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We’re always seeking new talent in a variety of positions. If you are looking for a rewarding career that also benefits your community, then consider joining our team. We offer career opportunities in a variety of fields, including early education, transportation, employment services, administration and more. Current employment openings can be found below. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or disability. EQUAL EMPLOYER OPPORTUNITY

CURRENT OPENINGS


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Head Start Administrative Assistant

Marion County
  • Head Start

Description:

Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start is seeking Administrative Assistant.  Candidate must have an understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards and the service area plans; Head Start/Early Head Start child development outcomes and thorough knowledge and application of developmentally appropriate practices. Provide administrative support to facilitate the monitoring of program operations in order to ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, Day Care Licensing Requirements and all applicable laws, regulations and local policies and procedures.  Support may consist of but is not limited to written and verbal communication with program, compilation of monitoring documents, maintaining documentation.  Initiate and track purchase orders as approved by the Head Start/Early Head Start Director, store and distribute supplies and materials and assist with equipment inventory when needed.  Provide supportive assistance as directed with the Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council. Creating  spreadsheets.  Knowledge and experience with SharePoint. Distribute mail.

Requirements:

Candidate must have an understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards and the service area plans; Head Start/Early Head Start child development outcomes and thorough knowledge and application of developmentally appropriate practices.


How To Apply:

Please submit resume by close of business October 11, 2021 to careers@ckcac.org

 

School Readiness Coach/Mentor

Marion County
  • Head Start

Description:

Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start is seeking a highly motivated and self-directed School Readiness Coach/Mentor. The School Readiness Coach/Mentor will utilize Head Start Program Performance Standards, CLASS, ECERS-3, Research-Based Curricula and the Early Learning Outcomes Framework to provide high quality professional development and Practice Based Coaching to education staff.  The Coach/Mentor must demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills, model best practices, and possess a strong understanding of child development. The position requires the ability to prioritize and complete tasks to achieve desired outcomes. The Coach/Mentor must be able to collaborate with the Education team to ensure the implementation of developmentally appropriate early childhood services and compliance. Must be willing to travel.

Requirements:

Bachelors in Early Childhood Education or related field required. Must be able to pass CLASS Observer Certification.  Applicants are preferred to have had at least 1 years experience.


How To Apply:

Please submit resume by close of business October 8, 2021 to careers@ckcac.org

Accounts Payable/Receivable

Marion County
  • Central Office

Description:

Maintains accounting files, manages accounts receivable accounts, processes timesheets, travels, stipends, and other reimbursements under supervision of the Accounts Payable Supervisor/Head Start Specialist. The AP/Receivable Clerk is responsible primarily for preparing vendors’ invoices and employees’ timesheets for payment. This includes investigating and resolving any irregularities that may arise when performing these duties. It may be necessary for the Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk to prepare certain monthly reports to funding sources. Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent with additional classes in bookkeeping preferred, and at least 2 years experience in record keeping and general office work. Must have the ability to follow complex written and oral instructions; ability to keep complex records and make reports. This person should be of good character, reliable and able to assume responsibility. Physical/Mental Demands – Must be able to bend/squat in order to file. Must be able to sit for long periods of time (Sitting time will depend on the type of work done each day). Must be able to lift 25 lbs. *Please submit resume to [Email hidden] or mail to: CKCAC Careers, PO Box 830, 332 Hood Avenue, Lebanon, KY 40033 by the close of business on September 29, 2021. All employees are required to maintain the confidentiality of private information. All employees must strictly adhere to HIPAA standards that govern use of sensitive and confidential information. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action, including termination of employment. CKCAC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CKCAC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Requirements:

Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent with additional classes in bookkeeping preferred, and at least 2 years experience in record keeping and general office work.


How To Apply:

Please send resume to careers@ckcac.org

In-Home Worker for the Community Collaboration for Children Program

Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson & Washington County
  • Family Advocacy

Description:

Works with families to advocate for the best interest of the child for an approximate 8 to 12-week time period using techniques in the areas of child development, age appropriate behavior, positive approaches to discipline, communication skills building, mutual trust and increasing self-esteem. Workers follow guidelines of the curriculum and assessments used in interventions. CKCAC uses nationally research-based curriculums that detail the above-mentioned techniques. Worker will also consult and collaborate with referring agencies and other community partners providing services to the family. The in-home worker will use preventative measures or techniques to redirect any potential for crisis/or conflict that occurs in an effort to enhance positive interaction. The in-home worker will assist the family in locating community resources as needed. The in-home worker must maintain confidentiality at all times and produce written documentation of all contact with the family or on their behalf in a case record governed by federal regulations. Must attend Regional Network Meetings several times a year.

