Family Building Blocks strives for equity and celebrates
diversity. Our mission of "Keeping Children Safe and Families
Together" is the foundation that helps us build strength in our
communities, large and small. We are committed to putting families
at the center of our work. We strive to be an employer of
choice with a vision of honoring the dignity of all persons.
The Early Head Start (EHS) Coach provides support to
classroom teachers and home visitors through observation, goal
setting and reflective practices. The coach's goal is
to enhance the services provided by our employees through
one-on-one and /or small group coaching sessions to
accomplish self-identified goals along with program
activities. Provide training resources and technical
assistance related to professional development and maintain records
of training needs and outcomes.
Observe s and assesses classroom environments to ensure
each child's needs are met though culturally, developmentally and s
ocially/emotionally appropriate strategies by classroom staff
Observe s home visit experiences to ensure highest level
of services are provided specifically to ensure that services
are tailored to family needs and are responsive to families
Conduct s Parent Feedback calls to evaluate the
quality of services provided to their family.
F acilitate s learning through a variety of delivery
methods including Practice Based Coaching model to provide
support to teachers and home visitors via classroom
instruction, virtual training, and/or on-the-job coaching .
Provide s opportunities for staff to set goals, practice
skills, promote leadership skills and provide positive and
constructive feedback to facilitate professional development.
Support s staff by providing resources and guidance for
parents in all areas that support school readiness goals and parent
Model s best practices for staff when interacting with
children and families.
I dentif ies internal and external training programs to
address competency gaps and partner with internal stakeholders
regarding employee training needs , organize, develop or
source training programs to meet specific training needs and
develop training aids such as manuals and handbooks .
Partner s with subject matter experts regarding
instructional design .
Training , Assessment , & Tracking
In partnership with staff s , evaluate s and
create s long-term career improvement plans.
Conduct s , analyze s and interpret s observation
tools and assessments to use for planning and feedback for
improvement, both on an individual basis and as a program.
D esign s and appl ies assessment tools to measure
training effectiveness .
P rovide s feedback to program participants and management
E valuate s and make s recommendations on training
material and methodology .
Coordinate s training plan s for staff in
collaboration with program coordinators, supervisors and
Ensure s required trainings are provided in accordance
with the safety standards of Oregon Rules for Certified Child Care
Centers and Head Start Performance Standards .
Monitor s , maintain s , and track s employee training
requirements, needs and outcomes.
Facilitates the enrollment of staff in the Oregon Registry Step
System and generate certificates to update individual ORO accounts
Coordinates with RN therapeutic classroom supervisors and
leadership for our enrollment in the Oregon's Quality Rating and
Improvement System (QRIS) processes.
Supports classroom supervisor in completing environmental
assessments and teacher observations to make recommendations as
part of the QRIS Plan .
Other Related Activities
Receive s training and ongoing skill building in
Together Learning and Collaborating (TLC) coaching model.
Meet s with supervisor regularly for reflective
supervision, professional development, accountability, program
improvement, and problem solving.
Attend s meetings, trainings and appropriate professional
Support s the work of Family Building Blocks volunteers
and interns as an integral part of program services.
Bachelor's degree in early childhood education , child
development, or a related field with
additional infant/toddler training.
Demonstrated experience working with adult learners utilizing
adult instructional and learning theory and principles,
instructional design, learning management systems and competency
assessment as it applies to the theories and principles
of child growth and development, early childhood education and
Two years of experience providing support or
coordinating services for at- risk families while adhering to
program policies and standards.
At least one year of professional experience with home
visiting and/or early childhood programs or working in a social
service setting working with children and families.
Possess excellent verbal, written and interpersonal
Possess strong organizational, time management, and
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and promoting
positive, forward thinking, and a strength-based culture.
Must be creative, flexible, able to juggle multiple priorities,
exercise good judgment.
Must maintain high degree of professionalism and sensitivity to
confidentiality rights of families and employees.
Possess strong organizational, time management, and
Strong computer skills, to include use of internet, email, and
data entry not limited to Microsoft Office and
database software such as ChildPlus and the ability to learn
new programs required for the position.
Supports multiculturalism by treating all people with dignity
and respect and not engaging in discriminatory behavior.
Strong commitment to Family Building Blocks mission and values
serving children and families as well as staff.
Support Family Building Blocks established safety policies and
procedures toward a safe and healthy work environment.
Culturally responsive with the ability to build trusting
relationships with families.
Committed to engaging and supporting volunteers as an integral
part of program services.
Possess a valid Oregon Driver's license or ability to obtain one
within 30 days of hire, acceptable driving record, and reliable
transportation. Must be able to provide proof of current auto
Must have Pediatric First Aid/ CPR card and Food Handler's card
within 30 days of employment.
Possess Oregon Child Care Division Background Registry (CBR) or
successfully pass clearance to obtain CBR.
An employer-paid pre-employment drug test and complet ion
of Health Questionnaire is required
Successfully pass a criminal conviction background check.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Additional formal education in Early Childhood Education ,
Child Development or a closely related field .
E xperience utilizing mentoring and coaching principles and
reflective practices with adult learners in a professional early
childhood education program setting .
Two years of professional work experience with home
visiting and/or early childhood programs that includes
infant/toddler classrooms with a strong background in
Knowledge of Head Start performance standard s, goals, and
objectives for young children and families.
Knowledge of infant and child development and parent-child
Experience with family services that embrace the concepts of
family-centered and strength-based service provision.
Mandatory Reporter - Report all cases of suspected abuse and
neglect in accordance with Oregon statutes and agency policies and
Must maintain throughout the length of employment an acceptable
driving record according to FBB criteria and valid auto
Employees must sustain a drug-free and acceptable criminal
record throughout the course of employment.
Must maintain discretion and respect the confidentiality of
information about enrolled families, personnel issues, and other
Completion of training in "Recognizing and Reporting Suspicions
of Child Abuse and Neglect" upon hire.
T his positions requir es bilingual English/Spanish
- must communicate fluently with participants an d provide
specialized instruction in related curriculum .
This may involve translation as well as developing
strategies to engage Hispanic speaking p ersonnel in
training activities that will encourage engagement and
Expected Hours of Work
This position requires a flexible schedule to prepare
training venues, collaborate with community partners,
recruit, assist in transportation duties and schedule
other program activities that may include occasional
overtime, late and/or early mornings .
This position requires regular transitioning from
different training locations, travel to perform
observations and to visit other sites and attend
Required to frequently reach with hands and arms; regularly
required to climb or balance; occasionally required to stand; walk;
stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Physical ability to quickly evacuate children from the classroom
in an emergency.
Manual dexterity for handling office equipment.
As part of your online application please upload the following
Copies of relevant certificates and licenses (CDA, CBR,
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until finalists are selected.
Family Building Blocks is an affirmative action/EEO employer and
is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of
diversity, equity, and inclusion. Believing that diversity
contributes to program excellence and to mutual respect and
understanding, FBB is committed to recruiting and retaining
diversity in our Board and staff. We seek applicants who bring
varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. If you
require any assistance in the application process, or reasonable
accommodations to perform the essential duties of the position,
please notify a member of Human Resources at 503.798.4744.
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