The Site Manager promotes school readiness integrated service delivery of child development, disabilities, and mental health. Will supervise, administer and coordinate 0-5 school readiness curriculum with a focus on Head Start component integration in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards (HHS), NAEYC, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), The Illinois Department of Children & Family Services Licensing Regulations, and the Center’s program policies and agency policies. Provides supervision, management support, and technical assistance to staff in coordination with the Content Managers, Coordinators, and the Head Start Director. Site Manager will oversee and directly supervise the day-to-day operation of the site within the Grantee program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops classroom curriculum in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards.
Completes required program reports, and facilitates regular, consistent education staff meetings.
Provides regular supervision/ coaching, through classroom/socialization and home visit observation and consultation to education staff concerning implementation of age appropriate activities to challenge children cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Ensures that home base program model, supports and enhances the parenting abilities of the program participants in a culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate and respectful manner.
Oversees, evaluates and plans for the daily operations of the site.
Supervises/ coaches staff in order to maintain compliance in the education, disabilities, health, nutrition, mental health, social services and parent involvement components of the Head Start Performance Standard Components, IDHS guidelines, Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), NAEYC, and DCFS licensing regulations.
Assures children in need of special education services are screened, referred, evaluated and able to access services in a timely manner. Monitors disability services and timelines.
Coaches teaching staff in identifying children and families who may need additional assistance and individualized services as mandated by the Head Start performance standards, Scope of Services for children with disabilities or exceptional needs; especially children and families with special needs or at high risk of developing problems i.e., physical, cognitive development or problems of neglect, abuse or chaotic home life.
Participates in the developing and updating of the program’s education plan.
Maintains and ensures a staffing plan that allows for adequate and qualified staff coverage during the childcare work day that meets accreditation overall group size and staff child ratio guidelines.
Demonstrates knowledge of childcare site operation, philosophy and goals and how the site interrelates with the agency i.e., Pillars and Pillars Child & Family Development Centers.
Demonstrates compliance with all licensing, health and funding source regulations i.e., The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Health and Human Services (HHS), The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Conducts workshops and in-service training for staff and parents on the screening assessment tool. Conducts educational child staffing cooperation with other specialist and parents. Refers children who are in need of further evaluation as indicated by the staffing, to appropriate agencies (Local Education Agency or Early Intervention Program) and secures proper documentation is maintained in files.
Attends Department training’s and meetings, as well as other meetings and training’s that may be required.
Maintains consistent and open communication with all staff.
Ensures the compliance to any other duties that may be assigned.
Assists in maintaining appropriate range of services based upon the Head Start performance standards, NAEYC standards and designated curriculum. Ensures that the program is in compliance with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Licensing Standards for childcare facilities.
Completes required program reports, and facilitates regular, consistent staff meetings. Attends Head Start trainings and meetings, as well as other meetings and trainings that may be required.
Participates with Pillars Head Start Management Team, classroom staff and agency administration in establishing, implementing, and evaluating professional practices in order to meet and maintain continuous quality improvement according to accreditation guidelines and Head Start Performance standards.
Increases leadership abilities, knowledge and skill by facilitating/participating in seminars, workshops or formal education in the field of child development, early education or child care management.
Other duties as assigned.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include hiring and training new staff; planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating performance, providing coaching and development, addressing concerns and resolving problems, and managing employee timecards and PTO requests.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Management, or a related field that has equivalent coursework to the aforementioned degrees. At least three years supervisory experience directly related to the administration of early childhood programs i.e. Head Start, Infant Toddler and Childcare. Demonstrated knowledge of Early Head Start/Head Start performance standards. Demonstrated knowledge of Early Head Start/Head Start site operation, philosophy and goals.
Pillars is the largest nonprofit provider of mental health and social services in the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago. We aspire to build healthier communities by making connections and changing lives. In other words, our goal is to connect people to the resources they need to help them stay healthy or get back on their feet.
Pillars’ main lines of service are Mental Health, Addi...ctions, Domestic and Sexual Violence, Child and Family Services, and Community Housing. We have more than 30 programs within those lines of service. Our eight office locations span the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago, including La Grange Park, Berwyn, Hickory Hills, Summit, and Western Springs. Several of our services are also provided in community settings including homes, schools, police stations, courthouses, and emergency rooms. Many of our services are bilingual, and many of our clients are low-income and/or use Medicaid.
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