By Darla Shelden, City Sentinel Reporter –
This story first appeared online on Nov. 8, 2020.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sunbeam Family Services seeks to immediately hire nearly 30 positions to support its early education centers. Open positions include certified teachers for infants and toddlers and family advocates.
“Sunbeam is a leader in early childhood care and education for OKC, and we are growing,” said Paula Gates, chief program officer for early childhood services. “We are opening new schools targeted for the early years of development, serving birth to three across the metro.
“We are looking for qualified teachers dedicated to building strong children and families, practice good health and well-being, and appreciate high-quality learning opportunities,” Gates added.
This year, Sunbeam will help 680 children from birth to age 3 prepare for school and life success. The nonprofit is looking to hire more teachers and staff to support infants, toddlers and their families.
“We are the Early Head Start provider for Oklahoma City, that provides a low teacher-child ratio, beautiful and creative learning environments, and comprehensive wrap-around services for families,” said Gates. “Our teachers are the heart-beat of our child care centers. We are an employee first organization to serve our community best!”
Sunbeam has been voted a “Best Place to Work” for the sixth year in a row and was recognized as a Family Positive Workplace by the Potts Family Foundation and the OK25by25 Coalition.
The nonprofit offers training opportunities year-round to support staff’s growth. Employees also receive a generous leave and benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, and disability insurance.
In addition, employees have access to mental health services and a 403(b) retirement savings plan, where contributions are matched up to 7 percent. Through the monthly “Beamer Living the Mission” award, Sunbeam spotlights employees who shine in their service to the community.
“I’ve been working at Sunbeam now for nearly a year and a half,” said Christy Chandler, family advocate at Sunbeam. “I love that I am valued as an employee; it feels great to be needed! I also appreciate the importance Sunbeam places on Professional Development. Knowing that my supervisor supports my professional goals and dreams is amazing!”
Established in 1907, Sunbeam Family Services is committed to helping children, families and seniors learn, grow, and thrive. The nonprofit works through collaborative partnerships and innovative programs to empower and unite central Oklahomans.
“This is made possible thanks to the dedicated staff who walk alongside clients to build bright futures and a strong community,” the release stated.
Click here to watch the Sunbeam Early Childhood Services Early Retirement Video. For more information about joining the Sunbeam family, visit SunbeamFamilyServices.org/careers.
Sunbeam’s “44 in 4” social media event is looking to raise 44 gift cards in 4 days to support Oklahoma families this holiday season from Thursday, Nov. 5 through Monday, Nov. 8. Help make the holiday season brighter for over 100 Oklahoma families by donating $25 gift cards for the Season of Joy. Sunbeam still needs over 500 gift cards to reach their goal. To pledge cards today, click here.
To learn more, call 405-528-7721 or visit sunbeamfamilyservices.org.