Happy Birthday Head Start

The children and staff celebrate Head Start's birthday at the ATCAA Soulsbyville Center.

The children and staff celebrate Head Start’s birthday at the ATCAA Soulsbyville Center.

The National Head Start program is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2014. ATCAA Head Start is celebrating 30 years of service to young children and their families.

The children and staff at our Soulsbyville Head Start Center joined in the celebration by posing for a picture wearing their red, white and blue.

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AC Job: Payroll Assistant

Our Mission Statement:
• To help individuals in Amador and Tuolumne counties toward self-sufficiency.
• To assist local residents in becoming involved and contributing members of our community.
• To promote family and other supportive environments so that children, youth and elders can achieve their maximum potential.
• And, finally, to form partnerships and coalitions within the community to meet these needs.

Administrative Services:
The Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency (A-TCAA) is a public agency, created through a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) between Amador and Tuolumne Counties. Since 1981, A-TCAA has been providing services that have improved the lives of residents in our foothill region. A-TCAA has taken on a variety of projects and programs based on, 1) local community assessments that identify the assets and needs of our community, and 2) working with community members and organizations to coordinate, enhance services, and develop future program opportunities. Administrative Services provides fiscal management, personnel, payroll, accounts payable, and general program support.

Position Definition:
As part of the ATCAA team, the Payroll Assistant plays an essential role in ATCAA as a whole. Under supervision, the Payroll Assistant provides general support to the Payroll Coordinator. The Payroll Assistant is responsible for reviewing payroll documents for accuracy prior to payroll processing, for accurately inputting payroll data into the Agency’s computerized payroll system, for assisting Employees with payroll-related questions, and for assisting with all other routine payroll duties and special payroll projects. The Payroll Assistant is the lead payroll staff person in the absence of the Payroll Coordinator.

Supervisor: Payroll Coordinator

Full job description will be available at the time of interview, if selected

Minimum Qualifications:
• Ability to obtain fingerprint clearance upon offer of employment;
• Possess a valid California driver’s license and an acceptable driving record;
• Possess a high school diploma or equivalent;
• Experience with Windows Operating System;
• Demonstrate competency in Microsoft Excel and Word applications;
• High level of organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail;
• Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;
• Demonstrate proficiency in keyboarding and 10-key operation;
• Ability to follow directions with minimum of supervision;
• Fundamental knowledge of basic bookkeeping;
• Ability to work a flexible schedule as required by payroll schedules;
• Ability to lift 30 pounds.

Desired Qualifications:
• Thorough understanding of bookkeeping and/or accounting principles;
• Experience in the use of computerized Payroll System;
• Work experience in fund accounting;
• Experience in database maintenance and report generation.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN A-TCAA JOB APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW.

Applications may be downloaded here, printed, filled out and submitted; they can also be obtained at and submitted to ATCAA. Please do not comment on this post with your resume. Please submit your completed application to:

Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency
935 S. State Highway 49
Jackson, CA 95642
223-1485

Notification: All applicants will be notified by April 27, 2015

Full Benefits Package:
• Health Insurance (80% Employer paid) with Health Savings Account (partially employer funded)
• Dental Insurance – 80% Employer paid
• Vision Insurance – 100% Employee paid
• Voluntary Life/AD&D Insurance – 100% Employee paid
• Retirement (Money Purchase Pension Plan) – 7.5 % employer contribution and 100% vested upon regular status
• 3 weeks paid time off and 12 paid holidays per year
• Eligible employee membership with Golden 1 Credit Union

Hours: 37.5 per week

Final Filing Date: All applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM on March 16, 2015.

EOE

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TC Job: Outreach Child Care Worker

Our Mission Statement:
• To help individuals in Amador and Tuolumne counties toward self-sufficiency.
• To assist local residents in becoming involved and contributing members of our community.
• To promote family and other supportive environments so that children, youth and elders can achieve their maximum potential.
• And, finally, to form partnerships and coalitions within the community to meet these needs.

Family Learning & Support Services:
A-TCAA’s Family Learning & Support Services provides comprehensive and holistic access to learning opportunities for parents and young children. Services include English language instruction, GED preparation classes, Adult Basic Education, life skills and job skills, and parenting classes. By offering these services, the Family Learning & Support Services program is successful in providing parents with the tools and skills they need to break the cycle of low-literacy and achieve improved family functioning and quality of life.

