VACANCY ANN #: STOI-20-088
TITLE: EDUCATION COACH
DEPARTMENT: HEAD START
LOCATION: WELLPINIT, WA
SUPERVISOR: HEAD START DIRECTOR
STATUS: FULL-TIME, 30 HOURS PER WEEK
SALARY LEVEL: $21.00/PER HOUR
OPENING DATE: OCTOBER 27, 2020
CLOSING DATE: NOVEMBER 6, 2020
INTRODUCTION: The Spokane Tribe of Indians Head Start Program is designed to promote the school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development—in a learning environment that supports children’s growth in language, literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional functioning, creative arts, physical skills, and approaches to learning; and through the provision to low-income children and their families of health, educational, nutritional, social, and other services that are determined, based on family needs assessments, to be necessary.
The Education Coach is responsible for the Head Start Education component and coaching of classroom teachers and assistants. The position is a part of the management team responsible for working together to provide leadership in coordinating efforts in the areas of Early Childhood Development and Health Services, Family and Community Partnerships, Program Governance and Disabilities Services. The Education Coach will assist the Head Start Program Director with assurance of overall program compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards, Spokane Tribe of Indians Policies and Procedures, IHS Environmental Health Code Standards, and applicable Washington State Rules and Regulations. The Education Coach will be in the classroom daily supporting the teachers by assisting with observations, learning objectives, coaching and consulting. This person may also be called upon to fill in as Substitute Teacher, Bus Driver or Cook as needed as part of the Head Start team.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assess all education staff to identify strengths, areas of needed support and which staff would benefit most from intensive coaching.
- Provide opportunities for intensive coaching to those education staff identified—to include opportunities to be observed and receive feedback and modeling of effective teacher practices directly related to program performance goals.
- Provide opportunities for education staff to receive other forms of research-based professional development aligned with the program performance goals.
- Establish policies that ensure assessment results are not used to solely determine punitive actions for staff identified as needing support, without providing time and resources for staff to improve.
- Support and encourage teaching staff in program operations, drawing on agency policies, procedures and resources to develop staff skills for successful job task completion.
- Mentor staff using positive role modeling and reflective supervision techniques, in order to strengthen skill levels and confidence.
- Ensure that each Head Start family receives the required amount of home visits.
- Assist Education staff with weekly lesson plans.
- Ensure that goals for individual children are being recorded
- Ensure that Education staff maintains the required component information in each child’s portfolio.
- Assess training needs, locate training opportunities, coordinate and implement training.
- Assist with the tracking and reporting of child outcomes three times annually.
- Work and interact with peers, as individuals and/or in team/group settings, in a professional manner that contributes to the Spokane Tribal Head Start School Readiness Goals.
- Set School Readiness Goals that align with Head Start Performance Standards and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF).
- Contribute to the recruitment process and enrollment of Head Start eligible children.
- Assist other staff in the coordination of transition services and activities.
- Assure that on-going assessment of each child’s growth and development is utilized to record achievement of Desired Results and Outcomes and that individual learning plans (ILP) are created for each child and updated on a regular basis.
- Providing appropriate disabilities information and referrals for staff, parents, and collaborating agencies.
- Collaborate with school districts, HHS, monitoring of disability services, and other duties assigned.
- Support Head Start Teaching staff with issues of classroom environments, behavior management and inclusion of children with special needs. This includes, but is not limited to phone, email, written reports, record keeping and tracking of data.
- Contribute to the development and distribution of written and web-based materials for child, parents, employees and community partners within the areas of developmentally appropriate practices, screening, assessment, behavior management, learning environments, special education, disability laws and services.
- Provide collaborating agencies with regular reports concerning screening, assessments, referrals, and children with an IFSP or IEP.
- Adhere to established performance standards, coordinate formal evaluations of children, monitor progress through observation, tracking and follow-up.
- Ensure accurate reports and documentation and comply with applicable laws, policies and procedures (State, Federal and Tribal).
- Utilize the identified data management system to track, monitor and follow-up on cases with identified concerns and for those children receiving services.
- Report cases of child abuse and neglect by serving as a mandated reporter.
- Fill in as Substitute teacher.
- Drive the School Bus as needed.
- Assist with the daily sanitizing/cleaning of the Head Start building as required during this Pandemic.
- The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Knowledge of or Willingness to learn Head Start Curriculum and Assessment tools including: Teaching Strategies GOLD (TSG), Creative Curriculum, Second Steps, Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), Dial 4 Screening and Scoring, Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA), and Child Plus.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel
- Understanding of Early childhood Developmental Stages, appropriate preschool practices and trauma informed care.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to relate well to, and coordinate with the population served, especially low-income Spokane Indian Reservation population.
- Must contribute to the Head Start team in a positive and productive manner with reliability, patience and consistency.
- Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a professional manner.
- Maintain organized and accurate records
- Baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education; or a baccalaureate or advanced degree and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children.
- Possess a basic understanding of the scope of the Head Start effort and Head Start Performance Standards.
- Successful clearance of Criminal History and Background inquiry with no allegations and/or findings of child abuse and neglect.
- Requires the ability to learn, interpret, and apply District, State, and Federal requirements and objectives for academic achievement.
- Must be able to organize and prioritize work and manage time effectively.
- First Aid and CPR certification, Food Handlers Permit, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with school bus and passenger endorsements to be obtained during orientation period.
- Must maintain strict confidentiality.
- Valid Washington State Driver’s License and good driving record.
- Supervisory experience.
Applications Are Available At the Tribal Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040
Or available on our website: www.spokanetribe.com
Contact: Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett
(509) 458-6583 or (509) 458-6527
Fax: (509) 458-6556
Applications Must Be Received In The Human Resources Department
By 4:30 p.m. on The Closing Date
The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian Preference Policy
All Applicants may be Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test
All Positions With The Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period