Volunteers of America SW
  • 08-Feb-2017 to 31-Oct-2017 (PST)
  • San Bernardino, CA, USA
  • Depending on Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits package including 403b Retirement Plan

About Us:

For nearly 120 years Volunteers of America has been the charity to step forward and help the most vulnerable in communities across the United States.  Volunteers of America, Southwest inspires hope through its ministry of service by providing individuals and families with the tools they need to improve their quality of life. We operate twenty- eight human service programs in the areas of education and social development of young children, treatment and rehabilitation, housing, veterans and aging services. Each year, more than 16,000 lives are changed through our services. Our programs are located in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more visit us online at http://www.voa-swcal.org/

Job Opportunity:

Oversees Early Childhood Development Programs by maintaining a structured, and nurturing child and youth-centered environment in an atmosphere that fosters personal, social-emotional, physical, and cognitive academic growth resulting in real life learning. Hands on experiences enable the child to grow physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially with opportunities to practice and improve his/her skills and techniques that build positive attitudes towards learning. Provides an environment that equips children with the tools and support to steer through their own distinct paths of discovery. Project and problem-based curriculum encourages children and youth to be active participants in the learning process. Employs pedagogy that supports the development of skills needed to explore ideas, interests, and questions in a meaningful way.

Required Credentials, Abilities and Experience: 

  1. Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education, Home Economics (early childhood emphasis) or related field of study.
  2. Must have a Program Director Permit from the State of California.
  3. 5 years of experience in budgeting, staff supervision and contract compliance
  4. Experience managing multiple early childhood education programs.
  5. Knowledge of the principles of child development and in designing and managing an exceptionally complex program that includes, but is not limited to safety, security, disease prevention, employee training, developmentally appropriate activities, parent involvement, and facility management
  6. Knowledge of Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect
  7. Knowledge of facility design, functional use, and maintenance
  8. Knowledge of financial management, budgeting, and purchasing as it pertains to a child development program
  9. Ability to supervise others, exercise sound business skills and provide positive personnel management
  10. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skill
  11. Must successfully complete background investigation. Background Investigations are conducted using fingerprint identification and completion of background inquiry forms.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Ensures that daily staffing requirements and child/staff ratios are met at all times
  2. Provides guidance and supervision to teaching and support staff as required
  3. Ensures compliance with State licensing, Federal requirements, and contract requirements
  4. Reviews instructional programs to ensure compliance with State and Federal requirements and developmentally appropriate practices
  5. Makes recommendations on staffing, program and expenditures, and maintains inventory documents
  6. Assists in interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating, and mentoring staff
  7. Monitors parent involvement through individual and group contacts and meetings
  8. Prepares and submits accurate and timely reports and correspondence as required
  9. Maintains effective community relations, and advocates for young children
  10. Interviews and certifies parent eligibility for services
  11. Ensures maintenance of required children, family, and program files
  12. Ensures appropriate career development for self and staff and maintains documentation as needed
  13. Follows procedures for making verbal and written reports of suspected child abuse to Children's Protective Services and to others as required.
  14. Reports unusual incidents to Community Care Licensing and to supervisors are required
  15. Complies with standards of conduct as required by Federal, State, and County regulations
  16. Performs other tasks as may be required for the efficient operation of the comprehensive, integrated program
  17. Participates in curriculum development programs within the schools and/or on a district level.
  18. Student diagnostics for appropriate learning goals.
  19. Instructional planning in meeting children's individual needs and abilities that include acceleration, remediation or intervention.
  20. Instructional design in meeting various modalities of learning (visual, kinesthetic, auditory, tactile). This includes structuring the learning environment to enable each child to experience success or, if this seems difficult to achieve, initiates steps with the support of the home to move the child to learning environment more appropriate to his learning style and ability.
  21. Cooperates with other professionals and parents in assessing and helping children solve health, attitude and learning concerns.
  22. Cooperatively establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve the functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  23. Assessment of student performance and learning objectives that include academic and social growth, making appropriate modifications and adjustments throughout the year.
  24. Other duties as assigned.

 Apply to: https://voaswcal.applicantpro.com

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