Join the Team

If you have a knack for bringing out the best in others, are a gifted early childhood education teacher, are passionate about the idea of life-long learning, are a natural at inspiring students of all ages in front of a classroom and you count among your heroes people like Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day and Maya Angelou, the Council for Economic Opportunities would love to consider you for a position on the team.

Employment Opportunities

The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland offers full-time employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, life, a 403B retirement package and paid vacation time.
CEOGC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Important note: we only accept applications online. Please apply below. Best wishes!

Director, Communications & Outreach

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the President & CEO, the Communications and Outreach Director will develop and implement a comprehensive communications and outreach strategy consistent with the organization’s mission and strategic goals.  Implements a range of communications and outreach activities to expand CEOGC’s presence in the community and increase the organization’s visibility.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Serves as an ambassador for the organization and effectively builds and manages relationships with the media and other key stakeholders to advance the organization’s position with relevant constituents as well as to drive broader awareness of the organization.
  2. Develops, implements, and directly manages activities and initiatives that promote, enhance, and protect the organization’s brand identity and reputation.
  3. Manages marketing and educational materials across locations to ensure brand messages are consistent.
  4. Actively engages, builds, and manages local and regional press relationships to advance the organizations position with relevant constituents and ensure coverage surrounding CEOGC’s programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects.
  5. Manage relationship with outside consultants/vendors to create and maintain an accurate media list and communication database.
  6. Oversees all agency communications including newsletters and other print publications, marketing materials, CEOGC website and internal intranet, e-news, social media platforms, etc.
  7. Provides frequent and consistent updates on key platforms in a timely manner while ensuring the posting of influential and dynamic content.
  8. Works with leadership team and staff to recognize internal and external communication opportunities and solutions that defines and executes appropriate strategies to support them.
  9. Serves as a spokesperson and lead point person on media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization. Delivers timely, factual information.
  10. Writes, edits, and distributes press releases, fact sheets, blog posts, and targeted outreach/marketing materials.
  11. Exercises sound judgment to prioritize media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations, and other supporting material as needed for staff, volunteers, and board members.
  12. Gathers and analyzes data by conducting research on best practices, focus groups, and surveys to better understand customers: internal and external.
  13. Makes decisions and anticipates future needs including the ability to conceptualize and implement creative and thoughtful methodology on how new media technology can be utilized to enhance communication efforts.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, public relations or related field (an advanced degree is preferred).
  2. Seven (7) or more years of demonstrated progressive professional experience in journalism, public relations, marketing and communications or comparable field.
  3. Solid understanding and usage of journalistic and public relations principles.
  4. Extensive successful writing and editing experience with a variety of print and online communications media.
  5. Demonstrates experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive strategic communications, media relations, and marketing program to advance an organization’s mission and goals.
  6. Exceptional oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills coupled with the ability to effectively interface with senior management, CEOGC Board of Directors and staff.
  7. Demonstrated analytical skills including experience gathering and compiling data and conducting research.
  8. Experience utilizing social media platforms for business with demonstrated results.
  9. Strong ability to organize and prioritize work to meet rigid deadlines.
  10. Solid computer skills coupled with Microsoft Office product experience (i.e.; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Database) and the ability to use WordPress or comparable software and other internet/web based applications. Knowledge of Photoshop/photo editing, Final Cut Pro/video editing and/or comparable software is a plus.
  11. Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with top tier reporters and editors, and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high-impact placements.
  12. Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output.
  13. Demonstrated reputation for personal and professional integrity coupled with a passion for CEOGC’s mission.
  14. Ability and willingness to function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.

 

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RATE
Negotiable

CLASSIFICATION
Exempt

OPENING DATE
8/8/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Receptionist

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Greets visitors to the building and informs proper employee of arrival. Responds to visitor inquiries and provides CSBG and Head Start information to the internal or external customers. Routes telephone calls to the appropriate person, Neighborhood Opportunity Center or Head Start location.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Routes telephone calls to appropriate agency employee correctly and quickly.
  2. Greets customers, vendors, contractors, job applicants, and other visitors and announces them to their proper party and continues to monitor their presence while in the lobby to ensure visitor satisfaction and agency security initiatives are maintained.
  3. Maintains present knowledge of agency, CSBG, and Head Start business and procedures (procedures, operations, schedules, etc.) to direct or inform callers and visitors.
  4. Maintains pertinent telephone and visitor records.
  5. Maintains security and issues visitors badges.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Performs routine clerical, mail delivery, errands, keyboarding or related duties as assigned to enhance the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the department.
  2. Maintains safe and clean reception area.
  3. Contributes to team efforts.
  4. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.).
  2. One (1) one year experience as a receptionist or similar position requiring frequent contact with the public.
  3. Good oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  4. Flexible to changing priorities.
  5. Ability to greet people and answer the telephone courteously to render quick and accurate service.
  6. Ability to interact with other employees and general public to provide cordial responses in a fast-paced environment.
  7. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

 

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$10.55 – $13. 17 per hour

CLASSIFICATION
Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
9/19/2017

CLOSING DATE
10/2/2017

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Senior Accountant

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for ensuring compliance with funding source administrative guidelines, ensures accurate submission of financial reports, and provides assistance with audit information requests and report building.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Prepares financial reports (monthly, quarterly, and annually) for grants and contracts and maintains supporting documentation related to report preparation.
  2. Monitors expenditures for assigned projects to ensure that the expenditures are reasonable and within budgetary boundaries. Recommends budgetary revisions when deemed necessary.
  3. Serves as back up to the Accounting Manager.
  4. Prepares/enters journal entries and submits for review.
  5. Performs variance analyses and prepares account reconciliations.
  6. Responds to inquiries and requests from Agency personnel. Meets with agency personnel to discuss reports.
  7. Assists in the preparation of and prepares audit schedules, reports, etc.
  8. Cash management, including daily deposits, cash reports, direct deposits, wire transfers, notification to bank of manual checks and accounts receivables responsibilities.
  9. Analyzes complex financial reports and records.
  10. Reviews journal entries of General Ledger Accountant to ensure accuracy.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with three (3) or more years’ experience working in a large corporation (over $25,000,000) or non-profit organization accounting department.
  2. Ability to professionally interpret accounting records, automated systems reports and financial statements.
  3. Extensive knowledge of generating and interpreting computer spreadsheets.
  4. Demonstrated ability to easily define complex problems, collect data, establish facts and arrive at logical and valid conclusions on a wide range of financial issues.
  5. Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  6. Computer literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Windows including Word, Excel, and automated accounting information systems. Experience with ABILA MIP Accounting software is preferred.
  7. Detailed-oriented with good organizational filing skills.

 

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$49,322 – $61,654 per year

CLASSIFICATION
Exempt

OPENING DATE
8/18/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

General Ledger Accountant

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Performs a variety of accounting duties such as analyzing, classifying and interpreting various financial data. Maintains a variety of journals, logs and ledgers (including computer files) which assures that the agency is in full compliance with all applicable funding source (federal and state) requirements.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Prepares and analyzes the general ledger, financial data (inclusive of budget to actual analysis), and schedules. Reconciles and maintains varied accounts. Prepares entries to post to the accounting system.
  2. Assists in the preparation of and prepares audit schedules, reports, etc.
  3. Monitors expenditures, for assigned projects, to ensure that the expenditures are reasonable and are within budgetary boundaries. Recommends budgetary revisions when deemed necessary.
  4. Prepares financial reports (monthly, quarterly, and annually) for varied projects and maintains supporting documentation related to report preparation.
  5. Prepares/enters journal entries and submits for review.
  6. Responds to inquiries and requests from Agency personnel. Meets with agency personnel to discuss reports.
  7. Reviews In-Kind contribution forms from all sites, records in the accounting system, and sets up In-Kind schedules to distribute to pertinent staff monthly.
  8. Serves as back up to the Senior Accountant.
  9. Maintains fixed asset inventory.
  10. Reconciles and maintains travel account.
  11. Maintains Petty Cash Fund records, with periodic audits.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with at least two (2) years’ experience working in a large corporation (over $25,000,000) or non-profit organization accounting department.
  2. Ability to professionally interpret accounting records, automated systems reports and financial statements.
  3. Extensive knowledge of generating and interpreting computer spreadsheets.
  4. Demonstrated ability to easily define complex problems, collect data, establish facts and arrive at logical and valid conclusions on a wide range of financial issues.
  5. Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  6. Computer literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Windows including Word, Excel, and automated accounting information systems. Experience with ABILA MIP Accounting software is preferred.
  7. Detail-oriented with good organizational and filing skills.

