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SEK-CAP Site Manager/Lead Teacher 3-5 # SM-CHNT-00 in Riverton, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11297759 POSITION SUMMARY:Supervise and coach staff to ensure that the program provides quality and developmentally appropriate servicesto children and families and establish a work climate that nurtures growth, learning, and positive interaction.Implement and maintain, through organization and supervision, and as lead teacher of one classroom, an earlychildhood education program that meets all Head Start Performance Standards and state child care guidelines.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsible for daily leadership, supervision, training, and modeling of best practices for center staff andvolunteers. Obtain and share knowledge of theories and techniques regarding Early Childhood development.Provide regular supervision and support of all assigned classroom staff through recognized practicessuch as reflective supervision, on-going training, performance appraisal systems, professionaldevelopment goals and corrective action plans. Plan for recruitment of children with center staff to assure funded enrollment is achieved. Lead center staff to recruit, train and schedule parent and community volunteers and document volunteer hours tofulfill federal match requirements Responsible to ensure completion of data entry in Agency approved Data System Work in conjunction with the Program Manager, Area Manager, and center team to set up adevelopmentally appropriate classroom based on Head Start Performance Standards-using CreativeCurriculum, Second Step, PBS (Positive Behavior Support) and other strategies provided by theprogram. Be available to travel within agency area and occasional out of area trips for training/professionaldevelopment. Individualize teaching to enable children to attain school readiness and social emotional goals inpartnership with families. Screen and observe the developmental level of each child making appropriate referrals to the localSpecial Education Services. Assist staff with CDA process and college course educational requirements. Train and ensure staff knowledge and competency regarding Performance Standards, Policies and Procedures,KDHE Licensing and best practices, Personnel Manual, Positive Behavior Support (PBS), Animated Literacy,Reflective Supervision, ERSEA, Apricot, Creative Curriculum, Second Step, and monthly Program InformationReport (PIR), and recruitment plans to ensure compliance.? Be responsible for the provision of Education, Social Services, Parent Involvement, Health, Nutrition,Mental Health, and Disability services to assigned families with assistance from the Management Teamand Area Manager.Participate in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and/or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)meetings for assigned children with special needs while taking the role of resource person and parentadvocate. Ensure parents/primary caregivers are informed of all policies included in the Parent Handbook. Develop relationship with education and administrative staff at local schools to ensure smoothtransitions to new educational settings for all Head Start children. Monitor quality of transportation services through periodic observation on the transportation route andreview of vehicle inspection forms and all other documentation to support licensing regulations ifapplicable. Provide child progress report during parent teacher conferences, home visits and/or upon request ofparent. Directly supervise classroom staff, custodian, and other lead teachers if applies to center. Co- Supervise cook and family service worker. Turn in monthly paperwork including petty cash & accounts payable. Plan and facilitate team meetings. Be available as first line of communication within the center. Cross train for a ll center positions. Ability to work unconventional business hours. Utilize Positive Behavior Support (PBS) process and strategies to prevent and reduce challengingbehavior. Respect and support cultural differences and diverse family structures.Maintain dependable, punctual attendance, and adhere to appropriate break times. Attend mandatory In-Service trainings and staff meetingsResponsibility to report any suspected abuse or neglect to appropriate authority. Advocate for SEK-CAP, Inc. in the community. Maintain and assure confidentiality and privacy of SEK-CAP, Inc. customers. Uphold and promote the core values and mission statement of SEK-CAP, Inc. Support management decisions both in actions and words. Other duties as assigned.KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:Essential: Basic computer skills on IBM compatible P.C. systems and software. Basic operation skills of general office equipment such as photocopiers, faxes, and phone systems. Ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful, mature, and flexible. Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and to communicate effectively and clearlyboth orally and in writing. Resourceful and well organized Ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with co-workers, communitypartners, and customers. Ability to learn and adapt.Desired: Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards/State Li