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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) Toms River and (1) Galloway

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: 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 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: 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 (Brick and OCC) 

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 2017/2018 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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