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Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

Company: Greater Cincinnati School Application Consortium
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Hamilton County Educational Service has an opening for the position of Head Start Early Childhood Intervention Specialist.JOB SUMMARY:To provide academic and behavioral instruction, supports, and services in Head Start Environments to students experiencing developmental, behavioral and/or mental-health needs, the goal being to build supports and skills so that every student can access and be successful in the Head Start Environment. To provide supports to families so that skills can be carried over at home. Provide home intervention services for Head Start students requiring temporary home-based instruction either related to health issues, extended illness or during transition to a therapeutic program or Local Education Agency (LEA / District). Collect child data to support referrals to outside agencies - either LEAs or Mental Health Programs. Maintain through documentation of observations and supports provided to individual children in a Head Start Child Plus Data Base.QUALIFICATIONS:Ohio licensure and highly-qualified status as a Preschool Intervention Specialist; Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (PK-3) License or Education of the Handicapped with an endorsement of Early Education of the Handicapped. Spanish bi-lingual skills desired. High tolerance of paperwork and documentation with attention to detail is desirable. Must have a valid Ohio Driver's License, insured car and clean driving record. Must be able to travel to various locations on a daily basis. Pass criminal background checks. Within thirty (30) days of employment, must pass an initial health physical including tuberculosis screening to assure you can manage the physical demands of the job and to assure you are in good health and that there is no significant risk to the health and safety of others.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:1. Adhere to agency policies and procedures including uphold and enforce Head Start Performance Standards and the HCESC Head Start Disability and Mental Health Service Plans.2. Working knowledge of LEA referral/evaluation process.3. Working knowledge of ETR and IEP documents.4. Provide consultation, resources, environmental and/or curriculum adaptations/modifications to Head Start Classroom team and parents regarding student's individualized needs.5. Provide behavioral instruction and support (e.g., Positive Behavior Supports, social skills, affective education, and communication) through Developmentally and Individually Appropriate Practices in alignment with researched-based best practices.6. Maintain all required paperwork relating to the academic and behavioral instruction, supports, and services for all assigned students, including, data related to Individual Education Plans (IEPs), development of functional behavioral assessments (FBAs), Critical Incident Reports, and any other assigned reports,7. Accurately and efficiently enter data into Head Start Child Plus Data Program.8. Work collaboratively with the Classroom Team, building staff, parents/guardians, and community-support providers.9. Attend and contribute to all required staff meetings and team meetings as appropriate.10. Maintain accurate mileage reporting and documentation of professional training hour.11. Must be able to travel to various locations on a daily basis.12. Making provisions for being available to families for education or program related required purposes outside the "typical" work day when required or requested.13. Report to work and perform designated duties in accordance with the established time schedule/calendar14. Protect the confidentiality of all Head Start students.15. Assist in maintaining an inventory of classroom and parent resource material and follow checkout procedures of resource materials.16. Performs other duties consistent with the position as assigned.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND ADA STATEMENT:The Governing Board of Hamilton County Educational Service Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, genetic information (collectively, "Protected Classes"), or any other legally protected category, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.Submit Resume with Letter of Interest to:Hamilton County Educational Service CenterSandy CrowellSupervisorE-Mail:

Keywords: Greater Cincinnati School Application Consortium, Cincinnati , Early Childhood Intervention Specialist, Other , Cincinnati, Ohio

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