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Child Start is committed to the development of the whole child—educationally, socially, and emotionally—through our Head Start/Early Head Start programs and in collaboration with community programs and services that benefit low-income families.

Program/Department: EHS/HS/CCP

Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits: Medical, dental, 401k, paid time off, training, and a fun, creative, and supportive work environment.

The Classroom Management Coach is responsible for providing coaching in ECE classrooms to facilitate high quality early education and promote school readiness by providing support to implement effective classroom management techniques and creating positive learning environments. The Classroom Management Coach will observe, plan, and support the implementation of prevention and intervention strategies with staff in order to support children’s successful inclusion in classroom settings.
1. Collaborate with classroom staff to design classroom management plans for children exhibiting challenging behaviors
2. Observe and analyze children’s behaviors to support classroom plans needed to facilitate effective social and emotional development
3. Model effective classroom management strategies to respond effectively to children with challenging behaviors
4. Provide teaching staff with ideas and feedback regarding classroom management strategies based on observations, including but not limited to:
• General classroom management strategies to support nurturing and responsive relationships and high quality supportive environments
• Targeted social and emotional supports
• Individual preventions and interventions for children exhibiting challenging behaviors
• Implementation of classroom management/behavior plans
5. Facilitate on-site consultation services in the application of classroom management techniques
6. Support staff to implement best practices regarding behaviors and learning in early childhood education
7. Provide one on one support in identified classrooms with children demonstrating challenging behaviors by utilizing positive behavior techniques and strategies
8. Provide training to HS/EHS staff on the Teaching Pyramid/Pyramid Model to support positive social-emotional development in classrooms.
9. Develop and maintain reflective relationship with staff members
10. Build trusting and nurturing relationships with children from the perspective of typical child development
11. Support staff to obtain community resources for children and families and report any referrals to Child Start administration for tracking purposes
12. Monitor and track coaching activities with appropriate documentation.

13. Effectively communicate with Education Department staff, Regional Program Managers and site staff regarding classroom and individual child needs
14. Protects operations by keeping confidential, private, and sensitive information within the parameters of policy and need-to-know requirements.
15. Perform other duties as assigned

1. BA in Early Childhood Education or related field with minimum 24 ECE units required
2. ECE units or specialized training in working with children with special needs, challenging behaviors or trauma informed care
Training and Experience:
3. Minimum of two years of classroom teaching experience, preferably in a Head Start/Early Head Start program
4. Familiarity and experience utilizing Teaching Pyramid/Center for Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) strategies
5. Experience training, coaching, and mentoring ECE professionals
Knowledge and Skills:
6. Successful experience working with children with challenging behaviors and special needs
7. Familiarity with adult learning theories
8. Ability to work independently, communicate through verbal, non-verbal and written communications

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