Responsible for all aspects of the Head Start/Early Head Start Department of Health and Human Services Program performance requirements including ongoing assessment of program activities, sound Early Childhood practices, classroom operations, staffing and integration of all Head Start content areas.
Documents progress of all the Head Start/Early Head Start content areas and maintains records on center operations and staff. Assures integration of content areas with appropriate agencies, programs, and committees. Attends training to further knowledge of content areas. Staffs with other staff to assure most recent and updated information is available. Responsible for assuring and assessing the need for CDA and Early Childhood Certification for all staff. Assures training is completed within a specified span of time. Must stay current of all new rules and changes for the two programs. Plans, coordinates and integrates all content areas within the Head Start Program for individual centers and Home Visitors. Provides ongoing training for all Head Start teaching staff through in-service workshops and working with staff in the classroom. Performs required number of site visits monthly and submits a written report of each visit to immediate supervisor weekly. Other duties may be assigned.
Directly supervises 5-20 employees in the Early Childhood Unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization'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.
Associate's degree in Child Development, Liberal Arts or General Studies from two-year college or technical school; or three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. May include two years or more of undergraduate college coursework.
An additional three years of experience working in some type of childcare environment is required. Head Start experience is preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating. CDA credential and/or State Teacher Certification in Early Childhood are preferred.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Some knowledge of computers, training resources, basic clerical skills and adult learning styles.
Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care.
Position is grant funded and employment is contingent upon funding availability. Term of Grant : 11/1/2017 - 10/31/2018.