This position is responsible for providing training, support and guidance to program staff and families on the development of plans and provision of services to children with learning and behavioral challenges. This position works collaboratively with program staff, the Special Needs Coordinator, Family Development Coordinator, Mental Health Consultants and the Child Development Coach to identify children who may have a disability and to develop interventions that support children with learning and behavioral challenges in the classroom environment. Collaborate with program staff to develop plans to appropriately support children with learning and behavioral challenges in the program.
- Support classroom staff successfully in modifying/individualizing the Early Learning curriculum.
- Coach, consult, and model interventions for classroom teachers as needed.
- Conduct individual classroom/child observations for the purpose of gathering data to support the modification of curriculum and/or behavioral plan and/or need for further assessment.
- Ensure and support the implementation of IEP/IFSP goals and/or behavioral plans through ongoing observation and collaboration with staff/families.
- Provide consultation and recommendations to teachers and center management regarding classroom learning environment, routines and activities.
- Consult with management team to plan professional development based on the skills and needs of the teachers.
- Maintain a list of the assigned caseload and track staff coaching activities.
- Maintain ongoing communication and collaboration with the assigned Education Supervisors.
- Report to Health, Nutrition, and Disabilities Manager and Early Learning Division Director monthly.
- Participate in ongoing evaluation and assessment of Special Education practices within the program.
- Participate in ongoing training in Special Education.
Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in Special Education, Early Childhood Education or related field.
3-5 years of experience working with young children with disabilities.
Knowledge/experience implementing IEP’s and Behavioral Interventions.
Training and/or Experience in Special Education.
Experience working with low income, culturally diverse, and at-risk families and individuals.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, attention to details, oral and written communication skills.
Must be flexible and able to adapt successfully to diverse learning styles.
Ability to work collaboratively with team members and community partners.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.
Proficient computer skills required.
Flexible schedule is required to meet the needs of our children and families, including some evenings/weekends.
Show documented proof of current physical exam, negative TB test and proof of MMR immunity. (Hepatitis B immunity is advisable). DEEC Background Record check will be completed upon hire.