Disabilities/Mental Health Coordinator
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
• To know and follow the Agency Policies and Procedures, Head Start Program Service Plan, Head Start Act of 2007, Head Start Performance Standards and Minnesota Licensing Statutes.
• Coordinate additional services for children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities.
• Support a program-wide culture that promotes children’s mental health and well-being.
• Coordinate and provide professional development for Head Start teaching staff on how to align or work with specific disabilities’ diagnoses.
• Oversee the quality of mental health services and positive interactions.
• Support and model UCAP’s Behavioral Competencies.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
At minimum a Baccalaureate degree related to Early Childhood mental health or disabilities. CPR and First Aid certification. Optional: CLASS certification or willingness to obtain within one (1) year.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
• Ability to develop and maintain individual and community partnerships.
• Problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to train and provide technical assistance to on and off-site staff.
• Ability to plan, set goals, monitor implementation, and evaluate program activities.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Efficient working knowledge of computer systems and software programs.
• Ability to oversee the delivery of services to children and families at assigned sites.
• Reliable, regular attendance.
• Must agree to a Satisfactory Background Study.
• Must have satisfactory medical exam and health screenings as requested per Head Start regulations.
United Community Action Partnership, Inc. is an EOE/ADA/AA Employer