Bilingual Early Head Start Child Care Curriculum Specialist

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Location
Atlanta-Early Head Start
Posted
Oct 22, 2019
Closes
Nov 21, 2019
Job Function
Education / Teaching
Focus Areas
Education, Human Services
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors

It is the policy of Quality Care for Children that all employees shall receive an equal employment opportunity without regards to race, color, religion, veteran status, sex, national origin, age, marital status or disability in employment.

Job Title:  Bilingual Early Head Start Child Care Curriculum Specialist

Department: Child Care Resource and Referral

Supervisor: Director of Family Child Care Services

Salary:  Based on experience – Salaried, Exempt

Position Summary:

The Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Curriculum Specialist will provide coordination and direction for all the providers in the area of early childhood education for infants and toddlers. He/She will function as a resource and a coach.  He/She will observe and monitor classroom activities and children’s records; review and analyze TSG data on child development to ensure the effective integration and interdisciplinary work of all aspects of the program.  He/she will work as a member of the Early Head Start (EHS) team in a cross-discipline approach to assure that all children and their families receive high quality, comprehensive services that meet their needs.

Provide prevention services to help providers prepare children birth through four for school readiness. Assist staff in understanding to nurture the social and emotional development of children, including children with special needs.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Trains providers in the use and upkeep of the Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) developmental assessment data entry
  • Check TSG online and support teacher planning for gathering documentation
  • Oversee and provide support for TSG Check Point completion (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer)
  • Conduct a minimum of one monthly observation in each FCCLH with feedback and coaching as needed using the Efforts to Outcome Database (ETO).
  • Provides reflective coaching and mentoring to the providers to ensure the implementation of the education program reflects Family Child Care Creative Curriculum
  • Ensure the use of child and FCCLH data in lesson planning, individualization, and children experiences
  • Ensures all assigned program reports are completed and submitted in a timely basis
  • In conjunction with the Bilingual Child Development Specialists, ensure Family/Child reviews are held and monitor follow-up process
  • Routinely observes in the FCCLH using FCCERS-R and other related curriculum observation checklists
  • Assist providers in self-evaluation and goal setting; follow up on previous goals
  • Models developmentally appropriate practice in the FCCLH
  • Meets regularly with the Bilingual Child Development Specialists and supervisor to plan support, training, coaching, and interventions with the providers to facilitate child outcomes
  • Participates in staff and parent meetings as needed
  • Conducts trainings on a monthly basis for FCCLH partners.
  • Maintains a commitment to professionalism by staying informed on current research and best practice as it relates to infant and toddler care and education
  • Develop and disseminate resources and best practices for the process of implementing quality improvement efforts
  • Accept other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required
  • Prior early childhood, birth to age five experience required
  • Prior experience in working with families
  • Master's or Bachelors degree in early childhood education
  • Minimum of two years of experience in an early childhood setting with experience working with infants and toddlers
  • Knowledge includes: thorough understanding of the Early Head Start program model; regulations and standards in early child development; teaching strategies; and the critical contributing components of a high quality learning environment for infants and toddlers
  • Must be pro-active to the needs of the program and accountable
  • Public Speaking skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Willingness and ability to travel (locally, statewide and nationally) and able to work a flexible schedule, independently and self-directed
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must be able to visually observe and hear children from all areas of the FCCLH and playground from a distance of at least 70 feet
  • Must be able to sit on the floor to interact with children
  • Must have a valid Georgia Driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Comfortable with technology and using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proven ability to develop collaborative partnerships and work on a team

TO APPLY: Please e-mail your resume and a 1-page cover letter to HR@qccga.org (list EHS Professional Development Specialist in the e-mail’s subject line). Please include your name when titling e-mail attachments.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified. No phone calls please.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. Selected applicants will be contacted for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected may not be notified.

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