EMPLOYMENT

 OPPORTUNITIES

OCCTAC is an equal opportunity employer.

Front Desk Receptionist

The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, OCCTAC, located in the city of Santa Ana California is looking for a receptionist to fulfill a part-time position. We are looking for a receptionist with experience involving customer service, phone calls, handling money, etc.

 

EXPECTATIONS

-Punctuality.

-Maintain professional and positive relationships with staff.

-Be accountable for paperwork required by the office.

-Attend any necessary meetings that involve the Front Desk.

-Ability to work 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

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

-Work well with public and staff.

-Have a current California Driver’s license.

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

-Be able to complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.

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

 

WORK SCHEDULE-

Monday – Friday closing shift

Saturday 8:30A – 3:00P

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please email your resume and direct all questions to:

Ashley Bustos – ashleyb@occtac.org

Ukulele/Guitar & 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 ukulele/guitar and 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

-You will be assigned a school or site in the Santa Ana Unified School District to conduct your classes.

-The main goal will be to prepare students for a cumulative musical performance at the end of each semester of instruction.

-Punctuality and consistency with the set schedule are key.

-Provide instruction for elementary through intermediate school-aged students

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

-Strong classroom management skills are key.

-Be accountable for paperwork as required by program administration, such as attendance and time sheets.

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

-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

-A clear desire to positively influence students' cultural, emotional, mental, and physical development through music and the arts.

-Preferably a local in Santa Ana or surrounding area.

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

-Preferably 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 Live Scan background check and provide negative 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 set by program standards and expectations.

-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

M-F 2:30-6:00 pm

$25.00 - $27.00 per hour DOE

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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

Lucas Carneiro - lucasc@occtac.org; Phoebe Stanciell – phoebes@occtac.org

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact:

Lucas Carneiro

Strings Coordinator

lucasc@occtac.org

 

Phoebe Stanciell

Music Program Coordinator

phoebes@occtac.org

Early Childhood & PreK Teachers

The Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) is located in the city of Santa Ana. OCCTAC is the first and only organization in Orange County to offer programs in the community that combines the arts, academics, and creative therapy to children and families.  In partnership with the city of Santa Ana, OCCTAC is bringing Early Childhood & Pre-Kinder arts programs to children and parents in the community who have disproportionately been impacted by COVID 19. OCCTAC’s mission is to make early education accessible to low-income families and create a space where children and parents can learn together in a nurturing and creative environment.  

 

 

About the role: 

 

OCCTAC is hiring Early Childhood (0-2.5 years) & Pre-Kinder (2.5 - 5 years old) Teachers who are passionate about working in the community with children and families. The ideal candidate is someone who is creative, flexible, empathetic, and who understands the important role parents play on their child’s development. Services will take place in four community/recreational centers in Santa Ana. This position requires traveling from OCCTAC office site to the community/ recreational centers. Teachers will report to the Early Childhood Program Coordinator and will work alongside OCCTAC’s art/music teachers. This position is part time, 20 hours a week.  Services will take place in the mornings 8-12pm, Monday-Friday.  

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate hands-on activities for parents and children.  

  • Educate parents on developmental stages and parenting topics.   

  • Introduce young children and parent(s) to school readiness, the arts, and promote school literacy.  

  • Conduct developmental screening. 

  • Observe and assess children’s developmental growth. 

 

 

Candidate requirements: 

  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Developmental Stages 

  • Must be available Monday-Friday mornings 

  • Experience working with young children and/or parents 

  • Reliable transportation  

  • Has an understanding of cultural humility 

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination 

  • 9 Units of Early Childhood Units  

  • CPR/First Aid certified  

  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Vietnamese 

WORK SCHEDULE

M-F 8:00 am -12:00 pm

$17.00 per hour

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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

Blanca Carrazco   blancac@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

-One or all of the following preferred qualifications:

     *Behavior Technician

     *Certificate in Special Education

     *Experience with students with ASD

-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

$20-$25 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

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