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Head Start/Early Head Start Nurse

*URGENTLY HIRING

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.05/hour
*Pay may depend on skills and/or qualifications

Schedule: 40 hours per week; Monday – Friday

Professional Qualifications/Requirements:

  • RN required.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (preferred).
  • 1 year of nursing experience (Required).
  • Driver’s License (preferred).
  • Experience with children ages birth to 5 required.
  • Good communication skills required.
  • Must have car available for work related travel, mileage reimbursed.
  • Participation in night parent meetings 1-2 times per month.
  • Requires occasional out of town travel.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Plans, arranges for, conducts health/medical screenings for Head Start/Early Head Start children (e.g., vision, hearing, height/weight, dental, blood pressure, lead).
  • Reviews health/medical documentation and communicates with medical providers and parents to assure information is up-to-date and accurate.
  • Requests/reviews medical records, including discussions with parents and medical providers, prior to enrollment for medical conditions which may impact full participation in the program.
  • Communicates with parents regarding health/medical concerns, and/or need for follow up.
  • Provides training and technical assistance to staff and parents related to health/medical/safety needs of HS/EHS children.
  • Reviews medication orders and provides training and support necessary for services to be administered during HS/EHS program hours.
  • Works in coordination with other HS/EHS coordinators/managers to develop appropriate intervention and support for children with special needs.
  • Assists staff in the development and implementation of staff wellness initiatives.
  • Observes classrooms and centers and conducts health/safety inspections and provides feedback to supervisors regarding needed follow up.
  • Participates in Health Advisory Committee activities, including presentation of health statistics/information.
  • Initiates contact with community service providers to establish and/or continue partnerships to provide support for children, families, and the HS/EHS program.

Benefits:

  • Regular work schedule.
  • Health insurance, life insurance provided for employee at no cost.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dental and Vision insurance available.
  • Retirement plan.
  • Flexible spending account.
  • Annual and sick leave provided. (Paid time off)
  • Training to update and renew skills provided.

Clerk/Parent Involvement Specialist

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.29-13.42/hour
Schedule: 40 hours per week; Monday – Friday; Day Shift

  • Work Location: One Location
  • Work Remotely: No
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:
    • High school or equivalent (Required)
    • Driver’s License (Required)
    • receptionist/clerical, 1 year (Preferred)
    • professional center-based child care, 1 year (Preferred)

REQUIREMENTS :

  • Established work history
  • Valid Driver’s License & ability to obtain Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Be at least 25 years of age (DOT requirement to obtain the CDL)
  • Criminal background check (fingerprint, vulnerable person’s registry, etc.)
  • Ability to meet and work with the public, good reception and telephone skills are required.
  • Physical ability to work with young children – up and down on floor, on and off buses, on playground, lifting up to 50 lbs. to carry a child, move furniture, etc.

PERFORMANCE PLAN/JOB ELEMENTS:

  • Performs phone, reception, and clerical duties for the Head Start center.
  • Provides assistance to the Center Manager/center staff in coordination and communication activities to facilitate effective center operation and component integration; and conducts assigned center/program activities necessary for effective, efficient delivery of services.
  • Assists Center Manager and center staff in the conduct and documentation of center parent involvement and volunteer services/activities.
  • Completes substitute duties as needed/requested – filling in for teaching staff absences on a regular basis.
  • Establishes and maintains systems for assuring adequate center supplies, equipment, and materials under the direction of the Center Manager.
  • Demonstrates work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures, and completes special assignments from immediate supervisor or Head Start Director.

Benefits:

  • Regular work schedule.
  • Health insurance, life insurance provided for employee at no cost.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dental and Vision insurance available.
  • Retirement plan.
  • Flexible spending account.
  • Annual and sick leave provided. (Paid time off)
  • Training to update and renew skills provided.


Head Start Preschool Teacher

* URGENTLY HIRING

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.26 to $20.52/hour
Pay frequency: Bi-weekly or Twice monthly

Work Location: Classroom

Professional Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development.
  • Professional experience working with preschool children (1 year of Early Childhood Education & 1 year of center-based preschool teaching required)
  • Physical ability to work with young children; up and down on floor, on and off buses, on playground, lifting up to 50 lbs. to carry a child, move furniture, etc.
  • Verifiable work history; Social Security Card and/or work permit.
  • Drivers License, ability to obtain TN drivers license and ability to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
  • Applicant to be at least 25 years of age (DOT requires to obtain school bus endorsement for the CDL).
  • Criminal background checks (fingerprint, vulnerable persons registry, etc.).

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and maintains a safe and health learning environment using appropriate classroom organization, schedules, and routines and effective classroom and child management techniques; provides health and nutrition services for children.
  • Teaches developmentally appropriate learning activities and implements developmentally appropriate learning strategies for young children based on individual needs in order to advance physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth and development (with specific attention/provision made for children with mental health concerns or special needs).
  • Recruits, trains, and works appropriately with parents in compliance with Parent Involvement/Education Plan and operating policies and procedures; monitors children’s attendance and provides follow-up necessary to ensure regular, satisfactory child attendance.
  • Provides transportation services for children and parents consistent with the Transportation Plan and operating policies and procedures.
  • Directs and supervises classroom aides and volunteers and provides the leadership, training, monitoring, and assistance necessary for satisfactory personnel performance and effective, efficient delivery of Head Start services in compliance with program and personnel policies and procedures and other applicable regulations.
  • Demonstrates professional behaviors and work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures, works closely with all Head Start component staff to facilitate integrated service delivery, and completes special assignments from supervisor.

Benefits:

  • Regular work schedule.
  • Health insurance, life insurance provided for employee at no cost.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dental and Vision insurance available.
  • Retirement plan.
  • Flexible spending account.
  • Annual and sick leave provided. (Paid time off)
  • Training to update and renew skills provided.
From Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee:

You may apply for employment at Head Start through Knoxville CAC. There are instructions for applying to any position at CAC, including Head Start openings.

Email your resume and CAC job application to cachr@knoxcac.org.
Note: Emailed resumes sent as attachments must be provided in Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or rich text format (.rtf).

Visit the Office area of the L.T. Ross Building (2247 Western Avenue) to review CAC’s job book, complete an application, and/or submit your resume. You can also call Head Start’s administrative office to find out more.

#: (865) 522-2193