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Civil Service Position CS14-80R
August 26, 2014

Position Title
Program Services Specialist – School Readiness Coach

Hiring Unit
Head Start/Early Head Start

Job Description/Responsibilities
The purpose of the Program Services Specialist-School Readiness Coach is to promote the quality of instructional services-from both the perspective of the student and of the staff.  As a certified CLASS observer, the School Readiness Coach ensures the prescribed curriculum (Creative Curriculum) and assessment tool (GOLD) are consistently implemented with fidelity throughout all program options and provides ongoing training and technical assistance for teaching staff utilizing the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS).  The School Readiness Coach participates in the analysis of student outcome data and supports all transitional activities.  The Program Services Specialist-School Readiness Coach may be assigned other related tasks in support of the department’s mission and goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Any one or any combination of the following types of preparation:
    (a)  credit for college course work comparable to that leading to a major in
          social work or one of the social or behavioral sciences (i.e. Bachelor’s Degree
          in Early Childhood Education or Education; Psychology, Sociology, Social Work,
          History, etc.)
    (b)  progressively more responsible social service/counseling work experience at a
          paraprofessional level under qualified supervision that totals 1.0 unit according
          to the following conversion rates:

            120 semester hours (or Bachelor's degree) of "a" = 1.0 unit

            three years of "b" = 1.0 unit.

          Amounts of education and experience less than those listed above should be
          converted to decimal equivalents of 1.0 unit and added together when computing
          combinations of the different types of preparation.      

Additional Skills Preferred by Hiring Unit

  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  2. Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction, Education Leadership or related field with experience in pre-school environment. 
  3. One year of administrative and/or training experience.

Illinois residency required


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process
This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Applicants compete by examination.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete and submit a Civil Service application to the address below.  NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues.

Qualified applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), detailed resume outlining skills/experience, and unofficial transcripts to:

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Office of Human Resources
Campus Box 1040
Edwardsville, IL  62026-1040

Or email your Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions. The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.  If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
September 10, 2014

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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