Bilingual Early Steps to School Success Early Childhood Coordinator
Univ of Kansas Medical Center - Kansas City, KS

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Project EAGLE Community Programs of the University of Kansas Medical Center has received funding to hire two bilingual Early Childhood Coordinators to implement the Save The Children Early Steps to School Success program. These positions will work with families with children ages 0-5 to lay a critical foundation of language and literacy skills so they can enter school ready to succeed.

The Early Childhood Coordinators serve families through home visits, book exchanges, parenting groups, and place an emphasis on transition to school. The Early Childhood Coordinators help children with language, social and emotional development, and equip parents and caregivers with the skills to successfully support children's growth.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Development, Social Work or closely related area. Bilingual English/Spanish
Ability to establish and maintain productive communication and working relationships with families, co-workers and community members in order to develop and maintain quality client-centered services.
Willingness to deliver year-round services on a flexible schedule to meet the needs of families.
Excellent organizational skills. Strong computer skills.
Desire for continuous professional development.
Valid driver's license and access to personal car on a daily basis.
Ability to work some evenings.
Willingness to travel regionally and nationally for training
Willingness to collect data and participate in the program evaluation

Preferred Qualifications
Experience delivering home-based services.
Knowledge of resources in Wyandotte County.

Instructions for applying
Please complete an electronic application and click the "Apply for this Posting" button at the top of the page.

THE FOLLOWING FIELDS ARE USED FOR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION
Duty (1) Description
Recruit pregnant families and children ages birth to five into the program.

Develop and schedule the program activities, including home visiting, parent/child groups,toddler play groups, transition to school activities, and other programmatic activities.

Duty (1) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (2) Description
Provide regular home visits to families using the Save The Children-approved home visiting curriculum.

Duty (2) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (3) Description
Organize and conduct regular (minimum of one per month) parent/child groups (in the elementary school when possible and feasible).

Duty (3) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (4) Description
Conduct child screenings and make referrals to community providers for follow up assessment as needed.

Duty (4) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (5) Description
Coordinate with Save The Children staff, program partners, local schools and other community agencies in implementing Early Steps.

Duty (5) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (6) Description
Participate in training and technical assistance activities including Save The Children sponsored group trainings, technical assistance site visits, monthly audio conference calls and web based resource sharing and training activities.

Duty (6) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (7) Description
Participate in the evaluation of Early Steps, including data collection, interviewing and videotaping activities.

Duty (7) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (8) Description

Duty (8) Essential or Marginal

Duty (9) Description

Duty (9) Essential or Marginal

Duty (10) Description

Duty (10) Essential or Marginal

Mental/Cognitive Requirements:
Communication
Comprehend and use basic language, either written or spoken, to communicate information and ideas
Yes

Comprehend and use technical or professional language, either written or spoken, to communicate complex ideas
Yes

Calculation
Perform numerical operations using basic counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing
Yes

Perform Complex quantitative calculations or reasoning using algebra, geometry, statistics, or abstract symbols
Yes

Problem Solving
Formulate and apply appropriate course of action for routine or familiar situations
Yes

Use logic to define problem, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, interpret information and deal with abstract variables for unique or unfamiliar situations
Yes

Other Mental/Cognitive Requirements (please describe)

Physical Activities
Repetitive Motion - Repeating movements of arms, hands, wrists
Frequently (2.5 to 5.5 hours/day)

Talk - Express or exchange ideas verbally
Constantly (5.5+ hours/day)

Hear - Perceive sound by ear
Constantly (5.5+ hours/day)

See - Obtain impressions through the eye
Constantly (5.5+ hours/day)

Level of physical activity
Sedentary

Physical Requirements
Kneel- Bend legs at knee, come to rest on knees

Crouch/Squat - Bend body down and forward, bending legs and spine

Crawl - Move on hands, knees and feet

Climb - Ascend/descend ladders, stairs, ramps

Sit

Stand

Walk - Move about on foot

Average distance per shift

Stoop - Bend downward and forward at waist

Lift - Raise or lower 10 lbs. from one level to another

Lift - Raise or lower 25 lbs. from one level to another

Carry - Transport an object

Push - Press with steady force, thrust objects forward, downward, outward

Pull - Drag or tug objects

Turn/twist - Move a body part in circular motion

Bend - Bend downward and forward by bending the spine at waist

Balance - Exceeding ordinary body equilibrium

Reach - Extend hands and arms in any direction

Handle - Seize, hold, turn with hands

Ability to distinguish color

Other Physical Activity (please describe)

Average amount of time for other physical activity

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