Employment

Current Job Openings

Data Integration Specialist

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.61/hour
Schedule: Full-Time; 40 hours per week; Monday – Friday

  • Work Location: One Location
  • Work Remotely: No

  • Professional Qualifications/Credential Requirements:

    • B.S./B.A. required – Data Management or related field preferred (e.g., information technology, information science, or social science degrees with related experience.)
    • Knowledge and use of various technology and software preferred.
    • 1 year Data analysis experience preferred.
    • Good communication skills and interpersonal relationships required

    Other Requirements:

    • Verifiable work history
    • Driver’s license
    • Vehicle available for work related travel, mileage reimbursed.
    • Occasional out-of-town travel
    • Criminal background checks (fingerprint, vulnerable person’s registry, etc.)

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in designing and implementation of program data systems in compliance with Head Start regulations, licensing requirements, local operational plans and procedures and other applicable regulations.
  • Provides technical support, assistance and training to teaching staff and family services staff for the development and implementation of data integration and management.
  • Assists with the communication and integration of Head Start data management activities and services in program operations.
  • Utilizes ChildPlus, ASQ, Teaching Strategies Gold, and other software used by Head Start/Early Head Start to track program outcomes and provide feedback for management staff.
  • Special projects – Completes, conducts, and manages special projects and assignments delegated by supervisors to assist the administration and operation of the program.
  • Demonstrates professional behaviors and work habits in compliance with agency and program policies and procedures, and goals and objectives.

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/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.


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.


Head Start Preschool Teacher Assistant

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.07 to 13.82/hour
Pay frequency: Bi-weekly or twice monthly

Work Location: Classroom

Schedule: Monday – Friday; no weekends

Professional Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 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 pass college coursework and obtain a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) – (provided by employer)
  • 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.

Preferences:

  • Experience with young children in a Licensed Child Care facility (1 year)
  • Center-based professional childcare (1 year)
  • Child Development Associate Credential (CDA), AAS or higher in Early Childhood Education or Child Development

Essential Duties/Reponsibilities:

  • Assists with and maintains a safe and healthy learning environment using appropriate classroom organization, schedules, and routines and effective classroom and child management techniques; provides health and nutrition services for children.
  • Assists in implementing developmentally appropriate learning activities for young children based on individual needs in order to advance physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth and development.
  • Assists in the provision of parent involvement services consistent with the Parent Involvement/Education Plan and operating policies and procedures.
  • Provides transportation services for children and parents consistent with the Transportation Plan and operating policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the provision of social services consistent with the Family Services Plan and operating policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates professional behaviors and work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures, and completes special assignments from immediate supervisor or the 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.

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.

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