EHS Child Care Partnership Supervisor
- Department: Head Start/Early Head Start
- Posting Date: 6/26/2020
- Closing Date: Open until filled
- Salary: $21.00 - $ 30.35 /hr
- Code: ECP-HS/EHS
DEFINITION AND PURPOSE:
The Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Supervisor is responsible for oversight of the entire Early Head Start Child Care Partnership program. This person works with Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships Service Area staff to meet performance standards in Community Partnerships, Family Services, Health, and Education. Included in these responsibilities is supervision of the Early Head Start Child Partnership staff, coordination of education services in community partnerships, assistance with enrollment/family services, oversight of health requirements and any other responsibilities for successful implementation of the program.
Supervised by: Supervisor of Monitoring and Compliance/Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships
Supervises: Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships Education Coordinators Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships Monitoring and Compliance
Coordinates with: All Head Start and Early Head Start Service Area Staff, Coordinators and Supervisors Community Agencies and Educational Institutions Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Directors
- Implementation of Early Childhood Education Curriculum
- Hires or participates in hiring of staff to oversee and coordinate educational activities for the children in community partner agencies.
- Supervises and guides implementation of the curriculum in community partners to ensure adherence to Head Start Performance Standards in the Education service area and Virginia Minimum Standards for Licensed Child Day Programs.
- Communicates and enforces clear policies and procedures to ensure consistent application of high standards in implementing the curriculum and managing the educational program for Early Head Start children.
- Approves and guides purchase of equipment and materials to support implementation of the curriculum and adherence to the Head Start Performance Standards, Virginia Minimum Standards for Licensed Child Day Programs, and the Infant/Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS).
- Orders supplies monthly to meet the daily needs for enrolled children. This may include diapers, pull-ups, wipes, formula and baby food.
- Management of Personnel
- Plans and implements trainings for Early Head Start partnership staff and Head Start/Early Head Start Staff.
- Determines the staffing requirements for Education Service Area.
- Ensures that staff, consultants, and volunteers abide by the Head Start Program’s Standards and the NAYCE Code of Conduct.
- Ensures that staff has the knowledge, skill and experience needed to perform their assigned functions in a quality manner.
- Completes written appraisals on all staff supervised annually.
- Works with Training and Transition Coordinator to assist staff with setting of career goals, and to ensure that staff completes professional development plans and receive required training.
- Reviews statistical data monthly to assure that program goals are being met.
- Ensures that all staff work to maintain a healthy, safe atmosphere for children, families, and staff at all times.
- Works with staff to create a supportive atmosphere that encourages teamwork, constructive problem solving, and a positive work environment for all Early Head Start/ Head Start staff.
- Provides constructive feedback to staff through individual observations, annual performance appraisals, and staff meetings about staff performance as it relates to job descriptions and program quality.
- Reviews and approves all expenditures for the operations budget for EHS/HS as needed.
- Holds staff meetings monthly with coordinators.
- Assist the management staff in implementing orientation for new program staff.
- Assists coordinators in evaluating the effectiveness of center teams.
- Monitoring of Children’s Development and Head Start Child Outcomes
- Works with Early Head Start Education staff to implement a process for tracking and monitoring individual goals and development of each child in the program
- Ensures that reports, for tracking children’s ongoing progress, are submitted to Information Systems Manager.
- Ensures reports for tracking PIR data is submitted to Information Systems Manger as needed.
- Works with Early Head Start Education staff to ensure regular reporting of individual developmental monitoring results to parents through in-school conferences and home visits.
- Works with Training and Transition Coordinator to implement a plan for communicating, tracking and monitoring transitions with in and out of the program.
- Works with Disabilities Coordinator to ensure information from IFSP’s are reflected in lesson plans
- Administrative Functions
- Participates as a member of the supervisory staff in development of Service Area Plans, Policies and Procedures, Program Information Reports, Community Assessment, Self Assessment and any other reporting or record-keeping requirements needed for effective management of the program or to meet Head Start requirements.
- Participates in regular management staff meetings to ensure effective and ongoing communication among service areas and within the management staff.
- Reviews annual performance appraisals of all Early Head Start staff and use the results to identify and development training and professional development plans to enhance the quality of service delivery.
- Demonstrates leadership within the program through innovation, creativity, cooperation and collaboration with all management staff in the program and within the agency
- Meets with Supervisors monthly and as needed
- Assists the education staff in establishing and implementing an effective communications system among program staff, with policy groups, families, community organizations and agencies serving low income children.
- Assists the education staff in the development of special reports on program operations required by the federal, state, and local governments, community agencies and other funding sources.
- Represents TAP Head Start in the community as necessary by participating in community initiatives and efforts in the field of Early Childhood Education.
- Monitors in-kind levels monthly.
- Meets as needed with individual community partners to ensure program quality and address issues and concerns.
- Periodically monitors community settings serving Early Head Start children to ensure quality of service and adherence with Performance Standards.
- Maintains the Early Head Start/Head Start Education Advisory along with the Supervisor of Education, which includes representatives from community agencies that work with pregnant women or infants and toddlers and their families, including keeping current membership records, ensuring a continuing membership that reflects the community resources available to families with infants and toddlers, and scheduling regular meetings as necessary.
- Ensures that the Health/Disabilities Behavioral Health Services Area is complete including but not limited to:
- All families have a Medical and Dental Home
- Children stay up-to-date with well child checks, immunizations, and dental visits
- Health and disabilities referrals are responded to promptly and followed up to be sure services are received
- All families are supported through the IFSP process
- All sensory screenings are completed within 45 days of enrollment
- All parents are notified of screening results and needed referrals
- Health and nutrition supplies are delivered as needed, including food service supplies, toothbrushes and toothpaste, First Aid supplies (as available due to budgeting) and gloves for diapering/hygiene-related needs.
- Appropriate meetings are attended
- Observations occur in a timely manner as requested.
- Ensures that the Family Services Area is complete including but not limited to:
- Assist with ensure that all partnership stay fully enrolled.
- Assist with recruitment of children in all areas.
- Acts as a liaison for Head Start families with Human Services agencies.
- Represents Head Start on committees of other human services agencies.
- Develops referral system and procedures between Head Start and other community agencies.
- Performs other job-related tasks upon request.
- Adheres to NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct as adopted by TAP Head Start.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Experience with or familiarity with Early Head Start Performance Standards.
- Experience and knowledge in working with infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
- Working knowledge of child care licensing and accreditation standards.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing with staff, parents and the community.
- Working knowledge of supervisory and motivational techniques for adults.
- Must keep abreast of best practices in the field of early childhood education, and reflect this knowledge in program operations and supervision.
TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Must have Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or a related field, with course work related to infants and toddlers or a combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to above requirements.
- At least 5 years supervisory experience.
- Three years’ experience working in a classroom with children 0 – 36 months.
- Experience working collaboratively with human services agencies in the community.
- Demonstrated Knowledge of best practice in the field of infant/toddler care and understanding of Early Head Start philosophy.
- Must have a valid Virginia Operator’s license with a good driving record and reliable transportation.
- Must be able to travel out of town and overnight for occasional training and conferences
- Must pass drug screening. Some positions require positive complete background screening including: criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
- Must have CPR and First Aid certification or be able to complete such certification within 6 months of employment.
- This position requires the individual to be in the field and must have contact with the office staff and supervisor therefore an agency issued cell phone is necessary.
- Physical activity of this position – climbing; ascending and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like; balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching and typing; grasping, feeling, hearing, talking, repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
- Physical requirements of this position – medium work; exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
- Visual acuity requirements – close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
- Conditions subject to in this position – worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
- REQUIRED TO WEAR masks with a few exceptions.
This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job. It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.
Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.
TAP hires only U.S. Citizens and lawfully authorized aliens.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace
Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply