RESPONSIBILITIES: To provide a comprehensive Head Start experience that meets the requirements of the Head Start Performance Standards. To integrate component activities within the classroom. To empower parents and staff as team members in a comprehensive approach to child development and self-sufficiency.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- To know, and follow the Agency Policies and Procedures, Head Start Program Service Plan, Head Start Act of 2007, Head Start Performance Standards, and Minnesota Licensing Statutes.
- To ensure that the Head Start program complies with the Head Start Act, Head Start Performance Standards, and Minnesota Licensing Standards.
- Review and provide feedback to weekly planning.
- Monitor classroom and home-based quality including but not limited to CLASS observations, curriculum implementation, and instructional strategies.
- Facilitate and/or provide professional development for Head Start teaching staff, including mentoring, coaching, training, and CDAs.
- Maintain professional development plans for assigned staff.
- Develop and maintain a system that ensures all component areas are integrated within the program option with support and direction from Head Start managers.
- Support and model United’s Behavioral Competencies.
- Provide coaching and mentoring to Early Head Start/Head Start Teaching and Home Visiting staff.
- Fully participates in the assessment, planning, implementation, achievement of results, and evaluation activities of the program/area of work.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
- CDA Professional or Willing to obtain within 6-months.
- CPR and First Aid certification.
- CLASS certification or willingness to obtain within one (1) year.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
- Ability to develop and maintain individual and community partnerships.
- Problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to train and provide technical assistance to on and off-site staff.
- Ability to plan, set goals, monitor implementation and evaluate program activities.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Efficient working knowledge of computer systems and software programs.
- Ability to oversee the delivery of services to children and families at assigned sites.
- Reliable, regular attendance.
- Reliable mode of transportation.
- Ability to travel in a nine (9) county area regularly and out of the nine (9) county areas for meetings, workshops and conferences.
- Must have satisfactory completion of background check.
- Must have satisfactory completion of medical exam and health screenings as requested per Head Start regulations and completion of COVID-19 Vaccination.
Please refer to Job #1022E when applying.