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Job Description Under general guidance, plans, develops, and
oversees the site administration and delivery of early childhood
education, nutrition, health and social services under Head
Start Performance Standards and the Department of Education
regulations. Monitors and ensures the program meets applicable
Title 22 Community Care Licensing regulations.
Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates program elements
relating to the delivery of services for Early Head Start and
Head Start Programs. Develops policies and procedures to
ensure that needs of participants and their families are met.
Provides oversight for supply and equipment purchasing within
budgetary constraints. Oversees facilities and equipment
Directs community outreach and marketing activities. Designs and
implements family engagement efforts. Links families to
community and social service resources. Acts as a liaison between
parents and social service agencies. Creates and oversees
agreements with community partners to ensure the availability of a
comprehensive array of services for children and their
Monitors the preparation of documents required by government
agencies; prepares reports and correspondence; responds to
inquiries from outside agencies and creates presentations to
support Head Start and/or Early Head Start activities as required.
Attends various professional, governmental, and public meetings
representing the program and the services provided. Delivers
presentations to community groups and others as required.
Interprets, implements, and trains designated staff on various
operating policies and procedures, including curriculum
implementation, safety program, and emergency and health
Provides support in maintaining and organizing the parent center
committees and councils. Coordinates the interviewing, selection,
orientation and ongoing training of staff in collaboration with the
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or
related field and 5+ years of experience with progressive
responsibility in early childhood education and services, with at
least 3 years in a supervisory role.
Must possess a Site Supervisor permit or higher from the State
Ability to properly interpret and implement regulations of the
California Department of Education, Funding Terms and Conditions
(Title 5), Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing
(Title 22), Early Head Start Performance Standards, and of
Easterseals policies and procedures.
Must possess and maintain current pediatric (infant/toddler) CPR
and first aid certificate as well as a food handler’s
Demonstrated early childhood leadership activities in the
Fluent in facilitating resources and in developing meaningful
partnerships designed to help children and families succeed.
Experience working with children with mental health and/or
Ability to recognize children and families in crisis.
Training and experience necessary to develop consistent, stable
and supportive relationships with very young children; must develop
knowledge of infant and toddler development, safety issues in
infant and toddler child care settings (i.e., reducing the risk of
Prior to beginning work and on an annual basis thereafter, must
complete California-mandated Child Abuse Reporter Training as well
as Pesticide Safety Training (per Healthy Schools Act).
Ability to communicate effectively, through verbal and written
skills, and work cooperatively with a variety of individuals and
groups. Must relate well to children and their families. Must
maintain positive affect.
Exercise sound judgment, establish and meet timelines.
Coordinate and implement school site programs.
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office applications (e.g.
Outlook, Excel, Skype).
Ability to stand for extended periods. Ability to lift 40 lbs.
continuously. Ability to reach, bend, stoop, and squat. Must
possess fine manual dexterity. Ability to push, pull, talk/hear,
with near and far visual acuity/depth perception/color vision/field
Ability to pass a post-offer physical examination and a TB
Ability to provide any/all current immunizations as required by
the State of California for child development centers and
Ability to obtain and maintain a criminal record/fingerprint
clearance from the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of
Investigation per Easterseals Southern California and/or program
requirements. Must have sex offender index clearance.
Ability to travel locally, maintain driving record in compliance
with Transportation Safety Standards, maintain proper auto
insurance and vehicle registration.
Why work with Easterseals? Here’s a few great reasons:
You will make an impactful change in children and the lives of
people with disabilities! This is an opportunity to invest
into individuals who truly need your help to maximize their great
We provide not just a job, but a meaningful career for
service minded people! Join a team that is supportive, positive,
and puts a focus on your individual growth.
We offer pay progressions!
To enhance your growth, we provide ongoing training as well.
We offer awesome employee benefits!
We offer highly competitive pay!
While we do our best when taking care of others, we take care of
you, too. ESSC offers several employee benefits!
Come join our team and we look forward to speaking with you!
Additional Information All your information will be kept
confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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