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Assist in the responsibility for the provision of Education, Mental Health and Disabilities services that meet or exceed Head Start Performance Standards, The Head Start Act, ongoing guidance from the Office of Head Start, and CCR Minimum Standards, by developing and implementing policies and procedures;   Conducts regular site visits to provide technical support and monitor service delivery.  Site visits should provide staff with recommendations and guidance to ensure quality in classrooms are present based upon established guidelines;  Assist in guiding the Support Staff and Behavioral Specialists; Plan and implement training programs that will effectively meet the needs of Head Start staff to enhance the Education, Mental Health and Disability content areas;   Aggregate and analyze Education, Mental Health and Disability data and make recommendations for improvements and changes; Assist in the monitoring of the Education, Mental Health and Disability content area to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations; Assist in ensuring that the Mental Health/Disability services delivery system is in place in each center and children and families are being served in a timely manner to ensure we meet the 10% requirement for children enrolled with a disability; assist in contracting and monitoring of all Mental Health and Disability Professionals to provide services to all Head Start children and families.  Interact with each Mental Health/Disability Consultant to ensure that service delivery meets or exceeds requirements and ensure that in-kind for mental health and disability services are tabulated correctly; assist Education/Mental Health/Disability Manager in coordinating with other Managers to ensure quality integration of all content area and maintaining an active Education Advisory Committee and capturing appropriately document In-Kind, non-federal share.


Ensure time sheets are submitted accurately and timely on a bi-monthly basis; Ensure any on-the-job accidents are reported immediately and followed-up with appropriate forms; Report any suspected fraud and abuse to the direct supervisor or SPCAA Fraud and Abuse Officer;  Attend training and workshops for professional development as specified by Management.

Employment as Education Assistant is contingent upon individual retaining credentials to meet position qualifications as set by program requirements of funding source or state licensing; Must obtain CLASS Observation certifications in Infant, Toddler and Pre-K during first year of employment at the cost to SPCAA.  Certifications must be maintained with the cost being paid for by SPCAA.  SPCAA will pay for the courses only one time per certification; Prepare, collect, aggregate and analyze data in to ensure continuous improvement in program operations; Assist in overseeing and coordinating a School Readiness Committee comprised of staff, parents, Policy Council and Community members; provide feedback on data and opportunities for continuous improvement to Program Director and Regional Manager as applicable.


Advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or a baccalaureate or advanced degree and equivalent coursework in early childhood with early education teaching experience;   Must have experience with the theories and principles of child growth, development, education and family support and remain abreast of current best practices and applicable research;   Must have at least 2 years’ experience in education related area; Must have demonstrated supervisory or leadership experience;  Must have ability to develop and implement training program;  demonstrated ability of computer skills;   available for a moderate amount of night and weekend work;  must be willing to take and pass a drug/alcohol test and comply with the “Drug Free”: Agency Policy; Must be able to pass regular criminal history checks and submit to TB tests as required;  Must possess ability to provide reliable self-transportation capable of regional travel.  Must possess and maintain valid Texas motor vehicle operator’s permit of appropriate classification and endorsement as required.  Must agree to maintain a satisfactory MVR and minimum requirement of insurability as required by law.  MVR background checks may be conducted by the agency.


The usual requirements in an office environment may require lifting boxes of supplies, equipment and occasional adjustments of office furniture; Occasional pushing, pulling, lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds; Regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; May require long periods of standing or walking; Occasional bending or squatting required.


Ability to drive, occasionally long distances; Noise level could be moderate to loud in working in center; Ability to work in stressful environment and deal effectively with stress; Ability to perform duties and adapt to flexible work schedules as established by management.


Heavy local travel – ability to travel for activities such as CLASS observations, classroom support, meetings, classes, and workshops in and out of the service area; Must be able to travel by air as needed to attend training, conferences, and related activities.

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