Assistant Director, Infants

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 18, 2020
Closes
Oct 21, 2020
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Assistant Director, Infants, is responsible for the direct management of teaching staff and overseeing the day-to-day delivery of exemplary child care services to the House Community, particularly the planning, implementing and evaluating of a daily and long-term curriculum. Responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of young children and assisting in identifying and addressing behavioral and developmental concerns.
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Responsibilities

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides operations support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers and staff. The CAO organization comprises more than 650 technical and administrative staff working in a variety of areas, including information technology, finance, budget management, human resources, payroll, child care, food and vending, procurement, logistics and administrative counsel.

The Assistant Director, Infants, is responsible for the direct management of teaching staff and overseeing the day-to-day delivery of exemplary child care services to the House Community, particularly the planning, implementing and evaluating of a daily and long-term curriculum. Responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of young children and assisting in identifying and addressing behavioral and developmental concerns.

The Assistant Director is responsible for staying up-to-date on current research, best practices and trends in early childhood development and education and modeling high quality work. Responsible for supporting, coaching and empowering the classroom teachers and providing overall management and supervision. The Assistant Director will assist the Director and staff with Center related projects and programs, and personnel activities (selection, training and development, evaluation, etc.).

PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day delivery of child care services in classrooms in assigned age-group.
2. Be an active leader in the Child Care Center and the CAO. Work to build community across the Center.
3. Participate in the recruiting, selection and hiring activities to appropriately staff classroom needs, and support on going staff development and performance management.
4. Partner with the HCCC administrative team to appropriately address employee conflicts and promote team building in the classroom.
5. Prioritize health and safety.
6. Coordinate and oversee developmentally appropriate, child-centered curriculum and assessment planning, implementation, and documentation.
7. Maintain accurate records and logs in a timely and organized fashion.
8. Develop and maintain familiarity and compliance with, and established systems for meeting all applicable legal requirements, House Rules, Committee and CAO policies and procedures, as well as specific House Child Care Center practices and procedures.
9. Ensure effective use of materials and resources.
10. Treat all children, families, and staff with dignity and respect, allowing for individual differences. Build positive relationships with teachers, administrators, children and families.
11. Seek and attend ongoing professional development and demonstrate an attitude of continual growth. Attend cross organizational trainings within the CAO.

Travel Required

Not required - Not required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
10

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • USAJobs Conditions of Employment


Qualifications

• Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
• Minimum Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education (or equivalent)
• Minimum 5 years of working in a child care center classroom, preferable in a supervisor or lead role. Previous experience in child care center administration preferred

• Experience and interest in working with young children and their families in an early childhood setting.
• Experience and interest in working with teaching staff in an early childhood setting.
• Knowledge of basic child development as well as the ability to understand the developmental progress and identify the needs of all applicable children.
• Ability to understand child care educational research and/or best practices and convert/apply to the classroom.
• Knowledge of developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive early child curriculum (Creative Curriculum and Conscious Discipline preferred) and methods of observing, recording, and evaluating child behavior
• Ability to work successfully independently and in teams.
• Demonstrated leadership skills.
• Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
• Ability to analyze problems and recommend appropriate solutions/changes.
• Ability to organize and plan effectively. Detail oriented with the ability to work under stress, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
• Proficient in using varied information and automated office systems to include computers and mobile devices, MS Office, web-based systems, copier, phone, etc.
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with tact, as well as the ability to exercise judgement and discretion.
• Ability to successfully complete and apply applicable training, technical and otherwise.
• Ability to sustain a high level of energy and a positive, professional attitude
• Ability to meet minimum physical requirements:
• Flexibility with scheduling and availability to work additional hours as needed.
• Ability to acquire and maintain Infant/Child/Adult CPR Certification. Required within 30 days of hire date.
• Ability to acquire and maintain First Aid Certification. Required within 30 days of hire date

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Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated using a structured interview process.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Resume

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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