Education and Disabilities Coordinator
Northern Virginia Family Service
Arlington, Loudoun, Manassas (VA)
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Head Start and Early Head Start are integral programs within Northern Virginia Family Service’s Early Childhood Education services. Head Start (HS) is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community-based program serving low-income expectant mothers and families with infants and toddlers to age 3.
The Education and Disabilities Coordinator monitors program staff, early childhood education classrooms and home visiting practices related to early childhood education and disabilities. Incumbent oversees curriculum implementation and develops action plans and trainings to improve child outcomes. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring program quality in the early childhood education in Early Head Start and Head Start classrooms and home based programs. This position will primarily work remotely from home, with frequent travel to NVFS Head Start and Early Head Start Centers in Northern Virginia.
Essential Job Duties: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with known disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Client Service Delivery:
Monitors implementation of early childhood curriculum, ensures quality of instruction in classrooms, oversees fidelity of curriculum implementation and early childhood home-based program delivery through direct observation and ongoing monitoring.
Analyze data for child outcomes to ensure Early Childhood Education approach is appropriate, functional and successful.
Establish Local Education Agency (LEA) Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding with local Early Intervention Programs (Infant Toddler Connection).
Establish regularly scheduled meetings with representatives of Local Education Agencies and Early Intervention Programs. May delegate attendance to those meetings.
Monitor referrals and individualized services for children with disabilities. Monitor implementation of service plans for children with disabilities.
Review individual plans for children with disabilities to accomplish the following:
Provide recommendations and feedback division program management team.
Review and monitor child outcomes, developing action plans when appropriate.
Assist with Service Area training activities, which involve the design of training plans and procurement of appropriate classroom materials.
When appropriate, provide direct services in the absence of direct service staff.
Compliance and Reporting Requirements:
Ensure that service delivery is performed according to and within the NVFS mission, policy/statewide directive/procedural directions/case management model, and Head Start Performance Standards.
Prepare monthly monitoring report addressing compliance with Head Start and Early Head Start Education and Early Childhood Development Services.
Responsible for goals and objectives of contract for programs; includes NVFS outcomes and reporting.
Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal guidelines.
Meeting and Community Outreach/Resource Participation:
Act as liaison with community, civic, and business groups on behalf of program; participate in appropriate community task force committees; develop and monitor public relations within the scope of Agency mission and goals.
Qualification and Additional Requirements: An individual may obtain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform essential job duties.
Must have one of the following:
Master’s degree in Early Education or Special Education from an accredited college or university with a zero to five years age focus OR
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with Infant/toddler development certification (CDA)
Three (3) years of classroom-related experience preferred
Must have some experience working with infants, toddlers/ preschoolers with disabilities and their families
Proficiency in use of basic technological tools including laptops/computers, email, phones, and internet, virtual meeting and learning platforms required
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required, including Microsoft Excel
Must be able to communicate effectively in English; additional language skills always welcome
Commitment to organizational values of Communication, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, and Accountability
Successful completion of background checks required upon hire
TB test and physical exam
Must have reliable transportation and be willing and able to travel throughout the NVFS Early Head Start and Head Start centers across Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William counties on a frequent basis
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
At Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), we value the diversity of backgrounds, experience, perspectives, and skillsets that we collectively provide to our community, clients and coworkers. We celebrate and thrive on our differences and welcome everyone’s unique contributions. NVFS is committed to advancing equity, embracing diversity, and promoting inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. NVFS is an E-Verify participant and drug-free workplace.
NVFS values diversity in our workforce. We strongly encourage all interested individuals to apply, including people of color, all genders and gender identities, people of all abilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, other members of marginalized communities, veterans and national service alumni.
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