Volunteers of America Los Angeles Site Supervisor - (Head Start - East LA) in Los Angeles, California
About Us: Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.
Through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs, we work with children (ages 2 – 5) and their families to provide the skills, confidence and stable home life necessary for a smooth transition into kindergarten and beyond. Head Start positions are generally Monday through Friday, 7:45 am to 4:15 pm (10-1/2 months per year).
Responsibilities: The Site Supervisor supervises teaching staff at a designated site and ensures activities are designed to promote the children’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. This position oversees planning individual and group activities to stimulate learning according to the ages of the children.
The Site Supervisor performs the following:
• Promotes an atmosphere that actively embraces diversity; addresses any form of prejudice and promotes understanding of all cultures • Provides social and emotional climate that supports and builds teamwork and group pride; works constructively through any site conflicts • Provides supervision to teaching staff; reviews teacher paperwork and submits timely reports as required • Ensures implemented curriculum plan meets needs of all children, families and staff • Observes, screens and assesses each child's developmental level and develops goals that relate to the child's individual development • Ensures implementation of the program curriculum for children enrolled in morning and afternoon classes (double session); instructs minimum of one (1) class per day and more, if needed • Administers plans individual and group activities to stimulate learning as well as supports and enhances the role of parents as prime educators of their children • Works cooperatively with all staff to provide information and resources to enrolled families • Integrates various Early Head Start services into learning such as parent involvement, social services, nutrition, health and mental health services • Provides a physical environment consistent with state and local licensing requirements as well as the health and safety of the children
Requirements: • Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development or closely related field • Transcripts required to prove a minimum of: ◦ 24 semester units in Early Childhood Education / Child Development ◦ 3 semester units in Administration ◦ 2 semester units in Adult Supervision; coursework in Management desired ◦ 16 semester units in General Education
• Valid Child Development Site Supervisor permit preferred • Minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience; minimum 4 years of teaching experience • Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel • Fingerprint clearances required prior to employment • Valid California driver's license and access to automobile with adequate insurance (or have easy access to other means of reliable transportation) to make home visits and travel to other school sites
Health Requirements: • Proof at the time of hire ◦ TB clearance within 6 months prior ◦ Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 – Dec 1) ◦ Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization
• Physical examination at the time of employment • Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to: ◦ Able to lift up to 50 lbs ◦ Frequently kneel and squat ◦ Ability to move quickly
Additional Requirements: • Master's of Arts degree in Child Development or related field a plus • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and oral) desirable
VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer