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The following positions are currently available at O.C.E.A.N., Inc.

POSITION:   BILINGUAL HEA CLERK – Toms River Site

STATEMENT OF JOB

The HEA Clerk will be directly responsible to the Home Energy Assistance Director for administering procedures and policies necessary for the effective and proper operation of the Home Energy Assistance Program. Communicate with our English and Spanish speaking clients by speaking their language and translating to facilitate effective information exchange.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties and responsibilities of theBilingual Home Energy Clerk shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Follow guidelines in Policy and Procedures manual.
  • Maintain financial records.
  • Ensures completeness and accuracy of information.
  • Responds appropriately when discrepancies are noted.
  • Maintain regular departmental filing and records.
  • Attends staff / department meetings, trainings and workshops as assigned.
  • Answer phones and provide exemplary customer service to clients with a proactive, can do attitude.
  • Be responsible for accurate data entry of Home Energy Assistance Program applications into the data entry system and CSST Program.
  • Create and maintain client files.
  • Be responsible for completing Home Energy Assistance applications.
  • Other duties as assigned that are deemed necessary for program operations..

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalency.
  • Typing proficiency to 45 wpm.
  • Must have experience with data entry and knowledge of the Internet and MS Access. Minimum one (1) year experience in high volume customer service.
  • Valid driver license and access to transportation as needed.
  • Must be able to lift at least 45 pounds.
  • Required to speak, read, and write English and Spanish (preferred)
  • Required to deal effectively with public and staff
  • Required to communicate and work with adults from diverse backgrounds
  • Required to communicate and work with children and adults fromdiverse backgrounds

Position: Senior Housing Counselor

Job Summary

The Senior Housing Counselor will carry out all housing activities as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow guidelines in Policy and Procedures manual.
  • Maintain financial records
  • Ensures completeness and accuracy of information.
  • Responds appropriately when discrepancies are noted.
  • Maintain regular departmental filing and records.
  • Attends staff / department meetings, trainings and workshops as assigned.
  • Conduct housing counseling activities for 1st Time Homebuyers Program.
  • Conduct counseling activities for all banks that have service contracts with O.C.E.A.N., Inc.
  • Conduct Reverse Mortgage and HECM counseling sessions.
  • Work with financial institutions to secure financing for new homebuyers.
  • Organize and conduct homebuyer seminars and credit repair workshops.
  • Organize and conduct housing education workshops for target populations.
  • Assist Senior Housing Counselor with grant programs to ensure on time completions, including but not limited to FEMA, Homelessness Prevention program and HUD Counseling.
  • Other duties as assigned that are deemed necessary for program operations.

Qualifications

  • BA with two years experience. This, however, may be waived if the applicant has a minimum of five years experience working in a nonprofit organization with hands on responsibilities.
  • Required to speak, read, and write English and Spanish (preferred)
  • Required to deal effectively with public and staff.
  • Required to communicate and work with adults from diverse backgrounds.
  • Valid driver license and access to transportation as needed.

Position: Case Manager/Housing Counselor

Job Summary:

To provide information on supportive service being made available to clients of the agency.  These services will / could include: intake, assessment, case planning, documentation, Individual / Family Services Plan agreement, Housing Counseling and outside agency referrals and follow-up.  Clients may entail Emergency Assistance (EA) recipients who are being closed for exhausting their total EA time limit who are Supplemental Security Incomes (SSI), recipients that received EA through the Housing Assistance Program (HAP) or Work First New Jersey (WFN) recipients receiving EA through the Housing Hardship Extension (HHE).  The County Welfare Agency (CWA) will refer recipient(s) to OCEAN, Inc. for short term Intensive Case Management (ICM).  Population served will include EA, First Time Home Buyers and other moderate / low income clients

Qualifications:


• BA/BS in Social Work or related filed and/or experience in case management.
• Certifications Preferred:  Housing Counselor, Home Equity Conversions, Credit Counseling.  If not certified, will have 18 months to achieve certification(s).
• Experience working with local social service agencies, seniors, mentally ill, disabled, homeless plus
• Solid organizational skills
• Knowledge in all Microsoft applications and ability to learn MINC, NJHMIS and other agency software programs as required.
• Ability to coordinate and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to relate well with others and to respond to the needs of clients in a timely and efficient manner
• Ability to work outside of normal business hours when necessary
•  Required to speak, read, and write English and Spanish (preferred)
•  Required to deal effectively with public and staff
•  Required to communicate and work with adults from diverse backgrounds
•  Valid driver license and access to transportation as needed

POSITION: Bookkeeper

Under the direct supervision of CFO this position provides administrative responsibilities for the department. In addition to the data entry and filing, performs duties such as financial record keeping, coordination of meetings, obtaining mailings and correspondence and working on assigned special projects. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize diversifies workload.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop, maintain and update filing for the fiscal department. Retrieves information from files when needed; prepare in-kind for submission; Assists Accounts Payable Bookkeeper as needed; prepare bank deposits; enters rent payments in Boston Post; prepare Rent Roll; prepare postage distribution entry; Prepares inventory distribution; distributes contents of fiscal mailbox; bank reconciliations; General Ledger reconciliations; maintain budgets; prepare financial reports; follow protocol and agency Policies and Procedures guidelines; ensures completeness and accuracy of information; responds appropriately when discrepancies are noted; maintain regular departmental filing and records; attends staff/department meetings, trainings and workshops as assigned; other Clerical duties as assigned

Qualifications

3-5 years experience or AS in accounting or related field; Experience with automated accounts payable system; strong computer spreadsheet skills; A valid NJ driver’s license and transportation is required; required to speak, read, and write English; required to deal effectively with public, vendors and staff; required to communicate and work with adults from diverse backgrounds; In accordance with State law (P.L. 2000, c.77) and Head Start regulation ACF-PI-HS-09-05, all staff are required to secure a Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) fingerprint background check prior to hire; each employee shall submit a doctor’s statement verifying that he/she is physically capable of performing the essential functions of the job and has a negative Mantoux result or a non-active disease; ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and/or weekends. physically fit with an annual health examination and criminal background check per Head Start and Office of Licensing guidelines. Ability to work effectively with minimal daily guidance. Knowledge of community resources. Successful experience working in a team setting. Ability to present positive image of the organization to members of the community.

POSITION: Family Partner (OCC)

STATEMENT OF JOB: The Family Partner shall provide necessary implementation of the Family Service Goals and Objectives to enrolled Head Start children and their families. Family Partners shall work in collaboration with center staff to ensure children and families receive comprehensive services according to Head Start Performance standards.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Follow protocol and agency Policies and Procedures guidelines. • Ensures completeness and accuracy of information. • Responds appropriately when discrepancies are noted. • Maintain regular departmental filing and records. • Attends staff / department meetings, trainings and workshops as assigned. • Possess knowledge of and performs in accordance with all aspects of the program including grant guidelines with audit ready documentation. • Actively recruit children eligible for Head Start. • Maintain professional relationships with families they service, center staff, program and agency community partners. • Ensure all pertinent paperwork is completed prior to child’s enrollment and distributed to all parties concerned. • As families update information at the centers, Family Partners will update that information in ChildPlus. • Communicate to the parent/ caregiver the policies and procedures of the program during the initial home visit and work with families throughout the program year. • Monitor daily attendance of children following the policies and procedures concerning attendance • Ensure PFCE (Parent Family Community Engagement) assessment is completed on each family three times (initial, midyear and exit) a year. • Meet deadlines as established by the agency. • Conduct two home visits annually (initial and year end) and have at least one contact monthly with each family during the program year. • Development of the family partnership agreement with family within forty five days of the child’s enrollment. • To attend pre-service, in-service, workshops, center, agency and departmental meetings • Maintain a caseload established by the Family Services Coordinator, ensuring files and all necessary paperwork is completed and meet deadlines established. • To develop relationships within the community to benefit families, center and program. • Become a parent advocate, working with families to ensure the child’s needs are being met • Promote parent engagement at the center level. • Assist the Site Supervisor in coordinating parent family activities at the center level. • Provide support to the Site Supervisor in ensuring the center’s needs are being met. • Utilize a computer with proficiency in Microsoft applications. • Assist in the implementation of Family Literacy activities on the center and program level. • Maintains a professional attitude, working cooperatively with HS/EHS staff and parents; and treats all children and their families with dignity and respect. • Schedule and location may be modified to meet the needs of the agency. • Other duties as assigned by Director, or their representative, as needed to support the goals and mission of OCEAN Inc. Head Start.

Other Duties As Assigned • In-Kinds: To assist Agency in seeking opportunities to obtain in-kind contributions from parent/families and the community in order to meet federal guidelines. Inquiries: To assist parents/families who are making inquiries into Head Start, whether answering a phone, walk-ins into the center, and/or other opportunities to give information about Head Start.• Recruitment: To understand that the federal government requires 100% enrollment at all times. It is everyone’s responsibility to achieve this. To achieve this goal one needs to participate in promotional/special events, etc. related to marketing opportunities of the Head Start Program.

Qualifications • BSW preferred, BS or BA in related field • Experience working with children and families in crisis • Knowledge of local social service agencies • Computer literate.

POSITION: Teacher Assistant at OCC

STATEMENT OF JOB: The Teacher Assistant will work in conjunction with the classroom Teacher to provide a pleasant and productive learning environment for the Head Start children and their families and to promote the Head Start philosophy.  The Teacher Assistant will report directly to the classroom Teacher and indirectly to the Assistant Education Coordinator/Literacy Mentor.

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Graduate or G.E.D. Equivalency.  Minimum of one (1) year experience working with preschoolers CDA Credential; or be enrolled in a CDA Credential program that will be completed within two (2) years; or have an associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area) or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree. Must have valid NJ Driver’s License and transportation.  Must be able to lift at least 45 pounds.

POSITION:  Per Diem Teacher Assistant

STATEMENT OF JOB: The Per Diem Teacher Assistant will work in conjunction with the classroom Teacher to provide a pleasant and productive learning environment for the Ocean Inc. Kids children and their families and to promote the Head Start philosophy.  The Per Diem Teacher Assistant will report directly to the classroom Teacher and indirectly to the Assistant Education Coordinator/Literacy Mentor.

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Graduate or G.E.D. Equivalency.  Minimum of one (1) year experience working with preschoolers CDA Credential; or be enrolled in a CDA Credential program that will be completed within two (2) years; or have an associate or baccalaureate degree (in any area) or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree. Must have valid NJ Driver’s License and transportation.  Must be able to lift at least 45 pounds.

POSITION: Bus Driver – Part Time

The Bus Driver/Program Aide will transport the Head Start children, families and/or staff in a safe manner. The Bus Driver/Program Aide will report indirectly to the Site Supervisor, and directly to the Transportation Services Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or G.E.D. required. Experience working with pre-school age children preferred. Valid New Jersey Commercial Drivers License. Type B Class license with passenger and air brake endorsement. S Endorsement. Must have own transportation. Must be able to lift 45 – 50 pounds.

Must have basic mathematical ability and good reasoning skills, able to communicate clearly and concisely both in written and oral form, have no points on driver’s license, and consent to drug testing. Bi-lingual a plus.An O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Bus Driver must be mild natured and a good listener, responsive to the needs of children and their families and must be trustworthy and emotionally stable. An O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Bus Driver must be able to communicate effectively and professionally and must be responsible and reliable. A Bus Driver is expected to be a role model for children and their families, demonstrating the values, attitudes, expectations, beliefs and choices that make this program surpass expectations.

POSITION: Bus Aides (Ocean County College)

The Bus Aide will provide assistance to the Bus Driver in ensuring the safety and welfare of the children and/or families while being transported on the bus, and to assist the program when requested. The Bus Aide/Program Aide will report directly to the Transportation Manager and indirectly to the Site Supervisor or Education Service Area.

QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or G.E.D. Equivalency required. Likes children. Experience working with pre-school age children preferred. Valid N.J. Driver’s license and transportation. Must be able to lift 45 – 50 pounds. Must have ability to communicate clearly and consistently both oral and written form and have basic mathematical ability and good reasoning skills.

The Bus Aide must be mild natured and a good listener, responsive to the needs of children and their families and must be trustworthy and emotionally stable. Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally and must be responsible and reliable. A Bus Aide is expected to be a role model for children and families, demonstrating the values, attitudes, expectations, beliefs and choices that make the program surpass expectations.

Head Start Needs for 2018/2019 Program Year:

  • Head Start Program Needs
  • PT-Bus Drivers(CDL and P&S) Bus Aides
  • Per diem Cooks
  • Teachers( AA or higer w/exp) Teacher Assistants9 HS dipolma or equiv.
  • Social Workers( BSW, CSW bilingual a plus)
  • Maintenance

Requirements for Head Start Personnel

•Yearly TB testing

•Physical every 2 years

•CARI (Child Abuse Records Information) check

•All Employees are subject to random drug testing

•CHRI – Finger Printing

Interested candidates should contact the Office of Human Resources

Resumes may be sent via fax to: 732-244-2615

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