Department: Assessments and Coaching Services Unit
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Must reside in Seminole, Orange, Osceola and Surrounding Counties
The primary responsibilities of the Quality Improvement Specialist are to conduct classroom observations and provide coaching (virtual and face-to-face) to teachers at designated early childhood programs in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and surrounding counties. Observations of curricula implementation and CLASS® observations are required of the position. Must attend required trainings and project meetings and submit coaching logs and observation data within required data systems.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent written, verbal, and listening skills.
- Experience in working in a collaborative environment both independently and as part of team.
- Knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate classroom and teacher practices.
- Strong organizational skills including time management, maintaining records, attention to detail, and submitting documents on time in the approved data system.
- Ability to manage diverse opinions/perspectives in a professional, courteous, and timely manner using relationship-building interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work effectively independently and across multiple teams in a complex project.
- Must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite computer software and be able to hold virtual meetings independently using various platforms.
Specific Job Duties:
- Participates in required virtual training on one of two assigned curriculum and on coaching teachers, as well as regular meetings with trainers, other coaches, team research staff, and center staff.
- Along with assigned teachers, attend teacher trainings on the assigned curricular model in virtual and face-to-face settings.
- Work with and travel to assigned child care centers and conduct virtual and in-person coaching sessions in the use of the assigned curriculum, using practice-based coaching techniques, including observations of the classroom, providing teachers with constructive feedback, and the opportunity to discuss curriculum implementation and associated classroom issues.
- Complete and submit regular online data entry system coaching logs and complete fidelity observations at up to three time points.
- Contact, schedule, and complete CLASS® observations and/or coaching at child care programs and submit reports following Florida Division of Early Learning rules.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in early childhood education, child development, or related field; at least five years of work experience in an early learning environment; and valid certifications in the CLASS® infant, toddler, and preschool tools.
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