Job Opportunities

The following positions are available. Listed below is a summary of each position. If interested, please send resumes@jccdc.com, indicating your interest in the specified position, and your qualifications (including resume). Specific information regarding the positions will be furnished upon request.

Health Assistant.
Jefferson County Child Development Council, Inc. seeks a Health Assistant to support the Health and Safety Specialist in monitoring, training, and in the daily administration of comprehensive child health program services and family/staff health education which includes tracking and timely follow-up of services; to assist the Health and Safety Specialist in creating and maintaining collaborations with community agencies and Healthcare Providers. Work in cooperation toward program goals and objectives with all other program service areas (Education, Disabilities, Family Services, Nutrition, and Mental Health, etc.) within the Head Start/Early Head Start program.

Salary based on education and experience. Sign on bonus possible.

JCCDC Job Description – Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required:
Associate Degree or Medical Assistant certification preferred; 2 Years of experience in data entry and medical records administration, detailed record keeping and excellent communication, computer/database & keyboarding skills. (Emphasis with school health services highly desirable); Excellent oral and written and computer communications skills; Working knowledge of local community resources related to medical and dental Care; Education and/or experience in health, nutrition, child development, first aid, and safety desirable; Clearance in Criminal History and Child Abuse and Neglect Registry;
Valid driver’s license.

Family Engagement Specialist.
Under the direction of the Family Engagement Specialist (FES) Manager, the Family Engagement Specialist will support family well-being and promote children’s learning and development in accordance with Subpart E and engage in strategies and practices to support successful transitions for children and their families transitioning out of Early Head Start and Head Start in accordance with Subpart G of the Head Start Program Performance Standards.

The FES works as part of a team in coordinating family services, including eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment and attendance procedures (ERSEA); assures the provision of family engagement activities for parents, including fatherhood/male involvement, and social services for HS/EHS children and their families; provides program assistance and guidance to parents and office staff; coordinates and documents referrals to outside agencies; acts as community liaison to promote related projects and family and community engagement activities.

A possible sign on bonus depending on experience.

JCCDC Job Description Requirements: Education: An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in child development or early childhood education, or equivalent coursework; experience teaching preschool-aged children or bachelor’s degree in a closely related field with at least six college courses in Early Child Education, plus experience teaching preschool-aged children. Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education highly preferred.



Head Start Assistant Teacher.
Jefferson County Child Development Council is seeking a full-time Head Start assistant teacher in the Birmingham, Alabama area.

The position of the Head Start assistant teacher consists of collaborating with Teacher as a team, providing effective nurturing teacher-child interactions that focus on children ages three- to five-year-old. guided by applicable state early learning and development standards, including children with disabilities and children who are dual language learners; promoting the social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for school readiness, including pre-reading and early math skills.

The Head Start assistant teacher assists with the Head Start Lead Teacher to oversee children ages three- to five-year-old; collaborates with family members, and other staff to achieve positive outcomes for children.

A possible sign on bonus depending on experience.

JCCDC Job Description Requirements: Education: At a minimum, a Child Development Associate (CDA); an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in child development or early childhood education, or equivalent coursework; experience teaching preschool-aged children or bachelor’s degree in a closely related field with at least six college courses in Early Child Education, plus experience teaching preschool-aged children. Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education highly preferred.

Head Start Lead Position

Jefferson County Child Development Council is seeking candidates for a full-time Head Start teacher in the Birmingham, Alabama area.

The position of the Head Start teacher consists of providing effective nurturing teacher-child interactions that focus on children ages three- to five-year-old, guided by applicable state early learning and development standards, including children with disabilities and children who are dual language learners; promoting the social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for school readiness, including pre-reading and early math skills.

The Head Start Lead teacher oversees a Head Start classroom of children ages three-to-five years old; collaborates with an assistant teacher, family members, and other staff to achieve positive outcomes for children.

A possible sign on bonus depending on experience.

JCCDC Job Description Requirements: An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in child development or early childhood education, or equivalent coursework; experience teaching preschool-aged children or bachelor’s degree in a closely related field with at least six college courses in Early Child Education, plus experience teaching preschool-aged children. Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education highly preferred.

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