Acelero Learning is a pioneering provider of early childhood education and family engagement services through our three business units, all focused on closing the achievement gap for thousands of Head Start children and families across the country. With over $50 million in revenue and unparalleled child outcome data, we are both one of the largest and one of the most innovative companies in our space.
Acelero Learning has two divisions:
Acelero Learning is a direct provider Head Start services in four states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Wisconsin).
Shine Early Learning partners with local organizations to support the delivery of high quality services through Shine Assist and Shine Implement programs.
We are seeking an experienced Early Learning Inclusion Specialist. In this role, you will work as part of a team to ensure school readiness for the children we serve, including those with disabilities and special needs. Specifically, you will:
Ensure full implementation of all aspects of Acelero Learning’s Early Learning methodology and system of recordkeeping, reporting, and ongoing monitoring. This includes using the Early Learning Inclusion Specialist Success Rubric (ELIS-SR) to self assess and set goals for continual growth.
Support Center Directors in coaching and mentoring of teaching staff using CLASS, the Teacher Success Rubric and other teaching performance tools reliably (e.g. TPOT/TIPITOS and ERS)
Support Center Directors in effectively facilitating professional learning communities related to curriculum planning and assessment data.
Support teaching staff in all areas of educational quality, in particular implementing differentiated instruction for children with special needs or challenging behaviors.
Ensure timely identification, referral, identified services and transition support for children with disabilities.
Participate in ongoing recruitment of children with disabilities by establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with LEA and Part C agencies.
Work with Center Directors and Teachers to apply and analyze performance-based assessment data with the goal of utilizing results for planning and individualizing instruction.
Track and analyze child outcomes and program quality assessment data; use the data to make program development recommendations.
Assist the education team in planning and implementing comprehensive, differentiated, and sequential professional development for education staff.
Assist in the interviewing, on-boarding, coaching, and training of teaching staff and Center Directors
Provide coverage for the Center Directors when needed.
Assist in the collaboration and coordination within education team and across service areas and initiatives.
Participate in leadership activities and meetings as appropriate.
Recognize that your job description is service area specific and that a successful employee upholds the overall employment standards outlined in the Employee Handbook and specifically, but not limited to: confidentiality, child abuse reporting, attendance and dependability, appropriate dress, customer service and support to all families, prudent use of program resources, and promoting and maintaining a safe environment for children, families and staff.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education OR Bachelor’s degree in related field with at least six (6) courses in early childhood education and experience teaching preschool aged children OR state awarded preschool teaching certification with experience teaching preschool aged children; Master’s degree preferred
Certification in special education required and bilingual education preferred
A passion for achieving positive child and family outcomes through high quality educational services
Previous experience teaching, supervising and coaching in an early childhood setting, serving children with disabilities
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, in a number of forums
Ability to multi-task, work independently, efficiently organize and communicate effectively with off-site supervisors
Reliability in CLASS and ECERS-R preferred
Ability to obtain reliability in CLASS and/or ECERS-R within first year of employment
Prior Head Start experience preferred
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
Previous experience with collaborations and community partnerships preferred
Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation with state-mandated minimum insurance coverage(s) on your vehicle and the ability to travel out of state on occasion
Proficiency with technology such as video cameras, Microsoft Office, and databases
Ability to lift a child weighing 40 pounds, 20 times a day if needed
Ability to obtain certification in CPR and First Aid
Pass physical examination, background check, and fingerprinting screen