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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 Data Entry Clerk

As an Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) Data Entry Clerk for our program under general supervision of the ERSEA Manager, responsible and accountable for providing data entry support for the operation and delivery of ERSEA services. Responsible for entering and maintaining eligibility, selection and enrollment information in the agency data entry system, and ensuring that data input is accurate, complete, consistent, and in accordance with OCHS plans, policies and procedures.

Family Engagement Advocate

Family Engagement Advocates 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.

Requirements:

  • 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.
Health Data Entry Clerk

As a Health Data Entry Clerk for our program under general supervision of the Health Manager, you will be responsible and accountable for providing data entry support for the operation and delivery of Health services. Inputting immunizations, physical and dental exams, and health screening results in a timely manner to meet Head Start Performance Standards; assist with filing of health data; prepare health supply orders; support the Health department in coordinating health classes for staff (e.g., CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogen), and screenings for children; furthermore, support staff with reminder follow up calls to families regarding health requirements as well as assisting with incoming calls to the health department. Ensuring that data input is accurate, complete, consistent and in accordance with OCHS plans, policies and procedures.

Health Manager

Some of the responsibilities of this position include:

Manage health systems and programs in compliance with organizational goals, Performance Standards, Head Start Act, and other applicable regulations.  Assist in developing, implementing and evaluating plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual Agency goals, objectives and work standards; manage program area plans. Maintain a system of communication, accountability, and investigative opportunities for improving existing family health systems.  Coordinate and organize training for nurses from CHDP and other county agencies.   Administer training on blood-borne pathogens, CPR, and related health and safety practices.  Determine, approve, and coordinate required training for health services staff, and others as needed.  Research and analyze legislative issues affecting medical protocols.  Analyze regulations for proper immunizations, physical exams, and other medical testing processes that are mandated.  Prepare and facilitate monitoring of all medical, dental, and screening services.  Develop annual calendar of services; set priorities, and schedule activities and timelines, according to performance objectives.  Conduct continuous research on current practices in pediatrics and adult health care.  Prepare statistical analysis of health data, dental data, medical conditions, child accidents, and immunizations, to comply with regulatory standards and to measure outcomes.  Prepare reports, records, and correspondence related to health services.  Provide back-up coverage for on-site nurses in their absence.  Perform additional assignments and duties as assigned by the Executive or Division Director that will include special projects of a large scope and complexity, and keep him/her informed on all family health issues.

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.

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...