Job Title:

Transition Coordinator


New St. Paul Head Start

Center Name:


Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Description/ Duties:

Duties Statement: It is the role of the Transition Service Coordinator (TSC) to assist the children and their families as they face the transition associated with entering Early Head Start, Head Start or the Public School system.  He/she will work in collaboration with community partners and other content areas within New St. Paul Head Start to develop and deliver a variety of direct-parent, direct child, and parent-and-child together programs, services and activities aimed to promote a smooth transition.

Required Tasks

  • Works closely with inter agency content area managers and school districts to ensure a satisfactory and smooth transition for all children exiting and entering head start.
  • In collaboration with parents, teachers develop written follow – up plans and arrange appointments for needed services.
  • Assist parents, as needed, with identifying resources for child’s next school placement; including helping with completion of required applications.
  • Obtains informed signed parental consent and release of information for the transfer of education records.
  • Acts as an advocate for children and families if they encounter problems in service delivery.
  • Educates parents on the importance of providing a smooth transition to the next school setting; on their rights and responsibilities; on their child’s specific condition; and other topics identified.
  • Assist parents in communicating with teachers and other school personnel so that they can participate in decisions related to their child’s education.
  • Provide training for Early Head Start, Head Start staff and school or other child development staff.


Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education  combined with a minimum of two years of professional level experience in specialty areas. Demonstrate teaching or training skills and good oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of local schools and the ability to provide for a trans-disciplinary approach to presenting information and conducting interventions.

Skills Required:  Ability to communicate ideas and instructions orally and in writing.Ability to speak read and write English well enough to understand and be understood by others. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general training/informational materials related to school readiness goals and Michigan State Standards for elementary schools. Ability to speak before groups of individuals.

Physical Requirements:  Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including sex offender registry check and State or FBI fingerprint checks), child abuse registry check and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment, as well as annual clearances.


Health, Vision, Dental, Retirement

Employer Info:

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should fax their resumes to the attention of Human Resources at 313.835.0401 or email at