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Employment Opportunities

At Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC), we're committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children, at-promise youth, adults, and families in our community. If you're passionate about our mission and want to join a dynamic team dedicated to transforming lives through innovative, artistic, educational, and therapeutic programs, we invite you to explore our employment opportunities.

Job Position: Family Mentoring Program Case Manager

Location: Santa Ana, California

Hours: 10 to 25 hours a week

Compensation: $15.00 - $20.00 per hour (Depending on Experience)

Job Description: The Family Mentoring Support Program at OCCTAC is designed to provide assistance and mentorship to individuals and families who have disabilities. The program aims to empower caregivers with knowledge, skills, and support systems to become effective advocates for their families, leading to an improved quality of life. The goal is to offer support, confidence, and hope, enabling caregivers to create a brighter future for youth with disabilities, helping them reach their full potential.

Expectations:

  1. Client Records: Review client records and files while maintaining confidentiality.

  2. Client Engagement: Establish rapport with clients through phone calls and in-person interactions.

  3. Home Visits: Meet with clients during home visits to assess their needs and follow up on client status.

  4. Resource Gathering: Gather need-based resources and referrals for clients.

  5. Family Services: Recommend family services that align with clients' needs.

  6. Reporting: Prepare reports by collecting, summarizing results, and documenting client progress.

  7. HIPAA Compliance: Ensure compliance with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) components.

  8. Additional Duties: Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.
     

Qualifications:

  1. Microsoft Office: Proficiency in Excel and previous knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  2. Communication: Efficient verbal and written communication skills.

  3. Bilingual Skills: Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.

  4. Background Checks: Must complete and have a clean status for LiveScan and TB tests.

  5. Weekly Hours: Must be available to work a minimum of 15-20 hours a week.


Application Procedures:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Janett Merino at janettm@occtac.org.

For inquiries about this job opening, please contact:

If you are interested in this position, please follow the provided application procedure to submit your resume and cover letter.

Job Position: Tutor

Location: Santa Ana, California

Compensation: $17.00 per hour (or higher, depending on qualifications)
 

Job Description: OCCTAC is currently seeking tutors to join their team as Wraparound Tutors. In this role, tutors have the opportunity to work with youth referred by the County of Orange. The primary focus is to provide educational support and guidance to students, especially those facing emotional and behavioral challenges.

Expectations:

  1. Transportation: Must have your own transportation with a current California Driver's License and auto insurance.

  2. Communication Skills: Excellent communication and writing skills.

  3. Experience: Experience in working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.

  4. Grade Levels: Experience working with students from 1st to 12th grade.

  5. Behavioral Challenges: Ability to work with youth who exhibit emotional and behavioral challenges.

  6. Subject Knowledge: Experience in teaching subjects such as Math, Science, History, and English.

  7. Bilingual Skills: Spanish/English bilingualism is preferred but not necessary.


Application Procedures:

For inquiries about this job opening, please contact:

Job Position: Fund Development Coordinator

Supervisor: Founder and Executive Director
Full-time or Part-time: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Exempt/Non-exempt: Non-exempt

Purpose of the Position:
Reporting to the Founder and Executive Director, the Fund Development Coordinator plays a crucial role in the success of fund development activities at OCCTAC. This role involves developing, coordinating, and measuring donor relationships and stewardship methods and services. The Coordinator also supports OCCTAC's marketing and communication activities to enhance donor relations and assists with development initiatives involving the Board of Directors, Executive Director, staff, donors, and sponsors.

The Fund Development Coordinator should possess strong organizational skills, the ability to anticipate project needs, prioritize tasks effectively, and meet deadlines. They should also thrive in a dynamic environment, demonstrating self-initiative, adaptability, and the capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously, while collaborating with internal and external team members.
 

Primary Responsibilities:
*Note: The following list outlines essential duties and responsibilities, but additional tasks may be assigned as needed.

  1.  Work collaboratively with the Executive Director to implement the Annual Fundraising Strategy.

  2. Assist in the implementation of stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation strategies.

  3. Collaborate with the Marketing team to identify and promote giving opportunities.

  4. Engage with both internal and external stakeholders to support event coordination and fund development activities.

  5. Craft written donor correspondences, including donor acknowledgment letter templates, email updates, and impact statements based on provided data and anecdotes.

