To provide assistance to the EHS Director in areas of general program management to EHS sites: coach, mentor, supervise and train all EHS staff. Provide short term and long range planning for service delivery and training; act as an integrator of components, including health, nutrition, disabilities; function as liaison and information conduit between central office leadership staff and community collaborators. Must meet requirements per Federal Head Start Performance Standards and any local, state and or agency policies and procedures.
Assist Human Resources in the hiring process for regional and substitute staff, inform the HR department of staffing needs and changes.
Monitor the performance, attendance, certifications, required documents and timecards of all regional staff.
Communicate areas of performance improvement to staff and promote training that reflects the individual needs of staff members and/or the team as a whole.
Document and administer both positive and negative feedback and utilize Performance Improvement Plans when warranted. Ensure documentation is forwarded to Human Resources.
Conduct probationary and annual performance evaluations based on quantifiable and objective criteria, utilizing agency forms and checklists designed for evaluations.
Ensure teaching staff progress towards educational requirements as mandated by the Head Start Performance Standards.
Arrange and facilitate regular meetings with staff and provide for mandated trainings and updates to policies and procedures.
Monitor, report and provide feedback for all employee related accidents.
Monitor, evaluate and provide training of classroom volunteers.
Regional and Program Coordination (45%)
Ensure program compliance with codes of all state and local licensing agencies and grant requirements.
Attend case management meetings, consultations, and staff meetings as necessary.
Observe children and provide suggestions for behavior management and education programming to meet the individual needs of all children
Monitor home visiting component.
Monitor and manage direct service budgets.
Establish and monitor regional systems and services that ensure program quality and compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
Submit monthly reports on direct service activities and status to the Assist Head Start Director.
Arrange for services in all functional areas, utilizing internal and external resources to provide medical, social, mental health, educational, and special services as deemed appropriate, as well as facility maintenance.
Monitor and manage the maintenance and safety of facilities and availability of supplies.
Community Networking (10%)
Coordinate with local agencies, community service organizations and educational providers and partners.
Design and deliver training and formal presentations. Provide information on the Head Start program to the community.
Participate in and assist with community events.
All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to Head Start’s policy on confidentiality.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or a related field is required, and two years progressively responsible professional experience which demonstrates significant supervisory and administrative responsibilities and a strong knowledge of theories and practices of Early Childhood Education/Development with particular focus on prenatal care and infant/toddler development.
Experience in design and delivery of training
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Valid Oregon Driver’s License/proof of auto insurance/annual DMV check required.
Within 30 days of employment must be Pediatric CPR & First Aid certified and have a current Food Handler’s Card.
Health Questionnaire is required at time of hire and will be updated annually.
Current enrollment in Child Care Division-Central Background Registry.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Sustained concentration and ability to handle multiple tasks often simultaneously.
Significant diagnostic and problem solving skills.
Ability to handle stressful and sensitive situations in a professional manner.
Ability to interpret and implement complex policies and regulations.
Ability to work independently and maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.
Ability to exercise tact and discretion in all employee interactions.
Frequent sitting for long periods using computer keyboard, telephone and other office machines.
Strong organization and time management skills, ability to meet tight deadlines.
Occasional standing to file documents, make copies, faxing etc.
Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs, stooping bending, standing and reaching.
Occasional driving to various work sites, trainings, workshops etc.
Position – Exempt/Non Bargaining Unit
48, 50 or 52 weeks depending upon regional models.
Supervised by Early Head Start Director.
Job Description Created 08/01/01, revised 10/07, revised 08/8/16
Head Start of Lane County is an EEO Employer.
Are you able to perform all of the duties stated in the job description?