Early Head Start Coordinator (Dakota City, NE Location)

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership’s Head Start Early Childhood Education Program is excited to hire EARLY HEAD START COORDINATOR in Dakota City, NE. 40 hours per week M-F. Starting wage is $20.00 per hour, plus benefits. May be subject to layoff periods. Bilingual skills a plus. Responsible for understanding and monitoring developmentally appropriate practices for children birth through age three and family engagement of the Early Childhood Programs, Education Partners. For Agency application, job description, education requirements, wage and benefit information visit www.nencap.org or contact HR at 1-800-445-2505 or 402-385-6300. To apply, submit a completed Agency application. No resumes accepted. Send applications to Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, PO Box 667, Pender, NE 68047-0667. Position open until filled.

EOE

80% Federally Funded

Non-Profit Agency

JOB SUMMARY: The Early Head Start Coordinator is responsible for understanding and monitoring developmentally appropriate practices for children birth through age three and family engagement of the Early Childhood Programs, Education Partners. Responsible for continuous recruitment of children. Documenting all action taken pertaining to outreach and continuous recruiting, ensuring the classroom are always fully enrolled. Accurately enter data into ChildPlus record keeping system. Utilize the Family Partnership Agreement process to support and engage families. Facilitate parent curriculum and other engagement activities. Maintain a Parent Corner and provide parent resources, as needed. Maintain a system of tracking staff performance on a regular basis. Facilitate a process to help staff develop individual plans to improve their environments, teaching practices to support young children’s growth and development and overall program quality. Review and evaluate lesson plans, family goals, observations, education calendars, documentation of home visits, Parent Teacher conferences, and other education records prepared by Teachers. Occasional kneeling, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds. Collaborate with community resources on behalf of the program, all enrolled children, and their families. Must have knowledge of and support the Agency’s mission, vision, code of ethics and strategic plan for helping people, improving lives in Northeast Nebraska. Maintain confidentiality of program participants and follow Program and Agency standards and policies.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or a bachelor’s or advanced degree and course work equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education with early education teaching experience. A minimum of one-year experience in supervision, preschool or human service.

WAGE & BENEFITS: The wage is $20.00 per hour, plus benefits. Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance. NENCAP covers the premium for our employees to receive single coverage for health, life, dental and vision for FREE! Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave, EAP, 401K Retirement.