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Disabilities Service Specialist

We are a state and federal funded anti-poverty, non-profit agency recruiting a Disabilities Service Specialist.  This position is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of services that support the planning, administration and ongoing assessment of services and partnerships in the areas of disabilities services for children. The position also provides staff training and technical assistance including on-site consultation, coaching, and mentoring to other staff under the guidance and direction of the Health Manager.  This support will align with the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning Pyramid Model framework, Head Start Program Performance Standards and the North Carolina Foundations of Early Learning Standards that support continuous improvement in child outcomes in the domain of Social Emotional Development and School Readiness.

Work also requires coordinating services with community agencies, service providers and other program employees.  Work requires an understanding of the Head Start Program Performance Standards and 1302 Subpart F Services to Children with Disabilities, teamwork, Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning Pyramid Model framework, organizational skills, and strong oral and written communication skills.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Health & Disabilities Services Program Manager.  Work is evaluated through observation, discussion, auditing and monitoring results, goal-achievement and Significant Incidents that demonstrate job quality, quantity, timeliness and results.  Work is formally reviewed, and future goals are set, during an annual performance appraisal.

Requires

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Early Childhood or related field
  • Two years of experience working in a preschool program with children with disabilities
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

Bi-lingual Spanish preferred.  This position is non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime pay
Compensation:   $16.91 to 19.77 DOQ plus competitive benefits including 401(k)

Click here to download full description of the Disabilities Service Specialist position. (.pdf)

CAO shall exclude applicants who fail to comply with the following submittal requirements:  Send resume, cover letter and three (3) professional work references with complete contact information to:

Ms. Tammy Chandler, Interim HR Manager
25 Gaston Street,
Asheville NC, 28801
or
E-mail with Subject:  Disabilities Service Specialist
to:  admin@communityactionopportunities.org
or
(828) 253-6319 (Fax)
EOE & DFWP

Open Until Filled

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Life Works Coach
Economic Development Department

We are a high-performing, non-profit Community Action Agency looking for seasoned professionals to work for our self-sufficiency program. We have two full-time Life Works Coach positions available; one placed in Henderson County and the other position split between Transylvania County (75%) and Polk County (25%).

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • Conduct long-term, complex individual and family case-management using agency and community resources and strength-based approaches;  
  • Use evidenced-based strategies, techniques and tools to help customers set life goals and implement action-based solutions; 
  • Prepares, processes and maintains up-to-date, accurate and logically organized confidential customer data and files, program and agency-required documentation and other required information in electronic and hardcopy formats;
  • Build and maintain resource-based relationships with other organizations, educational institutions and employers;
  • Conduct job development and placement activities;
  • Instruct and/or facilitate agency-sponsored and other approved coursework and training;
  • Understand and address the socioeconomic and psychological factors that affect people who live in poverty;
  • Work on teams to complete tasks
  • Incorporate initiative, sound judgment and the Agency’s Values – Teamwork, Communication, Quality and Respect into daily work;

Requires:

  • Graduation from a regionally or CHEA accredited four year college or university with a degree in Social Work or related human services field
  • Minimum of five years of outcomes-focused, multi-dimensional, case-management experience in a team-based setting 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have valid NC Driver License and transportation
  • Must pass pre-employment background and drug screens
  •  Bi-lingual in Spanish and Peer Support Specialist a plus

Salary:  $16.91 to $19.40 DOQ plus competitive benefits. 

This position is non-exempt under FLSA and eligible for overtime pay.

Click here to download full description of the Life Works Coach position. (.pdf)

CAO shall exclude applicants from consideration who fail to comply with the following submittal requirements:
Send resume, cover letter and complete contact information for three (3) professional references to:

Ms. Tammy Chandler, Interim Human Resources Manager
25 Gaston Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Or
Email with Subject: Life Works Coach to:  admin@communityactionopportunities.org
Or
828-253-6319 (Fax)

EEO and DFW

Open until filled.  Interviews expected to begin late May with a start date of July 1, 2019.

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Health Services Assistant

Seeking Health Services Assistant to perform work to ensure that Head Start children receive required screenings and their families receive the individualized plan, support and services they need to be ready for school.

