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Home Based Manager (Lincoln County)

YOUTH IN NEED
JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Home Based Manager
Reports To: County Director (HSW)
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Purpose of Job: The role of the Home Based Manager is to provide a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment that supports individualized learning for children, families, and staff. Home Based Managers plan, develop, implement and supervise all aspects of daily operations. The Home Based Manager ensures that agency policies and procedures, Head Start Performance Standards, and ongoing monitoring are maintained at all times. This position requires continuous engagement to build family connections: oversight of family development through goal setting, recruitment, parent participation and overall parent satisfaction with the program. The Home Based Manager provides ongoing reflective supervision with staff and offers educational opportunities for growth and development. Home Based Managers are responsible for ensuring that all child files are up-to-date and reflective of their history and services provided. Home Based Managers will lead and model professionalism and teamwork within the home based team and the agency by developing and maintaining supportive, professional relationships with children and their families to enhance parent education, communication, involvement and advocacy.
Program Foundations
Contribute to Youth In Need's Mission: To build on the strengths of children, youth and families so they find safety, hope and success in life.
Share Youth In Need's Vision: Youth In Need will be the leader and driving force for future generations in helping children, youth and families to realize their potential and positively impact their communities.
Embrace the Strengths Based Philosophy: Youth In Need recognizes and emphasizes the strengths of all staff, children, youth and families.
Value Youth In Need's Culture of Inclusion and Diversity. Youth In Need's Diversity Definition: Believing in the power of potential, Diversity is intentionally embracing and valuing the differences and similarities, both visible and invisible, that make us who we are?one community. Together our attitudes, actions, policies and physical environment are vital to ensure that all feel comfortable, respected and included regardless of race, sex, gender identity or expression, age, income, faith, ability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or cultural background.
See, Say, Do! Stay alert and engaged at all times. If a concern arises regarding safety or quality, communicate the concern and take action to improve the situation.
Uphold ethical practice, transparency, professionalism, confidentiality and personal accountability in all work.
Collaborate with and mentor others.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Leadership (20%)
Lead intentional team meetings that address program needs, facilitate collaborative communication and motivate individual and group learning.
Coordinate individual and group training needs for staff, inclusive of initial, on the job, and on-going training.
Provide direction and support to home based staff through scheduled one-on-one and as needed supervisions.
Build a community of leaders through coaching and mentoring staff.
Complete annual performance evaluations and assist in the development of Individual Professional Development Plans on a quarterly basis.
Follow agency policy for submitting time sheets. Hold staff accountable for time management through reviewing and approving time allocations, and scheduled/unscheduled time.
In partnership with program families and staff, conduct phone screenings and formal interviews to assess potential match for employment. Follow agency procedures for hiring.
Collaborate with county/city leadership team to ensure quality services and continuous program improvement.
Teaching & Learning Environment (30%)
To ensure quality of services and safety of staff, support and review the creation of weekly home visit schedules per Family Educator.
Ensure children are appropriately supervised at all times by following established protocol regarding counting children.
Ensure that all children are released only to a parent, legal guardian, or other individuals designated in writing by the parent or legal guardian when applicable.
Conduct ongoing safety assessments of indoor/outdoor home based environment per Head Start Performance Standards and Youth In Need policy. Safety concerns will be addressed immediately in accordance with policy and procedure.
Follow Youth In Need Policy and Head Start Performance Standards (HSPS) regulations for safety, health, hygiene, and sanitation.
Ensure that the home based environment and materials represents children's and family's backgrounds, cultures, language and displays their work.
Maintain an inventory of supplies and an equipment list to ensure that materials are plentiful, in good repair, and have a designated space.
Serve as a model to program staff, families, and the community by interacting with others in a nurturing, respectful, and responsive manner. Show sensitivity to each child's developmental needs by making accommodations and adaptations as necessary.
Develop a plan with Family Educators and families that supports children who may have distinct behavioral needs to maximize potential. Coach/Mentor teaching staff and/or provide direct intervention when needed.
Support the individual health and well-being of all children, by accommodating each child's individual health, nutrition, and safety needs. Provide a supportive environment for breastfeeding families.
Monitoring (20%)
In accordance with program calendar conduct observations, assessments, and home visit plan reviews to ensure experiences are based on Curriculum, Head Start Performance Standards (HSPS), the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, and Family Engagement Outcomes, that follow child/family ideas and interests, support individual child/family goals, and advance progress towards school readiness.
Monitor Teaching Strategies Gold documentation and portfolio entry. Review TSG Checkpoints and assist home based team in the creation and implementation of an Outcomes Action Plans as established by program guidance.
Maintain compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and other program regulations at all times.
Responsible for site educational and health/nutrition compliance: create and maintain an ongoing system to ensure Family Educators are collecting requirements, coordinate with PSA/FSA on additional needs and track ongoing needs/follow-up.
Conduct program file reviews as outlined by program guidance.
Ensure fiscal best practices and purchasing procedures are followed as outlined by the agency.
Provide training to families and staff on the importance of in-kind. Create an ongoing plan with staff that motivates participation. Collect, review, and ensure that in-kind meets criteria outlined by program guidance.
Maintain that all employee credentialing, certifications, and training requirements are up-to-date.
Monitor attendance requirements per policy and procedure.
Oversee county (HSW)/site (HSE) eligibility, selection, and enrollment process by verifying that applications are complete and accurate, maintaining an accurate waitlist, and submit weekly selection reports as outlined by program guidance.
Parent, Family & Community Engagement (20%)
Assist families and Family Educators in the development of transition plans through the family partnership process.
Support opportunities for families to engage with their children, and facilitate opportunities for families to contribute to the creation of the home based community.
Communicate with families in a supportive manner regarding program participation and progress.
Advocate for families and support families in further engaging as advocates and leaders within Head Start and the community through supporting effective transitions, care team meetings, IEP/IFSP meetings, and other opportunities for families to effectively meet their unique and diverse needs.
Maintain concise and factual documentation regarding families and children in all program areas.
Serve as a liaison between program services and the community, including recruitment activities, volunteers, education and advocacy of potential Head Start and Early Head Start families.
Assist in the planning and implementation of opportunities for families to further their development within the Family Engagement Outcomes, which will include participating in engagement activities at night or on the weekend.
Through the annual recruitment plan create a means to maintain full enrollment. Coordinate with the Center Manager to ensure enrollment needs are met on a weekly basis and oversee that individual child needs are addressed prior to selection.
Professional Development (5%)
Actively participate in Professional Development opportunities, and incorporate information from training and guidance into practice to improve quality.
Attend all required trainings, meetings and complete necessary certifications as required.
Develop and work towards professional development goals in collaboration with your supervisor.
Additional Responsibilities (5%)
May be requested to fill in at other sites or travel to other locations for training.
Must be sensitive to the socioeconomic and cultural characteristics of the service population.
Speak on behalf of the United Way.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Formal Education/Credentials (If Any) Normally Associated With Job
Necessary: Bachelor's Degree in Education/Administration or related field from an accredited college/university recognized by the US Department of Education.
Desired: Bachelor's Degree in Education/Administration or related field with at least 18 credit hours in early childhood education.
Knowledge
Early Childhood Development, Head Start Performance Standards, Creative Curriculum, Family Development.
Effective planning, individualizing for children, and developmentally appropriate practice.
Home-Visitation
Experience
Three or more years working with children ages birth-5 years or equivalent, human service management/personnel management, home-visitation, and other management systems, preferred.
Skills
Work well independently and collaboratively with others.
Skilled in written and verbal communication.
Ability to analyze information and apply it.
Environmental Conditions
Indoor office environment
Indoor classroom environment
Occasional travel to various YIN sites
Physical Requirements
Physically be able to lift at least 50 pounds, able to lift/carry children when appropriate.
Must be mobile, able to get up and down from floor, stand and sit on floor within the classroom/socialization environment.
Driving Requirements
Required Eligibility Classification
Youth In Need serves children, young people and families of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce
that reflects that diversity. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent in this position. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities expected to meet job standards.



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