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Early Childhood Coach

Company: Candelen
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionLooking for balance in your life? Want a career that provides flexibility, creativity and fast paced evolving environment? Do you love working with children and want to see every child succeed? We've got the right fit for you! At Candelen, you'll have the opportunity to explore a flexible home/office hybrid work model while engaging with the community!Be A Part of Something Bigger!Join the team that supports parents and caregivers through early childhood programs and advocates on behalf of children across Arizona. On top of engaging in work that makes a measurable difference in the lives of others, you'll be in an environment that's fun, engaging, and fosters a culture of inclusion and respect. All of this is built on the foundation of our core values—relentless pursuit of challenge, excellence, and humility. Feel appreciated and valued while making an impact on your community.Why choose us?Here, you're a co-creator of your career path, your life, and your future—as well as ours. You are provided with a safe, trusting environment where your voice matters. In addition, we provide a rich, comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Personal and professional development
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Telecommuting
  • Bilingual Pay Differential
  • Wellness programming
  • Financial education
  • Career planning
  • Opportunities to pursue your passions
  • Work-life integration
  • Ample time off (including two full weeks fully compensated office closures annually)
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid Sabbaticals
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Life insurance
  • 401K
  • Variety of other voluntary benefit optionsGeneral Summary: The position provides coaching and mentoring to early childhood programs that are participating in the quality improvement process of Quality First. Quality First Coaches are assigned a caseload of center-based and family child care programs throughout the state of Arizona and are required to meet monthly visit and other expectations in an effort to support quality improvement as determined by program assessment results and provider priorities.Essential Duties/Responsibilities:1. Maintain professionalism in manner and in appearance as a representative of Candelen, Quality First, and First Things First in individual, group and community settings and trainings.2. Know and practice the values of Candelen including Excellence, Relentless Pursuit of Challenge, and Humility.3. Be an active participant in Continuous Quality Improvement.4. Implement policies and procedures as required for Candelen and the Quality First Program.5. Demonstrate an understanding of early childhood evaluation, assessment, and self-study processes, excellent knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood care and education settings, and a thorough understanding of child development and family dynamics and management in early care and education settings.6. Orient and enroll new participants.7. Provide onsite coaching and training to participating programs at the intensity hours per month as required by First Things First using various coaching strategies to meet the needs of the program and attain the participant goals.8. When necessary, complete and support participants through Expectations of Progress, Corrective Action Plans, and Regulatory Status plans.9. Maintain an established work schedule, keep appointments, and adapt schedule to meet unexpected needs, and utilize time effectively. Use Outlook for scheduling as a means of communication with the team.10. Provide technical assistance including but not limited to modeling, training, observation, and feedback, practice a variety of other coaching strategies and develop and facilitate trainings and workshops to participating programs.11. Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner and keep an up to date permanent file for all participants.12. Collaborate with assigned Child Care Health Consultant, Inclusion Coach, Mental Health Consultant and other external support systems on a quarterly basis. Lead and facilitate planning of of the quarterly Collaboration Meetings.13. Write onsite reports and summary logs following onsite visits noting observations, discussions and recommendations using correct grammar and punctuation. Write monthly and/or quarterly reports as required. Submit all reports in a timely manner.14. Assist programs in the development and implementation of a Quality Improvement Plans (Goals).15. Assist programs with the creation of Incentive Orders to purchase materials that will support quality improvement efforts and that follow the Incentive Management Policy set forth by Quality First.16. The ability to maintain objectivity. Includes the knowledge and ability to maintain confidentiality and high ethical standards.17. Knowledge, understanding and ability to respect diversity represented in cultural and linguistic populations served by Candelen.18. The ability to communicate professionally and effectively both verbally and in writing.19. Participate in semi-monthly reflective supervision, through individual and small group meetings.20. Participate with supervisor in shadow visit and feedback sessions for continuous professional development.21. Co-create professional development plans with a supervisor for continuous professional growth.22. Maintain current knowledge of the early childhood field and research.23. Develop a cooperative working relationship between the child care staff of participating programs, Quality First funders, Quality First partners, and other agency staff working with Quality First.24. The ability to work independently and as team member and the ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and the community.25. Maintain eligibility for an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card throughout employment.26. Ability to travel throughout the state, have a current and valid Arizona Driver's License, current vehicle insurance, and have reliable transportation, by automobile, available at all times.27. To meet the agency insurance requirements, a copy of your most recent 39-month Motor Vehicle Record is required to be submitted upon hire. No more than one (1) at-fault accident or two (2) moving violation tickets that are not listed under the "major ticket" category, as defined by the ASCC insurance company (list available upon request) may be on your 39-month driving record.28. Knowledge and comfort in the use of computer technology, including but not limited to Microsoft Office and the Internet.29. Attend all staff and agency meetings via remote connection or in person as required.30. Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to lift 15-30 pounds.
    • Ability to sit for periods of time on the floor.
    • Ability to get up and down from the floor without assistance.31. Ability to climb and descend a flight of stairs.32. Other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator, Coaching Supervisor, Program Manager and Executive Director.Minimum Qualification:1. Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, child development or a closely related field with a minimum of 24 credits in Early Childhood Education.2. Five years of related work experience as a teacher or primary care provider in an early care and education setting with infants, toddlers or preschoolers.3. Register with the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry and, at a minimum, meet Lattice Level criteria F3 for the position per funding requirements.4.Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or ability to obtain COVID-19 vaccination prior to date of hire is required. Accommodations will be considered for disability- and religious-based reasons.Knowledge and Skills:1. Excellent knowledge of the early childhood field, including center-based and family child care programs.2. Excellent knowledge of the dynamics of child development, developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive practice, and child-centered approaches.3. Excellent knowledge of adult learning principles to build sustainable learning with adults.4. Thorough understanding of child development, family dynamics and management in early care and education settings.5. Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and maintain excellent time management skills.6. Excellent knowledge of early childhood assessment/evaluation tools including: ITERS, ECERS, FCCERS, CLASS and Points Scale assessment tools.7. Previous experience in and/or knowledge of training, coaching or mentoring mechanisms.8. Knowledge of community resources and how they impact early childhood programs.9. Knowledge of the Arizona Early Learning Standards, Arizona Infant and Toddler Guidelines, ADHS and DES state licensing, certification, adult learning principles and accreditation standards.10. The ability to work independently and as a team member.11. Demonstrate passion and commitment to the agency's mission in early childhood.12. Ensure the professional appearance of the office environment is maintained.13. Knowledge and skill in Microsoft Office, Outlook and comfort with technology.

Keywords: Candelen, Phoenix , Early Childhood Coach, Other , Phoenix, Arizona

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