| || 9350BR |
| || Preschool Literacy Intervention Coach |
| || 00206890; 00207842; 00207869; 00208731 |
| || Bureau of Child Research |
| || 4 |
| || Kansas City, KS |
| || 0.50 - 0.75 |
| || Regular |
| || Nonexempt |
| || U-Unclassified Professional Staff |
| || The time commitment and work schedule could vary based upon the availability of the incumbent, but will be between 20 - 30 hours per week. |
| || Research-KUL |
| || Contingent on Funding |
| || (Part Time 50-75%) Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research institute affiliated with the University of Kansas, is conducting a research program aimed at evaluating how a Practice-Based Coaching model (Literacy 3D) can be used to enhance the literacy focus of early childhood (EC) teachers through data-driven decision making and strategies that boost children’s opportunities to respond in literacy activities. We are seeking four part-time intervention coaches who will be responsible for coaching EC teachers in Kansas City Metro area in the implementation of Literacy 3D to promote early literacy and oral language development in children ages 3-5. Intervention coaches will participate in professional development activities for teachers, including group training on data interpretation, in-class observations, and coaching and associated activities (scheduling, recruitment of teachers, and ongoing data analysis and interpretation for coaching). Intervention coaches will assist in the preparation of intervention products and will conduct classroom observations, and child assessments. This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with a team of professionals. Please note that before an offer can be made, candidate must pass a background check. Continuation is dependent on satisfactory yearly evaluation. Position is located in KC, KS. |
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- Coach teachers on their implementation of literacy-boosting strategies including face-to-face and email delivery of the intervention, and ongoing data monitoring to inform coaching
- Conduct assessments and observations in EC classrooms of teachers literacy instruction and interactions with children ages 3-5
- Provide teachers professional development consultation to help them interpret classroom and child literacy data through individual or group meetings
- Conduct child literacy and oral language proficiency assessments
- Assist with the preparation of intervention materials
- Attend program team meetings and research project meetings
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- Bachelors’ degree or equivalent in social work, psychology, early childhood, special education, counseling, or related field.
- Three years minimum experience in working in classrooms, early childhood education, or equivalent.
- One year minimum experience mentoring/coaching or supervising home visitors or early childhood educators.
- Reliable transportation and ability to be flexible in scheduling around teacher schedules (Need morning availability).
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- Master’s degree or equivalent in in social work, psychology, early childhood, special education, counseling, or related field.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail as demonstrated in work experience.
- Experience participating in research projects related to early intervention/education.
- Experience administering standardized assessments and conducting naturalistic observations.
- Fluent in oral and written Spanish.
- Experience with culturally diverse populations.
| || Please note that this opening could hire up to a total of four (4) part-time positions. All positions will be located within the Kansas City Metro Area. Additionally, these positions are for 12 months and may be extended if additional funds are secured. The appointment FTE, standard number of working hours per week, and work schedule may be flexible and will be finalized during the interview and hiring process.|
Please submit an online application, cover letter, resume/vitae, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Review of applications will begin July 24, 2017 and will continue until all positions are filled.
Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check.
| || If you have questions about the position, you may email Alana Schnitz at email@example.com. If you have questions about the application process, you may contact Diana Skill at (913) 735-2612. |
| || $23,944 - $39,525 annually at 0.75 FTE; Commensurate with Education & Experience |
| || 24-Jul-2017 |
| || 25-Aug-2017 |
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