Current Openings

  • Head Start Nutrition Assistant

  • Head Start Teacher/Assistant Teacher

  • Head Start Substitute Teacher

  • MACAA Board of Directors Member


HEAD START NUTRITION ASSISTANT

Part-time (30 hours per week), 46 weeks per year

The Nutrition Assistant is responsible for preparing and serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks for children and staff in the Head Start program in the three Park Street Head Start Centers. Must maintain a clean and safe kitchen, serving area, and general food-service facility. The Nutrition Assistant works with classroom staff and with the Health and Nutrition Coordinator to ensure successful, nurturing experiences for children as they relate to meals and snacks. The Nutrition Assistant is committed to food safety and follows ServSafe practices and complies with USDA regulations. The Nutrition Assistant attends all required training and follows all standards relating to food service.

Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or GED;

  • One year of food service experience; and

  • ServSafe certification or willingness to attend class to obtain certification.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Jo Nell Chance, at jchance@macaa.org.


HEAD START Teacher/ASSISTANT TEACHER

MACAA Head Start is currently accepting applicants for the 2018-2019 school year.  We are seeking qualified Teachers and Assistant Teachers.

We have classrooms in Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna and Albemarle counties, and follow the school calendar.  All of our classrooms have a teacher and an assistant teacher that work together as a collaborative team to provide a high quality educational experience for all children. 

Education Qualifications:

Teachers:  Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Psychology, Social Work, or similar (transcripts and/or copy of diploma are required)

Assistant Teachers:  CDA, Certificate in Child Development or AA in Education preferred.  Candidates with experience in child care will be considered.  CDA will be required within 2 years of hire (FREE).

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching children in a group setting (school, child care, camp)

  • Strong classroom management skills

  • Strong communication skills- both written and verbal

  • Ability to work well as part of a team

  • Commitment to learning and using best practices

  • Ability to adhere to Head Start Program Performance Standards and VA DSS Licensing Standards

  • Experience with dual language learners, special education, or at risk populations is a PLUS

  • Strong preference for bilingual candidates

  • Ability to pass background checks and fingerprinting

  • Strong attendance record

  • First Aid/ CPR and MAT certifications is a PLUS

Complete job descriptions are available here for Teacher and Assistant Teacher positions.

Benefits:

We offer ongoing professional development training.   Health, dental and vision insurance are available to all employees.  All employees receive paid personal and sick days, paid holidays (includes two weeks for winter holidays and a week of spring break) and paid inclement weather days.  Competitive pay based on experience and qualifications.

Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and references to jchance@macaa.org


Head STart Substitute Teacher

Part-time, no benefits, $10.67/hr

Application deadline: Ongoing

Do you love working with children?  Want to make a difference in the lives of children in our local community?

Head Start is a comprehensive preschool and pre-kindergarten program created in 1965.  It is geared toward children and families that will benefit from  a “head start,” and it prepares them for school.  MACAA Head Start houses programs in Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna, Albemarle, and Charlottesville. 

We are currently accepting applications for substitute teachers in all of our classrooms.  Interviews are held all year long.  

All of our classrooms have 2 teaching staff and up to 20 children.

All candidates must have the following

Reliable transportation

Good attendance

Love for children

Understanding of best practices in early childhood education or a strong willingness to learn

Creativity

Ability to work well in a team-teaching environment

Ability to pass criminal background checks, TB test, and physical

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Jo Nell Chance, at jchance@macaa.org.


MAcaa board of directors member

As our region's Community Action Agency, MACAA uses a 15-member, tripartite board to promote the participation of the entire community in the reduction or elimination of poverty in the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Nelson, and Louisa. MACAA's board includes citizens designated by local governments, private-sector representatives, and low-income residents to assess local needs and address the causes and conditions of poverty.

MACAA assists low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge to achieve economic self-sufficiency. MACAA currently operates Head Start, Hope House, Project Discovery, and Rural Outreach programs. Monies to support the programs are received from federal, local, foundation, and private donations.

The Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at MACAA's central office in Charlottesville. Board members are expected to attend both the monthly board meetings plus at least one committee meeting  per month, which, in addition to the monthly board meeting, requires the contribution of several hours of volunteer time per month.

If you are interested in applying for a position on our board, please download the application here and return the completed form to our office at 1025 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

 

 

MACAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.