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Evaluation Coordinator, Early Childhood Centers

CHS Hershey – Hershey, PA
Full-time

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 Evaluation Coordinator is passionate and invested in the health and wellbeing of young children across developmental domains such as physical (including vision and hearing), cognitive communications, social & emotional and adaptive development at CHS through leading the early intervention evaluation process. This individual will oversee efforts to understand the medical and developmental history of each student and recommend relevant interventions when necessary. The Evaluation Coordinator will coordinate and plan screening and evaluation schedules teachers, families, or sponsors to support child needs. The Evaluation Coordinator will lead the Child Study team in situations which require additional intervention, and will be responsible for collecting and organizing information to inform referrals and work with child study team to recommend the next steps for the child. This individual will maintain accurate and updated records that reflect progress and development of children and the process of obtaining recommended interventions where needed. The Evaluation Coordinator reports to the Health Services Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Understanding the most updated standards of child assessment and evaluation 

  • Evaluating child needs and recommending further assessment where necessary 

  • Organizing data of relevant children for further assessment  

  • Requesting and obtaining medical records 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 the schedules of early intervention providers who are coming to the Center to provide services/supports 

  • Coordinating transportation to services that do not occur at the Center 

  • Connecting families to additional services when children have needs that do not qualify them for early intervention services 

  • Maintaining accurate records of child evaluations and needs and update such records on a regular cadence 

  • Working closely with Education and Health Staff to collect and monitor child specific information 

  • Participating in and Leading Child Study Team Meetings 

  • Assisting with transition meetings of children with early intervention plans 

  • Acquiring consent forms from parents/primary caregivers 

  • Obtaining relevant child information from parents/ primary caregivers to understand the child’s full medical history 

Requirements include:

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Health Services, Psychology, or a related field  

  • 2 or more years of experience in early intervention  

  • Experience working in evaluating health and wellbeing of children including IFSPs and IEPs (preferred)  

  • 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, 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.