Santa Clara County Office of Education
Job Description

MIGRANT EDUCATION/PRESCHOOL COORDINATOR

 

SUMMARY: Coordinates and participates in the provision of preschool program support to Migrant Education Even Start teachers and districts serving Migrant Education Program preschool students; provides case management of and advocacy for individual migrant students; participates in and directs conferences, training programs, district and personnel staff development activities, parent involvement component activities, compliance and program review; and performs all other related duties.

ACTIVITIES:

30% ADVISORY SERVICES
Provides consultation and administrative representation for inter- and intra-district, community agencies and programs, and parents and students; gives assistance and advice regarding migrant education services; makes regular district visitations to assist in the implementation of the Migrant Education Program; assists in the facilitation and the implementation of MEES programs; facilitates the updating into the Migrant Student Record Transfer System; assists in the writing of the instructional program in cooperation with the district staff; assists district and regional staff with development of service agreements, amendments and revisions; facilitates staff and student participation in conferences and other training activities; and assists and procures signatures required for service agreements, amendments and revisions.

25% CASE MANAGEMENT
Participates in assessments to determine needs and identify appropriate placements; participates in Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) development and monitors the provision of agreed-upon services; serves as administrative designee or district representative in ILP team activities; monitors and evaluates the provision of programs and services; works with district migrant education staff to complete student ILP and monitors student's progress and services; assists in the dissemination of student lists to teachers and other district staff; and assists the districts in the foundation and maintenance of the Parent Involvement Component.

15% PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION
Collects and analyzes data regarding population trends, numbers and types of students served within given geographical areas, the legal, program, and fiscal implications of new legislation, etc.; assesses the effectiveness of programs and program delivery systems, and identifies program needs; and advises on the expenditure of funds; and ensures collection of the Student and Program Needs Assessment information.

15% STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Develops, plans, implements and evaluates staff development programs in the areas of ECE, language acquisition, parent training techniques, developmentally appropriate practices, and literacy development for program administrators and staff, volunteers, parents and parent organizations and staff from external agencies; provides or facilitates district and region migrant staff development activities; and in cooperation with districts, provides or facilitates parent training based on parent training needs assessments; coordinates conference and workshop participation of program staff; and represents program at meetings as assigned.

10% SPECIAL PROJECTS
Develops, coordinates and implements special projects related to grant development and utilization; curriculum development and instruction; review and revision of the local plan; procedures and guidelines for implementing new legislation; and the publication of migrant directories, parent handbooks, newsletters, brochures and forms; assists in the facilitation and development of district and regional summer programs; assists region in facilitation of Mini-Corps/Medi-Corps services; assists in facilitation, implementation, and the monitoring of Program Improvement projects; and assists regional nurses in the summer dental and health screening.

5% RELATED ACTIVITIES
Chairs, facilitates, and participates on various committees; assists in staff selection; and performs all other related duties.

DECISION-MAKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING: Investigates, identifies and recommends appropriate placements and instructional program based on diagnostic decisions regarding students' instructional needs; determines crisis intervention strategies; identifies, clarifies, and participates in the resolution of concerns regarding the provision of appropriate services to students; and annually reviews, revises and/or recommends changes to district curricula. Develops and implements short-term plans in own program/department; requires frequent exercise of discretionary judgment and specialized knowledge in interpreting and applying policies; situations are varied and moderately complex; and participates in decisions that have major impact on an Office branch and/or its clients.

REQUIRED MINIMUM SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to coordinate and reconcile input from diverse sources; ability to function as a team member in a variety of settings; advanced interpersonal skills; knowledge of instructional programs and practices (regular and migrant); knowledge of conflict resolution and problem-solving strategies; knowledge of federal and state legislation and regulations related to migrant education; knowledge of effective staff development techniques; Advanced skill in communicating, orally and in writing, with large and small group audiences; ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish; skill in collecting and assembling data, preparing reports, monitoring progress and analyzing data; skill in budget preparation; ability to modify systems, procedures, and programs within area of responsibility; ability to direct and train others of comparable skill; and skill in adapting style in divergent situations.

REQUIRED MINIMUM TRAINING, EDUCATION AND LICENSING: Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in early childhood education, language development, or a closely related field; and a valid California driver's license.

REQUIRED MINIMUM PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE: Three years of job-related experience with demonstrated competence.

REQUIRED INTERACTION (NON-AUTHORITY): Contacts are somewhat unstructured, and are frequently with high-level individuals inside and outside the work unit, such as district directors of special projects, administrators of public and private agencies at the local and state levels, and parents; and contacts require planning, promoting, strategy development, decision making, and problem solving.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL REQUIRMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk or sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

 

 

 Approved by Personnel Commission: September 13, 2007