We strive to provide the highest quality early education for all children enrolled.
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.
For questions and to apply, please email: email@example.com or call the Human Resources Department at (714) 241-8920. OCHS has the following 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Bachelor degree in early childhood education, child development, psychology, special education or related field, required BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)eligible; BCBA Certified preferred.
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in an early childhood setting directly with children birth to 5-years-old. Minimum of 3 years providing direct support for children (birth to 5) with challenging behaviors in a classroom setting, experience working with children and families that have experienced trauma.
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 the eligibility status of applicants by verifying and calculating intake information and accurately completing eligibility forms to prioritize children on the waitlist.
High school diploma or equivalent and six college units in human services, psychology, sociology, social work, or math. Related experience may be substituted for educational requirements.
Family Engagement Advocates (FEA) have the opportunity to build relationships with participating families while developing Family Partnership Agreements, setting goals, and following up on the 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 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 organization 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 the Head Start program in the Orange County business community.
Education/Experience/Language: At least six pre-requisite college units in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or related courses. Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field preferred. Bilingual Spanish or Vietnamese required.
This hands-on food service position will be assigned work at an OCHS center washing dishes and assisting with meal service, or in the central kitchen preparing and delivering meals to the OCHS centers, and washing dishes.
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.
Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in health or public health, medical assistant or related field. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Knowledge of health terminology. Any other combination of training and/or experience that could likely provide the desired skills, knowledge or abilities may be considered.
Salary: $28.30 to $29.39 per hour
Under the general supervision of the Inclusion Manager, the Inclusion Support Facilitator plans, evaluates, and implements appropriate educational strategies in classroom activities for children with developmental differences and behaviors that impede successful inclusion in the classroom. Coaches, models, and provides feedback to teachers on appropriate strategies in behavioral and/or classroom management. Supports parents in the process of getting children assessed through the LEA or other appropriate services and ensures appropriate supports for successful inclusion are considered and provided in the Head Start classroom.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, child development, psychology, special education, or a related field required. Bilingual Spanish/Vietnamese preferred. Minimum of 3 years experience working in an early childhood setting directly with children birth to 5 years. Training in Applied Behavior Analysis and/or experience with Autism is preferred.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two or more years of purchasing support experience, excellent mathematical and logistical problem solving ability; ability to thrive in a fast-paced deadline driven environment; high aptitude for excellent customer service; knowledge of purchasing procedures; materials, equipment, supplies and record keeping systems. Higher level math skills required. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to work well with others and manage orders from multiple locations/cost centers. High School Diploma or equivalent required. AA degree or higher preferred.
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