Requirements:

Must be 18 years of age.  Must have a valid drivers license. Must have Bachelor’s Degree in the area of Family and Human Services or a related field.  Must be able to work 40 hours per week.  Must maintain appropriate and adequate communication with the CCC Program Director who will be working as the direct supervisor for this position.  Must have computer skills sufficient for entering federally required data.  Full-time employees are eligible for all benefits including retirement, insurance, paid holidays, etc.


How To Apply:

Please send a cover letter/resume to careers@ckcac.org . You may also e-mail an Employment Application or mail to Careers, Attn:  CCC Program, PO Box 830, Lebanon, KY 40033, by the close of business October 15th, 2021.

Head Start Family Advocate

Larue County
  • Family Advocacy
  • Head Start

Description:

The Family Advocate Creates, provides, and/or coordinates services and activities with the families and communities that foster strength, healthy living, and overall well being.  The Family Advocate coordinates, reviews and implements all child health functions.  The Family Advocate provides support in case management style, and acts as a liaison between families, staff members, communities, and other family related services.  The assist Parents/Guardians/Adult Family members to become advocates for their children and family.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES INCLUDE:

*Ensuring that each individual child is up to date on the well-child schedule as appropriate or deemed possible by a health care professional.

*Ensuring that health services documentation is accurately maintained.

*Ensuring that the environment is safe and children receive health related services in compliance with all Federal, State, Local and Agency health policies and procedures as applies to Central Kentucky Head Start.

*Ensuring that the greatest number of eligible children will participate in the Head Start program as current funded slots allow.

*Ensuring that a trusting, collaborative, partnership building process is implemented with each family.

*Ensuring that parents’/guardians’ lives are enhanced through active participation in the program with staff support.

*Ensuring that community resources are maximized through collaborations.

*Ensuring that documentation and recordkeeping are timely and accurately completed and maintained as required by all applicable regulations.

*Ensuring that teamwork among staff promotes positive growth and development of families and children.

 

Requirements:

Minimum of high school diploma or GED required.  Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field , coupled with 6 months related experience preferred.

Must obtain within 18 months of hiring a credential or certification in social work, social services, family services, human services, or related area.


How To Apply:

Please send cover letters or resumes to careers@ckcac.org. By close of business August 6, 2021.  You may also complete an Employment Application and mail to Human Resources, ATTN:  Head Start, PO Box 830, Lebanon, Kentucky 40033.

Head Start Teacher

Radcliff County
  • Head Start

Description:

The Head Start teacher plans and establishes a learning environment and implements a daily program for child development activities designed to meet the individual needs of each child in one classroom. The teacher coordinates with other component staff to involve parents in education activities to enhance their role as the prime educator of their children. The teacher provides structured education activities for pre-school age children participating in the program. Activities associated with the job include supervision of an Instructional Assistant and volunteers, voicing recommendations regarding education curricula and implementation of program policies and procedures to ensure compliance with governing regulations including all Federal Performance Standards, CLASS and ALL STARS. Preparing, posting and implementing lesson plans using Frog Street Press Curriculum, conduct two Parent/Teacher conferences per year, two home visits per year, participating in and assisting with staff training activities and ensuring the thorough and timely completion of children’s classroom records.

Requirements:

Must have an Associates or Bachelor’s ECE or IECE or equivalent. Criminal check and pre-employment screenings are required.


How To Apply:

Send resume and Employment Application  to Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. Head Start Program, Attention: Teacher, P.O. Box 830, Lebanon KY 40033 or email to careers@ckcac.org by close of business July 6, 2021.

All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Instructional Assistant – Head Start – Various Locations Available

Nelson, Elizabethtown, Radcliff County
  • Head Start

Description:

The Head Start Instructional Assistant helps in planning and establishing a learning environment and with implementing a daily program fro child development activities designed to meet the individual needs of each child in the classroom.  The Instructional Assistant coordinates with other component staff to involve parents in education activities to enhance their role as the prime educator of their children.  The instructional Assistant  assists with planned structured activities and active supervision for pre-school age children participating in the program.  Activities associated with the jo include implementing lesson plans using Frog Street Curriculum, conducting two Parent/Teacher Conferences per year, two home visits per year, participating in and assisting with staff training activities and ensuring the thorough and timely completion of children’s classroom records.

Normal working days:  Weekdays
This is a full-time position.
Hourly “non-exempt” position.

Requirements:

Applicants preferred to at least have a High School diploma/GED/or equivalent. Criminal check and pre-employment screenings are required.

All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


How To Apply:

Download the attached Head Start Employment packet and return to  CKCAC, Attn:  Support Aide, PO Box 830, Lebanon, Kentucky 40033.

 

You may also e-mail your information to careers@ckcac.org.

Transportation Specialist 2 – Wheelchairs Driver

Larue County
  • Transportation

Description:

To provide safe transportation services for clients utilizing the agency’s transportation service. Responsible for maintaining accurate service and van records and safe operation of agency vehicles.

This is a full time job with insurance and retirement benefits.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Provide direct, personalized transportation service to enrolled participants, and assist, as necessary, participants with bundles and/or packages to and from the vehicle and their residence and/or service destination in agency owned motor vehicle.

  1. Maintain an accurate Van Report showing the vehicle number, date and driver’s name. Record daily beginning and ending mileage along with all gas fill-ups.  All van reports are due in central office after the 15th and 31st of each month with all gas receipts attached.
  2. All riders are to be accounted for and some program or individual must pay for this. If you collect any fares during the week, these fare are to be deposited in safe located in the county office each DAY.
  3. Provide safe assistance to each passenger boarding the vehicle. Drivers are to open and close All vehicle doors.  Drivers will stand beside the door to assist the clients on and off the vehicle.  If the client refuses the offer, you will stand beside the door to assist in the case the client trips or falls.  The safety of that client is your responsibility while they are entering the vehicle or until they are totally out of the vehicle.
  4. The agency requires that the driver of any agency vehicle wear their seat belt.
  5. Every morning, drivers will check in by radio or hands free cell phone with Lead Driver.
  6. Manifests are available the day before so familiarize yourself, learn route, schedule time and method to utilize time and expenses to best degree. Any questions call the Lead Driver.
  7. Check engine oil before starting your vehicle. *It is the driver’s responsibility to notify the Lead Driver when the vehicle is in need of a 5,000 mile inspection. Oversee cleanliness of vehicle and coordinate maintenance needs with Lead Driver.
  8. Attend staff meetings and training sessions as requested.
  9. Establish and maintain effective work relationships within the agency and the community.
  10. Prepare a time sheet daily and turn into Lead Driver on a weekly basis for review with the original being mailed in every two weeks per agency policy.
  11. Working hours will vary according to the number of riders transported each day. As your ridership increases, hours will go up.  As you decrease ridership, hours will go down.  When a driver has free time during the day, they should use this time to work on their paperwork or clean the inside of your agency vehicle.  Time spent doing these things will be shown on your time sheet. You are allowed reasonable time for this.
  12. Make sure all vehicle doors are unlocked before starting your day’s work; make sure the vehicle is locked up when you are away from it.
  13. Check for proper clearance before pulling under low roofs, carports, or drive-in windows.
  14. Kentucky State Law requires that you stop at all railroad crossings.
  15. Assure vehicle cleanliness and maintenance; DO NOT eat, smoke or drink while inside an agency vehicle. If you are found smoking in an Agency vehicle or there are signs smoking has occurred you will receive a warning and policies will be followed for warnings.
  16. Do not leave the vehicles with the engine running.
  17. A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) may be required on some agency vehicles. All drivers will be required to pass a DOT Physical in order to operate an agency vehicle used in transporting individuals.
  18. Report all injuries and accident to Safety and Security Officer.
  19. Be familiar with the follow safety rules, procedures, and policies
  20. Participate in quarterly safety meetings
  21. Operate office/vehicle equipment in the manner in which it was intended
  22. Keep passengers together in a safe location (on and off the vehicle depending upon the incident)
  23. Responsible for managing on-board safety and security incident from impact until supervisor and/or first responders arrive.
  24. Other job related duties as assigned.

Physical and mental demands are also noted to perform this job.

 

Requirements:

Must be 21 year of age.  Must have high school diploma or equivalent; must possess a high degree of proficiency in reading and writing. Must understand complete instructions for reports and ability to read maps and learn service area. Must possess a KY driver’s license and have access to an automobile. Ability to relate to target population. Good physical health and able to push, pull, and assist wheelchair clients. No disabilities that might impair vision, health, and endanger passengers as evidences by DOT Medical Examiners Certificate. Criminal background check required; freedom from illegal drug use as evidences by DOT/FTA drug testing.

All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


How To Apply:

Please send a cover letter/resume or Employment Application to careers@ckcac.org. Or, mail to Attn: Transportation Specialist, PO Box 830, Lebanon, KY 40033.

Bus Driver

Hardin County
  • Head Start
  • Transportation

Description:

Bus Drivers for Elizabethtown  Head Start.  Responsible for transporting children and maintaining bus records.

 

Requirements:

MUST have a Class A or Class B CDL license with bus and passenger endorsement and a high school diploma or GED.  Criminal check and pre-employment screenings are required.


How To Apply:

Send Employment Application and/or resume to CKCAC Head Start  P.O. Box 830  Lebanon KY 40033  or email to careers@ckcac.org  by close of business July 15, 2021.

Congregate Meals Kitchen Aide – Part Time

Nelson, Grayson County
  • Nutritional Resources
  • Senior Support

Description:
Assist the Head Cook in carrying out his/her responsibilities of maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in the kitchen while being responsible for the preparation, cooking and serving the meal as directed by the approved menu.
SPECIFIC DUTIES:
• Assist the Head Cook with preparing meals adhering to the approved menu
• Assist the Head Cook with ensuring food is hygienically stored and food storage areas are kept clean
• Assist the Head Cook in maintaining correct stock levels, ensuring stock rotation and ensuring all stock is clearly labeled as required
• Assist the Head Cook in maintaining high standard of hygiene and safety at all times through daily cleaning of area and equipment
• Assist the Head Cook in maintaining the kitchen and kitchen equipment
• Assist the Head Cook in maintaining temperature logs for refrigerators and freezers
• Assist the Head Cook with ensuring that all utensils are washed appropriately
• Assist the Head Cook with adhering to the Food and Nutrition Guidelines at local, state and federal health guidelines during the preparation, cooking and serving of all food.
• Assist the Head Cook with ensuring the effective and regular waste materials to the designated waste (trash) areas.
• Assist the Head Cook in putting up stock after deliveries.
• Assumes responsibilities for the total management and operation of the meals and preparation in the absence of the Head Cook.
• Other duties as assigned.
Requirements:
QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or equivalent. Experience cooking is preferred. Must have the ability to understand written and/or oral instructions and be able to follow through with tasks. Must have the ability to communicate effectively and relate well with others. Must have the ability to work with elderly participants and be understanding of their needs. Must be able to keep accurate records.

How To Apply:

To apply, please send cover letter and/or resume or Employment Application to careers@ckcac.org or mail to Human Resources, Attn: Kitchen Aide, PO Box 830, Lebanon, Kentucky 40033.

Nutrition Aide

Washington, Hardin County
  • Head Start
  • Nutritional Resources

Description:

Serve prepared food (breakfast, lunch and snack). Order food and supplies. Rotate stock by dates. Complete necessary paperwork for food program. Give breaks to teaching staff and assist in classrooms if needed as time allows. Attend and compete required trainings. Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, or silverware. Keep records of the quantities of food used. Remove trash and clean kitchen garbage containers. Scrape leftovers from dishes into garbage containers. Take and record temperature of food and food storage areas such as refrigerators and freezers. Vacuum dining area and sweep and mop kitchen floor.

Requirements:

Applicants preferred to have at least a High school diploma/GED or equivalent. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. 35 hours per week.

All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


How To Apply:

Download the attached Head Start Employment packet and return to our Central Office with a resume and cover letter to CKCAC Head Start, ATTN: Nutrition Aide, PO Box 830, Lebanon, Kentucky 40033.

You may also e-mail your resume/cover letter to careers@ckcac.org.

Part-time Data Clerk

Nelson County County
  • Community Services

Description:

1. Carries out the objectives of the LIHEAP/Community Services Programs. Processes computerized applications from clients, completes and signs vouchers or daily fax transmittals, and keeps client files in order. Assures that applicants meet the program guidelines before assistance is given. Reports any complaints from clients or vendors to supervisor. Calls supervisor with any questions.

2. Assists in maintaining necessary service assessments on clients.

3. Provides information to clients and makes referrals for clients to appropriate agencies.
4. Keeps appropriate client files, and completes the required reports as assigned.
5. Assists in receptionist duties, including telephone, and client assistance activities.
6. Performs daily light housekeeping tasks for the office.
7. Other duties as assigned. 
Requirements:

20 hours per week required. High school or equivalent preferred. Good basic knowledge of grammar. Ability to use, or learn to use office equipment, computer experience required. Ability to understand written and/or oral instructions and be able to follow through with tasks assigned. Must have the ability to communicate effectively and relate well with others. Must have the ability to work with low-income and be understanding of their needs. Must be able to keep accurate records. Must keep all information confidential. Pre-employment drug screen and criminal history background checks required.


How To Apply:

This program is funded in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Applications will be accepted until position has been filled. Send resume/cover letter and Employment Application to Human Resources ATTN: Data Clerk Position at PO Box 830, Lebanon, Kentucky 40033 or e-mail to careers@ckcac.org.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Bus Driver-Head Start – Various Locations Available

Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson & Washington County
  • Head Start
  • Transportation

Description:

Bus Drivers for Head Start.  Responsible for transporting children and maintaining bus records.

Requirements:

MUST have a Class A CDL Driving License with Passenger Transportation and School Bus Endorsements and have at least a high school diploma or GED. Criminal check and pre-employment screenings are required.

All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


How To Apply:

Send resume/cover letter/  Head Start Employment packet  to CKCAC, ATTN:  Head Start, PO Box 830, Lebanon, Kentucky 40033.  You may also e-mail your information to careers@ckcac.org.

Early Head Start Teacher

Marion & Meade County
  • Head Start

Description:

The EHS teacher plans and establishes a learning environment in a manner that promotes safety and learning in a cheerful environment. Implements daily routines and experiences with intentionally planned activities that meet all component areas of EHS, school readiness goals, as well as, meet the individual needs of each child in the classroom through child/adult interactions. The EHS teacher is flexible with daily routines and schedules to capture “nurturing and teachable moments”.  The EHS teacher will coordinate with other component staff to involve parents in education activities to enhance their role as the prime educator of their children. The EHS teacher provides flexible education activities for infants and/or toddlers to help develop positive self-esteem and experience success while participating in the program. Develops a sense of teamwork with co-workers in all activities, including housekeeping, diapering/toileting training and meal service. The EHS teacher possess skills with knowledge and experience working with infants and toddlers, child development, classroom/time management, active supervision, organization and communication. Activities associated with the job include supervision and providing leadership and guidance to EHS specialist and volunteers, voicing recommendations regarding education curricula and assessment and implementation of program policies and procedures to ensure compliance with governing regulations including all Federal Performance Standards, CLASS, ITERS and ALL STARS. Preparing, posting and implementing lesson plans using Frog Street Press Curriculum, observing, assessing, and documenting each child’s health, skills, behavior, growth and development using AIM and ChildPlus, conduct two Parent/Teacher conferences per year, two home visits per year, participating in and assisting with staff training activities and ensuring the thorough and timely completion of children’s classroom records.

Requirements:

Must have an Associates or Bachelor’s in ECE or IECE or equivalent.  Preferred Infant Toddler CDA.  Criminal check and pre-employment screenings are required.

All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


How To Apply:

Download the attached Head Start Employment packet and return to Central Office  with a resume/cover letter to CKCAC, Attn:  Support Aide, PO Box 830, Lebanon, Kentucky 40033.  You may also e-mail your information to careers@ckcac.org.

No available positions at this time.