Company: Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA)
Posted on: September 19, 2023
Under the direction of the Children's Services Director, the Mentor
Coach will provide mentoring to classroom staff through guidance,
coaching, modeling, training, support and information in the
following areas (CLASS, TS Gold, Classroom management, Curriculum
planning/lesson plans, classroom set up, Transitions, and other
areas as identified). This position works closely with the teaching
staff and the Children's Services Director to coordinate
classroom-related activities that support the Professional
Development of staff and contributes to successful child
A Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field
two (2) years experience of having worked with preschool children
and families in a child development program. Ability to communicate
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the
following, additional essential functions may be identified and
included by the Agency.
Assesses all education staff to identify strengths, areas of needed
support, and which staff would benefit most from intensive
Coach, support and lead classroom staff on data-based
decision-making that will raise school readiness skills, increase
teacher effectiveness, promote practices and share resources to
ensure that skill-building and knowledge is integrated into the
Plans with Children's Services Specialists and Center
Administrators to ensure lesson plans meet the goals of Creative
Curriculum and are consistent with Head Start Performance
Work within the classroom setting to model best practices,
activities and teaching strategies for classroom staff that
facilitate the development of young children.
Propose, plan and deliver professional development opportunities
for teaching staff.
Adhere to established curriculum and daily schedule at each
assignment to maintain the highest quality programming and stable
classroom environment for children in the absence of their regular
Be prepared with developmentally appropriate transition, child
management strategies and ideas for activities that work well
across interest and ability levels of children birth to 5 including
children with disabilities.
Easily adapt to a variety of environments, daily schedules and
personalities. Recognize and respect the differences in approaches
to teaching, classroom schedules and other variables that exist
from center to center.
Incorporate any positive new ideas for curriculum, child
management, etc. seen in the various centers into the teaching
strategies of the mentor position.
Actively participates in all other required meetings and trainings
for the program.
Provide ongoing communication between the Head Start Director,
Children's Services director, and any other relevant staff
Performs other duties and assignments as directed by the Children's
The Mentor Coach is directly responsible to the Children's Services
Director, who is responsible to the Vice President, Head Start and
Early Childhood Programs. The Mentor Coach will be evaluated
semi-annually by the Children's Services Director. The evaluation
will be conducted through a process of performance monitoring and
progress reviews. The evaluation will be reviewed and approved by
the Vice President, Head Start and Early Childhood Programs.
Keywords: Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA), Jackson , MENTOR COACH, Education / Teaching , Jackson, Mississippi
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