SPCAA is seeking high enthusiastic individual to serve as Center Director/Family Support Worker in coordinating services to enrolled children and families in our Head Start program at Cub House in Brownfield, TX.
Head Start is committed to establishing a learning environment in which children, parents, and staff can teach and learn from one another. All Head Start and Early Head Staff shall agree to abide by the program’s standards of conduct introduced during pre-service and/or orientation.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
•The Site Manager is the individual crucial in the role of ensuring the smooth day-to-day operation of the site. The Site Manager balances business concerns with what is good for the children and provides leadership and direction to the staff responsible for providing safe and healthy care for the children.
•Works collaboratively with site staff to ensure all Head Start Performance Standards, The Head Start Act, and TDFPS Minimum standards are implemented as set forth in the SPCAA Head Start and Early Head Start policies and procedures.
•Engages in mutually respectful goal-oriented partnerships with families to promote parent-child relationships and family well- being. Promote Parent Engagement Activities and site parent involvement
•Ensure that needs of children and families are met
•Ensure that all United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) paperwork is properly completed by nutrition staff
•Conducts site staff meetings and parent committee meetings including orientations and special events
•Ensure the maintenance of a safe and healthy indoor and outdoor environment at all times.
•Ensure that records of enrolled children, families and site staff are maintained.
•Respects and responds appropriately to the culture, language, values, and family structures of each family served.
•Supports families’ safety, health, financial stability, life goals and aspirations.
•Enhances parent-child relationship and supports parents’ role as the first and lifelong educator of their children.
•Facilitates networks and group activities that support families’ strengths, interests, and needs.
•Supports families in using community resources that enhance family well-being and children’s learning and development.
•Acts as a member of a comprehensive services team so that family service activities are coordinated and integrated throughout the program.
•Collects and analyzes information to find new solutions to challenges as part of ongoing monitoring in order to continuously improve services.
•Participates actively in opportunities for continuous professional development.
•Responsible for maintaining complete, accurate documentation in a timely manner.
•Capture, value, and appropriately document non-federal share
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES OR JOB REQUIREMENTS
•Timesheets must be accurate and completed on a daily basis.
•Ensure any on-the-job accidents are reported immediately and followed-up with appropriate forms.
•Report any suspected fraud and abuse to the direct supervisor or SPCAA Fraud and Abuse Officer.
•The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employees may perform other related duties and special projects as assigned by Management staff.
•A Bachelors or Associate degree in social work, human services, or related field preferred.
•Be at least 21 years of age
•Have supervisory experience
•Excellent communication and organizational skill required
•Available for night and weekend work as needed.
•Experience in case management and/or experience in programs serving low-income families with young children highly preferred.
•Computer and technology skills to effectively use: word processing software, spreadsheet format, e-mails, internet, and ChildPlus software.
•Must be willing to take and pass a drug/alcohol test and comply with the “Drug Free”: Agency Policy
•Must be able to pass regular criminal history checks.
•Must submit to TB tests as required.
•Must possess ability to provide reliable self-transportation capable of regional travel. Must possess and maintain valid Texas motor vehicle operator’s permit of appropriate classification and endorsement as required. Must agree to maintain a satisfactory MVR and minimum requirement of insurability as required by law. MVR background checks may be conducted by the agency.
Interested person may get applications from any South Plains Community Action Association, Inc. (SPCAA, Inc.), Workforce Centers, or on the SPCAA, Inc. website (www.spcaa.org). Submit Applications and resumes via the SPCAA, Inc. website, via fax to 806.894.6591 or to the HR Dept. at SPCAA, Inc. PO Box 610, Levelland, TX 79336. All applicants must be registered with Work in Texas (www.workintexas.com). SPCAA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For questions regarding positions please contact Human Resources at 806.894.6104.