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SEK-CAP Instructional Coach Center based # INSC-CO-02 in Riverton, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11297822 POSITION SUMMARY:Provides individualized coaching and mentoring to Teacher and Assistant Teacher Specialists. Uses proven effectivestrategies to increase staff's ability to support positive school readiness outcomes for children ages zero to five, in bothcenter-based program option. Responsible for providing technical assistance using assessment tools, computer-basedapplications, cooperative learning techniques such as Learning Communities and visual aids, as necessary.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Promote excellence in daily program operations that support the provision of quality services for children andfamilies, and a learning environment where all staff can thriveObtain and share knowledge of theories and techniques regarding Early Childhood development Provide regular support to staff through recognized practices such as, observation, targeted coaching, on-goingtraining, and professional development goals Travel within agency service area with occasional out of area trips for training Meet all grant requirements Develop and implement Practice Based Coaching strategies using the Teachers Learning and Collaborating(TLC), Learning Communities structure with Early Head Start teaching staff and home-based Family Educators Conduct pre-assessments to identify staff strengths and challenges with relevant research-based instruments suchas the Teaching Pyramid Infant/Toddler Observation (TPITOS). Coach and mentor assigned Teacher and Assistant Teacher by utilizing research-based effective teachingstrategies based on the individualized needs of each staff member. Improve staff's ability to foster school readiness and brain development in children zero to three years, asdocumented by improved school readiness outcomes. Ensure that all staff provide customer driven services, supporting the parent(s) as the first and most importantteacher for their childEnsure coordination of programming through positive relationships with area service partners Train and ensure staff knowledge and competency regarding Head Start Program Performance Standards, Policiesand Procedures, classroom management, best practices, Positive Behavior Support (PBS), Animated Literacy,Apricot, and Curriculum Prepare content and lead presentations at TLC Learning CommunitiesProvide materials and direction for facilitation of TLC monthly Learning Communities Observe and video staff in classroom settings, implementing identified teaching strategies to enhance staff'steaching skills and techniques Establish and maintain consistent and regular coaching schedules for staff Propose innovative teaching approaches and goals to assist staff in the implementation of their ProfessionalDevelopment Plans? Conduct post-assessments to measure improvements in staff strengths and challenges with relevant researchbasedinstruments, such as, the Teaching Pyramid Infant Toddler Observation (TPITOS) and the Teacher PyramidObservation Tool (TPOT). Analyze and interpret various forms of data Develop and modify coaching curriculum as necessaryMaintain professionalism and a team structure; serve as a role model for staff, children and parents and attend allservice training as provided Perform all program responsibilities within the parameters of the Head Start Performance Standards mandates andKansas Licensing regulations Respect and support cultural differences and diverse family structures Maintain dependable, punctual attendance, and adhere to appropriate break times. Attend mandatory In-Service trainings and staff meetings Responsible to report any suspected abuse or neglect to appropriate authority Advocate for SEK-CAP, Inc. in the community Maintain and assure confidentialit y and privacy of SEK-CAP, Inc. customers Uphold and promote the core values and mission statement of SEK-CAP, Inc. Support management decisions both in actions and words Cross train for all center positions Be available as first line of communication with centers. Ability to work unconventional business hours Other duties as assignedKNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:Essential: Basic computer and electronic equipment skills Basic operation skills of general office equipment such as photocopiers, faxes, and phone systems Ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful, mature, and flexible Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and to communicate effectively and clearly both orallyand in writing Resourceful and well organized Ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with co-workers, community partners,and customers Ability to learn and adaptDesired: Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards/KDHE Licensing requirements Knowledge of area resourcesEDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or a related degree and courseworkequivalent to major in Early Childhood Education or Child Development required. Three units of infant/toddlercourse work required. Five years' experience in a child development program (0 to 3 preferred), working directly with children, familiesan