Under the general guidance of the Education Manager, the Education Coach (EC) is responsible for working collaboratively with education staff and the Disabilities Specialist following Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) procedures to support the school readiness goals of children enrolled in the program. Additionally, the EC will also ensure and routinely evaluate the curriculum and ongoing child assessment process supports the inclusion of children with disabilities. Lastly, the EC will collaborate in the following; collection and record retention of child outcomes data; development and implementation of annual education staff training plan; cross-component planning with sites staff; coordinating activities to support National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation of licensed sites; and act as a leader/mentor for education staff.
JOB FUNCTIONS: (include but not limited to the following)
- Support Education staff in the implementation of an on-going child assessment process that is linked to school readiness goals and provides for the collection of information on children’s progress through the use of direct teacher/caregiver observation, developmental assessment tools and child portfolios.
- Work with Education staff and Disability Coordinator to ensure that the curriculum and ongoing child assessment process support the inclusion of children with disabilities.
- Work with the director and early childhood staff to implement and maintain activities that ensure all licensed sites are accredited through the national association for the education of young children.
- Participate in the development and implementation of the annual written Education staff education training plan;
- Maintain an education monitoring system, to follow Practice Based Coaching (PBC) procedures when coaching staff.
- Maintain a process of reporting and confidential record keeping in all areas of education services, including child outcome data.
- Act a team leader and mentor to teaching/caregiver staff, and promote sharing of talent and knowledge among all education staff.
- Implement system of individual professional development planning that supports continued Education staff improvement.
- Participate in cross component planning with site program staff.
- Other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field;
- Two to five years of job-related prior experience required;
- Fluent verbal and written English and Spanish communication preferred;
- Proof of physical examination, tuberculosis and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) screening within the last six months required;
- Successful completion of First Aid/CPR certification required;
- Current, valid Illinois driver’s license and proof of insurance required;
- Reliable means of transportation required.
- 2434 S Kildare Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
- 3050 E 92nd Street, Chicago, IL 60617
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Sick leave
- Paid holidays
- Employee assistance program
- 401k with employer matching
- Company-paid basic life insurance and AD&D coverage
- Company-paid short term disability coverage
- Tuition Reimbursement
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday (some weekends and evenings may apply as needed for recruitment events)
To apply please submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org regarding interest in this open position.