Head Start Child Care Partnership Coordinator
- Job Reference: 00000162-1
- Date Posted: 19 April 2021
- Employer: Private Industry Council
- Website: https://privateindustrycouncil.com/
- Location: Beaver, Pennsylvania
- Salary: $17.45 Per Hour
- Bonus/Benefits: We offer Full-Time employee’s the following benefits: Health Care, Vis
- Sector: Education
- Job Type: Permanent
QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education; OR Bachelor’s Degree with Early Childhood Certification OR Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Social Work, Human Services (i.e. Human Development and Family Studies), Education, Psychology or other approved related field; OR Bachelor’s Degree in unrelated field with a commitment to obtain within one (1) year of hire an infant/toddler CDA or state awarded Private Certification in Nursery/Kindergarten.
Experience: Prefer one (1) year home-based, childcare or classroom experience with pre-school children. Knowledge of social service agencies desirable.
Duties may include any or all of the following..
01. Assist in planning the Instructional Program (child care centers, assessments, curriculum) and coordinate activities necessary to complete education objectives in the Head Start/Early Head Start grant including creation of procedures and forms, and coordination with other service areas.
02. Coordinate and provide comprehensive services to children and families enrolled in the Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership grant by:
a. Acting as a liaison to facilitate and foster healthy relationships between families and childcare providers;
b. Gathering, developing and assessing goals and progress reports with family and childcare and establishing outcomes;
c. Providing health and nutrition awareness activities for children, infants, toddlers and families;
d. Observing and working with enrolled child in childcare setting at least monthly;
e. Supporting the inclusion and delivery of services to children with disabilities;
f. Ensuring children retain services regardless of their subsidy status; and
g. Conducting home-visits to create family partnership plans.
03. Support partnering Child Care Centers by:
a. Supporting set up of the physical environment to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers;
b. Integrating Early Head Start regulations and performance standards into the childcare environment and assuring compliance with local and state child regulations;
c. Assisting in the development of policies and procedures at childcare centers to assure compliance with applicable regulations; and
d. Conducting health & safety checks.
04. Engage parents in program decision making through involvement in parent groups and Policy Council.
05. Visit social service agencies, as needed, to become aware of their functions, gather literature, and become familiar with their operations in order to support the enrolled families and provide current information regarding the agencies for the corporation’s annual resource directory.
06. Attend trainings, meetings, etc. to attain greater knowledge in child development.
07. Maintain daily/monthly paperwork and records required by program procedures or as requested including:
a. Filling out required monthly paperwork (attendance sheets, forms required for telephone and home contacts, in-kind forms, requisitions);
b. Maintaining a monthly schedule, updating daily or as necessary as changes occur;
c. Gathering statistics for preparing reports when requested;
d. Preparing timesheets and travel vouchers;
e. Updating family partnership plans; and
f. Completing Early Intervention, IEP/IFSP, Health Program Reporting forms and updating IEP/IFSP’s as needed.
08. Coordinate and perform recruiting tasks.
a. Assisting in completing pre-applications and registrations on families.
b. Assisting with recruitment at special community events.
c. Giving input on and distributing recruitment materials to inform parents and the community.
d. Tracking recruitment efforts and providing input on recruitment opportunities.
09. Keep supervisor informed of schedules, needs, problems, ideas, and suggestions, and seek help when necessary by:
a. Giving input for ordering supplies and equipment;
b. Sharing information gathered from local social services agencies and parents; and
c. Participating in program planning committees or surveys.
10. Perform other related work as required or requested.