Employment Opportunities

A job posting is a benefit for all Florida Head Start Association members. Members wishing to submit a job posting should do so by sending all applicable information (including the application closing date for the position being advertised) to [email protected] NOTE: Job Seekers should NOT send resumes to the FHSA. 


Job Title: Primary Caregiver I, II, III, IV
Organization: Episcopal Children's Services, ECS Eustis
Closing Date: May 13, 2021

The Primary Caregiver provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.

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Job Title: Center Manager
Organization: Episcopal Children's Services
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Center Manager manages the overall operation of the Center including development, implementation, supervision, staffing, equipping and evaluation of the program. Maintains a positive work atmosphere that promotes a cohesive relationship with families, co-workers and management staff. Oversee teaching staff to ensure that they provide a nurturing, stimulating, safe quality learning environment while adhering to Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards, DCF regulations and NAEYC/APPLE accreditation.

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Job Title: Assistant Center Manager
Organization: Episcopal Children's Services, Baker
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Assistant Center Manager provides administrative program support for the Center Manager and assists in maintaining the daily operations of the center and adhering to DCF, APPLE and Head Start regulations.

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Job Title: Assistant Center Manager
Organization: Episcopal Children's Services, Middleburg
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Assistant Center Manager provides administrative program support for the Center Manager and assists in maintaining the daily operations of the center and adhering to DCF, APPLE and Head Start regulations.

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Job Title: Family Advocate
Organization: Episcopal Children's Services
Closing Date: Until Filled

Primary responsibilities: To enroll eligible children and families in the Head Start/Early Head Start program and maintain center enrollment. To build professional helping relationships with families in order to develop family support plans that help families towards increased self-reliance and healthy interdependence. To ensure that Families' strengths and needs are assessed and that appropriate referral and follow-up services are provided.

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Job Title: Primary Caregiver/Infant-Toddler Teacher
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Primary Caregiver provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.

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Job Title: Family Advocate
Organization: Children First, Inc. 
Closing Date: May 1, 2021

The Family Advocate integrates parent and family engagement strategies into all systems and program services to support family well-being and promote children’s learning and development. The Family Advocate provides case management, referrals, and support services to families. The Family Advocate promotes parents as advocates for their child, recognizing they are their child’s primary teachers and nurturers. The Family Advocate fosters strong parent communication and involvement operates as a liaison between classroom and home settings, and maintains family and child-related records and service area data.

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Job Title: Classroom Aide
Organization: Children First, Inc. 
Closing Date: May 1, 2021

The Classroom Aide is accountable for assisting the Teacher(s) and Teacher Assistant(s) in creating and implementing a safe,   healthy, supervised, and developmentally appropriate early childhood program in accordance with all relevant accreditation,   licensing, policies and procedures to promote the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of all children in the program. Classroom Aides, depending on qualifications and staffing needs may operate or assist in operating the extended care program. Classroom Aides, depending upon qualifications, enrollment, and staffing, may serve as Teacher Assistants in Head   Start. Classroom Aides are encouraged to obtain the credentials needed to become a Teacher Assistant and/or Teacher by enrolling in coursework leading to a National Child Development Credential, or Florida Child Care Professional Credential, or ECE  degree.

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Job Title: Kitchen Assistant
Organization: Children First, Inc. 
Closing Date: May 1, 2021

The Kitchen Assistant provides support, under the direction of the cook, to carry out the full range of kitchen operations, which may include the transportation of meal service components, in accordance with federal, state, and local requirements. The Kitchen Assistant in coordination with Health Program Services staff, provides nutrition services that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and that will support each child’s growth and school readiness.

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Job Title: Infant Toddler Specialist
Organization: Children First, Inc. 
Closing Date: May 1, 2021

The Infant/Toddler Specialist provides high-quality early education and child development services, including for children with disabilities that promote children’s cognitive, social, and emotional growth for later success in school. The Infant/Toddler Specialist delivers the research-based curriculum, and screening and assessment embedded with responsive and effective teacher-child interactions that support individualization and growth in the areas of development described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcome Framework: Birth to Five (HSELOF) and support family engagement in children’s learning and development.

