Date:                1/17/23

Program:        Head Start/Early Head Start
Job Title:        Positive Behavioral Support Advocate
Location:        Grainger County

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Degree, credential, or certification in social work, human services, early childhood, or a related field preferred.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED and ability to obtain related degree, credential, or certification in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and the impact on children/families.
  • Knowledge of positive behavioral support systems, behavior management, and early intervention.
  • Knowledge of child development and early childhood education.
  • Ability to communicate openly with community resources, professionals, staff, parents, and children.
  • Evidence of emotional stability and maturity; must be flexible and open to change.
  • Basic computer knowledge required.
  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and liability insurance.
  • Professionalism in regard to Confidentiality is essential.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide positive behavioral support and individualized strategies to children, families, and staff.
  • Will directly support staff, children, and families by introducing and modeling research and evidence based procedures.
  • Coordinate with the disabilities/mental health manager, mental health consultant, classroom and family services staff to implement behavioral management systems.
  • Develop positive, nurturing relationships with children and families.
  • Participates in impact team meetings to develop and/or modify strategies to support staff, children, and families.
  • Provide positive emotional support to seamlessly identify and implement strategies to diminish challenges in the classroom.
  • Advocate for Head Start children, families, and staff.
  • May participate in home visits as needed.


Hours and Benefits: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week, school year; Non-Exempt.


To Apply: Send application and/or resume to: Human Resources Manager DCEA Head Start/Early Head Start, 127 Cedar Street, Morristown, TN 37814 or email Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.