Day Care Center Supervisor
Coordinates and oversees the daily on-site operation of School Age Child Care (SACC) programs serving children and youth ages 5 - 21 with multiple disabilities. Plans and implements a high-quality program of appropriate experiences to support the development of each child. Builds and maintains relationships with each family, and school personnel to ensure the success of all children and youth. This announcement may be used to fill multiple full-time Day Care Center Supervisor positions at various locations throughout Fairfax County. Coordinates and oversees the daily on-site operation of School Age Child Care (SACC) programs serving children in grades K-6th, and children with special needs. Plans and implements a program of appropriate experiences for school-age children. Supervises, trains and evaluates staff. Builds and maintains relationships with school personnel and parents.
Schedule: This is a 42-week school year position with summer breaks off, therefore refer to the hourly pay rate only. Depending on the school calendar, appointees to these positions may be expected to work during the winter and the spring SACC program to fulfill the 42-week requirement. Split shifts are required for these positions.
Location: Multiple SACC locations throughout Fairfax County
- Oversees the daily on-site administration and operations of the center;
- Develops systems to safeguard the health and safety of all children at the site;
- Develops and coordinates a program of appropriate experiences for school-age children, or children with special needs;
- Interviews, selects, and evaluates center staff;
- Directs a continuous public relations program;
- Plans and presents on-going staff development for center and other School-Age Child Care (SACC) staff;
- Provides center's administrative functions, to include payroll, personnel, and record keeping;
- Participates in the individual and group teaching of children;
- Confers with and advises parents of the behavior of children;
- Determines and coordinates use of facilities and equipment;
- Oversees the room arrangement developed for both rooms to facilitate a variety of activities;
- Surveys needs and interests of children;
- Serves as primary liaison with school and SACC administrative staff;
- Plans nutritious daily snacks and arranges for procurement and/or delivery of food;
- Writes, coordinates and distributes Center newsletter and calendar of activities to parents;
- Prepares regular and special reports.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Thorough knowledge of individual behavior and the growth and development of children, and the impact of group relationships;
- Considerable knowledge of health, safety and first aid methods, and the ability to assume administrative responsibility for the assigned center's overall health and safety program;
- Knowledge of the factors which cause problems in children;
- Knowledge of learning assets and liabilities;
- Knowledge of social work methods;
- Ability to plan nutritious snacks;
- Ability to establish warm and supportive relationships with children, on a group and individual basis, gaining their confidence and trust and imparting a sense of security;
- Ability to provide a wide variety of stimulating experiences for children to meet their individual intellectual and emotional needs;
- Ability to recognize problems of both a physical and psychological nature as exhibited by children;
- Ability to organize and plan the activities of subordinate day care personnel;
- Ability to develop and maintain a working relationship with parents, staff, school officials and the public;
- Ability to prepare, present and maintain reports.
Must be of at least 21 years of age and meet one of the following criteria:
- Graduate degree from a college or university in a child-related field such as, but not limited to, elementary education, nursing, or recreation and six months of child-related programmatic experience; or
- Endorsement or bachelor's degree from a college or university in a child-related field such as, but not limited to, elementary education, nursing, or recreation and one year of child-related programmatic experience; or
- 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours of college credits, of which 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours are in child-related subjects and one year of child-related programmatic experience; or
- Two years of child-related programmatic experience with one year in a staff supervisory capacity and at least one of the following education backgrounds:
- A one-year early childhood certificate from a college or university that consists of at least 30 semester hours;
- A child development credential that requires high school program completion or the equivalent and meets all of the requirements for program director credentialing specified in the Commonwealth of Virginia's Standards for Licensed Child Care Centers outlined in 22 VAC 15-30-230.
- A certification of qualification from an internationally or nationally recognized Montessori organization.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer. Appointee must also complete a tuberculosis (TB) test prior to appointment.
- Bachelor's degree or higher in a child-related discipline.
- Two or more years of child-related programmatic experience, to include at least one year of staff supervisory experience.
- Demonstrated experience and proficiency in planning appropriate experiences for school-age children.
In conjunction with maintaining the room set-up, must be able to move quickly in order to respond to unsafe situations and have enough strength to separate children and youth engaged in an altercation. Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl, handle materials with manual dexterity, type on a keyboard and be able to lift up to 35 pounds. Ability to participate in all outdoor activities throughout the year; for example, field trips, pool excursions, hiking etc.. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview and may include exercise.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.