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Job: Dual Language Education Coordinator

Active since 19-01-2018 Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Location Provo, Utah Level Management
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type -
Hours 40 Salary Full-Time 37,392.00 (Annualized...
Date Posted: 1-11-2017
End Date: 2-11-2017

Position is 234 working days and 12 paid Holidays; a typical work week is Monday - Friday with an expectation of a minimum of 40 hours per week. 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be bi-lingual in English/Spanish.
  • Must have a BA or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or a baccalaureate or advanced degree and equivalent coursework in early childhood education with early education teaching experience.
  • Must have two years experience supervising in an early childhood education program.


POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary focus of this position is to serve as the agency’s dual language resource and to support the agency in its efforts to include teaching practices which focus on both English language acquisition and the continued development of the home lan¬guage for dual language learners (DLL). Provides support and supervision in the Education service area to ensure teachers deliver comprehensive education services to all Head Start children, including those with Individualized Education Plan’s (IEP), behavioral support or health plans and English language learners, helping them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a developmentally appropriate manner toward the overall goal of social competence and school readiness, as outlined in the Head Start Performance Standards, the 2007 Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act and Mountainland Head Start, Inc.’s policies and procedures and ensures services support the agency’s school readiness plan. Functionally supervises Child Development Specialists and Instructional Coaches.


1. Serves as the agency’s DLL primary resource and has direct responsibility for the following and/or to coordinate with the Education and Child Development Director to ensure qualified bilingual staff, contractor, or consultant.

   • Assess language skills in English and in the child’s home language, to assess both the child’s progress in the home language and in English language acquisition.
   • Conduct screenings and assessments for domains other than language skills in the language or languages that best capture the child’s development and skills in the specific domain.
   • Ensure those conducting the screening or assessment know and understand the child’s language and culture and have sufficient skill level in the child’s home language to accurately administer the screening or assessment and to record and understand the child’s responses, interactions, and communications.
   • Ensure the program uses an interpreter in conjunction with a qualified staff person to conduct screenings and assessments if screenings and assessments are not able to be conducted in the child’s home language.
   • If there is not a qualified bilingual staff person or interpreter, and then screenings and assess¬ments are conducted in English. In these cases, assures the program also gathers and uses other information, including structured observations over time and information gathered in a child’s home language from the family, for use in evaluating the child’s development and progress.


2. Has primary and direct responsibility to serve as the DLL agency resource and/or assist the Education and Child Development Director in identifying and establishing community partnerships to ensure translator resources are available in providing second language curriculum implementation along with assessment documentation for DLL children.

   • This includes providing training to those identified to work in the classroom to support children’s continued development of the home language.
   • Coordinates with Education and Child Development Director, Education Coordinators, CDS, Instructional Coaches and the Classroom Quality Monitor and Mentor to ensure teaching practices support the continued development of the home language including development in English Language acquisition.
   • Ensures the program recognizes bilingualism and biliteracy as strengths and implements research-based teaching practices that support their development.
   • If staff do not speak the home language of all children in the learning environ¬ment, include steps to support the development of the home language for dual language learners such as having culturally and linguistically appropriate materials available and other evidence-based strategies.
   • Works in partnership with the Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator to identify volunteers who speak children’s home language/s who could be trained to work in the classroom to support children’s continued development of the home language.


3. Coordinates with the Executive Director, Education and Child Development Services Director, Child Development Specialists, Instructional Coaches and the Classroom Quality Monitor and Mentor and other agency coordinators in implementing the goals and objectives of the education and child development service area:

   • Develops Mountainland Head Start, Inc.'s child development, education, and training plans and services for children, parents and staff.
   • Reports all service area activities, accomplishments, problems, etc. on a regular basis.
   • Ensures all education and child development Performance Standards are being met.
   • Assist the service area Director in monitoring educational expenses to ensure the child development service area operates within the allotted budget.

4. Ensures that the curriculum addresses key elements of school readiness and aligns with the revised Head Start Performance Standards, Early Learning Outcomes Framework, and state early learning standards.

5. Coordinates with the Education and Child Development Services Director, Instructional Coaches, Classroom Quality Monitor and Mentor and Child Development Specialists in training, coaching, mentoring, supporting and supervising the center teaching staff:
   • Oversees the CLASS observations of center teaching staff as  assigned.
   • Maintains complete written reports of observations and recommendations.
   • Supports teachers in their efforts to individualize instruction for children with IEP’s and behavioral support or health plans and meet the needs of English language learners.
   • Ensures all Head Start policies and procedures are being implemented by the center teaching staff.


6. Assists the Education service area in obtaining and recording a complete developmental, educational and mental health history of each Head Start child in coordination with the other Head Start service area coordinators:

   • Ensures comprehensive, accurate, and confidential education records on all children are maintained.
   • Ensures appropriate transition services are provided as required by Head Start Performance Standards. Assists teachers in making contact with area elementary schools through the curriculum extender activities.
   • Coordinates with local school districts to offer transition training.

7. Oversees the administration of the developmental screenings and assessment of all Head Start children:

   • Completes all screenings within 45 calendar days of when child first attends the program and assesses at periodic intervals, when needed.
   • Provides necessary training for the screenings to be administered.
   • Ensures that the required tests are included in the developmental screening.
   • Reports and interpret all screening results to parents and appropriate staff.
   • Oversees the developmental assessment of children and tracking of children’s educational outcomes to help the teaching staff individualize instruction, including the assessments in the child’s home language when applicable.
   • Ensures on-going monitoring, tracking, follow-up and analysis of screening and assessment outcomes for children including ELL children.


8. Coordinates with the Education and Child Development Services Director, Instructional Coaches, and the Classroom Quality Monitor and Mentor, Child Development Specialists and other service area coordinators in providing technical assistance and an organized child development training program for children, parents and staff:
   • Provides training resources and mentoring to interested staff and parents.
   • Suggests education resources for use by Head Start children and families.
   • Coordinates the planning and implementing of home education activities for children, parents, and staff.
   • Implements efficient operating procedures of library and other check-out educational resources.
   • Contributes to the monthly parent and staff newsletters, as assigned.
   • Plans, prepares and provides training for staff during monthly in-service workshops.


9. Supports and assists Child Development Specialists, Instructional Coaches, and the Classroom Quality Monitor and Mentor in monitoring the operations of the center to ensure efficient, safe and developmentally appropriate education of Head Start children on a daily basis:

   • Participates in the hiring of center teaching staff, as requested, ensuring teaching staff hired posses the credentials required by the 2007 Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act.
   • Monitor s curriculum and teaching techniques to ensure that the most appropriate activities are used to meet the needs of each child. Ensure teachers are planning and implementing learning experiences which advance the intellectual and physical development of children, including improving the readiness of children for school by developing their literacy, phonemic, and print awareness, their understanding and use of language, their understanding and use of increasingly complex and varied vocabulary, their appreciation of books, their understanding of early math and early science, their problem-solving abilities, and their approaches to learning.
   • Assists teachers in establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment, and using positive guidance techniques.
   • Ensures teachers are supporting the social and emotional development of children and encouraging the involvement of the families of the children in the program and supporting the development of relationships between children and their families.
   • Inventories, purchases and distributes center supplies as approved by service area Director.
   • Establishes a working list of trained classroom substitutes for emergency use.
   • Maintains required records and documentation, i.e. center inventories, curriculum extender trip requests, IEP records, activity plans, etc.
   • Ensures the involvement of parents in the curriculum and classroom activities.
   • Ensures active supervision of children is maintained at all times.


10. Coordinates with the Executive Director, Administration and Human Resources Director, Education and Child Development Services Director, Instructional Coaches, Classroom Quality Monitor and Mentor and Child Development Specialists to ensure the agency is providing professional development opportunities to teachers.

   • Ensures that the professional development attended is of high-quality, sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused in order to have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction and the teacher’s performance in the classroom.
   • Assists HR with tracking the required 15 hours of professional development classes each program year.
   • Regularly evaluates the program for effectiveness.
   • Ensure all back-up documentation is filed in teachers HR file.


11. Works collaboratively with the Facilities and Transportation Manager to develop emergency procedures at sites and ensure safe environments for children.


12. Attends not less than 15 hours of professional development per year. Chooses professional development that is of high-quality, sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused in order to have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction and the performance in the classroom.


13. Demonstrates understanding of child abuse/neglect laws. Reports suspected child abuse to the Family and Community Services Director. Attends child abuse training.

14. Collaborates with other service areas to ensure seamless services to children and families and ensures we are staying true to our mission and vision. Attends and participates in staff and parent training sessions, as directed, i.e. pre-service, orientations, in-service training meetings and other agency activities as required.

15. Supports the achievement of in-kind goals by actively participating in the solicitation of in-kind services and donations to the Head Start program including, but not limited to, encouraging community members and organizational contacts to volunteer, provide donations of professional services, supplies, and anything else needed to support the Head Start program.

16. Expected to provide temporary assistance in the classrooms to
meet minimum child to staff ratios, or to ensure the safety of children, in the absence of sufficient Education and Child Development Service Area staff. Staff from any service area working or present at a center when the need arises will be called upon first, with Administrative Office staff being utilized if insufficient staff is present on site.


17. Expected to assist the agency in maintaining safe and healthy environments for children and staff by immediately reporting health and safety risks/concerns or potential concerns to a leadership staff member and/or via our internal work order system and follow up with appropriate staff in not addressed in a timely or appropriate manner.


18. Other job-related duties as assigned may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
   • Extensive knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate teaching practices.
   • Maintain interrater reliability in Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) and CLASS certification.
   • Demonstrated ability to organize, direct and coordinate operations in personnel supervision, communications, and budget management.
   • Experienced working with other cultures.
   • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
   • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision.
   • Ability to write and speak the English language in a proficient and professional manner to meet requirements of the job.
   • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, subordinates, community groups, and other related agencies and people.


Benefits offered to full-time staff only!:
  • Great Benefits Package:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401K
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • PTO and sick leave

In addition, part-time and full-time staff receive:
  • Discount at Office Depot
  • Gym Membership discounts
  • Many opportunities for training
  • Dental Disount

MOUNTAINLAND HEAD START, INC. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment actions based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, genetic identity, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.
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