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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 (proof) or GED & Commercial Driver License (CDL)

Preferred Education: N/A

Employment type: F/T

MIS/ERSEA Manager (AVANCE)

Responsible for managing and overseeing the MIS/ERSEA department for AVANCE-San Antonio's Head Start and Early Head Start Program.  As such will be responsible for implementing and managing the PROMIS reporting system for Head Start/Early Head Start Programs and overseeing the ERSEA component to ensure compliance of all reporting requirements.  Will serve as the contact for PROMIS updates, changes or training from Cleverex. Responsibilities will also include developing a formal PROMIS Training Program Handbook and implementing an ongoing training program to ensure all HS/EHS personnel are trained on the PROMIS system.  The MIS Manager will work closely with Management Personnel in program planning and management to ensure the delivery of quality services.  Responsible for Supervising the ERSEA Coordinator/Program "Assistants and Data Entry staff to ensure accuracy, timeliness of data entry and compliance with program requirements as specified by Federal, State and local regulations and Head Start Standards. 

Experience: One year experience working with databse management systems and familiar with Head Start and Early Head Start Standards

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in the field with at least one year experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Management Systems or Computer Technology with one year Supervisory experience preferred.

Employment type: F/T

Parent Educator (Parent-Child Education Progr (AVANCE)

This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the Services to Fathers Component of the Parent-Child Education Program.  This position's emphasis is to work directly with fathers to include recruitment, oversight, instruction, organization and provision of resources for parents and children in accordance with AVANCE's mission and policies.   To lead planning and execute parent activities and events, as well as to provide information, referrals, and consultation services to participants as needed.  Will also solicit community support and volunteerism.  *Must be bilingual and able to work in high pace environment.


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, Social Services and/or Early Childhood Education, Adult Education, Social Services or related field.

Employment type: F/T

Assistant Cook (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

Bus Monitor/Teacher (Early Head Start)

This position is responsible for providing childcare services for children and monitoring and ensuring the safety of the children while onboard the bus, exiting the bus and to their destination point.  The 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: Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.

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: Some experience working with infants and toddlers in a child development center or home-based program.

Required Education: An Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Preferred Education: 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/Parent Child (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: An Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.

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

Employment type: F/T

Coordinator of Education Services TX WG (Early Head Start)

This position is responsible for planning and coordinating the early childhood education and development services provided in AVANCE’s Texas Wintergarden Early Head Start Program to ensure compliance with the underlying principles and goals of AVANCE, Early 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 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.Preferred: Four (4) years experience in a early childhood program serving toddlers, or supervising and managing early childhood education and development programs for toddlers.

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

Health Administrator (Early Head Start)

Assisting with clinic appointments, confirmation, and managing missed appointments to ensure the support is provided to encourage the families to maintain preventive services for their child/children.  Complete the intake process with the eligible families in the program, providing them a detail overview of the Early Head Start services.  Provide assistance in the developmental screenings, also Health Staff must have a strong interest in working with at risk children and families with the ability to relate and help them feel at ease. Enter information into the PROMIS Reporting System, generate reports maintain financial record for health exams and treatments through purchase orders and check request.

Experience: Minimum of one year experience in a realted field.

Required Education: Associates Degree in Public Health

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree in Public Health

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

Lead Family Development Worker (Head Start)

The Lead Family Development Worker will be responsible for: 1) Supervising assigned Family Development Workers; 2) providing families with comprehensive family development and adult education services through the development and implementation of an individualized service delivery plan; 3) ensure 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.

Experience: Required: 1 year working with high risk families and familiarity with case management systems. Preferred: 3 years working with high risk families and familiarity with case management systems.

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education or related field.

Preferred Education: Masters Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education or related field.

Employment type: F/T

Program Assistant (Head Start)

This position will provide general office support to ensure daily Head Start programmatic activities are achieved efficiently and effectively and in compliance with agency requirements and Head Start Performance Standards.

Experience: Six (6) months to one-year experience in general office administration support.

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

Preferred Education: Associates degree in office management or related administrative field.

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

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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