Instructional Coach

US-Region 4
2 weeks ago
HEAD START - Caro Head Start Office
Benefits Offered


Summary of Duties:

The Instructional Coach works in direct conjunction with the Regional Manager in the planning, coordination and implementation of the education program. This position utilizes a research based coaching strategy which entails goal setting, mentoring, classroom observation, reflection and feedback to teaching staff. Works with classroom teachers and/or home visitors to support students’ learning and teacher practices. Focuses on individual and group professional learning that will expand and refine teachers’ understanding of the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, School Readiness Goals, CLASS, and the Creative Curriculum.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:    Other duties as related to the job may be assigned.

  • Support and engage education staff identified for intensive coaching;
  • Observe classrooms and/or home visits for child-teacher interactions using prescribed tools;
  • Model effective teaching practices in early childhood education settings;
  • Offer support, guidance and ideas to Area Managers and staff to improve teaching/home visiting strategies utilizing a research based coaching strategy;
  • Use adult learning principles and assessment data to drive individualized coaching strategies that are aligned with program performance goals;
  • Coordinate and ensure quality communication between education staff, mental health staff and supervisors;
  • Communicate effectively with others, including giving and receiving feedback and being an active listener;
  • Facilitate the development of professional development plans for assigned staff and mentor staff toward goal achievement;
  • Complete additional training as required by continuing education plan;
  • Build a trusting, supportive relationship with classroom teachers and home visitors to ensure successful coaching;
  • Assist in developing shared goals and plans with each teacher based on needs that both the teacher and coach have identified and agreed upon;
  • espect and support /program staff by being punctual and, when possible, providing assistance as requested;
  • Utilize videotaping only as a learning tool and a means for reflection;
  • Provide support by: sharing resources, providing modeling of effective teaching/home visiting practices, observing current practices, and providing supportive and constructive feedback;
  • Complete required documentation of relevant activities and progress; submit records and reports in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Participate in regular resource staffing meetings to ensure the needs of children and families are being met, as requested;
  • Maintain knowledge and proficiency in current database systems such as ChildPlus, TS Gold and eDECA;
  • Develop technology skills and use software programs, as requested;
  • Maintain confidentiality and code of ethics at all times.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development; or Bachelors’ Degree in a related field with the equivalent of a major in early childhood education/child development, three (3) years experience in Head Start teaching/ teaching preschool children is required. 



Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Employees in this position must possess reliable transportation, a valid Michigan driver license. A Family Service Worker credential is preferred and will be required at next available training opportunity.  CLASS and CSEFEL-T-POT reliability will be required at next available training opportunity and must be maintained.

Additional Job Comments

Working approximately 40 hours weekly, part year, at a wage of $18.75 hourly, with benefits.
Office location will be determined based on hire.
Applications will be accepted through September 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm.
Questions can be emailed to : - resume's will not be accepted.


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