Position Definition:
As a part of the ATCAA team, the Family Learning and Support Services (FL&SS) Outreach Child Care Worker plays an essential role in ATCAA as a whole. The Outreach Childcare Worker will work with staff to provide transportation for ATCAA clients and provide child care during program activities.

Supervisor: Family Learning and Support Services Program Coordinator

Full job description will be available at the time of interview, if selected

Minimum Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or equivalent;
• Meet all federal/state licensing requirements and/or program requirements necessary for this position: possess a valid California driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, fingerprint clearance, and a TB test;
• Ability to perform routine maintenance such as cleaning program center and agency vehicles;
• At least 6 months volunteer or paid childcare experience;
• Ability to lift 40 pounds.

Desired Qualifications:
• Knowledge of community resources;
• Fluency in English and in Spanish;
• 3 or more units in Early Childhood Education.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN ATCAA JOB APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW

Applications may be downloaded here, printed, filled out and submitted; they can also be obtained at and submitted to ATCAA. Please do not comment on this post with your resume. Please submit your completed application to:

Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency
427 N. Highway 49, Suite 305
Sonora, CA 95370
533-0361

Notification: All applicants will be notified by April 23, 2015

Part-Time Benefits Package:
• Retirement (Money Purchase Pension Plan) – 7.5 % employer contribution and 100% vested upon regular status
• 3 weeks paid time off and 12 paid holidays per year
• Eligible employee membership with Golden 1 Credit Union

Hours: 25 per week

Final Filing Date: All applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM on March 12, 2015.

EOE

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TC Job: Head Start Health Services Manager

Our Mission Statement:
• To help individuals in Amador and Tuolumne counties toward self-sufficiency.
• To assist local residents in becoming involved and contributing members of our community.
• To promote family and other supportive environments so that children, youth and elders can achieve their maximum potential.
• And, finally, to form partnerships and coalitions within the community to meet these needs.

Early Childhood Services:
Head Start and Early Head Start are federally funded programs that provide comprehensive child development services for eligible children from birth to age five, as well as supportive service for their families. Head Start Programs provide child enrichment, education, health, nutritional and developmental services as well as parent education and involvement opportunities. Last year a total of 296 children participated in preschool programs in Amador and Tuolumne Counties.

Position Definition:
As a part of the ATCAA team, the Head Start Health Services Manager plays an essential role in ATCAA as a whole. The Health Services Manger plans and oversees the implementation of services related to the Early Head Start and Head Start Program Child Health and Development Services, Child Health and Safety, Nutrition and Staff Health and Safety Training.

Supervisor: Early Childhood Services Director

Supervises: Food Services Coordinator

Full job description will be available at the time of interview, if selected

Minimum Qualifications:
• Meet all federal/state licensing requirements and/or program requirements necessary for this position (i.e.: possess a valid California driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, , TB Test, CPR, First Aid training, health screening, etc.);
• Be able to pass a Community Care Licensing Background Fingerprint check before hire;
• a Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Childhood Development, Nutrition, or other health related field; or Licensed Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse;
• At least one year’s experience working with families in public health related community programs or in a school setting;
• Ability to write procedures and program plans;
• Experience in training and supervising adults;
• Proficiency in data base, spread sheet and word processing software;
• Type 40 words a minute;
• Experience in maintaining accurate and appropriate records and reports;
• Ability to lift 40 pounds;
• Have reliable transportation.

Desired Qualifications:
• Computer skills;
• Early Childhood Education Units;
• Safe Food Handling Training or Experience;
• Previous experience in providing health services in a Head Start/Early Head Start program;
• Knowledge of local community resources.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT AN A-TCAA JOB APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW

Applications may be downloaded here, printed, filled out and submitted; they can also be obtained at and submitted to ATCAA. Please do not comment on this post with your resume. Please note, this application must be accompanied by an additional cover sheet, downloaded here, which must be printed, completed and submitted along with your completed application to:

Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency
427 N. Highway 49, Suite 305
Sonora, CA 95370
533-0361

Notification: All applicants will be notified by May 6, 2015

Full Benefits Package:
• Health Insurance (80% Employer paid) with Health Savings Account (partially employer funded)
• Dental Insurance – 80% Employer paid
• Vision Insurance – 100% Employee paid
• Voluntary Life/AD&D Insurance – 100% Employee paid
• Retirement (Money Purchase Pension Plan) – 7.5 % employer contribution and 100% vested upon regular status
• 3 weeks paid time off and 12 paid holidays per year
• Eligible employee membership with Golden 1 Credit Union

Hours: 40 per week

Final Filing Date: All applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM on March 25, 2015.

