Job Annoucement: EHS ERSEA
Friday, 14 July 2017 09:26


Job Announcement

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is looking for an Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) and Data Manager for its small Early Head Start Program in Alameda County. TLG is a Berkeley based and internationally recognized program serving children and families with disabilities. This is an opportunity to help further develop a unique program for serving parents, children and families with and without disabilities in Early Head Start.

Title: Early Head Start Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, Attendance (ERSEA) and Data Manager
Program: TLG Early Head Start Program
Reports To: Executive Director /Early Head Start Director

Benefits: TLG offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, long-term disability, and life insurance

WORK SCHEDULE: 75% time, with the possibility of full-time depending on the background of the applicant.  Occasional evening or weekend meetings, out of area conferences for training. Travel, including possible overnight stays, as required.

SUMMARY: Under the general direction and supervision of the Executive/ Early Head Start Director, oversees TLG’s EHS ERSEA activities; Ensures full enrollment of eligible children and families in the TLG Early Head Start Program; tracking and analyzing attendance; developing and maintaining community partnerships and a recruitment/outreach plan. Follows all current Head Start Program Performance Standards, CACF regulations, agency policies, procedures and other applicable Federal and State regulations to successfully accomplish the TLG Early Head Start Program goals and objectives.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: BA/ BS or advanced degree in relevant field; Experience in field(s) related to social, human or family services; Knowledge of and experience with local community resources and how to access them and conduct outreach.  Previous experience in programs serving low-income children and/or families with disabilities.  Experience with data systems.  Personal/ family disability experience a plus.

* Do community outreach to recruit families for the Early Head Start program
* Establish and maintain positive relationships with other human service organizations in the community to support recruitment and meet the needs of Early Head Start families.
* Oversee, coordinate and implement the recruitment and application process with other staff
*  Maintain up-to-date and accurate documentation, tracking, record keeping and reporting of ERSEA data.
* Revise and maintain recruitment plan and selection priorities based on changing community, cultural and linguistic needs.
* Ensure all families meet Early Head Start eligibility criteria for income, age and program priority areas, maintaining required eligibility verification documents.
* Conduct an in-person or telephone interview to verify eligibility and complete intake process with each family.
* Enter enrollment information into Child Plus software system.
* Monitor and manage enrollment slots to ensure at least 10% are reserved for children with disabilities in Part C and no more than 10% are over-income.
* Ensure the program meets all timeframes for full enrollment and full enrollment is maintained throughout the year; submit monthly enrollment reports to federal system.
* Identify individual children with absence patterns that put them at risk of missing 10% of program days and work with Family Advocate to develop strategies to improve individual attendance.
* If monthly Center average daily attendance falls below 85% analyze causes and lead development of an improvement plan.
* Submit attendance, enrollment reports to Policy Council.
* Responsible for on-going monitoring and follow-up to correct any identified areas of non-compliance and concern for ERSEA activities.
* In conjunction with TLG Executive Director / Early Head Start Director and other TLG EHS management staff, analyze community and program assessment information and make recommendations to assist in determining program refinement, with a focus on ERSEA and data management. 
* Assist other staff with Child Plus; monitor updating of entries. Lead in production of annual PIR, report produced from Child Plus for federal funder.
* Assist with Kindercharts (developmental data system) set up, updating, and closing needs.
* Assist with DRDP Tech (developmental data system).
* Maintain confidentiality with respect to information and records concerning children, families and staff.
* Attention to detail required.
* Other duties as assigned.

Language Skills: Bilingual, bi-literate preferred  English/Spanish or ASL and/or other language ability based on program needs; Ability to write policy and procedure documents, reports, program correspondence, and program assessments; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of parents, employees of the organization, and the general public.
COMPUTER SKILLS: Ability to understand and use a variety of computer applications and appropriate software which includes spreadsheets and word processing, workplace electronic technology, including Internet access, networking, e-mail and the ability to use or learn to enter data, produce reports and assist other staff using Child Plus and other program tracking software.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Possession of either a legal California identification card, or a current valid California driver license with current personal vehicle insurance.  State regulations require a physical examination, current tuberculosis test, immunizations, and verified fingerprint and criminal record clearance before beginning work.

