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Job: Classroom Quality Monitor and Mentor

Active since 03-07-2018 Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Location Provo, Utah Level Manager
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type -
Hours 0 Salary 33,213.20/yearly
Date Posted: 6-28-2018
Status: Full-time, Exempt (Benefited)
 

Position is 204 working days and 11 paid Holidays; a typical work week is Monday - Friday with a minimum expectation of 40 hours per week. Some occasional evening work may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or acceptable equivalent from a recognized institution.

• Official or unofficial transcript which shows the award or confer date of the degree must be attached to the employment application.• Two years experience working with preschool children in an Early Childhood Education classroom-based setting or an equivalent combination of experience and education with demonstrated ability to organize, coordinate, and monitor program operations as determined by the agency.

• Bilingual Spanish-speaking is desirable.

• Prior Head Start specific experience desirable.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Ensures child safety and active supervision of children is maintained at all times as described in the Education Policy and Procedures.
2. Acts as an agent of change agency-wide, using research-based measures of quality in the preschool classroom.
3. Obtains and maintains CLASS reliability.
4. Conducts formal CLASS observations for every classroom according to the schedule developed with the Education & Child Development Services Team, and meets with teaching staff to report outcomes and make recommendations.
5. Obtains and maintains Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) Interrater reliability.
6. Conducts yearly strengths and needs assessment on all teaching staff to identify strengths, areas of needed support, and which staff would benefit most from intensive coaching.
7. Conducts formal Early Childhood Environmental guidance (linked to ECER scale-3) observations for every center according to the schedule developed with the Education,
and provides coaching, mentoring, and on-the-job guidance to teaching staff to support improved outcomes and make recommendations.
8. Coordinates with the Education and Child Development Services Director in ensuring teaching staff receive fifteen hours of professional development per year. Maintains up-to-date records including completed Professional Development Goals for all education staff.
9. Provides complete written reports of observations and recommendations.
10. Develops mentor coaching plans, with specific goals and areas for growth which are based on classroom observations and prepares monthly for the Education Child Development Services Director.
11. Mentors classroom staff to assure continuous quality improvement and achievement of professional development goals.
12. Provides program-wide professional development and individual technical assistance to teaching staff and regular classroom volunteers in the form of education, training, mentoring and coaching using a strengths-based approach.
13. Gives input to Child Development Specialists, Program Specialists, and Instructional Coaches for the purpose of providing them with individual teaching staff quality goals and progress.
14. Works collaboratively with Child Development Coordinators and Education & Child Development Services Director to establish and achieve Education Service Area quality goals using classroom observations as a foundation for determining needs.
15. Works as part of the MHS Quality Assurance Team to ensure effective systems are in place for on-going monitoring of the program.
16. Coordinates with the Executive Director, Administration and Human Resources Director, Education and Child Development Services Director, Child Development Specialists, and Instructional Coaches to ensure the agency is providing professional development opportunities to all staff.
• Assists HR with tracking the required 15 hours of professional development classes each program year.
• Assists HR in ensuring Education Staff meet minimum educational qualifications.
• For staff with no degree, oversees the completion of the Child Development Associates (CDA) within two (2) years from date of hire.
• Assists staff in obtaining tuition assistance in order to further their career.
17. Collaborates with other service areas to ensure seamless services to children and families and ensures we are staying true to our mission and vision. Attends and participates in staff training sessions, as directed, i.e. pre-service, orientations, in-service trainings and other agency activities as required.
18. Travels throughout Juab, Utah, and Wasatch counties to perform on-site evaluations and mentor staff, and to trainings, as needed (including out-of-state).
19. Supports the organization’s mission, vision, and principles.
20. Demonstrates understanding of child abuse/neglect laws. Reports suspected child abuse to the Family and Community Services Director. Attends child abuse training.
21. Supports the achievement of in-kind goals by actively participating in the solicitation of in-kind services and donations to the Head Start program including, but not limited to, encouraging community members and organizational contacts to volunteer, provide donations of professional services, supplies, and anything else needed to support the Head Start program. 22. Expected to provide temporary assistance in the classrooms to meet minimum child to staff ratios, or to ensure the safety of children, in the absence of sufficient Education and Child Development Service Area staff. Staff from any service area working or present at a center when the need arises will be called upon first, with Administrative Office staff being utilized if insufficient staff is present on site. 23. Expected to assist the agency in maintaining safe and healthy environments for children and staff by immediately reporting health and safety risks/concerns or potential concerns to a leadership staff member and/or via our internal work order system and follow up with appropriate staff in not addressed in a timely or appropriate manner.
24. Other job-related duties as assigned and may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position.

 

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Industry / Industries Education / Training
Region United States
Keywords Education, Child Development

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Name Nicole Holscher
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