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- Position Overview
The Site Supervisor position functions as a member of the Maricopa County Early Education Birth to Five teaching and family support team. To lead, support, and supervise Birth to Five or Head Start teaching team by overseeing the planning and daily operations of an infant/toddler and/or preschool classroom. This includes providing direction, guidance, and support to Teachers and Teacher Assistants assigned to the classroom, inclusive of the education of children and families.
- Position Qualifications
Minimum education and/or experience:
Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or Childhood Development or equivalent degree consisting of 18 credit hours of ECE coursework, and one (1) year of experience teaching in a licensed childcare or public pre-k setting; OR Bachelor's degree and has been admitted into the Teach For America program, passed a rigorous early childhood content exam, such as the Praxis II, and participated in a Teach For America summer training institute that includes teaching preschool children.
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid Arizona driver license. Successful candidate must complete a criminal background investigation performed prior to hire and secure a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card. Successful candidate must also pass a medical exam that includes screening for TB, as required by Federal and State regulations, to be free of communicable disease, and must have received the following vaccinations: (MMR) Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Tetanus if not current, to assure no significant risk exists to the health or safety of others. Certification in CPR, First Aid, and Food Handler's must be obtained within six (6) weeks of hire.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Current educational techniques and practices and of behavior modification theories and practices relating to Infant/toddler and/or preschool development.
- Knowledge Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards and other program requirements.
- Verbal communication with and resolving conflicts between pre-school age children and/or skills in supporting infant/toddler communication and social development.
- Plan, organize and supervise a preschool or infant/toddler classroom and classroom staff.
- Analyze problems identifies alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implements recommendations in support of goals.
- Prepare and maintain detailed records accurately in a timely manner while always maintaining confidentiality.
- Apply Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards and other program requirements.
- Develop, plan, organize and implement developmentally appropriate child education curriculum; to effectively deliver child education programs and services as demonstrated by children's developmental progress; and to maintain appropriate classroom protocol by assuring an appropriate classroom learning environment.
- Administer CPR and First Aid.
- Use a computer and related software to collect, record, retrieve data and prepare reports and to collect, organize and evaluate data and develop logical conclusions.
- Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms as required and to work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs.
- Provide frequent communication and direction to staff and resolution of classroom issues with management.
Preferred education and/or experience:
Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, or equivalent degree consisting of 18 credit hours of ECE coursework
Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish is strongly desired and may be required for some positions.
Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
Preference is given to current and former Early Head Start and Head Start parents.
Work is performed in a classroom, playground and office environment. Travel to other program sites and to parents' homes. May occasionally be required to fill in as a substitute staff member at another program site. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must be able to stand, sit on floor, and be indoors & outdoors for extended periods of time. Possible exposure to bodily fluids and infectious disease. Requires travel to and from children's homes, classrooms and other job related locations.
A full year position is comprised of 2088 hours per year with accrued leave time. Birth to Five site classrooms operate Monday through Friday. A part year position is comprises of hours for the year and starts in July 2017.
- Essential Job Tasks
- Provides leadership, guidance, training, modeling, support and supervision to classroom Teachers and Teachers Assistants. Completes the performance evaluation process of Teachers and Teachers Assistants.
- Provides guidance and instruction to Teachers and Teacher Assistants to strengthen the early childhood experiences that are provided.
- Provides leadership in ensuring all site staff, respect and support the diverse cultural and family backgrounds and treats each child and parent as an individual. Respects, values and facilitates parent participation as equal partners in all aspects of educational plans.
- Ensures that developmentally age-appropriate practices are utilized.
- Responsible for the daily operations of a Maricopa County Head Start/Early Head Start classroom, including required data collection, inputting and reporting.
- Responsible for performing position requirements of an Early Head Start and/or Head Start Teacher and serves as a member of the teaching and family support teams.
- Assists with recruitment and enrollment of children and families into the Maricopa County Head Start Zero – Five Program.
- Monitors and oversees all activities within the classroom to assure a safe and healthy learning environment.
- Develops and maintains positive relationships with each family, site team members, community agencies, community partners, and grantee staff members.
- Oversees needed maintenance and ensures repairs are identified and completed at the classroom site.
- Assumes role as the lead contact with community partner sites, including communication and planning that occurs throughout the school year.
- Actively participates in an individual and program professional development plan and leadership activities, collaborates with Professional Development Coach.
- Understands Early Education Division and Maricopa County policies and supports the philosophy of Maricopa County Human Services Department and Early Education Division in the implementation of performance standards, as identified in division goals, program policies and procedures.
- Assures all child screenings, observations and formal developmental assessments are completed in accordance to Head Start Performance Standard timelines and accurate records are maintained; that findings are recorded and information is used in developing classroom lesson plans; and that parents are involved in the development of an education plan based on assessment results.
- In collaboration with Family Support Specialist organizes, plans, and maintains an active parent engagement, in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards and program requirements.
- Assists Family Support Specialist in planning and conducting parent meetings.
- Maintains regular communication with parents/guardian.
- Schedules, plan and facilitate classroom staff meetings including meetings with classroom staff and Family Support Specialists to plan for individual child and family support service needs.
- Plans and conducts transition activities with parents, school personnel, and children to transition children into and out of the program, in accordance with the Head Start/Early Head Start Transition Plan.
- Perform authorized emergency and safety procedures and administer first aid and/or CPR in the classroom as needed.
- Complies with all Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines, CACFP record keeping, Child Care Licensing, Head Start Performance Standards, and all Grant requirements.
- Assumes new and changing duties and responsibilities on an ongoing basis.
- Selection Procedure
The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.
Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.