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Head Start Education/Inclusion Specialist

Posted: 09/17/2023

Position Location and Department:
  • This position is part of our Head Start Department.  
  • This position will work at our Wyandotte County office located at 444 Minnesota, Kansas City, KS 66101.
Benefits Offered:
  • Medical Insurance (The Family Conservancy offers health insurance to all full time employees working a minimum of 30 hours per week)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Vision & Dental Insurance. 
  • Long Term Disability.
  • Life Insurance.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan matching up to 2%.
  • Yearly 5% employer retirement contribution. 
  • Paid Vacation. 
  • Sick Leave.
  • Personal time off. 
  • Agency paid holidays.
  • Flexible work schedules (Hybrid)
Job Summary:
Responsible for providing training and technical assistance to Head Start site staff. This includes Practice-Based coaching and mentoring education staff responsible for curriculum implementation to ensure compliance with Head Start regulations and the delivery of quality, comprehensive early care and education.
Salary Range: 
$38,000 - $42,000
  • Works collaboratively with Education/Inclusion Manager to identify educational technical assistance needs in child care sites based on data-driven decisions.
  • Provides individual and group training and technical assistance to site staff to support the transfer of learning into daily practice for high quality instruction.
  • Collaborates with site staff to design school readiness strategies in accordance with High Scope measures, program goals and objectives, Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), and Head Start regulations.
  • When necessary, technical assistance will include modeling of practices and support in implementing the strategies.
  • Assists site staff in identifying children with developmental concerns through screening, assessment, and observation.
  • Supports families and staff through the referral process. Supports site staff with transition planning, and strategies for implementing Individualized Family Service Plan/ Individualized Education Plan (IFSP/IEP) services.
  • Collaborates with the local education agency (LEA) to support children, parents, and the site staff during the disabilities referral process.
  • Assist site staff in compiling child outcomes during identified reporting periods.
  • Consults with site staff regarding curriculum and documentation of education and child development to ensure Head Start Program Performance Standards are met.
  • Submits schedules and written plans to Education/Inclusion Manager along with supporting documentation to facilitate program adjustments as needed to assure that outcomes are met.
  • Monitors and supports completion of developmental screenings in accordance with program requirements.

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Google Workspace applications including Gmail, Google Sheets, Google Docs
  • Develop rapport with consumers including child care providers, their staff, children and their parents.
  • Possess ability to keep accurate, complete and thorough records.
  • Travel to all parts of the facility and throughout the service delivery community.
  • Maintain successful clearance on Criminal, Sex Offender, Medical, and Missouri and Kansas Child/Elder Abuse/Neglect Background Screenings.
  • As a visitor in a child care setting, must maintain good physical health verified by physician and must be free from tuberculosis, as documented by TB test.
  • Speak, read, write and understand English to communicate with community members, clients, co-workers and others.
  • Present information to groups and individuals through verbal and written formats.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood or related field preferred.
  • Three years experience in early education, child care or related direct service experience with children and/or families required.
  • Bilingual fluency in written and oral English/Spanish, English/Arabic, or English/Somali preferred.
  • Prior relevant work experience with low income and diverse populations in a community or other relevant setting preferred.
  • Prior experience in Early Head Start programs preferred.
  • Prior experience in mentoring/coaching preferred.
  • Prior experience with Ages & Stages Questionnaires, High Scope or curriculum implementation, and CLASS preferred.

Physical Requirements:
  • Position requires off-site work; individual must have access to transportation. Travel throughout the facility, metropolitan area and counties within the service delivery area is required.
  • Occasional weekend and/or evening work may be necessary.
  • Use of hand and fingers involved in work which is performed through the extensive use of computer systems, email, phone and fax machines, and typewriters.
  • Must have manual dexterity and experience to perform handwritten paperwork, recordkeeping, and filing.
  • Must operate various input/output devices including keyboard and computer “mouse”.
  • A cubicle within a larger work area may define workspace.
  • As an employee providing direct services, must be free from tuberculosis.

The Family Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
To apply for this position, please visit our website at:

Job Type: Full Time