Action is accepting applications for the following positions.
Responsible for the preparation of
food and sanitation of kitchen Following DHEC and HHS guidelines for the Head
Start center assigned.
1. Make requests for food and
supplies for the center food service program.
2. Receives and signs for all
deliveries and keeps accurate records on invoices.
3. Maintains adequate inventory and
proper storage of foods, nutrition supplies and
4. Prepares food according to menus,
state and local codes, center schedules and number
Of children and adults to be served.
5. Make menu substitutions when
6. Serves meals according to time
7. Provides food for children with
special needs as directed by supervisor of food services.
Minimum requirements – High school
diploma or GED.
Family Service Advocate
The Family Service
Advocate will work under the supervision of the Family/Community
Partnership Manager. This candidate will provide comprehensive child
development services for children and parents by implementing health and family
service activities within the Head Start Division. These services will
include securing routine health checks and any needed diagnostic documentation
and treatment services; also, any activities related to outreach, recruitment,
and enrollment of eligible children. This candidate will
enhance awareness of community resources and assist families in their own
efforts to improve their condition and quality of life through consultations,
education, and referrals. All job duties and responsibilities must comply
with the Federal Regulations and Piedmont Community Actions Policies and
Must have an Associate
degree and possess a willingness to continue education. Experience in
Social Work, family services, or related field preferred. Candidate must
have an ability and readiness to obtain a Commercial Driver’s
License. Also, candidate is required to have data entry
proficiency. This position mandates excellent communication skills with a
diverse population and requires an exceptional ability to serve as an advocate
for low-income families and children.
Start/Early Head Start Health Manager.
Duties/responsibilities—manages overall health
activities of the organization; includes supervision of staff or volunteers in
health roles, report writing and maintaining, monitoring, tracking, overseeing
and assuring confidentiality of health records; may or may not perform nursing,
or health care duties depending on qualifications and experience; establishes
partnerships and collaborations with health service organizations to assist
with mandated health screenings of children enrolled in Head Start and Early
Head Start programs; assures that classroom and common area environments
meet safety standards as required by the federal, state and local licensing
regulations, and works collaboratively with the Nutritionist and the Leadership
Team to address all health area responsibilities.
Qualifications include: a degree in health or a related discipline and
experience in a health care, child care or human services
field. Experience working with preschoolers and parents is a plus.
Responsible for CLASS
reliable and assist with mentoring teachers and staff and assist with enhancing
the quality of instruction in each classroom. Meet with HS/EHS managers and
center managers regularly to address issues or concerns. Monitor classrooms and
centers for quality instruction/services and health, safety for the wellbeing
of all children. Create a system to improve communication on all levels. Promote
Positive Parent Outcomes - improve parent involvement to include ensuring their
children attend school and have medical and dental homes. Assist with training
new staff e.g. Creative Curriculum and the SC Early Learning Standards. Ensure centers and classrooms reflect the
culture and values of families served. Provides training or information to
parents concerning education, child outcomes, development, or other service
related information. Assist with providing mentor-coach strategies to
strengthen staff development. Review
lesson plans for developmentally and linguistically appropriate activities. Monitor
for compliance with DSS, DHEC and ACF regulations Encourages and supports
parent. Ensures compliance with codes of all state and local governing agencies
(Social Services, Fire and Health Departments). Assist with and help administer
the developmental screening tool (DIAL-4) within 45 days of the child’s entry
into the program.
Qualifications: Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
in Early Childhood or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 18 hours in
early childhood and/or prior supervisory experience and experience in working
with young children. Experience working
with young disadvantaged children and their parents. Must be able to motivate
teachers and model ways for them to interact/engage children. Candidate should
be in good health as confirmed by a physician’s statement with proof of being
free of tuberculosis and fingerprint clearance.
Head Start Teacher
Duties are to implement the
education and early childhood development program as required by AFC in Head
Start Centers as assigned by the Child Services Manager.
1. Organize classroom space into
function areas (interest centers) that are recognizable by the children.
2. Maintain a clean and healthy
3. Maintain a safe environment
4. Keep classroom arranged in an
orderly manner and materials readily accessible for the children.
5. Maintain a filing system and
accurate record keeping with confidentiality.
6. Establish classroom rules with
the teacher that is appropriate for the age level of the children and post them
in the classroom.
7. Observation health/physical needs
of the children upon arrival everyday and make referrals as needed for health
and abuse problems.
8. Help to administer the Dial-3 to
9. Make observations and take
anecdotal notes based on the child’s needs.
10. Refer children with suspected
developmental problems to the Disability/Mental Health Manager.
11. Plan daily activities jointly
with teacher assistant to reflect the curriculum in different areas, individualized
instructions and integration of other service areas which include eating with the children.
12. Complete lesson plan (group and
individual) on a weekly basis.
13. Conducting developmentally and
linguistically appropriate activities in accordance with the daily
Requires a bachelor’s degree in
Early Childhood. Previous experience desired.
Start Teacher Assistant
Duties are to assist the teacher in
daily responsibilities as listed above.
Requires an Associate’s degree in
Head Start Teacher
The EHS teacher has primary
responsibility for the appropriateness of the environment, the correctness and
completeness of assessments, screenings, and children’s records and supervision
of the EHS teacher assistant and/or caregiver.
The EHS teacher fulfills all duties
and responsibilities as caregiver for children assigned to his/her
1. Supervises and implements all
activities in the EHS environment.
2. Screens children using the
designated screening assessment tools.
3. Plans, evaluates and
individualizes designated curriculum.
4. Works with the EHS Manager to
facilitate a smooth operation of the EHS program.
5. Shares responsibility for the
professional development of the staff supervised
6. Collaborates with parents and
other EHS personnel to ensure children and parents have access to community
7. Performs related duties as needed
8. Must have the ability to
communicate with a variety of people, work independently and maintain strict
confidentiality of program data.
9. Must be cooperative and display a
positive attitude toward others and work as a team with other staff members.
10. Must exercise discretion and
sound judgment in the performance of assigned duties.
11. Must follow all PCA Head Start
policies and procedures.
12. Must be willing to do other tasks related to
working with infants and toddlers.
Requires a certificate in
Infant/Toddler or an associate degree in Early Childhood. Previous experience desired.
Please submit resume to: Human Resources
Piedmont Community Action, Inc.
300-A S. Daniel Morgan Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29304
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Piedmont Community Action
300 S. Daniel Morgan Avenue - PO Box 5374 - Spartanburg, SC 29304
Telephone: (864) 585-8183 *** Fax (864) 585-5152