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Child and Family Educator: School-Based

Company: Clayton Early Learning
Location: Denver
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview of Clayton Early LearningClayton Early Learning is a hub for Colorado's innovative work in early childhood development. Committed fiercely to the belief that healthy early childhood development offers one of the most powerful levers for ending inequality, Clayton plays a leadership role in demonstrating what's possible in the early years and the positive impact that has for children and families over time. Clayton's 20 acre campus in the heart of Denver is the home of Colorado's only Educare school, a nationally recognized model supporting children from birth to age five and their families. We also impact systems change in Colorado and beyond through our research and evaluation services, professional development for teachers and leaders throughout Colorado, and policy and advocacy work at the state and federal level. Our direct service and systems change work has impacted 20,000 children throughout Colorado.Position SummaryThis position provides families and students with development information and services to ensure success for individual student's needs. Delivers comprehensive programs and provides training and support to propel students, parents, and families to be effective in meeting their goals and promoting the overall wellbeing and education of the student and the family.Key Responsibilities & DutiesStudent Assessment and Development

  • Implements programs to meet student's needs and ensures parents are involved in the student's development; conducts ongoing assessments and maintains documentation of the student's progress; performs developmental screening of all students; develops weekly plans from results of ongoing assessment
  • Implements case management and support to families; facilitates the identification of family's personal and family goals; completes and monitors the family partnership agreement; refers students showing delays for developmental screenings
  • Functions as a service planner for families; provides information to them on child development, health education, etc.; provides crisis intervention to families around child abuse, domestic violence, emergency food, housing needs, etc.; communicates program expectations and goals
  • Coordinates opportunities for family participation in parent meetings, volunteer opportunities, events, etc.; plans and carries out events including such details as room reservation, speakers, activities for families, childcare, transportation, etc.
  • Conducts home visits and works with internal stakeholders to ensure appropriate program and support services are established for each student; continually evaluates ways to best serve families
  • Creates and provides reports, tools or forms to families or internal stakeholders; maintains accurate documentation of caseloadCollaboration and Educational Support
    • Communicates regularly and works in an Interdisciplinary manner with parents and internal stakeholders
    • Partners with families to ensure student attendance is 85% or better
    • Assists the internal team in implementing behavior strategies and plans with parents as needed
    • Provides support and/or coverage to the classroom as neededCompliance
      • Collaborates with health service staff to monitor compliance with health requirements; guides families in the acquisition and use of medical and dental services
      • Completes and monitors all forms, tools, program documentation etc. in a timely manner and in compliance with all local, state, and federal requirements
      • Provides regular objective case notes and records of contact and communications with families in COPAQUALIFICATIONS:Education: Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, or a related field.Experience: Minimum of 3+ years of experience in this field or a related field.Certifications or Licenses
        • CPR Certification
        • Pediatric First Aid Certification
        • Universal Precautions Certification
        • Valid driver's license with evidence of auto insurance Other Special Requirements
          • Maintain all required credential and certifications
          • Attend professional development for re-credentialing or maintenance of certifications
          • Pass a Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks
          • Pass a National Sex Offender Registry Check
          • Bilingual in Spanish preferredSkills and Abilities
            • Strong compassion for children with the ability to interact with children and families in a positive manner
            • Experience with and/or knowledge of different cultures and demonstrated ability to adapt to a variety of diverse audiences
            • Ability to problem solve and create effective solutions for unanticipated challenges
            • Ability to identify and resolve conflict; ability to remain calm and to calm others in stressful or confrontational situations
            • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; can interpret and understand basic information as well as prepare and transmit it to diverse groups
            • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to be patient and supportive with the approach on the learning process
            • Planning and time management skills with the ability to manage competing deadlines
            • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and other teaching softwareCOMPENSATION:
              • $19.00 - $21.00 per hourAmazing benefits include:
                • Health (89.5% of Employee Only plan covered by Clayton),
                • Dental
                • Vision
                • 401(k) with employer match
                • Flexible spending account,
                • 100% employer paid STD, LTD
                • Minimum of 5 weeks paid time off per year (accrued) plus paid holidays!At Clayton We: 1. Value diversity, equity, and inclusion as our foundation. At the core of the beloved community, we leverage collective genius by nurturing and embracing differing perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures. We seek to understand our differences, rather than pretending they don't affect us. We challenge our own biases, and we actively work to ensure each of us can bring all of ourselves to our work. We intervene if someone is being marginalized. We look for ways to eliminate inequities inside and outside of Clayton. 2. Operate with integrity. We adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, personal responsibility, and accountability, worthy of the trust our community places in us. 3. Demonstrate bold humility. We courageously drive toward our vision, while embracing humility that favors substance over sizzle, that accepts feedback in the spirit of growth, views vulnerability as a path to truth, and seeks impact for our families, not for recognition. 4. Strive for excellence. Each day we bring our best selves and our best work to our community, creating a positive impact for our families and each other. We value continuous learning and improvement for ourselves and our work. 5. Innovate through collaboration. We energize the organization, enhancing the lives of those we serve, through the ideas and unique talents of each Clayton community member and those of our partners. We lead with "How might we?" and bring curiosity to discover solutions to hard problems. We discover new approaches through collective creativity and collaborative action. We welcome a steady flow of ideas, people, and partnerships that foster a thriving learning environment on our campus for changemakers. Clayton Early Learning is an equal opportunity employer that values workplace diversity. We strive to create an inclusive work place that embraces diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. We prohibit discrimination of employees or applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.

Keywords: Clayton Early Learning, Denver , Child and Family Educator: School-Based, Other , Denver, Colorado

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