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 February 2014
Human Resources Records and Recruitment Specialist
Job Code HR-RRS
The HR Records and Data Entry Specialist oversees the processing of all personnel actions for AVANCE Staff, creates and maintains hardcopy and electronic personnel files, maintains, updates, and oversees the employee personnel files, including data entry for various database systems with the highest degree of accuracy and timeliness.
Required: A minimum of 1 year experience in records administration and data entry. Some payroll experience is a plus.
Preferred: Two to three years’ experience as a records administrator. Six months to a year of basic knowledge of payroll.
EDUCATION: Required: Bachelor of Arts in Business Management or related field.
Job Code EHS HA
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 Required: One year of experience in community public health services Preferred: Previous AVANCE participation EDUCATION: Required: High School Diploma or GED and Health Aide Certification Preferred: AVANCE Graduate, Hearing and Vision Screening Certification, First Aide Certification. Bilingual in English and Spanish, both oral and written
Job Code EHS-PA
This position is responsible for providing services for children 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. EDUCATION: Required: HS Diploma or GED CDA preferred Good presentation and communication skill, Bilingual with excellent written and oral skills.
Job Code CAHS
This position is responsible for the planning and implementation of the AVANCE Head Start (HS) Program and support services at the designated center. Required: Two (2) years’ experience in management or supervision in NPO setting which serves the target population Preferred: Four (4) years’ experience within the AVANCE system or four (4) years management or supervision, working with high-risk children and families EDUCATION: Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development, Education, Social Work or related field with 24 college credit hours of Early Childhood Education and Management/Supervision
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 weight. 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
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 email@example.com (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.
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