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Home Visitor/Early Childhood Coach - Sturgis, MI (in person)
Job Code:2022-STURGIS-002
Location:Sturgis, MI
Department:Early Childhood Coach
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Pay Range($):21.16-26.46
Job Responsibilities:


  • All other duties as assigned by direct supervisor or management.

  • Approach staff coaching from a strength-based perspective.

  • Assist in creating training with Content Area Specialists.

  • Assist in classrooms when needed and follow classroom guidelines and rules regarding children.

  • Assist in review, evaluation and revision of the curriculum, including parents in the process.
  • Assist with Child Guidance process to determine who is responsible for support of specific children’s needs.
  • Assist in the recruitment of children and families to our HS/EHS/GSRP programs.
  • Assist parents in using existing resources in their home and neighborhoods to create safe, stimulating and educationally challenging environment for their children.
  • Attend all required meetings.
  • Build positive, collaborative, trusting relationships with families and co-workers.
  • Collaborate with staff to determine steps for achieving his/her goals and create a Support Plan.

  • Complete classroom Environmental and Conscious Discipline checklists for each assigned classroom prior to children attending.

  • Complete required coaching forms timely, designated due dates.
  • Comply with Agency’s Mission and Culture statements.

  • Comply with program and Agency policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate general essential knowledge of early childhood growth and development, and DAP expectations of children.
  • Focus on the whole child. In partnership with families, make and follow up on referrals including pre-natal, well baby/child exams, mental health, social services, special needs and other concerns and coordinate logistics to insure good communication between family and all involved partners.
  • Monitor on-going documentation, including assessment, on children’s progress

  • Maintain accurate written records; including assessments, screening instruments, and anecdotal observations and portfolios.
  • Provide a minimum of two socialization groups per month that focus on both the child and parent.
  • Provide a rich selection of instructional opportunities during socializations. Co-plan with parents, individual, small group, indoor and outdoor experiences and field trips that promote language, social-emotional and physical development leading to skills in literacy, mathematics, science, creative arts, and positive approaches to learning.
  • Provide staff coaching updates with Center Manager.
  • Provide, model and teach positive child guidance, nurturing skills and appropriate limits and effectively respond to challenging behaviors of children.
  • Responsible to keep assigned work area or classroom clean and assist in facility checks and miscellaneous housekeeping duties as assigned by direct supervisor.

  • Schedule & conduct one home visit per week lasting a minimum of 1 1/2 hours each.
  • Take the lead in helping parents to: understand the development and temperaments of their children, grow their parenting skills, ensure their child’s safety, become more involved in their child’s education, and to advocate for their family well-being.
  • Sign coaching agreement with staff.

  • Utilize CLASS results, information from IPDPs, observations (including mental health and disabilities), and other data to guide best practices.

  • Work in collaboration with special needs staff to meet children’s needs as specified on the Individual Family Service Plan.
  • Write objective narrative notes and maintain adequate records and submit timely, complete and readable documentation and required reports.
  • Within first month of the school year, complete an initial classroom observation form.

  • Within the first month, review staff needs assessment and initial observation to establish a coaching cycle.

Physical Requirements:

Essential Functions:               

All ECS employees must:

  • Hold a valid driver’s license and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record.

  • Work is performed in a classroom setting and school environment where the noise level is moderate. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk, bend, stoop and kneel, see and hear, use hands and arms to lift up to 60 lbs. and walk around the classroom, outdoor play area and school facilities.

Qualifications & Education:

Minimum Qualifications/Education: 

Education: Minimum of an Associate Degree, preferably in Early Childhood Education or in a related field as defined in the Michigan Licensing qualifications with 12 hours of coursework in Early Childhood Education.  Preferred: a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field as defined by State of Michigan Licensing guidelines.
 Experience: Minimum of two years supervising experience and ensuring a safe learning environment.

Special Consideration
Certification and Licensure