Job Title: Early Head Start Infant Toddler Family Consultant, Long Term Substitute
Position Summary: This is a leave position for one year with a star date in June 2019. This position is accountable for the provision of Early Head Start services in community child care settings. This accountability includes monitoring the comprehensive services of Early Head Start for all children and families as indicated by the Early Head Start Performance Standards.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Child Care Settings:
- Weekly visits to Early Head Start child care partner classrooms. These visits to occur several times a week.
- Complete initial screenings within 45 days and developmental assessments four times a year in collaboration with parents and/or child care staff. The incumbent will work with parents and/or child care staff to make needed referrals for early intervention and health care services. Follow-up consultation and planning will be individualized in response to the assessment and observations and be related to all domains of child development.
- Complete all necessary forms using the web-based data system and assume responsibility for sending monthly reports to the Education Specialist.
- Support, scaffold and coach child care staff in the implementation of infant/toddler curriculum including, developmentally appropriate practices but not limited to learning environment, routine and pre-school transition.
- Complete two annual parent conferences/home visits with each Early Head Start family enrolled in the child care site to provide information to the parent regarding the progress of their child by way of home visits, telephone contact and written materials.
- Maintain up-to-date credential information of child care center and child care staff. This includes licensing and insurance information.
- Work with child care center to complete the required program assessments and develop goal plans for the site. The site assessments will be used to jointly identify current assets and resources required to implement action plans and monitor progress in meeting the Head Start Performance Standards.
- Assist the child care partners and families in maintaining 85% average daily attendance required of center-based programs.
- Conduct monthly health and safety checklists at the child care centers in collaboration with the Education Specialist utilizing the Early Head Start checklist form.
- Assist families with the development of the Family Partnership Agreement (Family Goal Plan) based on family input, the needs assessment and staff observations. Assist families in accessing referral services as needed. Follow up on referrals as needed. Monitor and revise Family Partnership Agreement (Family Goal Plan) and document progress or revisions as needed.
- Provide technical assistance to parents at center level parent meetings and engage the parents in Policy Council.
- Consult with Early Head Start nurse for health information and follow-up of health assessments, immunizations, and dental screenings. Assist families, as needed, with medical and dental appointments for their children. Discuss health concerns relating to each child with Early Head Start nurse.
- Respond to other needs of the program as indicated by Supervisor/Administrator.
- B.S. Degree in Child Development and Family Studies with a minimum of 18 credit hours (as evidenced by official transcripts) in Infant Toddler Studies required.
- Three years of experience as a teacher in an Early Head Start classroom required.
- Working knowledge of implementing Creative Curriculum for Infant, Toddlers and Twos, 3rd Edition required.
- Working knowledge of Early Head Start Program Performance Standards required.
- Experience teaching in a licensed child care setting required.
- Working knowledge of the Department of Human Services regulations, Keystone Stars and ITERS preferred.
- Strengths-based Family Workers Credential preferred or 12 credits in Family Studies.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including excellent phone skills.
- Intermediate level expertise with MS Office software programs required.
- Ability and experience in working as a member of a team.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to travel.
- Ability to comply with the AIU Conduct policy.
- Current Act 114, Act 34 and Act 151 required prior to an offer (Must be dated within 1 year of hire date).
- School Personnel Health Record (Form H511.340 (8/2011)) must be completed and received by Human Resources prior to hire date.
The physical demands described 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.
- Sitting for extended periods of time
- Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling 35 pounds
- Ability to kneel, crouch, bend and reach to retrieve and handle materials and supplies
- Moving fingers and hands in a repetitive manner
- Ability to speak clearly and distinctly when communicating
- Hearing clearly
- Adequate vision to perform duties
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position.
Reports To: Education Specialist
Department: Early Head Start
Position Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm
Benefits: Individual Health Benefits, paid sick days, PSERS
To Apply: Send Resume and Trasncripts (B.S. Degree in Child Development and Family Studies with a minimum of 18 credit hours (as evidenced by official transcripts) in Infant Toddler Studies required)