Master Teacher/Supervisor

“Helping our community’s most vulnerable with solutions that permanently improve lives”

"Catholic Charities Community Services is currently seeking a professional, passionate individual who has an engaging classroom presence to work in our Head Start program providing leadership to support our staff and children."

Salary-$26.00/ hr

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Area Manager or designee, the Teacher Licensing Supervisor is responsible for providing an engaging and secure learning environment in which children can expand their knowledge and skills through a variety of experiences and interactions which form a foundation for school readiness and later school success. A Teacher Licensing Supervisor is required to demonstrate competencies needed to supervise, plan and implement high-quality learning experiences, effectively implement curriculum, support a warm environment and promote progress across the standards in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. A Teacher Licensing Supervisor demonstrates knowledge and understanding of state licensing and other applicable regulations by continually maintaining and ensuring compliance. Follow mandated reporting requirements. Assignment will determine 10-month (part-year) status.

DUTIES: Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Licensing and Staff Supervision

1. Provides quality supervision and management of assigned staff, in accordance with agency personnel practices.

2. Provides evaluation and direction to staff to promote an optimal learning environment for children.

3. Responsible for ongoing staff supervision and regular, structured supervision meetings to maximize employee performance.

4. Enhances knowledge and skills through ongoing feedback and interactions.

5. Encourages high work performance and a positive work environment.

6. Performs annual performance evaluation and meets with employees to discuss performance improvements.

7. Trains new and returning direct reports as necessary to meet the needs of the new employee’s position.

8. Completes frequent classroom and playground licensing compliant checks and ensures follow-up with staff for completion in a timely manner.

9. Replies to requests from the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) for Written Documentation of Corrections (Form CCL 324) attends enforcement meetings.

10. Ensures all Statutes or Rules are in compliance with the Child Care Center Rules Instrument pursuant to A.R.S. 36-891-(F) Form CCL-114. (i.e., changes affecting license, posting of notices, enrollment of children, suspected or alleged child abuse or neglect; staff-to-children ratios, accident and emergency procedures, etc.).

Child Development, Health, and Safety

1. Has knowledge and experience in child development and be familiar with the Head Start goals, objectives, policies and procedures for the purpose of supporting a developmentally appropriate preschool program.

2. Plans and implements a designed bilingual, multicultural curriculum that advances the intellectual and physical development of children for the purpose of improving their readiness for school for children assigned to the classroom.

3. Develops children assigned to the classroom in their: literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, understanding and use of the child’s primary language, including increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, appreciation of books, understanding of early math and science, problem-solving abilities and their approaches to learning.

4. Monitors children’s progress by completing all observations necessary to complete ongoing assessments according to the agency’s guidelines for the purpose of identifying strengths as well as possible concerns and/or delays.

5. Coordinates a minimum of two (2) educational field trips during the school year.

6. Develops lesson plans that include at least one home task and one food experience per month.

7. Completes developmental screenings and social/emotional screenings within 45 days of enrollment and documents health information.

8. Utilizes information from screenings, assessments, parent input and child observations for the purpose of establishing child goals and plan individualized activities for children.

9. Provides an environment that allows for the inclusion of children with special needs and children who speak a home language other than English for the purpose of meeting the individual needs of children.

10. Effectively serves children with disabilities and their families. Meets goals and objectives in the IEP. Makes adaptations for any disabilities.

11. Models use of proper English grammar for all children as well as children acquiring English as a second language for the purpose of supporting language development.

12. Provides home language interpretation of daily activities and events for children and/or uses additional strategies when they do not speak the child’s home language for the purpose of supporting dual language learners.

13. Creates a welcoming, safe and developmentally appropriate environment for the purpose of encouraging the cognitive, physical, social/emotional, and language development of the child and family.

14. Implements emergency plan and conducts/documents monthly fire drills.

15. Coordinates equipment and/or facility repairs via established Company procedures; ensures timely completion of repairs to minimize any risk of injury to others and must meet state licensing requirements.

16. Ensures appropriate teacher-child ratios and minimum state teacher qualifications are met.

17. Inventories and orders needed supplies monthly

18. Complies with all CACFP guidelines and completes end-of-the-month food paperwork.

Job Requirements:

REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 


1.    Knowledge of child development theory; specifically early childhood development

2.    Understanding of the scholastic structures required for the coordination and delivery of a developmentally appropriate early education program

3.    Familiarity with Head Start standards, requirements, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures

4.    Statute of Rules on Child Care Center Rules Instrument (A.R.S. 36-891)

5.    Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) Forms and Regulations 

6.    Strategies to motivate children and parents to become involved in activities

7.    Understanding of and sensitivity to cultural differences within the community, program, and agency

8.    Techniques for accurate record-keeping and data management

9.    Awareness of community resources and available support services

10.    Understanding of Head Start Act and Performance Standards preferred


1.    Leading, directing, managing and supervising employees

2.    Directing individual and group activities of children and families

3.    Effectively motivate others; encouraging their participation and engagement

4.    Managing change and demonstrating adaptability, flexibility, and responsiveness to varying needs and situations

5.    Critical thinking and resourcefulness to overcome challenges and solve problems

6.    Using, structuring, and managing time effectively

7.    Understanding, following and carrying out written and oral instructions

8.    Communicating effectively with direct reports, parents and children

9.    Proper English grammar and usage

10.    Fluent in Microsoft Office Applications (Word / Outlook).

11.    Maintaining cooperative work relationships.

12.    Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred; may be required for some positions (Staff will receive a 2% base pay differential upon successful completion of a Spanish language proficiency assessment)


1.    Understand and abide by standards, regulations, rules, policies and procedures

2.    Identify opportunities for improved effectiveness or efficiency, and lead change and innovation

3.    Work successfully with socio-economically disadvantaged and culturally and linguistically diverse pre-school age children and their parents in a fast-paced environment

4.    Identify and utilize a variety of materials for use in a pre-school developmental setting

5.    Read, understand, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, and policies

6.    Adhere to a structured schedule, adhere to timelines, and meet deadlines

7.    Maintain confidentiality of personal information and the integrity of the record-keeping process

8.    Visually and auditorily assess students/parents to ensure their safety and well-being

9.    Stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time

10.    Lift children up to 40 pounds and assist them to the bathroom as necessary

11.    Sit on the floor and ambulate over uneven floor surfaces including stairs, steps, and playgrounds

12.    Other significant physical abilities include lifting/carrying/pulling, stooping/kneeling/crouching, reaching/handling/fingering, talking/hearing conversations and other sounds, near/far visual acuity/depth perception/accommodation/field of vision



1.    Must meet one of the following educational requirements:

    Associate degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or other directly related disciplines

    Associate degree with 12 credit hours of approved ECE coursework

    Associate degree and a current Arizona Department of Education Teaching Certificate that includes qualification to teach preschool-age children

    Bachelor or higher degree in ECE or other directly related disciplines

    Bachelor or higher degree with 12 credits of approved ECE coursework

    Bachelor or higher degree and a current Arizona Department of Education Teaching Certificate that includes qualification to teach preschool-age children

2.    Demonstrated competency in the following areas:

    Providing effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions

    Planning, facilitating and evaluating learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation

    Promoting children’s progress as described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and applicable State early learning and development standards, including children eligible for services under the Individual Disability Education Act (IDEA)

3.    One year of preschool experience with AA and six months with BA/BS.

Credentials, Licenses, and Certifications

1.    Meets Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) requirements for licensure

2.    Possesses or acquires, and maintains, Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance

3.    Approved documentation of a negative result for a tuberculin (TB) skin test or chest x-ray

4.    Meets federal Head Start employment requirements including physical examination at hire (and every three years thereafter)

5.    Possesses or completes verified training in First Aid and CPR (within ninety (90) days of hire) and remains current in the certification

6.    Possesses or acquires, and maintains a valid Maricopa County Environmental Services Food Service Worker Certificate

7.    Possesses and maintains a valid Arizona driver license (An individual must be 21 years of age or older to drive on behalf of Westside Head Start and Catholic Charities Community Services)

8.    Reliable personal transportation and ability to show proof of current/valid vehicle registration and insurance with a minimum of 100,000/300,000 liability coverage.

Excellent Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, Short-Term Disability, Vacation, Sick Time, 12 Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), 403(b), EAP and Pension Plan

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Full time
Tolleson, AZ 85353, US