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Gerben Earth
Director of Personnel
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Stephanie Smith
Senior Office Associate
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Anna Preston
Data Entry Technician/Office Associate
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Belle Bearskin
Office Associate
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Job Postings

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska provides opportunity to people of all nations to contribute to the advancement of the Winnebago tribe.

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska offers an excellent health insurance program; leave accrual; competitive wages and is an excellent employer.

Please submit a letter of application for a specific position, with a complete resume or letter of application with a completed application form and two (2) letters of reference no later than the closing date.

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Employment Announcement   PRNL – 14-15

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Opening Date: October 29, 2013

Closing Date:   Open until filled

                                          

Position:     Master Teacher-Early Language Initiative Administrator
Immediate Supervisor:    Head Start Director or Early Childhood (0 to 3) Director
Condition of Employment:     Regular Full-Time           
Salary Grade:   20 Entry

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION & DUTY STATION:   Winnebago Native American Educare center, located in Winnebago, Nebraska 68071

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following applicable documents to: Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. ATTENTION: Personnel Office, P.O. Box 687 Winnebago, Nebraska 68071. For further information on this vacancy, call Gerben D Earth, Personnel Officer at 402-878-3128. Applicants must submit a letter of application for the SPECIFIC position applied for, with a complete resume or a letter of application with a completed application form and two (2) letters of reference. If claiming Indian preference, verification of Indian quantum and or veteran status must be confirmed. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applications and required documents must be received by the Personnel Office NO LATER THAN THE CLOSING DATE: FAILURE TO SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BY CLOSING DATE WILL RESULT IN NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION.

 
NATURE OF WORK:
The mission of Educare is to promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children ages 0 to 5 through the provision of evidence-based education, health, nutritional, social and other services to children and their families. The Early Learning Initiative (ELI) Project is an embedded component of Educare with a focus on integrating HoChunk language and culture into the fabric of the Educare curriculum.
The Master Teacher/ELI Administrator is responsible coordinating HoChunk language training and cultural coaching of the Educare education staff.  This position will develop language and cultural components to be built into the Educare curriculum. The position will also be responsible for the coordination of testing, assessment, and evaluation duties associated with implementation of the ELI project evaluation, in collaboration with the project’s contracted evaluation. The position is the primary project manager for ELI and will work to ensure that all project goals and objectives are attained, and that all of the tribe’s obligations under the ELI grant award agreement are met.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Implementation

  • Review education plans for children and provide regular constructive, individualized feedback to teachers related to the plans’ language and cultural elements.
  • Engages in coaching and reflection with classroom teachers to ensure high quality program practices by observing in classrooms, engaging in collaborative problem-solving and planning, implementation of agreed upon strategies, and reflecting on progress made to determine next steps.   
  • Assist teachers in interpreting and analyzing assessment results to support teachers in using those results to plan individual and classroom experiences as well as in their conversations with families.
  • Build supportive relationships with families and encourage their participation in the language and cultural components of the program.
  • Collaborate with Family Support Staff in identifying any barriers for children and families as it relates to participation in Early Childhood Educational services, particularly the language and cultural elements
  • Participate in interdisciplinary work for child and family staffings (FCR’s), IFSP/IEP meetings, and the Family Partnership Agreement Process in collaboration with the Family Services Supervisor, Health Services Coordinator and Consultants as necessary.
  • Create sub-award documents with the third party evaluator (UNMC) and the multi-media consultant (LPTC), each to include specific scope of work related to ELP Project objectives and pass-through compliance with all terms and conditions of the US Dept. of Education grant award
  • Collaborate with UNMC to develop data collection protocols, reporting schedules, and all other activities associated with implementing the project evaluation as proposed to the US Dept of Education
  • Collaborate with LPTC and fluent HoChunk speakers in the development of mulit-media HoChunk language instruction tools
  • Coordinate student testing related to ELI project objectives with the third-party evaluator and with the Nebraska Educational Services Unit

Supervision

  • Create job description and position announcement for ELI Project Data Coordinator position
  • Select qualified candidate to fill Data Coordinator position
  • Provide orientation, training, and supervision of Data Coordinator in compliance with Winnebago HR policies
  • Provide regular performance feedback and evaluation of Data Coordinator’s work

