Date:               12/29/2021
Program:        Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:        Bilingual Assistant/Translator
Location:        Hamblen County, Jefferson County

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Degree or Certificate in Early Childhood, Social Services, or related field preferred.

  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish and the ability and experience to effectively   communicate via speaking, reading, writing, and typing.

  • Previous experience working with preschool children preferred.

  • Must be able to work well with parents and staff, as well as preschool children

  • Criminal background check required.

  • Empathy working with low-income families.

  • Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and proof of liability insurance (mileage is reimbursed).

  • Driving to centers and on occasion other locations within the 8 county service area is required.

  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Teachers and Family Service Workers in completing job responsibilities with Spanish-speaking families including:

  • with parent-teacher conferences and parent meetings

  • with paperwork and reports related to services for children and families

  • with educational testing of the children

  • with medical and dental screenings and follow-up

  • with evaluating child’s progress and planning/implementing classroom activities

  • with delivering educational, developmentally appropriate activities for preschool children

  • Maintains positive communication with Spanish-speaking families and community participants regarding Program activities and objectives.

  • Provides supervision of children in the classroom, the playground, and on field trips.

  • Assists in organizing the classroom and maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment.

  • Assists in promoting social and emotional development of children, and in maintaining classroom discipline using positive guidance techniques.

  • Assists in maintaining records and submits reports as required; attends meetings and required training.

Hours and Benefits: Will consider Full-time or part time, 32.5 Full Time hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.

To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: HR Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Applications accepted until position(s) filled. EOE.