Post Date: 06/16/2019
Close Date: 07/26/2019
JOB TITLE: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COORDINATOR
DEPARTMENT: HEAD START
REPORTS TO: PROGRAM DIRECTOR
This position is a based on a 40 hour work week, and is full year. Pay: $21.00-$22/hour, based on experience. This position requires own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and continuous coverage of car insurance (acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider).
Knowledge of early childhood development and general principles of early childhood education and developmentally appropriate, multi-cultural, anti-bias curriculum for 3-5 year olds is required
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development; or a related degree with coursework that includes 30 quarter/20 semester college credits in ECE, Child Development, Elementary Education, or Special Education; and 3 years of experience teaching 3-5 year old children, as lead teacher in an early childhood education setting; and STEP 10 or higher on the Oregon Registry or equivalent combination of education and experience
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Intermediate Proficiency of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher Intermediate Proficiency of Outlook Mail, Calendar, and One Drive Knowledge of Teaching Strategies GOLD highly preferred Direct experience working with parents is preferred
Ability to: model positive and appropriate interactions with children and other adults; work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited; communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers; work with sensitive and confidential information; assume a high degree of responsibility; work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups; work independently and in a team setting; appropriately assess and handle crises and solve problems, as needed.
-At time of hire must be currently enrolled in the Oregon Child Care Division Central Background Registry (CBR) and must be able to maintain current enrollment at all times of employment -Within 30 days of employment must attain and maintain current certification of: Adult and Pediatric CPR & First Aid Certification Food Handler’s Card -Must complete post-offer physical exam and TB test -Must successfully complete enrollment in Oregon Child Care Registry Step Program
Neighborhood House’s Head Start program provides an opportunity for participants to learn, grow, and thrive in an environment that emphasizes parents as primary teachers, a co-operative environment between families, teachers, family advocates, home visitors, and other staff, connection to community resources, and learning through child-led play. Our program is designed to meet the needs of and to provide school
readiness skills to all eligible children, including those with special needs and disabilities, so our community’s children and families are stronger for life.
This position will be responsible for managing the education services components consistent with Head Start Performance Standards and Oregon Childcare Division licensure requirements, utilizing Teaching Strategies GOLD (TS GOLD) and CLASS data to ensure classroom teaching teams are following best practice and improving child development outcomes, while nurturing the well-being of children and implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) strategies. This position will supervise several teaching teams, which may include Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Classroom Aides, as well as support the educational component of the EHS Home Based Program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATION SERVICES Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for the delivery of early childhood education services by:
• Ensuring Lead Teachers are adequately and consistently trained in and utilize Creative Curriculum and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in the classroom; • Ensuring education staff regularly implement individualized plans into the classroom curriculum, conduct on-going observations of child development, and go over individual child development observations with families; • Ensuring Lead Teachers are adequately and consistently trained in and utilize Child Plus and TS GOLD databases to document, monitor, and evaluate curriculum and individual child outcomes; • Ensuring Lead Teachers are adequately trained and supported to conduct two educational home visits and two parent-teacher conferences per year as outlined in program policies; • Ensuring all education staff positively engage with parents/guardians on a daily basis to foster an environment where parents/guardians are encouraged to participate in their child’s learning in the classroom and at home and understand they are their child’s most important teacher; • Assisting in the planning and education of all program staff on education policies, procedures and best practices relevant to education services; • Ensuring Lead Teachers and Home Visitors are adequately trained in transition practices that adhere to Head Start Performance Standards and program policies, include parents/guardians in the process, and are individualized if needed; • Collaborating with admin team to ensure education services include health, inclusion, nutrition, and family services as appropriate and these services are positively supported in the classroom; • Assessing needs for educational equipment and materials and facilitating the ordering of materials
STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT DUTIES Ensure a positive work culture that is supportive of individual strengths, encourages collaboration between teams, allows for contribution from all levels of staff and fosters a commitment to the positive outcomes of the program participants by:
• Assisting in the hiring of education and other program staff and ensuring they meet the Head Start Performance Standards and Oregon Childcare Licensing requirements for their position; • Meeting at least monthly with each teaching team to collaborate on services;
• Conducting monthly reflective supervision meetings that includes the ongoing assessment and monitoring of job performance and professional development needs with each teaching staff; • Developing and monitoring individual professional development plans for each staff supervised; • Assisting in the facilitation of monthly Professional Learning Communities (PLC), that may include teaching staff, admin staff, and family advocate staff
PROGRAM AREA MANAGEMENT Ensure Head Start Education, Child Development, and Parent Engagement Performance Standards are fully integrated into the HS and EHS operations, policies, workplans, professional development plans and program goals by:
• Co-facilitating the selection and enrollment of children into the program and classroom placement of each; • Monitoring the attendance of each child and ensure education staff and family services staff are collaborating to support the family if a child’s attendance is below the required threshold • Leading in the development, implementation and assessment of area specific program policy and procedures, goals, and yearly workplans; • Tracking area specific data and compile relevant information for monthly program reports to supervisor and admin team • Assisting Program Director in developing the education services budget and monitor to ensure purchases adhere to the yearly budget • Seeking grants, donations, and other options to supplement the educational materials budget • Providing effective co-facilitation and coordination of collaborative meetings with education staff, Family and Health Services Coordinator, mental health consultants, early intervention/early childhood special education (EI/ECSE) specialists, family advocates and others to plan appropriate, integrated, and individualized services for each child in the program • Meeting monthly with supervisor for reflective supervision that includes ongoing assessment and monitoring of job performance and professional development needs
OTHER • Participate in ECE community meetings and committees, when available • Participate in program and agency committees, when available • Attend all program all-staff meetings and trainings • Attend and actively participate in required trainings and appropriate professional development opportunities • Engage in regular self-assessment and supervisor assessment of job performance • Fully participate in the program’s annual self-assessment and strategic planning • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor