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Career Opportunities

Bus Driver (San Antonio) (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 or GED & Commercial Driver License (CDL)

Preferred Education: N/A

Employment type: F/T

Center Director/Parent-Child Education (AVANCE)

This position is responsible for supervising center-based operations and planning, coordinating and implementing the Parent-Child Education program to include providing related support services and resources for parents and their children in accordance with AVANCE's mission and policies.   

Experience: One year experience in an early childhood program, child care center and/or district pre-school

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood , Child Development, Adult Education, Social Services or related field

Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Early Childhhod Education, Child Development, Adult Education, Social Services or related field with coursework in Management and Supervision

Employment type: F/T

Child Development Teacher/Parent-Child Educat (AVANCE)

This position is responsible for working with infants and toddlers utilizing specilaized knowledge and skills in order to properly address the physical, cognitive, social and emotional developmental needs of children at Center Based and School Based sites.

Experience: Six months in a Licensed Childcare Facility or in an Early Childhood Public/Private School working with infants and toddlers

Required Education: Associates's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with 18 hours in Early Childhood Education

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with 18 hours in Early Childhood Education

Employment type: F/T

Parent Educator (Parent-Child Education Prog) (AVANCE)

This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the Early Beginnings component of the Parent-Child Education Program to include recruitment, oversight, instruction. organization and provision of resources for parents and children in accordance with AVANCE's mission and policies.

Experience: One year experience in an Adult Learning Center, Early Childhood Program and/or District Pre-School

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Adult Education, Social Services, Early Childhood Development or related field

Preferred Education: Course work in Classroom Management and Supervision and/or Early Childhood Education, Adult Education, Social Services or related field

Employment type: F/T

Child Development Teacher/San Antonio (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: Some experience working with infants and toddlers in a child development center or home-based program.

Required Education: A Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) that is appropriate to the age of the children being served in center-based programs

Preferred Education: An Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or a Bachelor's Degree in a related field with at least 18 hours of Early Childhood Development coursework completed

Employment type: F/T

Child Development Teacher/Texas Wintergarden (Early Head Start)

This position is responsible for working with infants and toddlers utilizing specilaized knowledge and skills in order to properly address the physical, cognitive, social and emotional developmental needs of children. Positions available in Uvalde and  Crystal City. 

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:Some experience working with Infants and Toddlers in a child development center or home-based program

Required Education: A Child Development Development Associate Credential (CDA) that is appropriate to the age of the children being served in center-based programs

Preferred Education: An Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a Bachelor's Degree in a related field with at least 18 hours of Early Childhood Development coursework completed

Employment type: F/T

Cook (Early Head Start)

This position is responsible for providing nutritious meals and snacks for children enrolled and attending AVANCE's Early Head Start programs to include when attending special events. This position must provide opportunities for the development of positive attitudes toward healthy foods; decision-making, sharing, communicating with others and for the development of muscle control and eye-hand coordination. This position should ensure the food provided emphasizes appropriate eating patterns and mealtime behavior as children observe adult behavior at family style meals.

Experience: One year experience in commercial kitchen or in a public school cafeteria as a cook. Preferred: Three + years 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 culinary or related field, must have a Food Handler Certificate

Employment type: P/T

Bus Driver (Head Start)

This position is responsible for providing planned transportation services to children enrolled in the Head Start (HS) program to and from sites where HS services are provided including field trips and other special events. Periodically will involve some extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Experience: Experienced Bus or Van Driver with at least six months previous experience in child care transportation services

Required Education: High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Education: High School Diploma or GED with special driver's training and road safety/Commercial Driver License

Employment type: F/T

Bus Monitor/Teacher Assistant I (San Antonio) (Head Start)

This position is responsible for providing childcare services for children and monitoring and ensuring the safety of the children while on board the bus, exiting the bus and to their destination point. The bus monitor/teacher assistant  is responsible for providing children with a safe learning environment and providing them with child development instruction/activities as directed by the Teacher, Center Director, and Education Coordinator.

Experience: Required: One year working with children in a licensed child care facility. Preferred: Two years working with children ages 3-5

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

Preferred Education: NA

Employment type: F/T

Coordinator Disability & Mental Health (S.A) (Head Start)

This position is responsible for the coordination of Head Start program services designed specifically for children with developmental, mental health or behavioral concerns. Coordinates and participates in the process of assessing children including initial screenings, ongoing assessments and other needed specialized evaluation. Responsible for working collaboratively with parents, School Districts and consultants to address the needs of children with developmental, behavioral and/or mental health concerns.  Develops and implements systems and procedures to ensure the AVANCE Head Start Program complies with all Head Start program requirements for Mental Health and Disabilities services. Ensures services are provided in accordance to State and Federal laws.

Experience: Required: Two to three years of work experience in the delivery of counseling, social work or educational services; one year of which must have been in an administrative and/or supervisory capacity.Preferred: Three to five years of work experience in the delivery of counseling, social work or educational services, with two to three years experience in a supervisory capacity.

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, child development, social work or related field

Preferred Education: Master’s Degree or higher in psychology, counseling, social work or related field.

Employment type: F/T

Facilities Maintenance Technician (Head Start)

This position is responsible for the maintenance, repair, safety and security of the facilities, materials, equipment and vehicles owned and operated by the Head Start program. 

Experience: At least six months experience working in child care facilities maintenance services and familiar with Facilities Maintenance Safety Rules and Regulations

Required Education: High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Education: High School Diploma or GED plus training and certifications in appropriate areas of facility maintenance

Employment type: F/T

Health/Nutrition Program Assistant (Head Start)

This position is responsible for providing general support to Health and Nutrition program staff, including enrollment. Responsible for the input of program data and generating reports as requested to ensure compliance of agency requirements and Head Start Performance Standards.

Experience: Six months to one-year experience in recruitment, processing intake in Head Start or other non-profit programs

Required Education: High School Diploma or GED and some college coursework

Preferred Education: Associates degree in Public Health, Nursing or related field

Employment type: F/T

Teacher Assistant I (Head Start)

This position will be assigned to a specific classroom or provide classroom coverage and support to the Teacher, teacher’s planning period, and Teacher absences. This position is also 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 as directed by the Teacher and is accordance with AVANCE policy, Head Start Program Performance Standards and Federal, State, and Local regulations. MUST submit transcript with application.

Experience: (Preferred) One year working in a licensed child care facility.

Required Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or in a related field

Preferred Education: Associate's Degree with evidence of enrollment in a University with courses leading to a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.

Employment type: F/T

Teacher Assistant II (Head Start)

The Teacher Assistant II will be assigned to a specific classroom and  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 as directed by the Teacher, and is accordance with Head Start performance Standards and Federal, State, and Local regulations.
MUST submit transcript with application.

Experience: (Preferred) One year working in a licensed child care facility.

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with at least 18 hours of early childhood education completed

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Employment type: F/T

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