TC Job: Head Start/Early Head Start Center Assistant

Final Filing Date: All applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM on October 1, 2014

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 Early Childhood Services Center Assistant plays an essential role in ATCAA as a whole. The main duties of this position are to shop and prepare food for children’s breakfast, snack and lunch and to maintain and clean the classroom on a daily basis.

The person in this position will work as a part of the teaching and family service team to create a successful program serving families and children in ATCAA Early/Head Start/State Preschool centers.

Supervisor: Lead Center Teacher

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

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possess a continuously valid California driver’s license with an acceptable driving record;
• Pass a full background check/health screening including: fingerprint clearance and TB Test prior to hire;
• Possess a GED or High School Diploma;
• Ability to operate a commercial dishwasher;
• Experience and knowledge of nutrition and food preparation;
• Ability to lift 40 pounds;
• Positive, professional attitude and behavior;
• Good personal hygiene/neat appearance.

Desired Qualifications:
• Previous experience in a Head Start preschool or infant toddler setting;
• The ability to speak and understand Spanish;
• Computer experience.

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. 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 202
Head Start
Sonora, CA 95370

Notification: All applicants will be notified by November 12, 2014

Starting Salary: $9.33 – $10.28

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: 30 hrs/week

Based: Tuolumne County

Final Filing Date: All applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM on October 1, 2014




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