SUMMARY/PURPOSE OF POSITION
This position is responsible for implementing, monitoring and maintaining the school-based Head Start program for ChildCareGroup (CCG). ChildCareGroup partners with 5 local Independent School Districts to provide Head Start services to preK children at 10 campus locations. The position is responsible for supervising 2 ISD coordinators and 21 Head Start teachers at the campuses, working with campus administrators and serving as a liaison between CCG and local ISDs. Works under supervision of the Director of Partnerships with considerable demand for independent judgment and action.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Program Management: Works collaboratively with ISD administration to ensure quality of care and education and compliance with Office of Head Start Performance Standards at each school. Responsible for integrating CCG and school district standards and expectations into program for best outcomes. Uses data sources (child assessments, self-assessment, parent input) to identify strengths and challenges of program and develop plans for quality improvement as needed.
Supervises staff: Supervises teaching and family services staff and ISD coordinators and ensures that all required degree plans are in place for each staff person. Monitors classroom instruction, provides mentoring and professional development opportunities, as appropriate. Works with ISD staff to ensure classroom collaboration between CCG teacher and ISD teacher in co-teaching environment. Conducts CLASS assessments as needed.
Recruitment/Enrollment: Assists ISD staff and CCG family services staff with recruiting and enrollment plans, as needed. Maintains enrollment records and ensures compliance with both Office of Head Start and Texas Education Agency (TEA) requirements.
Records Management: Maintains and ensures completion of all required reporting documents for CCG and ISDs, including child assessments, family assessments, and parent engagement documents. Uses data to make program decisions for continuous quality improvement.
Substitute Teachers: Recruits and maintains substitute teacher list in collaboration with CCG’s Human Resource department and ISDs. Calls substitutes when needed.
Assist in classrooms: Available to assist in classrooms as needed.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assists with special projects and performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or elementary education required. (preK teacher certification preferred)
Minimum of four (4) years working in a management role preferred.
Experience with preK classrooms preferred. Experience with Head Start preferred. Knowledge of CLASS required; CLASS certification preferred.
Must demonstrate ability to work with a variety of early childhood curricula and child assessment tools.
Must demonstrate ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders – parents, teachers, community leaders, and partnership staff
Must demonstrate leadership ability and the ability to function as a team member
Must be able to Interact and communicate effectively with adult learners from differing cultural, socioeconomic and education backgrounds
Must be flexible and sensitive to changing situations and need by organizing and prioritizing work based on the needs of the program.
Prompt and regular attendance
Computer, Server, fax, scanner and all office equipment
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Position serves a variety of school campuses in Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Duncanville and Dallas. Must have reliable transportation; valid Texas driver’s license, proof of liability insurance and driving record acceptable to CCG’s automobile liability insurance carrier. ChildCareGroup reimburses for mileage expenses.
Work requires normal physical effort, visual attention, manual dexterity or coordination. Any lifting restricted to items or children weighing less than 25 pounds
Position works primarily remotely with limited time at the ChildCareGroup main office.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONTACTS
Position has daily contact with parents, staff and community partners