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Youth & Family Services CDC Early Head Start Coach Full-Time in Rapid City, South Dakota

Department: Child Development Center (CDC)YFS believes in investing in its employees and encourages them to consider furthering their professional education! YFS will help employees obtain their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential when applicable. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, or early childhood education/special education endorsement/certificate, or degree in related field with CDA preferred; other bachelor's degree considered. Maintain current credentials and certifications. Must meet SD Child Care Licensing Regulations if required for position. Knowledge and experience in the field of Head Start/Early Head Start and early childhood development. Experience or formal training in working with children and low-income families. Ability to provide leadership, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and to understand issues of working with a variety of cultural, economic and social groups. Maintain confidentiality as it relates to information about children, families, and other staff members. Ability to communicate and cooperate with staff, persons of all socio-economic levels, and diverse populations effectively and tactfully. Must learn and execute emergency preparedness plan and be responsive to emergencies that may arise. Flexible work schedule. Computer competency. Current vehicle liability insurance and a valid drivers license required. Essential Functions: Establish and maintain a collaborative partnership with direct service staff. Maintain intensive and non-intensive coaching case load based on levels of coaching. Collaborate on the creation and implementation of intentional teaching strategies for classroom success. Ensure that appropriate procedures are used for on-going observations, documentation, assessments and evaluations. Maintain accurate records for each coachee, data entry and appropriate documents. Follow Youth and Family Services Discipline Policy and Behavior Management Guidelines. Provide training to help staff develop knowledge, understanding, skills and experience in CLASS, ITERS, ECERS, DAP, HOVRS and home based practice as required for position. Understand and implement child care licensing standards, Head Start Performance Standards and other applicable federal, state and local regulations. Prepare reports and attend meetings and training as requested by the Program Director. Obtain and maintain CLASS reliability and provide appropriate support to the Program Coordinators if required for position. Obtain ITERS/ECERS/HOVRS training and ensure that they are being implemented within the classrooms/home visits as required for position. Familiarity with Head Start Curriculum and Assessments. Additional Functions: Assist in all assigned grant activities including, but not limited to, in-kind and United Way. Assist with parent activities, parent association and policy council. Work with YFS programs and departments to ensure coordination, continuity, quality, appropriate standardization and effective use of resources. Study and research new developments in the field in order to ensure high quality, responsive and effective teaching practices. Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings as requested by supervisor. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor. Environmental Functions: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and to meet physical requirements of position. Ability and willingness to meet travel needs of the position, including out-of-area and out-of-state travel. Work Schedule: Work Days: Monday through Friday . Hours/Week: 40 Work schedule may vary dependent upon program needs. Non-smoking work environment. Wage DOEQ. E.O.E. Any questions? Call HR Team at 605-342-4195!

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