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)

Duration: 12 months/52 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 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 ASSISTANCE 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: