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Program Supervisor/Curriculum Specialist

Children's Village is a program of Vision House. Vision House is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit Christian housing support services program for homeless families and their children. Children's Village is located in the Renton Highlands.

Reports to: Child Care Director
Hours: 40 hours per week
Rate of Pay: $18 per hour DOE

Position Description:
The Program Supervisor/Curriculum Specialist is part of the Leadership team that collaborates together to bring their early childhood professional experience and organizational skills to support the mission of the childcare center. The position includes assisting with program planning, health and safety planning, staff hiring/training and supervision. Responsible for creating and implementing age-appropriate curriculum. Responsible for the sound operation of a safe, healthy and nurturing Early Childhood Program for staff and children.

Duties and Responsibilities
Program Planning and Administration
Assist with overall administration, planning and curriculum development for the program
Assist in Planning and implementing activities and programs that foster community and family involvement
Maintains good communication with parents, and ensures that they remain involved in the Center
Understand developmentally appropriate practice in Early Childhood Education that teaches respect for cultural diversity and a love for Jesus
Understand responsibilities as a mandated reporter
Assists in ensuring the program is staffed appropriately at all times
Review, evaluate and select various models of current curricula
Assess curriculum effectiveness in meeting the needs of individual children
Coordinate the review/assessment of current curricula to ensure that intended objectives and state standards are met
Train, observe, review, and evaluate staff performance using the designed curriculum
Lead informational discussions with staff and parents regarding implementation of the developmental curricula for individual classrooms

Health and Safety
Assist with compliance of state, local, and other legal regulations pertaining to the health/safety of children
Assist with compliance with nutritional, sanitary, playground, supplies and equipment safety rules and regulation pertaining to the operations of licensed programs
Assist with maintaining current health records on all children enrolled in the program
Required to keep the Director informed of any necessary information regarding the care and safety of children
Assist with compliance of program policy with referrals and professional help
Conduct regular fire/earthquake safety drills

Fiscal Management
Assist with maintenance of financials (receipts/expenditures), and other program records
Assist with reports required by local, state, and federal governments
Assist with submission of receipts
Assist with program expense charges and submit bills to the bookkeeper for payment

Personnel Management
Assist with direction of program staff, providing support, leadership and direction consistent with program goals and objectives
Assist in interviewing and hiring new staff as needed
Provide appropriate orientation and ongoing in-service staff training on classroom curriculum
Assist with regular staff meetings
Assist in developing staff work schedules
Assist in maintaining a current Staff Handbook

Marketing and Community Relations
Represent and promote the program to parents, other organizations, individuals and the media
Assist with the development of program brochures, newsletters, flyers, and other promotional materials
Promotes Vision Houses Childcare services to prospective families and assists the Director tour corporate sponsors and community resource agencies

Knowledge of DSHS
Must be at least 21 years of age
3-5 years related experience, including child care supervision or management experience
Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood or a related field is preferred. Applicants must have a minimum of an Associate's degree in Early Childhood or a related field
At least 2 years of developing and implementing early childhood curricula
Valid Washington State driver's license and clean driving record
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in the classroom
Sensitivity to the needs of families and staff from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds necessary
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Experience with computers including Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to pass background check
Ability to sign our Statement of Faith
Working knowledge of Christ-centered servant leadership
Ability to work well as part of a team as well as independently
Assume other responsibilities as assigned or required

Detail oriented and organized individual with skill set to provide administrative and technical office function
Familiarity with different styles of curriculum and staff training
Ability to manage and mentor other teachers
Good sense of humor
Work effectively in a diverse, multi-cultural environment
Experience working in a fast-paced environment and managing priorities
Experience in nurturing children focusing on community building, compassion and respect
Experience with ProCare, TS Gold, Early Achievers
Aptitude with computer technology, social media, and publishing software
Ability to build strong working relationships with staff and families

Certificates & Licensing Requirements
Cleared Portable Background Check/Fingerprinting through DEL
CPR, First Aid, HIV, Blood Borne Pathogens training
Cleared TB test
Food handler's permit
Whooping cough vaccine

Physical Demands/Work Requirements
Must be able to lift 40 pounds properly
Ability to assume postures in low level positions that best allow physical and visual contact with children
Perform all activities with children for extended periods of time
Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities in order to monitor the environment and children's well-being

Hours: Minimum 40 hours/week (Monday-Friday), some evenings and special events

Excellent benefit package including medical and dental insurance after 30 days, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick-leave plans

Childrens Village Child care is operated by Vision House, a Christian service agency.

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