the Manager, Early Childhood Education is responsible for all education-based service delivery related programming and child-care services at CARD. This professional will provide supervision and will oversee the Pre-K and child care programs, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations. The incumbent will work with both the Director and Clinical Director of CARD to lead the planning, development and implementation of new or enhanced approaches to early childhood education services at CARD
1. Manage and oversee all education-based service delivery related programs in accordance with state and federal guidelines to include the development of service delivery standards, an effective program monitoring processes, and other related issues affecting service delivery (e.g., referral processes, student developmental screening, intervention as needed, student show rate, staff training needs, parent engagement and training needs). Ensure that CARD locations meet all requirements necessary to maintain the child care license.
2. Ensure that classroom staff maintain high fidelity of implementation of classroom curricula.
3. Recruit and enroll targeted numbers of enrolled children in the early childhood education programs at CARD.
4. With CARD director, prepare all early childhood education-related grants, contracts, and progress reports.
5. Participate in coding fidelity and child development indicators for early childhood education projects in CARD.
6. Provide supervision and guidance to assigned staff including; performance management and staff development. Ensure proper credentialing and maintenance of continuing education requirements.
7. Act as primary contact for credentialing and licensure related needs across CARD locations. (i.e., to Clinical Director, Director, and Manager of Administrative Operations), staff in other KKI departments (i.e., medical, clinical, administrative departments and programs where other SLPs work), as well as contacts outside of KKI.
8. Develop and maintain appropriate classroom structure indicating staffing needs and capacity regarding graduate students, clinicians, therapeutic assistants, child-care staff as related to child-care licensing standards and expectations.
9. Work in collaboration with team to recruit and hire Early Childhood Care and Education staff that will provide education services across CARD locations.
10. Participate and develop intra- and interdisciplinary education and activities related to early childhood care and education (e.g., team conferences) and professional training (e.g., staff development activities) services across the CARD locations.
11. Conduct classroom observations and provide staff with feedback regarding their abilities and performance during each visit.
12. Maintain documentation consistent with Institute and Departmental expectations for all activities, as well as guidelines established by The Joint Commission, CARF, and ASHA.
13. Participate in departmental activities and outreach activities in the community (e.g., presentations, service on committees).
Master’s degree in Education, Human Services or a related field is required.
• Five years of supervisory experience with an emphasis on education, developmental disabilities disorders and community based systems of service delivery.
• Must have experience working with patients of different ages, at different developmental levels, and who may have a range of disabilities.