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Mental Health/Disabilities Coordinator

Holy Cross Head Start
Date Posted: 08/03/2022
Salary / Wage: $48.500 + sign on bonus
Location: Buffalo, New York
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Description:

  • Solely responsible for the management and the coordination of the disability and mental health services within the agency.
  • Monitor the necessary assessments and screenings required by the Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Works collaboratively with Holy Cross Management Team, Community members, staff and parents
  • Able to work diplomatically while making hard decisions that benefit the agency
  • Maintains records and prepares/submit reports of disabilities and mental health services as directed by the Executive Director and Grantee Disabilities Services Specialist.
  • Assists parents of children with disabilities prior to, during and after the CPSE evaluation process.
  • Initiates and monitors screening, documentation, and referral process for all children with disability or mental health concerns.
  • Assists in coordinating with the LEA’s for students with disabilities, with input from classroom teachers and therapists (speech, physical and occupational therapists) when applicable.
  • Maintains confidentiality

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Special Education, with three (3) years working experience with children having disabilities and challenging behaviors; knowledge of the CPSE process; work experience with low-income families, previous Head Start experience desirable. 


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