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Mid-East Community Action Agency is a non-profit agency providing assistance to citizens in Roane County and Loudon County, Tennessee. Qualified applicants, including current employees, must apply for and submit an application. Resumes may not be used to replace information on the application form. Unofficial copies of transcripts/certificates must be included with the application/resume when a degree/certificate is required in order to be officially considered.

Criminal background checks will be performed prior to  employment to determine eligibility to work with children and adults; must pass post employment physical, drug screening:

Mid-East Community Action Agency accepts applications on an ongoing basis.  The positions listed below may not have immediate openings. 




Program Service Technician - this position assists clients directly with program services; must be able to communicate professionally with the public on a daily basis; experience with computers is required; must be able to multi-task and perform general clerical duties



Van Driver for Senior Nutrition program - must have Tennessee Driver License with F endorsement or ability to obtain; requires delivering meals to the elderly and transporting senior citizens to meal locations; routes are approximately 4-5 hours per day Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (part time)


Substitute Site Hostesses and Van Drivers for Senior Nutrition program - call in as needed when regular Hostess or Driver is out - see above position descriptions



Pre-K Teacher minimum qualifications - Early Childhood coursework and Teacher License with PreK endorsement; experience working in an early childhood educational setting with four year olds required (full time)


Head Start Preschool Teacher minimum qualifications - AA in Early Childhood Education; experience in early childhood educational setting with three and four year olds required (full time)


Head Start Assistant Teacher minimum qualifications - agency approved High School Diploma or GED; must have ability to obtain CDA or AA in Early Childhood Education;  experience with preschool children (full time)


Teacher Aide or Home Visitor Aide minimum qualifications - agency approved High School Diploma or GED; prefer experience working with preschool children (part time or full time)


Head Start Family Service Worker or Home Visitor minimum qualifications - agency approved High School Diploma or GED (prefer AA in Social Services or Early Childhood Education); prefer bilingual in English and Spanish; experience working with children and families (full time)


Food Service Associate minimum qualifications - agency approved High School Diploma or GED; one to two years' experience in the following areas: preparing large quantities of home style meals that follow appropriate nutritional guidelines (CACFP/USDA) and meets special dietary requirements (full time)


Bilinguals Fluent in English and Spanish are preferred in positions listed for Head Start. Full-time positions have employee benefits.

Please contact the Human Resources Department at 865-248-8661 ext 241 for further information on any of the positions. 

Mid-East Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Programs.

Click below to download or print an application.

Immediate Opening for Senior Nutrition Position


Mid-East Community Action Agency is accepting applications for part-time employment in the Meals on Wheels Senior Nutrition program.  This position requires commercial food prep and packing for home delivered meals. Hours will be weekdays 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Candidate(s) selected will have to successfully pass required background checks and drug screening; have a valid Tennessee Driver license and be able to obtain a F endorsement.  For an application, please contact the Human Resources Department, 865-248-8661, ext 241 or visit

MECAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Mid-East Community Action Agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, and employment