Careers at UMCHS

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Why Us?

Employees of UMCHS aspire to the following:

  • A commitment to the agency’s mission, vision, and values;
  • A commitment to equipping children and all who care for them for lifelong success
  • A commitment to excellence in everything we do;
  • A commitment to positive performance and a welcoming culture;
  • A commitment to outcomes, measured results and quality improvement;
  • A commitment to innovation and to what is possible.

Together we can strengthen families, build community, and brighten our collective futures!

Below is a list of the current jobs available at Umatilla Morrow Head Start (UMCHS).

Current Job Openings

Information Systems Manager-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $4,036/month | Hours: 40 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to assist in providing support in the maintenance of agency hardware and software for personal  computers and networks and application training and support for UMCHS staff, children and parents.

Education Requirements:

  • AA/BA in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or a related field
  • Certifications: CompTIA A+ (preferred)

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • Experience in managing and supporting systems in a networked environment
  • Ability to work with many individuals as well as groups of individuals
  • Ability to coordinate and/or conduct training sessions
  • Adequate means of transportation

Complete Position Description (IS Manager)

Part-Time Family Advocate-Heppner, OR

Location: Heppner, OR| Pay: $19.34-19.83/hr depending on education | Hours: 6 to 10 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to assist the Family Engagement Director in coordinating and implementing family and community strengthening, and comprehensive health services with families in Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships. Implement the recruitment and enrollment process for the Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships program .
Qualifications : Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Social Work, Sociology or related field preferred, Associates’s degree required; One year experience in social work preferred.

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description (Heppner Family Advocate)

Hermiston Preschool Teacher-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $14.19-$15.93/hr depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to work cooperatively with staff, parents, and volunteers to carry out the responsibilities and duties of the  preschool program in order to meet the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of children and  families.
Qualifications : Early Childhood Education Certificate or Child Development Associate Certificate required.  Associates degree in ECE or related field preferred.

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description (Preschool Teacher)

Bilingual Home Base Teacher-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $15.93-$20.14/hr depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is plan, coordinate and implement a quality education, health, and social services program that will assist  families in identifying and reinforcing experiences which can occur in the home and in the classroom.
Qualifications : Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Social Work, Sociology or related field preferred, Associates’s degree required; One year experience in social work preferred. Bilingual Required.

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description (Home BaseTeacher)

(3) Child & Family Advocate (Teacher)-Hermiston, Irrigon, and Pendleton, OR

Location: Hermiston, Irrigon, and Pendleton, OR| Pay: $15.93-$20.14/hr depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

To plan, coordinate and implement a quality education, health and social services program that will assist
families in identifying and reinforcing experiences which can occur in the home and in the classroom.

Qualifications: BA in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred; Associates’ Degree in ECE with experience  required.

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description (Teacher)

(2) Part-Time Bus Drivers--Pendleton and Irrigon/Umatilla, OR

Location: Pendleton and Irrigon/Umatilla, OR| Pay: $12.06/hour | Hours: Pendleton-19 hours per week/Irrigon/Umatilla-25 hours per week  | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to provide safe bus transportation for children, parents, and staff and maintain cleanliness and minor repairs in all areas of facilities and outdoor environments.

Qualifications: High school graduate or GED with current CDL with an S endorsement and a School Bus Driver’s License., Paid Training Opportunities Available!!

Complete Position Description (Bus Driver)

A/P Clerk-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $14.19-$15.93/hr depending on education | Hours: 35 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to play a vital role in supporting the UMCHS team and assist the Fiscal Department with  Accounts Payable through written correspondence, verbal communication, and computer entry.
Qualifications : High School Diploma or equivalent with 5 years’ experience in an office setting or,  AA degree with at least 2 years’ experience in an office setting .

Complete Position Description (A/P Clerk)

Fiscal Clerk-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $12.87-14.31/hr depending on education | Hours: 30 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to play a vital role in supporting the UMCHS team and assist the Fiscal Department with Purchasing, Accounts Receivable Deposits, and general secretarial duties through written correspondence, verbal communication, and computer entry.

Qualifications :

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with 5 years’ experience in an office setting or,
  • AA degree with at least 2 years’ experience in an office setting
  • Experience in purchasing department
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills as well as an ability to communicate effectively with staff.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office
  • Understand general office procedures
  • Knowledge of correct grammar and punctuation

Complete Position Description (Fiscal Clerk)

Bilingual Healthy Families Family Support Specialist

Location: Umatilla & Morrow Counties| Pay: $15.93-$19.83/hr depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to provide comprehensive services to families that are family‐centered and strength based and will  focus on: establishing a trusting relationship; assisting in strengthening parent/child attachment and  relationships; assisting parents in improving their parenting skills and providing a safe & nurturing home  environment; improving the family support system; increasing the family’s ability to problem solve; and  assisting the parent in optimizing their child’s development through play and parent/child interactions

Qualifications: Associates degree (Bachelor’s degree preferred) in Social Services, Early Childhood Education,  Social Work, Sociology or related field

