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  • Education Specialist (TEA Texas Home Learning K-5 Reading Language Arts)

    Reports To: Associate Director
    Department: Instructional Services
    FLSA Status: TBD (Full-time or Part-time position available)
    Months: 12
    Pay Grade: Contingent Upon ESC Salary Schedule

    Mission:
    Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:   As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  All staff in the Teaching and Learning program area believe it is imperative that all students have the same opportunity to learn no matter where they live or what school they attend.  Therefore, the Teaching and Learning program area is committed to assisting our LEAs in the task of ensuring a proficient teacher is in every classroom throughout Region 15.  As a member of the Teaching and Learning program area, you will assist in helping us achieve our vision of a proficient teacher in every classroom by providing our LEAs with high-quality support and resources.  

    This position reports to the Associate Director and is responsible for leading and guiding the LEAs of Region 15 in research-based best practices relative to specific content of this position; while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity, and standards.

    Essential Functions:
    • Program Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep content knowledge specific to Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, Reading Language Arts; to provide continuity, coherence and effectiveness in the development of the teaching/learning process. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge and transfer of learning.
    • Partnership, Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) job-embedded professional development, including:
      1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice.
      2. Support for participants implementing a new skill, practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation, and real-time feedback.
      3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Develop, maintain, and deliver services and trainings in the use of Texas Home Learning products specific to K-5 Reading Language Arts to improve student and school district/charter school performance and close achievement gaps.
    • Provide effective, research-based instructional support to teachers (including new teachers), administrators, and paraprofessionals in Region 15.
    • Utilizes content and pedagogical expertise to design and execute engaging professional development around best practices in successful PD.
    • Provide effective instructional coaching.
    • Provide district/campuses assistance with data disaggregation to determine instructional needs and provide focus for instructional planning and meeting student achievement needs and/or goals.
    • Assist LEAs and charter schools in preparing for and participating in state and federal accountability and   monitoring systems including; Focus Schools, Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS), Residential Facility Tracker (RF), State Performance Plan (SPP), and LEA Determinations.
    • Implement corrective actions, as required, as a member of the School Improvement Team.
    • Utilize technology tools to enhance delivery of services.
    • Participate in ESC meetings, coordination of services, and long-range planning.
    • Attend local, regional, and statewide professional development, meetings, and/or webinars that will result in better services to LEAs and charter schools.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Teaching and Learning and/or the Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • In-Depth knowledge of instructional practices that lead to improved teaching and learning, including data-driven practices, observation and feedback coaching, student culture routines, designing and delivering professional development and change management
    • Knowledge of instructional strategies and classroom development
    • Demonstrate educational and assistive technology skills
    • Possess the ability to deal effectively with parents, students, and school personnel 
    • Exhibit the ability to be a team member and is service-oriented 
    • Demonstrated ability to set goals and creatively problem solve 
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute to team/organizational goals 
    • Proven ability to deliver content-specific professional development; as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) professional development
    Experience
    Three (3) years classroom teaching experience

    For More Information:
    David Bedford, Associate Director
    david.bedford@esc15.net
    325-658-6571
  • Education Specialist (Mental Health/Family Service Worker Support)

    Reports To: Head Start/Early Head Start Center Director
    Department: Head Start/Early Head Start 
    Months: 12
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Pay Grade/Salary: Based on ESC Region 15 Salary Schedule

