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Early Childhood Education Coordinator in Denver at SNI Financial

Date Posted: 2/1/2018

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SNI Companies is proud to partner with a well-respected non-profit who has an amazing record of experience, integrity, and value giving back to the community. This client is looking to add a passionate Early Childhood Education Coordinator to their team and offers a very generous benefits package.

This position has primary responsibility for the coordination, monitoring and compliance of child development, special education and mental health services in the Agency's Early Childhood Education program that adhere to all applicable Head Start Performance Standards.

* Implements Federal Guidelines and Performance Standards as well as state and local regulations as they apply to the delivery of disabilities and mental health services.
* Serves as a liaison with the local school districts and/or Local Education Agencies (LEA) to facilitate coordination of program services.
* Monitors the disabilities interagency agreements to assure that specified services are delivered and that services comply with the appropriate Federal and State guidelines and Head Start Performance Standards.
* Assists in the development of Disabilities and Mental Health Work plans integrating all relevant Early Childhood Program Component areas and in consultation with staff, parents and policy group members.
* Assists in the coordination of child assessments and developmental screenings. Assists with procuring and distribution of materials, monitoring time lines, and setting up training for timely inclusion of scores into system data base.
* Assists Education staff in developing a timely process of evaluation, identification, and referral of children with disabilities or mental health needs for appropriate intervention services.
* Assists in the development and monitoring of a referral and service system for children requiring further evaluation including observations, parent meetings, assessment, development of IEP's and provision of identified services.
* Coordinates with an interagency team including appropriate LEA personnel, Head Start Teachers, and other key staff and parents in completing the staffing process and regularly overseeing the progress of children in the disabilities program.
* Assists in the determination of technical support and training needs for the implementation of an appropriate disability component; assists in the organization and provision of trainings; disseminates information about resources, intervention strategies, and resource agencies.
* Coordinates with mental health consultants and other staff for the timely assessment and referrals of children and families in need of mental health services.
* Facilitates appropriate transitioning activities in assisting children and parents in the transfer process to public schools or other appropriate programs.
* Provides professional and technical assistance to Head Start Staff and parents regarding best practices in working with children with disabilities.
* Responsible for all requisite authenticated records and reports necessary for tracking all component services delivered.
* Provides information and leadership ensuring parents are fully informed of their rights under IDEA and promotes activities in promoting family self-advocacy, both within Head Start and with other agencies.
* In conjunction with the Health and Nutrition Coordinator, represents the component on appropriate committees, work groups or community agencies deemed important to the mission of the Agency's Early Childhood Program.
* Provides Health and Nutrition Coordinator with component problem solving, monitoring, and evaluation of disability/mental health services.

* Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Special Education or other closely related field required.

* Minimum of two (2) years of experience in the development and implementation of
Individualized Education Plan's (IEP) and the provision of services to children with
* Experience in transdisciplinary approach to assessment and delivery of services to young children


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