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Early Childhood Education Coach

Company: Southwest Human Development Inc
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Southwest Human Development is seeking to fill a Early Childhood Education Coach position as part of Arizona's statewide quality improvement and rating program.This role provides on-site coaching and training to early care and education programs enrolled in Quality First across Maricopa County. You will also partner with early childhood professionals to provide individualized guidance and support; assist in the development of quality improvement goals; and deliver targeted professional development and technical assistance to teachers.Primary duties:

  • Collaborate with child care center or family home care staff, and as applicable, other technical assistance service providers to review assessment findings to plan supportive service intervention and develop Quality Improvement Plans.
  • Assist in the implementation of the Quality Improvement Plan through regular coaching visits including, but not limited to, observations, reflective feedback, training, modeling, and/or providing resources.
  • Consult directly with participants to plan and implement training or direct technical assistance in a variety of areas based on best practice principles in adult learning and identified goals and objectives of the Quality Improvement Plans.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation on coach activities and participant progress including coaching logs, activity log entries and Quality Improvement Plans.Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in early childhood education - OR - Bachelor's degree that includes at least 24 college credits in ECE or a closely related field.
    • At least five (5) years of experience working in an early childhood setting with children birth-8; experience working in an early childhood education setting with infants, toddlers or preschoolers and/or early childhood program director experience is preferred.
    • Demonstrate understanding of the dynamics of child development, developmentally appropriate practices, positive guidance and discipline, child-centered approaches, family dynamics, and management in early care and education settings
    • Knowledge of Arizona Early Learning Standards and Infant Toddler Developmental Guidelines, ADHS state licensing standards, national accreditation standards and systems
    • Travel throughout Maricopa County is required, with some positions requiring travel to additional counties.
      • Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card preferred - OR - must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
      • Reliable transportation, valid driver's license in good standing, and proof of current auto insurance is required.
      • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.SWHD takes the health and safety of our employees and the communities we serve very seriously. We strongly believe vaccination is a critical safety measure to protect each of us and the communities we serve. The COVID vaccinations have proven to be highly effective at protecting people from getting COVID-19 or from getting severely ill from it.All candidates must meet SWHD vaccination standards, including the COVID vaccine, for their program.Compensation: DOEEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Southwest Human Development Inc, Phoenix , Early Childhood Education Coach, Education / Teaching , Phoenix, Arizona

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