Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training
4 Year Degree
Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 72,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.
We are now hiring for a full-time Early Education Coachto join our DuPage Team!
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Observe, coach, and provide leadership to staff to effectively implement curricula and monitor curriculum implementation and fidelity.
Identify and create training and professional development opportunities to better support individualized learning and improve teaching practices. Utilizes coaching and staff evaluation to identify staff development needs.
She/he provides opportunities for 3-5 year old teaching staff to be observed and receive feedback and models of effective teacher practices.
Support a positive emotional environment in the classroom by modeling and monitoring respectful language and appropriate practice.
Assist teaching staff to attain well-organized learning environments with developmentally appropriate schedules, lesson plans, and indoor and outdoor learning experiences that provide adequate opportunities for choice, play, exploration, and experimentation.
Assist in identification and development of annual school readiness goals aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five.
Monitor quality of collected observational data, assessment strategies, and lesson plans.
Assure all sites adhere to strictest standards of health and safety.
Serve as an advocate for children and families through participation in IEP development. Monitor and provide feedback on individual plans for children suspected of disabilities or with certified plans.
Support center goals and translate policies, developmentally appropriate practice, curriculum, and standards to parents.
Assist in developing supportive relationships between teacher, child, and family within the context of culture and community.
Provide coaching and support for the implementation of research based teaching practices that support the development of dual language learners.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or related field required.
Master’s degree preferred.
PEL with endorsements in Early Childhood Education (Type 04) and ESL required.
Supervisory or coaching experience is required.
Minimum of four (4) years of early childhood professional experience required.
Bilingual skills in English/ Spanish preferred.
Advanced writing and communication skills, knowledge of data analysis, and reflective leadership.
Comprehensive knowledge of Creative Curriculum, CLASS, and Head Start programs required.
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions.
Dental and Vision Insurance Options
11 paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning
Wellness Initiative Program
Employee Assistance Network
Internal Number: EARLY01480
About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services is an accredited nonprofit agency that has more than 800 full and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services by empowering families to learn, to earn, to heal, and to thrive. We value our professionals for serving as a mentor, a motivator, and advocate to families in need. Since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.