Provide direct special education services to children with disabilities (ages three to five years) in one or more of the following areas: Cognitive Development, Communication Skills, Social and Emotional Development, Self-Help/Adaptive Skills, and Fine and Gross Motor Skills. Work in a variety of settings, including children’s homes, early childhood centers and programs, public schools, and early intervention programs.
Planned, prepared, and delivered instructional lessons and activities that facilitated active learning experiences. Identified and selected different instructional resources and methods to meet the varying needs of students. Communicated necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student needs and progress. Maintained accurate and complete records of student's progress and development. Updated student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals annually. Observed and evaluated performance and development of students.
Created a welcoming environment for parents. Conducted outreach to engage parents in their children's education. Convened monthly meetings and events around topics of key concern to parents. Identified parent and related school/community issues and worked with the principal to ensure issues were addressed in a timely manner. Supported the work of the Parent Association. Increased parental involvement in the school by working closely with school staff and collaborating with community based organizations.
Responsible for the coordination of all services offered to children with disabilities and their families. Monitored the delivery of all Individualized Education Program (IEP) mandated services and ensured that services were provided in a timely and efficient fashion. Served as liaison to families with Early Intervention, the Committee on Preschool Special Education, and the Committee on Special Education. Advocated for families and children receiving disability services.
Referred families to job readiness, ESL, and GED programs. Referred families to housing assistance, health care, and nutrition programs, food pantries, public assistance, and social services agencies. Conducted bi-annual home visits to ensure safe and adequate living conditions.