Careers

AVANCE is dedicated to strengthening families and building stronger communities. We are looking for individuals who are committed to our mission. "Unlocking America's Potential" and who have a passion for family education services. AVANCE employees make a difference in the lives of many families, earn competitive pay and are eligible for the following benefits: health and dental care, life insurance, retirement, disability, vacation, sick leave, and more. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the Open positions.

 

AVANCE-Houston's Job Openings for December 2014


Admin Assistant to EHS Sr. Director
Job Code-AATESD

This position is responsible for assisting the Early Head Start Sr. Director with various tasks in relation to the Early Head Start Programs, in order to ensure compliance with AVANCE’s Mission and Early Head Start Programs. Established policies, standards and procedures and goals, as well as any standard of operations, Chapter plans, procedures and applicable laws. Education: High school diploma or GED, with formal training in Business Office Procedures, complete CDA within one year. Preferred: Associates Degree in Business Administration, Early Childhood AA, Education or Social Studies. Experience: 2 years as an Administrator using advanced word processing and some experience in Early Childhood. Preferred: 5 years as an Executive Assistant to a top executive or administrator with at least 2 years experience as a supervisor.

Center Administrator/FDW                                                                                                                         
Job Code-CTRADFDW
This position is responsible for:  (1) the planning and implementation of the AVANCE Early Head Start (EHS) center-based program services at designated sites, ensuring compliance with Federal and state regulations so that quality services are delivered to children and families; and, (2) providing family development, support and education services to the parents of enrolled children. Education: B.A. in Early Childhood Education or related field. Preferred: Master’s Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education or related field and Director’s Certification. Experience: Must meet State of Texas Director Qualifications that includes a minimum of 2 years of experience in a licensed childcare facility, depending on educational qualifications. Preferred: Previous experience as a director of a licensed childcare center that serves infants and toddlers and their families.
Bilingual preferred.

EHS Home Visitor                                                                                                                                            
Job Code-EHS-HV
This position is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and providing guidance to home based Early Childhood Case Management ensuring quality and quantity Early Childhood Services to infants and toddlers, pregnant women and their families enrolled in the AVANCE-Early Head Start Program. Education: High School Diploma with CDA in Infant and Toddler or able to complete CDA within (1) one year from date of hire. Preferred: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education (0-3 years) and AVANCE (9) nine months parenting program graduate. Experience: Must have experience working with Infants and Toddlers. Preferred: Experience in home based early childhood services. Must be bilingual English/Spanish.

Education Specialist                                                                                                                                       
Job Code-HS ES
This position is responsible for training and assisting teaching staff in planning, implementing and individualizing the educational program, assessing children’s outcomes in attaining educational and developmental goals, and modifying the curriculum and teaching strategies to meet the needs of each individual child. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field. Preferred: Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field. Experience: At least 2 years of classroom teaching experience. Bi-lingual preferred.

Nutrition Associate                                                                                                                                        
Job Code- HS-NA
This position provides support, information and referrals to Head Start parents and staff through consultation regarding: children’s nutrition and health. Provide guidance to parents on appropriate techniques and methods for responding to children with food allergies and/or other special nutritional concerns, including: anemia, underweight, overweight or under-height. Provide training to staff on Head Start and USDA requirements. Education: Associate’s Degree in Human Nutrition or related field. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in human nutrition or related field. Experience: At least 2 years in an environment that caters to child nutrition. A Bachelor’s degree can be substituted for one year of experience.

Family Development Worker- EHS                                                                                          
Job Code- EHS-FDW
The Family Development Worker will be responsible for providing families with comprehensive family development and adult education services through the development and implementation of an individualized service delivery plan. The provision of all services will focus on promoting the educational and economic success of the parents that in turn will promote the child’s overall growth and development. This position will require you to work evenings and weekends as needed. Bi-lingual Preferred. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education or related field. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (Certified.) Work Experience: One (1) year.

Family Development Worker- HS                                                                                                             
Job Code- HS-FDW
The Family Development Worker will be responsible for providing families with comprehensive family development and adult education services through the development and implementation of an individualized service delivery plan. The provision of all services will focus on promoting the educational and economic success of the parents that in turn will promote the child’s overall growth and development. This position will require you to work evenings and weekends as needed. Bi-lingual Preferred. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education or related field. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (Certified.) Work Experience: One (1) year.

Parent Educator
Job Code- CD-PE
This position is responsible for empowering parents to support the educational growth of their children. Work in a family-centered program and center your duties on the needs of the family. Education: Bachelors’ Degree. Work Experience: 2 years working in educational, social services or family literacy setting, working with parents and young children, and working with families with diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Biligual preferred.

Workforce Services Manager                                                                                                                     
Job Code- WSM
This position develops employment opportunities for the Head Start parents, Adult Education and Healthy Marriage participants. The position builds relationships with employers, colleges and skill training organizations and job training agencies. Assists program participants with resume writing, job search techniques and interviewing skills. Conducts job market research, lines up appropriate trainings or develops in-house training programs. This position directs the record keeping that documents placement rates and improved wages. Work Experience: Minimum two years experience working in workforce programs as a coordinator, employment counselor, employment coach, or related field. Education: B.A. in Business Management, Human Resources, social work, or related field. Preferred: Master’s degree in Business Management, Human Resources, social work, or related field. Bilingual is a plus.

EHS Health Aide – Home Based                                                                                                                 
Job Code-EHS-AH
This position is responsible for helping families access needed health services by setting up appointments, providing transportation, language translation, assisting with the purchase of prescriptions, and helping families understand instructions from the doctor and pharmacist. Experience: Previous AVANCE participation, experience in community public health services. Education: High School Diploma/GED and some college course work. Preferred: AVANCE Graduate, First Aide Certification, CDA in Infants and Toddler or able to complete CDA with (1) year from date of hire. Bilingual Preferred.

Cook
Job Code HSC
This position is responsible for providing nutritious meals and snacks for HS participants and for special program events. Required:  One (1) year in commercial kitchen EDUCATION:  Required:  High School Diploma or GED, Preferred: Avance Graduate

EHS-Instruction Support Aide                                                                                                                 
Job Code EHS-ISA
This position is responsible for providing a safe, educationally stimulating and nurturing environment for children at the AVANCE Early Head Start (EHS) service sites. Preferred: at least 6 months experience working in an infant and toddler setting .EDUCATION:  Required:  HS School Diploma or equivalent Preferred: Associates Degree in Child Development in Infants and Toddlers (Center-Based) Bilingual in English and Spanish, both oral and written.
 
Teacher Aide      (HS- Various Locations) Starting Salary: $8.00                                  
Job Code HS TA
The Teacher Aides are responsible for providing childcare services for children of the Head Start enrolled in the Head Start  Program. The Teacher Aide is responsible for providing children with a safe learning environment and providing them with child development instruction/activities as directed by the Teacher, Center Administrator, and Curriculum Facilitator.  
Required: High School Diploma and CDA.  Preferred: One year working in a licensed child care facility.
 
Bilingual -English/ Spanish.
Teacher (Early Head Start –Openings) Starting Salary: $9.00                         
Job Code EHS-T
The Teachers are responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate environment that promotes the child’s cognitive, social / emotional, health and physical development.  Develop individualized developmental and educational goals for each child. Assess each child’s outcomes to monitor developmental progress, and use various teaching strategies with an emphasis on language and literacy skills to meet the needs of each individual child. Required:  High school diploma or GED and CDA certification. Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish.
 
Teacher (HS, Various locations) Starting Salary: $19.00                              
Job Code HS T
Responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate environment that promotes the child’s cognitive, social /  emotional, health and physical development.  Develop individualized developmental and educational goals for each child.
Assess each child’s outcomes to monitor developmental progress, and use various teaching strategies with an emphasis on language and literacy skills to meet the needs of each individual child.  Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or in a related field with 24 college credit hours of Early Childhood Education.  Experience with working with young children in an educational capacity.  Bilingual English/Spanish.  Preferred:  Two years working in a licensed child care facility.  Head Start experience plus
 
Teacher Aide Substitute (HS – various locations) Salary: $8.00                  
 Job Code TAS-HS
This position is responsible for assisting the program teachers with all aspects of the program, including intake, filing, organizing and maintaining participants’ files.  It is also responsible for assisting teachers in providing children with a safe learning environment that includes children with disabilities, to meet their differing abilities, developmental levels and approaches to learning.  Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent,1-2 years of experience, and CDA in pre-school.  Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish, college hours in Education or related field, and AVANCE graduate.
   

SALARY: COMMENSURATE WITH EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

To apply, please send your resume and a copy of your transcripts to:

All positions are security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

ATTN: HR @ 713-812-1473 (Fax) or hrhouston@avancehouston.org (Email)

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Due to the volume of interest, we cannot respond to every resume and we are unable to provide ongoing status. You will only be contacted if you are determined to be one of the most qualified candidates for the position(s) based on your skills and experience.

Positions open until filled. Must have valid driver’s license and pass background check, physical and drug screen. EEO

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