Sampson County Partnership for Children
Education Behavior Specialist
Full-Time (10 Month) Non-Exempt Position
The Education Behavior Specialist provides technical assistance and support with a focus on children with unique and challenging behaviors to the NCPK Teachers, private sector child care providers and families in the community for the purpose of improving quality services through the Quality Improvement and Maintenance (QIM) project and NCPK program. This support is generally provided through regularly scheduled intensive technical assistance visits to the classroom. This position is a Full-Time (10 Month) Non-Exempt Position and reports to the Executive Director.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for the development, production and filing of administrative materials, correspondence, newsletters and reports required in the performance of this position.
- Responsible for maintaining all required certifications/credentials/licenses, keeping HR informed of the due dates and status of each, and providing HR with all updated certificates, etc.
- Participates in promoting quality child care and agency programs through involvement in community events as needed.
- Cleans the SCPFC facility, per the cleaning rotation.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Specifc to QIM/NCPK Services
- Assists with the planning and implementation of annual NCPK Teacher Institute as well as other on-going teacher professional development events. Assists with coordinating and communicating Partnership training schedule; ensures all required paperwork is complete, accurate, filed appropriately, and submitted in a timely manner.
- Conduct parent, teacher trainings with a focus on children with unique and challenging behaviors as needed; provide instruction for The Incredible Years curriculum.
- Acts as field liaison between the Partnership and providers regarding children with unique and challenging behaviors.
- Assist the NCPK classrooms and private child care facilities in developing program practices that are responsive to the identified behavioral/mental health concerns of children in lieu of suspension and/or expulsion.
- Provide on-site services to NCPK classrooms by observations of children, child-staff interactions and classroom functions.
- Facilitate planning sessions with teachers after observations and provide continuous follow-up.
- Provide consultation for parents and staff regarding unique and challenging behaviors as needed.
- Assist identified families in developing support networks; particularly informal, natural support systems as needed.
- Ensure mental health and social-emotional concerns are documented and follow-up occurs.
- Assist teachers in planning and monitor progress of goals identified in Individualized Behavior Plans (IEPs) for assigned children.
- Assist with transition of children from one setting to another as needed.
- Assist with year-end transition activities for NCPK families.
- Disseminate written and oral information concerning quality child care and state licensing and regulations pertaining to children with unique and challenging behaviors as needed.
- Make appropriate referrals to other professionals as needed.
- Provide support to providers through the distribution and modeling of resource materials, as needed.
- Provide customer service to teachers in the resource libraries, as needed.
Education and Experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years paid experience in public child care facility or public school; or combination of education and experience.
- Proficiency in oral and written communication, attention to detail, confidentiality, and flexibility are required.
- Bi-lingual--Spanish language is required.
- Computer literacy is required.
- Prefer previous experience teaching in a state funded pre-k program.
- Previous experience leading groups for adult education is required.
- Availability for work during non-traditional hours.
- Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation.
- Ability to work independently and organize multiple tasks; initiative to plan and execute tasks and programs with minimal direct supervision.
- Ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Knowledge of adult learning styles and appropriate educational practices.
- Knowledge of early childhood educational system; knowledge of local, state and federal early childhood issues and legislative processes.
- Knowledge of IFSPs and IEPs document, goal achievement and monitoring.
- Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and techniques with children.
- Ability to present a positive attitude and composure in stressful and high-pressure situations; ability to establish a rapport and effectively communicate with individuals of varying ages, educational levels, ethnic backgrounds and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Computer experience with database, publishing, spreadsheets and word-processing programs.
- Knowledge of NC Child Care Requirements.
- Knowledge of Creative Curriculum and TS GOLD required.
- Normal mobility required to include walking, bending and stretching, ability to perform repetitive computer work and lifting up to 15 pounds.
The Partnership for Children of Sampson County
is an equal opportunity employer
and drug-free workplace