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Head Start Coach $2,500 Hiring Incentive 

Category Early Childhood Education  
Description

MID MICHIGAN COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

1574 E. Washington Rd.

Farwell, MI 48622

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Head Start Coach/Mentor

 

Department: Early Childhood Services

Responsible to: ECS Head Start Program Manager

Status: Full-time

Hourly Pay Rate: $18.05

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Practice Based Coaching Model as required by the Head Start Performance Standards and state and federal mandates.
  • Ensure quality program service delivery.
  • Protect the privacy of customers/families and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of service.

 

Specific Duties:

  • Utilize the Head Start Program Performance Standards, Head Start Act, the Early Childhood Standards of Quality, and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework to ensure programs requirements are met.
  • Build relationships with education staff based on mutual respect.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, practice conflict resolution skills, have an ongoing commitment to learning; possess good observation skills, model best practices working with young children.
  • Ensure that education staff are utilizing all assessment tools and data for providing developmentally appropriate home visits.
  • Provide coaching to the education staff that supports their professional skill development to help them gain knowledge they need to provide high quality services to children and families.
  • Provide assigned education staff with professional and relationship-based coaching using the Practice Based Coaching model.
  • Regularly retrieve and review data with the education staff to inform and improve opportunities for children and families.
  • Follow the Practice Based Coaching Model for observation schedule when observing/monitoring education staff.
  • Provide and facilitate a minimum of 4 training opportunities for HS staff based on but not limited to Individualized Professional Development Plan (IPDP), “Skills Profiles” and “Strength and Needs Assessment”.
  • Mentor new staff for 3 months based on the New Staff Onboarding procedure and ongoing as needed.
  • Complete and monitor the IPDP with each education staff per the Head Start Training plan including completion of Skills Profile
  • Check in with education staff on a regular basis to offer support and guidance.
  • Submit copies of the observations to the Education Manager at the end of each month.
  • Work with the Education Manager to organize and facilitate project guided communities and study groups that embed current research shown to improve education staff knowledge and child/family outcomes.
  • Work with Education Manager and Management Team to identify improvement areas to impact ongoing work of the project, home visits and individual education staff’s level.
  • Travel within two counties to provide coaching model.
  • Meet on a regular basis with Education Manager.
  • Accurately complete required program documentation and record keeping in a neat and timely manner.
  • Work collaboratively with ECS Management Team to make sure all areas of service are in compliance and continually improving.
  • Recruit families and promote agency programs within the community.
  • Participate in personal and professional development activities, including staff meetings, conferences, training opportunities, as identified and approved by supervisors.
  • Attend community events and meetings to support the agency programs; including evening and weekend events/meetings.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

Education and Experience Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in group facilitation and collaborative work preferred.
  • CLASS reliable preferred. Must obtain within first year of employment.
  • Must complete 16 hours of annual training in addition to CPR, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogen training.
  • Family Service Credential within 18 months of hire or the first session offered thereafter.
  • Preschool experiences preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability as a strength-based leader.
  • Knowledge of Creative Curriculum/Teaching Strategies Gold/Child Plus preferred.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLDGEMENT

 

I have read this job description and I understand that my performance will be evaluated on these standards as well as other duties appropriate to the role of Head Start Coach-Mentor.

 

 

 

 

Signature Date

 

 

 
Position Requirements

Additional Requirements:

  • Possess a solid knowledge base with respect to child development and family services and seek to expand knowledge at every opportunity.
  • Complete additional certifications as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality and code of ethics at all times.
  • Must have Proficient Computer Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet)
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, provide proof of insurance, and MMCAA’s “Insurance Carriers” driving record review.
  • Successfully complete required background checks at time of hire and when requested.
  • Shall provide written report by a physician stating their physical capability and freedom from communicable tuberculosis.
  • Must have good communication and organizational skills and be able to work effectively with people.
  • Must be self-directed and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess the ability to prioritize and complete tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within allocated time frames.
  • Must be willing to accept new challenges.
  • The ability to navigate and effectively resolve conflict.
  • Must comply with Agency tobacco free and drug free policies.
  • Understand the importance of daily work attendance, and its impact on coworkers, clients, and the agency.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Starting Wage $18.05 per hour  
Position Head Start Coach  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Gladwin County  
About the Organization Mid Michigan Community Action is a nonprofit agency that has been fighting poverty and empowering individuals and families since 1966. We are looking for candidates who share our passion for cultivating stronger communities. If you possess the desire to help others and inspire self-sufficiency, we encourage you to apply for our career opportunities.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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