Education Specialist

Human Resources · Newnan, Georgia
Department Human Resources
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation 15.50-17.00

Classification: Non-Exempt

Position Type/Grade: F/T Grade 1

Reports to: Education Manager

Created: February 8th, 2021


Under the supervision of the Education Manager, oversees and directs the planning, organizing, and implementation of education services for children. These services contribute to the increased social competence in children and the recognition and enhancement of parents as the primary educators of their children.


  • Participate in grantee and delegate component pre-service training
  • Perform the functions of this position with a strong understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards and the component plans; Head Start child development outcomes; and thorough knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • Deliver pre-service and monthly in-service training sessions to teaching staff
  • Monitor the implementation of OHS curricula in the classroom
  • Supervise all classroom practices - room arrangement, lesson plans, daily schedules, routines, and transitions to assure their adherence to program policies
  • Carry out recommendations of the grantee education manager for program improvement
  • Supervise children's assessment, including weekly observations in each area, examples of the child's work, developmental assessments, and children's assessment data entry and outcome reports
  • Supervise that Home visits and parent conferences are done per OHS requirements and that they are used to discuss the child's individual development and progress
  • Identify and prioritize materials and equipment needed in classrooms and playgrounds and coordinate with director in making purchases
  • Assisting with coordinating the transition of children to Kindergarten
  • Work cooperatively with other component coordinators to plan education services integrated with health, mental health, dental health, nutrition, parent involvement, and social services
  • Attend staff training and meetings, and board and parent meetings as requested
  • Assist individual staff members in identifying their training needs and improving their knowledge and abilities
  • Participate in the development of I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) or I.F.S.P.'s (Individual Family Service Plan)
  • Assists in completing and submitting required reports to the Grantee office, Delegate Director, Board of Directors, and Policy Committee in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Evaluate the performance of teaching staff, at the end of probation and annually thereafter, and recommend subsequent personnel action to Education Manager and Head Start Director
  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of the Teacher Professional Development Plan
  • Assure that files and documentation are complete, accurate, and confidentially maintained
  • Perform other duties, as may be required

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.



  • Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or other related degree with at least two years of experience working with young children and families. One-year supervisory experience preferred
  • Have knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of Head Start (or comparable child development programs), early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practice, and bilingual education



 Other Duties

Please note this job description is designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Work Environment

This job operates in a clean, organized and professional office environment. The role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing systems, postage and fax machines.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise approved by the Executive Director.











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  • Location
    Newnan, Georgia
  • Department
    Human Resources
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation