Early Head Start Early Education Supervisor
Foothill Family - El Monte, CA
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Supervisor is responsible for assuring the delivery of comprehensive early childhood and education services to children enrolled in the Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships option through partner child care providers and teachers. The ECE Supervisor supervises the Partner Coaches who provide training and technical assistance to Family Child Care (FCC) Partners to ensure quality services and compliance with the EHS-CCP contract between Foothill Family and the FCC provider/Center Partner which is guided by the Head Start Program Performance Standards and State of California licensing regulations. The ECE Supervisor also carries a caseload to assist and provide T/TA directly to partner child care centers. Supervisory responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supports and promotes the mission of the Agency: Building Brighter Futures for Children and Families.
- Creates and maintains a creative, positive, sustainable and supportive work environment.
- Stays current with the HSPPS (Head Start Program Performance Standards); monitors the quality and timeliness of services delivered to children in accordance with HSPPS as well as program policies and procedures.
- Facilitates and participates in interviewing of new staff as part of a team.
- Appraises performance, gives feedback, and provides rewards and disciplines for assigned direct reports.
- Addresses complaints and resolve problems.
- Works independently and as part of a team; responsible to ensure coverage of caseloads during absences and/or in case of emergencies and disasters.
- Provides on-the-job onboarding and training to new and on-going staff based on assessment of individual staff needs and contract requirements.
- Monitors Partner Coaches to ensure data is entered in a timely manner, documents in children’s and partners’ files are accurate and kept up to date.
- Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow.
- Prepares reports as needed for contractual compliance.
- Implements practice-based coaching with the partner, including the use of reflective supervision
- Supervises and manages Partner Coaches. Monitors to ensure teachers, Coaches and Partners have regular communication with parents regarding their child’s growth and development, feeding patterns, strengths, and interests. This includes monitoring to assure parents receive no less than 2 home visits and 2 conferences per year.
- Implement a process of on-going monitoring to ensure developmental screenings, ongoing assessment, individualization and lesson planning occurs in accordance with the program’s policies, procedures and timelines. Conducts sampling monitoring and reviews report to assess compliance for these and all other applicable requirements.
- Supports Partners in the implementation of the curriculum and assists with maintaining curriculum fidelity, as well as getting parent feedback on its cultural and linguistic relevance for the children and families served.
- Completes the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) and the Infant/ Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) Assessments for each partner and submits assessments and action plans to the EHS-CCP Manager for review.
- Conducts child observations and assists the Provider/Partner on the completion of the child assessments, developmental screens and individualized child goals and lesson plans that support children’s development and the program’s School Readiness Goals
- Introduces and/or recommends educational materials appropriate for the developmental stages of children and best practices. Demonstrates a variety of ways the materials may be used with the children.
- Collaborates with the Family Service team, discusses and tries to resolve any issues that may have come up during the week related to working with the children and/or parents.
- Assists the Partner to provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental engagement in the Partner environments.
- Works with Family Services Specialists and other relevant staff, supports partners with implementation of School Readiness and Parent Family Community Engagement Goals.
- Conducts case conferences with the Family Services Specialist to ensure the health and nutrition of every child is taken into account in the daily routines and activities.
- Produces reports after every concluded visit, observes for trends and patterns and submits aggregated reports for caseload to the EHS-CCP Manager on a monthly basis.
- Serves as the primary point of communication between the assigned group of providers and Foothill Family, and address any contractual questions and concerns.
- Works with the EHS team to accomplish the program’s long term goals and objectives.
- Attends any training/meetings as requested by the EHS-CCP Manager or Directors.
- Participates in weekly individual supervision with the EHS-CCP Manager to review and discuss any issues that need to be addressed.
- Participates in recruitment efforts to ensure a child wait list of eligible applicants and FCC Providers is maintained throughout the year.
- Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomics characteristics.
- Performs work in a safe manner at all times and ensures that other individuals do not put themselves or others at risk.
- Follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
- Ensures performance and behaviors support the Agency’s performance quality improvement (PQI) goals and objectives.
- Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field.
- Completed 12 units of ECE/Child development including core classes.
- 6 units Infant/Toddler caregiving and/or curriculum (if course has not been completed, it must be completed within the first year of employment).
- At least 2 years supervisory experience, preferred
- Knowledge of Early Head Start and early childhood development for infants and toddlers.
- Experience with practice-based coaching for child care providers preferred
- Experience with developing, organizing, planning and conducting trainings on early childhood related topics relevant for child care providers preferred
- Knowledge and skills in reflective practice and/or supervision.
- Supervision experience preferred.
- Sound organization and time management skills.
- Initiative, flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm.
- Ability to be an excellent representative of the Agency to the community.
- Ability to work well with staff in a team setting.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to effectively and successfully interact with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
- Must be familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and able to effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extent feasible, with families with limited English proficiency.
- Must be able to work during weekends or evenings as needed for Family Child Care Providers and Partner Trainings and meetings
- Must have computer skills and ability to work with electronic record keeping systems and reporting.
- Valid CA Driver License and maintains insurability on the Agency’s Auto-liability policy and maintains the California state required auto insurance liability limits.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
The qualifications listed above are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Travel to other program locations or offsite meeting sites is required.