Grade: 10                                                                 Pay Rate: $20.94-$25.69/hr

Average hours per week: 40                                   FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job #063-17

Job Summary:

Coordinates and supports Education and Disabilities Service Areas. Creates and adapts instructional materials for regular and special needs students that meet cultural and developmental needs in social, emotional, physical and cognitive domains in order to prepare children for a successful transition into a school age educational program. 

Essential Functions:

  • Assures compliance with Education and Disability Service Areas of the Head Start Program Performance Standards, Child Care Development Fund and the State of Oregon Office of Child Care.

  • Ensures all staff complete mandatory professional development coursework

  • Develops, implements and monitors School Readiness Goals.

  • Coordinates with the Tribe’s Culture Department to implement developmentally appropriate cultural education in the classroom and throughout the program

  • Conducts classroom observations utilizing the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) tool and provides feedback to teachers.

  • Gathers, compiles, analyzes, and presents yearly outcome data on all educational domains. Uses outcome data for future planning.

  • Assures developmentally appropriate curriculum is implemented to fidelity in all classrooms.

  • Assists with the development and monitoring of program goals.

  • Assists in gathering of information for the Program Information Report (PIR), program self-assessment, and community assessment.

  • Contributes to an environment of acceptance that supports and respects gender, culture, language, ethnicity and family composition.

  • Work with appropriate agencies to develop and monitor Individual Family Service Plans.

  • Ensures timely assessment of special education service needs of children with disabilities.

  • Provides student referrals and tracks progress of services provided by outside agencies

  • Provides parents with information and assistance in understanding and advocating for services and support needed to address their child’s special needs.

  • Provides staff with the information, guidance, and resources needed to help children and families meet the individualized goals and objectives in the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP).

  • Helps teachers modify activities and remove barriers for inclusion of children with disabilities in the full range of program activities.

  • Develops and updates disabilities service plan providing strategies for meeting the special needs of children with disabilities and their parents.

  • Maintains interagency agreements with Local Education Agency (LEA’s) and other agencies.

  • Acts as Child Development Associates (CDA) advisor for participating staff.

  • Coordinates services provided onsite by a contracted Mental Health Consultant

  • Coordinates services provided onsite by a contracted Teacher Coach

  • Supervises, guides and evaluates classroom staff. 

  • Abides by and is familiar with all Tribal and Preschool policies.

  • Maintains current knowledge and skills necessary to comply with all program and grant requirements and Head Start Performance Standards.

  • Participates in necessary and regular training programs and conferences.

  • Reports child abuse/neglect to proper authorities as required.

  • Ensure proper documentation and confidentiality of child records

  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Supervises Teaching staff and other assigned employees.
  • Ensures the hiring, training, promoting, assigning, disciplining and discharging of employees are in accordance with Tribal Law, including without limitation, the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO).
  • Assures staff adherence to all policies and procedures, work, safety and administrative rule, Tribal Law and State Regulations.
  • Serves as a mentor, as requested, for Tribal career development. 

Education, Experience, and Licenses:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or special education or related field and four (4) years of related work experience. One (1) year must include responsibility for a classroom and one (1) year must include supervisory/management experience.

  • OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development of children.

  • Must be able to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment.

  • Must be able to support the social and emotional development of children.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, and listening skills.

  • Must have a working knowledge of Head Start components.

  • Must have experience with Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

  • Requires TB and Hep B vaccinations and a physical every three years.

  • First Aid certification required.

  • Food handler’s card required.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required. 

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.

  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers. Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.

  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.

  • Continually requires color identification, close vision, far vision, and depth perception.

  • The worker is frequently subject to classroom noise.

  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 40 pounds.

  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.

  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during Emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.

  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required.

Background Check:

Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and fingerprinting.