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 ad Grant 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

Location: John Day, 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)

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

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

Location: Irrigon/Umatilla, OR| Pay: $12.18/hr | Hours: 25 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

Location: John Day, OR| Pay: $12.18/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)

Bilingual EHS Home Base Teachers (2) -Hermiston, OR

Location: Hermiston, 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.
  • One year experience in social work preferred.

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description (EHS Teacher)

Teacher Assistants-Umatilla County, OR

Location: Hermiston, OR| Pay: $11.03/hr | Hours: 35 hours/week depending on site| Contact: Norma Jaime

Location: Umatilla, OR| Pay: $11.03/hr | Hours: 40 hours/week depending on site| Contact: Norma Jaime

Location: Depending on need| Pay: $11.03/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)

Cook-Enterprise, OR

Location: Enterprise, OR| Pay: $11.03/hr | Hours: 36 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)

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.

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)

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

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

ERSEA/Data Specialist-Hermiston, OR

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

Contact: Norma Jaime

The goal of this position is to accurately and effectively input data on children and families into ChildPlus & to assist in coordination of recruitment/enrollment process, ensuring files are accurate and complete along with collecting and analyzing data.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 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

Please provide a copy of transcripts with application.

Complete Position Description

Education Manager-John Day, OR

Location: John Day, OR| Pay: $4,487/month | Hours: 40 hours/week | Contact: Norma Jaime

To develop and coordinate a comprehensive center program which complies with Federal Performance Standards;
ensure that staff, parents, and volunteers receive instruction and training in Early Childhood Education; assist the
Family Engagement Director in implementing the Family/Community Partnerships Component of program; assist in
the recruitment, selection and enrollment of children and families; assist the Health Services Director in
implementing the Health Services component; and implement family partnership services for families. .

Qualifications: BA in Early Childhood Education or related field

  • 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 for supervisory duties
  • 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

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

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