Early Childhood Quality Coach

Early Childhood Quality Coach

POSITION: Early Childhood Quality Coach
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Full-time hourly position, evening and/or weekend hours may be required
POSITION LOCATION: Family Connections Sheboygan, WI
BASIC FUNCTIONS: Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, the Quality Coach (QC) is responsible for
supporting the early childhood workforce as outlined by the Wisconsin YoungStar Quality Rating System. The consultant
will work with Supporting Families Together (SFTA) staff, Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) staff, and early
childhood professionals to implement YoungStar. The consultant will educate, assess, recruit and become familiar with
area cultures and resources to help develop a quality improvement action plan for home-based, center-based, school-
age and day camp programs. The consultant will work to raise quality through the use of research and approved rating
tools and resources.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Relationship-Based Technical Consulting (60%)

  1. Deliver relationship and strength based technical consulting services in a professional manner
  2. Consult on environments using the appropriate Environment Rating Scale (ERS)
  3. Consult on business practices with The Business Administration Scale for family child care programs
    and the Program Administration Scale for group-based centers as a basis
  4. Develop an achievable and measureable Quality Improvement Action Plan with a program that will
    target indicators to enhance program quality using the Evaluation Criteria as the foundation
  5. Provide programs with professional development materials and resources within their local area as
    well as support programs in the acquisition of further professional development opportunities
    outside of their local area. Make referrals to T.E.A.C.H and REWARD
  6. Infuse technical resources and materials to implement a Quality Improvement Action Plan
  7. Support effective utilization of micro-grants by connecting the financial resources to the objectives
    that were identified through use of the environmental assessment tool and included in the
    programs Quality Improvement Action Plan. Provide follow-up on the acquisition of materials
    and/or services noted in the micro-grant
  8. Establish and maintain a professional consulting relationship with the early care educators
    participating in YoungStar
  9. Follow consulting protocols to ensure there are consistent quality and accessibility to services
    regionally and statewide
  10. Share printed and electronic resources to guide best practice
  11. Achieve compliance with the YoungStar project deliverables through participation in project
    meetings and professional development opportunities in order to model and implement
    expectations with fidelity for group and family child care programs
  12. Adhere to state standards regarding total consulting hours and weeks to complete services
  13. Assure proper hand-off of sites pursuing a Formal Rating
  14. Distribute the Technical Consultation Evaluation form to each program following the protocol for
    collection
    B. Reporting and Case Management (10%)
  15. Manage workflow and implementation timelines, evaluations, and reporting expectations
  16. Upload information about site visits according to YoungStar data requirements
  17. Produce reports as specified in project contracts
  18. Communicate regularly and effectively with partners
    C. Technical Rating (10%)
  19. Review provider practices using YoungStar Evaluation Criteria
  20. Clearly document on score sheet and in CMS (Case Management System)
  21. Enter rating information into state database system
  22. Run system generated rating simulation, review rating simulation with provider and obtain dates
    and signature of approval
  23. Complete and approve rating in database system
  24. Remain up to date on rating requirements, interpretations and protocols
    D. Create Linkages (5%)
  25. Plan and present Registry approved workshops that are designed to help programs earn points in
    the YoungStar Quality Rating System as needed
  26. Recruit early childhood caregivers at local outreach events
  27. Collaborate with statewide stakeholders including: parents, caregivers, regulators, Head Start, CESA,
    School Districts, WI Technical Colleges, Universities and other agencies
    E. Training (5%)
  28. Actively participate in scheduled training events as assigned
  29. Adhere to standard CCR&R training policies and procedures
    F. Outreach and Education (5%)
  30. Participate in implementation of the YoungStar communication plan and utilization of outreach and
    education strategies
  31. Commit to attendance and participation in regional and community-based Communities of Practice
    and with local stakeholders as it relates to project goals
  32. Attend local outreach opportunities when caseload allows to continue engagement/recruitment to
    eligible ECE providers
  33. Support the creation and dissemination of print and electronic materials
    G. Agency Expectations – Based on individual agency requirements (5%)
    Key Qualifications
  34. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Master’s degree in a related
    field highly valued
  35. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in early childhood or a related field is required
  36. Eligible for a Registry Career Level of 14, Master Level Trainer, and Master level Approved Consultant
    endorsements
  37. Current member of The Registry, highly encouraged
  38. Knowledge of the early childhood education and care system structure
  39. Proficient understanding of early care and education trends and profession
  40. Ability to work independently, organize tasks and analyze information
  41. Deliver quality technical assistance in a professional manner
  42. Experience conducting training, public speaking or related work
  43. Management of workflow, scheduling and services may require non-traditional hours
  44. Background knowledge to infuse materials and technical assistance resources appropriately throughout
    Service Delivery Area
  45. Ability to relate to diverse populations and display strong conflict resolution skills as necessary
  46. Knowledge of early care and education professional development requirements
  47. Advanced knowledge of current scientific research-based early care and education concepts, theories,
    principles, and practices including but not limited to ECERS-R, ITERS-R, FCCERS-R and SACERS or experience
    as a provider in environment rating and quality improvement planning
  48. Ability to provide leadership and guidance for the implementation of activities with individuals or groups
  49. Skill in working with group and family child care programs and familiarity with Head Start, Early Head Start
    and 4K settings.
  50. Experience and knowledge working with teams to identify and address implementation barriers and make
    data-driven decisions
  51. Ability to capture and report program statistics
  52. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports correctly and complete by deadlines established
  53. Ability to communicate clearly in order to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the
    program and also on-site with the caregivers, program directors, administrators and owners
  54. Prefer at least one year of direct experience working within early childhood education and care system on
    quality improvement measures
  55. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentations and public speaking
  56. Good computer skills in Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail capabilities
  57. Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
  58. Have a valid driver’s license and proof of car insurance and ability to travel within Agency Service Delivery
    Area, statewide and remain away from home overnight
  59. Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of this work
    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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
    disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently required
    to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or
    hear and taste and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or
    move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
    peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    Work Environment
    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 and
    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 moderate.
    Other
    Understands agency mission and represents same to public
    Must pass criminal background check/s prior to final employment offer
    Perform other duties as assigned
    This position is contingent upon grant funding
    Compensation

    Starting pay from $16.00/hour

    Time off and benefit policies are available
    Agency is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all
    qualified individuals to apply.
    To apply: Submit resume with cover letter to debs@familyconnectionscc.org no later than May 14th.