Burlington Children's Space

Mentor Teacher

Reference ID : 62309
Location : Burlington, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary

The Burlington Children's Space is seeking an experienced educator to join our team as a Mentor Teacher.  This is a new position that affords the qualified participant the opportunity to work  in classrooms with teachers as coach and mentor and as a member of the administrative team to plan and implement professional development and reflective supervision for new and experienced staff.  

BCS is a vibrant, community based early care and education program with a 38 year history serving children from 6 weeks to 5 years old and their families. BCS is one of 5 Therapeutic Child Care Programs working in partnership with the HowardCenter, an Early Head Start and Universal Pre-K partner program, and a Child and Adult Care Food Program participant. We have a 5 Star rating from the State of Vermont and NAEYC accreditation and are housed in the McClure Multi-Gen Center, a building we co-own with Outright Vermont. 

Duties

Responsibilities

  • With the Admin Team,  actively participate in efforts to recruit and hire new staff,  interns,  and student teachers 
  • Schedule staff to ensure classroom coverage meets compliance with required child-to-staff ratios,  staff training requirements,  and partner agreements
  • Observe and document a minimum of one classroom per week for at least one hour.  Give feedback based on observations during team and individual reflective supervision meetings
  • Model positive classroom teaching and leadership and demonstrate a willingness to work alongside classroom staff
  • Document classroom observations and follow-up meetings for personnel files
  • Encourage staff to develop leadership skills by participating in community events and relevant committees 
  • Participate in at least 1 community board or committee related to BCS
  • Coordinate internship and/or volunteer schedules and paperwork with institutions and classroom staff, providing supervision for the intern consistent with licensing and regulations
  • Train and support teachers in orienting new staff to their classroom procedures

Requirements

A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Education,  Master's Degree preferred,  with at least 3 years of classroom experience and at least one year as a supervisor or mentor or the equivalent degree in social work or related field with at least 3 years of experience in school settings and at least one year as a supervisor or mentor.  Because of BCS's role as a Therapeutic Child Care Center, experience with trauma sensitive practices is essential,  including use of reflective practice for staff and trauma informed classroom strategies.  Experience working with families in a supportive, strength based framework is foundational to all  positions at BCS.

Nice To Haves

Benefits

Burlington Children's Space is proud of our comprehensive compensation package. It is designed specifically to support our top-level Early Childhood Education Teachers, and includes:


  • Highly Competitive Salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Annual, Personal, and Sick Leave
  • Paid Winter and Summer Breaks
  • Employer-Sponsored Retirement Fund
  • Discounted Tuition for Children
  • Professional Development Funding


Minimum Education : Bachelor's
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 3 Yrs
Location : Burlington, VT

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