Head Start Early Childhood Education Coach

Coos Bay, Oregon, United States Full-time

Title: Early Childhood Education Coach

Program: South Coast Head Start

Location: Coos Bay, Oregon

Agency: Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA)

Pay Rate: Professional; Salaried $733.00/week DOE

Classification: Full-Time; Up to 52 weeks; Exempt

Reports to: Education and Coaching Manager

Staff Supervised: None

Date Posted: 4/48/2017

Posting Expires: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

HR Contact: 541-435-7090 hr@orcca.us

Revised: April 2017

External Applicants:
Please submit an employment application, cover letter and resume on our website, www.orcca.us or to hr@orcca.us

Internal Applicants:
Please submit a letter of interest and resume to hr@orcca.us.

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Job Description

Provide coaching for birth to five education staff using a reflective practice model; conducts classroom observations; discusses analysis of child outcomes data; provides coaching for staff to improve teacher/child interactions and child outcomes towards school readiness; provides instructional support to teachers.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Reason position exists is to perform these functions.)

1. Train coaching recipient staff on methods and process to be used within our coaching program, in collaboration with supervisory staff.
2. Provide individual and/or group coaching to all assigned SCHS education staff.
3. Provide training/technical assistance on program curriculum, assessment tools and data during coaching sessions and at all-staff professional development events.
4. Conduct program assessments, i.e. CLASS, Creative Curriculum-The Fidelity Tool, TPOT, HOVRS
5. Utilize results of self-assessments, surveys, performance appraisals, observations and other data to identify staff strengths and areas for improvement.
6. Conduct observations of teaching staff and of their interactions with children and families to create opportunities for discussion.
7. Provide feedback in a supportive, instructive and non-judgmental way.
8. Work with Education staff to develop individualized goals and objectives. Provide ongoing assistance to implement them and monitor progress.
9. Assist Education staff to incorporate assessment data into instructional planning and practice.
10. Evaluate progress and effectiveness of coaching and training.
11. Model professionalism and best practices at all times.
12. Submit completed accurate documentation in a regular and timely manner.
13. Support overall information sharing and understanding of SCHS policies, procedures and practices.
14. Facilitate communication with others by using available technologies (e.g., phone, fax, e-mail, file sharing)
15. Participate in planning and program development efforts.
16. Submit written monthly report to supervisor.
17. Represent and promote Head Start within the communities assigned by serving on appropriate committees, boards and councils and by attending community meetings, as approved by supervisor.


1. Attend staff meetings, center meetings, and/or other workshops/meetings as notified
2. Maintain a positive attitude regarding ORCCA and all its programs along with the Head Start program and philosophy
3. Model behaviors that demonstrate an understanding, acceptance and welcoming of diversity
4. Maintain respect and positive communication regarding all children, families and staff.
5. Maintain confidentiality of client and staff information.
6. Maintain open, two-way communication with staff
7. Accept suggestions and guidance from supervisor and other management staff
8. Seek feedback on job performance and evaluate suggestions and guidance to incorporate in performance
9. Commit to further training. Develop an individual training plan using program tools, as appropriate
10. Communicate with supervisor regarding any needed changes or concerns with work schedule.
11. Adhere to agency procedures as a mandated child abuse reporter
12. Regular attendance is a requirement of the position.
13. Ability to perform the job with or without reasonable accommodations


1. Understanding of adult learning principles
2. Ability to compile and assess data
3. Ability to build positive relationships that effectively support and motivate them toward the achievement of desired goals
4. Ability to provide leadership, innovation and constructive feedback to early learning professionals
5. Ability to communicate self-confidence yet remain open to other perspectives.
6. Friendliness, empathy and respect for staff balanced with the ability to individualize according to learning style and background
7. Ability to receive feedback appropriately and to seek assistance from other professionals to support learning
8. Excellent oral and written communication skills
9. Strong organization and time management skills


1. Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or related field required
2. Three years of experience as a classroom teacher or home visitor using the program curricula (Creative Curriculum, Growing Great Kids, etc.) preferred
3. Three years progressively responsible professional experience which demonstrates significant supervisory and administrative responsibilities preferred
4. Strong knowledge of theories and practices of Early Childhood Education/Development typically gained via experience and/or education.


1. Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certification within 30 days of hire and update it as required.
2. Oregon Food Handler’s card or ServSafe® Food Safety Certification within 30 days of hire and update it as required.
3. Must be enrolled in the Oregon Department of Education-Child Care Division Central Background Registry at time of hire and update it as required.
4. Health Appraisal within 30 days of hire and update it as required.


1. Geographic Area: Coos and Curry Counties; Primary worksite: Coos Bay, Oregon
2. May lift items up to 51 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
3. Access to indoor office, in a climate-controlled environment; may not have access to sunlight. Regular activities outside in a non-climate controlled environment.
4. Regular kneeling, bending, stooping and sitting on the floor.
5. Regular walking and standing for prolonged periods of time.
6. Occasional events outside of the office at irregular hours will be required.
7. Attendance at off-site staff training events will be required.
8. Frequent sitting for long periods using computer keyboard, telephone and other office machines.
9. Driving to various work sites, trainings, workshops etc.


1. A current Oregon Driver’s License is required.
2. Proof of automobile liability insurance @ $100,000/300,000 liability limits and maintain such limits.
3. Reliable transportation for getting to work.
4. Must be free from illegal drugs, may be subject to suspicion testing.

The specific statements reflected in each section of this position description are not intended to be all-inclusive, but rather the basic elements and criteria considered being necessary in order to satisfactorily perform the duties associated with the position.
Oregon Coast Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please inform Human Resources at 541-435-7090 or hr@orcca.us if you require an accommodation in order to participate in the application process. Apply online: www.orcca.us