DEPARTMENT: Macomb Community Action
HIRING AUTHORITY: Director
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt - overtime paid pursuant to Collective Bargaining Agreement or Human Resources policy
EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Just cause subject to probationary period
CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time position (37.5 hours per week) The current starting time for this position varies.
Under direction, monitors the implementation of Head Start Program education and child development services; provides resources and support to classroom staff to assure the Federal Performance Standards and all other operating regulations are met.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitors and ensures the implementation of the education goals and objectives of the Head Start Program.
Observes, supervises and evaluates classroom staff and operations.
Coaches and mentors classroom teachers to carry out improvement goals.
Fosters positive relationships with local school districts and community agencies.
Acts as a resource person for developmentally appropriate activities and practices.
Provides staff and program participants with training and information; plans and conducts applicable workshops.
Conducts home visits, when necessary, to ensure that child and family needs are met.
Ensures the classroom is a desirable and suitable environment.
Maintains required written documentation, including but not limited to, classroom operations and staff performance.
Compiles necessary statistical data and completes all necessary and required reports; completes computer data entry using program specific software.
Ensures compliance and monitoring of the Head Start Act, Head Start Performance Standards and Licensing Regulations.
Monitors and oversees State of Michigan licensing requirements, including all inspections, i.e. fire, environmental, lead (if applicable) and Corrective Action Plans.
Ensures education services are integrated with all other service areas.
May participate in the interviewing and selection of Head Start classroom staff.
Operates an automobile while performing assigned job duties.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Preferred Education and Experience
Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Development or a directly related field from an accredited college or university
Two (2) years of management/supervisory experience
Working with infants, toddlers and/or pre-school age children
Working in a Head Start program.
Required Licensure or Certification
Preferred Licensure or Certification
COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES
Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with program participants, staff, outside professionals, agencies, and the public
Assigning, prioritizing, monitoring, and reviewing work assignments
Working with diverse populations
Effective communication skills
Plan, organize, implement, and evaluate programs and services
Oversee and provide supervision and direction to adults and children
Research and utilize community resources
Work effectively in stressful conditions and make responsible decisions appropriate to the scope of the position
Work independently and meet deadlines with limited supervision
Maintain complex records and prepare reports from such records
Work in an environment which embraces the county’s Dignity Campaign
Effectively speak, write and understand the English language
Effectively speak, write and understand a language other than English is preferred
Understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions
Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries
Conduct oneself with tact and courtesy