Disabilities/Mental Health Resource Teacher, Head Start 2023-2024 Pool
The Disabilities/Mental Health Resource Teacher must possess knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and growth in regards to children with disabilities as well as those without disabilities. Must be able to provide individual instruction, develop lesson plans, modify classroom set-up and curriculum based on the IEP for children with special needs. This person must also demonstrate the ability to assess the needs of children, families and staff in the area of mental health to develop and implement proper intervention strategies. This person, under the guidance of the Program Manager, will model effective teaching strategies and assist Head Start teachers in appropriate curriculum modifications as well as implement mental health provider’s recommendations. Must be able to effectively communicate and work positively with children, Head Start parents, staff and school district personnel. This person must maintain accurate documentation and have knowledge of community resources in the area to assist students and families.
Perform specific activities, under the guidance of the Disabilities Program Manager, for children with disabilities; Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education/ Special Education or a related field; five (5) years of experience working with children 0-5 years of age, including those with special needs; experience in developing and implementing children’s Individual Instructional Plans (IIPs) and children’s Individual Educational Plans (IEPs); experience in implementing a clear & consistent behavior management system (preferred); experience in planning and conducting staff development workshops (preferred); bilingual (English/Spanish) in verbal and written communication; a valid driver’s license and insurance or any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience as determined by the Executive Director.
Location Multi Purpose Center 11670 Chito Samaniego, El Paso Texas 79936
Level HS Educational Support/9
Employment Days 215