Early Learning Assistant Manager
Position Title: Early Learning Assistant Manager (ELAM)
Exemption Status: Salary Non-Exempt
Reports To: Early Learning & School Age Program Manager
Salary Range: $45,000 – $51,000
Benefits Eligibility: Eligible
Work Environment: This role is expected to work 40 hours/week on the HHC campus, except when offsite for HHC work-related purposes. The existing schedule is 8 hours per day Monday-Friday; to include one evening shift each week.
Position Summary: The Early Learning Assistant Manager (ELAM) will be responsible for assisting the Early Learning & School Age Program Manager (ELSAPM) with implementation and oversight of all programs within the Early Learning and School Age Programs, including Clubhouse activities and covering assigned duties when the ELPM is offsite. The ELAM will be responsible for maintaining a warm, welcoming, loving, and educational environment while providing responsive care to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, implementing activities that provide children opportunities to practice developmental milestones. Responsible for assisting the ELPM with administrative duties, tracking data as it pertains to annual goals and grants, and training and mentoring of volunteers and teachers.
- Assist ELSAPM with training, mentoring, and communication with Early Learning Teachers (ELTs), and delegating tasks as needed
- Assist ELSAPM with scheduling and training of EL volunteers and Early Intervention Specialists
- Assist ELSAPM with administrative duties as needed by taking initiative on projects, and helping to track data as it pertains to overall annual program goals and grant funding
- Assist ELSAPM with providing teen moms individual childcare consultations and preschool enrollment and registration process
- Assist ELSAPM with planning and implementation of Early Learning Community Building Events, including Field Trips and Mommy and Me Events
- Assist with referral process for children needing Early Intervention Services, including coordination of Early Intervention Professionals
Parent Engagement Responsibilities:
- Work collaboratively with the Parent Educator and Early Learning team to implement behavioral interventions for children in the classroom
- Provide support to assist in the development of a collaborative climate between the teen moms, their children, and ELTs (if bilingual this support should be in English and Spanish)
- In partnership with the Parent Educator, develop programs and activities designed to engage Teen Moms in improving their child’s outcomes
- In partnership with the Parent Educator, develop and implement effective parent involvement strategies and activities to empower the teen moms and their children
- Help ELTs develop strong connections and enhance communication with teen moms
- Build a positive, trusting and working relationship to promote parent engagement, supporting each child and mom through daily communication in a warm, approachable, and supportive manner
Early Learning Classroom Responsibilities:
- Responsible for the implementation and planning of Early Learning and School age programming and providing daily classroom coverage following best practices, and Colorado licensing standards
- Provide individualized care for 5 children of various ages, ranging from 3 months-8 years to ensure health and safety
- Create and support an environment that supports and encourages exploration, utilizing the comprehensive and developmentally appropriate Little InvestiGators curriculum to assist children in meeting objective targets
- Assist ELT’s to ensure completion of ASQ-3 screenings, and follow up Parent Teacher conferences
- Responsible for implementing a Christian curriculum and updating monthly themes and activities
- Train and coordinate volunteers to assist in the Early Learning Program
- Maintain current information on best practices within the field, including Colorado ECE licensing standards
- Utilize the HHC database (Apricot) to maintain data and statistics in required reporting areas
- Maintain the ELAM Handbook, attend meetings as required, complete weekly and quarterly reporting requirements.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Promote the values of HHC throughout the organization and external relationships
- Attend team and organizational meetings, activities, and events
- Input relevant data into Development and Program databases
- Collaborate with HHC staff and perform job duties to advance the organization’s mission and vision
- Demonstrate ability to work independently and within a team, seeking guidance as appropriate
- Comply with all organizational policies and procedures
- Potentially assist with knowledge transfer to support HHC expansion goals
- Relationship Building: Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
- Coaching & Mentoring: Enables teen moms to grow and succeed through feedback, instruction, and encouragement.
- Accountability & Dependableness: Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.
- Ethics & Integrity: Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
- Results Focus & Initiative: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Gets the job done.
- Values Diversity: Helps create an environment that embraces and appreciates diversity.
- Stress Tolerance: Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations.
- Decision Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
- Problem Solving: Partners with teen moms to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues; resolves difficult or complicated challenges.
- Enforcing rules & regulations: Enforces rules and regulations and initiates enforcement in a way that is perceived as fair, objective, and reasonable.
- Tact: Diplomatically handles challenging or tense interpersonal situations
Supervisory Duties: ELAM is the supervisor in charge when the ELSAPM is off-site or not in the classroom. The ELAM will also provide in class coaching and support to teachers and volunteers and will inform ELSAPM of additional training needs.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and walk as well as bend, squat, and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Ability to conduct activities involving kneeling, bending, crouching, crawling, twisting, reaching, as well as sit on the floor or crouch at a child’s level. Supervise children by sight and sound, lift children weighing up to 45 pounds, ability to push or pull 50 pounds. Grasp and manipulate equipment and materials and respond to unanticipated situations involving activities of young children.
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. We are a team and support each other in all ways necessary to continue working toward the HHC mission.
Benefits: HHC benefits are available to employees who consistently work a minimum of 24 hours a week. Benefits offered are subject to change at HHC’s sole discretion.
- Health Benefits: Employees may elect medical, dental, vision & life insurance plans.
- Simple IRA: Employees may choose to make salary reduction contributions through HHC’s Simple IRA plan and HHC will match the employee’s contribution up to a maximum of 3% of the employee’s annual salary.
Paid Time Off (PTO):
- Vacation: Upon hire, employees earn 6 hours of vacation per paycheck up to 120 hours (3 weeks) in a year. Accruals are adjusted to increase vacation earned per hours worked based on length of employment with HHC.
- Holidays: HHC observes eleven (11) holidays throughout the year. Salaried employees are paid for these holidays according to the nationally recognized observation day for each holiday. In addition, salaried employees are currently gifted either the week of Christmas or the week of New Year’s off, to be scheduled at the discretion of their supervisor.
- Sick Leave: HHC provides eligible employees with Paid Sick and Safe Leave (PSSL) and Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) in accordance with the requirements of Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA).
- Must have a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance
- Must pass a criminal background check, driving record check, and drug screen
- Must be committed to Hope House Colorado’s Guiding Principles and continually working towards the HHC mission
- Must demonstrate a commitment to the Hope House Relational Covenant
Desired Skills and Attributes:
- Two years ECE experience in classroom setting serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
- Two years’ experience working with at-risk adolescents, teenage moms or with similar at-risk population
- Director qualified (Large Center Director Qualification Preferred) or in the process of obtaining this credential
- Bilingual in English & Spanish preferred
- Excellent leadership skills, communication skills, and ability to work well within a team
- Flexible and ability to stay calm in high-stress situations
- Highly organized and detail-oriented
- Excellent written, verbal, and in-person communication skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Education or Training:
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Studies, or similarly related field.
- Knowledge of Early Childhood Education and Child Development principles and practices
- Experience conducting developmental screenings using the ASQ-3
- Knowledge and experience in the implementation of trauma-informed care practices as it relates to both children and adolescents