Responsibilities:

  • Advocates for children and parents with community agencies, assists parents in understanding services, accessing services effectively and asking the right questions
  • Assists in emergency situations, makes quick decisions, provides support to teachers, parents and children and ensures appropriate follow through for medical care
  • Coordinates and supports health screenings, performs height and weight screenings
  • Makes referrals and schedules appointments with doctors, dentists, mental health professionals and local health departments for screening, assessments and treatment, notifies parents and arranges for transportation, facilitates parent and provider contacts.
  • Recruits dental providers to perform screening, examinations and treatment, evaluates referrals and prioritizes treatment.
  • Obtains and maintains confidential permission and release of information forms, distributes forms to appropriate staff, agencies and service providers, obtains documentation and reports from screening and treatment services, maintains record keeping system, transfers health records at end of the school year to public schools as requested
  • Tracks and updates immunization records and food sensitivities and allergies

Requirements:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of child development, childhood illnesses, dental and nutritional needs and health related terminology
  • Thorough knowledge of community resources and accessibility requirements
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and industry-specific database software
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals and as a responsible team member
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other employees, community professionals and agency customers

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions
  • Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects
  • Must possess the visual acuity to prepare data and statistics, work with accounting processes, operate a computer terminal and read extensively

Special Requirements:

  • Valid CRC Letter of Qualification from DCDEE
  • Valid NC Driver’s License
  • Ability to pass physical, TB, background and drug screenings

Desirable Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree in Social Work, Early Childhood or health care or education, arts or sciences
  • Experience working in a preschool program
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred

Compensation:   $12.64 to 13.25 DOQ plus competitive benefits including 401(k)
This position is non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime pay

Click here to download full description of the Health Services Assistant position. (.pdf)

Email resume, cover letter and three (3) professional references with complete info to: 
admin@communityactionopportunities.org
E-mail Subject:  Health Services Assistant

Open Until Filled
EOE & DFWP

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Family Service Associate (FSA)
Family Service Associate Interpreter (FSA-I)

Seeking a FSA to help serve our communities by assisting our customers.  Work will be performed by phone or in person and may require Spanish speaking abilities. You will be gathering relevant information, contacting and making referrals to other agencies and services.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates family integration into all aspects of the child’s development and school-readiness needs and activities.
  • Assesses family needs and strengths and helps them to develop and reach short- and long-term family and self-sufficiency goals.
  • Conducts customer application activities; determines applicant eligibility, establishes and tracks customer waiting list.
  • Collaborates with internal program and external community resources to develop family referral and support options.
  • Advocates for families, to help them meet crisis needs and long-term goals.
  • Provides transportation for parents or children to appointments as needed

Requirements:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of theories and related terminology, practices and techniques of family and child development, family dynamics and needs of pre-school children, including those with disabilities. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of family assessment processes and intervention techniques.
  • General knowledge of Head Start Program Performance Standards, relevant Federal, State and local regulations and Agency policies and procedures. 
  • Speak, read, and write fluently in English and Spanish is preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to, physically, perform the basic life operational functions of stooping, fingering, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to perform sedentary work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to work with data and figures, operate a computer terminal

Desirable Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
  • Two years’ experience working with families who live on low-income and have pre-school children
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) preferred

Special Requirements

  • Valid NC driver’s license;
  • Ability to pass physical, TB test, drug screen and background investigation    

Hourly Rate:  $15.95 plus Comprehensive Benefits Package

An employee in this classification is non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime pay.

Click here to download full description of the Family Service Associate position. (.pdf)

Email resume, cover letter and three professional references with complete info to:
admin@communityactionopportunties.org
Email Subject:  Family Service Associate

Open until filled.  EOE & DFWP

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Data Entry Associate

Seeking Data Entry Associate to interact with and follow up with employees within the agency as well as with customers to collect information. This position will capture the data into relevant databases in a timely and accurate manner. The ideal candidate will be focused, diligent, energetic, and have good people’s skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and verifies accuracy, enters and updates a large volume and variety of program-required hardcopy data and records into an electronic data base system.
  • Prepares, edits and produces standard and designs requested ad hoc reports using the Program’s database’s report-writer and Microsoft Office applications
  • Follows standard operating procedures to maintain and secure data. 
  • Prepares application documentation
  • Organizes and maintains a user-friendly hard copy file system and retrieval procedures.
  • Handles sensitive information and maintains confidentiality and
  • Maintains office or departmental records and files

Requirements:
Thorough knowledge of:

  • Office practices and procedures
  • Data entry, database maintenance, report generation and record keeping methodologies
  • Ability to use correct grammar, vocabulary, and spelling
  • Program requirements, intake procedures, regulations, and customer contact skills
  • Knowledge of office software and applications to the administrative environment

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to, physically, perform the basic life operational functions of stooping, fingering, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to perform sedentary work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to work with data and figures, operate a computer and other machines and read extensively over an extended period of time.

Desirable Education and Experience

  • Graduation from high school and
  • Considerable experience in social service program intake, journey level administrative support, or related work;
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus

Must possess a valid NC driver’s license; pass physical, drug screen and background checks.   

Hourly Range:  $11.24 -15.50 DOQ
Comprehensive Benefits Package

Click here to download full description of the Data Entry Associate position. (.pdf)

Email resume, cover letter and three professional references with complete contact info to:
admin@communityactionopportunties.org
Email Subject:  Data Entry Associate

Open until filled.  EOE & DFWP

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Head Start/NC Pre-K Teacher
Seeking dedicated and experienced early childhood professional to join our high quality early childhood program.

Requirements:

  • Current CRC letter of Qualification from DCDEE
  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Two years of related experience with pre-school children
  • NC Birth thru Kindergarten teaching license preferred
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish/English preferred
  • Valid NC driver’s license
  • Ability to pass pre-employment physical, drug and background checks 

Salary Range: $19.00 to 26.50 DOQ plus Comprehensive Benefits Package

Click here to download full description of the Head Start/NC Pre-K Teacher position. (.pdf)

EOE, DFWP

To Apply:  Send resume, cover letter indicating position of interest, and three work references with complete contact information along with a copy of the  DCDEE CRC Qualifying Letter to:

Human Resources Manager
25 Gaston Street,
Asheville NC, 28801

Or
Admin@communityactionopportunities.org
Subject:  Teacher

Or

(828) 253-6319 (Fax)

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Head Start/NC Pre-K Teacher Assistant
Seeking energetic individual to work as an early childhood professional to join our high quality early childhood program.

Requirements:

  • Current CRC letter of Qualification from DCDEE
  • Experience working with pre-school children
  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or CDA preferred
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish/English preferred
  • Valid NC driver’s license
  • Ability to pass physical and background check

Click here to download full description of the Head Start/NC Pre-K Teacher Assistant position. (.pdf)

Salary: $11.92/hr. plus a comprehensive benefits package
EOE, DFWP

To Apply:  Send resume, cover letter indicating position of interest, and three work references with complete contact information along with a copy of the  DCDEE CRC Qualifying Letter to:

Human Resources Manager
25 Gaston Street,
Asheville NC, 28801

Or
Admin@communityactionopportunities.org
Subject:  Teacher Assistant

Or

(828) 253-6319 (Fax)

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Head Start/NC Pre-K Teacher Assistant Substitute
Seeking energetic individual to work as an early childhood professional to join our high quality early childhood program. Must understand the developmental stages and appropriate teaching techniques for pre-school children.
Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current CRC letter of Qualification from DCDEE
  • NC Early Childhood Credentials preferred
  • Experience working with pre-school children
  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or CDA preferred
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish/English preferred
  • Valid NC driver’s license
  • Ability to pass physical and background check
Click here to download full description of the Head Start/NC Pre-K Teacher Assistant Substitute position. (.pdf)

Salary: $11.92/hr.
EOE, DFWP

To Apply:  Send resume, cover letter indicating position of interest, and three work references with complete contact information along with a copy of the  DCDEE CRC Qualifying Letter to:
Human Resources Manager
25 Gaston Street,
Asheville NC, 28801
(828) 252-2495

Or
Admin@communityactionopportunities.org
Subject:  Teacher Assistant Substitute

Or
(828) 253-6319 (Fax)

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HR Manager
We are an anti-poverty agency looking for a seasoned, professional HR professional to be our HR Manager.  Along with a personnel analyst, this hands-on position supports the HR needs of 130 FTEs.

Our HR Manager ensures that we comply with relevant employment law is responsible for HR-related policies, programs and systems including but not limited to job analysis, pay and classification, recruitment, screening and selection, employee benefits and electronic and hardcopy HR records.  The HR Manager must also know and apply federal and state HR laws and regulations, be able to communicate clearly, exercise sound judgment, meet repeated deadlines, work on teams, facilitate small groups, demonstrate best-practice supervision and counsel others on lawful employment and behaviorally-based discipline practices. 

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in HR Management, Public Administration or Business Administration with an emphasis in HR, or a related field
  • Minimum of eight (8) years as an assistant or HR Manager/Director in a small public or medium-sized non-profit organization
  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience and SHRM-SCP also required. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable. 
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish/English preferred 

This position is exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime pay

Salary Range:  $60,770 to $85,079 (DOQ) plus competitive benefits including 401(k) 

Click here to download full description of the HR Manager position. (.pdf)

EOE & DFWP

Position open until filled 

 

To Apply:  Send resume, cover letter and three (3) professional work references with complete contact information to: 
Human Resources Manager 
25 Gaston Street,
Asheville NC, 28801 
or 
email to:  admin@communityactionopportunities.org 
Subject: HR Manager
or
(828) 253-6319 (Fax)

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