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Community Development Institute Center Supervisor in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

GENERAL SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the general and day-to-day operations of a Head Start/Early Head Start center or cluster of outlying centers, covering multiple classrooms, assuring regulatory and legal compliance with federal, state and local regulations, communicating with parents and the community and supervision and monitoring of all staff working at the assigned center(s). The position may be reassigned to various centers as deemed necessary for program operations. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Develops and monitors center and staff schedules. 2) Arranges and schedules substitutes for the center classrooms. 3) Arranges for family, staff work days for center improvements, fairs, events, etc. 4) Assists in establishing and fostering a team approach and coordination of services and the sharing of resources among centers within the overall program. 5) Responsible for monthly safety checks, fire drills and safety meetings as well as updating of the Safety Log. 6) Investigates any child or staff incidents, assuring all forms are complete and notifying the appropriate authorities and/or supervisor. 7) Attends IFSP/IEP meetings as needed or requested. 8) Takes the lead and arranges and attends Family Nights, Parent Committee meetings and works with staff and parents to plan and carry them out. 9) Receives and responds to verbal and written complaints about the program/center while managing the Parent/Community Complaint procedure at the center level. 10) Implements and supports best practices in early education programming in conjunction with the early childhood staff when applicable. 11) Plans for and equips indoor and outdoor areas to meet children?s developmental and safety needs in accordance with budget. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum requirement is current CDA credential. Associates degree or higher in early education, child development or other related education or human service degree with experience working with young children preferred. At least two years of experience working with young children and families required and six (6) months of work experience as a Lead Teacher. One year supervisory experience preferred. Some experience in financial management and budgeting preferred. Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred. Ability to meet the state requirement(s) for site director required. Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).