Early Childhood Coach
Working Title: Early Childhood Coach
Position Type: Hourly Wage
Department: Curry School of Education
Posting Date: 09-12-2018
The Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) in the Curry School of Education seeks applicants for multiple Early Childhood Coach positions to be a part of a state-funded project that is implementing a pilot program to improve early childhood classrooms. The pilot program will implement UVA CASTL developed curricula, professional development and coaching models to improve teacher-child interactions and Kindergarten readiness in designated centers.
The Early Childhood Coaches will be responsible for meeting regularly with administrators and teachers to increase their level of understanding about the curriculum and the quality of implementation. The coaches will help teachers and administrators identify strengths that can be expanded and areas that need improvement in their curriculum. They will also be responsible for writing actions plans and following up on the plans that are written. Coaches will lead sessions teaching the components of the curriculum, conduct live classroom observations, and hold group and individual coaching sessions. They will also help administrators plan for the logistics of implementations (e.g., daily schedules, coverage for professional development time).
A bachelor's degree in social science, education, or a related field is required; as is one to two years of experience working in early childhood education (mentoring or supervising adults working directly with children, or providing therapeutic services to young children with behavior problems). Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities is essential for success.
Applicants must be able to efficiently and effectively use technology/tools for office productivity, presentations, and consultation purposes including utilizing: computer software, video conferencing, email, text, online management systems, online learning platforms, cloud storage, and social media platforms.
Preferably candidates will have a master's degree in counseling, social work, psychology, education, or a related field. Preference will also be given to applicants that are trained and reliable with the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and to those who have worked directly with supporting teachers and administrators with the implementation of a curriculum.
Reliable transportation for traveling between schools is required.
This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Outstanding interpersonal, written, verbal and communication skills. Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities is required.
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