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Family Child Care Network Director

University Settlement Early Head Start
Date Posted: 10/18/2021
Salary / Wage: commensurate with experience
Location: Manhattan , New York
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Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct supervision to contracted family child care providers through home visits and/or on-site group/individual trainings.
  • Collaborate with the Early Head Start leadership to provide program planning and systems
  • Build strong working relationships and foster a sense of community among staff of EHS collaborative programs in co-located spaces
  • Provide supervision to home visiting staff and administrative staff
  • Responsible for child care placement and supervision of eligibility process
  • Administer the CACFP program as per NYS DOH regulations
  • Assist with recruiting families and providers for the Early Head Start Program
  • Recruit families through community outreach, advertisement, and presentations
  • Recruit & train family child care providers
  • Assist in the development and implementation of staff trainings as per the Head Start Performance Standards
  • Assist the Senior Program Director with monitoring the program budget
  • Maintain database and reporting systems
  • Responsible for keeping up to date on all regulatory requirements including from DOE and DOH
  • Be part of the EHS collaborative management team responsible for ensuring quality child care services as per Head Start Performance Standards
  • Assist providers in developing a program that meets all DOH regulations and network quality standards
  • Responsible for meeting all contracted obligation per funding source including Parent Group, Providers’ Group, etc.
  • Provide on-going training to Family Child Care Providers
  • Take an active role in identifying children with special needs and working with the EHS Special Need Coordinator to make appropriate referrals
  • Assist parents in obtaining educational and social services for their families
  • Maintain parents inform on any relevant issues with respect to their child, provider and network.
  • Follow-up on any concerns brought to the program by parents, providers and staff.
  • Maintain proper documentation on families/children and providers.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor to fulfill job responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • MA in Early Childhood Education/Education with teaching certification
  • At least two to three years experience in a classroom setting with infants and toddlers or preschoolers
  • Knowledge of Family Child Care regulations and application process plus CACFP regulations and administration
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Must have excellent computer skills including knowledge of Excel and Access applications
  • Excellent organization skills required.
  • Ability to write and speak Chinese or Spanish preferred.

Hours: Full-Time

Application Instructions:

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