Employer: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
Job Type: Full Time
Country: United States
Industry(s): Education & Training
About the Role:
Job Code: 25-9031 Reports To: ELC Program Manager
Status: Full-time, Permanent Exempt: Yes
Location: ELC Department: Education
Salary: $38,896.00- $80,392.00
SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the ELC Program Manager, the Child Care Supervisor ensures Center maintains proper license requirements and implements State regulations; institutes classroom policies and procedures for children's development and safety. This person is also responsible for evaluating teacher performance, classroom environment, hiring, maintaining and training staff, and sustaining relationships with families.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Adhere to all policies, standards, and procedures as dictated by Tribal Personnel Policies, NYS OCFS Child Care Licensing Regulations, the ELC Behavior Management Plan, the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, PL102-477 regulations and all other applicable regulations pertaining to health, safety and sanitation.
- Supervises, schedules and completes timecards for teaching staff in accordance with the SRMT, ELC policies and procedures, NYS OCFS, CCDF and 102-477 Regulations.
- Responsibilities include screening applicants, interviewing, hiring, training, orientation, performance appraisals, disciplining employees, addressing complaints and concerns and documentation of follow up actions.
- Ensures that classroom observations are done regularly and provides evaluations to staff based upon classroom observations.
- Ensures all classrooms are fully equipped and that timely processing of purchase requests for needed supplies is completed.
- Ensures that all reports are completed in a timely manner.
- Handles teacher and family concerns in a professional manner.
- Work alongside the Education Coordinator and the Transportation Coordinator to arrange appropriate field trips (with rain dates if needed) as approved by the ELC Program Manager.
- Coordinate monthly planning days for teaching staff. Schedules trainings for staff according to requests, needs and requirements.
- Completes and coordinates placement of new children in the child care program and ensures that smooth transition occurs with current children.
- Participates in staff/parent meetings, coordinates consumer education event/information for families submitted.
- Ensures that required inspections are completed daily and if work orders are required they are submitted.
- Prepare and work with fellow staff on annual reports, budgets, program policies, and goals, and ensure all monthly reports and other documentation are submitted in a timely manner.
- Refers staff to Education Coordinator for coaching and technical assistance as appropriate and ensures that staff are on track with their Individualized Professional Development Plan.
- Attend early education conferences or other approved conferences annually.
- Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- A minimum of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood or related field with a plan of study leading to a Bachelors’ degree or a New York State Program Administration credential and two years full-time teaching experience in a child day care center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program and two years of experience supervising staff in a child care program or related field of work.
- Knowledge of Head Start and Child Care program is preferred.
- Knowledge of Mohawk language and traditions is preferred.
- Successful candidate must pass criminal background check and submit to a drug screening.
- Native preference applies in filling this position; those not entitled to Native Preference will receive consideration without discrimination.
- Responsibilities include screening applicants, interviewing, hiring, training, orientation, performance appraisals, disciplining employees, addressing complaints and concerns and documentation of follow up action.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirement listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and personnel files maintained within Human Resources, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have computer skills including Microsoft programs.
- Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with our employees, fellow associates, parents and community members.
- Establish and maintain effective and healthy working relationships with others, including staff, family members and others who may be under distress or duress.
- Communicate and relate effectively with program staff, families and children.
- Positively deal with crisis situations. Deal with hostile, aggressive persons or situations.
- Will be aware and sensitive to the needs that may arise when handling stressful and demanding circumstances. Immediate debriefing will be made available.
- Does not knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulge any information or documentation which has to come to their attention as an employee of the Tribe and which it is the duty of the employee to keep confidential; nor knowingly, carelessly, or recklessly divulge any information of a personal nature relation to fellow employees or clients.
- Promote a positive image of the ELC program through healthy relationships with the families and employees served by the program.
- Foster a climate of respect and integrity.
- Review and comply with information noted in the Material Safety Data Sheets.
The Child Care Supervisor shall have the ability to research funding opportunities, gather educational information and utilize this information to coordinate teaching staff to deliver quality programming to the children in the Child Care Program.
- To implement regulations that govern programs for young children; acknowledging that all staff will cooperate to implement a program that far exceeds minimum regulations.
- To ensure that the rights and needs of children are the highest priority, while also recognizing the need of other family members.
- To provide needed human and financial resources that will benefit families and children.
- To contribute to the ongoing review, evaluation and modification of services as needed by the community, families and children.
- To provide information about the services of the program to the community.
- To engage staff in cooperative problem solving, planning and continuing evaluation of themselves and the program.
- To work in collaboration with Child Care staff, The Head Start Supervisor, Education Coordinator the ELC Program Manager and other Tribal programs to deliver quality programming to the children in the ELC Child Care Program.
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job-related factor. The SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.
The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.
The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.
Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, and supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses). Applicants that are eligible for native preference must include Tribal Identification Card, Status Card or letter to be eligible for Native Preference. All submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as a PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.
NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job-related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.
DRUG TESTING POLICY
All positions require the successful candidate to pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.
Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes. Depending on the position there maybe multiple background checks.
A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used for Emergency Hire individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.
Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.
EMPLOYEE COVID VACCINATION POLICY
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Health Services has adopted a “Vaccination Policy” that requires ONLY Health Service employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. The Vaccine requirement DOES NOT apply to positions that are not Health Services employees. Health Service Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status or they may submit a Medical Exemption form upon being notified that they are the successful candidate. At that point, the policy will apply to them as though they were already employed.