Early Head Start Child Development Specialist-Center Based
Bona Vista Programs - Kokomo, IN

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Status: Full-TimeLocation: Kokomo Hourly wage: $9.74-$11.93

Responsibilities: Implement an age appropriate, success oriented, developmentally appropriate center-based program, using the Early Head Start curriculum. Integrate all aspects of Early Head Start performance Standards into the schedule and curriculum for each child. Integrate previous plans in place for the child (IFSP, nutrition, behavior) into the daily plan and curriculum for that child. Actively participate in parent involvement activities. Encourage parent involvement and parent participation to include, but not be limited to, face-to-face, telephone and written contacts. Communicate daily with parents, both verbally and in writing. Report any health needs of assigned children to the Health Services Manager. Report any social service or crisis needs of the child or family to the Family Services Specialist within 24 hours. Perform required child screenings on assigned children within 45 days of enrollment and report findings to the parent and Child Development Manager or Health Service Manager. Perform ongoing child observations and assessments and use the information to design curriculum and meet the development needs of assigned children. Work with the Family Service Specialist to assist in setting goals with the family. Perform all required documentation and reports and submit in a timely manner. Perform home visits with assigned children and parents as directed by supervisor. Perform at least one yearly parent conference with assigned children. Comply with regulatory health requirements, including: providing documentation of an annual physical within 30 days of hire and every two (2) years thereafter; and an annual TB test. Must be able to hold and move small children weighing 5-50 pounds. Must be able to move and play with small children indoors and outdoors, including routine tasks such as diaper changing and feeding. Must be able to travel with personal transportation, within Howard and Miami Counties and attend local and out of state training as requested. Attend other related meetings and training as requested.

Minimum qualifications:
Level 1: BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education with ECE minor, or infant/toddler CDA or related degree.
Level 2: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Bilingual in English/Spanish favorable.
Experience in word processing/computers is preferred.
Must have or be able to obtain CPR certification annually and First Aid certification every three years.