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: Community Outreach Coordinator
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., Deland
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsible for promoting the agency’s vision and mission in the marketplace, building strategic relationships within the community, planning and conducting activities and assuring that Mid Florida Community Services’ (MFCS) early learning programs are well represented in the public eye. Provides staff support to the Director of Early Learning Programs, Deputy Director of Children’s Services and Deputy Director of Program Services.

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Job Title: Family Advocate
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., Bushnell
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: Family Advocate
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services, Inverness
Closing Date: June 13, 2019

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: Manager of Center Operations
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services, Ocala
Closing Date: June 20, 2019

Administers the policies and programs for Head Start and Early Head Start. This person is responsible for the planning, daily operations, and evaluation of the programs.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Select, recruit, supervise and train assigned Center Managers.
2. Coordinate with the Center Managers for the recruitment and selection of center-based staff.
3. Develop individual professional development plans for Center Managers.
4. Work with Center Managers, Education Manager, and management team to coordinate training for new center staff.
5. Monitor and adhere to the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten contracts.

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Job Title: Manager of Center Operations
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services, Jacksonville
Closing Date: June 10, 2019

Administers the policies and programs for Head Start and Early Head Start. This person is responsible for the planning, daily operations, and evaluation of the programs.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Select, recruit, supervise and train assigned Center Managers.
2. Coordinate with the Center Managers for the recruitment and selection of center-based staff.
3. Develop individual professional development plans for Center Managers.
4. Work with Center Managers, Education Manager, and management team to coordinate training for new center staff.
5. Monitor and adhere to the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten contracts.

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Job Title: Health & Nutrition Services Manager
Organization: Children First
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Health & Nutrition Services Manager assumes management responsibility for the design and implementation of Health & Nutrition Services activities of the program to meet the needs of children and families, providing health and nutrition services education and training, assuring service quality and compliance, and maintaining strong parent and community communication and involvement. The Manager develops policies and procedures for the adherence to and implementation of the Head Start Performance Standards and other applicable requirements, and assures compliance with agency policies and procedures; supervises the Kitchen staff, collaborates with Special Needs and Mental Health services area staff, and provides technical assistance and support to Family Services Staff, Regional Managers, Early Childhood Development Specialists and Community Partner staff. The Health & Nutrition Services Manager works under the direction of the Director of Comprehensive Services. Work is reviewed through regular coaching and feedback and annual performance reviews with a supervisor. 

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Job Title: FFI Coordinator
Organization: Children First
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Families First Institute (FFI) Coordinator facilitates the implementation of Families First Institute initiatives.  This work involves planning and implementing strategies for parent participation in FFI activities.  Work is reviewed through regular coaching and feedback, annual performance reviews with supervisor and inspections from the Department of Social Services when applicable.

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Job Title: Regional Manager
Organization: Children First
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Regional Manager (RM) assumes responsibility, supervision, oversight, and guidance for the full range of operations from enrolling eligible children and providing program services to those children and their families, to managing programs to ensure staff are qualified and supported to effectively provide services within the region. The RM focuses on utilizing data through ongoing monitoring and quality enhancements for the delivery of comprehensive services. The RM follows Children First, Inc. policies and procedures for adherence to and implementation of the Head Start Program Performance standards, Florida Early Learning Standards, state and local licensing requirements. The RM works in collaboration with Service Area Managers/Coordinators, Director of Programs, Business Operations, Development and community partners for the coordination of comprehensive program services.

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Job Title: Family Services Coordinator
Organization: Children First
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Family Services Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Children First ERSEA.  This involves planning, monitoring and evaluating the ERSEA system, policies, and procedures, including the enrollment and tracking of services provided in accordance with Head Start performance standards and Children First policies and procedures. This position also facilitates the implementation of Families First Institute initiatives. This involves planning and implementing strategies for parent participation in FFI activities. Work is reviewed through regular coaching and feedback, annual performance reviews with supervisor, and inspections from the Department of Social Services, when applicable. 

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Job Title: Early Childhood Development Specialist
Organization: Children First
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Early Childhood Development Specialist (ECDS) assumes responsibility, supervision, oversight, and guidance for the provision of high-quality early childhood development services that embed responsible and effective teacher-child interactions; the facilitation and implementation of a research-based curriculum; and screening and assessment procedures, to promote school readiness and align with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth-Five (HSELOF). The ECDS follows Children First, Inc. policies and procedures for the adherence to and implementation of the Head Start Program Performance Standards, Florida Early Learning Standards, state and local licensing requirements. The ECDS plans for the professional development of instructional staff and delivers education and training as required. The ECDS works in collaboration with Service Area Managers/Coordinators, the Regional Manager, Director of Programs and community partners for the coordination of comprehensive program services.

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Job Title: Center Aide
Organizations: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsible for the pick-up and delivery of meals through a scheduled route to Head Start centers and classrooms. Responsible for assisting teachers with classroom and playground activities and with the supervision of children as needed.

  • Picks-up breakfast, lunch, and snack from meal provider, assures and documents safe food temperatures and delivers meals to Head Start center during USDA approved meal service times.
  • Delivers meal containers to individual classrooms.
  • Retrieves, scrapes, and rinses food containers; empties ice coolers; cleans sinks/cleaning area.
  • Returns meal and milk containers to meal provider.
  • Stores snacks as needed (refrigerates cold items, keeps room temperature items in a safe/sanitary location).
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Job Title: Payroll Specialist
Organizations: Episcopal Children’s Services
Closing Date: May 31, 2019

Provide timely and accurate administrative processing of payroll and benefits. Perform various professional accounting duties including general ledger transactions and reconciliations. Assist with the month-end close process.

1. Prepare, verify, and process payroll

  • Update employee records for new hires, pay change, salary distribution, benefits, garnishments, terminations, etc. into the system as necessary
  • Collect, print, and review for accuracy all timesheets. Match timesheets w/ leave requests
  • Assist with payroll tax reporting – Audit and resolve tax-related issues
  • Make limited general ledger entries for payroll taxes and liability accounts

2. Misc. payroll duties

  • Assist with W2’s, quarterly, and year-end tax and payroll related reporting
  • Research and complete salary requests, such as unemployment claims and employment verifications
  • Pull payroll reports for other departments, including overtime and leave, reports
  • Research all misc. payroll issues – i.e., employee inquiries, etc.
  • Prepare analysis for auditors and monitors throughout the year

3. Benefit administration

  • Process monthly insurance billing, including auditing invoices for accuracy (terminations and additions)
  • Reconcile benefit premiums w/ general ledger and make appropriate adjusting entries
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Job Title: Assistant Center Manager
Organization: Episcopal Children's Services, Ocala
Closing Date: May 29, 2019

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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist the Center Manager with the day-to-day operations of the center.
2. Assist with scheduling and maintaining a sufficient number of staff to meet the center’s needs.
3. Maintain complete and accurate staff files that adhere to DCF regulations, including TB, physicals, DCF hours, credentials, annual training hours, background screenings, etc.
4. Coordinates and maintains all records for the USDA food program at the center.
5. Tracks inventory and coordinates purchases for the center, including food service supplies, office supplies, program supplies, diapers & wipes, and health supplies.

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Job Title: Assistant Center Manager
Organization: Episcopal Children's Services, Macclenny
Closing Date: May 24, 2019

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.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist the Center Manager with the day-to-day operations of the center.
2. Assist with scheduling and maintaining sufficient number of staff to meet the center’s needs.
3. Maintain complete and accurate staff files that adhere to DCF regulations, including TB, physicals, DCF hours, credentials, annual training hours, background screenings, etc.
4. Coordinates and maintains all records for the USDA food program at the center.
5. Tracks inventory and coordinates purchases for the center, including food service supplies, office supplies, program supplies, diapers & wipes, and health supplies.

