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Classroom Special Needs Coordinator

SUPERVISOR: Assistant Director of Education and Child Development


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Early Head Start offers comprehensive child development services, family support services and advocacy to low income pregnant women and families with children under three years of age. The program provides developmentally appropriate care and home visits to families in the Lower East Side, NY.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administer and assist with the administration of developmental assessments on children
  • Coordinate services for children with special needs and ensure follow-up by staff
  • Develop individualized plans and differentiated instruction to support children's needs and/or special needs
  • Lead center-based socialization groups.
  • Support Assistant Director Education and Program Director in maintaining high quality interaction and curriculum in the classroom
  • Develop consistent, stable and supportive relationships with families and children.
  • Be part of a team in assessing family needs and child developmental status.
  • Be part of a team in developing an individualized family/child plan addressing family and child needs.
  • Provide appropriate services to families/children based on the individualized family plan.
  • Work closely with families on specific issues and difficulties those individual families are experiencing.
  • Provide families with appropriate referrals and follow-up with families and service providers on referrals.
  • Assist with coordinating and training of interns and student teachers 
  • Collaborate with the agency's Early Intervention Program as well as with community Early Intervention Programs on quality and comprehensive services for children. 
  • Provide workshops to families and staff.
  • Assist in the recruitment of families.
  • Maintain proper documentation on families and children.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor to fulfill job responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Human Development or related field
  • Knowledge of child development birth to three 
  • At least three years of experience working with families providing home visits and facilitating classroom-based group sessions 
  • Ability to write and speak Chinese required

HOURS: 35 hours per week


SALARY: Up to mid 40s


CONTACT: Submit cover letter and resume to: APPLY 

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