Provides oversight of Early Childhood Development and Education for the HS/EHS/CCP programs. Assures integration, coordination, and accountability to ensure that the children have a safe, nurturing, secure, and quality environment as required in Head Start Performance Standards Subpart C, 1302.30-1302.36. Assists with the development and implementation of staff development plans, training, and technical assistance in collaboration with the Program Managers and the Human Resource Generalist.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Communicates and coordinates weekly with the Director and other key management personnel to ensure that program goals and objectives are met. Submits monthly reports to the Director by the due date, as well as other reports requested at any time by the Director.
Monitors all classroom sites on a regular basis. Site visits include, but are not limited to, playground safety checks, reviewing classroom folders / anecdotal notes, and conducting classroom observations to assure that the curriculum is being followed. Communicates observations with the Site Supervisors.
Works in concert with the Program Manager, Quality Assurance Coordinator and the Education Specialists to coordinate the scheduling and content of Pre-Service, In-Service, and Cluster training, in developing school-year training calendars, and in coordinating individualization for children
Provides direct oversight and assists in the training and technical assistance (T&TA) of the Site Supervisors, teaching teams, including child assessment procedures, such as how to use the GOLD web-based assessment program. Ensures that mandated assessment reports are submitted on or before due date.
With the Program Managers and MH/D Specialists, seeks resources and training for instructional personnel that have children with disabilities or challenging behavior.
Obtains and/or maintains the current certification as a CLASS reliable observer. Conducts regular CLASS observations and uses data to train and develop stronger teaching teams with improved results. Oversees CLASS (Classroom Assessment) training for all applicable personnel that may participate as an assessor and monitors proper implementation in the classrooms. Provides CLASS reports to the Director, Assistant Director, and the applicable Program Manager or Coordinator.
Develops, maintains, and implements a school readiness plan/goals.
Develops and maintains a Coaching-Mentoring program for all instructional personnel.
Ensures that Lesson Plans (HS) and Experience Plans (EHS) are reviewed and feedback is provided as necessary to instructional personnel before the plans are used in the classrooms. Provides input and recommendations when receiving field trip and end of the year activity requests.
Supports the planning and all responsibilities required for Head Start to continue being a VPK provider. Stays aware of all legislative actions and makes necessary changes to stay in compliance. Provides support to ensure all payment paperwork is accurate and submitted timely and monitors program data.
Provides feedback to Site Supervisors to assist them in writing annual Performance Appraisals of the instructional personnel. Participates in the interview process for instructional personnel applicants.
With the FCP Coordinator, seeks internship programs sponsored by local colleges and universities that offer early childhood development coursework so that students can complete their fieldwork in HS and EHS classrooms.
Provides training to Policy Council in the fall on Teaching Strategies Gold and on the assessment system.
Facilitates the purchase and distribution of classroom equipment, materials, and supplies to meet quality standards and maintains an accurate inventory of such supplies, equipment, and materials.
Works in concert with other key management and the HS/EHS Director to update the 4C HS/EHS Standards and Procedures applicable to early childhood development and education.
Participates in the recruitment of eligible HS or EHS children, including those with disabilities. Works with other key management and the Director to ensure compliance with the 10% disability requirement.
Seeks In-Kind (donated time, services, products) or cash (grant opportunities, state or local funding) to assist the program in meeting its 20% non-federal share requirement.
Works with Site Supervisors to ensure program sites are in compliance with licensing regulations.
Participates in the Agency’s Quality Improvement Program.
Graduation from an accredited university or college with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field. Or a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree with equivalent coursework in early childhood education with teaching experience.
Three (3) years experience working in the field of Early Childhood Education at the pre-kindergarten level.
Two (2) years supervisory/ management experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in leadership techniques, customer service and the coordination of people and resources. Specific knowledge in Early Childhood Education, behavioral objectives, and writing/ creating curriculum.
Ability to operate a personal computer. Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software (including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Ability to navigate the Internet. Ability to gain knowledge of the Child Plus software application
Ability to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills to communicate Agency information effectively to other staff and outside representatives and to represent Agency positively in the community.
Must be capable of working under pressure while remaining professional, exhibiting an upbeat attitude, and organizing and planning efficiently.
Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to select the best solution and solve problems.
Ability to supervise others.
Ability to train adults.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to understand, process, and facilitate the implementation of the requirements outlined in the HS/EHS Performance Standards and all other applicable laws and regulations.
Ability to gain knowledge of the CLASS assessment tool and how to use it to improve program services.
Ability to work effectively with children, parents, and staff.
Ability to demonstrate skills in organization and time management.
Ability to work and communicate with people from various multi-cultural backgrounds and socio-economic levels.
Sensitivity to the needs, abilities, beliefs, and attitudes of individuals within and outside the Agency, including but not limited to customers and co-workers.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:
Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License and daily access to reliable transportation to and from work and for travel to off-site locations
Must meet criteria for background screening as required for childcare personnel in child care licensing regulations.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
Ability to operate a motor vehicle for travel to off-site locations.
Ability to speak in front of large groups.
Ability to set up meetings/ training including moving tables, chair, etc. and clean up.
Position requires bending, stooping and kneeling.
Must be able to appropriately restrain children, if a child is in danger of hurting him/herself or others.
Ability to use auditory and visual senses to observe and communicate with children.
Required to stand and/or be in continuous motion for extended periods while performing job functions.
May be required to perform moderate lifting, approximately 30-50 pounds, for example in lifting children.
Office environment. Frequently travels and conducts business in classroom settings.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases, including bloodborne pathogens.
May be required to work overtime, nights, weekends and certain holidays.
Ability to travel locally and out-of-state.
The ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or qualitative productivity standards.
The ability to maintain reasonable, regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state and local standards.
Compliance with all personnel policies of the Agency.
Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
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