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

SECRETARY / DISPATCHER

Posted: 02/09/2015 | Salary Range: $7.50/Hr. - $10.50/Hr.

Description:

This position is responsible for providing overall secretary/clerical support for the Rural General Public Transportation Program.  The incumbent will also be responsible for the overall dispatching functions between the transportation office and the transit drivers in accordance with applicable guidelines and regulations of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED.  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.  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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EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT and CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Posted: 02/09/2015 | Salary Range: $98,000 - $102,500

Description:

The Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer assists the President/CEO in directing the overall operation of the Agency.  The incumbent also assists the President/CEO in the planning, direction, coordination, and control of all aspects of the Agency, which includes the financial, personnel, administrative, and programmatic goals and objectives.  Incumbent is in charge of the Agency in the absence of the President/CEO.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree from a four year college or university in business administration, business management, business education, or a related field and five years of experience.  Three years of experience must include supervising five or more employees.  Computer experience is required.

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ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, HEAD START AND EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

Posted: 01/14/2015 | Salary Range: $45,000 - $60,000

Description:

This is professional administrative work performed under the direct supervision of the Vice President, Head Start and Early Childhood Programs.  This position is responsible and accountable for the day-to-day operations of all centers including program, administrative, and field operations.  All Head Start center administrators report to the Associate Vice President, Head Start and Early Childhood Programs.  This position will act in a supervisory capacity in the absence of the Vice President, Head Start and Early Childhood Programs.

Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Policy Administration, Education Administration, Early Childhood Education, or a related field, and six years of experience at upper or middle management levels in a governmental agency or private enterprise, of which at least two years must have included work with some aspect of the Head Start program or a program serving similar constituency.

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CASE MANAGER (Temporary)

Posted: 01/14/2015 | Salary Range: $13.50/Hr. - $16.00/Hr.

Description:

This is a position in community services involving interviewing, counseling, information and referral, developing and maintaining case files and 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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CLIENT SERVICES ASSISTANT (Temporary)

Posted: 01/14/2015 | Salary Range: $8.00/Hr. - $13.00/Hr.

Description:

This position provides clerical assistance to department staff and assists with the provision of services to clients seeking Agency services.  Under the direction of the Vice President, Community Programs and Services, the Client Services Assistant is responsible for telephone coverage and scheduling client appointments.

Qualifications:

Minimum:  Graduation from an accredited high school or (GED) equivalent and one (1) year of experience in community services related work is required.  Must be able to type and be able to use Microsoft Office applications and Word Perfect.

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LIHEAP WORKER

Posted: 01/14/2015 | Salary Range: $9.25/Hr. - $10.25

Description:

This is a position in the Department of Community Programs and Services.  Incumbents in this position provide assistance to case managers in the interviewing and counseling of clients seeking Agency services.  Other duties include assistance in providing needed information and referral services, developing and maintaining case files and case management, and other related activities in providing services to eligible applicants through the various programs provided by the Agency.

Applicant must have a current driver’s license, tact and diplomacy in dealing with clients/families, ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and willingness to work occasional altered time shift.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

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PROJECT COORDINATOR – Rural Transit Program

Posted: 01/14/2015 | Salary Range: $38,000 - $44,000

Description:

This position is responsible for supervising, planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating activities related to transporting customers in the rural areas of Hinds County in accordance with applicable guidelines and regulations of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) Drug and Alcohol Regulations.  Work involves insuring that the fleet of vehicles is maintained in a safe and operational condition.  The incumbent insures that customers are transported to and from their destinations by adjusting schedules and reconfiguring drivers’ route assignments when needed.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of experience in transportation or a transportation related area, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a “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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RURAL TRANSIT DRIVER

Posted: 01/14/2015 | 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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NUTRITION SERVICES SPECIALIST

Posted: 09/03/2014 | 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 experience in a nutrition services program.  Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  Knowledgeable in the use of computers.

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CASE MANAGER ASSISTANT I (Temporary)

Posted: 09/03/2014 | Salary Range: $9.25/Hr. - $10.25/Hr.

Description:

This is a position in the Department of Community Programs.  Incumbents in this position provide assistance to case managers in the interviewing and counseling of clients seeking agency services.  Other duties include assistance in providing needed information and referral services, developing and maintaining case files and 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 and 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 and some weekends.

Qualifications:

Minimum: Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work

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ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK

Posted: 07/08/2014 | Salary Range: $12.00/Hr. - $16.00/Hr.

Description:

The incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of clerical duties of a routine and/or recurring nature.  Confidentiality is essential.  The Administrative Clerk provides reception support to the administrative and program staff of the Agency, including errands, answering telephones and greeting clients and visitors.  Duties also include the establishment and maintenance of files, scheduling meetings and workshops, training sessions and other events.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED required with at least three (3) years of administrative clerical experience.  Effective oral and written communication skills.  Knowledgeable of WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Access and Excel.  Ability to type 45 words per minute.

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GENERAL ASSIGNMENT TEACHER

Posted: 06/09/2014 | 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.

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CLASSROOM DISABILITIES AIDE

Posted: 06/09/2014 | Salary Range: $8.00/Hr. - $10.00/Hr.

Description:

Under the direction of the Teacher, the Classroom Disabilities Aide is responsible for attending to the basic needs of children with diagnosed disabilities, organizing activities that stimulate the children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth, helping children explore their interests, developing their talents and independence, building self-esteem, and learning how to interact with others.  Incumbents are expected to work at various sites as assigned in order to meet the needs of children with disabilities.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma with three (3) years of experience working in a preschool setting with children diagnosed with disabilities.  Must be able to communicate effectively with persons at all levels.

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CLASSROOM SUBSTITUTE

Posted: 06/09/2014 | Salary Range: $7.50/Hr.

Description:

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:

High School Diploma.  Must be able to communicate effectively with persons at all levels.

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FAMILY SERVICES ASSISTANT

Posted: 11/11/2013 | 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.

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GENERAL ASSIGNMENT TEACHER ASSISTANT

Posted: 03/28/2013 | 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.

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BUS DRIVER

Posted: 10/11/2012 | Salary Range: $9.25/Hr. - $11.00/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.

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TEACHER ASSISTANT

Posted: 07/13/2012 | 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.

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TEACHER

Posted: 07/13/2012 | 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.

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SECURITY GUARD

Posted: 07/13/2012 | 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.

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FAMILY SERVICES WORKER

Posted: 07/13/2012 | 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.

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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.

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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.

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COOK

Posted: 07/13/2012 | 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.

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