Head Start Disabilities & Mental Health Coordinator

MMCA, a large mid-coast human service agency, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the above position within our Early Head Start/Head Start Program.  Responsible for the planning, administration, implementation, and day-to-day management of the disabilities and mental health content areas. Collaborates with CDS and refers children who may need services. When they have been diagnosed, the coordinator monitors IEP development and the provision of services.  Supports teachers to integrate children with disabilities and mental health concerns into Head Start classrooms.  Coordinates with Mental Health Consultants to support children, parents and staff when children have behavioral or emotional difficulties.  Assists in maintaining individual records for Head Start children.  Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development or a closely related field; Master’s Degree in Education preferred with experience in Special Education.  Maine 282 certification strongly preferred.  Demonstrated ability to work with computers and related software (word processing, spreadsheet applications required); experience with database applications preferred.  Excellent oral/written communication skills required.  Ability to work as part of a collaborative, multi-specialty team essential.  Ability to communicate and function with various professional and community groups required.  Position is based in Bath.  Travel is required.  Position is 37.5 hours per week.

Please forward cover letter, resume with complete work history and contact information for 3 professional references to Mardie Womeldorf, Manager/Personnel Services, Midcoast Maine Community Action, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, Maine  04530; via fax to 207-443-7447; or e-mail to mmcacareers@mmcacorp.org.  Application Deadline:  Open until position is filled. 

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All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability.