Early Head Start Education/Inclusion Manager

Mt. Hood Community College

Portland, OR

ID: 7065976
Posted: May 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary and Responsibilities/Duties
Manages the program's child development, inclusion, and transition services for children in prenatal to three programs. Works closely with the Head Start Education/Inclusion Manager to create a seamless prenatal to five-year-old program. Provides guidance and information on current best practices about early childhood care, education, inclusion, and transition services to parents, children, and staff. Provides training and technical assistance to program staff in order to support the delivery of quality services. Develops and manages department policies and procedures, assists with and carries out strategic goals, collaborates with applicable college employees and external liaisons, manages department budget, and provides direct supervision of department employees. Works independently and in a team environment to support the vision, mission and goals of the College and the Child Development and Family Support Programs (CDFS).



Works collaboratively with fellow managers to ensure that classroom and home base curricula and practices comply with Head Start performance standards.
Collaborates with the Head Start Education/ Inclusion Manager to develop program forms, policies, procedures, and systems related to child development services.
Coordinates continuing education for staff to ensure classroom employees meet Early Head staff qualifications. Tracks staff requirements.
Designs and delivers program-wide training to staff and parents in the areas of prenatal to three child development and education.
Observes classrooms, home visits, and socializations, and provides feedback to employees and supervisors.
Purchases classroom and playground equipment, and provides input into classroom and site design and feasibility.
Keeps current on best practices and trends in child development and areas relating to childhood care and education. Understands and is knowledgeable of ongoing assessment tools and curricula.
Provides transition services, both internally and externally, between programs.
Works collaboratively with Head Start Education/Inclusion Manager to develop and maintain school readiness goals.
Gathers, analyzes, and reports outcomes from content area.
Ensures that children experiencing special needs are screened, referred, evaluated, and able to access services in a timely manner in compliance with local, state and federal laws. Ensures compliance with USDA regulations.
Supports staff when referred by fellow managers at meetings (i.e. IFSP, Multi-Disciplinary Team, Action Plan, etc.) and classrooms.
Collaborates with supervisors, specialists, and consultants on the most supportive environment for children experiencing special needs.
Develops, administers, and monitors policies, procedures, and tracking systems in partnership with the Head Start Education/Inclusion Manager for all aspects related to inclusion and transition services.
Designs and delivers training to parents and staff related to inclusion and transition services.
Partners with the Local Education Agency (LEA) advocate for program services and additional professional development opportunities for program staff.
Gathers, analyzes, and reports outcomes from content area.
Provides strategic support and input to the design and improvement of the department and related programs and services; carries out strategic initiatives. Assists with the preparation of short- and long-term plans in support of College and CDFS mission, vision, and goals.
Manages the day-to-day department budget operations ensuring spending within budget allocation; provides input and direction to the budget planning process.
Trains, develops, encourages, and motivates employees to enhance individual skills, promote professional growth, and maximize staff performance. Fosters a team environment that encourages and supports teamwork, and models and maintains high standards and performance expectations.
Recruits, selects, orients, schedules, supervises, evaluates, coaches, rewards/recognizes, disciplines, and ensures the accountability of staff.
Maintains strong customer service relationships with program families, College employees, community members, and other district-wide constituencies. Ensures department employees provide excellent customer service by treating customers with courtesy and respect, showing concern for their needs, and investigating and resolving requests and concerns. Ensures a welcoming, supportive, and respectful work environment.
Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with internal employees in assessing department issues and services. Actively participates on and/or leads various College committees, meetings and workgroups.
Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with business and industry partners, agencies, community organizations, and/or education institutions. May serve as College representative on various statewide, local, and College committees and attend events as appropriate.
Monitors compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, accrediting commissions, licensing requirements, and with CDFS and administrative regulations and Board policies as appropriate. Reports suspected child abuse in accordance with Oregon Statute and Head Start procedures. Applies the College's interpretation of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Promotes innovation and improved services for students, employees, and the community. Utilizes existing department technology to maximize efficiency and advocates for the continuing expansion of technology within fiscal constraints.
Attends training sessions and participates in professional training opportunities.
Supports and promotes diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services.
Ensures and promotes health and safety in the workplace.
Maintains the confidentially of information.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum and Desired Qualifications
Bachelor (BA or BS), or advanced degree (M.A., M.S., Ed.D.) in early childhood education, child development, or early intervention and a Step 10 or higher in the Oregon Registry; OR
Bachelor (BA or BS), or advanced degree (M.A., M.S., Ed.D) in a related field such as elementary education, human development, child psychology, special education, liberal studies, home economics, child and family studies, etc. (not limited to these degrees) and a Step 10 or higher in the Oregon Registry.
Three (3) years of experience working with children and families in an early childhood program, including at least two years as a classroom teacher
Two (2) years of supervisory experience
Proficiency utilizing a computer (preferably in Microsoft Windows environment) to effectively communicate, gather data, and generate reports


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