The Redwood Area School District is hiring a Resource Connector for our Early Childhood Special Education families.  This position is funded through a 1-year grant from the Minnesota Department of Education to assist the RASD in supporting our 0-3 year old students and their parents/guardians.  Application deadline is August 14, 2022.  Position will be open until filled.  EOE

The Resource Connector will:
*attend learning sessions with ECSE, OT, PT and Speech providers to understand the interventions and teaching taking place.
*return to the home between educational sessions to check-in with families and to model consistency of skills taught to during the educational services.
*provide resources for families, assuring that materials are culturally relevant.
*provide iTunes downloads of culturally relevant music for lullabies, dancing and creating.
*provide supplies needed to implement the strategies and interventions taught by the ECSE and other service providers.
*organize and implement five Family Engagment Experiences – two in the Lower Sioux Tribal Community, two at the Redwood Area Community Center and one at Can sa yapi (Ramsey) Park.
*track paperwork and communications with ECSE and Early Childhood staff.
*assist families with connecting to the broader Redwood Area community of services (transportation, food pantry, health care, library, car seat purchases, etc).
*assist with a survey in the Fall of 2022 to ascertain the greatest needs of our 0-3 year old ECSE students and families.
*participate in the Early Childhood Transition Team meetings and planning sessions.

Requirements for employment:
2-year degree or higher preferred but not required.
Ability to travel for home and school visits.
The Resource Connector will report to Kara Kuehn, Early Childhood Coordinator.

Employment:
This position will begin on August 22, 2022 and will be completed in early- to mid-June of 2023.
Salary for 2022-2023 will be $45,864.13, plus benefits.
The contract is based on a 194-days calendar.
Interviews will be conducted the week of August 15, 2022.

Inquiries about this position can be made to Karla Beck, Director of Teaching & Learning; kbeck@redwoodareaschools.com or 507.644.8069.