Head Start Offers the Following Benefits for Full-Time Positions:

  • Over three weeks of paid leave for winter break, spring break, holidays, etc.
  • Sick Leave
  • Free health insurance for the individual
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Free life insurance equivalent to one’s salary
  • Retirement contributions by the employer equivalent to 6% of one’s salary after one year of employment
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Training to update and renew skills 

How to Apply:

Click HERE to express interest in applying for employment

Email your resume, and transcripts if applicable, to: 


Note: Emailed resumes and transcripts sent as attachments must be provided in Microsoft Word, PDF, JPG, or PNG format.

Call Head Start’s administrative office at (865)-522-2193 for more information.

Head Start participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

About Head Start

Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for low income children and their families. Head Start provides children, including those with special needs, with services that actively encourage and promote social, emotional, intellectual (school readiness skills), physical growth and development. Head Start fosters good health through well child checks and dental exams, current immunizations, nutrition and lead risk assessments. Parent involvement is one of the cornerstones of the program and parents have many and varied opportunities to participate in their child’s education and development. Support services are available for families including social services, mental health and disability services, and transportation. Head Start receives USDA reimbursement and nutritious meals are provided based on the hours the child attends the center.

Administered by Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee