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Early Learning Coach Assistant- Professional Services/No Benefit Employee-Contingency

Grand Rapids Community College
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Early Learning Coach Assistant- Professional Services/No Benefit Employee-Contingency

Date: November 7, 2022

Position Title: Early Learning Coach Assistant- Professional Services/No Benefit Employee-


Job ID: 1435

Work Hours: 16-20 hours per week per grant

Compensation: $15.00/hour

Reports to: Child Development Community Liaison and Play and Learn Coordinator

Posting Close Date: Open until filled

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The Early Learning Coach Support will work alongside the Early Learning Coach to implement all Play and Learn GRCC programming. They will develop materials, implement programing and engage families in activities that support children's healthy growth and development.

Essential Job Functions

  • Work collaboratively with the Early Learning Coaches to implement program services including Playgroups, Walks and Play and Learn bag distributions.
  • Develop materials for program services including literacy handouts, scaffolded activity instructions, and videos demonstrating implementation of monthly activities.
  • Engage with families to complete the ASQ developmental screen
  • Order, maintain and organize supplies and materials to implement Play and Learn services
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with all community partners
  • Work with GRCC to provide all aspects of program evaluation including 2X/year family survey.
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings, program planning meetings, and staff training.
  • Reflect regularly on all aspects of the Play and Learn GRCC program and make suggestions for program improvement.
  • Promote teamwork and good communication among all Play and Learn GRCC staff and all personnel from partner agencies.
  • Support the mission, vision, values and key strategies of GRCC.
  • Participate in goal setting and evaluation requirements as staff of GRCC.
  • Other job duties and responsibilities as assigned by GRCC.

Job Specifications

  • CDA Credential or 12 credits in Early Childhood Education/Child Development with preference given for Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development. Spanish speaking candidate given preference.

Work Experience
  • Three years' experience in working with young children Birth to 5 years
  • Experience with special needs learners is a benefit
  • Experience working with children and families with diverse backgrounds; bilingual given preference
  • Ability and aptitude to establish relationships with Play and Learn GRCC staff and partner agencies

Mental Demands
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be proficient in verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to network, build collaborative partnerships within GRCC and the community.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong time management and organization skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations.
  • Project a professional image including punctuality and good attendance record.
  • Demonstrate initiative and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to perform job responsibilities with minimum supervision.

Working Conditions
  • Ability to travel within the community to assigned work sites which may not be barrier free.
  • Must be able to bend and lift and/or move 25 pounds.
  • Employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
  • Moderate level of noise at Play and Learn Groups.
  • Occasional work outside of normal business hours.

Candidate must
  • Be able to pass Criminal Background Check
  • Be Fingerprinted
  • Complete Infant-Child CPR/First Aid


Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position at Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.

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