Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities - Susanville, CA
Position: Site Supervisor Teacher II – Head Start/State Preschool
Salary: See SCFO Exempt Salary Schedule
Hours: 40 hours per week, 45 weeks per year
Supervisor: Site Manager
SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Site Supervisor/Teacher II has responsibility for the functioning of the facility. In addition, the position is responsible for the operation of classrooms at the site and the records for all children and their families. The Site Supervisor is also responsible for supervision and guidance of all site staff. The Site Supervisor/Teacher must become familiar with the regulations for the Head Start and the Start Preschool program.
- Support the philosophy of Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities in the implementation of the Head Start Performance Standards, as reflected in the service plans and the State Preschool Program Regulations.
- Promote good public relations and act as an advocate for the agency by serving on boards, committees and participating in community activities.
- Developed a partnership with each family to facilitate meaningful participation in the program.
The agency holds the right to change “duties” of this position description whenever the agency deems it necessary to do so. When duties are revised the employee will receive a copy of the “revised” position description and will have all changes clearly explained.
- Responsible for facility operation and maintenance within all State, Federal, Local and Licensing regulations, to include ensuring appropriate staffing for center operation.
- Monitor and stay within the limits of site budget. Prior to submission to the Central Office, review: documentation of all purchases; petty cash receipts; work records for all site staff.
- Supervise all site staff, parents, and volunteers. Coordinate training as needed.
- Monitor completion of all Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) forms.
- Conduct site staff performance appraisals according to the agency performance appraisal process.
- Conduct weekly site staff meetings according to agency procedure.
- Ensure monthly submission of at least one inkind form from each enrolled family along with community inkind forms.
- Make decisions to ensure facility repairs and maintenance are made in a timely manner.
- Maintain a safe, clean and inviting facility.
- Responsible for collecting and documenting community Third party in-kind contributions at individual work site to contribute to the overall agency’s 20% funding compliance with Head Start regulations.
- Participate in recruitment activities throughout the program year.
- Perform physical duties necessary to insure follow through of the daily routine and the safety and well-being of children aged 2 to 5 years, to include:
- ability to bend, stoop and stand for varying lengths of time as required by the daily plan and curriculum, and lift up to 40 pounds, required on occasion;
- ability to conduct activities and participate during mealtime at child-sized tables of 17-20”;
- ability to get up quickly from a child-sized table (17-20” high) or the floor, and move quickly in case of an emergency to insure safety of children or to prevent an accident.
- Recruit families for enrollment from a broad range of neighborhoods and community agencies. Maintain full enrollment, with a waiting list.
- Ensure that a complete up-to-date confidential file is developed for each enrolled child at the site.
- Assess each child developmentally and develop individual goals, involving parents in the process and assist staff as necessary.
- Plan and implement a daily schedule and a developmentally appropriate curriculum involving parents in the process and assist staff as necessary.
- Responsible to ensure yard and custodial duties on a daily basis to ensure that a healthy and safe environment is maintained.
- Coordinate and record case conferencing discussion on the needs and progress of each enrolled family. Ensure communication with Management Team members about any Case Conference concerns.
- Conduct a minimum of two (2) home visits and two (2) parent/teacher conferences per family, per year.
- Be fluent in enrolled family’s home language, or ensure that home visions and/or services are provided in family’s home language.
- Provide resources and materials in family’s home language.
- Ensure a daily health check on each child and monthly lice checks on each child.
- Plan and coordinate family trainings with staff based on the interests of the enrolled families.
- Demonstrate appropriate classroom management techniques and clearly communicate expectations to children.
- Organize and attend monthly center parent committee meetings.
- Work in conjunction with the LEA and the Early Childhood Development Program Manager in the provision of direct services and the development of goals for children with disabilities. Attend all IEP’s for children in the classroom for which you are responsible.
- Develop a classroom environment and daily curriculum that reflects the language and cultural diversity of the enrolled families.
- Attend and participate in agency training, inservice and teacher clusters. Attend job-related training as noted on the Employee Development Plan.
- Responsible to ensure daily attendance is accurately recorded and submitted monthly to Central Office.
- Plan, conduct and document a minimum of two transition activities each program year and assist staff as necessary.
- Schedule a minimum of two mental health classroom observations per year.
The incumbent in, and any applicant for this position must be able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform the essential functions listed above. This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary in accordance with the requirements of the job. All other duties, tasks, or activities of this job are marginal functions. The marginal functions of this job may be exchanged for marginal functions of another job position, or may be eliminated from this job for an employee who requests reasonable accommodation and for who job restructuring provides reasonable accommodation. SCFO adheres to the provisions of ADA regarding reasonable accommodation procedures.
- Participate in the annual program self assessment.
- Utilize available community resources to best meet the needs of the program and the enrolled families.
- Work with Central Office in the acquisition of bids for any program expansion/improvement. Facilitate purchasing, implementation of program improvements, and oversee completion of necessary services.
- Perform job related duties as assigned.
- Work in conjunction with the Family Services Worker to meet health and social services needs of enrolled families.
- Provide on-going feedback to Central Office regarding changes occurring or needed in service area.
- Possess an AA or BA in child development or ECE.
- 24 semester units in early childhood education or child development, 6 semester units in Administration of Preschool Programs and 2 units Adult Supervision, or hold a Child Development Permit for Site Supervisor, or meet Community Care Licensing requirements for a site director.
- Demonstrate the ability to work with a minimum of supervision, and accept direction of others as needed.
- Must have supervisory experience.
- Demonstrate the ability to follow instructions and express ideas effectively with staff, professionals, and community members.
- Demonstrate a genuine interest in children and their families.
- Demonstrate a sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity.
- Be familiar with and demonstrate the ability to communicate with the cultures represented in the service area.
- Demonstrate a sensitivity to low income families and their needs, and have knowledge of community agencies which offer services to low income families.
- Demonstrate knowledge of resources, especially those that relate to the needs of enrolled families.
- Must be able to make home visits and do program related errands, as needed.
- Be motivated to pursue additional training or coursework.
- After an offer of employment is made, must complete and submit a fingerprint card, and required Community Care Licensing documentation. A Dept. of Justice and FBI criminal background clearance must be granted prior to client contact and in order to begin employment.
- After an offer of employment is made, must have Employee Health Appraisal completed by a physician and show proof of a TB clearance.
- The ability to interpret local, State, and Federal regulations, policies, and procedures as they pertain to the duties of the job.