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

Child Care Development Director-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $4,971-$5,372 depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week |

Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to facilitate the development and operation of Child Care Resources & Referral as it transitions to implement a growing Professional Development facet, supporting the increase of quality child care provision, capacity and engagement across a diverse 8 county region in Eastern Oregon that includes rural and more urban landscapes. Support the Early Learning Division’s licensing requirements for child care center teachers, administrators and/or family child care providers to model and teach best practices in early childhood care, education and management practices and support professional development goals.  Assist with the Oregon Parent Education Collaborative (Hub) system to ensure that we work to strengthen the role of child care as a key element of communities that support families and children’s development.

Education Requirements:

  • BA in Early Childhood Education or related field, Associates will be considered only if preponderance of directly related experience is evident.
  • Ability to obtain a Step 10 in the Oregon Registry

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • A minimum of five years professional leadership/management and supervisory experience preferably in educational non-profit.
  • Significant experience in administration, including balancing regulatory requirements with budget constraints and growing community needs.
  • Strong knowledge of theories and practices of Early Childhood Education/Development and Family/Social Services.
  • Ability to engage and inspire adult learners, as well as to overcome the obstacles that are often associated with educating or training adult audiences
  • Experience in ensuring grant/contract performance standards are met.
  • Understanding of accounting principles and ability to oversee development and operation of fiscal budgets.
  • Ability to work within the mission, goals and service objectives UMCHS
  • 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 coordinate and/or conduct training sessions for an adult audience
  • Ability to travel on agency business (approximately 15% of time)
  • Knowledge of Oregon licensing standards for centers and homes
  • Ability to work in a self-directed capacity with minimal supervision.
  • Adequate means of transportation

Complete Position Description (Child Care Development Director)

Community Development Coordinator-Hermiston, OR (10 hrs/week)

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $15.62-19.83/hour depending on education | Hours: 10 hours/week |

Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to provide ensure identification and acquisition of in‐kind resources that support programming and provide technical assistance that maximizes agency resources, community partnerships and contracts for significant impact.

Qualifications: AA in Public Administration or related field preferred (5 or more years of relevant experience may substitute degree).

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

Health & Safety Coordinator-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $15.10/hr | Hours: 40 hours/week (10 months/year)| Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to assist Operations Director and Health & Safety Manager in planning, coordinating,  implementing, and maintaining the health and safety of the agency facilities and classrooms..

Education Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • Experience in an Environmental, Health and Safety rules and regulations
  • Technical writing a plus.
  • Detail oriented
  • Must be flexible, well‐organized, and able to manage different projects concurrently and often  under pressure; able to set priorities and manage time effectively
  • The ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups
  • Ability to analyze and provide feedback to staff relating to health & safety concerns
  • Head Start experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Child Care Regulations a plus

Complete Position Description (Health & Safety Coordinator)

Transportation Assistant-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $14.19/hr | Hours: 35 hours/week (10 months/year)| Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to assist the Transportation Manager in coordinating a safe transportation system for Umatilla‐ Morrow County Head Start, Inc.

Education Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • Valid Oregon CDL/School Bus Driver’s License, or the ability to get licensing in a timely manner.
  • Current First Aid and CPR cards.
  • Two years school bus driving experience (preferred)
  • Previous Head Start parent or experience (preferred)
  • Experience working with young children (preferred)

Complete Position Description (Transportation Assistant)

Family Advocate/CCR&R Consultant-Enterprise, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $15.93-$19.83/hour depending on education | Hours: UP TO 25 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. Provide training and technical assistance to child care providers in Wallowa county.

Qualifications:

  • BA in Social Services, Social Work, Sociology or related field preferred

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

Early Head Start Teacher-La Grande, OR

Location: La Grande, 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 (EHS Teacher)

Bus Drivers for the 2017-2018 Program Year-John Day and Irrigon/Umatilla, OR

Location: Irrigon/Umatilla, OR| Pay: $12.06/hr | Hours: 25 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

Location: John Day, OR| Pay: $12.06/hr | Hours: 36 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

THESE POSITIONS WILL BEGIN IN AUGUST, 2017

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

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)

Teacher Assistants for the 2017-2018 Program Year-Umatilla and Morrow Counties

Location: Boardman, OR| Pay: $10.92/hr | Hours: 35 hours/week depending on site| Contact: Norma Jaime

Location: Umatilla, OR| Pay: $10.92/hr | Hours: 40 hours/week depending on site| Contact: Norma Jaime

Location: Milton-Freewater, OR| Pay: $10.92/hr | Hours: 25 hours/week depending on site| Contact: Norma Jaime

Location: Depending on need| Pay: $10.92/hr | Hours: 40 hours/week depending on site| Contact: Norma Jaime

Job Goal: To work cooperatively with staff, parents, and volunteers to carry out the responsibilities and duties of the HS  programs in order to meet the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of children and families.  To assist in providing safe transportation for children and parents

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)

Cooks for the 2017-2018 Program Year-Umatilla and Morrow Counties

Location: Umatilla, OR| Pay: $10.92/hr | Hours: 40 hours/week| Contact: Norma Jaime

Location: Boardman, OR| Pay: $10.92/hr | Hours: 28 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

Location: Enterprise, OR| Pay: $10.92/hr | Hours: 36 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

Location: Milton-Freewater, OR| Pay: $10.92/hr | 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

Qualifications : High school education or equivalent. Experience in purchasing and preparing culturally diverse foods for groups

Complete Position Description (Cook)

Traveling Teacher for the 2017-2018 School Year

Location: Various Depending on Need, OR| Pay: $15.16-$15.93/hr depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

THESE POSITIONS WILL BEGIN IN AUGUST, 2017

To assist in implementing a quality education program that will assist families in identifying and reinforcing  experiences which can occur in the classroom by proving classroom coverage when lead staff are absent.

Qualifications: Minimum of an Associates’ Degree in ECE with experience required.

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description (Traveling Teacher)

Head Start Teachers for the 2017-2018 Program Year-Umatilla and Wallowa Counties, OR

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

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

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

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

THESE POSITIONS WILL BEGIN IN AUGUST, 2017

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)

Bilingual Family Advocate-Umatilla, OR

Location: Umatilla, OR| Pay: $15.93-$19.83/hour depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week |

Contact: Norma Jaime

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, select and enroll children and families into Head Start/Early Head Start program and maintaining enrollment levels
  • Develop a trusting, collaborative partnership with each family
  • Maximize community resources through collaborations
  • Support parents as their child’s First Teacher through participation in the program, parenting education, and other activities that bring children and families together

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Social Work, Sociology or related field

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • The ability to empower families to recognize strengths that may support their needs
  • Problem solving skills
  • Be able to be a champion in building relationships with people and community resources
  • Embrace change and help lead the way
  • Be an innovator! You will need to bring new ideas to help engage participation of families into different activities.
  • Must be comfortable visiting families in their homes
  • Be willing to take your skills to the next level
  • Be a stellar and motivating public speaker
  • Incredible organization and time management skills
  • You will help families celebrate successes!
  • Fluent in English and Spanish both verbally and written.

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

Family Advocate-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $15.93-$19.83/hour depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week |

Contact: Norma Jaime

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, select and enroll children and families into Head Start/Early Head Start program and maintaining enrollment levels
  • Develop a trusting, collaborative partnership with each family
  • Maximize community resources through collaborations
  • Support parents as their child’s First Teacher through participation in the program, parenting education, and other activities that bring children and families together

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Social Work, Sociology or related field

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • The ability to empower families to recognize strengths that may support their needs
  • Problem solving skills
  • Be able to be a champion in building relationships with people and community resources
  • Embrace change and help lead the way
  • Be an innovator! You will need to bring new ideas to help engage participation of families into different activities.
  • Must be comfortable visiting families in their homes
  • Be willing to take your skills to the next level
  • Be a stellar and motivating public speaker
  • Incredible organization and time management skills
  • You will help families celebrate successes!

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.

WIC Clerk-Milton-Freewater, OR

Location: Milton-Freewater, OR| Pay: $11.60-$12.81/hour depending on education | Hours: 32 hours/week |

Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to perform various clerical duties in support of the WIC department that includes heavy interaction with  the public ensuring that participants receive positive customer service, maintaining confidential  information such as income eligibility, participant benefits, etc., and ensuring that the program meets  quality standards. .

Education Requirements: Possesses a basic level of written and verbal communication skills and mathematical knowledge typically  acquired through completion of a high school program

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge on using computers and the ability to work in a Windows environment
  • Ability to enter and manage data into a centralized data management system.
  • Experience working in professional office environment with ability to communicate one‐to‐one, on  telephone, and in group setting..

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