Employment

This position oversees advocates that help families from every station in life, and sometimes dire economic backdrops, to ease them through transitions, hardships, and mentally tough times. This position assists families in finding the proper opportunities to get the resources or supplements they need to obtain or sustain stabilization. This person will also be the link between people setting and reaching their needs. This position involves interviewing, counseling, information and referrals, developing and maintaining case files and the case management, and other related activities in providing services to eligible applicants under the various programs by the Agency.

A master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in social work, sociology, vocational education, rehabilitation counseling or a related field or the equivalent in experience; and one (1) year of supervisory level experience or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience.


A valid Mississippi Social Work License is required.

This position advocates and works primarily with able-to-work families from every station in life, and sometimes dire economic backdrops, to ease them through transitions, hardships, and mentally tough times. This person assists families in finding the proper opportunities to get the resources or supplements they need to obtain or sustain a certain quality of life. This person will also be the link between people setting and reaching their goals. This position involves interviewing, counseling, information and referrals, developing and maintaining case files and the case management, and other related activities in providing services to eligible applicants under the various programs provided by the Agency.

Required: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and a valid Mississippi Social Work license, good writing and documentation skills, and computer experience. Able to handle pressure; maintains confidentiality and objectivity; proactive; demonstrates a high level of organization, planning, reporting skills, persistence, listening, verbal communication, and building client relationships.

This position advocates and works primarily with unable-to-work families from every station in life, and sometimes dire economic backdrops, to ease them through transitions, hardships, and mentally tough times. This person assists families in finding the proper opportunities to get the resources or supplements they need to obtain or sustain stabilization. This person will also be the link between people identifying and obtaining their needs. This position involves interviewing, counseling, information and referrals, developing and maintaining case files and the case management, and other related activities in providing services to eligible applicants under the various programs provided by the Agency.

Required: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, good writing and documentation skills, and computer experience. Able to handle pressure; maintains confidentiality and objectivity; proactive; demonstrates organization, planning, reporting skills, persistence, listening, verbal communication, and building client relationships.

Under the direction of the Children’s Services Director, the Assistant Children’s Services Director is responsible for assisting in organizing, managing, and implementing activities in the children’s services areas to include early childhood education, disabilities, health, and nutrition services in making sure they are effectively implemented and evaluated. The incumbent will also assist in performing activities necessary to control and coordinate all management and support activities of the Children’s Services Program.

A Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field; three years of management or administrative level experience in Head Start or a similar program, extensive knowledge of federal, state and local resources; knowledge of financial practices and budgets; experience working with diverse populations, including low- to moderate-income families; ability to handle confidential and some complex matters; experience in computer operations; and effective oral and written communication skills.

This is a full-time position that involves professional work to ensure effective compliance of the Head Start Performance Standards through ongoing monitoring of data from all services areas. The Quality Assurance Specialist performs work by implementing and maintaining an ongoing quality assurance and performance process to measure, evaluate, and assure quality and performance of the Head Start program according to the Office of Head Start Review Monitoring and the Head Start Performance Standards. Incumbent maintains a thorough knowledge of Head Start. Work is performed under the supervision of the President/CEO or designee. Most important aspect of the work involves monitoring, Galileo input, and maintenance of records.

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with two (2) years of experience in Head Start/Early Head Start program operations. Knowledge of community action agencies; comprehensive knowledge of federal Head Start Program, rules and regulations, policies and procedures related to Head Start Performance Standards; experience in monitoring, mentoring or coaching, data integration/analysis, community outreach and programmatic reporting; demonstrated ability to exercise high degree of independence, initiative, tact, and judgement; and ability to communicate effectively. Must have a valid Mississippi Driver’s Licence. Considerable travel across the HCHRA service areas.