Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.
In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below.
Position: Preschool Promise Instructional Coach
Department: Instructional Services
Location: As Assigned
Reports To: Administrator/Coordinator
Compensation: Per negotiated agreement, Licensed Salary Schedule
NW REGIONAL ESD’S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.
The Preschool Promise Instructional Coach responds to coaching requests and referrals to provide reflective and relationship based coaching to both teachers and instructional leaders, while also pro-actively supporting the implementation of Preschool Promise.
This position serves as a coach to early educators in family and center based childcare settings, school districts and other early education programs to meet program, classroom and teacher goals, best practice standards and increase the level of job-embedded professional development, collaborative routines and instructional leadership.
The Preschool Promise Instructional Coach shall support the implementation and continuous quality improvement of Preschool Promise in partnership with early education programs granted funds to participate in Preschool Promise. The Coach will provide intensive and individualized consultation and coaching in accordance with the Preschool Promise program expectations, Preschool Promise Policies and Procedures and Preschool Promise Manual.
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
1. Bachelor degree in ECE or related field (Human Development, Child and Family Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology) or a Step 10 on the Oregon Registry and coursework in age three to five development
2. Two or more years of experience in an early childhood program with a focus on preschool
a) Knowledge of how children birth to five learn within the context of ongoing, meaningful relationships with important adults in their lives
b) A thorough understanding of the needs of preschool children, their families, and those who work with them
c) Knowledge of how programs engage families in partnerships
d) Strong knowledge of effective teaching practices
3. Two years of experience providing Technical Assistance and training, including coaching, to early education programs, providing classroom observations and/or home visits to families with young children
4. Experience supporting the primacy of families, their home languages, and their cultures, and an understanding of how to engage them
5. Knowledge of inclusive practices in preschool programs
6. Knowledge of how to best support the early learning workforce in all settings
7. Effective techniques of adult learning and relationship-based coaching practices
8. Able to obtain Oregon Early Learning Coaching Certificate (when available)
9. Knowledge of early learning quality assessment tools, including:
a) Classroom Assessment Scoring Scale (CLASS™)
b) Environmental Rating Scale(ERS) (specifically, Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale-3 and Family Child Care Environments Rating Scale Program Assessment Scale (PAS)
10. Knowledge of child assessment and screening tools, including:
a. Teaching Strategies Gold
b. Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool
c. Ages and Stages Questionnaire
d. Ages and Stages Questionnaire-Social Emotional
11. Bilingual preferred
12. Requires a valid Oregon driver's license and access to own transportation.
Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.
NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.
Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at email@example.com. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.
Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist…