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Early Childhood Education Supervisor (30171)

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Largo
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong, and communities are vibrant.LSF is looking for a talented Early Childhood Education Supervisor who wants to make an impact in the lives of others.Purpose & Impact:The purpose of the Early Childhood Education Supervisor works under the supervision and direction of the Director of Education, ECE Supervisor promotes the school readiness of Head Start children by providing technical assistance, mentoring, and training to the staff and agency. Responsible for education and early childhood development services including program options and staffing. Provides culturally responsive, integrated service delivery of child development, disabilities, and mental health that supports learning environments to: a) enhance childrens cognitive, social, and emotional development and b) promote childrens growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, creative arts, physical development, and approaches to learning. Participates in the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts.Essential Functions:

  • Facilitates peer-to-peer learning both one-on-one or group settings in joint process of capacity-building strategies.
  • Provides skill development and mentoring to staff progressing in their position by performing on-the-job technical assistance and mentoring of specific skills.
  • Provide guidance to staff in building skills and competence.
  • Facilitating the development, implementation, and coordination of internal support plans (action plans, behavior plans) with parents, teachers, and supervisors.
  • Implements and evaluates skills and strategies
  • Provides ongoing quality assistance to address childrens challenging behaviors and sensory needs.
  • Supports the professional development of all staff by delivering coaching and technical assistance.
  • Assist with Center Management in the absence of the Center Director and ensures that CLASS, classroom assessments, and all other school readiness requirements are met at each center.
  • Provide support in the implementation and roll-out of LSF policy and procedures and management by objectives and the approval process for early childhood services.
  • Works collaboratively with the VPK/SR Supervisor with the implementation of Head Start and State Pre-Kindergarten school readiness.
  • Provide support in instances in which vacancies exist among early childhood management and classroom staff.
  • Provide direct support in the aggregation of school readiness data and required assessments for all LSF Head Start and Early Head Start children.
  • Supervises Center Directors and ensures adequate staffing at all center locations. Provides CLASS evaluations and the aggregation of children assessments. Takes appropriate corrective action as needed.
  • Participates in site visits, classrooms observations, and work groups to assess program needs and planning strategies for system/process improvement and/or development of early childhood education, disabilities, and mental health.
  • Assesses the implementation of the agencys work plan to insure the program/content goals and objectives are met.
  • Provides guidance and support to staff with implementation of curriculum/individualization plans and ongoing assessments.
  • Manages the curriculum implementation county-wide for the Grantee and is responsible for working with the Director of Education and Quality Assurance Manager toward providing required assessments for children and outcomes reporting. Maintains content development expertise and disseminates such knowledge by providing ongoing quality assistance to staff.
  • Develops and disseminates resources and best practices for the process of implementing quality improvement efforts.
  • Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the Director of Education and the Head Start Director.
  • Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to HS/EHS children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.QualificationsPhysical Requirements: Must be able to lift at least 45 lbs. Reasonable accommodation may be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities.Education: A baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education from an accredited college or university; or A baccalaureate or advanced degree in any subject and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education. Current Florida Child Care Directors credential.Experience: Must be 21 years of age. Five years of supervisory experience required as well as early education teaching experience. Some experience in financial management and budgeting preferred. Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred. Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area.Also required: Certification in First Aid and CPR within six months of the date assigned to this position; and successful completion of a Level II background screening, local criminal record check and drug screening prior to hiring. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of HS/EHS performance standards.
    • Knowledge of local customs, cultures, languages and resources helpful.
    • Knowledge of adult learning techniques.
    • Math skills needed to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages and overtime.
    • Computer skills to produce and interpret graphs, charts, spreadsheets and other mathematical reports.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; make recommendations and develop implementation strategies.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to interpret agency, federal and state laws pertaining to the program.
    • Ability to speak before groups of individuals and to lead employees and volunteers.
    • Ability to plan and direct activities to write goals and objectives.
    • Ability to utilize agency resources and technology to appropriately answer questions and provides guidance to staff and parents.
    • Ability to train and provide presentations to large and small groups.
    • Ability to collaborate with and have working knowledge of local community resources.
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
    • Sustained concentration and attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines.
    • Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skillsWhy work for LSF?LSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need. Mission Driven staff members become part of the LSF community while transforming the lives of those in need. Our staff additionally find growth opportunities as they explore areas of interest within the organization. Amazing benefits package including:
      • Medical, Dental and Vision
      • Teledoc (24/7 online access to Doctors)
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)
      • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
      • Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)
      • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match OR 3% student loan repayment reimbursement
      • Tuition reimbursement

Keywords: Lutheran Services Florida, Largo , Early Childhood Education Supervisor (30171), Education / Teaching , Largo, Florida

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