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Mental Health and Disabilities Coordinator Camden NJ

Company: Acelero
Location: Cherry Hill
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Duration:
Full time
Acelero Learning Camden Philadelphia Inc


Acelero Learning is a pioneering provider of early childhood education and family engagement services through our three business units, all focused on closing the achievement gap for thousands of Head Start children and families across the country.  With over $80 million in revenue and unparalleled child outcome data, we are both one of the largest and one of the most innovative companies in our space.

Acelero Learning has two divisions:

            Acelero Learning is a direct provider of Head Start services in four states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Wisconsin).

            Shine Early Learning partners with local organizations to support the delivery of high quality services through Shine Assist and Shine Implement programs. 

We are seeking a Mental Health and Disabilities Coordinator for our Head Start program. To be successful, we desire someone with experience in service to children with disabilities and their families, fostering parental/guardian involvement, developing community partnerships, service coordination and detailed record keeping. 

This position is chiefly responsible for the following tasks:

  • Coordinates the recruitment of children with disabilities into the program with other staff and community agencies.  Works closely with the Early Intervention Program and other community programs to recruit and enroll eligible children into Head Start.
  • Establishes a referral process for any suspected disability/mental health concerns, including a tracking system for follow-up.
  • Ensures that individualized services are effectively provided to a child with diagnosed or suspected disabilities and/or mental health concerns.
  • Establishes policies and procedures for implementation of the Head Start Disabilities & Mental Health component into the program with parents and staff.
  • Modifies activities, removes barriers, and provides support as needed for inclusion of children with disabilities/mental health concerns in the full range of program activities.
  • Provides staff with the information, guidance, and resources needed to help children and families meet the individualized goals and objectives in IDEA and ADA.
  • Upon parental approval; ensures attendance of a Head Start staff member at the CST/IEP process.
  • Works closely together with appropriate staff in the assessment process and follow up to assure that the special needs of each child are met, including health, nutrition, mental health, and education.
  • Works with management staff in planning and budgeting of funds to assure that the special needs identified in the IEP are fully met; that children most in need of an integrated placement and of special assistance are served, and that the program maintains the level of fiscal support to children with special needs consistent with the Congressional mandate to meet their needs.
  • Assist Family Advocates in compiling current resources information related to disabilities/mental health services.
  • Complete annual service plan for area of responsibility, administer and implement a system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum Bachelors of Social Work; MSW, MA in Early Childhood or psychology related are preferred
  • Must be a Certified or Licensed Professional with experience and expertise in serving young children and their family.
  • Must have experience in securing and individualizing need services for children with disabilities/mental health concerns
  • Current driver’s license.
  • Reliable transportation and/or state-mandated minimum insurance coverage(s) on your vehicle.
  • Basic computer literacy in email, word processing and internet navigation.
  • Maintain certification in CPR and First Aid.

The mission of Acelero Learning is to bring a relentless focus on positive child and family outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start program.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and healthy work place.


Keywords: Acelero, Cherry Hill , Mental Health and Disabilities Coordinator Camden NJ, Other , Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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