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Mentor Teacher in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 10/18/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time Regular
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

BakerRipley provides an integrated holistic education system for families and their children ages six months through eighth grade. The Choices in Education division oversees the early childhood education programs and the BakerRipley Schools, including three community-based elementary schools, one middle school, and a “New Neighbor” school for refugee children – all of which reside within our community centers. Our holistic approach to educating the entire family allows us to create a stronger and more positive impact in the community. Both children and their parents gain access to education and broader community resources to prepare them for a successful degree and/or career.


The Early Head Start Mentor Teacher assist the center manager in ensuring that center staff provides children with a learning environment and varied experiences that will help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stages of developments toward the overall goal of social competence. Responsible for supporting the center manager and assuming the center manager’s responsibilities in his/her absence. Assist with the implementation and maintenance of the educational component and assisting with the overall management of the center.


  • Assist the Teachers in integrating the educational aspects of the various Head Start components in the daily program of activities.
  • Assist in developing specific training activities, to enhance teaching skills of center staff.
  • Maintains program effectiveness and fiscal accountability for Early Head Start program supplies, equipment and materials
  • Conducts annual inventory of equipment and material needs for the center and submits to appropriate central staff.
  • Submits timely acquisition, documentation and reporting of in-kind and other local match resources related to the collaborations.
  • Maintains a current list of classroom equipment and material purchased by Early Head Start.
  • Ensures needed educational materials and equipment are purchased to accomplish the program’s educational and developmental goals for the children and parents, within budgetary limits.
  • Collection of child care fees.
  • Establishes and maintains effective oral and written communication with the Center Manager, collaborative partners and program team members.
  • Submits all required reports and administrative forms accurately, completely and timely, including enrollment, attendance and CACFP information.
  • Conducts classroom and teacher observation and provides onsite consultation to teaching staff, as appropriate.
  • Effectively addresses and resolves all potential and actual difficulties that may arise.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development, Human Services, Social Work or Physiology.
  • Combination of less or education combined with experience may be considered.


  • Minimum Three (3) years of classroom teaching experience. Demonstrated supervisory experience desirable.


  • CPR/First Aid certified


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and successful experience working in teams.
  • Ability to plan, organize, allocate and control substantial financial, human, and physical resources.
  • Knowledge of the Early Head Start program philosophy and structure desirable.


  • Computer proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point


  • Bilingual preferred but not required.