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Mentor Coach, Home-Based

at Clayton Early Learning

Posted: 7/24/2020
Job Reference #: 1349873
Keywords: coach

Job Description

Mentor Coach, Home-Based

Department:Education Services
Location:Denver, CO

Clayton Early Learning is an innovation hub that fosters thriving, equitable communities by partnering with families to nurture a whole child, whole family approach to the early years, discover what works, and advance systems change.

Clayton Early Learning is a hub for Colorado’s innovative work in early childhood development. Committed fiercely to the belief that healthy early childhood development offers one of the most powerful levers for ending inequality, Clayton plays a leadership role in demonstrating what’s possible in the early years, and the positive impact that has for children and families over time. Clayton’s 20-acre campus in the heart of Denver is the home of Colorado’s only Educare school, a nationally recognized model supporting children from birth to age five and their families. We also impact systems change in Colorado and beyond through our research and evaluation services, professional development for teachers and leaders throughout Colorado, and policy and advocacy work at the state and federal level. Our direct service and systems change work impacts 20,000 children throughout Colorado every year.


As part of the Home-Based team, substantially increase the depth and scale of our impact by leading all aspects of our educational approach through a home visitation delivery model to support school readiness for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.   Provide leadership, and training for the home-based staff to support ethnically responsive educational and family development services, deepen reflective practice and build data utilization expertise. Partner in and across interdisciplinary teams to implement our portfolio of programs, projects and initiatives with integrity and accountability. In conjunction with the Mentor Coach Team, provide aligned leadership and guidance across program options to promote programmatic excellence.


  • Participate in developing and implementing highly effective home visitation strategies through curriculum, assessment and data utilization to result in demonstrated outcomes for children. Use an interdisciplinary approach to supporting home visitors in improving family outcomes as they coach parents to use developmentally appropriate educational, parenting and problem solving strategies, and guide families toward self-sufficiency.
  • Develop and provide ongoing quality improvement opportunities for staff and cultivate a coaching relationship that advances best practice skills and competencies, engages staff in continuous improvement/reflective inquiry through a formal coaching cycle, and equips staff to pursue professional development and individual education goals as delineated on their professional development plans.
  • Align family engagement activities with the Head Start family and community framework and support parents’ involvement as the primary teachers of their children. Ensure for systematic and integrated comprehensive program services in order that children are school ready as defined in the school readiness goals and developmental framework.
  • Work effectively with colleagues to ensure efficient program operations and compliance with all applicable quality standards including HIPPY USA Model Standards, Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC Standards, Educare Core Competencies, as well as state and local regulations, and monitors compliance of same.


  • Represents the program in the community to enhance collaboration and advance brand and reputation.
  • Monitors annual home visitation budget and activities. Oversees ordering of all curriculum and materials for home visitors.


  • Minimum Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in early childhood education with 2 years of administration or coaching experience. Knowledge of economic, cultural and societal challenges of ethnically diverse communities.
  • Certificates or Licenses: Pediatric first aid, CPR, and universal precautions certification; valid driver’s license with evidence of vehicle insurance.
  • Special professional and/or job-related requirements: Current PPD-TB and physical examination, record of immunizations, background check, and compliance with other regulatory requirements as applicable.

Hours of Operation:

Clayton's hours of operation for this position are between the hours of 7:00am to 6:00pm. Daily work schedules may vary and are determined based on family and program needs. 

Position Details

  •  Competitive salary and benefits package
  •  Located in Denver, Colorado

Clayton’s Core Values

We seek candidates who embody our core values and are motivated to lead in a values-driven environment.

At Clayton we aim to create the beloved community. We work to foster a community characterized by trust, dignity, love, and justice, with our children and families, our team members, and other partners on our campus and beyond. 

These values are foundational to Clayton’s beloved community. At Clayton we:

  1. Value diversity, equity, and inclusion as our foundation. At the core of the beloved community, we leverage collective genius by nurturing and embracing differing perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures. We seek to understand our differences, rather than pretending they don’t affect us. We challenge our own biases, and we actively work to ensure each of us can bring all of ourselves to our work. We intervene if someone is being marginalized. We look for ways to eliminate inequities inside and outside of Clayton. 
  2. Operate with integrity. We adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, personal responsibility, and accountability, worthy of the trust our community places in us. 
  3. Demonstrate bold humility. We courageously drive toward our vision, while embracing humility that favors substance over sizzle, that accepts feedback in the spirit of growth, views vulnerability as a path to truth, and seeks impact for our families, not for recognition. 
  4. Strive for excellence. Each day we bring our best selves and our best work to our community, creating a positive impact for our families and each other. We value continuous learning and improvement for ourselves and our work.
  5. Collaborate through innovation. We energize the organization, enhancing the lives of those we serve, through the ideas and unique talents of each Clayton community member and those of our partners. We lead with “How might we?” and bring curiosity to discover solutions to hard problems. We discover new approaches through collective creativity and collaborative action. We welcome a steady flow of ideas, people, and partnerships that foster a thriving learning environment on our campus for changemakers.

Clayton Early Learning is an equal opportunity employer that values workplace diversity. We strive to create an inclusive work place that embraces diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. We prohibit discrimination of employees or applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.