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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.

 


PREP COOK (FULL TIME)
Qualifications

High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Cooking: 2 years (Preferred)

Line Cook: 2 years (Preferred)

Food Handler Certification (Preferred)

US work authorization (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Vogel Alcove, a 30+ year old nonprofit organization, has an opening for a full-time Prep Cook in their NAEYC accredited Early Childhood Education program which serves children birth to twelve years of age from homeless and domestic abuse shelters. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic individual who appreciates and understands the special needs and concerns of the children in our program and their families.

Prepare all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner
Follow recipes and presentation specifications
Operate standard kitchen equipment safety and efficiently
Clean and maintain station in practicing good safety and sanitation
Assist with the cleaning and organization of kitchen and equipment
Restock items as needed throughout the shift
Adhere to all sanitation and food production codes

We are a community funded center and we are growing by the day to support the children we serve. Our program serves infants 6 weeks to children 12 years of age and we are responsible for food production in accordance to the USDA CACFP Program. This position is responsible for all aspects of preparing food and other duties as assigned. The Vogel Alcove Kitchen is licensed by the Dallas County Health Department and produces quality meals and snacks to children adhering to serving sizes and focusing on fresh ingredients. Must have exceptional organization, math and technology skills to successfully perform functions required of this position.

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.

Benefits:

AD&D insurance
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid sick time
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance

Education:

High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

Cooking: 2 years (Preferred)
Line Cook: 2 years (Preferred)


CUSTODIAN (PArt time)
Qualifications

High school or equivalent (Preferred)
general knowledge of the HVAC system: 5 years (Preferred)
drywall and paint: 3 years (Preferred)
Driver’s License (Preferred)
US work authorization (Preferred)
At least 18 years of age.
High School graduate or G.E.D.
A minimum of five years’ experience janitorial, custodian or related field.
General knowledge of the HVAC system (broiler, EMS system, chillers, etc.)
General knowledge of changing commercial light fixtures.
General knowledge on how to dry wall and paint.
Must be able to lift at least 75 lbs., kneel, stoop, run, walk, bend, and sit on floor.
Must be able to work on a ladder.
Must have current driver’s license.
Must be available to work some weekends.
Able to respond to after-hours emergencies when needed.
Must be able to pass a Drug Screen, FBI Criminal and DPS Background check.
Job Type: Part-time

Full Job Description

Vogel Alcove, a 30+ year old nonprofit organization, has an opening for a part-time Custodian in their NAEYC accredited Early Childhood Education program which serves children birth to twelve years of age from homeless and domestic abuse shelters. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic individual who appreciates and understands the special needs and concerns of the children in our program and their families.

Position Description:

Responsible for keeping the building in clean and orderly condition, removing debris, and keeping areas neat and tidy. Perform cleaning and disinfecting duties, such as wiping down all common areas, cleaning floors (mops, vacuums, and shampoos carpets), washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Replacement of lightbulbs, ceiling tiles and small painting projects. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities and small repairs and notifying management of need for all repairs. Ensuring all spaces are clean, neat, disinfected and in compliance with health codes and licensing standards.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Ensure that the hallways, common areas and rooms are thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, and set up in accordance with the requirements.
Make a visual check of the facility and the grounds plus pick up rubbish around building. Report all needed repairs/maintenance to supervisor.
Light maintenance, ceiling tile and bulb changes.
Perform maintenance such as minor repairs to plumbing and fixtures as instructed by the management.
Maintenance of emergency lighting, alarms, heat, and public lighting systems, inspect roofs and clean drains, gutters and downspouts.
Be responsible for the maintenance storage closet, set up and maintain in good order to remain in compliance with fire safety codes.
Keep area around garbage bins clean.
Assist in cleaning and maintenance of facilities on a regular schedule.
Notify the supervisor concerning need for major repairs.
Should have knowledge of standard methods, practices, tools and occupational hazards and safety rules.
Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them.
Clean buildings by emptying trash, sweeping, and disinfecting surfaces.
Clean restrooms with mops and disinfectants. Restock bathrooms as needed.
Assist Managers with safety checks i.e. tornado drill, fire drills and monthly extinguisher checks.
Sterilize classrooms and common areas.
Use cleaning solutions to remove stains and clean surfaces.
Dust, clean and polish furniture, and fixtures.
Shovel snow from sidewalks and sprinkle salt on surface.
Move heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks.
Remove snow from sidewalks, driveways, and parking areas, using snowplows, snow blowers, and snow shovels, and spread snow melting chemicals.
Requisition supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
Set up, arrange, and remove decorations, tables, chairs, ladders, and scaffolding to prepare facilities for events such as banquets and meetings.
Select equipment, materials, or supplies for cleaning or maintenance activities.
Assist in receiving donations into the building.
All other duties as assigned.

Benefits:

Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance
Schedule:

Application Question(s):

Are you available to work some weekends?
Are you available to respond to after-hours emergencies?
Are you able to pass a drug screen and background check?

Education:

High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

janitorial, custodial: 5 years (Preferred)
general knowledge of the HVAC system: 5 years (Preferred)
drywall and paint: 3 years (Preferred)


SUMMER DAY CAMP LEADER
FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Vogel Alcove, a 30+ year old nonprofit organization, has an opening for a Seasonal Summer Full-time Day Camp Leader in their NAEYC accredited Early Childhood Education program which serves children birth to twelve years of age from homeless and domestic abuse shelters. Under the direct supervision of the Director, the 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 c& 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.
Education:
  • Associate (Preferred)
Experience:
  • Experience with Children: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Summer Camp/Recreation Leader: 2 years (Preferred)
License/Certification:
  • CPR/First Aid Certification (Preferred)

LEAD TODDLER TEACHER – FULL TIME
Qualifications

• Bachelor’s (Preferred)
• Early Childhood Education: 3 years (Preferred)
• Childcare: 3 years (Preferred)
• CPR Certification (Preferred)
• Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Vogel Alcove, a 30 plus 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 Lead Toddler 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.


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.

Benefits:

• Dental insurance
• Health insurance
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Retirement plan
• Tuition reimbursement
• Vision insurance

Schedule:

• 8 hour shift

Education:

• Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

• Early Childhood Education: 3 years (Preferred) Childcare: 3 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:• CPR Certification (Preferred) Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)


 
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.




Lead infant teacher: FULL-TIME

This position is a regular full-time position and serves as a 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.

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

Benefits:

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement

Schedule:

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Overtime

Experience:

Early Childhood Education: 5 years (Required)
Childcare: 5 years (Required)

Education:

Bachelor’s (Required)

License:

Early Childhood Education (Preferred)

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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