Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.
Sheltering Arms is seeking a Educational/Disabilities Coordinator to work in conjunction with the Educational Director to use reflective supervision to support staff in their interactions with children and families. By utilizing best practices and through comprehensive support, the Coordinator supports staff in their efforts to provide an education-rich and developmentally appropriate classroom environment.
- Works in conjunction with program director to use reflective supervision to support staff in their interactions with children and families
- Conducts classroom observations of teachers; mentors, coaches, and evaluates teacher performances.
- Accompanies home visitors on visits conducting observations of interactions between families and the home visitor
- Ensures Program Goals and School Readiness Goals are being implemented
- Uses Teaching Strategies Gold to monitor child development observations
- Reviews all child case records and lesson plans; ensures that lesson plans reflect goals as defined within each child’s individual developmental profiles
- Conducts workshops and training for staff based on evaluations and assessments in accordance with the EHS Performance Standard; designs and delivers training in areas of expertise
- Ensures that children in need of special education services are screened, referred, evaluated and able to access services in a timely manner in compliance with State and Federal Law
- Attend IFSP meetings and assist families as needed; ensures that parents are well aware of their parental rights, and that information is shared in parent’s dominant language
- Monitor disability services in the classrooms and ensure that teaching staff and service providers are working in concert to make sure that IFSP goals are being implemented in the child’s daily routine
- Establishes and maintains relationships and collaborations with public school districts, systems of higher education, and other community agencies and partners
- Provides assistance to the Early Learn Education Director with tasks assigned to 3-5 year old classroom staff
- Provides regular written communication in the form of reports, memos and contact notes to ensure that the director, family services coordinator, and other consultant staff are well informed of each child’s status/progress
- Performs other duties as delegated
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education or equivalent coursework in early childhood education required
- Professional leadership/management and supervisory experience; preferably in an educational non-profit
- Infant/Toddler CDA is required to be obtained if no infant/toddler specialization
- Previous teaching experience with early education required
- Bilingual preferred
It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.