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30+ days ago

Location

Greensboro, NC

Description

Infant & Toddler Specialist
Central Office, 1200 Arlington St., Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America Req #120

Friday, June 11, 2021

GUILFORD CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Regional Child Care Resource & Referral

Job Title: Infant & toddler Specialist

Direct Supervisor: RCCR & R Director

JOB SUMMARY: The Specialist, Infant Toddler provides training, technical assistance and support to the region's RCCR&R Quality Improvement staff and works in collaboration with licensing consultants and other community agency staff working with providers serving infants and toddlers to improve the quality and availability of infant-toddler child care in the region

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work collaboratively with the region's CCR&R Quality Improvement staff and all other individuals providing technical assistance and training to child care providers serving infants and toddlers in the region
• Work collaboratively with licensing consultants, abuse and neglect consultants, early intervention specialists, community college educators, child care health consultants, and health inspectors working with child care providers serving infants and toddlers in the region

• Provide IT-SIDS (Infant Toddler Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) prevention trainings, Infant/Toddler Core trainings and various other trainings as needed

• Recruit and maintain a caseload of programs serving infants and/or toddlers which includes developing program plans based on approved, research based models (i. e. ITERS, CSEFEL), implementing these plans through technical assistance visits, writing site visit summaries and assessing progress towards meeting goals with the overall project goal being to improve the quality and increase the availability of infant-toddler child care services throughout the region

• Collect data on the availability and quality of infant-toddler care within the region as specified by the Manager of the Statewide Infant Toddler Project

• Determine needs and disseminate approved grant-funded materials (when available) to child care programs and/or families within the region

• Work collaboratively with other Infant-Toddler Specialists and the Infant-Toddler Education Specialists from across the state and the statewide Project Manager

• Gather and maintain all necessary paperwork including applications, contracts, program plans, site visit summaries, etc. on each program in caseload

• Perform rating scale assessments on both programs under contract and programs served by Infant Toddler Specialists within Region 12 and in neighboring regions

• Meet all regional outcomes of the Statewide Infant/Toddler Enhancement Project

• Participate in the Project Evaluation Plan

• Attend all trainings and meetings required of the Infant-Toddler Specialists

• Prepare and submit all required reports

• Treat all information on CCSA clients, employees and Board Members in a confidential manner

• Participate in local, state and agency sponsored events or meetings

• Represent agency at local, state or national conferences

• Perform other tasks as assigned by agency leadership

SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills with internal and external clients
  • Computer experience; knowledge of or demonstrated ability to learn File Maker Pro, Excel, and Word
  • Attention to detail with ability to handle large volume of administrative work
  • Ability to independently manage a large caseload of technical assistance and trainings throughout region
  • Ability to prioritize work and travel schedule to balance administrative duties, technical assistance and trainings
  • Ability to work well with a diverse client population
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and three years experience in direct service and management working with infants and toddlers, their families or programs that serve them OR Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and two years experience in. direct service and management working with infants and toddlers, their families or programs that serve them
  • At least two years experience providing technical assistance to child care programs to increase their quality of care
  • Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) certified or willingness/ability to successfully complete modules I-IV upon hire
  • Knowledge of environment rating scales (ITERS) and the Pyramid model preferred.

SPECIAL WORKING REQUIREMENTS:
• An automobile at his/her disposal; a valid, non-suspended NC driver's license and a current automobile liability policy with continuous coverage. Reasonable accommodations may be made at agency's discretion.

  • Must be able to manipulate and operate office supplies and equipment. Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities
  • Extensive travel throughout the region and some state-wide travel
  • No substantiation or criminal conviction of child abuse or neglect
  • Requires the need for flexible schedules, including occasional evening and weekend work

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Job Start Date Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Central Office, 1200 Arlington St., Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America