Site Supervisor, Head Start

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time

Come join CommUnify’s team! Our agency provides employees with a positive work environment with the ability to balance work & home. We provide excellent benefits that include: medical, dental, vision/sick, vacation & holiday pay/Retirement Plan with a 5% match.

This position is full-time with full benefits located in Santa Barbara. The position starts out at $30.00 per hour and will receive an additional monthly locality stipend of $400.

Summary Under the general supervision of the Program Manager, the Site Supervisor is responsible for and supervises all aspects of the day-to-day operations at a site, including: supervision, monitoring and evaluation of staff, curriculum, record keeping, family and community partnerships, orders educational supplies and material within budget and implementation of program performance standards, policies and procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities Directly supervises 2 to 15 employees in a Child Development Center. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Agency’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesOther duties may be assigned.

  • Ensures daily that the overall program quality offered at the site adheres to all State laws and licensing regulations, Federal Head Start Performance Standards, Agency policies and procedures and direction from the Program Managers and/or Program Director.
  • Participates in the development of educational programming and ensures that the teaching staff understand and are trained in the implementation of the program performance standards. Guides, monitors and ensures that performance standards are implemented.
  • Provides direct supervision of staff and volunteers assigned to the site. Identifies training needs of teaching staff and provides training, support, evaluation and direction required for program effectiveness and professional development.
  • Responsible for documentation and tracking on the appropriate instrument/s and form/s to ensure all the program requirements are met in the mandated time frame as per program performance standards. Responsible for ensuring that all staff document and track activities as required. Maintains current record-keeping systems with adequate provisions for confidentially.
  • Develops and manages center budget; requisitions supplies and services to support center operations within the budget amount allocated for such purchases.
  • Plans and conducts staff meetings at least monthly. Meetings should include training, site issues, family studies (case conferencing) and planning. Participates in program development, design and planning on the regional or program-wide level and coordinates site activities with program support functions.
  • Ensures that the daily health and safety duties are performed, proper cleaning procedures are followed and the proper sanitation products are used and stored appropriately.
  • Ensure that policy and procedures are understood and followed on an ongoing basis. Use the policies and procedures for training purposes and to guide the day to day operation of the site.
  • May be required to substitute in a classroom to ensure appropriate staffing ratios are maintained when substitutes are not available.
  • Monitors instruction to ensure that the educational curriculum is implemented with fidelity and incorporates the needs of individual children. Assists staff in the acquisition of knowledge and skills for effectively delivering a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Ensures that the site environment is developmentally appropriate, safe, and offers children a wide variety of experiences.
  • Responsible for monitoring and tracking the screening and ongoing assessment of children as required by the program performance standards.
  • Plans, designs, and implements parent involvement activities; Participates in parent meetings, training and related activities, and monitors the involvement of parents.
  • Participates in community collaborations including the local school districts, Healthy Start, local community groups, etc.
  • Assists with referral, recruitment, enrollment activities and is responsible for orientation of children and families.
  • Ensures that the transition plans for children and families are implemented.
  • Develops and maintains procedures and resources for family emergency assistance or crisis intervention.
  • Collects daily fees, prepares deposits and documents for those programs requiring payments.
  • Is aware of all centers children with food allergies, and ensures they receive the doctor recommended substitutions.
  • Is sensitive to children with special needs.
  • Functions as a positive team member. Communicates effectively with families and co-workers.
  • Performs other comparable related duties as required.

Education and/or Experience

Site Supervisor II: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or BA with twelve (12) ECE units, including core courses and three (3) units of supervised field experience in ECE and two (2) years related experience in a child development program and Child Development Site Supervisor permit or higher from California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Computer Skills To perform this position successfully, an individual should have knowledge of contact management systems; internet software; purchase order processing; spreadsheet software and word processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Valid CaliforniaDriver’s License. Child Development Site Supervisor Permit must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.

Other Skills and Abilities Ability to speak Spanish highly desirable. Provide verification of State required vaccines upon hire for: Influenza (from August 1 to December 1), Pertussis, and Measles. Acceptable verifications include immunization record and physician statement. Exceptions to vaccinations: Flu can be waived by completing annual waiver.

Please noteCommUnify has a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy with ability to request a vaccination accommodation due to medical or religious reasons.

CommUnify, AA/EOE

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