The LEAF Program provides literacy services to adults and children through several program areas: adult education, which consists of English as a Second Language and Computer Skills classes; early childhood, which includes a licensed childcare center, as well as a home visiting program, and school-age programming, which includes after-school and a summer camp.
The Early Childhood and Home Based Manager is responsible for all aspects of the LEAF Early Childhood Programs, including ensuring the safety and well-being of all children in the program; Parenting class instruction; supervision of early childhood staff; regular reporting to program funders; home-based program model and oversight of professional development. The Manager will ensure that all children are monitored regularly for physical, social and emotional health, and collaborate with community partners to make sure all our children will be ready for kindergarten.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee the birth to three center-based and home-based program models through DFSS.
Oversee all human resource issues including staffing, performance issues, and supervision.
Conduct staff meetings and develops professional development plans for site. Supervise the education component through classroom observations and providing technical assistance to teachers.
Assist in classrooms and program activities.
Develops Family Partnership Agreement goals with families.
Maintain all funder/licensing and agency reports, and program reports.
Enroll, track and monitor all student fees and program funds.
Maintain full enrollment, providing recruitment plans and retention of students.
Assure all activities for children are based upon developmentally appropriate practices aligned with the Reggio Emilia Approach and funder requirements.
Support communication with parents regarding the center’s programs through regular newsletters, bulletin boards, frequent notes, telephone calls, etc.
Establish relationships with internal AHS departments and community organizations. Collaborate with Passages educational and administrative team to support the program and align policies.
Monitor and track grant funds. Applies for grant opportunities.
Coordinate with program managers across all departments to support the mission and values of AHS.
Keep abreast of early childhood education practices, maintain quality performance levels, and improve program to align with best practices.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications (Knowledge, skills and abilities):
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Administration.
Gateways Illinois Director Credential Level 2 or higher; Gateways Infant and Toddler Credential Level 5 or higher.
Knowledge in DFSS, CPS, and ISBE data systems.
Knowledge of Head Start standards.
Experience working in a school-based program with adults and children.
Strong knowledge of Windows and computer software, and comprehensive familiarity with all aspects of the Microsoft Office suite.
Excellent communication with staff, clients and funders.
Excellent office organization.
Must be able to lift up to twenty-five pounds of books and supplies, and also lift small children in our daycare and preschool.
Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law
About Asian Human Services Inc.
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to Asian immigrants and other underserved communities so that they can fully participated in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, education, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.