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    AVANCE Staff benefits:
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Career Opportunities

Bus Driver (Parent Child) (AVANCE)

This position is responsible for  transporting families to and from home to Avance centers, and special events.  Periodically will involve extended working hours, including evenings and weekends.

Experience: Previous experience in childcare transportation, Care Safety Training, Van Driver Training

Required Education: High School (proof) or GED & Commercial Driver License (CDL)

Preferred Education: N/A

Employment type: F/T

Child Development Teacher (Parent Child) (AVANCE)

This position is responsible for working with infants and toddlers utilizing specialized knowledge and skills in order to properly address the physical, cognitive, social and emotional developmental needs of children.
MUST submit transcript with application.

Experience: Required: Six months in a licensed childcare facility or in a public/private school early childhood facility unless candidate has completed an early childhood degree program where practicum(s) were required. Preferred: Six months working with infants and toddlers in a child development center or home-based program.

Required Education: Minimum requirement- CDA specific to Infant and Toddlers that is appropriate to the age of the children being served in center-based programs.

Preferred Education: An Associate, Baccalaureate or advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education (Infant and Toddler) or related field with 18 hours in Early Childhood Education.

Employment type: F/T

Assistant Cook TX WG (Early Head Start)

This position is responsible for assisting the Cook in providing nutritious meals and snacks for children enrolled and attending AVANCE's Early Head Start programs and coordinates food services for all EHS special events.  Maintains kitchen safety and health standards according to licensing standards, USDA Regulations, and Health Department.  Maintains a positive attitude while performing job duties.

Basic Job Duties:
Clean, cut, and cook meat, fish, or poultry.  Bake breads, rolls and other pastries.
Cook food according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served.  Wash pots, pans, dishes, utensils and other cooking equipment. Clean and inspect galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.

Experience: One year experience in commercial kitchen or in a public school cafeteria as a cook.

Required Education: High School Diploma or GED; Must have a Food Handler Certificate.

Preferred Education: Post-secondary courses in related field; must have a Food Handler Certificate.

Employment type: F/T

Child Development Teacher (Early Head Start)

This position is responsible for working with infants and toddlers utilizing specialized knowledge and skills in order to properly address the physical, cognitive, social and emotional developmental needs of children.
MUST submit transcript with application.


Experience: Required: Six months in a licensed childcare facility or in a public/private school early childhood facility unless candidate has completed an early childhood degree program where practicum(s) were required. Preferred: Six months working with infants and toddlers in a child development center or home-based program.

Required Education: Minimum requirement- CDA specific to Infant and Toddlers that is appropriate to the age of the children being served in center-based programs.

Preferred Education: An Associate, Baccalaureate or advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education (Infant and Toddler) or related field with 18 hours in Early Childhood Education.

Employment type: F/T

Child Development Teacher TX WG (Early Head Start)

This position is responsible for working with infants and toddlers utilizing specialized  knowledge and skills in order to properly address the physical, cognitive, social and emotional developmental needs of children. MUST submit transcript with application.

Experience: Required: Six months in a licensed childcare facility or in a public/private school early childhood facility unless candidate has completed an early childhood degree where practicum(s) were required. Preferred: Six months working with infants and toddlers in a child development center or home-based program.

Required Education: Minimum requirement- CDA specific to Infant and Toddlers that is appropriate to the age of the children being served in center-based programs.

Preferred Education: An Associate, Baccalaureate or advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education (Infant and Toddler) or related field with 18 hours in Early Childhood Education.

Employment type: F/T

Family Development Worker (San Antonio) (Head Start)

The Family Development Worker will be responsible for: 1) providing Head Start families with comprehensive family development and adult education services through the development and implementation of an individualized service delivery plan; 2) ensure all services  focus on promoting the educational and economic success of the parents that in turn will promote the child’s overall growth and development

Experience: Required:Six months working with high risk families Preferred: One year working with high risk families with similar target groups

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field.

Preferred Education: Masters Degree in Social Work or related field

Employment type: F/T

Coodinator of Education Services (Head Start)

This position is responsible for planning and coordinating the early childhood education and development services provided in AVANCE’s Head Start Program to ensure compliance with the underlying principles and goals of AVANCE, Head Start Performance Standards, program goals and objectives, and the needs of the community.  Provide guidance, training, mentoring, and support to assigned staff and monitor the quality of early childhood education and development services that are provided to pre-school age children.

Experience: Required- Four (4) years experience in early childhood education and development services. Work experience may be substituted by advanced training in Early Childhood Development or related fields.

Required Education: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field

Preferred Education: Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field

Employment type: F/T

Teacher (Head Start)

The Teacher is responsible for providing children a safe and developmentally appropriate environment that promotes the child's cognitive, social/emotional, health and physical development through effective delivery of instruction/activities in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and Federal, State and Local regulations.

Experience: Required: Six months in a licensed childcare facility or in a public/private school early childhood facility unless candidate has completed an early childhood degree program where practicum(s) were required.

Required Education: A Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with at least 18 hours of Early Childhood Development completed.

Preferred Education: A Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with at least 18 hours of Early Childhood Development completed.

Employment type: F/T

Teacher Floater (Head Start)

Respects and promotes the unique identity of each parent and child and refrain from stereotyping on a basis of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion or disability, follows program confidentiality policies concerning information about parents, children, and other staff members.  Knows each child's capabilities and modes of learning, to assist with individually appropriate activities in the classroom.  Promotes feelings of security and trust in the children by being warm supportive and comforting. This position requires the ability to visually and audibly monitor children, bend, lift, stoop, sit on the floor and pull in variable directions when working with children and equipment.

Experience: Two years working in a licensed child care facility.

Required Education: An Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with a minimum of 18 hours in Early Childhood Development Education.

Preferred Education: Two years working in a Head Start Program.

Employment type: F/T

Facilities & Maint. Tech./Driver (HS Wintergarden)

Conducts maintenance and repair of physical structure and maintenance of grounds, which includes but is not limited to: painting, structural masonry, woodwork, furnishings, general building maintenance and general repairs such as changing light bulbs, touch up painting, installing locks etc.  Assist with the purchase and transporting of foods and supplies for home and center base services.  Ensure that equipment, furniture and play structures are in good condition and make repairs as needed.  Check facilities and out door play areas regularly for damage or other conditions that present hazards to children.

Experience: Minnimum of six months experience.

Required Education: High school graduate and some college course work.

Preferred Education: High School Diploma plus training and certifications in appropriate areas of facility maintenance and special drivers training and road safety.

Employment type: Full time

Family Support Worker (Uvalde) (HS Wintergarden)

This position is responsible for Case Management services through referral, advocacy, and brokering.  Services will be provided to families in compliance with the underlying principals and goals of AVANCE policy, and Head Start Performance Standards, federal, state, and local regulations.

Experience: Required:1 year working experience with high risk families, and familiar with case management systems.

Required Education: Associates in Social Work or related field

Preferred Education: Bachelors in Social Work with Certification

Employment type: F/T

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