Under the direction of the ECS Assistant Director, and in collaboration with the Early Head Start Manager, the EHS Coach is responsible for providing high quality coaching, guided reflection, training and technical assistance to Early Head Start education staff on best practices related to early learning and supporting the social emotional development of infants and toddlers in compliance with comprehensive Head Start Performance Standards and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. Required to provide Coaching using an approved, research-based coaching model, as determined by OHS and the program management, and follow to fidelity.
BA/BS in early childhood education, child development, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred. Three years supervisory experience in a related setting preferred. Knowledge of and familiarity with the practices and principles of early childhood education, including curriculum, assessment, individualized learning, promoting parents as their child’s first teacher, continuity of care, and teacher/caregiver training and supervision. Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. Experience with data collection, analysis, and reporting to stakeholders, including, staff, program management and program leadership. Experience utilizing environmental ratings scales (ex. ECERS, ITERS,) and teacher/child interaction tools (Quality of Caregiver- Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) and Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale (TPITOS). Demonstrated ability to relate to and work effectively with individuals from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, receive and provide feedback, and manage dynamic interchanges in meeting. An understanding of the Head Start philosophy and the ability to implement its principal of shared authority and decision-making.
Proficiency in word processing, scanning, faxing, and ability to quickly learn and use electronic case management system. Microsoft Office tools proficiency for communication and scheduling, and Virtual Meeting Platforms proficiency, and Teaching Strategies GOLD for data and School Readiness Goals are also required.