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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.


Head Start Infant/Toddler Teacher Assistant

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.29 to 14.10/hour
Pay frequency: Bi-weekly or twice monthly

Schedule: Monday – Friday; no weekends

Work Location: One location

Work Remotely: No

Qualifications

  • Experience: center-based professional infant/toddler teaching, 1 year (Preferred)
  • Education: Associate (Preferred)
  • License: Driver’s License (Required)

Requirements:

  • College degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Child and Family Studies or Infant/Toddler CDA
  • Experience providing childcare services to infants/toddlers
  • Physical ability to supervise a group of 4-8 infants/toddlers
  • Verifiable work history
  • Driver’s License, ability to obtain TN driver’s license and ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Applicant to be at least 25 year of age (DOT requirement to obtain the CDL)
  • Criminal background checks (fingerprint, vulnerable person’s registry, etc.)

Responsibilities:

  • 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 infants and toddlers.
  • 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.

#: (865) 522-2193