Employment

Equal Opportunity and ADA Policy

Jackson County Civic Action Committee, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at JCCAC are extended regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or other classes, characteristics, or preferences protected by law.

JCCAC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The ADA ensures the disabled equity in employment and treatment in all JCCAC programs or activities. The non-discrimination requirements can be viewed at The Department of Justice ADA. Persons needing assistance viewing this information may contact the Human Resources Administrative Coordinator.

Open Positions

Visit our Job Applications page for full instruction on applying for positions with Jackson County Civic Action Committee, Inc.

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Head Start Substitute

Position Description:

Working as a substitute in our Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms is a wonderful way to gain experience in a quality Early Childhood setting. The substitute will assist the regular classroom staff in a supportive role carrying out developmentally appropriate activities, promoting the health, nutrition and education of the children, and attending to their safety and welfare. To qualify as a paid substitute in a JCCAC Head Start or Early Head Start classroom, the following standards apply:

 

1.)   Minimum education requirement of a High School Diploma or GED – documentation required. Education above and beyond HS/GED is always a plus and the preferred candidate will already have experience working in a childcare setting.

2.)   Immunization Certification (MSDH Form 121) for working in childcare facility

3.)   Current driver’s license or government issued ID and Social Security card (or other employment authorization documentation)

4.)   Completion of online employment application http://www.jccivicaction.org/employment/

5.)   Work History Verification (work reference) and/or other Professional References (available to print online)

6.)   Successful completion of the pre-employment screening as dictated by agency policy, Mississippi childcare licensure regulations, and National Head Start Performance Standards. This screening is arranged and paid for by JCCAC and includes:

 

Child Abuse Central Registry Check

Sex Offender Registry Check

National Criminal History Record Check (Finger Printing)

Drug Screening

Health Exam

TB Test

 

7.)   Selected applicants will have a brief interview and must attend a two (2) hour orientation to qualify. (See below for location and time)

8.)   Paid substitutes work on an as needed basis and must keep contact information current. They must be willing and able to work on short notice and to report at the dates, times, and locations they have agreed to. It is certainly understandable when a substitute is sometimes unable to accept a work assignment on short notice, but repeated unavailability may result in removal from the list.

9.)   Classroom substitutes generally work from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (lunch is eaten with children). This time frame insures that staff/student ratios are maintained while children are present. Sometimes, if a long-term substitute need arises, a sub might be ask to work the regular 8 hour schedule to assist with classroom prep and recordkeeping.

 

Our next Substitute Orientation is planned for November 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Allow additional time for fingerprinting.)

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Please email any questions to sbreland@jccivicaction.org

Head Start Assistant Teacher
Position Description:

Jackson County Civic Action is accepting applications for Head Start Assistant Teacher. The Assistant Teacher will assist the Teacher with implementing learning experiences that advance the social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual and physical development of children, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, their understanding and use of language, their understanding and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, their understanding of early math and early science, their problem-solving abilities, and their approaches to learning. The Head Start Assistant Teacher also will encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program, including home visits, and support the Teacher in carrying out developmentally appropriate activities, promoting the health, nutrition and education for children (ages 3 – 5) while attending to their safety and welfare in the Head Start environment, including classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips. This position may require work related driving.

Qualifications:

  1. A child development associate credential (CDA) along with high school diploma or GED; or
  2. Enrolled in a program leading to an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education; or
  3. Enrolled in a child development associate credential program to be completed within 1 year.
  4. Related Associate or Bachelor’s degrees may be considered with appropriate work experience with children 3 – 5 years of age.

NOTE: Transcripts are required with the application. Additional information may be requested on the college credit courses taken and their relevance to early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages 3 to 5.

  1. Physically and mentally able to care for children on a daily basis and in emergency situations.
  2. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish skills highly desirable.
  3. Intermediate computer skills, internet, and email.
  4. Must successfully complete pre-employment screening as dictated by agency policy, Mississippi childcare licensure regulations, and the Office of Head Start. This screening process includes: References, Drug Screening, Child Abuse Central Registry Check, National Criminal History Record Check (Fingerprinting), Sex Offender Registry Check, Immunization Certification (MSDH Form 121), Health Exam, TB Test, and Motor Vehicle Records Check (for positions that may require work related driving.)
Wages:

$8.83 – $9.50

Benefits:

Health/401K/Paid Holidays

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Head Start Teacher – 42 weeks
Position Description:

Jackson County Civic Action is accepting applications for Head Start Teacher. This position will provide a safe and supervised educational setting for children (ages 3 to 5) including classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips. This position is responsible for planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual and physical development of children, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, their understanding and use of language, their understanding and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, their understanding of early math and early science, their problem-solving abilities, and their approaches to learning. The Head Start Teacher also will encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program, including home visits; and will develop individual goals for children. This position may require work related driving.

Qualifications:

  1. An Associate’s, Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education (pre-K); or
  2. A related Bachelor’s degree or higher that includes coursework equivalent to a major in Early Childhood Education. Related degree holders must have Pre-K classroom (ages 3 – 5) experience, one year minimum is preferred; or
  3. A Bachelor’s degree in any field and has been admitted into the Teach For America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, participated in a Teach For America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children and is receiving ongoing professional development and support from Teach For America’s professional staff.
  4. NOTE: Transcripts are required to validate educational requirements. Additional information may be requested on the college credit courses taken and their relevance to early childhood education or child development with a focus on children ages 3 to 5.
  5. Physically and mentally able to care for children on a daily basis and in emergency situations.
  6. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish skills are highly desirable.
  7. Intermediate or advanced computer skills, internet, and email.
  8. Must successfully complete pre-employment screening as dictated by agency policy, Mississippi childcare licensure regulations, and the Office of Head Start. This screening process includes: References, Drug Screening, Child Abuse Central Registry Check, National Criminal History Record Check (Finger Printing), Sex Offender Registry Check, Immunization Certification (MSDH Form 121), Health Exam, TB Test, and Motor Vehicle Records Check (for positions that may require work related driving.)
Wages:

$13.36 – $20.46 per hour

Benefits:

Health/401K/Paid Holidays

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