Basic Function:Under direction and in accordance with the Head Start Performance Standards, is responsible for the overall management, administration, and oversight of the Education, Disabilities and Mental Health areas.Responsibilities:Ensure that the activities of this position and relevant programs are consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the Secretariat for Catholic Charities Health and Human Services. Prepare the plan for the Head Start school year and provide written reports on a monthly and quarterly basis to Grantee Agency.Develop, implement and evaluate the service area and strategic plan for Education, Disabilities and Mental Health.Develop, implement and evaluate the High Scope curriculum in the Head Start program; provide on-going monitoring and technical assistance.Develop and implement the Galileo assessment software and provide on-going monitoring and technical assistance.Review outcomes from the Galileo downloads and work with staff and the Site Administrators to improve progress for the next download.Coordinate and implement the National Reporting System (NRS) assessment and ensure that all children are assessed. Review outcomes from the NRS reports and work with staff and the Site Administrators to improve progress for the next reporting period. Oversee the Child Center Staffing process and monitor progress.Implement Reading is Fundamental (RIF) and ensure that all reports are submitted timely.Ensure that any child with a suspected or diagnosed disability is identified and receiving services in conjunction with the Disabilities and Mental Health Specialists.Coordinate monthly training for Education, Disabilities and Mental Health staff on topics required by the Performance Standards.Develop and implement classroom substitute training on an annual basis.Consult with the Training and Development Coordinator to develop the annual training curriculum for the Education, Disabilities and Mental Health Service Areas.Maintain the budget for the education service area and track all spending for classroom supplies and field trips. Process all requests for educational supplies, equipment and all education field trips.Review non-compliances from each Head Start site and develop a corrective action plan with input from the Site Administrators. Coordinate tasks related to the licensing of all Head Start sites in cooperation with the Health/Nutrition Coordinator.Cooperate with social service agencies and public and private schools for the purpose of assisting families with the transition to kindergarten.Participate in the hiring, evaluation and
Combination of education and experience normally represented by a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.? Master's degree in Early Childhood education preferred.?
Five to seven years experience teaching preschool children preferred.
Three to five years experience in administrative or supervisory capacity preferred.
Previous experience in Head Start, human services setting or community action program preferred.
Must possess good analytical and decision-making skills with ability to maintain confidentiality.
Must have excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Must have the ability to effectively manage a variety of concurrent and varying activities.
Ability to effectively and productively work with people of very diverse economic, cultural and administrative backgrounds.
Must have a good working knowledge of computers and familiarity with Microsoft Office software.
Must have a valid Ohio Driver's License and reliable means of transportation for local travel.
Must act as an advocate for Head Start throughout the community.
Final applicant is required to be fingerprinted to complete background check.
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Mental Health Specialist
Equal Opportunity EmployerExperience Level: 4-8 YearsEducation Level: Bachelor's Degree