Early Childhood MTSS Implementation Facilitator/Coach Consultant – Region 5

Region 5 NeMTSS (ESU’s 13, 15, 16) – 220 day position

EC MTSS Implementation Facilitator/Coach Collaboration Coordinator

It is the policy of ESU 13 to not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its educational programs, admission policies, employment policies or other administered programs.  Persons requiring accommodations to apply and/or be considered for positions are asked to make their request to the ESU 13 Administrator.  * This Job Description is in addition to and supplements the Master Classified Job Description*


      The Early Childhood MTSS Implementation Facilitator is expected to work collaboratively with child care programs, school districts, Head Start Programs, and state and local agencies/organizations witin the region to ensure that a comprehensive array of early childhood supports that contribute to positive outcomes for programs, children, and families.

Early Learning Connection Coach Consultant

     The Early Learning Connection (ELC) Coach Consultants work collaboratively within various regional Nebraska Educational Service Units to ensure a comprehensive array of support that is responsive to the needs of coaches who serve early childhood educators caring for children birth to kindergarten within family child care homes, centers, preschools, and school-based programs.

Shared job responsibilities:

  • Maintain confidentiality related to program/provider information and clearly distinguish his/her personal opinions from the Departments’ positions
  • Assist Coaches to structure meetings and observations with educators to work toward goals and meet program objectives
  • Facilitate leadership team meetings to complete readiness measures and benchmarks of quality
  • Participate in meetings and workgroups as assigned including:
  • Pyramid state leadership team meetings and workgroups
  • Regularly scheduled meetings with other coach coordinators, NOE-Office of Early
  • Meetings with other MTSS Regional Consultants in Nebraska, ELC’s, Coach Consultants, and community coach collaborative teams
  • Support the coach in coaching about environments and opportunities which promote the child’s growth and development for any of the developmental domains (language and literacy, health and physical development, approaches to learning, social emotional development, creative arts, science, and mathematics)
  • Offer resources and strategies to staff to enhance facilitator-educator relationships, offer expert suggestions, and utilize reflective practices in all meetings
  • Maintain record of all contact and training and coaching Gather and track data about work activities in accordance with an identified evaluation plan
  • Seek feedback to improve performance, strive to continuously build knowledge and skills, and share expertise with others
  • Work with partner programs/initiatives to plan and carry out regional coach training and provide training and technical assistance opportunities for regional team members, school district, ESU and community professionals
  • Promote and assist in community-implementation of the Pyramid model
  • Participate in ongoing professional learning opportunities at the state and national level
  • Follow rules and responsibilities outlined by the early childhood NeMTSS/EC Coach Coordinator grant holder including other duties as assigned
  • Demonstrate regular and dependable

Job responsibilities unique to the EC MTSS Implementation Facilitator role:

  • Assist teachers/caregivers to structure developmentally appropriate routines and interactions that contribute to positive outcomes for the children and
  • Provide support in the use of appropriate practices to promote child development and learning across developmental
  • Participate with and receive guidance from the NeMTSS state-level team including, NDE/UNL co­ leads and NeMTSS state
  • Provide consultation, facilitation, system development -including action planning, and fidelity assessment services to assigned region
  • Stay informed of evidence-based instructional materials, strategies, interventions, assessments, and technology for improved outcomes for all children
  • Be aware of new research and best practices around early childhood MTSS and bring other team members through the PLC process when teams are blended
  • Contribute to enhancement of NeMTSS website

Job responsibilities unique to the Coach Collaboration Coordinator role:

  • ELC coach Consultant supports coaches in coaching initiatives serving Birth to Kindergarten programs within the identified Facilitate a process to help coaches develop individual plans to improve coaching knowledge practices.
  • Observe and make recommendations about effective practices where unmet needs/gaps or duplications of services
  • Develop Communities of Practice among coaches as appropriate
  • Contact program/initiative partners to access external support when Direct coaches to individual representatives(s) for program of initiative concerns/questions

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Willingness and ability to travel, in-state and out of state, including overnight stays, and operate with minimal
  • Knowledge of and experience using best practices in adult learning
  • Knowledge and experience regarding developmentally appropriate practices
  • Knowledge of Early childhood Systems and ability to collaborate
  • Knowledge and experience in reflective practice (preferred)
  • Knowledge of program quality rating scales (preferred)
  • Knowledge of child outcome data, g. Teaching Strategies GOLD®
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, competent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate using technology, develop reports, and track data
  • Foundational knowledge of Pyramid Model practice

Qualifications Minimum

  • Successfully pass required background checks – no history of child abuse or
  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Family and Consumer Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or related
  • Three to five years of experience working with young children (birth to age 5) or five or more years’ experience in an early childhood setting in any


  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Successful completion of NDE Early Childhood Coach training and Pyramid Coach training
  • Experience implementing the Pyramid Model in early care and education settings
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Additional Information

Minimum:  $62,500


Contact Information

ESU #13
4215 Ave I
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361

Crystal Smith
(p) (308) 635-3696 2009
(f) (308) 635-0680

How to Apply

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Please contact Human Resources Manager – Crystal Smith at (308)635-3696 or csmith@esu13.org with questions.