The Social Emotional School Readiness Coach will promote the quality of social/emotional well-being from the perspectives of students, families and the staff within the SIUE Head Start program. This position will conduct and assist with coordination of developmental screenings program-wide and provide on-sight early childhood education classroom behavior management supports, including those for children who demonstrate atypical or challenging behaviors. In conjunction with the Specialized Services Program Coordinator and Mental Health Consultants, the Social Emotional School Readiness Coach will manage the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and support plans for children receiving social/emotional enrichment services, keeping accurate records for all students.
Additionally, the Social Emotional School Readiness Coach will assist teaching teams in implementing effective classroom management and teacher practices that promote mental health and age appropriate social/emotional development. The selected candidate will also provide professional development throughout all program options reflective of compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards, federally mandated action steps (CAP) and the program's adopted Pyramid Model. Further duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on the needs and goals of the program.
SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start program serves more than 860 families and children birth through age five, including children with special needs, throughout St. Clair County. The program also provides services to expectant mothers. The program is housed in 12 early childhood centers, seven managed directly by SIUE staff and five collaborations. The program includes a rigorous school readiness program and provides comprehensive services, such as health/dental screenings and family engagement and support activities.
This position is a current civil service vacancy at SIUE’s East St. Louis Center and will close to applicants at end of business day, 11:59 pm CST, on the posting end date. SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time (50% or more) employees including medical, dental and life insurance; tuition waivers; financial savings plans; vacation and sick leave; and pension plan as part of a total compensation package to eligible employees.
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1. Bachelor's degree. 2. A total of one (1) year (12 months) in education, training, and/or work experience in the area of specialization inherent to the position.*
*Note: Master's degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.
-Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1) endorsement. -Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills. -Knowledge of trama-informed practices and experience working with a diverse population preferred.
Internal Number: 11543
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Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals.
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