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Inclusion Services Coach - East Region
Job Code:2021-CCRR NET-027
Location:CCRR Outstation
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time


This person must live in East TN (the surrounding cities: Monroe, Blount, Loudon, Sevier, Anderson, Knox, Jefferson, Cocke, Hamblen, Grainger, Claiborne, Campbell, Union)

Under the direction of the Inclusion Services Coordinator, the Inclusion Coach will have the following responsibilities

  1. Identify best practices, trends and topics related to inclusion of children with disabilities in the early childhood classroom and share information with the inclusion coach team and other network coaches and coordinators.
  2. Train CCR&R Network in quality practices related to inclusion of children with disabilities.
  3. Attend all meetings, conference calls and on-site visits for Inclusion Coaches.
  1. Assist educators in making connections with and referrals to Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/ Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) for children up to age 3 to expedite assessments and home-based therapies.
  2. Assist educators in making connections with and referrals to local school systems for children ages 3-5 to support smooth transitions between early care and kindergarten.
  1. Collaborate with AIMHi to:          
    1. Develop trainings in best practices surrounding inclusion with AIMHiTN for the CCR&R Network, CCDF Partners and the State.
    2. Provide specialized technical assistance for CCR&R Network Early Childhood Quality Coaches to support social and emotional behavior aspects of disabilities.
    3. Create tools and resources for child care agencies as well as parents and families.
  2. Collaborate with CCDF Partners in activities surrounding inclusion of children with disabilities.
  3. Develop a Training for Trainers to standardize inclusion training accessible to early childhood educators at basic and advanced levels.
  4. Develop a coaching system for inclusion providers using best practices.  The Inclusion Services Coaches shall provide coaching on challenging behaviors, developmental delays and medically identified disabilities.
  5. Develop an Inclusion Coaching Plan to be used in their work with child care educators. The Coaching Plan shall identify strategies for providing meaningful care and education including but not limited to:
    1. Autism
    2. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
    3. Significant behavior disorders
    4. Communication disorders
    5. Physical disabilities
    6. Developmental delays
    7. Medical conditions
    8. Co-occurring disorders
  6. Support the development of Enhanced Quality Improvement Plans (EQIPs).
  7. Assist parents and families with navigating available resources and services as well as strengthen parents’ understanding of rights and advocacy for the needs of their child(ren).
  8. Provide support for Regional Children in Disaster Task Force including but not limited to consultation with child care agencies for emergency preparedness planning related to children with disabilities.
  9. Provide technical support to the local CCR&R staff around inclusion related topics.
  10. Meet with key staff at each CCR&R and its local area.
  11. Serve as facilitator for Train-the-Trainer Institutes.
  12. Collaborate with applicable State agencies around inclusion related topics.
  13. Positively market the CCR&R Network to the community.
  14. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

  • Must have bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Early Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Family and Consumer Sciences or related field. Masters preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in this or related field required.
  • Experience working with children with disabilities in an early childhood classroom.
  • Dependable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance required.
  • Physical examination and record of negative TB test results must be on file with Signal Centers.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work from a remote home environment within the state of TN.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Ability to train adults using principles of adult learning.

Signal Centers offers a rich benefits package to all full time employees including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k and life insurance.