Job Summary: The EHS Classroom Supervisor is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Center-Based programs in the assigned County, as well as supervision of all related staff, under the direct supervision of the EHS Director. This position is also responsible for working with very young children, their families, volunteers, and community partners to provide developmentally appropriate activities in a center-based program. This position serves as a member of the management team, and is responsible to see that program functioning is maintained according to standards and requirements as established.
A. Staff Supervision
- Perform supervisory duties for staff including interviewing, selecting, training, scheduling, evaluating, direct supervision, and corrective action.
- Meet with staff individually on monthly basis to provide reflective supervision, and annually to perform formal performance evaluation.
- Together with each individual staff, complete a professional development plan annually.
- Provide support and assistance to staff in dealing with the complexities of their responsibilities.
B. Program Management
- Responsible for planning, development and management of the classroom site in coordination with Classroom Supervisor assigned to other county.
- Responsible for oversight of kitchen and nutritional services to ensure quality meals are being provided for classroom sites within compliance of CACFP and State standards.
- Responsible for assisting the Early Head Start Director in the development of agency policies and procedures.
- Responsible for organizing Child Find activities as defined in the Federal Regulations.
- Ensure efficient and effective classroom enrollment in order to maintain all appropriate standards.
- Encourage and respect the particular ethnic background of all EHS and Carey Services families, children, clients and staff.
- Ensure all classrooms are functioning in compliance with all applicable regulations and standards.
- Conduct ongoing monitoring and reporting of classroom services to ensure compliance and continual quality improvement.
C. Caring for Children:
- In partnership with families, implement a developmentally appropriate center-based program based on each child’s individual needs.
- Provide responsive care giving to classroom children; insure their safety by checking toys and equipment daily.
- Integrate all aspects of the Head Start Program Performance Standards requirements into the schedule and curriculum of each child in the classroom.
- Give general direction to the teacher assistant or substitutes.
- Work with EHS Child Development and Disabilities Coordinator to complete all required screenings and reports in a timely manner with copies of reports being discussed verbally and in writing with parents.
6. Using the screening reports, and working with the family, develop and implement written goals into the Family Plan, integrating any previous plans, and assist in implementing the IFSP and in the case of dually enrolled First Steps children.
D. Home Visiting
- Oversee the provision of home visiting services to children and families enrolled in the classrooms.
- Coordinate services with classroom staff and other EHS staff as well as community agencies to assist families to address their particular needs as identified through needs assessments and individualized written services plans.
E. Other Responsibilities:
Maintain communication with parents/families in order to facilitate a rewarding and beneficial EHS experience.
- Provide information regarding classroom services to families and the community.
- Assist in the evaluation of classroom services and the creation of action plans focusing on continuous quality improvement.
- Assist in the development of the annual budget for center-based services.
- Maintain appropriate information in data management systems in order to accurately and efficiently complete reporting requirements and program outcomes.
- Participate in ongoing training and educational activities as required.
- Promote agency-wide safety and housekeeping as well as take a proactive approach to preventive maintenance and delivery of quality service.
- Other duties as assigned.
II. Minimum Job Qualifications
A. Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, early childhood, or a human services related field preferred. Associates Degree with experience working with in management/supervision in a human services related field (preferably infant/toddler services) may be substituted. Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet agency insurability requirements. Must be willing to pursue additional education, as required by State and Federal standards and regulations..
B. Knowledge: Must have a thorough understanding of child care program management, food services management, and possess effective communication with and safety practices for infants and toddlers.
C. Skills and Abilities: Adaptability and Flexibility, Teamwork, Communication (written and oral), Initiative, Judgment, Planning and Organization, Problem Solving and Leadership.
D. Physical Demands: Must be able to bend, stoop, or sit (including sitting on the floor, pick-up, hold, and move small children weighing 5-50 pounds. Must have the sensory capacities to successfully execute essential job functions. Must be able to wear all required personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to: gloves, masks, gowns, face shields, shoes, ear plugs, etc. Must be able to follow all required safe and universal precaution practices during a pandemic and as required otherwise.