The Early Childhood /Disability/Mental Health Manager works closely with educational staff and other outside professionals who work closely with families providing an array of services along the continuum of child mental health prevention, early intervention and treatment, integrates a whole child and family approach with the understanding that families, classrooms, and other early childhood settings have a significant impact on the well-being and social/emotional development of a young child. The EC/Disability/Mental Health Manager also provides assistance in the oversight of Individual Education Plans of Head Start children who enter the program with an IEP. Functions include assisting in the development, modification, implementing the Head Start curriculum and effective practices for special education students according to the Head Start regulations observing children from referrals made by the teaching staff of children with possible delays in areas or mental health issues. Make referrals for those needing outside observation for delays or mental health issues. Assist in coordinating on-going relationships with therapeutic specialists such as speech and play therapy. Assist in providing the ongoing monitoring and record keeping systems for the Head Start Disability/Mental Health department in accordance with policies and procedures. Be willing to provide services in the classroom, office, home, or other community settings i.e. City wide screenings.
The applicant must be able to multi task, work well with others, advocate for the needs of our parents and children in a professional way, pass a background check and have a valid driver’s license.
This position requires a Baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education, Mental Health, Disabilities and/or a related field. It also requires some knowledge in the field of working with children and the parents of children three to five year of age with disabilities, or working with children and their parents in the mental health field would be preferred.
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