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Early Learning Coach
Kai Ming Head Start San Francisco, CA

Early Learning Coach

Kai Ming Head Start
San Francisco, CA
  • $73,800 to $94,300 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Temporary
Job Description

EARLY LEARNING COACH JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Early Learning Coach

Organization: Kai Ming, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides free full-day full-year; full-day part-year; or part-day part-year Head Start preschool services to eligible children ages 3-5 years old in San Francisco, CA with funding from Head Start, the California Department of Education, and the San Francisco Department of Early Childhood.

Job Summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of Learning and Development and Executive Director, the Coach works closely with the education team to provide mentor coaching, professional development, training, resources, and support to Kai Ming teaching staff and STEP substitute teachers to deliver high quality services and improve outcomes for young children.

Job Type: Full time, Exempt. 1 year temporary position, conversion to permanent based on funding.

Report to: Director of Learning and Development

 

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and implement a practical coaching model and process that establishes a safe and nurturing, yet challenging learning environment for staff.
  • Develop positive, trusting, supportive relationships with center staff.
  • Work with Regional Managers and or STEP Program Director to develop and implement ongoing professional development plan for education staff and support them to apply culturally sensitive approaches in working with each other, with children and with families
  • Ensure that program plans, policies and procedures are known, understood and being put into practice.
  • Ensure compliance in program practices to meet requirements, such as the Head Start Performance Standards and Community Care Licensing regulations, but also to move program practices from simple compliance to quality best practices.
  • Collaborate with Regional Managers to support staff in implementing and meeting the agency’s school readiness goals.
  • Help staff take information from in-services, training, workshops, and conferences and implement it into daily practice.
  • Coach teachers on CLASS and CSEFEL. best practices and strategies.
  • Coach teachers on other curriculum, frameworks, and assessment tools as needed.
  • Support teachers’ awareness, knowledge, skills and use of effective teaching practices in classrooms.
  • Work with staff to identify individual and/or classroom goals to work on.
  • Develop individualized coaching plans for teachers/ classroom teams.
  • Provide staff with necessary materials, resources, and information to help them implement their coaching plans.
  • Conduct in-classroom observations and assessments of teaching practices, teachers’ interactions with children, and classroom environment.
  • Model appropriate practices and strategies in the classroom to engage children and improve learning and development.
  • Meet with teaching staff regularly for reflective discussions, providing constructive feedback, and planning.
  • Document meetings, observations, progress of individualized plans, and teacher’s progress using coaching tools and Kai Ming and PFA databases.
  • Develop coaching tools and forms to be used in the coaching process.
  • Review and analyze data from assessment tools (CLASS, DRDP, ECERS, ASQ-SE, ESI, etc) to inform the management team and staff of program needs.
  • Provide staff training and technical assistance.
  • Attend PFA coaching collaborative trainings and meetings, enter coaching activities and teacher progress into the DEC system.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, Social Sciences, or related field is required
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three to five years of experience in a public or private organization or community development agency providing direct delivery of services to clients. Experience working directly with 0-5 children in a teaching position, families and staff in an early care and education setting.
  • Bilingual (Chinese/English) preferred.
  • Understanding and use of the principles and practices of the ECE field, including reflective practice, dual language learning and Practice Based Coaching
  • Knowledge and respect for how adults learn and develop.
  • Demonstrated coaching experience. (practice-based and/or instructional coaching in educational settings)
  • Knowledge and experience of the following program quality assessment tools: Environmental Rating Scales (ERS) and CLASS. Coaches demonstrate knowledge of tools by completion of 2-day observer training for CLASS and in-depth training for ERS tools (ECERS, ITERS, or FCCERS). Preferred experience integrating the necessary tools and domains into their coaching practices.
  • Required knowledge of the following Professional Development Pathways tools: Developmental Desired Results Profile (DRDP), California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks (Pre-K or Infant/Toddler as appropriate), Ages and Stages Questionnaire, CSEFEL – CA Teaching Pyramid framework. Knowledge of approved state curriculums.
  • Knowledge and understanding PITC philosophy and experience integrated concepts into practice
  • Desired knowledge of the following Professional Development Pathways tools: Program Administrators Scale (PAS) and Business Administrators Scale (BAS)
  • Applicable state laws, rules and regulations related to child care licensing.
  • Familiarity with using databases to track progress.
  • Knowledge and Experience in basic curriculum development, quality improvement planning and implementation.
  • Adhere to the Kai Ming Code of Conduct and all other internal policies and procedures.
  • Accountable for the health, safety and supervision of all children and families.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination record

 

Equal Opportunity: Kai Ming provides equal employment opportunities for staff and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military status or disability in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines. We strongly encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.

 

 

Company Description
Kai Ming, Inc. is a non-profit agency established in 1975, and a recognized Head Start grantee since 2014. Head Start is a federal program developed in 1965 to help break the cycle of poverty by providing young children of low-income families a free comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and educational needs.
Why Work Here?
Compassionate leaders, excellent benefits and professional development support! We serve children, families and our staff.

Kai Ming, Inc. is a non-profit agency established in 1975, and a recognized Head Start grantee since 2014. Head Start is a federal program developed in 1965 to help break the cycle of poverty by providing young children of low-income families a free comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and educational needs.

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Kai Ming Head Start

934 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA
USA

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