Under the supervision and direction of the Child Development/Disabilities Consultant, the Early Childhood Education Coordinator promotes the school readiness of Head Start of Lane County’s children by providing technical assistance, mentoring, and training to the staff and agency. The planning of children’s readiness to learn involves culturally responsive, integrated service delivery of child development, disabilities, and mental health that supports learning environments to: a) enhance children’s cognitive, social, and emotional development and b) promote children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, creative arts, physical development, and approaches to learning.
- Ability to utilize agency resources, technology and library to appropriately answer questions and provides guidance to staff and parents.
- Ability to train and provide presentations to large and small groups.
- Ability to collaborate with and have working knowledge of local community resources related to disability services.
- Ability to communicate (verbal and written) effectively and appropriately with others.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
- Sustained concentration and attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines.
- Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills.
- Ability to meet the needs of all children specifically those with special needs, challenging behaviors, at risk, gifted and culturally diverse populations.
- Regular sitting, working at computer keyboard and desk, standing to file misc. documents in filing cabinet. Occasional bending, stooping and lifting up to 25 lbs.
All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to Head Start’s policy on confidentiality.
Policy Council Approval June 2012 Job description created June 2012
Updated June 2019
Head Start of Lane County is an EEO Employer