Child Care Specialist I
Provides services to families eligible for participation in the Child Care Assistance and Referral program (CCAR). Facilitates child care placements. Contacts vendors and families to determine that child care arrangements are appropriately meeting the needs of the family and the child. Provides documentation of case management activities in state and local automated systems. Negotiates vendor agreements for participation in CCAR. Provides one-on-one training and group workshops for providers and also refers them to other training resources. Analyzes and mediates child care issues and problems. Participates in planning, developing, and monitoring program standards which meet applicable state regulations and local policies and standards. Provides child care resource and referral services to residents of Fairfax County. Conducts outreach activities and holds informational sessions with potential child care providers and center staff. Works on special projects. Duties are performed under the supervision of the Child Care Specialist III, CCAR.
Note: This position is located at the Pennino Building in Fairfax, Virginia, with possible weekly assignments in one of the Department of Family Services' regional offices: Alexandria, Reston, or Annandale.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:Valid driver's license.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in early childhood education, early childhood development, social work or family studies. Experience working with subsidy programs. Demonstrated experience handling caseloads/doing caseload management; and providing training/guidance to child care center staff/day home providers. Proficiency in using human services database(s)/automated system(s). Excellent oral and writing skills. Some responsible experience in child care administration, early child development programs or working with low income families.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Services Registry check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. Sufficiently mobile to travel to and visit family day care homes and centers as required.
Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and input, access and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to lift up to 10 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview; may include a written exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.