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Position: Environmental Rating Scale (ERS) Observers

Children’s Institute is recruiting Environmental Rating Scale (ERS) Observers for their work with early childhood programs across New York State.
Qualifications include a minimum of five years of experience in early childhood education, with observation experience in one or more of the ERS tools (ie: ECERS-3, ITERS-3, FCCRS-3) as well as professional and interpersonal skills including, but not limited to:

  • Objectivity: Ability to observe and report in a non-biased way
  • Thoroughness: Ability to be accurate in documentation
  • Timeliness: Follow through with timely submission of reports as well as punctuality
  • Confidentiality: Respect for the process and all participants
  • Ability to learn and willingness to incorporate new information
  • Willingness to work on co-observations for inter-rater reliability
  • Consistency in following prescribed Children’s Institute protocols and procedures
  • Ability to complete in-person observations within four weeks of receiving assignments
  • Ability to complete in-person observations this year and in future years
  • Flexibility in observation scheduling
  • Willingness to travel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Technical skills preferred:  Job requires use of Excel, SharePoint/Microsoft Office 365, use of a scanner

Priority is given to bilingual speakers.

Paid Zoom trainings (varied hours and days) as well as three days of in-person training are required to complete the onboarding process. Details will be provided upon hire.

If interested please send a resume, handwriting sample, and documentation of experience in ERS tool(s) to:
Kim Avery, MS, Program Director, Get Ready to GROW / Early Care and Education Specialist, at kavery@childrensinstitute.net.

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