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If you are interested in a career in education, there’s no better place to be than Orange County Head Start Inc. We are a non-profit organization with an established preschool program. We are devoted to the field of child and family development. Our program serves low income preschool children and their families. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package in addition to the opportunity to serve families and children in Orange County. Please email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Teachers, Home Educators, Associate Floater Teachers, and Teacher Assistants

Would you like to make difference in the lives of Orange County’s most vulnerable children? As a non-profit organization, Orange County Head Start, Inc. (OCHS) is dedicated to providing thousands of at-risk children, ages birth to five, and their families, with quality child development, school readiness programs and comprehensive health and social support services. OCHS offers a competitive salary range and benefits, and an excellent retirement plan. We are seeking qualified staff to join our Head Start and Early Head Start team in the following positions...

Health Assistant

As a Health Assistant for our Early Head Start/Head Start program under general supervision, you will need to input assessments; assess health histories, immunizations, physical and dental exams; develop individual health plans and related medical reports; assist with filing of health data, prepare health supply orders, document and maintain accident reports, health referrals and health classes (e.g., CPR, First Aid and Blood borne Pathogen); support staff at the school centers and on home visits; respond to and assist with regard to health referrals as needed; follow-up with families and provide link to health services; prepare and facilitate staff trainings and parent workshops; communicate with local health and dental care providers. 

Human Resources Leave and Workers' Compensation Specialist

OCHS is seeking an experienced specialist that will provide direct support and assistance to the HR Manager including special projects. Work through managers to enhance the development and productivity of staff, while maintaining an appropriate employee advocacy position. Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions. Interpret and apply HR policies and procedures and employment regulations consistent with OCHS Performance Standards in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward company goals.  Investigates workplace accidents and prepares reports for insurance carrier. Conducts initial reporting of workplace injuries. Serve as internal point person for workers comp issues. Assist in the safety committee and take meeting minutes. Conduct basic safety training. Receives initial requests for all agency leave of absence requests. Serve as internal point person for leave of absence. Prepare and produce written materials, including documentation, letters, memos, training materials, reports, tracking sheets, minutes, etc.  Actively participate in Agency monitoring and assessment processes, and program policies and procedures.  Help ensure that OCHS maintains its commitment to Equal Opportunity Employment.

Purchasing & Contracts Manager

As a Purchasing & Contracts Manager, the candidate will supervise the Purchasing and Contracts department. Plan, organize and coordinate the operations related to all Agency contracts and procurement functions, ensuring compliance with internal, federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures. The candidate will also develop bids and contracts relative to procurement, including writing, sourcing, negotiating and managing the bidding process. Manage delivery of goods and services as stated on contracts, including enforcing monitoring vendor performance, evaluation and survey and closing out contracts as needed. As part of the position’s duties, the candidate will manage the work order process (AWOS), including review of orders submitted by staff pertaining to the Automated Purchasing System. The candidate will act as liaison between OCHS and insurance brokers, organize and coordinate insurance policies (general liability, commercial, property, auto & E&O) including policy additions, changes, removals and loss claims. Interactions with the executive director, division directors, managers, and other staff to assist with any questions or concerns they may have in relation to the Purchasing & Contracts department. The position is supervised by the Division Director of Finance & Administration.

Purchasing Technician I

Research and perform cost and value analysis of quotes, bids, etc. Process purchase requisitions and POs, vendor invoices, sales tax, verify pricing & terms meet conditions of agreement. File and maintain department records, such as: bids, COI, POs, packing lists, delivery receipts, etc. Order tracking; investigate problems/errors; expedite delayed/ misplaced shipments; resolve complaints. Investigate and respond to staff regarding PO questions, purchasing procedures, and documents. Maintain core product catalog with updates and changes to product detail and pricing in APS system. Maintain and replenish administration office central supplies. Prepare travel and conference reservations. Perform similar and incidental duties as required. Be organized and complete work in accordance with deadlines. Operate computer terminal, spreadsheet, database and word processing software; operate office equipment.
Registered Dietitian

As a Registered Dietitian, candidate will be responsible and accountable for identifying and responding to children and their families’ nutritional and health-related needs; providing nutrition education workshops to families, children and staff; providing ongoing nutrition training and technical support and assistance to staff; adhering to the goals and objectives of the service area; as well as the regulations established by the Federal Performance Standards and related regulations, Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations, and policies and procedure developed by OCHS.


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