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Instructional Coach in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 10/19/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

BakerRipley provides an integrated holistic education system for families and their children ages six months through eighth grade. The Choices in Education division oversees the early childhood education programs and the BakerRipley Schools, including three community-based elementary schools, one middle school, and a “New Neighbor” school for refugee children – all of which reside within our community centers. Our holistic approach to educating the entire family allows us to create a stronger and more positive impact in the community. Both children and their parents gain access to education and broader community resources to prepare them for a successful degree and/or career.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Instructional Coach applies professional expertise in early childhood education to provide support, mentoring and training to teaching and other program staff to promote effective, developmentally appropriate classroom instruction individualized to the needs of each child and family.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists teachers in creating classroom environments that are conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students by: 1) Observing classroom instruction and providing feedback; 2) Demonstrating lessons for teachers; 3) Conducting small and large group trainings; 4) Act as a ‘coach’ in providing assistance.
  • Develops and demonstrates lessons that reflect accommodations for individual differences.
  • Supports teachers in guiding the learning process toward the achievement of state and local curriculum goals. Assists teachers in establishing clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and in communicating these objectives to the students.
  • Monitors screenings, observation and documentation of student progress in GOLD.(spell out abbreviation)
  • Assists teachers in the appropriate assessment of children’s development and accomplishments and assists in the referral process.
  • Keeps current with latest research on best practices in early childhood education and uses knowledge to develop materials, policies and training materials for teachers and other staff.
  • Provides staff development, conducts staff meetings, and serves on staff committees as requested.
  • Communicates effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the agency.
  • Provides recommendations to EHS Sr. Coordinator on the purchase of necessary classroom materials and supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field required
  • Combination of lesser education combined with experience may be considered

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of three (3) years teaching experience.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • CPR/First Aid certified

SKILLS: COMPUTER PROFICIENCY:

  • Intermediate skill in use of Windows, Excel, and MS Word. Database management (PROMIS) experiences a plus.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bilingual Spanish / English preferred but not required.