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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

Head Start (preschool age) Teacher, Home Educator and Teacher Assistants



OCHS is seeking qualified staff to join our Head Start team in the following positions:

Teacher and Home Educator $21.94 – 24.26 an hour depending on education

  • Full Time Head Start (3-5 year olds) Teacher

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Associate Degree in Child Development and CA Child Development Teacher Permit. Bachelor degree preferred;
  • At least one (1) year teaching experience required;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese preferred.

Home Educator $21.94 – 24.26 an hour depending on education

  • Full Time Head Start (3-5 year olds) Home Educator

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of CA Child Development Permit. Associate or Bachelor degree preferred;
  • At least one (1) year teaching experience required;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese preferred.

Teacher Assistant (TA) $16.52 – 17.55 an hour depending on education

  • Full and Part Time Head Start (3-5 year olds) Teacher Assistant

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit; Child Development Teacher Permit or higher preferred;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese preferred:

Early Head Start (ages birth to three) Teacher, Home Educator and Teacher Assistants



OCHS is seeking qualified staff to join our Head Start and Early Head Start teams in the following positions:

Teacher and Home Educator $19.62 – 24.26 an hour depending on education

  • Full Time Early Head Start Toddler (2-3 year olds) Teacher
  • Full Time Early Head Start (birth to 3 year olds) Teacher
  • Full Time Home Educator (birth to 3 year olds)

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a California Child Development Teacher’s Permit; Bachelor or Associate degree preferred);
  • Three (3) Infant/Toddler units required;
  • At least one (1) year teaching experience required;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese preferred.

Teacher Assistant (TA) $16.52 – 17.55 an hour depending on education

  • Full and Part Time Early Head Start Toddler (2-3 year olds) TA
  • Full and Part Time Early Head Start (birth to 3 year olds) TA

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit; Child Development Teacher Permit or higher preferred;
  • Three (3) Infant/Toddler units required;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese preferred:

Behavior Support Specialist
Under general supervision of the Inclusion Manager, the Behavior Support Specialist will be responsible for planning, evaluating, and implementing appropriate educational strategies in classroom activities for children displaying serious challenges that impede successful inclusion in the classroom and may require temporary 1:1 support. Behavior challenges may be related to developmental delays and/or mental health concerns.

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.


Education Development Coach
The Education Development Coach is responsible for assisting the Education Development Manager with planning, coordinating and implementing a teacher professional development system to ensure that teaching staff have a variety of professional development and educational opportunities to meet the performance requirements and all applicable regulations, specifically Head Start Program Performance Standards and the Head Start Act of 2007; assisting with the implementation of a CLASS monitoring system and training and technical assistance plan to ensure professional development of teachers, quality teaching practices, and compliance with all applicable regulations; observing classrooms utilizing the CLASS and curriculum fidelity monitoring tools; and preparing related paperwork and reports to identify and inform the
teacher professional development system.


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.


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. Play a key role in Center Level Case Management to ensure high quality services and intentional follow up are provided to families. Input data into the ChildPlus 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
This hands on food service position will be assigned work at either a Head Start center washing dishes and assisting with meal service, or in a central kitchen preparing and delivering meals to the Head Start centers, and washing dishes.


Health Educator
As a Health Educator for our Early Head Start/Head Start program under the supervision of the Health Manager, 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 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 & 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.


Maintenance Associate

Under the direction of the Facilities Manager, the successful candidate for this position will be responsible for completing daily work orders that include but are not limited to: the upkeep of multiple agency facilities and environments, including buildings, grounds, and equipment in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and OCHS policies and procedures with a consistent emphasis on child and staff safety.


Parent, Family and Community Engagement (PFCE) Manager

The Parent, Family and Community Engagement (PFCE) Manager Leads a team of PFCE Supervisors and Family Engagement Advocates (FEAs) in the delivery of the agency’s Parent, Family and Community Engagement services to participant families. Plays a key role in professional development of the PFCE team, and serves as an expert Case Manager for unique and/or high-risk family situations. Maintains current knowledge base of services provided through federal, state, county, local and private agencies to leverage social services to OCHS children and families. Serves as the lead on Parent Engagement programs, to support the growth and development of Head Start parents and families. Innovates and enhances varied opportunities for families to be involved and engaged in OCHS and the community. Facilitates the Parent Engagement Committee as well as the Parent Education Curriculum at the center level. Develops and revises procedures for quality improvement based on data collected and monitoring outcomes. Assesses and analyzes family outcomes to present to governing board annually and submits PFCE data for the program information report. Establish and maintain partnerships with Management Team and Center Directors to ensure high quality child and family services at all times. Support effective leadership by building a common understanding of organizational needs, values, vision, mission and strategic directives among PFCE staff.


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.

Site Supervisor

As a Site Supervisor, the candidate will be accountable for the organization and management of an entire center or portion of a very large 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.

 


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