Home Base Supervisor - (North Hollywood)

Volunteers of America - Greater Los Angeles N Hollywood, CA
About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans' services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs, we work with children (ages 2 – 5) and their families to provide the skills, confidence and stable home life necessary for a smooth transition into kindergarten and beyond. Head Start positions are generally Monday through Friday, 7:45 am to 4:15 pm (10-1/2 months per year).

Responsibilities:

The Head Start Home Base Supervisor is responsible for the operation of the Head Start home base program. The Home Base Supervisor is directly responsible for the home base program planning and coordination that includes supervision and evaluation of staff, monitoring and evaluating the quality of the overall program.

The Home Base Supervisor performs the following:

* Reports to Assistant Director

* Exercises considerable professional judgment and autonomy in decision-making with respect to the general operations of the home base program

* Participates in the recruitment and selection of home base education staff

* Oversee the assignments of families to home visitors and conducts periodic personnel evaluations as required by Volunteers of America Personnel Policies and Division Operational Procedures

* Assists in the preparation and updating of the Education Area Plan in keeping with funding source contractual terms and conditions

* Ensures children of all ages receive quality care, supervision and planned activities during home visits and socialization's

* Coordinates the design, development and delivery of education in-service training programs and orientations for education staff and parents

* Reviews and evaluates the home base program to ensure compliance with Volunteers of America of Los Angeles and Head Start Performance Standards

* Recommends the purchase of instructional materials, play equipment, and teaching aids for educational programs

* Attends all meetings required by the funding source and agency management; prepares and submits required reports promptly and accurately

* Facilitate the recruitment, proper placement and transition of Special Needs children and their families into the Head Start program

* Maintain and monitors federal compliance with Disabilities Performance Standards

* Meets with home visitors to identify and seeks solutions to any staff challenges and barriers stemming from their home visits

* Determines strategies to help staff encourage parents to attend socialization's, parent training's and other meetings

* Helps coordinate planning for socialization's with home visitors

* Train and support on conducting screenings, assessments, individualization's and providing developmentally appropriate activities

* Encourages staff to assist parents in developing and fostering healthy self-concepts for themselves and assists parents in fostering healthy self-concepts in their children

* Encourages staff to foster the view and practice in parents that they are their child's first teacher and reinforces this concept with practical suggestions

* Assists staff in making referrals when necessary to resources and services

* Ensure that home visitors are helping families as necessary to arrange and keep medical and dental appointments as required by Head Start, including designated follow-ups

* Conduct training's

* Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University in Child Development or closely related field

* Transcripts required to prove a minimum of:

* 3 units in infant/toddler studies

* 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education / Child Development

* 3 semester units in Administration

* 2 semester units in Adult Supervision; coursework in Management desired

* 16 semester units in General Education

* Minimum of three (3) years of management experience in the field of Child Development and/or Family Services

* Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

* Fingerprint clearances required prior to employment

* Valid California driver's license and access to automobile with adequate insurance (or have easy access to other means of reliable transportation) to make home visits and travel to other school sites

Health Requirements:

* Proof at the time of hire

* TB clearance within 6 months prior

* Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 – Dec 1)

* Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization

* Physical examination at the time of employment

* Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to:

* Able to lift up to 50 lbs

* Frequently kneel and squat

* Ability to move quickly

Additional Preferred:

* Master's of Arts degree in Child Development or related field a plus

* Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and oral) desirable

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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