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Plans, develops, and oversees training services that are responsive to the unique educational and training needs of staff that will effectively meet the needs of Head Start staff to enhance the educational components and assure the effectiveness of staff. Assist in guiding staff in receiving required trainings to meet requirements set to obtain a CDA. Assist in identifying training options and available resources for training needs. Assist Professional Development Head in working with Program Managers, Monitors and other management staff in the development of delivery of training. Review “Opportunities for Improvement” as outlined in staff evaluations for needed individual and staff training opportunities. Coordinate with other program managers to ensure quality integration of all content areas. Assure accurate and appropriate records/documentation are developed and maintained.  Utilize monitoring system and ChildPlus to document and track staff progress according to staff development improvement plans. Complete classroom observations, as needed, to better assist teaching staff in classroom management and effective teaching strategies utilizing CLASS Observation tool by completing CLASS Reliability Exam. Staff must be willing to familiarize herself/himself with all content areas, to include but not limited to: Health, Education, Mental Health and Disabilities, Family Services, Nutrition, and ERSEA to gain a better understanding of the Head Start Program and various training requirements. Assist in preparing materials for a variety of trainings, to include but not limited to: monthly in-service trainings, CLASS trainings, Content Area Trainings, New Employee Orientation Trainings, individual staff trainings, Partner Meetings, etc. Ensure that children of all races, religions, family backgrounds and cultures are treated with respect and consideration. Assure confidentiality of education related information for staff. Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field, a minimum of three years’ experience in a classroom setting, ability to assist, develop and implement training programs. Knowledge/ability to develop a network of community social services. 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 be able to guide the planning and implementation of Head Start curricula in child development. Must embrace the principle of the parent as the primary educator and support attachment of parent and child. Must have ability to develop and implement training programs. Excellent communication and organizational skill required.  Ability to communicate effectively with other team members and management. Ability to balance a variety of duties, prioritized and meet timelines required.

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