Bear River Head Start EHS Centerbased Specialist. Full time, variable hours, 12 months/year. Benefits. BS degree in early childhood education / development, FCHD with early childhood emphasis. Must have or be willing to obtain a centerbased CDA. Experience overseeing centerbased or home child care required. Knowledge of infant / toddler development, developmentally appropriate practice and activities, child environments, play interaction and scaffolding, and attachment parenting. Must meet and maintain qualifications to be a center director according to Utah Child Care Licensing rules and requirements. Bilingual English / Spanish speaking a plus. Click here to download our employment application, or you may pick up an application from the Secretary at Bear River Head Start. Application, resume, and transcripts are required and may be:
- Hand delivered to Bear River Head Start, 95 West 100 South, Suite 200, Logan, Utah;
- Faxed to 435-755-0125; or
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Bear River Head Start applications with resume and transcripts must be turned in by 5:00pm 12/09/2016.
Bear River Head Start is an Equal Employment Opportunity.
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Under the direction of the EHS Center Based Coordinator, direct supervision may be assigned according to program needs. The EHS Center Based Specialist will ensure that enrolled children are provided with a developmentally appropriate learning environment and opportunities that will help them grow in all learning domains and support secure attachment. Each child’s individual learning style will be addressed. The Center Based Specialist oversees supervision and training of all teaching personnel and facilities maintenance. This position is responsible for ensuring that all Performance Standards and state licensing regulations pertaining to EHS Center Based services are fully implemented.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: PROGRAM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
- Communicate daily with the EHS Center Based Coordinator and assigned staff. Communicate on a regular basis with other EHS staff and parents as necessary.
- Ensure the implementation of performance standards, policies and procedures, and goals and objectives within EHS. Ensure the ongoing compliance with all state and local regulations governing the care of children in center Based services.
- Provide a safe, secure center for all enrolled children that supports exploration, interaction, and skill development. Create an environment and care giving team that provides responsive, nurturing and respectful treatment and care to all children. Fully integrate children with disabilities into all center practices and activities.
- Encourage and support male involvement at Center.
- Support program as requested, including travel to represent BREHS at conferences, training and other assignments.
- Oversee hiring, training, and ongoing supervision of EHS staff that are assigned for monitoring.
- Oversee the training of volunteers and interns at EHS Center.
- Ensure necessary maintenance and repair of EHS facility, including applications, licensing and inspections at the EHS Center.
- Attend mental health meetings, management meetings and any other meetings, as assigned.
- Collaborate with Part C and School District as children with disabilities are referred, evaluated and accepted.
- Coordinate CACFP services.
- Monitor staffing changes that are necessary and update job descriptions as requested.
- Oversee transitioning preparation and activities as children and families experience changes through the 0-through 3 years.
- Provide opportunities for staff and program evaluations, reflective planning, team meetings, feedback, problem solving, and implement ideas for effective service delivery.
- Conduct weekly team and staff meetings. Collaborate on staff training with program coordinators.
- Regular communication with teaching staff to assess ongoing needs of children.
- Review and approve weekly lesson plans and child goals.
- Maintain staff and family files. Track child attendance and other documentation as required. Participate in quarterly staffings. Maintain high level of confidentially and professionalism.
- Oversee the tracking and ordering of supplies as necessary.
- Attend quarterly staffings on CB families.
- Obtain carseat safety training certification, educate and help parents install carseats.
- Obtain Food Manager Certification and supervise food preparation and production at the center. (This takes care of the food handler’s permit requirement).
- BS Degree in early childhood education/development, FCHD with early childhood emphasis. Must have or be willing to obtain a Centerbased CDA.
- Experience overseeing centerbased or home child care required.
- Knowledge of infant/toddler development, developmentally appropriate practice and activities, child environments, play interaction and scaffolding, and attachment parenting.
- Understanding of factors that put children at high risk for sub-optimal development and attachment disorders.
- Must meet and maintain qualifications to be a center director according to Utah Child Care Licensing rules and requirements.
- Must be willing to obtain and keep current CPR/First-aid Certification.
- Bilingual English/Spanish speaking a plus.
- Able to work productively and maintain composure under stressful situations.
- Must have good written and verbal communication skills and the desire to help people find ways to succeed.
- Must be aware of different multi-intelligent strengths of your staff and use this knowledge to mentor staff.
- Integrity and strong ethical principles and an adaptability to change are required.
- Awareness and understanding of working with lesser-income and diverse ethnic populations
- Must be able to lift 40 pounds and participate in activities on the floor and on child size furniture throughout the day.
- Must have dependable transportation and current driver’s license.
- Must be able to pass a background check.