  6. Participate in the development and maintenance of the fund development budget.

  7. Provide reports on statistical analysis, metrics, and measurements related to fund development projects and activities.

  8. Ensure the effective administration and coordination of donation processing, receipting, acknowledgment, and pledge management, adhering to donor management processes.

  9. 9. Create, maintain, and execute queries and reports to track fundraising progress and campaign outcomes.

  10. Assist in developing and maintaining new initiatives aimed at increasing revenue and expanding OCCTAC's brand reach and exposure.

  11. Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director to support the organization's work.

 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • A post-secondary degree or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and knowledge of the charitable sector. Education or experience in fundraising, communications, public relations, or a related field is desired.

  • A minimum of 2 years of related work experience in fund development, preferably within a non-profit setting, or in a customer service role. Knowledge of major gifts, legacy giving, and/or relationship management is a strong asset.

  • Exceptionally strong verbal and written communication skills are required to build effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including staff, donors, board members, volunteers, and local and virtual communities.

  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal, problem-solving, and facilitation skills.

  • Strong analytical and project management skills.

  • Proficiency in working with a customer relationship management tool (CRM) and intermediate-level knowledge of Microsoft Office 365.

  • Demonstrated self-discipline and self-motivation, with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Strong ethical character when handling donations and managing confidential financial and relational information.

  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings/weekends as needed for donor or committee meetings, key events, and other priority activities.

  • Access to a personal vehicle, valid driver’s license, and insurance.

 

Salary:
This is a full-time, salaried position, with an anticipated starting salary in the range of $46,000 - $50,000, depending on qualifications.

 

Work Environment:

  • Collaborative, supportive, and community-focused work culture.

  • Hybrid work model – Employees work both on-site and remotely, with in-office and in-person connections expected, subject to adherence to Public Health safety guidelines.

 

Application Process:
Please send your resume and cover letter to Bryan Morga: bryanm@occtac.org.

Job Position: Front Desk Receptionist

Location: Santa Ana, California

Type: Part-Time

Work Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Saturday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (some Saturdays)

Compensation: $15-$18 PER HOUR, Depending on Experience (DOE)

Job Description:The Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) in Santa Ana, California, is seeking a part-time Front Desk Receptionist. The ideal candidate should have previous experience in customer service, handling phone calls, and managing administrative tasks.

Expectations:

  1. Punctuality: Arrive on time for scheduled shifts.

  2. Professional Attitude: Maintain a friendly and professional demeanor when interacting with clients and the public.

  3. Relationship Building: Establish and maintain positive relationships with OCCTAC staff.

  4. Paperwork: Responsible for completing necessary office paperwork.

  5. Meeting Participation: Attend meetings related to Front Desk responsibilities.

  6. Teamwork: Collaborate effectively within a team and work independently when necessary.

  7. Proactive Approach: Maintain a positive, proactive, and flexible attitude, showing initiative in projects and planning.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Communication Skills: Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

  2. Computer Proficiency: Comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

  3. Bilingual: Proficiency in both English and Spanish is required.

  4. Background Check: Must be able to pass a Live Scan background check and provide negative results from a TB test.

  5. Public Interaction: Be capable of working well with the public and OCCTAC staff.

  6. Driver's License: Possess a current California Driver’s license.

  7. Time Management: Ability to work independently, under pressure, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  8. Problem Solving: Approach tasks with a positive attitude, flexibility, and a problem-solving mentality.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

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

 

If you are interested in this position, please contact Bryan Morga: bryanm@occtac.org.

Job Position: Ukulele/Guitar & Violin/Viola Instructor

Location: Santa Ana, California

Type: Part-Time

Work Hours: Monday to Friday, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Compensation: $25.00 - $27.00 per hour, Depending on Experience (DOE)

Job Description: OCCTAC, located in Santa Ana, California, is seeking teaching artists for a part-time position in their music department, specifically for the classical strings department, covering instruments like ukulele, guitar, violin, and viola. Knowledge of teaching beginning cello is considered a plus. The ideal candidates should be experienced musicians capable of working with children and teaching to VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) standards.

Expectations:

  1. School Assignments: Instructors will be assigned to a school or site within the Santa Ana Unified School District to conduct classes.

  2. Performance Preparation: The primary goal is to prepare students for a cumulative musical performance at the end of each semester.

  3. Punctuality: Consistency and punctuality in following the assigned schedule are crucial.

  4. Instruction: Provide instruction to elementary through intermediate school-aged students.

  5. Relationship Building: Build and maintain professional relationships with SAUSD staff.

  6. Classroom Management: Strong classroom management skills are essential.

  7. Documentation: Be responsible for required paperwork such as attendance and time sheets.

  8. Lesson Preparation: Organize all materials for each lesson in advance and transport them to and from the center with the assistance of the program coordinator.

  9. Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults.

  10. Meetings and Professional Development: Attend bimonthly music department meetings and professional development sessions as required.

  11. Adaptation: Adjust lesson plans to accommodate different learning abilities.
     

Qualifications:

  1. Passion for Music Education: A clear desire to positively influence students' cultural, emotional, mental, and physical development through music and the arts.

  2. Local Residency: Preferably a local resident in Santa Ana or the surrounding area.

  3. Education: Hold a Bachelor’s degree in music education, performance, or equivalent degree and have experience teaching music in their area of expertise.

  4. Curriculum Experience: Preferably have experience implementing arts-based curriculum to children in a structured learning environment (K-5 especially).

  5. Communication Skills: Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

  6. Computer Proficiency: Comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

  7. Bilingual Skills: Spanish proficiency is a plus.

  8. MTAC Member: Being a Student Member of MTAC (Music Teachers' Association of California) or having knowledge of the Certificate of Merit program is a plus.

  9. Background Check: Must be able to pass a Live Scan background check and provide negative results from a TB test.

  10. Teaching Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience in teaching strings to children. Must be able to instruct in both group and private settings with a range of beginning to early advanced students.

  11. Standards Familiarity: Familiarity with the VAPA and Common Core Standards for education is a plus.

  12. Youth Engagement: Experience working with at-risk and underserved youth.

  13. Team Player: Ability to work well with the public and OCCTAC staff.

  14. Diversity Commitment: A commitment to diversity and a proven ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  15. Driver's License: Have a current California Driver’s license.

  16. Time Management: Ability to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives set by program standards and expectations.

  17. Independence: Capability to work independently, under pressure, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  18. Problem Solving: Maintain a positive attitude, flexibility, and a problem-solving mentality.
     

Application Procedures:

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

Job Position: Dance Instructors (Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Hip Hop)

Location: Santa Ana, California

Type: Part-Time

Work Hours: 5 to 12 hours per week

Compensation: $23 to $26 per hour, Depending on Experience (DOE)

Job Description: OCCTAC in Santa Ana, California, is seeking Dance Instructors for various disciplines, including Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. The instructors will be responsible for teaching entry-level dance, technique, and creative movement choreography to inspire a love and excitement for dance in students aged 10 to 18.

Expectations:

  1. Teaching: Provide instruction to students aged 10 to 18, focusing on entry-level dance, technique, and creative movement choreography.

  2. Punctuality: Maintain punctuality in all responsibilities.

  3. Relationship Building: Develop and maintain professional and positive relationships with the team.

  4. Classroom Management: Strong classroom management skills are essential.

  5. Documentation: Be accountable for paperwork as required by program administration.

  6. Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults.

  7. Professional Development: Attend monthly Professional Development sessions.

  8. Adaptation: Adjust lesson plans to accommodate different learning abilities.

  9. Team Player: Work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently.

  10. Positive Attitude: Maintain a positive 'can do' attitude, be proactive, flexible, and show initiative with projects, planning, and all activities related to this position.
     

Qualifications:

  1. Education: Hold a bachelor’s degree in dance.

  2. Active Dance Practice: Have an active dance practice.

  3. Curriculum Experience: Have experience implementing arts-based curriculum for children in a structured learning environment.

  4. Communication Skills: Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

  5. Computer Proficiency: Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

  6. Bilingual Skills: Spanish proficiency is a plus.

  7. Transportation: Must have a car for travel.

  8. Background Check: Must be able to pass a Live Scan background check and provide negative results from a TB test.

  9. Teaching Experience: Minimum of 1 year of experience in teaching arts to children.

  10. Standards Familiarity: Familiarity with the VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) and Common Core Standards for education. The successful candidate will learn these VAPA standards for theater.

