Central Office Location:
Old Roberts School Building
534 East First North St.
Morristown, TN 37814
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1218
Morristown, TN 37816
Toll-Free Phone:
866-631-4120

Position Openings

Date: 6/23/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Cook
Location:      Sevier County – Wearwood Head Start

Education/Experience Qualifications:
•       High School diploma or GED required.
•       Experience cooking for Head Start or similar program preferred.
•       Responsible for daily food service in the center, grocery shopping, and compliance with CACFP         requirements.
•       Will assist with food-related activities in the classroom.
•       Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license, transportation for work-related duties, and liability insurance. Mileage is reimbursed.
•       Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•       Prepare and serve breakfast and/or snack and lunch each school day. 
•       Order, receive and store food as delivered by suppliers.
•       Check invoices against items delivered to ensure accuracy of the invoice and charges.
•       Maintain a sanitary, attractive kitchen which meets all federal interagency day care standards.
•       Prepare food in a manner which retains nutritional value, looks appetizing, is appealing to         children, and follows cycle menus as developed.
•       Keep proper reports and records (food purchases, inventory, food production, menu changes,    and meal counts) in order to comply with all USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program requirements.
•       Purchase needed groceries at the grocery store and be able to transport and carry heavy         items/groceries from the store to the kitchen.
•       Assist in classrooms or on playground on occasion for staff breaks.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, 30 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

Date:6/21/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Family Service Worker
Location:      Union County

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Degree, credential, or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field preferred.
  • High School diploma or GED and ability to obtain related degree, credential, or certification in a timely manner required.
  • A natural concern, empathy, and enjoyment of Head Start children and their families.
  • Ability to communicate openly with community resources, professionals, parents, and children.
  • Evidence of emotional stability and maturity; must be flexible and open to change.
  • Basic computer knowledge required.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and obtain ‘F endorsement’ after hire.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for recruiting children, home visits, completing applications according to federal guidelines.
  • Will utilize existing community resources in meeting families’ physical and financial needs
  • Asist parents in setting goals and working toward self-sufficiency.
  • Ensure all children have complete required medical and dental screenings/exams.
  • Advocate for Head Start families within the program and community.
  • Complete and up-date medical and dental records and follow-up treatments.
  • Ensure accurate and timely data is entered into computer tracking system.
  • Will conduct home visits as scheduled and also as needed.   

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

Date:           6/16/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Infant/Toddler Teacher
Location:      Hamblen County – Early Head Start


Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Infant/Toddler CDA; Early Childhood Education degree, or degree related to ECE and a minimum of one year’s experience teaching infant/toddlers required.
  • The Program will determine related coursework and may require additional Infant/Toddler coursework or enrollment in an Infant/Toddler CDA program upon hire.
  • Must be able to work well with parents and staff, as well as infants and toddlers.
  • Must obtain pre-employment physical and T.B. screen.
  • Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license, available transportation for work-related duties, and proof of auto liability insurance, mileage is reimbursed.
  • Professionalism in regard to confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will plan and implement educational, developmentally appropriate activities for infants and toddlers and provide care in a responsive and respectful manner.
  • Supervise and interact with children in all daily activities in all learning environments.
  • Provide guidance and supervise Caregivers, substitutes, & volunteers working in your assigned classroom in all activities at all times.   
  • Maintain an open, friendly, & cooperative relationship with all staff, management, enrollees & their families; encourage positive & active involvement in the program
  • Will conduct home visits to enrolled children and/or expectant families.
  • Engage in ongoing assessment using EHS chosen assessment tools.
  • Promote social/emotional development of children; maintain classroom discipline using positive guidance techniques; teach & model age appropriate positive guidance & discipline techniques to parents.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week, full-year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position is filled.  EOE.

 

Date: 6/16/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Bus Driver/Caterer
Location:      Grainger County – Rutledge Head Start
          
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • One year experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Knowledge of CACFP or similar program a plus.
  • Requires valid driver's license, vehicle for work-related duties, liability insurance. Mileage reimbursed.
  • Must be able to obtain a TN Commercial Driver License-Class C with P and S endorsements after hire.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have five (5) years driving experience and good driving record.
  • Must pass a DOT physical examination and TB screen.
  • Criminal background and driving record (IMVR) checks required.
  • Experience cooking for Head Start or similar program preferred.
  • Have the ability to use standard kitchen equipment as well as some commercial equipment.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide safe transportation for Head Start children on the morning and afternoon bus route and on field trips.
  • Keep bus clean and in safe working condition at all times.
  • Maintain accurate maintenance records.
  • Assist the Teacher in supervision of the children in the classroom, playground, and on field trips.
  • Train children and their families about safety habits for boarding, riding and exiting bus.
  • Schedule routine maintenance and/or service of vehicle to ensure it remains in good operating condition.
  • Perform daily safety checks/pre-trip inspections.
  • Keep accurate mileage and maintenance reports to assure accountability for use of buses.
  • Complete pre-trip and bus log reports to ensure the safety of the children.
  • Prepare and serve breakfast and/or snack and lunch each school day. 
  • Serve and clean up catered lunches daily.
  • Will assist with food-related activities in the classroom.
  • Purchase and/or order, receive and store food and be able to transport and carry grocery items from store to kitchen.
  • Check invoices against items delivered to ensure accuracy of the invoice and charges.
  • Prepare food in a manner which retains nutritional value, looks appetizing, is appealing to children, and follows cycle menus as developed.
  • Keep proper reports and records in order to comply with CACFP program requirements.

 

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, averages 30 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

 

   Job Title: On-Site Maintenance Worker
Location: Seymour, TN
Program: Affordable Housing
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in light maintenance work such as plumbing, electrical, painting and carpentry repairs.
  • Possess good general mechanical aptitude and prior experience in apartment maintenance.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of liability insurance on automobile.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with staff and tenants, make good decisions and give careful attention to work.
  • Must live on site in apartment provided at complex.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs light maintenance duties such as minor plumbing, painting, electrical or carpentry repairs.
  • Changes return air filters on regular basis and light bulbs as needed.
  • Mows grass on property as necessary. Trims plants and shrubs as needed, may use weed eater.
  • Rakes leaves, removes limbs, debris, cleans sidewalks as needed in all seasons.
  • Picks up trash around buildings. May clean gutters.
  • Cleans, sweeps, mops and empties trash in office building area.
  • Prepares apartment for new tenant after previous tenant moves out. May involve painting, cleaning and minor repair.
  • May accompany pest control or other contracted service workers as needed.
  • Responds to after hour emergency calls if present on property.

Hours and Benefits: Position is part-time; Non-exempt

 

To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA Human Resources, Attn: On-Site Maintenance Worker, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.

   Job Title: Apartment Manager
Location: Wartburg, TN
Program: Affordable Housing
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of insurance on automobile.
  • Computer literacy, including strong word processing, spreadsheet and internet skills.
  • Able to deal tactfully with the public, tenants and co-workers, and to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists all who wish to apply for tenancy at a complex.
  • Maintains facility in a clean and safe condition, insures that all repairs are completed as needed, grounds are maintained and facilities and secure.
  • Completes and maintains appropriate paperwork and files on tenants, including rent collections charts and purchasing accounts.
  • Ensures that facility is in full compliance with all federal, state and local ordinances, regulations and codes.
  • Actively communicates with all tenants and provides a minimum amount of assistance to make sure they are maintaining normal health habits.
  • Collects, records and deposits rent and security deposit money.

Hours and Benefits: Position is part-time; Non-Exempt

 

To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA Human Resources, Attn: Apartment Manager, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.

   Job Title: Apartment Manager
Location: Wartburg, TN
Program: Affordable Housing
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of insurance on automobile.
  • Computer literacy, including strong word processing, spreadsheet and internet skills.
  • Able to deal tactfully with the public, tenants and co-workers, and to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists all who wish to apply for tenancy at a complex.
  • Maintains facility in a clean and safe condition, insures that all repairs are completed as needed, grounds are maintained and facilities and secure.
  • Completes and maintains appropriate paperwork and files on tenants, including rent collections charts and purchasing accounts.
  • Ensures that facility is in full compliance with all federal, state and local ordinances, regulations and codes.
  • Actively communicates with all tenants and provides a minimum amount of assistance to make sure they are maintaining normal health habits.
  • Collects, records and deposits rent and security deposit money.

Hours and Benefits: Position is part-time; Non-Exempt

 

To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA Human Resources, Attn: Apartment Manager, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.

   Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Morristown, TN
Program: Affordable Housing
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in office skills, word processing.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of insurance on automobile.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answers phones and greets visitors.
  • Processes incoming and outgoing mail. Picks up and delivers mails and papers between office and other DCEA offices.
  • Assists accounting staff by coordinating signatures for checks and mailing checks.
  • Files paperwork regarding payments, deposits, transfers and after bank accounts are reconciled for all properties.
  • Quotes, orders and picks up supplies for office. Assists with office errands as necessary. Provides forms for complexes.
  • Gathers information for CPAs for complex annual audits and makes files for new fiscal years.
  • Collects client characteristics forms from properties. Turns forms in to central office.
  • Uses office equipment such as copier, fax and computer.

Hours and Benefits: Position isfull-time; Non-Exempt

 

To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA Human Resources, Attn: AH Administrative Assistant, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.

   Job Title: Program Director
Location: Morristown, TN
Program: Affordable Housing
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Five years’ experience in affordable, rental housing with multiple sources of public and private funding, including HOME, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Housing Trust Fund, FHLB’s Affordable Housing Program and funding sources for populations with special needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with development/rehabilitation team, including consultants, to complete projects within budget and on schedule.
  • Knowledge of sound business practices in development, renovation, maintenance and management of affordable housing.
  • Understanding of regulations and reporting requirements of HUD, LIHTC, Rural Development, FHLB and other funding sources.
  • Computer proficiency is a must, with proficiency in working with spreadsheet and word processing software and financial accounting software.
  • Strong public relations skills, energetic, enthusiastic, self-motivated and good communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains fiscal control of program budgets and ensures program compliance in accordance with grant and DCEA regulations.
  • Knows and understands funding source and DCEA policies pertaining to housing of low-income families. Follows established HUD, THDA, Rural Development, FHLB and DCEA guidelines.
  • Prepares, or supervises preparation of, program reports, recording of program goals, client records, progress records and any other information which may be required by funding source or DCEA for the complexes.
  • Oversees the hiring, training, supervision of staff for the Affordable Housing Program.
  • Reviews monthly rental and maintenance reports submitted by site managers and participates in monitoring visits by funding sources as needed to maintain compliance.
  • Reviews and approves AH purchases ensuring appropriate bid processes are utilized. Ensures the program and staff follow all AHP and DCEA agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintains an understanding of the housing markets in the communities to be served and conducts market studies or analysis of housing needs in the target community.
  • Conducts comprehensive needs assessments on all properties. Develops a preventive maintenance/renovation plan for each complex. Updates and monitors plans annually.
  • Selects development/renovation team and consultants and determines feasibility, including environmental, zoning and cost considerations.
  • Helps identify and obtain financing sources-grants, loans, donations or in-kind services or materials.
  • Oversees construction/renovation projects from start to finish including soliciting bids and awarding contracts for work, ensuring required funder approvals and construction permits are obtained and monitoring project progress to completion.
  • Willingness to attend state, regional and national trainings and to obtain/retain certifications.
  • Ensures program staff are informed of all DCEA programs and are actively engaged with DCEA programs and activities.

Hours and Benefits: Position is full-time; Exempt

 

To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA Human Resources, Attn: Affordable Housing Program Director, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.

   Job Title: Program Director
Location: Morristown, TN
Program: Head Start/Early Head Start
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Business Administration or a related field is required, with Master’s preferred. Relevant work experience may substitute for Master’s degree.
  • Significant experience in operation of Head Start programs is preferred.
  • Previous experience and training in educational administration and supervision, curriculum development and early childhood education.
  • Proven ability to lead and develop leadership in others.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and delegate appropriately.
  • Ability to develop partnerships with persons from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with budgeting and financial management.
  • Strong administrative skills.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of liability insurance on automobile.
  • Practical knowledge of current technology and be proficient with computer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages, supervises, plans and oversees the Head Start/Early Head Start program, including the financial, organizational, programmatic and personnel aspects of the program.
  • Ensures compliance with federal Head Start Performance Standards, program and Agency reporting requirements and client records.
  • Works effectively with the Head Start Policy Council, Advisory Committees and parent committees, and oversees development of parent and community participation and support for the program.
  • Oversees comprehensive and confidential program recordkeeping, ongoing monitoring and reporting system.
  • Provides leadership in hiring, training, directing and evaluating personnel.
  • Plans program budget and ensures compliance with budget.
  • Maintains policies and procedures manual that describes the current methods, forms and processes used by the Head Start program.
  • Provides daily management of grant activities, monitors work plans to ensure timely delivery of program services in order to accomplish a program goals and objectives. Supervises the Central Office staff and generally supervises the field staff.
  • Participates in the development of Head Start/Early Head Start policies and procedures, and ensures that these are followed and programs are operating in compliance with appropriate standards, rules and regulations.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communications and working relationships with funding sources, various councils, government agencies and community organizations.
  • Writes, or participates in writing, grant funding and refunding applications.
  • Prepares, or oversees preparation, of all project reports.
  • Attends DCEA Board meetings, plans for and carries out Head Start Committee meetings and presents monthly reports to the Board.
  • Ensures the maintenance of program data and the analysis of data toward meeting program goals and objectives.

Hours and Benefits: Position is full-time; Exempt

 

To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA Human Resources, Attn: Head Start Program Director, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.

 

Date:
6/2/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Bus Driver/Classroom Assistant
Location:      Blount County – Townsend Head Start
           Cocke County (2 positions) Cosby 1 Head Start and Newport 1 Head Start
           Hamblen County – Lon Price Head Start
           Sevier County (2 positions) Underwood 1 Head Start and Wearwood Head Start
           Union County (2 positions) Corryton Head Start and Cross Creek Head Start

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • One year experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license and have five (5) years driving experience and good driving record.
  • Must be able to obtain a TN Commercial Driver License-Class C with P and S endorsements after hire.
  • Must pass a DOT physical examination and TB screen.
  • Criminal background and driving record (IMVR) checks required.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.
  • *Some centers require Bus Drivers to pick up catered lunches

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide safe transportation for Head Start children on the morning and afternoon bus route and on field trips.
  • Keep bus clean and in safe working condition at all times.
  • Maintain accurate maintenance records.
  • Assist the Teacher in supervision of the children in the classroom, playground, and on field trips.
  • Train children and their families about safety habits for boarding, riding and exiting bus.
  • Be alert of and meet the special needs of children in route to and from the center.
  • Schedule routine maintenance and/or service of vehicle to ensure it remains in good operating condition.
  • Perform daily safety checks/pre-trip inspections.
  • Keep accurate mileage and maintenance reports to assure accountability for use of buses.
  • Complete pre-trip and bus log reports to ensure the safety of the children.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, averages 30 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

 

Date: 6/2/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Child Care Aide
Location:     
Blount County – Fairview Head Start
                    Monroe County – Sweetwater Head Start
                   
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Early Childhood degree or Child Development Associate (CDA) preferred.
  • One year experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in carrying out educational, developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children
  • Provides supervision of children in the classroom, the playground, and on field trips.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned.

Hours and Benefits: Part-time, averages 23 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

 

Date: 6/2/2017
Program:      Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Cook
Location:      Union County – Cross Creek Head Start

Education/Experience Qualifications:
•       High School diploma or GED required.
•       Experience cooking for Head Start or similar program preferred.
•       Responsible for daily food service in the center, grocery shopping, and compliance with CACFP         requirements.
•       Will assist with food-related activities in the classroom.
•       Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license, transportation for work-related duties, and liability insurance. Mileage is reimbursed.
•       Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•       Prepare and serve breakfast and/or snack and lunch each school day. 
•       Order, receive and store food as delivered by suppliers.
•       Check invoices against items delivered to ensure accuracy of the invoice and charges.
•       Maintain a sanitary, attractive kitchen which meets all federal interagency day care standards.
•       Prepare food in a manner which retains nutritional value, looks appetizing, is appealing to         children, and follows cycle menus as developed.
•       Keep proper reports and records (food purchases, inventory, food production, menu changes,    and meal counts) in order to comply with all USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program requirements.
•       Purchase needed groceries at the grocery store and be able to transport and carry heavy         items/groceries from the store to the kitchen.
•       Assist in classrooms or on playground on occasion for staff breaks.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, 33.5 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

Date: 6/2/2017
Program: Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Cook/Caterer
Location:     
Blount County – New Providence Head Start

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Experience cooking for Head Start or similar program preferred.
  • Responsible for daily food service in the center, grocery shopping, and compliance with CACFP requirements.
  • Have the ability to use standard kitchen equipment as well as some commercial equipment.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license, transportation for work-related duties, and liability insurance. Mileage is reimbursed.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and serve breakfast and/or snack and lunch each school day. 
  • Serve and clean up catered lunches daily.
  • Will assist with food-related activities in the classroom.
  • Purchase and/or order, receive and store food and be able to transport and carry grocery items from store to kitchen.
  • Check invoices against items delivered to ensure accuracy of the invoice and charges.
  • Maintain a sanitary, attractive kitchen which meets all federal interagency day care standards.
  • Prepare food in a manner which retains nutritional value, looks appetizing, is appealing to children, and follows cycle menus as developed.
  • Keep proper reports and records (food purchases, inventory, food production, menu changes, and meal counts) in order to comply with all USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program requirements.
  • Assist in classrooms or on playground on occasion for staff breaks.

Hours and Benefits: Part-time, averages 26 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

 

Date: 6/2/2016
Program: Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Special Service Assistant
Location:     
Blount County (2 positions) – base location TBD
                   
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • One year experience working with preschool children with or without disabilities preferred.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license, vehicle for work-related duties, and auto liability insurance; mileage will be reimbursed.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Teacher in program planning for children with disabilities and implement activities to assist children in meeting goals.
  • Complete speech/language screenings on each newly enrolled child.
  • Assist LEA staff in obtaining needed paperwork to complete evaluations when warranted.
  • Document children’s services and contacts.
  • Provide direct speech and language or other therapy activities as directed.
  • Assist with scheduling IEP meetings - will attend or cover the classroom so Teacher may attend.
  • Ability to work with Teachers, Family Service Workers, and school system personnel to assist in obtaining child and family goals.
  • Assist in delivery of services to children with disabilities and their families.
  • Assist with kindergarten transition activities.

Hours and Benefits: Part-time, averages 24 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

Date: 6/2/2017
Program: Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:     Teacher Assistant
Location:     
Blount County – Lanier 1 Head Start
                    Monroe County: Mt. Vernon 2 Head Start
                    Sevier County – Wearwood Head Start

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Preschool CDA or degree in Early Childhood or related area desired.
  • Will consider applicants enrolled in a CDA, ECE Certificate, or related degree program.
  • Previous experience working with preschool children preferred.
  • Must be able to work well with parents and staff, as well as preschool children
  • Criminal background check required.
  • Empathy working with low-income families.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in delivering educational, developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children.
  • Provides supervision of children in the classroom, the playground, and on field trips.
  • May be the immediate supervisor of other center staff in the absence the teacher.
  • Assists in organizing the classroom and maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • Observes, assesses, refers, and evaluates each child’s progress in the assigned classroom, and assists in planning and implementing classroom activities based on individual needs of the children to advance physical and intellectual competence.
  • Assists in promoting social and emotional development of children, and in maintaining classroom discipline using positive guidance techniques.
  • Assists in maintaining records and submits reports as required; attends meetings and required training.
  • Assist with home visits and/or parent-teacher conferences as required
  • Assists with parent meetings, and maintains positive communication with parents and community participants.

Hours and Benefits: Full-time, averages 30 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.
To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Personnel Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.

 

   Job Title: Job Developer
Location: Morristown, TN
Program: WIOA
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in education, social work, human/social services or other related field.
  • 2 years previous experience in job developing or in a related area.
  • Ability to research and keep up with job trends, including labor market information and employment opportunities available in the service area.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures for many types of jobs.
  • Experience in working with at-risk youth and/or at-risk young adults.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills. Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively.
  • Strong report writing and record keeping skills. Good computer skills.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of insurance on automobile and transportation to travel within 8 county service area.
  • Proficient with computer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the Work Experience Coordinator and Career Readiness Coaches to assist program participants in reaching employment goals as established in the Individual Service Strategy.
  • Matches individual’s background, skills and interests with worksites and job openings.
  • Prepares candidate for interview and entry into workforce.
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with employers and public agencies to secure work experience worksites and to secure employment opportunities. Works with employers to resolve any specific problems.
  • Identifies and assesses training needs to improve outcomes.
  • Refers participants to additional development and training as needed. Reports on progress and outcomes.
  • Serves as a role model to program participants and encourages a strong work ethic.

Hours and Benefits: Position is part-time; Non-exempt

 

To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA, Attn: Job Developer, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.


 



 


 

 


 

   Job Title: Data Specialist/Purchasing
Location: Morristown
Program: Education Center
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Associates degree with experience in social media development/maintenance preferred
  • A knowledge of purchasing procedures highly desired
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills mandatory
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and data entry is a must.
  • Flexibility and organization skills required
  • Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains and updates TPP website, Facebook and other social media venues.
  • Data tracking and entry into Wyman curriculum database. Must work comparatively with OAH data to ensure integrity and curriculum compliance.
  • Advices and consults with administration and other staff on data related issues.
  • Tracks supply requisitions, obtains purchase order numbers, and orders supplies requested by approximately 25 staff members located within multiple counties in compliance with Agency purchasing requirements.
  • Primary contact for multiple vendors
  • Receives and distributes supplies to appropriate staff. May travel within service area or to deliver supplies.
  • Maintains inventory for multiple grant programs/multiple sites.
  • Front office duties, such as reception, answering multi-line telephone, mail distribution and filing.
  • Serves as a support member of the Education Center team.

Hours and Benefits: Position is Full-time; Non-exempt

 

To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA, Attn: Data Specialist/Purchasing, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.


 

 

 


 

   Job Title: Apartment Manager
Location: Pigeon Forge/Sevierville
Program: Affordable Housing
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of insurance on automobile.
  • Computer literacy, including strong word processing, spreadsheet and internet skills.
  • Able to deal tactfully with the public, tenants and co-workers, and to exercise good judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists all who wish to apply for tenancy at a complex.
  • Maintains facility in a clean and safe condition, insures that all repairs are completed as needed, grounds are maintained and facilities are secure.
  • Completes and maintains appropriate paperwork and files on tenants, including rent collections charts and purchasing accounts.
  • Ensures that facility is in full compliance with all federal, state and local ordinances, regulations and codes.
  • Actively communicates with all tenants and provides a minimum amount of assistance to make sure they are maintaining normal health habits.
  • Coordinates transportation, recreational activities and social services instructed.
  • Collects, records and deposits rent and security deposit money.
  • Completes appropriate paperwork to move residents in and out of apartments.

