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All Counties

Date:             4/26/2019
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:      Positive Behavioral Support Advocate (new position)
Location:      Up to 10 vacancies (possibly one or more in each of our counties)

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Degree, credential, or certification in social work, human services, early childhood, or a related field preferred.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED and ability to obtain related degree, credential, or certification in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and the impact on children/families.
  • Knowledge of positive behavioral support systems, behavior management, and early intervention.
  • Knowledge of child development and early childhood education.
  • Ability to communicate openly with community resources, professionals, staff, 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 liability insurance.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide positive behavioral support and individualized strategies to children, families, and staff.
  • Will directly support staff, children, and families by introducing and modeling research and evidence based procedures.
  • Coordinate with the disabilities/mental health manager, mental health consultant, classroom and family services staff to implement behavioral management systems.
  • Develop positive, nurturing relationships with children and families.
  • Participates in impact team meetings to develop and/or modify strategies to support staff, children, and families. 
  • Provide positive emotional support to seamlessly identify and implement strategies to diminish challenges in the classroom.
  • Advocate for Head Start children, families, and staff.
  • May participate in home visits 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. EOE.

 

 

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Blount County

Date:          06/25/2019
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.  Cut-off to apply is 4:30 PM 5/16/2019. EOE

 

Date:           5/17/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Teacher Assistant
Location:    Blount County Townsend Head Start
Blount County – Union Grove 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:           5/17/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Child Care Aide
Location:   
Blount County – Eagleton 2 Head Start
                     Blount County – Townsend 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: 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


Cocke County

Date:           5/17/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Special Service Assistant/Child Care Aide
Location:    Cocke County – New Prospect 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 30-32.5 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:           2/21/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Bus Driver/Classroom Assistant
Location:    Cocke County – Newport 1 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

 

Grainger County

Date:               5/23/2019
Program:       Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:        Preschool Teacher
Location:
        Grainger County – Central Point 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 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.

Hamblen County

Date:           5/31/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Teacher Assistant
Location:    Hamblen County – Learning Center 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:           5/17/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Child Care Aide
Location:    
Hamblen County – North Hamblen 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: 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

 

Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Preschool Teacher
Location:    Hamblen County – Ray McElhaney 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, 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.
Dead line for internal applicants to apply is June 26, 2019 4:00 PM.


 

Date:               4/26/2019
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:               4/26/2019
Program:       Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:        Preschool Teacher
Location:
        Hamblen County – North Hamblen 2 Head Start
Hamblen County – Learning Center 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 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:           5/17/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Teacher Assistant
Location:    Jefferson County – Dandridge 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 25 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, 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:           4/26/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Child Care Aide
Location:   
Jefferson County – Cherokee 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:               3/6/2019
Program:        Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:        Bilingual Assistant/Translator
Location:       
Jefferson County – based at Dandridge Head Start

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Degree or Certificate in Early Childhood, Social Services, or related field preferred.
  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish and the ability and experience to effectively   communicate via speaking, reading, writing, and typing.
  • 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.
  • Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and proof of liability insurance (mileage is reimbursed).
  • Driving to centers and on occasion other locations within the 8 county service area is required.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Teachers and Family Service Workers in completing job responsibilities with Spanish-speaking families including:
  • with parent-teacher conferences and parent meetings
  • with paperwork and reports related to services for children and families
  • with educational testing of the children
  • with medical and dental screenings and follow-up
  • with evaluating child’s progress and planning/implementing classroom activities
  • with delivering educational, developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children
  • Maintains positive communication with Spanish-speaking families and community participants regarding Program activities and objectives.
  • Provides supervision of children in the classroom, the playground, and on field trips.
  • Assists in organizing the classroom and maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • 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.

Hours and Benefits: Will consider Full-time or part time, 28.75 - 32.5hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: HR Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.


Monroe County

Date:           3/11/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Preschool Teacher
Location:    Monroe County – Sweetwater 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 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:           4/26/2019
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 25 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, 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.

 

 

Sevier County

 

Date:          5/13/2019
Program:   Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:   Family Advocate
Location:   Sevier County – Boyd’s Creek Head Start

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.  Cut-off to apply is 4:30 PM 5/16/2019. EOE

 

Date:           5/17/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Special Service Assistant/Child Care Aide
Location:
    Sevier County – Boyd’s Creek 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 30-32.5 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:           4/26/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Teacher Assistant
Location:    Sevier County – Wearwood 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 25 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, 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:           2/21/2019
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:           5/13/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Area Coordinator
Location:    Union County – based at Cross Creek or Central Point Head Start  

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree (Child and Family studies or Early Childhood is preferred).
  • Sufficient training and experience in Head Start or other Human Service programs to give skills needed to manage, supervise, and monitor assigned service areas is required. 
  • Sufficient understanding of early childhood development to provide leadership in developing a quality program.
  • A natural concern, empathy, and enjoyment of Head Start children and their families.
  • Must have the ability to communicate openly and effectively with staff, parents, and children. 
  • 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.
  • Basic computer knowledge.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Management Team to ensure compliance with Federal and State Guidelines, Head Start Performance Standards, and Agency / Program Policies and Procedures.
  • Assist with orientation, training, and ongoing evaluation of personnel within the assigned service area.
  • Manages the coordination of Component services with all staff to ensure efficient implementation of Head Start objectives and work plans.
  • Supervises all Head Start/Early Head Start staff in assigned service areas and will assist in yearly evaluations. Provides the coordination and assists with the communication and integration of Head Start/Early Head Start activities and services in program operations.
  • Provides leadership in working with Head Start/Early Head Start parent committees, Policy Council, and Advisory Boards; provides leadership in working with staff, parents, and community in understanding Head Start/Early Head Start services and in developing support for program goals and activities.
  • Demonstrates work habits that comply with agency personnel policies and procedures, and complete special assignments from the Head Start Director and Management Team.
  • Adheres to strict confidentiality and professional practices.
  • Completes and submits site evaluations and monitoring reports as requested to the Director and Management Team.

 

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.  Cut-off to apply is 4:30 PM 5/16/2019. EOE

Date:           4/26/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Teacher Assistant
Location:    Union County – Maynardville 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 25 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, 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:           3/27/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Child Care Aide/Special Service Assistant
Location:   
Union County – Cross Creek 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: 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:           3/13/2019
Program:    Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:    Special Service Assistant
Location:    Union County – Based at Cross Creek 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 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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