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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, Inclusion Support Facilitators (ISF) plan, evaluate, and implement appropriate educational strategies in classroom activities for children with developmental differences and behaviors that impede successful inclusion in the classroom. As a part of the implementation of strategies, ISFs coach teaching staff in the appropriate use of support strategies. ISFs also work with families to support them through the process of having their child evaluated for appropriate support services. ISFs have the opportunity to interact with various community agencies including LEAs, Regional Center of Orange County, and other early childhood developmental service providers in the county.

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 COA
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 Service 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.


Inclusion Support Facilitator

Under general supervision of the Inclusion Manager, Inclusion Support Facilitators (ISF) plan, evaluate, and implement appropriate educational strategies in classroom activities for children with developmental differences and behaviors that impede successful inclusion in the classroom. As a part of the implementation of strategies, ISFs coach teaching staff in the appropriate use of support strategies. ISFs also work with families to support them through the process of having their child evaluated for appropriate support services. ISFs have the opportunity to interact with various community agencies including LEAs, Regional Center of Orange County, and other early childhood developmental service providers in the county.


 


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