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BCFS Education Services is part of a global system of health and human service non-profit organizations led by BCFS and is focused on advancing school readiness and ensuring families have the necessary tools to give their children a Head Start toward a lifetime of learning. Our team of compassionate educators and innovative leaders believe every child is unique and has the potential to be successful and make a
positive impact in our world.
Reports to: BCFS Education Services Head Start Director/Education Coordinator
Status (Pay Grade): Non-exempt- Part-Time (Specialist II)
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's or advanced degree in early childhood education or a Bachelor's or advanced degree and equivalent coursework in early childhood education with early education teaching experience. Possess a valid driver's license and work eligibility status. Pass a criminal and driving background check.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in early childhood education or related field. Experience with children with disabilities and collaboration with community partners. (Bilingual (Spanish)
Critical Action Items:
1. Ensure staff, consultants, contractors, and volunteers protect the physical and mental health and safety of our children and no child is left alone or unsupervised while under our care. (HSPPS §1302.90)
2. Provide ongoing coaching on and evaluation of effective teaching in an organized learning environment that promotes healthy development and children's skill growth aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and any other framework as appropriate. Ages Birth to Five, including children with disabilities. (HSPPS §1302.31)
3. Monitor and evaluate the classroom environment and implementation of prescribed curricula to provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences in language, literacy, social and emotional development, approaches to learning, math, science, and physical development, and support the integration of child assessment data into individual and group planning. (HSPPS §1302.31, 1302.32)
4. Monitor compliance with positive adult-child interactions as measured by the CLASS: Pre-K instrument. (HSPPS §1304.16)
5. Implement tools that support screenings, assessments, and ongoing evaluation of a child's developmental
6. Identify opportunities for parents and family members to engage in their child's development and in program services, including but not limited to parent conferences and group activities. (HSPPS §1302.34)
7. Follow appropriate practices to keep children safe during all activities, including reporting at a minimum suspected or known child abuse and neglect, appropriate supervision of children at all times; and all standards of conduct. (HSPPS §1302.47, §1302.90)
8. Complete minimum training requirements as specified in state and federal standards. (HSPPS §1302.92)
1. Evaluate the implementation of and provide feedback on curricula, equipment, supplies and physical space for indoor and outdoor learning environments.
2. Share data used to monitor the quality of instruction and classroom environments, including adult-child interactions, and provide recommendations for continued professional development.
3. Identify potential interference with a child's development and school readiness and coordinate with education, family, mental health and/or child development professional program staff to address identified needs.
4. Participate in school functions, scheduled meetings and team decision and operations.
5. Work collaboratively with supervisors, peers, other staff members, service providers, and professionals.
6. Maintain confidentiality in all areas of child and program operations.
7. Safety and supervision of children is everyone's responsibility. Staff are expected to exhibit awareness of children at all times when children are present.
8. Perform other job duties as assigned.
1. Weekly lesson plans reflect opportunities for positive adult-child interactions, including individualized curriculum.
2. Regular communication with teaching staff ensures they are well-informed about their children's routine, classroom activities, behavior, and progress.
3. All required child screenings and assessments are completed on time.
5. The classroom is free from physical and environmental hazards.
6. Incident reporting occurs within the timeframes designated in program policy and protocol.
7. Provide weekly calendar and coaching plan to supervisor
8. PIR Data requirements and outcomes are met as required
1. Demonstrate the ability to respond sensitively and competently to the service population's cultural and socio-economic characteristics.
2. Communicate in writing and verbally in English and Spanish (preferred).
3. Demonstrated ability to maintain emotional control and professional composure at all times.
4. Maintain computer literacy required to meet the responsibilities of the position.
5. Demonstrate a working knowledge of all BCFS Education Services policies and procedures.
6. Ability to organize and prioritize duties and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
7. Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, holidays, and weekends.
8. Ability to work independently.
9. All other duties as assigned.
The BCFS System is committed to following immunization recommendations produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As such, our company policy requires that all employees must receive a COVID vaccination and an annual Influenza vaccination or obtain an approved exemption from the BCFS System as a medical or religious accommodation. This is a condition of employment and all new hires will be responsible for providing proof.
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