Hours and Benefits: Position is part-time; Non-exempt

 

To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA, Attn: Apartment Manager, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.


 


 

   Job Title: Delivery Driver
Location: Jefferson County
Program: Senior Nutrition
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work with others, good communication skills.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of liability insurance on vehicle.
  • Must pass personal background check.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Packages meals for home delivery.
  • Cleans coolers daily using soap, water and bleach. Also lifts and moves coolers and stock as needed.
  • Drives and delivers meals to the homes of all SNP home delivered meal participants on specified route.
  • Maintains necessary and accurate paperwork to record mileage and time worked.
  • Reports status of each client to Site Manager on a daily basis.
  • Practices sanitary methods of food handling, including careful washing of hands, wearing plastic gloves and aprons when necessary.

 

Hours and Benefits: Position is part-time; Non-Exempt.

 

To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA, Attn: Delivery Driver, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.


   Job Title
: Site Coordinator
Location: Hamblen County- Lincoln Heights Elementary
Program: 21st CCLC
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or similar field with a minimum of two years teaching and/or administrative/supervisory position related to the program’s goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in organizing and managing an educational/enrichment program.
  • Commitment to assisting students and parents achieve their full potential.
  • Ability to work effectively with children with physical, developmental or learning disabilities.
  • Should also have appropriate knowledge and sensitivity to low-income participants and in outreach and recruitment.
  • Ability to work effectively with principals, teachers, program staff, volunteers, parents and students.
  • Computer literacy is a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel helpful.
  • Must have Tennessee driver’s license and proof of liability insurance on automobile.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and/or manages daily operations at project sites.
  • Works with County Coordinator to plan activities, recruit volunteers, supervise and train staff and volunteers.
  • Acts as liaison between school and project.
  • Works cooperatively with regular school staff and lead tutors to obtain information about academic and behavioral needs and progress.
  • Requisitions supplies and materials to support activities.
  • Collaborates with school teachers to prepare customized learning programs.
  • Assists program lead tutors in conducting program services and serves as fill-in staff as needed.
  • Coordinates the school year and summer component requirements (record, eligibility, USDA Food Program, etc.) plan and activities with school personnel, parents and community groups.
  • Collects data and continuously monitors progress/improvement.
  • Completes monthly reports in a timely manner.

 

Hours and Benefits: Position is part-time; Non-Exempt.

 

To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA, Attn: Site Coordinator, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.



 

   Job Title: Facilitator
Location: Hamblen County
Program: TPP2107
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services, education, counseling, health education, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Two years’ experience in planning and implementing positive youth development programs working with at-risk youth preferred.
  • Exhibits genuine care and concern for teens.
  • Knowledgeable of adolescent development and current issues impacting teens while exhibiting support and acceptance of teens.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Present grant approved curriculum to youth enrolled in grades 6-8 during the school day.
  • Collect uniform data on each participant, including curriculum hours, academic performance and school disciplinary actions.
  • Facilitate service learning projects.
  • Collect uniform data on each participant’s hours spent in community service.
  • Facilitate cooperation between community service opportunities and school personnel and teens involved in program.
  • Assist program manager with any and all other job-related tasks, as requested.

 

Hours and Benefits: Position is full-time; Non-Exempt.

 

To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA, Attn: Facilitator, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.














