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Home Base Supervisor (Head Start - South Bay)

Children Services – Head Start – Childcare | South Bay, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA
Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

HEAD START

Through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs, we work with children (ages 2 – 5) and their families to provide the skills, confidence and stable home life necessary for a smooth transition into kindergarten and beyond.  Head Start positions are generally Monday through Friday, 7:45 am to 4:15 pm (10-1/2 months per year).

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

Works to ensure that the Home Base Program is operated in a way that exemplifies the VOALA Zero to Five goals of providing children and families with a strength-based approach and educational experiences that help them grow cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with Zero to Five instructional staff to provide and monitor quality developmental environments and experiences for children, ensuring adherence with Head Start Performance Standards
  • Conduct home visits with home visitors and provides feedback to staff for purposes of their professional development in program-defined competency areas and job description responsibilities
  • Stay current with federal, state, and local laws and regulations including: New initiatives, policy clarifications, Office of Head Start (OHS) frameworks, and all special education laws (IDEA, PL 94-142, PL 99-459) and civil rights laws (Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act), Caring for our children Safety regulations, Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) Regulations
  • Engage in the promotion of staff development and continuous learning through training, in-service training, observation, and coaching
  • Exercise considerable professional judgement and autonomy in decision-making with respect to the general operations of the various child development programs
  • Participates in recruitment and selection of Education staff
  • Makes home base assignments and conducts periodic personnel evaluations as required by Volunteers of America Personnel Policies and Division Operational Procedures
  • Review and evaluates the Education Area activities to ensure compliance with Volunteers of America of Los Angeles and Head Start Performance standards
  • Recommends the purchase of instructional materials, play equipment, and teaching aids that are developmentally appropriate
  • Attends all meetings required by the funding source and agency management; prepares and submits required reports promptly and accurately
  • Participates in the recruitment, proper placement and transition of Special needs children and their families into the program.  
  • Maintain and monitors federal compliance with Disabilities Performance Standards
  • Conducts trainings
  • Reviews and analyzes assessments data and development action plans for improvement, reports, records and directives and confers with Education Manager to obtain data required for planning activities of education, status, of work and problems encountered
  • Other duties as required and is subject to change at any time

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
  • Valid California driver's license and access to automobile with adequate insurance (or have easy access to other means of reliable transportation) to make home visits and travel to other school sites

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proof at the time of hire
    • TB clearance within 6 months prior
    • Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 – Dec 1)
    • Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization
  • Health screening at the time of employment
  • Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to:
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Frequently kneel and squat
    • Ability to move quickly

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or related field
  • Transcripts required to prove a minimum of 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education / Child Development, including:
    • 6 units in infant/toddler studies
    • 3 semester units in Administration
    • 2 semester units in Adult Supervision is preferred
    • 16 semester units in General Education

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 3 years of management experience in the field of Child Development and/or Family Services
  • Minimum of 2 years in a supervision role
  • Experience with State or Federal Funded programs

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be able to clearly communicate with children in a manner that is understandable to them according to age and background
  • Good interpersonal skills including relationship building
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Ability to work independently
  • Able to facilitate group presentations
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Prompt, collaborative/team player, adaptable, communicator, organized, consistent, and compassionate  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Early Child Development or related field
  • Child Development Director permit
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and verbal)

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.