Childcare Education Supervisor

Job Closing: Feb 2, 2018

Division:  Education, Early Childhood Development   

Job Code:  11-9031   

Status:  Full-time, permanent   

SUMMARY:  Under the general direction of the ECDP Program Manager, the Education 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 include the following:

  • Adhere to all policies and standards as dictated by Tribal Personnel policies, SRMT ECDP Policies, NYS OCFS Child Care Licensing Regulations, and all other applicable regulations pertaining to health, safety, and sanitation.
  • Supervises teaching staff in accordance with ECDP policies and procedures. 
  • Responsibilities include screening applicants, interviewing, hiring, training, orientation, performance appraisals, disciplining employees, addressing complaints and concerns and documentation of follow up actions.
  • Ensures staff and parent involvement is included in the curriculum design process.
  • Oversees daily implementation of the curriculum by reviewing lesson plans weekly and through classroom observations.
  • Ensures that classroom observations are done on a daily basis and provides evaluation to staff based upon classroom observations.
  • Ensures classroom design, learning materials and lesson plans are developmentally appropriate.
  • Ensures all classrooms are fully equipped and that timely processing of purchase requests for needed supplies is completed.
  • Ensures that monthly reports are completed in a timely manner.
  • Arranges appropriate field trips (with rain dates if needed) as approved by the ECDP Program Manager.
  • Provides coaching/mentoring for teachers to improve teacher-child interactions and child outcomes.
  • Coordinates monthly planning days for teaching staff. Schedules trainings for staff according to requests, needs and requirements.
  • Coordinates early literacy activities in collaboration with Home Base Coordinator.
  • Completes monthly newsletters and submits weekly revenue to the accounting department.
  • Completes and distributes billing statements for families utilizing the Child Care Center.
  • Completes child profile and coordinates placement of new children in the child care program. 
  • Participates in staff/parent meetings and trainings.
  • Ensures all documentation is submitted in a timely manner.
  • Reviews and complies with information noted in the Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Required to learn, understands and implement CCDF Subsidy regulations, Pre-Print Plan and updates triennially in collaboration with Home Based Coordinator and Program Manager.
  • Attend early education conferences or other approved conferences annually.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • A Baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education and one year full-time teaching experience in a child day care center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program and one year of experience supervising staff in a child care program or a related field of work/ or New York State Children’s Program Administrator and one year full-time teaching experience in a child day care center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program and one year of supervising staff in a child care program or related field of work/ or 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.

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. 
  • Knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulges 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; or knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulges 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.
  • 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 ECDP Program Manager and other Tribal programs to deliver quality programming to the children in the Head Start Program.  

REASONING ABILITY:

The Education 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.

Must be at least 18 years of age, have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (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. 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.