Senior Program Coordinator
Easterseals Lonestar Child Development Program is the only full replication of the Walden Early Childhood Center developed by Dr. Gail McGee. We provide a fully inclusive program, supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), to increase skills in language and socialization. With the acquisition of these skills, alongside their typically developing peers, they can begin to acquire new skills in a more natural environment.
Mission: To change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day, www.Easterseals.com/northtexas.
The Senior Program Coordinator works as a member of the team to provide a well-organized, atheistically pleasing room with superior curriculum and highly trained staff members to provide an environment that allows all clients the opportunity to acquire needed skills to advance socially and academically. The Senior Program Coordinator will train and supervise all Program Coordinators to ensure all areas of management duties are in place that are necessary to meet preschool program implementation.
Essential Job Functions:
Although it is not possible to provide an exhaustive list of all types of duties, responsibilities and performance standards, the following are essential job functions:
- Be at work on time and ready to start work.
- Regular attendance required during regular business hours; is subject to supervision during working hours; requires interactions with coworkers and supervisors.
- Participates in Easterseals Lonestar meetings as required and appropriate.
- Knows and abides by Easterseals Lonestar policies and procedures.
- Promotes a unified, team-oriented atmosphere in all communications and actions.
Classroom Set-up, Management, and Support
- Ensures cleanliness and organization of room, providing an environment that promotes optimum learning opportunities.
- Prepares daily schedules of activities and staff assignments.
- Conducts assessments for clients as directed by the BCBA.
- Promotes peer mediated instruction (PMI).
- Ensures the use of antecedent-based interventions (ABI).
- Ensures behavioral protocols are being followed consistently and effectively.
- Provides preschool client progress reports as directed by the BCBA and/or Program Director.
- Distributes curriculum assignments to therapists two weeks before implementation.
- Checks curriculum kits when therapists complete them to ensure accuracy.
- Creates activity plan one week before implementation.
- Sets up room zones on Friday afternoon with the next week's materials.
- Ensures curriculum is prepared, toys rotated, probes prepared, and broken toys are replaced.
- Ensures visual aids/materials in room are current.
- Graphs PLA Check and probe data.
- Trains and supervises Program Coordinators.
- Maintains snack inventory.
- Work at child's level in classroom (bending, kneeling, and sitting on floor).
- Infrequently lift, carry, push, or pull 25 pounds or more
Collaboration and Supervision
- Provides training for staff members and clients in methods to support positive interactions between children.
- Provides training and support to Program Coordinators as needed.
- Conducts monthly check-list training of staff members and provides report to Program Director.
- Conducts monthly individual staff training on teaching methods.
- Meets with supervising BCBA each week to collaborate with classroom management.
- Conducts weekly meetings with Program Coordinators to collaborate and train on classroom set up and management.
- Collaborates with Program Director on hiring decisions.
- Ensures client and family confidentiality by complying with Easterseals Lonestar policies and procedures, HIPAA (Health Portability and Accessibility Act) requirements, and any other privacy requirements as may be specified by referral sources, funders, or other licensing and regulatory entities.
- Ensures the safety and security of clients, staff, volunteers, and visitors by knowing and following all safety procedures as required by Easterseals Lonestar policies and procedures and any other referral sources, funders, or other licensing and regulatory entities, and understands the consequences of non-compliance.
- Adheres to code of ethics policies and procedures as defined in the ESLS Employee Policy Manual and by other regulating agencies.
- Assists in ensuring licensing standards are always adhered to.
- Maintains Food Service Manager Credential and ensures Health Department and City standards are maintained.
- Contributes to providing quality care for clients in whatever capacity is required in accordance with skills and training.
- Maintains awareness of trends and best practices.
- Communicates in a manner that is respectful and courteous to all clients, staff, families, vendors, etc.
- Maintains clear and open communication with supervisor in all matters.
- Maintains a positive working relationship with supervisor and staff.
- Provides support services in other areas as requested by the supervisor.
- Attends 24 clock hours in program development as required by licensing
- Attends and passes CPR/First-Aid course as required by licensing.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree, preferred.
- Enrolled in graduate coursework in a related field, preferred.
- Professional Certification: RBT Credential
- Required Major or Emphasis in: Applied Behavior Analysis, Child Development, Psychology or related field.
- Experience working with children with Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Two years classroom management experience preferred.
- Knowledgeable in the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis required.
- Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Current driver's license and proof of automobile insurance if travel in the Lonestar area is required.
- Must be 18 years of age or older per State Licensing standard 746.110
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Equal Opportunity Employer
#EASTERSEALSCT - Easter Seals Central Texas
Mission: To change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day. Easterseals Central Texas began in 1937 as the Texas Society for Crippled Children. In 1949, a small building was dedicated as the Austin Cerebral Palsy Center serving a small population of Central Texas residents. Almost twenty years later, it became the Capital Area Rehabilitation Center, expanding its services, programs and persons served. Today, services are focused into multiple areas of care that create successful outcomes for clients from birth to advanced age. Easterseals Central Texas joined The Fedcap Group in 2018. Website: www.Easterseals.com/centraltx
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