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Instructional Coach South Bay

Children Services – Head Start – Childcare | South Bay, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at


The Instructional Coach will work as a colleague with classroom teachers to support student learning.  Under the direct supervision of the Education Area Supervisor, the instructional Coach will facilitate individual and group professional development that will expand and refine the understanding about research-based effective instruction.  In order to meet this purpose, the instructional Coach will provide personalized assessment and support that is based on the goals and identified needs of individual teachers.


  • Contact and score CLASS observations and link teacher assessment to teacher performance
  • Conduct teacher assessment to identify areas of need for growth
  • Establish short- and long-term goals, with the teacher, based on observation and the Teacher Needs Assessment (TNA)
  • Review and analyze data (DRDP results, CLASS scores, etc.)
  • Communicate and demonstrate researched-based instructional practices that result in increased student performance
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
  • Valid California driver’s license and access to dependable automobile with adequate insurance in order to make home visits and/or to travel to different school and office sites


  • Proof at the time of hire
    • TB clearance within 6 months prior
    • Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 – Dec 1)
    • Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization
  • Health screening at the time of employment
  • Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to:
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Frequently kneel and squat
    • Ability to move quickly


  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field
  • Transcripts required to prove a minimum of required semester units:
    • 6 semester units on Infant toddler studies.
  • Valid first aid and CPR certifications
  • Program Director Permit from California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • CLASS Reliability Certification


  • Knowledge of techniques and teaching methods to motivate adult learners.


  • Proficient Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  


  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work well as a team member
  • Ability and skills needed to motivate adult learners
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards


  • Prompt, collaborative/team player, adaptable, communicator, organized, consistent, and compassionate.


  • Master of Arts degree
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and verbal)

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.