Specialist, WKUCCC Education & Disability - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 158183
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Jan 23 2023 Job Description:
The Education and Disability Specialist designs, implements, coordinates, and evaluates and monitors early childhood education and child development and disability services, including, but not limited to direct supervision of staff, coordination of professional development of the early education staff, and coordination with staff, parents, and professionals to ensure that children who need special services happen. The position will also include, classroom observations, individual child observations, offering guidance and follow up to staff and parents, coordinate training for staff and ensuring licensing regulations are followed. This position also requires close coordination with staff, parents and other agencies. The Specialist will carry out WKUCCC goals, policies, and procedures designed to meet WKUCCC objectives, Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards, and all applicable federal and state regulations. Communication skills (both oral and written) and record-keeping skills are necessary. Regular activities include working with young children and families of diverse backgrounds and working collaboratively and cooperatively with community organizations and individuals. This is a grant funded position. Continuation is dependent upon need/funding.
BS in Early Childhood Education, Child Studies or related degree
Experience working with children and families (age birth through 5) with diverse backgrounds
Experience working with young children with special needs.
Salary Range: $47,000 - $50,000
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