Foothill Family - El Monte, CA
The Partner Coach is responsible for assuring the delivery of comprehensive early childhood and education services to children enrolled in the Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships option. The Partner Coach provides training and technical assistance to Center and Family Child Care (FCC) Partners to ensure quality services and compliance with the EHS-CCP contract between Foothill Family and the FCC provider/Center Partner which is guided by the Head Start Program Performance Standards and State of California licensing regulations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supports and promotes the mission of the Agency: Foothill Family empowers children and families to achieve success in relationships, school, and work through community-based services that advance growth and development.
- Develops, plans, and implements one-on-one training/modeling/assisting on a variety of topics specifically needed by the EHS-CCP Child Care Partner. This includes assisting in applying the training material, role modeling of skills and building quality into the Provider’s/Partner childcare program to meet the contract requirements.
- Implements practice-based coaching with the partner, including the use of reflective supervision
- Supports Partners in the implementation of the curriculum and assists with maintaining curriculum fidelity, as well as getting parent feedback on its cultural and linguistic relevance for the children and families served.
- Completes the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) and the Infant/ Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) Assessments for each partner and submits assessments and action plans to the EHS-CCP Manager for review.
- Conducts child observations and assists the Provider/Partner on the completion of the child assessments, developmental screens and individualized child goals and lesson plans that support children’s development and the program’s School Readiness Goals
- Works with the FCC Provider, completes the parent/partner/teacher conferences and home visits.Introduces and/or recommends educational materials appropriate for the developmental stages of children and best practices. Demonstrates a variety of ways the materials may be used with the children.
- Collaborates with Family Service Specialists, discusses and tries to resolve any issues that may have come up during the week related to working with the children and/or parents.
- Assists the Partner to provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parental engagement in the Partner environments.
- Works with Family Services Specialists and other relevant staff, supporting partners with implementation of School Readiness and Parent Family Community Engagement Goals.
- Conducts case conferences with the Family Services Specialist to ensure the health and nutrition of every child is taken into account in the daily routines and activities.
- Conducts health and safety inspections and develops plans with FCC Providers and the Partner Center to address any health and safety concerns.
- Produces reports after every concluded visit, observes for trends and patterns and submits aggregated reports for caseload to the EHS-CCP Manager on a monthly basis.
- Serves as the primary point of communication between the assigned group of providers and Foothill Family, and address any contractual questions and concerns.
- Works with the EHS team to accomplish the program’s long term goals and objectives.
- Participates in EHS-Child Care Partnerships program implementation activities.
- Attends any training/meetings as requested by the EHS-CCP Manager or Directors.
- Participates in weekly individual supervision with the EHS-CCP Manager to review and discuss any issues that need to be addressed.
- Assists the EHS-CCP Manager, Training Coordinator, and/or ECE Manager with specific Child Care Partner and/or Early childhood education items as needed.
- Works with the Family Services Specialist and child care partners, conducts monthly Parent Meetings.
- Participates in recruitment efforts to ensure a child wait list of eligible applicants and FCC Providers is maintained throughout the year.
- Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomics characteristics.
- Performs work in a safe manner at all times and ensures that other individuals do not put themselves or others at risk.
- Follows all policies, procedures and legal mandates including HIPAA, client confidentiality, releases of information, protected health information (PHI) and client files.
- Ensures performance and behaviors support the Agency’s performance quality improvement (PQI) goals and objectives.
- Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field.
- Knowledge of Early Head Start and early childhood development for infants and toddlers
- Experience with practice-based coaching for child care providers.
- Experience with developing, organizing, planning and conducting trainings on early childhood related topics relevant for child care providers.
- Knowledge and skills in reflective practice.
- Sound organization and time management skills.
- Initiative, flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm.
- Valid CA Driver License and maintains insurability on the Agency’s Auto-liability policy and maintains the state of California required auto insurance liability limits.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
- Ability to be an excellent representative of the Agency to the community.
- Ability to work well with staff in a team setting.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to effectively and successfully interact with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
- Must be familiar with the ethnic backgrounds and heritages of families in the program and able to effectively communicate, either directly or through interpretation and translation, with children who are dual language learners and to the extent feasible, with families with limited English proficiency.
- Must be able to work during weekends or evenings as needed for Family Child Care Providers and Partner Trainings.
- Must have computer skills and ability to work with electronic record keeping systems and reporting.
Childcare employees must be able to perform the following essential functions:
- Observe, see, hear and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the child development center or on the playground.
- Be aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
- Communicate verbally and writing in English to the degree that child, parents and other staff members are able to understand and respond
The qualifications listed above are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Travel to other program locations or offsite meeting sites is required.
Foothill Family is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and veterans.