Early Educator (#198643)
1. Possess experience that demonstrates a well-grounded philosophy of family centered, family directed, community based, inclusive approaches to supportive systems for families with very young children. 2. Have extensive knowledge of policy development, community services and supports in a variety of settings. 3. Plan, oversee and coordinate the infant/toddler/preschool special education programming. 4. Possess familiarity with current technology and ability to learn IEP program used in the district. 5. Have working knowledge of Play Based Assessment. 6. Possess ability to work cooperatively and positively with team members and administrators. 7. Participate in conferences, in-services and workshops to increase professional knowledge. 8. Schedule, manage and coordinate Child Find Screenings. 9. Have extensive knowledge of educational needs for preschool handicapped students. 10. Participate in activities that enhance RE-1 Valley Early Education programs. 11. Have working knowledge of district policies and acts in harmony with their procedures. 12. Coordinate team members and case management of student needs on IEP’s. 13. Chairs IEP meetings, coordinate and initiate the necessary paperwork: a. Administer diagnostic evaluations and screenings to preschoolers. b. Individualize and implement programming for identified preschoolers. c. Write measurable goals and objectives. d. Supervise paraeducators. e. Demonstrate ability to be a team player. 14. Work closely with other itinerant specialists (i.e., SLP, OT, PT, Preschool Director, Nurse) and integrate their suggestions and modifications into the child’s classroom routine and activities. 15. Work collaboratively with preschool regular education teachers to assist in making appropriate modifications and accommodations. 16. Facilitate preschool and Head Start special education staffings. 17. Participate in transition of preschool children. 18. Perform other activities necessary to carry out an effective preschool program.