The Program Supervisor will be required to work at various levels, such as; Program Administration and Compliance, Resource Development and Collaboration, and Direct Services. The Program Supervisor is responsible for all PAT program activities and interventions conducted in center-based and community-based settings which include families’ homes and collaborating agencies. This involves group assignments, family assignments, and parent/child focused activities. This will entail the delivery, planning development and evaluation of children’s social, emotional, cognitive, fine and gross motor development. This will also provide the assurance that the center offers a hospitable environment for families, adhere to the family support guidelines, funder contractual obligations, and maintain/develop strong community relations.
Essential Job Functions:
· Assist the VP of Centers in involving parents in program planning by assisting in the development and co-lead of agency’s Parent Advisory Group.
· Assist the VP of Centers in planning in-service training for staff and volunteers.
· Willingness to work on 3 to 5 week-ends per year.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
The position requires a Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Education or related field. Candidate must have at least one to two years of supervisory experience, an understanding of how to facilitate parenting groups, with high energy level, personal initiative and work ethics.
Required Work Experience, Skills and Abilities:
· The Program Supervisor must have a well-developed knowledge base in Child Development and will lead the agency in this aspect of its work.
· Knowledge of parent/child development and family dynamics.
· Excellent supervisory and effective strength-based leadership skills.
· Ability to build strong relationships with direct services staff, participants and colleagues.
· Capability to interpret Family Focus programs to parents and the community.
· Knowledge of community resources, and ability to support community members in acquiring resources for themselves.
· Clear understanding of the ethics of the helping field or wiliness to learn and adopt its principles.
· Ability to lead staff to work with families in a strength–based manner, focusing on parent/child interaction which includes but not limited to, floor play, understanding babies cues, temperament and development.
· Support staff in their professional development goals
· Understand parallel process as it relates to leadership, direct service staff and participants.