Instructional Coach- EHS- Home Based

2 weeks ago
EARLY HEAD START - Alpena EHS Center & Office
Benefits Offered


Summary of Duties:

The Instructional Coach for Early Head Start, Home-Based program staff is responsible for providing on-going coaching for home visiting staff (Family Support Coordinators).  This position utilizes a research based coaching strategy which entails goal setting, mentoring, observation, reflection, and feedback to home visiting staff.  The Instructional Coach provides support in effective strategies in the home that lead to positive outcomes for children and families. Supporting the parallel process through the context of a collaborative relationship, the Instructional Coach will focus on individual and group professional learning.  The Instructional Coach for EHS Home-Based programs will expand Family Support Coordinator’s understanding of the Head Start-Early Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, School Readiness Goals, HOVRS assessment, and implementation of evidence-based home visiting curriculum.


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

  • Provide coaching and support to all Family Support Coordinators, as well as providing specific support and engaging home visiting staff identified for intensive coaching;
  • Observe home visits and/or group socialization sessions for Parent-Family Support Coordinator and Parent-Child interactions using prescribed tools;
  • Model effective ways to support parents as their child’s first and best teacher.
  • Offer support, guidance and ideas to Area Managers, as well as direct service staff, to improve 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 Family Support Coordinators, Area Managers, and EHS Director;
  • Communicate effectively with others to include 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 Family Support Coordinators to ensure successful coaching;
  • Assist in developing shared goals and plans with each Family Support Coordinator involved in intensive coaching, based on needs that both the Family Support Coordinator and Instructional Coach have identified and agreed upon;
  • Respect 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 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 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 and TS Gold;
  • 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.


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 of experience in a home-based Early Head Start program 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.  Model certification in Parents as Teachers curriculum at minimum, with both Model and Foundational certification preferred.

Additional Job Comments

The position will cover 12 Early Head Start counties. Main office location will be dependent upon space availability and access.

Working approximately 40 hours weekly, full year, at a wage of $18.75 hourly, with benefits.
Applications will be accepted through November 19, 2017.
Questions can be emailed to : - resume's will not be accepted.


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