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OCCTAC is an equal opportunity employer.

Violin/Viola Instructor

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, OCCTAC, located in the city of Santa Ana California is looking for teaching artists to fulfill a part-time position in our music department in the classical strings department for the instruments, violin & viola. Knowledge of teaching beginning cello is a plus. We are looking for musicians with experience in working with children to teach VAPA standards.

EXPECTATIONS

-Punctuality

-Provide instruction for elementary through intermediate school aged students

-Nurture and maintain professional and positive relationships with teaching staff.

-Strong classroom management skills are key.

-Be accountable for paperwork as required by program administration.

-Organize all materials for each lesson ahead of time and transport all materials to and from the center.

-Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults.

-To attend bimonthly music department meetings on Friday mornings and Professional Development sessions two times a year.

-Adjust lesson plans to serve different learning abilities.

-Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently.

-Maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude; be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position.

QUALIFICATIONS

-Hold a Bachelor’s degree in music education, performance or equivalent degree and has experience teaching music in their expertise.

 -Have experience implementing arts-based curriculum to children in a structured learning environment (K-5 especially).

-Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

-Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

-Spanish speaker is a plus. 

- Student Member of MTAC or member and knowledge of Certificate of Merit program a plus.

-Must be able to pass a LiveScan background check and provide results from a TB test.

-2 years minimum experience in teaching strings to children. Must be able to instruct in a group setting and private setting with a range of beginning to early advanced students.

-Familiarity with the VAPA and Common Core Standards for education a plus.

-Experience working with at-risk and underserved youth.

-Work well with public and staff

- Have a commitment to diversity and proven ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds.

-Have a current California Driver’s license.

-Be able to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives.

-Be able to work independently, under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

-Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.

-Positive attitude, flexibility, and problem-solving mentality.

 

WORK SCHEDULE

Saturday mornings 9-1(to take over a current teacher’s schedule)

$25.00 per hour

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume and cover letter and direct all questions to:

Phoebe Stanciell – phoebes@occtac.org

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Phoebe Stanciell

Music Program Coordinator

phoebes@occtac.org

Dance Instructors

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, OCCTAC, located in the city of Santa Ana California is looking for Dance Instructors in the disciplines of Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Hip Hop.

 

EXPECTATIONS

- Teach entry level dance, technique and creative movement choreography that foster love and excitement for dance.

-Punctuality.

-Provide instruction for students 10 to 18 years of age.

-Develop and maintain professional and positive relationships with the team.

-Strong classroom management skills are key.

-Be accountable for paperwork as required by program administration.

-Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults.

-To attend monthly Professional Development sessions.

-Adjust lesson plans to serve different learning abilities.

-Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently.

-Maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude; be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

-Hold a bachelor’s degree in dance.

-Have an active dance practice.

-Have experience implementing arts-based curriculum for children in a structured learning environment.

-Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

-Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

-Spanish speaker is a plus. 

-Must have a car to travel.

-Must be able to pass a Live Scan background check and provide negative results from a TB test.

-1year minimum experience in teaching arts to children.

-Familiarity with the VAPA and Common Core Standards for education. The successful candidate will learn these VAPA standards for theatre.

-Experience working with at-risk and underserved youth.

-Work well with public and staff.

- Have a commitment to diversity and proven ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds.

-Have a current California Driver’s license.

-Be able to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives.

-Be able to work independently, under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

-Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.

-Positive attitude, flexibility, and problem-solving mentality.

 

WORK SCHEDULE

5 to 12 hrs. a week.

 

COMPENSATION

$23 to $26 per hour, DOE

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume and cover letter and direct all questions to:

Claudia de la Cruz

Dance and Movement Coordinator

claudiadlx@occtac.org

714-547-5468

Mobil 714-290-3959

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Claudia de la Cruz

Dance and Movement Coordinator

claudiadlx@occtac.org

Visual Arts Teaching Artists

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, OCCTAC, located in the city of Santa Ana California is looking for teaching artists.

In partnership with the Santa Ana Unified School District, we teach visual arts to elementary and intermediate school students as part of their Extended Learning Program.

We are looking for teaching artists with experience in working with children to teach VAPA standards.

 

EXPECTATIONS

-Punctuality.

-Provide instruction for primary and intermediate school students on public school campuses.

-Nurture and maintain professional and positive relationships with district staff.

-Strong classroom management skills are key.

-Be accountable for paperwork as required by the program administration.

-Organize all materials for each lesson ahead of time and transport all materials to and from school.

-Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults.

-To attend monthly Professional Development sessions.

-Adjust lesson plans to serve different learning abilities.

-Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently.

-Maintain a positive "can-do" attitude; be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position.

 QUALIFICATIONS

-Hold a Bachelor’s degree in education, art.

-Have an active artistic practice.

-Have experience implementing an arts-based curriculum for children in a structured learning environment (K-5 especially).

-Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

-Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

-Spanish speaker is a plus. 

-Must have a car to travel to and from the office site and various school sites.

-Must be able to pass a LiveScan and provide negative results from a TB test.

-2 years minimum experience in teaching arts to children.

-Familiarity with the VAPA and Common Core Standards for education.

