Head Start Coach

SUMMARY: Responsible for mentoring and coaching teachers in developmentally appropriate practices, Head Start Program Standards, Wisconsin Licensing Rules, ICAA service plans, home visits, parent/teacher conferences, and family literacy. To act as an Ambassador to the Agency and to reflect all Agency matters in a positive way.

REPORTS TO: Education/Disability Coordinator

FLSA STATUS: Full Time, Part Year, Non-Exempt

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Mentor and Coach
• Assist teachers in the implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum, which reflect man-dated elements and components, parental and cultural influences, and promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of bi-lingual preschool children.
• Recommend areas of improvement for classroom staff and promote training that reflects the individual needs of staff members and/or the team.
• Provide leadership and guidance for all classroom support staff and volunteers.
• Responsible for active supervision of all children during Head Start/EHS/CCP activities.
• Develop and maintain positive, supportive relationships with Head Start teachers for the purpose of supporting staff growth through the coaching/mentoring process.
• Assess teacher skills and build upon based on individual needs.
• Develop and maintain scheduled observations for the purpose of determining training needs.
• Utilize Relationship Based Coaching components for the purpose of assessing needs, engaging in focused observations, and providing reflection and feedback to set goals and develop action plans.
• Provide constructive feedback and support for the purpose of increasing confidence and competence. This may include modeling, co-teaching, observing, providing reading materials or other resources as needed.
• Provide follow-up support to teachers for the purpose of increasing implementation of information and transfer of skill into practice.
• Gather and record information about teacher’s implementation of practices described in goals/action plans for the purpose of summarizing and displaying data.
• Complete monthly monitoring reports or coaching logs for assigned visits and submit them according to timelines for the purpose of meeting program requirements for tracking and monitoring.
• Participates in initial and on-going professional development for the purpose of providing effective mentor/coach activities as well as provide expertise on theory and practices that support child development.

• Attend meetings, training, and appropriate professional development activities.

Monitor and Report
• Complete monitoring tools as assigned to ensure implementation of HSPPS.
• Prepare and submit monthly reports.
• Develop and complete a monitoring system to be used with each classroom /teacher visit.

Utilize Information Systems to Support Child / Family and Agency Outcomes.
• Monitor and report child abuse.
• Assist teachers in conducting child outcomes assessment as required and maintaining appropriate documentation on each child’s progress according to program policies.
• Keep and submit records and reports as required.

NON – ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Attend meetings, and appropriate professional development activities.
• Other duties as required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable ac-commodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Education. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in early human development and appropriate programming.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Demonstrates clear and complete oral and written communication skills in both English appropriate respect and good listening skills. Maintain confidentiality and professionalism of all family, volunteer, and staff infor-mation. Communicates optimistically, positively, and with honesty and openness.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Manages time effectively, uses program resources wisely. Must have computer skills.

REASONING ABILITY: Demonstrates effective leadership, teaming, and conflict resolution skills and
demonstrates knowledge in appropriate child management strategies. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions
furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to serve as a productive team member on an interdisciplinary team of professionals, respect and respond competently to the culture, traditions lifestyle, language, and values of each
family and community, maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver’s license. Documentation of degree and/or teaching license transcript of post-secondary education and certificate of registry.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Ability to lift and carry a 40–50-pound child or other objects, to sit on the floor or low chairs to put you at the level with the children, participate with the children in outside activities daily during the program year, and par-ticipate in classroom meals as a role model for the children.
• Ability to travel.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Ability to work and communicate with diverse groups of people requiring a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, social justice approach as applied both internally and externally of the Agency.
• Ability to work in a team atmosphere and willingness to help others when needed.
• Ability to participate and adhere to the development of creating an Agency culture of quality improvement,
compliance and high ethical performance within the Agency.

STARTING WAGE: $23.23

BENEFITS:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

SCHEDULE:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 40 hours a week, 42 weeks a year

To be considered for an interview, applicants must submit:

  • ICAA application
  • Resume with cover letter
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • References
  • Proof of degree/licenses (if applicable)

Apply by sending the above documentation to

Email: 

recruiter@indianheadcaa.org

Mail:

ICAA, Attn: Recruiter

1000 College Ave. W

Ladysmith, WI 54848

Fax: 715-532-1503

For more information, please call 715-532-4222 and ask for HR.

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE AND AN EMPLOYEE WILL ALSO PERFORM OTHER REASONABLE RELATED BUSINESS DUTIES AS REQUIRED AS ASSIGNED BY THE HEAD START DIRECTOR AND OTHER MANAGEMENT.

THIS ORGANIZATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE OR CHANGE THE JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS THE NEED ARISES. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

ICAA is an equal opportunity employer and provider operating under an approved Affirmative Action Plan.  As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply.