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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.

Benefits:

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


GED Instructor – Part Time
Role

Reports to the Director of Family Support and works in collaboration with the Parent Opportunity Center Coordinator working Part-Time evenings of 4-5 hours per week.
The individual will provide teaching and classroom instruction (Math, Science, Social Studies and English) to adult learning parents who would like to pursue their GED-General Education Diploma. The classes will meet two days a week at Vogel Alcove in the POC.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s (Required)
  • Teaching adult learning in classroom: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Strong Math Skills, HS & Up: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Basic Computer Skills: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Spanish Speaking (Preferred)
  • Certified Teacher a plus. (Preferred)
  • Must have the ability to incorporate different teaching techniques and styles to reach the adult learning population.
  • Basic computer skills are essential to the job performance.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide classroom instruction to 10-15 adult learners to prepare them to take the GED examination.
  • Complete GED orientation with the assistance of the POC Coordinator prior to beginning class sessions.Complete intake and screen clients for appropriateness of class.
  • Prepare lesson plans to cover subject areas according to the Texas Education Agency standards.
  • Observe and evaluate students’ work to determine progress and make suggestions for improvement.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Ensure learning objectives are clear to all adult learners.
  • Identify if adult learner is in need of tutoring assistance and provide resources as needed.
  • Reinforce Vogel Alcove classroom rules for behavior and procedures.
  • Collaborate and meet with POC Coordinator to ensure all educational needs are met to help with successful outcomes for parents.
  • Maintain educational and professional competence.
  • Post-test students after 40 hours of instruction using the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

Director of Operations – Full Time
Role

The Director of Operations is a member of the Center/Admin/Ops team. Other members of the team include, Director of Early Childhood Programs; Director of Family Support; Director of Developmental and Mental Health Services, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Human Resources. The Director of Operations will be responsible for managing the building operations that support the organization: Building maintenance, grounds maintenance, food services, vehicle maintenance, reception, purchasing and management of supplies, IT, phone system, and compliance with all health and safety standards.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in operations related roles.
  • Minimum of 2 years supervision and management experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Must possess effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment with skills to multi task and complete various responsibilities upon given deadlines.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage the day to day building and systems maintenance duties, through supervision of Building Assistant, contractors, and vendors.
  • Responsible for supervision of Kitchen Manager and insure compliance with USDA and other food service related regulations.
  • Manage the relationships and performance of contractors for security, cleaning, grounds service, HVAC, and others.
  • Manage security systems and processes and implement and document monthly/quarterly fire, tornado, intruder drills.
  • Manage the budget for and purchasing process for all building related supplies.
  • Manage the Guest Services Coordinator and ensure all reception policies are adhered to.
  • Responsible for maintenance of van and bus. Drive van/bus as needed.
  • Work in conjunction with Child Care Team to ensure all Local, State, Federal, NAEYC Accreditation, and Vogel Alcove standards and policies are met, as they related to facility and safety procedures.
  • Manage payroll review for direct reports.
  • Manage the relationship with the IT vendor and trouble shoot IT issues onsite, as needed.
  • Manage Resource Room and receipt of in-kind donations, as well as distribution of goods through agency stores to clients.
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver and results oriented.
    Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.
  • Passion for Vogel Alcove’s mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 

School Nurse, LVN or RN – Part Time
Role

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.

Qualifications
  • 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.
  • LVN/RN License Certification (Required)
  • BLS Certification (Preferred)
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 CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 
Role

With the retirement of its long-time Director of Finance and Administration, Vogel Alcove seeks a strategic and effective Chief Financial Officer to serve as the Chief Executive Officer’s right hand in all matters of finance and administration. In addition to building a team of professional staff to support Vogel Alcove’s future growth, the CFO will serve as second in command to develop and implement the agency’s vision and mission, allowing Vogel Alcove to continue its track record of financial success while laying the groundwork for sustainable evolution.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be responsible for all aspects of the financial operations for the agency. The CFO will provide accounting, budgetary, operational, and programmatic support to all agency programs and activities. This executive will directly oversee and supervise the financial/accounting staff and will be the primary agency contact for all contractual matters, proposals for new or extended programs, and new business development. The CFO will also serve as an active member of the Executive Management Team. Specifically, the CFO will:

• Actively manage the day-to-day accounting and financial operations of the agency.

• Develop budgets for the agency, individual program, and new/proposed/expanded services in collaboration with the Senior Management Team and CEO.

• Prepare, analyze, and present monthly financial reports for the agency and its program and activities.

• Report on financial results and issues to the CEO and Board of Directors.

• Retain responsibility for the preparation of all programs’ financial reporting and billing required for funding sources.

• Manage the Billing, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable functions.

• Provide financial management of the Vogel Alcove Foundation.

• Oversee the agency’s banking activities and actively manage cash flow to endure it meets agency needs.

• Manage the negotiation and execution of agency contracts with funding sources, vendors, and collaborative service partners.

• Manage accounting control systems and internal audits ensuring the accurate and timely production of accounting information and financial reports.

• Monitor changes in legal, regulatory, and administrative environments and implement changes in procedures needed to maintain compliance while maximizing operational and financial results.

