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Mentor Coach (39631)

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Palm Beach
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong, -and communities are vibrant.
LSF is looking for a talented Mentor Coach who wants to make an impact in the lives of others.
Purpose & Impact:
The purpose of the Mentor Coach provides on-site coaching for Head Start teachers and Teacher Assistants. Conducts classroom observations, demonstration lessons, provides feedback, discusses analysis of child outcomes data and provides coaching/mentoring for teachers to improve teacher-child interactions and child outcomes towards school readiness. Assists and/or develops and updates classroom programs and procedures for the instructional outcomes, curriculum implementation, child assessment and cultural and linguistic responsiveness. Provides technical assistance to identified teaching staff and Center Directors. - Responsible for analyzing data from the CLASS observation tool and support staff professional development through staff trainings designed to improve the use of evidence-based teaching practices. - Participates in the HS/EHS Quality Assurance efforts. -
Essential Functions:

  • Monitors and documents provisions and progressions in the area of Early Childhood Education and School Readiness.
  • Provides initial and ongoing training and technical assistance to identified Head Start staff regarding program philosophy, policies, procedures, curriculum and other topics as requested or assigned to ensure the uniform delivery of quality services.
  • In collaboration with the Education Childhood Education Supervisor and field staff, assists in the developing and evaluating program goals and objectives.
  • Monitors the implementation of a developmentally and linguistically appropriate approach to child development and education.
  • Maintains reliability in the CLASS assessment Tool. Designs classroom assessment plans for ongoing program improvement. -
  • Designs and implements staff trainings to address continuous improvement in child readiness outcomes based on data collected from classrooms, current research and to ensure comprehensive programming
  • Provides input and recommendations on staff performance to Center Directors, Early Childhood Education Manager and other management staff for performance appraisal and corrective action purposes.
  • Facilitates and coordinates meetings and trainings as assigned or in coordination with the Early Childhood Education Supervisor and ECE Supervisor/VPK.
  • Interprets and applies written program policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Completes monthly monitoring reports for assigned sites and submits them as prescribed.
  • Submits written, monthly work activities and reports to Director of Curriculum & Instruction.
  • Develops and maintains schedules for on-site visitations.
  • Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the Director.
  • Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to HS/EHS children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Education: - Baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in Early Childhood Education, a Social or Behavioral Science or Education, which included at least 18 semester hours in Early Childhood Education; and
    A Certificate of Completion of an approved 10 hour Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Pre-Schoolers or Infant/Toddlers Course; and
    A Certificate of Completion of a 30 hour Introductory Child Care Training Course or
    certificates of completion totaling 30 hours, which includes the following courses: 6 hours Child Growth and Development; 6 hours Behavioral Observation & Screening; 8 hours Health, Safety & Nutrition; 4 hours Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect; and 6 hours Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations; and
    A Certificate of Completion of an approved 10-hour Special Needs Course; and a State of Florida Child Care and Education Program Director Credential or eligible to obtain credential; and Possession of a valid Florida Driver License. Must be 21 years of age.
    Two years of experience in teaching pre-school or kindergarten age plus two years of supervisory experience required. - Some experience in financial management and budgeting preferred. - Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred.
    Also required: Certification in First Aid and CPR within six months of the date assigned to this position; and successful completion of a Level II background screening, local criminal record check and drug screening prior to hiring. Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of child development and current research based pedagogy, curriculum resources, appropriate classroom management techniques for preschool classrooms and reflective practice mentor/coaching strategies;
    • Knowledge of HS/EHS performance standards.
    • Knowledge of local customs, cultures, languages and resources helpful.
    • Knowledge of adult learning techniques.
    • Math skills needed to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages and overtime.
    • Computer skills to produce and interpret graphs, charts, spreadsheets and other mathematical reports.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; make recommendations and develop implementation strategies.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to interpret agency, federal and state laws pertaining to the program.
    • Ability to speak before groups of individuals and to lead employees and volunteers.
    • Ability to plan and direct activities to write goals and objectives.
    • Ability to utilize agency resources, and technology to appropriately answer questions and provides guidance to staff and parents.
    • Ability to train and provide presentations to large and small groups.
    • Ability to collaborate with and have working knowledge of local community resources.
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
    • Sustained concentration and attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines.
    • Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills.
    • Knowledge of ECERS, CLASS, Creative Curriculum, and Teaching Strategies.
    • Demonstrated competence in ECE instructional methodologies; experience working in a multi-cultural setting.
    • Ability to speak and write effectively.
    • Ability to observe, document and analyze data to support recommendations for goals, objectives, and additional training for classroom teachers and assistants.
    • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with children and parents, and the ability to travel to assigned classrooms.
    • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail are required and the candidate must be able to meet designated deadlines. -

      Why work for LSF?
      LSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need. -Mission Driven staff members become part of the LSF community while transforming the lives of those in need. Our staff additionally find growth opportunities as they explore areas of interest within the -organization. - -
      Amazing benefits package including:

      • Medical, Dental and Vision
      • Teladoc (24/7 online access to doctors)
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)
      • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
      • Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)
      • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match OR 3% student loan repayment reimbursement
      • Tuition reimbursement

        Lutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity -employer.

Keywords: Lutheran Services Florida, Palm Beach , Mentor Coach (39631), Education / Teaching , Palm Beach, Florida

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