POSITION : Education/E.R.S.E.A. Manager R.P.T.
SALARY : D.O.E.
OPENING DATE : October 11, 2017
CLOSING DATE : October 25, 2017
LOCATION : Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
Early Head Start Program
Under the supervision of the Early Head Start Director, the Education Manager oversees and directs the planning, organizing, and implementation of education services for children in the Early Head Start, according to the Head Start Federal Performance Standards 45 CFR 1304.20, 1308 and 1304.24. These services contribute to the increased social competence in children and the recognition and enhancement of parents as the primary educators of their children. To oversee the ERSEA (Enrollment, Recruitment, Selection, Eligibility and Attendance)
Portion of the Early Head Start program according to the Performance Standards. Analyze, plan and implement the enrollment and attendance of the children and families.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
The Education/E.R.S.E.A. Manager will work from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
1. Responsible for management of the child development, educational and service areas of the Omaha Tribe Early Head Start program.
2. Assures compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, local, Federal, State and Tribal regulations in the areas of Education.
3. Will be responsible for entering data, maintaining database, and analyzing results for specified service areas.
4. Develop and implement a process of on-going monitoring, including regular and frequent observations of classrooms using the CLASS tool, to assure quality, compliance with requirements and to support achievement of goals and objectives.
5. Maintain working relationship with all service area Coordinators to ensure quality services towards school readiness for all children enrolled in Early Head Start. Work cooperatively with other component coordinators to plan education services integrated with health, mental health, dental health, nutrition, parent involvement, and social services.
6. Coordinate, oversee and manage the administration of developmental screenings, review records and reviews results to assure appropriate application and follow-up planning.
7. Coordinate, oversee and manage on-going assessments. Assure ongoing observation and recording of children's progress towards school readiness. Supervise children's assessment, including weekly observations in each area, examples of the child's work, developmental assessments, and children's assessment data entry and outcome reports.
8. Participate in grantee and delegate component pre-service training, deliver pre-service and in-service training sessions to teaching staff. Assist individual staff members in identifying their training needs, and improving their knowledge and abilities.
9. Perform the functions of this position with a strong understanding of the Early Head Start Performance Standards and the component plans; Early Head Start child development outcomes; and thorough knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
10. Monitor the implementation of curricula in the classroom.
11. Supervise Early Head Start Teachers, Teacher's Aides and Culture Teachers.
12. Evaluate the performance of Teachers and Teacher's Aides, at the end of probation and annually thereafter, and recommend subsequent personnel action to director.
13. Supervise all classroom practices - room arrangement, lesson plans, daily schedules, routines, and transitions to assure their adherence to program policies.
14. Assure that files and documentation are complete, accurate, and confidentially maintained.
15. Supervise that Home Visits and Parent/Teacher conferences are completed as required and that they are used to discuss the child's individual development and progress, assisting the parents in developing observational skills and soliciting parent observations.
16. Identify and prioritize materials and equipment needed in classrooms and playgrounds, and coordinate with director in making purchases.
17. Establish and maintain transition procedures into Early Head Start into Head Start onto elementary school or other child care settings. Act as a conduit to ensure seamless transitions between children with IFSP to IEP, and children transitioning out of the program to LEAs.
18. Meet regularly with the Early Head Start Director, public school administrators, managers, site supervisors, master teachers and other staff as needed. Schedule and/or attend case conferences, parent conferences, case reviews, IEP and IFSP meetings, staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service and pre-service meetings, and other meetings and training events.
19. Provides feedback to teachers and/or public school administration regarding teacher observations, teaching practices, etc.
20. Participate in the development of I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) or I.F.S.P.'s (Individual Family Service Plan).
21. Assist in recruiting and orienting volunteers, providing them with guidance as needed.
22. Gathers data with input from community and staff to set School Readiness Goals. Analyze data to identify any changes in curriculum.
23. Contribute to and participate in strategic planning, program self-assessment, community assessment, and other efforts to improve program services and agency responsiveness to families; solicits community professionals to serve on the program assessment team. Assist in planning and implementing changes in the program.
24. Ensures that education component adequately addresses child outcomes. Provides leadership to the education staff and program staff overall on developing, designing curricula around, and responding to child outcomes.
25. Ensures that education component activities follow performance standards at all sites. Builds, develops and maintains communication system and supervisory system with site personnel that allows for regular assessment and refinement of education activities.
26. Coordinates training for parents and staff regarding parenting, emotional development, family relations and local services available.
27. Complete and submit required reports to the Director and Policy Committee in a timely and accurate fashion.
28. Assist Director in hiring of Early Head Start Teachers and Teacher Aides/Bus Monitors and Culture Teachers.
29. Ensures and oversees that staff are observing children for any suspected or disclosed signs of child abuse or child neglect in accordance with the Omaha Tribe Head Start Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Policy and Procedures.
30. Fulfill role as a mandated reporter as stated in the Omaha Tribe Early Head Start Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Policy and Procedure.
31. Approach each child, parent and other staff member with respect, being sensitive to each individual's rights, strengths, needs and cultural/socio economic background.
32. Uphold confidentiality of child and family information in accordance with the confidentiality policy.
33. Engage in continuing education and professional development opportunities to meet required qualifications.
34. Other duties as assigned to meet program needs.
ERSEA Duties will include:
1. Recruitment for full enrollment.
a. Track and monitor daily and monthly attendance for each child.
b. Do home visits with enrolled families as necessary.
2. Welcome families into the program and share information about enrollment, eligibility and selection of children and families.
3. Responsible for entering, maintaining and analyzing data in the ChildPlus data management system.
4. Analyze the community assessment and determine the recruitment areas, recruitment of children and families and to determine guidelines for a selection criteria.
5. Utilize an annual selection criteria when selecting eligibility of children and families, must update annually according to the Community Assessment, to better serve those children in the service area also to find those in greater need according to Performance Standards.
6. Manage the application process for accuracy and in a timely manner.
7. Establish, maintain and keep confidential records of up-to-date, enrollment forms, family data, referrals and continuing plans, follow up reports, and contact with community service agencies.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
a. Limit discussion of children and families, discuss factual information.
b. Avoid gossip and inappropriate labels; avoids gossip of staff's personal/professional status.
c. Does not talk about children disparagingly in front of other children.
2. Be able to verbally communicate and have the necessary personal qualifications to deal with staff and individuals/groups with varying abilities..
3. Pass a physical exam, background check and Central Registry check, and drug test.
4. Must possess a valid driver's license.
5. Flexible, with the ability to work in a highly demanding environment.
6. Ability to cooperate successfully as a member of a team.
7. Be willing to establish nurturing bonds with children and foster a positive relationship with parents/guardians, and support parents in their role as primary educator of their child.
8. Accepts supervision and accepts constructive criticism/direction; provides feedback to supervisor.
9. Performs any other task deemed necessary by the Director.
1. B.A. in early childhood education or child development; or
2. A baccalaureate or advanced degree in any field, at least 18 credit hours in early childhood education, and experience teaching preschool children.
3. Have knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of Head Start, early childhood education, and developmentally appropriate practice.
**INDIAN PREFERENCE WILL E PRACTICED, HOWEVER, ALL QUALIFIED
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE SEND RESUME/APPLICATION TO:
OMAHA TRIBE OF NEBRASKA
ATTN: PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
P.O. BOX 368
MACY, NE 68039
TELEPHONE (402) 837-5391
FACISIMILE (402) 837-4394