Child Care Partner Supervisor (3187)
Lutheran Services Florida
Child Care Supervisor Job in West Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach Head Start / Early Head Start
Located at Administrative Offices in Palm Beach, FL
Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant
. Since 1982, Lutheran Services Florida has been providing and sharing solutions to protect Florida’s most vulnerable. Today, we are one of the largest nonprofits in Florida touching 1 in 50 Floridians with a wide range of services, including:
early childhood education
refugee and immigration
mental health and substance abuse
LSF is looking for a talented
Child Care Partner Supervisor
who wants to make an impact in the lives of children and families.
Purpose & Impact
Responsible for the administration of the Head Start/Early Head Start program, including program design and management, oversight of record-keeping and monitoring systems and development of community child care partnerships. Works in collaboration with program consultants/managers and community child care providers to deliver HS/EHS services. Must meet requirements per Federal Head Start Performance Standards and any local, state and or agency policies and procedures.
A Day in The Life of a
Child Care Partner Supervisor
Participates in the design of HS/EHS internal structures, systems and policies.
Ensures adequate systems in place to maintain highest quality of HS/EHS services to children and families in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
Ensures consistency in HS/EHS service delivery with attention to inclusive practices and integration of component areas; encourage continuous improvement of systems.
Ensures coordination among components, across levels and with the organization.
Participates in development of HS/EHS program and Child Care Partner interagency agreements and contracts.
Prepares HS/EHS program reports for the local Head Start program and the Regional Executive Director.
Establishes and maintains relationships and collaborations with public school districts, systems of higher education, and other community agencies and partners.
Attends interagency organizational and planning meetings as appropriate.
Participates in professional development activities and organized community events.
Designs and delivers formal presentations.
Participates in the development of collaborations and facility development for future expansion of families and/or services.
Participates in monthly department meetings.
Designs and delivers training in areas of expertise.
Interact with members of the community, other agencies and Policy Council as needed.
Makes regular formal presentations to parents, staff, and community groups to provide information and ensure collaboration and promote advocacy.
Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
Attends staff and parent meetings and activities at child care partners sites, as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Business Administration, Business Management or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of five years professional leadership/management and supervisory experience preferably in an educational non-profit. Significant experience in administration, including balancing regulatory requirements with budget constraints and growing community needs. Head Start or Early Head Start experience preferred.
Also required: Successful completion of a Level II background screening, local criminal record check and drug screening prior to hiring.
Ability to determine and prioritize demanding workload while being flexible to emergent/unplanned needs and situations.
Significant decision making and problem solving in many areas including the allocation of resources to program components, supervisory issues, scheduling and provision of program services.
Ability to handle highly stressful and sensitive situations in a professional manner.
Ability to interpret and implement complex policies and regulations.
Ability to work independently and maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.
Ability to exercise tact and discretion in all employee interactions.
Frequent sitting for long periods using computer keyboard, telephone and other office machines.
Strong organization and time management skills, ability to meet tight deadlines.
Occasional standing to file documents, make copies, faxing etc.
Strong knowledge of theories and practices of Early Childhood Education/Development.
Experience in design and delivery of training.
Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including internet and e-mail.
Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail are required and the candidate must be able to meet designated deadlines.
Reasonable accommodation may be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities.
Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area.
Why Work With LSF?
Ability to Make an Impact in Multiple Areas
LSF offers several programs, spanning across a wide range of populations in need. This gives our team members an opportunity to learn and potentially work in programs outside of their direct area.
Either way, members of the LSF family will play a part in transforming the lives of those in need.
A career at LSF means working and learning alongside talented professionals in a dynamic and inclusive environment. The values of our organization –
– drives each one of us.
People working at Lutheran Services Florida treat each other like family. Whether you work on the front lines or work in an office, you share a common bond that is felt throughout the organization.
Because of the variety of programs we offer throughout Florida, team members have the option to explore areas of interest in other programs or grow within their existing program/department.
Amazing benefits package
Medical, dental and vision
Teledoc (24/7 access to doctors via phone and video)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employer paid life insurance (1X salary), AD&D
Health and dependent care FSA
12 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
Generous PTO policy
403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match
LifeMart employee discount program (savings on everything from computers to car rentals)
Additional voluntary benefits:
Group life insurance
Accident, critical illness/Cancer and hospital policy
Legal Shield coverage
Lutheran Family Services embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Lutheran Services Florida Children & Head Start Services
3230 Commerce Place, Suite A West Palm Beach, FL 33407