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Early Education - Disabilities Manager 

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Category Early Head Start and Head Start  




OVERVIEW: The Early Education/Disabilities Manager is responsible for the design and implementation of the early childhood Development Program Service area for Head Start, as part of the Instructional Services unit, and in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards. The Early Education/Disabilities Manager monitors the implementation of early childhood development services, according to the Early Childhood Development policies and procedures, and also supervises the teaching staff for the Head Start and Early Head Start. The Early Education/Disabilities manger tracks, monitors, and coordinates services of children needing special services. The job requires, but is not limited to, contacting parents during the whole referral process, coordinating with any services a child might need, working closely and keeping in continual communication with School Districts, and monitoring that the child is receiving an individualized curriculum with the IEP/IFSP goals embedded in the education of each child needing services.

WORK LOCATION: Lower Elwha Children's House of Learning


SUPERVISES: Teaching Staff

POSITION STATUS: Regular Full-time, works 40 hours per week; 49 weeks per year

SALARY LEVEL: Level $20 to $26 dollars per hour

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday 8a.m. to 4:30p.m.


  • Supervisory:
  1. Conducts technical assistance in the early childhood education and development program service areas for education staff at the center. This includes assisting and supervising and observing the teaching staff in curriculum implementation, lesson plan development, room arrangement, classroom management, home visit and parent conference techniques and strategies, parent communication, effective teacher roles, safety and sanitation, family style dining, and the various other early childhood development topics.
  2. Assists with coordination and completion of developmental screenings, with teaching staff and other special services providers and Mental Health Consultants.
  3. Monitors staff attendance and function. Review all leave requests and coordinate substitutes as needed. Processes timecards, to meet pay period timelines.
  • Training:
  1. Design and deliver training to staff and parents; topics will include both specialized and trans-disciplinary subject matter and promote collaborative teaming, integration and inclusive practices.
  2. Collaborate with community organizations to collect and disseminate additional information, and to arrange ancillary training and services.
  3. Attend service providers and community partner meetings as schedule allows.
  4. Work with Director to renew Memorandum of Understanding with agency partners, 3 years from original date that an MOU was signed.
  5. Coordinates and conducts training in early child
Position Requirements


  • Ability to assist in supervising pre-school children, including being able to step in as lead teacher, and ensure a safe learning environment incorporating the ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in classroom, outdoor play areas and on field trips. This includes the physical ability to move quickly in order to respond to children who are very active and may need restraint or redirection in order to insure their safety or the safety of others in the environment.
  • Ability to supervise, guide and facilitate learning techniques for the Head Start Child Development Staff.
  • Ability to respond appropriately (both mentally and physically) to an emergency or a crisis situation.
  • Knowledge of early childhood education or development
  • Ability to be sensitive and mature individual who is able to relate well to both children and adults.
  • Ability to provide leadership and stability for program continually.
  • Working knowledge of local community resources.
  • Ability to translate theory and professional training into practical solutions.
  • Ability to provide for a trans-disciplinary approach to presenting information and conducting interventions.
  • Flexibility of schedule to accommodate occasional evening or weekend meetings.


  • BA degree in Early Childhood Education or a baccalaureate or advanced degree and equivalent coursework in early childhood education and three (3) years teaching and administrative experience in an early childhood setting required. Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills required.
  • Must have three (3) years of experience working in a supervisory position.
  • Knowledge and experience working with disabilities services within Washington State Schools
  • Experience with low income and culturally diverse families.
  • Demonstrated teaching and training skills.
  • Knowledge of Head Start program
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s license, must be insurable
  • A physical exam with results in letter form that states person is free of communicable diseases (Negative TB test) by employment date
  • Excellent communication skills: both verbal and written is necessary
  • No prior convictions of child-related offenses or any felonies.
  • Background check to be conducted prior to employment date
  • Must be able to comply with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Head Start Drug Free Workplace policies.
  • Must be able to comply with the National Educators of Young Children Code of Ethics, promoting a professional and confidential working environment.


  • Must be able to lift and carry a child 20+ pounds
  • Other Functional requirements:
  1. Moderate lifting, 15-40 pounds, moderate carrying over 10 pounds and light carrying under 10 pounds, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds
  2. Daily kneeling, stooping, bending and sitting on the floor to attend to children’s needs (will include walking 4 hours; standing 4 hours; crawling 1 hour; kneeling 2 hours; stooping and bending 2 hours as needed in job duties).
  3. Must also be able to work at a desk 8 hours per day
  4. The work is performed both in an office environment, which involves hearing voice conversations, keyboarding, sitting, standing and walking, and in a classroom environment which involves high levels of noise and regular interaction with staff, children, and families.

  • Substantial problem solving to devise solutions which address organizational deficits or potential deficits in a changing regulatory environment.
  • Must communicate with the Head Start Director the day-to-day operations, must share information on daily activities.
  • Reports to work at scheduled times and maintains good attendance.
  • Performs all duties assigned in a timely and professional manner.
  • Must be free of communicable diseases and have a doctor’s note stating such within 30 days of employment
  • Must have a clear TB test within 30 days of employment
  • Must have or be willing to get CPR First Aide within 30 days of employment
  • Must have or be willing to get Food Handler’s Card within 30 days of employment
  • Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check prior to employment
  • Must comply with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s Drug free workplace policy (including being free of Marijuana)
  • Pre-Employment drug testing to be administered prior to employment
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 8/3/2022  
Location House of Learning  
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