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Child Development Services Coordinator in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 6/12/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time Regular
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
    Education
  • Experience:
    3 - 5 years
  • Date Posted:
    6/12/2018

Job Description

BakerRipley provides an integrated holistic education system for families and their children ages six months through eighth grade. The Choices in Education division oversees the early childhood education programs and the BakerRipley Schools, including three community-based elementary schools, one middle school, and a “New Neighbor” school for refugee children – all of which reside within our community centers. Our holistic approach to educating the entire family allows us to create a stronger and more positive impact in the community.  Both children and their parents gain access to education and broader community resources to prepare them for a successful degree and/or career.

Job Summary                                                         

Apply professional expertise in early childhood education to ensure the provision of culturally responsive, developmentally appropriate services to children participating in the Head Start/Early Head Start program. Work in collaboration with all content areas to deliver a comprehensive, integrated early education program, and Disability Services in compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards and all other applicable local, State, and Federal regulations.

Core Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Coordinates Education related trainings for school administrators and educators.
  2. Prepares, and updates department’s forms, brochures, publications and other informational materials used by parents, educators and other interested individuals.
  3. Provides technical assistance to individual sites in implementing program policies and procedures for the service area.
  4. Collects, verifies and reports data used in children’s ongoing assessment, and referrals.
  5. Assists in developing departmental policies and procedures.
  6. Manages department wide database entries and reports to ensure accurate, and complete records as required by law, agency policy, and administrative regulations.
  7. Coordinates Infant/Toddlers Environment Rating Scale Observations, and gathers data to prepare agency reports.
  8. Conducts Home Based PSR follow-up and Observations.
  9. Completes Home Based GOLD 5% Anecdotal Documentation report.
  10. Mentor New Fort Bend Child Development and Disabilities Coordinator.
  11. Mentor all New Instructional Coaches. Facilitates New Teacher Orientation.
  12. Supports the Child Development Services team to ensure the provision of comprehensive, integrated early childhood education services.
  13. Ensures that all child outcomes data is collected, analyzed and utilized appropriately to guide classroom instruction and program improvement.
  14. Ensures that materials and/or equipment needed to make the general education setting successful for children with disabilities and other developmental delays are provided. 
  15. Assures that parents have an active role in planning and implementing strategies to meet the individual special education and behavioral needs of their children.
  16. Ensures compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards, Child Care Licensing regulations and all other applicable state and federal guidelines for educational services to children.
  17. Assists in developing high quality, age-appropriate environments with a variety of culturally diverse materials and developmentally appropriate practices to accommodate all children including children with unique developmental needs
  18. Participates fully in the annual Program Self-Assessment and any Head Start monitoring reviews; creating and implementing action plans for non-compliances when needed.
  19. Participates fully in meetings including providing timely and accurate information for all applicable areas.
  20. Maintains a cohesive support and training system that ensures the provision of a comprehensive, developmentally-appropriate, research-based educational program for all enrolled children.
  21. Maintains a comprehensive monitoring system to ensure program compliance with all applicable standards and internal procedures is consistent across the Choices in Education division.
  22. Develops annual short-term goals for the Child Development Services area aligned with agency/program long-term goals and objectives, which encompass disability services.
  23. Promotes parent and community involvement in all aspects of the Child Development program by involving them in the development, decision, and evaluation processes.
  24. Works with Coordinators and Content Area staff in order to foster the maximum development of each child's potential and to facilitate each child’s full participation in the Head Start/Early Head Start Program.
  25. Other duties may be assigned at the direction of management

Job Requirements

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Child Development or related field required. 

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum three (3) years of Early Childhood experience. Experience with children with disabilities is preferred. Experience implementing inclusion practices for children with disabilities is desirable. Training in behavior management techniques for young children is highly desirable.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License with appropriate insurance coverage and ability travel throughout the city.

SKILLS:

  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations – both internal and external to the agency.
  • Intermediate skill in Word, Excel, Power Point.
  • Possession of a moral and ethical compass.
  • Early Head Start/Head Start experience strongly preferred.