Mental Health Education Program Lead
Family Forum, Inc.
Ashland, WI US
Posted ago
Family Forum, Inc.

LEADERSHIP

  • Works as a team member to support the functions and operations of Family Forum, Inc.
  • Provides direct communication to the center managers and other program managers around the Head Start services and systems.
  • Maintains and ensures staff upholds the confidentiality of staff, parent, child, client, community, and agency information included in files, conversations, meetings, correspondence, or any other source.
  • Engages in personal and professional development through college coursework and/or training.
  • Provides staff training and development including on-site consultation, and mentoring to other staff. 
  • Assists in employee onboarding, employee development, and training sessions;
  • Works directly with underperforming teaching staff to develop and implement individualized corrective action plans.
  • Assists in ongoing tracking and training needs based upon Class Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) observations and other monitoring results, summarizes and prioritizes the training needs and reports them to the HR Director;
  • Keeps informed of current theories and practices in the field.

ONGOING MONITORING

  • Maintain appropriate records; review disability reports, Program Information Report (PIR) data, child outcomes, and other reports needed. 
  • Monitors classrooms on a schedule based upon the individual classroom needs/program requirements to ensure: a. children and families are provided with comprehensive services in a culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate curriculum model; b. Proper implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum model.
  • Monitors lesson plans on a regular schedule and provides feedback as necessary based upon the curriculum, Head Start Program Performance Standards, and the program/individual school readiness goals and provides a monthly summary report to the Executive Director that includes areas identified as needing modification or improvement.
  • Analyzes child assessment data at classroom and program levels and utilizes results to form goals, assess training needs, and make other program improvement proposals or decisions;
  • Ensures the School Readiness of children by reporting to the Policy council and parents the progress related to the School Readiness goals of the program.
  • Responsible for implementation, monitoring and updating the education and disabilities policies and procedures;
  • Monitors ongoing child assessment systems to ensure curriculum fidelity;

DISABILITIES AND BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

  • Responsible for monitoring the tracking of Children Disabilities Information for the PIR and providing a monthly summary report to the Executive Director and coordination with the Mental Health Consultant. 
  • Ensures individualized services, equipment, and/or materials as indicated on the Individual Education Plan (IEP);
  • Monitors transition plans of children with disabilities and their families to new schools or programs;
  • Assists in maintaining resources for parents and staff and refers to appropriate agencies or services as needed.
  • Works with managers, specialists, consultants, and parents in the program to ensure compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA);
  • Assists in reviewing and updating of the local education agency agreements annually;
  • Works directly with teaching staff, parents, and community partners with there are challenging behaviors in the classroom to provide professional development and action plans.

Responsibilities

  • Directs the operation of a multicultural, comprehensive early childhood education and disabilities program designed to meet the needs of children and their families.
  • Gathers and analyzes educational data to determine School Readiness goals for the implementation of the Family Forum, Inc. coaching program, and professional development of teaching staff.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Qualifications

Baccalaureate or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or Baccalaureate or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education with experience teaching preschool-age children; and two years supervisor experience in the administrative field.

Compensation
$25.75 hourly
About Family Forum, Inc.

Family Forum, Inc. is the grantee for the Head Start and Early Head Start programs working with children and families in preparing them for success. We have high-quality programming, family support, and wellness education, and we foster meaningful relationships. The agency has been serving the communities in Northwest WI for over 50 years and we continue to grow through quality services, and partnerships with the families we serve and the communities we serve in.

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