Community Action Organization
  • 11-Oct-2017 to 29-Oct-2017 (PST)
  • Head Start
  • Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • $48,089.60-52,898.56
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible

Position Title:

Education Services Supervisor


Head Start

Open Date:

October 11, 2017

Reports to:

Program Services Manager

Close Date:

October 29, 2017

Work Location:

Hillsboro, OR

Hiring Range:

$924.80-1,017.20 Weekly

FLSA Status:


Position Status:

Regular Full-Time (RFT)

Full-Time Equivalent:


Work Hours Per Week:


Number of Positions:


Months Active:


Positions Supervised:



Under Oregon statute, after July 1, 1996, an offer of employment for this position is contingent upon the results of criminal offender information record check, and possibly fingerprinting, conducted on applicants for employment in early childhood services agencies.  Applicants who have been convicted of certain offenses or who refuse to consent to such background checks will not be hired for this position.
 The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.   Continuation of all positions is contingent upon future funding.

Position Summary:

In support of the Agency's mission, the Education Services Supervisor will ensure the timely and efficient implementation of the education component of the Head Start/Early Head Start programs.  The Education Services Supervisor is responsible for providing leadership, consultation, and training to ensure that classroom and home education activities are consistent with Head Start Performance Standards.  The Education Services Supervisor works closely with other Head Start component supervisors to develop integrated work plans and systems and ensures that the education program is developmentally, linguistically, and culturally appropriate for the children and families served in accordance with Agency philosophy, goals, and values, and in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and Head Start Program Performance Standards.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide consultation and resources to Head Start/Early Head Start staff in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices to ensure that the program supports the development of all children's social and emotional development and their cognitive, language, and physical skills.
  • Implement a curriculum that promotes school readiness, recognizes the need for individualized activities, integrates educational aspects of all program areas, helps children develop facility in social relationships, enhances each child's understanding of self, and provides for the development of cognitive skills.
  • Provide training and consultation to ensure that every Head Start/Early Head Start staff person understands the developmental characteristics and needs of pre-school children and that Head Start parents have opportunities to develop their understanding in this area.
  • Provide direct supervision to Education Specialists and other staff as assigned. Provide a thorough program orientation to incoming staff, frequent support and feedback, encourage professional development, and prioritize work assignments to ensure components are functioning in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Collaborate with other component supervisors to identify training needs, and plan and coordinate staff and family education and training.
  • Provide input and support to Program Managers for pre-service and in-service training.
  • Assist in observing and monitoring program activities to ensure that the program is operating according to the program work plan and in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Participate in the development of Head Start program work plans, taking primary responsibility in the areas of education and child development.
  • Assist in the development of systems for the planning, provision, coordination, and documentation of the education program; develop and submit required reports in a timely manner.
  • Monitor child documentation and produce reports by supervisory area and classroom.
  • Support teachers in their understanding and implementation of Head Start education-related performance standards/policies, My Teaching Strategies assessments, and school readiness goals.
  • Develop and implement processes to facilitate the transition of Head Start children into kindergarten, and provide support and training on processes to classroom staff.
  • Collaborate with mental health, behavior consultants, program area supervisors, and NWRESD classroom support staff to provide the highest level of support for classroom teachers and children.
  • Collaborate with Program Managers to ensure that programs develop and operate within a set of policies and procedures derived from and accountable to the Head Start Performance Standards, applicable laws, the program work plan and best practices in the fields of early childhood and family development.
  • Involve families in the development of the Head Start program's curriculum, school readiness goals, approach to child development and education, and ensure that parents have opportunities to observe their children and share their observations with staff.
  • Demonstrate reliability with the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) tool and use the tool accurately and effectively in the field. Use the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) to recognize and promote quality classroom teaching.
  • Monitor teacher lesson plans for quality and compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and provide feedback and/or follow-up training as needed.
  • Assist Program Managers in ensuring My Teaching Strategies assessments are completed three times during the year, data is aggregated and analyzed, and results are used to develop and implement Action Plans to ensure progress towards school readiness goals.
  • Assist Program Managers with monitoring Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) data to ensure quality teaching practices and use the results to guide professional development plans for teaching staff.
  • Work closely with local school districts, community groups, and individuals in order to establish and promote effective partnerships to meet the needs of children and families.
  • Assist in the development, review, and maintenance of Head Start Policies & Procedures related to the education services component.
  • Strictly adhere to all safety policies and procedures at all times and respond/correct any at-risk safety issues immediately.
  • Strictly adhere to agency code of ethics and standards of workplace behavior.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet business needs including regular and reliable attendance and adherence to all company workplace behavior standards.

