Nov 25, 2020

Pre-K to Grade 5 Coordinator

  • TrulyHired
  • Falmouth, ME, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

Become part of a family-centered team supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing, pre-K through fifth grade. This is a full time, 203-day position based in Falmouth, Maine.
Primary Responsibilities

•Develop, implement and monitor services for deaf and hard of hearing students, grades PreK-Grade 5 South
•Serve as a member of the MECDHH Extended Leadership Team
•Conduct regular on-site observations of teachers and therapists
•Assist staff in long-and short-range planning, scheduling, service provision, and general assistive technology needs
•Train, supervise, lead, motivate and evaluate assigned staff
•Setup trainings on evidenced-based deaf education practices
•Provide/facilitate in-service opportunities for professional growth
•Collaborate with Special Education Directors and school districts to ensure statewide consistency and effective practices
•Oversee and ensure open communication between staff, families, providers, other MECDHH departments, MECDHH leadership team
•Ensure that the implementation of all programs is consistent with Special Education Regulations, school policies and other applicable laws and regulations
•Assist in the development and monitoring of MECDHH/GBSD procedures
•Orient staff to the policies, procedures and philosophy of MECDHH/GBSD
•Coordinate timely intakes and new referrals from audiologists, families, pediatricians, and school districts to MECDHH/GBSD staff and MECDHH/GBSD contracted providers
•Report referral data to Director as requested
•Schedule and coordinate meetings for the various teams, families, providers and professional development in person or via ZOOM, Google or other virtual platforms
•Schedule inter-departmental meetings and collaborate as necessary
•Collaborate with other MECDHH programs and coordinators to ensure smooth student transitions, program operations, and communication access at all times
•Oversee student database (Infinite Campus or any new system)
•Oversee the collection/analysis of data to ensure accountability
•Oversee the ASL for Families Program
•Maintaining NAEYC accreditation
•Maintaining DHHS Childcare licensure
•Maintaining CDS Program Approval

•Oversee the development and implementation of Social Emotional Programming for students in grades PreK-Grade 5, in collaboration with the Director and peer coordinators
•Inform the Director of student progress, staff effectiveness and program development
•Work collaboratively with the Interpreter Coordinator to ensure access
•Develop brochures (staff, student, parent) and other promotional/informational materials
•Compile monthly and year-end report for the Director
•Attend and present at conferences and Board meetings as requested by the Director
•Attend family events as requested by the Director
•Provide limited Special Instruction, Specially Designed Instruction and/or Consultation per IEP referral
•Support statewide consistency
•This position may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of students, families, program needs and school districts
•Abide by all policies and procedures of MECDHH/GBSD and Federal/State regulations
Required Skills/Qualifications
•Bachelor's Degree (Masters preferred)
•A minimum of 5 years of experience in Deaf/Special Education
•State of Maine Certification as a 292 Teacher of the Deaf or related certification/licensure State of Maine Certification as 035, Assistant Special Education Director or relation certification/licensure as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable, or willingness to obtain.
•Proven skills in the areas of organization, facilitation and program management, data management, and written English communication
•Fluency in American Sign Language preferred; thorough knowledge of various communication opportunities for expressive and receptive language utilized by individuals who are D/deaf or hard of hearing
•Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of people in a helpful, positive, and constructive manner
•Ability to work independently establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community of professionals with a high level of professionalism
•Sensitivity to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce; recognizes the value of diverse perspectives and experiences and fosters a work environment reflective of the community at large.
•Ability to travel throughout the state for supervision, meetings, training, etc.
•Current CHRC Certificate required
Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment in the Falmouth or regional site office. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

•Supervising all pre-K to grade 5 staff including, teachers, therapists, audiologist, and Educational Technicians
•Overseeing planning and implementation of a program consistent with the licensing guidelines of the State of Maine that meets the physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of preschool children.
•Coordinating intakes, school tours, parent questions, and screenings for new deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students
•Overseeing and ensuring open communication between staff, families, CDS, and SAUs
•Supporting teachers with curriculum, development, adoption, and alignment with state standards
•Maintaining NAEYC accreditation
•Maintaining DHHS Childcare licensure
•Maintaining CDS Program Approval
•Facilitating weekly student meetings
•Supporting the IEP process for all students
•Collaborating with CDS and SAUs to communicate and clarify policies and procedures at MECDHH
•Collaborating with other MECDHH programs to insure smooth student transitions and program operations
•Assisting in the development and monitoring of procedures
•Ensuring that the implementation of all programs are consistent with Special Education Regulations, school policies and other applicable laws and regulations
•Developing Preschool Family Handbook annually
•Developing brochures and other promotional/informational materials
•Assisting Teachers in long and short range planning and scheduling
•Orienting staff to the policies, procedures and philosophy of MECDHH/GBSD
•Training, supervising, leading, motivating, and evaluating assigned staff
•Planning for annual preschool graduation activities
•Providing/facilitating in-service opportunities for professional growth, licensing & accreditation standards
•Overseeing the collection/analysis of data to ensure accountability
•Overseeing the entry of daily service notes in the CINC database by the preschool and 3-5 ECFS team
•Approving the CINC entries for the Preschool and 3-5 ECFS Team
•Working collaboratively with the Mainecare specialist to supporting Therapists and ensuring proper documentation is entered in an timely manner into the Mainecare billing system
•Working collaboratively with the Director to develop and implement Social Emotional Programming
•Informing the Director of student progress, teacher effectiveness and program development
•Working collaboratively with peer coordinators
•Working collaboratively with the Interpreter Coordinator to ensure access
•Compiling monthly reports for the Director for the school board report.
•Compiling year-end report for the Director as requested
•Attending Board meetings and presenting information when requested by the Director
•Abiding by all the policies and procedures of MECDHH/GBSD and Federal/State regulations
•Performing other related duties as assigned

A competitive salary and benefits package, including medical/dental insurance, Maine State Retirement and paid sick/personal time, is offered.

If interested in applying for this position, please click the APPLY link next to the PreK-5 Coordinator listing on our Career Opportunities website page. https://www.mecdhh.org/professionals/career-opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: Employment CANNOT be finalized until the applicant has completed requirements for complete background checks and fingerprinting as required by Maine state statute.
We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
Job Requirements
  • 292 (or similar) and 035 (or willing to obtain) State of Maine Certification
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Lori Levesque
  • 1 Mackworth Island
  • Falmouth, Maine 04105

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