HEALTH SPECIALIST, BABIES STEP FORWARD (PART-TIME)

Title: Health Specialist – Exempt Status: Exempt – Start Date: August 1, 2020

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Robert Girtman – RGirtman@westcop.org

Immediate Supervisor: As assigned

Job Description

Assess health history and status of children; perform screenings as indicated in the Head Start Performance Standards and by the Health Advisory Committee; provide the appropriate intervention, referral and follow up; ensure the health and safety of the center; serve as a health consultant to staff and share or assume responsibility for the health of children and parents.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct intake interviews. Interview each parent at time of enrollment and obtain a health history, Medicaid status (recording of number), or other sources of low-cost or other health insurance.
  • Refer to the social services component of the program to assist in enrollment, if necessary.
  • Prepare, maintain, and review the health record of each child. Input health information into the Child Plus database and monitor.
  • Input incident reports into Child Plus database
  • Input Health & Safety Checklist info into the Child Plus database.
  • Note concerns, consult with staff and develop plan for health care
  • Arrange for and/or conduct auditory, visual, dental, lead, blood pressure, height, weight, and nutritional screenings. Refer for follow up.
  • Regularly consult with a handicap, special needs, and mental health professionals to provide a coordinated program of care.
  • Assist parents in obtaining necessary health services.
  • Assist parents in understanding available local community resources.
  • Establish priorities of health education topics with staff for health education activities in classrooms.
  • Consult with the director and staff to incorporate selected health topics into parent programs.
  • Communicate with parents regarding specific health matters as they arise.
  • Assess health education status and needs of staff, and arrange for appropriate training, including First Aid, CPR, MAT.
  • Maintain files on pertinent health-related topics.
  • Ensure and monitor that all classroom staff have received of WestCOP Child Supervision Protocol
  • Collect resource material.
  • Inventory and order supplies.
  • Stock first aid kits.
  • Maintain a master health tracking record as well as individual charts.
  • Prepare health summaries for children leaving the center.
  • Prepare interim and end-of-year program evaluation reports (PIR), and other reports as requested.
  • Conduct periodic safety checks and confer with staff on steps to correct unsafe conditions.
  • Inspect center for cleanliness and ensure that staff is familiar with hygiene procedures related to their duties.
  • Evaluate and assess illness and injury episodes of children and arrange for appropriate disposition.
  • Maintain individual child health folder.
  • Complete New York State Immunization Survey.
  • Complete health section of PIR.
  • Report children with health concerns that require monitoring to Central Health Coordinator.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of students, parents, programs, and all materials handled in the performance of duties and responsibilities.

Key Working Relationships

Internal:         Health Services Coordinator, Staff in the center, children, parents

External:        Health professionals in the community, private practitioners and representatives of public and nonprofit agencies

DIRECTOR, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Title: Director of Early Childhood Education – Exempt Status:  Exempt

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Beryl Harold, Director of Human Resources – BHarold@westcop.org

Immediate Supervisor:  Executive Director/CEO

Job Description

Establish, administer, and coordinate all Early Childhood programs within Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc.  Assist the Policy Council and WestCOP Board in setting objectives and priorities, determining strategies, and evaluating programs.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all Early Childhood programs within WestCOP.
  • Develop and implement new plans and programs as needs arise and change, and as directed by the Executive Director and approved by the Policy Council and Coordinators.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate all Early Childhood Program Directors and Coordinators in cooperation with the Human Resources Manager, Executive Director/CEO, and Policy Council.
  • Supervise all Early Childhood Directors in hiring of their staff in cooperation with the Human Resources Manager, Executive Director/CEO, and the local Parent Committees.
  • Develop in-service training programs or outside training for staff as necessary.
  • Identify sources of funding, prepare a budget, and program narratives for approval by the Executive Director/CEO, Board, and Policy Council.
  • Provide resources and services to solve early childhood problems in local areas.
  • Have knowledge of the functions of all agencies involved in early childhood and establish, maintain, and coordinate contact with outside public and private agencies that participate in early childhood programs.
  • Serve as the official spokesperson for WestCOP in the early childhood area.
  • Accept and participate in speaking engagements as requested.
  • Attend meetings as required, coordinate meetings, as necessary.
  • Assist in the development of the agency’s goals and objectives regarding early childhood programs.
  • Prepare Early Childhood budgets with CFO.
  • Monitor all expenditures charged to Early Childhood programs.
  • Develop new programs as needs arise and resources become available.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of students, parents, programs, and all materials handled in the performance of duties and responsibilities.

Key Working Relationships

Internal:  Executive Director/CEO, Human Resources Manager, Center Directors, Fiscal Director

External:  United States Department of Health Education and Welfare, New

York State and Westchester County Department of Social Services, Department of Health, New York Office of Children and Family Services, Other local government officials and agencies, Head Start Policy Council

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in early childhood education
  • Five years’ experience preferably in Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Background in administration and supervision of community-oriented preschool programs
  • NYS Certification SAS/SDA/SBL

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST – BABIES STEP FORWARD

Title:  Developmental Specialist Status:  Exempt

Immediate Supervisor:  Babies Step Forward Project Coordinator

Job Description

Collaborate with Babies Step Forward team and partnerships in their efforts to recruit and serve children with developmental disabilities.

To Apply – Send resume and cover letter to Diane Schwartz – DSchwartz@westcop.org

Responsibilities

  • Organize screenings within forty-five days of children’s entrance into the program and enter scores in Child Plus database.
  • Coordinate with center staff to identify children with special needs.
  • Be available for consultation and referral for special services according to Early Intervention and CPSE procedures.
  • Train teachers and parents on typical and atypical child development.
  • Meet with parents to discuss screening results and special needs; provide appropriate activities for home.
  • Make referrals to outside agencies.
  • Function as liaison between agencies, programs, and Head Start Centers.
  • Organize itinerant and related services, and other services as needed.
  • Attend monthly multi-disciplinary Communication Day meeting
  • Prepare summaries on children in their caseload who require individual or small group support.
  • Ensure that IFSP/ IEP’s are on file for those children who are receiving related services.
  • Maintain confidentiality of students, parents, program, and all materials handled in the performance of duties responsibilities.
  • Enter and maintain Disability and IEP information on Child Plus
  • Attend monthly meetings with Developmental and Special Needs Coordinator.
  • Ensure compliance with Early Head Start Performance Standards for children with special needs.

Key Working Relationships

Internal:  Babies Step Forward Coordinator, BSF Team, Partnership Staff, Children, Parents.

External:     Local agencies, Local school district CPSE/CSE

Minimum Requirements

  • Early Childhood experience
  • Masters Degree

PRESCHOOL HEAD TEACHER

Locations: Brewster, Port Chester, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, Mount Kisco

Requirements: BS Early Childhood or MS Ed., BiLingual (English/Spanish preferred)

Job Description:

  • Provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions, plan and implement learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment; promote children’s progress across the standards.
  • Utilize the Creative Curriculum and Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF)
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Create and maintain a developmentally appropriate environment
  • Plan and execute activities in accordance with curriculum guides
  • Monitor and document children’s development
  • Community with parent, including, but not limited to, parent-teacher conferences, class newsletters, and home visits
  • Supervise associate teachers
  • Collaborate with Family Services, Special Education, Health Services as appropriate
  • Attend staff and communication day meetings as required
  • Other tasks as assigned

Contacts

UPK HEAD TEACHER

Locations: Port Chester, Mount Vernon

Requirements: MS Ed. and Birth-2 Certification or within 2 years of hire Bilingual – Spanish/English preferred

Duration: Port Chester – 10 months; Mount Vernon – 45 weeks

Job Description:

  • Provide effective and nurturing teacher-child interactions, plan and implement learning experiences that ensure effective curriculum implementation and use of assessment; promote children’s progress across NYS standards.
  • Utilize Creative Curriculum, Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) and NYS Early Learning Guidelines
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Create and maintain a developmentally appropriate environment
  • Greet and interact with center children, families and staff in a warm and respectful manner
  • Plan and execute activities in accordance with curriculum guides
  • Maintain children’s education files
  • Monitor and document children’s development
  • Communicate with parent, including, but not limited to, parent-teacher conferences, class newsletters and home visits
  • Supervise associate teachers
  • Collaborate with Family Services, Special Education, Health Services as appropriate
  • Attend staff and communication day meetings as required
  • Other tasks as assigned

Contacts:

  • Port Chester – pmonsalve@westcop.org
  • Mount Vernon – cdowdell@westcop.org

PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT TEACHER

Locations: Putnam, Yonkers, Port Chester, Mount Vernon, Peekskill, New Rochelle, Yorktown Heights, Granite Springs, Ossining

Requirements: Must be willing to obtain a CDA within 18 months of hire or AA equivalent in early childhood education

Job Description:

  • Assist in the creation and provision of appropriate environment and experiences to foster the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of preschool children
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Help create and maintain a developmentally appropriate environment
  • Greet and interact with center children, families, and staff in a warm and respectful manner
  • Collaborate with Family Services, Special Education, Health Services as appropriate
  • With the Head Teacher, plan and execute activities in accordance with curriculum guides
  • Attend staff and communication day meetings as required
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Contacts: