Employment Opportunities

A job posting is a benefit for all Florida Head Start Association members. Members wishing to submit a job posting should do so by sending all applicable information (including the application closing date for the position being advertised) to [email protected] NOTE: Job Seekers should NOT send resumes to the FHSA. 


Job Title: Deputy Head Start Director for Palm Beach Head Start / Early Head Start

Organization: Lutheran Services Florida,  West Palm Beach
Closing Date: Until Filled

The purpose of the Deputy Head Start Director who support the Program Head Start Director in efforts to ensure compliance across all service areas at each of LSF Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.  Works collaboratively with the Head Start Director in providing leadership in planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating program systems and in representing the agency in local, regional, state, and national communities.  Participates in the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts. 

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Job Title:  Mental Health Consultant (Head Start/Early Head Start)
Organization: Miami Dade County Public Schools 
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant provides mental health consultation services to HS/EHS staff, children, and families. They provide a broad range of services, including early childhood mental health consultation in classrooms, training and coaching staff, and training parents. They will also collect data, maintain records, and support compliance in all facets of Head Start Performance Standards and State regulations. They work collaboratively with district and school team members to promote the social and emotional well-being of all children.

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Job Title: Family & Community Partnerships Manager
Organization: Mid-Florida Community Services, Inc. (Hernando/Sumter)
Closing Date: Until Filled 

Supervisory position that is responsible for overseeing, directing, and coordinating the Head Start/Early Head Start family and community partnerships service area that includes family/community partnerships, ERSEA, and parent/male involvement.

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Job Title: Systems Specialist
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. (Deland, FL)
Closing Date: Until Filled

Performs professional duties analyzing technical user needs for training and assistance. Provides support with data collection programs, including but not limited to Child Plus. Provides technical support to staff for minor computer troubleshooting problems and overall computer utilization by all staff members.  Duties are performed under the general direction of IT Director or designee through observation of work, periodic conferences, critiques, and/or records and reports. 

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Job Title: Chief Operating Officer
Organization: The Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc. 
Closing Date: Until Filled

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for assisting the CEO with the daily execution, development, implementation, management, and ensure the effective operation of the organization. The COO ensures accountability and compliance in accordance with Agency, Local, State, and Federal regulations and requirements. 

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Job Title: Child Development and Family Services Compliance Office
Organization: The Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc. 
Closing Date: Until Filled

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, the Child Development and Family Services Compliance Officer is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and maintaining ongoing quality assurance, performance processes, ensure compliance, and the quality and performance of the divisions monitoring system; will identify and support effective and sustainable risk management processes across the Division. Will develop, implement, and maintain policies, guidelines, procedures, prepare budgets, to ensure the Child Development and Family Services Division adheres to the requirements of all Agency, Local, State and Federal, regulations, requirements, standards, and risk management practices. Assist the COO with the development of compliance programs, internal controls, monitoring-testing, issues management, program governance, process improvements, and advising management of possible risks. Responsible for coordinating and scheduling of required compliance training for employees. 

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Job Title:  Director (2 positions available)
Organization: The Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc. 
Closing Date: Until Filled

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, the Director is responsible for managing all Division activities to ensure quality service delivery to eligible children, individuals, families, and farmworkers, in accordance with Agency, Local, State, and Federal regulations, laws, and requirements. Specific responsibilities include effective leadership, planning, implementing, and monitoring intake processes, developmentally appropriate learning environments, technical assistance, program performance standards, outcomes measurement, and reporting, continuous improvement efforts, and staff supervision and management.

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Job Title: Senior Manager (4 positions available)
Organization: The Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc. 
Closing Date: Until Filled

Under the direct supervision of organization structure direct report, within assigned division, the Senior Manager is responsible for formulating, implementing, administering, and evaluating the services provided by the Organization through its program staff.  Specific responsibilities include direct supervision of staff, staff development, procedure development, technical assistance, quality assurance, outcomes measurement and reporting, and continuous improvement efforts. 

