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Education Specialist

Company: Starfish Family Services, Inc.
Location: Inkster
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Education Specialist Job Details Level Experienced Job Location Hiveley Corp - Inkster, MI Position Type Full Time Education Level 4 Year Degree Job Category Nonprofit - Social Services POSITION SUMMARY: In alignment with Starfish's Blueprint for Brighter Futures, the Education Specialist will assist educators and support staff in identifying area(s) of need to achieve high quality programming as it relates to curriculum implementation and best practices in child development. The Education Specialist supports teachers on an on-going basis, based on need, through the implementation of evidence-informed coaching practices and an integrated coaching model. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: + Bachelor's degree in the field of early childhood education, child and family development, curriculum development or related field required. + Master's degree in related field is preferred. + Minimum three years of experience in early childhood teaching, working with families. + Minimum two years of staff training experience. + Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) experience preferred. + Experience with Connect4Learning curriculum preferred. + HighScope ITCC and/or PCC highly preferred. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES + Provide on-site instructional support and mentor-coaching to teaching teams. + Provide support and guidance to program staff regarding curriculum, child assessment, teacher assessment, childcare licensing, and high-quality daily program implementation. + Plan and implement individual and team coaching experiences with teaching teams based on individual/team's needs, experience, and goals. + Support the implementation of the professional development strategy. + Collaborate with evaluation and program leadership to evaluate program effectiveness and develop strategies for sustainability and improvement. + Utilize data and other information to support coaching and mentoring for classroom teaching staff and to plan professional development. + Administer program quality and teacher assessments in classrooms and provide support for sharing and using data for continuous quality improvement. + Collaborate with Education Manager to plan professional development methods, approaches, and venues. + Review Early Childhood Education teaching team lesson plans to identify opportunities for coaching and/or professional development. + Review classroom level child assessment data with teaching teams for continuous quality improvement. COMPETENCIES AND ABILITIES: + Interact and communicate effectively with individuals from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. + Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and communicate effectively in oral/written form. + Ability to react with flexibility and sensitivity to changing situations and needs. + Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work assignment, while interacting with educators in the classroom environment. + Must possess a valid driver's license and willingness to travel locally using own transportation to conduct work assignments. WHAT STARFISH HAS TO OFFER + Full medical, dental, prescription, and vision coverage for full-time employees + Long-term disability and short-term disability coverage + Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts + Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program + Retirement Plan with Employer Matching + Emphasis on Professional Development + Creativity and innovation supported and encouraged + On-the-job training and clinical supervision + Agency sponsored Reflective Supervision + Self-Care and Employee Wellness Inspired Workplace + Agency sponsored Head Space account + Trauma-Informed Workplace + PTO, paid holidays, floating holidays, and mental health days + Focus on partnering with families to help them thrive + Active Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee + Fulfillment and the knowledge of having made an impact on someone's life Starfish Family Services is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of SFS not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a persons race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state, or other applicable law.

Keywords: Starfish Family Services, Inc., Detroit , Education Specialist, Education / Teaching , Inkster, Michigan

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