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Early Head Start Classroom Supervisor

Family Building Blocks, Doris's Place
Job Description
Salem, OR, USA
  •  3631.00-3853.00 per month
  •  Salary
  •  Full Time

Join our Rock Star Team at Family Building Blocks!

Family Building Blocks in Salem, OR is seeking to hire an Early Head Start Classroom Supervisor Bilingual Preferred.

As an Early Head Start Classroom Supervisor, you will coordinate and oversee the combination of classroom/home visiting services for the Early Head Start Classroom Programs. This includes primary responsibility for assuring that day-to-day activities associated with classroom services such as child transitions, bus assignment, curriculum and classroom health and safety practices are in compliance with the Oregon Rules for Certified Child Care Centers, Head Start Performance Standards and Quality Assurance Standards. The Classroom Supervisor provides direct supervision to the teachers and guides their professional development, utilizing classroom observations and teacher reports to support optimal care of children in high quality, therapeutic classroom environments.

What we offer:

  • Starting rate of $3,631-$3,853 monthly with an additional rate for bilingual English/Spanish.
  • Employer-paid Medical and Dental insurance with buy-up options starting the 1st of the month after hire.
  • 25% of spouse/child/family premiums paid by FBB
  • Discounted fitness center/gym memberships and wellness benefits
  • Alternative care supplemental benefits (Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy & Naturopathic)
  • Generous paid time off (192 hours annually)
  • Paid time off to volunteer at other organizations
  • Inclement weather paid time off
  • 10-11 Paid holidays
  • Discounted personal cellphone plans
  • Student loan forgiveness through Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Options for HSA, FSA and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account FSA. FBB will contribute $500 (prorated based on FTE) HSA 1st year employee enrolls in HDHP.
  • Employer-paid basic group Life Insurance with options for $100,000 guarantee issue amount life, $25,000 spouse, and $10,000 child.
  • Options for Legal/ID Shield
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Options for Short Term and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • 401(k) with a 4% annual percentage match

Why work at Family Building Blocks?

Family Building Blocks is a non-profit organization that serves children and families with the mission to keep children safe and families together. Our values reflect the services we provide and the culture we embrace for our staff. Our Rock Star employees are the most valuable asset we have and we appreciate their hard work and dedication. Our employees enjoy working and thriving in a positive and collaborative work environment that fosters professional growth, inclusiveness, and diversity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Quality Assurance and Program Standards for EHS Classroom

  • Ensures safety standards are met in accordance with the safety standards of OAR's for Certified Child Care Centers, EHS performance and quality assurance standards.
  • Ensures evidence-based curriculum and classroom environments and materials align with best practices to create quality environment for infants and toddlers.
  • Tracks adherence to the EHS Education Service Plan and children's progress towards school readiness goals, working collaboratively with the Program Director to analyze data and create required reports
  • Complete environmental assessments and teacher observations, and makes recommendations to maintain high quality services in compliance with Oregon Rules for Certified Child Care Centers and EHS guidelines
  • Reviews and gives feedback of documentation of home visit reports, USDA and assessment completed by teachers ongoing and enters reports and assessment information into the database in a timely manner.
  • Shadows staff in the classroom and on home visits and provides feedback on going.
  • Coaches teachers toward best practice in all areas of their work through individual reflective supervision meetings using a strength-based approach.
  • Ensure that assessments and outcomes are entered in the database.
  • Provide required RN and EHS reports in a timely manner as needed.
  • Monthly reporting on classroom attendance, home visiting completion.
  • Collaborates to ensure licensing certification requirement is met for the designated site.
  • Coordinates and maintain current records to comply with licensing requirements.
  • Meet with Fire Marshall, sanitation, and Licensor for annual inspections as needed.

Supervision and Training

  • Meets for individual reflective supervision with staff to provide ongoing support, monitor their professional development, caseload points and ensure completion of their job duties in accordance with program requirements.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the FBB's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; documenting performance; rewarding and counseling employees; addressing complaints and resolving conflicts.
  • Reviews work performance, prepares performance evaluations, and develops work plans as needed. Provide ongoing support, monitor their professional development and ensure completion of their job duties in accordance with program requirements.
  • Reviews time/attendance records, PTO and schedules and prepares related documentation.
  • Coaches teachers toward best practice in all areas of their work through individual reflective supervision meetings using a strength-based approach.
  • Provides leadership at team meetings and fosters a positive working environment at all times.

Other Duties

  • Provide an atmosphere that promotes inclusion and supports volunteers and student interns' involvement in the classroom.
  • Orients new classroom volunteers and coordinates their training needs in collaboration with the other FBB staff.
  • Provide learning opportunities for volunteers and interns while participating in program services.
  • Attend meetings, trainings and appropriate professional development activities.
  • Participates in EHS program events, meetings and trainings as assigned.
  • Commits to engaging and supporting volunteers as an integral part of program services.
  • Models behaviors that demonstrate an understanding, acceptance and welcoming of diversity.
  • Maintains respectful and positive communication regarding all children and families.
  • Orients new classroom volunteers and coordinates their training needs with other FBB staff.

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor's degree with a concentration in early childhood development or related field.
  • A minimum of two years' experience working with infants and toddlers in a classroom setting.
  • Related experience preferably in areas of supervision, mentoring and coaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively motivate, train, and support colleagues and team.
  • Knowledge of infant and toddler development and best practices in the field of early childhood education.
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment and promoting positive, forward thinking, and a strength-based culture.
  • Experience working and providing support to high risk families while adhering to program policies and standards.
  • Must be creative, flexible, able to juggle multiple priorities, exercise good judgment.
  • Possess strong organizational, time management, and strong problem-solving skills and ability to stay calm in a busy environment.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Possess computer skills (Microsoft Office), to include use of internet, email, and databases, reporting and ability to learn new programs required for the position.
  • Supports multiculturalism by treating all people with dignity and respect and not engaging in discriminatory behavior.
  • Must maintain discretion and respect the confidentiality of information about enrolled families, personnel issues and other program operations.
  • Support Family Building Blocks established safety policies and procedures toward a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Contribute to a positive and professional atmosphere at Family Building Blocks and promote caring, calm and respectful interactions with families, children, volunteers, interns and staff of Family Building Blocks.
  • Must have Pediatric First Aid/ CPR card and Food Handler's card within 30 days of employment.
  • Possess a valid Oregon Driver's license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, acceptable driving record, and reliable transportation. Must be able to provide proof of current auto insurance.
  • Must successfully pass Oregon Child Care Division Background Registry and Oregon State Police Criminal Records.
  • Possess a valid Oregon Driver's license, acceptable driving record, and reliable transportation. Must be able to provide proof of current auto insurance.
  • An employer-paid pre-employment drug test is required. Complete Health Questionnaire for TB.