Early Childhood Consultant/Professional Development Specialist

Employer
Collaborative for Educational Services
Location
Northampton, MA, US
Salary
Competitive

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Job Category
Administrator, Specialist / Coordinator, Teaching, Early Childhood / Daycare Teacher, Product, Services & Policy, Education Consultant, Professional Development / Training
Grade Level
Early Childhood
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Job Details

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking Consultants for its Early Childhood program. The CES Early Childhood Department provides a range of services to educators and systems to promote school readiness and positive outcomes for young children through enriching developmentally appropriate early learning experiences. All services are based on our foundational commitment to Social Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and how to support early learners and their families with culturally responsive practices. CES EC consultants work with school-based educators and administrators as well as EEC-approved early childhood providers, Early Intervention programs, and community and social services agencies. This is important work that makes a difference in the lives of children, families and educators.

The Early Childhood (EC) Department is composed of accomplished early childhood specialists who facilitate a range of professional development experiences. We are currently recruiting Early Childhood Consultants/Professional Development Specialists. This is a part time position with hours fluctuating based on consulting requests. Bilingual preferred.

Who We Are:
We are early childhood development specialists with years of experience in consulting, teaching, coaching, family engagement and support, and making community connections.

We Value: High quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others. Creating a community of care is foundational to the work we do.

Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We engage in this work proactively and purposefully, to promote positive outcomes for our youngest learners.

This is You:
  • You hold a degree in Early Childhood or Early Childhood Special Education; Master's degree or higher preferred.You have at least 5 years teaching experience in Early Childhood or Early Childhood Special Education.You have at least 3-5 years coaching, mentoring and/or supervisory experience of educatorsYou have the ability to develop innovative practices and approaches that: are responsive to educator needs; new knowledge about learning; and new state and federal initiativesYou have strong writing, presentation, and speaking skills


Highlights of What You Will Do:

  • Design and deliver professional development (including workshops, courses, coaching, and mentoring) related to Early Childhood, Special Education and/or inclusion, aligned to the MA High-Quality Professional Development Standards and informed by current research, for administrators, teachers, other licensed educators and paraprofessionals.Provide consultation with schools/districts addressing high quality developmentally appropriate early childhood education, inclusion, equity and related areas.Design and implement customized training programs for administrators, specialists, paraprofessionals, and other groups.Provide coaching, professional development, and other assistance, as requested.Identify and nurture relationships with prospective professional development consultants.

Company

We are a non-profit educational service agency, committed to reaching and educating learners of all ages, and experienced in working with educators to help students learn and succeed.

Students are at the heart of our work.

We are a community of innovative and effective professionals dedicated to improving education. We know that everyone is a learner from the day they are born, and we know how to create classrooms and other environments in which every learner can flourish. We know how to reach, inspire, support and educate children, youth and adults, and we help others to do the same.

Founded in 1974, we are governed by representatives from our member school districts in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We partner with students, families, schools and districts, educators; and communities across Massachusetts and in the region to create and improve educational opportunities both in and out of the classroom and ensure that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

CES directs major initiatives in Early Childhood, Special Education, After School Programs, Professional Development, Educator Licensure, Technology in Education, Social Justice in Education, English Learner Education, and the education of vulnerable youth.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and foster educational excellence and opportunity for all learners through collaboration, and leadership. 

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
4135885925
Location
97 Hawley St
Northampton
MA
01060
US
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