    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
     
    • Demonstrate understanding of Early Head Start/Head Start Performance Standards and ESC policy and disseminates information to support staff, classroom staff, committees and campuses regarding access to social services. 
    • Work cooperatively with campuses to support the implementation of Early Head Start/Head Start Performance Standards. 
    • Assist program director in completion of Program Information Reports (PIR). 
    • Communicate with ESC staff concerning reports, policies and guidelines related to the position and program. 
    • Ensure proper and adequate documentation is maintained in accordance with job-related confidentiality. 
    • Demonstrate leadership in family services in the development of decisions and innovations affecting the education of children, birth to age five. 
    • Assist with providing parent trainings to meet Early Head Start/Head Start Program Performance Standards. 
    • Assist in implementing Early Head Start/Head Start Program Performance standards. 
    • Facilitate and monitor documentation for social services and mental health components of Early Head Start/Head Start Performance Standards. 
    • Coordinate and conduct workshops, in-service training programs, and provide technical assistance to campuses. 
    • Provide leadership and technical assistance to Family Service Workers and cooperatively plan and develop the services provided children, birth to age five. 
    • Provide leadership and ongoing communication about best practice, research and trends in Early Childhood Education/Mental Health for children age birth to five. 
    • Maintain positive relationships through campus visits and personal interaction; demonstrating a willingness to cooperate with other staff members for the achievement of common goals. 
    • Serve as liaison responsible for coordination of mental health services provided by professionals. 
    • Serve as liaison and assist to coordinate/collaborate with community agencies service providers, medical professionals, educators and support staff. 
    • Provide training to personnel and parents on materials/activities and assessments promoting social-emotional development and supporting children and families. 
    • Assist in gathering information and updating Community Assessment data annually. 
    • Establish Community Partnership Agreements with agencies serving like families in each community within Region 15 service area. 
    • Respond promptly and demonstrate effective/positive communication (including periodic campus visits) with administrators, teachers, parents, children and ESC staff. 
    • Facilitate and monitors documentation for the mental health services for all enrolled children 
    • Maintain documentation to ensure sound fiscal practices. 
    • Recommend and prepare effective in-service and/or instructional resources for staff and service providers to meet children’s needs, birth to age five. 
    • Participate in professional growth/development activities and training specific to Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards which will contribute to the improvement of coordination skills and program effectiveness. 
    • Facilitate and monitor all documentation for Family Partnership Agreements, Devereux Early Childhood Assessments, case notes and program services in My Head Start database. 
    • Provide training and technical assistance to Family Service Workers on My Head Start requirements. 
    • Conduct monthly staff meetings with Family Service Workers at the Head Start campuses. 
    • Perform two classroom mental health observations at Early Head Start, annually. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Start/Early Head Start Director or Executive Director.
    Education/Certification:  
    Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Counseling, or related field Licensure or Certification in Social Work, Human Services, Family Services Counseling, or related field                                

    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • Knowledge of skills appropriate for serving children from ages birth to five
    • Possesses the ability to deal effectively with parents, students, and school personnel 
    • Knowledge of area mental wellness resources  
    • Experience working with community agencies 
    • Exhibits the ability to be a team member and is service-oriented 
    • Demonstrated ability to set goals and creatively problem solve 
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute to team/organizational goals 
    • Proven ability to deliver content-specific professional development as well as systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) professional development
    Experience:
    Three (3) years job position related experience (preferred)

    For More Information:
    Robin Harmon
    robin.harmon@esc15.net
    325-658-6571
  • Early Head Start Cook

    Reports To: Early Head Start Center Director
    Location: EHS Center Brownwood, Texas
    Months: 12
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
    Salary: This is a Non-Exempt Position. Salary is based on ESC Region 15 EHS Salary Schedule.

    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose: 
    As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  As the Early Head Start Cook, you will assist in cultivating a service focused culture within the Head Start department and amongst Early Head Start staff working to provide support and resources necessary to accomplish the ESC’s values, mission, strategies, and goals. 

    As the Early Head Start Cook you are responsible for m
    aintaining high standards of quality in food production, sanitation, and safety practices. Implementing the cycle menu, purchases and preparation of food, and completing Child and Adult Care Food Program paperwork.

    Duties/Responsibilities:
    1. Implements the cycle menu in accordance with policies, procedures, and established practices; budget requirements; Head Start Performance Standards, Child Care Licensing Minimum Standards, and the guidelines established by the Child and Adult Care Food Program. 
    2. Purchases food needed for meals and snacks served on site. 
    3. Prepares, organizes, and sets up the food for meals and snacks (including meeting the “time of day meal service” guidelines required by the Child and Adult Care Food Program). 
    4. Cleans and maintains kitchen, food service utensils, equipment, and food storage areas to standards mandated by Child Care Licensing, County Health Department, and best practices with regards to food safety and sanitation. 
    5. Maintains all required Child and Adult Care Food Program paperwork. Paperwork includes menu production records, monthly adjustment sheets, inventories, cycle menus, attendance sheets and food purchase receipts. Compiles monthly reports accurately. Turns in all monthly Child and Adult Care Food Program documentation to the Region 15 Health Specialist on time. 
    6. Posts and maintains all required Child and Adult Care Food public notices. 
    7. Refers child nutrition concerns to appropriate agency staff member. 
    8. Participates in team meetings, required in-services, and all cook networkings and trainings. 
    9. Communicates and works effectively with other staff members. 
    10. Trains Assistant Cook and potential substitutes in the CACFP paperwork and in all other aspects of the cook’s roles and responsibilities. 
    11. Other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications:
    1. Basic cooking skills plus experience in food service and volume meal preparation. 
    2. Must be able to read and follow a recipe and a cycle menu. 
    3. Must be able to relate well to parents, children and other staff members.
    4. Must communicate effectively and be functionally literate in English. 
    5. Must possess organizational skills, time management skills, and the ability to prioritize. 
    6. Must possess the ability to keep accurate reports and records. 
    7. Must possess the ability to accurately increase or decrease recipe quantities. 
    8. Must have Serv-Safe Certification. 
    9. Must have Civil Rights Training before beginning any CACFP duties. 
    10. Must not be on the National Disqualified List. 
    11. Must provide evidence of a valid driver’s license or state issued identification. 
    12. Must provide evidence of current automobile liability insurance.
    The Education Service Center Region 15 is authorized by state law to obtain criminal history record information on applicants considered for employment in accordance with Texas Education Code 22.083.

    Physical Requirements:
    1. Physical ability to remain on feet for extended periods of time. 
    2. Position requires fine motor repetitive motion. 
    3. Physical ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds. 
    4. Physical agility to bend, stoop, walk, reach overhead, push/pull, squat, twist, and turn. 
    5. Must successfully complete a health screening and provide proof of the absence of TB.
    Evaluation:

    Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Education Service Center Region 15 Board policies

    For Additional Information Contact:

    Robin Harmon
    Head Start/EHS Program Director
    robin.harmon@esc15.net
    325-658-6571
  • Education Specialist (TEA Texas Home Learning K-5 Mathematics)

    Reports To: Associate Director
    Department: Instructional Services
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Months: 12
    Pay Grade: Contingent Upon ESC Salary Schedule

    Mission:
    Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:   As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  All staff in the Teaching and Learning program area believe it is imperative that all students have the same opportunity to learn no matter where they live or what school they attend.  Therefore, the Teaching and Learning program area is committed to assisting our LEAs in the task of ensuring a proficient teacher is in every classroom throughout Region 15.  As a member of the Teaching and Learning program area, you will assist in helping us achieve our vision of a proficient teacher in every classroom by providing our LEAs with high-quality support and resources.  

    This position reports to the Associate Director and is responsible for leading and guiding the LEAs of Region 15 in research-based best practices relative to specific content of this position; while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity, and standards.

    Essential Functions:
    • Program Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep content knowledge specific to Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Mathematics; to provide continuity, coherence and effectiveness in the development of the teaching/learning process. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge and transfer of learning.
    • Partnership, Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) job-embedded professional development, including:
      1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice.
      2. Support for participants implementing a new skill, practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation, and real-time feedback.
      3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Develop, maintain, and deliver services and trainings in the use of Texas Home Learning products specific to K-5 Mathematics to improve student and school district/charter school performance and close achievement gaps.
    • Provide effective, research-based instructional support to teachers (including new teachers), administrators, and paraprofessionals in Region 15.
    • Communicate with districts, campuses, charter schools , TEA, and ESCs to provide effective, research-based technical assistance to improve student performance.
    • Utilizes content and pedagogical expertise to design and execute engaging professional development around best practices in successful PD.
    • Provide effective instructional coaching.
    • Provide district/campuses assistance with data disaggregation to determine instructional needs and provide focus for instructional planning and meeting student achievement needs and/or goals.
    • Assist LEAs and charter schools in preparing for and participating in state and federal accountability and monitoring systems including; Focus Schools, Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), Performance Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS), Residential Facility Tracker (RF), State Performance Plan (SPP), and LEA Determinations.
    • Utilize technology tools to enhance delivery of services.
    • Participate in ESC meetings, coordination of services, and long-range planning.
    • Attend local, regional, and statewide professional development, meetings, and/or webinars that will result in better services to LEAs and charter schools.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Teaching and Learning and/or the Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • In-Depth knowledge of instructional practices that lead to improved teaching and learning, including data-driven practices, observation and feedback coaching, student culture routines, designing and delivering professional development and change management
    • Knowledge of instructional strategies and classroom development
    • Demonstrate educational and assistive technology skills
    • Possess the ability to deal effectively with parents, students, and school personnel 
    • Exhibit the ability to be a team member and is service-oriented 
    • Demonstrated ability to set goals and creatively problem solve 
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute to team/organizational goals 
    • Proven ability to deliver content-specific professional development; as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) professional development
    Experience
    Three (3) years classroom teaching experience

    For More Information:
    David Bedford, Associate Director
    david.bedford@esc15.net
    325-658-6571


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