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 2013
EHS Home Visitor Salary $8.95 w/CDA $9.54
Job Code EHS HV
This position is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and providing guidance to home base Early Childhood Case Management ensuring quality and quantity of Early Childhood Services to infants and toddlers, pregnant women and their families enrolled in the AVANCE – Early Head Start Program. Required: Experience in home based early childhood services. Preferred: Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (0-3) and AVANCE (9) months parenting program. Bilingual: English / Spanish Preferred.
Early Childhood Instructional Aide
Job Code ECIA
This position is responsible for providing a safe, educationally stimulating and nurturing environment for children at the AVANCE service site and teaching development. Experience: six months to one year of infant and toddler practicum/daycare. Education Required: High school Diploma or Equivalent or must be able to complete Child Care Associates Certification with one (1) year from hire date. Preferred: Bilingual English /Spanish
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.
Early Childhood/ Lead Teacher
Job Code EHS LT
This Position is responsible for providing a safe, educationally stimulating, and nutrition environment for children at the service site and teaching developmentally appropriate concepts and skills to young children. Required 2 years minimum, experience in an early childhood program, center / and or district preschool. Education: High School or Equivalent or must be able to complete Child Care Associates Certification. Bilingual Required
EHS/Center Administrator/Family Development Worker
Job Code EHS-CA-FDW
This position is responsible for: 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. Required: Must meet State of Texas Director Qualifications that includes a minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a licensed childcare facility, depending on educational qualifications. Required: A Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education or related field that complies with the State of Texas Director Qualifications. Bilingual Preferred
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.
Nutrition Associate Part Time 20Hrs.
Job Code NA
Provide 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. Experience 2 years in an environment that caters to children nutrition. Education: Associate’s Degree in Human Nutrition or related field. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition or related field (A Bachelor’s Degree can be substituted for one year of experience.)
SALARY: COMMENSURATE WITH EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
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