Texas State Job Bank Consultant/Trainer, CBfB in HOUSTON, Texas

The Consultant/Trainer is responsible for providing training and on-site coaching to early childhood educators, as well as instructor and program assessments, as specified by the individual project. The consultant must have early childhood education, experience working in childcare programs, and be able to function in the role as an assessor or mentor for educators in the early childhood field under prescribed criteria for measurement. Provide consultation to child care professionals Build supportive and professional relationships with early childhood teachers and directors Develop quality improvement action plans based on classroom and program assessments Focus on specific tasks, skills or techniques that can be mastered or measured Encourage, support and work interactively with early childhood educators in implementing quality improvement action plans through coaching, modeling and reflective practice Document all visits and communications with child care programs Assess child care administration and classroom settings Perform regular classroom and program assessments using specified assessment tools Document results of assessments to then advise/develop professional development plans and coaching for early childhood educators Perform monitoring activities to assess implemented changes in child care programs Document all visits and communications with child care program providers Provide training to child care professionals Develop and provide training that is engaging, highly interactive and based on adult learning theory, developmentally appropriate practice, CDA competency areas, Early Learning guidelines, Texas Core Competencies and NAEYC standards Assist in coordinating project trainings: providing information for flyers, training locations and contacting participants Provide data needed for documentation and evaluation Compile data as requested in agency or other project reports Submit data and/or reports in a timely manner Complete other duties as assigned including: Participate in Provider Engagement Team meetings Participate in CC Staff Meetings Participate in CC Sponsored Events Represent CC at community events when requested Participate in professional development opportunities to improve skills QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education Bachelor s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, child psychology, educational psychology, elementary education, or family consumer science; or Bachelor s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with at least 18 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, child psychology, educational psychology, elementary education, or family consumer science with at least 12 credit hours in child development; or Associate s degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, child psychology, educational psychology, elementary education, or family consumer science with two years of experience as a director in an early childhood program. Minimum Skills and Experience Ability to speak Spanish a plus Minimum of one year working in an early childhood setting Ability to work with adults in teaching/learning situations Knowledge of Texas Minimum Standards, NAEYC Professional Development Standards, Texas Core Competencies, and Early Learning Guidelines Knowledge of best practices in early childhood education Ability to relate to individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds Detail oriented with strong oral and written communication skills Strong interpersonal skills Strong organizational and documentation skills Demonstrated ability handle multiple tasks at one time Creative, flexible, and persistent in completing tasks Strong initiative; ability to work independently Demonstrated knowledge of M