Program Assistant with Astor Head Start

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This is an in person position.

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Astor Services for Children & Families is a community-based non-profit organization that provides children’s mental health services, child welfare services, and early childhood development services. Astor serves children and families in New York State’s Mid-Hudson Valley region and the Bronx. Astor Services is committed to supporting families to ensure each child has a healthy and happy childhood.

Location: 50 Delafield St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Position Description:

  • Head Start is a federally funded preschool program serving low-income children and children with disabilities. Head Start is free to children who qualify.  The goals:
    • Help develop social and emotional competence of young children
    • Implement strategies that promote school readiness
    • Provide comprehensive family engagement services
    • Promote health, mental health support, and development screenings
    • Collaborate with community resources to support the families and program
  • The student will help monitor outcomes, organize data, implement filing systems and collaborate work with agency development office to advance social media presence and marketing
  • If the student has experience in translation, there are many pieces of the curriculum and communications to the parents/students that can be translated

Requirements: 

  • Background check, fingerprinting

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org  + 60 hours of academic work)

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

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