Posted: Nov 03, 2017
Department: Head Start & Children's Services - Early Head Start
Assist in the mentoring and training of education staff to support School readiness measures and program quality. Conduct classroom observations and provide feedback to teachers improving teacher-child interactions and curriculum implementation that supports positive child outcomes towards school readiness. Provide technical support and assistance to classroom teachers as assigned, including direct coaching and mentoring of education staff to improve instructional practices and classroom quality. Provide regular classroom observations using the specified evidence-based tools CLASS, ECERS-R, etc. Under the direction of the Preschool Education Coordinator and/or Infant/Toddler Coordinator, assist with the planning and monitoring of education component services. Attend workshops, conferences, and other necessary trainings to support component goals. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education, or related field, such as education, social or behavioral science that must include at least eighteen semester hours in Early Childhood Education; at least one course in special education and a certificate from MA DEEC as a Preschool Lead Teacher and/or Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher required. A minimum of two years of experience teaching preschool children and /or infants/toddlers plus two years of supervisory experience required. CLASS reliability certification and previous Head Start experience preferred. Bilingual skills in Spanish/English preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel. Strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word and Power Point required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse, educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
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