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EMPLOYMENT WITH VOGEL ALCOVE

Vogel Alcove is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We accept resumes for posted, open positions. We do not accept unsolicited resumes. Resumes are kept on file for six months. Vogel Alcove is an at-will employer. Our open positions are listed below. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan and a great working environment.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter with salary history to hr@vogelalcove.org.

No phone calls, please.


Bilingual Parent Opportunity Center coordinator

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Parent Opportunity Center Coordinator position will be part of the Family Support team, servicing the homeless parents whose children are enrolled in our early childhood program.  The Parent Opportunity Center Coordinator will provide career and educational support to parents using our on-site POC center by assessing parent’s needs, providing follow up information to the family support team, and ensuring active participation of parents utilizing the POC center. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor and oversee programming and services provided in the POC center at Vogel Alcove.
  • Collaboratively work with the Clinical Family Support Specialist to implement Two-Generational model of services through parent engagement and education to meet self- sufficiency goals.
  • Identify the educational and training needs of parents through parent observations and hands-on assistance.
  • Maintain on-going communication with the family support team and parents regarding identified goals and progress towards achieving those goals.
  • Promote initiatives and strategies to increase parent participation in POC services.
  • Develop and provide parent education through training, workshops, presentations and other events.
  • Create and maintain calendar for POC events, trainings, meetings and holiday events.
  • Generate a system of communicating POC event information to parents.
  • Ensure POC parent supplies and program items are available and submit need for ordering.
  • Maintain organized and detailed records to track and verify parent participation in trainings and events.
  • Create, maintain, and update as needed the family support resource directory.
  • Establish indicators of success to evaluate effectiveness of POC services and parent satisfaction.
  • Oversee our onsite GED and ESL program while identifying areas for improvement of services.
  • Assist with creating and improving career path opportunities for parents.
  • Develop professional relationships with our community partners and other organizations that provide education, job training and employment services.
  • Provide coaching and peer support to parents.
  • Documentation into the COPA Database System regarding parent participation.
  • Support the Clinical Family Support Specialist with families during enrollment and re-enrollments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field.
  • 2-years’ experience in the area of mental health, child welfare, maternal/child health or other related field is preferred.
  • Experience and working knowledge of the dynamics of childhood trauma, resultant behavioral disturbance and social/emotional development of both early childhood and adult development.
  • Experience working with parents in trauma and knowledge of trauma informed care.
  • Ability to build rapport with parents, while providing positive coaching and teaching.
  • Ability to work during our operating hours Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. There may be hours of adjustment to accommodate programming schedule of events and meetings.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skilled coordination of services and record keeping skills.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office programs
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced, high energy environment.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Energetic, positive, warm, and outgoing personality.
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with staff, parents, and other professionals.
  • Team player, who has innovative ideas and work well collaborating with others

 


School Nurse, LVN or RN (Full-time)

The overarching responsibility of this position is to help keep children safe, healthy, in school, and ready to learn.

National research on family homelessness indicates that life-altering levels of trauma affect the overwhelming majority of homeless families. For this reason, all services provided by the Vogel Alcove School Nurse must be informed by an understanding of how trauma affects both child and adult neuro-cognitive development and behavior.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Familiar with the Texas Nursing Practice Act and the National Association of School Nurses’ Standards of Nursing Practice.
  • Knowledge of national, state, and local student health requirements.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to empathize, understand and engage with target population.
  • Strong computer and organizational skills.
  • Reliable, punctual, resourceful, self-initiating, and able to follow through on tasks.
  • Ability to work in a culturally competent way with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work with autonomy and accountability.
  • Ability to utilize supervision and management appropriately.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Planning and oversight of creation of Vogel Alcove school clinic.
  • Manage Vogel Alcove health program.
  • Manage collaboration with community providers, collaborators, and partners, including Parkland Homeless Medical Outreach Services; Care Options for Kids, Inc.; Head Start of Greater Dallas, and Dallas Independent School District.
  • Become familiar with health related requirements of NAEYC, Head Start, DISD, and Child Care Licensing.
  • Provide direct health care to students who become ill or injured during the school day.
  • Refer children, as appropriate, to primary health care providers or other community providers.
  • Eliminate or minimize health problems which impair learning.
  • Implement a system for identification of students with chronic/acute healthcare needs.
  • Follow action plans and physician’s orders and develop individual health plans as needed.
  • Communicate information contained in the action plan with staff on a need-to-know basis.
  • Maintain parental authorization records for health care services (medication administration, etc.) and release of health information.
  • Establish safe systems of medication administration with proper documentation.
  • Where applicable, train and monitor staff in the provision of health services (e.g., tube feedings) including delegated procedures, medication administration, and other related matters.
  • Maintain an orderly, clean, safe and properly supplied clinic.
  • Develop an effective system for the acquisition, maintenance, and use of supplies and equipment for the clinic.
  • Create and maintain an emergency bag and evacuation system.
  • Participate in emergency response drills (fire, tornado, etc.).
  • Participate in the development of the Vogel Alcove emergency planning.
  • Know and follow immunization laws for Texas, as they pertain to each age served at Vogel Alcove.
  • Implement communicable disease control in the school including monitoring, surveillance, assessing, and excluding as appropriate.
  • Assist with disease prevention and outbreak management.
  • Assure that health services and activities are appropriately documented in the appropriate data base according to professional school nurse standards.
  • Adhere to HIPPA/FERPA and confidentiality rules and regulations.
  • Collaborate with Family Support staff to coordinate care, access to care, compliance with health requirements, and developmental services.
  • Provide classroom and parent health instruction, serving as a resource to children, parents, and staff.
  • Provide required staff training such as medication administration.
  • Practice in accordance with the principles of Trauma-Informed Care to create a safe and caring system of support for children and their parents.
  • Follow the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act and follow The Scope and Standards of Practice.
  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Vogel Alcove offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan for regular full-time and regular part-time employees and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary history.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $28.00 to $30.00 /hour


prep Cook (Full-time)

Qualifications for this position are high school diploma or equivalent, minimum 21 years of age, 2 to 4 years’ experience providing professional food services to the public, a current Food Handler’s Certificate, clean criminal history and valid driver’s license.

No Telephone Calls Please

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.00 to $12.50 /hour


Assistant Director, Early childhood programming (Full-time)

REPORT TO: Director, Early Childhood Education

SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY: Teaching Staff

STATUS: Exempt

General Description of Position
The Assistant Director will assist and support the Director in managing the day-to-day operations of the Vogel Alcove early childhood programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Support the Director of Early Childhood Programming in all aspects of operating the program, including staffing, scheduling, childcare management software system entry, general customer service, office management and record keeping.

2. Assume joint responsibility for the financial management of the program, with specific accountability for payroll and purchasing.

3. Support the Director in reviewing updating and developing program policies and procedures.

4. Establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, parents, community members, and other stakeholders.

5. Assist Director in hiring, training and supervising staff necessary to implement the goals and needs of the early childhood program.

6. Supervise a part of the teaching team.

7. Assist Director with employee performance reviews and classroom observations.

8. Manage the Educational Services component of the program required by Head Start and Dallas ISD, including implementation of established process, record keeping, and reporting.

9. Assist the Director in maintaining the required records of all children enrolled in the program.

10. Assist the Director of Human Resources in maintaining all necessary records on all Early Childhood program staff members.
11. Assist the Director to develop and maintain a daily working schedule for each age group, based on NAEYC, Head Start, and Early Head Start requirements.

12. Works in conjunction with the Director to ensure all Local, State, Federal (HS/EHS),

NAEYC Accreditation standards and Dallas ISD policies are met.

13. Manages scheduling of in-house enrichment activities. Works with Lead Teaching team on planning and implementation of enrichment activities.

14. Oversee the center operations in the absence of the Director.

15. Acts as liaison to the Operations Team to ensure all facility needs are reported and met.

16. Supports Director in other management and supervisory activities, as needed.

Experience/Qualifications:

• BS/BA in Early Childhood Education or closely related field that encompasses work with young children and families. Master’s degree, preferred.

• Minimum of 5 years of early childhood classroom experience; 3 years of early childhood program management and 3 years of direct supervision experience of at least 10 staff members.

• Must possess effective communication skills, both oral and written.

• Must possess and ability to interact with children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. Experience working with homeless families/low income families, preferred.

• Must have the physical strength and stamina to work with children and staff energetically.

• Knowledge and experience working in an NAEYC accredited program, Head Start, and/or Early Head Start.

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with skills to multi-task and complete responsibilities upon given deadlines.

• Must be able to work full-time, 40 hours per week, during established program operating hours (Monday – Friday, 7 am – 6:00 pm).

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.

