Early Childhood Job Center

Posting Date:
06/07/2017
Closing Date:
02/28/2018
Job Title:
Center Director - Sonoma County
Job Position:
Preschool
Organization:
Head Start
Email Address:
City/Area:
Sonoma County
State:
CA
Zip Code:
95401
Duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

● Coordinates and monitors work of center staff, volunteers, consultants and parents.

● Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

● Assists in the fulfillment of administrative requirements and functions as a link between the Head Start Administrative Team and the center. 

● Adheres to Child Assessment/Observation System & Family Partnership System Timeline 

● Ensures ongoing implementation and completion of Child Observation Assessment System. 

● Encourages language development in children in primary and secondary language 

● Has meaningful, respectful conversations with children throughout the day 

● Ensures prompt and accurate completion of required paperwork related to center operation. 

● In partnership with the Family Services staff, assists parents in conducting their business meetings and provides them information relevant to the Head Start Program. 

● Work in partnership with service area managers and center staff to better assess the needs of the children and families to ensure quality services to children and families 

● Ensures and participates in a minimum of 2 parent home visits and 2 conferences. The first home visit is done in partnership with the Family Outreach Worker 

● Assists center staff in coordinating services for children and families 

● Follows program supervision plans and insures that all classroom staff are in compliance with the same 

● Provides on the job training and support, assessing skill level with employee and developing a plan for individual growth 

● Teaches a Head Start class ensuring that a developmentally appropriate, integrated curriculum is in place 

● Coordinates and cooperates with consultants and specialists with items relevant to the center and children, ensuring maximum use of services and resources 

● Ensure confidentiality of client information and records 

● Maintains warm, friendly and professional working relationships with children, parents and coworkers 

● May include collaboration/coordination of program services with other community entities: i.e., school districts, those serving children with diagnosed disabilities, State Child Care programs 

● Participates in necessary trainings, workshops and meetings, as scheduled 

● Participates in the team building process within the program by using established communication channels in constructive and productive manner that enhances the team effort 

● 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 relevant duties, as assigned

Qualifications:

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 ECE or BA or advanced degree with 12 core units of ECE, and 3 units supervised field experience in ECE setting or CCTC approved training OR B. Teaching or Administration credential with 12 core units of ECE, plus, 3 units supervised field experience in ECE setting; or CCTC approved training OR C. AA (or 60 units) with 24 ECE/CD units (incl. core units) and the willingness to complete a BA In addition to A, B, or C: 

● Two years teaching experience in a pre-school classroom 

● 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: 

● Minimum one year paid supervisory experience 

● 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 

● Intermediate skills in reading, analyzing, and interpreting procedures and governmental regulations 

● Intermediate ability to write reports and correspondence. Intermediate 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 

● Intermediate ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations with good judgment 

● Intermediate ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule for.

Instructions:

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 ayamauchi@capsonoma.org  Thank you for your interest in Head Start & Early Head Start!