Education /Disabilities Manager

Child Start Inc. - Napa, CA

Child Start, Inc.

Job Description


Job Title:  Education/Disabilities Manager                            Status: Exempt


Program/Department: Head Start/Early Head Start            Revised:  April 2018

                                                                                                PC Approved:


Supervisor: Child Development Director                              Supervises: Education Coordinator, Resource Specialist, Disabilities/Mental Health Coordinator, ECE Coaches




Manages the Education, Disabilities and Mental Health service delivery areas of the Early Head Start and Head Start program.  Responsible for the design and implementation of Education, Disabilities and Mental Health services to support children and families in conjunction with community-based services.  Integrates the philosophy and goals and objectives of the agency into program operations. 




  1. Ensures compliance with all requirements and mandates in the areas      of Education, Disabilities and Mental Health through review and monitoring      of program reports, record keeping and tracking. 


  1. Oversees education services by completion of assessments, screening      and individualized education plans by developing/modifying/using a      monitoring system. 


  1. Designs and ensures implementation of research based, developmentally      appropriate curricula for Early Head Start and Head Start programs.  Contributes to the identification of      educational and support needs of each enrolled child by overseeing and      directing program components.       Ensures individualized lesson plans are based on integration of all      areas of specialization.


  1. Responsible for establishing, analyzing and evaluating program-wide      school readiness goals.  Including      ensuring reporting to management, board, policy council and staff 3 times      per year. Establishes and provides appropriate curriculum and classroom      supports to focus on school readiness outcomes.


  1. Secures community services by cultivating partnerships with      agencies and advocating on behalf of agency and families.  Prepares and negotiates memoranda of      understanding and contracts with community agencies, community members and      consultants.  Represents Agency on      community boards and organizations.       Makes presentations at community group sessions, professional      conferences and other meetings.


  1. Develops and oversees the creation of, implementation of, coordination      of, and monitoring of the Disabilities and Mental Health service areas to      ensure compliance with regulations and mandates.  Creates and maintains tracking system      for children with disabilities. 


  1. Receives service referrals and coordinates resources in response to      child and family needs.  Develops      systems to direct and support families to access supplementary services by      making referrals to appropriate government agencies and community based      organizations.


  1. Responsible for collecting and reviewing quality improvement data;      including but not limited to CLASS scores, Environmental Rating Scales, mentor/coach      documentation,  or quality visit      data.  Works with managers to ensure      implementation of improvement plans based on the data. 


  1. Coordinates with the Regional Program Managers and Center Directors      to provide ongoing training, coaching and mentoring for teaching      staff.  Schedules and directs Coaches,      Resource Specialist and Coordinators to provide training and technical      assistance to staff as applicable.


  1. Participates in annual planning with staff and parents, including      facilitation of the parent education committee.  Establishes long –term and short- term      goals for program area with specific objectives and timelines.


  1. Responsible for resource development including grant writing,      budget development, monitoring of expenses and project outcomes; ensures      timely reporting to funding sources.


  1. Assesses staff training needs and collaborates with other managers      to develop the annual training plan.       Provides staff training and technical assistance.  Negotiates departmental training      contracts.  Provides staff training      and technical assistance.


  1. Facilitates monitoring and inventory of classroom equipment,      supplies, and materials.  


  1. Contributes to program improvement through evaluation of current      procedures and practices, participation in ongoing training and other      professional development activities and staying current with best      practices. 


  1. Works with ERSEA staff to help ensure adequate recruitment and      enrollment of children with disabilities


  1. Participates in the interview process for teaching staff and other      program positions as needed.


  1. Supervises and coordinates the use of consultants to provide      services to children, families and staff.      


  1. Facilitates and protects operations by keeping confidential,      private, and sensitive information within the parameters of policy and      need-to-know requirements.


  1. Helps ensures safe and healthy workplace by following health and      safety procedures and directives. 


  1. Other duties as assigned









EQUIPMENT USED:                                                 

  1. Telephone, fax, copier, personal computer with related software, including Child Plus, Word, Excel.
  2. Vehicle



Regular office and Early Childhood Education environments.  Occasional stooping or bending may be required. Occasional very light lifting, such as three or four reams of papers or books (up to 20 pounds or an equivalent weight) may be required.




  1. B.A. or M.A. in  Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field (with minimum of 24 ECE units)


Training and Experience:

  1. Experience implementing a research-based curriculum, child screenings and child assessments
  2. Three or more years of experience working with children and families in a ECE setting, preferably in Head Start/Early Head Start
  3. Two years direct experience in program planning, analysis and evaluation
  4. Two years of supervisory experience
  5. Experience working with community programs, including but not limited to Early Start, special education services, mental health organizations
  6. Obtain and maintain CLASS reliability


Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Strong supervisory, negotiation, communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills



  1. Ability to pass medical exam and TB test, and supply required Immunizations
  2. Valid California drivers license; vehicle liability insurance. 


This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Duties and responsibilities and skills may vary depending upon agency needs. 




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Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: Napa, CA

Salary: 4774.56 - 5016.26

Posted On: December 5th, 2018

Agency Details


Child Start is committed to providing quality early learning and essential support services to vulnerable young children and their families. Our vision is to create a community that values each child and family, and we strive to be responsive to changing needs by strengthening and expanding well established programs like Head Start, while also adding new services.