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

POSITION: Bilingual HEA Clerk (Toms River Office)

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 the 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: Two HEA Clerk Positions (1) Atlantic City and (1) Pleasantville

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 the 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: Housing Counselor

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

  • 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. Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings. Written Communication— Ability to write using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation and to organize documents accurately. The ability to present numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information. Ability to understand and carry out both verbal and written instructions.

POSITION: Custodian

Statement of Job: The Custodian will perform the environmental services and maintenance at the site.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be familiar with the standards regarding facility, maintenance, safety and sanitation
  • Possess fundamental sanitation skills
  • Understand OSHA, DYFS and Head Start regulations
  • Responsible for the maintenance of company vehicles, equipment and tools
  • Operate lawn and snow equipment
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Maintain stock/supplies for the maintenance of facilities
  • Travel between facilities for repairs and inspections
  • Painting
  • Janitorial duties
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 2 years experience in maintenance, environmental services, grounds-keeping or another related field. High school diploma and or GED equivalency, Valid NJ Driver’s License, ability to lift 75 pounds, bend, push, lift and shovel, ability to complete plumbing, electrical, flooring and painting tasks in a timely and efficient manner, ability to operate power lawn mowers, edgers, trimmers, axes, leaf blowers, snow blowers, snow plows, salt spreaders, shovels, rakes, pruning and regular saws, electric clippers and other tools and machinery necessary to perform the job, ability to work independently with minimal supervision, ability to work outside of normal business hours when necessary.

POSITION: Teacher

QUALIFICATIONS:  BA or BS in Early Childhood Education or related field with required Early Childhood credits.  Minimum two (2) years experience in Early Childhood Education in a group setting.  Experience in supervising education staff preferred. Valid New Jersey Driver’s License and transportation.  Must be able to lift at least 45 pounds.

The Teacher must have a warm, friendly personality, be sensitive to the needs of the children and their families, and be able to relate well with others and be willing to fulfill job responsibilities in accordance with the program philosophy.  The Teacher must be able to communicate professionally and openly and is expected to be a role model, demonstrating the values, attitudes, beliefs and choices that make this program surpass expectations.                       

POSITION: Teacher Assistant

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: Paid Accounting Internship

STATEMENT OF JOB:

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. seeks an accounting major who would like a paid experience in the field. The student filling this position will handle a wide range of important duties. The hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 with 60-minutes unpaid break (35 hours per week). If attending college locally you can work full-time in the summer and 15-20 hours per week while school is in session.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidate (s) filling this position will handle a wide range of important duties.

College student majoring in accounting; Microsoft Word and Excel experience required; willingness to work effectively both independently and on a team; post journal entries; assist with accounts receivable and payable; support the payment processing team; reconcile bank statements; perform balance sheet reconciliation; assist with audits; work with the fiscal team on yearly forecasting efforts; data entry; assist with month-end financial reports; work under supervision of other accountants; assist with the preparation of ad hoc and other internal reports; ensure the completion of assigned tasks in line with established deadline; study the accounting policies and processes of the organization and abide by them; compose and input journal entries into Financial Edge; file and scan journal entries; attention to detail is a must; must multi-task successfully; excellent communication skills are essential and adapt quickly to accounting software.

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 Aide 

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 2016/2017 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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