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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.
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.

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.

Inclusion Support Facilitator
Under 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.
Site Supervisor
As a Site Supervisor, the candidate will be accountable for the organization and management of an entire center or portion of a very large 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.

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...