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The Education and Disabilities Manager directs and facilitates the delivery of fully inclusive, culturally and linguistically, developmentally appropriate early childhood education services for Center Based and Home Based families, to include development, disabilities, health services, and mental health services ensuring the program is consistently meeting the needs of every child enrolled with the Early Childhood Education Programs. Responsibilities include leadership, mentoring, coaching, and training teaching staff, the supervision and training of the Foster Grandparents, Retired Seniors Volunteers, and other classroom volunteers, maintains confidential records, observes students and teachers, evaluates student assessments, provides parent education opportunities, serves as a liaison to the community and partnering agencies, and collaborates with the Center Manager and Family Service Supervisor to support the delivery of a high-quality early childhood education program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Trains all staff to implement federal and organizational guidelines, performance standards, and state and local regulations. Monitors staff training to ensure compliance with partnering agencies.
- Responsible for overseeing the process of identifying, evaluating and implementing Individual Education Plans.
- Develops, directs, and monitors the implementation of quality education curriculums, child growth data and assessments, classroom functions, and classroom observations.
- Conducts a needs assessment to determine staff, volunteer, and foster grandparent training needs.
- Develops or coordinates training, serves as a resource for analyzing and solving problems, knows and understands current trends in teaching and learning theories.
- Provides learning opportunities for new and current staff to learn how to effectively use screening and assessment tools and provides referrals or re-evaluations for students when needed.
- Assists the Director of Children’s Programs and the Center Manager with the annual program self-assessment review process and continuous quality improvement planning for child and family services in the early childhood programs.
- Attends meetings with partnering agencies on a monthly basis
- Serves as a Center Manager in the absence of the Center Manager and works in close collaboration with the Center Manager and Family Service Supervisor to maintain high-quality program service. Is the Co-Director of license.
- Builds staff morale and fosters a commitment to continuous educational learning for all.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, or closely related field.
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services, or closely related field with equivalent relevant experience.
- Must be Director Qualified by the State of Colorado.
- Three years classroom experience, plus two years of teacher training or administration level experience.
- One-year experience in providing disabilities services. Experience with the relevant population required.
- Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license and state-mandated automobile insurance.
- Colorado Early Childhood Licensing requirements
- Head Start Performance Standards
- Teaching Strategies
- Bilingual (English and Spanish)
- Experience in evaluating situations and decision-making
- Good organizations skills and ability to communicate effectively
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Knowledge of how children, adults, and elderly learn.
- Ability to facilitate large group trainings to adults
- Knowledge of state and federal standards, regulations, and requirements for early childhood centers.
- Knowledge of CACFP, DPP, CPP, Denver Great Kids Head Start, and CCAP
- Ability to read detailed child educational plans
- Ability to maintain a positive organizational culture
- Understanding of human diversity
- Understanding of HIPAA, FERPA, NAEYC Code of Ethics, and the Social Workers Code of Ethics
Exempt/Salary: $26/hr. – $28/hr.
Bonus Compensation Information:
*1500.00 total sign on bonus:
750.00 is paid on first payroll check
750.00 is paid out at 6 months of service
Full Time: Monday-Friday: 7am to 4pm or 8:30am to 5:30pm; occasional evenings and weekends
321 S. Yates St. Denver, CO 80219
Benefits (eligibility is based on job type/status)
- Paid Holidays
- Paid Time Off
- Volunteer/Wellness Day
- Tuition Assistance
- Pension and 403b Retirement Plan
- Health, Dental, Vision, Pet Insurances
- Life Insurance (Including Accidental Death & Dismemberment)
- Accident Insurance
- Long Term Disability
- Employee Assistance/Work Life Balance Program
- Employee Discount Program
- LifeLock with Norton
- Company Paid Unlimited Mental Health Benefits for Employees on the VOAC Health Plan
To apply for this job please visit www.voacolorado.org.