Careers 2018-09-18T08:41:54+00:00

Careers

Howard Area Community Center is always seeking dedicated and compassionate people who want to help Rogers Park community members build better futures.

Employee benefits may include the following:

  • Generous paid time off
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Extended medical bank
  • Health insurance (Humana HMO and PPO)
  • Dental insurance (Humana HMO and PPO)
  • Vision insurance (Humana HMO and PPO)
  • Life insurance (Humana Mutual of Omaha)
  • Short term disability
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 403(b) retirement account
  • Family and medical leave

*HACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Current Openings:

Program/Department: Early Childhood
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: 40 hours a week, year round
Salary: available upon request

Brief Description:

Facilitates and teaches groups of children in an early childhood classroom designed for the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children; develops and maintains a respectful relationship with families and coworkers; supports the optimal functioning of the classroom; supports the classroom team.

Qualified Candidates Have:

  • Appropriately facilitated individual and group care and early learning experiences in infant, toddler and twos classrooms;
  • Experience implementing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment to meet children’s social-emotional, cognitive, physical and individual needs within a model of continuity of care; and,
  • Experience developing and maintaining a respectful relationship with families and co-workers to ensure the optimal overall functioning of the classroom.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have successfully earned an AA in ECE or equivalent. (30 college credit hours with at least 15 credit hours in Early Childhood specific coursework.)  Infant/Toddler specific coursework preferred.
  • Candidates must hold or be eligible for a Gateways Infant Toddler Credential.

How to apply:

Complete applications include a cover letter, resume, and copy of full transcripts.  Email to rconner@howardarea.orgOnly applicants with all 3 documents in their application packets will be considered.

Program/Department: Early Childhood
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: 40 hours a week, year round
Salary: available upon request

Brief Description:

NAEYC accredited center in Rogers Park is seeking a Preschool Teacher to facilitate and teach groups of 3-5 year old children in an early childhood classroom designed for the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children. This is a full time, full year position with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance.

Qualified Candidates Have:

  • Appropriately facilitated individual and group care and early learning experiences in mixed-aged (3s, 4s and 5s) preschool classroom;
  • Experience implementing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment to meet children’s social-emotional, cognitive, physical, and individual needs within a model of continuity of care; and,
  • Experience developing and maintaining a respectful relationship with families and co-workers to ensure the optimal overall functioning of the classroom.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have successfully earned a minimum of 60 college level credit hours; a minimum of 15 of those hours must be in ECE specific coursework. An AA in ECE is preferred.
  • Candidates must hold or be eligible for a Gateways Early Childhood Credential.

How to apply:

Complete applications include a cover letter, resume, and copy of full transcripts.  Email to mpatt@howardarea.orgOnly applicants with all 3 documents in their application packets will be considered.

Program/Department: Early Childhood
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: 40 hours a week, year round
Salary: available upon request

Brief Description:

The family support worker will develop and maintain relationships with families and provide quality  case management to ensure that families receive the full scope of comprehensive services though their participation in our Head Start/Early Head Start/Prevention Initiative program.  Responsibilities also include developing and implementing a comprehensive program of shared governance and acting as coordinator of the program’s parent led governing body.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Human Services or equivalent with coursework in Family Studies.  Must be able to submit transcripts with application.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) is required.
  • Computer knowledge, including Excel, Microsoft Word, and use of the Internet are required.
  • Also required are excellent writing and record-keeping skills and the ability to work independently, with a team and leading parent committees.

How to apply:

Complete applications include a cover letter, resume, and copy of full transcripts.  Email to jcacevedo@howardarea.orgOnly applicants with all 3 documents in their application packets will be considered.