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Job Title: Assistant Teacher
Organization: Children First, Inc., North Point 
Closing Date: May 1, 2021

The Assistant Teacher provides high-quality early education and child development services, including for children with disabilities that promote children’s cognitive, social, and emotional growth for later success in school under the direction and guidance of the Teacher. The Assistant Teacher supports the Teacher to deliver the research-based curriculum, and screening and assessment embedded with responsive and effective teacher-child interactions that support individualization and growth in the areas of development described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcome Framework: Ages Birth to Five (HSELOF) and support family engagement in children’s learning and development.

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Job Title: Teacher II, III, IV 
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services, Orange Park 
Closing Date: Until Filled 

The classroom Teacher provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child has the opportunity to develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.

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Job Title: Primary Caregiver I, II, II, IV: Infant/Toddler Teacher 
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services, Starke
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Primary Caregiver provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.

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Job Title: Food Service Assistant 
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services, Ocala
Closing Date: April 23, 2021

Provide a clean, sanitary and safe environment for staff and children. Responsible for kitchen duties, preparation of food and food service for the center as outlined in the menus and in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and USDA Requirements.

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Job Title: Center Support Assistant
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services, Gainesville
Closing Date: April 17, 2021

The Center Support Assistant provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.

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Job Title: Special Needs Assistant - Part-Time
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services, Leesburg
Closing Date: Until Filled

Provides individualized classroom support for children with special needs and/or challenging behaviors.

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Job Title: Special Needs Assistant - Part-Time
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services, Mt. Dora
Closing Date: Until Filled

Provides individualized classroom support for children with special needs and/or challenging behaviors.

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Job Title: Manager of Community Engagement
Organization: NHSA
Closing Date: Until Filled

Community Engagement​ ​position. The new Manager will lead a portfolio of work across the organization with a specific focus on prenatal, infant, and toddler policy, engagement, and practice, specifically through the Early Head Start (EHS) model. This is a great opportunity for an early/mid-career professional to significantly expand NHSA’s impact through leveraging advocacy, practice, and support for the EHS  community in this critical and growing area of Head Start’s prenatal-to-five continuum of services.

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Job Title: Administrative Assistant III
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. 
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsible for performing advanced level administrative, clerical and secretarial duties for the Head Start/Early Head Start Programs, primarily assisting the Director of Early Learning Programs, Deputy Director of Program Services, and Deputy Director of Children’s Services. Projects a professional company image through in-person and phone interaction.

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Job Title: Special Needs Assistant- Part-Time
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services
Closing Date: Until Filled

Provides individualized classroom support for children with special needs and/or challenging behaviors.

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Job Title: Supervisor, Head Start
Organization: Hillsborough County Public Schools
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Supervisor, Head Start, is responsible for administration of the four components of the Head Start program: education, health, social services, and parent involvement in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards, other applicable federal regulations, and county policies.

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Job Title: Infant and Toddler Teacher Assistant
Organization: Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc. (4C)
Closing Date: Until Filled

Provides services to Early Head Start children and families in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards Child care work involving assisting the Teacher in working with young children and families to develop their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth.

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Job Title: Teacher III, Special Education 
Organization: Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc. (4C)
Closing Date: Until Filled

Develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.

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Job Title: Behavior Specialist
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., (4 positions available)
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsible for the implementation of behavioral support services to assist the development of children’s behavior and social/emotional skills. Provides support functions for the Health Services Manager.

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Job Title: Family Advocate
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., Port Orange
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of eligible families. Responsible for identifying the needs of children and families in Head Start/Early Head Start and for providing comprehensive case management services in an effort to empower them to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.

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Job Title: Head Start Director for Pinellas Head Start
Organization: Lutheran Services Florida - Largo
Closing Date: Until Filled

Provide overall leadership in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of the operations for multiple Head Start/Early Head Start Programs in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and 2007 Head Start Act mandates and requirements. The position requires contact and interaction with Federal Regional Office, licensing agencies, community agencies/partners, local public school administrators, and state/local government agencies. In addition, this position is responsible for the oversight of grant management, budget, operations, Head Start 10 management systems, performance benchmarks, training, and technical assistance, legal, and program governance.

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Job Title: Early Head Start Teacher
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., Deland
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsible for day-to-day operations and management of the classroom. Responsible for guiding and directing the learning experiences for infants, toddlers, and two-years-old by providing a developmentally appropriate learning environment.

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