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

Program Administrative Assistant-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $14.33 | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to assist the Education & Disabilities Director, Health & Nutrition Director, and Family Engagement Director in office procedures and other daily operational tasks and to coordinate with managers to call substitutes for classroom and kitchen coverage.

Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • Two years of data entry, word processing or related computer experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and ease in adaptation to new technology
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant
    amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Ability and desire to understand complicated software applications and their
    possibilities\limitations
  • 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

Complete Position Description

Family Support Specialist-Boardman, OR

Location: Boardman, 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 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

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

Child Care Resource & Referral Consultant-Burns, OR

Location: Hermiston, 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 training and technical assistance to child care providers in the counties served and to connect with community resources and promote quality child care services.

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
  • Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

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)

Teacher-John Day, OR

Location: John Day, OR| Pay: $16.09-$20.34/hour depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week |

Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to plan, coordinate and implement a full day child development program that will provide children and families with comprehensive quality services that meet the needs of working families of preschoolers, infants, and toddlers in compliance with the federal and state standards.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred; Associates’ Degree in ECE with
    experience required
  • Previous Early Childhood Education experience .
  • Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

Traveling Teacher-Location TBD, OR

Location: TBD, OR| Pay: $15.31-$16.09/hour depending on education | Hours: 40 hours/week |

Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is 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.
  • Previous Early Childhood Education experience .
  • Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

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 

Instructional Support Manager/Coach-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $4,487-$4,622/month depending on education | Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to support education staff and education managers in implementing a high-quality early childhood program according to all Federal and State standards as well as agency policies.  To provide support in training and coordination of coaching within the education component.

Education Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • Two years teaching experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of Head Start (or comparable child development programs), early childhood education, and developmentally appropriate practice
  • Requires effective interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess excellent organizational and analytical skills with the ability to research best-practice and compliance guidance, complete work accurately, meet deadlines, and follow through on job duties and projects
  • Requires the ability to use abstract reasoning, problem solving, planning and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards and Licensing Regulations

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

Bus Drivers (3)-Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $13/hour  | Hours: 32 hours/week |

Contact: Norma Jaime

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

Qualifications:

  • 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

Temporary Cook-Hermiston, OR

POSITION TO LAST THROUGH JULY, 2018

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $12.18/hour  | Hours: 36 hours/week |
Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to assist in preparing 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 Diploma or Equivalent.
  • 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

Complete Position Description

Cook-Hermiston, OR

Location: Irrigon, OR| Pay: $12.18/hour  | Hours: 36 hours/week |
Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is 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 Diploma or Equivalent.
  • 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

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