  • Minimum of 1 year home visiting experience, and show high degree of comfort and skill in  working in diverse environments, homes, and communities
  • Experience providing services that are family‐centered and strength‐based.  Demonstrating a  strong background and passion in prevention services to expectant parents and babies through  the age of three
  • Demonstrate skill and proficiency in outreach and retention; ability to build quick rapport with  parents
  • Experience and willingness to providing services to culturally diverse communities/families.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to working well with parents, babies, and staff of culturally diverse  backgrounds
  • Knowledge of maternal/infant health, infant and child development, and parent‐child  attachments and relationships
  • Open to reflective practice (i.e. has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness of self  in relation to others, recognizes value of supervision, etc.)
  • Experience in coordination and implementation of parent support/education groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, to include computer skills and electronic  communications
  • Knowledgeable of resources in local community
  • Demonstrates initiative and resourcefulness in work activities
  • Ability to relate tactfully, confidently, sensitively, and non‐judgmentally with parents, staff, and  community partners
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships
  • Acceptance of individual differences
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Required 

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description (HF Family Support Specialist)

Intensive Family Support Specialist

Location: Umatilla & Morrow Counties| Pay: $15.93-$19.83/hr depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to  provide comprehensive intensive support and case management to families that are family‐centered  and strength based and will focus on: establishing a trusting relationship; assisting in strengthening  parent/child attachment and relationships; assisting parents in improving their parenting skills and  providing a safe & nurturing home environment; improving the family support system; increasing the  family’s ability to problem solve; and assisting the parent in optimizing their child’s development  through play and parent/child interactions.  Position helps high risk families thrive by providing tools and  support and by meeting them ‘where they are,’ on their journey to success, in the home and  community.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Sociology or  related field

  • Minimum of 1 year home visiting experience, and show high degree of comfort and skill in  working in diverse environments, homes, and communities
  • Experience providing services that are family‐centered and strength‐based.  Demonstrating a  strong background and passion in prevention services to expectant parents and babies through  the age of three
  • Case Management Experience
  • Demonstrate skill and proficiency in outreach and retention; ability to build quick rapport with  parents
  • Experience and willingness to providing services to culturally diverse communities/families.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to working well with parents, babies, and staff of culturally diverse  backgrounds
  • Knowledge of maternal/infant health, infant and child development, and parent‐child  attachments and relationships
  • Open to reflective practice (i.e. has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness of self  in relation to others, recognizes value of supervision, etc.)
  • Experience in coordination and implementation of parent support/education groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, to include computer skills and electronic  communications
  • Knowledgeable of resources in local community
  • Demonstrates initiative and resourcefulness in work activities
  • Ability to relate tactfully, confidently, sensitively, and non‐judgmentally with parents, staff, and  community partners
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships
  • Acceptance of individual differences
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Required 

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description (Intensive Family Support Specialist)

Part-Time Custodian-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $10.92/hr | Hours: 25 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to maintain cleanliness and minor repairs in all areas of facilities and outdoor environments.
Qualifications : High School diploma or equivalent and previous experience in cleaning and sanitation practices

Complete Position Description (Custodian)

Maintenance/Groundskeeper-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $15.10/hr | Hours: 40 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to maintain cleanliness and minor repairs in all areas of facilities and outdoor environments.
Qualifications : High school diploma or equivalent, at least two years’ experience maintaining grounds and irrigation systems, ability to maintain preventative maintenance records

Complete Position Description (Maintenance/Groundskeeper)

Substitute Teacher Assistants

Location: Umatilla/Morrow Counties | Pay: $9.50/hr | Hours: This is an oncall position | Contact: Gladys Velazquez

We are always accepting applications for Substitute Teacher Assistants.

Qualifications: knowledge of early childhood development and a high school diploma or equivalent. Must have one year’s experience working with children ages 0-5.

Substitute Bus Drivers

Location: Umatilla/Morrow Counties | Pay: $9.50/hr | Hours This is an oncall position | Contact: Gladys Velazquez

We are always accepting applications for Substitute Bus Drivers.

Qualifications: Current CDL with an S endorsement and School Bus Driver’s License, previous bus driving experience, and current First Aid and CPR cards.

Substitute Cooks

Location: Umatilla/Morrow Counties | Pay: $9.50/hr | Hours: This is an oncall position | Contact: Gladys Velazquez

We are always accepting applications for Substitute Cooks

Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent, current Food Handler’s card, experience in purchasing and preparing culturally diverse foods for groups

Application Process

Below are the steps involved for applying for a Umatilla-Morrow Head Start position that is currently listed. We have tried to make these steps as painless and easy as possible, but in the event that you are unable to view, print, or complete these steps you can receive an application by calling the Human Resources Department or stopping by the Main Office in Hermiston and picking up the material.

Step One

If you would like to apply for a current job opening, you may download the application (below), visit our main office in Hermiston, or call the Human Resources Department and request a current application.

UMCHS Employment Application and EEOC Voluntary Self-Identification Form (Click here).

  • You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the application.

Step Two

In addition to the employment application, you will be need to obtain a criminal history check form from the State of Oregon Child Care Division. Enroll in the Oregon Employment Department Criminal History Registry by going to the website below:

Online Application System to Enroll in the Central Background Registry

Step Three

  • Mail, Email, Fax, or Hand deliver your Application/Equal Opportunity sheet to:
    • Human Resources – 110 NE 4th – Hermiston, OR 97838
    • njaime@umchs.org
    • Fax: (541) 564-6879