UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start currently serves 724 children/families at 9 sites throughout Pulaski County. The program’s overall goal is to increase the social competence of children in low income families and children with disabilities, while improving the chances of success in school. Head Start/Early Head Start addresses the needs of the whole child including the educational, vocational and material needs of the entire family. The program strives to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development while enabling parents to be better caregivers and teachers to their children. Head Start/Early Head Start helps parents meet their own goals while giving children a head start in life.
The Deputy Director will works with the Head Start Director to assist in leading and developing a strong program management team and systems to implement a leading Head Start and Early Head Start program to ensure that every child served by UAMS is achieving positive outcomes.
The Deputy Director is responsible for meeting Head Start Performance Standards. Additionally, the Deputy Director will be responsible for full implementation of all aspects of the Head Start program’s education, family engagement, health and monitoring systems and analysis approach.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Salary: Commensurate with experience
This is a provisional position. Provisional positions are funded by external grants or contracts with established end dates. When the grant expires or is not extended, the provisional position will be eliminated. Employees in provisional positions may apply for other positions at UAMS when their provisional position ends.
Must be computer literate.
Must have current health and initial health examination within three months prior to employment
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.