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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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Nutritional Resources
Senior Support
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Head Start/Early Head Start Assistant Director

Marion County
  • Central Office
  • Head Start

Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Possesses knowledge and expertise which results in continuous improvement of efficient and effective comprehensive services.
  • Possesses and applies knowledge of current Head Start Performance Standards, Office of Head Start updates, program policies and procedures, and applicable state, federal, and local laws and regulations.
  • Coordinates, plans, and develops projects and activities designed to improve and enhance program quality.
  • Collects, analyzes, organizes, and reports accurate information to the appropriate staff or entity.
  • Ensures the program operates in a legal, ethical manner, and in accordance with the program and agency mission and all applicable laws and regulations in the realm of facilities and transportation.
  • Provides administrative oversight and coordination of Program activities including the planning, coordination, development, and implementation of the program’s service delivery.
  • Ensures staff relationships which are conducive to a positive and productive work environment.
  • Staff acquires appropriate skills and knowledge to implement assigned responsibilities and assure efficient and compliant program delivery.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Works well with individuals of all cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Reliable transportation required.
  • Background check/drug screen.
  • Ability to meet physical demands; lifting/manipulating/moving objects no more than 60lbs, ability to lift objects from the floor to 18’ above the shoulder, vision sufficiently correctable to permit full performance of duties, ability to drive or provide transportation in a specific service area, wide range of mobility, and physically able to perform with degree of dexterity for clerical functions.

 

SCHEDULE:

  • 8-hour shift, Monday-Friday.
Requirements:

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Social Work, or a related field required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.

How To Apply:

Please Download and complete the Head Start Employment packet and/or mail a resume to CKCAC Attn: HS Director; P.O. Box 830 Lebanon KY 40033 or by email at careers@ckcac.org by August 1, 2024 or open until filled.

Questions about position can be emailed to HeadStart@CKYHS.org

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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

AmeriCorps Assistant

Marion County
  • Central Office
  • Senior Support

Description:

JOB PURPOSE: The AmeriCorps Assistant is responsible for completing tasks which allow for the continuous success and proper operation of the RSVP and Senior Companion programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
• Organizes monthly training events for program volunteers.
• Organizes Advisory Council meetings which take place every other month.
• Independently completes all required program training and attends meetings as assigned for further professional development.
• Checks and approves volunteer timesheets to ensure accuracy.
• Enrolls new clients for RSVP and Senior Companion programs.
• Orientates new RSVP and Senior Companion program volunteers.
• Schedules program required shadowing hours for new volunteers.
• Assists and accompanies the AmeriCorps Director when traveling in-area to enroll new clients and/or conduct follow-up visits.
• Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong clerical skills and computer literacy skills.
• Works well with individuals of all cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.
• Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
• Reliable transportation required.
• Background check/drug screen.
• Ability to meet physical demands; lifting/manipulating/moving objects no more than 60lbs, ability to lift objects from the floor to 18’ above the shoulder, vision sufficiently correctable to permit full performance of duties, ability to drive or provide transportation in a specific service area, wide range of mobility, and physically able to perform with degree of dexterity for clerical functions.

SCHEDULE:
• Part-time (25hrs/week)
• Monday-Friday

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• High school diploma or GED required.

 

Requirements:

Criminal check and pre-employment screenings are required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


How To Apply:

Please send cover letter/resume/application to Careers or mail to CKCAC, ATTN: AmeriCorps Director; PO Box 830; Lebanon, Kentucky 40033 by July 12, 2024.

Nutrition Specialist needed for LaRue and Elizabethtown Head Start Centers

Larue, Hardin County
  • Head Start

Description:

Responsible for implementing the delivery of nutritional service to students on a daily basis. Responsible for transporting and/or receiving meals from the food service providers. Assists the children in setting the tables, serving the food and the sanitary disposal of unused meals. Performs cleaning and sanitizing duties such as; washing dishes, utensils, equipment, counters, cabinets, chairs and tables; along with trash removal, food preparation surfaces sanitation and food storage appliances and equipment cleansing. Oversees and maintains inventory of food items, supplies and materials. Monitors and records the temperature of cold and hot food items to ensure food items are served at appropriate and acceptable temperatures. Food preparation, including attention to detail regarding children with modified diets and appropriate portion sizes. Serving as an effective role model for children, parents and volunteers in the area of nutrition. Serves all applicable meals “family style.” Provides required breaks for classroom staff and assisting in the classroom when available as needed.

Requirements:

Valid Driver’s License required.

Background check/drug screen required.

High School Diploma/GED.

 


How To Apply:

Please submit resume or application at ckyhs.org or download  and complete the  Head Start Employment packet  or  by mailing to CKCAC  Nutrition Specialist, PO Box 830; Lebanon KY 40033 by close of business June 28, 2024.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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. In addition to federal law requirements, Central Kentucky Community Action complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Head Start Center Manager for Springfield Center

Washington County
  • Head Start

Description:
JOB DUTIES: Supervises and evaluates center staff in coordination with Content Managers. Possesses and applies knowledge of current Head Start Performance Standards and agency Policies and Procedures. 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. Demonstrates and promotes positive parent-staff partnerships. Ensures a positive and productive work environment is maintained. Ensures quality services are provided by knowledgeable, prepared staff. Promotes community awareness of positive outcomes of the early childhood education program. Ensures effective communication and marketing through a variety of media opportunities. Establishes collaborations and fosters a positive image through interaction with community stakeholders and organizations. Ensures that agency resources are maximized and utilized using sound financial practices and safeguarding of agency property. Maintains confidentiality in accordance with agency policy and according to local, state, and federal regulations. Meets deadlines and performs daily routine tasks with minimal supervision. All other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working in a team environment. Experience working in a supervisory role. Effective communication skills, both written and oral. Possess proficient knowledge of and ability to use communication tools (i.e. telephone system, email, fax, etc.) Ability to work well with individuals of all cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Ability to meet physical demands. Reliable transportation (required)
Background check/drug screen required.
Requirements:

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Associates in related field (required) Bachelor’s (preferred).


How To Apply:

Please Download and complete the Head Start Employment packet and/or mail a resume to CKCAC Attn: HS Center Manager P.O. Box 830 Lebanon KY 40033 or by email at careers@ckcac.org .

Questions about position can be emailed to HeadStart@CKYHS.org

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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

Head Start Substitute

Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Washington County
  • Head Start

Description:

Substitutes work on an “as needed” basis in the absence of the Teacher/Instructional Assistant/Nutrition Aide.  Assisting with lesson plans, supervision of children, organizing, preparing classroom, serving food, clean up, etc.   Participate in In-Service Trainings.

 

 

Requirements:

High School/GED required.

Criminal check and pre-employment screenings are required.


How To Apply:

How to apply:  Download and complete  the Head Start Employment packet and/or resume to: CKCAC ATTN: HS Substitute, PO Box 830, Lebanon, Kentucky 40033 by July 12, 2024.

You may also send your Resume by mail or via email at careers@ckcac.org

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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

Head Start Instructional Assistant

Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Washington County
  • Head Start

Description:

Head Start Instructional Assistants participates and assist with classroom activities under direction of a certified teacher.  Supervise and manage students.  Comply with all governmental regulations regarding the care of children.  Observe and evaluate student performance.  Implement lesson plans prepared by classroom teachers.  Instruct and monitor students.  Operate and care for equipment used in the classroom.  Present subject matter to students under teacher direction.  Organize and label materials.  Provide extra assistance to students with special needs.  Prepare training aids for the classroom.  Perform routine clerical functions.  Participate in classroom set-up and clean-up.  Participate in In-Service Trainings.  Completed timely and accurate documentation.  Maintain order in classroom. Assume the role of teacher in absence of the teacher.

Requirements:

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


How To Apply:

Download and complete the Head Start Employment packet and mail to CKCAC, Attn: Instructional Assistant, PO Box 830, Lebanon, Kentucky 40033 by July 12, 2024.

You may also send your information via email at careers@ckcac.org

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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

Early Head Start Teacher

LaRue, Marion, Nelson, Washington County
  • Head Start

Description:

JOB PURPOSE: The Early Head Start Teacher is responsible for all aspects of the care and education of enrolled children.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provides services to toddlers including physical caregiving, developmental assessments, and implementing age-appropriate curricula.
  • Serves as the primary teacher for children and ensures safe and healthy learning environments and individualized learning activities for children.
  • Individual may also be designated as a Center Assistant, assigned to classrooms as needed to provide continuity of care for required coverage during staff breaks, staff planning, and full-day operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Works well independently and as part of a team.
  • Works well with individuals of all cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to monitor and prioritize workload and meet strict deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to regularly lift and carry toddlers who may range in weight up to 45 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, sit, and rise from the floor.
  • Ability to reach with hands/arms and use hands to manipulate, handle, and feel objects.
  • Background check/drug screen.
  • Reliable transportation required.

