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Job Specification

DAY CARE CENTER SUPERVISOR

DEFINITION:

Under the general supervision of a supervisory official in the Department 
of Children and Families, is responsible for the day to day operations of 
the assigned Regional School, responsible for program planning, working 
effectively with staff, families, and children, as well as maintaining a safe 
and healthy environment.  Supervises staff and work activities. Prepares 
and signs official performance evaluations for subordinates; does related 
work as required. 

NOTE:  The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. 
A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this 
job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be 
listed.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Supervises the maintenance and cleaning of the physical facility and 
supervises the daily work activities of the regional school maintenance 
staff.

Conducts scheduled inventory reviews of janitorial, repair and maintenance 
supplies to ensure that supplies are appropriately stocked; ensures that 
supplies are stored in compliance with safety standards.

In conjunction with the building repairer, performs weekly inspections of 
equipment used by janitorial, repair and maintenance staff to ensure that 
it is in safe working order. 

Oversees the food service program in assigned regional schools, and 
supervises the daily work activities of food service staff.

Conducts scheduled inventory reviews of food and food delivery supplies
to ensure that supplies are appropriately stocked; ensures that food and 
supplies are stored in compliance with health, safety and sanitary standards.

In conjunction with the building cook, performs weekly inspections of 
equipment used by food service staff to ensure that it is in safe working 
order.

Monitors vendor contracts related to the maintenance of the facility 
(pest control, trash removal, snow removal, etc.) to ensure efficient 
delivery of services.

Contacts appropriate Office of Education Fiscal Unit designee to obtain 
emergency authorization to obtain needed services and, as directed, 
may monitor and evaluate delivery of provided services. 

As directed, completes admission/ departure forms for students enrolled 
in the schools educational program.

Records contracted staff and student daily attendance.

Logs scheduled community trips and outings, identifying staff and 
students participating in each scheduled activity.

As required, obtains permission slips for students participating in 
outings.

Compiles data and documentation and completes "Workers Right 
To Know" reports annually and as needed.

Conducts monthly inventory review and notifies building administrator 
of missing or malfunctioning supplies.

Maintains food roster information, including current record of those 
students participating in school lunch program and other child 
nutrition programs, as applicable.

Monitors time spent by contracted vendors to complete assignments 
to complete recording and verification of timekeeping record. 

Supervises the work operations and/or functional programs and has 
responsibility for the effectively recommending the hiring, firing, 
promoting, demoting and/or disciplining of employees.  

Prepares clear, technically sound, accurate, and informative statistical,  
progress,  and other reports  containing  findings, conclusions, and 
recommendations

Supervises the maintenance of routine records, files and reports.

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
manual recording and information systems used by the agency, 
office, or related units.

REQUIREMENTS

EXPERIENCE:

Three (3) years of experience in the direct care and/or training of 
the intellectually disabled, teenaged mothers and/or infants in an 
institution, general hospital, or education setting.

NOTE:  Thirty (30) college credit hours in a curriculum leading to 
a degree in psychology, child development, special education, or 
nursing may be substituted for one year of the required experience. 

LICENSE: 

Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in 
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee 
mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the problems of intellectually disabled children and 
adults who are enrolled in Day Care Center and/or in Day Care Program. 

Knowledge of the problems likely to be encountered in work involving 
the clients enrolled at the Day Care Center. 

Knowledge of the methods used in cleaning floors and walls; washing 
dishes; and in sterilizing dishes, utensils, tables, and other equipment. 

Knowledge of the principles of first aid and accident prevention. 

Knowledge of prescribed fire and safety regulations. 

Knowledge of the methods used to coordinate and supervise the 
activities and operations of a day care facility. 

Knowledge of safe food handling methods. 

Ability to apply acceptable health, safety and sanitation standards
to the operation and maintenance of a day care facility.

Ability to analyze and evaluate the maintenance needs of the center 
and discuss them with the maintenance staff. 

Ability to interpret policies and regulations and apply them to specific 
situations.

Ability to comprehend the problems of the clients who are enrolled in 
Day Care Programs and Centers. 

Ability to prepare and to supervise the preparation of clear, sound, 
accurate and informative reports containing findings, analyses, 
conclusions and recommendations.

Ability to supervise the maintenance of essential records, reports 
and files.

Ability to physically lift, move and position clients as needed. 

Ability to supervise assigned staff and plan, organize, and implement 
projects within the unit.

Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual 
recording and information systems used by the agency, office or 
related units.

Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English 
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.  American Sign 
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of 
communication.
 
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long 
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without 
reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be 
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, 
such persons may not be eligible.


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60945SC4015N/AR16-

This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

3/16/2019