Subject Area Coordinator - Ability KC
Position: Subject Area Coordinator
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Early Intervention Coordinator
Job Location: Ability KC 3101 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Ability KC
Kansas City, MO 64108
Telephone: 816-751-7802
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Job Description:
We are seeking an Early Intervention Coordinator for our therapeutic learning preschool providing services to children with disabilities. You will have a great team of teachers and administrative staff to work with and a wonderful group of children that will tug at your heart. School runs year-round, so never lose work during the summer!

Ability KC offers comprehensive benefits packages which include, but are not limited to, employer-paid health insurance option, dental insurance options, vision, long- and short-term disability, generous paid time off, extended sick leave, etc. Additionally, we offer a paid winter break to employees.

Ability KC brings together Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center and the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, with long standing reputations of successfully serving thousands of individuals with disabilities and their families through medical rehabilitation, a therapeutic preschool and employment services. Ability KC is founded upon 70 years of mission commitment by both agencies. As Ability KC, the journey ahead is changing the conversation from disabilities to abilities, celebrating the successes of those served and engaging all stakeholders (individuals, families, staff, referral providers and organizations, contributors, donors, partners and the community) through a strategic brand, development and engagement experience across multiple audiences.

JOB OVERVIEW:
Under the supervision of the program director, this position oversees and directs the planning, organizing and implementation of early interventions service for children. Guides classroom teams in development and implementation of intervention services that will meet the needs of students within the framework of solid early childhood education practices. Monitor completion of children’s assessments and problem solving through any barriers to children’s ability to access the curriculum based on their individual needs. Coordinates IEP (Individualized Education Program), IFSP process for program with school districts, parents, program staff and other stakeholders. Works with MARC (Mid America Regional Council) staff to support early head start process and procedures within the program. Assist classroom staff in identifying their professional development needs. Seek out resources for staff professional development and provide 1:1 support and training as indicated or directed. Support classroom staff in use and analysis of data to support decision making. Lead classroom team meetings with the goal of providing a comprehensive approach to the needs of the child within a classroom setting. Coordinates therapeutic services being provided within the classroom to classroom-based children. Serves as main point of contact for classroom therapy team. Demonstrates effective communication skills in 1:1 and group settings. Approximately 50% of work time or more, is spent in classrooms engaged with teacher and children, counting in ratio, and providing program supervision.

EDUCATION:
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s in special education preferred.
  • Bachelors in other special degree areas related to specially designed instruction, related services, or learning specialty with related experience considered.
EXPERIENCE:
  • 2 years experience in working with young children with disabilities as a Lead Teacher required
  • Proficiency in working with early intervention, early childhood, and school age populations
  • Experience working with Open Ended Curriculum formats (Creative Classroom, Reggio, Project Based Learning)
  • Experience working in a Head Start Environment preferred
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
  • Current state professional license/certification or eligible, as appropriate to profession
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through written and spoken language
  • Ability to work with families from a variety of ethnic, cultural, linguistic, social economic and religious backgrounds
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members of other disciplines
  • Ability to apply new skills/information to existing practices
  • Ability to convey skills, progress, and programming for children with disabilities to families
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude
  • CPR certified/eligible
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Ability to work in a variety of positions including seated on the floor or standing for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds with weight ranging up to 60 or more pounds based upon children enrolled
EOE, background and post offer drug screenings required. COVID vaccination required with proof submitted prior to starting employment.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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