Early Learning Coach – Temporary

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This is a job posting from company – City of Seattle

Employment TypeFull Time

Work Hours: 8

Salary: $20 To $30/An Hour

Location: Washington, USA

This job is 100% remote.

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Position Description

The City of Seattle wants every child to have the opportunity to succeed in their education. This journey starts with providing access to high-quality early education to our youngest learners. To achieve this goal, Seattle is investing in early learning programs that aim to provide high-quality early childhood education. Early Learning Educators will need to provide nurturing care and instruction that builds on children’s strengths and develops their sense of engagement as lifelong learners. To ensure that we are providing Educators with the support they need, we are looking for an enthusiastic temporary Early Learning Coach to bring expert guidance, coaching, and training for all early learning programs.

Working within the Department of Education and Early Learning, you will work with administrators and early learning educators to align their goals with City and state priorities, ensuring a high-functioning Instructional Leadership Team. You will be tasked with using your evaluation skills to conduct program and classroom observations and analyze the overall performance of educators, children, and the program as a whole. To make sure educators have the resources they need, you will provide on-site instructional and reflective coaching to educators and administrators, providing guidance through new curriculum implementation and ensuring positive outcomes are achieved for all children and programs by using culturally and linguistically appropriate services and anti-bias practices. You will be required to continuously review current research and pertinent literature, as well as complete continuing education. This position requires you to be innovative and work independently, but also to work within a team environment to ensure that performance standards and monitoring requirements are met.

Job Responsibilities

Do you want to learn more about being part of this program? In this position:
Your top 3 priorities will be:

  • Providing regular robust coaching and training for infant, toddler, and preschool programs
  • Supporting the development of the coach CQI process
  • Facilitating data meetings with Seattle Preschool Program Providers

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Providing continuous quality coaching, mentoring, training, and implementation of approved curriculum and research-based early learning best practices
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting assessment data and supporting quality improvements for all preschool and early learning programs
  • Developing and implementing professional development trainings for early childhood teachers, directors, and other staff
  • Facilitating inquiry groups of early learning professionals to inform teaching practices and curriculum implementation
  • Working with interdisciplinary and interdepartmental teams to coordinate health services, assessments, professional development, training, and coaching at all preschool and early learning sites
  • Developing and monitoring contracts
  • Cross-training and providing leadership to early education specialists on selected curriculum and assessments
  • Reviewing state and federally required agency self-assessments and other documentation to develop quality improvement plans
  • Working with early learning programs to develop and monitor educator professional development plans

You will be most successful in this role if you possess one or more of the following:

  • HighScope Preschool Curriculum Certification
  • Creative Curriculum
  • Classroom Assessment Scoring System certification (CLASS)
  • Environmental Rating Scales for infants and toddlers certification
  • Magda Gerber’s Resources for Infant Educators (RIE) philosophy
  • Extensive experience coaching and training infant, toddler, and/or preschool educators
  • Certification in Special Education
  • A background in behavioral health
  • Experience providing coaching in an outdoor setting
  • Providing coaching to bilingual and bicultural providers

Coaching will be provided in 2 ways:

  • In-person when it is safe to do so and agreed upon by the Agency and Coach
  • Virtual, remote, or distance coaching using various tools including but not limited to emails, phone calls, videoconferencing technology, and mobile apps

Qualifications

In addition to the qualities mentioned above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications (or a combination of education, training or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class):

  • Master of Arts Degree in Human Development, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or Education with Preschool-third grade certification
  • Four years professional experience in early learning, including teaching, coaching, and/or training

OR

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Development, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or Education with Preschool-third grade certification
  • Five years professional experience in early learning, including teaching, coaching, and/or training

As well as the following requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability to pass a criminal background and education check
  • Ability to be approved by the Washington State Trainer Approval System

Additional Information

This temporary position is expected to last through the end of April 2023 with the possibility of extension. This temporary role is classified as an Early Education Specialist, Senior-BU* and is governed by a collective bargaining agreement between the City and the union, PTE Local 17 – Senior Professional Unit. This position requires daily travel to provide on-site coaching and attend trainings 95% of the time. Working outside may be required, as some preschool programs are outdoors.

DEEL supports the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative to end institutionalized racism by eliminating barriers to access, providing the staff and public with opportunities for growth, and developing equitable access to the programs and services we offer. If you share those values and meet the qualifications, we invite you to apply for this position. Please visit to learn more about the Department of Education & Early Learning.

Interviews for this temporary position are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, and Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

COVID 19 Vaccination Mandate – City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your employment start date. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To be considered for this temporary position, you must submit your application, attaching both a cover letter and resume at no later than 4:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. This temporary position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Department of Education & Early Learning values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or pregnancy. The Department of Education & Early Learning encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. If you have questions please contact Lindsey King at .

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City’s website at:


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