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EDUCATION AND SPECIAL NEEDS MANAGER

Company: Non For Profit Organization
Location: Bronx
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Head Start Program Director, the Education and Special Needs Manager shall be responsible for:

General:

o Intervening in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, as mandated by Federal and State law. o Maintaining confidentiality of family records and information. o Encouraging and promoting the familys achievement of self-sufficiency. o Participating in all appropriate trainings and meetings. o Recruiting and supervising any volunteers, student teachers, or interns (in the special needs field) and provide the necessary training, support, and feedback necessary for their professional growth. o Demonstrate the ability to meet program requirements while placing the needs of children and families first. o Commitment to multicultural programming. o Ability to communicate effectively in written or verbal format to groups of all sizes and individuals.

Coordinating Delivery of Education and Special Needs Services:

o Direct and develop curriculum and teaching processes. o Manage education department to ensure effective delivery of curriculum and achievement of program outcomes. o Manage and provide guidance to teachers and teaching support staff. o Conduct formal and informal observations, and provide constructive feedback. o Develop workshops and educational opportunities that encourage academic enrichment. o Coordinating developmental screening with Health and/or Education managers. o Developing a disabilities service plan providing strategies for meeting the special needs of children with disabilities and their parents in accordance with Head Start principles. o Meeting with parents to discuss childrens needs. o Assisting staff in implementing the disabilities service plan. o Coordinating with Puerto Rican Family Institutes other early childhood programs in order to ensure the continuation of services the children and families are receiving. o Coordinating the annual updating of the disabilities service plan. o Coordinating training efforts for staff and parents regarding children with disabilities. o Maintaining records of families involved in the process.

Attending Head Start Meetings:

o Coordinating Head Start IEP meetings if preschooler does not qualify for LEA services. o Attending educational and social services meetings. o Participating in Health Advisory Committee meetings. o Attend IEP Transition Meetings.

Representing Head Start in the Educational Community:

o Serving as the contact person for disabilities trainings and conferences. o Attending conferences and meetings. o Participating in other relevant workshops.

Qualifications:

o Master's degree in Early Childhood o New York State Teaching Certification Birth-2 o 2 Years Teaching Experience in Preschool Settings Required o Previous experience with Special Needs Education. o Demonstrated experience in program management, including staff supervision, assessments, and prior experience in Head Start programs. o Understanding of the Head Start philosophy, Head Start Performance Standards and DOH Regulations. Experience with Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies, Gold Assessment System. o Strong organizational, communication and supervisory skills. o Language proficiency in spoken and written English and Spanish and/or English and French preferred.

Other Criteria: Attendance- comes to work regularly and on time Sociability- ability to maintain good and healthy relationships with others. Cooperation- show willingness and a positive attitude to accomplish the programs goal. Confidence- ability to follow instructions and work independently. Integrity- show cohesive between the professional behavior and the personal moral behavior required for the position.

Physical Demands: The physical demands describe here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit; use hands to find, handle or feel objects, tolls or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is also required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and it in the floor. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulder.

The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lifts 50 pounds from floor to waist. The employee must be able to push/pull up to 50 pounds horizontally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

EOE M/F/D/V

Keywords: Non For Profit Organization, New Rochelle , EDUCATION AND SPECIAL NEEDS MANAGER, Other , Bronx, New York

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