IIK seeks a Program Coach bi-lingual in Spanish to focus on all three components of the Incredible Years® Program (the child, parent and teacher). The Program Coach contributes to our mission by providing classroom teachers and parent group leaders the support they need to implement the Incredible Years Program with fidelity to the model, thus producing positive outcomes for children and parents who participate in the program.
Every day, we prove that the smartest investments are made in children. At Invest in Kids, we bring research-based, proven programs into communities across Colorado. Our efforts focus on the specific needs of children in low-income families, with the hope of seeing every child in Colorado thrive. We partner with community leaders, care providers, and donors to work toward this goal. Only those programs able to demonstrate the highest level of standards, a research-proven track record of success, and a promise of significant impact become Invest in Kids’ programs.
The Incredible Years® Programs improve school performance through promotion of social, emotional, and academic competencies, reduce child behavior problems at home and school, and promote positive discipline. The series has three distinct programs that work together to achieve outstanding outcomes:
• Skill Building for Children: Circle time with the entire classroom and small group activities provide children with special attention and tools to help build skills in anger management, problem-solving, emotional competence, empathy and developing friendships.
• Skill Building for Parents: Facilitated, multi-faceted weekly group sessions offer parents strategies, activities and support to strengthen positive and reduce negative parenting skills. In addition to strategies designed to promote positive child behavior, sessions focus on the parent-child relationship, strategies to increase family support networks, and foster collaboration between home and school.
• Skill Building for Teachers: Video-based training, modeling and guided practice provide teachers with proven classroom management strategies, including the effective use of teacher attention, praise and encouragement that promote academic success in the classroom.