Kenan Preschool Placement Coordinator (Part-time 12-15 hours per week)
Start Date: August 2019
The Atlanta Speech School is seeking an experienced educational leader to serve as the Kenan Preschool’s Educational Outplacement Coordinator. The ideal candidate will understand young children’s learning profiles, including their language and academic development, cognitive processes, executive functions, and social-emotional development. Understanding the importance of a placement that matches a child’s current level of academic and emotional development, she/he will facilitate an exhaustive review process that engages families and draws upon the expertise of school personnel. His/her leadership will inspire confidence among parents and colleagues, and further, will allow us to honor our commitment to each child’s education.
The mission of the Atlanta Speech School is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. The School is now the nation’s most comprehensive center for language and literacy, with four schools, five clinics, summer programs and a professional development center. Each day extraordinarily dedicated and talented individuals make profound differences in the lives of the children and adults we serve here. Please visit our website for a closer look at our work: www.atlantaspeechschool.org
Essential Responsibilities and Duties of the Position:
Implements placement procedures in consultation with the Kenan Preschool Director
Conducts informational meetings with parents regarding placement procedures
Consults with parents regarding admission criteria and guidelines for various school programs and provides appropriate follow-up throughout the admissions process
Serves as liaison between the Speech School and other schools and community agencies
Reviews educational records and works in consultation with the school director, learning team specialist and teachers to make recommendations in line with students’ learning profiles; Creates documents supporting these recommendations
Visits schools to keep abreast of new programs/personnel
Attends AAAIS Fall and Spring meetings and GISA meetings as needed
Informs parents about Principles of Best Practice in AAAIS admissions procedures
Makes contact with all admissions directors during admissions process to advocate for students of the Kenan Preschool
Conveys information regarding child’s learning profile to admissions directors accurately and with diplomacy
Conducts follow up phone calls and surveys on former students
Compiles statistics on outplacement
Participates fully on the Learning Team which includes admissions and consultations
Qualifications and Requirements:
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Reading, or other related areas preferred, with experience in language, literacy, academics and student assessment
At least 10 years’ experience in an educational setting, with preference given to those who have had experience with admissions procedures
A current Georgia teaching certification or professional licensure is preferred, but consideration will also be given to candidates who are eligible for certification or license
Strong verbal and written communication skills
An appreciation for working in a collaborative environment
SALARY: Salary is commensurate with experience.
BENEFITS: This is a part-time position. Benefits available to part time staff include cost reduction of some Atlanta Speech School services and meals during working hours; generous holiday schedule; direct deposit; and accrued sick time.
RESUME: Please submit all of the following documents by July 8, 2019 to ensure that your information is considered: cover letter, resume, and written submission: Please describe how your particular skills, talents, and/or expertise could be beneficial to the Kenan Preschool Program and to the families. (Please limit response to 500 words).
Please no phone inquiries.
CONTACT:Email resume and accompanying documents to: Director of Human Resources Atlanta Speech School 3160 Northside Parkway Atlanta, GA 30327 Email: email@example.com