Job Announcement: EHS Education and Disabilities Manager

Job Announcement: EHS Education and Disabilities Manager

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) seeks an Early Head Start Education and Disabilities Manager for its small Early Head Start Program. TLG is a Berkeley based and internationally recognized organization serving children and families with disabilities.

Title: Early Head Start Education and Disabilities Manager
Employment type: 32 hours a week, with the potential for full-time
Benefits: TLG offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, long-term disability, and life insurance

Position Summary: 
In coordination with other staff, including a center director, manage the provision of high-quality early childhood education and child disability services for a small Early Head Start center and oversee the educational/disability services for infants and toddlers served by the home-based Early Head Start.  Assure compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards, the Head Start Act and other applicable regulations. Adhere to best early childhood education principles and practices. Collaborate with community partners and other Early Head Start staff in providing training and technical assistance to staff, parents and community. Establish/maintain comprehensive recordkeeping and reporting systems.
Education and Experience:
* Minimum Bachelor’s degree required. Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Child Development or related field preferred.
* Advanced training, continuing education, and at least four years of experience in early childhood education.  Experience in Early Head Start strongly preferred.  Training/education in mental health, disability, early intervention, or other related field also valued. 
* Minimum of two years of recordkeeping and organizational experience, in a
collaborative work environment serving young children and families.  Minimum of two years of experience in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating programs or projects serving young children and families.

Training Opportunity: TLG provides extensive training regarding early childhood development, adaptations for children or parents with disabilities, infant mental health, families with disabilities, video coaching/intervention and many other topics.  Its EHS staff can participate in this training.

General Requirements:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license and current personal vehicle insurance preferred.  Job may require the use of personal vehicle in successful completion of job duties and responsibilities. State regulations require current tuberculosis test upon employment and within every twenty-five (25) month thereafter. Current immunization records, and verified fingerprint, child abuse and criminal records clearance before beginning work. Physical examination upon employment and within every fifteen (15) month thereafter.

Language Skills: Bilingual, bi-literate preferred, English/Spanish or ASL

Knowledge of the following:
* Relevant California regulations and their application, including mandated reporting, and early childhood education quality standards.
* Knowledge or commitment to acquiring knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards, the Head Start Act, and other applicable regulations and laws, including early childhood education quality standards.
* Family support principles and methods and their implementation.
* The Microsoft Office Suite, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and Publisher components.
Skill in the following:
* Building and working within complex management and services delivery systems collaboratively with other members of the EHS team.
* Speaking, listening, interviewing, presenting, and other oral communication skills.
* Facilitating meetings of teachers and parents.
* Writing, editing and communicating, including knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation as they would relate to the production of reports, work plans, and other documents.
* Building and maintaining positive relationships.
* Using recordkeeping and computerized reporting systems, such as Child Plus.
* Compiling child developmental data for reports and planning.

Ability to do the following:
* Establish and maintain effective, collaborative partnerships with staff, parents, and community agencies.
* Take a developmental approach to motivate and empower adults.
* Orient staff, as needed, regarding education and child disabilities services delivery, regulations, required timelines, and program procedures.
* Collect, organize, analyze and process information quickly and efficiently.
* Prepare and maintain written records and reports.
* Be creative, resourceful and flexible.
* Demonstrate respect for individuals and groups with varied cultural, racial, ethnic, disability, religious, and linguistic identities or backgrounds.
* Convey a positive image of the program and the agency.
* Identify and meet goals, objectives, outcomes and timelines and be able to work independently of direct supervision.
* Maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor at all times.
Through the Looking Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Visit our website for more information about TLG: www.lookingglass.org
To apply please fax or email resumes to TLG
Contact: Megan Kirshbaum, Ph.D., Executive Director
Re: Early Head Start Education and Disabilities Manager
Through the Looking Glass    
Fax: (510) 848-4445
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Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a disability and Deaf community-based nonprofit organization in Berkeley, California. TLG has pioneered clinical and supportive services, as well as national training and research serving families in which one or more members – whether parent or child - has a disability or medical issue. Since founding in 1982 TLG has provided infant mental health or infant/parent /family therapy and relationship-based developmental services. TLG’s mission is: To create, demonstrate and encourage non-pathological and empowering resources and model early intervention services for families with disability issues in parent or child which integrate expertise derived from personal disability experience and disability culture. TLG’s staff includes culturally and linguistically diverse psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, developmental specialists, occupational therapists, a nurse, a childbirth educator and early childhood educators. 
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