PAY GRADE: 59
Supports the Child Care Partnership (CCP) Program by planning, administering, coaching, and ensuring the required program for Language Environment Analysis (LENA) and Education Services are delivered to children and families in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards. Responsible for all aspects of classroom and education program requirements, including Child Care Partnership (CCP) staff training.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Participates with other area specialists in the screening process to identify children who may have developmental concerns. Reviews screening results and utilizes data for the purpose of monitoring children’s progress. May refer children to appropriate intervention service providers. Ensures that the initial screening for this service area is completed in the time frame required by the Performance Standards.
Develops, updates, and oversees the implementation of an Education Plan. Coordinates the activities of the Education service area with the Early Childhood Development and Health Services team. Reviews each service area training to ensure compliance with the Performance Standards and the Department of Children and Families training requirements.
Obtains and/or maintains the current certification as a CLASS reliable observer. Conducts regular CLASS observations and uses data to train and developed stronger teaching teams with improved results.
Confers regularly with area specialists concerning learning concerns. Recommends and models appropriate strategies of behavior modification that will promote learning.
Conducts classroom visits to monitor activities and provides technical assistance to teaching staff. Documents classroom observations and submits classroom reports to Sr. Program Manager of Education & Inclusion, Site Supervisor, Managers, and Director. Follows up in the classroom to ensure recommendations are implemented and communicates results to all applicable staff.
Develops, trains, updates, and oversees the implantation of the LENA system with teaching staff. Conducts reports of ongoing data and provides coaching to enhance teacher child interactions
through analyzing the amount of conversational turns utilized in the classroom between teacher and child. Discuss LENA summary reports with teachers on individual children to develop plans to increase quality feedback between teacher and child.
Provides weekly coaching to LENA outcomes.
Provides technical assistance in uploading devices in LENA Online Portal. Operates LENA online portal to track data for conversational turns.
Assists the Sr. Program Manager of Education & Inclusion with the preparation and expenditure of budget as it relates to their area. Closely monitors T&TA expenditures and makes recommendations to Sr. Program Manager of Education & Inclusion.
Participates in the staffing process by reviewing files of children and families to determine their individual needs and to arrange for intervention services.
Conducts needs assessment, serves as an advisor to the Teaching staff for professional development, and enrolls staff in designated training when needed. Arranges for Pre-Service and In-Service training based on the training needs of the staff and completes necessary paperwork for contracts with training vendors. Provides new staff orientation training and monthly cluster training. Assists in staff training for children’s transitions in and out of the program.
Submits monthly report of activities, LENA data and applicable Program Information Report (PIR) data to Sr. Program Manager of Education & Inclusion.
Works with the Family and Community Partnership (FCP) Coordinator in designing, conducting or arranging sessions on child related topics for families.
Conducts parent trainings on child development, LENA and curriculum.
Monitors, follows up, and inputs data from developmental screening using Child Plus.
[This job description may not be all-inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.]
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of early childhood education and child development and the ability to apply best practices and knowledge to a classroom environment, to include the Active Supervision of children.
Knowledge of curriculum design and the ability to train adults in a learning environment.
Knowledge of assessment goals and objectives of curriculum.
Ability to gain knowledge of the Head Start child outcomes framework.
Ability to understand, process and facilitate the implementation of the requirements outlined in the Head Start Performance Standards and all other applicable laws and regulations related to the Head Start Performance Standards.
Ability to gain knowledge of the CLASS assessment tool and how to use it to improve program services.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, families and other early childhood professionals.
Ability to demonstrate skills in problem solving and organization.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to interact with young children.
Ability to operate a personal computer. Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, database and presentation software, including Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. Ability to navigate the Internet. Ability to gain knowledge of Child Plus software, Internet-based cc.net and Creative Curriculum assessment software.
Ability to gather and analyze data and make concise, accurate reports and recommendations.
Ability to work and communicate with people from various multi-cultural backgrounds and socio-economic levels.
Sensitivity to the needs, abilities, beliefs, and attitudes of individuals within and outside the Agency, including but not limited to customers and co-workers.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or a Bachelor’s degree in any field with 18 ECE credit hours.
Three (3) years experience with pre-school aged children.
Experience with multi-cultural and disabled children.
CLASS reliable observer preferred.
Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
Qualified candidates should submit their resumes via https://4cflorida.org/careers/submit-your-resume/ - be sure to mention CFEC.org job posting when applying