HUMAN RESOURCES

Piedmont Community Action is accepting applications for the following positions.

 

 Culinary Technician:

 Responsible for the preparation of nutritious meals and snacks for Head Start program. 

 Qualifications include a  high school diploma.  Experience and training in culinary arts required.

 


 
Deputy Director/Chief Operations Officer:

Responsible for the day-to-day operation of large non-profit agency. Will directly supervise grants, finance, facilities, and information technology. Must have at least five years in senior management including grant management, finance and staff supervision required.

Qualifications include BS degree in business management or other related area required.

Master's degree and experience in working in a non-profit setting preferred.

 

 
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 Procedures.

Qualifications:

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.

 

 
Head 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.

Quality Control Coordinator

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.

Responsibilities Include:

1. Organize classroom space into function areas (interest centers) that are recognizable by the children.

2. Maintain a clean and healthy classroom environment.

3. Maintain a safe environment indoors/outdoors.

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 enrollees.

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 schedule/routine.

Qualifications:

Requires a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood. Previous experience desired.

 

 
Head Start Teacher Assistant

Duties are to assist the teacher in daily responsibilities as listed above.

Qualifications:

Requires an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood.

 

 
Early 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.

Specific Duties:

The EHS teacher fulfills all duties and responsibilities as caregiver for children assigned to his/her caseload.

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 resources.\

7. Performs related duties as needed or assigned.

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.

Qualifications:

Requires a certificate in Infant/Toddler or an associate degree in Early Childhood. Previous experience desired.

 
 

Please submit resume to:    Human Resource
                                              Piedmont Community Action, Inc.
                                              300 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