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

Head Start Teachers -Umatilla County, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $16.09-$20.34/hr depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

Location: Umatilla, OR| Pay: $16.09-$20.34/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)

Bus Driver/Floater-John Day, OR

Location: John Day, OR| Pay: $12.18/hr | Hours: 36 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to provide safe bus transportation for children, parents, and staff and assist in the classroom.

Qualifications : High school education or equivalent.

Valid Oregon CDL/School Bus Driver’s License, or the ability to get licensing in a timely manner.

Current First Aid and CPR cards.

Previous bus driving experience

Complete Position Description (Bus Driver)

Part-Time Family Support Specialist-Boardman, OR

Location: Boardman, OR| Pay: $16.09-$20.03/hour depending on education | Hours: 20 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

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

Home Base Teacher-Milton-Freewater, OR

Location: Milton-Freewater, OR| Pay: $16.09-$20.34/hr depending on education | Hours: 32 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

Essential Responsibilities: The goal of this position is 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.

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Social Work, Sociology or related field preferred. Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Experience and Skills Requirements: *One year experience in social work* Experience and willingness to providing services to culturally diverse communities/families* Demonstrates a commitment to working well with parents, children, and staff of culturally diverse backgrounds.* Ability to relate tactfully, confidently, sensitively, and non-judgmentally with parents, staff, and community partners.

Complete Position Description (Home BaseTeacher)

Floating Teacher Assistant-Various

Location: Depending on need| Pay: $11.03/hr | Hours: 40 hours/week depending on site| Contact: Norma Jaime

Job Goal:  This position will be covering for in the classroom when staff are absent at various locations.

Qualifications : High school education or equivalent. Required to enroll in an Early Childhood Education Certificate or  CDA (and complete within two years of hire) or college degree program resulting in an Associate  degree.

One year experience in a preschool related program and Early Childhood Development.

Current First Aid, CPR, and Food Handler’s card

Complete Position Description (Teacher Assistant)

Substitutes-Various Locations

Location: Various, OR| Pay: $10.00/hr | Hours: On-Call  depending on need| Contact: Norma Jaime

Job Goal: This position will be covering for in the classroom when staff are absent at various locations.

Qualifications : High school education or equivalent.

Current First Aid, CPR, and Food Handler’s card is preferred

Complete Position Description 

Intensive Family Support Specialist-Pendleton, OR

Location: Pendleton, OR| Pay: $16.09-$20.03/hour depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week |

Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to provide comprehensive 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:

  • AA/BA degree in Human Services/Early Childhood Education or related field (or be able to obtain
    DHS waiver for clearance)
  • Two years’ experience working with children and families
  • Demonstrate skill and proficiency in outreach and retention; ability to build quick rapport with  parents
  • Ability to relate tactfully, confidently, sensitively, and non‐judgmentally with parents, staff, and  community partners
  • 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

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

Bilingual Family Advocate-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $16.09-$20.03/hour depending on education | Hours: 40 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 full day Head Start/Early Head Start options. Implement the recruitment and enrollment process for the Head Start/Early Head Start program.

Educational Requirements:

    • AA in Social Services, Social Work, Sociology or related field (with experience), Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • One year experience in social work
  • Current CPR and First Aid cards
  • Demonstrate skill and proficiency in outreach and retention
  • Experience and willingness to providing services to culturally diverse communities/families. Demonstrates a commitment to working well with parents, children, and staff of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to relate tactfully, confidently, sensitively, and non-judgmentally with parents, staff, and community partners
  • Fluent in English and Spanish both verbally and written

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

Bilingual Child Care Quality Improvement Specialist-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $16.09-$20.03/hour depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week |

Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to assist in the development and implementation of Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and Focus
Childcare Network (FCCN). To provide training and technical assistance to child care providers in the counties served.

Educational Requirements:

    • AA/BA degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field.

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • Two years’ experience working in a human/social services field.
  • Two years secretarial/computer experience
  • Ability to connect and engage with adult learner
  • Current CPR and First Aid cards
  • Fluent in English and Spanish both verbally and written

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

OHP Community Outreach Specialist-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $15.25-$16.46/hour depending on education | Hours: 30 hrs/week guarantee (possible UP TO 40 hours/week) |

Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to assist families in applying for a qualified health plan and assist in the WIC Clinic as needed.

Educational Requirements:

    • High school diploma or equivalent required.  Post high school work experience recommended.

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge in computer data entry and/or word processing
  • Experience working in professional office environment with ability to communicate one‐to‐one, on
    telephone, and in group setting.
  • WIC Experience (Preferred)
  • Community Outreach Experience (Preferred)
  • Bilingual (Preferred)

Complete Position Description

Maintenance/Groundskeeper-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $14.33/hour depending on education | 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.

Educational Requirements:

    • High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • At least two years’ experience maintaining grounds and irrigation systems
  • Ability to maintain preventative maintenance records
  • Carpentry skills

Complete Position Description

Director of Education & Disabilities-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $5,655-$5,861/month depending on education | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to oversee and direct the planning, organizing, and implementation of education services for children and the Disability function in compliance with Federal Performance Standards and local educational goals and power standards. These services contribute to the increased school readiness, child well-being and social competence in children and the recognition and enhancement of parents as the primary educators of their children. Works as part of an effective team to ensures that staff, parents, and volunteers are well equipped to provide best practice care and Early Childhood Education.

Education Requirements:

  • MA/BA degree in ECE, Business/Public/Education/Health Administration or related field

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • Four years teaching experience in a preschool setting
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing, designing and implementing educational programs
  • Strong knowledge of theories and practices of Early Childhood Education/Development and Family/Social Services.
  • Ability to collaborate with and have working knowledge of local community resources related to disability services
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) along with knowledge of or demonstrated ability to use database applications.
  • Ability to establish relationship of trust and respect with staff, families and children.
  • Effective interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Ability to conduct trainings and provide presentations to large and small groups
  • Ability to use abstract reasoning, problem solving, planning, and analytical skills in training, evaluation, and program development
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines
  • Head Start/EHS/EHS CCP/OPK experience (preferred)
  • Community service experience (preferred)
  • Multi-cultural experience (preferred)
  • Adequate means of transportation
  • Desire to work with low-income children and their families

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

Blue Mountain Early Learning HUB Director-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $5,655-$6,760/month depending on education | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to support, direct and guide existing and emerging early learning services, systems and opportunities within education, safety and health sectors across a three county region in collaboration with established stakeholders and in concert with Governance. Uplift and support existing services, providers and health agencies/programs in Umatilla, Morrow and Union counties. Facilitate collaborations as needed to ensure a region-wide early learning platform that works in a coordinated fashion, towards the common goal of school readiness, and with shared metrics.

Education Requirements:

  • BA Required, Masters Preferred in Related field/ ECE focused enterprise

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • Five Years working in a Related Field
  • Progressively Responsibility demonstrated
  • Two Years of Experience in Managing finances, grants, contracts
  • Two years of demonstrated collaboration between cross system partners
  • Experience in generating reports for funders, community or the legislature
  • Effective communication, training and public speaking skills
  • Strong written and analytical skills
  • Ability to demonstrate diplomacy and lead collaboratives
  • Strong commitment to Equity and Cross Cultural Competence and family & community engagement
  • Excellent Team Player

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

Family Education & Support Director-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $5,224-$5,424/month depending on education | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to create capacity and direct the continuum of care for parents, families, and caregivers, ensuring resources and education are provided in collaboration with partner agencies.

Direct and coordinate the Oregon Parent Education Collaborative (OPEC) for Union, Umatilla, and Morrow Counties as part of the continuum of care. Ensure that niche groups (i.e. fathers, kinship care, providers, foster parents, teen parent, veteran parents, and child welfare and other systems involved families) are identified and linkages established for service delivery in line with Early Learning HUB goals.

To supervise, and provide direction for the Mental Health component in UMCHS.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Master’s (preferred) degree in a field related to Social, Human, or Family Services. MSW/LCSW or Masters in Counseling/Psychology preferred.

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • A minimum of five years professional leadership/management and supervisory experience preferably in social service non-profit
  • Significant experience in administration, including understanding of accounting principles and ability to oversee development and operation of fiscal budgets
  • Experience in ensuring grant/contract performance standards are met
  • Strong knowledge of theories and practices of Family/Social Services and Early Childhood Education/Development
  • Ability to work within the mission, goals and service objectives UMCHS
  • Ability to coordinate and/or conduct training sessions
  • Ability to establish relationship of trust and respect with staff, families and children.
  • Experiencing in submission of successful grants and contracts
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) along with knowledge of or demonstrated ability to use database applications.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed capacity with minimal supervision.
  • Effective interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Ability to use abstract reasoning, problem solving, planning, and analytical skills in training, evaluation, and program development
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines
  • Ability and desire to effectively work with low-income children and their families

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

Part-Time Tech Support Specialist-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $10.92/hour depending on education | Hours: 20 hours/week |

Contact: Norma Jaime

Job Goal:

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.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Update software on computer systems as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance to staff relating to the daily use of computers, programs, and Internet/e-mail.
  • Install, configure, and administer agency computer systems.
  • Handle technical support requests submitted through the online Support Ticket System
  • Ensure that the documents on the network are up to date on the website at all times.
  • Assess user skill levels to provide information regarding appropriate training topics.

Bilingual Volunteer Coordinator (Part-Time)-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $13.00-$14.45/hour depending on education | Hours: 19 hours/week |

Contact: Norma Jaime

Job Goal:

To assist the Volunteer Manager and Oversight Director in recruiting and retention of agency volunteers and in ensuring in‐kind is captured correctly.

Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience and Skills Requirements: 

  • Two years of Administrative experience
  • The ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and ease in adaptation to new technology
  • The ability to discern/assess accurately an individual’s strengths
  • Able to articulately describe programs and opportunities to an interested volunteer
  • Must be flexible, well‐organized, and able to manage different projects concurrently and often under pressure; able
    to set priorities and manage time effectively
  • Fluent in English and Spanish both verbally and written required

Complete Position Description

Cook-Boardman, OR

Location: Boardman, OR| Pay: $11.03/hour | Hours: 40 hours/week |

Contact: Norma Jaime

Job Goal: To prepare attractive USDA approved meals while keeping the kitchen and classroom areas clean and sanitary according to Health Department ordinances; to maintain adequate food stocks, kitchen supplies, and nutrition records.

Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience and Skills Requirements: 

  • Current Food Handler’s card
  • Experience in purchasing and preparing culturally diverse foods for groups
  • Ability to understand and use basic math
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and ease in adaptation to new technology
  • Knowledge of early childhood nutrition
  • Skills in working with children
  • Ability to keep accurate records

Complete Position Description

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