  11. Youth Engagement: Experience working with at-risk and underserved youth.

  12. Teamwork: Work well with the public and OCCTAC staff.

  13. Diversity Commitment: Have a commitment to diversity and a proven ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  14. Driver's License: Have a current California Driver’s license.

  15. Time Management: Be able to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives.

  16. Independence: Be able to work independently, under pressure, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  17. Problem Solving: Possess a positive attitude, flexibility, and a problem-solving mentality.
     

Application Procedures:

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

  • Claudia de la Cruz, Dance and Movement Coordinator

  • Email: claudiadlx@occtac.org

  • Phone: 714-547-5468

  • Mobile: 714-290-3959
     

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact Claudia de la Cruz, Dance and Movement Coordinator, using the provided contact information. If you are interested in this position, please follow the provided application procedures to submit your resume and cover letter.

Job Position: Visual Arts Teaching Artists

Location: Santa Ana, California

Type: Substitute teacher on an as-needed basis, with the possibility of becoming a full-time Lead Artist

Work Hours: 5 to 12 hours per week

Compensation: $20-$25 per hour, Depending on Experience (DOE)

Job Description: OCCTAC in Santa Ana, California, is seeking Visual Arts Teaching Artists to work in partnership with the Santa Ana Unified School District. Teaching artists will be responsible for providing visual arts instruction to elementary and intermediate school students as part of the Extended Learning Program. This role involves nurturing creativity and adhering to VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) standards.

Expectations:

  1. Punctuality: Maintain punctuality in all responsibilities.

  2. Teaching: Provide instruction for primary and intermediate school students on public school campuses.

  3. Relationship Building: Nurture and maintain professional and positive relationships with district staff.

  4. Classroom Management: Strong classroom management skills are essential.

  5. Documentation: Be accountable for paperwork as required by the program administration.

  6. Material Organization: Organize all materials for each lesson ahead of time and transport all materials to and from school.

  7. Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence when communicating with both students and adults.

  8. Professional Development: Attend monthly Professional Development sessions.

  9. Adaptation: Adjust lesson plans to accommodate different learning abilities.

  10. Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team as well as independently.

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

Qualifications:

  1. Preferred Qualifications: One or all of the following is preferred:

  2. Behavior Technician

  3. Certificate in Special Education

  4. Experience with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  5. Education: Hold a Bachelor’s degree in education or art.

  6. Artistic Practice: Have an active artistic practice.

  7. Curriculum Experience: Have experience implementing an arts-based curriculum for children in a structured learning environment, especially for grades K-5.

  8. Communication Skills: Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

  9. Computer Proficiency: Be comfortable using basic office computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apps.

  10. Bilingual Skills: Spanish proficiency is a plus.

  11. Transportation: Must have a car for travel to and from the office site and various school sites.

  12. Background Check: Must be able to pass a LiveScan background check and provide negative results from a TB test.

  13. Teaching Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience in teaching arts to children.

  14. Standards Familiarity: Familiarity with the VAPA and Common Core Standards for education.

  15. Youth Engagement: Experience working with at-risk and underserved youth.

  16. Teamwork: Work well with the public and OCCTAC staff.

  17. Diversity Commitment: Have a commitment to diversity and a proven ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  18. Driver's License: Have a current California Driver’s license.

  19. Time Management: Be able to effectively manage multiple complex functions and achieve goals and objectives.

  20. Independence: Be able to work independently, under pressure, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  21. Problem Solving: Possess a positive attitude, flexibility, and a problem-solving mentality.
     

21st Century Learning Qualifications:

  • Well-versed in Online Group Communication using platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, Blue Jean, or Facebook Live Applications.

  • Capable of using a laptop or tablet with current operating systems to handle group meet-up applications.

  • Video content creation skills are valuable.

  • Stable, high-speed internet connection capable of streaming live video for "Share Screen" instruction.

  • Dynamic personality to engage students during online lectures.

  • 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-time Lead Artist position for the right person.

Application Procedures:

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

For inquiries on this job opening, please contact Mark Dimalanta, SAUSD & Arts Enrichment Program Director, using the provided contact information. If you are interested in this position, please follow the provided application procedures to submit your resume and cover letter.
 

Ready to join our team?

To submit your completed application and sign up for an orientation session, please contact us:

Bryan Morga

Assistant to the Executive Director

T: 714-547-5468

E: bryanm@occtac.org

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