Instructional Coach

Mountainland Head Start, Inc. - Provo, UT (30+ days ago)4.4

Date Posted: 6/6/18
End Date: Until Filled
Status: full-time (benefited)

• Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field.

• Previous relevant experience teaching and/or supervising in a Head Start or preschool setting.

• Currently CLASS reliable and able to become reliable within 6 months.

• Must be currently and able to become Teaching Strategies Gold Interrater reliable within 2 months.
• Official or unofficial transcript which shows the award or confer date of the degree must be attached to the employment application.

• Bilingual in Spanish is desirable and may be required depending on location.

• Ability to handle/re-redirect child challenging behaviors.

• Thorough knowledge of Early Childhood developmentally appropriate practices.

• Knowledge of various software programs such as MS Word, Excel, Power Point, ChildPlus.
• Strong conflict resolution, team building and communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Ability to translate theory into practice and to coach adult learners to apply professional knowledge.
• Ability to recognize existing strengths of teaching staff and build positive, supportive relationships.
• Ability to complete detailed paperwork in a timely manner.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks, be detail-oriented, and to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision.
• Ability to follow strict federal regulatory requirements and agency established guidelines.
• Ability to work independently and as a team to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents, staff, co-workers, community groups, area specialists, and other related agencies and people.

• Ability to write and speak the English language in a proficient and professional manner to meet requirements of the job.

• Must be able to travel to and from classrooms in private vehicle; must provide a copy of state-required proof of insurance every six months.


The Instructional Coach performs the following responsibilities to achieve the key outcomes listed above:

1. Ensures child safety and active supervision of children is maintained at all times as described in the Education Policy and Procedures.
2. Coaches Teachers for educational quality and positive child outcomes and guides them as they teach, tutor, instruct, lecture, and impart knowledge of appropriate learning activities required as part of school readiness goals.

3. Support for Educational Quality & Positive Child Outcomes

A. Provides feedback to Teaching staff in all areas of educational quality
B. Works with the Child Development Coordinator to create and maintain quality improvement plans; identify and procure resources to support the Child Development Coordinator in successfully executing quality improvement agency-wide related to teacher skill development and support.

C. Supports the Program Specialist serving as the administrative lead for the center.

D. Monitors implementation and quality of curriculum and assessmentModels best practices for Teachers.

E. Monitors for CLASS and Teacher Development Assessments to help identify areas of strength and develop goals for improvement.

F. Assist Teachers in understanding child outcomes data and using it to plan and individualize.

G. Supports Teachers in tracking child outcomes and program quality assessment results on a classroom basis, analyzes data and makes program child development recommendations to Child Development Coordinators and the Education and Child Development Director.

H. Works with the Education Coordinators to develop, conduct or arrange training as needed, including professional development days, ongoing training, center- or team-specific training, and additional related training for parents, volunteers, or others.

I. Supports implementation of special initiatives related to curriculum, assessment, teacher training or other.

J. Acts as the Parent Educator (training and recruitment as purposeful classroom volunteers).

K. Mentors the parent/teacher relationship by addressing and supporting curriculum or educational goal implementation decisions with parents.

L. Assists Teachers with developmental screenings.

M. Assists with referrals (IEPs. MH)

4. Communication and Service Coordination

5. Record Keeping and Reporting

6. Promotes consistent exchange of information and a collaborative environment within the center team and leadership.

7. Attends not less than 15 hours of professional development per year. Chooses professional development that is of high-quality, sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused in order to have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction and the performance in the classroom.
8. Demonstrates understanding of child abuse/neglect laws. Reports suspected child abuse to the Family and Community Services Director. Attends child abuse training.

9. Expected to provide temporary assistance in the classrooms to meet minimum child to staff ratios, or to ensure the safety of children, in the absence of sufficient Education and Child Development Service Area staff. Staff from any service area working or present at a center when the need arises will be called upon first, with Administrative Office staff being utilized if insufficient staff is present on site.
10. Expected to assist the agency in maintaining safe and healthy environments for children and staff by immediately reporting health and safety risks/concerns or potential concerns to a leadership staff member and/or via our internal work order system and follow up with appropriate staff in a timely or appropriate manner.
11. Other job-related duties as assigned and may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position.