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Contracted Quality Improvement Coach

Posted: 07/26/2020

About this Contract Position
The Mid-America Regional Council’s (MARC) Department of Early Learning is seeking contractual personnel to provide monthly on-site coaching and technical assistance to early learning centers and family childcare home providers.
We are seeking motivated, qualified early learning professionals who are interested in supporting early learning administrators and teachers in their on-going quality improvement.  On a part-time basis, up to 25 hours per week, the Quality Improvement Coach provides professional development supports to early care and education providers to increase the quality of care using approved curriculums. Professional Development supports may include coaching, training, and providing resources and/or incentives. This position also entails collaborating with other agencies and organizations in the service delivery that serve parents, early care and education providers, and educating them on our services.
What you will do:

  • The Coach is responsible for recruiting eligible early learning providers for their monthly caseload from a recruitment list provided by MARC. MARC will also provide a recruitment flier. MARC will pay the Coach $50 for each program recruited.
Training and Meetings as needed
  • The Coach will complete training on one of the DSS required curriculums to be utilized by staff involved in site visits (estimated 3-4 hours of training).
  • The Coach will complete Missouri Child Care Subsidy Orientation training and Child Care Business Information Solution training (estimated 4 hours of training)
  • The Coach will obtain a Missouri Professional Development Identification (MOPD ID) and obtain a minimum of 12 clock hours of early childhood training each year.
  • MARC will pay Coach an hourly rate of $22 per hour for training and any required meetings with MARC staff.
Quality Improvement Site Visits
  • The Coach will utilize strength-based coaching techniques to provide regular onsite technical assistance visits within the designated service area focusing on quality improvement to a caseload of up to 8 registered childcare providers.
  • Each participating provider is to receive a one-hour site visit each month.  This translates to a total monthly average of 8 hours of onsite visits each month.
  • To maintain the 8 active cases the Coach will actively recruit and engage a higher number of registered provides to allow for anticipated attrition due to providers who decline services or drop out of the program.
  • The Coach is responsible for adequate preparation for a site visit which may include researching and gathering community resources, copying handouts, and preparing learning activities to model in the classroom. 
  • The Coach will be responsible for entering all participant program data elements into the online database tracking system each month for services provided in the preceding month.
  • The Coach will be paid a fee for service based on the number of site visits completed each month. The fee for each site visit will be $150-175 per site visit depending on qualifications.
About you:
  • Applicants must possess an ability to develop rapport with childcare professionals, children and families from a variety of ethnic, cultural, geographic and economic backgrounds.
  • Must be comfortable providing on-site coaching at the home of a family provider with children present.
  • At a minimum, applicants must possess a four-year bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, early childhood special education, family or child development, elementary education, psychology, social services or related field.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ experience working in an early childhood program, home visiting program or related early learning experience. 
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must possess ability to understand and present current information on best practices in Early Education and utilize strength-based coaching techniques.
  • Working knowledge of general computer operations required. Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel and familiarity with e-mail and internet functions. Comfortable using videoconferencing, as necessary.
  • Must have Internet access and cell phone with long distance calling plan and reliable transportation.   
  • Preference will be given to dual language speakers.
Background Check:
Must successfully pass a tuberculosis test and background check, including FBI fingerprinting

This is a contracted position, not eligible for benefits.
  • Fee per site visit $150 - $175 per site visit depending on qualifications
  • Hourly rate of $22 for any training and required meetings
How to Apply:
For more information about the program and to apply, please visit our website at Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume/vita, and name and contact information (name, e-mail, phone) for two professional references. 
Affirmative Action Policy
MARC hereby notifies all respondents that it will affirmatively ensure that minorities and women will be afforded full opportunity to submit applications in response to this contract application and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in consideration of the contract award.