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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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Description:

Jackson County Civic Action Committee is accepting applications for a Public Communications & Grant Specialist. This position creates and maintains the agency’s online and printed communications; facilitates research, review and editing of departmental and/or institutional grant proposals; conducts basic research for potential funding sources and maintains boilerplate for supporting administration in developing proposals. This position will require work related driving. Interested applicants should apply through our online application located on our Job Applications Page.

Qualifications:
  1. BA degree in communications, marketing or related field. NOTE: Transcripts are required with the application.
  2. Must have two years of communication experience (press release, web content, blogging, Power Point, Adobe, etc.)
  3. Must be proficient in the use of professional software and applications necessary to produce electronic and printed communications required (Adobe Creative Cloud – specifically InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress Content Management System.)
  4. Must be willing and able to work flexible hours.
  5. Highly proficient and professional written and verbal communication skills for interacting with staff and public; including the expression of program goals and objectives.
  6. Strong organizational and planning skills.
  7. 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
  • Motor Vehicle Records Check

 

Wages:

$30,000 – $35,000

Benefits:

Health/401K/Paid Holidays

How to apply:
  1. Visit our Job Applications Page for full application instructions and an online form.
  2.  You may also apply at your local WIN Job Center.

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Description:

Jackson County Civic Action Committee is accepting applications for a Head Start Bus Driver. 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. Interested applicants should apply through our online application located on our Job Applications Page.

Qualifications:
  1. GED or High School Diploma;
  2. Commercial driver license Class C or greater with Passenger, School Bus endorsements and Mississippi School Bus Certification;
  3. Current DOT Medical Certification; and
  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
    • Motor Vehicle Records Check
Wages:

$10.00/hour

Benefits:

Paid Holidays

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[toggle title=”Head Start Assistant Teacher”]

Description:

Jackson County Civic Action Committee is accepting applications for Assistant Teachers. Applicants with an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Development or a CDA will be given preferred consideration. Assistant Teachers 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 to 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. Interested applicants should apply through our online application located on our Job Applications Page.

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.*
  4. Physically and mentally able to care for children on a daily basis and in emergency situations.
  5. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish skills are highly desirable.
  6. Basic computer skills, internet, and email.
  7. 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
    • Motor Vehicle Records Check

* 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 three to five.

Wages:

$7.58 – $8.59/hour

Benefits:
  • Health
  • 401K
  • Paid holidays

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[toggle title=”Part-time After School Worker”]

Description:

To supervise and enhance services provided to preschool and school age children. To provide assistance that will increase students’ academic achievement, level of competence and social skills. This position will be performing activities on the floor and outdoors with children; keeping pace with energy level of children, including junior high students, recognizing hazards/dangerous situations and taking appropriate actions; lifting objects and children that weigh at least 50 pounds. Interested applicants should apply through our online application located on our Job Applications Page.

Qualifications:
  1. GED or High School Diploma
  2. 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)
    • Motor Vehicle Records Check
Wages:

$7.56/hour 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 5 days/week

Benefits:

Paid Holidays

How to apply:
  1. Visit the Job Applications page on our website for complete instructions on how to apply.
  2. You may also apply at your local WIN Job Center.

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[toggle title=”Substitute Bus Driver”]

Description:

The Substitute Bus Driver is responsible for transporting clients from pre-school aged to senior citizens for field trips and between their residences, program sites and supportive services within established routes. The Substitute 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. Interested applicants should apply through our online application located on our Job Applications Page.

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
    • Motor Vehicle Records Check
Wages:

$10.00/hour

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[toggle title=”Caseworker”]

Description:

The Caseworker will complete intake/screening interviews and record information using Virtual ROMA to determine family/client eligibility. The Caseworker will evaluate and assess the needs of families, identify services that will assist individual family members to become self-sufficient and productive, conduct home visits, and assure quality services to families utilizing all available community resources. This position will contribute to effective program practices and maintain a commitment to professionalism. Resources this position will use include Microsoft Office and Virtual ROMA. This position does require work related driving. Interested applicants should apply through our online application located on our Job Applications Page.

