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Blount County

Date:          11/12/2019
Program:   Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:   Family Advocate
Location:   Blount County

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Degree, credential, or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field preferred.
  • High School diploma or GED and ability to obtain related degree, credential, or certification in a timely manner required.
  • A natural concern, empathy, and enjoyment of Head Start children and their families.
  • Ability to communicate openly with community resources, professionals, parents, and children.
  • Evidence of emotional stability and maturity; must be flexible and open to change.
  • Basic computer knowledge required.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and obtain ‘F endorsement’ after hire.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for recruiting children, home visits, completing applications according to federal guidelines.
  • Will utilize existing community resources in meeting families’ physical and financial needs
  • Asist parents in setting goals and working toward self-sufficiency.
  • Ensure all children have complete required medical and dental screenings/exams.
  • Advocate for Head Start families within the program and community.
  • Complete and up-date medical and dental records and follow-up treatments.
  • Ensure accurate and timely data is entered into computer tracking system.
  • Will conduct home visits as scheduled and also as needed.   

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week, full year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Open to current Douglas-Cherokee employees at this time.  EOE

 

Date:           10/30/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Child Care Aide/Special Service Assistant
Location:   
Blount County – Porter Head Start
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Early Childhood degree or Child Development Associate (CDA) preferred.
  • One year experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in carrying out educational, developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children
  • Provides supervision of children in the classroom, the playground, and on field trips.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, 32.5 hrs. /5 days week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE

 

Date:           10/28/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Teacher Assistant
Location:    Blount County Lanier Head Start

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Preschool CDA or degree in Early Childhood or related area desired.
  • Will consider applicants enrolled in a CDA, ECE Certificate, or related degree program.
  • Previous experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Must be able to work well with parents and staff, as well as preschool children
  • Criminal background check required.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.
  • Will act as Bus Monitor and drive bus route as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in delivering educational, developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children.
  • Provides supervision of children in the classroom, the playground, and on field trips.
  • May be the immediate supervisor of other center staff in the absence the teacher.
  • Assists in organizing the classroom and maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • Observes, assesses, refers, and evaluates each child’s progress in the assigned classroom, and assists in planning and implementing classroom activities based on individual needs of the children to advance physical and intellectual competence.
  • Assists in promoting social and emotional development of children, and in maintaining classroom discipline using positive guidance techniques.
  • Assists in maintaining records and submits reports as required; attends meetings and required training.
  • Assist with home visits and/or parent-teacher conferences as required
  • Assists with parent meetings, and maintains positive communication with parents and community participants.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, 30 - 37.5 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

 

Date:           10/24/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Child Care Aide
Location:    
Blount County – Fairview  
                                                                      
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Early Childhood degree or Child Development Associate (CDA) preferred.
  • One year experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in carrying out educational, developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children
  • Provides supervision of children in the classroom, the playground, and on field trips.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned.

Hours and Benefits: part-time, 23 hrs. /4 days week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE

 

Date:           09/17/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Cook
Location:    Blount County – New Providence

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Experience cooking for Head Start or similar program preferred.
  • Responsible for daily food service in the center, grocery shopping, and compliance with CACFP requirements.
  • Will assist with food-related activities in the classroom.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license, transportation for work-related duties, and liability insurance. Mileage is reimbursed.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and serve breakfast and/or snack and lunch each school day. 
  • Order, receive and store food as delivered by suppliers.
  • Check invoices against items delivered to ensure accuracy of the invoice and charges.
  • Maintain a sanitary, attractive kitchen which meets all federal interagency day care standards.
  • Prepare food in a manner which retains nutritional value, looks appetizing, is appealing to children, and follows cycle menus as developed.
  • Keep proper reports and records (food purchases, inventory, food production, menu changes, and meal counts) in order to comply with all USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program requirements.
  • Purchase needed groceries at the grocery store and be able to transport and carry heavy items/groceries from the store to the kitchen.
  • Assist in classrooms or on playground on occasion for staff breaks.

Hours and Benefits: Part-time, 23 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted to position filled. EOE

 

 

 

 

 


Cocke County

 

 

Date:           07/31/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Bus Driver/Classroom Assistant
Location:    Cocke County – Newport 1 and Northwest Head Start
                                                                                                                                      
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • One year experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Must be at least 25 years of age, have a valid driver's license and have five (5) years      driving experience and good driving record.
  • Must be able to obtain a TN Commercial Driver License-Class C with P and S endorsements after hire.
  • Must pass a DOT physical examination and TB screen.
  • Criminal background and driving record (IMVR) checks required.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide safe transportation for Head Start children on the morning and afternoon bus route and on field trips.
  • Keep bus clean and in safe working condition at all times.
  • Maintain accurate maintenance records.
  • Assist the Teacher in supervision of the children in the classroom, playground, and on field trips.
  • Train children and their families about safety habits for boarding, riding and exiting bus.
  • Be alert of and meet the special needs of children in route to and from the center.
  • Schedule routine maintenance and/or service of vehicle to ensure it remains in good operating condition.
  • Perform daily safety checks/pre-trip inspections.
  • Keep accurate mileage and maintenance reports to assure accountability for use of buses.
  • Complete pre-trip and bus log reports to ensure the safety of the children.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, averages 30 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE
Dead line for internal applicants to apply is August 4, 2019 4:00 PM.

 

 

Grainger County

 

Hamblen County

Date:               11/08/2019
Program:        Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:        Infant/Toddler Teacher
Location:        Hamblen County – Early Head Start
                                               
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Infant/Toddler CDA; Early Childhood Education degree, or degree related to ECE and a minimum of one year’s experience teaching infant/toddlers required.
  • The Program will determine related coursework and may require additional
  • Infant/Toddler coursework or enrollment in an Infant/Toddler CDA program upon hire.
  • Must be able to work well with parents and staff, as well as infants and toddlers.
  • Must obtain pre-employment physical and T.B. screen.
  • Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license, available transportation for work-related duties, and proof of auto liability insurance, mileage is reimbursed.
  • Professionalism in regard to confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will plan and implement educational, developmentally appropriate activities for infants and toddlers and provide care in a responsive and respectful manner.
  • Supervise and interact with children in all daily activities in all learning environments.
  • Provide guidance and supervise Caregivers, substitutes, & volunteers working in your assigned classroom in all activities at all times.   
  • Maintain an open, friendly, & cooperative relationship with all staff, management, enrollees & their families; encourage positive & active involvement in the program
  • Will conduct home visits to enrolled children and/or expectant families.
  • Engage in ongoing assessment using EHS chosen assessment tools.
  • Promote social/emotional development of children; maintain classroom discipline using positive guidance techniques; teach & model age appropriate positive guidance & discipline techniques to parents.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week, full-year; Non-Exempt.

To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position is filled.  EOE.

 

Date:           11/19/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Teacher Assistant
Location:    Hamblen County – North Hamblen 2 Head Start                    
                  
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related degree required
  • Minimum one year’s experience teaching preschool children.
  • Must submit to pre-employment background check, physical, TB screen, and reference checks.
  • Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license and available transportation for work-related duties with mileage reimbursed.
  • Evidence of emotional stability and maturity; must be flexible and open to change.
  • Must be able to work well with parents and staff, as well as preschool children.
  • Basic computer knowledge required.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organizes classroom and maintains a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • Observes, assesses, refers, and evaluates each child’s progress in assigned in classroom, and plans/implements classroom activities based on individual needs of the children to advance physical and intellectual competence.
  • Promotes social and emotional development of children; maintains classroom discipline using positive guidance techniques.
  • Supervises and interacts with children in all daily activities inside, outside, and on field trips.
  • Makes home visits and/or holds parent-teacher conferences as required; assists with parent meetings; and maintains positive communication with staff, parents, and community participants regarding program activities and objectives.
  • Records and maintains Head Start documentation's and submits reports as required; attends meetings and required training.
  • Demonstrates work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • May directly supervise center staff including teacher assistant, cook, bus driver, child care aide, special service assistants, and volunteers

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, 30 hours/week, full year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position is filled.  EOE.


