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

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION ASSISTANT

Posted: 10/16/2018 | Salary Range: $16.00/Hr. - $19.00/Hr.

Description:

This is clerical level work involving responsibility for operating alphanumeric data entry equipment.  Under the direction of the Management Information Officer, the incumbent is responsible for data entry of children’s enrollment applications into the Child Outcome Planning and Assessment (COPA) system, keeping a record of the applications and providing assistance to the Management Information Officer as required.  Incumbent must be computer literate and familiar with various data entry formats.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Management Information Officer.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Technology or related field and two (2) years of data entry experience, experience using computers, copiers and other office machines, and be able to type 40 correct words per minute using WordPerfect or Microsoft Word.  Proficient in using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

Special Requirements
Must possess the technical ability sufficient to work with COPA database, analytical tools, and applicable software.  Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

 

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DISABILITIES SERVICES SPECIALIST

Posted: 10/16/2018 | Salary Range: $16.00/Hr. - $19.00/Hr.

Description:

Under the supervision of the Director of Children’s Services, the Disabilities Services Specialist is responsible for planning, coordinating, monitoring, record keeping and reporting, guiding, training, supervising and evaluating, supporting and collaborating to ensure the effective delivery of services in the Disability Program.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Psychology, or a related field with two (2) years experience working directly with preschool children.  Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.

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

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FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES SUPERVISOR

Posted: 07/26/2018 | Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

Description:

The position involves supervision of Family Opportunities direct staff, management of use of multiple data entry systems, interviews, counseling, information and referrals, and other related activities in providing services to eligible applicants under the various programs provided by the Agency.

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.

Qualifications:

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.

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

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FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES ADVISOR (I)

Posted: 07/26/2018 | Salary Range: $16.50 - $17.50

Description:

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.

Qualifications:

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.

Preferred: Two (2) years of experience in social work and case management.

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

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FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES ADVISOR (II)

Posted: 07/26/2018 | Salary Range: $13.50/Hr. - $15.00/Hr.

Description:

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.

Qualifications:

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.

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

 

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ASSISTANT CHILDREN’S SERVICES DIRECTOR

Posted: 07/06/2018 | Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000

Description:

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.

Qualifications:

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.

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

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QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST

Posted: 03/22/2018 | Salary Range: $16.00/Hr. - $21.00/Hr.

Description:

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.

Qualifications:

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.

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FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR

Posted: 03/22/2018 | 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 years in a supervisory capacity.  Must posses 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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