At the Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA), we are continually interested in diversifying our team and always accepting resumes from talented, hard-working individuals. In addition to an energetic work environment, Hinds County Human Resource Agency offers competitive salaries and benefits, which include: Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; 401(k) Plan with employer-match; Paid-Time-Off and Paid Holidays. If you are interested in working for an organization that cares about the people it serves, then let us know by applying today.

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Current Employment Opportunities

VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Posted: 10/18/2017 | Salary Range: $60,000 - $73,500

Description:

This position is administrative and consultative, which involves planning, organizing, directing, and implementing the programs and activities of the Community Programs Division.  Its major function is the provision of case management and other direct or supportive services to families, children, and adults being served by the Agency.  The incumbent supervises major phases of complex programs with a staff of subordinate workers and coordinates activities with other departments and programs.  The incumbent is directly responsible to an administrative superior for the administration, development and/or revision of planning for the division.

Qualifications:

A master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in social work and four (4) years of experience; or a master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and seven (7) years of experience; or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and eight (8) years of experience.

Years of experience must be in a human services agency in work related to the above described duties, three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

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GRAPHIC REPRODUCTION SPECIALIST

Posted: 10/18/2017 | Salary Range: $13.00/Hr. - $16.00/Hr.

Description:

The primary responsibilities of this position include receiving written materials for printing and duplication and advising the administrative superior relative to the adaptability of machines and equipment.  This work also involves the operation of a variety of tasks involved in the reproduction of letters, forms, and other printed materials.  Work entails considerable responsibility for establishing and/or applying procedures for efficient operations.

Qualifications:

At least an associate’s degree in business, education, fine arts, graphic arts or a related field and two years of experience using a printing press, office machines, and computer graphics.

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TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR

Posted: 09/27/2017 | Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

Description:

This is technical and administrative work performed under the direct supervision of the Vice President for Head Start & Early Childhood Programs.  This position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating activities related to transporting students and training drivers, and orienting bus drivers to applicable policies and procedures impacting transportation.  The incumbent adjusts schedules as necessary to ensure adequate coverage of applicable bus routes.  In addition, the incumbent communicates by telephone and radio with bus drivers to ensure that essential functions of their positions are carried out in a timely manner and ensures the performance of routine maintenance on the fleet.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of experience in transportation or a transportation related area, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.  Must possess a valid State of Mississippi Commercial Driver’s License with a P or PS endorsement or obtain the required license within six (6) months of employment.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements and pass alcohol and drug tests.

 

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CASE MANAGER SUPERVISOR

Posted: 06/07/2017 | Salary Range: $37,000 - $45,000

Description:

This position involves supervision of staff, management of use of MS ROMA system, interviews, counseling, information and referral, and other related activities in providing services to eligible applicants under the various programs provided by the Agency.  The incumbent will also be responsible for developing viable employment opportunities and assisting in job placement of clients.  The position includes extensive supervision over those in lower classifications and programs.

Qualifications:

Minimum:
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 filed, 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.

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ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT OF FACILITIES & FIELD SERVICES

Posted: 05/09/2017 | Salary Range: $55,000 - $60,000

Description:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Head Start and Early Childhood Programs, the Associate Vice President of Facilities and Field Services is responsible for planning, organizing, administrating, monitoring, and evaluating the Facilities and Field Services Program in accordance with applicable state, federal, and agency regulations and guidelines including, but not limited to, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start Program Performance Standards and other regulations and Mississippi State Department Regulations Governing Licensure of Childcare Facilities.

Qualifications:

Must have a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of related experience.  Must have at least two years of supervisory experience in building construction or equipment maintenance work.  Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.

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MAINTENANCE & WAREHOUSE SPECIALIST

Posted: 05/09/2017 | Salary Range: $12.00/Hr. - $15.00/Hr.

Description:

This is maintenance and repair work under the direct supervision of the Facilities and Field Services Director.  Incumbents in this occupational class perform various unskilled and semi-skilled tasks.  This position is responsible for performing assigned maintenance repairs for the upkeep of Head Start centers, inspecting centers and reporting needed repairs to the supervisor.  In emergency situations, incumbent assists in custodial duties.  Incumbent receives assignments orally and through written instructions.

Qualifications:

Two years of college in Industrial Arts or related field, or certification in an industrial trade and three (3) years of experience in maintenance work, carpentry, and basic plumbing; must have some basic computer skills.

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NUTRITION SERVICES SPECIALIST

Posted: 05/09/2017 | Salary Range: $16.00/Hr. - $19.00/Hr.

Description:

Under the direction of the Children’s Services Director, the Nutrition Services Specialist is responsible for planning and coordinating, tracking, monitoring, record keeping and reporting, supervising and evaluating, and supporting and collaborating to ensure the effective operation of the Nutrition Program.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science or related field with three (3) years of experience in a nutrition services program.  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Knowledgeable in the use of computers.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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CASE MANAGER ASSISTANT

Posted: 05/09/2017 | Salary Range: $10.00/Hr. - $15.00/Hr.

Description:

This position provides assistance to case managers in the interviewing and counseling of clients seeking agency services.  Other duties include providing information and referral services, developing and maintaining case files, management and other related activities in providing services to eligible applicants through the various programs provided by the agency.

Must also be able to deal with clients/families in a tactful and diplomatic manner and possess a current driver’s license.  Must also be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and be willing to work occasional altered time shifts.

Qualifications:

Minimum: Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work

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ASSISTANT CENTER ADMINISTRATOR

Posted: 04/13/2017 | Salary Range: $15.00/Hr. - $20.00/Hr.

Description:

Under the direction of the Center Administrator, the Assistant Center Administrator will be responsible for providing assistance to the Center Administrator and for the overall operation of the Center in the absence of the Center Administrator.

Qualifications:

An Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, and four (4) years of related experience with at least two (2) years of supervisory experience working in a preschool program.  Must be able to communicate effectively, oral and written.  Must have good basic computer skills.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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CENTER ADMINISTRATOR

Posted: 04/13/2017 | Salary Range: $16.50/Hr. - $22.50/Hr.

Description:

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President, Head Start and Early Childhood Programs, the Center Administrator will be responsible for the overall operation of the center, including personnel supervision and program management.

Qualifications:

B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Family Education, or directly related field with at least two (2) years of supervisory experience working in a preschool program.  A two-year college degree in Child Development Technology and 10 years of work experience, which must include at least 6 years of management and supervision in a Head Start Program, may be substituted for the B.S. Degree requirement.  Must be able to communicate effectively, oral and written.  Must have basic computer skills.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES SPECIALIST

Posted: 04/13/2017 | Salary Range: $17.00/Hr. - $20.00/Hr.

Description:

This person is responsible for planning, implementing, tracking, and evaluating the parent involvement program, including, but not limited to, the Family Literacy Project, Wellness Program, and transition activities.  This position is also responsible for providing the integration of Family and Community Services into the total Head Start Program Performance Standards.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a valid Mississippi Social Work License with at least two (2) years experience in social and/or community services.  Must be able to demonstrate oral and written communication and possess basic computer skills.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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SPECIAL PROJECT OFFICER

Posted: 04/13/2017 | Salary Range: $12.00/Hr. - $15.00/Hr.

Description:

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President, Head Start and Early Childhood Programs, the Special Project Officer performs a variety of business/office duties of a routine and/or recurring nature, including errands.  Confidentiality is essential.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma with at least two (2) years work experience.  Must have ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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CASE MANAGER

Posted: 02/06/2017 | Salary Range: $15.00/Hr. - $17.00/Hr.

Description:

This is a position in community services involving interviewing, counseling, information and referral, 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. Supervision may be exercised over those in lower classifications and special programs.

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and a valid Mississippi Social Work license; two (2) years of experience in social work and case management; good writing skills and computer experience.

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GENERAL ASSIGNMENT TEACHER ASSISTANT

Posted: 10/28/2016 | Salary Range: $8.00/Hr. - $10.00/Hr.

Description:

Under the direction of the Teacher, the General Assignment Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the Teacher in planning and organizing; implementing activities; record keeping and reporting; supervising and guiding; training; and supporting and collaborating to ensure the delivery of comprehensive services to children, including those with disabilities, enrolled in the Head Start program.

Qualifications:

A.A. Degree (any field) or Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and one (1) year of experience working with preschool children.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR

Posted: 10/25/2016 | Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000

Description:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Head Start and Early Childhood Programs, the Family and Community Services Director is responsible for developing the team management system whereby social services, parent involvement, and special projects services will be effectively implemented and evaluated.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Guidance, or related field with three (3) years experience in community services, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.  Must possess a valid Mississippi Social Work License.  Proven ability to plan, organize, administer, and control a budget. Proven ability to demonstrate oral and written communication.  Good basic computer skills.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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FAMILY SERVICES WORKER

Posted: 10/24/2016 | Salary Range: $15.00/Hr. - $17.00/Hr.

Description:

The Family Services Worker is responsible for the delivery of services to Head Start children and their families utilizing a case management approach.  The Family Services Worker will plan and implement the recruitment, orientation and enrollment of age and income eligible children.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a valid Mississippi Social Work License with two (2) years of experience working in the field of social work.  Must possess some computer experience.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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CLASSROOM SUBSTITUTE

Posted: 10/20/2016 | Salary Range: $7.50/Hr.

Description:

Head Start Program – The Classroom Substitute is responsible for assisting the classroom staff in providing all children with a safe, nurturing, engaging, enjoyable, and secure learning environment in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards and other regulations.

Qualifications:

At least an A.A. Degree or Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and one (1) year of experience working with children.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements; and must have ability to communicate effectively.

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VICE PRESIDENT, HEAD START AND EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

Posted: 10/15/2016 | Salary Range: $70,000 - $105,000

Description:

Under the direction of the President and CEO, the Vice President, Head Start and Early Childhood Programs has full responsibility for planning, directing, and administering the Head Start Program. The incumbent is also responsible for providing a system to assure successful program planning, program development, program management, self-evaluation and responsive community relations.

Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Education Administration, Early Childhood Education or related field; five years of management and supervisory experience, extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local resources; knowledge of financial practices and budgets; and a humanitarian interest in community activities.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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RURAL TRANSIT DRIVER

Posted: 10/14/2016 | Salary Range: $9.25/Hr. - $12.00/Hr.

Description:

This position is responsible for transporting program participants from rural areas of Hinds County to various destinations within Hinds County in accordance with applicable guidelines and regulations of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).  The work also involves transporting meals to the elderly and disabled once a week.

Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED.  Ability to communicate effectively.  Must possess a valid Mississippi Commercial Driver’s License with “P” Endorsement.  Applicant must submit to and pass drug screening tests as outlined by Hinds County Human Resource Agency’s Personnel Policies and Procedures.

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TEACHER

Posted: 10/13/2016 | Salary Range: $10.00/Hr. - $12.00/Hr. (A.A. Degree) | $13.00/Hr. - $15.00/Hr. (B.S. Degree)

Description:

The Teacher is responsible for providing all children in the Head Start Program with a safe, nurturing, engaging, enjoyable, and secure learning environment, in order to help them gain the confidence necessary in school.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Education, Child Development, Child Development Technology, or related field with at least one (1) year of experience working with preschool children.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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SECURITY GUARD

Posted: 10/13/2016 | Salary Range: $8.00/Hr. - $11.00/Hr.

Description:

The Security Guard is responsible for maintaining a secure facility free of unwanted intrusions, which may endanger the lives of the staff, children, volunteers and other authorized personnel.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma with two (2) years of experience as a security guard.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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FAMILY SERVICES ASSISTANT

Posted: 10/11/2016 | Salary Range: $11.00/Hr. - $14.00/Hr.

Description:

The Family Services Assistant is responsible for assisting in the delivery of services to Head Start children and their families utilizing a case management approach.  Primary duties include assisting in planning and implementing the recruitment, orientation and enrollment of age and income eligible children and families; implementing the Family Partnership process via assessing and building on family strengths and community assets; educating/counseling and referring individuals for assistance, advocating as needed to identify and remove barriers to self-reliance while enhancing children and family members’ self-worth; maintaining accurate and confidential records; insuring compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards and other regulations and case management.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), degree in Social Science or related field (Sociology or Psychology) with two (2) years experience in social work.  Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.  Must possess some computer experience.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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BUS DRIVER

Posted: 10/11/2016 | Salary Range: $9.25/Hr. - $12.00/Hr.

Description:

The Bus Driver is responsible for the transportation of children, parents, and staff with the Head Start Program.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma and two years of experience as a bus driver.  Must possess a valid Mississippi Commercial Driver’s License with a “PS” endorsement.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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GENERAL ASSIGNMENT TEACHER

Posted: 10/09/2016 | Salary Range: $10.00/Hr. - $15.00/Hr.

Description:

Under the direction of the Center Administrator, the General Assignment Teacher is responsible for planning and organizing; implementing activities; record keeping and reporting; supervising and guiding; training; and supporting and collaborating to ensure the delivery of comprehensive services to children, including those with disabilities, enrolled in the Head Start program.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Child Care and Family Education, Early Childhood Education,  Child Development, Child Development Technology, Elementary Education, or related field with one (1) year of experience in working with preschool children.

OR

Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or directly related field with one (1) year of experience in working with preschool children.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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TEACHER ASSISTANT

Posted: 07/13/2016 | Salary Range: $8.00/Hr. - $10.00/Hr.

Description:

The Teacher Assistant is responsible for assisting the Teacher in planning and organizing; implementing activities; record keeping and collaborating to ensure the delivery of comprehensive services to children enrolled in the Head Start Program.

Qualifications:

An Associate’s Degree (any field) or Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and one (1) year of experience working with preschool children.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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COOK

Posted: 06/13/2016 | Salary Range: $8.50/Hr. - $10.00/Hr.

Description:

The Cook is responsible for planning and organizing, implementing activities, record keeping and reporting; training, supervising and guiding, and supporting and collaborating to ensure the effective delivery of nutrition services. Responsible for the full range of kitchen duties.  Directs the activities of the Cook Assistants and food services volunteers.  Recruit volunteers and children for enrollment in Head Start.  Perform other duties and assignments directed by management.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma with two (2) years food services preparation, quantity cooking and menu planning.  Must possess Serve Safe Certification.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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FACILITIES AND FIELD SERVICES ASSISTANT

Posted: 05/07/2015 | Salary Range: $10.00/Hr. - $12.00/Hr.

Description:

This is maintenance and repair work under the direct supervision of the Facilities and Field Services Director. Incumbent in this occupational class performs various unskilled and semi-skilled tasks. This position is responsible for performing assigned maintenance repairs for the upkeep of Head Start centers, inspecting centers, and reporting needed repairs to the supervisor. In emergency situations, incumbent assists in custodial duties. Incumbent receives assignments orally and through written instructions.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED and two (2) years experience in maintenance work, carpentry, and basic plumbing; must have some basic computer skills.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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CUSTODIAN

Posted: 07/13/2012 | Salary Range: $8.00/Hr. - $10.00/Hr. (Full- and Part-Time)

Description:

The Custodian is responsible for the daily housekeeping and cleaning of the entire Head Start Center both indoors and outdoors.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma with one (1) year of custodial work experience.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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COOK ASSISTANT

Posted: 07/13/2012 | Salary Range: $7.25/Hr. - $9.00/Hr.

Description:

The Cook Assistant is responsible for assisting the Cook in preparing and serving meals to children and classroom staff in the Head Start Program.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma with two (2) years of experience in food service preparation, quantity cooking and menu planning.

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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