Administration

  • Collect information to prepare monthly reports
  • Manage all ELI project data components
  • Provide oversight of the ELI project budget in compliance with tribal and federal OMB circular guidelines
  • Complete all required reporting to Dept. of Education in a timely manner
  • Communicate regularly with Educare administrators to receive guidance, report progress, plan new strategies, discuss problems, and receive information on program policies and procedures
  • Coordinate and facilitate special program events in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team
  • Monitor all language and cultural activities in the education program, using required monitoring tools and reports.
  • Coordinate referrals for children with special language needs with the Winnebago Public School District.
  • Attend IFSP/IEP meetings; ensure that language and cultura goals are incorporated in the individualized lesson plans for children.
  • Other - Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the job description.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Education (Early Childhood preferred) with certification to teach in field of early childhood education preferred; or Bachelor of Science with a minimum of 18 graduate hours earned in ECE, Child Development or closely related field
  • Experience in teaching children birth to 5
  • Two years supervision/administrative experience in early childhood setting preferred
  • Fluency and/or significant familiarity with tribal languages and culture

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of curriculum, principles and best practices of early childhood education
  • Knowledge of early language acquisition, particularly as it related to HoChunk or closely affiliated indigenous languages
  • Ability and willingness to remain abreast of developments in the child development/early childhood education field to enhance professional growth and development.
  • Willingness to participate in Educare’s commitment to continuously review, analyze and apply findings from local and national evaluations to current program design.
  • Knowledge of basic principles and practices of program management and staff supervision.
  • Ability to utilize and provide reflective supervision.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with an interdisciplinary team of professionals.
  • Ability to establish supportive relationships and form an alliance with staff and families from diverse backgrounds on behalf of children
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, in a manner that demonstrates and fosters cooperation, respect, concern and openness to change
  • Ability to take, or think about the perspective of others  and demonstrate self-awareness of one’s own culture, beliefs, and values
  • Ability to physically interact with children including the ability to walk or run quickly, kneel or sit on floor, bend and lift, walk over rough or uneven ground, while in or outside of facility.
  • Ability to lift, carry and move center/classroom equipment and supplies and/or bulky objects or children weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Organization skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities
  • Ability to collaboratively problem-solve
  • Maintain boundaries and performs all duties in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Complies with all confidentiality regulations as required
  • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Ability to operate a computer and office equipment, including, but not limited to, a telephone, fax machine, and copier.

ALSO I UNDERSTAND THIS POSITION COULD BE SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT AND THAT THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF TEMPORARY LAY-OFF DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS WHEN SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION.

 

All applicants will comply with 45 CFR 1301, Subpart D, Section 1301.31 © and (D), which requires all prospective employees to sign a declaration prior to employment regarding all arrests and convictions of child abuse or violent felonies and to comply with PL-101-630 and PL 101-637 regarding criminal record check.

Under Federal Law, all qualified Indian applicants will receive preference over non-Indian applicants. In the absence of qualified Indian applicants considerations shall be given to applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap, or any other legally protected status.

Employment Announcement   PRNL – 14-12

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Opening Date: October 22,   2013   

Closing Date:   Open Until Filled

                                                                       
Position:   Lead Teacher (4)
Immediate Supervisor:          Master Teacher
Condition of Employment:    Regular Full-Time                                                     
Salary Grade:    Grade 16 ($16.16)

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION & DUTY STATION: This position is located at the Educare Building located in Winnebago, Nebraska 68071

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following applicable documents to: Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. ATTENTION: Personnel Office, P.O. Box 687 Winnebago, Nebraska 68071. For further information on this vacancy, call Gerben D Earth, Personnel Officer at 402-878-3128. Applicants must submit a letter of application for the SPECIFIC position applied for, with a complete resume or a letter of application with a completed application form and two (2) letters of reference. If claiming Indian preference, verification of Indian quantum and or veteran status must be confirmed. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applications and required documents must be received by the Personnel Office NO LATER THAN THE CLOSING DATE: FAILURE TO SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BY CLOSING DATE WILL RESULT IN NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION.

 

NATURE OF WORK:
Educare of Winnebago is a collaborative partnership between the Winnebago Tribal Council, Winnebago Head Start and Winnebago Public Schools. The mission of Educare is to promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children ages 0 to 5 through the provision of evidence-based education, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and their families.

The Lead Teacher is responsible for the planning, implementation and coordination of a comprehensive early childhood education program. The Lead Teacher ensures the education program is developmentally appropriate and meets children’s individual needs as well as program standards of Educare of Winnebago, Office of Head Start, and the Nebraska Department of Education.

