Early Childhood MTSS Implementation Facilitator
Educational Service Unit 10
Department: Special Education
Job Title: Early Childhood MTSS Implementation Facilitator
Education Level: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Family & Consumer Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or related field.
Purpose: 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 within the region to ensure that a comprehensive array of early childhood supports that contribute to positive outcomes for programs, children and families.
Essential Functions of Position:
- Recognize the unique abilities of individuals and assist others in valuing everyone’s contributions.
- Maintain confidentiality with regards to all program/provider information and clearly distinguish his/her personal opinions from the Department’s positions.
- Provide support in the use of appropriate practices to promote child development and learning across developmental domains.
- Assist teachers/caregivers to structure developmentally appropriate environments, routines, and interactions that contribute to positive outcomes for the children and families.
- Provide supports 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, mathematics).
- Offer resources and strategies to staff to enhance facilitator-educator relationships, offer expert suggestions, and utilizes reflective practices in all meetings
- Is a conduit to state level public and private initiative leads to inform policy and improve practice and systems
- Focus on specific tasks, skills, or techniques which can be mastered and measured.
- If not already, become trained and reliable in the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT), Pyramid Modules, Early Childhood Coach training, Pyramid Coach training
- Participate with and receive guidance from the NeMTSS state-level team including NDE/UNL co leads and NeMTSS state coordinator
- Participate in Pyramid State Leadership Team meetings and workgroups as assigned
- Attend regularly scheduled meetings with other coaches, community partners, professional development and technical assistance staff.
- Facilitate leadership team meetings to complete readiness measures and benchmarks of quality. Provide consultation, facilitation, system development including action planning, and fidelity assessment services to assigned region.
- Provide training and technical assistance opportunities for regional team members, school district, ESU and community professionals.
- Promote and assist in community-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model
- 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.
- Collaborate regularly with other MTSS Regional Consultants in Nebraska, ELC’s, coach consultants, and community coach collaborative teams.
- Maintain a record of all contacts, training and coaching activities. Contribute to enhancement of NeMTSS website.
- Participate in ongoing professional learning opportunities at the state and national level. Follow rules and responsibilities outlined by the early childhood NeMTSS grant holder. Other duties as requested or assigned.
- Ability to travel, in-state and out of state, including overnight stay
- Other duties as assigned.
- Regular and dependable attendance is an essential function of this position.
- At least 3-5 years working with young children (birth-5)
- Knowledge and expertise regarding developmentally appropriate practices.
- excellent oral and written communication skills, competent interpersonal skills, and organizational skills. Ability to communicate using technology, develop reports, and track data.
- Foundational knowledge of Pyramid Model practice.
- Ability to travel to appointments, meetings, and training sessions which may require an overnight stay.
- Successful completion of NDE Early Childhood Coach training and *Pyramid Coach training Experience
- implementing the Pyramid Model in early care and education settings
- Experience and/or education in adult learning
- Coaching experience
- Knowledge of early childhood systems in ability to collaborate Knowledge and experience in reflective practice
- Knowledge of program quality rating scales, Knowledge of child outcome data, i.e. Teaching Strategies GOLD
July 1, 2024 start date.
ESU 10 Benefits Provided:
Health and Wellness
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health and Dental Insurance
- Single Coverage Paid at 100%
- Family Coverage Paid at 75%
- Coverage based on Full-time Status or will be Pro-rated
- EHA Wellness Programs
- Life Insurance
- Defined Benefit
- 101% Match
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- 403B (Traditional & Roth available)
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- Life Insurance (available for spouse/dependents)
- Vision Insurance
- Long-Term Disability
- Paid Leave
- AFLAC available
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program