Employment

To Complete On-line Employment Application, Click Here

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

POSITION: Family Partner

The Family Partner shall provide necessary implementation of the Family Service Area to enrolled Head Start children and their families. The Family Partner is directly responsible to the Family Services Coordinator and indirectly responsible to the Site Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS: BSW preferred or a BA or BS in a related field with experience working with children and families.  Candidates should have knowledge of area social service agencies, experience with assisting families in crisis, and working in a team setting.  A Family Partner must be assertive, professional, sensitive to the needs of low-income families, and be willing to fulfill job responsibilities in accordance with the O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Kids/Head Start Philosophy.   New Jersey Driver’s License and transportation required.  Must be able to lift at least 45 pounds.

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: Staff Accountant II

STATEMENT OF JOB:  Staff Accountant II will carry out all assigned duties as required by the Comptroller. Maintain computerized general ledger through working trial balance for all departments.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of AS in accounting or related field..
  • One to two years experience in accounting in a nonprofit organization.
  • Experience with automated accounting systems.
  • Strong computer spreadsheet skills.
  • 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.

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

English