 

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$40,817 – $51,158 per year

CLASSIFICATION
Exempt

OPENING DATE
8/18/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Site Administrator

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Assists in the daily operation of the facility and 8-12 classrooms in the direct-operated program. Uses initiative and professional judgment in the implementation of Head Start Performance Standards and the State of Ohio and other Day Care regulations.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Works as a collaborative team member with the site administrator team and other program staff.
  2. Executes policies and procedures of the center in keeping with Head Start performance standards.
  3. Maintains an open cooperative relationship with each child’s family. Encourages their involvement in the program and supports the child’s relationship with his or her family in a family friendly center.
  4. Participates in timely opening/closing of facility.
  5. Assists in the orientation and training of volunteers with respect to center routines.
  6. Enforces State Licensing Regulations and contracts that affect the center.
  7. Utilizes automated software packages to prepare reports and provide documentation to decision-makers.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Represents the center at community functions as needed.
  2. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Services, and/or Human Services or related field.
  2. Demonstrated ability to lead, train and motivate others.
  3. Good oral, written, interpersonal and organizational communication skills to manage multiple priorities and requests.
  4. Ability to work with people of diverse populations and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  5. Demonstrated ability to exercise a high degree of independence, initiative, tact and good judgment.
  6. Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information.
  7. Flexible to varying working hours.
  8. Computer literacy with ability to use office software for word processing documentation and to formulate spreadsheets.
  9. Reliable transportation.

 

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$40,203 – $50,254 per year

CLASSIFICATION
Exempt

OPENING DATE
8/17/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Family Development Specialist

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for forming partnerships with low income families and individuals for the purpose of implementing long-term family support and development strategies using the case management model.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Completes individualized case management assessments and service plans in cooperation with participating individuals and families.
  2. Enters required customer service data into computer as instructed.
  3. Familiarizes families and individuals with available community resources and provides accurate social service information and appropriate referrals for customers across a range of social service issues.
  4. Maintains minimum designated caseload of active case management participants.
  5. Makes regular home visits to customers as part of an overall case management outreach strategy.
  6. Obtains, prepares, organizes and files all necessary program and customer documentation as instructed and maintains complete records on customers served.
  7. Prepares and submits program related statistical and narrative reports as required.
  8. Provides needs assessment information, direct service, referral and follow-up support for individuals and families who seek assistance through CEOGC programs.
  9. Provides targeted social services, intensive support and advocacy for selected families and individuals.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Facilitates support groups, information sessions, workshops and other customer centered activities as assigned.
  2. Recruits participants for center, agency or community activities as assigned.
  3. Assists with office receptionist duties as needed.
  4. Participates in ongoing training related to job duties.
  5. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High School or General Education Diploma (GED).
  2. Basic computer literacy with some experience with word processing and/or spreadsheet software packages such as Word or Excel.
  3. Demonstrated ability to assist low-income customers in obtaining needed social services and moving towards independent functioning.
  4. Reliable transportation.

 

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$11.94 – $14.93 per hour

CLASSIFICATION
Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
7/31/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Intake Worker

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Conducts face-to-face interviews with persons applying for Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program benefits.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Completes other related applications to access benefits for the applicant: Percentage of Income Payment Plan and Regular HEAP and Ohio Energy Credits.
  2. Conducts face-to-face interviews with applicants for Emergency HEAP assistance, completes all necessary paperwork and secures all necessary documentation of the applicant’s eligibility for the program benefits.
  3. Explains the E-HEAP program process and benefits to the applicant.
  4. Gives the applicant information about other resources in the community and makes referrals as needed.
  5. Inputs data from applicant files to the E-HEAP database to complete the determination of eligibility process.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High school or general equivalency diploma (GED).
  2. Working knowledge of computer operations and the ability to use the keyboard and type 35 wpm.
  3. Good oral, written, interpersonal and organizational communication skills.
  4. Good math skills.

