Preschool Program Manager/Inclusion Specialist
|Location:||Palo Alto, CA|
|Benefits:||Employer paid health benefits for full time staff including Medical, Dental, Vision, EAP, Partiicipation in 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan; Vacation and sick as well as 11 paid holidays per year.|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Program / Dept:||Children's Development Services|
|Description:||Childrens Development Services ensure that children from birth to five years of age, and their parents, learn the techniques and skills needed to get the best possible start in life. Professionally trained educators and therapists staff our early intervention, preschool, and therapy services. Our early childhood expertise allows us to provide a broad range of services focused on the education, development and growth of your child.
Job Summary: JOB SUMMARY
The preschool manager/inclusion specialist position exists in order to supervise and organize the general operations and staffing of the preschool classroom and to ensure the provision of proper inclusion practices. This position is responsible for making sure that the preschool is running smoothly and safely each day with appropriate staffing and curriculum and that licensing standards are maintained. This position also provides a parent contact/liaison should concerns arise related to the preschool.
Ensure health & safety of program participants, personnel & visitors at all times
Ensure a healthy, safe & clean environment
Ensure compliance with all legal requirements and agency policies.
Ensure highest ethical & business practices
Physical requirements as detailed in job description
Receive, contact and follow-up on all initial referrals for Milestones
Schedule observations and trial days for Milestones
Complete all intake paperwork for new children at Milestones
Communicate with staff at Milestones regarding all new referrals and intakes
Knowledge of early intervention service system, IEP process and other relevant referral/resource information
Provide the training, support and supervision of staff for Preschool, with Director support as needed.
Responsible for guiding inclusion practices for the program
Responsible for maintaining classroom schedule for Preschool staff
Responsible for general supervision and decision making regarding the daily operations of the preschool classroom
Act as parent liaison and contact to address programmatic issues and concerns that cannot be addressed by staff
Provide direct service in preschool classroom
Provide case management services to children & families in program as needed
Run weekly staff meetings
Responsible for maintaining licensing compliance for preschool
Promote Childrens Development services and Preschool specifically, in the community
Communicate relevant information about children & family needs
Assist in development and monitoring of budget for Preschool
Complete all required/assigned reports for preschool related to classroom
Oversee maintenance of client files in compliance with licensing standards
Case management as detailed under duties
Act as group leader as detailed under job duties
Conduct developmental screenings/assessments as detailed under job duties
Participate in IEP/IFSP meetings
Provide staff training in areas of expertise
Other duties as assigned by Program Director
Document all necessary activities in program files
Consolidate written information for developmental reports
Participate in any meetings regarding the child including:
o IFSP meetings
o Parent conferences
o 6 month parent conferences
o Programmatic meetings
GROUP LEADER/group responsibilities
Delegate duties to staff for the group
Set up room/stations for the session
Ensure cleanliness of room at end of session
Complete screenings/assessments in a timely manner
Write developmental backgrounds & reports for individual children
Ability to provide direct services to children, incl floor activities. sitting, kneeling, crawling, etc.
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Ability to Drive
Education: BA in ECE with at least 2 years experience working and managing staff in an inclusion program or
MA in Early Childhood Special Education, child development or related field, and experience working and managing staff in an inclusion program
Minimum 2 years working in an inclusion preschool or daycare setting required, as well as experience directly managing and/or supervising staff.
Communicate clearly & effectively, verbally and in writing. Project a professional & positive image at all times; ability to interface effectively with all levels throughout the organization. Must have good working knowledge of typical/atypical child development and be comfortable providing assessment & age levels for children. Have knowledge of proposed and current federal and state legislation pertaining to early childhood development. Have a valid drivers license and automobile liability insurance coverage.
PRE EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Clearance with the Department of Justice by completing a background check consisting of having fingerprints processed by appropriate law enforcement agencies (paid for by Abilities United)
Provide clean DMV printout during interview process. Proof of valid drivers license & copy of auto insurance liability coverage.
POST EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Physical, 2-step Tb test and physical examination. Maintain all job related certification requirements.
Abilities United is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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