The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the U.S. House of Representatives has an exciting executive level opportunity for a qualified professional to serve as the Director of the Office of Employee Advocacy. As an officer of the House, the CAO provides operations support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers and staff. The CAO organization is comprised of more than 650 technical, administrative and professional staff working in a variety of areas, including information technology, finance, budget management, human resources, payroll, customer services, child care, food and vending, procurement, logistics and administrative counsel.
The incumbent serves as a Lead Teacher (Infant, Toddler, or Preschool) and is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of exemplary child care services to the House Community. The duties and responsibilities will be carried out under the direction of the Director. The position has direct supervisory/managerial responsibilities.Learn more about this agency
1. Responsible for the day-to-day delivery of child care services in assigned classroom. Ensure quality and continuity of care in the classroom at all times. Provide and coordinate care for children including changing diapers/toileting, feeding, and comforting. Ensure all children’s physical, cognitive, and emotional needs are met.
2. Be a leader in the classroom, Child Care Center, and CAO team. Show initiative towards the improvement of provided services by sharing ideas and participating in meetings. Participate in special limited term and long-term projects and initiatives. Participate in after action reviews and provide feedback as appropriate. Coordinate and oversee all aspects of classroom operation. Train, coach, and mentor staff, providing tools and resources. Model high quality work, and demonstrate and promote ongoing reflection and growth. Hold regular classroom team meetings and manage work-time schedules of team. Appropriately address employee conflicts and disciplinary actions.
3. Prioritize health and safety; includes, but not limited to: conduct daily child health and safety checks, maintain child to staff ratios, provide active supervision of children, be aware of all special health and dietary needs, monitor and respond appropriately to illness & injury and emergency situations, follow cleaning & sanitation guidelines, and utilize universal precautions. Immediately raise/bring to Directors’ attention any relevant information or issues concerning or related to staff, children, and/or families.
4. Coordinate and oversee developmentally appropriate, child-centered curriculum and assessment planning, implementation, and documentation. Prepare for and hold Parent-Teacher Conferences, orientation meetings, and other parent meetings as needed. Support children and families through transitions including enrollment and withdrawal, between classrooms, to and from home each day, and between activities throughout the day.
5. Maintain accurate records and logs in a timely and organized fashion. Create and keep up-to-date classroom handbooks, child portfolios, and NAEYC Classroom Portfolio.
6. Develop and maintain familiarity and compliance with, and established systems for meeting all applicable legal requirements, House Rules, Committee and CAO policies and procedures, as well as specific House Child Care Center practices and procedures. These include, but are not limited to: The Personnel Policies and Procedures for the Officers and Inspector General, as well as the supplemental policies and procedures thereof; CAO Work Schedule Policies; and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.
7. Use materials and resources effectively. Inform administration of unusual problems and unanticipated constraints of resource requirements in a timely manner. Monitor usage and inventory levels of all supplies and materials, and advise Administrators of related needs and issues. Return relevant items to designated storage areas and maintain organization throughout the classroom and Center.
8. Treat all children, families, and staff with dignity and respect, allowing for individual differences. Establish positive relationships with each child, family member, and coworker. Communicate effectively and professionally orally and in writing. Maintain confidentiality. Continually remain calm in challenging situations. Utilize developmentally and situationally appropriate behavior management techniques.
9. Seek and attend ongoing professional development and demonstrate an attitude of continual growth.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - Some local travel may be required.
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