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Mid-East Community Action Agency has an opening for a Head Start Center Site Coordinator

Minimum requirements: AA required, prefer BA/BS degree in Early Childhood, Human Services or related field; one year experience in administrative, management and supervision in an early childhood center; must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Drug screening and criminal background check will be performed at the time of employment to determine eligibility to work with children. Screening/Interviewing of applicants will begin immediately until position is filled.   MECAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Programs

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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.

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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

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