Good PAY.  Generous BENEFITS.  In-Agency SUPPORT team.  PROFESSIONAL growth opportunities.  $1,000 Sign-On BONUS.

What’s great about working at HCS Head Start?

We help our teachers succeed, so our students can succeed.
Discover our generous BENEFITS packages.

Full Time Benefits (30+ hours per week)

  • Birthday off with pay
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Paid sick, personal, vacation days
  • 403b retirement plan with 3% Agency match
  • Education reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health & dental insurance, employer paid life and long term disability insurance
  • First Aid and CPR recertification in-house, no cost to employees
  • Unique in-classroom and in-agency support
  • Embedded Professional Development
  • Career-Growth Coaching & Support
  • In-house Comprehensive Support Team helps teachers in all aspects of their work

Part Time Benefits (less than 30 hours per week)

  • Birthday off with pay
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Paid sick, personal, vacation days
  • 403b retirement plan with 3% Agency match
  • Education reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Unique in-classroom and in-agency support
  • Embedded Professional Development
  • Career-Growth Coaching & Support
  • In-house Comprehensive Support Team helps teachers in all aspects of their work

We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

All positions require experience with and sensitivity to the needs of lower income, culturally diverse, and at-risk families. Bilingual and/or bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Open Positions: HCS Head Start

ADMINISTRATION

SIGN ON BONUS = $ 1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: 40 hours per week
Full/Part Year: 52 weeks per year
Positions Available:2
Starting Pay: $21.65

Summary:
Works within the Human Resource area to support and assist all levels of internal management and staff as well as outside clients and vendors, potential candidates, interns, volunteers, and/or staff answering questions and guiding them through the Agency’s policies, procedures and benefits. Areas of focus include staff recruitment from posting through offer, benefit administration, including Medical, Dental, FSA, 403(b), Life/ADD; all types of employee leave including but not limited to FMLA, MA PFML, Parental Leave, SNL and ensuring all employee hire letters and status changes are properly processed.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • Associates degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • HRCI PHR or SHRM CP certification a plus

Experience:

  • At least three years of full-time human resource experience strongly preferred particularly in the areas of staff recruiting, employee benefits and employee leave.

Qualities and Skills:

  • Desire to embrace and ability to promote diversity in the workplace.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain and model professionalism, confidentiality and integrity.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member and individually when applicable.
  • Consistently exercises sound judgment.
  • Computer Literacy: Strong computer skills and experience with computer programs such as Office 365, Outlook, Excel spreadsheets, Word (including formatting & mail merge), Power Point and databases. Human Resource and Payroll software experience a plus.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail while performing various tasks simultaneously.
  • Effective communication skills, verbally and in writing,
  • Exceptional organizational skill in organizing work tasks, work space and electronic and hard copy filing.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time:         40 hours per week
Full/Part Year:         52 weeks per year
Starting Pay:            $14.39 High School Diploma/GED; $14.81 Associates Degree

Summary: Performs administrative and office support activities for center management and staff. Duties include but are not limited to answering a multi-line telephone system, monitoring of the front entrance, greeting and directing visitors.

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required with a minimum of one year administrative/customer service experience required OR
  • Associate degree with administrative/customer service experience preferred.

Qualities:

  • Strong computer and communications skills, both verbal and written required.
  • Sensitivity to confidential matters required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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EDUCATION

Full Year Positions

SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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PreSchool Teacher                                              

  • Successful candidate must –
    • Provide EEC Lead Teacher Preschool Certification OR
    • Possess a CDA in Preschool OR
    • Be enrolled in a Program to obtain a CDA or Lead Teacher Certification through the Department of Early Education and Care with an expected completion date within one year of hire
  • Salary Range – Dependent on education level: $14.16 – $19.81
  • Full Time – 35/40 hours per week
  • Full Year – 52 weeks per year

SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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Infant Toddler Lead Teacher

  • Successful candidate must –
    • Provide EEC Lead Teacher Infant and Toddler Certification OR
    • Possess a CDA in Infant and Toddlers OR
    • Be enrolled in a Program to obtain a CDA or Lead Teacher Certification through the Department of Early Education and Care with an expected completion date within one year of hire
  • Salary Range – Dependent on education level: $15.33 – $20.47
  • Full Time – 35/40 hours per week
  • Full Year – 52 weeks per year

SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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PreSchool LeadTeacher
Successful candidate must –

    • Provide EEC Lead Teacher Preschool Certification OR
    • Possess a CDA in Preschool OR
    • Be enrolled in a Program to obtain a CDA or Lead Teacher Certification through the Department of Early Education and Care with an expected completion date within one year of hire
  • Salary Range – Dependent on education level: $15.33 – $20.47
  • Full Time – 35/40 hours per week
  • Full Year – 52 weeks per year

SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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PreSchool Teacher Director                  

  • Successful candidate must –
    • Provide EEC Lead Teacher Preschool Certification, EEC DI Certification, AND
    • Possess an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field OR
    • Be enrolled in an Associate degree program in Early Childhood Education or related field with an expected completion date within one year of hire
  • Salary Range – Dependent on education level: $20.46 – $25.84
  • Full Time – 40 hours per week
  • Full Year – 52 weeks

SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Job Title: Development and Training Coach
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time:         40 hours per week
Full/Part Year:         52 weeks per year
Starting Pay:            $50,135
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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Summary: This position provides Practice Based coaching (PBC) in the form of individual/group coaching through PBC and Teaching Learning and Collaborating (TLC) to educators who serve children birth to 5.  The position will provide Technical Assistance regarding curriculum, Teaching Strategies Gold, classroom environment and developmentally appropriate practices.   In addition, the coach will facilitate professional learning communities and training as it relates to early childhood educational practices in classrooms based on theory, practice and data outcomes to educators and program staff.  Local and out of State travel will be required.

The ideal candidates will have successful experiences in coaching and mentoring teaching staff; have a knowledge of adult learning practices and the ability to implement strategies to fit the needs of all learners; demonstrate knowledge and understanding of early childhood education, child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management learning assessment and diagnosis and research related to learning; strong ability to provide effective and responsive early childhood trainings for staff;  knowledge of Practice Based Coaching;  knowledge and understanding of the Massachusetts QRIS system and the ability to conduct required self-assessments in order to obtain upward mobility;  knowledge and understanding of NAEYC accreditation process.  The Development and Training Coach position will be supervised by the Education Manager.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education required; Master’s Degree Early Childhood Education preferred.
  • Department of Early Education and Care Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher and/or Preschool Lead Teacher certification.
  • Minimum of five years’ classroom experience and CLASS Reliable Rater preferred.
  • For Migrant Coaches, bilingual required.

Part Year Positions

SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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Preschool Teacher                                               

  • Successful candidate must –
    • Provide EEC Lead Teacher Preschool Certification OR
    • Possess a CDA in Preschool OR
    • Be enrolled in a Program to obtain a CDA or Lead Teacher Certification through the Department of Early Education and Care with an expected completion date within one year of hire
  • Salary Range – Dependent on education level: $14.16 – $19.81
  • Full Time – 35/40 hours per week
  • Part Year – 42/44/46 weeks per year

SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

To Apply, Click Here

Infant Toddler Lead Teacher

  • Successful candidate must –
    • Provide EEC Lead Teacher Infant and Toddler Certification OR
    • Possess a CDA in Infant and Toddlers OR
    • Be enrolled in a Program to obtain a CDA or Lead Teacher Certification through the Department of Early Education and Care with an expected completion date within one year of hire
  • Salary Range – Dependent on education level: $15.33 – $20.47
  • Full Time – 35/40 hours per week
  • Part Year – 42/44/46 weeks per year

SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

To Apply, Click Here

PreSchool Teacher Director                  

  • Successful candidate must –
    • Provide EEC Lead Teacher Preschool Certification, EEC DI Certification, AND
    • Possess an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field OR
    • Be enrolled in an Associate degree program in Early Childhood Education or related field with an expected completion date within one year of hire
  • Salary Range – Dependent on education level: $20.46 – $25.84
  • Full Time –35/40 hours per week
  • Part Year – 42/44/46 weeks per year

Variable Positions

SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Full/Part Year: Full Year
Starting Pay: $53,815.84 annually ($2,069.84 bi-weekly)