 

 MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY TASKS:

Child Development:

  • Observe, assess and document each child’s skills, behavior, growth and development.
  • Provide opportunities for children to experience success and increase their self confidence.
  • Develop and individualized educational plan for each child.
  • Identify children with possible developmental delays with the Master Teacher, refer them for additional evaluations as required by the Winnebago Public School District and/or community agencies.
  • Contribute to and participate in child and family reviews, Mental Health staffing, and/or Individualized Education Plans/Individualized Family Service Plan meetings.
  • Assist the child and family as child transitions from the infant and toddler program to the preschool program and from the preschool program to kindergarten.
  • Build positive relationships with all children and their families in the classroom.

Classroom Management:

  • Develop and maintain an attractive, stimulating and healthy learning environment.
  • Encourage children to be independent in their selection of activities.
  • Ensure that all children are under appropriate supervision and guidance at all times.
  • Utilize Positive Behavior Supports strategies and interventions.
  • Encourage children to develop self-regulation skills.

Curriculum:

  •   Plan and implement developmentally appropriate classroom activities that will enhance the (1) language and literacy development, (2) cognition and general knowledge (3) approaches toward learning (4) physical well-being and motor development and (5) social and emotional development of each child.
  •   Participate in interpreting and analyzing assessment results and utilize data to plan individual and classroom experiences as well as intentionally share information with families.
  •   Develop lesson plans with goals, objectives, activities and outcomes for children and implement them intentionally.
  •   Create documentation panels on a regular basis to make the learning that the children are experiencing visible to parents and visitors.

Parent Involvement:

  • Schedule and meet with parents regularly about their child’s progress, including at least two (2) Parent/Staff Conferences and two (2) home visits per year.
  • Collaboratively plan with Family Support Staff to facilitate monthly informational/activity meetings for parents for the purpose of sharing data with families and responding to their identified interests and/or needs.
  • Encourage parent participation in program activities and in implementing education activities for their children at home and in the community.
  • Communicate with parents (informal conversations, newsletters, personal notes) regarding his/her child’s involvement in classroom activities and progress towards learning goals.

Classroom Leadership:

  • Participate in regular reflective supervision with the Master Teacher.
  • Identify professional development goals, participate in ongoing professional development implement new strategies learned.
  • Participate in the coaching process with the Master Teacher to promote continuous improvement in one’s instruction.
  • Provide leadership for the classroom team (e.g., plan for and lead team planning sessions, monitor teammates observation notes and appropriate goal identification, advocate for and support best practices in the classroom).
  • Supervise student teacher, practicum students, and volunteers as needed.
  • Serve as a mentor/model to Associate Teacher and Teacher Aide.
  • Maintain confidentiality in regards to each child and family.
  • Complete necessary paperwork, including developmental assessments, lesson plans, newsletters, incident reports, etc., on a timely basis.

OTHER:

  • Maintain daily attendance and USDA food counts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the job description.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Education (Early Childhood preferred) and a Nebraska Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in Early Childhood  Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Preschool Disabilities, or Early Childhood Education Unified per NDE Rule 11.
  • Two (2) years early childhood experience in a center-based setting preferred.

 
ESSENTIAL SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of curriculum, principles and best practices of early childhood education.
  • Ability and willingness to remain current regarding child development/early childhood education practices.
  • Willingness to participate in Educare’s commitment to continuously review, analyze and apply findings from local and national evaluations to current program design.
  • Ability to work as a cooperative and supportive member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to establish supportive relationships and form an alliance with staff and families from diverse backgrounds on behalf of children.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, in a manner that demonstrates and fosters cooperation, respect, concern and openness to change.
  • Ability to physically interact with children including the ability to walk or run quickly, kneel or sit on floor, bend and lift, walk over rough and uneven ground, while in or outside of facility.
  • Organization skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities.
  • Ability to collaboratively problem-solve.
  • Maintain boundaries and performs all duties in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Complies with all confidentiality regulations as required.
  • Knowledge of state child care licensing requirements.
  • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Ability to operate a computer and office equipment, including but not limited to, a telephone, fax machine, and copier.
  • Ability to lift, carry and move center/classroom equipment and supplies and/or bulky objects or children weighing up to 50 lbs.

Under Federal Law, all qualified Indian applicants will receive preference over non-Indian applicants. In the absence of qualified Indian applicants considerations shall be given to applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital, or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap, or any other legally protected status.

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