Instructional Support Education & Disabilities Coordinator
EHS- CCP Director
Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm. Schedule may vary depending on program needs.
The Education and Disabilities Coordinator supervises the Child Development Specialist and works closely with the Program Director and Mental Health Consultant to ensure the successful implementation and operation of the Education and Child Development Services as outlined in the Head Start Performance Standards. He/she also collaborates with Partner leaders, teaching staff, GSS staff and Community stakeholders in developing and enhancing early childhood education services that promote positive learning and developmental outcomes for all children and support the inclusion and delivery of services for children suspected of or diagnosed with special needs.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
- Required: Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education AND Professional New York State Birth-Grade 2 Teacher Certification AND experience working with infants/toddlers
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to follow through and meet deadlines
- Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards/Head Start Act 2007, New York State Family Child Care regulations, & New York City DOHMH regulations (Article 47)
- Knowledge of Developmentally appropriate Early Childhood Assessment and Observations tools
- Bilingual English/Spanish or Mandarin strongly preferred
- Experience working with young children and understanding of principles of early childhood development
- Experience working with and knowledge of community resources
- Ability to foster and maintain positive, professional relationships with program staff, partners, families, and community stakeholders
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Education and Disabilities Coordinator shall be responsible for:
- Planning: Collaborate with Partners to ensure high quality comprehensive services are delivered effectively and timely to all enrolled children/families; including transition plans, School Readiness, and related Parent, Family, and Community Engagement efforts. Implement policies and procedures for the education and disabilities portion of all program options with Partner leaders, parents, staff, and GSS supporting the effective implementation of the education and child development content area in alignment to Head Start Performance Standards, Early Learning Outcome Framework. Lead in developing and monitoring Training and Technical Assistance Schedule.
- Program Implementation: Support Child Development Specialist in ensuring curriculum implementation ensuring that teachers provide developmentally and linguistically appropriate experiences appropriate to age, language and culture of children served including women. Supervise the coordination and planning for transitions of all children and families. Lead the implementation of EHS SRG including: assessment data analysis, program planning to support positive child outcomes, and connecting SRG to all content areas. Collaborate with CCP Management team to ensure high quality comprehensive services are delivered through ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement activities. Facilitate trainings for partners, EHS staff, & families as needed
- Family Partnerships: Offer opportunities to build child observation skills connected to child development; Work with Partner leaders, parents, teachers and service coordinators of children in process or receiving Early Intervention/ CPSE services to ensure smooth transitions in to and out of the program. Provide parents with information and assistance in understanding and advocating for services and support needed to address their child’s special needs. Assist parent/guardians with the special needs referral process which includes attending EI and CPSE district meetings. Coordinate parent workshops to the general population and children with special needs.
- Community Partnerships: Assist Director in identifying Community Resources and Partnerships. Maintain strong relationships with any local agency responsible for implementing IDEA to ensure children receive the proper services; Participate in Disabilities Advisory Group with collaborating partners and parents.
- Record Keeping and Reporting: Maintain filing, tracking and documentation systems for the early childhood education service area for children and staff credential requirements; Monitor Partnership HR Staff files and completion of individual professional development plans. Ensure confidentiality of staff, child and family records; Input data into COPA system. Review and approve all orders for classroom materials
- Ongoing Monitoring and Self-Assessment: Monitor child education data, assessment data base, and developmental / behavioral screenings and follow up. Monitor service delivery by engaging partners in continuous improvement action plans and follow through. Participate in Annual Self-Assessment, Program Information Report (PIR), Community Assessment, ongoing monitoring, Federal Reviews, meetings with OHS Education Specialist and Policy Council Meetings
- Human Resources and Supervision: Supervise Child Development Specialist. Work with teachers to develop and support their individual development plan Participate in professional development opportunities, including meetings, in-service training, mandated trainings, & conferences
- Perform other duties and undertake special projects as assigned