 

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$9.35 – $11.69 per hour

CLASSIFICATION
Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
9/19/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mentor Teacher

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Works as a team leader with staff to observe staff performance, establish improvement plans and refine the teaching approach of staff members.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Assists agency in the completion of mandated child assessments.
  2. Assists in the annual review of the education plan, curriculum guide and policies and procedures.
  3. Conducts monthly observations followed by feedback meetings to discuss issues related to working with children and families, to develop plans for improvement, and to identify training needs, including applicable curriculum assessment tool.
  4. Ensures all potential sources of danger that have a chance of causing injury or harm to humans are kept out of the reach of children.
  5. Establishes a working system and partnership with groups of teaching staff and individuals which includes classroom observation/feedback and modeling, meetings, training and completion of program evaluation forms, and serves as an advisor for Child Development Associate (CDA) candidates, etc.
  6. Provides documentation of observations, meetings, training, monthly reports, etc to teaching staff, site administrators and Curriculum Specialist.
  7. Reviews and monitors daily activity plans, child assessment data and documentation bi-monthly and periodically reviews children’s records, as it relates to ongoing assessment and outcomes.
  8. Suggests and provides resources, strategies and self-evaluation tools to support individual teacher development.
  9. Utilizes good dexterity to lift 40 pounds, push, pull, carry, climb, balance and kneel to assist and perform activities with children.

 

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. May assist in planning and providing in-service training and job related workshops for teachers.
  2. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECED) or a Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in any subject, and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education coupled with experience teaching preschool-age children.
  2. Five (5) years prior teaching experience in an early childhood program.
  3. Good oral, written and interpersonal skills to work with parents, children and staff.
  4. Flexible and dependable with a sound understanding of multi-racial and multi-cultural backgrounds and issues concerning children with disabilities.
  5. Good dexterity with ability to lift 40 pounds, push, pull, carry, climb, balance and kneel to assist and perform activities with children.
  6. Demonstrated capacity to develop and sustain warm and meaningful relationships with 3-5 year old children’s parents, staff and community partners.

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$14.26 – $17.83 per hour

CLASSIFICATION
Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
9/1/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Teacher

A. JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the preparation and implementation of the daily classroom program and functions. Ensures developmentally appropriate experiences for all Head Start children.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Functions:
1. Assists in planning and providing training in child development for parents. Reinforces learning activities in the home and identifies children with special needs.
2. Assists in the evaluation of assistant teachers work performance.
3. Conducts and documents ongoing assessments of each child’s growth and development through the use of observations, parental input, developmental screenings, etc. Writes individual educational plans as needed.
4. Ensures all potential sources of danger that have a chance of causing injury or harm to humans are kept out of the reach of children.
5. Focuses on child development techniques, safety practices and principles while establishing a warm and friendly atmosphere.
6. Maintains a safe, healthy environment (i.e., ensures cleanliness of classrooms and safety of children and equipment; sets up classrooms for activities as needed; prepares classrooms for new fall enrollment; and conducts ongoing inventories of equipment and supplies).
7. Meets with the Education Coordinator and Site Administrator to determine the needs of the classroom.
8. Participates in team teaching, staff meetings, conferences, institutions of higher learning, etc. that enhance professional development.
9. Periodically conducts conferences with parents to discuss their child’s development and to involve them in program planning.
10. Prepares and implements with assistant teacher daily lesson plans and ensures a high level of interaction with children.
11. Provides classroom data to assist in writing the monthly report and ensures that all classroom reports are submitted on a timely basis.
12. Utilizes good dexterity to lift 40 pounds, push, pull, carry, climb, balance and kneel to assist and perform activities with children.

Non-Essential Functions:
1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECED) or a Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in any field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early child education coupled with experience teaching preschool-age children.
2. Capable of developing and sustaining warm and meaningful relationships with 3-5 year old children’s parents, staff and community partners.
3. Good dexterity with ability to lift 40 pounds, push, pull, carry, climb, balance and kneel to assist and perform activities with children.
4. Good oral, written and interpersonal skills to work with parents, children and staff.
5. Flexible and dependable with a sound understanding of multi-racial and multi-cultural backgrounds and issues concerning children with disabilities.

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$14.26 – $17.83 per hour

CLASSIFICATION
Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
9/1/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Teacher

A. JOB SUMMARY:
To work as a team member and be responsible for assisting teacher(s) to prepare and implement all classroom duties. Works with the teacher(s) to ensure developmentally appropriate experiences for all Head Start children.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Functions:
1. Assists in planning and providing training for parents in child development to reinforce learning activities in the home and identify the children with special needs.
2. Assists in the annual review of the Education Plan that details the philosophy, objectives and strategies of the program.
3. Conducts and documents ongoing assessments of each child’s growth and development through the use of observation, parental input, developmental screening, etc.
4. Ensures all potential sources of danger that have a chance of causing injury or harm to humans are kept out of the reach of children.
5. Maintains a clean, safe and emotionally supportive environment that is conducive to learning and is centered on the needs and abilities of the children.
6. Meets regularly (weekly, etc.) with the teacher to determine the needs of the classroom.
7. Participates in team teaching, staff meetings, conferences, institutions of higher learning, etc. to enhance professional development.
8. Periodically conducts conferences with the teacher(s) and parents to discuss the child’s development and to involve them in program planning.
9. Provides assistance to the assigned teacher(s) to focus on child development techniques, safety practices and principles while establishing a warm and friendly atmosphere.
10. Provides classroom data to assist in writing the monthly report.
11. Uses physical dexterity to push, pull, carry, climb, balance and kneel to assist and perform activities with children.
12. Works with the teacher to prepare and implement the daily lesson plans and ensures a high level of interaction with children.

Non-Essential Functions:
1. Assists in writing Individual Education Plans as needed.
2. As assigned, assists in planning and providing in-service training and job related workshops for teachers.
3. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must have an Associate’s (or higher) degree program in Early Childhood Education.
2. Sensitivity to children and their families.
3. Ability to clearly relate the program to families, communities and its resources.
4. Good dexterity with ability to lift 40 pounds, push, pull, carry, climb, balance and kneel to assist and perform activities with children.
5. Flexible to changing demands of the program.

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$10.55 – $13.17 per hour

CLASSIFICATION Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
9/1/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education Aide

A. JOB SUMMARY:

To assist teachers and assistant teachers with the care and monitoring of children and the center, equipment, meal service, recordkeeping, etc.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Assists and readily accepts direction from teachers to meet or exceed Head Start child development goals and objectives.
  2. Assists in the development and facilitation of activities and curriculum plans relating to child development.
  3. Handles various record keeping functions relating to children and period lesson planning.
  4. Maintains the care of the center, equipment, materials and supplies to ensure the safety and security of site operations.
  5. Assists teachers and other staff in meal service and family style dining with children.
  6. Assists teachers and other staff in chaperoning children during gross motor activities and outdoor play.
  7. Ensures all potential sources of danger that have a chance of causing injury or harm to humans are kept out of the reach of children.
  8. Assist children in self-help skills such as toileting, dressing, eating, tooth brushing, and any other areas involving health, safety, and hygiene.
  9. Adhere to professional standards and ethics as outlined in the Personnel Policy.
  10. Observe the agency’s confidentiality policy regarding participants, records, technology, reports, and staff.
  11. Be actively involved with children at all times during indoor activities and outdoor play. Reference child care licensing 5101:2-12-25 (Physical requirements listed below).

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. As assigned, participates in parent meetings, attendance of conferences with supervisor, staff meetings, in-service training workshops and lectures for further professional growth.
  2. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High school or general equivalency diploma (GED).
  2. Flexible to changing demands of the program.
  3. Sensitivity to children and their families.
  4. Good communication skills to clearly relate the program to families, communities and its resources.
  5. Must meet physical requirements of position listed below.
  6. Demonstrated experience working with infants and/or pre-school aged children.

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$9.35 – $11.69 per hour

CLASSIFICATION Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
9/1/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Home Visitor

