Evaluation & Education Support Coordinator
The CHS Hershey Evaluation & Education Support Coordinator is passionate about working with teachers and interventionists to ensure all children have their needs met. This individual is invested in the health and wellbeing of young children across developmental domains including physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional and adaptive development at CHS. They will lead the early intervention/identification and evaluation process and will support instructional staff in identifying and implementing supports for behavioral and developmental concerns. This individual will also oversee efforts to understand the medical and developmental history of each child as well as assisting with any behavioral or developmental concerns, including completing a plan to recommend relevant interventions when necessary. They will lead the Center Child Study team in situations which require additional intervention and will be responsible for collecting and organizing data and information to inform referrals and work with child study team to recommend the next steps for the child. The Evaluation & Education Support Coordinator will report to the Health Services Manager. Starting salary is in the range of $50,432 to $67,326 per year, based on expertise.
- Understanding the most updated standards of child assessment and evaluation, and planning and coordinating screening and evaluation schedules with teachers, families, or sponsors to support child needs.
- Assisting in the evaluation process for behavioral concerns and serve as a resource to staff by disseminating research regarding intervention tools and techniques to all who work with the child.
- Observing and recording behavioral concerns for identified children and working with Teachers to document behavior.
- Coordinating with teaching staff on ways to implement IFSP/IEP strategies and goals into curriculum and classroom activities.
- Researching and recommending tools to support children's access to the curriculum who have developmental delays and other special rights. Organizing data of relevant children for further assessment
- Requesting and obtaining medical records in partnership with the Center Nurse for each child under evaluation
- Researching and referring children to the correct programs and services to address their needs. Gathering any additional evaluations based on IFSP and IEP goals and filling out associated forms.
- Ensuring that the proper procedure is followed for children that require Speech, Occupational, and Physical therapies.
- Organizing schedules of early intervention providers who are coming to the Center to provide services/supports.
- Connecting families to additional services when children have needs that do not qualify them for early intervention services.
- Providing a monthly report to the Health Services Manager of all data related to intervention services.
- Leading Child Study Team Meetings, and developing and recording child-specific support plans in collaboration with the Child Study Team
- Planning training and workshops for teachers and parents to support children with special rights in collaboration with the Assistant Director and Instructional Coaches
- Working with Assistant Director to develop staff training related to special needs and exceptionalities.
- Assisting with transition meetings of children with early intervention plans, and acquiring consent forms from parents/primary caregivers
- Collaborating with the nurse, to obtain relevant child information from parents/primary caregivers to understand the child's full medical history.
- Acting as a mentor, in coordination with the Assistant Director, to teachers as they learn and employ intervention strategies and tools.
- Maintain accurate and updated records that reflect progress and development of children and the process of obtaining recommended interventions where needed.
- May need to coordinate transportation for services that do not occur at the Center.
- Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Early Intervention, Child Development, or a related field. Master's Degree in related field preferred.
- 5 or more years of experience in early intervention
- Experience interpreting writings and implementing IFSPs and IEPs (preferred)
- Exceptional executive functioning, organizational, and time management skills, and an action-oriented mindset
- Knowledge and understanding of proper procedure for children that require Speech, Occupational, and Physical therapies
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
- Responsible and enthusiastic, 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 children.
- U.S. work authorization and successful completion of pre-employment background checks and clearances