If you are passionate about a career that will allow you to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families, consider the following openings at Douglas Cherokee Head Start.

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Date:            10/06/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Teacher Assistant
Location:     
Grainger County – Bean Station Head Start (37.5 hours/week)
                                           
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.
  • Additional responsibilities for Teacher Assistants at Bus Route Centers:
    • Must be at least 21 years old or older
    • Must have a valid TN driver’s license and been driving for 5 years.
    • Must be able to pass DOT physical; and able to obtain commercial driver’s license (CDL) following employment.
    • Must provide proof of residency in Tennessee.
    • 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, averages 30 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt (Bean Station position is 37.5 hours per week).
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

Date:            10/3/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Bus Driver/Classroom Assistant
Location:      Blount County – Townsend Head Start
                    Cocke County – Cosby 1 Head Start
Sevier County – Underwood 1 Head Start
                       
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • One year experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Must be at least 21 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: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

 

Date:            10/3/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Child Care Aide
Location:     
Blount County – Mary Blount Head Start (full-time 32.5 hours/week)
                    Jefferson County – Dandridge Head Start (full-time 35 hours/week)
                       
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./week, full-time, 32.5-35 hrs./week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

 

Date:            10/3/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Cook
Location:      Monroe County – Madisonville Head Start (33.5 hours/week)
                    Sevier County – Wearwood Head Start (averages 30 hours/week)

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, averages 30-33.5 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

 

Date:            10/3/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Teacher Assistant
Location:     
Monroe County – Sweetwater 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.
  • Additional responsibilities for Teacher Assistants at Bus Route Centers:
    • Must be at least 21 years old or older
    • Must have a valid TN driver’s license and been driving for 5 years.
    • Must be able to pass DOT physical; and able to obtain commercial driver’s license (CDL) following employment.
    • Must provide proof of residency in Tennessee.
    • 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, averages 30 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.


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