Childcare Partner Liaison
Under the immediate direction and supervision of the EHS Senior Managers and Education Managers, the Early Head Start Childcare Partner Liaison will assist in the responsibility and oversight of the daily operations in infant/toddler classrooms/centers where assigned. Early Head Start CCP Liaison provides direction, guidance and strategies to teachers assigned to the childcare partner site (CCP) or Sunrise Children’s Foundation site. EHS CCP Liaison supports classroom teachers in providing established best practice child development care, supervision, environments, routines, approaches and assessment. At the direction of their immediate supervisor, EHS CCP Liaison may monitor child attendance, organize and conduct parent education and parent participation activities, and conduct program monitoring and other tasks as assigned.
EHS CCP Liaison must also be willing and capable of learning and supporting classroom teachers to implement the practices and standards of instruments such as the Environmental Rating Scales, the Teacher’s Learning and Collaborating model, Teaching Strategies Gold assessment, and the Practice Based Coaching approach.
Essential Job Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
- PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
- Provide guidance, modeling and support to assigned teachers.
- Direct, instruct, and train assigned staff as requested; provide input for evaluation as requested
- Has a working knowledge of the EHS Performance Standards, licensing regulations, additional state requirements and SCF’s policies and procedures
- With the education team, parents and policy council, develops and maintains a meaningful, individualized curriculum that meets program goals
- Maintains strict confidentiality for EHS children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures
- Creates and maintains a healthy and safe learning environment that is developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive and experientially-based
- Participates in transition activities including registration, classroom transitions and preschool transition
- Collaborates with program staff to increase resources, accomplish tasks, resolve conflict and support the overall program
- INFANT/TODDLER PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
Creates and implements a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive program that supports the child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development
Has knowledge of safety issues relating to infant/toddlers (i.e. sudden infant death syndrome); organizes and maintains a healthy, safe, clean environment that ensures comfortable and challenging experiences that meet the changing needs of infants and toddlers; reports needed maintenance and repairs
Assists in developing an environment that reflects the home culture of the families being served with the goal of increased understanding of their own culture and the culture of others
Provides guidance and instruction to teachers to strengthen the infant, toddler and early childhood experiences provided
Understands birth-3 child development and applies this knowledge to the classroom
Participates in IFSP meetings, case conferences, parent conferences, case reviews, staff meetings, in-service and pre-service meetings, and other meetings as directed.
Responsible for participating in on-going infant/toddler training and professional growth activities
Promotes partnerships with families by working closely with colleagues and the family services staff
Understands and carries out the HS Performance Standards, Standards of Conduct, Licensing and State regulations as well as SCF’s Policies and Procedures
Promotes and supports the SCF’s mission, standards and philosophy in the EHS community, with program partners and with the greater community
Substitutes for teachers during a temporary absence or long-term as determined by program needs
Follows authorized emergency and safety procedures and regulations concerning occupational disease, injury, prevention of contamination and other universal precautions
Assure that screenings occur in a timely manner; that findings are recorded; individualized plans are developed and implemented; that ongoing observation is utilized to update each child’s individual plan on a regular basis.
Assist teachers to develop and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum that address the whole child; that integrate all service areas into the curriculum
Assists in organizing personnel effectively and efficiently to successfully meet daily objectives
- RECORD KEEPING
Prepare and maintain accurate records, including staff and child attendance records, child observation, individualization, lesson plans, lunch count, parent participation, in-kind contributions, and others as directed, using proper spelling and accurate calculations.
Maintains and utilizes data from screening, assessment, and observation for program planning
Assists in maintaining inventory
Maintains the appropriate children’s paperwork and electronic files
Follows SCF-EHS program and fiscal record-keeping regulations
- PARENT INVOLVEMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Develops/utilizes system to meet requirements for and track parent involvement in the classroom
Builds positive and productive relationships with families that focus on trust and support and encourage involvement in the EHS program.
Participates in orientation of new families.
Participates in monthly parent meetings at the center and other social activities for parents.
Schedules, participates and ensures documentation of conferences, home visits, parent trainings and parent/family involvement activities.
Involves parents in educational activities that support their role as their child’s first teacher, including volunteering in the classroom.
Submits monthly in-kind records gathered from the parents in the classroom
Professionally promotes EHS in the community
Builds and maintains strong working relationships with collaborators
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- Working environment includes child care center, office environment and client home setting
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds including infant and/or toddlers weighing 6 to 50 pounds multiple times throughout the day
- Must have dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard and other stand office equipment
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information
- Must be able to able to walk, stand, sit, kneel, reach, stoop, and crouch to interact successfully with infants and/or toddlers
- Must be able to work for long periods of time while maintaining concentrated attention to detail.
- Must be able to site on the floor to and/or pre-school chairs to successfully interact with children
- Must be able to sit a table or desk for long periods of time with occasional standing, walking, squatting or reaching.
- Must be able to see to read a variety of materials, printed or virtual
- Must be able to hear and speak to exchange information in face to face conversation; virtual meeting space or via telephone
- Must be able to drive a vehicle to conduct work off-site as needed
- Tolerate some exposure to communicable diseases when working around children
- Tolerate moderate to loud noise level
- Must be able to drive a vehicle to conduct work at multiple locates as needed
- Some travel by car, bus, airplane or train may be required as associated with attendance at conferences, meeting and other duties carried out at distant locations in and out of state and in some cases overnight travel may be required
- Knowledge & Abilities
- Must have knowledge of child growth and development
- Must learn, follow, and apply Head Start and Early Head Start Performance Standards
- Must demonstrate developmentally appropriate practices
- Must have and demonstrate principles of Supervision, Training and Performance Evaluation
- Use a computer and/or tablet to collect, record, retrieve data and prepare reports
- Must be able to work effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds, and those with disabilities and special needs
- Prepare and maintain detailed records accurately and in a timely manner
- Evaluate work methods and results
- Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
- Organize personnel effectively and efficiently to successfully meet daily objectives
- Communicate in the primary language of enrolled families
- Education & Work Experience
- Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
- Must have a minimum of a CDA Infant/Toddler Credential
- Must be at least 21 years (insurer's requirement)
- Must have had driver's license for at least 3 years (insurer's requirement)
- Must be approved by SCF insurer to be added to corporate auto insurance policy
- Must have a valid Driver's License and maintain throughout the duration of employment
- Must be able to communicate clearly and using correct grammar both verbally and in writing using English
- Must be organized, display strong time management abilities and demonstrate an attention to detail to effectively meet client and program needs
- Ability to exhibit patience and tact when communicating with children, families, staff, and supervisor is a requirement
- Ability to project professionalism in appearance, interactions and conduct throughout daily activities is a must
- Must be available to work a flexible schedule in order to fulfill job functions and program responsibilities
- Must maintain a positive, open an objective attitude towards others
- Must acquire CPR/First Aid Training for Infant/Child/Adult within ninety (90) days of hire date and maintain through duration of employment
- Must obtain a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Work Card (Sheriff's Card) for Child Care prior to hire date and maintain through duration of employment
- Must submit negative TB results (One-Step Skin Test or Chest X-Ray ) prior to hire date and every two years for the duration of employment
- Must have a physical performed and document submitted prior to hire date and submit every five years for the duration of employment
- Associates Degree (or higher) in Early Childhood Education (ECE)
- Experience with infants/toddlers in a center-based setting a plus
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus (not required)
This is a management position
This is a full time position
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