Education Coordinator Carlsbad HS
The Education Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the implementation and coordination of the educational program and materials and for providing and coordinating training for the staff, parents and volunteers in such a way as to ensure quality as defined by the Head Start Performance Standards. Will receive instruction, training, supervision, and evaluations from the Site/Area Supervisor and the Education/Transition Manager. (Carlsbad Position)
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development, Social Services, Human Relations, Social Science, Psychology or related field
Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development, Social Services, Human Relations, Social Science, Psychology or related field AND one (1) year work experience in early childhood, social work, parent education, family studies, or related field AND must show continuing efforts in working towards a B.A. degree.
Two (2) years supervisory experience.
Must be proficient in computer skills including knowledge of a word processing program and a spreadsheet program.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Characteristics:
- Clerical skills, including, but not limited to: filing proper telephone etiquette; fax, copier, 10-key, etc.
- Certification of First Aide and CPR within the first 2 months of beginning employment and updated as required.
- Ability to express self, in English, in a clear, concise, understandable manner, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to gain the confidence of Head Start families.
- Ability to interact with children and adults in a positive, courteous and professional manner.
- As a condition of employment, must meet SNMCAC’s vehicle liability insurance standards (refer to the Human Resources Policy Handbook) in effect at the time of hire and remain insurable during employment with SNMCAC.
Requirements that must be satisfied prior to attaining REGULAR employment status:
1. Three Professional References
2. Proof of Degree (Per Job Requirement)
3. Unofficial Copies ~ Submit with application
4. Official documents ~ Due before scheduled to work
3. Drug and Alcohol Pre-screen Test (Per Job Requirement)
4. TB Test Results
5. Local Police Report
6. Child Abuse and Criminal Background Checks (Finger Prints will be taken and Processed)
7. Valid Driver’s License
8. Clear Driving Record
9. Proof of Current Vehicle Liability Insurance
10. Proof of US Citizenship, or eligibility to work in the US.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Consistently ~ Occupation requires this approximately 66% – 100% of the time
- Trains, instructs, supervises, and evaluates the Education Assistant and the teaching staff and monitors their work.
- Trains and assists teaching staff in the developmental screening process.
- Greets the parent on a daily basis as the parent is bringing in and/or picking up their child.
- Provides guidance for general classroom activities and approves the teacher’s daily plan.
- Schedules substitute teachers when needed.
- Provides assistance in the proper use of child study observations and developmental reports.
- Monitors the developmental progress of the children.
- Keeps staff informed of training, workshops, etc. for career development.
- Ensures that the indoor and outdoor learning environment is healthy, free of all hazards, and meets applicable local and state licensing codes.
- Assists with planning of activities for classroom volunteers.
- Explains the Education content area to Head Start parents and other members of the community during meetings such as the parent orientation meeting.
- Collaborates with the public schools and other agencies to provide a smooth transition for children into and out of the Head Start program.
- Consults regularly with the other staff members to gain useful information relative to the children and families.
- Prepares and submits information to the appropriate individual for the monthly newsletter.
- Maintains program plans and written reports as needed.
- Prepares and submits monthly reports to the Site/Area Supervisor and Education/Transition Manager on or before the due date.
- Acts as a liaison/public relations person to promote community awareness of Head Start.
- Serves as a role model for employees, children, parents, clients and community partners.
- Maintains good work habits through timeliness and low absenteeism.
- Punctual at all times.
- Develops and maintains a positive, professional working relationship with the staff, clients and community.
- Facilitates open communication with employees, parents, clients and community partners.
- Acts as liaison/public relations person to promote community awareness of Head Start.
- Knowledge of SNMCAC and Head Start policies, procedures, performance standards and NM state licensing regulations.
- Complies with SNMCAC’s Confidentiality Policy assuring that the program, children, family and employee records and information are protected at all times.
- Understands, accepts, implements and promotes SNMCAC’s Mission Statement, program goals, philosophy and objectives.
Frequently ~ Occupation requires this approximately 33% – 66% of the time:
- Substitutes in the classroom whenever needed.
- Coordinates education, health, and social activities.
- Evaluates and makes recommendations to the Site/Area Supervisor regarding the purchasing of appropriate classroom equipment, supplies, and teaching resources.
- Records any purchases of equipment in the inventory ledger and updates classroom inventory list.
- Plans, arranges, and approves special events such as field trips, projects, programs, etc.
- Responsible for the implementation and coordination of the educational program and materials and for providing and coordinating training for the staff, parents and volunteers. \
- Carries out any and all other assignments to meet the goals and objectives of the Southeast NM Community Action Corporation and the Head Start program.
Occasionally ~ Occupation requires this up to 33% of the time:
- Participates in the hiring of teaching staff.
- Plans the overall education program at their center and assists in the planning of the overall program goals.
- Responsible for assisting the Teacher in obtaining and documenting required monthly volunteer hours.
- Assists in planning and implementing pre-service and in-service training of staff.
- Provides instruction and training on materials, equipment, and techniques applicable to the goals of Head Start.
- Meets annually to assist in the evaluation and revision of objectives of the program plans for the following program year.
- Makes home visits, as needed.
- Assists with public relations (news release, parent contact, civic organizations, etc.) as needed.
- Participates with the teachers, parents and other Head Start Staff in the development and utilization of the Individualized Education Plan and works cooperatively with the teacher, staff members and parents.
- Participates in a minimum of 24 annual hours of training during one program year as per the NM State Licensing regulations.
- Participates in on-going self and program assessment in order to enhance personal skill and program development/improvement.
- Participates in workshops, in-service training, as well as, other personal and professional growth opportunities.
- Attends all required/assigned local and out-of-town Head Start functions, training and staff meetings.
- Documents and reports any signs of the following: child abuse and neglect, illness or accidents and reports families who appear to have special needs in accordance with agency policies and procedures.