Early Steps to School Success Early Childhood Coordinator View
The University 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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