Under the guidance of the Education Manager, the Assistant Manager will provide education leadership, direction and implementation within written program plan for children birth to five years of age, including children with special needs. The Assistant Manager is responsible for interdisciplinary guidance, monitoring, tracking, assessing and training within Early Head Start & Head Start Performance Standards, Chicago Early Learning Standards Manual CELs, Head Start Early Learning Outcome Framework HSELOF, agency goals and objectives.
JOB FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)
- Provide program-wide early education leadership, direction, and implementation within written program plan for children birth to five years of age, including children with special needs using Early Head Start & Head Start Performance Standards, Chicago Early Learning Standards Manual CELs, Head Start Early Learning Outcome Framework HSELOF;
- Ensure that a written curriculum is implemented and provides appropriate environments and comprehensive developmental services for children, including English/Spanish immersion programming;
- Develop and implement an ongoing child assessment process that is linked to curriculum goals, and provides for the collection of information on children’s progress through direct teacher observations, developmental assessment tools and child portfolios;
- Ensure that the curriculum and ongoing child assessment process support the inclusion of children with disabilities;
- Utilize the program’s child outcome data, and child development research to improve curriculum and innovative program change;
- Develop and maintain a system which ensures that each child receives a developmental screening within 45 days of enrollment;
- Develop and implement a plan which ensures that all licensed program sites are accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC);
- Ensure that each of the agency’s licensed child care programs meet federal/state/city regulations for education services and staffing requirements;
- Develop and maintain systems that involve parents in the development of the program’s curriculum, staff-parents conferences, and home visits;
- Develop and implement an annual written child development training plan for parents in collaboration with parent policy groups and other key management staff;
- Development and implement an annual written teacher education training plan for all teaching staff in collaboration with other key managers;
- Development and maintain a system of individual professional development planning that supports continued teacher improvement and degree attainment, as required by agency and funding requirements;
- Develop and maintain an internal early child care and education monitoring system, including issues identified as part of the annual PIR, self-assessment process and child outcome data collection;
- Develop and maintain a program-wide process of reporting and confidential recordkeeping in all areas of education services;
- Monitor the development and implementation of program -wide transition planning for children and families into pre-school and from pre-school to elementary school;
- Act as team leader, as part of an interdisciplinary team, in addressing the ongoing needs of special needs children and their families, including decisions to refer for formal evaluation, development and implementation of an IFSP or IEP, classroom/home program planning, and advocacy;
- Supervise and mentor interns;
- Participate in cross-component planning with Education Manager in support of interdisciplinary services to children and families including disability services and integrating all educational aspects of the health, nutrition, and mental health services into program activities;
- Other relevant job duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university preferred.
- Minimum of two to three years of job-related experience preferred.
- Valid, current driver’s license may be required;
- Successful completion of Food and Sanitation Certification may be required;
- Successful completion of First Aid/CPR certification required;
- Proof of physical examination and tuberculosis test within the last six months required.
- 2434 S Kildare Ave, Chicago, IL 60623 – Flexibility to travel to satellite locations required.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Vacation time and sick leave
- Paid holidays
- Employee assistance program
- 401k with employer matching
- Company-paid basic life insurance and AD&D coverage
- Company-paid short term disability coverage
- Flexible schedule
- Tuition Reimbursement
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday (some weekends and evenings may apply as needed)
- Remote work days available
To apply please submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com regarding interest in this open position.