 

  Posting Date: 12/9/16
Job Title
: Tutor/Certified Teacher Tutor
Location: Union County
Program: 21st Century
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education along with a State Teacher’s Certification. A minimum of two years teaching experience preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with principals, teachers, program staff, volunteers, parents and students.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of liability insurance on automobile.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Lead Tutor/Parent Training Specialist in planning and conducting after school tutorial activities following program guidelines and protocol.
  • Provides continuous feedback of student’s success/weakness to lead tutor/parent specialist throughout tutorial/parenting activities.
  • Collects data for evaluation as required by lead tutor/parent training specialist.
  • Delivers programs and services on schedule and in a manner which effectively motivates changes in students/adults and promotes favorable attitudes.

Hours and Benefits: Position is part-time; Non-Exempt.

To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA, Attn: Tutor/Teacher Tutor, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.

 

Job Title: On-Site Maintenance
Location: Sevierville
Program: Affordable Housing
Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in light maintenance work such as plumbing, electrical, painting and carpentry repairs.
  • Possess good general mechanical aptitude and prior experience in apartment maintenance.
  • Minimum of high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of liability insurance on automobile.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with staff and tenants, make good decisions and give careful attention to work.
  • Must live on site in apartment provided at complex.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs light maintenance duties such as minor plumbing, painting, electrical or carpentry repairs.
  • Changes return air filters on regular basis and light bulbs as needed.
  • Mows grass on property as necessary. Trims plants and shrubs as needed, may use weed eater.
  • Rakes leaves, removes limbs, debris, cleans sidewalks as needed in all seasons.
  • Prepares apartment for new tenant after previous tenant moves out. May involve painting, cleaning and minor repair.

Hours and Benefits: Part-time; non-exempt
To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA, Attn: On-Site Maintenance, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816. EOE.






















































Job Title: Tutors
Location: Grainger, Hamblen, Monroe, Scott and Union Counties
Program: 21st CCLC and LEAP
Job Description: Assists Site Coordinator in planning and conducting after school tutorial activities following program guidelines and protocol. Provides continuous feedback of student’s success/weakness throughout tutorial/parenting activities. Collects data for evaluation as required. Delivers programs and services on schedule and in a manner which effectively motivates changes in students and promotes favorable attitudes. Conducts on-going working relationships with teachers of enrolled students to ascertain academic and social skill weaknesses. Is non-judgmental and has a respect for and understanding of the Appalachian and/or Hispanic culture as relative to target group.
Education/Experience Qualifications: Must possess a High School diploma or GED. Preference will be given to the individuals holding an Associate’s Degree and/or experience working with students in an academic setting. Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of liability insurance on automobile. Spanish bilingual preferred in some programs.
Hours and Benefits: Part-time; non-exempt.
Please specify which county applying for. Send resume to: DCEA Education Center, Attn: Tutors, 409 East Main Street, Morristown, TN. EOE.

 

Job Title: Certified Teacher Tutor
Location:

Location: Grainger, Hamblen, Monroe, Scott and Union Counties
Program: 21st CCLC and LEAP
Job Description: Assists Site Coordinator in planning and conducting after school tutorial activities following program guidelines and protocol. Provides continuous feedback of student’s success/weakness. Delivers programs and services on schedule and in a manner which effectively motivates changes in students/adults and promotes favorable attitudes. Maintains on-going working relationships with teachers of school children to ascertain academic and social skill weaknesses. Conducts on-going working relationships with teachers of enrolled students to ascertain academic and social skill weaknesses. Is non-judgmental and has a respect and understanding of the Appalachian and/or Hispanic culture as relevant to target group.
Education/Experience Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in education with State Certification in Elementary Education. A minimum of two years teaching experience preferred. Ability to work effectively with principals, teachers, program staff, volunteers, parents and students. Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of liability insurance on automobile.
Hours and Benefits: Part-time; non-exempt.
Specify which county applying for. Send resume to: DCEA Education Center; Attn: Certified Teacher Tutor, 409 East Main Street, Morristown, TN 37814. EOE.