SCHEDULE:

  • 8-hour shift, Monday-Friday

 

Requirements:

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must have Infant/toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or equivalent college coursework.

Criminal check and pre-employment screenings are required.


How To Apply:

Download the attached Head Start Employment packet and return to Central Office  with a resume/cover letter to CKCAC Attn: Head Start Teacher; PO Box 830; Lebanon, Kentucky 40033. You may also email your information to careers@ckcac.org. Apply by July 12, 2024.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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

 

Congregate Meals Senior Coordinator for Grayson County

Grayson County
  • Nutritional Resources
  • Senior Support

Description:

Coordinates and supervises all activities relative to the senior citizen sites within their county. Works with volunteers to fulfill all duties required by the Congregate Meals Program.

Specific Duties: Assists in developing, planning, organizing, and coordinating activities for senior site including but not limited to Bingocize. Responsible for ensuring delivery of meals are done on a timely basis and meets all requirements for congregate meals at their center. Responsible for ensuring the reporting of meal counts are done a timely basis as set by Congregate Meals Director. Prepares required periodic reports. Serves as a liaison between client and agency. Services as liaison between public officials and agency. Ensures that all health and temperature requirements are met at their site. Ability to communicate and develop relations with new perspective clients to ensure their comfort level at the center.  Responsible for performing all job duties in a safe manner. Other duties as assigned.

Benefits: Health, dental, vision, life insurances, holidays, vacation time, sick leave, 401K, and retirement plan available.

Requirements:

Qualifications:  High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.   Basic computer skills.

Job Type: Full-Time 30 hours weekly

Criminal checks 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:

To apply for this job, please complete this Employment Application and return to CKCAC-Melissa Brown; ATTN: Grayson Coordinator; PO Box 830; Lebanon, Kentucky 40033.

You may also send a resume, cover letter and completed application to careers@ckcac.org

 

Part-Time Cook for Grayson County Senior Congregate Meals Program

Grayson County
  • Nutritional Resources
  • Senior Support

Description:

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Prepare the meal adhering to the approved menu
Ensure food is hygienically stored and food storage areas are kept clean
Maintaining correct stock levels, ensuring stock rotation and ensuring all stock is clearly labeled as required
Maintain high standard of hygiene and safety at all times through daily cleaning of area and equipment
Maintain the kitchen and kitchen equipment
Maintain temperature logs for refrigerators and freezers
Ensure that all utensils are washed appropriately
Adhere to the Food and Nutrition Guidelines at local, state and federal health guidelines during the preparation, cooking and serving of all food.
Ensure the effective and regular waste materials to the designated waste (trash) area.

 

Requirements:

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 be able to keep accurate records.

Selected candidate will work 25 hours per week Monday – Friday. Background checks and pre-employment drug screening is required.


How To Apply:

Please send your Employment Application and/or Resume to: CKCAC-Melissa Brown; Assistant Cook; PO Box 830, Lebanon KY 40033 or careers@ckcac.org  .

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

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Full-Time Cook for Nelson County Senior Congregate Meals Program

Nelson County
  • Nutritional Resources
  • Senior Support

Description:

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Prepare the meal adhering to the approved menu
Ensure food is hygienically stored and food storage areas are kept clean
Maintaining correct stock levels, ensuring stock rotation and ensuring all stock is clearly labeled as required
Maintain high standard of hygiene and safety at all times through daily cleaning of area and equipment
Maintain the kitchen and kitchen equipment
Maintain temperature logs for refrigerators and freezers
Ensure that all utensils are washed appropriately
Adhere to the Food and Nutrition Guidelines at local, state and federal health guidelines during the preparation, cooking and serving of all food.
Ensure the effective and regular waste materials to the designated waste (trash) area.

Benefits: Health, dental, vision, life insurances, holidays, vacation time, sick leave, 401K, and retirement plan available.

Requirements:

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 be able to keep accurate records.

Selected candidate will work 30+ hours per week Monday – Friday. Background checks and pre-employment drug screening is required.


How To Apply:

Please send your Employment Application and/or Resume to: CKCAC-Melissa Brown; ATTN: Grayson County Cook; PO Box 830, Lebanon KY 40033 or careers@ckcac.org .

