Employment Opportunities
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 POSITION OPEN

Bilingual Classroom Center Assistant/Bus Rider 

Assisting parents in the role as their child's first and most important teacher by being responsible for assisting the teacher with the children and with various activities in the center and on field trips. In addition, being responsible for assisting in the transportation of children to and from the center and on field trips, adhering to transportation guidelines.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Child Development Associate credential, or willingness to obtain credential, minimum prefer Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree Parent or past parent of Head Start child preferred.

To apply, a Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc. application must be completed.

Applications are available at:

Lori Gunnink

Head Start

Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc.

1077 Pleasant Avenue

Worthington, MN  56187

Telephone Number - 507-376-4195 or Toll Free 1-800-658-2444

TTY - 507-372-7279

www.smoc.us

"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 


 

 
 

 POSITION OPEN

Head Start Center Teacher 

This position is primarily responsible for the classroom and implementing curriculum based on knowledge of families' and children's needs and interests.  Work with parents to assure that the educational, health and social services needs of individual children and their families are met.  Work with component coordinators to assure planning, organization, implementation, and follow-through with comprehensive services. Teachers are free to use personal choices in teaching within the bounds of the Head Start Program curriculum, Performance Standards, MN DHS Rule 3, and best practices in early childhool care and education.

Education & Experience:  Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or A.A. in Early Childhood Education or related field with experience teaching in a preschool setting. Must meet Head Start Teacher qualifications. 

To apply, a Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc. application must be completed.

Applications are available at:

Lori Gunnink

Head Start

Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc.

1077 Pleasant Avenue

Worthington, MN  56187

Telephone Number - 507-376-4195 or Toll Free 1-800-658-2444

TTY - 507-372-7279

www.smoc.us

"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 


 

 
 

POSITION OPEN

2021-2022 Program Year

Head Start Classroom Aide/Bus Rider

For Pipestone Area 

25-30 hours per week, non-exempt. Responsible for assisting the teacher with the children in the various activities at the Center and on field trips. In addition, responsible for riding the bus to and from the Center, assisting the driver, adhering to transportation guidelines. Former Head Start parents are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accomodations for special needs will be furnished upon request.  Starting Summer 2021.  Application deadline is open until filled, with first review of applications May 20.

Career Advancement Opportunities

To apply, a Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc. application must be completed. 

Applications available online , www.smoc.us, emailing lgunnink@smoc.us or at:

SMOC Head Start

Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc.

1077 Pleasant Avenue

Worthington, MN  56187

Telephone Number - 507-727-1613 or Toll Free 1-800-658-2444

TTY - 507-372-7279

"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 




 

 
 

POSITION OPEN FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Head Start Co-Teacher/Family Advocate Pipestone & Nobles County

5 Day per week Center Classroom located in Pipestone & Worthington 

Position is 9 months, full-time, and 3 months part-time. 40 hours per week during the school year and 20 hours per week for summer employment, recruitment. Teacher to assist parents with 3 and 4 year olds in the role of being the first and most important teacher of their child by planning, implementing, and documenting an individualized curriculum for each child assigned. Minimum Education requirement is an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Must have transportation available for work use.  Former Head Start parents are encouraged to apply.  Reasonable accomodations for special needs will be furnished upon request.  Application deadline is open until filled.

To apply, a Southwestern MN Opportunity Council, Inc. application must be completed, also submit your resume and copies of your diploma, teaching license, and college transcripts.

Applications are available at:

Lori Gunnink

Head Start

Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc.

1077 Pleasant Avenue

Worthington, MN  56187

Telephone Number - 507-376-4195 or Toll Free 1-800-658-2444

TTY - 507-372-7279

www.smoc.us

"AN EQUAL OPPORUTNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 


 

 
 

 

Program Assistant

Southwestern MN Opportunity Council has an opening for a full-time program assistant to assist in a variety of clerical duties. Position involves providing administrative support to programs in the Community Development Dept.

Qualifications:  Proficient computer skills in Word and Excel. Must have good organizational skills along with excellent written and communications skills.

Education:  Minimum of a two-year post-secondary degree.

Work Experience:  Two years experience in related work or demonstrated capability to perform the duties of the job.

Salary Range:  Starting pay is $20.07 per hour. This is a benefit eligible position. Offers of employment are contingent on a background check.

Qualified persons interested in applying must submit a completed agency application form, along with a cover letter and resume to:

Executive Director
SW MN Opportunity Council
1106 Third Avenue, PO Box 787
Worthington, MN  56187 

Application deadline is May 28, 2021.  Application forms are available at our Worthington office,
or by calling 507-376-4195, or 1-800-658-2444 or www.smoc.us.
 
TTY 507-372-7279.  EEO/AA employer  

 

 

  
 
 
 

 

Homemaker

We are seeking caring and reliable individuals for homemaking services in the Windom Area.  homemakers assist clients with homemaking duties such as cleaning, cooking, and laundry.  

Homemakers must have reliable transportation.  Background checks will be completed on all applicants.  This is a part-time position. Hourly wage is $10.58.

Application forms are available at SMOC, 1106 3rd Avenue, PO Box 787, Worthington, MN  56187 and below at the bottom of this website page. Contact Cherie with any questions at 507-376-4195 ext 249.  

 

  
 

 

HEADSTART
Substitute Head Start Bus Driver - Worthington Area

9 month position for program year to provide safe transportation for three and four year old children in a Head Start Bus.  Minimum of a Comercial Driver's License (CDL) with Passenger Endorsement (willing to help you obtain CDL).  Must be able to pass a DOT physical, and enter into mandatory drug and alcohol testing. Former Head Start parents are encouraged to apply.  Reasonable accommodation for special needs will be furnished upon request.  Appllication dealine is: Open Until Filled.

To apply, an application must be completed.

Applications are avaiable at:

Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc
Attn: Head Start, Lori Gunnink
1077 Pleasant Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

 

 
  


SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

A variety of part-time training positions.  If you are 55 or older, unemployed and have limited income, we might have a training position that is right for you.  You can earn while you learn new skills or enhance your current skills through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  SCSEP is a Department of Labor training program that helps older adults to find employment.  Training positions are provided by local non-profit and governmental agencies.  Veterans & their spouses, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must have the desire to learn new skills or enhance their current skills in order to re-enter the job market. 

Applications can be found at the bottom of this page
or contact Doug at

Southwestern MN
O
pportunity Council, Inc.
Worthington, MN

507-376-4195 ext. 228

 


  


Looking for:

Weatherization Insulation Contractors

Must be skilled in insulating walls (dense pack) and attics, air infiltration
(using a blower door and pressure diagnostic equipment), minor carpentry work,
mechanical diagnostic testing and have an understanding of energy program requirements
and a capacity to implement these requirements as a “House as a System” approach.

Must meet the qualifications for a Weatherization contractor:
have a current contractor license, insurance, lead firm certification,
lead safe practices certification, lead renovator certification;
have equipment, tools and diagnostic test equipment;
have the ability to complete all work in accordance with
MN energy programs policies, standards and requirements.

Work will be contracted on a set fee basis and involves working in
Nobles, Rock, Pipestone and Murray counties.

 For more information, please contact
Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc
Weatherization & Housing Programs
1106 3rd Avenue   PO Box 787
Worthington, MN 56187
507-376-4195

 

Women, Minority and Section 3 businesses are encouraged to apply.  
 EOE/AA/ADA  EMPLOYER

 

 
  


Looking for:

Mechanical and Electrical Contractors
to do work for Weatherization projects and Emergency Related repairs through SMOC

Must meet the qualifications for a Mechanical or Electrical contractor:
have a current contractor license (If required), current insurance and bond, 
lead firm certification (if required), 
leaf safe practices certification (if required),
have equipment and tools
and 
the ability to complete all work in accordance with code.

Work will be contracted on a bid basis for each project and may involve working in
Nobles, Rock, Pipestone and Murray counties.

 For more information, please contact
Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc
Weatherization& Housing Programs
1106 3rd Avenue   PO Box 787
Worthington, MN 56187
507-376-4195

 

Women, Minority and Section 3 businesses are encouraged to apply.  
 EOE/AA/ADA  EMPLOYER

 


 

Updated: April 22, 2021







 
To apply, an application must be completed. 

Executive Director
Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc.
1106 3rd Avenue PO Box 787
Worthington, MN 56187

Telephone Number – 507-376-4195 or Toll Free 1-800-658-2444
TTY – 507-372-7279

“AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER”

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