Assistant Researcher - Coach - 12299BR
Assistant Researcher - Coach
Intervention coaches will participate in professional development activities for teachers, including group training on data interpretation, in-class observations, and coaching and associated activities (scheduling, recruitment of teachers, and ongoing data analysis and interpretation for coaching). Intervention coaches will assist in the preparation of intervention products and will conduct classroom observations, and child assessments. This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with a team of professionals.
Please note these positions are approximately 50% - 75% (20-30 hours per week) for 10 months working from August 1 to May 31, with the summer (June and July) off of work. The employees have a potential to be appointed to leave without pay status (with possible benefits) during these summer months. The leave without pay appointment and continuation of these positions into the next school year will be contingent upon successful grant funding and individual employee performance.
These positions also require strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with a team of professionals. Must have reliable transportation and ability to be flexible in scheduling around school and staff schedules. Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check. Continuation is dependent on satisfactory yearly evaluation and funding. Position is located in KC, KS with travel to Lawrence, KS and in the KC metro area.
- 40% - Coach teachers on their implementation of literacy-boosting strategies including face-to-face and email delivery of the intervention, and ongoing data monitoring to inform coaching.
- 20% - Conduct assessments and observations in EC classrooms of teachers’ literacy instruction and interactions with children ages 3-5.
- 10% - Provide teachers professional development consultation to help them interpret classroom and child literacy data through individual or group meetings.
- 10% - Conduct child literacy and oral language proficiency assessments.
- 10% - Assist with the preparation of intervention materials.
- 10% - Attend program team meetings and research project meetings.
- Bachelors’ degree or equivalent in social work, psychology, early childhood, special education, counseling, or related field.
- Three-year minimum experience in working in classrooms, early childhood education, or equivalent.
- One-year minimum experience mentoring/coaching or supervising home visitors or early childhood educators.
- Reliable transportation and ability to be flexible in scheduling around teacher schedules (Need weekday morning and some afternoon availability).
- Master’s degree or equivalent in in social work, psychology, early childhood, special education, counseling, or related field.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail as demonstrated in work experience.
- Experience participating in research projects related to early intervention/education.
- Experience administering standardized assessments and conducting naturalistic observations.
- Fluent in oral and written Spanish.
- Experience with culturally diverse populations.
Additional Candidate Instructions
Review of applications will begin July 16, 2018 and will continue until all positions are filled. Applications received by the review date will be given first consideration.