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Updated as of 12-12-2023

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

Why work for LEADS?

  • 4-day work week (Monday – Thursday), 34 hours per week for full time, enjoy a 3-day weekend.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance (available on the 1st of the month following 30 days employment); LEADS currently pays approximately 95% of the monthly premium for employee coverage.
  • 403(B) Retirement Plan with Agency match, dollar for dollar up to 4% of your salary, plus an additional 1% discretionary contribution
  • Life and AD&D Insurance at no cost to you – 2.5 times annual salary
  • Long Term Disability Insurance for management positions
  • Generous Paid Leave – PTO, Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave; Start earning leave each pay period after 90 days
  • 15 Holidays recognized by the agency
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Casual dress code
  • Growth and professional development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement program for qualified candidates
  • Mileage/travel reimbursement
  • Cell phone stipend for positions requiring a cell phone

To apply for any of our positions, 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) 345-9540.  You can also apply on our Indeed Career page. LEADS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FAMILY SERVICE WORKER:  This full time position is with our Head Start/Early Head Start Center in Pataskala. This position is responsible for coordinating, collaborating and facilitating the effective delivery of social services and parent involvement to Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and licensing regulations.  This position operates as a liaison between classroom and home settings. Responsible for developing a partnership with families including the following:  Assessing strengths and needs, developing goals using the Family Partnership Agreement, connecting with families resources to  meet needs, and collaborating with other agencies to ensure easy access to resources. Conduct recruitment activities according to the LEADS recruitment plan in order to maintain 100% enrollment.

The qualified candidate will have an Associate’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field.  Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree, Social Work Certificate or Licensure. 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 $15.89 - $22.85 per hour. 

FOOD SERVICE AID: We have a full time positions (34 hours) with our Head Start/Early Head Start Center in Marysville. This position assembles and delivers healthy meals.  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 and a half (8.5) 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 $13.87 per hour. 

TEACHER:  We have full time positions with our Newark, Pataskala, and Marysville Head Start/Early Head Start Centers. (Please specify location when applying.) This 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 $21.90 - $24.65 per hour depending upon degree and license. 

ASSISTANT TEACHER: We have positions with our Marysville, Delaware, Pataskala 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 a High School Diploma or equivalent.  Applicants with High School diploma or equivalent, must obtain a CDA within two (2) years from date of hire. Preference will be given to applicants with an Associate’s degree or higher, 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 $14.97 - $21.75 per hour depending upon education and license

ASSISTANT TEACHER – PART TIME: We have positions with our Newark, Marysville, and Delaware Head Start/Early Head Start Centers. (Please specify location when applying.) This part time position (approximately 20 – 28 hours per week) 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 a High School Diploma or equivalent.  Applicants with High School diploma or equivalent, must obtain a CDA within two (2) years from date of hire. Preference will be given to applicants with an Associate’s degree or higher, 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 $14.97 - $21.75 per hour depending upon education and license. 

HOME VISITOR: We have full time positions with our Head Start/Early Head Start programs in Newark and Marysville (Please specify location when applying.) To provide in-home instruction as well as group socialization experience to parents and children which will enhance the parents’ ability to fill the role of primary nurturer of their child.  Maintain on-going contact with families and work with all components (health, nutrition, family services, mental health, special services, parent education and resource/referral) to integrate services into the family setting.  Must meet requirements per Federal Head Start Performance Standards and any local, state, and/or agency policies and procedures. 

The ideal candidate must have or be in the process of obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.  Must have a flexible schedule to accommodate family needs, may include some evening or weekend hours. 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 and drug screen. Salary range $15.89 - $22.85 depending upon degree and license

ACCOUNTING CLERK II: The Accounting Clerk II assists in the fiscal department in Newark under the direction of the Fiscal Assistant. This position performs accounts payable related duties, which includes preparing vouchers and tracking past due bills.  Perform bank reconciliations for all accounts, monitor all charge card accounts, monitor all in-kind contributions, maintain and monitor purchase order system, cost allocations, etc. and filing.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Prefer training in non-profit accounting with at least two (2) years college education and/or two (2) years’ accounting experience or any combination of education and experience. Experience in Accounts Payable, Data Collection, etc. Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office products including but not limited to Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.  Must have good time management skills, ability to work under pressure and pay attention to detail. Must a 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 including a pre-employment drug screen. Salary range: $17.61 - $19.85 per hour.

CONSTRUCTION CREW LEADER: The Crew Leader is a full time position with our Community Services Division in Newark.  This position will supervise an assigned crew to coordinate the completion of work that needs to be done on each job.  Ensures Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) standards are followed for each home as outlined in the Weatherization Program Standards (WPS). Must have the ability to perform all weatherization skills and theory, i.e., blower door use, duct sealing and indoor air quality, heating unit inspections, maintenance and repair, pressure house diagnostics, estimation of materials needed to weatherize a home, provide consumer education, mobile home weatherization. Ensure accurate record keeping for each client and proper account of materials and inventory. Must be able to stand for eight and one half (8 1/2) hours or more a day, climb ladders, and work in tight quarters and in unclean conditions. Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.  Experience and/or training in construction trade, home weatherization or related field.  Must have or be willing to obtain training within the first 180 days of employment on the use of blower door, duct sealing/pressure house diagnostics and be able to perform duties upon completion of training.  Must be certified or be willing to obtain certification in OSHA 30. Must be willing to obtain training and certifications required by the Ohio Service Department Agency. Ability to lift up to 60 pounds. 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 including a pre-employment drug screen. Salary range: $17.58 - $19.81 per hour

CONSTRUCTION & CREW LABORERS: We have several positions with our Community Services Division in Newark. Positions include HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing, Carpenters, Insulators, and General Laborers. These positions are 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 Plexiglas 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 and one half (8-1/2) hours or more 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 No experience necessary as we offer paid on the job training. Must be able to sign a non-conviction statement, and complete various background checks including a pre-employment drug screen. Salary range: $15.44 - $17.93 per hour.

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