Colorado Openings

Thank you for your interest in working for Centro! Below you will find a listing of all vacancies in Colorado. Please fill out an application and email it to our Human Resource Specialists: Laura Torres, , or Edith Urbina, . If you have any questions about any of the positions listed, Laura and Edith would be happy to assist you.

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Employment Application - English

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  • Bus Driver

    Wage Range: $18.46 - $24.46

    Under the supervision of the Lead Bus Driver, this position is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient transport of children and parents/families between program activities and home and on field trips. This position is also responsible to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating condition.
    Qualifications: High school diploma or GED, current in-state Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a School Bus and Passenger endorsement and/or other criteria specifically required by the state. CPR and First Aid Certification required. Bilingual preferred English/Spanish.
    Number of vacancies: 1
    Location(s): Grand Junction (1)

  • Center Aide

    Wage Range: $12.67 - $16.23

    Under the supervision of the Regional Manager, possess the ability and willingness to help various areas as assigned. Primary duties will be helping in the classroom, on the playground, and/or on the bus to ensure safety and promote school readiness. Secondary duties may include supporting the cook, office manager, family service specialist, and disabilities specialist.
    Qualifications: High School diploma. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.  
    Total Number of vacancies: 12 Type: Full time (40 hours per week) 
    Location(s): Grand Junction (7), Brighton (1), Olathe (2),  Greeley (1), Rifle (1)

  • Cook Aide

    Wage Range: $12.67 to $16.23

    Responsible for assisting the Cook with Head Start Food Services. Ensures compliance with all appropriate Local, State and Federal regulations pertaining to the Food Services component. Assists with all phases of kitchen operations; meal planning, ordering, preparing, serving, and documentation of meals and snacks; following menus and maintaining inventory. Assists with the smooth operations, functioning, and strict cleanliness of the kitchen in adherence to health and food safety codes. This is an entry-level position requiring no previous education or experience.
    Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age. HS/GED is highly preferred. Current Food handlers permit/certification.  Bilingual English Spanish preferred. 
    Number of vacancies: 1
    Location(s): Grand Junction (Red Canyon)

  • Developmental Specialist

    Wage Range: $16.01 to $22.02

    Under the direct supervision of the Education Manager, manages disability services at the center for children and families. Serves as the case manager for children needing special services, and as the team lead for children needing mental health services. Responsible for building strong relationships with the Local Education Agencies and Early Intervention Agencies to ensure IEPs/IFSPs are developed are implemented. Responsible for building strong working relationships with parents and promoting parental involvement throughout the special education process. Works with teaching staff to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Facilitates referrals to community agencies for needed services.
    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Child Development or related field, with emphasis or experience in special education, social work, and/or psychology. Bilingual English Spanish required. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.
    Number of vacancies: 2
    Location(s): Grand Junction

  • Education and Development Specialist

    Wage Range: $16.01 - $22.02

    Under the direction of the Area Manager, manages the Head Start education and developmental services in the center. Ensures that such services are comprehensive, culturally relevant, and developmentally appropriate in a learning environment that maximizes opportunities for each child’s physical, emotional, social and cognitive growth. Ensures teachers support parents in their role as the child’s first teacher.  Manage all aspects of the education and disabilities services in the center(s) in accordance with the Head Start Act, Head Start Performance Standards, developmentally appropriate practices, early childhood education and special education best practices, and the CDLF’s School Readiness Plan. One-time $1,000.00 bonus payable after 60 days of employment.
    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field, with emphasis or experience in special education, social work, or psychology. Three years’ management and/or group process experience. Bilingual English-Spanish required. Physical requirements included extended periods of time sitting or standing, ability to lift 50 lbs., ability to stoop, bend, crawl and perform other actions commonly associated with caring for young children and infants.
    Number of vacancies: 2
    Location(s): Grand Junction/Olathe, Greeley/Brighton

  • Family Service Specialist

    Wage Range: $16.01 to $22.02

    Under the supervision of the Family and Community Partnership Manager, develops and oversees social service activities, makes contact with community resources and partners, and ensures quality service to families. Works closely with Family Services Specialists, parents, staff and community to implement Head Start and other program objectives and activities.
    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in a social service-related field. One or more years’ experience in social services, preferably in a supervisory capacity. Bilingual Spanish-English required.
    Number of vacancies: 1
    Location(s): Olathe  

  • Office Manager

    Wage Range: $14.21 to $19.62

    Under the direct supervision of the Center Support Specialist, provides administrative support to the Head Start center. Implements and ensures quality services to children and families in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards. Provides support to staff in all activities affecting and involving children. Oversees use and inventory of office equipment and materials. Occasionally drives a school bus.
    Qualifications: Associate degree or higher in administration, management, or related field. Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly recommended. CDL required or the ability to obtain one.
    Number of vacancies: 2
    Location(s):  Greeley (1), Parachute (1)

  • Substitute Bus Driver

    Wage Range: $18.46 - $24.46

    Under the supervision of the Lead Bus Driver, this position is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient transport of children and parents/families between program activities and home and on field trips. This position is also responsible to keep the vehicle clean and in safe operating conditions always.
    Qualifications: High school diploma or GED, current in-state Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a School Bus and Passenger endorsement and/or other criteria specifically required by the state. CPR and First Aid Certification required. Bilingual preferred English/Spanish.  This is a substitute position, not eligible for benefits.
    Number of vacancies: 1
    Location(s): Greeley/Brighton (1)

  • Teacher - Early Head Start (Infant/Toddler)

    Wage Range: $14.21 - $19.62

    Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, administers a program of early childhood education that is developmentally, linguistically & culturally appropriate; meets the individual & holistic needs of infants and toddlers; plans and implements learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment to help promote children’s developmental progression; and works closely with parents and families to ensure they are intentionally included in the planning & execution of their child’s education. Works as a team member with other staff, parents, and volunteers.
    Qualifications: Child Development Associate (CDA) or comparable credential, with a focus on infant and toddler development. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.
    Number of vacancies: 10
    Locations:  Grand Junction (6), Olathe (2), Brighton (2)

  • Teacher - Preschool

    Wage Range: $16.01 - $22.02

    Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, administers a program of early childhood education that is developmentally, linguistically & culturally appropriate; meets the individual & holistic needs of preschool aged children; plans and implements learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment to help promote children’s developmental progression; and works closely with parents and families to ensure they are intentionally included in the planning and execution of their child’s education. Works as a team member with other staff, parents, and volunteers.
    Qualifications: Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field; with experience in teaching preschool-age children. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.
    Number of vacancies: 3
    Location(s): Grand Junction  

  • Teacher Assistant

    Wage Range: $12.79 - $17.64

    Under the supervision of the Education Specialist and the leadership of the Preschool Teacher, administers a program of early childhood education that is developmentally, linguistically & culturally appropriate; meets the individual & holistic needs of preschool aged children; assists the preschool teacher implement the curriculum. Works as a team member with other staff, parents, and volunteers. Assumes Preschool Teacher duties in the temporary absence of the Preschool Teacher.
    Qualifications: Child Development Associate (CDA), a degree in early childhood education, or enrollment in a program that will result in a CDA or college degree within two years of hire. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.
    Number of vacancies: 10 Full Time (40 hours per week)
    Location(s): Grand Junction (4), Craig (2), Parachute (1), Rifle (2), Olathe (1)