A. JOB SUMMARY: Provides educational and support services to low income infants and toddlers and their families during weekly home visits and socialization activities in Early/Head Start centers.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. Acts as a liaison and advocate between community resources and Early Head Start families.
  2. Collaborates with families to establish family development goals, and document this collaborative process in family partnership agreements.
  3. Completes documentation and maintains confidential records of home visits, socialization experiences, and other relevant activities.
  4. Conducts screening and ongoing assessment of young children’s development.
  5. Conducts weekly home visits.
  6. Educates and monitors parents with respect to children’s health, nutritional, dental, mental health, and social needs.
  7. Promotes parental involvement in curriculum planning, program governance, parent training, and the community.
  8. Provides educational and support services to assist children and families in achievement of school-readiness goals and objectives.
  9. Provides resources for assistance in obtaining services to support the child’s and family’s needs identified in item #7.
  10. Recruits, enrolls, and maintains maximum caseload of children (10-12 children), and maintains an active waiting list.
  11. Utilizes a research based “Parents as Teachers curriculum” for early childhood education in the home of children and during group “socialization.”
  12. Utilizes knowledge of the principles of adult learning to assist, encourage and support parents as they foster the growth and development of their children.
  13. Utilizes professional development opportunities provided by the Head Start program, and other community resources.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelors or Associates degree in child development, education, social sciences or related field.
  2. At least two (2) years’ experience working with children and families in a human service setting.
  3. Capacity to problem solve, handle crises, and work with families and children of various cultures from low-income backgrounds.
  4. Nonjudgmental, respectful, and professional approach to working with families.
  5. Willingness to work primarily in the homes of families residing in high-risk communities.
  6. Flexibility with respect to changing priorities, schedules, and work assignments.
  7. Good oral, written, interpersonal and organizational communication skills.
  8. Reliable transportation.
  9. Flexible/receptive and willing to receive training on various aspects of the program including the attainment of a CDA (Child Development) credential for home visitors.
  10. Computer literacy with ability to use various software packages (i.e; Word, Excel, database, etc.) for report writing and other documentation purposes.
  11. Good dexterity with ability to lift 40 pounds, push, pull, carry, climb, balance and kneel to assist and perform activities with children.
  12. Ability and willingness to develop and sustain warm relationships with children, parents, staff and community partners.
  13. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education; the principles of child health, safety, and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics.
  14. Skilled in communicating with and motivating people.
  15. Working knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services.

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment: Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE

$11.94 – $14.94 per hour

CLASSIFICATION

Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE

9/1/2017

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled

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CONTACT Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland 1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Bus Driver

A. JOB SUMMARY:

Safely operates CEOGC’s gas or diesel school bus or any other agency vehicle on approved routine, non-routine and alternative routes for Head Start program activities. Observes all federal, state, and city speed and safety regulations and CEOGC’s transportation operations policies and procedures on service and safety.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions:

  1. As required by federal, state, local and agency regulations, conducts pre and post-trip inspections daily, with assigned Bus Monitor. Checks with dispatcher for operation of two-way radio before departure from bus depot.
  2. At end of each route, checks bus interior to make sure no children and/or forgotten personal items are left on the bus. Removes any waste items.
  3. At start of shift, obtains route assignment, keys, clock, pre-trip form and driver observation card to provide service to Head Start clientele.
  4. Conducts evacuation drills and safety activities.
  5. Ensures all potential sources of danger that have a chance of causing injury or harm to humans are kept out of the reach of children.
  6. Helps to safely secure children entering and exiting the bus and ensures children with disabilities use adaptive equipment to enter and exit the bus.
  7. Maintains accurate records of odometer reading, fuel and vehicle inspections.
  8. Picks up and discharges Head Start children, parents and staff at agency approved bus stops or stations, following prescribed agency service route and safety rules.
  9. Reports accidents immediately to dispatcher, requesting police or ambulance service as needed. Uses first aid kit to assist injured persons from until medical service resources arrive. Follows agency procedures including completion of company accident report(s).
  10. Reports emergency or imminent safety conditions to dispatcher via radio.

      Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Answers questions about Head Start program, routes, and service.
  2. Accepts assignments to switch buses around bus yard and/or move buses in and out for maintenance and inspection.
  3. Attends required training and workshops.
  4. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

C. REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High school or general equivalency (GED) diploma.
  2. Current and valid Ohio State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with School Bus Passenger endorsement.
  3. Ability to work independently.
  4. Ability to maintain a good attendance record.
  5. Ability to possess or upgrade skills through formal and/or in-service training related to the transportation of preschool and special needs children.
  6. Physically capable of lifting and managing preschool and special needs children when necessary.
  7. Willingness and ability to update the necessary applicable endorsements to maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
  8. Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  9. Ability to maintain a good driving record that meets all applicable local, state and/or federal regulations.
  10. Receptive to random testing for breath/alcohol and/or controlled drug/substances.
  11. Friendly, customer-oriented personality.

 

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
Successful results of pre and continued employment assessments including fingerprinting, drug testing, medical examinations and background check(s).

PAY RANGE
$10.55 – $13.17 per hour

CLASSIFICATION

Non-Exempt

OPENING DATE
8/30/2017

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled

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CONTACT
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland
1801 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attn: Human Resources Department

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.