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Home-Based Program Supervisor

Bright Beginnings, Inc.

This is a Job position in Washington posted Jan 05.

his position supports the work of Bright Beginnings, an early childhood education and family support center (primarily Early Head Start/Head Start) and reports to the Early Childhood Education Manager. The Home-Based Program Coordinator coordinates is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, coordination, evaluation, and ongoing administration of the Home-Based program. The Home-Based Program Coordinator directly supervises seven Home Visitors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervises all Head Start and Early Head Start Home Visitors through one-on-one weekly meetings and through a process of reflective supervision.

  1. Works with Home Visitors to review and monitor all paperwork.
  2. Serves as liaison between Home Visitor and all other service areas.
  3. Contacts all participating families, maintains a contact log to ensure that program services are being delivered.
  4. Supervises the planning and implementation of socialization activities for parents at the various transitional housing programs, and coordinates parent training sessions.
  5. Works with Home Visitors to increase the number of parents attending socializations.
  6. Coordinates training of Home Visitors, including scheduling reflective supervision with Home Visitors on bi-weekly basis.
  7. Conducts ongoing monitoring visits with Home Visitors to provide feedback, training, and supervision on effective home visiting strategies.
  8. Works to increase the number of Home-Based parents participating in Policy Council.
  9. Maintains contact with families and works with all other service areas (health, nutrition, family services, mental health, special needs services, parent education and resource/referral) to integrate services into the family setting.
  10. Reviews and updates service area plans, policies and procedures for the effective operation of the Home-Based program.
  11. Works closely with the Education Manager on the selection of the Home-Based curriculum; provides ongoing training to Home Visitors, and ensures proper alignment with DC State Early Learning Standards and the Head Start Child Development Early Learning Framework.
  12. Supervises and maintains accurate written/electronic records; including assessments, special education documentation, screening instruments, anecdotal observations, documents for transition to public school and other required forms.
  13. Responds to crisis and/or emergency situations
  14. Creates, maintains and oversees monitoring procedures, protocols, and forms related to Early Head Start/ Head Start performance standards.
  15. Maintains and updates[[http:ChildPlus.Net|ChildPlus.Net]] software as required
  16. Serves as the liason to staff at the transitional housing programs to ensure ongoing communication and referrals.

Qualifications:

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.

  1. Three years’ experience with Home-Based Programs preferred
  2. Experience should include the ability to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of all children including at risk, special needs, and culturally diverse populations.
  3. Knowledge of community resources and referral experience assisting families in need of services is highly desirable.
  4. Must have flexible schedule to accommodate family needs, may be some evening or weekend hours.
  5. Good written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish skills highly desirable. Intermediate to advance computer skills – internet and e-mail.

Physical Demands

Primary responsibilities are performed in a seated position

  1. Ability to use telephone and computer on a frequent basis
  2. Lifting up to 25 pounds