Child Development-Mentoring Coach Infants and Toddlers
Family Service Association has been a leader among non-profits serving families in need since 1953. Over the years, FSA has responded to the changing dynamics of families.
Our mission is “Building community one family at a time, through compassion, advocacy and comprehensive model services, fostering self-sufficiency and sustainable impacts.”
Under the direct supervision of the Department Administrator the Mentor/Coach ensures student success by providing job-imbedded and ongoing professional development for teachers. The Mentor/Coach will participate in providing support to the teaching staff of FSA child development programs (Multiple sites). The Mentor/Coach will be responsible for assisting classroom staff in meeting the educational services required by the California Department of Education.
- Facilitate and/or provide professional development to teaching staff through mentoring, coaching, reflection, and training.
- Establish and maintain a positive collaborative relationship to develop and implement individualized support to fit unique strengths, needs and learning styles with teaching staff.
- Facilitate teacher in reflecting and analyzing their practice, reviewing student outcomes to inform instruction.
- Understand and articulate to teaching staff program curriculum and instruction.
- Create detailed coaching plans, including focused goals and measures of success.
- Support teacher’s achievement of goals using coaching strategies, with the goal of releasing implementation of instruction to the teacher.
- Plan and implement comprehensive instruction support of teaching staff.
- Provide clear direct and support feedback to the teacher based on analysis of practice.
- Consistently analyze teacher practice through ongoing classroom observations, data analysis and. classroom observation
- Work interactively with teachers/caregivers to monitor classroom quality including but not limited to CLASS observations, ITERS, curriculum implementation, and instructional strategies to ensure program mandates and requirements are met.
- Assist in the developmental screening and assessment.
- Complete classroom visits to follow up with staff and to monitor for understanding and implementation of concepts taught.
- Assist teachers with lesson planning.
- Present at staff development meetings and facilitate Professional Learning Communities.
- Provide orientation and training to new teaching staff.
- Plan and coordinate Teacher Learning Collaboration Meetings.
- Ensure program quality by implementing a research-based model for supporting teachers.
- Participate in on-site monitoring reviews.
- Attend recommended training programs, conferences that promote professional growth and improvement.
- Assist with the collection and analysis of assessment data.
- Complete student file reviews to ensure records are maintained as required.
- Ensure knowledge and implementation of agency policies and procedures.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Punctual and Regular Attendance.
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university is required. Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or closely related field is preferred, coursework must include minimum 6 units Infant Toddler Care. Master’s degree desirable.
- Training in Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers (PITC) Certification preferred
- Training and Experience administering ITERs (Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale)
- Training and Experience using Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP)
- Minimum of five (5) years successful teaching experience in a center based infant toddler program required.
- Minimum of two (2) years lead or supervisor experience in a child development center demonstrating ability to perform all areas of the position.
- Computer experience in the Microsoft suite of programs including Publisher and PowerPoint
- Typing a minimum of 35 wpm
- Must be able to pass physical exam and negative TB, Drug test Clearance
- Must show proof of Title 22 required immunizations
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test
- Fingerprint Background Check (Live Scan) DOJ and FBI including Child Abuse Index Record Clearance without exemptions.
- Must be able to drive to all FSA child development centers with infant toddler classrooms to perform all tasks of this position.
- Immunizations as required by Title 22
- Ability to read and write in English to complete reports
Licenses & Certifications:
- Possession of a valid California Child Development Program Director’s Permit. Must provide copies of credentials required with application materials.
- Valid California Driver’s License or Ca. ID and proof of Automobile Insurance
- Current EMS Approved CPR First Aid Cards
Physical & Mental Demands:
- Significant carrying and lifting up to 40 pounds
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information
- Ability to kneel, bend at the waist, sit on the floor in order to be at the child’s height, reach overhead above the shoulders to retrieve and store files. Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
FSA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.