Through the Looking Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Visit our website for more information about TLG:
To apply please fax or email resumes to TLG
Contact: Megan Kirshbaum, Ph.D.
Re: ERSEA Position
Through the Looking Glass
Fax: (510) 848-4445
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Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a disability 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 provide and encourage respectful and empowering services—guided by personal disability experience and disability culture—for families that have children, parents, or grandparents with disability or medical issues.” 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.

Keywords: Early Head Start; Early Childhood Education; Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) and Data Manager







Through the Looking Glass visits Japan!
Thursday, 25 May 2017 11:21

Multiple trainings of groups from Japan visiting Through the Looking Glass over many years led to requests and sponsorship of Through the Looking Glass’ National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families staff –Drs. Nahoko Nishizawa, Sherrie Hansen and Megan Kirshbaum--to provide training in three regions of Japan from October 27-November 10, 2016: Consultation and five trainings regarding the history of the U.S. independent living movement, adaptations supporting inclusion of children with disabilities in TLG’s Early Head Start program, examples of babycare adaptations for parents with physical or vision disabilities, adapted intervention for parents with intellectual disabilities, including video intervention therapy, as well as infant mental health and family support for whole families with disabilities to almost 600 attendees from the Asahigawa-so system in Okayama, the CSPP/Alliant University Japan psychology graduate program in Tokyo, and the Muginoko community in Sapporo, Japan.  The trip to Japan was the culmination of our National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families’ Japan project.

It was surprising to find out how much impact we’d had over the years, particularly on Muginoko, a large community primarily serving children with disabilities in Sapporo, and Asahigawa-so, an even larger multi-faceted regional system serving all ages of people with disabilities which has traditionally been institutional in focus.  Our influence, as Muginoko and Asahigawa-so leadership explained, has been on regional and national public policy and practice, particularly regarding family support, understanding the importance of having people with disabilities and parents on staff, and understanding how to prepare for independent living.  Megan reports it was especially personally moving to hear how stories, many years ago, about her experience as a mother of a child with a disability had influenced mothers who now are on staff serving the next generation of families in the Muginoko community.  We visited many sites, programs and now have a much better idea of how to be helpful in the future—all three systems plan to keep sending staff to Through the Looking Glass for training.  Follow-up is underway to strengthen linkages between these systems and Japan’s own independent living movement.

Mothers with Physical Disabilities Caring for Young Children
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 14:15

TLG has just had an article published based on our study of mothers with physical disabilities who are caring for their young children. Our research explores how these mothers arranged and cared for their young children – whether alone, with a partner/spouse, with family members, and/or with paid and unpaid assistance.

Mothers with Physical Disabilities Caring for Young Children Jacob, J., Kirshbaum, M., & Preston, P. (2017)

The journal publisher has made a limited number of free ePrints available. Click on one of the links below to get the article:

If you click on one of the links and it says that your only option is to make a payment that means that the available free ePrints have been used.

Baby Care Equipment
Thursday, 28 July 2016 16:22

What can I buy to help me take care of my baby and myself?

This chart was created as guide to what may be purchased and used by parents and caregivers to care for a child from birth to 3 without doing more harm to themselves. We looked for universal design, that is, equipment that can be used by caregivers with or without a disability and across a wide range of disabilities. See chart (PDF)

Most, but not all of the items, have been used by our client families. Items that have not been used but look helpful are included. For example, the Doona Stroller was seen at the ABC Kids Expo (a baby care trade show); it looks good but we did not have the opportunity to place it into a car and therefore cannot comment on how easy or hard this is to do.

Donate to TLG
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:54

Donate.  Help TLG provide critically needed services to families with disabilities.

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