Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
Job Offer #16077

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Job Title.
   Child Development and Disabilities Manager
Short Description of the Job.
   Head Start Program
Complete Description of the Job.
   The Child Development/Disabilities content area is an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start. It plays an important part in supporting the goals of the program. This position is responsible for the education, early childhood development and disabilities portion of the Head Start Performance Standards in addition to portions of the nutrition services area. This includes working to implement an early childhood education curriculum and providing educational resources for staff and parents, ensuring compliance with performance standards and recognized best practices in the field of early childhood education. In addition, this position also works with other staff to implement and carry out a comprehensive program with services to children with disabilities. Also, this position is responsible for career development and literacy activities of the program. The position has technical supervision and provides support to the education staff. This position requires regular travel to make contact with staff, families, and other agencies. Some evening and weekend work may occasionally be required for events such as home visits, family meetings, social or community events, etc. RESPONSIBILITIES • Program Management and Oversight • Assists Head Start Director, Region Managers and Service Area Managers in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the service delivery related to all the service areas for both Early Head Start and Head Start. • Participates in record keeping, data collection in support of the PIR (Program Information Report), Community Assessment, program outcome evaluation and monthly reports, as required. • Provides direct supervision to the Regional Center Based Coordinators. • Provides content area training and technical supervision to staff. • Works as a member of the LifeWorks Community Action Management Team. • Ensures that children diagnosed with a disability receive the proper support as written in their FSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) or IEP (Individualized Education Program). • Assists teachers with classroom planning, including goals and objectives. Ensures lesson plans are completed and are in accordance with each child’s needs based on observation and recording of children’s interests and current level of functioning. • Monthly classroom visits and observations or as needed to provide guidance and support, documenting observations and providing feedback. • Complete formal observations two times a year using the CLASS observation tool. • Monitors screenings and assessments and documents results as required. • Assists Regional Management team in planning and facilitating family engagement activities, such as Family Committee meetings, family activities, continuing education opportunities, family literacy activities, newsletters, orientations, and workshops. • Conducts Education/Disabilities meetings. REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, in Early Childhood Education or related field. • Valid New York State Teacher Certification in Birth to Grade 2 or N to Grade 6. • Minimum of three years supervisory and administrative experience in an early childhood education setting. • Knowledge of the NYS CPSE (Committee on Preschool Special Education) and EI (Early Intervention) systems related to children with disabilities. • Experience working with minority and low-income populations, pregnant moms and children birth to age five. • General knowledge of community services and experience or knowledge of family strengths/family centered practices. • Above average organizational and communication skills, ability to work as a member of a team, good interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain professionalism with staff and clientele. Ability to work under pressure and exercise good judgment. Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse social and economic backgrounds. • Provide customer service that is responsive to the unique needs and culture of families, such as single parents, grandparents as caregivers, co-parenting relationships, LGTBQ families, non-English speaking, teen parents, domestic violence situations and more. • Computer skills and knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel, Google Docs, Zoom or other online meeting platforms. Familiarity with mobile devices, online training platforms and software applications. • Acceptable tuberculosis screening results and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment. • Must have a clean driver’s license and be insurable to operate agency vehicles. EOE
Job Category.
   Education/Training and Library
Job Level.
   Mid Career
Position Type.
   Full Time
Salary Information.
   Salary Range: $0.00 to $0.00 per Hour
For More Information Contact.
   Human Resources Manager
Employer Info.
   LifeWorks Community Action
P.O. Box 169
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
To Mail Application To Employer.
   LifeWorks Community Action .
PO Box 169
Ballston Spa, NY12020
Attention: Human Resources Manager
To Fax Application To Employer.
   Fax Number:5182883234
Attention:Human Resources Manager
To E-Mail Application To Employer.

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