Bright Beginnings Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




184 Eldridge Street
New York
New York
United States


University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 31 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.

University Settlement Early Head Start provides intensive comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and to pregnant women and their families. The program provides developmentally appropriate infant/toddler classroom groups, center-based socialization groups, and home visiting services to families. 


  • Implement Bright Beginnings and Personal Best Curriculum with Early Head Start families and co-facilitate parent-child groups with program staff 
  • Track socialization group attendance and monitoring/responding to group attendance concerns
  • Participate in planning meetings with program staff prior to session implementation
  • Assist in the development and implementation of staff development training and supervision
  • Assist staff in identifying family needs and child developmental status
  • Assist staff in assessing parent-child relationship and provide appropriate guidance acknowledging family and cultural influences
  • Maintain all necessary documentation to monitor family-level and program-level data; collect and/or coordinate implementation of data
  • Provide regular task supervision for EHS program interns all necessary documentation to monitor family-level and program-level data
  • Collect and/or coordinate implementation of data including TSG checkpoints, DECA, MSE, CSED, and others as needed
  • Provide support to Family Child Specialists in planning for home visits and use of home visiting curriculum
  • Complete monthly child binder reviews and provide feedback for improvement
  • Provide home visiting as needed  
  • Assist with orientation and training for new Family Child Specialists
  • Provide reflective supervision for Family Child Specialists as needed
  • Administer screenings and assessments for children as needed
  • Assist in program evaluation and community assessment
  • Conduct Support and Psycho-educational Groups for Parents
  • Provide individual support sessions to families as required
  • Perform other duties as required by Director of Early Head Start


  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Infant/Toddler Development, Psychology, Social Work, or related field required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of three years of related experience working with families and young children required
  • Supervisory or management experience preferred
  • Ability to write and speak Spanish and/or Chinese preferred
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary training, team building and family-centered prevention programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong organizational skills

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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