Position: Early Childhood Specialist (ECS) – Compliance
Classification: HS 01-04 ($21.10 - $22.28 - $23.44 - $24.61)
Work Hours: 40/week Work Weeks: 52
Supervisor: 0-5 Head Start Coordinator
Positions Supervised: None
Essential Function of Job:
Assists the Health, Disabilities, and Nutrition (HDN) Supervisor and the Education Coordinator within a geographic area to implement high-quality services that meet all state and federal programmatic requirements for the Early Head Start program.
Examples of Work:
(Any one position may not include all the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in the positions of this class.)
- Assist in providing clarification and technical support to Early Head Start staff in implementing program policies and procedures.
- Monitor disability services in conjunction with the HDN Supervisor, ensuring compliance with 1302 Subpart F - Additional Services for Children with Disabilities.
- Monitor dental and health requirements, immunizations, hearing/vision screens, appointments, and follow-ups in conjunction with the HDN Supervisor, ensuring compliance with 1302.42 - Child Health Status and Care, and §1302 Subpart H – Services to Enrolled Pregnant Women.
- Monitor home-based attendance in conjunction with the 0-5 HS Coordinator and Education Coordinators, ensuring compliance with 1302 Subpart A – Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance.
- Monitor the Transition of Toddlers (TOT) Process in conjunction with the HDN Supervisor and Education Coordinators, ensuring compliance with 1302.70 – Transitions from Early Head Start.
- Assist and support Early Head Start staff with the completion of hearing and vision screens.
- Provide information, referrals, and coordinating efforts to link staff and families to appropriate educational, health, dental, disability, and nutrition resources.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards, as well as federal and state regulations surrounding children with disabilities.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT), AAPD Dental Periodicity Schedule, the CDC Immunization Schedule for children ages birth to 18 years, as well as immunization recommendations for pregnant women.
- Participate in the Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC), and IEP/IFSP meetings as directed by supervisor.
- Understand and comply with the EightCAP, Inc. Confidentiality Policy, Code of Conduct, and Professional Standards.
- Communicate positively with children, parents, volunteers, and staff in verbal and non-verbal interactions.
- Assist in record keeping as assigned.
- Notify supervisor in advance if unable to work.
- Other related duties as assigned.
Requirements of Work:
- Proven capability to show leadership, observe professional standards, and lead by example.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with 0-5 Head Start staff, families, volunteers, agency representatives, and community organizations.
- Capacity to organize and maintain accurate records and data.
- Ability to create, follow, and document own schedule in a judicious manner.
- A valid Michigan driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.
- Absence of exclusionary findings on a Comprehensive Criminal History Check.
- An initial health examination (that includes screening for tuberculosis) and a periodic re-examination (as recommended by health care provider or as mandated by State or local laws).
Required Minimum Training and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development or related field.
- Experience and training in adult learning strategies.
- Previous experience working in a comprehensive early childhood program preferred.