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: 11/21/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Family Service Worker
Location:      Jefferson 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, 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:            11/21/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Special Service Assistant/Child Care Aide
Location:      Union County – Based at Cross Creek

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • One year experience working with preschool children with or without disabilities preferred.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license, vehicle for work-related duties, and auto liability insurance; mileage will be reimbursed.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Teacher in program planning for children with disabilities and implement activities to assist children in meeting goals.
  • Complete speech/language screenings on each newly enrolled child.
  • Assist LEA staff in obtaining needed paperwork to complete evaluations when warranted.
  • Document children’s services and contacts.
  • Provide direct speech and language or other therapy activities as directed.
  • Assist with scheduling IEP meetings - will attend or cover the classroom so Teacher may attend.
  • Ability to work with Teachers, Family Service Workers, and school system personnel to assist in obtaining child and family goals.
  • Assist in delivery of services to children with disabilities and their families.
  • Assist with kindergarten transition activities.

Hours and Benefits: Part-Time, 24 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:            11/15/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Special Service Assistant
Location:      Blount County – Based at Lanier Head Start


Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • One year experience working with preschool children with or without disabilities preferred.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license, vehicle for work-related duties, and auto liability insurance; mileage will be reimbursed.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Teacher in program planning for children with disabilities and implement activities to assist children in meeting goals.
  • Complete speech/language screenings on each newly enrolled child.
  • Assist LEA staff in obtaining needed paperwork to complete evaluations when warranted.
  • Document children’s services and contacts.
  • Provide direct speech and language or other therapy activities as directed.
  • Assist with scheduling IEP meetings - will attend or cover the classroom so Teacher may attend.
  • Ability to work with Teachers, Family Service Workers, and school system personnel to assist in obtaining child and family goals.
  • Assist in delivery of services to children with disabilities and their families.
  • Assist with kindergarten transition activities.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, averages 32.5 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:            11/14/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Preschool Teacher
Location:      Blount County – Mentor Head Start
Union County – Cross Creek 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, 37.5 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application/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:            11/14/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Teacher Assistant
Location:      Blount County – Lanier 1 Head Start
Monroe County – Mt. Vernon Head Start
Hamblen County –Learning Center and Mtn. View Head Start*
Sevier County – Ridgewood and Seymour Head Start*
Union County – Cross Creek 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: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

 

Date:            11/13/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Bus Driver/Classroom Assistant
Location:      Cocke County – Cosby 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: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

 


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