Growing Minds Program Supervisor

Full time – 40 Hours per week 

The Growing Minds Program Supervisor (Supervisor) supports the Program Director and direct service staff to partner with early childhood caregivers, educators and administrators (providers) who seek to increase the quality of birth to five early care and education services available to young children and their families.  The Supervisor uses approved, evidence-based assessment tools and resulting data to assist providers to enhance their care and learning environment through professional development that strengthens curriculum implementation practices, selection of classroom materials, and effective teacher-child interactions.  The Supervisor provides supervision to the Early Learning Specialists who deliver direct services to providers. The Supervisor assists the Program Director in developing, enhancing, and assessing the Growing Minds program to meet its strategic goals, including through quality assurance, continuous quality improvement, performance evaluations, and other administrative work related to program performance. Additionally, the Supervisor acts as the point person in the Director’s absence.

 

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

  • Salary Range: $48,000-$54,000
  • ReadyKids pays 100% health, dental, and life insurance premiums for employee only plans
  • Voluntary vision and supplemental insurance
  • Generous paid vacation and sick leave; paid holidays
  • Employer-matched retirement plan

Open until filled. ReadyKids is seeking a diverse pool of applicants; all are encouraged to apply. Email CV/resume to Gail Esterman at [email protected].  ReadyKids is a drug-free workplace. EOE/ADA/AA.

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, child development, or related field.
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience working with early care and education programs preferably in a leadership role.
  • Experience training and/or coaching adult learners.
  • Familiarity with strength-based approaches in supervision and service delivery, or willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices with children.
  • Ability to provide direct service with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to interact effectively with community based partners.
  • Ability to organize time effectively to meet assigned work demands.

 

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

Designated Senior/Supervisor Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicate and model the mission, vision, and culture of the organization to staff and the community and effectively practice the principles of shared leadership.
  • Actively participate in program meetings, program wide decision-making, and setting program vision and strategy.
  • Assist the Program Director with the orientation process for new Specialists
  • Lead assigned program activities, including planning, collaboration with other staff, and implementation, in consultation with Program Director.
  • Assist Program Director with collecting and analyzing data necessary for evaluation of staff, annual assessments, PMS, grant reporting, quality assurance, etc.
  • Provide regular supervision to assigned staff to promote professional growth, discuss strategies, develop plans, and review program documentation.
  • Maintain an open door policy in order to serve as initial point of contact for ongoing support of assigned staff.
  • Complete or assist with the completion of performance assessments for assigned staff.
  • As assigned, act in the capacity of the Program Director in the Program Director’s absence.

Human Service Knowledge and Abilities

  • Keep informed of the developments in the field of early childhood care and education and in related professional disciplines.

Assessment/Case Planning/Service Provision

  • Provide technical assistance and quality support requested by providers related to environment, teacher-child interactions, and curriculum or other topics, as appropriate.
  • Provide group training, coaching or facilitate professional learning communities, as assigned, to providers.
  • Achieve and maintain annual Classroom Assessment Scoring System reliability for the age levels assigned
  • Develop and monitor provider Quality Improvement Plans based on assessments of needs and goals.
  • Assist with outreach and recruitment activities, as assigned.
  • Refer providers to additional community supports as appropriate.

Reporting/Documentation/Evaluation

  • Develop and maintain up-to-date quality improvement plans, including setting goals and delineation of services to be provided to meet goals.  Provide goal assessments according to program requirements in a timely manner.
  • Participate in agency data collection and analysis, specifically Performance Measurement System.
  • Enter all data in an accurate and timely manner, no later than the end of the month.
  • Maintain up-to-date records on program participants and activities according to program requirements.
  • Respond to emails and phone calls in compliance with guidelines as cited in the Program’s Policies and Procedures Manual. Conduct and coordinate evaluation of the program according to program requirements in order to improve and advance service delivery and outcomes.
  • Work with supervisor to assess program effectiveness and individual performance through outcome evaluation

Supervision

  • Serve as point person for orienting new staff to program.
  • Serve as the point person for the program in the Director’s absence.
  • Be prepared and meet with Program Director as required on a weekly basis to discuss assigned program activities
  • Provide regular reflective supervision to assigned staff to promote professional growth, discuss strategies, develop plans, and review program documentation.
  • Maintain an open door policy in order to serve as initial point of contact for ongoing support of assigned staff.
  • Assist Program Director in program planning and development.
  • Be prepared for and provide input at team and other agency meetings.

Community Collaboration and Training

  • Establish and maintain relationships with other early childhood professional development providers.
  • Collaborate and work cooperatively with child care providers.
  • Attend and participate in group supervision to increase knowledge and skills related to best practices in training, mentoring and coaching early childhood Early Learning Specialists.
  • Share professional knowledge with other ReadyKids staff.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

All ReadyKids Employees will…

Relational:

  • Actively promote vital connections between children, caregivers, staff, and our community partners.
  • Resolve issues with the person(s) most directly involved by sharing your thoughts and feelings directly and respectfully, remembering that others have thoughts and feelings, too.
  • Recognize each person’s uniqueness and strengths. Treat people in a caring and respectful fashion, mindful of individual, cultural and ethnic differences.
  • Be respectful in verbal and written communication to and about participants and colleagues.
  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with participants, colleagues and donors.
  • Protect privacy and confidentiality of participants, colleagues and donors.

Engaged:

  • Fully embrace our mission and vision, actively contribute to meeting them, and serve as an ambassador to engage the community in our efforts by providing clear and accurate information regarding the agency’s function and current programs.
  • Participate in the decision-making process as opportunities are available to inform agency and program decisions.
  • Participate in scheduled agency and other team meetings.

Adaptable:

  • Recognize that one way does not work for everyone and stay flexible in our approach and thinking. Maintain flexibility in order to change when things change.
  • Present solutions along with problems with the goal of getting to yes. Stay open to new ideas and offer suggestions for new ways of doing things.
  • Be proactive; give and receive input and seek solutions that balance the needs of the individual, program, agency, and community.

Driven:

  • Maintain the highest integrity in all aspects of agency and program operations and duties.
  • Utilize evidence-based and best practice models and strategies to provide the best opportunity for success.
  • Set appropriate priorities and make progress toward performance-based goals established for self, program, and agency.
  • Be accountable for individual and program results and give and receive feedback to improve individual, program, and agency performance.
  • Seek and utilize all available sources of data on an ongoing basis to inform decision-making in completion of all job duties.
  • Reflect on individual, program and agency results for continuous learning and quality improvement.

You:

  • Participate in professional development and supervision to seek guidance, expand knowledge, and develop use of best practices.
  • Maintain passion and commitment to the agency’s work and participants.
  • Do your part to ensure the health and well-being of the entire organization.
  • Respect and protect agency-owned property and assets and use agency resources for business-appropriate purposes.

 

 

 

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