Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families living with the everyday barriers of poverty.
What we are proud to offer you:
- Health and Dental Insurance
- Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403(b))
- Paid time off and 9 company paid holidays
- Short-Term Disability after 1 year of employment
- Basic Life and AD&D coverage
- Employee Assistance Program
- Optional benefits: Flexible Spending, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life and Voluntary Accident
The Head Start/Early Head Start Comprehensive Services Supervisor/Teacher is a management position that supervises Head Start/Early Head Start operations at a specific site as well as teaches in a preschool classroom. The position is responsible for building a team that will plan, implement, and maintain a nurturing and supportive educational program for participating families and children. The position oversees the day-to-day implementation of all Head Start/Early Head Start components and DHS Licensing standards. The Supervisor assures that all Head Start families served at the site receive comprehensive program services.
WAGE AND SCHEDULE
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM; $23.94.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensure compliance, program records, and documentation required for HACAP programs, child-care licensing regulations, CACFP, Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, and funding requirements.
- Supervise, hire, and evaluate program staff working in classrooms and with families, including coordination of staff/volunteer schedules.
- Responsible for classroom oversight and management.
- Plan and carry out daily lesson plans in keeping with HACAP program requirements and Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, CLASS dimensions, developmentally appropriate practices, component plans, children's interests, and individual goals and strategies.
- Fill in as a substitute in a Head Start/Early Head Start classroom and perform job duties required to meet child ratios or to keep the site operational.
- Supervise and facilitate the coordination of center services with the interdisciplinary team and other human service professionals toward service coordination.
- Inform Head Start/Early Head Start Director of center issues, which may affect program or agency compliance or image.
- Supervise the coordination of social service/parent involvement services at the center, and provide guidance to counselors, family, and service staff.
- Oversee and attend parent committee meetings.
- Advocate for families in the program and encourage their participation in all levels of program activities.
- Develop an effective partnership with parents based on mutual trust and respect.
- Maintain ongoing communication both formal and informal with parents.
- Provide guidance to staff supervised.
- Promote a supportive environment that reinforces working together as a team.
- Maintain clean and sanitary classroom, kitchen, bathroom, outdoor play area, and entryway area utilized by children and their families before, during, and after class as needed. Follow established maintenance requirements of the Head Start Early Head Start program.
- Participate in program assessment.
- Performs other duties as directed by the HS/EHS Director.
- Support the organization's mission, vision, values, policy, and procedure by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
- Demonstrates a personal commitment to HACAP through quality job performance, a sense of responsibility for high achievement, professional appearance, awareness of current events throughout HACAP, and positive promotion of HACAP.
- Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members.
- Consistently demonstrate the ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.
- Consistently come to work on time, working as scheduled, and leaving at the scheduled time.
- Maintain appropriate attire and good grooming habits to support HACAP’s desire for safe and efficient operations, providing greater service and better customer relations.
- Must possess high integrity and ensure confidentiality of any information concerning an employee, client, family, financial condition, or personal peculiarities is strictly maintained.
- Ensure that personal health information is protected during its collection, use, disclosure, storage, and destruction within HACAP as required by HIPAA.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and two years of experience in a licensed preschool/daycare
Bachelor’s degree in related field with 18 credit hours of Early Childhood coursework or current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and three years of experience in a licensed preschool/daycare
Bachelor’s degree with an endorsement to teach at the early childhood level and two years of experience
- One year supervisory experience
- Ability to read, comprehend and implement procedures
- Ability to use good judgment
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Ability to work with a diverse population
- Ability to relate to low-income people
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work effectively with age-appropriate activities in the classroom and relate with children in a positive way
- Detail orientated
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and grasp; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally use the repetitive wrist, hand, and finger movements to operate a computer keyboard. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, squat, twist, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally climb stairs or steps. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must be able to work/play with children on their level, specifically on the floor level. The employee must regularly lift, move, push, or pull up to 10 pounds; frequently lift, move, push, or pull up to 25 pounds; and occasionally lift, move, push or pull up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal checks before hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
- Receive clearance thru National FBI fingerprint checks. Fingerprints must be submitted for national check prior to hire or start date at the center. Resubmit every four (4) years.
- Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.
- Provide TB screening clearance upon hire and every two (2) years thereafter.
- Complete Bloodborne Pathogen (Universal Precautions) within ten (10) days of employment and update annually.
- Complete Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Training within three (3) months of employment and update every three (3) years.
- Obtain first aid training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
- Obtain CPR training within three (3) months of employment and update every two (2) years.
- Complete CCDBG Essentials training within ninety (90) days of employment and update every five (5) years.
- Attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of in-service training annually.
- Training activities must be accomplished within work hours scheduled or training hours approved by HACAP.
- Reliable transportation for use on the job.
- Valid driver’s license and valid car insurance.
- Paid time and mileage calculated from the nearest HACAP service site to the population cluster to be served by the employee or from the employee’s residence whichever is nearer.