Family Advocate
Lakes and Pines Head Start is looking for a dedicated, caring person to join their team as a Family Advocate Family Advocates connect with parents and provide referrals and resources to community organizations based on families’ needs. They support and assist parents in crisis situations. They are active and visible in the community by conducting outreach activities to communicate the benefits and services of Head Start to individuals and community groups in an effort to market the Program and recruit eligible families. They conduct home visits and facilitate parent groups at the socializations.

The Family Advocate position requires a High School Diploma or equivalency. Must be willing and able to enroll in a certificate or degree program related to social, human, or family services if not possessed and must complete within one year of hire. Must have a genuine interest and concern for people, possess initiative, be responsible, have the ability to be flexible, be sensitive to the lifestyles and needs of low-income clientele, and must be a team player.

This is a full time position with competitive salary and full benefits. Benefit package includes medical, dental, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and retirement with employer match up to 5%. For information, job description, and application contact Lakes and Pines C.A.C., Inc., an Equal Opportunity Employer, 1700 Maple Avenue East, Mora, MN 55051-1227; (320) 679-1800 x 138 or www.lakesandpines.org. Reasonable accommodations made upon request. Minorities, women, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Location: Chisago County
Application deadline is 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017.

Program Secretary I or II
Good math, written and oral communication skills, knowledge of computers, ability to file electronically, type w/ efficiency and accuracy, note-taking abilities, organization skills (Secretary II - 2 years' office experience). Starting Minimum Pay, DOQ: Secretary I - $14.50, Secretary II - $15.32. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. For information, application and/or special disability accommodations, please contatct Lakes and Pines, an Equal Opportunity Opportunity Employer.

Applications accepted until 4:30 p.m., March 30th, 2017.

Assistant Classroom Teachers
Head Start is looking for dedicated, caring people to join their team as Assistant Classroom Teachers. Assistant Classroom Teachers are professionals who work in a collaborative team to create developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children in a classroom setting. Assistant Classroom Teachers are responsible for participating in Program recruitment activities, integrating Program Service Areas into lesson plans, assisting to ensure enrolled children meet screening and assessment requirements, participating in parent/teacher conferences, maintaining classroom attendance and documenting family case notes. This position works closely within a team requiring submission of lesson plans, attending meetings and working with Service Area staff to assist families with resources. Position requires at a minimum a Preschool CDA. Preferred education includes an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or an Associate’s degree in a related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching preschool aged children may be considered. A Bachelor's or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education, or a Bachelor’s or advanced degree and course work equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching pre-school aged children. Must have experience working with preschoolers and be willing to work with parents and children in classroom settings, be sensitive to the lifestyles and needs of low-income clientele, and must be a team player.

This is a full time position with competitive salary and full benefits, including Health, Dental, Retirement and work mileage reimbursement at the government rate. For information, job description, and application contact Lakes and Pines C.A.C., Inc., an Equal Opportunity Employer, 1700 Maple Avenue East, Mora, MN 55051-1227; (320) 679-1800 x138 or www.lakesandpines.org. Reasonable accommodations made upon request. Minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Locations Include: Cloquet
Application deadline : Open until filled.
Applicants to complete Agency’s Employment Application.

Substitute Classroom Teachers
Make a difference in the lives of children and families! Lakes and Pines is looking for dedicated professionals to Substitute Teach in collaborative teams to create developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children in classroom settings. Contracted Teachers must have a Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. A Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree in a related field with course work equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with experience teaching pre-school aged children may be considered. Must be teacher qualified under DHS Rule #3 and have experience working with preschool children. This is a contractual position based on program need, and includes a competitive compensation. For further information please contact Lakes and Pines C.A.C., Inc., an Equal Opportunity Employer, 1700 Maple Avenue East, Mora, MN 55051-1227; (320) 679-1800 x138 or www.lakesandpines.org. Reasonable accommodations made upon request. Minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline : Open until filled.
Applicants to complete Agency’s Employment Application.
      In accordance with federal and state laws, Lakes and Pines CAC is an equal opportunity employer, contractor and provider of services. The Agency will maintain a policy of non– discrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment within the Agency will be governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, public assistance status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity,status as a parent, familial status, or in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.

      If an applicant needs reasonable accommodations for the employment application process, please contact Lakes and Pines either by phone, mail, email or in person and request such consideration. (Such as sign language, interpreter, materials in large print, accessibility)

      Individuals are encouraged to complete an Employment Application form whether or not a vacancy currently exists. Employment applications will be kept on file for one year and will be considered for appropriate job vacancies.