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Job Title: Primary Caregiver/Infant-Toddler Teacher
Organization: Episcopal Children's Services - Gainesville
Closing Date: May 24, 2019

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.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Education and Development
1. To plan and implement a culturally sensitive educational program that is developmentally appropriate for each child’s age and language.
2. To plan and implement appropriate daily lesson plans, based on the approved curriculum, that promote the cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical development of children.
3. To conduct ongoing assessment and individualization documentation in a timely manner.
4. To collect, enter, analyze and implement child assessment data.
5. To plan a balanced daily routine that encourages play, exploration, and learning; and which includes teacher-directed and child-directed activities, and inside and outside time.

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Job Title: Primary Caregiver/Infant-Toddler Teacher
Organization: Episcopal Children's Services - Middleburg
Closing Date: May 24, 2019

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.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Education and Development
1. To plan and implement a culturally sensitive educational program that is developmentally appropriate for each child’s age and language.
2. To plan and implement appropriate daily lesson plans, based on the approved curriculum, that promote the cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical development of children.
3. To conduct ongoing assessment and individualization documentation in a timely manner.
4. To collect, enter, analyze and implement child assessment data.
5. To plan a balanced daily routine that encourages play, exploration, and learning; and which includes teacher-directed and child-directed activities, and inside and outside time.

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Job Title: Family Advocate
Organization: Episcopal Children's Services - Gainesville
Closing Date: May 24, 2019

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 Posting: Center Director
Organization: Lutheran Services Florida 
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Assigned to a Center with six or more classrooms, 12 or more staff and more than 110 children/families served. Responsible for the general and day-to-day operations of a Head Start/Early Head Start center or cluster of outlying centers, covering multiple classrooms, coordinating, overseeing and teaching duties, communicating with parents and the community. Supervises and monitors all education staff working at the assigned center. Ensures implementation of educational activities for pre-school aged children and infants/toddlers in the Head Start/Early Head Start Program that comply with federal performance standards. Participates in the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts.

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Job Posting: Health Manager
Organization: Early Learning Coalition of Miami - Dade/Monroe
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Health Manager will provide direction for the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership programs. He/she will set and oversee the implementation of all health and dental services for the program, as well as ensure healthy and safe environments for the children. The Health Manager will develop community partnerships, engage diverse partners, work with families and community leaders to implement Policy Council guidance, and demonstrate a commitment to early childhood best practices and innovation.

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Job Title: ERSEA and Disabilities Specialist
Organization: North Florida Child Development, Inc. 
Closing Date: Until Filled

To apply professional expertise and oversight in the fields of Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) and Disability components; ensuring that NFCD complies with all regulations per applicable Federal, State, and local regulations. Responsible for providing training and technical assistance to staff regarding ERSEA and children’s development and special needs, ensuring appropriate implementation of strategies and interventions in the classroom for children with suspected or diagnosed disabilities, including children receiving services from other community partners and children with IEP/IFCP.

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Job Title: Disability Services Specialist
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsible for providing training and technical assistance to Education staff regarding children’s development and special needs and ensures appropriate implementation of strategies and interventions in the classroom for children with suspected or diagnosed disabilities, including children receiving Tier Services and children with an LEA IEP. Responsible for providing support to the Disability Services Coordinator and Education Manager.

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Job Title: Program Nurse - Palm Beach Head Start
Organization: Lutheran Services Florida 
Closing Date: Until Filled

Provides Health Services to children and families.  Assists in the identification, coordination, completion of service and evaluation of health or family problems of enrolled children. Maintains awareness of current health services available in the community and works with physicians and other local health care providers to meet the needs of enrolled children. Responsible for the coordination of health follow-up services to identified children. Documents all health/family services that have been provided. Monitors health records at Head Start and Early Head Start center sites. If applicable to the Program, this includes the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Expansion grant.  Participates in the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts. 

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Job Title: Teacher
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. (20 positions available)
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsible for day-to-day operation 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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