Head Start Area Manager (South Sioux City NE Location)

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership’s HEAD START EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM has an exciting opportunity for you to join their leadership team as an AREA MANAGER to oversee the Dakota Avenue and Siouxland Family Center Head Start locations. The work location is the Dakota Avenue site. Work 40 hours per week M-F, hourly wage plus benefits. Strong management/supervisory skills a must. Responsible for monitoring and supporting Teachers and Family Service Workers to implement high quality programming. A bachelor’s or advanced degree in early childhood education or a bachelor’s or advanced degree and equivalent coursework in early childhood education with early education teaching experience is required. Job application, job description, complete education requirements, wage and benefit information are located on our website www.nencap.org under the Employment link or contact HR at 1-800-445-2505 or 402-385-6300.  To apply, submit a completed Agency application with education credentials or transcripts.  No resumes accepted.   Send applications to Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, P O Box 667, Pender, NE 68047-0667.  Position open until filled.

EOE

80% Federally Funded

Non-Profit Agency

JOB SUMMARY:

The Area Manager is responsible for understanding and monitoring developmentally appropriate practices for preschoolers and family engagement of the Head Start Program.  Maintain a system of tracking staff performance on a regular basis.  Facilitate a process to help staff develop individual plans to improve their environments, teaching practices to support young children’s growth and development and overall program quality.  Be the lead contact in specialty areas such as mental health, family services, disabilities, or as assigned.  Submit checklists/observation reports to supervisor. Make monthly visits to each classroom to ensure children are appropriately supervised and engaged. Complete assigned observations and discuss results with each designated teacher.  Review and evaluate lesson plans, family goals, observations, education calendars, documentation of home visits, Parent Teacher conferences, and other education records prepared by Teachers.  Monitor Family Service Workers progress in conducting and documenting home visits, the Family Partnership Agreement, Family Service Outcomes, Health Screenings and other records prepared by the Family Service Worker.  Assist and support staff in professional development.  Attend one team meeting a month for each of your teams. Maintain confidentiality of program participants and follow Program and Agency standards and policies.

Education:

Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or a bachelor’s or advanced degree and course work equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with early education teaching experience.

Wage:

Wage starting at $­­­­18.00 per hour, plus benefits. Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance.  Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave, EAP, 401K Retirement