Child Care Supervisor

Job Closing: Mar 29, 2019

Division: Education, Early Childhood Development Program

Job Code: 25-9031

Salary Range: $40,456.00 to 67,870.40 ($19.45 to 32.63)

Status: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt

SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the ECDP Program Manager, the Child Care Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that programming is age appropriate, meets best practice standards and enhances each child’s individual level of development. This person acts as a mentor for the teaching staff by modeling best practices in the classroom, over seeing curriculum development and program implementation, monitoring child development outcomes, evaluating the classroom environment and actively supervising the teaching staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adhere to all policies, standards, and procedures as dictated by Tribal Personnel Policies, NYS OCFS Child Care Licensing Regulations, the ECDP Behavior Management Plan, the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, and all other applicable regulations pertaining to health, safety and sanitation.
  • Prepare and work with fellow staff on annual reports, budgets, program policies, and goals, and ensure all monthly reports and other documentation are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Supervises, schedules and completes timecards for teaching staff in accordance with the SRMT, ECDP policies and procedures, NYS OCFS, CCDF and 102-477 Regulations.
  • Responsibilities include screening applicants, interviewing, hiring, training, orientation, performance appraisals, disciplining employees, addressing complaints and concerns and documentation of follow up actions.
  • Ensures that classroom observations are done regularly and provides evaluations to staff based upon classroom observations.
  • Ensures all classrooms are fully equipped and that timely processing of purchase requests for needed supplies is completed.
  • Ensures that all reports are completed in a timely manner.
  • Completes monthly/yearly calendars and ensures open communication with parents.
  • Handles teacher and family concerns in a professional manner
  • Works alongside the Education Coordinator and the Transportation Coordinator to arrange appropriate field trips (with rain dates if needed) as approved by the ECDP Program Manager.
  • Coordinates monthly planning days for teaching staff. Schedules trainings for staff according to requests, needs and requirements.
  • Completes and coordinates placement of new children in the child care program and ensures that a smooth transition occurs with current children.
  • Participates in staff/parent meetings, coordinates consumer education events/information for families and attends trainings as needed.
  • Ensures that required inspections are completed daily and if work orders are required they are submitted.
  • Refers staff to the Education Coordinator for coaching and technical assistance as appropriate and ensures that staff are on track with their Individualized Professional Development Plan.
  • Attend early education conferences or other approved conferences annually.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood or related field with a plan of study leading to a Bachelors’ degree or a New York State Program Administration credential and two years full-time teaching experience in a child day care center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program and two years of experience supervising staff in a child care program or related field of work.
  • Knowledge of Head Start and Child Care program is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Mohawk language and traditions is preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include screening applicants, interviewing, hiring, training, orientation, performance appraisals, disciplining employees, addressing complaints and concerns and documentation of follow up actions.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and personnel files maintained within Human Resources, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have computer skills including Microsoft programs.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with our employees, fellow associates, parents and community members.
  • Establish and maintain effective and healthy working relationships with others, including staff, family members and others who may be under distress or duress.
  • Communicate and relate effectively with program staff, families and children.
  • Positively deal with crisis situations. Deal with hostile, aggressive persons or situations.
  • Will be aware and sensitive to the needs that may arise when handling stressful and demanding circumstances. Immediate debriefing will be made available.
  • Will assist in maintaining a safe working environment in the office environment.
  • Does not knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulge any information or documentation which has to come to their attention as an employee of the Tribe and which it is the duty of the employee to keep confidential; nor knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulge any information of a personal nature relation to fellow employees or clients.
  • Promote a positive image of the ECDP program through healthy relationships with the families and employees served by the program.
  • Foster a climate of respect and integrity.
  • Review and comply with information noted in the Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • To implement regulations that govern programs for young children; acknowledging that all staff will cooperate to implement a program that far exceeds minimum regulations.
  • To ensure that the rights and needs of children are the highest priority, while also recognizing the need of other family members.
  • To provide needed human and financial resources that will benefit families and children.
  • To contribute to the ongoing review, evaluation and modification of services as needed by the community, families and children.
  • To provide information about the services of the program to the community.
  • To engage staff in cooperative problem solving, planning and continuing evaluation of themselves and the program. To work in collaboration with Child Care staff, The Head Start Supervisor, Education Coordinator the ECDP Program Manager and other Tribal programs to deliver quality programming to the children in the Head Start Program.

REASONING ABILITY:

The Child Care Supervisor shall have the ability to research funding opportunities, gather educational information and utilize this information to coordinate teaching staff to deliver quality programming to the children in the Child Care Program.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks.  Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.

INTERVIEW

Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.