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Job Description         Job Title: Teacher Coach Department:  Child Development & Rural Transit Reports To:  Quality Teaching Specialist Supervises: None FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Pay Status: Regular Seasonal (41 weeks per year) – Full Time – $16.05 to...

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Job Description      


Job Title: Teacher Coach

Department:  Child Development & Rural Transit

Reports To:  Quality Teaching Specialist

Supervises: None

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Pay Status: Regular Seasonal (41 weeks per year) – Full Time – $16.05 to $22.40/hour

EEO Classification: Professional


Summary:  Responsible for mentoring and coaching center-based and home-based teaching staff, promoting staff growth and development and positive child outcomes.  Ensure the delivery of high quality education services in compliance with all performance standards, licensing requirements, policies, procedures and quality initiatives. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Promote the delivery of high quality developmentally appropriate early childhood education experiences that facilitate growth and development, support school readiness, and comply with Federal Head Start Performance Standards, Ohio Early Learning Standards, Ohio DJFS Licensing regulations and Quality Initiatives.
  2. Assist with developing and follow a regular schedule for conducting classroom and home-based program observations; provide constructive feedback and support to teaching staff for learning and growth; develop goals to strengthen teaching practices and improve child outcomes.
  3. Utilize a variety of tools and resources to ensure appropriate mentoring/coaching supports are provided including; reading materials, modeling, videotaping, reflective practices and other resources to guide learning.
  4. Assist teaching staff with the development and implementation of weekly lesson plans, daily routines and goal documentation and ensure they incorporate parent engagement, individualization, IFSP/IEP goals, and multi-cultural and multi-lingual support.
  5. Support teaching staff in fully implementing their identified curriculum including Conscious Discipline, Parents in Partnering Education (PIPE) and/or the Creative Curriculum and the ongoing assessment system Teaching Strategies GOLD.
  6. Assess the quality of teacher-child interactions using the CLASS; assist teaching staff with planning and implementing new teaching strategies that will improve interactions.
  7. Attend staff, parent, community and state meetings to build effective relationships, provide training, report updates and stay informed on the latest research and best practices in the Early Childhood field.
  8. Ensure a team approach to service delivery; communicate, coordinate and collaborate with internal staff and external partners as appropriate.
  9. Assist with identifying areas for staff growth and professional development; assist with arranging and presenting staff trainings.
  10. Other duties and responsibilities as requested by supervisor.


Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Math Ability:

Ability to add and subtract one and two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight, measurement, volume and distance.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram  form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Work Environment:

The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, etc.  The work requires the use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of general safety and traffic regulations.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations.


Project Management – Develops and coordinates project plans; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.


Interpersonal – Maintains confidentiality.


Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills.


Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


Organizational Support – Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; follows policies and procedures.


Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.


Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; develops realistic action plans.


Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; follows through on commitments.             


Adaptability – Manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with changes, delays or unexpected events.             


This lists typical responsibilities, tasks and duties which are common to the positions of this classification.  They are not intended to precisely define or limit the duties which may be assigned to employees, but to broadly define the types of activities the employee should expect to be assigned.



Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



Required Bachelor degree in early childhood education.


One to three years’ experience teaching in an early childhood classroom setting and one to three years experience working with word processing, spreadsheet, internet, and database software.


Additional Requirements:

  1. Initial and periodic Motor Vehicle Records checks, maintain a valid driver’s license, and maintain a safe driving record.
  2. Must have insured, dependable transportation available for daily use.
  3. Initial and periodic physical exams required.
  4. Must submit to initial and/or periodic state and/or federal criminal checks.
  5. Must submit to initial and periodic drug and alcohol testing.
  6. Ability to be reached by cellular phone during business hours and after hours.


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