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COORDINATOR / TOPSHAM PRESCHOOL

April 23, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Location:Topsham, ME
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Woodfords Family Services is able to provide Health, Dental, Life, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term-Disability insurance for our eligible employees. Time–off benefits and 10 paid holidays are also included. Employees can elect voluntary insurance (Accident, Critical, Whole Life, Supplemental Disability, Cancer and Health) as well. Woodfords offers an annuity, with an employer match of up to 1% after two years of employment.
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Early Childhood Services - Topsham
Description:Woodfords Family Services is offering an exciting career opportunity! We are seeking a dynamic, motivated educator with excellent leadership skills to work as the coordinator at our Topsham Preschool. This is a supervisory position responsible for the day to day operations of the school.
Duties:Leads and motivates a dedicated, professional staff in providing excellent, ABA based services to children with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

· Directs and ensures the development of each child’s individual goals and objectives.

· Works with clinical staff and/or Behavior Analyst to provide hands-on training for newly hired Teachers and Teacher Assistants, as well as on-going training for all staff.

· As applicable, assists the Clinical staff and others in conducting clinics.

· Works with Teachers to ensure the management and maintenance of an appropriate learning environment.

· Attends and participates in required meetings, including, but not limited to, classroom, IDT, IEP, and agency meetings.

· Meets weekly with the Program Director to discuss program progress, work performance, professional, and management needs.

· Works with parents, Child Development Services, clinicians, therapists, and other members of the child’s team to ensure high quality services are delivered.

· Maintains discretion and confidentiality of child and family information at all times.

· Alerts Program Director to any problems or issues concerning an individual child and/or the operations of the program.

· Responsible for the supervision of lead teachers, teaching assistants and administrative support staff, including supporting, coaching, instructing, counseling and disciplinary actions if necessary

· Communicates professionally at all times with consumers, family members, Child Development Services, consultants, elementary school personnel, referral sources and other providers.

· Performs other appropriate and position-related duties and assumes such other responsibilities as the Program Director may assign.
Qualifications:At minimum, a Bachelors Degree (Masters degree is preferred) in Early Childhood Special Education is required, plus previous supervisory experience in a childcare, preschool or school setting. Experience providing educational or clinical services to children with developmental delays, autism, and related diagnoses using the principles and procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis is also required. A 282 Certification from the Maine Department of Education or eligibility for one is required


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