The Partnership for Community Action, Inc. (PCA) is a large, nationally recognized non-profit community action agency working in three fast growing, culturally and linguistically diverse metro Atlanta counties. With an annual operational budget in excess of 30 million across programs, PCA is seeking an experienced administrator with outstanding leadership abilities to oversee all functions of its Head Start/Early Head Start program. The program is funded through the Administration for Children and Families – Region IV- Office of Head Start. The Head Start/EHS Director has full responsibility for planning, directing and administering PCA’s Head Start/EHS Programs which currently serves 1140 regular HS slots, 229 EHS. This position plans, organizes and monitors program operations, function, activities, services, and staff. Core areas of responsibility include program planning, program development, program management, program assessment, and ongoing community relations. Ideally, the successful candidate will have a background in community action and proven experience with federal program monitoring reviews. Demonstrated skills and commitment to anti-bias and culturally relevant best practices is an essential requirement of this position. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or related with a min of 5 year management Exp. Or Master’ Degree in Early Childhood Education with a min of 3 years Management Experience Experience with Community Action Agencies (a plus)APPLY NOW
- High School Diploma or GED required.
- Current Pre-school Child Development Associate credential (CDA) required, and must be maintained OR
- Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or Childhood Development.
- Minimum 1 yr. experience teaching young children.
- Must hold or be willing to obtain First Aid, CPR and Fire Safety certification.
- Must hold or be willing to obtain an annual Physical and TB Test.
- Ability to understand HS/EHS objectives and Performance Standards, and other applicable state, county and Agency regulations and procedures.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
The Family Intake Assessor provides in depth screening of the diverse clientele who visit/call the Family Support Department. This position is responsible for inputting data into the database and creating a case file for the Case Worker. The Family Intake Assessor will assist with other task within the Department/Division when necessary.
Essential Job Functions – The core job duties and responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned.
* Determine program eligibility of low-income households.
* Secure all required documents for client applications.
* Over the phone/in person screen clients to ensure they meet the qualifications to be seen by a Case Worker.
* Enter client data into the Easy Track and Pathways Database during assessment.
* Responsible for outcomes regarding number of clients spoken to and the number of clients placed with a Case Worker.
* Prepare reports as necessary.
* Back-up to the Receptionist position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s) Requirements
* High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of 5 yrs. office experience OR
* Associated Degree in Sociology, Human Services, Public Administration or related field; with a minimum of 3 yrs. office experience.
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite Applications.
* Strong data entry skills.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to communicate to multi-cultures and diverse socio-economic groups.
* Ability to handle Client’s confidential information.
* Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
* Ability to work in a fast pace environment with a professional demeanor.
* Ability to work in a team environment.
* Ability to speak Spanish; Somali (a plus).
The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities as defined in the ADA to perform the essential job functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have certain physical abilities. These abilities include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting (up to 25 lbs.) using hands to finger, handling, or feeling objects, tools, or controls and talking and hearing. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.