Education: Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Five years of experience in administering child education programs. Three years of supervision/management experience.
Licenses & Certifications: Valid Florida driver’s license and be insurable by Company’s current carrier. Subject to Federal, State and Local legal requirements/background checks/clearance for working with children.
CRITICAL SKILLS, ABILITIES, & EXPERTISE:
Physical Requirements: These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Sitting, standing for long periods of time, use of fingers, arms, hands and legs and voice/talking are constant. Good eyesight (correctable) and hearing (correctable) are essential. Squatting, walking, handling, grasping, stretching/reaching, bending at the waist, driving and light lifting and/or carrying (up to 15lbs) are frequent. Pushing, pulling, kneeling, balancing, turning, feeling, medium lifting and/or carrying (up to 30lbs) are occasional.
Equipment: Computer, facsimile, copy machine, calculator, switchboard, multi-line phone and other small office and instructional equipment and vehicle.
Skills & Expertise: Ability to work with limited direction. Knowledge of federal, state and local Head Start/educational/childcare laws, regulations, practices and standard operating procedures. Knowledge of organizational methods. Skills in completing work with a high degree of accuracy. Skill in developing policies, procedures and/or systems for implementing programmatic functions. Ability to evaluate programs and situations and make decisions for improvement. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Ability to establish effective working relationships with people, including supervisors, subordinates, coworkers, parents and children, and community contacts. Knowledge of effective supervisory skills and methods. Ability to analyze and interpret data. Ability to use and operate a computer. Skills in public speaking and public relations. Skills in customer service and dealing with irate individuals and problem solving. Ability to work with children with special needs. Knowledge of disability and mental health issues and practices. Ability to oversee, review, and coordinate the work of subordinates. Ability to prepare/create complex management and financial reports. Ability to maintain staff, child and parent confidentiality. Ability to make sound decisions in a crisis situation.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB FACTORS:
Job Location: Primary location is the Head Start/Early Head Start facilities in Hernando, Sumter and/or Volusia counties. Travel within these three counties is typical with overnight stays. Occasional travel to other counties.
Work Environment: While performing the responsibilities of the position, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the employee will encounter. Office environment and working with others frequently. Working with office equipment is frequent. Occasionally outdoors and operates a vehicle.
Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.