Education Coach

BCFS Health and Human Services

Job Description
It's a great feeling to work for a company that does so much good for others around the world!Company: BCFS Education ServicesPosition: Education CoachAssignment: Head StartReports to: Sr. Program DirectorStatus: Full-Time, ExemptPay Grade: 10ASEducation: A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.Experience: Minimum three years previous experience in an early childhood setting. Experience with inclusion of children with disabilities. Experience with collaborations and community partnerships.Job SummaryThe Education Coach serves as the coach for one or more classrooms in the Head Start program and ensures full implementation of all aspects of the BCFS Education Services early learning system, policies/procedures and tools, with the goal of supporting all children to achieve School Readiness Goals. The Education Coach provides ongoing coaching to teaching staff to support them in successfully fulfilling all aspects of their role, including but not limited to effective practices in the following:Learning EnvironmentsCurriculumChild Assessment/TSGold/CLI EngageMeeting All Children's to include Infant & Toddlers NeedsWorking with Family Services TeamProfessional Growth and CollaborationWork with teachers to implement program curriculum with fidelityWork with teachers to implement child assessment system reliably, including understanding child outcomes data and using them to plan and individualizeCLASS Teacher-Child InteractionsTravel from office to schools/sites in personal vehicle or agency vehicleEssential FunctionsEducation:Serve as the education coach for the program, overseeing implementation of all aspects of education services and providing teaching team with coaching and mentoring.Support effective implementation of education content area, implementing all relevant policies and procedures.Support teaching team implementing program curriculum incorporating all elements and meeting all standards established.Reviews and provides guidance in preparation of weekly lesson plans, including individualization and all other required elements.Ensure that teaching team integrate goals from Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for children with disabilities (in consultation with Mental Health & Disabilities Coordinator).Ensure the completion of all required child screenings and assessments, including 45 and 90-day requirements for new children and quarterly progress assessments for all children.Ensure that classrooms, gym and outdoor areas are supplied with developmentally appropriate materials.Participate in team meetings, home visits, and community events as needed.Support teaching team in understanding child outcomes data and using it to improve practice.Provide teaching team with coaching and support for quality improvement and professional growth through regular observation and formal and informal feedback.Family Partnerships:Coordinate with Family Services team to ensure seamless delivery of service to children and their families.Ensure compliance with relevant policies and procedures.Coordinate classroom operations to meet changing or emergent program requirements within available resources.Work with teaching team to develop and support their individual development plan, including training plans for each teacher to obtain a bachelor's degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Individual development plans filed in personnel folder and a training log.Understand the agency policies and procedures.Coach, mentor and work effectively with the teaching team. Model best practices within the service area.Devise work methods and procedures that support improvements in existing work practices; supporting the teaching team in developing and setting goals, priorities and timelines.Communication and Service Coordination:Develop a working knowledge of local community resources related to education and transition.Actively participate in Head Start community, including staff meetings, mandated trainings, committee meetings, and other program-wide functions as needed, including some evening activities.Record Keeping and Reporting:Ensure complete and accurate implementation of all BCFS Education Services required systems for recordkeeping and reporting, including:Lesson PlansAssessmentsScreeningsCoaching Partnerships AgreementsTeacher/Aide Success RubricEducation portfolios or other documentation of early childhood education servicesChild observations, assessment & planning informationOngoing Monitoring and Self-Assessment:Participate in weekly MBI (Managing By Information) review and ensure all concerns are addressed in a timely fashion.Participate in quarterly MBO (Managing By Outcomes) report and ensure all concerns are addressed in a timely fashion.Participate in quarterly and annual child outcomes data review and oversee teacher planning to help all children make developmental gains.Participate in annual program self-assessment.Program Governance and Leadership:Serve on leadership team of the BCFS Education Services affiliate program, attending regular meetings and occasional retreats.Participate in annual and quarterly planning to set, plan for, and monitor program goals.Contribute to annual review and revision of program's integrated service plan.Lead for the good of the entire organization, understand the big picture and use it as framework to make decisions.Make decisions that support program quality and maintain program accountability.Establish focus for education service area and act to align area's goals with the strategic direction and needs of the center; ensure that employees in the area understand how their work relates to the center as a whole and the relevant regulations and performance standards.Improve quality and effectiveness of education service area and overall organization by initiating, sponsoring and implementing organizational change and by helping others to successfully manage organizational change.Promote consistent exchange of information and a cooperative environment within the leadership of the center.Attend parent committees, Policy Council and Board of Director meetings as needed or requested.Recognize that your job description is service area specific but not limited to: confidentiality, child abuse reporting, attendance and dependability, appropriate dress, customer service and support to all families, prudent use of program resources, and promoting and maintaining safe work environment.Uphold the shared mission and values of BCFS Education Services.The BCFS System is committed to following immunization recommendations produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As such, our company policy requires that all employees must receive a COVID vaccination and an annual Influenza vaccination or obtain an approved exemption from the BCFS System as a medical or religious accommodation. This is a condition of employment and all new hires will be responsible for providing proof. English (United States)If you like to work with people that believe they can make a difference in the world, this is the company for you!EEO StatementIt is the policy of BCFS System of Companies and its affiliated organizations to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all employees equally regardless of age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, immigration status or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, genetic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.Click here to view the "EEO is the law" poster