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Teacher Coach

Department: Early Childhood Services
Location: Addison, IL

COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND ADVANCE THEIR CAREER! The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a 21st Century, business-savvy, social enterprise committed to “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,” is seeking EARLY HEAD START TEACHER COACHES. These are full time, exempt positions, reporting directly to the Early Head Start Education Manager in Addison.

Overall Purpose: To assist in overseeing and directing the planning, organizing and implementation of education services for children in the Early Head Start programs.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work with partner child care providers and staff to establish plans and procedures to ensure the safety and security of children
  • Work with Teacher coaches to evaluate the need of each site and devise a training strategy
  • Assess trainings needed and reports/coordinates with Education Manager
  • Offer technical assistance on various quality measures
  • Provide reports to Education Manager on weekly visits to child care providers
  • Work closely with Disabilities/Mental Health specialist
  • Work with child care provider partner to recruit and meet required disabilities enrollment per EHS standards
  • Coordinate training and technical assistance efforts with the Child Care Resource and Referrals’ Quality team
  • Perform part time classroom teacher duties to include developing and implementing individual educational plans for children
  • Correct and/or coach to ensure each site/program is compliant with all relevant licensing and EHS requirements
  • Maintain a strong understanding of performance standards, Early Head Start curriculum and ExceleRate Illinois

 Key Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, social welfare, public administration, or one of the social sciences
  • Minimum of three years of preschool management experience
  • Early Childhood Classroom experience
  • Proficient in FCCERS, ITERS, and ExceleRate Illinois Quality measures
  • Ability to pass a health examination and a criminal background check
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently, while prioritizing and managing multiple assignments simultaneously as needed
  • Ability to travel locally and to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Excellent presentation skills incorporating all strategies for all learning areas
  • Thrives in an environment in which collaboration, partnership and empowerment are the key cultural elements

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