The incumbent of this position is responsible for assisting with all aspects of the Education and Social Emotional Content Area, as assigned, for the Child Development Program both Head Start, Early Head Start and Childcare Services.
This position is full-time: 35 hrs/wk
Received: He/She works under the direct supervision of the Early Childhood Specialist and the general supervision of the Child Development Director.
Exercised: He/She has no direct supervision duties.
- With the Education team, provide assistance in planning for the training and development of teaching staff in order to meet or exceed requirements, and as a means of ensuring quality experiences for children and families.
- Provide resources for teachers to aid in the development of the curriculum including, but not limited to lesson plans and individualized supports.
- Provide peer support opportunities including the facilitation of regularly scheduled Round Table discussions.
- Coordinate the provision of classroom supplies, equipment, and material, as budget allows.
- Track teacher’s credentials and in-service trainings, as assigned.
- Assist with aggregating child outcomes data.
- Oversee the NAEYC Accreditation Process, as assigned.
- Work in coordination with community partners to arrange for and schedule classroom volunteers and student teachers.
- Participate in the Education Advisory Committee Meetings.
- Encourage family participation in the program; assist teachers with ways to increase family engagement in their child’s education, including, but not limited to, Home School Connections and Good Guy Trunks.
- Assist with the transition process of children into and out of the program.
- Conduct observations of Head Start classrooms in accordance with grant obligations.
- Adhere to and promote the Child Development Program philosophy and educational objective.
- Attend conferences and trainings on development of young children.
- Establish and maintain an on-going effective rapport with the community-at-large and host organizations in particular.
- Relate professionally and tactfully with all parents and staff.
- Support the Child Care Program and SNHS, Inc. Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.
- Present a professional and positive image as a representative of the center, Child Development Programs, and SNHS, Inc.
- Maintain professional boundaries with all current, past, and prospective clients, and maintain the confidentiality of clients and staff, in accordance with SNHS policy and procedure.
- Abide by all SNHS Safety policies and procedures
- Responsible for having adequate knowledge of all SNHS programs and will gather sufficient intake information to make referrals to other SNHS programs which are beneficial to the client and his/her family.
- Perform all other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to relate effectively to parents of Head Start children, staff, and the community. Ability to work in a team environment that supports quality and integrated services
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The candidate will have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education; Bachelor’s degree preferred. A minimum of 2 years direct experience in a Head Start classroom; skilled in working with children impacted by the stressors associated with poverty; experience in the provision of training and technical assistance supports.
Head Start/Early Head Start experience a plus
Southern New Hampshire Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer