Now Hiring

Decatur-Macon County Opportunities Corporation has approximately 90 full and part-time employees. Our personnel have a high retention rate and limited turnover. The Agency provides ongoing training. We are an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Employee benefits for full time staff include paid vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holiday pay, health and life insurance and an optional 403(b) retirement plan.

DMCOC will only accept resumes and applications for positions when an advertised position is to be filled, during the time frame indicated.

Unsolicited resumes will not be kept on file. Resumes received after the closing date for a position will not be considered. Applicants must specify clearly the position for which they are applying.

Applicants may stop by the Agency’s main office, or call us at 217-428-0155 for an application. Employment applications, resumes, and cover letters may be faxed to 217-428-0169.

All potential employees must pass all criminal background checks.  AA/EEO.

Open Positions

Teacher Assistant

The position of Teacher Assistant is primarily responsible for assisting the lead teacher with the implementation and coordination of the comprehensive education program in the classroom and for managing all aspects of outdoor activities. The Teacher Assistant assists by ensuring that the classroom activities and environment are developmentally appropriate and reflect the agency’s philosophy and curriculum. The Teacher Assistant ensures that the individual needs of all children regardless of race, creed, or disability are met as mandated by federal, state and local standards. The Teacher Assistant will assist to promote family involvement and will provide guidance and supportive supervision for other adults in the classroom including Floaters, Foster Grandparents, interns and volunteers.

Site Manager

Responsible for administering all pertinent provisions of policies and procedures and for the total day to day operations of the site, including staff supervision, maintaining and monitoring licenses and regulations for compliance of federal, state, and local entities. Set daily examples in supporting Head Start’s philosophy. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities in meeting the needs of the families, planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs to apply effective management principles in working with all children, families, and staff within the Head Start Program.

Assistant Site Manager

Responsible for assisting with the administering all pertinent provisions of policies and procedures and for the total day to day operations of the site, including staff supervision, maintaining and monitoring licenses and regulations for compliance of federal, state, and local entities. Set daily examples in supporting Head Start’s philosophy. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities in meeting the needs of the families, planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs to apply effective management principles in working with all children, families, and staff within the Head Start Program.

Bus Monitor/Education Aide

The Bus Monitor/Education Aide is responsible for assuring the safety of children traveling on buses. The Bus Monitor/Education Aide has primary responsibility for safe supervision of children on the school buses. Bus Monitor/Education Aides also assist in Head Start classrooms to support the teaching staff and volunteers. 

Family Resource Advocate

The Family Resource Advocate (FRA) is responsible for providing quality, comprehensive child/family support services to families by implementing and executing the Head Start Performance Standards. The FRA is responsible for engaging families and building productive relationships to ensure parents receive the full benefits of their child’s preschool Head Start experience. The FRA must be passionate about engaging families, organized and meticulous in work execution, must work well in a team-based environment, have strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities. Recruit, determine eligibility, monitor child attendance, enroll families; work with parents in identifying and achieving goals and accessing support services, conduct community outreach efforts to identify and develop relationships with community-based organizations that provide other needed services to families. Provide support to classroom teaching teams as identified and needed.

Teacher

The position of Teacher is primarily responsible for the implementation and coordination of the comprehensive education program in the classroom and for managing all aspects of outdoor activities. The Lead Teacher ensures that the classroom activities and environment are developmentally appropriate and reflect the agency’s philosophy and curriculum. The Lead Teacher ensures that the individual needs of all children regardless of race, creed, or disability are met as mandated by federal, state and local standards. The teacher will promote family involvement and will provide guidance and supervision for other adults in the classroom including the Teacher Assistant, Floaters, Foster Grandparents, interns and volunteers.

Health and Special Services Manager

The position of Health and Special Services Manager is primarily responsible for managing and providing oversight of all health/nutrition, disabilities, and mental health services as required by the Head Start Performance Standards. This position will supervise the program Cook and the Health/Nutrition Assistant. This position will also work closely with the community, program managers, and other DMCOC staff to ensure the recruitment and enrollment of 10% funded slots are filled with children ages 3 to 5 years with varying disabilities.

Mentor Coach

Under the supervision of the Education Manager, the Mentor Coach shall be responsible for ensuring successful implementation of the pre-school curriculum, plans, and procedures to promote developmentally appropriate practices, sound program approaches to delivery of services, and to impart culturally and linguistically appropriate beliefs. This position will provide coaching and support strategies to classroom teaching teams and will also monitor, analyze and evaluate program systems and procedures, make and coordinate appropriate changes.