Position Title: Regional Site Director
Program/Department: Early Childhood Education
Reports to: Assistant Director of Education
Provides Direction to: Site Staff (Teachers I, II, & III; TA's I & II)
Location: Assigned School Sites
Employment Status: Exempt, 11.0 Months
The Regional Site Director (RSD) will provide ongoing monitoring and support to multiple head start centers. This position will directly supervise all staff who report to assigned school sites. The RSD monitors and ensures that the program is adhering to the Head Start Performance Standards, the Head Start Act, California Care Licensing regulations, Los Angeles County of Education contract, and other related laws and ordinances, and providing high quality Early Childhood Development services. The RSD will train, coach, oversee, and support the professional development of staff. This person is responsible for the oversight of curriculum implementation and teacher training, facilities and safe environments, and ensuring continuous integration of all service areas into the Education component. The RSD will be responsible in promoting an atmosphere that cultivates leadership, communication, accountability and quality customer service. This position will serve as a leader and role model that supports the policies, mission and core values of PACE ECE.
Plan, schedule, and implement structured, high-quality program that aligns with PACE's Mission and Vision.
Monitors staff attendance with ADP Workforcenow
Develop & instill strong, positive program culture among staff, students, families and the community.
Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, PACE staff, state licensing authoritities, communities and partners.
Responsible for hiring, training, orientation, supervision, professional development, discipline, performance evaluations of program staff
Ensures sites are operating efficiently and effectively; maintain licensing, safety and educational standards
Track all expeditures, maintains a balanced budget for all school sites
Train employees on ChildPlus, Learning Genie and other softwares provided by PACE Responsible for operations of these centers
Ensure implmentation of PACE ECE's School Readiness and CLASS initiatives as required by Head Start Performance Standard and LACOE GIM(s); conducts observations, provides ongoing support, training and coaching.
Capacity to offer assistance to teachers in the implementation of curricula to meet the group and individual needs of children in Head Start, Early Head Start, and State Preschool classrooms, as applicable.
Confers regularly with Site Leads and teachers regarding children's behavioral or learning problems, and recommends methods of modifying inappropriate behavior and encouraging learning experiences.
Ensures site program complies with all applicable regulations and program requirements including but not limited to: Office of Head Start, LACOE, Community Care Licensing Division (Title 22) and California State Preschool Program.
Communicate effectively with representatives of LACOE, Office of Head Start, and Community Care Licensing Division.
Designated as an authorized person to correct operational deficiencies that constitute immediate threats to children's health and safety.
Supports and monitors site conditions, maintains safety checks and learning environements to ensure health risks and/or lapses in Care and Supervision do not occur.
Assists in the setup and take down of classroom environments in accordance with ECERS requirements.
Identification and order of center supplies and equipment.
Supports Site Leads and teaching staff in completing necessary unusual incident report forms according to the timelines that are stated on the LACOE GIM and PACE ECE Policies and Procedures.
In collaboration with the Service Area Aide, schedules and oversees subsitute teachers assignments; serves as a substitute Teacher when needed.
Ensures timely completion and data entry of learning and developmental screenings and assessments of children (ASQs, DRDP, DECA-P2); tracks follow-ups, timelines and referrals; conducts ongoing monitoring in ChildPlus and Learning Genie to ensure lapses in services do not occur.
Develops and maintains a calendar of all center activities and coordinates it with the delegate agency master calendar.
Supports in the development or procurement of ongiong community partneship agreements (CPA).
Participates in the achievement of recruitment and enrollment goals of children and families.
Assists in accomplishing the program's non-federal share goals through the access of community resources.
Other duties as assigned in order to maintain a quality preschool program.
Provide a climate that supports and builds teamwork.
Ability to works constructively through practical problems and site conflicts.
Promote an atmosphere that actively embraces diversity.
Make sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Establish goals, clarifies tasks, plan work, and actively participate in meetings.
Have the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; use best practices and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge and skills; pursue professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills.
Adaptable to new and ongoing changes.
Bachelor's degree in early childhood education (or other field plus equivalent coursework and experience related to early childhood education)
Twenty-four semester units in early childhood education/child development at an advanced level.
California Child Development Site Director Permit or higher.
Minimum Three years' experience in early education teaching.
Two years of experience as a Site Supervisor or similar position in a child development program.
CLASS Observer Reliability curent or obtained within 12 months of employment
Must work towards CLASS, MMCI and/or ECERS Trainer Certification
Must work towards DRDP(2015) Trainer certification
Proficiency in Microsoft suite Internet,E-mail,Childplus, Learning Genie, and ADP Workforcenow
Must be a strong leader, have exceptional time management skills, ability to make informed decisions, ability to analyse data and situations, strong written, speaking and math skills is required
The ability to think strategically, plan, set goals and objectives and then organize and follow through.
He/She will be open, communicative, and a confident professional who enjoys exploring issues and who will be a participative member of PACE and PACE Early Childhood Education leadership team.
Creativity, vision, charisma, strong presence, responsiveness, honesty, drive and initiative are all traits that will be highly valued.
In addition to strong strategic planning skills, the successful candidate will also be an effective manager and a strong and inspiring but sensitive leader.
Passion to work with the community
Valid California Driver's License and access to an automobile with adequate insurance coverage
Must pass Department of Justice background check prior to start of employment
Must pass pre-employment check including drug screening
Dependent on experience
The working conditions and physical demands of this position will be those that must be met to successfully perform the essential duties of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The physical environment the incumbent will work in is typically an office environment with moderate noise levels that would be expected in that type of work environment.
T.B. Test within 60 days to employment, and every two (2) years thereafter (every 4 years for a chest X-ray).
Must pass a physical examination at the time of hire, and every 2 years thereafter
Provide proof of the following immunizations as required: Measles, Pertussis (Whooping Cough) and Influenza, to be renewed upon expiration
Representative physical demands of the job include: normal vision and hearing, standing for extended periods, sitting for extended periods, kneeling and stooping, manipulating objects with hands, reaching overhead, and occasionally lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 45 pounds.
PACE is a private not-for-profit corporation that provides employment, small business assistance, and education, housing, energy and environmental and other community services in the Los Angeles City and County areas. PACE is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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