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Site Manager/Lead Teacher 3-5 # SM-CHNT-00

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Job Details
Job Order Number
11297759
Company Name
SEK-CAP
Physical Address
PO BOX 128
Chanute, KS 66720
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
Supervise and coach staff to ensure that the program provides quality and developmentally appropriate services
to children and families and establish a work climate that nurtures growth, learning, and positive interaction.
Implement and maintain, through organization and supervision, and as lead teacher of one classroom, an early
childhood education program that meets all Head Start Performance Standards and state child care guidelines.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Responsible for daily leadership, supervision, training, and modeling of best practices for center staff and
volunteers.
Obtain and share knowledge of theories and techniques regarding Early Childhood development.
Provide regular supervision and support of all assigned classroom staff through recognized practices
such as reflective supervision, on-going training, performance appraisal systems, professional
development goals and corrective action plans.
Plan for recruitment of children with center staff to assure funded enrollment is achieved.
Lead center staff to recruit, train and schedule parent and community volunteers and document volunteer hours to
fulfill federal match requirements
Responsible to ensure completion of data entry in Agency approved Data System
Work in conjunction with the Program Manager, Area Manager, and center team to set up a
developmentally appropriate classroom based on Head Start Performance Standards-using Creative
Curriculum, Second Step, PBS (Positive Behavior Support) and other strategies provided by the
program.
Be available to travel within agency area and occasional out of area trips for training/professional
development.
Individualize teaching to enable children to attain school readiness and social emotional goals in
partnership with families.
Screen and observe the developmental level of each child making appropriate referrals to the local
Special Education Services.
Assist staff with CDA process and college course educational requirements.
Train and ensure staff knowledge and competency regarding Performance Standards, Policies and Procedures,
KDHE Licensing and best practices, Personnel Manual, Positive Behavior Support (PBS), Animated Literacy,
Reflective Supervision, ERSEA, Apricot, Creative Curriculum, Second Step, and monthly Program Information
Report (PIR), and recruitment plans to ensure compliance.
? Be responsible for the provision of Education, Social Services, Parent Involvement, Health, Nutrition,
Mental Health, and Disability services to assigned families with assistance from the Management Team
and Area Manager.
Participate in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and/or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)
meetings for assigned children with special needs while taking the role of resource person and parent
advocate.
Ensure parents/primary caregivers are informed of all policies included in the Parent Handbook.
Develop relationship with education and administrative staff at local schools to ensure smooth
transitions to new educational settings for all Head Start children.
Monitor quality of transportation services through periodic observation on the transportation route and
review of vehicle inspection forms and all other documentation to support licensing regulations if
applicable.
Provide child progress report during parent teacher conferences, home visits and/or upon request of
parent.
Directly supervise classroom staff, custodian, and other lead teachers if applies to center.
Co- Supervise cook and family service worker.
Turn in monthly paperwork including petty cash & accounts payable.
Plan and facilitate team meetings.
Be available as first line of communication within the center.
Cross train for all center positions.
Ability to work unconventional business hours.
Utilize Positive Behavior Support (PBS) process and strategies to prevent and reduce challenging
behavior.
Respect and support cultural differences and diverse family structures.
Maintain dependable, punctual attendance, and adhere to appropriate break times.
Attend mandatory In-Service trainings and staff meetings
Responsibility to report any suspected abuse or neglect to appropriate authority.
Advocate for SEK-CAP, Inc. in the community.
Maintain and assure confidentiality and privacy of SEK-CAP, Inc. customers.
Uphold and promote the core values and mission statement of SEK-CAP, Inc.
Support management decisions both in actions and words.
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Essential:
Basic computer skills on IBM compatible P.C. systems and software.
Basic operation skills of general office equipment such as photocopiers, faxes, and phone systems.
Ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful, mature, and flexible.
Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and to communicate effectively and clearly
both orally and in writing.
Resourceful and well organized
Ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with co-workers, community
partners, and customers.
Ability to learn and adapt.
Desired:
Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards/State Licensing requirements.
Knowledge of area resources.
Previous supervisory experience


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