-Experience working with at-risk and underserved youth.

-Work well with public and staff

- have a commitment to diversity and proven ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds.

-Have a current California Driver’s license.

-Be able to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives.

-Be able to work independently, under pressure, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

-Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.

-Positive attitude, flexibility, and problem-solving mentality.

 

21st CENTURY LEARNING QUALIFICATIONS

•  Well versed in Online Group Communication using either: Zoom, Google Meet up, Blue Jean, or Facebook-Live Applications

 •  Capable Digital Equipment to conduct Online Instruction: Laptop or Tablet with current Operating Systems to handle the Group meet up Applications

 •  Video content creation - A valuable skill set for creating pre-recorded content.

 •  Stable, High-Speed Internet Connection capable of streaming live video for “Share Screen” Instruction

 •  Because Learning takes place from a distance, the Applicant must possess a dynamic personality, capable of engaging the students for the duration of the lecture. 

 •  Effective time management to deliver curriculum efficiently over a limited duration of time.

 

WORK SCHEDULE

Substitute teacher on an as-needed basis, with the possibility to turn into a full week Lead Artist position for the right person.

 

STIPEND

$18-$22+ per hour, DOE

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume and cover letter and direct all questions to:

 

Mark Dimalanta at:

markd@occtac.org

www.occtac.org   

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Mark Dimalanta

SAUSD & Arts Enrichment Program Director

MarkD@occtac.org

Guitar & Ukulele Instructor

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, OCCTAC, located in the city of Santa Ana California is looking for music teachers to fulfill a part-time position in our music department to teach beginning Guitar and Ukulele to elementary and middle school students in the City of Santa Ana.

EXPECTATIONS

-Punctuality.

-Provide instruction for elementary and intermediate school aged students

-Nurture and maintain professional and positive relationships with the students and school district’s staff.

-Strong classroom management skills are key.

-Be accountable for paperwork and administrative tasks as required by program.

-Organize all materials for each lesson ahead of time and transport all materials to and from the school.

-Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults.

-Attend monthly Professional Development sessions.

-Adjust lesson plans to serve different learning abilities.

-Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently.

-Maintain a positive “can-do” attitude; be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position.

QUALIFICATIONS

-Hold a bachelor’s degree in music education, performance,

or equivalent degree and has experience teaching music in their expertise.

-Have experience implementing arts-based curriculum to youth in a structured learning environment (K-8 especially).

-Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

-Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

-Spanish speaker is a plus.

- Member of MTAC and or knowledge of Certificate of Merit program a plus.

-Must be able to pass a Live Scan background check and provide negative results from a TB test.

-1 year minimum experience in teaching music to children and youth. Must be able to instruct in a group setting with a range of beginning to early advanced students.

-Knowledge of El Sistema a plus.

-Familiarity with the VAPA and Common Core Standards for education.

-Experience working with at-promise and underserved youth.

-Work well with public and staff

-Have a commitment to diversity and proven ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds.

-Have a current California Driver’s license.

-Be able to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives.

-Be able to work independently, under pressure, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

-Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.

-Positive attitude, flexibility, and problem-solving mentality.

WORK SCHEDULE

Part-time position available now. More available hours after the month of July if you are the right person.

STIPEND

$25 -27.00 per hour DOE.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume and cover letter and direct all questions to:

Phoebe Stanciell – phoebes@occtac.org

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Phoebe Stanciell

Music Program Coordinator

phoebes@occtac.org

Outreach For Crisis Counseling Program

Position Overview:

The function of the Outreach position in Crisis Counseling Program is to work closely with the agency to ensure that services are being delivered to individuals and communities. The mission of the Outreach position in CCP is to contact individuals, groups, organizations, and community partners to make them aware of the services and follow up on their process. It is also expected that the person in charge of the Outreach will follow up with program coordinators, counselors, and other members of OCCTAC, and with service coordinators from outside OCCTAC to ensure that the client is being attended effectively. The person in the Outreach position must ensure that the following services are being offered and follow up with participants: intakes and enrollment process, group interventions (psychoeducational workshops, support groups, classes, etc.). The person must be bilingual (Spanish and English), culturally proficient, sympathetic to clients’ emotions and special needs, and ethically responsible, making sure to maintain confidentiality of client’s sensitive information.  

Hours: (Part Time position – 20-25 hours per week)

 

Pay: $23.63 per hour

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Contact potential clients to offer services

  • Receive referrals and contact clients to allocate appropriate services for them

  • Conduct intakes and follow up enrollment process

  • Work to support community outreach events and other promotion and communication efforts as needed

  • Collect and maintain data of calls/chat

  • Update list of client’s status

  • Maintain constant communication with CCP and OCCTAC team

  • Maintain constant communication with community partners and clients services coordinators

  • Maintain strong working relationships with project and agency partners, consumer advocates, and another key stakeholder

  • Provide referrals to community-based organization partners to other crisis triage efforts

  • Conduct warm transfers to appropriate agencies

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required with computer courses or knowledge. Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required

  • Must be able to commit to remaining in the position until: June 30, 2022

  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated with strong multi-tasking skills

