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Created in 2009, the Norris and Dorothy Haring Center for Research and Training in Inclusive Education grew out of 40 years of groundbreaking work in special education at the Experimental Education Unit. At the Haring Center, families, researchers, and students work closely on their shared mission of providing high quality inclusive early learning services for children with and without disabilities, for children of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and for their families. The Haring Center is proud to be a leader in developing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating strategies to help children of all abilities and backgrounds succeed, all teachers to be effective, and all caregivers to feel confident and competent.
The Haring Center has partnered with the University of Washington's Childcare Quality & Early Learning Center for Research and Professional Development (CQEL) to provide training and professional development to participants in Washington State's Early Achievers Quality Rating and Improvement System program. Through this partnership, CQEL and Haring Center staff will provide training and support on the Early Achievers Coach Framework to the coaches of Child Care Aware Washington and the Department of Early Learning, who provide coaching to Early Achievers educators and providers during pre-rating technical assistance and following their quality rating.
The Haring Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Continuing Education Specialist 2.
This position will work with a dynamic team to implement a variety of professional development activities in the area of providing individualized instruction and support to young children with special needs in a variety of early learning settings. This position will primarily provide training, coaching, and consultation to a diverse group of coaches and TA specialists who are working with Early Achievers participants (i.e. child care providers, early learning educators), with the goal that coaches will be able to use this knowledge with providers in order to successfully include and engage children with a variety of learning and behavioral needs in their programs. As part of their commitment to providing high quality training and coaching to all consumers, this person must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of people of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
Develop and maintain library of training materials, including Power Point presentations, videos, photos, supplemental activities, resource lists, and tip sheets.
Attend regular team meetings with CQEL coach support team to coordinate training and coaching activities across centers, collaborate on materials development and dissemination, and ensure seamless support to coaches.
Create and maintain system to track coaching activities with all trainees, including trainee goals, resources provided, and progress towards goals.
Present and lead workshops, and participate on panels for educators, providers, coaches, and other consumers at regional Early Achievers Institutes.
Provide follow-up coaching and consultation to participants following their attendance at the 2-day training.
Lead 2-day training sessions for EA coaches at the Haring Center, including delivering information through lecture and demonstration, facilitating group discussion, leading focused observations and debrief sessions, and facilitating participant self-evaluation and goal setting.
Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Infant Mental Health or related field, to include 3 years of experience in an early learning setting providing intervention and instruction to young children with special needs and their families.
Experience training and/or coaching other adults in the area of early intervention and individualized instruction.
Knowledge and application of adult learning theory. Demonstrated ability to deliver information, facilitate goal setting, model target behaviors, and provide constructive feedback to adult learners.
Knowledge of local early intervention service delivery systems, referral and evaluation processes, and available intervention resources.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to travel to local conferences and institutes. Must be willing to work some evenings and occasional weekends, with occasional in-state travel.
Ability to work with diverse population of people with tact, diplomacy, discretion and sensitivity.
Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Work experience in child care facility or agency.
Experience with online learning, including webinars, distance learning courses, etc.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.