Texas Employer LWR - Texas Rising Star (TRS) Mentor and Assessor in MCALLEN, Texas

**WFS Staff, Please ensure applicants meet education requirements before referring to this position** Under general supervision, this position s primary duties will include providing on-site mentoring to early childhood facilities such as, but not limited to, providing direct assistance to help early childhood facilities establish developmentally appropriate learning environments; providing guidance for lesson planning and assisting child care providers improve his or her abilities and skills through observation; conducting assessments and modeling. Additional duties include: guiding, advising and supporting the child care facility in attaining and maintaining Texas Rising Star (TRS) certification and to assist facilities move towards a 4 (four) Star or National Accreditation status by providing on-going support through professional development and modeling developmentally appropriate practices. Responsible for providing effective assessments for current Texas Rising Star providers and potential providers interested in the Texas Rising Star program. Responsible with the coordination and implementation of all TRS related activities associated with the Child Care Services (CCS) Program. Duties will include assisting the Manager, Child Care Quality Initiatives with the child care program to include quality initiatives. Meets regularly with and provides child care resources, including developmentally appropriate books, materials, and equipment, to TRS-certified providers. May serve as an assessor of child care providers during the TRS certification process. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *Responsible for coordination and implementation of all TRS provider related activity within the required timeframes which include, but are not limited to, assessments, reassessments, technical assistance, renewals, monitoring visits, and required paperwork. *Recruit child care providers and provide on-site training in attaining TRS status. *Maintains the TRS information updated in the TWIST Application and the Child Care Provider Database (Provider Listing). *Develop instructional materials and provide instructional trainings on a monthly basis. *Monitors TRS providers for Child Care Attendance Automation (CCAA) compliance. *Negotiate, issue, and ensure compliance with Service Improvement Agreement (SIA) as necessary. *Facilitates and provides guidance for developmentally appropriate learning activities to Child Care Providers. *Travel is required to carry assigned functions. *Attends trainings and conferences as needed; travel overnight as necessary. Skills/Qualifications: Minimum Education Bachelor s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, child psychology, educational psychology, elementary education, or family consumer science; Bachelor s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with at least 18 credit hours in early childhood education, child development, special education, child psychology, educational psychology, elementary education, or family consumer science with at least 12 credit hours in child development; or Associate s degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, child psychology, educational psychology, elementary education, or family consumer science with two years of experience as a director in an early childhood program, with preference given for required experience with a provider that is accredited or TRS certified. MIN. WORK EXP One year of full-time early childhood classroom experience in a child care, Early Head Start, Head Start, or prekindergarten through third grade school program. DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE Best practices in early childhood education Understanding of early childhood evaluations, observations, and assessments for both teachers and children ITERS, ECERS-R, FCERS, TBRS, CLASS, or other assessment tools. OT