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

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Head Start Family Advocate
Position Description:

The Family Advocates will establish mutually respectful partnerships with families to enhance the quality of their lives and their communities. The Family Advocate will support families' efforts to reach their goals; offer parents opportunities to be involved in group activities, including policy groups and educational activities based on interest and need; provide opportunities for children and families to participate in family literacy services; coordinate and integrate Head Start services in order to enhance effectiveness; support families in accessing other community resources; assist families in crisis; respect and respond competently to the culture, traditions, lifestyle, language, and values of each family and community; and contribute to effective program practices and maintain a commitment to professionalism. Resources this position will use include Microsoft Office and ChildPlus. This position does require work related driving.

Qualifications:

  1. Applicant must have a degree or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field. Applicants may be considered if currently enrolled and nearing completion in one of these credentialing programs.

NOTE: Transcripts are required with the application. Additional information may be requested on the college credit courses taken and their relevance to this position.

  1. Excellent verbal and written communications skills for communicating with a wide range of people to promote goodwill and promote agency credibility. Proficient bilingual English/Spanish skills are highly desirable; including speaking, listening, writing and reading.
  2. Physically and mentally able to care for children on a daily basis and in emergency situations.
  3. Intermediate computer skills; including data input/management, internet, and email.
  4. Must be of good moral character and 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:

$9.88 per hour

Benefits:

Health/401K/Paid Holidays

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Head Start Education Specialist
Position Description:

Observe classrooms daily to ensure data collection and analysis, provide feedback and demonstrate techniques to improve school readiness outcomes for each child. Supervise teaching staff to ensure classrooms meet Head Start Performance Standards, State childcare regulations, program operating procedures. Develop and implement training plans. This position will require work related driving.

Qualifications:

1.   BA degree in Early Childhood Education and at least one year experience working with pre-school children.

2.   Supervisory experience preferred.

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 are highly desirable.

3.   Strong organizational skills for managing heavy workload.

4.   Strong analytical skills for reading reports and providing accurate feedback to stakeholders regarding data collection and observations.

5.   Proficient computer skills, for database management, internet access, email and Outlook calendar.

6.   Must be of good moral character and 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:

$37,000 - $42,000 52 weeks per year

Benefits:

Health/401K/Paid Holidays

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Head Start Bus Driver
Position Description: The Head Start Bus Driver is responsible for transporting pre-school aged children for field trips and between their residences/bus stops and center locations within established routes.  The Head Start Bus Driver will maintain a safe and healthy environment, keeping daily vehicle utilization reports; utilizing all safety devices, such as boarding stools and seat belts to insure complete safety of passengers; keeping vehicle clean, sanitized and in safe operating condition.
Qualifications:

  1. GED or High School Diploma
  2. commercial driver license Class C or greater with Passenger,  School Bus endorsements and MS School Bus Certification;
  3. Current DOT Medical Certification,
  4. Good driving record, insurable by agency vehicle insurance provider.
  5. Must be of good moral character and 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.
Wages:

TBD

Benefits:

Paid Holidays

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Head Start Assistant Teacher
Position Description:

Position will assist the teacher and cooperate 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. Position will assist the teacher with providing a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children (ages 3 to 5) while they are in the Head Start environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips); promoting the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Head Start children; encouraging parent involvement in all aspects of the program, including home visits; developing individual goals for children, providing on-going assessment on progress and facilitating transition into kindergarten. Resources this position will use include Microsoft Office, ChildPlus, Teaching Strategies Goals, Start Smart and Teach Smart interactive learning programs. 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 or baccalaureate degree in early childhood education; or
  3. Enrolled in a child development associate credential program to be completed within 1 year.

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 be of good moral character and 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, and Motor Vehicle Records Check (for positions that may require work related driving.)
Wages:

$8.74 – $9.50

Benefits:

Health/401K/Paid Holidays

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Daycare Teacher
Position Description:

Position will provide a successful, safe and supervised setting for children (ages 2 to 5) while they are in our childcare environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips); will promote the social, emotional, physical (including potty training), and cognitive development of infants, toddlers, and pre-school children; will encourage parent involvement in all aspects of their child’s education, growth, and development. This position may require work related driving.

Qualifications:

1.   AA Degree in Early Childhood Education OR, minimum requirement of a high school diploma or GED along with current Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Will consider candidates near completion of CDA Credential.

2.   Prefer one or more years’ experience working in licensed childcare setting.

3.   Must be physically and mentally able to care for children on a daily basis and in emergency situations.

4.   Strong written and verbal communication skills.

5.   Basic computer skills, internet, and email.

6.   Must be of good moral character and must successfully complete pre-employment screening as dictated by agency policy and Mississippi childcare licensure regulations. 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, and Motor Vehicle Records Check (for positions that may require work related driving.)

Benefits:

Health/401K/Paid Holidays

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Activities Specialist (Families First for Mississippi)
Position Description:

The Activity Specialist will serve as staff liaison with program participants and the community. This position will schedule, coordinate and teach school day and after school youth development and family life classes in the six coastal counties. This position will recruit participants, work with program facilitators, arrange and attend media and community events, monitor and report program data. This position does require work related driving and public speaking.

