Early Learning Coordinator
Department: Education and Child Development
The Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster County is seeking a full-time Early Learning Coordinator to supervise all classroom staff in order to ensure culturally responsive, developmentally appropriate educational program including; staffing, managing attendance, responding to personnel issues, addressing performance issues, providing regular feedback to support growth and annual evaluation. Early Learning Coordinator responsibilities include educational program, personalized supports, family engagement, health & safety, collaboration & leadership, and other job – related duties as assigned. CAP offers competitive compensation and benefits packages.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Promotes individual teacher’s professional development through self-assessment, reflection on evaluations (CAP, T-POT, CLASS Danielson) and regular observations. Ensure all team members have necessary credentials to reach in Head Start at all times
- Participate in the interview process and assist with induction; support and reinforces the new hire-mentor relation. Perform the 3 and 6-month reviews for all new hires
- Monitors screening and referrals system for children suspected of having a disability and ensure prior consent and documentation is secured throughout the process
- Review Head Start parent’s responsibilities and rights including but not limited to the following; code of conduct, parent handbook topics, review of essential emergency and health procedures
- Champion others to use translation services or other creative measures to respond to the unique needs of families that are dual language learners
- Regularly monitors emergency drills and trains team members in emergency plan specific to individual sites; maintains a copy of the all-hazard plan at each site
- Provides support to team members to ensure mandate reporter requirements are properly followed and steps taken are communicated to appropriate team members per LCHS procedures
- Works with Cabinet Coordinators to ensure compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards
- Works with colleagues in other CAP departments (Child Care, PAT, CCIS) to develop a partnership that strengthens service provision to children and families
Education/Certification, Skills and Knowledge
- Bachelor’s Degree Early Learning Childhood Education, three years of Early Learning classroom experience
- Supervisory of leadership experience preferred. Ability to speak effectively before clients, employees, etc.
- Effective communication skills both oral and written. Strong listening skills and group facilitation strategies. Ability to effectively collaborate with others and correspondence
- Ability to work independently, take appropriate, take appropriate initiatives and exercise judgment as needed. Respect and sensitivity toward cultural differences
- Proven ability to effectively collaborate with others in shared projects and outcomes
- Ability to work flexible hours and attend night out-of-town meetings as necessary
- PA Act 33 and 34 certifiable, FBI clearances
- Ability to negotiate the classroom environment to observe and participate in family/child activities
- Current driver’s license and vehicle to travel to Head Start sites and professional development
Community Action Program of Lancaster County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, veteran status or genetic information.