Posted: Nov 03, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services
Responsible for planning, development and management of education services at the local Early Head Start/Head Start center. Ensure that education staff gain a comprehensive understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards, and engage staff with regular follow up to ensure that all policies and protocols are being followed. Responsible for promoting the school readiness of ABCD’s Head Start children as well as their growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, creative arts, physical development and approaches to learning. Provide skill development and mentoring to staff progressing in their position. Facilitate the development implementation, and coordination of internal support plans (action plans, behavior plans) with parents and staff. In collaboration with the Family & Community Engagement Supervisor, facilitate monthly Interdisciplinary Team meetings with other component staff to discuss, plan, and coordinate needed services, referrals, and trainings for children and families. Perform related duties as assigned from time to time.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and 1+ years of experience teaching infants/toddlers and/or preschool children. EEC Director I or II, and EEC Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher, qualified (based on program’s licensed capacity and age groups served). Ability to lead teams through demonstrated competence, reliability and professional conduct. Demonstrated expertise in educational planning, supervision, training and evaluation. Willingness to engage in ongoing staff development to expand professional skills. Attend and participate in community activities, training, and night meetings as needed. Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills. Bilingual skills and the ability to translate as necessary preferred. Frequent traveling for home visits and off site trainings required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
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