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Center Director

Company: Sunrise Children's Foundation
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Our Early Head Start offers comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income and underserved populations including expecting mothers, infants, toddlers and their families. In center-based as well as home-based settings we promote infant and toddler health & development, foster positive family relationships and supports parents as the primary decision makers and nurturers of their children. Tools and learning strategies are employed to enable the children to enter school ready to succeed. Center Director Position Description: Under the general supervision of the Education Services Manager, oversee the daily operations of infant and toddler classrooms within Early Head Start center-based locations. The Center Director provides direction, guidance and support to teachers assigned to the center; monitors child attendance; organizes and conducts parent education and parent participation activities; complies with Early Head Start regulations, local licensing, , health, safety and all other applicable state, local and federal requirements and guidelines. Essential Job Responsibilities (including but not limited to) :

  • Provide guidance, modeling and support to assigned educators. Direct, instruct, and train educators; provide input for evaluation of assigned staff. Substitute for a teacher during a temporary absence. Call in substitutes when authorized. Monitor and supervise all activities within the center to assure a safe, healthy and attractive environment; and that needed maintenance and repairs are made. Provide guidance and instruction to teachers to strengthen the infant, toddler and early childhood experiences provided; assure that all screenings occur in a timely manner; that findings are recorded; ensure that Individual Learning Plans are developed and implemented; that ongoing observation is utilized to update each child's individualized plan on a regular basis. Assist teachers to develop and implement written lesson plans that address the whole child; integrate all service areas into the curriculum ensuring individualization and address Early Head Start performance standards Work closely with the Family Support Manager and Family Advocates in the implementation of selection and enrollment policies and procedures. Answer questions regarding enrollment and assist families who come to the center to complete enrollment applications
  • Take necessary steps to assure full enrollment and an 85% minimum average daily attendance. Assure that teachers take roll call in each class, make appropriate contact with parents when absences occur, and that absentee documentation are prepared and retained. Work with teachers to refer irregular attendance issues to Health or Family Services, as appropriate. Follow up on referrals to resolution. Participate in the development of attendance improvement plans
  • Prepare and submit requisitions for supplies and materials; maintain an inventory of center equipment; forecast needs for supplies, materials, equipment, repairs and other potential expenditures -
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records, including student records, staff records, financial records, parent involvement records, in-kind contribution, and all others as required, using proper spelling and accurate calculations. Assure educators prepare and maintain accurate and up-to-date records. Analyze data for evaluating, planning, and improvement of services. Assure records are maintained in accordance with Head Start/Early Head Start confidentiality policies and procedures. Prepare and submit reports in a timely manner. -
  • In collaboration with parents organize, plan, and maintain an active parent committee, in accordance with Performance Standards. Assist parents to develop agendas, conduct the meetings, arrange for speakers or programs, keep attendance and minutes of each meeting. Maintain regular communication with parents (i.e.., through newsletters, calendars, announcements, and various forms of personal contact)
  • Schedule and facilitate regular center staff meetings. Schedule and/or attend case conferences, parent conferences, case reviews, IEP/IFSP meetings, staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service and pre-service meetings, and other meetings as directed -
  • Plan and conduct transition activities with parents, preschool personnel, and children in accordance with the Head Start/Early Head Start Transition Plan
  • Carry out authorized emergency and safety procedures and administer first aid
  • Perform other job related tasks as required -------- Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
    • Working environment includes child care center, office environment and client home setting
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds including infant and/or toddlers weighing 6 to 50 pounds multiple times throughout the day
    • Must have dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard and other stand office equipment
    • Hearing and speaking to exchange information
    • Must be able to able to walk, stand, sit, kneel, reach, stoop, and crouch to interact successfully with infants and/or toddlers
    • Must be able to work for long periods of time while maintaining concentrated attention to detail.
    • Must be able to site on the floor to and/or pre-school chairs to successfully interact with children
    • Must be able to sit a table or desk for long periods of time with occasional standing, walking, squatting or reaching. -
    • Must be able to see to read a variety of materials, printed or virtual
    • Must be able to hear and speak to exchange information in face to face conversation; virtual meeting space or via telephone
    • Must be able to drive a vehicle to conduct work off-site as needed
    • Tolerate some exposure to communicable diseases when working around children
    • Tolerate moderate to loud noise level
    • Must be able to travel by car, bus, airplane or train from site to site within county as needed
    • Some travel by car, bus, airplane or train may be required as associated with attendance at conferences, meeting and other duties carried out at distant locations in and out of state and in some cases overnight travel may be required Job Requirements:
      • Knowledge & Abilities
        • Must have knowledge of child growth and development
        • Must learn, follow, and apply Head Start and Early Head Start Performance Standards
        • Must demonstrate developmentally appropriate practices
        • Must have and demonstrate principles of Supervision, Training and Performance Evaluation
        • Use a computer and/or tablet to collect, record, retrieve data and prepare reports
        • Must be able to plan, organize and supervise an infant/toddler center of 2 or more classrooms
        • Must be able to work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs
        • Prepare and maintain detailed records accurately and in a timely manner
        • Evaluate work methods and results
        • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
        • Organize personnel effectively and efficiently to successfully meet daily objectives
        • Communicate in the primary language of enrolled families
        • Education & Work Experience
          • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
          • Must have a minimum of a CDA Infant/Toddler Credential with 12 units of Early Childhood Education (ECE)
          • Must have a minimum of 3 month supervising staff (employees)
          • Must be at least 21 years (insurer's requirement)
          • Must have had driver's license for at least 3 years (insurer's requirement)
          • Must be approved by SCF insurer to be added to corporate auto insurance policy
          • Must have a valid Driver's License and maintain throughout the duration of employment
          • Must be able to communicate clearly and using correct grammar both verbally and in writing using English
          • Must be organized, display strong time management abilities and demonstrate an attention to detail to effectively meet client and program needs
          • Ability to exhibit patience and tact when communicating with children, families, staff, and supervisor is a requirement
          • Ability to project professionalism in appearance, interactions and conduct throughout daily activities is a must
          • Must be available to work a flexible schedule in order to fulfill job functions and program responsibilities
          • Must maintain a positive, open an objective attitude towards others
          • Must acquire CPR/First Aid Training for Infant/Child/Adult within ninety (90) days of hire date and maintain through duration of employment
          • Must obtain a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Work Card (Sheriff's Card) for Child Care prior to hire date and maintain through duration of employment
          • Must submit negative TB results (One-Step Skin Test or Chest X-Ray ) prior to hire date and every two years for the duration of employment
          • Must have a physical performed and document submitted prior to hire date and submit every five years for the duration of employment
          • Must have obtained the COVID-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated prior to starting employment with Sunrise Children's Foundation.
          • Preferred
            • Associates Degree (or higher) in Early Childhood Education (ECE) with 12 units of ECE is preferred (not required)
            • Alternative degrees can be considered with ECE experience -
            • Experience managing 4 or more people in a child care environment is desired (not required)
            • Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus (not required)Department: Center-based
              This is a management position
              This is a full time position
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