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Assistant Center Director  

Category Education  

Position Summary:

Responsible for assisting in overseeing and leadership to all operations of the designated children's center as well as development and oversight of new initiatives for children with and without special needs and their families. Responsible for assisting in maintaining an atmosphere of reflective personal outcomes, philosophy and family support. Supervised by the CDC Director, duties require the use of discretion and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists CDC Director with planning, developing, and overseeing services and supports for children and their families, working in collaboration with families, appropriate staff and related community resources.
  • Assists the CDC Director with providing leadership for defining and prioritizing program purpose and objectives.
  • Assists in daily oversight of all operations of the children's center.
  • Assists in reviewing referral information and applications making recommendations for placement of children.
  • Assists in monitoring established procedures of quality improvement, accountability, and consumer records according to agency QA standards and procedures, as well as funding source requirements.
  • Ensures confidentiality is maintained for all children and families for whom services are provided.
  • Promotes full inclusion of children with disabilities in the center.
  • Develops staff schedule to ensure appropriate classroom coverage which may include providing coverage in the classroom.
  • Ensures quality communication between staff and parents through a variety of methods that may include: daily notes, in person or telephone conferences, newsletters, dedicated online portals, and other methods effective in meeting family needs.
  • Participates in orientation and training of staff and volunteers.
  • In collaboration with the CDC Director and other support staff, assesses needs of the center families and advises families on available support service, assisting with referrals as needed.
  • In collaboration with CDC Director, facilitates regular staff, parent and educational support meetings.
  • Evaluates the need and coordinates the purchase of classroom supplies and therapeutic materials with approval from the CDC Director.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with all regulatory guidelines, including but not limited to DCDEE, sanitation, and fire.
  • Assists in maintaining staff DCDEE files, training files, and ESUCP Audit Files, as well as periodically auditing children's files.
  • Assists in the maintenance of center-wide activities, including but not limited to fundraising, parent involvement, field trips, donations and special events within the center.
  • Ensures that required classroom teachers maintain education and progress needed to ensure renewal of their teaching license or enrollment in EESLPD.
  • Monitors Medication Administration for all children that are administered over the counter and prescribed medication while attending the center to include: physician's order matching original packaging of medication, administration documentation, monitoring expiration of medicine and appropriate storage of medication.
  • Work collaboratively with local and state agencies and organizations, serving as a representative of ESUCP in community and state meetings as appropriate.
  • Promotes ESUCP services and supports, as well as gather information regarding ongoing and upcoming initiatives.
  • Promotes and facilitates active and outgoing communication with families to maintain an effective working relationship and ensures that outcomes and agency supports are in place.
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality, manages the use of PTO time, and follows all policies and procedures regarding time off.
  • Must demonstrate Easter Seals valued behaviors of Accountability, Commitment and Caring as appropriate to the position.
  • Assumes responsibilities of Director in their absence at their request.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the CDC Director.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Assists in interviewing and hiring new employees, assigning work responsibilities, and ensuring adequate orientation to duties.
  • Assists with supervision of Lead Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Substitute Teachers, volunteers, and interns.
  • Assists in monitoring work performance and conducting performance reviews.
  • Assists in conducting staff meetings on a regular and as needed basis.
  • Assists in overseeing the coordination of training of all designated staff to ensure that all training is consistent with agency and certifying body policies (Infant/Toddler credentials, Relias Learning, DCDEE, DPI, etc.), and is completed within prescribed time frames.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have or be working towards North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credentials (obtaining level III within the first year on employment).
  • Degree from a four-year college or university accredited by an entity approved by USDOE or CHEA in the human service field (Early Childhood or Special Education preferred).
  • Two years’ experience working with young children and families plus one year of supervisory/administrative experience. This includes knowledge of and ability to implement strategies for working with children with and without special needs in accordance with standards of best practice, knowledge of family support, ability to relate well to people in a variety of settings, ability to work effectively as a team member, ability to define work priorities and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in computer usage, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, EXCEL, publishing tools, Procare, and the Internet.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of child development and recommended practices in service provision for children who are typically developing and those with or at risk for developmental or behavioral/emotional disabilities.
  • Ability to provide direct services to children and to maintain effective collaborative relationships with parents service coordinators, LEA representatives, and other professionals.
  • Understand services for children and families as dictated by IDEA parts C&B including parental rights, family-centered services, and natural environment practices. Understand the relationship of ESUCP to agencies with which we contract to provide part C & B services.
  • Knowledge of related community resources.
  • Working knowledge of responsibilities and accountability related to any grant-funded activities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills including clarity and articulation of thought, appropriate grammar, style, form, and punctuation.
Shift Days  
Position Assistant Center Director  
Division Child Development Center  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location CDC Fayetteville  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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