Knoxville-Knox County Head Start/Early Head Start

Clerk/Parent Involvement Assistant

Reference ID : 71855
Location : Knoxville, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



The Clerk/Parent Involvement Specialist supports the Center Manager in the area of center operations.


  • Performs phone, reception, and clerical duties for the Head Start center.
  • Provides assistance to the Center Manager/center staff in coordination and communication activities to facilitate effective center operation and component integration; and conducts assigned center/program activities necessary for effective, efficient delivery of services.
  • Assists Center Manager and center staff in the conduct and documentation of center parent involvement and volunteer services/activities.
  • Completes substitute duties as needed/requested - filling in for teaching staff absences on a regular basis.
  • Establishes and maintains systems for assuring adequate center supplies, equipment, and materials under the direction of the Center Manager.
  • Demonstrates work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures, and completes special assignments from immediate supervisor or Head Start Director.


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Established work history
  • Valid Driver's License & ability to obtain Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Be at least 25 years of age (DOT requirement to obtain the CDL)
  • Criminal background check (fingerprint, vulnerable person's registry, etc.)
  • Ability to meet and work with the public, good reception and telephone skills are required.
  • Physical ability to work with young children - up and down on floor, on and off buses, on playground, lifting up to 50 lbs. to carry a child, move furniture, etc.
  • Legally eligible to work in the US

Nice To Haves

  • Experience with young children in a Licensed Child Care Facility
  • Customer Service Experience


  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Employer
  • Overtime pay over 40 hours
  • no-cost meals when working with children
  • Over three weeks of paid leave for winter break, spring break, holidays, etc.
  • Sick Leave
  • Free health insurance for the individual
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Free life insurance equivalent to one's salary
  • Retirement contributions by the employer equivalent to 6% of one's salary after one year of employment
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Training to update and renew skills 

Administered by Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC).

CAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  

Salary : $15.91 to $15.91/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Knoxville, TN

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