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Educational Support Coordinator

CHS Hershey – Hershey, PA

CHS Hershey will be CHS’s first Center and is expected to open in 2023. The two-story, 50,827-square-foot building, located at the southwest corner of Governor Road and Homestead Road, will include a Family Resource Center, an innovation lab and an experiential learning garden. The Center will accommodate 150 students from birth to age 5 and is expected to employ up to 80 employees and volunteers.

CHS Development Program: To prepare for the opening of CHS Hershey in 2023, teachers and staff will receive one year of professional development, coaching, training, and team building through the CHS Development Program. This is a unique opportunity for early childhood professionals to expand their knowledge, grow their careers, and launch a child-focused state-of-the-art early learning center.

Role Description:

The CHS Hershey Center Educational Support Coordinator is passionate about child development, learning, and growth, enabling CHS staff to reach their full potential in educating young children. The Educational Support Coordinator is responsible for assisting children with behavioral or developmental issues and completing a plan for intervention for the child. This individual will assist in evaluating children and doing research on techniques and tools that can best suit the needs of the child. The Educational Support Coordinator works with the Evaluation Coordinator to understand the unique needs of each child and implements plans of support with help of the Educational Support Aide. The Educational Support Coordinator reports to the Health Services Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Observing and recording behavioral concerns for identified children 

  • Ensuring that children are evaluated and able to access relevant services 

  • Researching and recommending tools to support children accessing the curriculum who have developmental delays and other special rights  

  • Developing and recording child-specific support plans in collaboration with the Child Study team  

  • Planning trainings to support children with special rights in collaboration with the Assistant Director and Curriculum & Instruction Coaches

  • Managing the schedule and work of the educational support aides who will be assisting children on an individual basis in the classroom 

  • Directing the purchase of support equipment, and supplies to ensure students have the resources they need to succeed 

  • Defining and driving training standards for teachers and staff with regard to special intervention 

  • Observing how teachers attend to children with additional needs in classroom settings, collecting data, and providing regular feedback about helpful techniques 

  • Implementing coaching strategies to support individual child needs with the support of Curriculum & Instruction Coaches 

  • Maintaining accurate reports of child progress, and submitting the reports to the Health Services Manager  

  • Developing intentional resources to support instruction of children with special rights  

  • Leading workshops based on evaluations and assessments of growth areas for staff 

  • Assisting families in the educational journey of students, especially those with individualized needs, and discussing these goals with families or sponsors 

  • Acting as a role model to teachers and staff and assisting staff in fostering positive examples for student


Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, or a related field (Master s Degree MS, MBA, MEd preferred) 

  • 2 or more years of experience in early intervention/ education 

  • CPR Certification  

  • Exceptional executive functioning, organizational, and time management skills, and an action-oriented mindset 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities   

  • Responsible, enthusiastic, and cares about working in a mission-focused organization   

  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to effectively work with low-income families (preferred) 

  • Ability to proactively identify problems and implement solutions  

  • Willingness to be held accountable and receive feedback 

  • Comfortability with technology including MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and/or willingness to learn 

  • Commitment to the mission and values of CHS and MHS and demonstrated high degree of integrity as all MHS and CHS staff are considered to be role models for students  

  • U.S. work authorization and successful completion of pre-employment background checks and clearances  

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Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning does not discriminate against applicants or employees, in hiring, promotion or any terms or conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion or religious creed, veteran status, disability or use of a guide or support animal because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals, or any other status protected under applicable federal or Pennsylvania law.

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning are subsidiaries of Milton Hershey School and will be staffed and operated independently of the Milton Hershey School core model.

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.