It's a great feeling to work for a company that does so much good for others around the world! BCFS and the BCFS System of companies, is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. BCFS Education Services is part of a global system of health and human service non-profit organizations led by BCFS and is focused on advancing school readiness and ensuring families have the necessary tools to give their children a Head Start toward a lifetime of learning. Our team of compassionate educators and innovative leaders believe every child is unique and has the potential to be successful and make a positive impact in our world.
Reports to: BCFS Education Services Head Start Director
Status (Pay Grade): Exempt - Full Time (Director I)
Experience in supervision of staff in licensed childcare center or a licensed childcare home. Must meet requirements in DFPS minimum standards for the director of a licensed child-care center.
Certificate or credential in social work, human services, family services, counseling, or related field within 18 months of hire.
For Early Head Start centers, must have training or equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development.
Experience in education and/or early childhood programs.
Valid driver's license and work eligibility status.
Pass a criminal and driving background check
Critical Action Items: 1. Ensure staff, consultants, contractors, and volunteers protect the physical and mental health and safety of our children and no child is left alone or unsupervised while under our care in your facility. (HSPPS §1302.90) 2. Hire, train, manage, and evaluate program personnel to support individual staff professional development and continuous program quality improvement. (HSPPS §1302.101) 3. Manage the delivery of high-quality program services that comply with state and federal standards through implementation, monitoring, and feedback of program policies and procedures. (HSPPS §1302.100) 4. Monitor compliance of recordkeeping systems for all physical and electronic program files (e.g., personnel, client, accounting, and incident records), including compliance with confidentiality. (HSPPS §1302.101) 5. Ensure center staff (including contractors) follow appropriate practices to keep children safe during all activities, including reporting at a minimum suspected or known child abuse and neglect, appropriate supervision of children at all times; and all standards of conduct. (HSPPS §1302.47, §1302.90) 6. Track and monitor child outcomes and quality assessment results on a center-wide basis, including compliance with positive adult-child interactions as measured by the CLASS: Pre-K instrument. (HSPPS §1304.16) 7. Support staff development, including completion of minimum training requirements as specified in state and federal standards (HSPPS §1302.92), continuing professional development, and staff wellness initiatives. 8. Monitor and address attendance for each assigned child, to include direct contact with parents and intensive case management. (HSPPS §1302.16) 9. Engage families in a partnership that identifies needs, interests, strengths, goals, and services and resources that support family well-being, including safety, health, and economic stability. (HSPPS §1302.50, 1302.51) 10. Meet with families to establish Family Service Plans (FSP) and review individual progress, evaluate/revise goals, and provide resource referrals based on the urgency and intensity of identified needs and goals as applicable. (HSPPS §1302.52, 1302.53) 11. Coordinate new and existing community referrals to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort or services as applicable. (HSPPS §1302.52, 1302.53)
Other Responsibilities: 1. Provide timely communication as the first point of contact for the Head Start center for center personnel, support staff, families, and community partners. 2. Analyze program, financial, and child data and make program development recommendations to program leadership team. 3. Participate in program efforts and events designed to actively inform, recruit, and engage families with eligible and/or enrolled children in the service area. 4. Ensure teachers understand, generate and document in-kind contributions from parents and others and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement. 5. Support development of grant applications, budgets, and required reports in accordance with BCFS Education Services and Office of Head Start timelines and criteria for composition. 6. Perform other job duties as assigned.
Measurable Deliverables: 1. Physical and electronic child files are current and organized. 2. The facility is free from physical and environmental hazards. 3. Incident reporting occurs within the timeframes designated in program policy and protocol. 4. Weekly meetings with center staff ensure effective command, control, and coordination. 5. Required reports are prepared and submitted prior to deadlines.
Requirements: 1. Demonstrated leadership skills through professional presence and reinforcement of agency mission, vision, and culture to encourage passion, engagement, and accountability among center staff. 2. Demonstrated courtesy and sensitivity with center staff, children, and parents, including effective management of difficult or emotional child and/or parent situations. 3. Strong "people acumen" and knowledge of human resources policy requirements and personnel management strategies. 4. Ability to organize and prioritize duties and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. 5. Ability to work independently in a flexible schedule including nights, holidays, and weekends. 6. Possess sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socio-economic characteristics. 7. Familiarity with applicable state and federal Head Start regulations, performance standards and guidelines. English (United States)If you like to work with people that believe they can make a difference in the world, this is the company for you!
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