Qualifications:

  1. AA Degree in communications, education, business or related field.

NOTE: Transcripts are required with the application. Additional information may be requested on the college credit courses taken and their relevance to this position.

  1. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Proficient bilingual English/Spanish skills are highly desirable; including speaking, listening, writing and reading.
  2. Planning and coordination experience of varied and complex administrative operations.
  3. Proficient computer skills; including data input/management, internet, email, presentation development and publishing.
  4. Must successfully complete pre-employment screening as dictated by agency policy. This screening process includes: References, Drug Screening, and Motor Vehicle Records Check (for positions that may require work related driving.)
Wages:

$12.00 – $15.00

Benefits:

Health/401K/Paid Holidays

How to apply:

Apply online at www.jccivicaction.org or visit your local WIN Job Center.

 or

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Literacy Coach- Temporary Part-time (Aug 2017-May 2018)

Position Description:

The Literacy Coach will work directly with Head Start teachers by providing classroom-based demonstrations, collaborative and one-on-one support, and facilitating teacher inquiry and related professional development. The Literacy Coach will focus on enhancing teachers’ ability to provide instruction that builds students’ literacy skills aligned with MKAS Kindergarten readiness. The Coach will also work with administrators and teachers to collect and analyze data, interpret, and use it to guide instructional decisions. This position will involve 6-9 hours a week to occur between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum BS degree in Education with 5+ years of classroom experience
  2. Experience with pre-school preferred.
  3. Computer literate
  4. Organizational skills
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  6. Deep knowledge of reading, writing and literacy development
  7. Presentation and facilitation skills
  8. Interpersonal skills (communication, problem solving, collaboration) to share instructional approaches with teachers and administrators and provide advice, mentoring and coaching
  9. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  10. Must produce satisfactory results of pre-employment screening as dictated by agency policy. This screening process includes:
  • Drug Screening
  • Child Abuse Central Registry Check
  • National Criminal History Record Check (Finger Printing)
  • Sex Offender Registry Check
  • Immunization Certification (MSDH Form 121)

Benefits:

N/A

How to apply:

Click here to apply.

Transcripts, etc. may be sent directly to Human Resources at sbreland@jccivicaction.org. Be sure to print, complete and submit Professional Reference forms to appropriate reference sources.

Head Start Behavior Specialist

Position Description:

The Behavior Specialist will work side-by-side with teachers to assess students’ needs and to improve student behavior. This position will develop functional behavior assessments, develop and implement functional behavior plans, provide counseling as specified on the behavior plan, as well as developing and implementing behavior modification plans as part of a multidisciplinary team. This position will access and analyze data reports, support paraprofessional/contracted personnel assigned to students with difficult behaviors, and provide staff development focusing on students with difficult behaviors and related topics to teachers as needed. Resources this position will use include Microsoft Office and ChildPlus. This position does require work related driving. This position is a 48 week position.

Qualifications:

BA degree in social work, counseling or related field and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in behavior

management and in designing positive interventions in the educational setting.

NOTE: Transcripts are required with the application. Additional information may be requested on the college credit courses taken and their relevance to this position.

  1. Excellent verbal and written communications skills for communicating with a wide range of people to promote goodwill and promote agency credibility. Proficient bilingual English/Spanish skills are highly desirable; including speaking, listening, writing and reading.
  2. Physically and mentally able to care for children on a daily basis and in emergency situations.
  3. Intermediate computer skills; including data input/management, internet, and email.

Must be of good moral character and 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.)

Benefits:

Health/401K/Paid Holidays

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Case Manager

Position Description:
The Case Manager will complete intake/screening interviews and record information using Virtual ROMA to determine family/client eligibility. The Case Manager will evaluate and assess the needs of families, identify services that will assist individual family members to become self-sufficient and make appropriate referrals to available community resources. This position will provide assistance and leadership to caseworkers and further contribute to effective program practices and professionalism. Resources this position will use include Microsoft Office and Virtual ROMA. This position does require work related driving.
Qualifications:
1. The preferred applicant will have a social work degree, social work license, and experience working in a human service related field.
2. Excellent verbal and written communications skills for communicating with a wide range of people to promote goodwill and promote agency credibility.
3. Intermediate to advanced computer skills, internet, and email.
4. Must be of good moral character and must successfully complete pre-employment screening as dictated by agency policy. This screening process includes: References, Drug Screening, and Motor Vehicle Records Check (for positions that may require work related driving.)
Benefits:
Health/401K/Paid Holidays

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Head Start Teacher – 42 weeks

Position Description:

Position will provide a successful, safe and supervised educational setting for children (ages 3 to 5) while they are in the Head Start environment (classroom, outdoor play area, and field trips); will promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of Head Start children; will encourage parent involvement in all aspects of the program, including home visits; will develop individual goals for children, provide on-going assessment on progress and facilitate transition into kindergarten. This position may require work related driving.

Qualifications:

  1.            An associate, baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education;
  2.  An associate degree in a field related to early childhood education and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children;
  3.          A baccalaureate or advanced degree in any field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children or;
  4.       A baccalaureate 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. 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.
  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 computer skills, internet, and email.
  8.       Must be of good moral character and 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, 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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