Northside Center for Child Development, Inc.
Immediate openings in Head Start and Early Head Start Programs
in East Harlem, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
Disabilities Services Coordinator
Required Education and Experience:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in special education, disabilities, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, child development, or a related field.
Knowledge of early intervention resources in the community;
College courses in working with families with special needs;
Experience working with families and children aged newborn to five;
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred and recommended;
Must be able to travel to all three Head Start/Early Head Start Centers in the Bronx, East Harlem and Ft. Greene, Brooklyn;
Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, receive and provide feedback, and manage dynamic interchanges in meetings; and
And understanding of the Head Start philosophy and the ability to implement its principle of shared authority and decision-making.
Organize and coordinate the program’s disability services effort which includes recruitment, enrollment, screenings and coordination of specialized services.
Work with education site supervisors to ensure developmental screenings of all children within 45 days of enrollment.
Monitor and document the progress of children with disabilities enrolled in the program.
Coordinate and process teacher referrals for special education diagnostic evaluations.
In conjunction with appropriate qualified professionals, the child’s teacher, parent/guardian and other staff, coordinate the development of an IEP for children with disabilities.
Develop, implement and document the transition of children from special education programs and conduct end of the year IEP reviews for children transitioning to kindergarten.
Work with the management team to coordinate accommodations, adaptations, and staff training needs. Provide the teaching staff with developmentally appropriate strategies to maximize successful inclusion of children with disabilities.
Participate in EHS/HS multidisciplinary team meetings to discuss children and/or families who are dealing with a range of issues.
Compile, prepare, and maintain child data reports on services provision and submit by established deadlines.
Participate in the program self-assessment and evaluation activities.
At this time we are only accepting new applicants
Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred.
Jeanette Mason, Director of HS/EHS Programs
Type: “Disabilities Coordinator Opportunity” in the Subject line
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