Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training, Program Management
4 Year Degree
The Child Development Manager will be responsible for ensuring grantee and delegate compliance with all Early Head Start/Head Start requirements and standards. Provides technical assistance and support to grantee and delegate in these areas to ensure the success of the programs. Supervises the Master Coach and Home Visitor/Case Managers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitors compliance with Early Head Start/Head Start Child Development performance standards, including Education, Disabilities and Mental Health..
Ensures that all monthly, quarterly and annual reports are completed in a timely fashion, adhere to all requirements, and are completed within specified timelines. Responsible for being the lead administrator for Teaching Strategies GOLD.
Responsible for all School Readiness activities, monitoring of Teaching Strategies GOLD contracts, CLASS Observations, educational records, mental health MOU’s and services, disabilities, home based functions and acquisition of instructional materials. Ensures there is strong parental involvement in the homes, socialization and classrooms.
Ensures that performance expectations are clearly articulated and available to all. Educational staff trainings are planned and implemented in conjunction with all Content and Site Managers.
Interprets and applies Federal and state statutes and policies appropriate to program implementation.
Works collaboratively with the Head Start Director to ensure the ongoing provision and compliance with of high quality early childhood education.
Demonstrates knowledge of Early Head Start/ Head Start site operation, philosophy and goals.
Ensures compliance with all licensing, health and funding source regulations i.e., The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Health and Human Services (HHS), The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Consistent with licensing requirements, participates in a rotation of opening and closing of the CFDC as the designated director on site.
Supervises and provides support and management assistance to the Master Coach and Home Visitors.
Provides support and technical assistance to Home Visiting Staff in their roles of Education, Disabilities and Mental Health.
Must be CLASS Reliable, or become Reliable within 6 months of hire and have a full understanding of the CLASS Observation tool.
Have a full understanding of the IEP and IFSP process.
Monitors mandated program screenings.
Provides leadership with program directors to ensure that any findings in specific component areas requiring correction are completed within specified timelines.
Confers with grantee and delegate staff for supportive counsel, referral or reference source as needed to ensure compliance with all Head Start and Childcare standards.
Attends Department training’s and meetings, as well as other meetings and training’s that may be required. Maintains consistent and open communication with the Head Start Director.
Develops and recommends to the Head Start Director policy, program, and procedural changes as they relate to the Head Start Performance Standards.
Responds to agency and stakeholder needs by performing assigned tasks, which do not fall within the above descriptions. If such tasks are not a temporary nature, they should be added to the position’s designated responsibilities.
Coordinates or provides professional development on the component related themes.
Ensures the compliance to any other duties that may be assigned. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include hiring and training new staff; planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating performance, providing coaching and development, addressing concerns and resolving problems, and managing employee timecards and PTO requests.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include hiring and training new staff; planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating performance, providing coaching and development, addressing concerns and resolving problems, and managing employee timecards and PTO requests.
To perform this job successfully and individually must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education. A minimum of three years experience in Early Head Start/Head Start program implementation. Demonstrated knowledge of Early Head Start/Head Start performance standards. Demonstrated knowledge of Early Head Start/Head Start site operation, philosophy and goals.
Per Licensing, in order to meet the requirements of Section 407.100, the designated director on site must have: Sixty semester or 90 quarter hours of credit from an accredited college or university with 18 semester or 27 quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development from birth to age 6. For additional options, please consult Human Resources.
Valid IL Driver’s license and personal vehicle needed to travel to all Pillars sites and delegate agency.
Pillars is the largest nonprofit provider of mental health and social services in the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago. We aspire to build healthier communities by making connections and changing lives. In other words, our goal is to connect people to the resources they need to help them stay healthy or get back on their feet.
Pillars’ main lines of service are Mental Health, Addi...ctions, Domestic and Sexual Violence, Child and Family Services, and Community Housing. We have more than 30 programs within those lines of service. Our eight office locations span the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago, including La Grange Park, Berwyn, Hickory Hills, Summit, and Western Springs. Several of our services are also provided in community settings including homes, schools, police stations, courthouses, and emergency rooms. Many of our services are bilingual, and many of our clients are low-income and/or use Medicaid.
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Pillars is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.