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YMCA Cape Cod Early Childhood Mentor/Coach in West Barnstable, Massachusetts

The Head Start/Early Head Start Early Childhood Education Mentor/Coach is responsible for providing on-going coaching/mentoring for ECE staff. Supporting effective teaching strategies in the classroom that lead to positive outcome for children within the context of a collaborative relationship with the parent/caregiver and child. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Develops and maintains positive, supportive relationships with staff for the purpose of supporting staff growth through the practice based coaching model. Develops and maintains schedules for classroom visits and observation for the purpose of determining training needs. Utilizes Practice Based Coaching model for the purpose of assessing needs, engaging in focused observations, and providing reflection and feedback to set goals and develop action plans. Utilizes a classroom observation tool to assess the interactions and relationship between the staff and the children. Provides constructive feedback and support for the purpose of increasing staff confidence and competence. This may include modeling, co-teaching, observing, providing reading materials or other resources as needed. Provides follow up support to staff following any form of training for the purpose of increasing implementation of information and transfer of skill into practice. Gathers and records information about staffs? implementation of practices described in goals/action plans for the purpose of summarizing and displaying data. Completes monthly monitoring reports or coaching logs for assigned visits and submits them according to timelines for the purpose of meeting program requirement for tracking and monitoring. Participates in initial and on-going professional development for the purpose of providing effective mentor/coach activities as well as provide expertise on theory and practices that support child development. Attend meetings, training, and appropriate professional development activities. Identifies & assures remediation of any federal, state, local non-compliances or risk management health & safety concerns found in Ongoing Monitoring and self-assessment and incorporates recommendations into planning for the improvement of the program. Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Minimum of a bachelor\'s degree in Early Education or related field with additional infant/toddler training. Experience: Two years\' experience in an infant/toddler setting. Early Childhood Classroom: 3 years (Required) Experience in meeting the needs of all children including at risk, special needs, and culturally diverse populations. Experience working with adult learners. Experience demonstrating excellent written and verbal communication skills, intermediate to advanced computer skills, internet, and e-mail. Summary OUR CULTURE: Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

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