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Careers at NCS

Join our team in a rewarding career in working with children! Northcoast Children’s Services offers opportunities for staff development, including education and trainings to facilitate your job advancement. We encourage all levels of experience to apply. NCS provides a supportive work environment, low adult-to-child classroom ratios, and competitive benefits.

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Some of the advantages we offer to both full-time and part-time employees are:

  • Competitive wages
  • Paid sick leave
  • Voluntary employee contributions to a retirement plan
  • Staff support services
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Opportunities for professional development & advancement

In addition, full-time staff (30 hours per week or more) are eligible to participate in Northcoast Children’s Services’ Flexible Benefit Plan after 2 months of full-time employment.

Equal Employment Opportunities

NCS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Northcoast Children’s Services’ policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, gender or gender identity, religion or religious creed, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions including genetic characteristics, sex,  sexual orientation, military or veterans status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding related medical conditions, political affiliations or activities, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  It also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Reasonable Accommodations

To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, Northcoast Children’s Services will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship would result.

Any applicant or employee who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact the Human Resources Director to request an accommodation.

Interview & Hiring Process

  • The interview panel typically consists of two to five people who are familiar with the requirements of the position.
  • You can prepare for the interview by reviewing the job description prior to the interview.
  • References are checked after the interview and before we offer the position to an applicant.  Making sure your references know to potentially expect a call can help speed up the process. 
  • If you are offered the position, your employment will begin after your fingerprints have been cleared by California Community Care Licensing. 
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