Establishes rapport with classroom staff and contract agencies to assure appropriate screenings and services for children with disabilities and/or mental health issues and pregnant women/teens with mental health needs. Ensures appropriate referrals are made and services are received, documented in Child Plus and monitored in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards. Compiles and distributes resources for staff working with children/parents with mental health and/or disabilities needs. Assists in creating Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) activities based on the observed needs of children and staff. Supervision of the Early Childhood Specialists.
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in early childhood education, early childhood special education, social work or related degree.
Three plus years, up to and including five years of related experience.
Experience supervising staff.
Knowledge of specialized practices, equipment, and procedures.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects or materials up to 30 pounds.