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.
Center Administrator -EHS Job Code- CA-EHS
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 qualify services are delivered to children and famlies; and, providing family development , support and education services to the parents of enrolled children.
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development /Early Childhood Education or related field that complies with the State of Texas Director Qualifications. EXPERIENCE: Must meet State of Texas Director Qualifications that includes a minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a licensed childcare facility, depending on education qualifications.
Experience: Must meet State of Texas Director Qualifications that includes a minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a licensed childcare facility, depending on education qualifications.
Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish
Family Development Worker – Fathers in Action Job Code- FDW-FIA
This position is responsible for serving as a link between participants and community services. The Family Development Worker is also responsible for providing participants with comprehensive case management (including family development and adult education services) through the development and implementation of a family partnership agreement that describes family goals, responsibilities, timetables, and strategies for achieving these goals as well as progress in archiving them. The provision of all services will focus on promoting the educational and economic success of the participants that will in turn promote their child’s overall growth and development.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, or related field.
Experience: 2 years of progressively responsible experience in planning, implementing and or/administering public or non-profit programs and services for families or other community services. Preferred: Bilingual English/Spanish
Head Start Teacher Job Code-HST
The Head Start teacher will be responsible for possessing at least a job-related bachelor’s degree or a bachelor’s degree and a substantial amount of content-related coursework: has primary responsibility for classroom operation including planning, carrying out activities, maintaining the classroom environment, supervising children; conducts parent/teacher conferences; supervises classroom volunteers; may also supervise teacher assistant.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or in a related field with 24 college credit hours of Early Childhood Education.
Experience: Experience with working with young children in an Education Capacity.
Family Development Worker- EHS/HS 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 Spanish/English Required.
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.
EHS-Instruction Support Aide Job Code EHS-ISA
The Instruction Support Aide will be 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: HS School Diploma or equivalent
Experience: Associates Degree in Child Development in Infants and Toddlers (Center-Based) Bilingual in English and Spanish, both oral and written.
Teacher (Early Head Start –Openings) Job Code EHS-T
The Teachers will be 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.
Education: High school diploma or GED and CDA certification.
Experience: Bilingual English/Spanish.
Teacher Aide Substitute (HS – various locations) Job Code TAS-HS
The Teacher will be 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.
Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Experience: 6 months to 1 year experience in a licensed childcare facility or working with young children. Head Start experience is a plus. CDA preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish, college hours in Education or related field, and AVANCE graduate.
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