Center Director/Family Service Worker Williston Head Start

Job Title: Center Director/Family Service Worker
FLSA Status: Exempt Job Grade: 11
Reports to: Head Start Director Revision Date: March 2018
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Head Start Director the incumbent is responsible and accountable for implementing all aspects of the day-to-day Head Start Center operations in compliance with Head Start performance standards and in compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines. This includes facility, personnel, procurement, record keeping, reporting, and parent activities. Responsible for Center budget and control. In addition, this position is further responsible for carrying out the program and policies relative to the delivery of family services and parent involvement authorized by the Head Start Performance Standards and the Policy Council. Obtainment, or current Commercial Driver's License (CDL) required.
Supervision Exercised: Supervision based on center and could encompass up to 15 staff
Typical Physical Demands: Physical stamina is required to tolerate standing, stooping, reaching, grasping, kneeling, walking, bending, and lifting objects weighing up to 25lbs. Requires full range of body motion, including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Occasionally requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours. Requires the completion and acceptable results of a physical examination and TB screening per the rules and regulations of the Head Start Program.
Typical Working Conditions: Position is divided between an office environment and field work conducted in various classroom locations. Requires frequent automobile travel to various center, family's houses, training, seminars and workshops.
Job Segments:
Ensures accurate accountability and proper supervision of children participating in the Head Start Program.
Ensures that all aspects of the Head Start program are implemented at the center level.
Manages budgets related to the position. Ensures Center operates within budget.
Monitors all service area activities and ensures compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and in compliance with federal and state regulations.
Monitors classroom assignments.
Conducts classroom observations.
Reviews budget reports.
Monitors and evaluates job performance of center staff, provides counseling, and assists in correcting deficiencies as noted, refer to Head Start Director and HR if needed.
Maintains attendance records, approves time sheets, leave and travel request for center employees.
Participates in interviews and/or makes recommendations for promotions-demotions of employees.
Arranges for substitutes when regular staff are absent from the center.
Conducts new employee orientation to the operations of the center and job expectations of the position held along with Human Resources.
Plans and conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings. Maintains records of agendas, minutes of meetings and sign-in sheets.
Assist with parent center committee meetings and activities as required.
Assess and documents training needs for staff, parents, and volunteers based on center needs.
Completes and submits accurate volunteer reports to appropriate specialist and maintains record keeping and reporting of volunteer reports to designated representative.
Provides information to parents regarding educational services and other program activities.
Selects staff and parents/volunteers for special recognition, and documents accomplishments to support recommendations.
Ensures that all requirements are met for the safe transporting of children to and from the Head Start centers.
Ensures that the building(s) and grounds are clean, absent of hazardous materials/conditions and are not in need of repairs. Submits Work Order requests to Head Start Director.
Conducts monthly severe weather drills (fire, tornado, hurricane, etc.).
Ensures all required documentation and records are maintained and/or forwarded to the appropriate office personnel.
Implements the plan for the delivery of family services, parent involvement, and community Partnership building to address the Head Start Performance Standards.
Implements the plan for the recruitment, selection and enrollment of children assuring the enrollment of children with disabilities.
Determine eligibility of children to be enrolled in the program.
Maintain the center's average daily attendance (ADA) goal of at least 90%.
Develops, maintain and updates a confidential file on each family which contains registration, enrollment information, health, nutrition, mental health disability, parent contact information and the Family Partnership Agreement and Family Needs Assessment.
Assists in the development and implements a planning system that supports parents as they identify and meet their own goals and nurture the development of their children within the context of their family and culture.
Ensure collaborative partnership building with parents to establish mutual trust and to identify family goals, strengths, necessary services and other supports.
Facilitates family goal-setting across all areas of Head Start including child development education, health, nutrition, mental health education, community advocacy, transition practices, and home visits through the family partnership agreement process.
Establishes and maintains accurate records of home visitations, monthly meetings, case records and parent activity projects.
Assist in the transporting of children to necessary and required medical screenings, dental screening, and various Head Start field trips as required.
Establishes and maintains good rapport and public relations with the community.
Attends and participates in mandated administrative staff meetings, training and community activities.
Attends national, regional, state, and local meetings/conferences related to Head Start.
Accepts and demonstrates the Character Development Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Must be 21 years of age
Per SC 114-503 K.(3) must meet one of the below education requirements:
(i) A bachelor's degree or advanced degree from a state-approved college or university in early childhood education, child development, child psychology or a related field that includes at least eighteen credit hours in child development and/or early childhood education
(ii) A bachelor's degree from a state-approved college or university in any subject area, six months experience working with children in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility
(iii) An associate's degree from a state-approved college or university in early childhood education, child development, child psychology or a related field, that includes at least eighteen credit hours in child development and/or early childhood education with six months work experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility
(iv) A diploma in child development/early childhood education from a state-approved institution or a child development associate credential (CDA), and one year work experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility
(v) A High School Diploma or GED with 3 years experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility. One year shall include supervision of child care staff. POLICY: Six months experience teaching K-5 in a public/private school may be substituted for six months experience working with children in a licensed, approved,
A credential in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field preferred or must be willing to obtain within 18 months of hire.
Demonstrated knowledge in the preparation, administration, and control of an assigned budget.
Three to five year's previous Head Start management experience or related field.
Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of early childhood and/or family support services programs.
Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills with the ability to effectively manage others.
Excellent computer skills and experience with standard business software, to include book-keeping platforms.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing using correct English usage, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
Position requires a clear criminal background check to include fingerprint, central registry and MVR (Motor Vehicle Report).

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