Early Childhood Disabilities and Inclusion Special
Company: Community Teamwork Inc
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Job DescriptionGeneral Summary Support individualization and
inclusion for children with disabilities and mental
health/behavioral needs through ongoing monitoring and
collaboration with Head Start and Early Head Start classroom and
leadership teams.At Community Teamwork our employees enjoy
best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial and
emotional wellness.We Offer:
- Casual work environment
- 4 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Paid Life Insurance
- Tuition reimbursement
- 11 paid holidays
- Paid sick leave
- Career advancement and professional development
- 5% contribution to your 401K whether you participate on your
own or not.
- Great co-workers and a great mission, supportive environment
with an outstanding Community Action AgencyDuties and
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Conduct classroom observations to support implementation of
IFSP outcomes and IEP goals, identify children in need of
additional support or referrals, and provide general support to
teaching teams to promote best practices for inclusion.
- Review IFSP and IEP documentation to ensure curriculum
modifications and learning environments are appropriate for
individual children in each classroom; provide coaching and support
as needed for teaching teams to promote inclusive practices.
- Consult with Child Development coaches, mental health
consultants, Early Intervention visitors, ABA behavior technicians,
and special educators to provide support to teaching teams for
- Facilitate referrals to local Early Intervention agencies,
public schools, and mental health consultants with support of
Mental Health and Disabilities Manager as appropriate.
- In collaboration with Mental Health and Disabilities team,
ensure appropriate documentation is received and updated as needed
for all children receiving external education and/or mental health
- Provide in-classroom support as needed during transition
periods or identified classroom routines to support inclusion of
children with delays or disabilities.
- Support Mental Health and Disabilities Manager with monitoring
of mental health and disabilities related services in compliance
with Head Start and Early Head Start performance standards,
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care licensing
requirements and NAEYC accreditation standards.
- Participate and present observations, data, and/or
recommendations at case management, center, and/or leadership
meetings as needed.
- Provide recommendations for classroom materials to support
children identified with disabilities or developmental delays.
- In collaboration with Mental Health and Disabilities and
Workforce Development Managers, support planning and provide
recommendations for staff development and training opportunities
related to mental health, disabilities, and inclusion.
- Participate in special projects related to inclusive practices
and mental health and disabilities.Qualifications: 3-5 years of
experience working with children aged 0-5 in a classroom or
community setting. Knowledge/experience with Head Start, Early Head
Start, Early Intervention, special education services, mental
health and/or ABA services for young children
required.Knowledge/experience working with children with
developmental delays, disabilities, behavioral or mental health
needs and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder required.Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Early Childhood Education,
Child Development, Psychology, or related field preferred.
Commensurate experience of 5-8 years may be substituted for degree.
Commitment to Diversity Equity and InclusionCommunity Teamwork is
committed to an equitable, non-discriminatory, and anti-racist
approach in all components of our organizational structure and
operations, including the job application process. We recognize
that people of underprivileged backgrounds and underrepresented
identities often are not afforded equitable access to resources,
opportunities, and professional development. We offer professional
development, training, and tuition reimbursement opportunities to
ensure that you and CTI are set up for success. We encourage you to
apply if you see an opening that is exciting to you and include
examples of your work that you feel demonstrate your
qualifications. Please feel free to speak to all experiences,
skills, and educational certifications that you feel are relevant.
We look forward to reviewing your application.All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Community
Teamwork is a drug free work environment.
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