Join Our Team


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


  • CKCATS Driver

    Description:

    Central Kentucky Community Action Transportation Services is seeking a qualified individual to provide safe transportation services for clients utilizing the agency’s transportation service. Individual will be required, but not limited to the following duties: Provide direct, personalized transportation service to enrolled participants, and assist, as necessary, participants with bundles and/or packages (not in excess of 15 lbs) to and from the vehicle, their residence and/or service destination in agency owned motor vehicle; Must establish and maintain effective relationships within the agency and the community; Must be able to work flexible hours as scheduling may vary daily; Report any problems and locale to the lead driver and/or dispatcher; Must be able to maintain vehicle cleanliness, inspections and logs daily.

    Requirements:

    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 Kentucky driver’s license and have access to automobile. Ability to relate to target population. Good physical health. No disabilities that might impair vision, health and endanger passengers as evidenced by DOT Medical Examiners Certificate. Criminal records check required; freedom from illegal drug use as evidenced by DOT/FTA drug testing.

    Category: Public

    How To Apply:

    Inquiries should download the following application or call (270) 692-2136 for more information. Driver Employment Application

  • Classroom Teachers – Head Start

    Description:

    The Head Start teacher establishes a learning environment and plans and implements a daily program for child development activities designed to meet the individual needs of the 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 supervising a teacher assistant and volunteers, making recommendations regarding education programs curricula and implement program policies and procedures to ensure compliance with governing regulations including all Federal Performance Standards, CLASS and ALLSTARS. Preparing, posting and implementing lesson plans using Frogstreet 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.

    Category: Public

    How To Apply:

    Send resume, cover letter and references to Rachael Thompson at rachael.thompson@ckyhs.org by July 28th.

  • Bus Driver-Head Start

    Description:

    Bus Drivers for 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.

    Category: Public

    How To Apply:

    Send resume to Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. Head Start Program. Attention: Bus Driver, P.O. Box 830 Lebanon KY 40033.

  • Head Start – Center Manager

    Description:

    Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start is now accepting resumes for multiple Center Manager positions. Head Start serves Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties.

    Duties Include but are not limited to: Coordinates and monitors childcare licensing and quality assurance accreditation processes, coordinates and monitors all service delivery areas and provides follow-up , ensures user rights are assigned for agency systems as appropriate, Collects, analyzes, organizes and reports accurate information, staff relationships are conducive to a positive and productive work environment, decisions are made supporting the mission of the program, demonstrates and promotes positive parent-staff partnerships, ensures effective communication and marketing through a variety of media opportunities and establishes collaborations and fosters a positive image through interaction with community stakeholders and organizations.

    Requirements:

    Applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and will ensure that the mission and vision of the Central Kentucky Head Start early childhood education program and related services are communicated and translated into daily operations in their Head Start center. Must have the professional knowledge, skills, and attitude required for this position to utilize the opportunities and resources available to successfully complete responsibilities.  Must be able to work in a team environment and possess leadership skills. Confidentiality must be maintained in accordance with agency policy and according to federal, state and local regulations.

    Category: Public

    How To Apply:

    Please send all cover letters, resumes and references to Head Start Director Pam Smith at: psmith@ckyhs.org

  • Head Start – School Readiness Coach/Mentor

    Description:

    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.

    Category: Public

    How To Apply:

    Please send cover letters, resume, and certifications to the CKCAC Head Start Director, Pamela Smith by close of the business day June 28th, 2019 at psmith@ckyhs.org.

    Central Kentucky Community Action 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. Persons with disabilities and LEP individuals will be accommodated.

  • Head Start – Teacher Assistants

    Description:

    Head Start Teacher Assistant is responsible for implementing instructional experiences, under the direction of the Head Start Teacher for children in their primary language, when appropriate

    Requirements:

    Education:  High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.  Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or enrollment in a CDA credential program with an anticipation completion date within two years of hire is required.

    Category: Public

    How To Apply:

    Please send resume, cover letter and references to rachael.thompson@ckyhs.org by July 28th.

  • Head Start – Special Needs Collaborator

    Description:

    The Special Needs Collaborator will coordinate the disabilities activities for children with a defined disability, including establishing and maintaining a cooperative working relationship with other Head Start and working with teachers and parents to aid their understanding of the needs of the child receiving services. Knowledge and expertise result in continuous improvement of efficient and effective disability and mental health services. The Special Needs Collaborator consistently fulfills the responsibilities of quality services to families. Quality services are delivered to children and families. Central Kentucky Head Start program continues to be a viable and productive entity. Resources are maximized resulting in comprehensive services to children and families. Services are delivered based on the greatest need of each community in the service area.

    Requirements:

    Education:  Associate’s Degree in special education, social work, psychology or related field is required.  Bachelor’s Degree and/or previous special education or related experience preferred.

    Category: Public

    How To Apply:

    Please send resume, cover letter and references to Rachael Thompson at rachael.thompson@ckyhs.org by July 28th.

  • Head Start – Meal Aide

    Description:

    The Meal Aid position is responsible for direct nutritional service delivery to Head Start/Early Head Start children in accordance to the Head Start Performance Standards and federal, state, and local regulations. Field staff acquires the skills and knowledge to provide quality services to children and families.

    Requirements:

    The Meal Aide must possess a High School Diploma or GED.  Previous experience in a nutrition and/or food service related field is preferred.

    Category: Public

    How To Apply:

    Please send resume, cover letter and references to rachael.thompson@ckyhs.org by July 28th.

  • Head Start – Family Advocate

    Description:

    Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start is now accepting resumes for multiple Family Advocate positons. Head Start serves Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. Applicant must have skills and the ability to assist families in meeting their needs and goals, while meeting the requirements of the Head Start Performance Standards including Health, knowledge of child Health and Safety, Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance. In addition, this individual will possess the ability to build partnerships with families, advocate for families and assist families to identify available resources to meet their needs and concerns.

    Requirements:

    Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field or must successfully pass FDC. Must meet required Head Start Performance Standards for Community and Community Partnerships. Must be able to follow agency Standards of Conduct. Must be able to learn and abide by all federal, state and local laws/regulations governing the program. Must have impeccable communication skills both orally and written. Must adhere to agency’s confidentiality policy. Must obtain CPR and First Aid certification. Must work in a positive and effective manner with families regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, background or history. Must promote professional relationships with community providers. Must be able to flex schedule and responsibilities to accommodate the agency’s service provision. Must be able to visit in family’s homes to complete home visits. Responsible in the delivery of key services to families as enrollment and transition. Responsible for monitoring attendance and maintaining appropriate documentation. Responsible for assisting families to schedule and meet schedules medical, dental, vision exams, treatment and follow ups. Responsible for the completion of required health screenings. Responsible to partner with other staff in the development of workshops, training, parent teacher meetings, parent committee meetings, center newsletter, parent correspondence. Will have other responsibilities as assigned from Head Start Director, PFCE Manager.

    Category: Public

    How To Apply:

    Please send all cover letters, resumes and references to PFCE Manager, Melissa Garrett at: mgarrett@ckyhs.org or Rachael Thompson at: rachael.thompson@ckyhs.org by close of business day June 28, 2019

  • Head Start – Parent, Family and Community Engagement Manager

    Description:

    Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start is now accepting resumes for Parent, Family and Community Engagement Manager. The PFCE Manager will be responsible for comprehensive strategy and implementation of all family and community engagement initiatives within and on behalf of all six counties served by Head Start. These initiatives include direct family outreach programming, coordination of partnerships, and parent leadership and advocacy. The PFCE Manager is the primary liaison for family and community engagement work with the network’s principals and within the organization, as well as an ambassador for the CKCAC Head Start. The PFCE Manager is responsible for facilitating and maintaining strategic programmatic partnerships and for participating in community-based collaborative and networks. This role also includes the management of Head Starts Family Advocates, taking lead in the Fatherhood initiative and being a key component in spreading word about the amazing services offered by Head Start.

    Requirements:

    Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Human/Family Services or a related field and minimum of 1 year of program management experience. Bachelor’s degree is required. The Parent, Family and Community Engagement Manager consistently fulfills the responsibilities of quality services to families. Positive relationships are developed with staff, parents, children, and community. Confidentiality is maintained in accordance with agency policy and according to federal, state, and local regulations. Monitors to ensure family services, including health and ERSEA comply with all local, state and regional regulations, performance standards and policies and procedures.

    Category: Public

    How To Apply:

    Please send all cover letters, resumes and references to Head Start Director, Pamela Smith at: psmith@ckyhs.org or Rachael Thompson at: rachael.thompson@ckyhs.org by close of business day June 27,2019

  • Head Start – Facilities and Maintenance Manager

    Description:

    Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start is now accepting resumes for a Facilities and Maintenance Manager. The Facilities and Maintenance Manager is responsible for coordinating the functions of the Facilities/Maintenance Department such as: delegate assignments and oversee progress of work orders, along with completing work order tasks; meet and coordinate with subcontractors; manage budget; coordinate routine maintenance. Maintain related records and ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.

    Requirements:

    Minimum High School Diploma or GED, Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field desirable. Minimum one-year supervisory experience, directing, scheduling, and evaluating maintenance/facilities staff. Minimum two years’ experience in repair and maintenance of equipment, furniture, fixtures, facilities systems, grounds and structures.Intermediate to advance computer skills, including internet and e-mail. Substantial decision making relative to personnel, safety, fiscal and facility/maintenance management. Ensuring safety with facilities at all times. Playground inspection certification within 3 months of hire. Does consistent and continual monitoring of playgrounds. Maintain a system of consistent and accurate exchange of information with staff, vendors and subcontractors. Monitor Facilities Request Tracking to ensure requests are appropriately handled and resolved in a timely manner. Assess facility needs: evaluate and prioritize work order requests to determine assignments/scheduling and determine when projects should be contracted out. Prepare and coordinate job bids, repair costs and estimates. Organize and maintain appropriate documentation for all facilities and maintenance jobs, projects and equipment. Coordinate facility construction, renovations and playground development. Coordinate and/or perform routine emergency repairs and maintenance at all sites. Monitor and evaluate the quality and completion of jobs by contractors. Conduct and attend meetings and training as appropriate. Advanced knowledge and ability to repair and maintain equipment, furniture, fixtures, facilities systems, grounds and structures. Regular lifting up to 70lbs, to load and transport bulk supplies, furniture, fixtures, etc.

    Category: Public

    How To Apply:

    Please send all cover letters, resumes and references to Head Start Assistant Director, Tammy Stanley at tstanley@ckyhs.org or Rachael Thompson at: rachael.thompson@ckyhs.org by close of business day June 27, 2019

  • Head Start – Transportation Manager

    Description:

    Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start is now accepting resumes for a Transportation Manager. The Transportation Manager is responsible for creating and supervising all bus routes and stops, purchasing new school buses and hiring and supervising all bus drivers. The Transportation Manager also sets and monitors Department policies and procedures, develops and manages budgets and completes all paperwork and records while meeting requirements of Head Start Performance Standards. Head Start serves Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. Applicant must have skills and ability to assist families in meeting their needs and goals, while possessing the ability to clearly communicate with parents, staff and students. Must plan and facilitate staff in-service meetings and trainings, ensure all drivers meet State and Federal training and licensing requirements and perform ongoing monitoring of bus drivers.

    Requirements:

    Minimum High School Diploma or GED, Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field desirable. Maintain accurate records/documentation of Bus Driver training, licensing, testing, physicals and driving records. Develop and maintain a record keeping system that includes: individual mileage records for each vehicle. A schedule of vehicle maintenance and costs for each vehicle. Represent Head Start in a positive and collaborative way to the public. Assess transportation and training needs and create plans to assure that both adequate transportation and qualified drivers are available to meet agency needs. Provide safe route and riding information and training to children and families. Valid Kentucky driver’s license, current First Aid and CPR cards.  A minimum one year of experience as a transportation supervisor or three years as a school bus driver. Supervisory and training or management experience is desired.  Substantial decision making and problem solving relative to personnel, safety, fiscal, and operations management. Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs. Occasional kneeling, stooping, and bending.

    Category: Public

    How To Apply:

    Please send all cover letters, resumes and references to Head Start Assistant Director, Tammy Stanley at tstanley@ckyhs.org or Rachael Thompson at: rachael.thompson@ckyhs.org by close of business day June 27, 2019