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Job Title: Head Start Education Manager
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc.  (Hernando and Sumter Counties)
Closing Date: Until Filled

Supervisory position responsible for overseeing, directing, and coordinating the Head Start/Early Head Start education services in Hernando and Sumter counties. Works in collaboration with the Volusia County Education Manager to ensure consistency of education services program-wide. 

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Job Title: Quality Improvement Specialist (2 Positions)
Organization: Children's Forum 
Closing Date: Until Filled

The primary responsibilities of the Quality Improvement Specialist are to conduct classroom observations and provide coaching (virtual and face-to-face) to teachers at designated early childhood programs in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and surrounding counties. Observations of curricula implementation are required of the position. Must attend required trainings and project meetings and submit coaching logs and observation data within required data systems.

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Job Title: Head Start Education Manager for Hernando and Sumter Counties
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

Supervisory position is responsible for overseeing, directing, and coordinating the Head Start/Early Head Start education services in Hernando and Sumter counties. Works in collaboration with the Volusia County Education Manager to ensure consistency of education services program-wide.

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Job Title: Manager of Center Operations 
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services
Closing Date: Until Filled

Administers the policies and programs for Head Start and Early Head Start. This person is responsible for the planning, daily operations, and evaluation of the programs.

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Job Title: Head Start/Early Head Start Director 
Organization: Community Coordinated Care, 4C- Orlando
Closing Date: Until Filled

Brings new and innovative child development/education strategies to bear, ensuring children’s readiness for continued learning.  Provides daily leadership and guidance over all 4C Head Start, Early Head Start, and EHS CC Partnerships programs in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties; ensuring all Federal Head Start Program Performance Standards, the Head Start Act, all Program Instructions, all Information Memorandums, and all state and local regulations applicable to these programs are met.     

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Job Title: Center Support Assistant
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services - Alachua
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Center Support Assistant provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.

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Job Title: Director of Educational Operations
Organization - Episcopal Children’s Services- Jacksonville
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Director of Educational Operations is responsible for providing oversight for the day-to-day operations of the Head Start and Early Head Start centers in assigned counties. The Director will provide vision and leadership to the staff by planning and coordinating training, providing programmatic and curriculum support, and reporting of programs, classrooms, and child outcomes. These duties will be completed in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards, Policies and Procedures, and state licensing requirements.

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Job Title: Primary Caregiver/Infant-Toddler Teacher
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services- Jacksonville
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Primary Caregiver provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.

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Job Title: Teacher Aide
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services- Alachua
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Teacher Aide provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child has the opportunity to develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.

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Job Title: Teacher I CDA
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services- Alachua
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Teacher I provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child has the opportunity to develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately. 

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Job Title: Teacher II, III, IV 
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services- Alachua
Closing Date: Until Filled

The classroom Teacher provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child has the opportunity to develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately. 

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Job Title: Teacher II, III, IV 
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services- Starke 
Closing Date: Until Filled

The classroom Teacher provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child has the opportunity to develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately. 

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Job Title: Primary Caregiver/Infant-Toddler Teacher
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services- Middleburg
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Primary Caregiver provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately. 

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Job Title: Center Assistant
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services- Middleburg
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Center Support Assistant provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately. 

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Job Title: Teacher Assistant
Organization: Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start Child Development Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

To assist the Lead Teacher and cooperate in a supportive and collaborative role carrying out developmentally appropriate activities. To promote the health, nutrition, and education of the children and to attend to their safety and welfare. Must meet requirements per Head Start Performance Standards and any local, state, and/or agency policies and procedures.  To promote active supervision and ensure the safety of children at all times.

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Job Title: Substitute
Organization: Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start Child Development Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

The substitute works under the direction of the teacher to help plan and participate in the classroom, playground, and field trip activities. This position works as needed. To promote active supervision and ensure the safety of children at all times.

