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Full-time Bus Driver for Pre-School

($500.00 Sign-on-Bonus)

Provide transportation for children to and from the center daily with a 19 passenger school bus

Assist with light-duty maintenance


  • Valid N.J. CDL and S and P Endorsements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must speak English
  •  Submit to a background check, fingerprinting, physical, mantoux and random alcohol & drug testing and must be fully vaccinated

In the event you leave before 4 months of your date of hire you will be responsible to reimburse the program for the entire Sign- on-Bonus

The Sign-on-Bonus is taxable and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld

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Full-Time Teacher for Pre-School in Bayonne, N.J.

$500.00 Sign-on-Bonus
Complete Benefits Package after 60 -day probation


  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Associates degree in Early Childhood
  • Proficient in computer skills and access to email and internet
  • One year experience in a Pre-K setting
  • Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language
  • Submit to background checks, physical and mantoux – must be fully vaccinated
  • In the event you leave before 4 months of date of hire you will be responsible to reimburse the program for the entire Sign-on-Bonus.
  • The Sign-on-Bonus is taxable and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld.

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Part-time Bus Driver

Reports to: Executive Director


  • Provide local transportation Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays for seniors.
  • Provide transportation for local outings as requested by any manager.
  • Fill out maintenance forms required by Motor Vehicle and notify the Executive Director of any mechanical problems so arrangements can be made for repair.
  • Check the first aid kit, other supplies and items on the bus, including a fire extinguisher
  • Be available to assist in bus inspections.
  • Assist with the setup of bus routes in September.
  • Must be able to lift over 15 lbs.
  • Must undergo random drug and alcohol testing as required by law.
  • Interact with the senior citizens and reinforcing safety rules.
  • May be asked to perform other duties by the Executive Director.


  • A CDL Class B license
  • A High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Submit to Background and Fingerprinting checks
  • S & P Endorsement preferred

Part-Time Mental Health and Disabilities Assistant

Program: Head Start

Reports to: Mental Health and Disabilities Manager

Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.


Mental Health Component:

  • Obtain classroom observation lists from the teachers of all ten classrooms and all of the managers on a monthly basis.
  • Conduct monthly social-emotional classroom activities in all classrooms.
  • Attend the monthly Mental Health & Disabilities Parent Group Meetings for the parents.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Mental Health Manager and other relevant staff to assure that the component runs efficiently.
  • Create flyers, agendas, forms, and spreadsheets as directed.
  • Conduct monthly general classroom observations on the children.
  • Attend any mental health trainings that are held here or outside of the Head Start program.
  • Responsible to keep mental health paperwork filed and organized.
  • Attend monthly Mental Health-Disabilities Staff meetings held by the Mental Health Manager to discuss component accomplishments for the current month and goals for the following month.
  • Make copies of all mental health paperwork and notes that are sent home when needed.
  • Help with the children who have behavioral or developmental concerns in the classrooms.
  • Responsible for keeping track and completing data entry in Child Plus for Social-Emotional Checklists, Brigance Tests, the COR scores, the Parent Questionnaires, and the Behavioral Screenings.
  • Update the mental health portion of the Child Plus program.
  • Perform any and all other mental health component duties as required by the Mental Health Manager and Director.

Disabilities Component:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Disabilities Manager to ensure that the disabilities component runs smoothly.
  • Attend BBOE CST ID and Eligibility meetings for children who were referred to CST for evaluations to assess need for services.
  • Attend any disabilities trainings that are held here or outside of the program.
  • Responsible to keep the disabilities paperwork filed and organized.
  • Make copies of all disabilities paperwork and notes that are sent home as needed.
  • Help with the Bayonne Board of Education Part-Day Inclusion children if they have any behavioral or developmental concerns in the classrooms.
  • Update the disabilities sections of the Child Plus program.
  • Perform any and all other disabilities component duties as required by the Disabilities Manager and Director.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist the classrooms with fire drills and lock down practices.
  • Attend staff meetings and or other staff trainings as required by the program.
  • Attend conference call meetings and webinar trainings when necessary.
  • Answer the phone and cover the front desk when necessary.
  • Participate in all Head Start children’s activities. (Example: Family Fun Day).
  • Collaborate with all of the Head Start staff to properly service the children and their families.
  • Perform all duties as required by the Director and Executive Director.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or a related field that works with children.
  • Knowledge in social media
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent computer uses and knowledge
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Substantial knowledge at creating flyers, agendas, forms, spreadsheets, power point presentations as directed
  • Substantial knowledge in Microsoft word, power point, and excel
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must pass background, fingerprinting and sex offenders checks.
  • Complete a physical and a mantoux test.
  • Must have a valid NJ driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle daily.

Full-Time Teacher Assistant

  • Pre-School
  • Works well with children and staff
  • Second language a plus
  • Experience in a pre-school setting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of Computers



  • CDA minimum /AA or BA Degree in Early Childhood or related field


Submit to background and fingerprinting check clearances

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Part-Time Pre-School Floater

30 Hours a Week – 8:30 am to 2:30 pm


  • Support the teaching staff by performing various tasks throughout the classroom and help foster the development of the children.
  • Eager to work with children ages 3-5 in a school environment
  • Be attentive and responsible in caring for pre-school children
  • Maintain a safe learning environment
  • Supervise children while keeping them safe at all times
  • Work closely with teaching staff to implement planned learning
  • Participate in meetings and trainings as required by the program
  • Relieve teaching staff during lunch and breaks.
  • Other duties as assigned by Education Manager.


  • High School diploma or equivalent education
  • Experience working with pre-school children a plus
  • Clearance required for background, fingerprinting and sex offenders checks
  • Physical and PPD clearance required
  • Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language – knowledge of Arabic and Spanish a plus

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2021 Request for Proposal Mentor Coach

1. Summary

Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation Head Start Program is currently accepting proposals for a 2021 Teacher Coaching Consultant Contract. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from various individuals, conduct a fair and extensive evaluation based on criteria listed herein, and select the individual who will best serve the needs of Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation.

2. Proposal Guidelines

This Request for Proposal represents the requirements for an open and competitive process. Proposals for this position will be accepted until December 5, 2021 at 3PM. Any proposals received after this date and time will be returned to the sender.

Our services focus on creating school-ready children, parents engaged in the lives and education of their children, empowering families to self-sufficiency, and staff who provide high quality services to the children and families whom they serve.

Individuals who meet the necessary qualifications as well as contract terms and conditions will be negotiated upon selection of the winning bidder for this RFP. All contractual terms and conditions will be subject to review by Bayonne Head Start Director, Rosemary Simnowitz alongside Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation’s Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer.

All approved bidders must be able to pass a criminal background check.

3. Project Purpose and Description

Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation Head Start program is seeking an individual who meets the mandated qualifications for a Teacher Coaching Consultant position, for all three (3) of our Head Start locations; 21 West 8th Street, 557 Kennedy Boulevard, or 7 West 9th Street in Bayonne, NJ.

This Teacher Consultant must meet the requirements of the new Head Start Program Performance Standards, qualifications in section 1302.91(f), and must implement a research-based coordinated coaching strategy for education staff as described in section 1302.92(c) of the standards. The following components of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for overseeing and the assessment of the entire program as well as all staff
  • Planning goals and action steps
  • Engaging in focused observations
  • Reflecting on and sharing feedback about teaching practices
  • Ability and willingness to identify teacher strengths, areas of support and to identify who would benefit most from intensive coaching
  • Opportunities for teachers to be observed, receive feedback & modeling of effective teacher practices
  • Aligning mentor coaching services with program’s school readiness goals and child assessment and CLASS data
  • Creating, implementing and reviewing goals for teachers to achieve through the mentor/coaching process
  • Express ongoing communication between all managerial staff

4. Request for Proposal and Project Timeline

  • All proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than close of business, December 5, 2021.
  • Evaluation of proposals will be conducted from December 5 to December 10. 2021.
  • The selection decision for the winning bidder will be made no later than Friday, December 10, 2021.
  • Upon notification, the winning bidder must be able to provide references and must undergo fingerprinting, a physical examination and Mantoux screening test as soon as possible.

5. Budget

All proposals must include proposed costs to complete the tasks described in the project scope. Monthly and yearly pricing should be listed for each of the items in accordance with the project scope.

6. Bidder Qualifications

Bidder must meet the requirements of the new Head Start Program Performance Standards.

Teacher interactions in a virtual learning setting and eventually onsite will be observed and mentor coaching services will be provided where applicable. Goals will be set with Consultants and then targeted observations will provide other staff with feedback as well as model high quality teaching practices.

7. Contract Term and Compensation

The contract time period will be for one year starting on December 15, 2021, then the contract will become a month to month agreement until further notice.

8. Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation Head Start program will evaluate all proposals based on the following criteria. To ensure consideration for this Request for Proposal, your proposal should be complete and include all the following information:

  • Overall proposal suitability: proposed solution(s) must meet the scope and needs included herein and be presented in a clear and organized manner.
  • Organizational experience: Bidders will be evaluated on their experience as it pertains to the scope of this project.
  • Previous work: Bidders will be evaluated on examples of their work pertaining to providing teacher coaching services.
  • Value and cost: Bidders will be evaluated on the cost of their solution(s) based on the work to be performed in accordance with the scope of this project.
  • Technical expertise and experience: Bidders must provide descriptions and documentation of staff technical expertise and experience.

Each bidder must submit a copy of their proposal to the address below by November 12, 2021 @ 3PM. If you are interested in bidding on the contract, you can schedule a walk through by contacting Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation.

Attn: Ms. Rosemary Simnowitz, Director
Bayonne Head Start
P.O. Box 1032
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 437-7702

CC: Attn: Mr. Anthony Segarra, CFO
Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation
555 Kennedy Boulevard
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 437-7222