair

Assist with obtaining outside vendors when a specialized technician is required to complete work orders

Work with division staff to obtain preventive and ad-hoc service for agency vehicles

Order supplies and materials needed for repairs and maintenance, following agency procurement policies and procedures

Maintain proper inventory records of supplies and materials purchased for repairs and maintenance.

Open the agency’s Early Childhood building each morning, adhering to the checklist created by the division director

Actively and effectively maintain knowledge, communication, and professionalism to provide quality maintenance and customer service to the agency’s tenants and divisions (Priority Value = 10)
Keep abreast of Agency and Program governing regulations and guidelines, industry products and procedures, innovations, technologies, and standards as it relates to working with a contractor

Maintain the professional competence, knowledge, courtesy, and skills necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities

Seek continual means of improving the quality and efficiency in the responsibilities of this position.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with program staff, agency staff, and community agencies

Communicate with customers, staff, contractors, and vendors through telephone and email contact to accurately to complete work orders

Actively demonstrate support of the Community Action mission, vision, strategic plan, goals, and management decisions, and establish appropriate, measurable program goals. Practice Trauma-informed care and customer-center approaches. (Priority Value = 5)
Perform such other duties as may, from time to time, be assigned by the supervisor and/or the supervisor’s designee, including participation in agency events and special activities and practicing adaptability and openness to change as the position and organization evolve over time. (Priority Value = 5)
QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Prior to Hire into the Position:

Must have a high school diploma or GED.
May not hold or run for a partisan, publicly elected office while working for Community Action.
Must have prior maintenance or construction background
Must process a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
Must be able to communicate fluently in writing and verbally in English.
Must be able to travel to work sites within Community Action’s service territory daily & from city to city as needed.
Requires the operation of either company-owned or company-controlled motor vehicles and will be subject to the standards outlined by the corporate motor vehicle insurance policy.
Physical requirements:

Frequently required to use hands, arms, and legs in range of motions.
Frequently required to lift, lift above head, carry, push, pull up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.
Frequently bending, twisting, squatting, reaching
Willing to be up at the height of 14 feet
Being able to stand/walk for 8+ hours on cement or uneven terrain
Preferred at Time of Hire into the Position:

Spanish language fluency
Two years of previous work experience in maintenance and construction
Employee must be able to regularly lift and move 50 pounds
General knowledge of the Kansas Counties served by Community Action
Required After Hire into the Position:

Must sign and abide by Community Action’s Employee Training Compensation Agreement.
Must attend and successfully complete training as is needed to enhance job skills and obtain/maintain required certifications.
Must be available to work evenings and/or weekends as needed to serve the needs of individual families, the program and/or agency.
SALARY:

Grade 4: Minimum $16.09/hr.

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with 1 hour lunc

Based on August 2022 salary schedule

This job description and the statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. The duties outlined in this position description may change as the position, program and/or agency evolves. All changes/adjustments to starting salary will be reflected on agency Change of Status forms.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $16.09 per hour

Benefits:

401(k)
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Experience level:

2 years
Schedule:

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability
Work setting:

In-person
Office
Outdoor work
School
Application Question(s):

Did you graduate from high school?
Do you have a current & valid driver’s license?
Can you provide proof of current & valid auto insurance?
Are you fluent in reading, writing, & speaking English?
Work Location: One location

Apply online at https://www.indeed.com/job/facilities-and-maintenance-technician-0b756cad1c47dc5e.

Hancock Office Assistant

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

At Community Action, we fight poverty. In doing so, every employee is responsible for supporting the agency’s mission, vision, and values. This includes actively and regularly demonstrating high quality customer service, accountability in all aspects of your position, and respecting the diversity and differences in our staff, customers, and communities. Expected behaviors and qualities include professionalism and competence, active collaboration, effective communication, initiative and innovation, respect, and goal achievement. Employees are to be able, at any time, to provide basic information about the breadth of customer opportunities available through Community Action and to help customers make connections within the organization. Employees are also expected to adhere to the Community Action Partnership Code of Ethics.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the joint supervision of the Director of Family Outcomes and the Director of Outcomes in Affordable Housing, the Hancock Assistant provides a variety of direct supports to the divisions housed at the agency’s Hancock location, including assisting with clerical and administrative tasks, division record keeping and reporting, and receptionist duties.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Hancock Building Duties – 10% of Position

a. Serve as the first point of contact for the Hancock Center by greeting visitors and helping connect them to the appropriate person.

b. Submit and oversee Hancock maintenance work orders

c. Complete Hancock payment requisitions

d. Assist division directors with building communications and meetings

2. Family and Community Outcomes (FCO) Duties – 40% of Position

a. Assist the division director with monitoring of online referral systems and customer assignments.

b. Assist with customer-related data entry.

c. Assists with the maintenance of forms and online and paper files.

d. Assist division director with oversight of data and reporting.

e. Assist with procurement of division supplies and equipment, training registrations, payment requisitions, and other related items.

f. Provides back-up telephone support.

3. Outcomes in Affordable Housing (OAH) Duties – 40% of Position

a. Review customer weatherization intake documents and work with appropriate Family Outcomes staff to correct issues.

b. Assist with customer-related data entry.

c. Assist division director with oversight of data and reporting.

d. Assist with procurement of division supplies and equipment, training registrations, payment requisitions, and other related items.

g. Assist with customer communications and programmatic outcomes measurement.

4. Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

1. Must be able to comply with all confidentiality regulations as required by Community Action

2. Must be able to perform all duties in an ethical and professional manner

3. Must be able to establish and maintain effective courteous professional working relationships with customers, agency staff, and community agencies

4. Must be flexible and adaptable to change as the position and organization evolve over time

Ability and willingness to work with diverse individuals and populations, particularly those in poverty.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily carry out each essential duty. The knowledge, skill, achievements, and/or abilities required or preferred, are listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education, experience, and other qualities required for the Hancock Office Assistant position include:

· High School Diploma or equivalent

· Previous professional data entry experience and strong customer-service skills required

· Ability to communicate effectively

· Strong organizational and time-management skills are necessary.

· Must demonstrate competency in interpersonal and other communication skills.

· Proficient in Office 365, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook, and Team

· Ability to follow direction, policies, and expectations

· Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds

· This position requires the operation of either company owned or company-controlled motor vehicles and will be subject to the standards outlined by the corporate motor vehicle insurance policy.

Preferred:

Able to communicate in Spanish and/or other needed languages
This job description and the statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. The duties outlined in this position description

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

401(k)
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Schedule:

Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:

Topeka, KS 66607: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Experience:

Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: One location

Salary: $13.64 Benefits: 401(k), dental insurance, employee assistance program, flexible spending account, health insurance, life insurance, paid time off, vision insurance

Apply online at https://www.indeed.com/job/hancock-office-assistant-0e42ecae60cca0e2.

Early Childhood Education Advisor- Head Start

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES:
At Community Action, we fight poverty. In doing so, every employee is responsible for supporting the agency’s mission, vision, and values. This includes actively and regularly demonstrating high quality customer service, accountability in all aspects of your position, and respecting the diversity and differences in our staff, customers, and communities. Expected behaviors and qualities include professionalism and competence, active collaboration, effective communication, initiative and innovation, respect, and goal achievement. Employees are to be able, at any time, to provide basic information about the breadth of customer opportunities available through Community Action and to help customers make connections within the organization. Employees are also expected to adhere to the Community Action

Partnership Code of Ethics and Head Start Code of Conduct.

Community Action is more than an equal opportunity employer. Our agency recognizes and understands that historical and systemic racism, classism, and other forms of unwarranted bias and discrimination have resulted in disparities that cannot be healed through equality efforts alone. Community Action is committed to a company culture that celebrates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion among all people.

