It is an exciting time to join Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC)!
Bring your passion for Early Care Education and make a difference in a child’s life in one of San Francisco’s premier child development organizations. Join and grow with MNC!
We have been providing early care and education in San Francisco for 40 years. Currently, we are rapidly expanding our early care and education services for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers as we open new classrooms and facilities to add to our portfolio of 12 child development centers.
Under the supervision of the Disabilities and Mental Health Manager (D/MH Manager), the Disabilities and Mental Health Coordinator will primarily be responsible for monitoring, tracking, and implementing high-quality services related to disabilities, mental health, and inclusion practices. Provides support to the Disabilities and Mental Health Manager and ensures compliance with Head Start/Early Head Start Program Performance Standards.
Disabilities and Mental Health
- Reviews disabilities and health documents and follows up with family services specialists, teachers, and parents to ensure documentation is up to date and the early identification of children with developmental delays is completed.
- Monitors, developmental screenings results and assists D/MH Manager in following-up re-screenings to monitor child progress and/or start the referral process.
- Monitors completion of Mental Health observations within 90 days of enrollment, and enters data in ChildPlus database.
- Completes referral paperwork with families to local education agencies (school districts, regional offices, and others) and files documentation.
- Maintains up-to-date special needs tracking system and ChildPlus database to ensure completion and timely submission of documentation for children referred for special needs or mental health services.
- Monitors status of referrals follows up with local education agencies and supports families with following through the process.
- Maintains documentation of follow-up activities with local education agencies, staff, and families in the ChildPlus database.
- Maintains up-to-date files and records on children receiving special education and/or mental health services.
- Supports D/MH Manager to ensure that children receive services in a timely and appropriate manner.
- Files and tracks consultation services provided at the sites.
- Reviews Disabilities and Mental Health documentation at the sites periodically.
- Supports Disabilities and Mental Health Manager to conduct quarterly monitoring site visits to ensure the quality of inclusion practices in the classrooms.
- Supports D/MH Manager in providing technical assistance to sites, sharing resources to support the needs of children with developmental delays, and supporting families to navigate the special education system.
- Supports D/MH Manager in maintaining relationships with local school districts and regional offices.
- Communicates with staff, service providers, and families as needed.
- Prepares and provides timely and accurate written reports as needed.
- Protects confidentiality of information.
- Attends meetings, training, and supports with the translation of documents as needed.
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Education: AS/AA Degree, and/or Bachelor‘s degree in Education, Social Work, Public Health Administration or in related field preferred.
Experience: 1 – 2 years in special education/mental health-related experience preferred, 2+ years community-based experience in a setting working with families and community organizations who have experienced poverty, crisis, trauma, and other adverse events.
- Current Physical Health Screening (every 2 years thereafter)
- Fingerprinting Clearance (DOJ/FBI/Child Abuse Index)
- Current Immunizations (TB (every 2 years thereafter) , Influenza (yearly), MMR, TDAP)
- Current CPR & First Aid Certificate (every 2 years thereafter)
Language(s): English, Spanish required
This position is full-time, Monday through Friday. Commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package, which includes a great work culture.
How to Apply
If you are qualified and interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter. Phone calls are not accepted nor will we call you if you don’t submit employment information. Please visit our web site for additional information on our company at: www.mncsf.org.
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in the workplace. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.