Administration, Educator/Child Care Professional, Operations
4 Year Degree
Westside Children’s Center (WCC) exists to give at-risk children and children living in poverty the foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. For over 30 years, WCC has been providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs (including comprehensive Early Head Start services), family strengthening interventions, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, including educational assessments, mental health services, disabilities screenings, nutrition, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations.
In partnership with Early Education Center & EHS Director (EEC&EHS Director) and Early Education Manager, the Early Education Center Site Supervisor (Site Supervisor) is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Early Education Center (Center) as well as elements of early education program administration, supervision, and monitoring. The Site supervisor will directly supervise EHS/EHS-CCP teachers (four classrooms), ensuring alignment with Head Start, NAEYC and COA standards.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
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, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Compliance & Records
Ensure compliance with licensing, Head Start Performance Standards, CDE requirements, NAEYC and COA standards, Title 5 & 22, and all other program regulations, policies and procedures, including annual payments for licensing, police commission permit, and fire department permit.
Participate in the planning, implementation, review, and updating of annual program goals/objectives, policies/procedures, and activities to ensure compliance with relevant performance standards, and achieve the implementation of the program’s mission and objectives
Ensure that Center-based documentation and reports are complete, current, and accurate including DCFS, CCL, NAEYC, annual CCL immunization reports, personnel roster, etc.
Under direction of EEC & EHS Director, complete renewal of (and any applications for) Center Community Child Care Licenses
Ensure accurate, complete, and confidential maintenance of employee and children’s records; conduct regular (at least quarterly) review of children’s files
Ensure completion of monthly facility health and safety monitoring, and collaborate with operations manager as needed to address identified issues
Monitor the day-to-day operations of the Early Education Center; ensure maintenance of a safe, secure, and well-maintained facility that is in compliance with all pertinent regulations and program/accrediting body standards, including supporting Health Services Coordinator in ensuring compliance with all CACFP requirements and relevant regulations
Plan for daily Center staffing; provide classroom coverage when needed
Along with other early education leadership have input monthly into center newsletter
Complete/ensure annual completion of Environment Rating Scales (ITERS/ECERS/ FCCERS)
Monitor/support assigned program teams with meeting deadlines outlined in program roadmaps (DRDPs, Home Visits, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Individualized Development Plans, ASQs, etc.)
Working closely with ECC & EHS Director, track and monitor progress on meeting EHS, EHS-CCP, and CDE continuing application guidelines: dual-language framework, CSEFEL strategies, literacy development, STEM, school readiness goals, and other education-related benchmarks
Complete/ensure completion of Environment Rating Scale (ITERS/ECERS/FCCERS) yearly, as needed
Provide support, feedback, and guidance to assigned educators on the implementation of: Parent-Teacher Conferences, home visits, DRDP-2015 assessments, Environment Rating Scales, Individualized Development Plans, school readiness goals, and all other education related programmatic goals/plans
Ensure compliance of center-based EHS/EHS-CCP programs with Head Start performance standards; responsible for communicating feedback from educational observations to assigned teaching teams and EEC & EHS Director and ensuring proper training and follow up
Support teaching practices SMART goals for assigned staff through regular supervision.
Work with the Early Education Manager conduct weekly staff meetings
Work with Early Education Manager to support Teachers Leading Teachers group
Participate in management meetings as needed and one-on-one semi-monthly supervision meetings with EEC & EHS Director
Generate program data for Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) efforts and participate in PQI rotations for EHS, EHS-CCP and CDE presentations as needed
Parents, Caregivers and Community
Together with Early Education Manager, coordinate implementation of annual parent survey across all early education programs
Participate in community needs assessment(s), self-assessment, school readiness committee, and health and safety committee, staff, and program consultants
Working closely with WCC’s family engagement team and Community Engagement Manager, plan and oversee the implementation of activities to engage and involve parents/caregivers
Serve as a representative of WCC in the community/attend meetings as appropriate
Participate in the hiring and training of early education teachers, home educators, family support specialists, child development specialists, and other roles as needed
Lead coordination with Human Resources to review and update staff records to ensure requirements are met
Complete and conduct performance evaluations and professional development plans for assigned staff
Attend meetings and trainings as requested to keep abreast of trends in the various service areas
Perform other relevant responsibilities as required by the agency and as assigned
Model the Standard of Conduct Policy when interacting with parents, community members and Colleagues
In accordance with our "team" philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description
Evening and weekend work as required
Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the Agency's and the program's mission/vision statements, adopted theoretical frameworks, and philosophy
QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:
Minimum of one to two (1-2) years leadership and administrative experience preferred
Bachelor's Degree required (Master's Degree preferred) in Early Childhood Development, or related field
Hold a current Child Development Site Supervisor Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Experience working with infants/toddlers and preschoolers' principles and practices
Experience working in or overseeing Early Head Start, Head Start and/or California Department of Education preschool programs
Ability to plan, organize and oversee high quality early childhood care and education programs
Working knowledge of Community Care Licensing regulations
Knowledge of data analysis, MIS systems and reporting procedures
Strong and effective verbal and written communications skills required
Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus but not required
Creative problem solver with a can-do attitude
Must be detail-oriented and possess excellent organizational and analytical skills with the ability to research best-practice and compliance guidance, complete work accurately, meet deadlines, and follow through on job duties and projects
Ability to prioritize workload, multi-task and be flexible
Ability to liaise effectively with a range of relevant authorities, individuals and organizations; demonstrated effective interpersonal, leadership, public speaking and management skills
Desire to be a part of a diverse team, and the ability to both think independently and work collaboratively
Experience working with diverse groups and populations
Working knowledge of budgets and expense reports
Experience in program, finance, compliance and evaluation in a non-profit organization
Strong computer literacy skills (MIS, word processing, database and spreadsheets, internet and email use required)
Must be responsible, be able to handle confidential information, organize effectively, and work independently
Passionate about learning and possesses curiosity about issues affecting children and families
All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and families who are served by our agency.
Successful completion of pre-employment physical, PPD risk assessment, proof of immunizations for pertussis, measles and influenza
Class “C” driver’s license, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation required
Westside Children’s Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants and seeks to hire qualified staff who reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are.
Westside Children’s Center has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). This means our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards. Visit www.COAnet.org to learn more about COA Accreditation.
FOR CONSIDERATION: Send cover letterand resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information: WCC offers a full benefits package that includes: Employer contribution to Health, Dental, Vision; 401k (with employer match); Employee Assistance Program, Professional Development, sick leave, vacation, personal days for anniversary of employment and birthday.
About Westside Children's Center
Westside Children’s Center (WCC) exists to give at-risk children and children living in poverty the foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. For over 25 years, WCC has been providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs (ages 0-5), family strengthening interventions (all ages), foster care and adoption services (all ages), and a range of vital, integrated services, including educational assessments, disabilities screenings, nutrition, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations.