Center Director Head Start

Child Care Resource Center Chatsworth, CA
Center Director @ Lokrantz Center

Want to work for a non-profit agency which believes in team work, having fun and achieving success? If so, CCRC could be the right place for you!

You could play a key role leading the daily operations of one or two CCRC Head Start Center(s) by ensuring the school readiness our children and families and supporting our comprehensive services.

General Summary: Under the general direction of the Early Learning Manager and Early Learning Supervisor, the Center Director will manage, lead, and monitor the daily operations of the CCRC Head Start comprehensive program at assigned Center(s), in accordance with Head Start performance standards, amendments, Community Care Licensing Title 22 regulations, and CCRC policies and procedures.

This position works during the school year only typically from August through May or June.

This position will oversee the Lokrantz center.

Successful candidates will need the following:

Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education/ Child Development, or (related field) including a minimum of 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education or Child Development. Have 6 units in Child Care Administration and 3 units in Adult Supervision. 3 units infant toddler development preferred.

Three years direct Supervisor experience working in a preschool setting required. Head Start program experience preferred. Experience working with infants and toddlers is preferred.

1 year of experience working with developmentally disabled/delayed or behaviorally challenged children including supporting Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and/or Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) using social-emotional curriculum and inclusion methods is required.

Hold a current California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Child Development Site Supervisor permit or higher.

Bilingual preferred: Ability to converse, write, and/or translate in English and Spanish or Armenian.

Criminal Records (e.g. Live Scan Fingerprinting), Child Abuse Index Check, Sexual Offender Registry, Health, Tuberculosis (TB) test and Immunization clearances required.

Hold a valid First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate upon hire or within 30 days of hire.

Demonstrated ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and families; work as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues & maintain a positive work ethic; complete projects under tight deadlines even when there are competing requirements and changes in assignments.

Displays willingness to make effective decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

Display the ability to prioritize and plan work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written.

Valid California Driver's License, reliable vehicle, automobile insurance and a acceptable driving record required.

Maintain composure under emergency situations and administer first aid for minor injuries and/or accidents.

Ability to develop an environment that is free of disruptive influences.

You will have the opportunity to:

Within the team structure, provide quality preschool services for children enrolled in the Head Start program which include the following responsibilities:

Administrative Responsibilities

* Adhere to and meet deadlines for program services for all children at assigned center. Plan, develop, and implement education program, ensuring daily operations of the center from opening to closing and organizing, scheduling, and planning for all center staff meetings. Directly supervise, evaluate, and assess staff assigned to the center. Provide leadership by example through guidance of staff in the vision and principle of CCRC Head Start, respect of individuals and community, and exhibiting qualities and skills of a leader. Mentor and train all staff in Creative Curriculum, policies and procedures, documentation, and review of children files. Develop and conduct on-going in-service training to center staff, colleagues, and support staff as needed. Ensure healthy and safe conditions of the center environment including office areas, classrooms, outdoor areas, and common areas for center staff and families. Ensure adherence to suspected Child Abuse Reporting policies, procedures and documentation by all center staff. 80%

Staff and Family Partnerships

* Supervise and oversee implementation of comprehensive services from teachers and Family Advocates. Respond promptly and appropriately to parent concerns, involving teachers, administrator, families or external support personnel as needed. Encourage parental involvement though conferences, classroom activities, planning. Plan, schedule, attend and participate in parent meetings, Center meetings, case conferences, in-service trainings, orientations, workshops, home visits, field trips, and seminars. 10%

Record Keeping

* Support and maintain a system of confidentiality for record keeping, accurate documentation and maintenance of individual records and reports related to all service areas of CCRC Head Start. Develop and maintain well-defined lines of communication and professional boundaries with staff and parents.

* Submit monthly reports on Center's activities, expenditures and needs ensuring that reports required by the agency and funding source are accurate and timely. Maintain personnel files and professional development records of preschool classroom early learning staff. Complete any Unusual Incident reports. 10%

CCRC is a one of the largest and widely respected non-profits in California. We cultivate child, family and community well-being through our creative, informative and supportive programs and services. Our 700+ member team serves over 35,000 children and families each month in Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.

CCRC offers a comprehensive employee benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, Life and Long Term Disability insurance, 403(b) plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays including Winter Break, Paid Time Off, plus many other supplemental benefits such as, Credit Union membership and Professional Development Opportunities.

CCRC will consider for employment qualified applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

* Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

* Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

* The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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