• Manage the agency’s liability insurance program, including ongoing risk analysis.

• Collaborate with the Director of HR to ensure all payroll financial functions are performed accurately and promptly. This includes funding the 403b, 403b loans and HSA contributions.

• Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

The Ideal Candidate 

Leadership Experience 

• Five to seven years of senior management experience within an organization with an annual budget greater than $5 million, over 60 employees, and preferably with a nonprofit agency.

• Managerial experience with non-profit social services agency.

• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is required.

 

Knowledge

• General accounting and financial reporting procedures in accordance with all applicable state, GAAP, and federal funding circulars.

• Human resources-related laws, regulations, and practices.

• Payroll reporting and processing of payroll taxes.

• Employee benefits, including the management of health care and retirement plans.

• General office software and accounting software packages.

 

Skills

• Ability to manage and oversee all aspects of the financial/accounting management function.

• Ability to create, analyze, and report on financial statements and budgets.

• Supervisory skills, including the ability to develop job descriptions and provide performance evaluation and improvement plans.

• Effective and efficient analytical and problem-solving skills.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Responsivity to the needs of internal and external customers, including the Board of Directors, funding sources, and other collaborative organizations.

• Effective priority management and the ability to meet deadlines and multitask.

• Capable of assimilating new information and technology.

• Ability to foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.

Personal Characteristics

• Must be highly ethical with a high level of integrity; self-motivated; dependable and reliable; detail-oriented; able to interface easily with staff, other senior management personnel, and funding sources.

• Must be able to meet routine office physical demands including climbing stairs, carrying up to 20-pound objects, and possessing the dexterity and vision to operate office computers and equipment.

Other Considerations 

Compensation: Competitive with comparable organizations, and commensurate with capability, experience, and prevailing market trends 

Location: Dallas, Texas 

Travel: Limited 

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required, with a master’s degree preferred. 

Website: https://www.vogelalcove.org/ 

TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Carlos Peña 

Email address | carlos@penasearch.com 

Travis Hillier 

Email address | travis@penasearch.com

Peña Search 

www.penasearch.com | 214.775.0903 

Empowering causes through the power of people. 



CONTRACT MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Effective counseling skills.
  • Excellent clinical skills in developing strategic plans of care to address specific issues.
  • Compassion and patience to work with adults and adolescents affected by trauma.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to listen and truly understand the client’s emotions and challenges.
  • Ability to serve as a calm and efficient mediator.
JOB DUTIES

The Contract Mental Health Clinician position will report to the Director of Developmental and Behavioral Services and work collaboratively with the social work team, Child Play Therapist, early childhood development team, and parents in carrying out our mental health program for families. The focus of this position is to address the effects that homelessness and other traumatic events through the process of therapy. A client has an opportunity to process their thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a therapeutic setting with a licensed mental health professional. The client will also be given tools necessary to navigate through various life challenges.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Conduct assessments in order to lead to recommendations for the development of a mental health intervention plan.
  • Provide trauma specific interventions.
  • Meet for weekly sessions in a therapeutic setting.
  • Work collaboratively with all team members to integrate assessments and interventions into the comprehensive plan for the client.
  • Refer out for mental health consultation for further assessment or community resources, if needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Provide education, guidance, and support for families.
  • Provide timely documentation for all clinical assessments, individual and group sessions, treatment goal development and progress, and discharge summaries.
  • Maintain records as required by organization policies and regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Maintain compliance with organizational policies.
  • Participate in program, committee and other staff meetings as needed.
Education

Master’s Degree

EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in counseling, education, social work, or related field with experience working with parents and children impacted by trauma.

1-3 years in counseling.

Accepting LPC associates as well as fully-licensed clinicians.

License

(one of the following)

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • LPC Associates
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking a plus

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)\

JOB DUTIES
  • 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. 
Education

Bachelor’s Degree (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

Number of hires for this role 6
JOB DUTIES

  • 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 teachers 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.
  • The minimum requirements for the position is a CDA or 15 credit hours in Early Childhood Education courses, Associate Degree preferred with 3 years experience working and caring for young children a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Must be able to be flexible and work a shift between 7am-6pm for full-time employment and occasionally the employee must be able to work after 6p.
Education

Associate’s Degree (Preferred)

Experience

Childcare:
2 years (Preferred)
Early Childhood Education: 2 years (Preferred)

License/Certification

Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)




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.

JOB DUTIES
  • 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.

Experience

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

Education

Bachelor’s Degree (Required)

License

Early Childhood Education (Preferred)



PRESCHOOL TEACHER
(CERTIFIED): FULL-TIME 

Number of hires for this role: 2

Job Duties

This position 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 on a consistent basis. Work well with other teachers to support the team approach to classroom staffing. Classrooms are provided for children from infant to preschool.

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, toddlers and pre-school). Working knowledge of best practices for the management of challenging behaviors in young children. 

Experience

Preschool, 2 years (Required), Early childhood education, 2 years (Required), Teaching, 2 years (Required), Childcare, 2 years (Required)

Education

Bachelor’s Degree(Required)

License

Texas Teaching (Required)

TESTIMONIALS

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