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

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Part-Time Cook for Nelson County Senior Congregate Meals Program

Nelson County
  • Nutritional Resources
  • Senior Support

Description:

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Prepare the meal adhering to the approved menu
Ensure food is hygienically stored and food storage areas are kept clean
Maintaining correct stock levels, ensuring stock rotation and ensuring all stock is clearly labeled as required
Maintain high standard of hygiene and safety at all times through daily cleaning of area and equipment
Maintain the kitchen and kitchen equipment
Maintain temperature logs for refrigerators and freezers
Ensure that all utensils are washed appropriately
Adhere to the Food and Nutrition Guidelines at local, state and federal health guidelines during the preparation, cooking and serving of all food.
Ensure the effective and regular waste materials to the designated waste (trash) area.

 

Requirements:

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 be able to keep accurate records.

Selected candidate will work 25 hours per week Monday – Friday. Background checks and pre-employment drug screening is required.


How To Apply:

Please send your Employment Application and/or Resume to: CKCAC-Melissa Brown; Assistant Cook; PO Box 830, Lebanon KY 40033 or careers@ckcac.org .

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

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Head Start Bus Driver- LaRue, Meade, and Hardin

Hardin, LaRue, Meade County
  • Head Start
  • Transportation

Description:

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

Requirements:

MUST have a Class C CDL Driving License (If you have Class B License you will need to go through training to drive Class C bus) with Passenger Transportation and School Bus Endorsements and have at least a high school diploma or GED.

Job Type: Part-time

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

Weatherization Crew Member

Marion, Washington, Nelson, LaRue, Hardin, Meade, Breckinridge, Grayson County
  • Home Energy

Description:

Our Weatherization Program is seeking a Crew Worker. General duties include but are not limited to, general weatherization duties, care and maintenance of tools and equipment and care and maintenance of assigned vehicles. Mandatory training required by Kentucky Housing Corporation.

Requirements:
  • Must have the knowledge and ability to use basic carpentry skills and thorough knowledge of all tools and equipment required to perform assigned duties.
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Must be able to do heavy work at high levels (on a ladder or on a roof).
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time and have the ability to lift heavy tools and materials.
  • Must have the capability to work alone or in a group.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Must be able to complete all required training.
  • Criminal checks and pre-employment screenings are required.
  • Health, Vision, Dental,  Life, 401K, KPPA retirement, holidays, sick leave, vacation.
  • Full-time position

How To Apply:

Apply by emailing resume/application to careers@ckcac.org or mail to CKCAC Attn: Weatherization; PO Box 830; Lebanon, KY 40033 .

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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

Senior Companion Volunteers Needed – Receive Tax-Free Stipend

Marion, Meade, Breckinridge, Grayson, Washington, Hardin and Nelson County
  • Senior Support

Description:

Job Description

Do what friends do for friends, by lending a helping hand as a Volunteer for Community Action’s Senior Companion Program!
Want to make a difference in a Senior or Physically Challenged person’s life? If you are age 55 or older, you can Volunteer as a Senior Companion and receive a Tax-Free Stipend that does NOT affect any government assistance you are receiving.
Where are Volunteers needed?
The Senior Companion Program currently serves six counties: Breckenridge, Grayson, Hardin, Marion, Nelson, and Washington.
What does a Volunteer do?
As a Volunteer, you are not expected to serve as a home health aide, psychologist, social worker, personal driver, or even a domestic.
What kind of Benefits could I receive as a Senior Companion Volunteer?
In addition to the personal satisfaction of helping others in your community, you may also be eligible for the following benefits as a Senior Companion Volunteer:
•$4.00 per Hour Tax-Free Stipend
•Mileage Reimbursement
•Meal Allowance
•Free Physical Examination
•Supplemental Accident & Liability Coverage
•No Weekends, Nights or Holidays
•Flexible Hours
•Holiday Pay
How do I volunteer for the Senior Companion Program?
Call Central Kentucky Community Action Council at 270-692-2136 and ask for Mary Jean Blake today! Ms. Blake can tell you more about the program and how you can help the many homebound seniors in your area that could use just a little help to keep them living independently.
Requirements:

As a Senior Companion Volunteer you would: help ease loneliness; help boost self-esteem; help clients solve problems; and provide personal assistance. Simply put, as a Volunteer Companion you are offering friendship and kindness to those who have difficulty with daily living tasks.

As a Senior Companion you will be one step closer to earning some extra money.


How To Apply:

Please send resume to careers@ckcac.org or mary.blake@ckcac.org or mail to: CKCAC-SCP ;PO Box 830; Lebanon KY 40033.

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

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