Child Care Partnership Coordinator
LAKES AND PINES C.A.C., INC.
1700 MAPLE AVENUE EAST
MORA, MINNESOTA 55051
320-679-1800
TITLE: Child Care Partnership Coordinator
SALARY RANGE: 8
CLASSIFICATION: 11
HOURS: Determined by Program
STATUS: Non-Exempt Position
I. GENERIC DESCRIPTION
The Child Care Partnership Coordinator is responsible for the supervision of the Child Care Partnership Teachers. He/she ensures that the contracts between Head Start and child care contractors are carried out and followed. He/she will act as a liaison among the main office, child care staff, and partners. He/she will monitor and ensure compliance with DHS Rule 9502 and Rule 9503 and Head Start Performance Standards. Monitor compliance with Department of Human Services (DHS) Rules 2 and 3 by child care partners and ensure adherence to contracts.
II. SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION
A. Essential Functions
Adhere to and be able to articulate Program philosophy, Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Service Area Plans, personnel and administrative policies, Agency Mission Statement, Blood Borne Pathogens Policy, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) Policy, and Data Privacy and Affirmative Action Policies; and utilize when performing responsibilities.
Support the mission of the Agency, and ensure that subordinate staff do as well.
Maintain confidentiality and professionalism in performing responsibilities.
Actively participate in Program recruitment and marketing activities.
Attend authorized meetings specific to individual family service provision.
Attend staff and community meetings; participate in training programs offered by the Agency and invite partners to attend.
Provide recommendations for Training and Technical Assistance.
Be an active team member with co-workers and partners in accomplishing Program goals, objectives, and assignments.
Attend Program administrative staff meetings, and act as a liaison between the office personnel and child care personnel.
Ensure that effective communication occurs between child care staff, providers and Lakes and Pines Administrative Team.
Act as lead resource for Child Care Partnership Teachers.
Provide each staff person under his/her supervision with observation visits, performance appraisals, and guidance as needed throughout the Program Year.
Maintain all applicable required records, and submit all applicable reports, data entry, and paperwork in a timely manner as required by supervisor.
Role model appropriate adult/child interaction consistent with established Early Childhood Best Practices.
Assist Education Coordinator in updating and implementing the Child Development and Education Service Plan.
Ensure coverage of Child Care Partnership Teacher Duties during absences.
Provides direct supervision of Child Care Partnership Teachers.
May assume tasks of subordinate staff when assigned.
Ensure staff follow guidance/strategies in all Service Areas.
Ensure that all Program Service Areas are integrated into lesson plans of children within a classroom setting.
Participate in developing appropriate in-service, child development, and pre-service training sessions for classroom staff and child care contractors.
Act as contact person among Head Start, child care Partners, and other staff as assigned.
Provide assistance to classroom staff and child care providers in completing on-going Child Assessments.
Review, interpret, and analyze lesson plans written by teaching staff; and provide input on a monthly basis.
Ensure child care partners/Centers implement curriculum that meets Head Start Performance Standards.
Inventory, prioritize, and make recommendations to purchase Child care/Center materials based upon need and Head Start Program Performance Standards.
Monitor Child Care Partners/ Family Child Care Partners maintenance of Head Start Program and Performance Standards.
In coordination with the Manager of Early Childhood Development and the Education Coordinator, ensure required CLASS scores are met at each Child Care Center site and monitor improvement plans.
Assist the Coordinators in ensuring each child receives a developmental, sensory, hearing & vision, behavioral screening within forty-five (45) days of enrollment.
Conduct any Federal or State required assessments as assigned.
Provide assistance in classrooms or child care homes as necessary.
Ensure the delivery of developmentally-appropriate services to all enrolled children based on each child’s Screening and Assessment Data, Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Recruit new child care partners within service area.
Assist the Health Coordinator in conducting health and safety checks.
Attend authorized meetings specific to individual family service provision.
Ensure each newly enrolled family in a child care/center option is offered an enrollment visit within two (2) weeks of entry and one (1) additional home visit throughout the year.
Ensure two (2) Parent Teacher Conferences are offered each year for each enrolled family.
Team as needed with Family Advocates assigned to the Child Care Partners.
Be able to articulate and carry out appropriate emergency procedures.
Assist staff in setting professional development goals and developing Professional Development Plan.
Complete a Professional Development Plan and review with supervisor regularly.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of Family and Community Engagement and/or the Early Childhood and Family Development Department Director.
Maintain family case notes for the Family Child Care children documenting family changes/situation and any appropriate referrals to Family Advocates or Coordinating staff and/or other agencies.
Provide on-site visits to Partners at a minimum bi-weekly, with occasional un-announced visits.
Ensure each enrolled child receives nutrition screening within 90 days.
III. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
Must be DHS Rule 3 teacher certified.
Must have experience working with preschool children.
Must have ability to communicate verbally with adults as well as children and in writing to various reading levels.
Must have willingness to work with parents and children in the home environment.
Must have supervisory experience, administrative and communication skills in order to supervise staff.
Must be physically able to relate to and manage children on an individual and group basis.
Must have the ability to be flexible.
Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, including occasional travel out of the service area for meetings, workshops, conferences, overnights, etc.
Is subject to a Criminal Background Check, the results of which are acceptable to the Agency.
IV. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/DEMANDS

Requires occasional light lifting up to fifty (50) pounds; display sound lifting and safety habits.
Requires extensive automobile travel; must be physically able to sustain such travel.
EVALUATION

Performance Evaluations are conducted after a six-month provisional period, and Performance Evaluations are done at least annually thereafter.
Appraisals are based on observation of the Child Care Partnership Coordinator by the direct supervisor, analysis of the effectiveness of the Program, and through an appraisal conference.
Performance Evaluations will utilize the Agency’s and Program’s forms.
Factors to be considered during the appraisal are:
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How well does he/she follow written and verbal instructions?
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How well does he/she relate the concepts and principles of the Agency and Head Start Program to enrolled families and staff?
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How well are lesson plans prepared and carried out by those individuals under his/her supervision?
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Does the employee cooperate with other staff members associated with the family?
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Is he/she able to effectively supervise the Classroom Teachers?
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Are all the required Home Visits being made to enrolled families?
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Are children with disabilities receiving effective services from Head Start?
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How well does he/she communicate/work with other team members?
Additional Information
Lakes and Pines CAC reserves the right to revise this job description and change job duties and responsibilities as Agency and program(s) needs arise. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment; and provides a general overview of expectations of the position holder.
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Contractor
In accordance with federal and state laws, Lakes and Pines CAC is an equal opportunity employer, contractor and provider of services. The Agency will maintain a policy of non– discrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment within the Agency will be governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, public assistance status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity,status as a parent, familial status, or in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.

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