The following positions are currently available at O.C.E.A.N., Inc.
POSITION: Cook (Full Time)
The Food Service staff will prepare nutritious meals for the Head Start Center. The Food Service Person will report directly to the Nutrition Service Manager, and indirectly to the Site Supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or G.E.D. Equivalency. Food Service experience in large quantity/batch cooking. Must maintain a valid New Jersey Driver’s License and transportation. Must be able to lift 45 pounds. Must have ability to communicate clearly and consistently both orally and in written form. Must have usage of basic mathematical skills. Must be familiar with the use of computers/computer applications. Must have current physical and mantoux test as required by the agency. ServSafe Food Protection Certified is desired.
POSITION: Maintenance (Grounds)
To complete maintenance/repair work orders and to maintain O.C.E.A.N., Inc. grounds. The Maintenance/Groundskeeper will report directly to the Maintenance Supervisor.
Minimum of two (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, edger’s, 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 and the ability to work outside of normal business hours when necessary.
POSITIONS: HEA Clerk (Open Positions in Lakewood, Atlantic City and 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.
- 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 from diverse backgrounds
POSITIONS: Teacher (OCC and Barnegat)
STATEMENT OF JOB: The Teacher is responsible for the over-all educational operation of the Head Start/Ocean Inc. Kids Program. The Teacher will report directly to the center’s Education Supervisor and indirectly to the Site Supervisor.
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.
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
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.
POSITIONS: Floater Teacher Assistant at Barnegat and Berkeley
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: Fiscal Administrative Assistant/Purchasing
The Fiscal Administrative Assistant will provide 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. The Fiscal Administrative Assistant will also develop techniques and procedures for purchasing, storing and delivery of all supplies and equipment from approved vendors, for all departments of O.C.E.A.N., Inc.
POSITION: Mortgage Counselor
OCEAN, Inc. seeks a candidate with experience in providing Pre / Post-Purchase Counseling Services to existing and potential homeowners. The ideal candidate must provide training through home buyer education, financial literacy, case management, foreclosure prevention. Candidate must be familiar with conventional lenders and their mortgage products.
Candidate must be familiar with HUD guidelines while identifying the required tools and establishing a system for assessing mortgage-readiness status, triage customers, identifying obstacles, developing corrective-action plans, assigning customers tasks and facilitating customer progress toward their goal. The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills both written and oral as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
POSITION: Bus Driver at OCC- 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 at OCC & Brick
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)
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