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Teacher Supervisor Head Start East and Central Los Angeles

Children Services – Head Start – Childcare | East Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

 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


Through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs, we work with children (infant – 5 years old) 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.


Under direction of the Education Coordinator, the Teacher Supervisor ensures activities at the designated site are designed to promote the children’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. This position coordinates planning individual and group activities to stimulate learning according to the ages of the children.  Fosters a collaborative environment to promote a positive and productive teaching atmosphere.


  • Works cooperatively with all staff members, provides supervision of teaching staff and helps promote a positive atmosphere in the school sites, actively embracing diversity and addressing any form of prejudice and promoting understanding of all cultures
  • Review end-of-the-month teacher and co-teacher paperwork for accuracy and to ensure timely submission of monthly paperwork and reports
  • Oversees the physical environment consistent with state and local licensing requirements and the health and safety needs of the children
  • Provide children with an environment that includes varied activities to help children develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physical in manner appropriate to their age and stage of development, with the overall goal being to achieve social competence for the child
  • Implements the program curriculum for children enrolled in morning and afternoon classes (double sessions).  
  • Plan individual and group activities to stimulate learning and promote parent involvement in the child’s learning.  
  • Works cooperatively with Assistant Teacher and Family Advocate (FA) to provide information and resources to enrolled families
  • Conducts daily classroom planning, maintains child records in conjunction with the FA and submits accurate monthly paperwork on timely basis
  • Observes, screens and assess child development level and develops goals that relate to the child (individualization)
  • Integrates various services into the learning, such as parent involvement, social services, nutrition, health, mental health services, and disabilities
  • Provide a planned program of activities, which supports and enhances the role of parents as the prime educators of their children
  • Provide a learning environment that reflects the varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the children in the program and the larger communities and societies in which they live
  • Other duties as required



  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications


  • 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


  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and/or Child Development or related field   
  • Transcripts required to prove a minimum of 24 semester units of coursework in in Early Childhood Education / Child Development, including:
    • 6 semester units in Administration (At least 3 semester units is required at hire and any additional units for a total of 6 units must be completed within 1 year of hire)
    • 2 semester units in Adult Supervision
  • Site Supervisor Child Development Permit    


  • Minimum 2 years of teaching experience
  • Minimum 1 year of supervisor experience


  • Child Development principles and theories


  • Demonstrated computer proficiency; including word processing, spreadsheet, and online applications


  • Strong written and verbal communication, set priorities, handle multiple tasks, problem solving ability
  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients
  • Must be able to clearly impart information to children in a manner that is understandable to them according to age and background
  • Ability to work well as a team member
  • 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


  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others
  • Positive, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude, flexible and views challenges as opportunities
  • Solid commitment to making sure things are done right and on time


  • Management coursework
  • 4 years of teaching experience
  • Knowledge of Head Start performance standards
  • Knowledge of Creative curriculum
  • Knowledge of Licensing regulations
  • Familiarity with education / development software applications
  • Bilingual English and Spanish (written and verbal)


  • Choice of 3 medical insurance plans
  • Choice of 2 dental insurance plans (one plan for employee only; has no premium)
  • Vision insurance plan
  • Voluntary Supplemental Coverage
  • Accidental Injury Coverage
  • Hospital Care Coverage
  • Critical Illness Coverage
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid sick time
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Company funded 401a retirement pension plan
  • Optional employee contribution to 403b retirement savings plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Programs to maintain your health and well-being
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) – (No cost to employee and 100% confidential)
  • Company funded Short-term Disability Insurance (STDI) Insurance
  • Company funded Long-term Disability Insurance (LTD)

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 as required by the federal government  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.