EHS Program Description:

Our Early Head Start offers comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income and underserved populations including expecting mothers, infants, toddlers and their families. In center-based as well as home-based settings we promote infant and toddler health & development, foster positive family relationships and supports parents as the primary decision makers and nurturers of their children.  Tools and learning strategies are employed to enable the children to enter school ready to succeed.

Early Childhood Coach

Brief Position Description:
The Early Childhood Coach assists supports and updates classroom procedures and techniques for specified instructional and school readiness outcomes; curriculum implementation; individualized child assessment; and cultural/linguistic responsiveness.  The Coach will provide technical assistance to identified teaching staff and Site Supervisors as needed. The Early childhood coach must also be willing and capable of learning and supporting classroom teachers to implement the practices and standards of instruments such as the Environmental Rating Scales, the Teacher’s Learning and Collaborating model, Teaching Strategies Gold assessment, and the Practice Based Coaching approach.  

Essential Job Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

    • Monitors the implementation of a developmentally and linguistically appropriate    approach to child development and education
    • Facilitates and coordinates meetings and trainings as assigned or in coordination with the EHS Early Childhood Education (ECE) Manager
    • Interprets and applies written program policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
    • Completes monthly monitoring reports for assigned sites and submits them as prescribed
    • Submits written, monthly work activities and reports to immediate supervisor
    • Develops and maintains schedules for on-site visitations
    • Meets regularly with immediate supervisor and attends all meeting and training          sessions as requested
    • Maintains strict confidentiality for EHS children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures
    • Assists and supports staff to create and maintain a healthy and safe learning environment that is developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive and experience-based
    • Assist and supports staff in implementing transition activities including registration, classroom transitions and preschool transition
    • Collaborates with program staff to increase resources, accomplish tasks, resolve conflict and support the overall program
  • INFANT/TODDLER PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION:  In collaboration with the EHS ECE Manager and field staff, the mentor/coach assists in the developing and evaluating the project and program goals and objectives monitors and assists teachers in the implementation of a developmentally and linguistically appropriate approach to child development and education by providing support in the following ways:
    • Supports and assists teachers to implement a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive program that supports the child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development
    • Supports and assists staff to increase  knowledge of safety issues relating to infant/toddlers; Organizes and maintains a healthy, safe, clean environment that ensures comfortable and scaffolding experiences that meet the changing needs of infants and toddlers
    • Supports and assists teachers to develop an environment that reflects the home culture of the families being served with the goal of increased understanding of their own culture and the culture of others
    • Helps to support positive guidance and discipline techniques that foster an atmosphere of acceptance that supports positive self-esteem.
    • Comprehends principles of infant/toddler development and applies this knowledge with teachers, infants and toddlers to enhance classroom teaching practices 
    • Responsible for participating in and conducting on-going infant/toddler training and professional growth activities
    • Promotes partnerships with families by working closely with colleagues and the family services staff
    • Maintains a professional attitude and cooperates with colleagues and administration
    • Understands and assists teachers to carry out the HS Performance Standards, Standards of Conduct, Licensing and State regulations as well as SCF’s Policies and Procedures
    • Promotes and supports the SCF’s mission, standards and philosophy in the EHS community, with program partners and with the greater community
    • Follows and is aware of authorized emergency and safety procedures and regulations concerning occupational disease, injury, prevention of contamination and other universal precautions to be able to guide teachers when needed
    • Assists and advances teachers with child observation, individualization, lesson planning, procedures for attendance, lunch count, parent participation, in-kind contributions, and others tasks as directed
    • Completes required reports, records and documents in a timely fashion
    • Maintains and utilizes data from screening, assessment, and observation for program planning to assist teachers in creating child and classroom goals
    • Assists in maintaining inventory by identifying and documenting material, equipment and resources needed for individual sites
    • Prepares and maintains legible, accurate records
    • Maintains the appropriate paper and electronic files
    • Follows SCF-EHS program and fiscal record-keeping regulations
    • Can operate a camera and or video recorder to document teacher interactions
    • Maintains and assists teaching staff in developing and attaining individual professional development goals as needed
    • Assists in creating systems and written procedures that promote consistency program wide
    • Professionally promotes SCF-EHS in the community
    • Builds and maintains strong working relationships with community partners such as QRIS coaches and licensing, SNHD and others as set forth
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds including infant and/or toddlers weighing 6 to 50 pounds multiple times throughout the day
  • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to maintain direct eye contact with infant/toddlers
  • Sitting on the floor and/or in preschool chairs
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate specialized apparatus and standard office and classroom equipment
  • Seeing to read a variety of materials (printed or virtual) and monitor student activities
  • Must be able to hear and speak to exchange information in face to face conversation; virtual meeting space or via telephone
  • Tolerate some exposure to bodily fluids and communicable diseases
  • Tolerate moderate to loud noise level
  • Must be able to drive a vehicle to conduct work at multiple locates as needed
  • Some travel by car, bus, airplane or train may be required as associated with attendance at conferences, meeting and other duties carried out at distant locations in and out of state and in some cases overnight travel may be required.
Job Requirements:
  • Requirements:
    • Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Development
    • At minimum of 1 year or more experience with infants/toddlers in a group setting is required
    • Must be approved by SCF insurer to be added to corporate auto insurance policy
    • Must have a valid Driver’s License and maintain throughout the duration of employment
    • Must consistently demonstrates mature judgment and the emotional, mental,    knowledgeable, constructive and responsive characteristics necessary to carry out a program which places emphasis on the development of young children
    • Must use SCF-EHS policy, Early Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC code of ethics, Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Two, Teaching Strategies Gold and other appropriate and approved resources for making professional decisions
    • Must have the ability to use a computer to collect, record, retrieve data and prepare reports
    • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
    • Must have the ability to evaluate work methods, results and provide feedback
    • Ability to read, analyze, understand, and interpret policies and other necessary materials in required
    • Must be able to communicate clearly and using correct grammar both verbally and in writing using English
    • Must be organized, display strong time management abilities and demonstrate an attention to detail to effectively meet client and program needs
    • Must have the ability to gather and interpret moderately complex information
    • Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide
    • Ability to exhibit patience and tact when communicating with children, families, staff, and supervisor is a requirement
    • Ability to project professionalism in appearance, interactions and conduct throughout daily activities is a must
    • Listen intently and ask questions to ensure full understanding
    • Must be available to work a flexible schedule in order to fulfill job functions and program responsibilities
    • Must interact sensitively, effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, economic, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences especially parents of children in SCF’s programs.
    • Must maintain a positive, open an objective attitude towards others
    • Must acquire CPR/First Aid Training for Infant/Child/Adult within ninety (90) days of hire date and maintain through duration of employment
    • Must obtain a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Work Card (Sheriff’s Card) for Child Care prior to hire date and maintain through duration of employment
    • Must submit negative TB results (One-Step Skin Test or Chest X-Ray ) prior to hire date  and every two years for the duration of employment
    • Must have a physical performed and document submitted prior to hire date and submit every five years for the duration of employment
  • Preferred
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English) helpful

Department: Center-based
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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