Early Head Start Home Based Education Coordinator

EARLY HEAD START HOME BASED EDUCATION COORDINATOR               

Department: Early Childhood Services                                                                               Status: Salary    
Responsible to: Early Head Start (EHS) Program Manager

General Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of the curriculum 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:

  • Provide Direct Supervision of designated staff.
  • Work closely with the EHS Program Manager in meeting program and overall departmental monthly, quarterly, annual goals and objectives.
  • Provide oversight of curriculum to insure fidelity.
  • Develop, monitor, and analyze School Readiness Goals.
  • Track and report child outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain a system for ongoing monitoring.
  • Train and assist staff in the documentation, implementation, and monitoring of the curriculum.
  • Work collaboratively with Home Based Educators to ensure they are providing developmentally appropriate home visits.
  • Work collaboratively with Home Based Program Supervisor in supervising designated staff. 
  • Work collaboratively with Home Based Program Supervisor to ensure that Home Based Educators are using data, child outcomes, developmental screening tools and parent input, for intentional planning.
  • Work collaboratively with Home Based Program Supervisor to ensure the planning and implementing of transition activities for the child and family in preparation for the child’s next school setting.
  • Work collaboratively with the Early Childhood Services management team to make sure all areas of service are in compliance and continually improving.
  • Work collaboratively with Parent, Family and Staff Coordinators to guide that the Home Based Educators are using data and child outcomes from Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment reports; parent input are to be used for weekly lesson plans, IFSPs/IEPs, individual and group planning.
  • Responsible for being a positive, innovative and supportive team player and promoting a healthy work environment.
  • Addresses complaints and resolves problems as they arise.
  • Identifies individual or program systems barriers which impede services to children and families and facilitates resolution. 
  • Follow interview procedures when a staff vacancy occurs in a timely manner.
  • Provide onboarding and training to new staff, provides continuous and ongoing support as needed for all designated staff. 
  • Collects and analyzes various data efficiently to meet the reporting duties.
  • Utilizes analyzed data to inform the program for effective program monitoring, assessment and improvement.
  • Assures accurate data is entered/submitted by staff on a timely basis to meet requirements.
  • Develop and maintain procedure for documentation, multi-disciplinary team information, and tracking systems for the EHS program.  
  • Prepares for participation/facilitation of meetings, supervision, training sessions and other activities as required by the ECS Program and/or agency. 
  • Follow interview procedures when a staff vacancy occurs in a timely manner.
  • Perform 90 day and annual performance evaluations.
  • Update on a regular basis specific position how-to’s and timeline.
  • 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:

  • BA/BS in child development or early childhood education with a minimum of 5
  • years of experience working with young children and families.
  • Minimum of 5 years effective supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrated ability as a strength based leader.
  • Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards; Head Start School Readiness, Head Start Outcomes Framework, Great Start Readiness Program and State Licensing Regulations.
  • Experience working with 0-5 age group preferred.
  • Knowledge of home based Curriculum/Teaching Strategies Gold/Child Plus preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to present information to community groups.
  • Family Service Credential within 18 months of hire or first available session thereafter.

Additional Requirements:

  • Possess a solid knowledge base with respect to child development and family services and seek to expand knowledge at every opportunity.
  • Exhibit initiative, flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively as a team leader and a team member. 
  • Complete additional certifications 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.
  • Ability to navigate and effectively resolve conflict.
  • The job duties require a working cell phone for accessibility to supervisors, clients, or co-worker or to enhance personal safety while away from the office location. The agency will provide a cell phone as needed.
  • 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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