The Infant Toddler Coach serves as an instructional leader in IAFCs Early Learning programs, promoting implementation of evidence-based instructional practices through coaching, delivery and coordination of intensive professional development; facilitation of interdisciplinary collaboration; and administrative support. The responsibility of the Teacher Coach is to provide services to infant and toddler teachers of licensed childcare programs. The goal is to assist infant and toddler teachers in improving their practice to better support the social-emotional needs of the children in their care. The Infant/Toddler Coach will utilize ITERS/CLASS assessment tools and will be trained in F.I.N.D (Filming Interactions to Nurture Development) to identify and coach in areas specific to social-emotional development and attachment.
The Infant Toddler Coach will be expected to promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement, communication, competent people and clear priorities. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following. The organization reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time.
In collaboration with site directors, implements coaching and provides support for teachers through a cyclical process to promote effective teaching practices that lead to positive child outcomes for children
Monitors compliance with Early Head Start and Preventive Initiatives Child Development performance standards.
Conducts CLASS, ITERS observations as assigned and provide detailed feedback.
Monitors School Readiness activities, TS GOLD and acquisition of instructional materials.
Provides support and technical assistance to teaching staff.
Provides coaching opportunities and ongoing professional development to support teaching staff.
Works collaboratively with the Education Manager to ensure the ongoing provision, compliance and best practices are implemented in classrooms.
Demonstrates knowledge of Early Head Start and PI operations, philosophy and goals.
Collaborates and communicates with site directors and owners to ensure that classrooms are implementing developmentally appropriate practice.
Participates in meetings with site directors and teaching staff.Monitors and ensures lesson plans and other required documentation for children and classroom are completed.
Recruits and hires education staff in collaboration with Human Resources team.
Participates in the development of program policies and ongoing monitoring of program quality.
Works with directors, teachers and/or family child care providers to develop quality improvement plans.
Provides ongoing assistance and support to implement program improvement plans
Evaluates progress and effectiveness of program improvements
Manages a caseload of clients and assists clients in reaching specific milestones over distinct period.
Models professionalism and best practices at all times.
Participates in regular program and agency meetings.
Participates in training, reflective practice and other professional development activities required by CCR.
Submits completed accurate documentation in a regular and timely manner.
Submits enrollment applications to data coordinator with supporting documentation.
Distributes non-compliance forms to partner sites with action plan included.
Executes our workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement (CQI), communication, competent people and clear priorities.
Independently works on multiple tasks effectively in support of department.
Other Functions: The organization may assign other functions to the job at its discretion.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following. The company reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time.
Meets with teaching staff to review lesson plans and discuss performance.
Travels to conferences and trainings in and out of state.
Orients and trains the teaching staff.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Masters degree in Child Development (CD), Early Childhood Education (ECE) or in a related field.
At least two years of Early Childhood classroom experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
State Early Childhood Education certification and/or Gateways Infant Toddler or ECE Level 5.
Illinois Directors Credential, Level II or higher or ability to obtain within one year of hire.
Must be CLASS reliable or become reliable within 6 months of hire and have a full understanding of the CLASS Observation tool.
Current First Aid and CPR certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
Staff must have reliable vehicle and insurance due to being field staff traveling to various sites.
Knowledge of and ability to implement early childhood curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice for ages birth to five.
Knowledge of and ability to assess, analyze, and interpret Early Head Start Standards and state and local licensing requirements.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to communicate using technology, develop reports, and track data.
Salary: $51,816 (minimum)
This position will work in Homewood, Illinois
IL Action for Children is EEO/M/F/V/D employer.
Illinois Action For Children