EOE

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Head Start’s in the News!

This just in from Marcia Williams!

At Tuesday’s board meeting, the Tuolumne County supervisors heard from Mother Lode Head Start leaders that its local program recently earned some of the highest ratings in the nation.

The initial tidings came from Shelley Hance, the executive director of the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA), which oversees Head Start. Noting that ATCAA has administered Head Start for 3 to 5-year-olds since 1984, Hance described the government-led program as the most rigorous of any of ATCAA’s offerings with regard to fiscal and program monitoring. While ATCAA has received high ratings in the past during monitoring periods that come from the national level every three years, Hance announced for 2014, the latest rating period, some of ATCAA’s program components received ratings that effectively place it among the best of the nation.

Check out the full article here!

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AC Job: Fiscal Manager

Our Mission Statement:
• To help individuals in Amador and Tuolumne counties toward self-sufficiency.
• To assist local residents in becoming involved and contributing members of our community.
• To promote family and other supportive environments so that children, youth and elders can achieve their maximum potential.
• And, finally, to form partnerships and coalitions within the community to meet these needs.

Administrative Services:
The Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency (A-TCAA) is a public agency, created through a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) between Amador and Tuolumne Counties. Since 1981, A-TCAA has been providing services that have improved the lives of residents in our foothill region. A-TCAA has taken on a variety of projects and programs based on, 1) local community assessments that identify the assets and needs of our community, and 2) working with community members and organizations to coordinate, enhance services, and develop future program opportunities. Administrative Services provides fiscal management, personnel, payroll, accounts payable, and general program support.

Position Definition:
As a part of the ATCAA team, the Fiscal Manager plays an essential role in ATCAA as a whole. The Fiscal Manager will assist the Deputy Director of Administration (DDA) in all realms of fiscal management, but most directly will supervise the Accounts Payable (AP) and Payroll (PR) Coordinators and oversee the AP and PR systems, under the direction of the DDA. The Fiscal Manager will cross train to provide oversight of all Agency fiscal functions as directed by the DDA.

Supervisor: Deputy Director of Administration

Supervises: Accounts Payable Coordinator and Payroll Coordinator

Full job description will be available at the time of interview, if selected

Minimum Qualifications
• Associate’s degree in Accounting, Financial Management, or Business Administration or five (5) years’ experience in not-for-profit or government organizations performing similar duties;
• Two (2) years’ experience in not-for-profit or government organization with diverse funding streams performing similar duties;
• Experience in government contract management and not-for-profit fund accounting;
• Experience in the use of computerized fund accounting systems;
• Two (2) years’ experience in supervisory position;
• High level Proficiency in electronic spreadsheets, particularly Excel;
• High level correspondence and policy writing skills and verbal communications skills;;
• General knowledge of office equipment and clerical procedures, including skill in the use of ten‐key calculator and computer systems;
• Possess a valid California driver’s license and an acceptable driving record;
• Ability to obtain satisfactory fingerprint clearance;
• Ability to work independently and make sound judgments based upon information available;

Desired Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Financial Management, or Business Administration;
• Previous service as CEO or Fiscal Officer of a public or government agency with diverse funding streams.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applications may be downloaded here, printed, filled out and submitted; they can also be obtained at and submitted to ATCAA. Please do not comment on this post with your resume or send it via email unless specifically called for in this post. Please submit your completed application to:

Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency
935 S. State Highway 49
Jackson, CA 95642
223-1485

Notification: All applicants will be notified by April 13, 2015

Full Benefits Package:
• Health Insurance (80% Employer paid) with Health Savings Account (partially employer funded)
• Dental Insurance – 80% Employer paid
• Vision Insurance – 100% Employee paid
• Voluntary Life/AD&D Insurance – 100% Employee paid
• Retirement (Money Purchase Pension Plan) – 7.5 % employer contribution and 100% vested upon regular status
• 3 weeks paid time off and 12 paid holidays per year
• Eligible employee membership with Golden 1 Credit Union

Hours: 37.5 per week

Final Filing Date: All applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM on March 2, 2015.

EOE

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