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 OFFICER

Posted: 06/14/2016 | Salary Range: $23.50/Hr. - $26.50/Hr.

Description:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Head Start and Early Childhood Programs, the Management Information Officer is responsible for planning, organizing, administering, monitoring and evaluating the Management Information System in accordance with federal and Agency regulations and guidelines.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education or Computer Science, demonstrated written and oral communication skills, and two (2) years of experience using computers, copiers, and other office machines.

Must pass criminal records and child abuse central registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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PERSONNEL DIRECTOR

Posted: 06/14/2016 | Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000

Description:

The incumbent is responsible for planning and administering personnel policies, rules and regulations of the Agency and in planning, developing and conducting a broad program of orientation and training for staff involved in various functions of the Agency. The work includes liaison between various programs and offices regarding classification of eligible applicants for employment, promotion, transfer, or other personnel transactions. The incumbent oversees the conduct of periodic staff training needs assessments in order to develop training modules. Work involves the organization, preparation and presentation of training materials to the appropriate staff members. Work is professional under the direct supervision of the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, with assignment and review of work in the form of conferences, staff meetings, and reports. Performs other duties assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Personnel Management, Business Management, Public Administration, Human Resources, or a related field and five (5) years of experience in work directly related to the above described duties, with demonstrated experience in position classification, position management, drug testing, employee selection process and training functions. Three (3) years of required experience should include supervision of subordinates. Computer experience is required.

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HEALTH SPECIALIST

Posted: 06/14/2016 | Salary Range: $16.00/Hr. - $19.00/Hr.

Description:

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

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science, Health Administration, or related field with three (3) years of experience in community services. Ability to plan, organize, administer and control a budget. Effective oral and written communication skills.

Must pass criminal records and child abuse central registry checks.  Must meet state health requirements.

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CHILDREN’S SERVICES SPECIALIST

Posted: 11/04/2015 | Salary Range: $16.00/Hr. - $19.00/Hr.

Description:

Under the supervision of the Children’s Services Director, the Children’s Services Specialist is responsible for planning, coordinating, monitoring, record keeping, reporting, guiding, training, supervising, evaluating, supporting, and collaborating to ensure the effective operation of the delivery services in the Education/Early Childhood Program, to include Early Head Start.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with two (2) years experience of having worked with preschool children and families in a child development program.  Ability to communicate effectively.

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

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CASE MANAGER

Posted: 10/15/2015 | 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 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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CLASSROOM SUBSTITUTE

Posted: 08/20/2015 | 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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DISABILITIES SERVICES SPECIALIST

Posted: 08/14/2015 | 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 related field with two (2) years experience working directly with preschool children.  Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.

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QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST

Posted: 08/14/2015 | 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 service 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.  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 the 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 a high degree of independence, initiative, tact, and judgement; and ability to communicate effectively.  Must have a valid Mississippi Driver’s License.  Considerable travel across the HCHRA service areas.

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VICE PRESIDENT, HEAD START AND EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

Posted: 07/15/2015 | 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.

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FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES SPECIALIST

Posted: 06/05/2015 | Salary Range: $16.00/Hr. - $19.00/Hr.

Description:

This position 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must pass criminal background and child abuse central registry checks. Must meet state health requirements.

 

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VICE PRESIDENT, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Posted: 05/07/2015 | Salary Range: $70,000 - $84,000

Description:

This is professional administrative and supervisory work responsible for planning and development of goals, objectives, and strategies that will achieve the mission of the Agency. Incumbent serves as chief grantsman for the Agency and plays an integral role in other areas such as management information services development, coordination of long-range strategic planning, interagency coordination and programming, program development, Agency development, community relations, and internal monitoring and evaluation. Incumbent is coordinator and supervisor of the Communications Department. Incumbent serves as coordinator of the Agency’s ROMA – Next Generation.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Planning, Business Administration, Education, or closely related field of study from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of experience in planning, developing, implementing, analyzing, monitoring, and evaluating programs.

OR

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Planning, Business Administration, Education, or closely related field of study from an accredited college or university and seven (7) years of experience in planning, developing, implementing, analyzing, monitoring, and evaluating programs;

AND

Experience in utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics software.

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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.

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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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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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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. - $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.

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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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