  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work well in a team setting as well as independently

  • Some knowledge of programs and services available in Orange County

  • Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to ethnic issues as they relate to behavioral health

  • Strong coordination, communication, and outreach skills

  • Bilingual/Biliterate in English and Spanish

  • Must pass criminal background check

 

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands and Conditions:

 

  • Must be familiar with technology and able to utilize a smartphone and computer

  • Must possess body mobility to stand and/or sit frequently or for an extended period of time at meetings, trainings, conferences or community events in office or offsite community locations

  • Must be able to function effectively in a standard office environment and have the ability to move about to perform daily office tasks such as access files cabinets and office machinery

  • Must be able to communicate information accurately, clearly and concisely in normal vocal tone

  • Must be able to transport laptop, projector, files and/or other materials to and from meetings

  • Must be able to drive to and from meetings and do site visits with community agencies

  • Must possess manual dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms and shoulders to operate a keyboard, take notes, utilize office equipment, complete and file reports, and file and copy documents

  • Must possess vision sufficient to read standard text

  • Must possess the ability to independently reason logically to analyze data, reach conclusions and make recommendations as required in the accomplishment of job duties

 

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. This job description is subject to change at any time. This description is intended to indicate the kinds of work duties that will be required in this position. It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and contract work of staff under his/her supervision. The use of a particular illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a similar level or difficulty. Diversity in organizational practices is a core value of OCCTAC resulting in culturally competent services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds.    

 

OCCTAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, physical disability, and sexual orientation.  OCCTAC complies with all EEO and ADA guidelines.

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Axel Melendez Mercado

Mental Health & Emotional Wellness Programs Coordinator 

axel@occtac.org

Family Mentoring Program Case Manager

The Family Mentoring Support Program is designed to reach out, aid, and mentor people and families who have disabilities. Our goal is for caregivers to become knowledgeable advocates for their families through new skills, support systems and guidance in order to transition to a better quality of life. We are dedicated to give support, confidence, and hope that empowers caregivers to provide a more promising future for youth with disabilities to reach their fullest potential.

 

Case Managers are responsible for transitioning the family to a more self-sufficient state with the use of continuous Referral-and-Linkage Process, which is the process in which Case Managers refer and link the need-based resources to caregivers while keeping compliance with internal regulations.

Pay and Hours: $15.00-20.00 /10 to 25 hours a week

Job responsibilities:

  • Review client records and files while keeping confidentiality

  • Establish rapport with clients via phone calls and in person

  • Meet with clients during home visits to determine the needs and follow up with client status

  • Gather need-based resources and referrals for clients

  • Consult family services that tailor to clients’ needs

  • Prepare reports by collecting, and summarizing results and client progress

  • Follow compliance with HIPAA components

  • Other duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in Excel

  • Previous knowledge in Microsoft Office

  • Efficient verbal and written communication

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred

  • Must complete and have a clean status of Live scan

  • Must complete and have a clean status of TB test

  • Must work a minimum of 15-20 hours a week

 

Please Submit Resume and Cover Letter to Janett Merino janettm@occtac.org

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Janett Merino

Family Mentoring Program Coordinator

janettm@occtac.org

Wraparound Tutor

The Wraparound Program is a partnership with the County of Orange, Social Services and other community partners designed to help support children and youth remain in safe and stable homes, by utilizing a strengthbased, family-centered, team-driven approach to support the families. Most of the families come from different socio-economic backgrounds and different cities across Orange County. OCCTAC’s tutoring program provides tutoring services to children and youth struggling academically, and need help to improve their academic performance.

Job Description:

Wraparound tutors are responsible to tutor the youth referred by the County of Orange, Social Services, Wraparound Program. Referrals take place throughout the year; and the families come different cities in Orange County. A successful tutor must build rapport with the youth, discover strategies that motivate the student to learn, teach students learning skills, organizational skills, goal setting, good study habits, and assist the youth in obtaining better grades in school.

Tutors are expected to:

* Report to the OCCTAC Tutor Coordinator on a weekly basis

* Attend a mandatory County Wraparound Overview meeting

* Attend mandatory Wraparound Tutor meetings (One Saturday/month)

* Provide services at the youth’s home or a nearby Library

* Submit weekly Case Notes and all required documentation

* Keep open contact with the Care Coordinator

* Conduct regular assessments (pre-mid-post)

Tutor Requirements:

• Ability to work with youth that exhibit emotional/behavior challenges.

​• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is preferred.

• Excellent communication and documentation skills.

• Experience in working with a diverse multicultural community.

• Must have own transportation with current California Driver’s License and auto insurance.

• Previous tutoring experience (at least 6 months) working with transitional age youth.

• Proficiency in the ability to work with multi-disciplinary school subjects.

• Spanish/English bilingual preferred, but not necessary.

Depending on the candidate’s educational background pay may be $15 - $25 per hour depending on teacher credential or special certifications. In addition, mileage will also be reimbursed.

Tutors can work anywhere from 2 hours to 20 hours per week depending on availability.

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

 

Victor Alvarez

Wraparound Tutor Coordinator

E: VictorA@occtac.org

P: (714)547.5468 Ext. 305