Child Care Specialist I

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$49,380.03 - $82,299.15 Annually
Posted
Sep 05, 2020
Closes
Sep 19, 2020
Ref
20-01406
Function
Childcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This position requires extensive field work and reports to the Pennino Building in Fairfax, Virginia. Permits family child care providers in a designated area of the county, enrolling providers in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program, and monitoring providers' participation. Conducts outreach activities and provides professional development in the business of childcare, nutrition, emergency preparedness and programming. Provides one-on-one training and group workshops for providers and also refers them to other professional development resources. Responsible for ongoing recruitment and retention of providers to be permitted and to participate in the USDA food program. Investigates problems that are reported and assists providers with the resolution. Participates in planning, developing and monitoring program standards and implementing the Fairfax County Child Care Ordinance. Works on special projects. Duties are performed under the supervision of the Child Care Specialist III, in the Community Education and Provider Services division.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Approves family day care homes applying for permits and conducts home health safety visits;
  • Assists providers with improving the quality of their child care environments by providing them with information on child development and child care issues;
  • Provides professional development and technical assistance to family day care providers and day care centers;
  • Recruits new family day care providers to meet child care needs throughout the county;
  • Conducts outreach activities and holds informational sessions with potential providers;
  • Coordinates home inspections with staff from various state and county agencies;
  • Assesses homes for participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and /or the Child Care Assistance Program;
  • Provides orientation sessions for program participation;
  • Prepares monthly reports for assigned geographic area;
  • Writes articles for newsletters and other publications and produces flyers and brochures on a variety of child care topics;
  • Investigates complaints and makes recommendations regarding the disposition;
  • Assists with special programs that foster Office for Children programs.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

( The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of the basic principles, concepts, and methodology of assigned area of accountability;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to keep current on the latest theories of early childhood development and education;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education and experience and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, psychology, social work, or a closely related field; plus one year of experience in school age and/ or early child development programs.
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. TB screening at time of employment and every two years thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in early childhood education, early childhood development, nutrition, social work or family studies.
  • Experience working with family child care programs.
  • Excellent oral and writing skills.
  • Some responsible experience in child care administration, early child development programs or nutrition programs.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
All duties require that the incumbent have sufficient mobility to make visits to family childcare homes for assessments and inspections. Must be able to lift boxes or equipment weighing up to 30 pounds. Ability to drive a car. Ability to use computer keyboard and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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.

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