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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

Center Director
As a Center Director, the candidate will be accountable for the organization and management of an entire center.  Key responsibilities include:  Supervise, organize, and plan staff, child and parent activities; Observe and monitor classrooms for compliance and prepare related paperwork and reports; Implement programs that will maintain compliance with federal and state regulations and Agency Policies; Train staff on developmentally appropriate practices and agency policies and procedures; Counsel staff and parents regarding difficult experiences; Act as conciliator for case conferencing to all families; Communicate with community, school districts, and other agencies; Coordinate parent meetings and parent trainings; Act as liaison between staff and parents; Maintain budget within accepted limits; track purchasing and all other spending.  Candidates for this position must be able to interface and work with other employees, parents and volunteers in a positive manner.
ERSEA Community Outreach Advocate

Under the general supervision of the ERSEA Manager, the Community Outreach Advocate (COA) is responsible for recruiting, determining eligibility, and enrolling families in the Head Start or Early Head Start program by actively participating in ongoing community recruitment events and collaborations.  Candidate must be able to engage potential participants by answering questions, providing information and referring them to resources available within the agency and community. Perform door-to-door recruiting of participants, prepare flyers and distribute house-to-house, to local businesses, and other community facilities. Participate in recruitment events in the community. Have strong, organization and accuracy skills. Determine eligibility status of applicants by verifying and calculating intake information and accurately completing eligibility forms to prioritize children on the waitlist. 

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. 

Family Engagement Advocate
Family Engagement Advocates (FEA) have the opportunity to build relationships with participating families while developing Family Partnership Agreements, setting goals, and following-up on progress of goals and referrals.  Input data into the Child Plus database in order to analyze child and family needs and results.  Ensure that meetings and interactions with families are respectful of each family’s diversity and cultural background.  Inform parents of volunteer and leadership opportunities within the Head Start program and their communities as well as offer support and encouragement for increased parent engagement within the program. Network and attend community organizations meetings to learn more about services available in the community and establish partnerships that will enhance OCHS services.  Share resource information with other Family Engagement Advocates and OCHS staff.  Advocate for and promote Head Start program in the Orange County business community
Food Service Assistant

Food Service Assistants:  This hands-on food service position will be assigned work at either a Head Start center washing dishes/assisting with meal service, or in a central kitchen preparing and delivering meals to the Head Start centers and washing dishes.


  • A High School diploma or equivalent of education and experience.
  • Minimum one year of food preparation and kitchen cleaning experience.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to pass Department of Justice, Criminal Record and Child Abuse Clearance checks.
  • Must have a good driving record and must provide a current driver record printout from the DMV.
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.

Inclusion Support Facilitator 

Under general supervision of the Inclusion Manager, the Inclusion Support Facilitator plans, evaluates, and implements appropriate educational strategies in classroom activities for children with developmental differences and behaviors that impede successful inclusion in the classroom.  Coaches, models and provides feedback to teachers on appropriate strategies in behavioral and/or classroom management. Supports parents in the process of getting children assessed through the LEA or other appropriate services and ensures appropriate supports for successful inclusion are considered and provided in the Head Start classroom.

Quality Systems Specialist for Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) Parent, Family & Community Engagement Specialist (PFCE) & Home Base

Implement monitoring process for Head Start and EHS home base, PFCE, and Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) for the grantee and delegate agencies. Interpret and provide guidance on the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) and OCHS Service Area Plans, Policies and Procedures (SAPPPs). Act as a resource to provide compliance clarification on monitoring findings for home base, PFCE and ERSEA as required. Assist staff with the development of corrective action plans and strategies to address any areas of non­compliance, and conduct follow ­up with identified corrective steps. Provide technical assistance and training to staff in the areas of home base, PFCE and ERSEA as determined by monitoring and training needs analysis. Perform all required data management to ensure quality monitoring outcomes are tracked and available for planning. Develop and maintain effective relationships with grantee and delegate agency staff. Proactively research and stay abreast with all relevant changes in related content areas including: HSPPS, Head Start Act, OHS Monitoring Protocols, OCHS and delegate agency SAPPPs, Title 22, Title 5. Assist with implementation of the Safety Assistant Monitor (SAM) program. Assist with Health and Safety reviews of the grantee and delegate agencies. In partnership with other Quality Systems staff, participate as assigned in agency events and special projects including the annual Self­-Assessment, Federal Reviews, staff trainings and unit projects.

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.

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...