PURPOSE : R esponsible for assisting the Early Childhood Education Specialist in implementing the curriculum and related program components including; classroom and home visit planning, prevention and intervention programs for at risk children and their families and ongoing assessment and case coordination.
POSITION SPECIFIC : This is a temporary (six month), part-time position, working 25 hour per week. This position will start February 15th. Specific days/hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 1:00pm.
Assist the Early Childhood Education Specialist in planning, developing and implementing curriculum and daily activities and routines for children
Assist in setting up and cleaning classrooms and materials to implement the daily activity plan
Assess child and family needs through family assessment tools, home visits and informal contact; address needs through intervention strategies including written, oral and hands-on assistance
Assist with and / or administer assessments and diagnostic screening instruments at appropriate intervals; child development, child behavior and risk factor assessment tools
Work with Early Childhood Education Specialist to develop goals for individual child plans and family service plans based on assessments
Evaluate child and family progress through written records and interactions with parents
Provide implementation of therapeutic principles in classroom and parent interaction
Case Manage assigned children and families providing developmentally appropriate and therapeutic activities for children and community based referrals and support services for families as needed
Maintain caseload of 4-8 families
Conduct home visits with families focusing on parent –child interaction, developmentally appropriate expectations, positive guidance and limit setting, nurturance, and strength based support for families. Provide home visits from 1-4 a month for each family on caseload with an average of 4 home visits a week
Participate in meetings with other agencies as pertaining to children in classroom and on case management case load
Participate in staff, client and volunteer meetings and other special events as determined by staff or program
Ability to write clearly and concisely and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Competency working with people of diverse cultural backgrounds
Minimum two year degree from an accredited college in Early Childhood Education, Education, Health, Social Services or related field
Knowledge of child development
Ability to work effectively with teams including disciplines in mental health and early childhood education
Minimum one year early childhood experience
Minimum one year case management experience preferred
Valid first aid and CPR certifications
Valid Food Handlers card
Ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull up to 30 pounds on a frequent basis, and up to 50 pounds occasionally. Must be able to safely lift and carry children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.