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Birth – 5 Education Coordinator (full time)
Under the supervision of the Senior Education Manager, the Education Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and directing the planning, organizing and implementation of education services for children at designated sites in accordance with N.H. child care licensing and related Head Start Performance Standards. The Education Coordinator will be the designated site coordinator for Farmington Children's Center.
Education and experience:
• Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field; Master's Degree preferred.
• Documentation of at least three credits in child care administration or early childhood leadership and supervision awarded by a regionally accredited college or university.
• Minimum three years' experience as a Lead Teacher in a child-centered classroom, preferably Head Start or Early Head Start classroom. Strong supervisory experience with teaching staff preferred.
• Have strong knowledge and demonstrated experience in the philosophy and practices of Head Start (or comparable child development programs), early childhood education and developmentally appropriate practice. Working knowledge of child care licensing, staffing patterns, and Head Start Performance Standards preferred.
• Proficient with classroom management techniques including positive behavioral intervention and supports.
• Must be CLASS reliable within six months of employment.
• Advanced computer literacy required, including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Duties and responsibilities:
Education:
• Oversee Farmington and Milton Children's Center classrooms which include directly supervising teachers, observing all classrooms on a monthly basis, reviewing classroom documentation and conferencing with the Lead Teacher afterward. Includes:
• Conduct monthly supervisions with teachers, offering guidance and coaching; and write formal annual evaluation of teachers including professional development plan. Maintain supervision documentation including observation and teaching conference notes, evaluations and staff development plans.
• Maintain on-site personnel files for teaching staff, ensuring they are complete and up-to-date (in accordance with licensing requirements).
• Review and analyze child outcome data with Senior Education Manager for use in program planning, progress towards School Readiness goals, teacher conferencing and reporting to the Policy Council and Governing Board.
• Inform Senior Education Manager on any issues or concerns that arise, regardless of outcome.
• Report material and equipment needs for classrooms and playgrounds to Senior Education Manager.
• Carry out recommendations of the Senior Education Manager for program improvement.
• Work cooperatively with other content area coordinators, supervisors and managers to plan education services integrated with health, mental health, dental, nutrition, disabilities, family engagement and social services.
• Monitor classroom documentation weekly to ensure that teachers are using observations, assessments, individualizations, individual education plans and lesson planning to provide children with comprehensive education programming.
• Collaborate with Senior Education Manager to facilitate discussion groups with education staff on pertinent topics.
• Implement new programs under the direction of the Senior Education Manager in accordance with set program requirements.
Recruitment/Enrollment/Family Engagement
• Engage in a wide range of ongoing recruitment activities including: distribution of posters and flyers throughout the county targeting high-traffic locations of families with young children.
• Proactively works to ensure full enrollment, appropriate staffing and scheduling.
• Maintains positive relationships with parents, encouraging active participation in classrooms.
• Other duties / special projects as may be assigned.
• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality
• Ability to work flexible hours and travel when necessary.
• Knowledge of and sensitivity to the unique challenges faced by families living in poverty.
• Knowledge of and ability to utilize community resources.
• Reliable source of transportation with 100/300 liability insurance coverage.
Certificates and licenses: Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening. Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. An initial driving record check will be conducted. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send cover letter and resume to by December 23, 2014.


Early Head Start Home Visitor (Dover; full time)
The Early Head Start Home Visitor provides weekly home visits to Early Head Start families in their homes, identifying strengths and needs of families and children, assisting parents in working with their children on planned activities weekly, and involving them in planned Early Head Start activities. The Home Visitor will use an online curriculum and child assessment system; keeping complete and accurate records on the children.
Education and experience:
• Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, or a related field.
• Minimum two years' experience working with young children.
• Previous experience providing direct services to low income families preferred.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office; ability to utilize online data systems.
• Ability to obtain and maintain Parents as Teachers Certification within 12 months of hire.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Participates in pre-service training and ongoing professional development opportunities.
• Establishes a caring professional relationship and a climate of mutual trust and respect for families.
• Fosters the view and practice in parents that they are their child's first and most important teacher and reinforces this concept with practical suggestions for its continual development.
• Schedules and conducts weekly home visits with parents and children in their homes lasting a minimum of 90 minutes.
• Plans and develops with parents an individualized program using weekly educational activity plans based on their child's assessment and incorporating identified family's strengths and needs.
• Plans activities and educational opportunities for prenatal women during home visits with the goal of a healthy pregnancy outcome.
• Encourages families to keep an on-going file of weekly home visit plans.
• Plans, implements, and evaluates, with parents, group socialization experiences weekly.
• Provides support to teacher on socialization days.
• Assists families in the utilization of learning opportunities for their child by the development of educational activities using available household materials and activities that naturally occur in the home.
• Assists parents in strengthening the families' knowledge of the principles of nutrition by including a variety of nutrition activities at least once per month during the home visit.
• Integrates all Early Head Start content areas during home visits.
• Coordinates with parents, appropriate staff and community resources in the planning and implementation of all required screenings and evaluations of children including health and disabilities.
• Informs parents of the need to schedule and keep appointments for all screenings, evaluations, and follow up services for their children and encourages them to participate fully.
• Encourages parents to participate to the fullest extent possible in all scheduled center-based parent activities including Parent Committee and Policy Council meetings.
• Documents on a timely basis attendance and all services provided to families using the PROMIS data base.
• Documents on a timely basis all family contacts, consultations, follow-up, and disability services; maintains up-to-date Child Master Files and PROMIS records on all assigned children.
• Makes referrals and transports families when necessary to community services offices such as family planning, food stamps, employment, health services, vocational training, psychological services, etc.
• Encourages parents to fully utilize all available community resources.
• Acts as a liaison and advocate between community resources and Early Head Start families.
• Continues professional growth by participating in ongoing: ECE education, training programs, workshops/conferences as budget allows, reading articles and professional journals pertaining to ECE and Early Head Start.
• Participates fully in program case conferencing meetings ("Staffing's"), staff meetings, and collaborative meetings with other agencies, as assigned.
• Reports any concerns for safety, health, or non-compliance to the Education Manager and/or Child & Family Services Director.
• Performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisors that are reasonably within the scope of duties listed above.
• Capability to drive 7-passenger van for transportation of families as needed to / from socialization and other necessary appointments.
• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality
Certificates and licenses: Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative, driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening.
Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and child care licensing requires a criminal record check and finger printing to be completed prior to employment. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources. If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. An initial driving record check will be conducted. License information will also be submitted to the agency's automobile insurance carrier.
Please send cover letter and resume to by December 23, 2014.

 

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