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Disabilities & Mental Health Coordinator

Company: Shasta Head Start Child Development
Location: Redding
Posted on: March 2, 2019

Job Description:

Shasta Head Start (SHS) Child Development, Inc. Employment Opportunity Title: Disabilities and Mental Health Coordinator Location: Redding Job #: DC-1902-01 Post Date: 02/22/2019 First Review Date: 03/04/2019 Employment Details: Full-time, Regular, Non-Exempt 40 hours/week, Up to 48 weeks/year Wage: $17.86 - $18.98 (DOEd.) Shasta Head Start Founded in 1965, Shasta Head Start is dedicated to providing comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, disabilities, and mental health services to low-income children and families. Shasta Head Start's 285 staff serve nearly 900 children and families in Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties. We are committed to best practices in child development, education, and family advocacy through the delivery of comprehensive program services in a timely and consistent manner. We strive to empower individuals and families to achieve their maximum potential in an environment which respects their value and dignity. Position Summary We are currently looking for a Disabilities and Mental Health Coordinator with a proven track record of disabilities and mental health experience. If you enjoy building relationships, hard work and innovation, providing excellence, and want to have fun with your fellow employees, you may be who we are looking for. Under the direct supervision of the Disabilities and Mental Health Services Manager, the Disabilities and Mental Health Coordinator assists the Disabilities and Mental Health Services Manager in planning, facilitating, and coordinating services to children with disabilities and behavioral needs. This is to be done in accordance within the prescribed framework, funding parameters, philosophy, policies, and procedures of Shasta Head Start. Qualifications/Requirements -- AA in Child Development, Psychology or related field (BA in Child Development, Psychology or related field desired) -- Two years experience working with families and children with special or behavioral needs -- Basic math skills with the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw/interpret bar graphs -- Ability to operate general office equipment -- Knowledge of various software programs such as MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, and Publisher -- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists -- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, community resources and regulatory agencies, employers, community groups, families, staff, and the general public -- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations in fields relevant to position -- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals -- Ability to organize and manage time effectively and work independently -- Ability to travel throughout Shasta Head Start catchment area on a regular basis -- Knowledge of Special Education Law and Regulations -- Pre-employment requirements: o Valid California Driver License and clean DMV record o Criminal Background Check Required o Pre-Employment Strength Assessment o Pre-Employment Drug Test o Pre-Employment TB Test o Up to date records of pertussis, measles, and influenza vaccines Responsibilities/Duties -- Assist Disabilities/Mental Health Manager with all department operations -- Provide facilitation and assistance to Head Start staff and families in the identification and accommodation of children with disabilities and behavioral needs -- Coordinate and schedule family and community meetings -- Provide support and training to families, children, and staff on topics relating to behavioral and special needs -- On-going professional development through education, role modeling, mentoring, and training -- Ensure that children in disabilities and mental health program have relevant and up-to-date files -- Coordinate referrals to community agencies and ensure timely follow up Physical Requirements 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 finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulder. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lifts 50 pounds from floor to waist. The employee must be able to push/pull up to 75 pounds horizontally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Additional Information Please visit our website, , to review the job description, view other open positions, and to apply for this position. Unofficial Transcripts and/or proof of degree required. To complete your application please submit transcripts or proof of degree via fax to or mail to 375 Lake Blvd., Suite #100 Redding, CA 96003. Shasta Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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