ECS Area Supervisor
The ECS Area Supervisor is responsible for the planning and implementing of the ECS Educational program, ensuring a comprehensive and integrated approach that meets the Head Start Performance Standards and other regulating bodies.
All employees and volunteers are expected to be sensitive to our clients’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics, reflect Sunbeam Family Services core values and to perform at Sunbeam’s standards of excellence at all times.
Our core values are:
Champion Spirit – We work like a champion every day: paying attention to details and performing with excellence
Servant Heart – We exhibit humility in serving everyone; no job is below anyone and we all pull together to get the work done.
Sunny Attitude –We bring a smile and a positive attitude. We treat each other with respect, ensuring an energized work environment.
The ECS Area Supervisor must be able to navigate through information and resources and provide ongoing assessment of the quality of services by:
- Promoting, encouraging and displaying examples of leadership for the agency in accordance with the agency mission driven, employee first culture.
- Demonstrating capacity for providing developmentally appropriate and evidence-based practice, for exemplifying the values expected within the program, and for promoting the mission of the organization.
- Providing training, and guidance to staff, parents and community on a variety of pertinent topics in the area of child education and development.
- Ensuring on-going monitoring, tracking, follow-up and analysis of child development services and child outcomes.
- Maintaining record keeping and reporting systems, including service area plans, schedules, timelines policies and procedures for child development services in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, and applicable laws and regulations.
- Ensuring coordination of communication with staff, parents, program consultants and community to enhance services to children and families.
- Supervising and overseeing work tasks and activities of the child development department, which include licensing and language services, to ensure integrated service delivery.
- Collaborating with state and community partners as needed to enhance ECS child development services, and to ensure effective transition planning for children and their families.
- Provide supports for other duties needed in keeping with our mission, vision and values.
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field of service.
- Master’s degree preferred
- Effective experience as a leader and working directly with at-risk families.
- In training and supervising staff members preferred
Skills and Knowledge:
- Understanding Head Start Program Performance Standards and state and local child care licensing requirements
- Excellent written and verbal communication to include intermediate knowledge of computer operations and applications and the ability to master other computer technology/software programs, as needed
- Good organizational and time management skills
- Previous knowledge and understanding of ChildPlus preferred
- Must work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
- Exercise independent judgment
- Communicate in a professional manner, demonstrating dignity and respect for our internal, external and community members
- Process, protect and exercise discretion in handling confidential information and materials
- Sustained concentration to detail and accuracy, along with the ability to prioritize workload
- Willingness to work with high-risk, low-income communities
- Must be able to travel and work some evenings and weekends as required by the job
- Bilingual Spanish/English speaking preferred
Additional Job Requirements:
- Clear background and drug screen
- TB screen required
- Physical required
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to physically interact with children, including talk, hear, sit, stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and lift and or move children and items of up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Frequent sitting, working at computer keyboard and desk, regular standing to file, train and perform other office functions. Must be able to clearly hear and understand telephone conversations.
The employee will work in an office environment, may work in close quarters with other staff and small children. The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to loud; frequent chaotic situations will occur, characteristic to working with children ages 0 – 5 years. Employee must expect exposure to strong odors such as soiled diapers and clothes, and poor hygiene. May come into contact with childhood diseases and blood on occasion.
The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel or candidate and may be subject to change at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To Apply for this Job:
Please visit https://sunbeamfamilyservices.org/careers/ to apply