The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Gov. Baxter School for the Deaf(MECDHH/GBSD) is seeking a highly motivated individual who possesses a high level of professionalism, strong communication skills and proven ability to deal with complex issues to fill a full time, 205 day position of Early Childhood Family Services (ECFS) / Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant Coordinator.
Primary Responsibilities include: - Providing support and guidance to Early Childhood and Family Services (ECFS) team members. - Coordinating the statewide referral process to ensure referrals are documented, distributed and sent to Child Development Services (CDS) in a timely manner. - Ensuring proper database procedures are followed; overseeing/monitoring CINC, Infinite Campus and Ebackpack databases and providing guidance to ECFS Consultants/Administrative Assistants when needed. - Facilitating and ensuring open communication between ECFS staff, families and related service providers. - Setting up trainings on evidenced based early childhood education, consultation, and deaf education practices. - Overseeing assessment practices for the ECFS team. - Overseeing the development and implementation of the Parent Infant groups. - Collaborating with CDS to ensure consistency of ECFS services statewide. - Assisting in the development and monitoring of MECDHH/GBSD and CDS procedures. - Assisting Consultants in long and short range planning and scheduling. - Providing/facilitating in-service opportunities for professional growth. - Overseeing the collection/analysis of data to ensure accountability. - Informing the Director of child progress, Consultant effectiveness and program development. - Collaborating with other MECDHH programs to insure smooth student transitions and program operations. - Conducting on-site observations of ECFS providers with families and professionals. - Conducting fidelity checks on the Routines Based Early Intervention (RBEI) and 6 visit process. - Providing RBEI to families and supports assigned CDS sites as needed. - Facilitating Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant activities, supporting each aspect of the grant, family engagement, deaf and hard of hearing role model programs, learning communities and presenting statewide and nationally on related topics. - Writing quarterly and annual reports for the Federal HRSA grant. - Providing support to the Maine Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program ensuring that the statewide Newborn Hearing Program continues to follow EHDI protocols with regards to screening, evaluation and early intervention. - Collaborating with the Maine EHDI program to support hospitals, primary care providers, audiologists and others in order to provide technical assistance on program issues and procedures related to the Program.
- Bachelor's Degree (Masters preferred) - A minimum of 5 years experience in Deaf/Special Education - State of Maine Certification as a 292 Teacher of the Deaf or related certification/licensure - Special Education Director or Principal Certification or willingness to obtain - Proven skills in the areas of organization, facilitation, supervision, and program management - High level of professionalism, strong organizational, communication and written skills - Proven ability to deal effectively with a wide range of people in a helpful, positive and constructive way - Proven talent dealing with complex issues in a fast paced, multi-task environment - Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community - Ability to engage in reasoned dialogue on complex, difficult or emotional issues - Fluency in American Sign Language preferred, willingness to learn required - Current CHRC Certificate required - Such alternatives to the qualifications listed above as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable