Childcare Partnership Manager

Youth In Need Saint Louis , MO 63150

Posted 2 weeks ago




Job Title: Manager, Partnership

Reports To: Director of Partnership Services, Head Start East

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


To provide oversight, supervision and monitoring of services provided to families in Partnership locations. Ensure compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards, state licensing regulations, the Accreditation Standards, and Youth In Need Policies and Procedures through planning, monitoring, advising, training and mentor coaching. Serve as a liaison between Youth In Need Head Start East and the Partner ensuring effective communication, program support and outcomes are met.


Description: Training and Technical Assistance / Coach

Task No. 1 Complete ITERS assessment on each classroom a minimum of two times per year. Provide Training and Technical Assistance to providers to support continued growth and improvement.

Task No. 2 Complete CLASS assessment on each classroom bi-annually. Provide Training and Technical Assistance to providers to support continued growth and improvement.

Task No. 3 Ensure each teacher/family educator has an Individual Development Plan. Provide support to complete goals on IDP, as needed.

Task No. 4 Provide support, coaching, mentoring, training and education to Partner Management team as necessary.


Description: Monitoring and Compliance

Task No. 1 Conducts and documents required monitoring and safety checks to ensure compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards, Licensing Standards and Accreditation standards.

Task No. 2 Monitors the Partner to ensure maintenance of documentation for compliance with HSPPS (classroom lesson plans, parent teacher conferences, home visits, parent meeting minutes, teacher qualifications and background checks, etc.) in conjunction with the YIN Head Start East Work Plans.

Task No. 3 Work with Partners to ensure they maintain full enrollment in accordance with their Partnership Contract.

Task No. 4 Monitor individual/child files for quality/compliance.

Task No. 5 Ensure that Partners complete all 30/45/90 day screenings on each child. Coordinate with Support Services to make appropriate referrals, secure evaluations and ensure individualized service delivery.

Task No. 6 Meets with Partner staff weekly. Share results of monitoring and develop quality improvement plans, as needed.


Description: Provide leadership and supervision for staff.

Task No. 1 Hire, train, supervise, evaluate and develop staff assigned to work with Child Care Partnerships

Task No. 2 Conducts bi-weekly supervisions and annual performance reviews to ensure staff monitor their areas for compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards, licensing requirements, sanitation, fire, accreditation standards and are compliant with all related YIN policies & procedures.

Task No. 3 Conduct regular, ongoing reviews of files and records of assigned staff, monitor staffs compliance with HSPPS including but not limited to: health events, family engagement, recruitment efforts, waitlist, enrollment, attendance


Description: Family Engagement

Task No. 1 Ensure each partner understands and implements the Family Engagement Framework in accordance with HSE work plan/policies/procedures. Request assistance from support services as needed.

Task No. 2 Establish rapport with family upon application or center orientation. Ensure families understand that they are enrolled in the Youth In Need Early Head Start Program.

Task No. 3 Monitor Partner to ensure monthly Parent committee meetings are held. Provide support, as requested, for guest speakers, paperwork, and supplies. Attend monthly Parent Committee Meetings.

Task No. 4 Ensure each partner has a representative to the Policy Committee/Council. Attend and participate in the monthly Policy Committee meeting; provide for transportation for families as needed.

Task No. 5 Actively recruits children for all options of the Head Start East program.

Task No. 6 Maintains documentation of all contact with parents.


Task No. 1 Special projects as determined by the agency.

Task No. 2 Speaks on behalf of YIN at assigned speaking engagements.

Task No. 3 Perform other duties as assigned.


Necessary: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Development, Social Work or a related Human Service field or a Bachelors Degree and 5 years of experience.

Desirable: Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education, Development, Social Work or related Human Service field


Necessary: Infant toddler Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Classroom Management, Infant Toddler Classroom Assessments.

Desirable: Head Start Performance Standards, Missouri Licensing Standards, NAEYC and/or Missouri Accreditation Standards, Project Construct, Reggio, Reflective Supervision, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Certified Instructor for the Program for Infant Toddler Caregiving (West Ed), Infant and/or Toddler CLASS Assessor, ITERS Assessor.


Three or more years working with children ages birth-3 years or equivalent, in an Early Head Start Program, Community Child Care or a combination of both. Professional Development of staff in large groups and individual settings, utilization of standardized assessments to identify strengths and areas of growth. Head Start Management, human service management, personnel management, and other management systems.


Effective program management


Curriculum design and/or implementation

Classroom Assessment

Professional development of staff, reflective supervision, team building and training

Community networking


Indoor office environment

Indoor classroom environment

Occasional travel to various YIN sites


Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds

Ability to be in a classroom on the floor, lifting children, and mobile to assist in classroom Modeling/management if needed

Sit at a desk for a period of time.


Required Eligibility Classification


Individual must be sensitive to the socioeconomic and cultural characteristics of the service population.

Youth In Need serves children, young people and families of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent in this position. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities expected to meet job standards.

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Childcare Partnership Manager

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