Child Learning Supervisor
Who We Are:
Project Harmony exists to provide effective, immediate and sensitive support to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. Project Harmony is committed to a vision with a focus on one goal: ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Project Harmony is one of the largest Child Advocacy Centers in the nation.
At Project Harmony, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our clients and our community. Project Harmony is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national original, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
At Project Harmony, we are committed to building a team of dedicated, compassionate professionals who are supportive of our culture:
We are all Project Harmony: Project Harmony exists because of the unique collaboration of community partners, dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect. Our strength lies in our people, their ideas, their differences, their diverse talents and perspectives.
We bring our best everyday: Project Harmony consists of experts, problem solvers and visionaries dedicated to promoting creativity and innovation. We demonstrate personal integrity and maintain a high standard of ethical behavior. Project Harmony is dedicated to fostering a learning environment where all members of the collaborative process can flourish.
When it comes to children, we don’t compromise: Children come first in all that we do. Project Harmony provides a safe place where children have the courage to use their voices – a place where healing begins. Because of Project Harmony’s coordination of care, children entering Project Harmony go from crisis to courage. Our vision reimagines the system to make it work best for all involved, especially the child.
If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference in the life of a child, Project Harmony is looking for you. We are seeking an experienced and committed Child Learning Supervisor to join our dynamic and innovative organization.
The Child Learning Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the child learning program and outcomes while supervising the childcare teams of the Parent University at the Learning Community Center of North Omaha.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Leadership and Supervision:
- Manages the center facility opening, closing, childcare supplies and equipment.
- Supports the effective cleaning and maintenance of the childcare rooms, equipment and playgrounds.
- Creates a warm and welcoming environment for staff, families and visitors.
- In collaboration with the Program Director, ensures the continuous safety of parents, children, visitors and staff at the center. Ensures all Incident/Injury Reports are documented as outlined and given to Program Director.
- Hires, orients, trains and oversees the day-to-day effectiveness of Child Learning Specialists and Lead.
- Serves as an ambassador for Parent University.
- Ensures employees timesheets and weekly schedule reports have an accurate correlation.
Program Planning, Development, Implementation and Evaluation:
- Provides coverage and/or assistance as needed in child learning and reception.
- Maintains an updated schedule and work plan for the child learning team that is aligned to achieve desired child outcomes. Establishes fair distribution of work duties amongst the child learning staff. Manages staffing to ensure the team is neither over nor understaffed.
- Maintains an inventory for childcare and request supplies as needed to Program Director.
- Ensures the environment in the child learning rooms and the outside play areas are all safe and positive learning environments for children and families, with a special focus on building social-emotional skills and executive functioning.
- Proactively works with childcare team, Program Manager and participant families to determine when a child needs to be referred to outside resources for developmental delays or behavioral concerns. Helps families connect to Head Start programs and other high-quality early childhood programs.
- Assists with the logistics and execution of interactive parent/child activities and special events as needed. Promotes attendance at these activities and special events.
- During the summer and on days Omaha Public Schools are out of session, develops activities for school-aged children and helps the team be comfortable in engaging children of all ages who visit the center.
- Promotes Parent University and recruits new families as needed.
- Provides backup coverage and coordinates special projects as needed.
- Supervises and manages staff to ensure quality of work, utilization of the customer service model, timeliness of deliverables and adherence to policies and procedures.
- Participates in evaluating current childcare processes and procedures through continuous quality improvement.
- Responsible for attending industry-related education and/or professional organizations, committees and groups.
Education and Training:
Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Public Administration or related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education, Social Work, or another related field, required.
The successful candidate must possess a teaching certificate with one (1) to two (2) years of previous supervisory experience, preferably in early childhood education setting.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
- Demonstrated experience in early childhood education and working in an urban setting working directly with children and families.
- Ability to interpret child assessments/data and incorporate results into case management practices.
- Proficiency in both English and Spanish desired.
- Brings a passionate commitment and high energy level to his/her work in supporting the success of young children and their families.
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
- Demonstrated commitment to cultural respect and understanding and value of diversity.
- Detail oriented, with strong organizational and recordkeeping skills.
- Demonstrate problem solving skills and ability to resolve conflicts.
- Flexibility to adapt and change as needed.
- Demonstrate verbal and written communications skills.
- Demonstrate strong time management skills.
- Good decision-making skills.
- Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Outlook, etc.).
- Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Must respect and maintain confidentiality.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work in a stationary position for extended periods of time; operate a computer and other office equipment, move about inside the office; frequently communicate with coworkers, vendors and members of the public.
- The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds within and outside the organization.
- Must submit to a thorough criminal history background check.
- Must possess the ability to pass a fingerprint clearance.
- Must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
- Ability and willingness to work some weekday evenings and weekends.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.
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