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Company: Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA)
Location: Jackson
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:


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 outcomes.

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 effectively.

Essential Functions

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 coaching.

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 entire classroom.

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 Standards.

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 teaching staff.

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

Additional Responsibilities
Performs other duties and assignments as directed by the Children's Services Director.

Supervisory Control
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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