Program/Department: Health and Human Services
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full Time/40 hours a week
Salary: available upon request

Brief Description

This position coordinates the Domestic Violence programs for adults and their children, other case management services, other emergency assistance projects; provides individual and group counseling to domestic violence victims and their children; supervises case managers and social work interns; provides case management services; implements systems and coordinates activities that ensure continuous quality improvement; implements performance standards and quality systems across programs; and, supports program development efforts.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

  • MSW or MA in Human Services with community programming and interpersonal focus.
  • 2 to 3 years of experience in the field of social work or psychology.
  • Licensure is strongly preferred; if not fully licensed, must be in process of obtaining within 6 months to two years.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume and transcripts via email to Maria Kamenaki at mkamenaki@howardarea.org.

Program/Department: Early Childhood
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full Time/40 hours a week
Salary: available upon request
Location: 7510 N. Ashland, Chicago, IL

Brief Description

NAEYC accredited center in Rogers Park is seeking a Preschool Assistant Teacher to facilitate and teach groups of 3-5 year old children in an early childhood classroom designed for the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children.

Qualified Candidates Have:

  • Appropriately facilitated individual and group care and early learning experiences in mixed-aged (3s, 4s and 5s) preschool classroom;
  • Experience implementing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment to meet children’s social-emotional, cognitive, physical and individual needs within a model of continuity of care;
  • Experience developing and maintaining a respectful relationship with families and co-workers to ensure the optimal overall functioning of the classroom.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have successfully earned a minimum of 60 college level credit hours; a minimum of 15 of those hours must be in ECE specific coursework. An AA in ECE is preferred.
  • Candidates must hold or be eligible for a Gateways Early Childhood Credential.

How to apply:

Please email cover letter, transcripts, and resume to Michelle Patt at mpatt@howardarea.org. 

Program/Department: The Home Visiting Program; Department of Early Childhood
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: 40 hours a week; this is a 12-month position
Salary: available upon request

Brief Job Description

Provides family-based direct services, including weekly home visits, comprehensive caseload management, curriculum planning and implementation, and facilitation of group socializations, to a diverse community of low-income families with children under the age of three and expectant mothers.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and skills in working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations
  • Strong presentation, public speaking, and facilitation skills
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and with inputting information into online databases
  • Flexible schedule that may include some evening or weekend hours

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work or related field
  • Experience working with pregnant women and families with young children
  • Experience in Early Head Start preferred
  • Own transportation a plus

How to apply:

Please email cover letter, resume and copy of educational credentials to jquinones@howardarea.org.

Program/Department: Early Childhood
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full Time
Salary: available upon request
Last Date to Apply:  August 31, 2018

Brief Description:

This position will develop and maintain relationships with families and provide quality  case management to ensure that they receive comprehensive services though their participation in our Head Start/Early Head Start/Prevention Initiative program.  Responsibilities also include developing and implementing a comprehensive program of parent involvement.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirement listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Bachelors degree in in social work or related field preferred, experience in social service field, and bilingual (Spanish/English) recommended.

How to apply:

Send your resume and transcripts to Megan Lehmann, M.A. at mlehmann@howardarea.org.

Program/Department: Early Childhood
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: 40 hours a week; this is a 12 month position
Salary: available upon request

Qualified candidates have:

  • Experience in primary care-giving practices, and have a working knowledge of the continuity of care model;
  • Appropriately facilitated individual and group early learning experiences in infant, toddler, and twos classrooms;
  • Effective skills for observing, documenting, assessing, sharing and planning for  children’s development;
  • Experience implementing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment to meet children’s social-emotional, cognitive, physical and individual needs;
  • Experience developing and maintaining a respectful relationship with families and co-workers to ensure the optimal overall functioning of the classroom;
  • Ability to effectively manage time and resources for the physical and emotional challenges of working with young children and their families.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

  • AA degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development;
  • Existing Infant Toddler Certificate (or willing to be in progress for one);
  • 2 years of experience in an infant-toddler setting;
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish is highly preferred;
  • Certification in CPR & First Aid-pediatric and adult (recommended but not required).

How to apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to Amberle Dekker adekker@howardarea.org.

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