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Center Director I (Ramacher)

Company: Fresno EOCPortal
Location: Fresno
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. Center Director I (Ramacher) Introductory Full Time 10 Month Head Start, Fresno, CA, US 5 days ago Requisition ID: 1998 Salary Range: $22.4300 To 24.9400 Hourly - *As of December 31, 2021, all Fresno EOC employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide documentation of their vaccination status as a condition of employment, unless such employee has been approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a reasonable accommodation for a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. * * * TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE UPLOADED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION * * * -SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES -
Teachers (Teacher Assistants, Bus Drivers, Custodians, Food Services Assistants and Disabilities Assistants indirectly).


Limits of Authority:
Able to implement with little supervision the standards mandated by Head Start Program Performance Standards and Community Care Licensing.


SUMMARY
Overall responsibility for the operation of a Head Start center with six or more classes at a site that provides transportation services. Responsible for the coordination of entire center operations in accordance with Community Care Licensing and per Head Start Program Performance Standards, philosophy and mission.

Assist in achieving the agency's vision, "For Those We Serve," by empowering individuals who thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Adult Supervision Responsibilities:
Directly supervises and evaluates teachers and supervises the evaluations of teacher assistants.

Conducts training and provides guidance/feedback to classroom staff relative to education service goals, objectives and operation.

Reviews teachers' files and reports weekly to ensure that they are accurate and up-to-date.

Reviews teachers' posted Weekly Activity Plans for developmental appropriateness and for compliance with the Fresno EOC Head Start curriculums.

Coordinates and monitors nutrition compliance and activities at the center.

Reviews and approves assigned staff's time records/reports.

Administrative Responsibilities:
Regularly communicates and collaborates with Supervisor/ECE Specialist to ensure the delivery of quality services to children, families and the community.

Serves as a Bus Monitor as needed.

Coordinates work schedules with center staff to ensure that the office is staffed during the hours the center is officially open.

Coordinates the scheduling of site activities involving all Head Start program service areas including trainings, meetings, orientation etc.

Coordinates education staff's activities including staff meetings, scheduling work hours and assigning job tasks.

Ensures that classes are staffed to meet the necessary staff/child ratio mandated by Community Care Licensing and Head Start Program Performance Standards.

Coordinates with ECE Specialist in overseeing the implementation of the Head Start curriculum and training of teaching staff.

Organizes and maintains accurate records and appropriate files as mandated by Community Care Licensing and the Head Start program (reviews and maintains required Community Care Licensing personnel files).

Submits reports and evaluations as required in a timely manner.

Promotes parent engagement by attending parent and LPC meetings to share information and provide resources when appropriate.

Promotes parent/family engagement in various program activities, such as volunteering in the classroom, family/child home activities, attending program workshops and meetings, etc.

Coordinates with the Family/ Community Services staff in setting up personnel, budget, and other parent committees.

Responsible for maintaining a safe environment and for center security (LIC 610, evacuation/disaster drills, lockdowns, etc.).

Develops transportation routes, schedules, bus stops and maintains compliance with all rules and regulations governing the transportation of children in collaboration with Consolidated Transportation Service Agency (CTSA) and assigned bus driver.

Coordinates preparation and monitoring of site budget.

Orders and maintains adequate classroom, nutrition and maintenance supplies.

Attends and participates in Teacher/Center Director meetings, site meetings, case conferences, parent LPC meetings, and other meetings as required.

Schedules and conducts monthly education staff meetings and center safety meetings.

Adheres to the American With Disabilities Act (ADA-1992) which prohibits discriminatory actions towards children and/or adult with disabilities. In particular, children with disabilities are enrolled in the classroom as mandated by Federal Law.

Maintains confidentiality of records and information on Early Head Start/Head Start staff, children and families.


Classroom Support Responsibilities
Serves and substitutes in classrooms as needed to maintain required ratios, supervision, health and safety, etc.

Ensures that the center has a safe and healthy environment for children.

Monitors and observes classroom on a routine basis and provides written reports and guidance/feedback as required.

CENTER DIRECTOR I:
Is responsible for Two (2) classes of 17-20 children per classroom.
Two (2) six (6) hour classes, two (2) Full Day/Full Year OR One (1) Full Day/Full Year and one (1) six (6) hour class.

CENTER DIRECTOR II: -
Is responsible for Three (3) classes of 17-20 children per classroom.
Three (3) six (6) hour classes, two (2) three in a half (3.5) hour classes and One (1) six (6) hour class OR Two (2) six (6) hour classes and one (1) Three in a half (3.5) class.

CENTER DIRECTOR III:
Is responsible for Four (4) to Five (5) classes of 17-20 children per classroom.
Four (4) three in a half (3.5) hour classes, four (4) six (6) hour classes, Three (3) three in a half (3.5) classes and one (1) six (6) hour class.
- Any combination of four (4) to five (5) classes consisting of six (6) hour classes, three in a half (3.5) hour classes seven in a half (7.5) hour classes and Full Day/Full Year classes

CENTER DIRECTOR IV:
Is responsible for six (6) to seven (7) classes of 17-20 children per classroom.
- Any combination of six (6) to seven (7) classes consisting of six (6) hour classes, three in a half (3.5) hour classes, seven in a half (7.5) hour classes and Full Day/Full Year classes

CENTER DIRECTOR V:
Is responsible for nine (9) to twelve (12) classes of 17-20 children per classroom.
- Any combination of nine (9) to twelve (12) classes consisting of six (6) hour classes, three in a half (3.5) classes, seven in a half (7.5) hour classes and Full Day/Fully Year classes.

Other Responsibilities
Attends and participates in conferences, meetings and trainings, as required.

Models professionalism for staff, parents, children, clients, and community members. Promotes a collaborative environment within the service areas, program, and agency.

Actively encourages and embraces diversity.

Maintains strict compliance with universal precautions and when administering first aid.
Willing to work non-traditional hours and days to meet the needs of this position.
Maintains confidentiality of records and information on Early Head Start/Head Start staff, children and families.

Travels for agency business using personal transportation.

Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

Works evenings and weekends as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS
To execute 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.

EDUCATION:
High school diploma or GED.

Bachelor's Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood Education or related field. Must include a minimum of 24 units in CD/ECE, 6 administration units and 2 adult supervision units.

EXPERIENCE:
CENTER DIRECTOR I:
Thirty-six (36) working months experience equivalent to that gained as a Fresno EOC Head Start Center Director I.

Thirty-six (36) working month's adult supervisory experience.

CENTER DIRECTOR II: -
Forty-eight (48) working months experience equivalent to that gained as a Fresno EOC Head Start or Center Director I.

Forty-eight (48) working month's adult supervisory experience.

CENTER DIRECTOR III:
Sixty (60) working months experience equivalent to that gained as a Fresno EOC Head Start Center Director I.

Sixty (60) working month's adult supervisory experience.

CENTER DIRECTOR IV AND V:
Seventy-two (72) working months experience equivalent to that gained as a Fresno EOC Head Start Center Director I.

Seventy-two (72) working month's adult supervisory experience.


OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: -
California Community Care Licensing Regulations

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites and related business software (i.e. MS Office, Word, Excel etc.) and database software as needed. Ability to accurately type 40 words per minute.

Bilingual English/Spanish or other secondary language preferred based on the needs of the clients and the program.

Effective presentation, written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work well with preschool children/families and diverse population, and with contracted service providers and representatives of collaborating agencies.

CPR and First Aid Certified.

Maintain a valid California driver's license, reliable transportation and adequate auto insurance as required by State law. Proof of insurance will be required.

Pass required reference checks and fingerprint clearance under Title 22 regulations: Department of Justice/FBI, Criminal Record Statement Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) and background investigation as needed prior to employment.
Physical examination, TB screening clearance and signed federal criminal record declaration are required within 7 days after employment.
Obtain a valid AB 1207 Mandated Reporter Certification prior to first day of employment.
Pass and maintain Basic Pest Management in a Child Care Settings annual certification as required by the California Healthy Schools Act (HSA).
Attend and pass the Family Development Credentialing Program within 18 months of employment.

Immunized against influenza (flu), pertussis (whooping cough) and measles. The influenza vaccination must be obtained annually during flu season, August 1st through December 1st. A person is exempt from the immunization requirements for the following circumstances:
1. The person submits a written statement from a licensed physical declaring that because of the person's physical condition or medical circumstances, the immunization is not safe.
2. The person submits a written statement from a licensed physician providing that the person has evidence of current immunity to pertussis (whooping cough) and/or measles.
3. The person submits in writing declaration that he or she has declined the influenza (flu) vaccination. This exemption only apples to the influenza (flu) vaccine.

Former Early Head Start/Head Start parents preferred.

Employment in Head Start 0 to 5 is contingent upon approval of the County-Wide Policy Council (CWPC).


PHYSICAL DEMANDS -
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of Fresno EOC.REV. 02/19/2020
Monday to Friday
830 am to 500 pm
37.5 hours per week
hours subject to chance

Keywords: Fresno EOCPortal, Fresno , Center Director I (Ramacher), Executive , Fresno, California

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