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We strive to provide the highest quality early education for all children enrolled.

A great opportunity!

If you are interested in a career in education, there’s no better place to be than Orange County Head Start Inc. (OCHS). 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.

Join Our Job Referral Incentive Program and Receive $1,000!

Starting February 15, 2024, Orange County Head Start (OCHS) is thrilled to introduce our Job Referral Incentive Program. We believe in the power of our team and the importance of bringing in exceptional talent to further our mission. As valued members of our community, we invite you to participate in this program and help us find outstanding candidates to join our team. If you know someone who would be a great fit for a position at OCHS, refer them to us. For each successful referral that leads to a hire, both you, the referring person, and the newly hired employee will receive a $1,000 incentive. This incentive will be paid in two installments of $500 each, as per the terms and conditions outlined in the referral incentive program and agreement. Click here for more details…

For questions and to apply, please email: jobs@ochsinc.org or call the Human Resources Department at (714) 241-8920.

Current  Job openings

The salaries listed are based on education level

Salary: $22.75 – $27.66 per hour -Based on level of education

Working as part of a team of professionals in a Head Start or Early Head Start center a Teacher is responsible and accountable for overseeing the classroom environment and teaching children including preparation, instruction, evaluation, home visits, and parent conferences regarding children’s goals and progress toward school readiness and success in life.

Minimum Qualifications
Associate Degree and/or Child Development Teacher permit required. Options are available for those working towards the minimum requirements. Additional qualifications may be required depending on the age group being taught.

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Salary: $18.35 – $20.56 per hour -Based on level of education

In conjunction with a Teacher, the Teacher Assistant is responsible and accountable for overseeing the learning environment and assistance with teaching Head Start and Early Head Start Children including assisting with preparation, instruction, evaluation, home visits, and parent conferences regarding children’s goals and progress toward continued education in early childhood.

Minimum Qualifications
Child Development Associate Teacher permit. Options are available for those with 6 of the 12 CORE units required to obtain a Child Development Associate Teacher permit and enrolled in, or willing to enroll in, a program to obtain the additional 6 required units.

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TEACHER ASSISTANT JOB OPENING:

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Salary: $22.75 – $27.66 per hour -Based on level of education

Under moderate supervision, the Home Educator provides for the development of Home Educator: children and families enrolled in the Home Base program. (Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese required, for this position only).

Minimum Qualifications
Associate Degree and/or Child Development Teacher permit required. Options are available for Teacher: those working towards the minimum requirements. Additional qualifications may be required depending on the age group being taught.

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HOME EDUCATOR JOB OPENING:

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Salary: $20.56 per hour

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.

Requirements

  • A minimum of one year of experience in one or more of the skilled trades, or any equivalent combination of education and experience in facilities maintenance and/or related field in a multi-site environment.
  • 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.

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Maintenance Associate JOB OPENING:

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Salary range: $81,120 – $85,280 annually

As a Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Manager at Orange County Head Start (OCHS), you will play a pivotal role in building strong and trusting relationships with our families and community partners. You will be the architect of impactful strategies that empower families to be active participants in their children’s early learning journey, ensuring a holistic approach to their development and success. You will be the driving force behind building a robust and supportive network around our families, empowering them to be their children’s strongest advocates. Success in this role requires a passion for early childhood education, exceptional leadership skills, strategic thinking, and a deep commitment to cultural competency and equity. You will be an effective communicator, adept at building relationships, and possess a tireless drive to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families.

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PFCE Manager JOB OPENING:

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Salary: $33.00 – $34.00 per hour based on level of education

The Parent, Family and Community Engagement (PFCE) Supervisor supports the PFCE Manager with the oversight of PFCE team members’ performance including making assignments, and conducting 90-day and annual performance reviews. Ensure employees’ adherence to the organization and department’s policies, procedures, practices and Head Start Program Performance Standards. Serve as an expert PFCE Case Manager for unique and/or high-risk family situations. Leads assigned team of Family Engagement Advocates (FEA) in the delivery of the agency’s PFCE programs to participant families through coaching, mentoring, training and developing staff in their professional skills and knowledge toward continuous improvement of service delivery and skill acquisition. Conduct ongoing monitoring and provide work direction. Trouble shoot and problems solve moderately complex issues, both in service delivery and team interactions. Maintain a positive, open and objective attitude towards others.

Education/Experience/Language

Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, sociology, human services or related field required. Minimum of 2 years of social services or family caseload experience and 1 year of supervisory or mentoring/coaching experience preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish is required.

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PFCE Supervisor JOB OPENING:

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