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Social Skills and Prevention Coach

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission


1776 E. Washington Street, Urbana, IL

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Job description

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission is seeking a Social Skills and Prevention Coach to join our team providing services in Champaign County.   Champaign County RPC is a people-focused agency made up of over 100 programs designed to generate possibilities for all within our community. A great deal of planning goes into creating opportunities where people can succeed on their own, and RPC is doing that work. From analysis to policy guidance to offering services to our communities, RPC’s people plan for people.

The Social Skills and Prevention Coach assists with supporting education staff (teachers, teacher assistants, and home visitors) and families to encourage the development of knowledge, attitudes and practices around social-emotional development of students through a trauma-informed lens. The Social Skills and Prevention Coach responsibilities support high quality consistency between home and the classroom keeping the child at the center of decision-making.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Human Development and Family Studies, Early Childhood, or related field.
  • Experience in early childhood education and engaging families preferred.
  • Familiarity with Conscious Discipline, Pyramid Model of Social Emotional Skills Development, and Trauma Informed Education practices preferred.
  • Experience providing formal trainings, presentations, and workshops to groups preferred.
  • Knowledge of Head Start and other agency rules and regulations helpful.
  • Oral and written communication, interpersonal and management skills necessary to relate to staff, children, parents, and community resources.
  • Must possess strong skills in the use of common office software for word processing, spreadsheets and databases.  Ability to learn the use of web-based systems.
  • Experience working respectfully with diverse populations, including at-risk families.
  • Must meet all requirements for childcare staff as defined by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
  • Respect for family, staff and agency confidentiality.
  • Respect for the principles of the Equal Employment Opportunities Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Ability to travel to meetings, trainings and other work sites.
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict deadlines.

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F (37.5 hours per week)
Status:  Full-Time/Year-Round
Pay Grade:  5
FLSA Classification:  Exempt
Starting Wage:  $23.02
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Competitive benefits, health insurance, dental insurance, retirement, tuition reimbursement, high-quality programming, and great work environment!

Applicants may apply at:

CCRPC is EEO/AA/ADA employer.

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