Vogel alcove offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan for regular full-time and regular part-time employees and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary history.

No Telephone Calls Please

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $53,500.00 /year



Day Camp Leader (seasonal(full-time)

General Description: Under the direct supervision of the Director, Day Camp Leader is responsible for working directly with children and play an integral role in the development of building strong character values in youth while maintaining a safe and inclusive environment. The staff at all times is representative of the philosophy, mission, and goal of Vogel Alcove and its camping program. Staff must strive to work cooperatively with the Director and fellow employees to achieve the goals and objectives of the Camp Vogel.

This is a temporary summer position to be performed indoors & outdoors. Outdoor activities vary and may span 2-6 hours daily.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accomplish and/or assist in all functions related to the smooth running of camp.
  • May work with an assigned group of 8-10 campers ages 5-12 and will be responsible for the group at all times.
  • Responsible for providing diverse program experiences for assigned group during camp time period.
  • Will be responsive to camper’s needs and whenever possible involve group in decision-making.
  • Will at all times be responsible for insuring the safety of all campers.
  • Will take responsibility for the proper use, care and storage of all camp equipment.
  • Will keep camp clean.
  • Will follow scheduled activities.
  • Will be responsible for maintaining discipline in assigned group, as well as other campers as needed.
  • Will review and understand all emergency drills and be prepared to implement them.
  • Will be responsible for group on field trips and follow field trip policies.
  • Assist in implementation of themes for each session.
  • Will be prepared to discuss with parents any experience a child has at camp.
  • Will maintain a neat appearance: wearing appropriate staff shirt at all times while working.
  • Will attend parent meetings as scheduled.
  • Will report any accident to the director as soon as possible.
  • Will report any equipment problems or needs to the director. Will be available for the staff meeting and training as scheduled.
  • Will assist director as needed.
  • Will be able to cover a group of children as needed in case of staff shortage.
  • Will be available for the staff meeting and training as scheduled.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Will closely supervise a group of campers in all scheduled activities in camp. Must be alert to children’s activities to recognize potential hazards and accidents. Such supervision will consist of visual and auditory awareness, as well as a pattern of circulation among the children.
  • Will be completely responsible for the safety and well-being of each child and staff in the camp; must quickly move to injured or ill children or staff initiate first aid procedures. Must be able to transport (pick up or carry) children weighing up to 50 pounds in case of emergency.
  • Attendance is crucial to camp running smoothly and safely. Consistent attendance is mandatory. More than 3 unexplained/unplanned absences may result in disciplinary action.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • At leave 2 years’ experience working with children ages 5-12 in an organized program.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Child development, education, or recreation course work preferred.
  • Have the physical strength and stamina to work with children energetically.
  • Function in a varied work environment indoors and outdoors.
  • Reliable, punctual, resourceful, self-initiated, follows through on task.
  • Must be an example of good moral behavior.
  • Must be positively motivated to interact with staff and children.
  • Basic First Aid and CPR Certification current or obtain as soon as possible.
  • Pre-Service Training; trained by the Director before camp beginnings.

Job Type: Temporary

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $12.00 /hour

 


LEAD INFANT TEACHER – Full Time

This position is a regular full-time position and serves as an Lead Teacher who works collaboratively with Teacher Assistants. The Lead Teacher implements age appropriate activities in according to the curriculum selected by Vogel Alcove, NAEYC Standards, and Texas Minimum Standards. All activities support the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children assigned to a specific constant care group, which maintains an anti-bias, non-sexist and non-racist environment.

Responsibilities

  • To provide a warm nurturing emotional environment by balancing a child’s need for security and acceptance with a child’s need to experience safe opportunities to explore through “hands-on” experience.
  • To interact and communicate with children in an age appropriate and developmentally appropriate manner.
  • To individualize interactions to a child’s special talents, interest, individual style, disabilities, pace of learning and cultural/family background.
  • To coordinate meal and snack experiences to ensure quality nutritional and social development.
  • To ensure updated accurate information is available on all children assigned under teacher’s care.
  • To possess the ability to adapt teaching in response to children’s differences through providing individualized activities and care for each child in constant care.
  • To use developmentally appropriate practices when assisting with activities based upon selected program curriculum and stated on lesson plans.
  • To obtain appropriate supplies and equipment in conjunction with weekly activity plans.
  • To maintain up-to-date attendance and other records and forms on the children. To notify supervisor when informed of changes.
  • To follow all Standards as outlined by NAEYC.

To maintain relationships with families that is professional and do not present to be a conflict of interest.

Minimum requirements for this position is a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood required and Texas Teaching Certification. Minimum of two years’ work experience in direct services to young children (infants and toddlers). Working knowledge of best practices for the management of challenging behaviors in young children. Salary: commensurate with experience.

 


 
Teacher Assistant – Full Time

This is a regular, full-time position that serves as an Assistant working collaboratively with classroom teachers. The Assistant implements age-appropriate activities in coordination with the Lead Teacher according to the curriculum selected by Vogel Alcove, NAEYC Standards and Texas Minimum Standards. Assistants can work independently in a Lead Teacher’s absence but typically will work other classroom teachers. All activities support the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children assigned to a specific constant care group, which maintains an anti-bias, non-sexist, non-racist environment.

This position is a perfect fit for college students or parents needing flexible Monday-Friday hours while their children are in school. The minimum requirements for the position are a CDA or 12 credit hours in Early Childhood Education courses, Associate’s Degree preferred. At least three years’ experience working with and caring for young children would be a plus. Salary: $12 per hour.


 
Preschool Teacher – Full Time

This is a regular, full-time position that plans and implements appropriate activities that support the social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development of the children in our care. The ideal candidate must be flexible and able to communicate well with parents, volunteers and staff. This position must work well with other teachers to support the team approach to classroom staffing. The candidate also must understand that the families we serve are living in traumatic circumstances.

The minimum requirements for this position are: a BA degree in Early Childhood Education, Texas Teaching Certification preferred; at least two years’ work experience in direct service to young children (infants, toddlers and pre-school); and working knowledge of best practices for the management of challenging behaviors in young children.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.


 

Preschool Lead Teacher (Full-Time)

NATURE & SCOPE:

Vogel Alcove, an over 30 year old non-profit in Dallas, whose mission is dedicated to the care and early childhood education of young children from homeless and domestic abuse shelters has an opening for a Preschool Lead Teacher in their NAEYC Accredited child care facility. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic individual to work with children 6 weeks to five years in the classroom setting who is eager to learn about and provide therapeutic care to the youngest victims of homelessness.

• To provide a warm nurturing emotional environment by balancing a child’s need for security and acceptance with a child’s need to experience safe opportunities to explore through “hands-on” experience.

• To interact and communicate with children in an age appropriate and developmentally appropriate manner.

• To individualize interactions to a child’s special talents, interest, individual style, disabilities, pace of learning and cultural/family background.

• To coordinate meal and snack experiences to ensure quality nutritional and social development.

• To ensure updated accurate information is available on all children assigned under teacher’s care.

• To possess the ability to adapt teaching in response to children’s differences through providing individualized activities and care for each child in constant care.

• To use developmentally appropriate practices when assisting with activities based upon selected program curriculum and stated on lesson plans.

• To obtain appropriate supplies and equipment in conjunction with weekly activity plans.

• To maintain up-to-date attendance and other records and forms on the children. To notify supervisor when informed of changes.

• To follow all Standards as outlined by NAEYC and Head Start.

• To maintain relationships with families that is professional and do not present to be a conflict of interest.

•This position is a full-time flexible hours Monday-Friday position. The minimum requirements for the position is a Bachelor Degree preferred with 2 years’ experience working and caring for young children. Salary commensurate with experience. Must be able to be flexible and work between the hours of 7am – 6 pm.

Vogel Alcove offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan for regular full-time and regular part-time employees and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary history.

 

TESTIMONIALS
I love working for Vogel Alcove because of the mission and vision. I also love working here as it is great to see many of my colleagues working hard to provide our families with support to make their road to self-sufficiency smoother.”
Gina Torres, Social Emotional
Learning Specialist
Employee since 2014
I love working at Vogel to be an advocate for the children. I love building trusting relationships with the children and families while getting to learn about the individual needs of each child. Every child has a story and my job is to make them feel safe and loved while in my care. ”
– Jamie Lenenberg, Therapeutic Early Childhood Educator
Employee since 2014
This is one of the few organizations whose mission is to truly prepare its clients for the rest of their lives. By improving EVERY known aspect of a person’s life, starting with education, Vogel Alcove is definitely in the forefront for improving the quality of lives for the children and families that have been affected by homelessness.”
Brian Millage, Associate Director of Volunteer and Community Outreach
Employee since 2014

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