Qualifications:
  1. The preferred applicant will have a current social work license and relevant degree. Applicants with a BS degree in social work or related area and two years’ experience working in a human service related field will be considered. If selected, attaining a social work license will be required within a designated time period.   NOTE: Transcripts are required with the application. Additional information may be requested on the college credit courses taken and their relevance to this position.
  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
    • Motor Vehicle Records Check
Wages:

$14.00/hour

Benefits:
  • Health
  • 401K
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Medical Leave

 

How to apply:
  1. Visit the Job Applications page on our website for complete instructions on how to apply.
  2. You may also apply at your local WIN Job Center.

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[toggle title= “Head Start Teacher”]

Description:

Jackson County Civic Action Committee is accepting applications for a Head Start Teacher. This 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. Interested applicants should apply through our online application located on our Job Applications Page.

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-aged 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 a 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 (Fingerprinting)
  • Sex Offender Registry Check
  • Immunization Certification (MSDH Form 121)
  • Health Exam
  • Motor Vehicle Records Check
Wages:

$13.13 – 20.20/hour

Benefits:
  • Health
  • 401K
  • Paid Holidays

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[toggle title= “Head Start Family Service Worker”]

Description:

The Family Service Worker will establish mutually respectful partnerships with families to enhance the quality of their lives and their communities. The Family Service Worker 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. An associates degree in Human Services or related field and documented work experience. Head Start Teacher Assistants with CDA and minimum of one year HS classroom experience may apply.  NOTE: Transcripts are required with the application. Additional information may be requested on the college credit courses taken and their relevance to this position.
  2. 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.
  3. Physically and mentally able to care for children on a daily basis and in emergency situations.
  4. Intermediate computer skills; including data input/management, internet and email.
  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
  • Motor Vehicle Records Check       
Wages:

$9.01 – $13.15/hour

Benefits:
  • Health
  • 401K
  • Paid Holidays

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[toggle title= “Fleet Specialist”]

Description:

The Fleet Specialist will maintain a fleet of school buses, vans, cars, trucks and other gas/diesel engines as required by local, state and federal regulations. The Fleet Specialist will maintain efficient recordkeeping systems of maintenance and purchasing for fleet. Must have and maintain a valid commercial driver’s license with classification A, B or C with Passenger and School Bus endorsements.

 Interested applicants should apply through our online application located on our Job Applications Page.

This position does require work related driving, lifting of 50 lbs. and may require working in unfavorable weather conditions.

Qualifications:
  1. The preferred applicant will have some college and substantial knowledge and experience in vehicle preventive maintenance.
  2. References and education documentation are required with the application. Additional information may be requested.
  3. Good verbal and written communications skills.
  4. Intermediate to advanced computer skills, internet and email.
  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
    • Health Exam/TB Test
    • National Criminal History Record Check (Fingerprinting)
    • Motor Vehicle Records Check
Wages:

$12.50 – $17.78/hour

Benefits:
  • Health
  • 401K
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Medical Leave

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[toggle title= “Head Start Center Floater”]

Description:

The Center Floater is assigned to a Head Start center to serve primarily as a classroom substitute when regular classroom staff is absent. The Center Floater may also serve in other capacities as assigned by the Center Operations Specialist to ensure program ratios are maintained. While in a classroom, the Center Floater 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. Resources this position might use include Microsoft Office, ChildPlus, Teaching Strategies Gold, Start Smart and Teach Smart interactive learning programs. This position may require work related driving.

 Interested applicants should apply through our online application located on our Job Applications Page.

Qualifications:
  1. A high school diploma or GED; or
  2. Must be willing to obtain Child Development Associate (CDA) within eighteen (18) months; or
  3. Enrolled in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in early childhood education. 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.
  4. Physically and mentally able to care for children on a daily basis and in emergency situations.
  5. Strong written and verbal communications skills. Bilingual English/Spanish skills highly desirable.
  6. Basic computer skills, internet and email. 
  7. 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
    • Motor Vehicle Records Check  
Wages:

$7.58 – $8.59/hour

Benefits:
  • Health
  • 401K
  • Paid Holidays

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