Head Start- Mentor Teacher

  • Full Time
  • Saint Paul
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $22.57/hr

Website Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Center Education Coordinator, this position is responsible for providing comprehensive services in compliance with program guidelines, policies and procedures. The Teacher Mentor is responsible for integrating the curriculum by creating lesson plans, developing individual learning plans to meet the needs of children, including observing, assessing, and documenting children’s progress. Also responsible for maintaining active supervision of children, providing ongoing communication with parents including home visits, parent conferences and other events. This position also provides coaching, mentoring, modeling and instruction to assigned staff.

Essential Functions (Not All Inclusive):

  • Provides coaching, modeling, instruction and/or training to assigned teaching teams, individual teachers and classroom staff/volunteers. Serves as a resource for teaching staff to assist in lesson plan development, authentic assessment, creative classroom strategies and effective problem solving. Implements the mentor modules to orientate new staff to the program’s policies, guidelines and performance standards.
  • Creates and implements comprehensive lesson plans using Creative Curriculum which include goals to achieve measurable outcomes based on Teacher observations and results of the program’s assessment tool.
  • Undergo annual classroom observations (CLASS) that measure effective Teacher and child interactions, providing useful data to drive improvement.
  • Observes each child on a regular basis in all areas to establish an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and write specific goals to achieve measurable outcomes.
  • Facilitate parent and volunteer professional development through orientation, modeling, coaching, mentoring and providing opportunities to practice skills.
  • Presents information to parents in a manner that is easy to understand and helps them develop strategies to continue learning at home. Designs a safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment.
  • Focus on developing and implementing trauma-informed classroom supports. Utilize and follow the program’s social-emotional curriculum.
  • Set up and conduct at least two home visits and two center conferences annually, and generate the center’s parent newsletter.
  • Must be available at least one evening per month, and/or as needed to assist with Center Parent Meetings, conferences and home visits.
  • Maintain, update, and appropriately follow through on all paperwork.
  • Obtain and maintain the program’s assessment tool certification (TSGOLD).
  • Attend required training and meetings.
  • Maintain children’s classroom files and equipment, supplies, personal credentials and training records.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or in a related field with coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education.
  • 1 year experience with Community Action HS required.
    Early Childhood Special Education experience preferred.
  • Supervisory or mentoring experience preferred.
  • Training experience in various early childhood topics preferred.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation on a daily basis is required.
  • Capable of using good judgment in daily teaching situations and interactions with staff, parents and community volunteers.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and react to the demands of active 3-5 year olds.
  • Must be able to relate to and communicate effectively with varied socio-economic and multi-ethnic groups and/or individuals.


Department: Head Start

Salary Range: $22.57/Hr

Schedule: M-F, 40 Hrs/Week, Offering both Seasonal (9-10 Months/Year), and Full-Year

COVID Vaccination: As a condition of employment Community Action requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or have an accepted exemption form completed upon hire.

Posting Dates: 05/16/2022 – 06/03/2022

Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance.