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Professional Development Coach

LEAP Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Leap Empowers All People – Job Description

Professional Development Coach  

Overview

 

LEAP (Language Empowers All People) is a not-for-profit organization

that builds speech, language, and communication skills that advance success in life, school, and work. LEAP is dedicated to providing children, from birth through early adulthood, with the communication skills they need to become effective readers, writers, learners, and, of course, communicators. LEAP programs build strong language foundations for children to help them achieve academically.  Equipping children with oral and written language skills in order to become fluent readers and effective communicators, is at the core of LEAP's programs. LEAP's early childhood programs focus on training teachers on the importance of exposing children to a rich array of vocabulary and increasing the frequency and quality of parent to child interactions. LEAP’s Language for Scholars program develops effective communication skills to middle school through early college aged students to help them advance in their academic and professional goals.  

LEAP is looking to add a bilingual Spanish speaking speech-language pathologist to join the team in delivering and further developing programs that support Leap’s core literacy and language development goals and objectives.  Delivery methods will include instructor-led programs, group facilitation, and one-on-one coaching to both new and existing program partners.  Subject matter will focus on literacy and language development programs in a wide variety of learning environments including early childhood, elementary, high school and after school.  The Professional Development Coach may be partnered with a team to do work such as: needs assessments, program change initiatives, design and implement appropriate interventions including systems, processes, tools and training.

The role also involves developing training content, program aids, and interventions for organization-wide learning projects and initiatives. This person will also consult with subject matter experts and internal stake holders to create and deliver learning materials, and create high-quality, performance-driven training programs. Applicants should have experience working in school environments/the education field, have strong collaboration skills, be flexible, able to work with and train a variety of individuals (interns/volunteers) and have a sense of humor.

 

Educational Background

Our applicant will have credentials and training as follows:

**Speech/Language Pathologist Master level preparation or beyond, with Certificate of Clinical Competence and ability to receive Illinois Licensure.  Two to three years experience in a preschool and/or middle/high school setting, as well as experience working with culturally diverse populations is necessary.  A demonstrated interest and specific experience in LEAP’s Language Wellness approach to program delivery as described in this Job Description are noteworthy. 

Or

**Certified teacher/educator with Master Level training and readiness to receive and or maintain Illinois Teacher Certification. Two to three years-experience in a preschool and or middle/high school setting are necessary. Experience with working with culturally diverse schools and/or communities in an instructional or curriculum development capacity and demonstrated skills in classroom management

 

Primary Tasks

·         Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and provide individual coaching and mentoring to teach topics and skill.

·         Establish clear objectives for all lessons and projects, and communicate those objectives to participants.

·         In accordance with LEAP training standards, adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet clients' varying needs and interests.

·         Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

·         Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.

·         Monitor participants' performance in order to make suggestions for improvement, and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.

·         Observe participants to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.

Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.

Company Description
LEAP (Language Empowers All People) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to research-driven language and literacy development in low income communities. LEAP’s programs are proven to accelerate self-confidence and fulfillment in children, parents, and educators.

LEAP believes if you can speak, write and communicate effectively, you command the most important tools to achieve your life goals. LEAP believes that words are tools...to read, think, speak, imagine, cooperate, problem solve, and, ultimately, empower.

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Why Work Here?
Developing language wellness for both youth and adults, a great place to grow and give back.

LEAP (Language Empowers All People) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to research-driven language and literacy development in low income communities. LEAP’s programs are proven to accelerate self-confidence and fulfillment in children, parents, and educators. LEAP believes if you can speak, write and communicate effectively, you command the most important tools to achieve your life goals. LEAP believes that words are tools...to read, think, speak, imagine, cooperate, problem solve, and, ultimately, empower.

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