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Job Title: Nurse
Organization: Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start Child Development Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

To provide quality nursing services to Okaloosa County Head Start clients and staff.  To provide support and education, direct service staff and management as well as parents of enrolled children with regards to health and nutrition.  Assist agency with organization and implementation of a Community Health Fair.  To promote active supervision and ensure the safety of children at all times

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Job Title: Maintenance Worker
Organization: Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start Child Development Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

To ensure a safe physical environment (indoor and outside playground area) for the children and staff.  To keep building(s) in an orderly condition at all times. To promote active supervision and ensure the safety of children at all times. 

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Job Title: Licensed Mental Health Consultant
Organization: Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start Child Development Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

Provides licensed level mental health services, for a total of 750 hours per contractual year to provide the following mental health services:

1. Classroom observations
2. Consultation regarding children enrolled in the HS/EHS program.
3. Evaluation and recommendations of therapeutic programming.
4. Staff education.
5. Services to staff.
6. Parental education and/or intensive therapy on-site.
7. Establishing and training staff on therapeutic tools and techniques.
8. Consultation on referrals to appropriate agencies and/or providers.
9. Assistance in program development.
10. Serving as a community resource.

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Job Title: Lead Preschool Teacher
Organization: Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start Child Development Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

To provide a successful, safe, and supervised educational setting for children while they are in the Head Start environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips).  To promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Head Start children.  Encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program.  To develop, with the family, individual goals for children and families, provide an ongoing assessment on progress, and facilitate transition into kindergarten.  Must meet requirements per Head Start Performance Standards and any local, state, and/or agency policies and procedures.  To promote active supervision and ensure the safety of children at all times. 

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Job Title: Fiscal Manager
Organization: Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start Child Development Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

This professional accounting position is considered a key hire of the agency and requires prior approval from the Board of Directors and Office of Head Start.  The position requires comprehensive financial management, organizational planning, and the independent application of accounting and auditing principles (GAAP).  The Fiscal Manager is responsible for all aspects of accounting, financial management, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, capital planning, as well as ensuring the financial stability of the organization.  Reviews analyze and develop internal controls, policies, and procedures to comply with applicable legal, accounting, and Head Start Performance Standards.  Reports financial information monthly to management, Policy Council, and Board of Directors.  Assists the Executive Director in managing the organization.  Supervises the Accountant and Fiscal Assistant. To promote active supervision and ensure the safety of children at all times. 

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Job Title: Early Head Start Assistant
Organization: Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start Child Development Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

To provide a successful, safe, and supervised educational setting for infants/toddlers while they are in the Early Head Start environment (classroom and outdoor play area). Develop individual goals for children, provide an ongoing assessment on progress and facilitate transition into Head Start or other pre-school settings. Maintain ongoing contact with families and work with all other components (health, nutrition, family services, mental health, special services, parent education, and resource/referral) to integrate services into the family setting. Must meet requirements per Head Start Performance Standards and any local, state, and/or agency policies and procedures. To promote active supervision and ensure the safety of children at all times.

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Job Title: Cook Assistant
Organization: Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start Child Development Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

To assist the Cook to prepare meals according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards.  To ensure that the food service is handled under safe and sanitary conditions at all times. To promote active supervision and ensure the safety of children at all times.

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Job Title: Childcare Workers-Floaters and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Aides
Organization: Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start Child Development Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

Childcare workers are responsible for providing coverage in all classrooms during teacher breaks and planning time and coverage for absent teachers as needed. Works with teachers to maintain a classroom environment that is nurturing, consistent, stable, and supportive in establishing close relationships with the children and parents. To promote active supervision and ensure the safety of children at all times.

Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten experience a plus, but willing to train the right candidate!

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Job Title: Head Start/Early Head Start Family Advocate
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc.
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of eligible families. Responsible for identifying the needs of children and families in Head Start/Early Head Start and for providing comprehensive case management services in an effort to empower them to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.

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Job Title: Primary Caregiver/Infant-Toddler Teacher
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Primary Caregiver provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately. 

