Head Start Regional Coordinator

Head Start Regional Coordinator

Department: Early Childhood Services

Responsible to: Early Childhood Services Education Manager

Status: Hourly

General Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the development, supervision, coordination, and implementation of the Head Start program in designated area as required by the Head Start Performance Standards and state and federal mandates.
  • Ensure quality program service delivery.
  • Protect the privacy of customers/families and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of service.

Specific Duties:

  • Develop and maintain procedures for documentation, multi-disciplinary tea, information, and tracking systems for site staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring all aspects of program compliance are met.
  • Assist teaching teams with child and family development goals utilizing a strength based, culturally sensitive approach through reflective and case management.
  • Support teaching teams in advocating for the families as deemed appropriate and make appropriate referrals and/or contact for resources with collaborating professionals and agencies.
  • Provide ongoing documented monitoring of classrooms utilizing the CLASS, PQA and program designed observation tools.
  • Work collaboratively with the management team in meeting program and overall monthly, quarterly, and annual goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for ensuring all aspects of program compliance are met.
  • Provide direct supervision of designated site staff.
  • Follow interview procedures when a staff vacancy occurs.
  • Facilitate a comprehensive orientation for new site staff.
  • Perform 90 day and annual performance evaluations of designated staff.
  • Effectively communicate, in a timely manner between site staff and management/management and site staff.
  • Provide program and agency presentations to community partners.
  • Responsible for training and ongoing support of designated staff.
  • Collect, review, and analyze data for program reporting and continuous improvement.
  • Accurately complete required program documentation and record keeping in a neat and timely manner.
  • Work collaboratively with ECS Management Team to make sure all areas of service are in compliance and continually improving.
  • Recruit families and promote agency programs within the community.
  • Participate in personal and professional development activities, including staff meetings, conferences, training opportunities, as identified and approved by supervisors.
  • Attend community events and meetings to support the agency programs; including evening and weekend events/meetings.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or another related field with a minimum of 2 years working with young children and their families. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of effective supervisory skills.
  • Preschool/Head Start experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Head Start performance standards preferred.
  • Must complete 16 hours of annual training in addition to CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen training.
  • Family Service Credential within 18 months of hire or first available session thereafter.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability as a strength based leader.
  • Demonstrated ability to present information to community groups.
  • Knowledge of Creative Curriculum/Teaching Strategies Gold/Child Plus experience preferred.

 

Additional Requirements:

 

  • Possess a solid knowledge base with respect to child development and family services and seek to expand knowledge at every opportunity
  • Complete additional certifications as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality and code of ethics at all times.
  • Must have Proficient Computer Skills. (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet)
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, provide proof of insurance, and MMCAA’s “Insurance Carriers” driving record review.
  • Successfully complete required background checks at time of hire and when requested.
  • Shall provide written report by a physician stating their physical capability and freedom from communicable tuberculosis.
  • Must have good communication and organizational skills, and be able to work effectively with people.
  • Must be self-directed and able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Must possess the ability to prioritize and complete tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within allocated time frames.
  • Must be willing to accept new challenges.
  • The ability to navigate and effectively resolve conflict.
  • The job duties require a working cell phone for accessibility to supervisors, clients, or co-worker or to enhance personal safety while away from the office location. The agency will provide a cell phone as needed.
  • Must comply with Agency tobacco free and drug free policies.
  • Understand the importance of daily work attendance, and its impact on coworkers, clients, and the agency

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or mental and physical ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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