Early Childhood Behavior Specialist
Department: Head Start
The Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster County is seeking s full time Early Childhood behavior Specialist who will implement creative curriculum for Lancaster Head Start’s Daily Structures and instructional strategies in accordance with program guidelines to fidelity. CAP offers competitive compensation and benefit packages.
Education/Certification, Skills and Knowledge
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Early Intervention/Psychology or related field with early childhood experience; 3 years classroom experience, background in Positive Behavior Intervention and support preferred.
- Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English; effective communication skills both orally and written. Ability to read and interpret documents such as performance standards, information memoranda and program guidance.
- Ability to write reports and correspondence, speak effectively before groups of clients, employees and community partners. PA Act 33, 34, & FBI clearance.
- Ability to use data base software to enter programs data and Microsoft Office programs. Positive recommendation from previous employer/supervisor regarding work performance and relevant knowledge and skills.
- Current driver’s license and vehicle availability. Ability to work flexible hours.
Skills and Knowledge
- Develops and supports implementations of Positive Behavior Intervention Support Plans at the targeted and tertiary levels of the Lancaster County Head Start Approach to Social Emotional Development and Program-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Procedures (PW-PBIS) Mental Health system
- On weekly basis enters updates referrals information into COPA & information pertaining to outside Mental Health services children received into COPA.
- Conduct the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) assessments, shares results with classroom staff and Early Education managers, and collaborates with Early Education Managers to coach TPOT.
- Conduct PBIS workshops with groups of parents, including but not limited to Positive Solutions, brief workshops for families that need targeted interventions.
- Collaborates with itinerant teachers as needed to teach social emotional skills
- Enters Behavior Incident Reports into PA state Behavior Partnership database
- Develops specific social/emotional lesson plans for home instruction at the Universal Level
- Participates in program pre-service, mandated and ongoing professional development identified by assessment, interest and needs
- Works with Coordinator of Wellness and Disabilities Support to develop and provide professional development on the Mental Health system, Teaching Pyramid, and PBIS practices
- Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings. Respect and sensitivity toward cultural differences
- Observe CAP values in working with children, families, staff and community partners. Support PBIS implementation at assigned centers, and perform other job-related duties.
Community Action Program of Lancaster County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, veteran status or genetic information.
All job applicants must submit a completed CAP Employment Application form in addition to any other materials requested (resume, transcripts, etc.). Please email to Staffing@caplanc.org.
CAP employees are required to have three background clearances (Child Abuse, Criminal and FBI).