Volunteers of America SW
  • 02-Mar-2018 to 01-May-2018 (PST)
  • San Bernardino, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, dental, vision, 403(b)

About Us:

For over 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 13,000 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/

Career Opportunity:

Under supervision of the Program Manager, the Center Coordinator leads and shares responsibility for planning, organizing, and implementing the care, development, and education of typically and atypically developing infants and toddlers (birth age 3) with other Teachers and Associate Teachers.  Accountable for implementing quality early education and care program and developing positive relationships with children, parent, and families.  Ensures that Teachers and Associate Teachers fully comply with the policies and procedures of Volunteers of America-Southwest California. 



  • Reviews all teachers documentation to ensure it is up to date and reflective of the goals of the center
  • Conducts two home visits and two parent-teacher conferences annually for each child in her/his care.  Documents in every file the results of these visits
  • Maintains the operation of the center is strict compliance with licensing and reports all compliance issues immediately to the Child Development Specialist with a copy to the Program Manager
  • Ensures all files document the plans to ensure the continuity of care from child's entrance into program to his or her transition to other care.
  • Completes plans using monthly goals and objectives, the agency's community assessment and parent input and goals to meet the individual needs of each child with considerations for his/her interests, abilities, disabilities and individual style and pace of learning.
  • Maintains records of all parent volunteer hours in the classroom. Submits copies of these reports to the Administrative Assistant monthly
  • Maintains confidentiality in all communications, both written and verbal, about children, parents, staff, department and agency at all times.
  • Communicates with parents daily, verbally or in writing, regarding the physical care and development of the child. Documentation of these communications are retained in the file
  • Follows and ensures health and safety standards for food handling, diapering and toileting infants and toddlers, hand washing, and universal precautions with exposure to blood.
  • Implements approved programming (curriculum and care) which reflects developmental, cultural, and linguistic appropriateness, ongoing observations and assessments of the individual child, and goals jointly developed with parents.
  • Participates in meetings with experts in disabilities and health, and with other appropriate personnel, to plan and implement the IFSP.
  • Maintains a professional development plan that will strengthen the knowledge and skills required for the position.
  • Uses self-directed time efficiently.

Classroom Management:

  • Ensures child staff ratio is maintained at all times
  • Fills in for any teacher to maintain ratio
  • Develops staff scheduling to meet the needs of the children and their families within the operating hours of the center
  • Supervises children at all times and ensures safety of all materials, equipment, and activities to prevent accidents.  Supervises the total area.
  • Maintains the ordered arrangement, appearance, dcor, and learning environment of the classroom while allowing for expressive and creative involvement and interaction of children.
  • Ensures that the room arrangement and play areas are safe.
  • Coordinates the smooth flow of activities, using time management, anticipating and planning for children's needs and behaviors, and environmental hindrances.
  • Arranges room and dcor to reflect child-oriented environment.  Make allowances for children to have the freedom to choose, explore, and develop ideas of their own.
  • Maintains neat and orderly work and storage areas.
  • Conducts a daily health check of each child.  Records result and follows-up as needed.
  • Completes incident reports and follows through with Site Supervisor.
  • Maintains daily records of child's attendance, health and behavior.  Reports suspicions of child abuse or neglect to Site Supervisor.
  • Sets, communicates, and supervises developmentally appropriate guidance and discipline limitations.  Share strategies with other staff and parents.
  • Monitors staff-child and parent-child interactions.  Models developmentally appropriate behaviors.
  • Aids children who experience difficulty in-group situations or who temporarily lose their physical or emotional control.
  • Anticipates behavior.  Prevents discipline problems by being alert to the total situation.
  • Maintains composure at all times.
  • Performs minor housekeeping duties such as wiping up spills, sweeping floors and sidewalk.
  • Assists in disinfecting of toys, food, utensils, and furnishings.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field
  • Applicant must hold or be able to obtain a Child Development Site Supervisor permit within the probationary period.
  • Additional education and experience in adult supervision and with children from birth to 3 years of age developing typically and atypically may be required within a year of employment.
  • 3-5 years of experience with children and families from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds required.  Supervisory experience or skills required. Experience with children with a variety of developmental disabilities a plus.
  • Applicant must also hold or be able to obtain, within the probationary period, a valid First Aid and CPR certificate issued by the American Red Cross, Heart Association, or other authorized agency, and completion of the health and safety training required by Title 22 Community Care Licensing regulations.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Volunteers of America SW
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