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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:

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.


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. Availability to work overtime on evenings and weekends based on Agency needs.


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.


Health Specialist
The Health Specialist communicates with Center Directors to plan, organize, and conduct health activities at the centers. Instructs/educates center staff on CPR, First Aid, and blood borne pathogens; instructs and updates center staff regarding health systems delivery methods. Attends meetings to assist and facilitate children’s transition process from Early Head Start (EHS) to Head Start (HS). Assists with health duties, as needed. Responds to and assists Health Educators with children’s health screenings, health referrals, and additional support as needed. Develops health forms related to assessment, documentation, follow up, monitoring, and tracking. Reviews, refines and designs systems for delivery of health services; aligns and integrates health systems for EHS/HS consistency. Participates in collaborations with community partners. Participates in self-assessment and other Agency committees, as applicable. Facilitates cross training with other service areas and supports with new hire trainings. Gathers statistics and prepares reports as requested. Participates in trainings and workshops to keep current of pertinent health issues and recommendations for best practices. Assists in scheduling interns and/or student nurses. Performs additional assignments and duties as assigned by the Health Manager and keeps him/her informed on all health issues.


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.


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.

 


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