Marginal Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Other marginal functions and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Education/Training/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education or other relevant emphasis with a minimum of three years successful work experience within the profession including classroom work with children, and supervision of staff. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including computer word processing.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide consultation and training in Early Childhood Education to professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Ability to train others in Head Start Performance Standards and expectations for the education component.
  • Ability to provide leadership, problem-solve, and facilitate group processes in an early childhood and social service agency setting.
  • Must be able to successfully pass applicable background and Oregon Central Background Registry checks prior to new hire processing and beginning actual employment.
  • Completion of appropriate Fit for Duty and TB Testing according to Head Start regulations prior to date of hire.


  • Master's Degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education or other relevant emphasis.
  • Prior supervisory experience in an early childhood education or social services setting.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in Head Start or Early Head Start.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish, verbal and written.

Required Licensing or Other Special Certifications:

  • N/A

Required Physical Demands of Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Most work is conducted in an office environment with moderate to extensive phone use. 
  • Some travel to various Head Start sites throughout Washington County.
  • May require some evening and weekend work.
  • Extensive use of video terminal and keyboarding.
  • In normal work day, may stand/walk __2__ hrs/day; may sit _6_ hrs/day; may drive __2 hrs/week; may use hands for repetitive grasping, pushing and pulling, typing and fine manipulation _1_ hrs/day; may use hands at or above shoulder level for _1_ hrs/day.
  • In normal work day, may bend, squat, and/or climb occasionally.
  • Work is light in nature, lifting maximum of 30 lbs.
  • Frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • May require walking or standing to a significant degree, or sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Special Note on Central Background Registry Requirement:

In order to be offered any position within our Head Start program, you must be currently enrolled in Oregon's Central Background Registry.  If you are not currently enrolled, you may still be considered for this position, but no offer of employment may be extended to you until this requirement has been completed.  For information on how to enroll in Oregon's Central Background Registry, please visit or call the Office of Child Care at 1.800.556.6616.

How to Apply for this Position:

To be considered we must receive a completed Community Action Employment Application form.  You are welcome to also include a cover letter and resume at your option.  Transcripts may be required for certain positions.  Applications can be completed on our website: or you can print off the application to complete or pick up the application form at either of our following locations:

Hillsboro 1001 SW Baseline St, Hillsboro OR 97123

Beaverton 5050 SW Griffith Dr, Suite 101, Beaverton OR 97005

Be sure to submit your application in a timely manner.  If you choose not to complete an online application, you can send your completed application form, optional resume and cover letter and any other required documents via fax at 503.357.6057.  If you prefer to mail your application be sure to mail attention Human Resources at the Hillsboro office address above.

All application submissions will be acknowledged with a receipt notification. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you. 

All current Community Action employees are encouraged to apply for openings at Community Action which they are interested in.  For current employees, some qualifications may be met by an equivalent combination or education and experience at the discretion of the employer.

Benefits:  All regular full-time (RFT) status positions of 0.50 full-time equivalent or higher are eligible for our outstanding benefits package including:

  • Generous paid sick and vacation time
  • 12 0bserved holidays
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance
  • Free life and long term disability insurance
  • Medex travel assistance
  • Employer-matched 403(b) retirement plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Rich and diverse mission-based working environment


Community Action is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state equal employment opportunity laws.  Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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