TSR Coach

Serco of Texas

TSR Coach

National
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    SUMMARY: Coaches provide classroom support for implementation of a project to supports school readiness for prekindergarten children. Coaches must be willing to implement a variety of strategies including side-by side coaching, and co-teaching, instructional planning and reflective feedback. Training on these skills will be provided to the coaches. Coaches must be willing to collaborate with CLI staff to ensure fidelity to the TSR Comprehensive model. Travel as necessary to provide coaching, training, and to attend meetings.

    DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Adheres to the mission of SERCO.

    • Supervises and directs all client Services.
    • Work with CLI to support the management of project expenditures.
    • Attend and complete all CLI training.
    • Facilitate ongoing professional development as required for the implementation of the project
    • (CIRCLE Preschool Early Language and Literacy training, eCIRCLE facilitation, progress monitoring
    • Participate in training opportunities that may require videotaping of coaching practices and
    • Support teachers with the implementation of instructional strategies as outlined in the eCIRCLE
    • Collaborate with teachers to develop lesson plans and daily schedules that reflect a minimum of 3
    • Assist teachers in understanding progress monitoring data reports and providing classroom
    • Provide coaching support to teachers as required (i.e.,4 hours per month of direct support to year
    • teachers).
    • Use a variety of coaching strategies including video reflection to improve teacher
    • Meet with the teacher after each classroom visit for a minimum of 20 minutes to
    • Use required coaching tools (e.g. Classroom Environment Checklist, Classroom Observation Tool)
    • Provide teachers with written feedback (Short Term Goal Report) after each classroom visit.
    • Work in collaboration with CLI to order, ensure delivery, and inventory teacher/classroom
    • Collect, update, tack, and manage school, classroom, class, teacher, and child data.
    • Attend and participate in required conference calls hosted by CLI, including collaborative peer
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Observes and follows through with all required timeframes.
    • Maintains a professional work area.
    • Provides excellent customer service.
    • Participates in community events as requires.
    • Travel is required to carry assigned functions.

    training, curriculum training, administrators training etc.).

    interactions with teachers in the classroom.

    professional development sessions as well as the Classroom Observation Tool.

    hours of cognitive instruction.

    instruction based on these reports.

    1 teachers, 2 hours per month of direct support to year 2 teachers, 1 hour per month for year 3

    quality.

    encourage teacher reflection and set goals.

    to monitor teacher’s progress and to set goals for improvement.

    materials.

    viewing and discussion of own video-recorded coaching practices for coaches and coordinators.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    4 year degree from a college or university in Early Childhood or related field.

    EXPERIENCE OR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

    1. Three years’ experience teaching preschool or K-1st.

    2. Three years’ experience training or coaching adults

    3. Use of research based pre-kindergarten literacy/language/numeracy/science materials and instructional strategies.

    4. Understanding of preschool literacy screening and progress monitoring and how each informs classroom instruction.

    5. Understanding of Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines, Head Start Child outcomes, and child licensing standards.

    6. Experience in working with varied groups to achieve integration of early childhood services.

    7. Working knowledge of technology (internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, videotaping, uploading documents/videos etc.).

    8. Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).

    DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE

    1. Best practices in early childhood education
    2. Understanding of early childhood evaluations, observations, and assessments for both teachers and children
    3. ITERS, ECERS-R, FCERS, TBRS, CLASS, or other assessment tools

    EVALUATION OF PROJECT COACHES:

    Project Coaches will be jointly evaluated by both CLI and the lead agency.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must possess and provide a valid Texas Driver’s License and Automobile Liability Insurance as required by the State of Texas.
    • Must have access to reliable transportation in order to travel within service area.

    Must have PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The physical demands and work environment characteristics describe here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

    • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing duties of the job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; for long periods of time. Employee must be able to drive for extended periods of time. Employees must occasionally lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, must be able to set up display area.
    • WORK ENVIRONMENT: Fast paced, demanding physically and mentally, will be in constant communications.

    PLEASE NOTE THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT DESIGNED TO COVER OR CONTAIN A COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF ACTIVITIES, DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES MAY CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE.