• Time Category: Full Time
  • Entry Wage:
  • Job Location: Washington, PA
  • Reports to: Education Manager

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with a minimum of 30 ECE credits.

WORK WEEK:

  • Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:00PM (Schedule will vary to meet program needs)

 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Responsible for providing new hire and ongoing training throughout the introductory period for all education staff members on pertinent topics (i.e. CLASS, curriculum, screening & assessment, effective teaching practices, active supervision, etc.) (1302.92).
  • Responsible for implementing “research-based approaches to professional development for education staff, that are focused on effective curricula implementation, knowledge of the content in Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five, partnering with families, supporting children with disabilities and their families, providing effective and nurturing adult-child interactions, supporting dual language learners as appropriate, addressing challenging behaviors, preparing children and families for transitions, and use of data to individualize learning experiences to improve outcomes for all children” as stated in HSPPS 1302.92(b)(5).
  • Demonstrates a high level of understanding of the CLASS assessment tool; regularly embeds this knowledge into individual and group professional development activities.
  • Oversees and coordinates the “Individualized Professional Development Plan” (IPDP) system to ensure compliance with the HSPPS and other applicable regulations. (Sec. 648A)
  • Coordinates data, resources, and credits to support professional growth and qualification requirements for staff members (i.e. PQAS, ACT 48, CDA, Child Plus, PD Registry, etc.).
  • Promotes and supports professional growth and ECE career pathways for staff members, substitutes, and program parents.
  • Initiates, handles the logistics, and participates in the interview process for all open education positions.
  • Oversees and coordinates activities related to classroom substitutes including assisting in maintaining an active substitute list; onboarding and ongoing training of substitutes; regularly reviewing substitute evaluations; taking daily call-offs and scheduling substitutes for daily coverage.
  • Utilizes ECLKC and the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) to support professional growth of education staff.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children (DAP), school readiness, and the Head Start Early Learning Outcome Framework (HSELOF).
  • Implements the Head Start Performance Standards and other applicable funding source regulations and requirements.

 


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Blueprints
Attn: HR Generalist/Recruiter
150 West Beau Street, Suite 304
Washington, PA 15301

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  • Card issued by the Federal, State, or Local Government showing your identity
  • Driver’s License or State Issued Photo I.D. Card
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  • Voter Registration
  • U.S. Military Card or Other Draft Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Certificate of Birth
  • Employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security

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