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Title:                                     Child Development Mentor Coach

Location:                              Redding

Job #:                                   CD-2112-01

Employment Details:            Full-time, Regular, Non-Exempt

Up to 40 hours/week, Up to 48 weeks/year

Wage:                                   $17.79 – $19.96 (DOEd.)

Shasta Head Start

Founded in 1965, Shasta Head Start is dedicated to providing comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, disabilities, and mental health services to low-income children and families. Shasta Head Start’s 285 staff serve nearly 1000 children and families in Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties.

We are committed to best practices in child development, education, and family advocacy through the delivery of comprehensive program services in a timely and consistent manner. We strive to empower individuals and families to achieve their maximum potential in an environment which respects their value and dignity.

Position Summary

We are currently looking for Child Development Mentor Coach with a proven track record of early childhood teaching experience for open positions starting in August and September. If you enjoy building positive relationships, hard work and innovation, and providing quality services to children and families, you may be who we are looking for.

Under the direct supervision of the Child Development Manager, the Child Development Mentor Coach provides mentor coaching, new employee training, and overall support and follow-up with teachers by means of a referral and case management approach. Ensure that teachers are getting the direction needed to successfully teach and implement the assigned curriculum and practices which promote high quality learning and school readiness.


·         Minimum education requirements include a BA degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, including core ECE units: Human/Child Development (3 units), Family, Child and Community (3 units), Program/Curriculum (3 units), and Infant Toddler (3 units)

·         Minimum of two years of classroom teaching experience. Must be able to obtain Teacher level Child Development Permit within one year of hire

·         Knowledge of various software programs such as MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, Publisher, and Child Plus

·         Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations in fields relevant to position

·         Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals

·         Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from community members, community groups, families, staff, and the general public

·         Ability to use basic math skills to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs

·         Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

·         Ability to organize and manage time effectively, and work independently

·         Ability to write using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Pre-employment requirements:

o   Valid California Driver License and clean DMV record

o   Criminal Background Check Required

o   Pre-Employment Strength Assessment

o   Pre-Employment Drug Test

o   Pre-Employment TB Test

o   Up to date records of pertussis, measles, and influenza vaccines

o   Must be currently vaccinated for COVID


·         Develop and maintain positive, supportive relationships with child development staff

·         Develop individual mentor coaching plans, with specific goals and areas for growth identified which are based on classroom observations and new staff roles and responsibilities. Submit coaching plans to be reviewed with assigned supervisor, and assess teacher progress

·         Follow-up on individual child development staff requests for mentor coach services and document nature of training provided

·         Provide constructive feedback and support to teaching staff using Practice Based Coaching strategies

·         Promote best practices in early childhood development based on Head Start Performance Standards, Creative Curriculum, PITC Philosophy, California Community Care Licensing, State Childcare Guidelines, and other prescribed curricula used at Shasta Head Start

·         Plan and present individual and small group workshops on relevant child development topics based on program monitoring outcomes and new staff roles and responsibilities

·         Maintain required training documentation, including sign-in sheets, agendas, etc.

·         Ability to obtain and maintain CLASS and Environment Rating Scale (ERS) certification, as needed

·         Conduct CLASS and ERS assessments for Shasta Head Start and North State QRIS participants outside of Shasta Head Start, as assigned

·         Assist with record keeping and data entry for Shasta Head Start and North State QRIS

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from waist to shoulder. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lifts 50 pounds from floor to waist. The employee must be able to push/pull up to 75 pounds horizontally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Shasta Head Start offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

·         Employer paid medical, dental and vision insurance

·         Paid Time Off (PTO)

·         15 paid holidays per year

·         401(k) to eligible employees after one year

·         Employee referral bonus program

·         Covid-19 quarterly employment bonus

·         Extensive training opportunities

Additional Information

Please visit our website,, to review the job description, view other open positions, and to apply for this position. Unofficial Transcripts and/or proof of degree required. To complete your application, please submit transcripts or proof of degree via fax to (530) 243-8601; or mail to 375 Lake Blvd., Suite #100 Redding, CA 96003.

Shasta Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: Bachelor's
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $17.79
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $19.96 (DOEd.)