Summary:
A position designed to oversee, coordinate and manage; physical facilities, supervision of staff, community engagement, compliance of all local and federal laws governing child care and policy and all aspects of services and programming.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Early Childhood Education, or related field, Master Degree preferred.
  • Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC) Director I, Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher Certification

Experience:

  • Four (4) years’ experience in supervision or in an administrative position preferred
  • Minimum of two (2) years working in an infant & toddler program setting

Qualities and Skills:

  • Mature problem solving/judgment with a variety of decision making techniques and negotiation skills
  • Ability to seek guidance and counsel where appropriate
  • Complete knowledge of policies, regulations and reporting systems in regards to licensing of facilities
  • Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively
  • Computer Literacy: Word processing and Database skills
  • Clear and effective written and oral communication
  • Ability to build positive relationships both at the center and community level
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in a professional manner
  • A strong commitment to quality childcare programs
  • Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 119, Section 51A, you are a mandated reporter and are held to the statutory reporting requirements

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Oversight and management of the center infrastructure in; controlling and applying resources relative to the center staff, the center facility, the community in which the center is operating, the families which use the service, and the Licensed Operator of the center,
  • To manage and oversee all policies and procedures related to EHS; staff, facilities, health & safety, community, building maintenance, fire inspections, building inspections, licensing, ordering office supplies and program delivery.
  • To ensure relative input to grant goals, self-assessment and strategic planning occurs regarding EHS programming.
  • Ensure that systems are followed for the requisition, repair and replacement of materials and equipment and regular facility review and safety checks are followed at all times.
  • Ensure that the facility is maintained in a clean, safe, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing state.
  • Work in conjunction with maintenance and facilities to ensure that the design and layout of space is arranged for efficient and effective operation of the program, including kitchen facilities; outdoor play, washrooms, storage and parking space; office, consultation and staff space; and classroom space.
  • Provide assistance in the mediation of parent issues.
  • Responsible for timely filing of check requests for program activities
  • Update PAS and QRIS reporting requirements
  • Work in conjunction with teachers to assure monthly reports/tracking on in-kind, health and safety, meal counts, kitchen reports, allergies, tracking and disabilities occur
  • Develop a relationship and maintain communication with community organizations and other external individuals and organizations of influence for the organization.
  • Attend and participate in community events and/or ERSEA activities
  • Responsible for opening and closing checklists.
  • Conduct ongoing file reviews and provide trends to program areas as appropriate.
  • This list of responsibilities is not meant to be all-inclusive and may be adjusted to meet operational needs.

Supervision:

  • Direct supervision of Teacher Directors, at assigned centers/sites, including monitoring of compliance with licensing and Agency position requirements.
  • Build a strong, competent, complementary team through team building, the provision of professional development opportunities and timely and regular staff meetings.
  • Provide guidance and support to teaching staff with regards to classroom coverage.
  • Meet with assigned staff at least every other month to provide Staff Developments, culminating with a yearly staff performance evaluation as well as providing disciplinary action as needed.
  • Oversee and direct staff in emergency situations
  • Maintain ongoing communication, interactions, and follow-up with Program areas in order to coordinate necessary EHS support to staff, families, and children, i.e. setting up team meetings when appropriate.
  • Timely review and sign off on all timesheets reflecting accurate time worked
  • Work in conjunction with program areas to ensure specific training on safe, healthy, developmentally appropriate activities are being implemented in the classroom and are properly documented; in-service and pre-service.

Education:

  • Work with the EHS Manager to guide specific training on an individual basis for staff, to ensure that safe, healthy developmentally appropriate activities are being implemented in the classroom and are properly documented.
  • Assist teaching staff in involving the community in their classroom as appropriate.
  • Work in conjunction with the EHS Manager with regards to all educational aspects to classrooms; assessments, outcomes, school readiness and family engagement as it relates to education.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Preschool Teacher Director at Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy
Starting Pay: $24.10
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Part Year: 48 weeks per year

Successful candidate must:

  • Provide EEC Director I certification
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience

Willingness to:

  • Mentor and train Putnam EEC students
  • Work closely with Putnam EEC Program Teachers/Administration on weekly curriculum planning and program development
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with SPS staff and collaborative entities.
  • Strong written and verbal skills required.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Preschool Teacher at Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy
Starting Pay: $15.05
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Part Year:  48 weeks per year

Successful candidate must:

  • Provide EEC Lead Teacher Preschool and/or Lead Teacher Infant and Toddler Certification
  • Possess Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or currently enrolled in a program with a targeted completion date.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience.
Willingness to mentor and train Putnam EEC students.
Strong written and verbal skills required.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: Varies – As Needed
Full/Part Year: Varies – As Needed
Location (Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee): Varies – As Needed
Starting Pay: $13.66

Summary: A position within the Head Start programs, working with children and families in the center on an as-needed basis.

  • Assist
    • with teaching and/or other general operations of the center or on the bus.
    • children in classroom activities, both in group and on an individual basis. Must continuously stoop, crawl, kneel and bend in order to speak to children at the child’s eye level; to play with children and to pick up toys from the floor.
    • with daily communication with parents/guardians.
    • with food preparation, cleaning of classroom, and any other duties assigned by supervisor.
  • Supervise and play/interact with children during outdoor play periods and on field trips. Continuously maintain visual and auditory supervision of children at all times to ensure their safety in the classroom, playground and field trips.
  • Maintain a commitment to professionalism.
  • Establish positive and productive relationships with families.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current Infant and Toddler CDA OR
  • EEC Lead Teacher certification for Preschool or Infant and Toddler

Qualities and Skills:

  • Good verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in a professional manner.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member.
  • Ability to maintain and adhere to boundary guidelines.
  • Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 119, Section 51A, you are a mandated reporter and held to the statutory reporting requirements.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: Varies – As Needed
Full/Part Year: Varies – As Needed
Location (Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee): Varies – As Needed
Starting Pay: $13.66

Summary: A position within the Head Start programs, working with children and families in the center on an as-needed basis.

  • Assist
    • with teaching and/or other general operations of the center or on the bus.
    • children in classroom activities, both in group and on an individual basis. Must continuously stoop, crawl, kneel and bend in order to speak to children at the child’s eye level; to play with children and to pick up toys from the floor.
    • with daily communication with parents/guardians.
    • with food preparation, cleaning of classroom, and any other duties assigned by supervisor.
  • Supervise and play/interact with children during outdoor play periods and on field trips. Continuously maintain visual and auditory supervision of children at all times to ensure their safety in the classroom, playground and field trips.
  • Maintain a commitment to professionalism.
  • Establish positive and productive relationships with families.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current Preschool CDA OR
  • EEC Lead Teacher certification for Preschool OR
  • Enrolled in a program that will lead to an associate or baccalaureate degree or, are enrolled in a CDA credential program to be completed within 2 years of the time of hire.

Qualities and Skills:

  • Good verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in a professional manner.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member.
  • Ability to maintain and adhere to boundary guidelines.
  • Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 119, Section 51A, you are a mandated reporter and held to the statutory reporting requirements.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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HEALTH & NUTRITION

SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Job Title: Health Administrative Assistant
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday, Daytime
Full/Part Year: 52 weeks per year
Starting Pay: $16.24

Summary:
A position in the Health Services program area which supports the administrative systems for ongoing, continuous and accessible care of children.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Certification and Other Requirements:

  • Certification as a Medical Assistant or Certified Nursing Assistant preferred.
  • Infant/Child CPR and First Aid
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience working in the medical field required.

Qualities and Skills:

  • Computer literacy: word processing and medical database skills preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, verbally and in writing,
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse workplace.
  • Effective and strong telephone skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in a professional manner.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: 40 hours per week
Full/Part Year:  52 weeks per year
Starting Pay:  $25.87

Summary:
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team using evidence-based promotion, prevention and intervention strategies that foster the growth of children with developmental, behavioral and/or social emotional concerns. Work collaboratively with local mental health agencies to facilitate appropriate and effective referrals across multiple systems. Provide support groups and training to parents and teaching staff.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Social Work or related field
  • Licensure required (LMHC, LICSW, LCSW or LMFT).

Experience:

  • Must have professional experience delivering mental health services to children age birth through five and those who care for them within a natural setting.

 Qualities and Skills:

  • Bi-Lingual Preferred.
  • Working knowledge of trauma-informed practices and experience with developing individual treatment plans for children age birth through five required.
  • Strong written and verbal skills required.
  • No third party billing required.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: 40 hours per week
Full/Part Year: 52 weeks per year
Starting Pay: $26.71 per hour

Summary:  A position which will provide health services to infant/toddler and preschool children and families; identify early interventions through appropriate health screenings (hearing, vision, height/weight and blood pressure); assist children and families with an ongoing source of continuous accessible care to meet their basic health needs; triage high risk medical concerns; assist teams in abiding by all public health guidelines and agency policies when it comes to COVID-19 and work as part of the Head Start/Early Head Start team to provide training and support to the teaching staff around infant/toddler and preschool health.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • Current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) required.
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure preferred.

Experience:

  • Experience in working with infants/toddlers and preschool preferred.

Qualities and Skills:

  • Strong written/verbal and computer skills required.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: 35 hours per week
Full/Part Year: 52 weeks per year
Positions Available: 1
Starting Pay: $15.76

Summary:
A position responsible for working within a team to prepare meals/snacks according to applicable regulations and requirements within the HCS Head Start, Inc. program.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • ServSafe certification required
  • Certified in sanitation and allergen training preferred

Experience:

  • Experience in both quantity and quality food preparation

Qualities and Skills

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written required
  • Basic computer skills preferred
  • A self-starter with the ability to multitask

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: 30 hours per week
Full/Part Year: 52 weeks per year
Starting Pay: $15.03
Summary: A position with the responsibilities of delivering lunch in a safe and timely manner.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to handle food safely.
  • Basic literacy and math skills.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to maintain schedules.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member.
  • Ability to maintain and adhere to boundary guidelines.
  • A strong commitment to quality childcare programs.
  • Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 119, Section 51A you are a mandated reporter and held to the statutory reporting requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate any questions, problems and concerns to supervisor.
  • Attend and participate in community events and/or ERSEA activities to assist with educating the community about the Agency, as well as assist with Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance of children.
  • Driving: approximately 85% of the time.
    • Provide lunch deliveries for the Holyoke-Chicopee-Springfield Head Start centers.
    • Assure that all lunches are picked up and delivered on schedule.
    • Cooperate with all parties to assure a smooth flow and delivery schedule between the kitchen and centers.
    • Ensure that all lunch boxes are secured for a safe trip.
    • Coordinate any and all paperwork between centers and kitchen.
  • Maintenance: approximately 5% of the time.
    • Work with staff and Transportation Specialist to design efficient bus routes.
    • Perform a complete visual safety check of each bus driven on a daily basis.
  • Minor Job Responsibilities: approximately 10% of the time.
    • Keep interior of the bus clean daily and exterior as needed.
    • Report any needed repairs and deliver bus to repair site as needed.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated by January 1, 2022.

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ERSEA / SOCIAL SERVICES

SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: 35/40 hours per week
Full/Part Year:  44/52 weeks per year
Starting Pay: Associates: $17.69; Bachelors:  $19.45

Summary: A position within the Family and Community Partnership component, working with families of HCS Head Start, Inc.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, or related field,
  • LSWA licensed and Human Services experience preferred; or Associates degree in Social Work, Human Services, or related field

Qualifications:

  • 1-year Human Services experience required
  • Strong written and verbal skills required.
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: 40 hours per week
Full/Part Year: 52 weeks per year
Starting Pay: $18.74

Summary:
A position which works to carry out ERSEA functions and systems to maintain accurate records for all program options offered by the agency

  • Utilize a Generalist approach to all function related to Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA). Speak to all aspects of ERSEA functions while maintaining a Specialty area
  • Ability to assist in and train staff and parents regarding issues within specialty area and related ERSEA issues at various meetings
  • Determining eligibility for all incoming applications
  • Provide initial family resource/referral and support services upon admission
  • Create and maintain accurate records for all applications/intakes in COPA database system and Full Day records in eCCIMS
    • Complete enrollment Eligibility/and or Intakes for Part and Full Day program ensuring accurate and complete information
    • Prepare children’s files for enrollment into all program options
    • Attend and participate in community events and/or ERSEA activities to assist with educating the community about services provided by the Agency
    • Assist in providing written and oral translation of agency materials on an as needed basis
    • Ability to work flexible schedule to meet the needs of the agency and families
    • Complete home visits for families unable to visit the office to complete enrollment documentation as needed
    • Manage all applications, initiate and complete all necessary follow-up to include communication with appropriate entities (parents, staff, community providers) to ensure appropriate placement of children

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • Associates/Bachelors degree in Social Work, Human Services, Early Childhood Education or related field required.

Qualities and Skills:

  • Computer Literacy; word processing, database skills, excel, spreadsheets.
  • Strong communication skills, verbally, written, effective problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a diverse workplace.
  • Effective and strong telephone communication skills.
  • Must be task oriented, detailed.
  • Basic mathematics skills.
  • Ability to acquire good understanding of childcare subsidies.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in a professional manner.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member.
  • Ability to maintain and adhere to boundary guidelines.
  • Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 119, Section 51-A, you are a mandated reporter  and held to the statutory reporting requirements.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Job Title: ERSEA Coordinator
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: Full Time – 40 hours per week
Full/Part Year:  Full Year – 52 weeks per year
Salary (Exempt Position):  $ 2,257.34-$2,352.32 bi-weekly

Summary: Position responsible for carrying out the day to day supervision of Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) staff and systems for agency program options, with a focus on EEC Subsidy Administration and Migrant Seasonal Oversight. Working knowledge of Department of Early Education and Care’s regulations and policies for childcare financial assistance, intake procedures, and funding requirements.  Responsible for ongoing monitoring of record keeping systems and direct supervision of enrollment advisors.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, Early Childhood Education or related field required.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
  • Strong supervision, time management, organizational, written, and verbal skills required.
  • Strong computer skills required.
  • Three years of supervision required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Knowledge of state subsidized childcare preferred.
  • Head Start experience preferred.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated by January 1, 2022.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Job Title: ERSEA Specialist
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: Full Time – 40 hours per week
Full/Part Year:  Full Year – 52 weeks per year
Salary (Exempt Position):$2,497.60- $2,575.20 Bi-Weekly

Summary: Position responsible for providing professional expertise and oversight of Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) systems for all agency program options, ensuring that all state and federal regulations are met. Analyze, plan and implement enrollment systems. Analyze community assessment data and make recommendations for design options.   Provide oversight of the recruitment planning, implementation and marketing strategies.  Provide input and solutions to develop and revise ERSEA systems. Assist in the coordination for the transportation of children in need.  Provide regular reports to funders and leadership on program enrollment status.  Maintain statistical data as requested by administration in accordance with federal and state regulations.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Non-profit Management, Social Work, Business Administration, Human Services or related field required.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
  • Three years of management experience required.
  • Strong management skills, supervision, time management, compliance oriented, organizational, written, and verbal skills required.
  • Strong computer skills required.
  • Knowledge of state subsidized childcare preferred.
  • Head Start experience preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated by January 1, 2022.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Job Title: ERSEA Administrative Assistant
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: Full Time – 40 hours per week
Full/Part Year:  Full Year – 52 weeks per year
Starting Pay: Non-degree: $ 15.76  /    Degree: $ 16.55     

Summary: Position responsible for answering the phones in the enrollment department, responding to emails and greeting visitors in a professional office setting.  The position supports the maintenance of enrollment records, input of application data, pre-screens for eligibility, and scheduling of appointments.  This position performs a wide variety of tasks such as filing, data base input, copying, filing, scanning, ordering supplies, etc. This position must be able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.  The candidate must have solid administrative skills, adhere to strict confidentiality procedures, must be proficient with MS office programs, and have excellent communication skills.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • High School or GED required; Associates Degree Preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
  • Two years of administrative experience required.
  • Strong time management, organizational, written, and verbal skills required.
  • Strong computer skills required.
  • Knowledge of state subsidized childcare preferred.
  • Head Start experience preferred

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated by January 1, 2022.

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BUILDING & GROUNDS

SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022

This position includes variable evening hours and weeks per year.

  • Full/Part Time: 35 hours per week.
  • Full/Part year: 52 weeks per year (during COVID)

Starting Pay: $15.03 per hour

Summary:
A position established for the purpose and responsibility of keeping centers clean and safe for children, families, staff and visitors and to comply with Head Start Performance Standards for facilities and child health and safety. The job duties include but are not limited to: cleaning and/or sanitizing common areas, restrooms, furniture & fixtures, refrigerators, windows, a variety of flooring including stripping & waxing, dusting and trash removal. Custodial staff are part of a team that ensures buildings are secure.

Education and Certification Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED required.

Experience:
Minimum of one year of responsible experience in custodial work

Qualities and Skills

  • Experience in sanitation and safety procedures and general repair.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: 40 hours per week
Full/Part Year: 52 weeks per year
Starting Pay: $17.00 per hour

Summary:
Working directly under the Maintenance Supervisor, A position established for the purpose of providing maintenance services as needed i.e. plumbing, flooring, painting, electrical, locks, etc., experience with maintenance in old buildings a plus; snow removal required, and ensuring that tools, and materials are maintained in good working order and are available at job sites when needed, some custodial work required on occasion.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Valid Driver’s License required, certifications a plus

Experience:

  • One year of responsible experience in building and mechanical equipment maintenance and repair. Certifications preferred.
  • Experience in sanitation procedures and general repair

Qualities and Skills

  • Familiarity with the operation and maintenance of heating/cooling systems
  • Ability to understand and carry out simple oral and written directions
  • Willingness to perform custodial and other manual tasks
  • Thoroughness, dependability
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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TRANSPORTATION

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Full/Part Time: 35/40 hours per week
Full/Part Year: 52 weeks per year
Positions Available: 1
Starting Salary: $19.97 per hour

  • 35 hours 52 weeks would be approximately $36,345.00 annually
  • 40 hours 52 weeks would be approximately $41,537.00 annually

Summary:
Position within the Transportation Department designed to safely transport children to and from Agency sites.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

Qualities and Skills:

  • CDL Class B license with School Bus Passenger and Safety endorsement,
  • Current MASSDOT Medical Card,
  • Current School Bus Certificate, and
  • Current RMV Driving Record.
  • No Air Brake endorsement needed.
  • Strong written and verbal skills required.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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INTERNSHIPS

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
Pay rate:       $21.00 per hour.
Schedule:     10-15 hours per week, 2021-2022 school year internship (position end date 6/30/22)

Work as part of a dynamic team to provide education and resources as part of our COVID-19 Sleeve Up 4 Head Start Campaign.  Work up to 15 -hours a week to coordinate with the local health department (LHD), migrant farms, community organizations, and Migrant and Regional head start programs. The intern will be responsible for the community health communications regarding wearing masks, social distancing, and vaccine hesitancy, working in collaboration with the LHD. The intern will be responsible for the translation of materials (if required) and distributing materials to the Migrant and Regional Head Start sites. The student intern and CDC Act Early Ambassador will be responsible for planning and executing the 4 community events, alongside Head Start staff.

HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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Open Positions: Educare Springfield

Join the Educare Team! Educare’s comprehensive program incorporates everything science says young children need to flourish. Educare partners with families because learning does not stop when children leave the classroom. Educare supports the continued learning of passionate teachers and staff because Educare wants to empower them to do their best work. Educare uses data and research to improve Educare schools because Educare is committed to creating a lasting positive impact with every family served.

Educare Springfield is a new early education and care school designed to meet the needs of children and families of Springfield, Massachusetts. The program is focused on 4 core areas; high quality teaching practices, intensive family engagement, embedded professional development and data utilization.

Building on the foundations of Early Head Start and Head Start, Educare promotes school readiness by implementing intentional and effective programming aimed at preparing children for a lifetime of success.

SIGN ON BONUS = $1,000.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022

Educare’s comprehensive program incorporates everything science says young children need to flourish. Educare partners with families because learning does not stop when children leave the classroom. Educare supports the continued learning of passionate teachers and staff because Educare wants to empower them to do their best work. Educare uses data and research to improve Educare schools because Educare is committed to creating a lasting positive impact with every family served.

Educare Springfield is a new early education and care school designed to meet the needs of children and families of Springfield, Massachusetts. The program is focused on 4 core areas; high quality teaching practices, intensive family engagement, embedded professional development and data utilization.

Building on the foundations of Early Head Start and Head Start, Educare promotes school readiness by implementing intentional and effective programming aimed at preparing children for a lifetime of success.

Summary: A position within Educare Springfield, working with families of enrolled children birth to 5 years old. Educare empowers and strengthens parents’ capacity to fully realize their role as strong nurtures, educators, and leaders in their families, schools, and communities, in order to support their children’s success in school and in life.

Successful Candidate Must:

  • Possess Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, or related field, LSWA licensed and Human Services experience preferred; OR
  • Associates degree in Social Work, Human Services, or related field and 1-year Human Services experience required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
  • Experience, working knowledge and sensitivity to child care issues of low income, and at-risk children and families.
  • Strong written and verbal skills required.
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation required.

Starting Pay:  $17.69 with Associates Degree; $19.45 with Bachelors Degree

Schedule: 40 hours per week/52 weeks per year position.

Full Time Benefits (30+ hours per week)
Birthday off with pay, Paid sick, personal, vacation & holidays, 403b retirement plan with Agency match, education reimbursement, employee assistance program, health & dental insurance, employer paid life and long-term disability insurance.

EOE/AA

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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SIGN ON BONUS = $500.00
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022

Educare’s comprehensive program incorporates everything science says young children need to flourish. Educare partners with families because learning does not stop when children leave the classroom. Educare supports the continued learning of passionate teachers and staff because Educare wants to empower them to do their best work. Educare uses data and research to improve Educare schools because Educare is committed to creating a lasting positive impact with every family served.

Educare Springfield is a new early education and care school designed to meet the needs of children and families of Springfield, Massachusetts. The program is focused on 4 core areas; high quality teaching practices, intensive family engagement, embedded professional development and data utilization.

Building on the foundations of Early Head Start and Head Start, Educare promotes school readiness by implementing intentional and effective programming aimed at preparing children for a lifetime of success.

Summary: Performs administrative and office support activities for center management and staff. Duties include but are not limited to answering a multi-line telephone system, monitoring of the front entrance, greeting and directing visitors.

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required with a minimum of one year administrative/customer service experience required OR
  • Associate degree with administrative/customer service experience preferred.

Qualities:

  • Strong computer and communications skills, both verbal and written required.
  • Sensitivity to confidential matters required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred

Starting Pay: $14.39 High School Diploma/GED; $14.81 Associates Degree

Schedule:       20 hours per week/52 weeks per year                      

Part Time Benefits (less than 30 hours per week)
Birthday off with pay, Paid sick, personal & holidays, 403b retirement plan with Agency match, education reimbursement, employee assistance program.

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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Successful candidate will provide at a minimum:

  • Provide proof of a High School Diploma or GED AND
  • Current Preschool CDA credential or EEC Lead Teacher Preschool Certification, preferred OR
  • Proof of enrollment in a CDA credential program or Associate Degree program in Early Childhood Education

Experience working with infants, toddlers and/or preschool age children
Salary range dependent on education level: $13.68 – $16.28
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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Successful candidate must:

  • Provide proof of EEC Lead Teacher Preschool Certification AND
  • Possess an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field OR
  • Proof of enrollment in an Associate degree program in Early Childhood Education or related field

Salary range dependent on education level: $14.86 – $16.77
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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Successful candidate must:

  • Provide proof of EEC Lead Teacher Preschool Certification AND
  • Possess an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field OR
  • Proof of enrollment in an Associate degree program in Early Childhood Education or related field

Salary range dependent on education level: $15.06 – $21.12
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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Successful candidate must:

  • Provide EEC Lead Teacher Infant and Toddler Certification AND
  • Possess an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field OR
  • Provide proof of enrollment in an Associate degree program in Early Childhood Education or related field

Salary range dependent on education level: $15.06 – $21.12
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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Successful candidate must:

  • Provide EEC Lead Teacher Preschool Certification, EEC DI certification, AND
  • Possess and Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field OR
  • Provide proof of enrollment in a Bachelor degree program in Early Childhood Education or related field

Salary range dependent on education level: $20.10 – $26.66
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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Successful candidate must:

  • Provide EEC Lead Teacher Infant Toddler Certification, EEC DI certification, AND
  • Possess and Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field OR
  • Provide proof of enrollment in a Bachelor degree program in Early Childhood Education or related field

Salary range dependent on education level: $20.10 – $26.66
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022
HCS Head Start, Inc. requires all staff to be FULLY vaccinated.

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