Job Title: Early Childhood Programs Coach    

Reports to:Director of Early Childhood Program
Typical Schedule:196 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP INS

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:2043
Salary Schedule:INST

JOB GOAL

Responsible for providing coaching to support school readiness skills through the implementation of applicable curriculum materials and resources; providing standards-based and individualized instruction; attaining skills based on the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), and Multi-Tiered Support Services; assisting with identifying professional development needs, and providing training and support to staff, community partners and families.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Collaborate with district office staff, administrators, parents, and community stakeholders to establish and implement standards-based curriculum, screening, assessment, and instructional programs.
  2. Provide support to align curriculum, instruction, assessment and school readiness outcomes to district goals, state standards and federal requirements for children from birth through preschool.
  3. Collect, summarize, and communicate children’s achievement data to provide program information for stakeholders to help plan professional development, program activities, and to maximize curriculum, assessment, and instructional resources.
  4. Evaluate school readiness needs and collaborate with appropriate staff to ensure transition and articulation from infant toddler to preschool and preschool to kindergarten programs.
  5. Conduct classroom visits to monitor activities and provide technical assistance to teaching staff using the CLASS observation techniques and use data to support ongoing student and teacher development.
  6. Provide training to parents regarding child development and education topics.
  7. Utilize a variety of coaching strategies to provide support for teacher-child interactions.
  8. Provide assistance to new teachers and classrooms with vacancies that includes lesson planning support, screening and assessments, home visits, parent conferences, interventions, and other supports to meet State and Federal requirements.
  9. Assist in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating children’s achievement data to provide programmatic guidance and resources to schools.
  10. Support staff in identifying effective research-based strategies that assist with professional development activities and data-based decision making aimed at improving children’s school readiness skills to help close the achievement gap.
  11. Develop and maintain a comprehensive plan for continued program improvement to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.
  12. Assist with preparing and monitoring required reports and program functions for federal review and state requirements.
  13. Recommend, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate professional development activities in assigned areas.
  14. Prepare and update program plans and procedures manual.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of current trends and research in teaching and learning.
  • Knowledge of related federal, state, and local rules, regulations, statutes, and policies.
  • Ability to analyze data and use data-driven decision making to implement effective programs.
  • Ability to read and interpret journals, articles, research studies, Florida statutes, federal regulations, state Board rules, and school Board policies.
  • Knowledge of observational tools.
  • Knowledge of curriculum and assessment systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media.
  • Knowledge of and experience with personal computers and programs, such as word processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field
  • Three years of related professional experience
  • OR
  • Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge skills, and abilities to perform the essential responsibilities.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Obtain and maintain CLASS certification
  • Certification or licensure that aligns with the area of assignment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Early Childhood Programs Coach     ;   EST: April 21, 2015;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: April 21, 2015