EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIALIST - Luzerne County Head Start

EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIALIST

Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Early Childhood Education, or closely related field and/or coursework equivalent to a major in Early Childhood Education
  • Three (3) years’ experience in teaching preschool children.

Responsibilities/Duties

Coordinate child development, disabilities and transition services provided to children and Head Start (HS) Center-Based Program by serving as an active team member of the Early Childhood Education team. Provide training and technical assistance and monitoring for staff in the use of a developmentally appropriate, assessment-based curriculum. Assist in the monitoring of all staff directly involved in the education of the children in the implementation of that curriculum. Monitor Head Start Performance Standards and Outcomes in the area of Child Development to maintain high level of quality.


Terms of Employment

Requirements that must be satisfied prior to hire:
Proof of Degree/Certification and Experience Required to meet the Qualifications for position
FBI Fingerprints – PA DHS Registration, Service Code 1KG756
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
Successful completion of Pre-Employment Physical Examination which includes a Tuberculosis screening
Position will require record check approval of driving record by LCHS Insurance Provider, as this position is considered a designated position requiring driving as an essential job function

Location, Hours & Salary:
Full Time/Full Year position, 12-months; 40 hrs/wk
Exempt/Salaried position
Annual Salary: $46,944
*5% Bilingual Adjustment (additional pay) for fluency in dual language abilities – English/Spanish

Fringe Benefits Include:
Enrollment into agency Health Insurance plan (after 90 days) Geisinger HMO, with voluntary Guardian Dental, Vision through VSP; HRA plan included/Cash Out Option Available
– Low Employee co-payment toward premium
Retirement plan – LCHS 401(k) with 7% agency contribution and Employee Roth option 
PAID Life Insurance (at 1x annual salary); Long Term Disability Insurance
PAID Holidays immediately, up to 4 weeks time which includes extended break between Christmas-New Year
PAID Sick Time – Accrues up to 65 working days
PAID Personal Time – 1 day/yr
PAID Vacation Time, 2 weeks year 1; 3 weeks yrs 2-4; 4 weeks after 5 years
PAID Training Opportunities
Flexible Benefits – Medical/ Dependent Care Spending
…and much more!

Our employees…
…receive attractive salaries and unique career opportunities;
…do meaningful work that is constantly changing and evolving;
…enjoy successful careers without sacrificing their personal lives;
…enjoy limitless opportunities for professional growth;
…work in an environment of professional respect.

Reports To

Director of Early Childhood Education

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