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, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Retirement Savings (IPERS and/or 403b) with generous company match
- Paid time off and 9 company paid holidays
- Short Term Disability
- Basic Life and AD&D coverage
- Employee Assistance Program
- Optional benefits: Flexible Spending, Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life, Voluntary Accident
The Head Start/Early Head Start Comprehensive Services Supervisor is a management position that supervises Head Start/Early Head Start operations at a specific site. The position is responsible for building a team that will plan, implement and maintains 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 component and DHS Licensing standards for a site with 1 or more classrooms. The Supervisor assures that all Head Start families served at the site receive comprehensive program services.
SCHEDULE AND WAGE
Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm; $26.03 per hour
*This position is eligible for a $1200 retention incentive after successfully completing 180 days of employment.
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.
- 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.
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
- Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and two years experience in a licensed preschool/daycare
- Bachelors degree in related field with 18 credit hours of Early Childhood coursework
3. Bachelor's degree with endorsement to teach at the early childhood level and two years of 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
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Receive clearance by the Iowa Department of Human Services on child abuse and criminal checks prior to hire and resubmit every two (2) years.
- Pass a pre-employment health examination and subsequent health examinations every two (2) years thereafter.