POSITION SUMMARY BROAD FUNCTION:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Early Childhood Outcomes the Early Childhood

Education Advisor is responsible for education and child development services oversight and planning.

This position is also responsible for serving in the chain of command as defined by Kansas Laws and

Regulations for Licensing Preschools and Child Care Centers. The position is responsible for ensuring program rules, applicable laws, and agency policies and protocols, are followed. Other duties will, from time to time, be assigned as deemed by the supervisor as necessary and appropriate.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Plan and implement comprehensive education and child development services for Early Head Start and Head Start children, including children with screening concerns or diagnosed disabilities.
(Priority function 35/100)
a. Develop and implement education, child development and staff coaching strategies related program practices that meet Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), Kansas Department of Health and Environment; Kansas Laws and Regulations for Licensing Preschools and Child Care Centers (KDHE), and Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations (CACFP).

b. Identify and oversee implementation of a developmentally appropriate, research-based curriculum in all center-based classrooms.

c. Identify and verify curriculum alignment with the Head Start Early Learning Framework.

d. In collaboration with parents and/or guardians and with parental consent ensure the completion of a current developmental screening that identifies concerns in the areas of motor, language, social, cognitive, and emotional skills within 45 calendar days of when the child first attends the program.

e. Develop and implement program practices that recognize parents’ roles as children’s lifelong educators and encourage parent to engage in their child’s education.

f. Ensure parent follow up for any child with a concern identified during the developmental screening process.

g. Provide staff and parent support as needed to initiate the referral process for an evaluation of services through Part B, Part C and/or mental health service providers based on child screening results and observations.

h. Ensure child individualization and activity modifications as needed for enrolled children with special needs.

i. Participate in IFSP/IEP teams as needed for enrolled children.

2. Observe and report child developmental outcomes.
(Priority function 15/100) a. Maintains detailed, accurate, up-to-date, and confidential records including child developmental progress, child observations and documentation of all activities. b. Develop and submit timely reports of component services and activities for the director, grantee, Policy Council, Board of Directors, and others as required. c. Identify and report trends in child development and early childhood education services to the director, grantee, Policy Council, Board of Directors, and others as required.

3. Supervise assigned staff as indicated in agency policy, program regulation and labor related laws. (Priority function 20/100)

a. In cooperation with agency administration staff participate in the hiring and termination of program education staff.

b. Provide regularly scheduled individual supervision meetings with staff.

c. Monitor and approve employee time sheets and leave requests.

d. Complete regularly scheduled, formal, written evaluations of assigned staff.

4. Program Monitoring and Accountability (Priority function 20/100)

a. Plan and implement strategies for the provision of consumable supplies and/or equipment related to early childhood education services. For example, crayons, paint, paper, manipulatives, books, etc.

b. Plan and implement a system for review and posting of classroom lesson plans that align with HSPPS and KDHE.

c. Plan and implement emergency plans in conjunction with the Head Start Leadership team and other partnership staff as assigned.

d. Participate in multi-disciplinary planning for the professional development of program and partnership staff.

e. Participate in multi-disciplinary planning and delivery of parent education information for program and partnership locations.

f. Plan and implement written directives and guidance that establish program practices for meeting curriculum fidelity, HSPPS, and KDHE regulations.

g. Participate in multi-disciplinary case planning as needed.

h. Commit to learning and implementing practices of the Conscious Discipline approach. i. Self-regulate and interact with others in ways that demonstrate understanding of the Seven Powers and Skills.

j. Individually and in groups, practice and grow school family concepts throughout the program.

5. Maximize professional skills and talents.
(Priority function 10/100) a. Regular attendance is an essential function of this position

b. Adopt a continuous growth practice in interacting with technology products.

c. Share unique skill sets or talents professionally as needed. For example, use of a second language, completion of an assessment tool, or curriculum knowledge.

d. Address areas of conflict or concern with adults promptly, but not in the presence of children.

e. Provide objective input for performance evaluations as requested.

f. Demonstrate welcoming, supportive interactions with new staff and other peers, volunteers, and visiting professionals.

g. Participate fully in individual and program wide professional development opportunities.

h. Participate in Community Action events and special activities. a. Practice adaptability and openness to change as the position and organization evolve over time.

AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY:
The Early Childhood Education Advisor is delegated full authority necessary for the effective performance of all assigned duties and responsibilities subject to the restrictions, requirements, and terms of the agency’s policies and procedures, applicable local/state/federal laws, and the dictates of sound business judgment, prudence, and ethical conduct. The Early Childhood Education Advisor is fully accountable to the Director of Early Childhood Outcomes for their performance, which will be measured against the position description and established performance goals.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily carry out each essential duty.

The knowledge, skill, achievements, and/or abilities required or preferred, are listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education or a baccalaureate or advanced degree and equivalent coursework in early childhood education with early education teaching experience.
May not hold or run for a partisan, publicly elected office while working for Community
Action.

Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Must be able to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
Preference given to individuals with experience in a Head Start setting.
Preference given to individuals with experience in a licensed childcare setting.
Preference given to individuals with a minimum of five years’ experience in leadership and supervision of staff.
Experience working with low-income families.
Experience working with families of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
DRIVING RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position requires the operation of either company owned or company-controlled motor vehicles and will be subject to the standards outlined by the corporate motor vehicle insurance policy.

SALARY:

Salary Grade 2: Minimum, annual full-time salary of $56,534.40

This job description and the statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. The duties outlined in this position description may change as the position, program and/or agency evolves.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:

Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:

Topeka, KS 66605: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: One location

Salary Grade 2: Minimum, annual full-time salary of $56,534.40. Benefits: 401(k), 401(k) matching, dental insurance, employee assistance program, flexible spending account, health insurance, life insurance, paid time off, vision insurance

Apply online at https://www.indeed.com/job/early-childhood-education-advisor-head-start-ae46c43b61e3e4e8.

Infant/ Toddler & Preschool Health Coordinator

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES:

At Community Action, we fight poverty. In doing so, every employee is responsible for supporting the agency’s mission, vision, and values. This includes actively and regularly demonstrating high quality customer service, accountability in all aspects of your position, and respecting the diversity and differences in our staff, customers, and communities. Expected behaviors and qualities include professionalism and competence, active collaboration, effective communication, initiative and innovation, respect, and goal achievement. Employees are to be able, at any time, to provide basic information about the breadth of customer opportunities available through Community Action and to help customers make connections within the organization. Employees are also expected to adhere to the Community Action

Partnership Code of Ethics and Head Start Code of Conduct.

Community Action is more than an equal opportunity employer. Our agency recognizes and understands that historical and systemic racism, classism, and other forms of unwarranted bias and discrimination have resulted in disparities that cannot be healed through equality efforts alone. Community Action is committed to a company culture that celebrates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion among all people.

POSITION SUMMARY BROAD FUNCTION:

Under the general supervision of the Director of Early Childhood Outcomes the Health Advisor is responsible for child health and nutrition services oversight and planning. The position is responsible for ensuring program rules, applicable laws, and agency policies and protocols, are followed. Other duties will, from time to time, be assigned as deemed by the supervisor as necessary and appropriate.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Plan and implement comprehensive child health services for Early Head Start and Head

Start children.
(Priority function 25/100) a. Develop and implement health related enrollment practices that meet Head Start Program

Performance Standards (HSPPS), Kansas Department of Health and Environment;

Kansas Laws and Regulations for Licensing Preschools and Child Care Centers (KDHE), and Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations (CACFP). b. Obtains informed, signed, parental consent and release of information for all health, dental and nutritional services provided to children by the program. Encourages parental presence and participation at these health services and informs parents in writing of the results of all services. c. Develop and coordinate screening practices that ensure the timely completion of vision and hearing screenings for enrolled children and children in partnership locations. d. In collaboration with parents and other staff, develops a written follow-up plan and arranges rescreening, further diagnostic testing, examination, and treatment for each child

found to have medical, dental, or nutritional concerns. Assists parents, as needed, with identifying resources to obtain prescribed medications, aids, or equipment for medical and dental conditions. e. Ensures that all enrolled children are up to date on a schedule of age-appropriate preventive and primary health care within four weeks of child’s entry and as services become due. Works collaboratively with parents to arrange any needed medical, dental, or nutritional examinations and immunizations, keeping in mind parents work schedules. f. Develop and implement care routines for children with special medical needs as provided by doctor orders. g. Participate in IFSP/IEP teams as needed for enrolled children.

2. Plan and implement services that provide for the child nutritional requirements of the

program
(Priority function 15/100) a. Serve as program Administrator for the CACFP program at the Wheatley Center. b. Develop and implement meal and snack menus that comply with HSPPS, KDHE and

CACFP regulations. c. Develop and implement meal and snack modifications as needed for enrolled children. d. Develop and implement systems that support classroom staff in providing safe and nutritious family style meals. e. Ensure provision of nutrition training to meet HSPPS and CACFP regulations. f. Monitor staff compliance with HSPPS and CACFP regulations and develop correction plans in these areas as needed.

3. Observe and report children’s health status
(Priority function 15/100) a. Maintains detailed, accurate, up-to-date, and confidential records including child health files, health services tracking system and documentation of all activities. b. Develop and submit timely reports of component services and activities for the director, grantee, Policy Council, Board of Directors, and others as required. c. Identify and report trends in health and nutrition services to the director, grantee, Policy

Council, Board of Directors, and others as required.

4. Develop and support community partnerships
(Priority function 15/100) a. Organizes and facilitates the activities of the agency’s Health Services Advisory

Committee (HSAC); ensures that the Committee membership is composed of all required professions and parent representation and that it meets at least twice a year. b. Identifies health, dental, emergency and nutrition service resources within the community and shares this information with families and staff as needed.

5. Program Leadership
(Priority function 20/100) a. In cooperation with agency administration staff participate in the hiring and termination of program health and nutrition staff. b. Provide regularly scheduled individual supervision meetings with staff. c. Monitor and approve employee time sheets and leave requests. d. Complete regularly scheduled, formal, written evaluations of assigned staff.

Community Action, Inc. Job Description 2
Title: Health Advisor

Updated: August 2022; Policy Council Approved:

e. Plan and implement strategies for the provision of consumable supplies and/or equipment related to health and nutrition services. For example, first aid supplies, child size silverware, classroom sanitation supplies, etc. f. Plan and implement child health exclusion plans that align with HSPPS and KDHE. g. Plan and implement emergency plans in conjunction with the Head Start Leadership team and other partnership staff as assigned. h. Participate in multi-disciplinary planning for the professional development of program and partnership staff. i. Participate in multi-disciplinary planning and delivery of parent education information for program and partnership locations. j. Plan and implement written directives and guidance that establish program practices for meeting HSPPS, KDHE and CACFP regulations. k. Participate in multi-disciplinary case planning as needed. l. Commit to learning and implementing practices of the Conscious Discipline approach. m. Self-regulate and interact with others in ways that demonstrate understanding of the

Seven Powers and Skills. n. Individually and in groups, practice and grow school family concepts throughout the program.

6. Maximize professional skills and talents.
(Priority function 10/100) a. Regular attendance is an essential function of this position b. Adopt a continuous growth practice in interacting with technology products. c. Share unique skill sets or talents professionally as needed. For example, use of a second language, completion of an assessment tool, or curriculum knowledge. d. Address areas of conflict or concern with adults promptly, but not in the presence of children. e. Provide objective input for performance evaluations as requested. f. Demonstrate welcoming, supportive interactions with new staff and other peers, volunteers, and visiting professionals. g. Participate fully in individual and program wide professional development opportunities. h. Participate in Community Action events and special activities. a. Practice adaptability and openness to change as the position and organization evolve over time.

AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Health Advisor is delegated full authority necessary for the effective performance of all assigned duties and responsibilities subject to the restrictions, requirements, and terms of the agency’s policies and procedures, applicable local/state/federal laws, and the dictates of sound business judgment, prudence, and ethical conduct. The Health Advisor is fully accountable to the Director of Early

Childhood Outcomes for their performance, which will be measured against the position description and established performance goals.

Community Action, Inc. Job Description 3
Title: Health Advisor

Updated: August 2022; Policy Council Approved:

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily carry out each essential duty.

The knowledge, skill, achievements, and/or abilities required or preferred, are listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Baccalaureate degree, (minimum), preferably related to one or more of the disciplines that staff oversee
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Must be able to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
Preference given to individuals with experience in a Head Start setting.
Preference given to individuals with experience in a licensed childcare setting.
Preference given to individuals with a minimum of five years’ experience in leadership and supervision of staff.
Experience working with low-income families.
Experience working with families of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
May not hold or run for a partisan, publicly elected office while working for Community
Action

DRIVING RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position requires the operation of either company owned or company-controlled motor vehicles and will be subject to the standards outlined by the corporate motor vehicle insurance policy.

SALARY:

Salary Grade 2: Minimum, annual full-time salary of $56,534.40

Based on August 2022 salary schedule

Board approved salary range based on education, experience, and budget capability for this position.

This job description and the statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties responsibilities, and skills required. The duties outlined in this position description may change as the position, program and/or agency evolves.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:

Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:

Topeka, KS 66605: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: One location

Salary Grade 2: Minimum, annual full-time salary of $56,534.40; Benefits 401(k), 401(k) matching, dental insurance, employee assistance program, flexible spending account, health insurance, life insurance, paid time off, vision insurance

Apply online at https://www.indeed.com/job/infant-toddler-preschool-health-coordinator-e1bc391d96637a08.

Medical Assistant or LPN

Optimum Health Family Practice

Hiring: Full time LPN or MA

SIGN ON BONUS $1,500

Competitive Wages

Optimum Health Family Practice is a team of caring medical professionals offering a personal approach to Family Practice, Disease Prevention, and Health and has been serving Topeka and the surrounding community in the pursuit of Optimum Health since 1993.

Our Mission:

Empowering patients to achieve and maintain Optimum Health.

Why work with us?

· We provide exceptional patient care with compassion

· A positive work environment

· Clinic hours are standard business days (no weekends or holidays), done at noon on Fridays

· Excellent leadership team

· Great hands-on opportunity to learn

· We care for each other and our patients.

· Our work environment is positive and encouraging. Dr. Tague loves offering competitive wages and benefits, with weekends and holidays off.

· Our team values are: happy, helpful, friendly.

What our patients say:
“Wow from awesome staff to respectful, knowledgeable, and hardworking medical
professionals…I am blessed to have found this practice! I feel like they listen and let
me navigate my own health plan!”- Cordell

A day in the life of an LPN/MA

· Assist providers seeing family practice patients (newborn- adults) for acute, chronic, and long-term healthcare issues.

· Provide holistic and compassionate patient care

· Work as a part of a clinical team

· Collect patient chief complaint, HPI, Vital Signs

· Perform general patient care

· Assist with procedures

· Room preparation and clean up

· Take patient phone calls and answer questions

· Special Projects: lab sheets, faxes, referrals, charts

LPN/MA attributes and skills:
· An individual with a collaborative spirit that eagerly jumps in to assist coworkers
· Ability to balance multiple tasks and frequent interruptions with ease
· An ability to genuinely connect with and encourage patients in a friendly manner
· Ability to take initiative and give consistent and energetic effort
· Flexibility to perform needed tasks with a cheerful and helpful attitude

LPN/ MA qualifications:
· Certificate of Medical Assisting or LPN, required
· Exceptional ability to collect vital signs
· Strong computer and data entry skills, EMR familiarity preferred
· Excellent communication skills, ability to interpret and communicate patient needs and responses to care

Schedule requires flexibility (could be 7:15 a.m. – 6 p.m., but not more than 40 hours per week) a mixture of start and end times for complete a full schedule.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

401(k)
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Medical specialties:

Primary Care
Schedule:

10 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Experience:

Clinical: 3 years (Required)
License/Certification:

Certified Medical Assistant or LPN License (Required)
Work Location: One location

Apply online at https://www.indeed.com/job/ma-medical-assistant-or-lpn-licensed-practical-nurse-ohfp-9fcb071e69b2ec7e.

Automotive Technician

Automotive Technician – Topeka, KS

Apply today to learn more about why Bridgestone Retail Operations is the right place to build your career!

https://www.bebridgestone.com

Overview
The Technician/Mechanic position requires your experience and technical expertise to diagnose drivability and electrical systems, while using your leadership and mentoring skills in driving a team toward increased customer care and satisfaction.

Job Responsibilities for Automotive Technician/Mechanic
• Change oil, transmission fluid and filters
• Install batteries and checks electrical systems
• Tire maintenance
• Install parts
• Road test vehicles

Minimum Requirements for Automotive Technician/Mechanic
• Reading and writing
• Ability to learn basic mechanical tasks
• Must have a valid automobile driver’s license at all times and be able to drive customer and company vehicles
• Must have a minimum 2 years of automotive repair experience, completion of Vocational-Technical School program in a related field or demonstrated skills via third party certificates/assessment
• A.S.E. certification in at least one of A1-A8 is required. (New hires with external similar qualifications/certifications will have up to 2 years of employment to comply)

Compensation ranges from: $13.25 – $19.88/hour. Apply online at  https://bebridgestone.com/en_us/job-details?id=2022_40084.

Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC operates more than 2,200 stores and employs over 22,000 teammates. Our locations include Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires and Wheel Works. We are one of the most trusted automotive care providers – join our team today! Your knowledge as a technician/mechanic is EXACTLY what we need.

We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
“One of our strengths is found in our commitment to serve a diverse customer population with diverse teams of teammates.”

Community Client Support Specialist

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES:

At Community Action, we fight poverty. In doing so, every employee is responsible for supporting the agency’s mission, vision, and values. This includes actively and regularly demonstrating high quality customer service, accountability in all aspects of your position, and respecting the diversity and differences in our staff, customers, and communities. Expected behaviors and qualities include professionalism and competence, active collaboration, effective communication, initiative and innovation, respect, and goal achievement. Employees are to be able, at any time, to provide basic information about the breadth of customer opportunities available through Community Action and to help customers make connections within the organization. Employees are expected to adhere to the Community Action Partnership Code of Ethics and, as applicable, the Head Start Code of Conduct.

Community Action is more than an equal opportunity employer. Our agency recognizes and understands that historical and systemic racism, classism, and other forms of unwarranted bias and discrimination have resulted in disparities that cannot be healed through equality efforts alone. Community Action is committed to a company culture that celebrates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion among all people.

POSITION SUMMARY BROAD FUNCTION:

Family Empowerment Partners provide daily office and back-up supports to a team of Family Empowerment Specialists and the Family Outcomes Division leadership staff. The Partners conduct a wide variety of activities such as communicating between customers and FES staff, gathering, and organizing customer records, double checking applications and data for accuracy and completeness, setting up appointments, communicating and conducting follow-up with vendors, organizing, and assisting with family and direct service events, maintaining basic office environment and equipment, and more.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Provides support to Family Outcomes division team, including assisting the FE Manager, FE Coach and FO Director, as needed. (10 value points)

2. Works closely with Family Empowerment Specialists to ensure high quality, trauma informed customer service and supports are delivered. Supports FES staff in direct interactions with customers. (40 value points)

a. Warmly greets customers, offers refreshments, provides comfortable accommodations for waiting, and supplies documentation or paperwork and, if needed, assists customers in completing paperwork.

b. As directed, meets with Family Empowerment Specialists and customers to participate in intake and assessment.

c. Serves as a liaison between customers and Family Empowerment Specialists for setting appointments, facilitating communication, and directly addressing customer needs or concerns.

d. Completes follow-up with customers, vendors, landlords, employers, etc. to gather required documentation and/or agreements.

3. Effectively manages data and recordkeeping responsibilities. (30 value points)

a. Accurately and confidentially maintains all required records to provide direct and supportive assistance to customers. Consistently provides case notes meeting company protocols.

b. Is engaged in inputting and reviewing data in the agency-wide data system to ensure thoroughness and accuracy of information in the system.

4. Works with FE team to organize and carry out special events, family nights, trainings, etc. (5 value points)

5. Organizes, carries out and reports on bulk direct support activities and serves as a back-up for direct supports when volunteers are not secured (diapers, period pantry, commodities, food pantries, etc.) (10 value points)

6. Performs such other duties as may, from time to time, be assigned by the supervisor and/or the supervisor’s designee, including, but not limited to: (5 value points)

a. Participates in Community Action events and special activities.

b. Practices adaptability and openness to change as the position and organization evolve.

AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Family Empowerment Partner is delegated full authority necessary for the effective performance of all assigned duties and responsibilities subject to the restrictions, requirements, and terms of the agency’s policies and procedures, applicable local/state/federal laws, and the dictates of sound business judgment, prudence, and ethical conduct. The Family Empowerment Partner is fully accountable to the Family Empowerment Manager for their performance, which will be measured against the position description and established performance goals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily carry out each essential duty. The knowledge, skill, achievements, and/or abilities required or preferred, are listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Must have a High School Diploma or GED

· May not hold or run for a partisan, publicly elected office while working for Community Action.

· Must support the mission of Community Action and believe in and practice the values of the agency.

· Must be able to read, write, speak, and comprehend English. Preference and additional compensation given to individuals able to read, write, speak, and comprehend Spanish and/or other pertinent native and national languages.

· Must demonstrate competency with written and spoken grammar, using Microsoft Office Suite products such as Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Outlook.

· Must have at least 1 year of experience providing high quality customer service.

· Strong organizational and time-management skills are necessary.

· Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

DRIVING RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position requires the operation of either company owned or company-controlled motor vehicles and will be subject to the standards outlined by the corporate motor vehicle insurance policy.

SALARY:

Salary Grade 4 – minimum starting wage of $16.09/hour

Based on August 2022 salary schedule

This job description and the statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. The duties outlined in this position description may change as the position, program and/or agency evolves. All changes/adjustments to starting salary will be reflected on agency Change of Status forms.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $16.09 per hour

Benefits:

401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Schedule:

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
COVID-19 considerations:

At this time, there is not a mask mandate. However, if the COVID cases increase to a high level, we may return to a mask mandate.

Ability to commute/relocate:

Topeka, KS 66605: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Application Question(s):

Are you be able to lift 50 pounds?
What is your preference & why: Office with a door or a cubicle
Scenario: Your supervisor has tasked you with listening & responding to voice mails & a two customers walk in. One is homeless & the other is needing your help with applying for rental/utility assistance. In what order will you prioritize these three tasks?
Education:

High school or equivalent (Required)
Experience:

Social Services Customer Service: 1 year (Required)
Language:

Spanish – Preferred (Preferred)
, read, & write English fluently? (Required)
License/Certification:

& current drivers license (Required)
& current auto insurance? (Required)
Work Location: One location

Salary: From $16.09 per hour; Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching; dental insurance; employee assistance program; flexible spending account; health insurance; life insurance; paid time off; and vision insurance.

Apply online, go to https://www.indeed.com/job/community-client-support-specialist-cc30173f10263f3f .