School Readiness Coach/Mentor, Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start- Elizabethtown, KY

The Coach/Mentor must demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills, model best practices, and possess a strong understanding of child development. The position requires the ability to prioritize and complete tasks to achieve desired outcomes. The Coach/Mentor must be able to collaborate with the Education team to ensure the implementation of developmentally appropriate early childhood services and compliance. Must be willing to travel.


  • Provide a variety of coaching supports to Teaching staff that builds on their knowledge and skill practices in early childhood education.
  • Model and demonstrate best practices of CLASS, ECERS-3, and Frog Street Press Curriculum.
  • Implement Practice Based Coaching model.
  • Conduct CLASS observations.
  • Engage in mutually respectful goal-oriented relationships with Teaching staff and co-workers to promote positive child outcomes.
  • Collaborate with Teaching staff to create S.M.A.R.T. goals and Action Plans for implementation of teaching practices and professional development.
  • Review Needs Assessments to ensure that teaching staff’s professional development needs are met.
  • Accurately complete required program documentation and record keeping in a neat and timely manner.
  • Communicate regularly with Education team.
  • Reflect and analyze data to individualize goals and teaching strategies.
  • Facilitate and regulate Peer Based Coaching.
  • Provide online professional development resources supported by ECLCK.
  • Continuously strive for innovative professional development strategies that create high quality interactions between students and teachers.
  • Actively participate on the School Readiness Committee.
  • Aggregate and analyze coaching data to determine effectiveness and to create or modify the CKYHS Coaching Plan.
  • Develop Needs Assessments based on coaching and school readiness needs determined by data.
  • Must have proficient computer skills i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Child Plus.
  • Maintain confidentiality and code of ethics at all times.
  • Participate in personal and professional development activities as identified and approved by supervisors.
  • Complete additional certifications as required.

Job requirements:

  • *Bachelors in Early Childhood Education or related field required. Must be able to pass CLASS Observer Certification
    • Applicants are preferred to have had at least 1 years experience
    • Applicants must be at least 18
    • Applicants preferred to hold a Regular Operator (Class D) driving license
  • Job salary and benefits
    • Normal working days: weekdays
    • 40 hours per week
    • Normal work shifts: First (day)
    • The hours for this role are Full-time, Regular
    • Leave benefits include Paid holidays, Vacation/paid time off, Sick and Medical
    • Retirement benefits include 401K
    • Insurance benefits include Dental, Health, Life and Vision

Please submit resume by close of business October 8, 2021 to


For more questions, please contact Mary Jane Tungate (270) 692-2136

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