Jefferson County


 



Date:           07/31/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Bus Driver/Classroom Assistant
Location:   Jefferson County – Shady Grove
                                                                                                                                      
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • One year experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Must be at least 25 years of age, have a valid driver's license and have five (5) years      driving experience and good driving record.
  • Must be able to obtain a TN Commercial Driver License-Class C with P and S endorsements after hire.
  • Must pass a DOT physical examination and TB screen.
  • Criminal background and driving record (IMVR) checks required.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide safe transportation for Head Start children on the morning and afternoon bus route and on field trips.
  • Keep bus clean and in safe working condition at all times.
  • Maintain accurate maintenance records.
  • Assist the Teacher in supervision of the children in the classroom, playground, and on field trips.
  • Train children and their families about safety habits for boarding, riding and exiting bus.
  • Be alert of and meet the special needs of children in route to and from the center.
  • Schedule routine maintenance and/or service of vehicle to ensure it remains in good operating condition.
  • Perform daily safety checks/pre-trip inspections.
  • Keep accurate mileage and maintenance reports to assure accountability for use of buses.
  • Complete pre-trip and bus log reports to ensure the safety of the children.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, averages 30 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE


Monroe County

 

Sevier County

Date:           10/08/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Child Care Aide/Special Service Assistant
Location:   
Sevier County – Oak Cluster
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Early Childhood degree or Child Development Associate (CDA) preferred.
  • One year experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in carrying out educational, developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children
  • Provides supervision of children in the classroom, the playground, and on field trips.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned.

Hours and Benefits: Part-time, 23 hrs. /4 days week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE

 

Date:           9/16/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Special Service Assistant
Location:   
Sevier County
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Early Childhood degree or Child Development Associate (CDA) preferred.
  • One year experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in carrying out educational, developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children
  • Provides supervision of children in the classroom, the playground, and on field trips.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned.

Hours and Benefits: Part-time, 23 hrs. /4 days week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE

 

Date:           09/18/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Child Care Aide, Temporary
Location:    
Sevier County – Wearwood  
                                                                      
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Early Childhood degree or Child Development Associate (CDA) preferred.
  • One year experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in carrying out educational, developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children
  • Provides supervision of children in the classroom, the playground, and on field trips.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned.

Hours and Benefits: Part-time, 23 hrs. /4 days week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE

 

 

Date:           07/31/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Bus Driver/Classroom Assistant
Location:    Sevier County – Wearwood Head Start
                                                                                                                   
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • One year experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Must be at least 25 years of age, have a valid driver's license and have five (5) years      driving experience and good driving record.
  • Must be able to obtain a TN Commercial Driver License-Class C with P and S endorsements after hire.
  • Must pass a DOT physical examination and TB screen.
  • Criminal background and driving record (IMVR) checks required.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide safe transportation for Head Start children on the morning and afternoon bus route and on field trips.
  • Keep bus clean and in safe working condition at all times.
  • Maintain accurate maintenance records.
  • Assist the Teacher in supervision of the children in the classroom, playground, and on field trips.
  • Train children and their families about safety habits for boarding, riding and exiting bus.
  • Be alert of and meet the special needs of children in route to and from the center.
  • Schedule routine maintenance and/or service of vehicle to ensure it remains in good operating condition.
  • Perform daily safety checks/pre-trip inspections.
  • Keep accurate mileage and maintenance reports to assure accountability for use of buses.
  • Complete pre-trip and bus log reports to ensure the safety of the children.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, averages 30 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE


Union County

Date:           11/06/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Child Care Aide
Location:    
Union County – Cross Creek  
                                                                              
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Early Childhood degree or Child Development Associate (CDA) preferred.
  • One year experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in carrying out educational, developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children
  • Provides supervision of children in the classroom, the playground, and on field trips.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned.

Hours and Benefits: Full -time, 30 hrs. /5 days week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE

 

Date:           11/01/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Cook
Location:    Union County – Cross Creek

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Experience cooking for Head Start or similar program preferred.
  • Responsible for daily food service in the center, grocery shopping, and compliance with CACFP requirements.
  • Will assist with food-related activities in the classroom.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license, transportation for work-related duties, and liability insurance. Mileage is reimbursed.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and serve breakfast and/or snack and lunch each school day. 
  • Order, receive and store food as delivered by suppliers.
  • Check invoices against items delivered to ensure accuracy of the invoice and charges.
  • Maintain a sanitary, attractive kitchen which meets all federal interagency day care standards.
  • Prepare food in a manner which retains nutritional value, looks appetizing, is appealing to children, and follows cycle menus as developed.
  • Keep proper reports and records (food purchases, inventory, food production, menu changes, and meal counts) in order to comply with all USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program requirements.
  • Purchase needed groceries at the grocery store and be able to transport and carry heavy items/groceries from the store to the kitchen.
  • Assist in classrooms or on playground on occasion for staff breaks.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, 30 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted to position filled. EOE


 

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