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Title:                                     Receptionist

Location:                              Redding

Job #:                                   RE-2205-01

Employment Details:           Full-time, Regular, Non-Exempt

40 hours/week, 52 weeks/year

Wage:                                  $15.66 – $16.78 (DOEd.)

Shasta Head Start

Founded in 1965, Shasta Head Start is dedicated to providing comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, disabilities, and mental health services to low-income children and families. Shasta Head Start’s 285 staff serve nearly 900 children and families in Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties.

We are committed to best practices in child development, education, and family advocacy through the delivery of comprehensive program services in a timely and consistent manner. We strive to empower individuals and families to achieve their maximum potential in an environment which respects their value and dignity.

Position Summary

We are currently looking for a Receptionist with a proven track record of clerical experience. If you enjoy building relationships, hard work and innovation, providing excellence, and want to have fun with your fellow employees, you may be who we are looking for.

Under the direct supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Receptionist will provide clerical support to center-based staff for center operations.


·         High School Diploma or GED

·         One year of related experience

·         Ability to write reports/correspondence and read/interpret documents

·         Ability to solve practical problems

·         Ability to work as a positive team member

·         Ability to operate general office equipment

·         Knowledge of various software programs such as MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, and Publisher

·         Pre-employment requirements:

o   Valid California Driver License and clean DMV record

o   Criminal background check required

o   Pre-Employment Strength Assessment

o   Pre-Employment drug test

o   Pre-Employment TB test

o   Up to date records of COVID-19, pertussis, measles, and influenza vaccines


·         Answer phones and direct all messages as needed

·         As a courtesy, open, meter, and distribute mail and faxes to the appropriate staff

·         Greet staff, parents, children, and community members and communicate in a positive friendly manner using proper grammar and etiquette

·         Assist with monthly ordering and distributing of supplies

·         Perform a variety of clerical duties as directed

·         Assist in ensuring licensing regulations are maintained

·         Use computer to produce memos, correspondence, reports, and other documents

·         Assist in the classroom as needed and directed by supervisor

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulder. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lifts 50 pounds from floor to waist. The employee must be able to push/pull up to 75 pounds horizontally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Shasta Head Start offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

·         Employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance

·         Paid Time Off (PTO)

·         15 paid holidays per year

·         401(k) to eligible employees after one year

·         Employee referral bonus program

·         Covid-19 quarterly employment bonus

·         Extensive training opportunities

Additional Information

Please visit our website,, to review the job description, view other open positions, and to apply for this position. Unofficial Transcripts and/or proof of degree required. To complete your application please submit transcripts or proof of degree via fax to (530) 243-8601 or mail to 375 Lake Blvd., Ste. #100 Redding, CA 96003.

Shasta Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 12
Education Required: High School
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check