Vogel Alcove

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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.


Guest relations Coordinator

This position is responsible for assisting volunteers and parents in completing necessary forms. The position is key in parent communication and provides the functions of the front desk by greeting visitors, answering telephone calls, and being the liaison of communication for the center. This position requires a strong understanding of child care operations and excellent people skills.

Nature & Scope:
The position is responsible for representing the face of Vogel Alcove to all parents, visitors, and vendors, and for managing incoming and outgoing communication accurately and in a timely manner.

Principal Job Duties:

  1. To greet all visitors who enter into the childcare center and direct them to the appropriate designated areas.
  2. Answer incoming calls and connect with the requested staff member or take messages accurately if staff member is unavailable. Take and send email messages as necessary.
  3. Assist parents in completing “authorizations to release” forms or “temporary pick up” forms for designated adults authorized to pick up children.
  4. Collaborate with mobile medical/dental providers to assist parents in signing up for needed services.
  5. Refer parents with concerns to Family Support Department.
  6. Assist donors with completing the appropriate donation forms and immediately contact the Volunteer Services department to assist in receiving donations.
  7. Provide access to visitors upon clearance into facility by security and assign appropriate badge as well as collect badges at the completion of the visit at the center.
  8. Have incoming visitors sign in on the Visitor or Volunteer Sign In Sheet; ensure visitors sign out appropriately.
  9. Manage Security Guest List
  10. Function as the agency’s elect notary on required documentation.
  11. Other duties as assigned by management.

Education, Certifications:

  1. Minimum 5 years office/clerical experience.
  2. Knowledge of childcare programs and non-profit organizations.
  3. High School Diploma; preferably Associates Degree.
  4. Knowledge of childcare programs and non-profit organizations.

 Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 3 years’ experience in an early childhood program.
  2. Strong office clerical skills.
  3. Advanced computer skills with knowledge using Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Word, and ability to create forms as needed.
  4. Excellent customer service skills.

Work Environment

Works daily in an active environment with a moderate to high noise level.  

Works sitting at a desk for extended periods of time.

Works with computers, office machines (i.e.; copiers), telephone.

Must be able to ambulate to various parts of the building.

Requires normal vision, speech and hearing ability. 

Able to lift up to 25 lbs.


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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