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Food Services Specialist

The Family Center is looking for someone to join our amazing team and be responsible for planning and preparing meals/snacks for young children enrolled in our Early Childhood Program in compliance with Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) & USDA guidelines. Must practice food service skills and best practices in food safety, and health and nutrition guidelines. Implement Farm to Child Care philosophy including using locally sourced food, fresh fruits and vegetables; partnering with local farms and food producers; and coordinate ordering with Vermont Foodbank. 25-30 hours per week, year-round.

Desired Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in Food Service Industry, or related field. Minimum of two years professional food service experience, preferably with some in a child care or school setting. Strong record keeping skills and accuracy. Demonstrated ability to work positively with a wide range of people, including children. Must possess a value system consistent with that of the Family Center of Washington County and display caring, respect, resilience, and willingness to adapt to change, possess excellent interpersonal skills, be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must pass a fingerprint and background check.

Please email resume, cover letter, and three references to Claire Kendall, Co Executive Director, at: [email protected] . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For a full job description, click here: Food Services Specialist Job Description 4.2021

For more information about the Family Center, visit us at www.fcwcvt.org.

Early Childhood Program Teacher

Our well respected 5 Stars Early Education program is dedicated to providing high quality child care, interactive learning and memorable experiences. We are currently looking for a highly motivated teacher to inspire and be part of a friendly, vibrant and dynamic team environment, participating in all phases of planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate experiences for children ages birth to five years. You will also work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, providing direct early intervention services to children with a variety of intensive needs.

Desired Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, or a related field required, Teacher licensure preferred. Minimum must qualify as a Teacher Associate/Northern Lights Level III and two years’ experience teaching in a mainstreamed early childhood setting, including direct experience providing developmental or support services to children with disabilities or other health needs and their families. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team with a wide range of people including professionals and parents while maintaining an awareness of each individual’s needs and strengths. Hours: 35-40 hours per week, year-round.

If you’re a highly skilled teacher who values play and nature based early learning and who can embed Vermont’s Early Learning Standards in the rhythms and routines of that foundation, please email your resume, cover letter, and three references at: [email protected] .

For a full job description, please click here: ECP Teacher Job Description May 2019

The position offers competitive wages, health and dental benefits, generous paid time off, professional development, planning time, paid vacation, sick and personal time, access to child care, and retirement plan benefits.

The Family Center in Montpelier is a member of the Parent Child Network of VT whose focus is support and education to families with young children through wraparound service delivery. The goal is to help all Vermont families get off to a healthy start, promote well-being, and build on family strengths. We’re a committed team of people where collaboration and mutual support are the norm.

The Family Center’s culture is one of diversity, inclusiveness and enjoyable collaboration amongst staff. We take pride in being professional, and working to make a meaningful, measurable impact in the community. The Family Center believes that every employee has the potential to make a contribution to the organization, its clients, and our teams. To facilitate that, we support an ongoing process of continuous performance improvement where real-time feedback combined with effective, two-way communication can help employees better understand their job responsibilities, priorities, and performance expectations and supervisors can continually grow into effective leaders and change agents for the organization.  This should result in a greater shared understanding between supervisors and staff, encourage employee skill development, support a culture of continuous learning, and lead to overall improved performance for our employees and the Family Center as a whole. We offer competitive benefits, including:

  • Annual Vacation & Personal Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Section 125 Cafeteria Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 403(b) Plan (with company discretionary contribution)
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Direct Deposit
  • Professional Development

The Family Center of Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.

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