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Job Title: Health Coordinator
Organization: Lutheran Services Florida Children and Head Start
Closing Date: Until Filled

LSF is looking for a talented Health Coordinator who works with Child Health and Safety Manager to plan, coordinate and monitor compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards and Florida licensing laws.  Assists with the completion of the child health requirements and other required screenings and assessments. Plans, develops and implements training for education staff, parents, and volunteers in collaboration with HS/EHS staff development team, and if applicable Nutrition and Mental Health Consultants. Participates in the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts.

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Job Title: Teacher I
Organization: Lutheran Services Florida Children and Head Start
Closing Date: Until Filled

Serves as lead worker in the classroom.  Performs duties planning and implementing educational activities for pre-school-aged children or infants/toddlers in the Head Start/Early Heart Start Program that comply with federal performance standards.  Participates in the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts.

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Job Title: Teacher II
Organization: Lutheran Services Florida Children and Head Start

Closing Date: Until Filled

The purpose of Teacher II is to serve as a lead worker in the classroom.  Performs duties planning and implementing educational activities for pre-school-aged children or infants/toddlers in the Head Start/Early Heart Start Program that comply with federal performance standards.  Participates in the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts.

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Job Title: Teacher Assistant
Organization: Lutheran Services Florida Children and Head Start
Closing Date: Until Filled

Works as part of a teaching team in developing activities for preschool children. Assists the teacher in carrying out the goals, policies, and activities designed to implement educational objectives and performance standards. Works with families to promote parent involvement in the program. May serve as Bus Monitor on activities where the program transports children. May perform additional duties based on program needs and areas of developing expertise. Participates in the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts.

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Job Title: Program Aide (Sub-Pool)
Organization: Lutheran Services Florida Children and Head Start
Closing Date: Until Filled

The purpose of the Program Aide is to work as part of a team to assist in activities in the areas of the classroom, kitchen, and on the bus as needed. May also assist with special needs children. May be assigned to different locations as deemed necessary for program operations. Participates in the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts.

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Job Title: Head Start Education Manager
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Hernando & Sumter Counties
Closing Date: Until Filled

The supervisory position is responsible for overseeing, directing, and coordinating the Head Start/Early Head Start education services in Hernando and Sumter counties. Works in collaboration with the Volusia County Education Manager to ensure consistency of education services program-wide.

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Job Title: Primary Caregiver/Infant-Toddler Teacher
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Primary Caregiver provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.

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Job Title: Primary Caregiver I, II, II, IV: Infant/Toddler Teacher
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services, Starke
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Primary Caregiver provides a warm, nurturing, stimulating, safe and loving environment where each child can develop language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills appropriately.

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Job Title: Special Needs Assistant - Part-Time
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services, Leesburg
Closing Date: Until Filled

Provides individualized classroom support for children with special needs and/or challenging behaviors.

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Job Title: Special Needs Assistant - Part-Time
Organization: Episcopal Children’s Services, Mt. Dora
Closing Date: Until Filled

Provides individualized classroom support for children with special needs and/or challenging behaviors.

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Job Title: Supervisor, Head Start
Organization: Hillsborough County Public Schools
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Supervisor, Head Start, is responsible for administration of the four components of the Head Start program: education, health, social services, and parent involvement in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards, other applicable federal regulations, and county policies.

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Job Title: Infant and Toddler Teacher Assistant
Organization: Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc. (4C)
Closing Date: Until Filled

Provides services to Early Head Start children and families in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards Child care work involving assisting the Teacher in working with young children and families to develop their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth.

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Job Title: Teacher III, Special Education 
Organization: Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc. (4C)
Closing Date: Until Filled

Develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.

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Job Title: Behavior Specialist
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., (4 positions available)
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsible for the implementation of behavioral support services to assist the development of children’s behavior and social/emotional skills. Provides support functions for the Health Services Manager.

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Job Title: Early Head Start Teacher
Organization: Mid Florida Community Services, Inc., Deland
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsible for day-to-day operations and management of the classroom. Responsible for guiding and directing the learning experiences for infants, toddlers, and two-years-old by providing a developmentally appropriate learning environment.

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