Employment Opportunities


Applications may be downloaded above or picked up at the administrative offices at 790 Fairgrounds Road Suite 200, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

Please mail completed applications and resumes to Julie Mickley, Human Resources director, KCHS, P.O. Box 1225, Mount Vernon, OH 43050, or email to [email protected]. Positions will remain open until filled.

Head Start parents will be given preference for open positions for which they apply and qualify.

KCHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or enrollment.

Current Job Opportunities

Accepting Resumes

Knox County Head Start’s classes are full and we’re continuing to grow! We have immediate openings but we also want to have teachers lined up for positions as they open.

We are seeking applicants to work with children ages zero to five. Lead teachers must qualify with a minimum of an Associate’s degree in ECE. We are also looking for long-term substitutes to fill in daily for 6-12 week stretches during upcoming maternity leaves as well as on-call substitutes to cover staff absences.
Our model and our mission are unique so we are seeking individuals with a passion and commitment for what we are doing. Knox County Head Start believes in the unlimited potential of young children, in the resilience of families, and in strengthening our community. We believe parents are a child’s first and best teachers and that our job is to support them in the important work they do each day. We believe in seeing the whole child in the context of the whole family. We prefer applicants who have experience working with children but we are willing to train someone who is truly dedicated to our work and willing to learn. We will even financially support successful candidates in the process of obtaining their Child Development Associates (CDA). We have a strong mentoring system in place to assist our staff in reaching their full potential, and we are dedicated to continuous improvement.

The Knox County Head Start staff is more than a team. We are a school family. As a complex and growing organization, we need people who are flexible, optimistic and enthusiastic. If this is you, we look forward to meeting you!

Please share this with anyone who might be interested. Knox County Head Start is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of staff or the enrollment of children. Applications can be completed on our website at www.knoxheadstart.org or obtained in person at 11700 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, OH. Resumes should be directed to [email protected] Please contact Julie Mickley with any questions at 740-393-6988.

Interested applicants should contact Julie Mickley, HR Director, Knox County Head Start at 740-393-6988, or mail completed resumes and applications to Human Resources, KCHS, PO Box 1225, Mount Vernon, OH 43050, or emailed to [email protected].