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Updated as of 6-1-2020

LEADS, Inc., a community action agency in Licking County, has the following job opportunities available:

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: This exempt-level position which reports to the Board of Trustees, provides leadership and guidance for the overall organization of the agency and provides administrative support to the Board of Trustees and all LEADS programs. The CEO oversees a staff of 120 and a budget of $9 million assuring both excellence and innovation in service and a strict adherence to the organization’s mission. The CEO will provide for communication between the agency and the community in general by defining and communicating the agency’s mission and maintain a sense of purpose and direction.  Experience in coordinating and administering a complex, multi-faceted social services agency; comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of planning, program development, organizational dynamics and agency administration; knowledge of human resource practices; strong understanding of finance and community development. Must have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public, officials, and other Agency representatives.

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Business Administration, Social/Behavioral Science or related field plus a minimum of five (5) years’ senior level management experience in a social service agency or industry, or a combination of education and experience. A Master’s degree is preferred but not required. Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License, proof of auto insurance and a clean driving record for work related driving.  Must be computer literate and have experience in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have the ability to learn new systems.  Strong organization and time management skills required.  Ability to work with people and demonstrate a dedicated interest in human development projects related to all areas of poverty. Must submit to a background check, including BCI and FBI Criminal Records, Federal and State Sex Offender registries and the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System and be eligible for employment as required by ODJFS. Must complete a pre-employment physical examination and drug screening.

COACH/MENTOR: This full time position is with our Delaware Head Start/Early Head Start Program. The Coach/Mentor is responsible for mentoring, observing, training, and settings goals with teachers as part of an on-going program improvement and professional development system. Provides resources to teachers to assist them with teaching strategies and ideas. Train new teachers in the curriculum and teacher expectations for their positions. Assist teachers with behavior issues that are related to the classroom environment, routing, or teaching strategies. Provided training to parents when requested during center parent training functions. Give feedback and opportunities for goal-setting in a non-supervisory role.  Submit trainings for approval through Step Up to Quality.

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Knowledge and interest of low income, preschool children and their families. Must have a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience in an early childhood classroom. Must be computer literate and have experience in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have the ability to learn new systems.  Ability to lift 45 pounds as needed. Strong organization and time management skills required.  Flexibility, willingness, and commitment to attend meetings and trainings as needed. Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License and provide proof of auto insurance for work related driving. Must complete a background check which includes BCI and FBI Criminal records, Federal and State Sex Offender registries, and the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System and be eligible for employment as required by ODJFS.   A physical examination and drug screen is required before employment. Salary range $17.93 – $20.20 per hour depending upon education and license.

TEACHER:  We have positions available with our Newark and Utica Head Start/Early Head Start Centers. Please specify location when applying.  This full time position is responsible to provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for the children while they are in the Head Start environment (classroom, outdoor play area and field trips).  To promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of Head Start children.  To provide frequent contact with the families of the Head Start Children in the classroom and at home.  To keep accurate written notes to develop individualized goals for the children, provide on-going assessment and successful transition into Kindergarten.

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field (or in the process of obtaining). Preference will be given to applicants with Pre-K certification or license; 2 years’ experience in Early Childhood Education program is preferred; must have experience in classroom management in a preschool setting, with an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices.  Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License and provide proof of auto insurance for work related driving.  Must submit to a background check, including BCI and FBI Criminal Records, Federal and State Sex Offender registries and the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System and be eligible for employment as required by ODJFS. Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License, provide proof of auto insurance and have a clean driving record for work related driving.   Must complete a pre-employment physical examination drug screening. Salary range: $16.69 – $18.79 per hour, depending upon education and license.

ASSISTANT TEACHER-Full Time: We have positions with our Delaware, Marysville and Newark Head Start/Early Head Start Centers. Please specify location when applying. This position is responsible to assist the classroom teacher in providing a successful, safe, and supervised educational setting for the children while they are in the Head Start environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips). To assist the classroom teacher in promoting the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of Head Start children.  To provide frequent contact with the families of the Head Start children in the classroom and at home.  To assist the classroom teacher with keeping accurate written notes to help develop individualized goals for the children, provide on-going assessment and successful transition into Kindergarten.

The successful candidate must have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.  Preference will be given to applicants with Pre-K certification or licensure. Applicant must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License, proof of auto insurance, and a clean driving record for work related driving.  Must be able to sign a non-conviction statement, complete a background check and a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Salary range: $9.83 – $14.30 per hour depending upon degree and license.

FOOD SERVICE AID: This part time position (24 hours) assembles and delivers healthy meals to Head Start/Early Head Start Centers in Licking County.  Ability to lift and load food carriers from floor to van.  Ability to maintain high level of daily repetitive motion with arms and hands.  Ability to stand and walk for most of an eight (8) hour day.  Basic knowledge of food preparation and kitchen sanitation.

Must have a High School Diploma or GED required.   Must complete background check which includes BCI and FBI Criminal records, Federal and State Sex Offender registries and the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information system and be eligible for employment as required by ODJFS. Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License and provide proof of auto insurance for work related driving.   A physical examination and drug screen is required before employment. Salary $9.65 per hour.

SUBSTITUTE ASSISTANT TEACHER: We are accepting applications for Substitute Assistant Teachers at various locations with our Head Start/Early Head Start program.  Duties include but are not limited to: Supervise and monitor children at all times. Assist classroom teacher in establishing and following a consistent schedule, which includes small and large group experiences, planning, recall, choice time, music and movement, large and small motor, outdoor play, meal(s), snack(s) and effective transitions between activities.

The successful candidate must have  a High School diploma or GED. Applicant must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License, proof of auto insurance, and a clean driving record for work related driving.  Must be able to sign a non-conviction statement, complete a background check and a pre-employment physical and drug screen.

WEATHERIZATION TECHNICIAN: The Technician with our Community Services Division in Licking County is responsible to perform work on homes as outlined in the work order according to specific program standards. Complete any home repairs and weatherization as needed for each job. Perform general activities involving insulations, air sealing, glass and plexi-glass cutting, frame building, painting, and other duties as assigned. Perform general warehousing activities involving loading and unloading of vehicles, sorting and stocking of materials, equipment, and other related duties. Must be able to climb ladders, work in tight quarters and unclean conditions at times.  Must be able to stand for eight hours per day. Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions. Must be able to work with and be sensitive to the needs of low-income, elderly and/or minority residents.

Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and experience and/or training in construction trade, home weatherization or related. Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and provide proof of auto insurance. Must be able to sign a non-conviction statement, and complete various background checks. Salary range: $11.31 – $12.73/hour.

LEADS, Inc. offers medical, dental, vision insurance benefits, a 403(b) retirement plan, Life and AD&D insurance, and generous time off benefits to full time employees. To apply for the above position, please send a résumé and cover letter to LEADS Inc., ATTN: Human Resource Director, 159 Wilson Street, Newark, OH 43055, via email at leadshr@leadscaa.org or by fax at (740) 345-9549.  LEADS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.