Saturday, March 16, 2013

Exploring Roles in the ECE Community: Local and State Levels

1.       Healthy Homes of Mississippi is an organization that is in MDHS. The job opportunity includes a Family Resource Worker. The job is located in Mississippi Department of Human Services under the Division of Early Childhood and Care and Development.  This practice was appealing to me because it gives me an opportunity to fulfill a career in the early childhood field working with young children and their parents.  This is a job that requires you do home vesting and I thought that was a unique opportunity to work with families outside the home.  The skills and experiences that are need to fulfill these roles include a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university and two (2) years of related experience; or sixty (60) semester hours from an accredited two-year or four year college or university and four (4) years of related experience. Acceptable degrees include Family and Children's Studies, Social Work and Family Counseling. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, extensive travel, unconventional work hours, computer literacy and the ability to be flexible while working in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision (Mississippi Department of Human Services, 2012).


2.      The Salvation Army is an organization that appealed to me.  I feel that this organization benefits the community.  I feel that it is a great organization to collaborate and communicate with to help make the community better.  The job opportunity that interested me was the Community Center Director in Jackson Mississippi. This job opportunity entails that you have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Education or a related field, AND five years’ experience in fundraising, public speaking, and marketing techniques preferred, with a minimum of three years’ experience developing programs, supervising and managing multiple professional staff in a community center environment, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities (The Salvation Army, 2006).  The person who works this job plans, directs, monitors and provides operational direction and support for the overall Community Center development, programming and marketing processes. Ensures the goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed timeframe and funding parameters as well as to optimize long term operational efficiency.


3.      Knowledge Universe division of Kinder Care of Mrytle Mississippi have job opportunities for a teacher. I chose this job because it gives me an opportunity to work within in the classroom.  I feel that while being in this division, I will have the opportunity to gain experiences and knowledge that I can project within the community that will benefit the developmental outcome and the interests of the family.  The job requirements include a CDA credential or at least 2 years minimum.


Knowledge Universe. (2011). Teachers and Center Opportunities with Knowledge Universe. Retrieved March 14, 2013, from Knowledge Universe United States:

Mississippi Department of Human Services. (2012). Healthy Homes Mississippi. Retrieved March 12, 2013, from

The Salvation Army. (2006). Salvation Careers. Retrieved March 12, 2013, from Sterling Direct Web site:





1 comment:

  1. Your choice of the Salvation Army is an interesting one. I am curious as to how you would use this organization in the education and development of young children. I see how they benefit the community as whole in many ways but I am not making the connection with young children.