Early Intervention Coordinator - Preschool

Early Intervention Coordinator-Preschool

Department: Early Childhood Services                                                                                                           

Work site: Farwell

Responsible to: Early Childhood Services Assistant Director

Status: Hourly                                                                                                                                                                                             

General Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of the Mental Health and Disabilities component as required by the Head Start program Performance Standards and state and federal mandates.
  • Ensure quality program service delivery.
  • Protect the privacy of customers/families and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of service.

Specific Duties:

  • Develop and maintain procedures for documentation, multi-disciplinary team information, and tracking systems for Mental Health and Disabilities Services.
  • Work with staff and families to develop, implement, and review behavior plans.
  • Work with staff to develop, implement and review individualization for developmental and social-emotional concerns of children. 
  • Provide reflective supervision to designated staff.
  • Train and assist staff in the documentation, implementation, and monitoring of the Mental health and Disabilities components.
  • Provide case management and classroom support to service delivery staff.
  • Provide support, resource referrals to families and staff in the areas of mental health and disabilities.
  • Data entry of component information, including assessments, and individual education plans.
  • Attend required IEP’s.
  • Responsible to ensure that all aspects of the Mental Health and Disabilities components are in compliance.
  • Work collaboratively with ECS Management Team to make sure all areas of service are in compliance and continually improving.
  • Responsible for training and ongoing support of designated staff.
  • Collect, review and analyze data for program reporting and continuous improvement.
  • Accurately complete required program documentation and record keeping in a neat and timely manner.
  • Recruit families and promote agency programs within the community.
  • Participate in personal and professional development activities, including staff meetings, conferences, training opportunities, as identified and approved by supervisors.
  • Attend community events and meetings to support the agency programs; including evening and weekend events/meetings.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in special education, psychology, social work, child development, early childhood education, or related field with minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children and their families.
  • Disability experience preferred.
  • Mental Health experience preferred.
  • Head Start experience preferred.
  • Family Service Credential within 18 months of hire or first available session thereafter.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability as a strength based leader.
  • Demonstrated ability to present information to community groups.
  • Knowledge of the Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act, And Part C requirements.

Additional Requirements:

  • Possess a solid knowledge base with respect to child development and family services and seek to expand knowledge at every opportunity.
  • Complete additional trainings as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality and code of ethics at all times.
  • Must have Proficient Computer Skills. (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet)
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, provide proof of insurance, and MMCAA’s “Insurance Carriers” driving record review.
  • Successfully complete required background checks at time of hire and when requested.
  • Shall provide written report by a physician stating their physical capability and freedom from communicable tuberculosis.
  • Must have good communication and organizational skills, and be able to work effectively with people.
  • Must be self-directed and able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Must possess the ability to prioritize and complete tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within allocated time frames.
  • Must be willing to accept new challenges.
  • The ability to navigate and effectively resolve conflict.
  • Must comply with Agency tobacco free and drug free policies.
  • Understand the importance of daily work attendance, and its impact on coworkers, clients, and the agency.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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