ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Participates as a member of the Administrative/Manager team in planning program operations and establishing program procedures
● Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; coaching/mentoring, managing and appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems
● Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of assigned sites
● Assists in the fulfillment of administrative requirements ensuring compliance of the Head Start/EHS Performance Standards and California State Licensing
● Coordinates and monitors the work of center staff, consultants, parents and volunteers, as outlined in the Agency’s Head Start/EHS Program Service Area Written Plans
● Visits program sites regularly. Supports and monitors program compliance through regular site observations and feedback. Provides training to staff on systems and procedures, as needed
● Monitors sites to insure that program supervision plans are being implemented by all staff and provide additional training where needed
● Ensures that a developmentally appropriate curriculum is operational and regularly reviews curriculum plans to insure the integration of program areas and that there is an individualized curriculum for each child
● Coordinates with area managers to assist in planning and implementing program goals into daily operations at the site level
● Supervises the maintenance of files and records, ensuring confidentiality. Ensures prompt and accurate completion of required paperwork related to center operations
● Monitors the timely completion of the Head Start/EHS assessment/observation process as outlined in the 10 Month Timeline for Child Assessment/Observation System & Family Partnership System. Provides training for new staff regarding observation and assessment procedures
● Responsible for assessing educational materials and ordering/distribution of supplies to site; securing long and short term substitutes; maintaining Head Star/EHS library; working with Family Services Manager to develop and maintain literacy activities; maintaining the Head Teacher and Teacher II/ PCG meeting agendas; as assigned. If assigned the substitutes, supervises the Children’s Services Assistant.
● Participates in trainings, workshops and meetings as assigned
● Participates in the team building process within the program by using established communication channels in a constructive and productive manner that enhances the team effort
● Serves as a liaison and collaborates with community agencies to assure delivery of services to families
● The health, safety and supervision of children in the program is essential, therefore every employee is responsible for the care and supervision of children while they are present at the center
● Other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES and/or EXPERIENCE: a. BA or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education OR b. BA degree in a field related to Early Childhood Education with the 12 core units of ECE OR c. AA with 24 ECE/CD units (incl. core units); and willingness to complete a BA according to the Office of Head Start requirements. In Addition to A, B, or C:
● Three semester units in Administration and Supervision and willingness to complete an additional 3 units and 2 units in adult supervision semester units
● 3 units infant/toddler
● Three years experience in a pre-school/infant/toddler classroom and 3 years experience in supervision.
● Current Pediatric First Aid, CPR and Health and Safety Course
● Valid California Driver's License and a properly insured vehicle for use on the job
● Prior to beginning work, must be able to pass the Community Care Licensing criminal record clearance, and have a current (within one year) TB clearance and Health Screening Report.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
● Working knowledge of the principles and practices of child development and adult learning styles.
● Understanding of the principles of bilingual and multicultural education
● Intermediate personal computer skills with word processing and email experience
● Strong oral and written communication skills
● Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred
● Knowledge of culturally diverse groups and persons from low-income families
● Advanced skills in reading, analyzing, and interpreting procedures and governmental regulations
● Advanced ability to write reports and correspondence. Advanced ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of parents, children and staff
● Intermediate ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
● Advanced ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations with good judgment
● Advanced ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
● Have or be willing to obtain CLASS Reliability Certification that must be renewed annually
Please visit www.capsonoma.org go to the "About" tab, "Careers", and "Job Openings" for a job description and to download a job application. Please return completed applications (PLEASE INCLUDE RESUME AND TRANSCRIPTS) to: Community Action Partnership Head Start & Early Head Start c/o Amy Yamauchi 141 Stony Circle Ste 210 Santa Rosa, CA 95401 OR email to email@example.com Thank you for your interest in Head Start & Early Head Start!